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The Summer Songs That Are Getting Us Through This Brutal Winter Weekend

Depending on where you live, it’s probably freezing right now. And for that, I’m very, very, very sorry. Because as a native of frigid central…

An Oral History of ‘Real American’

“Real American” is one of the most recognizable songs in American culture (embarrassing, but true). Written by vocalist Rick Derringer and released on 1985’s The…

There Is a Perfect Song for Every Occasion — Even CPR

It’s been said that music soothes the savage beast, but how well does it work to help us humans get shit done? News reports on…

Punderstruck: Why Are Heavy Metal Bands So in Love With Punning?

Oscar Wilde once wrote that sarcasm is the lowest form of wit. But he was wrong: As far as most people are concerned, that dubious…