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As the year draws to a close, the levers and pulleys of the Songkick database set in motion (in time-honoured tradition) to draw up the list that renders all other achievements worthless, inconsequential and basically counterproductive, as they say themselves. Ah yes, bow down to the Hardest Working Bands of 2014! All hail...

Andy Wallace has likely done more to advance the sound of modern rock than anyone else. He's worked on Slayer's Reign In Blood, Jeff Buckley's Grace, and albums by Nirvana, Sepultura, the Beastie Boys, Linkin Park, Guns N' Roses, System Of A Down, Foo Fighters, Garbage, and many others....

Jann Arden is a much celebrated multi-platinum, award winning artist catapulted onto the Canadian music scene in 1993 with the release of her debut album “Time For Mercy” featuring the hit single, I Would Die For You. A year later with “Living Under June”, she would have her...

This is part 32 of an ongoing series where the kind folk of the music business reveal their favourite album of all time. Ask people in the music industry the seemingly simple and straightforward question, "What is your favourite album of all time?" and you'll find that it's not always...

In a somewhat brilliant but not media-focused quote from his much-shared interview with Frank Rich, Chris Rock gets it right on an increasing problem: I stopped playing colleges, and the reason is because they’re way too conservative…. Not in their political views — not like they’re voting Republican — but in their social views...

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In JINGLE BELL ROCKS!, director Mitchell Kezin delves into the minds of some of the world’s most legendary Christmas music fanatics and hits the road to hang with his holiday heroes – including hip hop legend Joseph “Rev Run” Simmons of RUN-D.M.C., The Flaming Lips’ frontman Wayne Coyne, filmmaker...

If you're looking for that last-minute holiday gift, ThinkGeek has released two officially licensed Star Wars bowling bag-style purses that are made to look like  Boba Fett and the loyal astromech droid R2-D2. When Princess Leia Organa smuggled the Death Star plans off of her stricken starship, what did she use...

Thanks to the Yoko Ono-led initaitve, the ImaginePeace website allows you to download and share a poster declaring “War is Over (If You Want It)” in over 120 languages — everything from Afrikaans to Yiddish. These words are from Lennon and Ono’s 1971 Christmas/Vietnam War protest song. http://youtu.be/CbKsgaXQy2k Ono says, "Dear Friends. Download, print & display these posters...

550 Artists were interviewed over the last ten years. At some point during those interviews, they were asked a question and told to answer with one word only. Some stuck to one, some said more, some answered quickly, some thought it through, and some didn't answer at all. That question......

From Billboard: As the bloody motorcycle drama Sons of Anarchy concluded its seven-season run Dec. 9 on FX, its swan song, "Come Join the Murder," debuts at No. 9 on Billboard's Hot Rock Songs chart. The original track is credited to the show's house band, the Forest Rangers, and White...

The Globe and Mail and renowned record label Arts & Crafts have collaborated on a collection of six original songs that reflect on the most important news events of the past year. Broadsheet Music: A Year in Review debuts on globeandmail.com  today and features original songs created by diverse...

From Billboard: What’s the takeaway from Taylor Swift’s decision to take her songs off Spotify? What did you learn and what did the public learn? The public probably learned there’s something called Spotify, and that it’s not Pandora. What it has highlighted for us is we need to do a better...

From Lifehack: British slang is a niche of its own, evolving and transforming and adapting from city to city and from year to year, just as the English language itself has done. While American slang has become nearly universal with the influx of TV shows, films, and other media filling...

...since the movie, naturally. I can't even fix the light fixture in the den, ok? http://youtu.be/z5dfpe_-Lgg

Guy Pearce is best known for his role as an actor in films such as L.A. Confidential and Memento. But he also has a music side to him, too. Pearce appeared in Australian band Silverchair's music video for "Across the Night" and in Razorlight's video for "Before I Fall...