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Joe Robinson

Born on the outskirts of Motown and raised in the shadow of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Joe has been writing about rock music since interviewing Shudder to Think's Craig Wedren for his high school newspaper -- back when bands like Shudder to Think were recording for major labels. He's written for the Cleveland Free Times, Alternative Press, the Village Voice, SuicideGirls and a variety of other online publications and blogs, some of which have not existed in years. He started with Townsquare in 2011 writing for Loudwire and Ultimate Classic Rock, and has been with Diffuser.fm since it launched in spring 2012.

‘Voice’ Coaches Not Won Over by Tony Lucca’s Version of the Peter Gabriel Hit ‘In Your Eyes’

Tony Lucca
NBC

Peter Gabriel's 'In Your Eyes' paved the way for some serious drama on tonight's edition of 'The Voice' -- and it had nothing to do with a boom box held outside of an open window by a broken-hearted Lloyd Dobler. Instead, it was all about former ‘Mickey Mouse Club’ star Tony Lucca's performance of the stirring hit -- and fellow former 'Mouse Club' member/current 'Voice' coach Christina Aguilera's reaction to it that caused the scene.

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Jordis Unga Shows Heart With Cover of ‘Alone’ on ‘The Voice’

Jordis Unga
NBC

When it comes singing, there's showing heart and there's showing Heart. Jordis Unga tried to do both when she turned in a hearty rendition of classic rockers' '80s power ballad 'Alone' Monday night on 'The Voice' -- and clearly won over some coaches in the process. But did she win over the hearts of the American fans watching the show at home?

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Jermaine Paul is ‘Living on a Prayer’ on This Week’s ‘Voice’

Jermaine Paul
NBC.com

When you make it this far long on 'The Voice,' it probably does feel like you are 'Living on a Prayer' each and every week, so Jermaine Paul's choice of the Bon Jovi classic seemed an appropriate one for Monday's episode, especially given the higher stakes of this being the first week of Live Shows. Yet Paul -- who unlike many of his fellow 'Voicer'-ers Alicia Keys -- is known for his smooth R&B stylings, so he may have been a little out of his element singing an '80s pop-rock staple. But don't tell him that.

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Journey’s ‘Faithfully’ Performed by Tony Vincent and Justin Hopkins on ‘The Voice’

Tony Vincent and Justin Hopkins
NBC

Journey's tear-jerker hit 'Faithfully' was the focus of a fierce battle round on Monday's episode of 'The Voice,' when Tony Vincent and Justin Hopkins both took the stage for an emotional run-through of the tune that left coach Cee Lo Green with a difficult decision to make: Which singer would he send to the next round, and which would he send home?

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The Rolling Stones’ ‘Satisfaction’ Performed by Moses Stone and the Line During Battle Round of ‘The Voice’

Moses Stone
Facebook

'(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction' got some unusual treatment on Monday's episode of 'The Voice' when Washington D.C. emcee Moses Stone faced off against Nashville country duo the Line with a dueling performance of the Rolling Stones classic. Mick Jagger obviously isn't a coach on the show, but if he was we'd be curious to get his reaction to the showdown.

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Daily Rewind: Slash, Robert Plant, Joe Perry + More

Slash, Joe Perry
Ethan Miller / Ethan Miller, Getty Images

Today check out news about Slash releasing a preview clip from his solo album, Joe Perry's plans to write a memoir and Bruce Springsteen's plans not to write one.

Plus, Foreigner's Mick Jones is recovering from surgery, Robert Plant has a new band and Pearl Jam's 'Jeremy' has been parodied by Jimmy Fallon.

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Jeremy Lin Parodied By Jimmy Fallon With Pearl Jam Spoof

Jimmy Fallon
NBC

It looks like Jimmy Fallon is the latest person to be showing symptoms of "Linsanity." Fallon mined Pearl Jam's back pages during Thursday night's 'Late Show' to bust out a song called 'Jeremy (Lin),' a tribute to the current New York Knick's basketball sensation Jeremy Lin set to the classic PJ tune from their 1991 debut album, 'Ten.'

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MC5′s Michael Davis Remembered By Wayne Kramer, Ted Nugent

Wayne Kramer, Ted Nugent
By: Donna Ward / David Livingston, Getty Images

Fellow musicians and fans are still mourning the loss of MC5 bassist Michael David, who passed away Friday (Feb. 17) after a lengthy battle with liver disease. Davis was a major force in the politically fierce and extremely influential protopunk band MC5, and fellow sonic revolutionaries are now speaking out about their former mate.

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