Bruce Dickinson on His Wild Days With Iron Maiden

When Bruce Dickinson first joined Iron Maiden, he was still using a student train pass and unficially living above a hair salon. He lived about 100 miles outside London, where he’d travel to practice with the rest the band. About five miles down the road, he’d pass time drinking scrumpy — a hallucinogenic cider made from undesirable apples — at […]

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Talib Kweli Is Still Dedicated to Conscious Rap, But Where Does He Fit In?

Last month, Twitter locked rapper Talib Kweli out his account after a white-supremacist Texas attorney named Jason Kessler hurled hate speech, racist epithets, and violent threats at him and his fans. Kweli took action into his own hands, finding the lawyer’s public business address, and sharing it with his followers, “so that people can confront and demand accountability.” He then […]

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The 10 Best Songs of 2017

Playboi Carti, “Magnolia” Playboi Carti’s chaotic, sloppy “Magnolia” is very much a product 2017 — a weightless jam that sounds like it was made in one take with a Casio keyboard and some sort dollar store flute. It’s joyful, not that deep, and the kind thing you can listen to literally six million times before you get tired it (I […]

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Kendrick Fans Are Conflicted Over An Alleged Reverse Track Listing Of ‘Damn’

According to Pitchfork, a rumored collector’s edition Kendrick Lamar‘s DAMN. is set to be released soon. This version will feature a different album cover and the tracks will be in reverse order (which means “DUCKWORTH.” will be the first song and “BLOOD.” will be the finale). Kendrick has said before that DAMN can be listened to backwards. “You listen from […]

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