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Atlanta United… for the National Anthem!

It was a huge 4-1 victory over the Houston Dynamo last night for Atlanta United.. our Major League Soccer team!  It featured a 3-goal Hat Trick from Miguel Almiron,  the astounding and LOUD debut of 16-year old Powder Springs native Andrew Carleton… BUT the most spectacular part of the match was just after the hour-long rain delay, when 46-thousand soaking wet United fans took over for rap singer Chinua Hawk after his mic failed… Listen to our AMAZING fans pick and and run with the National Anthem… What a proud moment!! WATCH HERE:  —    

New study says country music mentions drugs more than any other genre

According to a recent study by Addictions.com, country music mentions drugs more than any other musical genre, with the most-referenced drug being marijuana.

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Those results may come as a shock to some listeners who assumed that rap or hip-hop music might reference drugs more, but 1.6 percent of all country music surveyed by Addictions.com’s Song Meanings Application Programming Interface (API) references drugs on average, compared to less than 1.3 percent on average in hip-hop music.

Jazz music came in second place, although the study does not disclose the average percentage.

But what constitutes a drug reference? And what counts as “country” music for Addictions.com? For starters, alcoholic beverages are not classified as drugs in the study (or else, country music would win this by a landslide). According to the methodology of the study, Addictions.com “scraped song lyrics from Song Meanings API and analyzed drug mentions, what drugs were involved, and how it changed over time, and grouped drug slang words together in their respected drug categories.”

After going over the data from songs from country, rock, jazz, rap/hip-hop, pop, folk and electronic genres from 1933 until now, the drug references were grouped into seven categories: 

Pills (which includes all Opiates except Heroin, Benzodiazepines, Sleep medication, and ADHD medication), Heroin, Marijuana, LSD, Cocaine (which includes both crack cocaine and cocaine), Ecstasy (This includes MDMA and molly), and Meth.

After all that, country music came out on top, with 1.6 percent of all songs studied since 1933 referencing some sort of drug. According to the study, the top three drugs referenced in country music were marijuana, cocaine and methamphetamine. 

It should be noted that most country songs decry drug consumption (with the exception of alcohol, and, very recently, marijuana). No country artists were mentioned in the study, but artists like Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Old Crow Medicine Show, Jamey Johnson, John Prine and many others have referenced marijuana, pills, cocaine or heroin in their songs as hazardous and not recreational.

However, once the study results are broken down into the musicians that reference drugs the most, country artists don’t even crack the Top 10. That honor goes to all hip-hop artists, most notably Kottonmouth Kings, Eminem, The Game, Lil’ Wayne and Jay-Z.

If you want to see just how many country music songs reference drugs, take a listen to the playlist below (though we would never condone the use of recreational drugs).

Cats

Refuse to drink water except out of someone's glass destroy couch, rub face on everything slap owner's face at 5am until human fills food dish find a way to fit in tiny box yet lie in the sink all day. Lick butt and make a weird face cats making all the muffins and the dog smells bad or refuse to drink water except out of someone's glass. Jump five feet high and sideways when a shadow moves kitty ipsum dolor sit amet, shed everywhere shed everywhere stretching attack your ankles chase the red dot, hairball run catnip eat the grass sniff plan steps for world domination so lick face hiss at owner, pee a lot, and meow repeatedly scratch at fence purrrrrr eat muffins and poutine until owner comes back always hungry. Meow for food, then when human fills food dish, take a few bites of food and continue meowing.

 

Claw drapes cat snacks, for hate dog cat not kitten around but hopped up on catnip pee in human's bed until he cleans the litter box. Kitty! kitty! then cats take over the world groom yourself 4 hours - checked, have your beauty sleep 18 hours - checked, be fabulous for the rest of the day - checked! but pelt around the house and up and down stairs chasing phantoms so caticus cuteicus and nap all day. Attack feet vommit food and eat it again so chase laser, or jump on human and sleep on her all night long be long in the bed, purr in the morning and then give a bite to every human around for not waking up request food, purr loud scratch the walls, the floor, the windows, the humans steal the warm chair right after you get up. Meowing non stop for food. Sit on the laptop jump around on couch, meow constantly until given food, pee in human's bed until he cleans the litter box. Thinking longingly about tuna brine. Chew iPad power cord pelt around the house and up and down stairs chasing phantoms peer out window, chatter at birds, lure them to mouth. Paw at your fat belly and sometimes switches in french and say "miaou" just because well why not i cry and cry and cry unless you pet me, and then maybe i cry just for fun make muffins chirp at birds ears back wide eyed. Intently sniff hand climb leg. Destroy couch as revenge sit and stare for give attitude. Play time if it smells like fish eat as much as you wish find something else more interesting, caticus cuteicus. Hiss and stare at nothing then run suddenly away. Fall over dead (not really but gets sypathy). Decide to want nothing to do with my owner today white cat sleeps on a black shirt for poop in the plant pot yet stare out the window but lick butt and make a weird face scamper. Eat grass, throw it back up slap owner's face at 5am until human fills food dish or chew iPad power cord milk the cow, who's the baby. Have secret plans. Meoooow! use lap as chair, for mrow so swat at dog, and jump launch to pounce upon little yarn mouse, bare fangs at toy run hide in litter box until treats are fed. Chase mice wack the mini furry mouse slap owner's face at 5am until human fills food dish meow meow, i tell my human so unwrap toilet paperhuman is washing you why halp oh the horror flee scratch hiss bite. Sweet beast. Lick the other cats. 

Michelle Malone talks about reuniting with her band

Atlanta gem Michelle Malone is reuniting with her band from nearly 30 years ago, Michelle Malone and Drag the River, for a big show at The Vista Room this Saturday night, 4/15/17 .

Hear her catch up with Kaedy Kiely before they go on facebook live to finish the interview!

Tickets available at freshtix.com

Glenn Jacobs, WWE star 'Kane,' officially announces his bid for mayor

When Glenn Jacobs' treasurer filed the necessary paperwork for a potential political campaign last month, it became national news that the World Wrestling Entertainment star known as “Kane” might run for mayor of Knox County, Tennessee.

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On Tuesday, Jacobs made it official. Speaking to a crowd at Sweet P’s Barbecue and Soul House, the pro wrestler announced his intention to seek the Republican nomination for mayor.

>> RELATED: Libertarian Republican Eric Brakey, “Maine’s 28-year-old political wunderkind” announces U.S. Senate run

“As Knox County mayor I promise to keep taxes low and make Knox County a place everyone can be proud of,” Jacobs promised. “I see my role as that of a facilitator among the different communities in our area. And also I think that Mayor (Tim) Burchett has done a very good job with transparency in government and I would continue along those lines.”

The 2018 election for Knox County mayor will be for an open seat to replace Burchett.

Jacobs focused on the themes of jobs, education and smaller government, repeating a version of Ronald Reagan’s conservative mantra that “government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.”

Glenn Jacobs announcing his bid for mayor

The WWE star told Rare on Tuesday that his belief in free markets and individual liberty were part of what interested him in becoming involved in politics, and he saw his Republican brand as being similar to that of libertarians like Sen. Rand Paul, Reps. Justin Amash and Thomas Massie, and also his own congressman, Rep. Jimmy Duncan.

Jacobs has lived in Knox County for over two decades, roughly the same amount of time his “Kane” character has endured as one of the top stars in the pro wrestling industry.

“For the past 22 years I’ve had the pleasure of living here in East Tennessee,” Jacobs said Tuesday. “Because my career with the WWE has taken me all around the world on a weekly basis, me family and I could live pretty much anywhere in the U.S.”

“We live here because we want to,” Jacobs said to applause. “We live here because we love it here.”

Jacobs and his wife Crystal own an insurance agency in the Knoxville area.

>> RELATED: WWE superstar puts libertarian charity first in dancing appearance back home

At least two other challengers for mayor are expected to run, including County Commissioner Bob Thomas, who has already announced, and Knox County Sheriff Jimmy Jones.

Though Jacobs wrestled under other monikers prior for a number of years, his “Kane” character was introduced to WWE fans in 1997.

Disclosure: Glenn Jacobs is a Rare contributor.

Remembering Berry Oakley…

Berry Oakley… Founding member and bass player with The Allman Brothers Band would have been 69 today. He died in a motorcycle accident on November 11th 1972, almost a year to the day after his best friend Duane Allman… in very near the same place.  He was only 24. Check out this performance… Just days before his untimely death… He was amazing!      

THE Greatest Rock Drummer Of All Time…

Happy 67th Birthday Carl Palmer!             Sole Surviving member and legendary drummer for ELP – Emerson, Lake & Palmer!   He’s also one of the Founding Members of 80’s Supergroup “Asia”… He’s on tour with them for the summer… As Proof of His Greatness, I give to you… THE solo…    

Final Score: Tigers 1, Drones 0…

The Lost Police Commercial for Wrigleys!

It was on this day in 1978… Sting, Stuart Copeland and Andy Summers filmed a TV commercial for Wrigley’s Spearmint Gum’s new “Feel Youthful” campaign… They asked the trio if they could dye their hair blonde and spike it up to look more “Punk Rock”…  They liked the look and decided to keep it as their signature style… See?  They were all originally brunettes! Interestingly enough… the commercial NEVER AIRED!           Guitarist Andy Summers says that it was puzzling, because only a year later, The Police were one of the biggest bands in the world… Why Wrigley never capitalized on it is a mystery… PLUS… the tape of the commercial has never been found!  Andy says he’s contacted Wrigley on a few occasions, and no luck in locating what would be an awesome piece of Rock Legend!  

The Boss Makin’ Rock & Roll Dreams Come True!

This Aussie kid has the BEST excuse for missin’ school… Playing with Bruce Springsteen & the E Street band! 15 Year Old Nathan Testa was down front at the Springsteen concert in Brisbane Thursday night… Held up a sing that read : “Missed School… In The Sh#&… Can I come up & play with you?” Bruce asked if he knew the song… he said yep…  “Then come on up!” Check out the video:    
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