How Soon Is Now? ~ The Smiths

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The Smiths were an English rock band formed in Manchester in 1982. The band consisted of vocalist Morrissey, guitaristJohnny Marr, bassist Andy Rourke and drummer Mike Joyce. Critics have called them the most important alternative rock band to emerge from the British independent music scene of the 1980s. Q magazine’s Simon Goddard argued in 2007 that The Smiths were “the one …

Shots ~ Imagine Dragon

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Imagine Dragons is an American rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada. The band gained exposure following the release of their debut studio album, Night Visions (2012) and first single “It’s Time”. They released a second studio album in February 2015 entitled Smoke + Mirrors. Night Visions peaked at number two on the weekly Billboard 200 chart and led to a …

Sober ~ Tool

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Tool is an American rock band from Los Angeles, California, formed in 1990. Since their inception, the band’s line-up has included drummer Danny Carey, guitarist Adam Jones, and vocalist Maynard James Keenan. Since 1995, Justin Chancellor has been the band’s bassist, replacing their original bassist Paul D’Amour. Tool is known to have rigorous touring schedules in support of their albums, …

Takin’ Care of Business ~ Bachman-Turner Overdrive

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Bachman–Turner Overdrive is a Canadian rock group from Winnipeg, Manitoba, that had a series of hit albums and singles in the 1970s, selling over 7 million albums in that decade alone. Their 1970s catalogue included five Top 40 albums and six U.S. Top 40 singles (ten in Canada). The band has sold nearly 30 million albums worldwide, and has fans affectionately …

The Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys ~ Traffic

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Traffic were an English rock band whose members came from the West Midlands. The group formed in April 1967 by Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi, Chris Wood and Dave Mason. They began as a psychedelic rock group whose early singles were influenced by The Beatles, and diversified their sound through the use of instruments such as keyboards like theMellotron and harpsichord, sitar, and various …

The Needle and the Damage Done ~ Neil Young

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Neil Young, OC OM  is a Canadian singer-songwriter and musician. He began performing in a group covering Shadows instrumentals in Canada in 1960, before moving to California in 1966, where he co-founded the band Buffalo Springfieldalong with Stephen Stills and Richie Furay, later joining Crosby, Stills & Nash as a fourth member in 1969. He forged a successful and acclaimed solo …

Grey Room ~ Damien Rice

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Damien Rice is an Irish singer-songwriter, musician and record producer who plays piano, guitar,percussion and clarinet. Rice began his musical career as a member of the 1990s rock group Juniper, which were signed to Polygram Records in 1997. The band enjoyed moderate success with a couple of single releases, but a projected album foundered because of record company politics. After leaving …

Yellow ~ Coldplay

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Coldplay are a British rock band formed in 1996 by lead vocalist Chris Martin and lead guitarist Jonny Buckland at University College London (UCL). After they formed under the name Pectoralz, Guy Berryman joined the group as a bassist and they changed their name to Starfish. Will Champion joined as a drummer, backing vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist, completing the line-up. Manager Phil Harvey …

Mad World ~ Gary Jules

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Gary Jules is an American singer-songwriter, best known for his cover version of the Tears For Fears song “Mad World”, which Gary recorded with friend Michael Andrews for the film Donnie Darko. It became the UK Christmas Number One single of 2003. Since then, Jules’ version has been used on many American TV shows such as CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, …

Under the Milky Way ~ The Church

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The Church are an Australian alternative rock band formed in Sydney in 1980. Initially associated with new wave and the neo-psychedelic sound of the mid-1980s, their music later became more reminiscent of progressive rock, featuring long instrumental jams and complex guitar interplay. Glenn A. Baker has written that “From the release of the ‘She Never Said’ single in November 1980, …