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Danse – Where My Dogs At?

Danse of BKLYN STICKUP hops on the Intro to X’s It’s Dark And Hell Is Hot. Look out for a new self-titled project from the big homie on May 20th. Previously: Danse – Draft Day Freestyle

The 10 Best Verve Songs

Few British bands from the 1990s, Britpop or otherwise, have been pushed to the sidelines more forcefully than the Verve. I can think of, well, quite a few reasons for this. You’ve got their singer, Richard Ashcroft, a perfectly arrogant British rock star who continues to play that role even as his solo output has [...]

Video: Lil Boosie on The Breakfast Club

Boosie does Power 105.1′s “The Breakfast Club” revealing the features to his forthcoming comeback album, writing while he was incarcerated, and more. Previously: Video: Lil Boosie on the Hot 97 Morning Show

How Microsoft Failed To Buy Sub Pop

In 1994, in the immediate aftermath of the Nirvana-driven grunge signing boom, Warner Bros. paid $20 million for 49% of the Seattle label Sub Pop, an arrangement that still stands today. The person who brokered the deal was Dana Giacchetto, a star investment adviser who became as famous for throwing crazy parties with Leonardo DiCaprio [...]

Peter Buck Reveals How R.E.M. Once Sabotaged The Verve

It’s Britpop Week here at Stereogum, and to help us celebrate, R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck has shared a story about his old band sabotaging the poor blokes of the Verve. Buck sat down with Portland’s Willamette Week for a rare interview, and among other things, reminisced about the time he and his R.E.M. cohorts did [...]