Monthly Archives January 2014

Anna Gordy Gaye, Ex-Wife of Marvin Gaye, Dead at 92

January 31, 2014 Music

Anna Gordy Gaye older sister of Motown founder Berry Gordy and ex-wife of Marvin Gaye died today at age 92 according to the Chicago Tribune Gordy Gaye played a key role in Marvin Gaye's life both personally and professionally The pair met during a performance at Berry Gordy's house in 1960...

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Jimi Hendrix Biopic Starring André 3000 Among SXSW 2014 Films

January 31, 2014 Music

Following its premiere at the Toronto Film Festival last September All Is By My Side – the Jimi Hendrix biopic starring Outkast's André 3000 as the guitar icon – is one of many music films that will receive their US debuts during South by Southwest's film festival in March according to...

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The Nipple and the Damage Done: Janet Jackson’s Post-Super Bowl Fall

January 31, 2014 Music

People say hindsight is 20/20 but for Janet Jackson looking back must mean remembering that the game is rigged In 2004 I was one of the lucky million who watched in real time as Jackson's breast sprung out of her top at Justin Timberlake's hand The shot of her sunflower nipple...

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Don’t Go Away Mad: Mötley Crüe Say Goodbye

January 31, 2014 Music

If Mötley Crüe is a band with nine lives then they cashed in on No 8 a long long time ago — and somehow kept on going Since forming 33 (yes THIRTY-THREE) years ago the Crüe have survived numerous brushes with death plenty of bad PR a couple temporary lineup...

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Rocket From the Crypt Reboot for First Headlining Tour in a Decade

January 31, 2014 Music

In the fall of 2005 punk-rock favorites Rocket From the Crypt called it quits after a 16-year run comprised of highs and lows The DIY troupe had countless shows under their belt a major label deal some MTV play and opening slots for major acts like Soundgarden and Rancid But...

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Broken Bells’ James Mercer on Turning Dark Songs Into a Party Record

January 31, 2014 Music

Last week Danger Mouse told us that Broken Bells' new album After the Disco was "a pretty sad record" The other half of the Bells' equation the Shins' James Mercer says it's not a total buzzkill "There's a lot of personal angst there" Mercer says "If you were to take the...

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U2 Say ‘Invisible’ Is a ‘Sneak Preview’ of New Album

January 31, 2014 Music

One week after announcing the release of new song "Invisible" during Sunday's Super Bowl U2 opened up about the song the accompanying commercial for Bank of America and the band's partnership with non-profit organization (RED) Readers' Poll The 10 Greatest U2 Albums According to USA Today the band will perform the track...

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Red Hot Chili Peppers Guitarist Joins Tinariwen for New LP

January 31, 2014 Music

Josh Klinghoffer the Red Hot Chili Peppers' shaggy-haired guitar savant joins acclaimed Malian desert-rockers Tinariwen for two songs on their upcoming sixth album Emmaar due February 11th "I was a little self-conscious because I don't necessarily like it when a white musician from LA steps on this beautiful organic African thing" says...

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What’s the Greatest Hair Metal Song?

January 31, 2014 Music

This was a dark week for fans of 1980s hair metal Mötley Crüe not only announced a farewell tour they even signed a legal document mandating they can never reunite again We don't know what sort of rock and roll court will enforce this agreement – could they send in...

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Conor Oberst’s New Morning: Bright Eyes Hits Nashville for Solo LP

January 31, 2014 Music

Conor Oberst gets carded as he enters an East Nashville bar on a recent Monday night but at 33 he doesn't feel like a kid anymore After an insanely prolific 15-year run in which he played in half a dozen different bands and wrote hundreds of songs Oberst slowed down...

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