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A young U2 aka "Feedback."
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Before They Were Famous: Volume II

Did Coldplay start out as Starfish or MosquitoPop? For this iteration of Before They Were Famous, we have...a quiz! Test your knowledge of your favorite bands' backstories here.

 

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Win Tickets to LINKIN PARK!

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BRU’s Ultimate Halloween Playlist

Need a playlist to get you pumped for Halloween? We searched the WBRU archives and narrowed it down to these spooky songs.
 

“Zombie” - The Cranberries

"In your head, in your head, zombie, zombie, zombie"

Startin' off strong with a WBRU classic. This song doesn’t need much of an explanation as to why it’s on this playlist. The word “zombie” is sung 12 times. We counted

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The Wrap-Up: This Week in Music

The Wrap-Up brings you the 10 largest music news stories of the week as well as information about new album and music video releases.
HEADLINES OF THE WEEK
1. Weezer wanted YOU to help them choose their next single

Two weeks ago, Weezer release

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Alt-J has moved on from Iceland; they're slated to play London's O2 Arena in January.
Alt-J has moved on from Iceland; they're slated to play London's O2 Arena in January.
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Before They Were Famous: Volume I

Our favorite artists weren’t always making the music we love them for—so what were they doing? WBRU is here to reveal the sometimes strange and often surprising stories behind the big names.

 

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Throwback Thursday: This Week in History

THIS WEEK IN HISTORY
1958: The first Gold record album presented by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) was awarded to the soundtrack LP, 'Oklahoma'. The honor signified that the album had reached one million dollars in sales. The first Gold

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Throwback Thursday: This Week in History

THIS WEEK IN HISTORY
1944: Jeff Beck was born, guitarist. Beck worked with Screaming Lord Sutch before replacing Eric Clapton in The Yardbirds. As a solo artist, he released the 1967 single 'Hi-Ho Silver Lining', before forming The Jeff Beck Group, which featured Rod Stewart on vocals and Ron Wood on bass. His 1975 album

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Throwback Thursday: This Week in History

THIS WEEK IN HISTORY
1938: Don 'Sugarcane' Harris was born. US guitarist, pianist, 50's duo Don & Dewey. Worked with Little Richard, John Mayall and Frank Zappa. Died on 30th November 1999.

1942: Paul McCa

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Throwback Thursday: This Week in History

THIS WEEK IN HISTORY

1963: The Beatles, on the last night of their tour with Roy Orbison, performed at King George's Hall, Blackburn, Lancashire. It was during this tour that The Beatles' fans started throwing jelly babies at them while they were on stage, after an off-the-cuff remark on television that George Harrison enjoyed eating them.

1965: The Be

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Mastodon at the Worcester Palladium

I am long overdue on this post, but it has taken me 2 solid weeks to recover from the face-melting show Mastodon put on at the Worcester Palladium on May 16, 2014.

Upon arriving in Worcester, it was clear that a metal band was in town

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