Roy Trakin

Pop culture pundit, rock critic vet, Noo Yawker exiled in L.A. since '85.

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Tiffany Haddish: Trying to Be Somebody You're Not Will Make You 'A Bitter-Ass Bitch'
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Tiffany Haddish: Trying to Be Somebody You're Not Will Make You 'A Bitter-Ass Bitch'
October, 14 2018
'Impulse' Cast Talks Season 2 Renewal, New Character Developments
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'Impulse' Cast Talks Season 2 Renewal, New Character Developments
October, 9 2018
'Venom' Cast on That Tongue: 'It's Beautiful,' 'It's Gross'
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'Venom' Cast on That Tongue: 'It's Beautiful,' 'It's Gross'
October, 5 2018
Seth Meyers Reveals the One Question He Would Ask Trump
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Seth Meyers Reveals the One Question He Would Ask Trump
October, 3 2018
Ariana Grande Honors Aretha Franklin With 'Natural Woman' Performance
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Ariana Grande Honors Aretha Franklin With 'Natural Woman' Performance
October, 3 2018
Pulse Acquires Synch, Marketing and Music Supervision Firm Hitcher (EXCLUSIVE)
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Pulse Acquires Synch, Marketing and Music Supervision Firm Hitcher (EXCLUSIVE)
September, 28 2018
How Donald Glover Picked the Perfect Tracks For 'Atlanta's' Infamous 'Teddy Perkins' Episode
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How Donald Glover Picked the Perfect Tracks For 'Atlanta's' Infamous 'Teddy Perkins' Episode
September, 27 2018
Bradley Cooper on Getting Gaga: 'There Was No Movie Without Her'
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Bradley Cooper on Getting Gaga: 'There Was No Movie Without Her'
September, 26 2018
'Smoke Signals' Film's Effect 20 Years Later Topic of Discussion
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'Smoke Signals' Film's Effect 20 Years Later Topic of Discussion
September, 26 2018
SiriusXM to Acquire Pandora in $3.5 Billion Deal
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SiriusXM to Acquire Pandora in $3.5 Billion Deal
September, 25 2018
Avicii, a 'Reluctant Star,' Remembered by KCRW’s Jason Bentley
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Avicii, a 'Reluctant Star,' Remembered by KCRW’s Jason Bentley
September, 21 2018
SZA Added as Honoree for 'Songs of Hope' Event
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SZA Added as Honoree for 'Songs of Hope' Event
September, 14 2018
Adam Blackstone Parlays Justin Timberlake's Super Bowl Spot Into His Own Score
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Adam Blackstone Parlays Justin Timberlake's Super Bowl Spot Into His Own Score
August, 24 2018
Benj Pasek and Justin Paul Are an Emmy Win Shy of EGOT Status
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Benj Pasek and Justin Paul Are an Emmy Win Shy of EGOT Status
August, 23 2018
Grammys Producer on Aretha Franklin's Greatest Show Moment and Why She Loathed Air-Conditioning
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Grammys Producer on Aretha Franklin's Greatest Show Moment and Why She Loathed Air-Conditioning
August, 16 2018
Aretha Franklin Died on Same Day as Elvis Presley
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Aretha Franklin Died on Same Day as Elvis Presley
August, 16 2018
Parkland Survivors on Gun Control
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Parkland Survivors on Gun Control
August, 10 2018
Paul McCartney Attends Capitol Records Event in Hollywood
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Paul McCartney Attends Capitol Records Event in Hollywood
August, 9 2018
Live Nation Stock Climbs After Analyst Calls Merger With Liberty/SiriusXM 'Inevitable'
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Live Nation Stock Climbs After Analyst Calls Merger With Liberty/SiriusXM 'Inevitable'
August, 6 2018
Bob Odenkirk on the Final Transformation of Jimmy to Saul in 'Better Call Saul'
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Bob Odenkirk on the Final Transformation of Jimmy to Saul in 'Better Call Saul'
August, 2 2018
DJ Khaled Drops 'No Brainer' Video Featuring Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper
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DJ Khaled Drops 'No Brainer' Video Featuring Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper
July, 31 2018
Bob Odenkirk on the Final Transformation of Jimmy to Saul in 'Better Call Saul'
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Bob Odenkirk on the Final Transformation of Jimmy to Saul in 'Better Call Saul'
July, 27 2018
John Krasinski Wants an 'Office' Reunion
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John Krasinski Wants an 'Office' Reunion
July, 25 2018
MIDEM: 5 Things Attendees Were Talking About
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MIDEM: 5 Things Attendees Were Talking About
July, 16 2018
Jimmy Buffett Cashes in on 'Margaritaville' Brand With Restaurants, Spirits, More
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Jimmy Buffett Cashes in on 'Margaritaville' Brand With Restaurants, Spirits, More
July, 10 2018
Warner to Launch Elektra Music Group as Standalone Company
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Warner to Launch Elektra Music Group as Standalone Company
June, 27 2018
L.A. Says 'Bonjour' to Hermes at Chic Boutique After Party
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L.A. Says 'Bonjour' to Hermes at Chic Boutique After Party
June, 22 2018
Dolores O’Riordan, 'Zombie' and the Pains of Being Pure at Heart (Column)
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Dolores O’Riordan, 'Zombie' and the Pains of Being Pure at Heart (Column)
June, 22 2018
Box Office: 'Incredibles 2' Sets Record With $18.5 Million Thursday Debut
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Box Office: 'Incredibles 2' Sets Record With $18.5 Million Thursday Debut
June, 15 2018
St. Vincent to Appear at ASCAP Expo (EXCLUSIVE)
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St. Vincent to Appear at ASCAP Expo (EXCLUSIVE)
May, 9 2018
UMPG Is Publisher of the Year; Desmond Child, Lana Del Rey Honored at ASCAP Pop Awards
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UMPG Is Publisher of the Year; Desmond Child, Lana Del Rey Honored at ASCAP Pop Awards
May, 8 2018
Hear Jon Bon Jovi Talk Howard Stern and How 'S---ty Video Choices' Can Kill a Career (EXCLUSIVE)
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Hear Jon Bon Jovi Talk Howard Stern and How 'S---ty Video Choices' Can Kill a Career (EXCLUSIVE)
April, 26 2018
'The Middle' Is a Hit for Maren Morris, After Demi, Camila, Bebe Don't Make the Cut
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'The Middle' Is a Hit for Maren Morris, After Demi, Camila, Bebe Don't Make the Cut
April, 26 2018
Avicii Remembered by 'Wake Me Up' Co-Writer Mike Einziger: ‘He Changed My Life’
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Avicii Remembered by 'Wake Me Up' Co-Writer Mike Einziger: ‘He Changed My Life’
April, 24 2018
Kirsten Gillibrand Says 'Time's Up' for Harassment in U.S. Senate
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Kirsten Gillibrand Says 'Time's Up' for Harassment in U.S. Senate
April, 19 2018
'Disjointed' Canceled After One Season at Netflix
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'Disjointed' Canceled After One Season at Netflix
April, 18 2018
Taylor Swift Covers Earth, Wind & Fire’s ‘September’ for Spotify
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Taylor Swift Covers Earth, Wind & Fire’s ‘September’ for Spotify
April, 17 2018
Michelle Slavich Tapped as Executive VP of Global Publicity at Warner Bros.
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Michelle Slavich Tapped as Executive VP of Global Publicity at Warner Bros.
April, 12 2018
Coachella Sued by Oregon Festival Over Radius Clause
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Coachella Sued by Oregon Festival Over Radius Clause
April, 12 2018
'Avengers: Infinity War' on Track for Massive $200 Million Opening
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'Avengers: Infinity War' on Track for Massive $200 Million Opening
April, 5 2018
Mike Huckabee Says 'Hate Wins,' Publishes Resignation Letter to CMA Foundation
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Mike Huckabee Says 'Hate Wins,' Publishes Resignation Letter to CMA Foundation
March, 2 2018
UMG Dissolves Island Def Jam, Barry Weiss Steps Down
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UMG Dissolves Island Def Jam, Barry Weiss Steps Down
February, 26 2018
Name That Tune: How Interpolations Ruled Pop Hits in 2017
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Name That Tune: How Interpolations Ruled Pop Hits in 2017
February, 14 2018
Songs for Screens: Hip-Hop, Sony/ATV Lead 2018 Super Bowl Ads (Watch)
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Songs for Screens: Hip-Hop, Sony/ATV Lead 2018 Super Bowl Ads (Watch)
February, 8 2018
Album Review: Justin Timberlake's 'Man of the Woods'
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Album Review: Justin Timberlake's 'Man of the Woods'
February, 2 2018
AEG Founder Who Funded Anti-LGBT Agendas Is Now Fighting Legal Pot
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AEG Founder Who Funded Anti-LGBT Agendas Is Now Fighting Legal Pot
February, 1 2018
The Best and Worst Performances of Grammys 2018
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The Best and Worst Performances of Grammys 2018
January, 29 2018
Kendall and Kylie Jenner 'Deeply Apologize' for Controversial T-Shirts
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Kendall and Kylie Jenner 'Deeply Apologize' for Controversial T-Shirts
January, 26 2018
John Fleckenstein and Joe Riccitelli Upped to Co-Presidents at RCA Records
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John Fleckenstein and Joe Riccitelli Upped to Co-Presidents at RCA Records
January, 24 2018
Howard Stern to Induct Bon Jovi Into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
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Howard Stern to Induct Bon Jovi Into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
January, 23 2018
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Roy Trakin is a writer who has produced content for variety.com
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