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15 Songs Referencing Mental Disorders

12/27/2015 11:00am EST
15 Songs Referencing Mental Disorders
First and foremost, mental conditions, disorders, and syndromes are no laughing matter; they’re very serious and sensitive conditions. Interestingly, numerous musicians have cited such disorders within their music, whether directly or as a reference point. After a perusal of various mental disorders and various songs referencing said disorders, here are 15 songs referencing mental disorders (NOTE* – not all of them are technically disorders).

1) One Direction, “Stockholm Syndrome” (Four, 2014)

On fourth album Four, One Direction definitely showed maturity beyond their years, at least i...

Review: Against Me!, ‘Transgender Dysphoria Blues’

1/27/2014 10:22pm EST
Against Me!, ‘Transgender Dysphoria Blues’
Against Me! delivers one the year’s most honest and captivating albums.

On their latest album, Against Me! tackles difficult subject that isn’t exactly your everyday family conversation piece.  Front woman Laura Jane Grace takes rock music where it has never went before – into the mind of a transgendered person.  Laura Jane Grace was formerly Tom Gabel before making the transformation.  The title is bold enough to both arouse curiosity and alienate the more conservative.  Regardless where one stands, as an album, Transgender Dysphoria Blues is magnificent.  Bold and unapologetic, Transgend...

What Albums To Look At For Week Of January 21, 2014

1/21/2014 2:30pm EST
Grammy 2014 Nominees
Last week, the music industry was infused with some life with several high profile releases, led by Bruce Springsteen (High Hopes). Things aren’t quite as exciting this week, but there are some newbies to check out and prepare one’s budget accordingly.

1) The U.S. Albums, The Beatles (Box)

Label: Capitol

This one is pretty self-explanatory – it contains The Beatles U.S. albums in one gargantuan, 13-disc box set.  According to, there is also a 64-page booklet included.  Sadly, few probably have the $160 price in the broke-as-what January budget – or any budget for that matter! ...

Against Me!'s Laura Jane Grace Opens Up About Impending Sex Change

7/23/2012 1:33pm EDT
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Transgender Against Me! singer Laura Jane Grace is terrified her marriage will fall apart as she makes the transition into a woman.

The rocker formerly known as Tom Gabel came out as transgender in May and recently began hormone replacement therapy as part of the sex change process.

However, Grace fears wife Heather, who fell for male star Gabel, won't be attracted to her new feminine persona.

Grace tells Britain's The Guardian newspaper, "It's something I still worry about. I'm very early on in my transition - I still blur a line - but I know the changes are going to be coming, and I...

Transgender Against Me! Rocker Feels Empowered, But Dad Disapproves

6/20/2012 10:13am EDT
Against Me Tom Gabel
Transgender Against Me! singer Laura Jane Grace's decision to transition into a woman destroyed her relationship with her conservative father.

The musician, formerly known as Tom Gabel, shocked fans when she announced her decision to undergo a sex change during an interview with Rolling Stone earlier this year, and, while the 31 year old has received much support from fans and fellow bandmates, her retired Army major dad Thomas hasn't been able to accept the news.

She tells MTV, "It's completely ended my relationship with my father."

But despite her dad's response, Grace insists she coul...

Against Me! Singer Tom Gabel Reveals He's Transgender, Transitioning To Be A Woman

5/9/2012 8:42am EDT
Tom Gabel from Against Me
Against Me! rocker Tom Gabel has revealed some shocking news - he has dealt with gender dysphoria privately for years and he's transitioning to become a woman.

The singer, 31, tells Rolling Stone he is making the change from male to female by taking hormones and having electrolysis treatments. He wants change his name to Laura Jane Grace.

He plans to remain married to wife Heather. Gabel explains, "For me, the most terrifying thing about this was how she would accept the news. But she's been super-amazing and understanding."

Up until this point the singer only revealed his plans to a few...