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NYPD Edited Chumbawamba’s Wikipedia Page To Add 3 Cops To The Band’s Lineup

Earlier today, news broke that IP addresses associated with the New York Police Department have been editing Wikipedia pages for a number of notable police brutality cases — including those of Eric Garner, Amadou Diallo, and Sean Bell — in order to paint them in a better light. That’s disgusting, but unfortunately not surprising. I… More »

By: James Rettig / March 13, 2015 - 5:58 pm

In Memoriam: Bands We Lost In 2012

Each September, we recognize 40 new bands we look forward to listening to for years to come. And each December, we salute the veterans who’ve decided to pack up their knives and never ever get back together. This year’s class of quitters includes an anarcho-pop one-hit wonder, a multi-platinum Aussie rock band, and a New… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / December 26, 2012 - 3:48 pm

Chumbawamba Break Up

From now until eternity, Chumbawamba will always be best known for “Tubthumping,” their gigantic, infernally catchy 1997 fluke hit. But the band actually had a career that spanned more than three decades and went through a lot of bizarre changes. They started out, implausibly enough, as an anarcho-punk collective, paragons of the same scene that… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 9, 2012 - 3:39 pm