On Tuesday (Sept. 19), Kix Brooks‘ wife Barbara one-upped a Facebook scammer using her husband’s name to try and trick fans. On Twitter, she shared a message she received from someone on Facebook pretending to be her husband; the message she received is nothing if not hilarious, given that the Brookses are happily married. After the person pretending to be Kix Brooks reached out to Barbara Brooks via Facebook, she shared a screenshot of the message she received.
Americana quartet Kat Myers & the Buzzards are premiering a new song, “Under the Rug,” exclusively for readers of The Boot. Press play below to listen. Featuring the smoky-voiced Myers on lead vocals and a pulsing bass groove, “Under the Rug” is an anthem for procrastinators and avoidant people of all kinds. Myers also found inspiration for the song in a Catholic tradition she never quite understood.
Facing legal threats from Universal Music Group and American Recordings, racist white nationalist group Stormfront has stopped using Johnny Cash’s version of “I Won’t Back Down” in its radio broadcasts. The group received a cease-and-desist letter in early September from the record label, just one of a number of groups of people upset by the use of Cash’s music by a hate group.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".