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letlive. share second new single, “Reluctantly Dead”

“You can tell me that they came here to protect you. But I would rather run, because now the law results in my death.” Someone recently asked, “Where are all the revolution songs?” In an age filled with bipartisanship and political rage, many musicians seem reluctant to touch on the subject aside from a casual […]

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Clay Aiken’s Congress Ad Plays With Emotions

The second season of American Idol was all about the friendship that blossomed between the top two contestants, winner Ruben Studdard and runner-up Clay Aiken. Over a decade later, Studdard’s losing weight on TV, and Aiken’s keeping himself pretty busy. He’s done music, went to Broadway, came out, and is now running for Congress in […]

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Bruce Spingsteen Parodies “Born To Run” With Jimmy Fallon

Bruce Springsteen debuted a slightly reworked version of his classic single “Born To Run” during an appearance on Jimmy Fallon‘s television show late last night. Joined by Fallon, who like The Boss was dressed in Bruce’s signature sleeveless outfit, Springsteen took to the late night stage to perform a parody of “Born To Run” dedicated […]

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AFI REVIEW: Herblock: The Black & The White

Film: Herblock: The Black & The White Director: Michael Stevens Writers: Sara Lukinson, Michael Stevens Studio: Stevens Company Last Night I had the distinct pleasure of attending a gala screening of Herblock: The Black & The White at the Newseum in Washington, DC. This was the first film of AFI Docs for me, and I was waiting with a whole […]

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I See Stars Frontman Devin Oliver Calls Politics A “Big Joke”

Every election year, publications online and off rush to figure out who all the important people in their areas of coverage are endorsing in November. Why do we do this? I’m not sure. I guess there is some belief that knowing your favorite musician prefers a certain candidate will sway your decision making, but if […]

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Glenn Beck Writes Open Letter To Muse

Glenn Beck used Muse‘s music earlier in the year, and the British rockers slammed the conservative icon for his use of their music to support political views they didn’t agree with. Now, Beck has gone off the deep end, with a strangely emotional letter to the band arguing that they “connect” and that they belong […]

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Russian Politician Leads Charge for Pussy Riot’s Freedom

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has called for punk band Pussy Riot’s freedom, according to the Associated Press. The trio of ladies are up for appeal on October 1. Although it is very much in President Vladmir Putin’s hands, this could be a sign of the tides changing. The band was arrested for and found […]

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Nicki Minaj Reveals Mitt Romney Endorsement was in Character, Supports Obama

Not too long ago, Lil Wayne’s Dedication 4 revealed that Nicki Minaj endorsed Mitt Romney for President. The lyric in question is “I’m a republican voting for Mitt Romney, you lazy b*tches are f*cking up the economy”, from the track “Mercy”. When asked about her Republican endorsement on Florida radio station Power 95.3, President Barack […]

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STREAM + DOWNLOAD: The King Blues – “Modern Life has Let Me Down”

UK Ska-Punks The King Blues released a new song “Modern Life has Let Me Down” that is coming off of their forthcoming final record Long Live the Struggle. The band announced recently that after this summer release they will be calling it quits as a band, which frankly is quite the tragedy. This band’s blend […]

Bob Dylan plays first live show in Vietnam

The folk-rock legend is popular in our country for his strong protest songs such as “Blowin’ in the Wind” and “The Times They Are a-Changin’.” However, when Dylan plays his first-ever live show in Ho Chi Minh City on April 10th, his set-list will be reviewed by government officials to keep the politics under cover. […]

Dropkick Murphys and Politics

Dropkick Murphys were among the many people rallying against recent bills that take away the rights of union workers. Click here to read an interview with bassist/vocalist, Ken Casey, where he talks about the situation.