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Born on the outskirts of Motown and raised in the shadow of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Joe has been writing about rock music since interviewing Shudder to Think's Craig Wedren for his high school newspaper -- back when bands like Shudder to Think were recording for major labels. He's written for the Cleveland Free Times, Alternative Press, the Village Voice, SuicideGirls and a variety of other online publications and blogs, some of which have not existed in years. He started with Townsquare in 2011 writing for Loudwire and Ultimate Classic Rock, and has been with Diffuser.fm since it launched in spring 2012.
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The Strokes Have No Tour Plans for New Album ‘Comedown Machine’

Strokes fans may be stoked about the impending March 26 release of the band's new album, 'Comedown Machine,' but there is less exciting news when it comes to the group's plans to tour behind the disc. During a recent interview with BBC Radio 1 DJ Zane Lowe, bassist Nikolai Fraiture expressed his desire to hit the road with the Strokes but revealed that no shows have been booked.

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Foo Fighters Starting New Album Today? Dave Grohl Says So

It turns out that Dave Grohl wasn't exaggerating when he said there's "pretty much an entire" new Foo Fighters record ready to record. That news, which came from the mouth of Dave last week, was an exciting surprise for Foo fans who were resigned to the idea that the band would be on an indefinite hiatus while Grohl focuses on his 'Sound City' movie, his supporting Sound City Players all-star band and whatever other activities keep the always-busy rocker busy.

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David Bowie Releasing Record Store Day Vinyl Singles, EP

Record Store Day and David Bowie, together at last! A day after it emerged that Jack White will be the official ambassador of Record Store Day 2013, Bowie has announced that the first two singles from his forthcoming 'The Next Day' album will be available as a limited edition 7-inch vinyl record exclusively on RSD. 'The Stars (Are Out Tonight),' which is due out digitally next week, will be backed by Where Are We Now?'

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Jack White Named Ambassador of Record Store Day 2013

Jack White has been named the official ambassador of Record Store Day 2013, this year's edition of an annual event held in celebration of independent record stores across the country. To mark his appointment as "Record Store Day Ambassador," White appears in a video short that features the rocker giving a tour of the United Record Pressing vinyl plant in his adopted hometown of Nashville. He also issued a statement regrading his appointment and why RSD is important to him.

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Dave Grohl on New Foo Fighters Album: ‘We Have Pretty Much an Entire Record Ready’

Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl has been insisting that his band is on hiatus ever since he wrote an open letter to fans announcing as much last fall, but it seems he hasn't been entirely truthful. Despite all the talk of his intentions to "pack it in the garage" for awhile, Grohl is now saying that the Foos already have a new album written.

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The Strokes, ‘All the Time’ [Listen]

It's been nearly a month since Seattle radio station 107.7 The End boasted that it was sitting on a promo copy of a new Strokes single titled 'All the Time' and would be playing it imminently. That didn't happen, and in the weeks since, the New York rockers announced a March release for a new album ('Comedown Machine') and leaked a new tune ('One Way Trigger'). But whatever came of 'All the Time?'

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Did Jack White Drop an F-Bomb During His 2013 Grammy Performance?

Did Jack White take the opportunity of performing before a worldwide TV audience at the 2013 Grammys last night (Feb. 10) to swear? That's exactly what CBS is denying after swarm of viewers took to Twitter and other social media to claim White and singer Ruby Amanfu, a member of his all-female backing band the Peacocks, each sang the F-word instead of "fight" during the 'Love Interruption' line, "I want love to walk right up and bite me, grab a hold of me and fight me."

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Jack White Has 20 Songs Written for Second Solo Album

Jack White's debut solo album, 'Blunderbuss,' dropped less than a year ago, but the prolific rocker -- who is also known for his work with the Raconteurs, Dead Weather and, of course, the now-defunct White Stripes -- is already hard at work on the follow-up. “I’m writing a lot of songs for another record, I have over 20 tracks I’m working on right now," White tells BBC 6 Music News. "So it's been very busy, yeah ...  Third Man and that together keeping me very busy."

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Dave Grohl Reveals Elton John Guests on New Queens of the Stone Age Album

Dave Grohl isn't an official member of Queens of the Stone Age -- he serves as guest drummer on the new album -- but that didn't stop the Foo Fighters frontman from revealing that he'll be joined on the disc by a much more unlikely guest: Elton John.

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Dave Grohl Interviews Rapper Nas on ‘Chelsea Lately’

Dave Grohl continued his week of filling in as host of the E! talk show 'Cheslea Lately' on Tuesday (Feb. 5) with a visit from Nas. With the 55th annual Grammy Awards coming up on Sunday, Grohl (watch above) talked with the rapper about how well hip-hip is represented at the ceremony. "It's cool, but I feel it could be a little more loved, though," said Nas. "Hip-hop is making a lot of noise, it should get more spotlight."

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Dave Grohl’s Sound City Players Announce New York City Concert

A day after Dave Grohl's all-star Sound City Players turned in a marathon thee-hour concert at the Palladium in Hollywood following the Los Angeles premiere of Grohl’s ‘Sound City' movie, the group has announced a one-off performance in New York City. The show goes down Feb. 13 at the Hammerstein Ballroom, and tickets go on sale Tuesday (Feb. 5).

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