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Grammys: Rock’s Mortal Enemy?

Look at the five 54th Grammy Awards nominees for both rock performance and rock song and it’s easy to envision an afternoon stroll through some enchanted forest: “Walk” by the Foo Fighters is competing against “Down by the Water” by the Decemberists, Radiohead’s “Lotus Flower,” “Every Teardrop is a Waterfall” by Coldplay, and Mumford &…

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Corgan: ‘Siamese’ Was Middle Finger

In speaking about the recording of the Smashing Pumpkins‘ 1993 album Siamese Dream, Billy Corgan described the record as his “middle finger to the indie world.” “Even though it wasn’t the one that sold the most, it’s the one that seems to have come through the best,” Corgan told BBC Radio 1’s Zane Lowe. “As…

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‘Nevermind’ The Bullocks, Here’s Nirvana 20 Years On!

Twenty years ago this month, Nirvana’s sophomore album ‘Nevermind’ was released. The band’s major label debut (first record ‘Bleach’ had sold on modest independent Sub Pop), it unexpectedly came to define a generation of disaffected youth and sell 30 million copies. Many view ‘Nevermind’ as being responsible for bringing alternative rock crashing into the mainstream,…

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