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Radiohead Slow Down on ‘The Tourist’

Coming on the heels of a track that was recorded before the OK Computer sessions began is a recording that was completed just before they wrapped up the album. According to guitarist Jonny Greenwood, Radiohead created OK Computer’s closer as the band was about to pack up and leave St. Catherine’s Court, the rural mansion where the boys recorded the majority of the album with producer Nigel Godrich.Greenwood was the […]

todayMay 20, 2022

Country News

43 Years Ago: The Bellamy Brothers Earn Their First Country No. 1

On May 19, 1979, the Bellamy Brothers earned their first country No. 1 hit with the song "If I Said You Have a Beautiful Body Would You Hold It Against Me." Written by David Bellamy, the song is a rather brazen lyrical come-on, set to easygoing country-rock music that shows off the brothers' familial harmonies and laissez-faire pedal steel.As Howard Bellamy tells SongFacts, the song's title comes courtesy of comedian Groucho […]

todayMay 19, 2022

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30 Years Ago: Billy Ray Cyrus Records 'Some Gave All'

Thirty years ago today, on May 19, 1992, Billy Ray Cyrus recorded "Some Gave All." The song, which became the title track of Cyrus' freshman album, was written by the singer and his first wife, Cindy Smith Cyrus.Before penning "Some Gave All," the Cyruses spoke with a Vietnam War vet; the powerful tune includes lines such as "All gave some, some gave all / Some stood through for the red, white and blue / […]

todayMay 19, 2022

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Remembering Soundgarden's Final Concert

As Chris Cornell tore through a typically supercharged set with Soundgarden on the night of May 17, 2017, at Detroit's Fox Theatre, there was nothing to indicate he'd be dead just a few hours later.Even guitarist Kim Thayil subsequently told Billboard, "I thought the show was good. I remember Chris had just gotten [into town] and was a little tired and his voice was a little rough, but by about the […]

todayMay 18, 2022

Country News

70 Years Ago: George Strait Is Born in Poteet, Texas

Happy 70th birthday to George Strait! The singer was born on this day (May 18) in 1952.Strait was born in the small town of Poteet, Texas, just south of San Antonio, to parents John and Doris. His father was a math teacher and also owned a 2,000-acre ranch, where Strait and his siblings -- brother John Jr. (known as Buddy) and sister Pency -- worked on weekends and during the […]

todayMay 18, 2022

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24 Years Ago: Faith Hill Hits No. 1 With 'This Kiss'

Twenty-four years ago today (May 16, 1998) was a big day for Faith Hill: It was on that date that the singer landed at the top of the charts with her single, "This Kiss," which stayed in the No. 1 spot for three consecutive weeks."This Kiss" was the debut single from Hill's album Faith, which sold more than 6 million units. The song, which was written by Beth Nielsen Chapman, Robin Lerner and Annie Roboff, […]

todayMay 16, 2022

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53 Years Ago: Merle Haggard Records 'Workin' Man Blues'

Fifty-three years ago today, on May 16, 1969, Merle Haggard recorded one of the biggest hits of his career. It was on that date the the singer recorded "Workin' Man Blues," from his 1969 album A Portrait of Merle Haggard."Workin' Man Blues," which became a No. 1 hit, was written by Haggard as a tribute to his loyal fans, many of whom were blue-collar workers laboring every week for a paycheck. With lines such […]

todayMay 16, 2022

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How Jane’s Addiction Held Their Ground on Self-Titled Debut

Jane’s Addiction began their ascent to alt-rock glory with the May 15, 1987 release of their self-titled debut.The LP was recorded roughly four months prior during a performance at the Roxy Theatre. Formed in 1985, Jane’s Addiction had become the hottest band in the L.A. music scene. Their live shows were events, with hundreds of music fans cramming into small clubs to get a glimpse of the next generation’s Led […]

todayMay 15, 2022 1

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When David Bowie Gave 'All the Young Dudes' to Mott the Hoople

David Bowie was on the cusp of superstardom in the spring of 1972 when he decided to donate a Top 40 song. He'd already released two U.K. Top 10 singles in the spring of 1972, including the chart-topping "Space Oddity." Bowie's 1971 album Hunky Dory had been a platinum-selling No. 3 smash in his home country. More importantly, he was just completing the career-defining The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust […]

todayMay 15, 2022

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