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Taking Back Sunday debuts in Billboard Top 10

Taking Back Sunday, from left: bassist Shaun Cooper,

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It’s a big week for Long Island artists on the Billboard charts.

For the week ending April 5, Rockville Centre-based Taking Back Sunday’s “Happiness Is …” (Hopeless) debuted at No. 10 on the Billboard 200 and hit No. 1 on the Independent Albums chart.

Merrick-based I Am the Avalanche’s “Wolvernies” (I Surrender) debuted at No. 108, one notch ahead of Glen Cove's own  Ashanti’s “Braveheart”...

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Intro 3.24.14: Videos from Lady Gaga, Sam Smith, Rakim and more

Who knows what Lady Gaga will have in store for Roseland Ballroom’s final hurrah, starting Friday?

Intro brings you the week’s hottest videos and shows every Monday. To catch up on all the intros and watch classic Long Island music scene videos, check out Newsday Music’s YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/newsdaymusic.

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LADY GAGA, “G.U.Y.” At Roseland Ballroom...

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Intro 3.17.14: Videos from I Am the Avalanche, Billy Joel and more

Local band I Am the Avalanche -- from

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I Am the Avalanche rolls out its personal, Superstorm-Sandy-inspired new album “Wolverines” at Looney Tunes Monday.

Intro brings you the week’s hottest videos and shows every Monday. To catch up on all the Intros and watch classic Long Island music scene videos, check out Newsday Music’s YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/newsdaymusic.

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I AM THE AVALANCHE,...

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Intro 12.16.13: Videos from Beyonce, Breeders, English Beat and more

FILE - This May 6, 2013 file photo

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Wonder what surprises Beyonce has in store for her Barclays Center shows Thursday and Sunday, the last of her "Mrs. Carter World Tour." Could they be bigger than her great new album?

Intro brings you the week’s hottest videos and shows every Monday. To catch up on all the Intros and watch classic Long Island music scene videos, check out Newsday Music’s YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/newsdaymusic.

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Intro 10.21.13: Videos from Nine Days, Fiona Apple, Franz Ferdinand and more

Nine Days, the St. James-based band with the

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Nine Days unveil their first album in 10 years, “Something Out of Nothing,” at The Boulton Center Friday.

Intro brings you the week’s hottest videos and shows every Monday. To catch up on all the Intros and watch classic Long Island music scene videos, check out Newsday Music’s YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/newsdaymusic.

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NINE DAYS, “If I Am.” At Boulton...

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