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"Weird Al" Yankovic will never forget that "the bird is the word."
According to Yankovic, The Trashmen's legacy extends well beyond its status as the best surf band ever to come out of Minneapolis. With its 1964 hit "Surfin' Bird," the group distilled rock music to its essence.
October 16, 2009 Rapper Bun B says the Atlanta quartet's debut album inspires his life and music to this day.
September 22, 2009 The British singer-songwriter says they don't make songs like this 1967 collaboration anymore.
August 28, 2009 Banjo player David Johnston continues to find inspiration in the venerable bluegrass legends.
July 13, 2009 All the thrills, theatrics and drama of a massive electric-guitar shred-fest, but it's J.S. Bach.
July 3, 2009 Violinist Mark O'Connor says the song's energy and drive replaces any need for drums or percussion.
June 29, 2009 For the Icelandic singer, the Syrian techno star is all about the party.
June 22, 2009 Adam Levine and Jesse Carmichael of Maroon 5 discuss why they love the artist's seminal album.
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