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Rock it Out! Blog: September 25, 2015

This week's panel discusses a controversial John Lennon video, Taylor Swift covers, and if streaming sites are making it harder to listen to music

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    Welcome, rocker nation, to a brand new episode of Rock it Out! Blog. Every Friday, host Sami Jarroush rounds together an esteemed panel of critics, musicians, and comedians to discuss the week’s biggest headlines.

    This week’s panel is made up of Alberta Cross frontman Petter Ericson Stakee, Consequence of Sound staff writer Nick Freed, and comedian Keith Paesel. We kick things off by discussing the video of John Lennon imitating mentally disabled people and debate whether it could hurt his legacy. Or, have people today become too sensitive to certain things?

    Following that, we review Ryan Adams’ and Father John Misty’s covers of Taylor Swift’s “Welcome To New York”. We then finish up by debating whether streaming services have segmented music and made it more difficult for listeners to pick which service they want to subscribe to.

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    Also, we bring you a sneak peek at our Riot Fest interview with members of Bayside and Mest, and offer a quick look at our upcoming segment with the breakdancers of the Red Bull Flying Bach show.

    Make sure to follow Rock it Out! Blog on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to its YouTube channel.

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