Chris Martins

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  • Green Day Tre Stream Album Uno Dos

    Green Day Stream Warm and Fuzzy 'Tre' in Full

    Finally, the third piece of the puzzle: Green Day's ¡Tré! is streaming in full via iHeartRadio, despite frontman Billie Joe Armstrong's, well, touchy relationship with the online streaming and broadcasting company. It was at their Las Vegas showcase, of course, that the punk-pop king went all enfant terrible on his guitar, smashing it while delineating the differences between his band and Justin Bieber. This album, officially out December 11, completes the Bay Area band's LP trilogy, preceded, naturally, by ¡Uno! and ¡Dos! (although a ¡Quatro! documentary happened too). While ¡Tré!

  • A$AP Rocky Kendrick Lamar Drake 2 Chainz Fuckin Problems Video

    A$AP Rocky, Kendrick Lamar, Drake, and 2 Chainz Dish in 'Fuckin' Problems' Video

    Back in October, we shared a heater of a club-destined collab: A$AP Rocky, Kendrick Lamar, Drake, and 2 Chainz trading lines about their shared love for "bad bitches" and, um, love-making, which is as it turns out are their titular "Fuckin' Problems." At last, there's a video for the bawdy song, which presumably hails from A$AP's frequently postponed major label debut, LONGLIVEA$AP, now set for a January 15 release. Of course, it's not like these four fellas haven't been busy. Rocky appears on the new Big Boi track, "Lines." Kendrick was the subject of a substantial SPIN feature. 2 Chainz starred in that surreal "Birthday Song" video. And Drake got all mopey with the Weeknd for "The Zone." Still, each appears in the relatively spare new clip, sporting fancy duds (although Drake kinda looks like a lost member of PM Dawn) and hanging out with fancy women.

  • Atoms for Peace Amok Thom Yorke Flea cover track list

    Thom Yorke's Atoms for Peace to Release 'Amok' LP in February

    Back in September, Thom Yorke at last revealed that his Atoms for Peace band, originally formed to take his 2006 solo album The Eraser on the road, would indeed deliver a long-player of its own. In the time since, we've heard the blippy single "Default," the punishing "What the Eyeballs Did," a handful of untitled teasers, and the promise from Yorke himself that his other band would deliver actual "songs." Track lists, album names, and release dates have been floated, but now we have official confirmation of what's to come: Atoms for Peace's debut LP, Amok, is due stateside February 26 via XL Recordings.Don't believe us?

  • Chromatics Johnny Jewel Mixtape Black White

    Chromatics' Johnny Jewel Shares Autumnal 'Black & White' Synth Mix

    Nothing says "welcome to the fall" like a fat stack of awesomely gooped, synthsizer-swole, mellow dance jams assembled by a bona fide expert thereof. At least, that's what Chromatics and Glass Candy main brain Johnny Jewel appears to be going for with his new free-to-download 45-minute set, Black & White: A Mix for Autumn. Indeed, if chillwave is the sound of summer (well, circa 2009), then these cooler feeling songs are the next logical step as the year progresses toward winter. Better still, they span an impressive range of time, with tracks from Kraftwerk, Nico, and film composer Bill Conti blending kindly with works from Blonde Redhead, Xeno & Oaklander, and '90s 4AD act His Name Is Alive. As Jewel explained on the SoundCloud page for the mix, "It's the end of Autumn, & all of the Reds, Greens, & Yellows have disintegrated into Black & White.

  • Jarvis Cocker Scott Walker Interview BBC Radio

    Hear Jarvis Cocker Grill Scott Walker on Bawdy Lyrics and Long Songs

    In anticipation of the Tuesday release of his 14th studio album, Bish Bosch, reclusive pop experimentalist Scott Walker sat down with Jarvis Cocker for a very well-mannered chat about music-making.

  • Dave Grohl Sound City Sundance Documentary

    Dave Grohl Is Bringing 'Sound City' to Sundance Film Festival

    Anticipation for Dave Grohl's directorial debut, Sound City, has been building since February when he released the frenetic, high-octane trailer for his documentary on the legendary Los Angeles recording studio of the same name. The most enthusiastic responses have come from Grohl himself, of course, who hand-wrote the film's announcement and recently launched a SiriusXM radio show celebrating Sound City's illustrious history.Finally, after dropping two more trailers with no details on the movie's forthcoming release, Grohl has given the thing a premiere date — er, range. Sound City will make its debut at the 2013 installment of the Sundance Film Festival, which runs January 17 through 27 in Park City, Utah.

  • Ryan Adams 'Shining Through the Dark' 'This Is 40' Soundtrack

    Ryan Adams Strums Twangy 'This Is 40' Contribution: 'Shining Through the Dark'

    Ryan Adams isn't afraid to get weird with the occasional Deadmau5 collab, Lemonheads production gig, or foray into metal, but as interesting as his sidelines can be, the man's best mode is as alt-country crooner. Thankfully, he'll be reprising that role on the soundtrack to Knocked Up spinoff, This is 40. EW is streaming one of the Los Angeles singer-songwriter's two contributions to Judd Apatow's latest, an organ-strewn jangler dubbed "Shining Through the Dark." Though it's a live recording (as is the "Lucky You" cameo in the track list), the easy-rambling rendition is more fleshed out here than in its previous incarnation on 2011's Live From Nowhere Near You: Volume Two benefit comp. Adams joins Paul Simon, Wilco, Lindsey Buckingham, and other notables on the This is 40 soundtrack, including Fiona Apple, whose "Dull Tool" is the embattled artist's first original song for film.

  • Lamb of God Randy Blythe Indictment Czech Republic Manslaughter

    Lamb of God Respond to Randy Blythe's Manslaughter Indictment

    Although Lamb of God's representatives were initially hopeful that the case against member Randy Blythe would be dropped, the Virginia metal band's singer will now have to return to the Czech Republic to face an indictment on the charge of manslaughter with intent to cause bodily harm. The accusation stems from an incident at a 2010 Prague show, in which a stage-diving fan was injured when Blythe allegedly pushed him back into the audience (although crowd-shot footage may suggest otherwise). Tragically, that attendee died about two weeks later, reportedly from head wounds sustained at the concert.Blythe was arrested upon returning to the country in June of this year, and imprisoned for over a month before being released on bail.

  • Johnny Depp Eddie Vedder Marilyn Manson West Memphis Three Doc Soundtrack

    Eddie Vedder, Marilyn Manson, Johnny Depp Record Songs Inspired by West Memphis Three

    In his recent interview for SPIN's "Listening In" series, freed West Memphis Three man Damien Echols fondly reminisced over his love for old school heavy metal — an interest which many felt contributed to his death row conviction while still a teenager. Since that fateful 1994 conviction, countless musicians have come out in support of Echols and co., resulting in an impressive list of high-profile supporters that tellingly transcends genre.A cross-section of that lineup is quite literally manifested on West of Memphis: Voices for Justice, the soundtrack for the upcoming documentary about the plight of the WM3, West of Memphis, due to hit theaters in New York and Los Angeles on Christmas Day.

  • Eddie Vedder SiriusXM Pearl Jam Radio Show

    On Air He Goes: Eddie Vedder to Host SiriusXM Show via 'Pearl Jam Radio'

    Between appearing in Pete Townshend's memoir, returning to the annual Bridge School Benefit, and joining other people's bands (re: Gaslight Anthem, Kings of Leon), Eddie Vedder is verging on Dave Grohl-levels of busy-ness. Fitting then, that only a week after we learned of the main Foo's new SiriusXM radio show, Pearl Jam's best man is getting one of his own."The Eddie Vedder Radio Show" will be a limited-run series featuring music handpicked by its host — "his all-time favorite songs, from early punk rock influences to unreleased material from his personal archives" — not to mention personal stories and, if we're lucky, some political punditry. The show will premiere on Wednesday, December 5, at 5:00 p.m.

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