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Paste Music | Green Day

Green Day at The Pageant | Concert Review Coming Soon!

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Paste :: Incubus Talks Deftones, Teenage Success, and Influence of Hans Zimmer

Incubus is one of the “Untouchables” — a band that has been in the industry for over 20 years and continues to remain equally nostalgic and relevant. Although the band hit a rough patch with their last album, If Not Now, When?, which was met with mixed critical and fan reactions, they powered through and continued to do what they do best — make memorable, timeless music.

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Paste :: “Hey Wassup Hello” More Than Just A Nicety—Billboard Proves fetty's Here to Stay

Fetty Wap rose up fairly quickly and became a rapper of many firsts: the first male rapper with three songs to occupy the top 20 spots on the Billboard Hot 100 chart since Eminem did so in 2013; the first male rapper in four years to have concurrent singles reach the top 10 on the same chart since Lil Wayne did so in 2011; and, with his fourth single, “Again”, Wap became the first act in the Hot Rap Songs chart’s 26-year history to chart his first four entries in the top 10 simultaneously.

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Paste Magazine :: Of Monsters And Men Performs Concert To Benefit MusiCares

On Oct. 18, the band played an intimate concert for the MusiCares Foundation, an organization dedicated to helping those in need within the music community. The band’s selflessness shined through as they utilized their talent to contribute to the cause; their dedication to helping others proved to be just as strong as the band’s passion for creating great music.

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Paste :: Emily Vaughn is Better Off Without You

Break-up songs usually find a home on one end of the pendulum — depressingly emotional, "make you want to stay in bed forever" depress-fests, or Alanis Morissette-inspired anger anthems written during a period of (often justifiable) rage, grievance, or pain.

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Paste :: Funeral Suits Song Premiere | "The Way Back"

Formed in 2008, Irish alternative-rock band Funeral Suits have clocked up more than 13 million streams with their 2012 single "All Those Friendly People," earning themselves a huge YouTube following and devoted fan base...

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Astropol Discusses Debut Album, Vinyl Released Today

If you aren't familiar with Swedish supergroup Astropol, you just may know more than you think about the killer indie-pop band. The talented trio includes established artists Bebban Stenborg of the Shout Out Louds (and currently the lead vocalist of Astropol), producer Bjorn Yttling of Peter Bjorn and John, and Smash.

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Paste :: Skylar Grey Debuts "Cannonball" ft. X Ambassadors

Skylar Grey gives her take on recent single, "Cannonball," featuring X Ambassadors. She says, "The song is about empowerment, being the underdog, and fighting your way to the top. You know, it’s a competitive world out there, and I think that a lot of people can relate to that, and I thought it would be a powerful message."

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Song Premiere + Q&A: "Occupied" by Battleme

After Portland imports Battleme (Matt Drenik – lead singer/guitarist, Chad Savage – bass, JJ Eliot - guitar, Scott Noben – drums) toured relentlessly in 2014 for their sophomore album, Future Runs Magnetic, the self-described “slacker-rockers” quickly got back to work, with frontman Matt Drenik writing and eventually recording the band's third album with his brother Jason (Hairy Patt Band) co-producing.

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Paste :: Music Video Premiere: "Easy Lover" by Panama Wedding + Great Good Fine Ok

Cheeky new DIY video depicting Panama Wedding and Jon from Great Good Fine OK spending the day together, cheerfully enjoying spontaneous activities as they bustle about town in Brooklyn. Quite possibly the best music video ever. The cover does much justice to the original track, "Easy Lover," by Phil Collins and Philip Bailey.

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Song Premiere | Future Shock by Narc Twain

Narc Twain "Future Shock" premiere, audio only.

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Paste :: Cardiknox Debuts "On My Way"

LA-based dance-pop duo  Cardiknox  has debuted a new single and video for "On My Way" from their upcoming 2016 album — the band is also set to  tour with The Knocks in 2016! Check out their new video for "On My Way " an awesome montage of vintage runway footage...

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Paste :: Meg Myers Premieres Acoustic Video of "Lemon Eyes"

Listen to her latest track, and read on as Myers talks about moving to Los Angeles from her native Florida, her dream collaborator, and her love of Southern music.

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Paste :: Lauren Kruczyk

Writer profile: Featuring premieres and interviews with renowned musicians and indie artists.

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Lauren Kruczyk :: Paste Cloud Contributor

Contributor profile: Featuring premieres and interviews with renowned musicians and indie artists.