Monthly Archives February 2014

Phoenix ‘Encourage a New Copyright Policy’ in Open Letter

February 28, 2014 Music

Phoenix have posted a detailed blog on their Tumblr explaining that they support and even encourage the "fair use" of samples of their music In a 188-word essay written in dramatic finely-serifed capital letters the group first explained that they were upset to learn that a lecture by Harvard Professor...

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‘Yellow Submarine’ Animator to Appear at SXSW

February 28, 2014 Music

To celebrate 50 years of Beatlemania Ron Campbell – who directed the Saturday morning Sixties cartoon The Beatles and animated the band's 1968 film Yellow Submarine – will appear at this year's SXSW festival in Austin Texas Readers' Poll The 10 Greatest Early Beatles Songs For one week Campbell will have an exhibit at local...

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Kendrick Lamar Praises Macklemore’s Apologetic Grammy Text

February 28, 2014 Music

Drake may have been angered by Macklemore's post-Grammy apology to Kendrick Lamar but speaking publicly about the incident for the first time the Top Dawg star himself was less than distraught "That text surprised me but Macklemore is a genuine dude" Lamar said in a recent Billboard cover story "However it panned...

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Kanye West Surprises German Fans at Drake Concert

February 28, 2014 Music

Kanye West made a surprise appearance at Drake's concert in Berlin Germany Thursday night where the rapper performed the Yeezus track "Black Skinhead" An elevator lifted the rapper from the front of Drake's stage as the song's battering-ram beat kicked in Performing amid a wash of red light West rapped...

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Prince Sends ‘Letter-Bearing Clone’ to Herald ‘Arsenio’ Appearance

February 28, 2014 Music

Prince will perform on Arsenio next Wednesday and chat with host Arsenio Hall about what he has in store for the future To announce it he sent a purple velvet-clad female clone as his envoy to the show Hall feigned confusion during a show earlier this week when his band mysteriously...

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James Murphy Says Commercial Dance Music ‘Makes Me Want to Vomit’

February 28, 2014 Music

Former LCD Soundsystem frontman James Murphy called today's commercial dance music "repellent" and said that "it makes me want to vomit” in an interview Thursday Speaking at a Red Bull Music Academy session in Norway (via Music Week) Murphy derided the state of current dance music "I just don’t like it It’s not...

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Kings of Leon’s ‘Temple’ Video Shows Off Nashville in Blurry Glory

February 28, 2014 Music

Kings of Leon dug up the original Instagram for their video for "Temple" a track off their latest album Mechanical Bull Rather than audition a million fuzzy sun-worn filters to posterize their footage into blurry oblivion they got hold of an old 8mm camera for (what looks like) the real deal...

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Watch Panic! At the Disco Get Addicted to Love in ‘Nicotine’ Video

February 28, 2014 Music

Love is cursed in "Nicotine" the all new Panic! At the Disco video The ruminative but memorable black-and-white clip finds frontman Brendon Urie anguished over a beautiful model pacing through the snow sulking by a hotel fireplace and serving up F-bombs aplenty       Spend a day in the life of Panic!...

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Rick Rubin on a Lifetime of Meditation and Music

February 28, 2014 Music

"We're happy to be here" Dixie Chicks singer Natalie Maines said last night "honoring the man who never allows himself to be honored" That man was legendary producer Rick Rubin who consented to receive the "2014 Lifetime of Harmony Award" from the David Lynch Foundation only because Lynch convinced him...

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311 Add Ska to Grunge Crunch on New Track ‘Showdown’ – Premiere

February 28, 2014 Music

311 have made a career out of merging rock with reggae and on their new track "Showdown" the band boils both of those genres down to their respective essence The track which is off the band's upcoming Stereolithic LP opens with a choppy grungy riff and an almost power-metal guitar...

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