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With Limp Bizkit’s Return, a Look at Other Nu-Metal Bands That Stuck Around
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Limp Bizkit is touring again–and one kind of assumes that the nu-metal greats are going to simply appear as remnants of their former selves. While Fred Durst and company may be desperate to recapture their rap-rock glory days, I plan on being on the front and center at their show this Friday, October 10 at House of Blues. Those who may not be impressed by Durst’s caliber of musicianship may be more apt to ask: what happened to the other bands that were spawned around the same time? Are they still making music? And more importantly: are tours on the horizon for any of them? After some intense (Internet) investigation, here are a few bands I managed to unearth. More

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Proposed Television Adaptation of ‘Say Anything’ Killed By Single Tweet
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It’s been 25 years since John Cusack lofted a boombox over his head beneath Ione Skye’s window in Cameron Crowe’s “Say Anything,” which means it’s the perfect time to unearth its dead corpse from the VHS graveyard and turn it into an unrecognizable adaptation in a cynical cash grab.
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NKOTB vs. Backstreet Boys: Which is the Ultimate ’90s Boy Band?
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For the mass of ladies (and perhaps the few proud gentlemen) that were diehard boy band followers in the ’80s and ’90s, you’re in luck: Backstreet Boys’ youngest heartthrob Nick Carter and New Kids on the Block veteran Jordan Knight have finally teamed up for their first collaborative album “Nick and Knight.” More

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Remembering The Beatles’ 1966 Suffolk Downs Concert
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Suffolk Downs, Mohegan Sun, and the city of Revere received disappointing news yesterday when they learned that their proposal to build a resort casino at the racetrack lost to the Wynn casino that has been proposed for Everett. As a result, COO Chip Tuttle has announced that the track will end of a 79-year legacy of racing and will be forced to shut down. More

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Coca-Cola Goes ’90s, Re-Releases Surge Soda
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Oh the ’90s…those long nights filled with countless episodes of “Clarissa Explains It All” or re-watching “Space Jam,” while wearing any combo of red, blue and white Tommy Hilfiger garb, and jamming to TLC or Nirvana, whatever your ‘scene’ was back in the day. Yes, in many ways, it was a terrible time for fashion, but for everything lame like fanny packs or 98 Degrees songs, there was something awesome about the ’90s, like Surge soda. More

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20 Years Later, Why ‘Ready To Die’ is So Overrated That It’s Underrated
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Let’s say you’re the kind of person into clickbait, and maybe you’ve seen a link on “Top Ten Rap Albums You Grinded on Your Middle School Boyfriend To.” Or, maybe you’re into nostalgia porn, and you read a piece about hip hop albums turning 20 years old. You feel dated, maybe even a little old, but both entertain you at work. For a moment, you remember a time when gangsta rap was actually dangerous. More

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Sleeping with the Protagonist: A Night at Boston’s New Verb Hotel
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Whenever I drove through the Fenway neighborhood of Boston, my eye always involuntarily gravitated towards the Howard Johnson Motor Lodge nestled between the ballpark and Boylston street. It appealed to me as a gem from another era, a place where I easily imagined interesting characters flooding in and out of its rooms while baseball, bars, and music venues formed a protective shell around its perimeter. More

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