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EMILY'S EMILY ROCKS BEYOND THEIR YEARS

on August 23, 2011


While they are still teenagers, the Oakland-based Emily's Army sounds like pop-punk veterans. That should comes as no surprise since Bille Joe Armstrong produced the record, and the drummer, Joey Armstrong.

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18 PERPLEXING BAND NAMES EXPLAINED

on August 23, 2011


A few weeks ago, we examined 23 head-scratching band names and their origins. But why stop there? With hordes of artists operating under befuddling stage names, we're going to keep lowering our bucket of truth into this bottomless well of absurdity. So here are 18 more origin stories. As we noted last time, sometimes the names have a simple explanation, and other times they emerge from spotty rock lore. Either way, the answer is always ridiculous.

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TILLY'S SUNGLASSES

on August 21, 2011


Hoven Green Day Ritz polarized sunglasses. 100% UV protection. Impact resistant polycarbonate lens. Grilamid injection frame. Stainless steel hinges. Grey lens. Metal Hoven logo decal on temples. Green Day logos and artwork on inside of arms. Imported. Lifetime guarantee.

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MIKE DIRNT'S CUSTOM BIKE

on August 21, 2011


Check out this cool article written by a guy who made a custom motorcycle for Mike Dirnt.

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MTV POLL: BEST VIDEO OF THE 2000'S

on August 17, 2011

The ‘90s shattered the conventions of the music video. Suddenly every musician wanted their video to be the biggest and splashiest of all. Budgets roared to insane levels – Michael and Janet Jackson’s 1995 video for "Scream" is in the Guinness Book of World Records as the most expensive ever, costing around $7 million – and video directors became stars themselves (hello, Hype Williams, David Fincher and Mark Romanek).

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