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Indie Band Recalls and Destroys Album Over Unauthorized Use of a Cars Song

Car Seat Headrest had to rewrite a song because it used elements of the Cars' "Just What I Needed" without permission.

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Van Halen, the Cars + Others Featured in Classic Rock-Heavy Soundtrack for ‘Everybody Wants Some’

Described as Richard Linklater's "spiritual sequel" to 'Dazed and Confused,' this new film follows a group of friends through their college adventures.

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Rhino
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Cars Announce Six-LP Box and Single-Disc Best-Of Set

The Cars' multi-platinum first decade is being boxed up into a freshly remastered retrospective set, alongside a new single-disc, career-spanning compilation.

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2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees
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Cheap Trick, Deep Purple, the Cars, Yes, Steve Miller and Chicago Among Rock Hall of Fame Nominees

Cheap Trick, Deep Purple, the Cars, Yes, Steve Miller and Chicago are among the acts newly nominated for possible induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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Star-Packed ‘Colbert Report’ Finale Includes Randy Newman, Peter Frampton, Ric Ocasek and Many More

'The Colbert Report' will be missed, but it went out on a high note..

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Five Bands That Deserve to Be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Accompanying this morning's announcement of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 2015 induction class was the usual head shaking and open-mouthed disbelief that some of classic rock's oldest and most worthy bands were passed up once again.

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Foreigner vs. the Cars – Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame Finals

Foreigner takes on the Cars in the final round of the Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame for July.

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The Cars vs. Dire Straits – Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame, Round One

The Cars take on Dire Straits in the first round of the UCR Hall of Fame.

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Michael Buckner, Getty Images
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The Cars’ ‘Just What I Needed’ Gets the Bluegrass Treatment from the Punch Brothers

If there is one thing that up and coming bluegrass band Punch Brothers can take comfort in should their pursuit of a career writing original music fall flat, it is that they can pull off one hell of a great cover song, as they did recently with their rendition of ‘Just What I Needed’ by the Cars.

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Paul Kane, Getty Images
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Band Name Mashups

I got a request recently for a song by Whitesnake, or maybe it was Blackfoot. The caller asked for Whitefoot, to which I said "don't you mean Blacksnake?" They said "oh yeah, that's it." Which got me to thinking which, according to my wife is always dangerous, about band name confusion. I took the thought a step further, and thought about some potential band mergers, and here's what my warped mind came up with.  I apologize in advance for these.

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