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These 15 classic albums made 1996 a crucial year in punk history

1996: President Bill Clinton was squaring off against Kansas Sen. Bob Dole in a successful bid for a second term in the White House....
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10 underrated Dave Grohl cover performances you need to hear

Foo Fighters fans—and fans of Dave Grohl in general—know that he’s a big fan of the cover song. Fact is, Nirvana had a thing...
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10 singers whose first band will probably surprise you

Many of you are no doubt listening to the new Gwen Stefani single and thinking back to when you first heard Tragic Kingdom. Where...
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These 10 SST Records releases defined ’80s punk and beyond

These 10 albums represent SST Records’ greatest achievements. Greg Ginn began Solid State Tuners at age 12 as a mail-order electronics business still thriving...
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Red Hot Chili Peppers perform The Cars tribute in honor of late Ric Ocasek

The Red Hot Chili Peppers have honored the late co-founder of The Cars, Ric Ocasek, by covering the band’s track “Just What I Needed”.  The...
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Mark Hoppus, Weezer, more pay tribute to the Cars singer Ric Ocasek

On Sunday Ric Ocasek, the lead singer of the Cars, tragically passed away at his home in New York City at the age of...
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The Cars founder Ric Ocasek was more than just your parents’ nostalgia

In his roles as vocalist/guitarist/chief songwriter of iconic American new-wave group the Cars, Ric Ocasek brought pop hooks, futuristic sheen and firepower to an...

Weezer announce small club tour for April

Not only is the Weezer Cruise is set to kick off this week, but the band have also revealed a series of small club...

Weezer to record new album with Ric Ocasek starting in January; greatest hits album...

With the exception of the news of the Weezer Cruise returning in 2014, all has been quiet in camp Weezer. That's about to change:...