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Johnny Cash is Not a White Supremacist, Say His Children

Supposed ‘white supremacist’ wearing a Johnny Cash shirt via televised coverage of the Charlottesville protests (left), the Man in Black (right); Photo: Fox News/N/A The late Johnny Cash’s offspring spoke out against the neo-Nazi march […]

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Notes from Mr. Sandman: Mickey Factz

Introducing ‘Notes from Mr. Sandman‘ – a column slapping a spotlight on lyricists overlooked, under appreciated, or just plain criminally slept on. Or like a man named Nas once said, “I never sleep, cause sleep is the cousin of death.” […]

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‘Despacito’ Came to Luis Fonsi in His Sleep

Luis Fonsi holds his hands in prayer in response to Good Morning America’s Michael Strahan reminding the world that ‘Despacito’ is no. 1 in 47 markets: Photo: Good Morning America/ABC News As it turns out, […]

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Kanye West’s Lyrics Banned by Instagram’s New AI

A screenshot from the official video for Kanye’s West’s ‘Famous’; Photo: YouTube Kanye West’s lyrics slipped under the radar of Instagram’s new foul-mouth detector program, DeepText, which is basically a TV Guardian for inappropriate and […]

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RIFF’d: Kesha’s ‘Rainbow’

The seeds for Kesha‘s third full-length album Rainbow were planted long before she hit the studio to record. Her public battle with Dr. Luke put her in the spotlight, and for reasons that didn’t necessarily align […]

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Amid Taylor Swift Groping Case, Company Shows Support Using Lyrical Post-It Notes

The office windows at the Craftsy headquarters in Denver; Photo: Rick Wilking/Reuters/Splash Before Taylor Swift shed tears during the closing arguments of the “groping case” she’s involved in, a company across the street from the courthouse […]

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At Their Final Tour Stop in CO, A Tribe Called Quest Pay Further Homage to Phife Dawg

Q-Tip pays homage to Phife Dawg at Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, Colorado; Photo Kyle Eustice/YouTube During A Tribe Called Quest‘s final show in Morrison, Colorado at Red Rocks Amphitheater last week (Thursday, August 10), Q-Tip […]

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‘Wichita Lineman’: 5 Covers of the Infamous ‘Unfinished’ Song Glen Campbell Opened up the Loneliness Portal To

Glen Campbell performs ‘Wichita Lineman’ on ‘The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour’; Photo: YouTube The late country great Glen Campbell left us this past Tuesday (August 8) at 81-years-young due to complications from Alzheimer’s disease. The […]

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Kesha Opens Up About ‘Rainbow’ in Tell-All Essay

A promo shot for Kesha’s ‘Rainbow’; Photo: N/A Kesha released more than just her album, Rainbow, today. She wrote an open letter to the world published on Refinery29 titled Kesha: “What’s Left Of My Heart […]

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Notes from Mr. Sandman: Ben Beal

Introducing ‘Notes from Mr. Sandman‘ – a column slapping a spotlight on lyricists overlooked, under appreciated, or just plain criminally slept on. Or like a man named Nas once said, “I never sleep, cause sleep is the cousin of death.” […]

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