Soundgarden Share Well-Polished ‘Black Hole Sun’ Demo From 1994

April 16, 2014 Music

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...

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On the Charts: ‘Frozen’ Tops Another Dismal Sales Week

April 16, 2014 Music

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...

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Converge Mourn Dog’s Death with Maggots and Fire in New Video

April 16, 2014 Music

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...

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Interview: Fun.’s Nate Ruess Back to Work on Band’s New Album

April 16, 2014 Music

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...

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The Inside Story Of Nirvana’s One-Night-Only Reunion

April 16, 2014 Music

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...

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Jay Z to Hold Made in America Festival in L.A. and Philadelphia

April 16, 2014 Music

Jay Z and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti confirmed that this year's 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 American...

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Pharrell Slips Into Crooner Mode for ‘Spider-Man 2′ Track ‘Here’

April 16, 2014 Music

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...

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10 New Wave Secrets Revealed in Eighties Oral History ‘Mad World’

April 16, 2014 Music

If you miss the days when the world was made of mesh and lace you'll want to check out Mad World An Oral History of New Wave Artists and Songs That Defined the 1980s The hugely entertaining book by Lori Majewski and Jonathan Bernstein includes interviews with dozens of musicians...

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AC/DC Not Breaking Up Amid Retirement Rumors

April 16, 2014 Music

After two days of massive speculation Australian hard-rock pioneers AC/DC have shot down rumors that they are retiring Frontman Brian Johnson has instead revealed that the band is going ahead with plans to record a new album Long Way to the Top look back at AC/DC's 40-year history in photos "We are definitely...

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Arctic Monkeys Set to Headline Summerfest

April 16, 2014 Music

Arctic Monkeys have joined the lineup of Milwaukee's multi-day Summerfest which will take place every day between June 25th and July 6th with the exception of June 30th Other new additions to the fest include Lake Street Dive the Pretty Reckless Brother Ali Rick Springfield and Railroad Earth among others...

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