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The Smiths’ Biggest, Most Unlikely Fan: Pantera’s Phil Anselmo

“You think you know depression, grimness and self-loathing?” Anselmo said. “Listen to Morrissey!”

01/31/2014

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Radio.com Essentials: Perusing the Classic Country Stacks With Sheryl Crow

Sheryl Crow sat down with Radio.com and perused our vinyl collection to discuss country legends like Johnny Cash, Tammy Wynette and George Jones, who have been important to her as an artist.

09/10/2013

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Radio.com Essentials: Robin Thicke Shares His Sex & Relationship Advice

So when he stopped by Radio.com HQ to discuss his new album, also titled Blurred Lines and out this week, we bent his ear on sex, romance, pick-up lines and real-deal, full-fledged, forever love.

07/31/2013

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Radio.com Essentials: Jason Aldean, Country’s Biggest Rock Star

After packing Madison Square Garden and Georgia’s Sanford Stadium, and with upcoming shows at Fenway Park and Wrigley Field, Jason Aldean is taking his career “to the next level” this year.

07/09/2013

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Kelly Rowland’s Third Act: ‘Talk A Good Game’ Brings The Female Empowerment

“I always think about women when I’m making a record,” she tells Radio.com. “I think about how many women inspired and touched me throughout my life. I feel it’s my duty to give that back.”

06/19/2013

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Radio.com Essentials: Darius Rucker Digs His Boots Deeper Into Country

In our Radio.com Essentials profile, Rucker broke down country music stereotypes and explained the stories behind many of the songs on his new album, while Entertainment Weekly’s Grady Smith provided some back story on the former Hootie & the Blowfish singer.

05/21/2013

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Radio.com Essentials: Vampire Weekend Plays The Game Of LIFE

The revealed their thoughts on the biological imperative that causes parenthood, God and the unmoved mover, the nature of good and evil in man and why they’re so into making album covers out of found art.

05/17/2013

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Radio.com Essentials: Tim McGraw & His ‘Superstar Summer Night’

Tim McGraw may have released his new album, “Two Lanes of Freedom,” back in February, but he’s keeping the momentum going with a superstar summer jam. We delve into it in our new Radio.com Essentials profile.

05/14/2013

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Radio.com Essentials: LL Cool J Stays ‘Authentic’

In our Radio.com Essentials video, we profile LL Cool J, who makes his bold return to the music world this Tuesday with “Authentic.”

04/26/2013

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Radio.com Essentials: Phoenix Try To Experiment Their Way To The Top

With their new album “Bankrupt!,” Phoenix wanted to play around with their sound and maybe even force a few people to question whether they were even the same group of guys who made “1901.”

04/23/2013

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Radio.com Essentials: Are Foals On The Brink Of Something Big?

For their latest record, “Holy Fire,” Foals have made a lot of moves. But while the pieces seem in perfectly in place for a major breakthrough, the band says they’re artists first.

04/11/2013

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Radio.com Essentials: Enter The Wu-Tang Clan’s Coachella Chamber

Twenty years ago the Wu-Tang Clan crowded into a small office in New York City and took turns spitting thorny raps, transforming the four walls into a show of lyrical fireworks. In 2013, they’re headlining Coachella.

04/11/2013

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Radio.com Essentials: Phoenix’s Long Road To Coachella Headliner

At first Phoenix might have seemed like an unlikely choice to headline this year’s Coachella Festival, but the combination of great songs and a stellar live show proves the band is more than ready for top billing. We explore in this episode of Radio.com Essentials.

04/11/2013

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