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"Trouble" by Iggy Azalea

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I should've known you were bad news
Submitted by: John Howarth

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Singers Who Act -> Latest Entries

Sandy Horne (Spoons) appeared in: Listen To The City
An indie film about a musician who awakes from a coma to find the city mirred in poverty and unemployment. Also stars Gordon Deppe lead singer and guitarist of The Spoons.
Submitted By: Celeste
Gordon Deppe (Spoons) appeared in: Listen To The City
An indie film about a musician who awakes from a coma to find the city mirred in poverty and unemployment. Also stars Spoons bassist Sandy Horne.
Submitted By: Celeste

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Celebrities Who Sing -> Latest Entries

Chris Jericho performed: Lights Go Out, Enemy
Professional wrestler Chris Jericho is also the lead singer of the band Fozzy.
Submitted By: JeReMy
John Cena performed: The Time is Now
In 2004, wrestler John Cena released a solo rap album "You Can't See Me", to tie in with his on-screen rapper persona at the time. The most famous song from the album, "The Time is Now", has been Cena's entrance theme ever since. The album, in my opinion, is pretty OK, not bad, but not really good either.
Submitted By: JeReMy

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Better Off Solo -> Latest Entries

John Brannon from Laughing Hyenas
The Laughing Hyenas' lead singer, he formed the group with Larissa Strickland(previously of L-7) in 1985. After the band broke up in 1995, Brannon later formed Easy Action, and reunited with Negative Approach.
Submitted By: Cotton Lorraine
Yuka Kawashima from Perfume
Yuka Kawashima left the group in order to pursue her studies. She later joined another group called Risky, and then attempted a solo career as Yuka. She graduated from the Hiroshima University of Economics in 2011. Nowadays she lives in Hiroshima and works at YNN47.
Submitted By: music

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Former Occupations of Performers -> Latest Entries

Mick Jagger from The Rolling Stones: Hospital porter
He worked part time as a porter in Bexley Psychiatric Hospital when he was 18. An unlikely place for romance, legendary lothario Mick actually lost his virginity in the hospital to a nurse in a store cupboard.
Submitted By: Fred boy
Sergio Galli from Platinum Blonde: P.A. Rental
Sergio mused that he used to rent out P.A.s to Mark.
Submitted By: Celeste

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Performer's New Career Entries -> Latest Entries

Rob Preuss from Spoons: Musical Concert Pianist
After Rob left Honeymoon Suite in 1989 he went back to his musical roots as a substitute pianist on Phantom of the Opera for 20 full performances.
Submitted By: Celeste
Jamie Walters from The Heights: Firefighter
After his career sputtered out after he was cast in Beverly Hills 90210, Walters became a paramedic/firefighter in Los Angeles County.
Submitted By: Tommy

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Songs That Are Banned -> Latest Entries
"Start Me Up," The Rolling Stones - Submitted By: Bob
"Fancy," Iggy Azalea (feat. Charli XCX) - Submitted By: Katycat

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Super Long Pop Songs -> Latest Entries
"Tupelo," Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds Length:7:13 - Submitted By: Evan
"Jigsaw Puzzle," The Rolling Stones Length:6:06 - Submitted By: Evan

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Super Short Pop Songs -> Latest Entries
"True Stories," Datarock Length:2:48 - Submitted By: Evan
"Got to Get You Into My Life," The Beatles Length:2:28 - Submitted By: Evan

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Song Lawsuits -> Latest Entries
"Revolution," The Beatles
In 1987, "Revolution" became the first Beatles recording to be licensed for use in a television commercial. Nike paid $500,000 for the right to use the song for one year, split between recording owner Capitol-EMI and song publisher ATV Music Publishing (owned by Michael Jackson). Commercials using the song started airing in March 1987.

The three surviving Beatles, through their record company Apple, filed in July 1987 objecting to Nike's use of the song. The suit was aimed at Nike, its advertising agency Wieden+Kennedy, and Capitol-EMI Records. Capitol-EMI said the lawsuit was groundless because they had licensed the use of "Revolution" with the "active support and encouragement of Yoko Ono Lennon, a shareholder and director of Apple." Ono had expressed approval when the commercial was released, saying the commercial "is making John's music accessible to a new generation".

The "Revolution" lawsuit and others involving the Beatles and EMI were settled out of court in 1989, with the terms kept secret. The financial website TheStreet.com included the Nike "Revolution" advertisement campaigh in its list of the 100 key business events of the 20th century, as it helped "commodify dissent". Source: Wikipedia.org - Submitted By: Isac
"Best I Ever Had," Drake
In a lawsuit filed June 24th, 2010, Playboy Enterprises sued Drake for copyright infringement by over alligations that his breakout smash "Best I Ever Had" sampled "Fallin' in Love" by Hamilton Joe, Frank & Reynolds, without attribution or permission.

The suit names Drake, as well as Cash Money Records and Universal Music Group, and asserts that Playboy "has suffered, and will continue to suffer irreparable injury" from the alleged infringement. The lawsuit demands that "all infringing works be recalled and destroyed."

As part of its claim, Playboy also alleges that "each defendant either knew, or should have reasonably known, that the sound recording was protected by copyright." Source: Wikipedia.org - Submitted By: Isac

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Crime Records -> Latest Entries
J. Geils: "DUI" - Submitted By: J. Geils For President
Rolf Harris: "Molesting young girls" - Submitted By: Gerald X

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Performers with Handicaps -> Latest Entries
Katy Perry: Depression - Submitted By: Katycat
Dan Reynolds (Imagine Dragons): Ankylosing spondylitis - Submitted By: Peter Paul Mounds

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"Fan names," NKOTB - Submitted By: New Kids Suck Suck Suck
"Perverse (album)," Jesus Jones' - Submitted By: Zeroes And Ones Devil U Know

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Hidden Tracks -> Latest Entries
"Gallons of Rubbing Alcohol Flow Through the Strip," Nirvana. It's listed on the back cover as track 13, but is heard after approximately 20 minutes of silence following "All Apologies" on track 12. - Submitted By: rKb
"Endless, Nameless," Nirvana. A hidden track which begins after 10 minutes of silence following "Something in the Way" on the album "Nevermind". - Submitted By: rKb

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Hidden Messages -> Latest Entries
"Fire on High," Electric Light Orchestra: "The beginning of the song contains the backwards message "The music is reversible, but time is not. Turn back, turn back, turn back, turn back" underscored by some twilight zone-esque music." - Submitted By: Evan
"Overnight Sensation (Hit Record)," Raspberries: "After the song completely fades out, you can hear the intro to "Go All The Way" very low. This is on the vinyl LP "Starting Over" and not on the CD." - Submitted By: Gregory Hulak

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Backwards Messages -> Latest Entries
"Twinkle Twinkle Little Star," Jane Taylor : "If the line "How I wonder what you are" is put backwards you get "I wish there were no Allah" Allah means God in Arabic" - Submitted By: Mark
"We Are Number One," LazyTown: "If you play "We Are Number One" backwards, the song title is "Now we're under you"" - Submitted By: Yello Jello

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Being A Broadway Pianist - Rob Preuss (Spoons)
After Rob's stint in Honeymoon Suite ended he went back to his musical roots becoming the substitute pianist for the Toronto production of Phantom of the Opera for 20 full performances. - Submitted By: Celeste
Moving On To Honeymoon Suite - Rob Preuss (Spoons)
After 5 years with Spoons Rob Preuss who was 20 years old at the time decided that he needed to move on and try other things. Derrick Ross also decided that he needed to move on. - Submitted By: Celeste

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Music With a Warning Label -> Latest Entries
"The Singular Adventures Of ....," Style Council
The inner liner notes of this best-of CD has some kooky story about a "Cappuccino Kid" and his "literature". On the bottom of this page is the proud announcement keeping in tune with the UN sanctions on the apartheid regime of South Africa (this album was put out in 1989): THIS RECORDING IS NOT FOR SALE IN SOUTH AFRICA.
Ain't Gonna Play Sun City Either
"Guilty Pleasure," Ashley Tisdale
The CD and back cover contains a FBI Anti-Piracy warning notice which had "FBI Anti-Piracy Warning: Unauthorized Copying is Punishable Under Federal Law" (like the ones shown on Blu-ray Discs and DVDs currently released by Lions Gate Home Entertainment including Grace Unplugged). But if you try to copy/rip a MP3 file from a CD using a program (or download a MP3 file online) without prior licensing, you'll be punished immediately.
Brandon Reina
"The Great Escape," Blur
In the booklet, there is a picture of Neuschwanstein Castle (the same photo as on the Country House single cover) and underneath this photo it says "Warning: Private Property". This doesn't mean anything as such and is just a quirk in the packaging.
Lee
"Greatest Hits," Devo
The CD itself (not the case) has a picture of someone sticking a fork into a toaster. I figure it's a "what not to do" sort of thing...
GlamRockNinjaLord
"The Last In Line," Dio
Though there are no lyrics in the booklet, the back cover of this album has some lyrics from the title track written in fancy medieval-looking font. "We'll know for the first time, if we're evil or divine. We're the last in line. - RJD"
GlamRockNinjaLord
"Sex (single)," Motley Crue
Motley Crüe's single "Sex", released prior to their 2012 tour with KISS, has a front cover design in the style of and parodying the "Parental Advisory" stickers. The top and bottom of the cover feature the words "Mötley" and "Crüe" respectively, while the middle part just says the word "SEX".
GlamRockNinjaLord
"Invasion Of Your Privacy," Ratt
Ratt's sophomore full-length release got a "Parental Advisory" sticker, due to the title and album cover being references to voyeurism, a topic the PMRC viewed as inappropriate. The sticker has since been removed.
GlamRockNinjaLord
"Full Moon Fever," Tom Petty
On the back cover of the CD version - it says "The music on this compact digital disc was originally recorded on analog equipment. We have attempted to perserve, as closely as possible, the sound of the original recording. Because of it's high resolution, however, the compact disc can reveal limitations of the source tape."
GlamRockNinjaLord
"Mechanical Resonance," Tesla
On the back cover of the CD version - it says "The music on this compact digital disc was originally recorded on analog equipment. We have attempted to perserve, as closely as possible, the sound of the original recording. Because of it's high resolution, however, the compact disc can reveal limitations of the source tape."
GlamRockNinjaLord
"Erotica," Madonna
Some of the album covers have Parental Advisory Ratings but everything bad on the CD is probably censored
William
"The Hits (1993 - 2003)," Marty Dread
This reggae hits compilation has the usual "Unauthorized duplication is a violation of the laws of ..." but it doesn't say "federal copywrite laws". Instead it says that unauthorized duplication is a violation of the laws of the "King of Kings Jah Rastafari". Honest!
Don't Piss Off Haile Selassie
"As Good As Dead," Local H
On the album's sticker, it reads: "Yeah mom, the 'F Word' is in it", a parody of the explicated lyrics sticker.
S
"Low DVD EP," Foo Fighters
A sticker was added below the usual warning (from the content in the "Low" video that got it banned from MTV) so that it can read "Parental Advisory Warning: Explicit Content ...and also big trucks."
Archie
"eMotive," A Perfect Circle
On the actual CD ( not the case), there is the longest anti-illegal music downloading warning I have ever seen. I'm not even going to bother putting it here, but it's worth seeing if you own the album.
G
"Prisoners In Paradise," Europe
It's a goofy little thing at the end of the lyrics in the CD booklet...Europe will not be held responsible for...then it lists like 4 hilarious effects the music may cause.
G
"Broken," Nine Inch Nails
In the liner notes, there is a warning reading, "Caution: Not for use with mono devices." The reason for this being is that Trent stated the songs do not sound right when being played through mono devices.
eg: Mike Smith
"Amnesiac," Radiohead
The back cover says "Radiohead. Amnesiac. Store away from direct sunlight, preferably in a dark drawer with your secrets. See inside for details."
Lee
"Live Era '87-'93," Guns N' Roses
Look very closely at the cover, just below the 2nd poster on the top row. It says "Warning: The Surgeon General Has Determined That Hollywood Rose Is Bad For Your Health (but worth the risk)". You might need a big LP to see it because the writing is very small.
Lee
"Primitive Enema," Butt Trumpet
This is what the lyric sheet says concerning the lyrics to "The Grindcore Song": We've decided not to give you the lyrics to this song because we are sure they would entice you to do nasty things to yourself and to others and we don't wish to be held responsible for it. Hail Satan.
F*ck the PMRC
"Tin Machine II," Tin Machine
The second album from David Bowie's hard rock band Tin Machine was released in 1991. The cover art has 4 ancient Greek statues, of NUDE men (oh no). The morals of our Grand Republic were saved and for the U.S. release the genetilia of the statues were "airbrushed" off. They did a lousy job - it looks more the statues had their ding dongs torn off. Oh but the morality police saved the day again (NOT).
Ain't That America? Home Of the Free

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Good Day Utah
"Shauna Thomas & Whipped Cream"
Submitted by: Tom Springfield

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