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#idobiLuvs The Year 2015


It’s pretty apparent that we’re writing to you from a time warp, because we’re certain it’s still 2008 even though we’re discussing the biggest moments of 2015. Anything that happened this year that had you happy, sad, or anywhere in between can probably be found below. Check out what our staff remembers most from 2015, then let us know what you’d add to the list on Twitter.

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Tuesday Ten: Songs We Didn’t Like Until We Heard Them Acoustic


Autumn is just around the corner, and that means one thing: it’s almost time to throw on your comfiest sweater and trade in the upbeat sunny anthems you’ve been singing the past four months for something a little more chilled out. It’s always fun to return to your usual favorites, but it’s even more exciting to add something unexpected to the playlist — which is why for this week’s Tuesday Ten, we asked our writers about ten songs they didn’t like until they heard them acoustic.

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Conan O'Brien on White Stripes


One night in the late 1990s, Conan O’Brien was hanging out in a Detroit bowling alley after shooting a remote segment with Ted Nugent (”I rode around in the woods with him, we had a guitar duel and then fired guns,” he recalls). “I have this vague memory of these really cool kids coming over and hanging out with us,” he says. “I knew nothing about them or what they did.” A few years later, O’Brien learned he had met Jack and Meg White that day when he popped into a Saturday Night Live rehearsal to check out the White… Read more »

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Killswitch Engage Defying Metal Image


New York – On the day nominations for the music industry’s highest honors were announced, nobody could find Killswitch Engage. Most of the members were asleep after headlining a concert the night before, pumping out ear-shattering music and screeching lyrics for a tiny audience. At least it was tiny compared with audiences for previous metal Grammy nominees, like Metallica and Black Sabbath. “Everyone’s mouth was pretty much wide open” after the Grammy nods, lead singer Howard Jones recently told The Associated Press. “Everyone was like, ‘Did this really just happen. What sort of bizarro world is this?’” It’s the kind… Read more »

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Alanis highlights a sorry Silent Night – Review


Star 98.7’s Not So Silent Night certainly won’t be remembered as the most exciting local holiday concert this year, especially considering the high ticket price and modest artist lineup, though attendees were treated to a sneak of Alanis Morissette’s upcoming third U.S. studio album. The commercial decline of headliner Garbage gave the sold-out event an anticlimactic air. The show opened with the modern folk-rock stylings of singer-guitarist Nelly Furtado, who drew cheers for her hip-hop cover of Missy Elliott’s “Get Ur Freak On,” followed by the bland, middle-of-the-road efforts of New Orleans band Better Than Ezra, who at least included… Read more »

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