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The Greatest Drinking Song in the World?

A case for awarding this lofty title to a little-known George Jones tune.<p>Drinking songs must be as old as drinking and song itself. In 23 B.C., when …

The Internet’s Syd Prepares To Stand Alone With Her New Song And Video, ‘All About Me’

The Internet’s Syd breaks out her new song and video for “All About Me” from her upcoming solo album, <i>Fin</i>, now set for a February 3rd release.<p>For Syd, the new project is a breakout in the making for the past several years. She’s spent time as a member of the Odd Future collective and frontwoman for …

New Singles

The Worst Convention in U.S. History?

We asked historians to tell us how the 2016 Republican National Convention stacks up.<p>Donald Trump is thrilled with how the 2016 Republican National Convention went this week. It was, he said at a campaign event in Cleveland on Friday, “one of the best conventions ever.” The four days were …

Do musicians get better with age?

At 74, Paul Simon is arguably producing the best work of his career – and he’s not alone. Many musicians find it’s better not to shut up and play the hits, writes Jim Farber.<p>Nick Lowe looks at many older pop stars with a mixture of embarrassment and dread. He calls these creatures “thinning-haired, …

Paul McCartney

Space exploration will spur transhumanism and mitigate existential risk

When people think about rocket ships and space exploration, they often imagine traveling across the Milky Way, landing on mysterious planets and even meeting alien life forms.<p>In reality, humans’ drive to get off Planet Earth has led to tremendous technological advances in our mundane daily lives — …

Billy Corgan Compares "Social Justice Warriors" to the KKK

The Smashing Pumpkins' Billy Corgan was a guest today on noted conspiracy theorist Alex Jones' radio show. At one point, the conversation turned toward "social justice warriors" (a term that has been used to insult people who express progressive views). Neither Corgan nor Jones is a fan, to say the …

Russia 'open to removal of Syria's Bashar al-Assad'

Diplmatic sources say Russian softening position on Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad<p>Russia has made clear to Western nations that it has no objection to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad stepping down as part of a peace process, in a softening of its publicly stated staunch backing of Assad ahead …

Middle East

Music Marketing with YouTube: Four Ways to Beef Up Your Channel - Bob Baker

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“What Just Happened”

Robert De Niro heads an all-star cast in this self-amused Hollywood sendup.<p>Stephanie Zacharek<p>October 17, 2008 10:30am (UTC)<p>Barry Levinson's "What Just Happened" is based on the memoirs of renegade producer Art Linson, whose varied credits include a number of hits ("Fight Club," "The Untouchables," …

Scott Stapp's Downward Spiral Captured on Police Recordings

New audio revealing the distraught mental state of Creed's Scott Stapp have surfaced, with TMZ posting four clips taken from various phone calls the …