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Scientists snuck Bob Dylan lyrics into research papers for 17 years

“How does it feel” to be the biggest Dylan fans in the scientific community? Ask John Jundberg and Eddie Weitzberg, authors of “Nitric Oxide and inflammation: The answer is blowing in the wind.”

According to Swedish news outlet The Local, Jundberg, Weitzberg and three other Swedish scientists at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm have been competing to embed as many Bob Dylan lyrics into their medical research papers as they can before retiring. READ FULL STORY

Led Zeppelin shares new version of 'Rain Song' ahead of October reissues

Earlier this year, Led Zeppelin released remastered, deluxe versions of their first three records. They’ll put out reissues of 1971’s Led Zeppelin IV and 1973’s Houses of the Holy on Oct. 27, so to get fans pumped, the band has shared an alternate version of classic Houses cut “The Rain Song.”

The track—aptly titled “The Rain Song (Mix Minus Piano)”—answers a question fans have died to know for years: What would this revered song sound like without one of its instruments? Probably something like seeing the hot date you picked up at the bar the next morning, complete with frizzy hair and gym shorts. Still beautiful, but not exactly how you remembered. READ FULL STORY

One Direction channels Journey, gets dad-friendly with 'Steal My Girl'

Did One Direction recently spend some time at the School of Rock? It’s possible—if the School of Rock happens to be headed by Journey.

For the boy band’s latest single, “Steal My Girl,” One Direction takes things in a new, ’80s classic rock direction. More specifically, the opening of “Steal My Girl” is enough to give any Journey fan a bit of deja vu, as the song sounds something like One Direction’s version of Journey’s 1983 hit “Faithfully.” One Direction’s mid-song “na na na na na” even recalls Journey’s mid-song “woah oh oh oh.” It feels a lot like One Direction is trying to make a new name for itself—and it’s not terrible.


Reviewing Thom Yorke's 'Tomorrow's Modern Boxes': A surprise delivery -- and a pretty great one

On Friday, Radiohead frontman and dance enthusiast Thom Yorke snuck up on the Internet and delivered another sonic sucker punch. Not only did he announce that he had completed a new solo album called Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes, but that said album was already available via BitTorrent.

For a nominal fee of $6, hardcore fans were entitled to download a bundle that included all eight of the album’s tracks plus the unnerving music video for the track “A Brain in a Bottle”: READ FULL STORY

Belle and Sebastian announce new album, 'Girls in Peacetime Want To Dance'

Scottish indie band Belle and Sebastian announced over the weekend that their new, intriguingly titled album, Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance, will be released early next year. The album arrives on Jan. 20, 2015 in North America.  READ FULL STORY

Aretha Franklin covers Adele's 'Rolling in the Deep'


In Aretha Franklin’s eyes, Adele has achieved the high throne that is diva status.


Hear Lorde's new 'Hunger Games' soundtrack single, 'Yellow Flicker Beat'

Lorde has released “Yellow Flicker Beat,” her new single that appears on the soundtrack for upcoming blockbuster The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1. The soundtrack is set for a Nov. 18 release. READ FULL STORY

Macy Gray's new video for 'Hands' is, well, handsy


Macy Gray is exploring tactile pleasures in the new video for her song “Hands,”  a single off her Oct. 7 album, The Way. The video for the upbeat tune finds Gray hanging out with friends and using an unusual canvas for finger painting: a half-naked man. Yes, she is quite literally putting her hands on him just as she croons “got to get my hands on you.” Over the summer Gray also released the video for her song “Bang Bang”—yes, a different one—featuring swimmer Diana Nyad.

Gray talked to EW about writing “Hands,” filming the video, and hearing about the other “Bang Bang.”


'We Didn't Start the Fire,' Billy Joel's awful, educational hit, turns 25


Twenty-five years ago, on Sept. 27, 1989, Billy Joel released the first single from his then-upcoming album Storm Front. It was “We Didn’t Start the Fire,” a musical scrapbook of sorts that crammed the previous 40 years’ worth of American history catchphrases into just under five minutes, pausing after every four-year recap for its aggressively bouncy refrain: “We didn’t start the fire / No we didn’t light it but we’re tryin’ to fight it.” READ FULL STORY

TV Jukebox Fall TV edition: 'How To Get Away With Murder,' 'Sons of Anarchy,' more great music-on-TV moments

Have you found yourself wondering “What’s that song?” while watching your favorite TV shows? If so, we’re here to tell you. Check out our Spotify playlist below and see why these music picks clicked. (Warning for those still catching up on DVR: SPOILERS ahead!) READ FULL STORY

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