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Column: Taylor is over the top

Ever since tears dropped on her guitar in 2008, Taylor Swift has become a staple of mainstream country and pop music. However, those harmless tears have transformed into something much more sinister in her later albums.

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‘Gangnam Style’ jumps in front of ‘Baby’ for top YouTube spot

PSY officially galloped his way to the top of the YouTube world.

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Aerosmith rocks crowd outside old Allston apartment

Aerosmith rocks crowd outside old Allston apartment

Crowds of people braved the brisk November air for several hours to see perennial rock band Aerosmith play a free promotional concert on Monday outside of their former apartment in Allston, Mass.

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Column: Chad Kroeger and Avril Lavigne are going to destroy music

Chad Kroeger and Avril Lavigne are engaged. Take a moment to recover from the shock you’re invariably feeling, and consider the previous statement and its implications for music.

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Paul McCartney and John Lennon’s childhood homes preserved

No one can argue that the Beatles are one of the most successful and influential bands of modern time. Their music has inspired countless artists and only time will tell how long their presence will live on.

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Column: How Paul McCartney is killing Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone Magazine is stuck between a rock and the past.

In 1967 when Rolling Stone published its first black-and-white edition, publisher Jann Wenner wrote that the magazine was, “Not just about music, but also about the things and the attitudes that music embraces.”

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Campaigning during Oscar season could affect deserving stars

For most, the New Year starts on January 1st. For those in Hollywood, the New Year only starts the day after the Oscars ceremony.

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Column: Music websites, blogs provide shovel for digging up underground music

Discovering seldom-heard or “underground” bands before the Internet age meant combing through stacks of vinyl and CDs in local record shops or ordering directly from trusted record labels. Not to say I know from experience — the only bits of music I listened to during that time were the interludes between Pokémon battles on my Game Boy — but at the time, those were the only options for hearing the unheard stuff, the weird stuff.

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Nirvana’s ‘Nevermind’ turns 20

Nirvana’s Nevermind, the album that catapulted the grunge movement into the mainstream and steamrolled pop music in 1991, turned 20 this weekend. To commemorate the album’s legacy, Universal Music Enterprises has issued a deluxe edition that promises to delve deeper into the mythology of Nevermind, an album that Rolling Stone Magazine has regarded as one of the “greatest albums of all time.”

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R.E.M. splits up amicably

After three decades of losing their religion, R.E.M . has finally called it quits. A quote posted on the band’s site indicates the split was unanimous and amicable.

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