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Behind The Song: Vampire Weekend’s ‘Diane Young’

Frontman Ezra Koenig on about how their hit single from the GRAMMY-nominated ‘Modern Vampires of the City’ went through a rough ugly duckling stage until they figured out that vocal effect—you know the one.

01/14/2014

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Behind the Song: Darius Rucker’s ‘Wagon Wheel’

“When I heard ‘Wagon Wheel’ at my daughter’s high school talent contest, I just thought, ‘Man some day I’m going to cut the song for a record.’ It was one of those lightning bolt things that I can’t even explain.”

01/09/2014

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Behind The Song: Lorde’s ‘Royals’

“I think one of the first lines I wrote from that song,” Lorde told Radio.com, “which was, ‘We’re driving Cadillacs in our dreams,’ was in a diary that I had when I was like 11 or 12, so young.”

01/08/2014

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GRAMMY Gourmet: Josh Homme On His Kinship With Anthony Bourdain

For this installation of GRAMMY Gourmet, we spoke with Homme about his relationship with Bourdain, his favorite recipe (sorry folks, recipe’s secret), and advice for all those aspiring chefs out there.

12/11/2013

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Talking Books & Business Advice With Courtney Love

While Courtney Love’s former contemporaries in Nirvana score a nomination for entry into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame, Love, 49, will end 2013 nomination-less,

10/22/2013

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Watch Rob Zombie Talk Halloween, Puppies, Metal Culture & His New Sports Movie

Google “Rob Zombie” and you’ll notice that the word “Halloween” is not far from the top of suggested search terms.

10/02/2013

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Interview: Gene Simmons Defends Tim Tebow, Wants Football To Be More Like KISS

Has polarizing football player Tim Tebow gotten a raw deal in the press because of his religious beliefs? Gene Simmons thinks so.

09/13/2013

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Jack Johnson Reunites With Ben Harper For ‘Change’

The first time Jack Johnson met Ben Harper, Harper was singing one of Johnson’s songs.

08/22/2013

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Cher Talks Lady Gaga Duet ‘The Greatest Thing,’ Pink Collaboration on New Album

It’s hard to believe Lady Gaga asked Cher to hold her meat purse at the 2010 VMAs, even harder to believe that the interaction led to a duet.

08/15/2013

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