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The Back Page: Read It In Books

At this point, I believe I qualify for dual citizenship as an honorary Norwegian. No, I haven’t spent the last
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The Back Page: Being There

One of the things we’re going to miss when all the rock bands are gone is the way you developed
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The Back Page: OK Computer?

I was starting to think that I really hated technology when it came to its effect on music. Then I
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The Back Page: Happily Divided

Sebadoh is helping me understand this Donald Trump thing. If that doesn’t make sense to you, then you’re probably a
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The Back Page: Sexual Healing

A couple weeks back, I was flipping through a certain music magazine when something struck me. There was a band
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The Back Page: The Thrill Is Not Gone

When you do something as long as I’ve written The Back Page, your perspective can get a little skewed. One
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The Back Page: Backstreet Boys And Girls

We’ve been had. OK, I’ve been had. I shouldn’t speak for you on this important point. I bought Ryan Adams’
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The Back Page: Looking Back At 2016

OK, so I’ve been doing these for quite a while now. Correct me if I’m wrong, but the first year
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The Back Page: Paint A Vulgar Picture

This is why it’s worth hanging around. You just never know what the hell might happen. We were standing in
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The Back Page: Don’t Look Back In Anger

The Back Page: Don’t Look Back In Anger

The occasion of MAGNET's anniversary has a lot of us reflecting on just what the hell we think we've been
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R.I.P. MAGNET Senior Writer Jonathan Valania

The Back Page: Sympathy For The Devil

The Back Page: Sympathy For The Devil

It’s so very punk to want to slam dance all over the grave of the American Record Industry (b. 1929
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The Back Page: Family Values

Raising children is the ultimate opportunity to indulge your music snobbery. For anyone who writes about music or just plain
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The Back Page: Looking Back At 2008

The Back Page: Looking Back At 2008

In the nightmare from which there is no waking—or, as you may know it, life—there will be a giant music
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The Back Page: Almost Heinous

I spent a lot of time thinking about fame this summer. It started with the story I wrote elsewhere in
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The Back Page: Chaos Theory

One of the obvious reasons to write about pop (or any other kind of) culture is the belief that you
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