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15 Metal Christmas Songs for Unsilent, Unholy Nights

Stevie Wonder once said “Everyone’s a kid at Christmas,” and the thrashers set are no exception. Over the years, metal bands have turned their inverted crucifixes around and cut some of the heaviest, loudest, most rip-roaring odes to the holiday season. Here are 15 if the most fist-pounding, throat-shredding, head-banging, …

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Bob Dylan Preps Digital Release of 1970 George Harrison Sessions

Bob Dylan kicked off December by quietly releasing Bob Dylan — 1970 (50th Anniversary Collection) through the U.K. store Badlands. Now, he’s releasing it digitally on February 26th, 2021 via Columbia Records/Legacy Recordings. Bob Dylan — 1970 will be released as an eight-panel digipack with new cover art and liner …

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Hear Neil Young’s Unreleased ‘Harvest’-Era Gem ‘Goodbye Christians on the Shore’

There are 12 songs on Neil Young’s new box set Archives Volume II: 1972–1976 that have never been released before in any form. One of the most beautiful is “Goodbye Christians on the Shore,” which even die-hard Young fans didn’t know existed until very recently. It’s on disc one (Everybody’s …

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Hayley Williams Soothes Us Through the New Year With ‘Find Me Here’

Hayley Williams has revealed the acoustic EP Petals for Armor: Self-Serenades, dropping the previously unreleased “Find Me Here.” The track reaches nearly two minutes; as Williams strums the guitar she sings: “No one can hold your hand/Now through the delicate darkness you go/If I trespass even one step/It all just …

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Bobby Keys Remembered: Jerry Castle Talks ‘With the Band,’ One of Stones Saxophonist’s Last Sessions

Jerry Castle was at the peak of Rolling Stones fandom when he met Bobby Keys, the hard-living, Texan-born sax player who performed gritty, iconic solos all over Let It Bleed, Sticky Fingers, and several other Stones classics. Castle, a Nashville-based, Americana and rock singer-songwriter, was watching the Stones in Exile …

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Hear Toro Y Moi’s Groovy Remix of Haim’s ‘3 AM’

Toro Y Moi delivered a groovy remix of Haim’s “3 AM,” a track off their recent album Women in Music Pt. III. The songwriter and producer eliminated the original recording’s introduction, which features a desperate voicemail (“Hey…what’s up…just calling to see if you’re still up…”). Instead, it kicks off with …

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Bruce Springsteen and Jackson Browne Added to Steven Van Zandt’s Holiday Fundraiser

Last week, Steven Van Zandt announced a virtual holiday fundraiser to benefit TeachRock, the organization he founded to save music education — providing online music history courses, among other resources, to kids whose classrooms have been robbed of arts programs. Eddie Vedder and Margo Price will perform on December 21st …

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Cardi B Launches a New Series ‘Cardi Tries’ on Facebook Messenger

Cardi B has launched a new video series, Cardi Tries ___, via Facebook’s Messenger app and Jesse Collins Entertainment. Every Thursday — starting now through February 4th — Cardi will be featured in a new episode where she attempts to try something outside of her repertoire, be it ballet dancing, stunt …

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Flashback: The Who Declare That ’21 ‘Is Going to Be a Good Year’ on ‘Tommy’

With a new presidential administration gearing up to take office shortly after the new year and two vaccines just starting to make their way across the country, many people are looking ahead to ’21 and hoping that it’s going to be a good year. That sentiment may sound familiar to …

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‘The First Time’ With Juicy J

On Juicy J’s new album The Hustle Continues — featuring verses by everyone from Megan Thee Stallion to Lil Baby to Logic — the Memphis producer and MC asks: “Who the best group ever did it?” His answer? Three 6 Mafia, his infamous posse from Nineties Memphis with DJ Paul. …

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