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Korn’s Follow the Leader, Two Decades On

By ELI JACE > The year is 1998. Jonathan Davis barks back at a speeding bullet, sending it back through gas stations, backyard birthday parties and other scenes of sweet, late-century America, in the video for Korn’s “Freak On A Leash.” Without a doubt, one of the finest music videos, embracing the concept of a...

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The Melvins: Their Influence And What You Can Learn

We’ve talked in the past on this blog about some of the biggest bands in the world and what they did in order to grow their market presence, and eventually become major names. We’ve looked at KISS and ABBA and what lessons we can pull from them. We’ve also looked at GWAR, the masters of...

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“It’s Good to Get High…And Never Come Down” – Tom Petty.

by ELI JACE > “…And Never Come Down” – Tom Petty. While Tom Petty lay in a coma, the world devoted the day to its new, unwelcome loss. After a daylong deluge of confusion in reporting, the confirmation finally came. One of America’s most cherished songwriters, Petty, died after suffering cardiac arrest, holding on long...

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6 Greatest Publicity Stunts in Music History

With social media a key component in any musician’s publicity-filled arsenal in the 21st century, a lot of emphasis is placed on ensuring no artist succumbs to the many dangers of the internet. However, publicity stunts have been around for decades, and music has provided a tonne of memorable moments, here are some of them....

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Adam Yauch’s Music & Lyrics Remembered: 9 Beautiful Rhymes

The world is reeling from the recent death of Adam Yauch, who died Friday at the age of 47 after a 3-year battle with throat cancer. Not many bands can say they’ve accomplished as much as the Beastie Boys musically or energetically. Musically, they began as a hardcore band paying tribute to the likes of...

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