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  • Liz Phair announces North American fall concerts dates with Amps on the Lawn Tour

    Liz Phair announces North American fall concerts dates with Amps on the Lawn Tour

    Liz Phair’s Girly Sound to Guyville North American spring tour is set to begin later this month on May 31. The summer run is coordinated with the 25th anniversary of Phair’s 1993 debut album, Exile in Guyville, and comes with the release of a box-set reissue titled Girly-Sound To Guyville. On...
  • Classic rock legends Kansas reveal 'Point of Know Return' 40th anniversary tour

    Classic rock legends Kansas reveal 'Point of Know Return' 40th anniversary tour

    Kansas are headed out on tour this fall in celebration of their 1977 Point of Know Return album. The 40th anniversary tour was announced by the classic rock group on Monday, and includes a total of 24 total shows across North America which are scheduled to start on Sept. 28 in Atlanta and run until...
  • Sum 41 announce Does This Look Infected? 15th anniversary North American tour

    Sum 41 announce Does This Look Infected? 15th anniversary North American tour

    Sum 41’s sophomore album, Does This Look Infected?, recently turned 15 years old this past November, so the pop-punk band are heading out on a North American tour this spring to celebrate. Announced on Tuesday morning, the Canadian rock band will kick off their upcoming 15th anniversary tour on...
  • No Doubt to release debut album on vinyl for 25th anniversary

    No Doubt to release debut album on vinyl for 25th anniversary

    It may me tough for kids today to believe, but there was once a really fun time in music when television’s Gwen Stefani was an attitude-driven punk singer who put a ton of horns on her debut album along with her equally fun band, No Doubt. The band’s 1992 self-titled LP would go on to give Gwen and...
  • Florence Welch hosts BBC special honoring David Bowie's 'Heroes'

    Florence Welch hosts BBC special honoring David Bowie's 'Heroes'

    Celebrating the 40th anniversary of the highly influential David Bowie album, Heroes,  BBC World Service aired a documentary about the creative process of Bowie and his work on the album. Airing October 8, the radio documentary was hosted by fellow countrywoman Florence Welch of Florence and the...
  • M.I.A.'s 'Kala' turns 10 years old in 2017

    M.I.A.'s 'Kala' turns 10 years old in 2017

    M.I.A. is one of the top 10 female rappers of all-time. Whether you agree with that sentiment or not, you can’t deny that the London-born MC has been a force in the world of hip-hop for the past 12 years. All of her LPs have been nothing more than a dream to listen to, and her most recent album, AIM...
  • Daft Punk's 'Homework' turns 20 years old this year

    Daft Punk's 'Homework' turns 20 years old this year

    20 years ago, who would have thought that Daft Punk would be as big as they are today? When the Paris, France duo dropped their landmark debut LP, Homework, to the masses on Jan. 20, 1997, Electronic Dance Music (EDM) wasn’t in its commercial phase. EDM was still considered an underground sound that...
  • Hanson 'Middle of Nowhere' turns 20 years old this year

    Hanson 'Middle of Nowhere' turns 20 years old this year

    Hanson was a group that came out of nowhere to become of the biggest-selling groups in the latter half of the ‘90s. Getting their start in their hometown of Tulsa, Oklahoma, the Hanson brothers (Isaac, Taylor, and Zac) found instant success with the song “MMMBop,” which, judging from your tolerance...
  • Will Smith's 'Big Willie Style' turns 20 years old this year

    Will Smith's 'Big Willie Style' turns 20 years old this year

    It seems like as Will Smith’s star has risen as an actor, many have forgotten that what made him famous in the first place was his music. Beginning in 1988 with the still anthemic “Parents Just Don’t Understand,” Smith rose to fame on the strength of his clean-cut and hilarious lyrics, and it was...
  • Janet Jackson's 'Velvet Rope' turns 20 years old this year

    Janet Jackson's 'Velvet Rope' turns 20 years old this year

    Janet Jackson will forever be one of the queens of music. Despite her slow start, and having to fight out of the shadows of her late-famous brother, Jackson has become one of the treasures of popular music. She had it all: fame, wealth, and a legacy that was secured as a baby in a blanket. Just how...
  • Wu-Tang Clan 'Wu-Tang Forever' turns 20 years old this year

    Wu-Tang Clan 'Wu-Tang Forever' turns 20 years old this year

    Let’s be real, the Wu-Tang Clan is easily one of the top five rap groups of all time. If you don’t agree with that statement, then you should take a listen to the group’s second LP, 1997’s Wu-Tang Forever, which is simply one of the best rap albums ever made and sealed the group’s legendary status...
  • Missy Elliott's 'Supa Dupa Fly' turns 20 years old this year

    Missy Elliott's 'Supa Dupa Fly' turns 20 years old this year

    When Missy Elliott came onto the music scene, hip-hop was enduring change. The hip-hop world had just come out of a grueling “east coast-vs-west coast” feud that sadly claimed two of the genre’s best MCs. Hip-hop was so damaged by the feud that by the summer of 1997, hip-hop was on the edge of...
  • Busta Rhymes 'When Disaster Strikes' turns 20 this year

    Busta Rhymes 'When Disaster Strikes' turns 20 this year

    In a lot of ways, Busta Rhymes' second LP,  When Disaster Strikes, was aptly titled at the time of its release. By 1997, hip-hop was in full reconstruction mode. This was due to the “East Coast-vs-West Coast” rivalry that not only severely tainted hip-hop’s image, but also sadly took away two of the...
  • The Notorious B.I.G.'s 'Life After Death' turns 20 years old this year

    The Notorious B.I.G.'s 'Life After Death' turns 20 years old this year

    There was something oddly eerie and real about The Notorious B.I.G’s second LP Life After Death. It was almost like he was predicting what was going to happen to him in the months ahead, and it was an odd and creepy sense of realness that really can’t be connected to any other rap album. And, mark...
  • Erykah Badu 'Baduizm' turns 20 years old this year

    Erykah Badu 'Baduizm' turns 20 years old this year

    Erykah Badu is one of the queens of R&B. Born and raised in Dallas, Texas, Badu has always had a voice of gold, but like so many artists before, and after her, she had to grind to get the attention of record executives that could possibly give her that golden moment in the spotlight. That moment...
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