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Noisey

An Ode to Late Nights On LimeWire

For those who grew up in the 2000s, the file-sharing software offered a way to forge a taste in music and understand the internet.
Daisy Jones
6.20.18
MP3

How the Music Industry Messed Up Legal Streaming the First Time Around

Lessons from the music industry’s initial consumer-hostile reaction to the Napster saga. Going from $16 CDs to unlimited streaming is really hard.
Ernie Smith
5.16.18
Back in the Day

This In-Browser Winamp Emulator Will Take You Back to 1999

It really whips the llama’s ass.
Matthew Gault
2.8.18
Op-Eds

'Load' Is the Definitive Metallica Album Because It Stinks

With "Load," they became the fully realized, crappy, dad rock bad they always wanted to be.
Jeff Harder
7.26.16
Music

I Tried to Illegally Download Music from the Websites of My Youth

What ever happened to Limewire, Kazaa, and Soulseek?
Tom Usher
7.26.16
Longreads Or Whatever

People Were Stealing Music Long Before Millennials Ruined Everything with Internet Pirating

Music pirating has existed since the beginning of recorded music—but the last decade would rather have you blame yourself, your bedroom, and Napster. This is the history.
Alex Robert Ross
6.8.16
tech

Evan Roth Is Using Ghost Hunting Gear to Make Us Analyze How We Use the Internet

He believes that a slew of massive corporations have boiled things down to one click, thereby taking away our power.
Alan Weedon
7.1.15
Drugs

'Deep Web' Director Alex Winter on Silk Road Boss's Harsh Sentence: 'A Stunner'

The fall of Silk Road hasn't deterred anyone, he says.
Alex Wong
5.30.15
Baseball

Please Use This Awesome All-Girl "Enter Sandman" Cover, Joakim Soria

Joakim Soria should use this version of "Enter Sandman" by three badass young Mexican girls as his entrance music.
Jorge Arangure Jr.
4.10.15
Words

If Eliminating Piracy Couldn't Save this Country's Record Industry, Why is Downloading Still the Enemy?

Illegal downloading is no longer a real threat to record labels and their bottom lines.
Ziad Ramley
2.3.15
Booze

A Tequila-Laced Conversation with Perry Farrell

We talked to Jane's Addiction frontman about his decision to become a tequila spokesman, why he's bored with entertainment industry people in favor of abstinence, how he's been drinking tequila since the third grade, and why he doesn...
Chris Grosso
12.31.13
Food

A Tequila-Laced Conversation with Perry Farrell

We talked to Jane's Addiction frontman about his decision to become a tequila spokesman, why he's bored with entertainment industry people in favor of abstinence, how he's been drinking tequila since the third grade, and why he doesn't want to be like...
Chris Grosso
12.30.13
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