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Soundgarden Share Well-Polished 'Black Hole Sun' Demo From 1994

April 16, 2014 - 18:15
Soundgarden have offered a glimpse into the creation of one of their biggest hits "Black Hole Sun" by sharing a previously unreleased demo of the song which will later be a part of the deluxe reissue of their 1994 high water mark Superunknown The demo track which surfaced via Pitchfork...

On the Charts: 'Frozen' Tops Another Dismal Sales Week

April 16, 2014 - 16:30
Any chance Adele could come out of whatever British domestic utopia she's living in to (re-)rescue the record business? Because no offense to the Frozen soundtrack things are bleak out there Albums are down 17 percent singles are down 13 percent and well just read on for...

Converge Mourn Dog's Death with Maggots and Fire in New Video

April 16, 2014 - 15:35
The video for hardcore howlers Converge's "All We Love We Leave Behind" – the title track to their 2013 album – tells the sentimental tale of one man's love for a dog and how that leads him to getting strangled and having maggots placed on his face The avant-garde mini...

Fun.'s Nate Ruess Back to Work on Band's New Album

April 16, 2014 - 15:00
Nate Ruess definitely earned his vacation days – and he was determined to use 'em all So much so that it basically took the combined powers of Bruce Springsteen the NCAA and his bandmates in fun to lure him down to Dallas for a performance at the Final Four And even...

The Inside Story Of Nirvana's One-Night-Only Reunion

April 16, 2014 - 14:35
The thought of entering the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for his work in Nirvana barely even entered Dave Grohl's head until shortly after he walked offstage at last year's ceremony in Los Angeles after inducting Rush and jamming with them on "2112"  "I did a quick interview and...

Jay Z to Hold Made in America Festival in L.A. and Philadelphia

April 16, 2014 - 14:20
Jay Z and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti confirmed that this year's Budweiser Made in America festival will take place in Los Angeles as well as its traditional home of Philadelphia Jay Z Ranks His Albums From 'Blueprint' to 'Kingdom Come' The event now in its third year will be the first...

Pharrell Slips Into Crooner Mode for 'Spider-Man 2' Track 'Here'

April 16, 2014 - 09:02
Though he's known more for his jazz-tinged pop and hip-hop productions Pharrell knows how to deliver a ballad when the mood is right And the musical chameleon slips into crooner mode with "Here" his original tune written for the upcoming Amazing Spider-Man 2 soundtrack The ballad finds Mr "Happy" in reflective mode singing...

10 New Wave Secrets Revealed in Eighties Oral History 'Mad World'

April 16, 2014 - 08:30
If you miss the days when the world was made of mesh and lace you'll want to check out Mad World An Oral History of New Wave Artists and Songs That Defined the 1980s The hugely entertaining book by Lori Majewski and Jonathan Bernstein includes interviews with dozens of musicians...

AC/DC Not Breaking Up Amid Retirement Rumors

April 16, 2014 - 08:20
After two days of massive speculation Australian hard-rock pioneers AC/DC have shot down rumors that they are retiring Frontman Brian Johnson has instead revealed that the band is going ahead with plans to record a new album though admitted that founding member Malcolm Young is "taking a break from the band...

Arctic Monkeys Set to Headline Summerfest

April 16, 2014 - 06:00
Arctic Monkeys have joined the lineup of Milwaukee's multi-day Summerfest which will take place every day between June 25th and July 6th with the exception of June 30th Other new additions to the fest include Lake Street Dive the Pretty Reckless Brother Ali Rick Springfield and Railroad Earth among others...

Josh Homme Plays 'Disappointing Gay Man' in New 'Portlandia' Clip

April 15, 2014 - 18:00
Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme drops by Portlandia this week playing the to quote Portlandia's blog "disappointing gay man" and slobbish brother of Carrie Brownstein in the new clip above The Best Musical Moments From Portlandia With boyfriend Nick Swardson in tow Homme plays the Guest Who Wouldn't Leave bringing in his dog...

Jack Bruce Moves Past Cream: 'It Was Nice to Have a Little Comeback'

April 15, 2014 - 16:30
When former Cream frontman Jack Bruce attempts to explain why it has taken him a decade to put out his latest solo album Silver Rails he says he had merely fallen out of love with the recording process But he also tells Rolling Stone that part of the long wait...

Courtney Love on Springsteen: 'Saxophones Don't Belong in Rock & Roll'

April 15, 2014 - 15:15
Less than a week after Courtney Love helped celebrate the induction of her late husband's band Nirvana at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame the singer has posted a YouTube video as part of her "Love on Love" series offering up her opinions on another Hall of Fame inductee Bruce...

Real Estate Bring Out Zombies, Westboro Church for 'Crime' Video

April 15, 2014 - 14:30
Tom Scharpling the former host of WFMU's beloved The Best Show has become something of a music video auteur over the past few years directing clips for indie rockers like Aimee Mann Ted Leo and the Pharmacists the New Pornographers Kurt Vile Wild Flag Ben Gibbard and more He's back at it...

Neil Young's Pono Kickstarter Raises Over $6 Million

April 15, 2014 - 13:35
The Kickstarter campaign to fund Neil Young's PonoMusic player reached its goal of $800000 less than 10 hours after it went live Now the campaign has ended after earning nearly eight times that figure It is officially the third highest-funded campaign in Kickstarter history Watch 10 stunning videos from Neil Young's...

Watch Pharrell Cry Over 'Happy' Inspiration

April 15, 2014 - 12:15
Tears of all sorts flow freely in the world of Oprah Winfrey and the water works once again opened up during a recent interview with Pharrell Williams This time though they were tears of the happiest kind Check Out Pharrell and Other Top Performers and this Year's Coachella Festival In the clip...

Krist Novoselic: Female Singers 'Conjured the Spirit' of Nirvana

April 15, 2014 - 11:35
Nirvana's Krist Novoselic has said in a post on his blog that Joan Jett was his first choice for the group's performance at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and that Dave Grohl "ran with the idea of having all women lead" The group's surviving members felt that having...

The Secret Sisters, Bob Dylan Conspire on 'Dirty Lie' - Song Premiere

April 15, 2014 - 11:35
Ethereal harmonies once again take center stage on the Secret Sisters' sophomore album Put Your Needle Down Muscle Shoals-bred siblings Laura and Lydia Rogers share vocals on a 12-track collection that like their debut album takes the listener back to a time when vocalists valued purity over production But this...

Flashback: Devo Storm 'Don Kirshner's Rock Concert' In 1979

April 15, 2014 - 09:30
Devo had been on the road pretty much non-stop for five years when they secured a spot on Don Kirshner's Rock Concert in October of 1979 and by that point they were one of the best live acts on the planet The Ohio new wave group performed on Saturday Night...

Mars Volta Members' Antemasque Try to 'Drown All Your Witches'

April 15, 2014 - 09:10
Antemasque the group featuring former Mars Volta frontman Cedric Bixler-Zavala guitarist Omar Rodríguez-López and drummer Dave Elitch show off their chilly acoustic side in "Drown All Your Witches" a track off their forthcoming self-titled debut due out July 15th The video offers a glimpse at the making of the song...