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Pitchfork list their 200 best songs of the 1970s

Back in 2004, Pitchfork published their Top 100 Albums of the 1970s list, and today they've returned with the 200 Best Songs of the 1970s. Some of the artists who didn't make the cut on the albums list are now here, like Black Sabbath, Grateful Dead, Bruce Springsteen, Patti Smith...

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Photo courtesy of Magnolia Pictures.
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The Ramones, Iggy Pop, Lou Reed & more in new documentary about music biz legend Danny Fields

If HBO's tone-deaf series Vinyl left you cold but wanting to learn more about the NYC music scene of the '70s, you may want to keep an eye out for new documentary Danny Says which is about legendary music biz figure Danny Fields, who helped the careers of The Ramones, Iggy Pop, The Doors, The Velvet Underground, MC5 and more.

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watch Descendents critique Rolling Stone’s ‘best punk albums’ list

The Adolescents were a glaring omission, the Descendents say.

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YYYs at Dream Hotel - 4/22/16 (photo via Mike Nouveau)
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Yeah Yeah Yeahs played their first show in years at the Mick Rock doc afterparty (pics, videos)

YYYs celebrated the legendary rock photographer with covers of Bowie and VU, and other performers included Marky Ramone, Eugene Hutz, TV on the Radio, and more. Debbie Harry was in the house too (but not to perform).

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Brian Eno covers The Velvet Underground on new LP ‘The Ship,’ talking at NYC fest The Grid

Brian Eno will release his new album The Ship on April 29 via Warp. This is his first solo record since 2012's LUX and, while there hasn't been any music released yet, Warp describes it like this:Originally conceived from experiments with three dimensional recording techniques and formed in two, interconnected parts, The Ship is almost as much musical novel as traditional album...

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Waka Flocka playing Webster Hall on 4/20 (again), samples The Velvet Underground’s “Venus In Furs” on new song (listen)

Like he did last year, Waka Flocka will celebrate 4/20 at NYC's Webster Hall. Tickets for what will surely be a smokin' holiday party go on sale Friday (1...

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100 Most Influential Artists, according to NME

"There was a certain amount of science to it. An entire week of work experience students left the office thinking that cutting-edge music journalism in 2014 mostly involves calculating which bands have been mentioned most in NME in the past two years, then hunting out references to the bands that influenced those acts online and finally adding up the number of times each influence came up...

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John Cale’s statement on former bandmate Lou Reed’s death

John Cale, the former Velvet Underground bandmate of Lou Reed, commented on his passing initially by writing "The world has lost a fine songwriter and poet...

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Lou Reed, RIP

Lou Reed at 2012 Tibet House Benefit (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)

Lou Reed, one of the most important, influential, and beloved musicians of our time, has passed away today at 71 years old, reports Rolling Stone...

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CBGB movie soundtrack includes Talking Heads, The Stooges, Dead Boys, Richard Hell, Television, Blondie, Dictators & more

As previously mentioned, the CBGB movie will premiere at this year's CBGB Music & Film Festival, which goes down across various NYC venues from October 9 to 13...

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