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Why My Chemical Romance’s Legacy Is Cemented In Rock History

After 12 years, four albums and a score of highly popular and visible songs, My Chemical Romance called it quits Friday (March 22), according to a post on the band’s website. The news comes as a heavy hit for legions of fans — known collectively as the MCRmy — who have since started a petition imploring the band to do one last world tour before hanging it up for good.

03/26/2013

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Why Fall Out Boy’s Patrick Stump Is Right About Hate Culture

Patrick Stump, Fall Out Boy frontman and at times a pop culture pariah himself, wants you to knock it off with the Nickelback jokes.

03/04/2013

Egyptian activists and youth perform the "Harlem Shake" in front of the Muslim Brotherhood headquarters in Cairo on February 28, 2013. (Gianluigi Guercia/AFP/Getty Images)

Harlem Shake, The Life-Ruining Meme

At its peak, the video meme that exploded around Baauer’s unexpected No. 1 smash “Harlem Shake” turned into a seemingly ubiquitous sensation, with 4,000 of the viral clips being added to YouTube on a daily basis as of early February.

02/28/2013

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