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Richey James Edwards

{ Article added: 08/30/2009 }
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Categories : Music, People
Richey James Edwards was the principal lyricist from the band Manic Street Preachers and is remembered for his troubled career as well as for his mysterious disappearance in 1995. He has been declared "presumed dead" with suspicions that he ...Read More »

Loudest band in the world

{ Article added: 08/09/2009 }
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Since the late 1970s, some controversy has existed in the music world due to the multiple claimants of the title for the "loudest band in the world". Some bands base this on live performances, while others point to decibel ...Read More »

List of works published posthumously

{ Article added: 07/18/2009 }
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Categories : Lists, Movies, Music
Many works in the area of music, literature, film, and drama have entered the public eye only after the death of its creator (or, in the case of film, a person involved in the production of the project). Perhaps ...Read More »

Memphis Mafia

{ Article added: 07/11/2009 }
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Since Elvis Presley's rise to fame in the mid 1950s, he was nearly constantly surrounded by his "Memphis Mafia", the nickname given to the confidants, friends, employees, and general associates of the singer. Only the employees were paid a ...Read More »

The Shaggs

{ Article added: 04/25/2009 }
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Comprised by the Wiggin sisters (Dorothy, Helen, Betty, and later Rachel), The Shaggs were an outsider music rock group who were formed upon the insistence of their father, Austin Wiggin Jr. When he was a boy, Austin's mother had ...Read More »

As Slow As Possible

{ Article added: 03/26/2009 }
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As Slow As Possible (OrganĀ²/ASLSP) is a piece of organ music composed so as to be the slowest musical performance ever. The music is eight pages in length and single notes last years. The current performance, which began ...Read More »

Loudness war

{ Article added: 03/22/2009 }
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Categories : Experiments, Music, Technology
Loudness war is the term given to the music industry's practice of increasing the loudness of recorded music so as to be louder than competing releases and previously released material. The standards of loudness have been increasing exponentially since ...Read More »