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Nostalgia and Hip-Hop Entice Audiences to Meadows Music Festival

Gorillaz, M.I.A., Red Hot Chili Peppers, Future, LL Cool J and De La Soul were amongst the many acts that drew a crowd to Citi Field.

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Red Hot Chili Peppers: The Getaway

The Getaway has the unmistakable aura of pointlessness. There’s no passion, no tension, no thrills, nothing memorable to draw the listener into the sonic world the Chili Peppers and producer Danger Mouse have tried to create.

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The 12 Best Red Hot Chili Peppers Music Videos

A look back at not only some of the Red Hot Chili Peppers' best music videos, but some of the best music videos ever made.

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The Red Hot Chili Peppers Stoke the Fire for Bernie Sanders' Political Revolution

The band’s short but sweet 12-song set reverberated with an electrifying vibe, charged by the sense of supporting Sanders’ political revolution.

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The 100 Greatest Alternative Singles of the '80s: Part 1: 100 - 81

The best punk, post-punk, new wave, college rock, underground, modern rock, goth, industrial, new romantic, ska, power pop, hardcore, and indie rock of the '80s.

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Red Hot Chili Peppers: One Hot Minute

The importance of the most overlooked and abused album by the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Sports

Super Blah: Super Bowl XLVIII

Despite high expectations, TV’s biggest event didn’t bowl us over.

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In Defense of Retiring the Band Name Sublime

There will forever be only one Sublime, and Bradley Nowell is the only lead singer that should have ever been part of it.

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Music in the '90s: When Alternative Became Mainstream

The genre once tied to college radio and indie record companies became mainstream in the '90s. Some of those icons of “alternative” are making comebacks – or never went away. Is this 2012 or 1996?

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Pussy Riot, Paul Ryan, and Protest Music in 2012 America

With a high-stakes presidential election around the corner, many people have wondered what's happened to protest music in America. From Pussy Riot to Paul Ryan, taking stock might not be as simple as it was a few decades ago.

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Dot Hacker: Inhibition

Members of Gnarls Barkley's touring band and Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist Josh Klinghoffer come together for an album where the angular hard rock tracks fare better than the supposed-to-be-emotional slow songs.

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Rocket Juice & the Moon: Rocket Juice & the Moon

This debut showing from the team-up of Damon Albarn, Flea, and Fela Kuti drummer Tony Allen is surprisingly unambitious but solid and fun.

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Guessing the 2012 Grammys

Predictions on who will be honored on “music’s biggest night”, based on a mixture of rumors, critical acclaim, and the academy’s voters.

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The Battle to Stay Relevant

Watching your favorite band become irrelevant is like watching Michael Jordan unable to elevate high enough to dunk in his final year in the NBA.

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame or Shame?

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame recently announced its 15 nominees for its 2012 induction class. Once again, that means the blogosphere is abuzz with complaints about the Hall's irrelevancy. Are they legitimate?

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The Year Alternative Went Massive and Defined a Decade

Above all else, musically 1991 will forever be remembered as the year alterna-rock conquered the masses. PopMatters explores how alternative became the dominant form of rock music in the '90s.

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The 15 Best Red Hot Chili Peppers Songs

Red Hot Chili Peppers have unquestionably produced some of the most memorable and influential rock songs of the past couple decades. Here are their 15 best.

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Online Fantasy: Kreayshawn's Meteoric Rise to Fame

Female rapper Kreayshawn is on her way to becoming 2011's international sensation after her song "Gucci Gucci" ridiculed all "basic bitches" that value designer clothes. So who is this Oakland-based revelation?

Books

Rick Rubin: In the Studio, by Jake Brown

Part of my antagonism toward this book stems from my feeling that it’s not so much as “written” as it is “researched”.

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From a Sammy Hagar Way of Life to Sober House

Bob Forrest of Thelonious Monster Just May Save Your Life

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20 shows in 20 Days: More Than Just a Live Music Experiment

A music fan puts his love for live music to the test.

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Red Hot Chili Peppers [2007 Rewind]

As John Frusciante belligerently chastised the crowd -- Peppers fans through and through -- for having little understanding of music outside of what’s played on MTV, one couldn't help but wonder: what the heck's happening here?

William Carl Ferleman
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Red Hot Chili Peppers

As John Frusciante belligerently chastised the crowd -- Peppers fans through and through -- for having little understanding of music outside of what’s played on MTV, one couldn't help but wonder: what the heck's happening here?

William Carl Ferleman
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Red Hot Chili Peppers: Stadium Arcadium

The following is a message from the Society of Music Fans for the Elimination of Double-Disc Releases.

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Red Hot Chili Peppers: Blood Sugar Sex Magik

The best music sticks with us because it helps contextualize our pasts -- is as much about timing and experience as it is about rhythm and sound -- and because of this, Blood Sugar Sex Magik is the most important album I own.

Devon Powers
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Red Hot Chili Peppers: By the Way

So 40 looks good on the Red Hot Chili Peppers after all. They are older, wiser, and anything but dull.

Kimberly Mack
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