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Skunk Anansie Describe A Collective Individuality 

Skin, lead singer of British rock band Skunk Anansie, looks at the title of the band's new album, Anarchytecture, as a discussion of the current turmoil in the UK and a comment on the need for a new societal structure. As a black woman fronting a metal band, others have always been confused about

M.I.A. Calls MTV's VMAs "Racism Sexism Classism Elitism" 

On Tuesday, MTV revealed its nominees for their upcoming annual VIdeo Music Awards. M.I.A.'s video for "Boarders: was not included on the list - it was one of our favorite videos of 2015 - and she responded on her Twitter today saying: MIA - BORDERS is not included in the VMAs #hahahahhaahahhaha!!

The Temper Trap Discuss "Thick As Thieves" 

Toby Dundas, the drummer for Australian-born, UK-based rock band The Temper Trap, says the group's third studio LP, Thick As Thieves, has a "ragged edge to it." And maybe it's that bite that that helped shoot the record quickly to number one in the band's native land, making it their second

Beyonce, Adele Lead MTV VMA Nominations 

Yesterday, MTV announced the list of nominations for its Video Music Awards, commonly referred to as the VMAs. Beyonce leads all artists with 11 nominations, and Adele received eight. The award show is set to take place August 28th. Beyonce and Adele go head to head in multiple categories, including