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February 1 marked the 20th anniversary release date for Green Day’s landmark album Dookie, the massive hardcore punk hit that went on to sell 16 million copies worldwide. Released in 1994, the record got a big boost from MTV’s heavy rotation of videos for the singles “Basket Case,” Longview,” and “When I Come Around.” Over time all three singles reached the top of the Modern Rock sales chart and Green Day quickly became the most successful punk rock act ever.
Papa Cyrus is trending in music headlines this week with the latest resurgence of his 1992 hit, "Achy Breaky Heart," but with a twist. One of the most notorious country hooks makes its way into a Buck 22 song titled, "Achy Breaky 2" where Billy Ray Cyrus and Buck 22 can bee seen rocking straw hats and denim in a spaceship surrounded by, what appears to be, new-age Klingon party girls.
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While most of America was swept away on a wave of Beatlemania when the Fab Four launched the British Invasion on February 9, 1964, the reaction of many cultural critics was far less giddy. In fact, many of them loathed the four lads from Lancashire. 50 years on, their sniping and sneering commentaries come across as both laughable and shortsighted. Here are some of their more choice disses:
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It all started when Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers put up a video on Instagram demanding funnyman Will Ferrell quit impersonating him. He then challenged Ferrell to a drum-off.