Daily Archives May 2, 2017

Kevin Garcia, Grandaddy Bassist and Co-Founder, Dead at 41

May 2, 2017 Music

Kevin Garcia, the bassist and co-founder of the influential Modesto, California alt-rock group Grandaddy, died after suffering a massive stroke Tuesday. He was 41. Grandaddy confirmed Garcia's death in a post on Facebook. 

"There are no accurate words to express what we need to," the band said. "We are absolutely shattered to say that we lost our friend and band mate Kevin Garcia early this afternoon … We were all able to say goodbye to him and he was surrounded by his closest friends and family here in Modesto. Kevin started playing with Grandaddy when he was fifteen. He was an actual angel. He navigated life with a grace, a generosity and a kindness that was utterly unique. And contagious. He is loved so deeply by so many."

Garcia is survived by his wife, two

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Kevin Garcia, Grandaddy Bassist and Co-Founder, Dead

May 2, 2017 Music

Kevin Garcia, the bassist and co-founder of the influential Modesto, California alt-rock group Grandaddy, died after suffering a massive stroke Tuesday. Grandaddy confirmed Garcia's death in a post on Facebook. 

"There are no accurate words to express what we need to," the band said. "We are absolutely shattered to say that we lost our friend and band mate Kevin Garcia early this afternoon … We were all able to say goodbye to him and he was surrounded by his closest friends and family here in Modesto. Kevin started playing with Grandaddy when he was fifteen. He was an actual angel. He navigated life with a grace, a generosity and a kindness that was utterly unique. And contagious. He is loved so deeply by so many."

Garcia is survived by his wife, two children, parents,

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Linkin Park Plot Massive ‘One More Light’ Tour

May 2, 2017 Music

Linkin Park will embark on a North American tour this summer in support of their upcoming album, One More Light

The trek kicks off July 27th at the Xfinity Center in Boston and wraps October 22nd at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, California. Additional concerts in Pennsylvania and New York will be announced soon.

Machine Gun Kelly will open throughout the tour. The pair announced the partnership in a video for Genius, in which Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda and Chester Bennington crash a Machine Gun Kelly interview and whisk the rapper off to the road. 

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Eagles Sue ‘Hotel California’ in Mexico for Trademark Infringement

May 2, 2017 Music

The Eagles are suing a hotel in Todos Santos, Mexico that bills itself as the Hotel California for trademark infringement and trying to capitalize off of the band's famous 1976 album and song, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

In a lawsuit, the band argues that the hotel has falsely led consumers to believe that it is associated with the Eagles and inspired "Hotel California." "Multiple online reviews make clear that U.S. consumers who visit the Todos Santos Hotel and buy Defendants' merchandise do, in fact, believe that the Todos Santos Hotel is associated with the Eagles, which is not the case," the suit reads.

A representative for the Eagles declined to comment. A representative for the hotel did not immediately respond to Rolling Stone's request

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Flashback: Yes Enter the 1980s With ‘Owner of a Lonely Heart’

May 2, 2017 Music

Yes were so dead in the early Eighties that it took two guys named Trevor to bring it back to life. Ironically, the first Trevor – Buggles frontman Trevor Horn – took a lot of the blame for killing the group in the 1980 when he became the band's new singer for the poorly-received Drama LP. Once the tour wrapped the group split, but a couple of years later South African guitarist Trevor Rabin began shopping his demo tape around Los Angeles. One of the songs was "Owner of a Lonely Heart," which you can hear right here in its original form.

Phil Carson of Atlantic Records teamed him up with Yes bassist Chris Squire and Yes drummer Alan White to flesh his songs out. They recruited original Yes keyboardist Tony Kaye to join them, calling the new group Cinema after one of

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Rancid Preview New LP ‘Trouble Maker’ With Blistering ‘Ghost of a Chance’

May 2, 2017 Music

Rancid return to the garage in the video for "Ghost of a Chance," the new single from their upcoming album, Trouble Maker, out June 9th.

The simple clip finds the Berkeley punk stalwarts playing the rockabilly-tinged ripper. Singer/guitarist Tim Armstrong growls a message of fierce positivity and perseverance. After a blistering guitar solo from Lars Frederiksen, Armstrong bellows, "When the odds are small/ Don't let 'em stop ya/ Cause we only got a Ghost of a chance, my brother/ We only got a ghost of a chance."

Troublemaker marks Rancid's ninth studio album and follows their 2014 LP, …Honor Is All We Know. The record is available to pre-order digitally and on CD and vinyl. The band is also selling a variety of bundles, which include LPs

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Rancid Preview First LP in Three Years With New Song ‘Ghost of a Chance’

May 2, 2017 Music

Rancid return to the garage in the video for "Ghost of a Chance," the new single from their upcoming album, Trouble Maker, out June 9th.

The simple clip finds the Berkeley punk stalwarts playing the rockabilly-tinged ripper. Singer/guitarist Tim Armstrong growls a message of fierce positivity and perseverance. After a blistering guitar solo from Lars Frederiksen, Armstrong bellows, "When the odds are small/ Don't let 'em stop ya/ Cause we only got a Ghost of a chance, my brother/ We only got a ghost of a chance."

Troublemaker marks Rancid's ninth studio album and follows their 2014 LP, …Honor Is All We Know. The record is available to pre-order digitally and on CD and vinyl. The band is also selling a variety of bundles, which include LPs

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Beyonce Reveals Massive ‘How to Make Lemonade’ Box Set

May 2, 2017 Music

Beyonce announced a collector's edition box set called How To Make Lemonade set for release this summer. The news comes just after the anniversary of her Grammy-winning record Lemonade.

The retrospective will include a 600-page hardcover book comprising unseen photos from the making of the audiovisual album, personal writing by Beyonce and handwritten lyrics and poetry by Warsan Shire. Georgetown University sociology professor Dr. Michael Eric Dyson wrote the foreword for the new set.

The full package will include the first vinyl pressing of Lemonade with audio and visual album downloads, though the Lemonade vinyl will be available as a standalone. The retail price for the box set starts at $299.99. 

How To

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Hear Harry Styles’ Sweeping New Folk Song ‘Sweet Creature’

May 2, 2017 Music

Harry Styles unveiled a tender folk ballad, "Sweet Creature," set to appear on his self-titled debut album, out May 12th.

Over tumbling and sprightly guitar picking, Styles details the tumult and potency of young love, fleshing out his lead vocals with simple harmonies and startling background runs. He shows off his impressive range on the song's final chorus, straining expertly to sing, "Sweet creature, sweet creature/ When I run out of rope, you bring me home."

Styles wrote "Sweet Creature" with Thomas Hull, while Kid Harpoon produced the track with help from Jeff Bhasker, Alex Salibian and Tyler Johnson. The song marks the third offering from Harry Styles, following lead single "Sign of the Times" and "Ever Since New York," which Styles debuted on Saturday

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Watch Surreal, Lena Dunham-Directed Bleachers Video for ‘Don’t Take the Money’

May 2, 2017 Music

Jack Antonoff, the singer-guitarist behind Bleachers, plays the dumbfounded groom at his own backyard wedding to a woman he can't communicate with in the new video for "Don't Take the Money." The video begins with the cavalier officiant, played by Alia Shawkat (Arrested Development, Search Party) asking Antonoff – in his decorous New Jersey backyard – whether he's sure this a good idea (subtext: it's not).

From there, "Don't Take The Money" spirals from the mail-ordered bride cliche. Antonoff's character finds out that his soon-to-be-betrothed is being sought by her Russian spy lover who hops over the thick hedges to the altar (punching Antonoff out in the process). The song is a single from Bleachers' forthcoming album, Gone Now.

'Girls

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