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"City of Angels" is a song by American rock band Thirty Seconds to Mars, featured on their fourth studio album Love, Lust, Faith and Dreams(2013). Written by lead vocalist Jared Leto, who co-produced the song with Steve Lillywhite, "City of Angels" was inspired by Leto's experience of living in Los Angeles with his family and was influenced by the city's culture. Imbued with elements of synth rock as well as music from the 1980s, the track was cited as an example of the album's variety and experimentation. It was one of the first songs to be written for Love, Lust, Faith and Dreams, but required a long period of time to record.

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"Thunder" is a song by American rock band Imagine Dragons. The song was released on April 27, 2017 through Interscope Records, as the second single from their third studio album, Evolve. "Thunder" has peaked at number four on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming their fourth top ten hit. It became the ninth best-selling song of 2017 in the United States. The official remix features American singer K.Flay.

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2/9/18

"The Middle" is a song by American rock band Jimmy Eat World. It was released in November 2001 as the second single of their fourth album Bleed American. It was a top five Billboard Hot 100 hit in 2002. The song was a breakthrough hit for Jimmy Eat World (who had self-financed the recording of the Bleed American album after having been dropped by Capitol Records in 1999).

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2/3/18

"Rebirthing" is a song by the Christian rock band Skillet, and it is the first single off their seventh album Comatose. The song has achieved a large amount of popularity in both the mainstream and Christian radio. The song was No. 1 on ChristianRock.Net's Weekly Top 30 for sixteen straight weeks, No. 3 on their Annual Top 100, and was the most requested song of the year in 2006. The song also charted at No. 9 on the Billboard Hot Christian Songs chart.

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Ringo Starr Finally Knighted 

As you’ve no doubt heard, one of the world’s great injustices has been overcome. 

The greatest wrong in the world of drumming was overturned  at the start of the new year when it was announced that Richard Starkey (aka Ringo Starr) would receive his knighthood, becoming the last Beatle to be so honored.

For the record, all four Beatles received MBE status (Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, a rank in British chivalry) in 1965.  Paul McCartney became Sir Paul McCartney in 1997, receiving full Knight of the British Empire honors. George Harrison was offered a lesser honor, Order of the British Empire, in 2000 and turned it down. He died in 2001. John Lennon, for his part, sent his MBE back in 1969 with a famous note to the queen saying “I am returning my MBE as a protest against Britain’s involvement in the Nigeria-Biafra thing, against our support of America in Vietnam and against ‘Cold Turkey’ slipping down the charts. 

“With love. John Lennon of Bag.” 

McCartney had previously been asked in an interview if he might reach out to the Queen on Ringo’s behalf. He said, “The last time I went by she was out. Otherwise, I would have popped in and said ‘Look, love, Sir Richard Starkey’. Because I do think it’s about time.” 

Lennon may have sloughed off his honor, but Ringo was reportedly delighted by his. Like Harrison, he had waited far too long, and like McCartney, he deserves full credit for his contributions to the band. He is recognized for his “services to music and charity,” and he’ll return to the palace he last visited decades ago for the ceremony...

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1/27/18

"It's a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock 'n' Roll)" is a song by Australian hard rock band AC/DC. It is the first track of the group's album T.N.T., released in December 1975, and was written by Angus Young, Malcolm Young and Bon Scott. The song is notable for combining bagpipes with hard rock instrumentation; in the middle section of the song there is a call and response between the bagpipes and guitar. The original recording is in B-flat major, but it was played live in A major.

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