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Travis Barker on Having His Own Label and Covering Nirvana With Post Malone

Almost everyone saw (or at least heard about) the livestream where Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker teamed up with Post Malone to pay homage to Nirvana in a rousing 75-minute set that, by some estimates, raised nearly $3 million for coronavirus related charities. Barker has, in his own words, been thriving during quarantine. “As far as […]

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Bethany Cosentino on Recording the 'Scoob!' Theme: 'It Was Really Surreal'

In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, movie theaters have taken a huge but obvious hit. People can’t go to theaters (for now) and thus, have resorted to watching old movies…at least in most cases. On May 15, Scoob!, the latest live-action adaptation of the Scooby-Doo franchise landed on streamers and VOD (video-on-demand) services. The soundtrack is full […]

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Leslie Odom Jr's 'Shelter in Space' Playlist

With everyone sequestered and self-quarantining due to the coronavirus, we’ve asked our favorite artists to come up with playlists that keep you entertained. Here is Grammy and Tony Award-winning vocalist, songwriter, author and actor Leslie Odom Jr.  We’ve obviously been spending a lot of time at home, and I’m finding joy in things I’d been […]

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Party Pupils' Quarantine Playlist

With everyone sequestered and self-quarantining due to the coronavirus, we’ve asked our favorite artists to come up with playlists that keep you entertained. Here are Los Angeles funk-dance duo Party Pupils: Greetings from isolation in Los Angeles! We are thrilled to present to you a playlist that has been keeping us going through these rocky […]

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Neon Dreams' 'Wallflowers (Alt Pop Mix)' Playlist

With everyone sequestered and self-quarantining due to the coronavirus, we’ve asked our favorite artists to come up with playlists that keep you entertained. Here are Canadian alt-pop duo Neon Dreams: These are coming of age themed songs that are meant for the kids who sit alone in the hallways eating lunch… The people that are […]

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Gracie Abrams' 'Happy/Sad Songs' Playlist

With everyone sequestered and self-quarantining due to the coronavirus, we’ve asked our favorite artists to come up with playlists that keep you entertained. Here is Los Angeles-based songwriter Gracie Abrams: I can’t not listen to all of these songs at least once every day. “Hope” – (Sandy) Alex G This song makes me feel like […]

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'Mer de Noms' at 20: Musicians Celebrate A Perfect Circle’s Debut

At first, Tool fans were kinda bummed. Word of a Maynard James Keenan side project — while appealing on paper — was met with apprehension and dismay, as it threatened to further delay the studio sessions for the follow-up to Ænima, which they’d already been impatiently waiting years for. When the album finally hit record […]

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Eminem's 'Marshall Mathers' LP Turns 20 | SPIN

“I am forever chasing The Marshall Mathers LP. That was the height of what I could do. I just don’t have the rage I did back then.”– Eminem, 2017 Vulture interview “It sounded like something Stephen King would write. It sounded like a horror movie.” – Jimmy Iovine, VH1’s Ultimate Albums – Eminem: The Marshall […]

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Anthrax's Charlie Benante's 'My Quarantine List With a Little Help From My Friends'

With everyone sequestered and self-quarantining due to the coronavirus, we’ve asked our favorite artists to come up with playlists that keep you entertained. Here is Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante: I was one of those people who became consumed with the news, the 24-hour cycle of the depressing and frightening onslaught of not only COVID-19, but […]