Monthly Archives October 2013

Kanye West Postpones More Tour Dates Due to Damaged Gear

October 31, 2013 Music

Kanye West has postponed his upcoming tour dates in Vancouver Denver and Minneapolis according to a press release The rapper made the decision after a truck carrying his custom-made video truss and 60-foot circular LED screens got into a collision damaging the gear beyond repair The press release says that...

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MGMT Serve Up ‘Alien Days’

October 31, 2013 Music

As if you'd expect anything less than outright bizarre antics from MGMT the psychedelic electronic duo have come up with a suitably out-there new clip for "Alien Days" (off their latest release MGMT) The video opens on a mystical scribe played by MGMT's Ben Goldwasser who leads a Puritan couple...

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Nas Introduces Harvard Fellowship

October 31, 2013 Music

When Henry Louis Gates emailed Nas to ask him to lend his name to a new fellowship at Harvard's Hiphop Archive the rapper replied yes "in a nanosecond" said the professor A decade ago he might have had a different answer  See Where Nas' 'Illmatic' Ranks on the 500 Greatest Albums of...

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Flashback: Journey Reunite With Steve Perry in 1991

October 31, 2013 Music

Journey split after the conclusion of their highly successful Raised on Radio tour in early 1987 This was not long after the height of their fame but frontman Steve Perry wanted time off and quickly lost any desire to remain part of the band The others carried on as Bad...

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Red Hot Chili Peppers, Neil Young Join Forces for Backyard Benefit

October 31, 2013 Music

Over the past decade Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea has called on countless friends from Tracy Chapman and Patti Smith to Metallica to help him raise money for the Southern California school he started the Silverlake Conservatory of Music One artist however has topped his wish list Neil Young...

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Bob Dylan’s Newport Folk Festival Guitar Set for Auction

October 31, 2013 Music

The sunburst Fender Stratocaster that Bob Dylan famously plugged in at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival will finally be auctioned off in New York at Christie's on December 6th The guitar on which Dylan went electric is expected to bring in as much as $500000 the Associated Press reports and will be...

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Black Lips Wrapping Album With Black Keys’ Patrick Carney

October 31, 2013 Music

"I think we're done with it" Black Lips bassist Jared Swilley says of his band's new album which they've spent much of the second half of this year working on "I went to an Atlanta studio on Monday and I think I finished it We came up with two last-minute...

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Merge Records to Mark 25 Years With Singles Series

October 31, 2013 Music

The indie record label that has at one time or another served as home to Arcade Fire Teenage Fanclub Superchunk and more will celebrate its 25th anniversary in 2014 with a "year-long celebration" according to its website Chief among those is a subscription-based series of seven-inches dubbed "Or Thousands of...

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Yoko Ono ‘Thankful’ for Paul McCartney’s Comments in Rolling Stone

October 31, 2013 Music

Yoko Ono said that she was "very thankful" to Paul McCartney for telling Rolling Stone that he had moved past his grudge against her "I never felt too bad about Paul" Ono the widow of McCartney's Beatles companion John Lennon said in a recent interview with The Associated Press "He was my husband's partner and...

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Lady Gaga, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis Added to American Music Awards

October 31, 2013 Music

Lady Gaga Kendrick Lamar Macklemore and Ryan Lewis and Luke Bryan will take the stage at this year's American Music Awards set to air live on ABC on November 24th The four new additions join previously announced AMA acts Miley Cyrus Imagine Dragons One Direction and Florida Georgia Line Macklemore and...

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