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Questlove Remembers J Dilla’s Final Days in ‘Donuts’ Book

In his 33 1/3 book, J Dilla’s Donuts, author Jordan Ferguson explores one of the most quintessential hip-hop albums in recent history, interviewing dozens of…
John Surico / April 25, 2014

Spotify Shoots Down Band’s Silent Album Fundraising Hack

Vulfpeck wanted to go on tour this fall, but didn’t want to charge their fans admission. So the funk group released Sleepify, a Spotify exclusive comprising…
John Surico / April 25, 2014

Karen O Gets Animated in N.A.S.A.’s ‘I Shot the Sheriff’ Video

When N.A.S.A. teased a cover of Bob Marley’s “I Shot the Sheriff” featuring Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Karen O on vocals last January, we had to…
John Surico / April 25, 2014

Honor Adam Yauch on Third Annual MCA Day

With a hip-hop festival, a playground, a state senate resolution, and, most recently, a possible street co-naming effort as tributes, New York has not shied…
John Surico / April 25, 2014

The Libertines to Reunite at London’s Hyde Park

On July 5, the Libertines will reunite to play the Barclaycard British Summer Time festival at London’s Hyde Park — nearly 10 years after the…
John Surico / April 25, 2014

Sigur Ros’ Jonsi (& Alex) to Score ‘Manhattan’ TV Show

Sigur Rós leader Jónsi and his Riceboy Sleeps partner, boyfriend Alex Somers, will score a forthcoming television series about the Manhattan Project dubbed, naturally, Manhattan.
John Surico / April 23, 2014

Coldplay Share Intimate ‘Oceans,’ Announce TV Special

With six small shows around the world planned, Chris Martin and the rest of the guys in Coldplay should be busy enough. But as the…
John Surico / April 23, 2014

Chance the Rapper Considers Surgery After Coachella Cancellation

Chance the Rapper might need surgery. SPIN’s 2013 Rapper of the Year had said he was “feeling better” after a hospitalization forced him to cancel his set…
John Surico / April 23, 2014

Torres, Sharon Van Etten, the War On Drugs, and More Team for ‘New Skin’

Singer-songwriter Mackenzie Scott, formally known as Torres, ropes in some impressive names for her latest haunting folksy missive, “New Skin.” The guest list includes: Sharo…
John Surico / April 23, 2014

Spotify Streams of Bob Dylan’s ‘Hurricane’ Double After Rubin Carter’s Death

In 1975, Bob Dylan retold the story of Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, the famous African-American boxer who was wrongfully convicted in 1966 of triple homicide. Carter…
John Surico / April 23, 2014

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