What Ever Happened to James?


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James are an English rock band from Manchester. They formed in 1982 and were active throughout the 1980s, but most successful during the 1990s. Their best-known singles include “Come Home”, “Sit Down”, “She’s a Star” and “Laid”, which also became a hit on American college radio.[1] Following the departure of lead singer Tim Booth in 2001, the band became inactive, but reunited in January 2007 for a new album and international tour.[2] As of 2010, the band had sold more than 25 million albums worldwide.


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What You Say?

Foul language. Explicit sexual content. Alleged drug references. Controversial political subject matter. Sounds like a good time. But to radio stations around the world–even the BBC that claims it doesn’t ban songs–these are major offenses that must be bleeped the $#%& out.

The following is a partial list of twenty songs that have been banned by radio stations:



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Six Years Without Michael Jackson

It has been six years since Michael Jackson’s passing. Frankly, his death didn’t torment me the way John Bonham, John Lennon, Kurt Cobain, Joe Strummer, Marvin Gaye and George Harrison’s deaths had. John Lennon once said that “Elvis Presley died when he joined the army.” For me, Michael Jackson “died” shortly after Thriller and the subsequent twenty-six years were simply a long, agonizing, painful parody of a talented individual.



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The Most Influential Rock Acts of the 2000s

This is the decade where music really explodes in a thousand different directions, ignited by DIY, digital recording, file sharing, iTunes, and MySpace. Music is everywhere. And this is the decade that’s most difficult to call, probably because we’re still too close to see who will influence the music to come.

However, I’ll throw out the following.





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