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Quiz! Can You Complete These Blur Lyrics?

"What is songwriting – what is it all about?" Damon Albarn said at this year's Ivor Novello Awards. "True songwriters are the people who are able to distance themselves from something that's really affected them, by writing a song about it. Some of us see it as going to church, some of us see it as going to work, but at the end of the day, if you're not connecting to the spirit then you're not making good music."

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How Did Elvis Presley Die?

They say Elvis is still alive, probably kicking it with Tupac and Richie Edwards, but they are wrong. Elvis Presley died on August 16, 1977, the year punk broke. He was found in the bathroom of his home in Graceland, Memphis, Tennessee and his his cause of death was ruled as a heart attack. But how and why did a man of just 42 die of an illness more commonly associated with much older people? This is just one of many questions surrounding the death of The King.

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These Are The Best Subreddits For Discovering New Music

Despite being known as the birthplace of wild conspiracy theories for everything from Game of Thrones and Serial, it turns out Reddit has pretty great music taste too. Nearly every genre of music from Vapor Wave to Gypsy Jazz has spawned its own dedicated community. But the sheer volume of subreddits (individual message boards) can mean it's difficult to find what you're looking for.

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'Black Mirror': Five Real-Life 2016 Events That Would Make Great Plots For The New Series

Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror returns to screens for its third series on October 21, 2016. Now on Netflix, rather than Channel 4, the third series will have six episodes, and will presumably continue to focus on the dark, dystopian consequences of various technologies and societal issues. But what if the series focussed on stuff that actually happened in 2016? Here’s a few ideas for how Brooker could spin real-world events into the show…

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