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Just in Time for Easter: De La Soul Hide Records Around the World

April 17, 2014 - 17:40
Just in time for Easter De La Soul have concocted their own brand of egg hunt Two months after the hip-hop trio gave away its entire discography for free it has placed 100 vinyl copies of instrumental mixes from its recent mixtape Smell the DaISY in record stores around the...

Campaign to Save Soundgarden, Pearl Jam Recording Console Launched

April 17, 2014 - 17:20
The mixing console used to record albums like Pearl Jam's Ten and Soundgarden's Louder Than Love is reportedly in desperate need of repairs so its owners at Seattle's London Bridge Studio have launched a crowd-funding campaign to raise money to fix it up and keep it accessible to local musicians The...

Foo Fighters' New Album 'Halfway Done,' Says Butch Vig

April 17, 2014 - 16:20
The new Foo Fighters album is "almost halfway done" producer Butch Vig said in a new interview with Kerrang (via NME) Vig said the group is experimenting with a variety of recording techniques noting the similarities to the band's 2011 efforts Wasting Light which Vig also produced and was recorded in frontman...

Snoop Dogg Drops Snoop-isms in 'Call of Duty: Ghosts' Voice Package

April 17, 2014 - 15:30
You don't have to break out your copy of Doggystyle to hear Snoop Dogg get gritty anymore The rapper has lent his suave voice to the video game Call of Duty Ghosts narrating multiplayer gameplay with lines like "Homies out the joint it's party time" or "Don't stop — cap...

Aretha Franklin Files $10 Million Suit Over Patti LaBelle Fight Story

April 17, 2014 - 15:10
Patti LaBelle did not punch Aretha Franklin and the latter soul diva wants the website that wrote a fake story "for entertainment purposes" to pay up for spreading the rumor Franklin has filed a $10 million lawsuit against the humor site the News Nerd according to The Detroit News "The...

Flashback: See Gary Glitter Nearly Knock Roger Daltrey's Eye Out

April 17, 2014 - 14:55
Roger Daltrey couldn't have been more excited when Pete Townshend decided to reform the Who in 1996 for a grandiose production of Quadrophenia in London's Hyde Park The Who hadn't played in seven years at that point and two years earlier Daltery and John Entwistle launched an American tour where...

Chromeo and Ezra Koenig Break Out the Kleenex on 'Ezra's Interlude'

April 17, 2014 - 13:20
So far electro-pop funkateers Chromeo have teased their new album White Women with a series of certifiably slinky dance floor jams — like the Toro y Moi featuring "Come Alive" and the drop dead sexy but cheekily neurotic "Jealous (I Ain't With It)" — but the duo bust out the...

The Who to Issue 'Quadrophenia: Live in London' Concert Film

April 17, 2014 - 12:40
The Who celebrated the 40th anniversary of their 1973 rock opera Quadrophenia by playing the double record in its entirety all over the world and now they are issuing a concert film of their performance from that tour at London's Wembley Arena in 2013 Quadrophenia Live in London out June...

Q&A: Raekwon 'On Strike' From Wu-Tang, Blasts RZA for 'Mediocre' Music

April 17, 2014 - 11:35
On the surface this should be a great time for Wu-Tang Clan The group is prepping the release of their comeback album A Better Tomorrow their first since 2007's 8 Diagrams while simultaneously upending industry conventions by selling one copy of a different 31-track album titled The Wu - Once Upon a...

Q&A: Alice Cooper Looks Back – 'Nothing Has Ever Been Too Dangerous'

April 17, 2014 - 11:25
"We did not bring the chicken" Alice Cooper tells Rolling Stone emphatically gesturing with his hand in a New York hotel room This September it will be 45 years since Alice Cooper became Alice Cooper after running a-fowl of the audience at the Toronto Rock'n'Roll Revival concert while opening for...

Nick Oliveri Reunites Onstage With Queens of the Stone Age

April 17, 2014 - 10:38
Bassist Nick Oliveri appeared onstage with his former bandmates in Queens of the Stone Age for the first time in a decade Wednesday night grabbing a mic and howling Songs for the Deaf's "You Think I Ain’t Worth A Dollar But I Feel Like A Millionaire" during the encore Although footage from the...

Q&A: Rodney Crowell on Working With Emmylou and Nashville in the 1970s

April 17, 2014 - 10:30
Rodney Crowell's eloquent and often elegiac new album Tarpaper Sky out this week is his first solo effort since 2008's Sex and Gasoline But the renowned and influential singer songwriter producer and author has hardly been idle In 2011 his searing memoir Chinaberry Sidewalks about growing up poor in Houston...

Coldplay to Practice 'Magic' in Los Angeles and New York

April 17, 2014 - 09:20
With the release of Ghost Stories a little over a month away Coldplay have lined up a series of six intimate shows around the world two of which are in the US On May 5th the group will play New York City's 2900-seat Beacon Theatre which opened in 1929 and has...

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...