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Dolph Lundgren has a masters in chemical engineering and a third-degree black belt in karate. He dated Grace Jones when he was her bodyguard. He…
Tom Breihan | March 10, 2017 - 12:18 pm

The Week In Pop

Could Big-Shot Songwriter Julia Michaels Be A Pop Star In Her Own Right?

Chances are you're already a Julia Michaels fan whether you know it or not. After breaking into professional songwriting as a teenager, the 23-year-old Iowa…
Chris DeVille | January 19, 2017 - 11:34 am

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The Chainsmokers Don’t Suck Anymore, I Promise

Two years ago, a DJ duo called the Chainsmokers came blasting out of the gate with "#SELFIE," a soulless electro-house meme-song that soared to #16…
Chris DeVille | February 25, 2016 - 2:40 pm

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The Week In Pop

Could Big-Shot Songwriter Julia Michaels Be A Pop Star In Her Own Right?

Chances are you're already a Julia Michaels fan whether you know it or not. After breaking into professional songwriting as a teenager, the 23-year-old Iowa…
Chris DeVille | January 19, 2017 - 11:34 am

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Rick Ross Is Making Great Old-Man Rap Music

Nine years ago, it would've been hard to believe that we'd ever get a Rick Ross album that mostly worked as a pure rapping exercise.
Tom Breihan | December 9, 2015 - 11:20 am

The Knocks – “New York City” (Feat. Cam’ron) (Stereogum Premiere)

Ben "B-Roc" Ruttner and James "JPatt" Patterson comprise the Knocks, a production duo who make fun, fluid music at the intersection of hip-hop and disco.
Chris DeVille | December 3, 2015 - 11:06 am

The Week In Pop

Ellie Goulding Doesn’t Understand What Makes “A Big Pop Album”

When Ellie Goulding announced her new album, Delirium, over the summer, the press release included this quote from the British singer: "A part of me…
Chris DeVille | November 5, 2015 - 4:43 pm

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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

MTV's annual Video Music Awards theoretically exist to honor excellence in the field of music videos. But they're really about famous people either agreeing on…
Tom Breihan | September 4, 2015 - 11:10 am

Artist Portraits From Sasquatch! 2015

Sasquatch! Festival took place over the course of Memorial Day weekend at Quincy, Washinton's Gorge Amphitheatre, featuring a diverse, stacked lineup including both musicians and…
Stereogum | May 26, 2015 - 11:50 am