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Smash Mouth Singer Announces Retirement Due to Health Issues

Smash Mouth singer Steve Harwell has officially announced his retirement from the band due to a string of health issues.Last week, a representative on behalf of the band shared that they found a substitution for Harwell for a handful of shows because he hadn't been feeling well, but that it wasn't going to be a permanent decision.According to TMZ, the singer was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy eight years ago, which has also […]

todayOctober 12, 2021 1

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When Shaq Joined 311 Onstage, Bloodied His Mouth + Crowd Surfed

On June 23, 2001, then-Los Angeles Lakers center Shaquille O'Neal made a surprise appearance during 311's performance at the annual KROQ Weenie Roast. Onstage with the rockers from Nebraska, he performed an original song called "Psycho" that featured creative input from a couple of 311's members.But the live collaboration was notable for more than just the sonic partnership between the rapping athlete and the other musicians. The icon who's also known […]

todayJuly 5, 2021 5

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Smash Mouth Warned Us About Climate Change In ‘All Star’

Smash Mouth are undoubtedly best remembered by music fans for their sunny 1999 hit "All Star." What many listeners might not recall, however, is that the tune's lyrics contain a deceivingly playful message about global warming. As it turns out, the songwriter made a point of including it.The podcast How to Save a Planet examines that lyric in an Earth Day episode on Thursday (April 22). The show's hosts, journalist Alex Blumberg and scientist Dr. […]

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