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.”
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 expect.
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 dubstep at times, the band’s official new single, ‘Madness,’ impresses with a more restrained electronic arrangement.
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.
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.
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 Chad Smith says that Anthony Kiedis’ singing often sounds like Flintstones gibberish to him.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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