Music History

Music History

A Look Back at Nine Inch Nails’ Career-Defining Woodstock ‘94 Performance

A look back at the band's riveting, mud-caked, destructive performance on 8/13/94

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Music History

Layne Staley Kept a Dead Puppy at His Side While Recording the Alice In Chains Masterpiece ‘Dirt’

A recent Alice in Chains biography reveals macabre details about the iconic singer's studio environment

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Design, Music History

The Inside Story of Guns N’ Roses’ ‘Appetite for Destruction’ Album Cover

Featuring an exclusive new interview with Guns N' Roses cover artist Billy White Jr.

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Music History

‘The Message,’ by Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, is the Embodiment of New York City’s Spirit

The hip hop classic is the most 'New York' song of all time

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Music History

Watch this Essential Hip Hop Documentary Narrated by Liev Schreiber

This 1995 PBS documentary is a comprehensive history of rap's origins, including interviews with Run DMC, the Beastie Boys, Rick Rubin, and more

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Music History

Before the Beastie Boys’ Debut LP, There Was ‘MCA and Burzootie’

Listen to a rare gem from the late, great, Adam Yauch

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Music History

Biggie Once Attributed the Suicidal Despair of ‘Ready to Die’ to Smoking Weed

"All that 'Suicidal Thoughts' shit... That was the weed talkin', man."

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Music History

Ozzy Osbourne’s Top Five Tour Pranks

Fun tricks to play on your bandmates!

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Music History

Listen to the 1957 Egyptian Song that Landed Jay Z a ‘Big Pimpin’ Lawsuit

The copyright lawsuit was dismissed in 2015

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Music History, Television

Punk Icon Richard Hell Reviewed ‘Vinyl,’ Calling it “Mediocre” and “Inaccurate”

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