by (@BHSmithNYC)

Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Announce 2015 Inductees Including Green Day, Joan Jett And Stevie Ray Vaughan

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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced it’s “Class of 2015″ inductees today, and as befitting of the genre’s 60 year legacy, those being honored stretch from 1950′s R&B vocal group The “5″ Royales to 1990′s pop punk revivalists Green Day. Other first time honorees include Texas blues guitar hero Stevie Ray Vaughan and his backing band Double Trouble,  hard rockers Joan Jett and The Blackhearts, soulful ’70s singer-songwriter Bill Withers, and pioneering ’60 rockers The Paul Butterfield Blues Band. Making return appearances will be “punk Godfather” Lou Reed, who was inducted in 1996 as a member of The Velvet Underground, and Beatles drummer Ringo Starr, who will receive the Award For Musical Excellence. Read more…

by (@BHSmithNYC)

Meghan Trainor Helps Count Down 10 Songs That Are All About That Bass


Meghan Trainor has one of the hottest summer jams this season with “All About That Bass,” her tribute to those girls with that extras “boom boom that all the boys chase.” And no summer jam worth it’s saltwater taffy doesn’t have that deep low end, usually thanks to a grooving bass riff, that makes you want to grind into the wee hours on a hot summer night. We asked Meghan to share some of her favorite bass-riffs with us and pulled together 8 more down rump thumpers that will have you shaking the junk in your trunk until school starts in the fall. From disco to classic rock, from the King of Pop to the King of Punk Funk, check out 10 songs that are all about that bass.
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by (@sllambe)

Here’s Your Totally Fly ’90s Graduation Playlist

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Listen up kids, an older person is talking. Graduation season is upon us! The class of ’14 is closing the chapter on the past and starting a new book on the future. For college students, that’s the reality of jobs and making good on all the promises of the future. For high school kids, it’s about finding yourself, heading off to college and stepping out on one’s own. And while the past few years had delivered us a number of solid songs to capture the last night together, they pare in comparison to the music of the ’90s. When us older kids were moving our tassels from the right to the left, we were doing with the greatest soundtrack. We had Eve 6 helping us toast to the night, Vitamin C making us cry at the ceremony and Green Day having us look back on “the best years of our lives.” Ultimately we dried our tears and moved on but we still have those mixed CDs (yes, we still had those back then) beholden to our memories.

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Strange Bedfellows: How Did These Unlikely Musical Pairings Fare?

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One of the most difficult things about being a successful musician is finding the inspiration to be creative. Some people accomplish this by relentlessly poking the still burning embers of charred relationships (*cough* Taylor Swift *cough*), others turn to illegal drugs to change their worldview, but the following artists were able to find their muses not with their bandmates, but rather by pairing off with other musicians that appear on the surface to be incongrous with their vibe. So, in salute of the deeply strange pairing of Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong and ivory tickler Norah Jones on the new album of Everly Brothers covers called Foreverly, here’s a rundown of unlikely musical collaborations from over the years and their results.

by (@JordanRuntagh)

Blame It On The Alcohol: The 15 Most Infamous Drunk Performances By Rock Stars

15 Bands Who Got Drunk On Stage

Not to generalize, but rock stars tend to have two main activities: Playing massive gigs in front of thousands of adoring fans, and partying pretty hard. Sometimes business and pleasure overlap, leading to an always interesting -but sometimes musically questionable- live performance! Not that we’re judging; rock ‘n’ roll can be a pretty grueling business, and whether they’re just exhausted (like their publicists claim) or they need to blow off steam with a bender, these rebellious bad boys (and girls) are gonna do their thing their way. Read on for some infamous boozy gigs from 15 legendary bands. Raise a glass and enjoy!

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by (@JordanRuntagh)

Close But No Cigar: 25 Massive Artists Who Never Had A Number One Song

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Bruce Springsteen, Led Zeppelin, Bob Dylan, The Who, James Brown. These are legends who have written songs that changed the course of rock, and will live on as classics for as long as there are music lovers roaming the planet. In fact, all of these artists appear within the top twenty slots of VH1′s 100 Greatest Songs of Rock and Roll list, compiled by polling some of the greatest musicians and rock scholars around. So obviously these guys know how to pen a tune. But it would probably surprise you to learn that all these HUGE rock forces have NEVER had a number one song!

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by (@JordanRuntagh)

TLC Makes Our List Of The 25 Biggest Hit-Making Trios In Music History

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TLC week keeps rolling on as we get closer and closer to the premiere of CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story this Monday at 9 PM/8C on VH1! We’ve already told you all about the records shattered by T-Boz, Chili and Left Eye, but now let’s see how they stack up among the other uber- famous hit-making trios in the musical galaxy!

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Bands Gone Wild: 10 Outrageous Rock Performances Caught On Live TV

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Rock ‘n’ roll is built on uncontrolled rebellion, passion, and spontaneity. So in other words, it’s not really made for the confines of live television. And that’s what makes it so great when bands perform live on the small screen…you never know WHAT kind of madness might happen! Check out the 10 most outrageous live TV performances in rock history.

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