James Murphy ‘Excited’ to Work With Ron Howard on Debut Film
Former LCD Soundsystem frontman James Murphy told Rolling Stone he’s excited to have award-winning director Ron Howard in his corner for his upcoming directorial debut, a short film he made for Canon’s Project Imaginat10n campaign.
Amanda Palmer Replaces Erykah Badu in NSFW Flaming Lips Video
The role of Erykah Badu will now be played by Amanda Palmer. The former Dresden Dolls singer has replaced Badu in the not-safe-for-work Flaming Lips video ‘The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face,’ which Badu starred in before calling the finished product “tasteless.&CloseCur…
The Killers Are Mitt Romney’s Favorite Band
We know that President Obama’s musical taste ranges from Al Green to Bruce Springsteen to Jay-Z. So who does presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney rock out to? The list of his favorite bands includes the Beach Boys, Kenny Chesney and a modern rock act you might not …
Muse, ‘Madness’ – Song Review
Muse frontman Matt Bellamy wasn’t kidding when he said the group’s new music was partially inspired by Skrillex. While the first listen of Muse’s upcoming ‘The 2nd Law’ album, ‘Unsustainable,’ was full-on dub…
Soundgarden Reveal November 2012 Release Date for New Album
Soundgarden‘s long-awaited new album finally has a release date: November 13. That’s according to guitarist Kim Thayil, who revealed the news to Rolling Stone (via NME) along with details about a couple of the new songs.
Adam Yauch’s Birthday Celebrated With Beastie Boys Party and Walking Tour in New York
New Yorkers continue to remember Adam ‘MCA’ Yauch of the Beastie Boys, who passed away of cancer in May. To celebrate what would have been Yauch’s 48th birthday this weekend, fans have organized an MCA party and walking tour throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn.
Sears Beach 2012 Commercial – What’s the Song?
Two young lovers suffer unlikely injuries in a funny Sears ad that mocks commercial cliches with the help of the music of Brooklyn indie band Chappo.
Red Hot Chili Peppers Drummer Chad Smith Can’t Understand Anthony Kiedis’ Singing
Evidently “Weird Al” Yankovic was on to something years ago when he parodied the Red Hot Chili Peppers‘ ‘Give It Away’ with a “yabba dabba doo” chorus in ‘Bedrock Anthem.’ Chili Peppers drummer …
Soundgarden Holding On to 15 Unreleased Songs From Band’s Early Days
Chris Cornell says that the first 15 songs Soundgarden ever wrote were preserved on cassette tape. Though the recordings have never been made public, their mere existence may be enough to get fans excited about the possibility of hearing them someday.
Dave Matthews Band Sued by Stagehand Who Was Hurt During Rigging Accident
A Pittsburgh man is now suing the Dave Matthews Band for injuries he says were caused when a DMB roadie knocked him off the stage while helping to set up for a July 9, 2010 concert by the group at PNC Park.
Original Green Day Debut Record Pressing Fetches $1,300 on eBay
A rare test pressing of Green Day‘s 1990 debut album ’39/Smooth’ sold on eBay last week for $1,336.99. The record proved to be a popular item on the online auction site, where it garnered 21 bids over the course of a week.
Jack White: ‘The Whole Experience of Vinyl is What We’re After, the Romance of It’
It’s probably no surprise that Jack White prefers vinyl to digital. In fact, the rocker just elaborated on his feelings about the very different music formats in a video interview with the BBC, in which he bemoaned the lack of “romance” with digital music.