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Semi Precious Weapons Strip Down for Yahoo Music

July 31, 2014 - 17:19
New York City glam-rockers Semi Precious Weapons have some very high-profile fans — Lady Gaga Katy Perry and Kesha among them — but in many ways they're still a cult group Thankfully their diehard fans (famous or otherwise) have sustained them during a four-year recording hiatus (the unfortunate result of...

See Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson Fly a Plane in a Music Fest Dogfight

July 31, 2014 - 16:00
A day before his band Iron Maiden performed at England's Sonisphere festival this year vocalist Bruce Dickinson took to the air in a World War I–era fighter plane to put on a 12-minute dogfight over metal fans' heads He put on the show with the Great War Display Team of...

Radiohead's Philip Selway Shifts Perspective in 'Coming Up for Air'

July 31, 2014 - 15:30
Radiohead drummer Philip Selway will release his second solo album Weatherhouse  on October 7th via Bella Union and now he's shared the enchanting haunting clip for album cut "Coming Up for Air" Philip Selway and Other Drummers Who Have Gone Solo Directed by the Spanish film collective NYSU the clip plays with shifting...

19 Worst Things About Woodstock '99

July 31, 2014 - 15:10
Woodstock '99 was supposed to celebrate the 30th anniversary of "peace love and happiness" Instead the Rome New York festival earned the infamous distinction of "the day the Nineties died" There were tons of contributing factors that made the fest the anti-Woodstock Organizers trying to wring every last dollar from...

Chance the Rapper Covers 'Arthur' Theme Song With Wyclef Jean

July 31, 2014 - 14:45
Nineties nostalgia has hit a new high mark Rising MC Chance the Rapper known for his penchant for the absurd has released a boisterous ebullient cover of the theme song to the PBS children's show Arthur Find Out Where Chance the Rapper's 'Acid Rap' Ranked on Our List of 2013's 10...

Randy Travis Releases 'Worry'-Free Video

July 31, 2014 - 14:14
The latest video from Randy Travis showcases the legendary singer's vocals on a cover of the 1961 Marty Robbins hit "Don't Worry 'Bout Me" It's a track from Travis' Influence Vol 2 The Man I Am which will be released August 19th The clip opens with a woman who is...

Katy Perry Gets Hyper-Stylized and Hedonistic in 'This Is How We Do'

July 31, 2014 - 13:45
Katy Perry enters a hyper-stylized pastel-soaked pleasure dome in the wild new clip for "This Is How We Do" the latest from the pop star's 2013 LP Prism The clip opens with a old man staring at a portrait of Perry in profile before zooming in on the frame to...

Flashback: Katy Perry Performs 'Search Me' on Christian TV

July 31, 2014 - 12:15
Before she kissed a girl and liked it Katy Perry – then known as Katy Hudson – released an eponymous Christian album in 2001 that failed to gain any commercial success Perry has said that the album "reached literally maybe 100 people" The Unbreakable Katy Perry Inside Rolling Stone's New Issue That...

Watch Arcade Fire Cover Creedence Clearwater Revival in California

July 31, 2014 - 12:05
Arcade Fire have added yet another cover to their growing repertoire busting out Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Hey Tonight" during their Wednesday night show at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View California Via Pitchfork multi-instrumetnalist Richard Reed handled lead vocal duties delivering the track in a raggy howl that would do...

Brad Paisley Recruits Colt Ford for 'River Bank' Remix

July 31, 2014 - 12:05
On his new album Thanks for Listening which debuted in the Top 10 on Billboard's all-genre Top 200 Albums chart country-rap pioneer Colt Ford recruited artists like Keith Urban Justin Moore and Jerrod Niemann to lend their talents But it's Ford who finds himself in the role of guest vocalist...

Feds Charge Man in Drug-Related Death at Electric Zoo 2013

July 31, 2014 - 11:40
Nearly a year after the organizers of the New York City dance music festival Electric Zoo cancelled the final day of the three-day event due to two drug-related deaths the Drug Enforcement Agency has tracked down a group of friends who allegedly sold the MDMA pills that killed one of...

Sam Hunt to Drop 'X2C' Before Debut Album's Release

July 31, 2014 - 11:28
Sam Hunt whose breakout hit "Leave the Night On" is currently in the Top 25 and climbing will release his full-length debut album for MCA Nashville on October 27th Country's 15 Highest Drug Odes One of Rolling Stone Country's 10 New Artists You Need to Know this summer the Georgia native has...

Lorde to Curate, Release New Single for New 'Hunger Games' Soundtrack

July 31, 2014 - 11:15
Lorde will curate and release the lead single for the upcoming soundtrack to The Hunger Games Mockingjay — Part 1 which opens in theaters on November 21st The soundtrack is also scheduled for release this fall via Republic Records though a release date for both the soundtrack and Lorde's new...

Hear Tweedy's Autobiographical New Jam 'Low Key' - Premiere

July 31, 2014 - 11:00
The forthcoming Tweedy LP Sukierae might be Jeff Tweedy's first solo album but the Wilco and Uncle Tupelo singer songwriter and guitarist didn't make it alone Not only did he get backing vocals from Lucius' Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig and keys from REM's Scott McCaughey he recruited his own 18-year-old...

Hear Smokey Robinson and Elton John's 'Tracks of My Tears' - Premiere

July 31, 2014 - 11:00
Singing with the Miracles and as a solo artist Smokey Robinson has been the voice behind some of the greatest records of the past half-century On a new LP due August 19th the legend is revisiting 11 those records and re-imagining them as duets adding in voices like those of...

Manny Roth, Cafe Wha? Owner and Pivotal 1960s Rock Figure, Dead at 95

July 31, 2014 - 10:45
Manny Roth founder of the New York City club Cafe Wha? – where Bob Dylan Jimi Hendrix Bruce Springsteen and more played in their formative years – has died He was 95 The Truth Behind Bob Dylan's First Encounter With Cafe Wha? "He was a legend in discovering talent and he will...

Rob Zombie Talks Insane Clowns and Crowdfunding His New Film '31'

July 31, 2014 - 09:55
Rob Zombie who has directed movies like Devil's Rejects and two Halloween films was uncharacteristically uneasy at first with the idea of crowdfunding a movie But that went away once he realized it was a quid-pro-quo tradeoff On Thursday the director launched a campaign to fund his next movie 31...

Jarvis Cocker to Judge Pulp Karaoke Contest in New York City

July 31, 2014 - 09:40
Jarvis Cocker will be on hand to help judge a Pulp karaoke contest in New York City following a special screening of Florian Habicht's new documentary about the Britpop outfit Pulp A Film About Life Death and Supermarkets on August 7th The Guardian reports 100 Best Albums of the 1990s Pulp...

Flashback: Kelly Clarkson Auditions for 'American Idol'

July 31, 2014 - 08:20
By the age of 20 Kelly Clarkson had already returned home to Texas after a failed attempt to begin her singing career in Los Angeles But it wasn't long before she headed back to the west coast as she aced her audition for the first season of American Idol 15 'American Idol'...

Dick Wagner, Guitarist for Alice Cooper and Lou Reed, Dead at 71

July 30, 2014 - 19:55
Dick Wagner who played guitar with Alice Cooper Lou Reed and on records by Kiss and Aerosmith at various points in his career died on July 30th after being hospitalized in Scottsdale Arizona for respiratory failure Two weeks earlier he had undergone a cardiac procedure according to Detroit Free Press He was 71 How Dick Wagner Saved the...