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Hanson at 25: The Brothers Dish on Greatest Hits Album, Track by Track - and Why They'll Always Be Proud of 'MMMBop'

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Hanson at 25: The Brothers Dish on Greatest Hits Album, Track by Track - and Why They'll Always Be Proud of 'MMMBop'
They’ve come a long way from “MMMBop” — and “MMMBop” wasn’t even close to their genesis.

In truth, Isaac, Taylor and Zac Hanson formed their band in 1992, when youngest member Zac (who is actually the third born of seven children) was only 6 years old. So while 2017 may mark 20 years of loyalty even for the most dedicated of Fansons — who first became acquainted with the towheaded brothers over the summer of 1997 during the time of their breakout album Middle of Nowhere and subsequent sold-out arena concerts, Saturday Night Live appearance, Christmas album and adorable Eggo commercial — for Hanson, it’s
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Sundance 2017: Grateful Dead Doc 'Long Strange Trip' Is Heartbreaking Tribute

Sundance 2017: Grateful Dead Doc 'Long Strange Trip' Is Heartbreaking Tribute
You could argue that most folks – or at least those who'd care enough to nab tickets to a documentary about the Grateful Dead – already know the band's story backwards and forwards. They can tell you that Jerry Garcia started out as a boho banjo player in a jug band, and that he enlisted avant-composer Phil Lesh, fresh-faced folkie Bob Weir, blues aficionado Ron "Pigpen" McKernan and drummer Bill Kreutzmann to form a band. They'll tell you about the acid tests and becoming the San Francisco scene's poster boys. They'll chart
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Interview: Director Lorene Scafaria Presents ‘The Meddler’

Chicago – The combining of icon Susan Sarandon and a “smother mother” from New Jersey is unbeatable, especially under the sure hand of writer/director Lorene Scafaria. The distinctive voice that brought us “Seeking a Friend for the End of the World,’ now is taking on mother/daughter relationships in “The Meddler.”

Lorene Scafaria is originally from New Jersey, and the film is somewhat autobiographical. Like Sarandon in the film, Scafaria’s mother moved to Los Angeles after her husband passed away, to be “closer” to her daughter. Prior to all that, Scafaria had graduated from Montclair State in New Jersey, and afterward moved to New York City to write plays.

After acting and writing in NYC, she made the West Coast move in the mid-2000s and landed the screen adaptation of “Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist.” In 2012, her original screenplay “Seeking a Friend for the End of the World” was released,
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Top 5 Obscure Metallica Tracks

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If you love Metallica, you know all about how great Master of Puppets, Creeping Death, Seek & Destroy and all of the classic tracks are. Metallica’s entire pre-radio play catalogue contains a litany of definitive songs that fans pretty much agree are great.

But there are also lots of Metallica tracks that aren’t as appreciated on such a large scale as the band’s more popular and acclaimed songs. With Metallica playing more and more varied setlists these days, digging into lesser explored corners of their back catalogue, we look at five of the best obscure Metallica tracks.

If you don’t see your favourite obscure track listed here, share it with us in the comments! What are your favourites?

5. Tuesday’s Gone

This Lynyrd Skynyrd cover was originally recorded in 1997 for a Ksjo Radio acoustic session, to promote Neil Young’s Bridge School Benefit gigs,
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'Blues Traveler' Guy -- Chugs Whiskey ... Pukes Whiskey

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He likes coffee ...And he likes tea ... But the guy from Blues Traveler can't handle his booze ... and TMZ has footage showing John Popper hurling after trying to chug some whisky on stage. It all went down last week at a performance at Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida -- when Popper, who had been slamming drinks throughout the show, tried to slam one final cup ... and failed. We're not here to judge (ok, maybe a little
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John Popper Talks Libertarianism: ‘If You’re Pro-Gun And Pro-Gay Marriage, What Line Do You Stand In?’

Blues Traveler's harmonica-wielding frontman John Popper visited Fox & Friends in Tampa Monday morning, where he talked about his libertarian views and his issues with Barack Obama, as well as with the two major parties. Popper had performed at Ron Paul's rally Sunday night, and shared with, while he's always been a libertarian and is generally a fan of Paul, he does disagree with him on certain issues, namely foreign policy and abortion.
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Underbelly Blues Preview Arrival Pictures

We have added a new set of pictures from the event "Underbelly Blues Preview Arrival".Bruce Conklin III, Davai Pearce attending the movie preview of "Underbelly Blues" at Writer's Guild Theater.Photo copyright by T. Urban / PR Photos. John Popper, Phil Messerer attending the movie preview of "Underbelly Blues" at Writer's Guild Theater.Photo copyright by T. Urban / PR Photos. Brett Hunt attending the movie preview of "Underbelly Blues" at Writer's Guild Theater.Photo copyright by T. Urban / PR Photos. Emilee Wilson attending the movie preview of "Underbelly Blues" at Writer's Guild Theater.Photo copyright by T. Urban / PR Photos. Brett Hunt attending the movie preview of "Underbelly Blues" at Writer's Guild Theater.Photo copyright by T. Urban / PR Photos. Kelsi
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Bands We Like: Beats Antique

Zachary Swickey

You know a Beats Antique song when you hear it. The group has a very unique dance fusion sound that would be tricky to even emulate. Normally, I hate using the term “fusion,” but it’s necessary to describe the musical concoction that Beats Antique manages to create. A smorgasbord of varying sounds – the group funnels all of their personal music palettes together resulting in an electronic tribal sound that is ridiculously catchy. Oh, and did I mention they have a full-time belly dancer in their ranks?

I was shocked to discover that the group only consists of three members: multi-instrumentalist David Satori, percussion extraordinaire Tommy Cappel, and sultry Zoe Jakes, a mesmerizing belly dancer. Satori boasts a degree in music performance and composition from the California Institute of the Arts. Cappel is a proud grad as well with a degree in studio drumming from the iconic Berklee College of Music in Boston.
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Roseanne Finally Shows Us Her Nuts

All double entendre jokes aside (and there are many of them), we couldn’t be more excited about — get this! — an upcoming reality show on Lifetime! Ever since the network did away with The Golden Girls reruns (and somehow made Project Runway boring), we haven’t paid much attention to their programming block. But that is about to change, now that they’re set to air a show about Roseanne Barr, who lives on a macadamia nut farm in Hawaii. Even the graphic for the show looks like a Nintendo game from the early nineties (that’s a good thing!). How can we not be excited for this? Roseanne is clearly both out of her mind and endlessly brilliant (and also a fully engaging point of reference for anyone who read her recent thought-provoking New York Magazine piece about being a woman in comedy). Needless to say, the only possible
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25% Discount For Celebrity Charity Festival For Humanity Tickets

The brand new 4-day music and art festival at Mountain Creek Resort in Vernon, New Jersey called the Festival for Humanity has announced headliners Good Charlotte, John Popper and the Duskray Troubadours, Third Eye Blind, From Good Homes, The New Pornographers, The Misfits, Sister Hazel, Cracker, Soul Asylum and many more!

The festival has been created and aims to benefit charities of suicide prevention, health and nutrition. Non-Profit organizations and companies participating are: 1-800 Suicide, Mad To Live, PostSecret, To Write Love on Her Arms, Keep-a-Breast, PETA, Invisible Children, American Red Cross, Oxfam, Vet2Vet, Feeding America, Abundant Farm Life, Celebrate The Children, and more. Purchase your tickets for 25% off with special discount code: “Hope”. For tickets and more information, please go to www.festivalforhumanity.com.

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Good Charlotte To Headline Celebrity Charity Festival For Humanity

The brand new 4-day music and art festival at Mountain Creek Resort in Vernon, New Jersey taking place over Memorial Day Weekend called the Festival for Humanity has announced Good Charlotte as one of the headliners for Saturday, May 28th!

John Popper and the Duskray Troubadours have also been added for Sunday, May 29th. Other headliners include Third Eye Blind, From Good Homes, The New Pornographers, The Misfits, Sister Hazel, Cracker, Soul Asylum, Rebbie Jackson (sister of Michael Jackson) and many more! The festival has been created and aims to benefit charities of suicide prevention, health and nutrition.

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Rock Stars By Night. Kid's Band By Day.

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"Z Rock" Season 2, described as "...more hysterically profane than anything on HBO or Showtime..." is now available on DVD from Starz and Anchor Bay Entertainment.

"...As 'Z 02', they are known as the hard-rocking Brooklyn band that toured with Kiss. But as 'The Z Brothers', they pay the rent playing kids birthday parties.

"In Season 2, 'Paulie Z', 'David Z' and 'Joey D' have left music altogether.

Even if their promiscuous manager and depraved club owner can get them back together, will the guys survive more ex-lovers, hot moms and strange gigs as well as each other on their way to rock & roll glory?..."

The series also includes cameo appearances from Daryl Hall, Dave Navarro, John Popper, Bethenny Frankel, Dee Snider, Jim Norton, Chris Jericho, Frank Stallone, Jeffrey Ross, Warren Sapp, Constantine Maroulis, Marky Ramone and Joan Rivers playing themselves.

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