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Are We Having a Conversation? An Interview With Butch Walker

Butch Walker delivers what is arguably his most ambitious release to date with American Love Story. "I'm calling everybody out," he says, about a record that he concedes may not be for everyone.

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Butch Walker - "21+" (video) (Premiere)

Georgia-born singer/songwriter Butch Walker asks listeners to "enjoy the sadness" with his latest music video, "21+".

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"That Feels Good in the Heart": An Interview with Butch Walker

He's produced hits for Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, and more, but on his forthcoming Ryan Adams-produced album, Butch Walker explores some of the darkest corners of his soul.

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In Defense of Going to South By Southwest

Four days, six stories, one column, dozens of tweets and nearly 10,000 words later, I'm still wondering how we define success at SXSW.

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Butch Walker: In Focus at SXSW

One of America's greatest songwriters has been one of the hardest working artists at South By Southwest this year. That commitment, however, shouldn't be a surprise to anyone who has followed his long and unpredictable career.

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In Defense of Twitter as the Devil

Twitter and other social media websites trick us into thinking our thoughts matter to people we don't know and we'll never meet.

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In Defense of Train Not Being Nearly as Bad as You Might Think

Sure, you may believe that it's not cool to like Train, but with the release of the unabashedly infectious California 37, the San Francisco trio brings fun back to pop music.

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Butch Walker & the Black Widows: The Spade

After switching up genres with each new album, Butch Walker seems to have finally settled on something that he's comfortable with. The result? One of the best rock albums of the year.

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Avril Lavigne: Goodbye Lullaby

Goodbye, roller-skating euphoria! Hello, four-chord guitar lullabies on serious themes!

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The Gospel According to Butch: Part 3 -- The Artist

Here songwriting is the focal point and Walker talks about his time working with Avril Lavigne, gives props to "The Macarena", and how he shouldn't try to make songs that are "post-gleeful".

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The Gospel According to Butch: Part 2 -- The Performer

The ever-prolific producer/songwriter Butch Walker notes how live shows lack a genuine mystique these days, his secret for surviving a tour, and why he'll probably never see Third Eye Blind in concert again ...

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The Gospel According to Butch: Part 1 -- The Producer

Butch Walker talks with PopMatters about the music industry, the problems that young bands frequently succumb to in the studio, and why it's more important to write songs than design T-shirts.

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Butch Walker: Sycamore Meadows

What makes Walker so damn good: his willingness to throw everything in the pot to make heartfelt music full of bluster and brains.

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Butch Walker: The Rise and Fall of Butch Walker and the Lets-Go-Out Tonites

This album is the real deal, the shit, a modern masterpiece, and I don't use those terms lightly. It rocks from beginning to end with an arched eyebrow and a steamy sexuality.

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