• Foo Fighters Sonic Highways Teaser

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    We're still a couple of months away from the November 10 release date of Foo Fighters' eighth studio album Sonic Highways, but yesterday the band posted on Twitter that they had received test pressings of the new record. In addition to a photo of the wax, as Consequence of Sound notes, Dave Grohl and co. also shared another eight-second clip of the actual music. Unlike the throat-shredding acapella that the last little clip offered, this one is pure instrumental guitar riffing—an all-too-brief blitz of the sort of flailing leads that you've come to expect from the quintet. You can listen below, via a Tweet from the head of Twitter Music, or at the Foos' Facebook page. And if November seems like way too of a wait for more, remember that Grohl's HBO show debuts sooner, on October 17.Holy guitars, Batman! New @foofighters record makes 'em sound 100 feet tall.

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    Meghan Trainor Stole Her Butt Song From a K-Pop Group, or Phish, or Neither

    With "All About That Bass," singer-songwriter Meghan Trainor asserted herself as one of the major players in the Summer of Ass. But as that track continues to climb the Billboard charts, people across the Internet are pointing to some striking similarities to a hit from across the Pacific Ocean. As Oh No They Didn't points out, a couple of different comparison clips have been put together to show the likeness between Trainor's song and a 2006 track by the wildly popular K-pop group Koyote called "Gippeummodeu" or "Happy Mode."Listen to this oddly fitting, very surreal-sounding mash-up:It's enough to make "Happy Mode" songwriter Joo Young Hoon tweet that he's consulting a lawyer, according to Google's rough translation.

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    Like Aqua's 'Barbie Girl' Through a Funhouse Mirror, Meet SOPHIE

    U.K. producer SOPHIE just issued a captivating caffeine-addled 12-inch featuring recent singles "Lemonade" and "Hard," but he's already back again — this time in with QT, a new project that he and PC Music labelhead A.G. Cook have handled production for. Today, they shared their demented first single, a funhouse mirror version of something that Aqua (yes, the "Barbie Girl" dweebs) might have put out called "Hey QT." If you're having trouble parsing exactly what all this means, hit play below, and know that two of the weirdest and most exciting producers in the game right now have teamed up with XL Recordings for a pop project. But if you haven't heard word of SOPHIE yet, it's probably advisable to read on.Despite the name, when we saw SOPHIE at SXSW this year he appeared to be a redheaded boy in his early 20s.

  • Rick Rubin ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Video

    Of Course Rick Rubin's #IceBucketChallenge Is an Avant-Garde Short Film

    We've finally reached the avant-garde stage of the Ice Bucket Challenge. As the charity fad rolls on, celebrities are less and less content to merely dump buckets of ice on their heads. But rather than go for big-budget parody like Dave Grohl, super-producer Rick Rubin aimed for something a little more strange.Backed by Steve Reich's tape loop classic "It's Gonna Rain," the Yeezus architect dumps a bunch of buckets of ice into a tub before submerging himself into the freezing bath. It's pretty much the reverse of what everyone else is doing, but it's that sort of thinking that's made him such an in-demand producer to start with right? At the end, he worldlessly nominates fellow weirdos Vincent Gallo (Buffalo '66) and Owen Wilson (Wedding Crashers), as well as alt-R&B superstar Frank Ocean.

  • Ryan Adams Punk EP 1984 Limited Edition Stream

    Ryan Adams Made a Really Great Punk Album and You Can Stream It Now

    Ryan Adams has pretty much always been about trying to do absolutely everything all of the time and 2014 hasn't been an exception. In addition to hanging with Elvira, producing for Jenny Lewis, and prepping his next solo LP, he's also recently released a punk-rock-inspired EP called 1984, and as Stereogum points out it's recently made its way onto the Internet thanks to a fan who recorded the thing straight from the vinyl and looped it on YouTube.Channelling the Replacements' twanging, rootsy take on punk signifiers, 1984 is 10 (very) short tracks' worth of fizzing guitars and tortured Adams vocals. It's a far cry from the melodic swoons that mark "Gimme Something Good," his other recent single, but the crackling energy makes it compelling in its own right. 1984 is out now via Pax-Am, though the 7-inch looks like it might already be sold out. Listen below.

  • Morrissey Label Dropped Tour

    Did Morrissey Force His Label to Pull His Album From Digital Stores?

    Morrissey's ongoing dispute with Harvest Records is turning out to be a classic case of "he said, label said." After weeks firing back and forth about his supposed departure from the label's stable, the former Smiths frontman finally saw his recent solo album World Peace Is None of Your Business pulled from digital shelves last week. If it seemed a little fishy that the English singer predicted the move a day before it happened, well, a source tells Billboard that Morrissey might have had a little more to do with it than he's letting on.Despite still contending that Morrissey has not been dropped by Harvest, an unnamed source said that "out of deference to his request they have reluctantly removed his album from all services."So maybe the "Istanbul" singer "suspected" that the record was going to disappear because he told them to pull it.

  • ISIS metal band terrorist group Palms

    Please Stop Confusing Isis the Metal Band With ISIS the Terrorist Group

    As the terrorist group ISIS continues to gain prominence and infamy in the wake of the beheading of American journalist James Foley, the influential metal band of the same name is also facing some unintended consequences, according to ABC News.After receiving a number of "off-color comments" on their Facebook page, the doom-y post-metal crew was forced to change their name on the site from "ISIS" to "Isis the band.""Fans have emailed us that they're reluctant to wear our T-shirts now and we've also gotten some off-color comments," drummer Aaron Harris said. "Just like our fans, we've been watching the news in disbelief. We haven't commented on it because we haven't been an active band since 2010, even though our music does live on.

  • Parents Television Council VMAs Beyonce Statement

    Not 'Flawless': Parents Television Council Blasts VMAs for 'Problematic Content'

    After last year's controversial performances the small-screen watchdogs over at the Parents Television Council were a little happier with what they deemed to be a "toned down" iteration of MTV's VMAs, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Praising the broadcast for doing away with "the most explicit profanity," president Tim Winter said the council was "grateful" for the contrast with "last year's cringe-inducing mess." But despite the fact that this was a more staid affair, the parents still want to kill all your fun and take away your "problematic content." Should you forget, the "mess" to which Winter refers is Miley Cyrus' infamous performance with Robin Thicke, which the PTC accused at the time of "sexually exploit[ing] young women." Their charges this year run along the same lines.

  • Weird Al Emmys Game of Thrones Mad Men Scandal TV Video

    'Weird Al' Parodied All of Your Favorite TV Theme Songs at the Emmys

    Well, it may not be the Super Bowl, but "Weird Al" Yankovic made his way to a major television event last night for the 66th annual Primetime Emmy Awards. Midway through the show, the Mandatory Fun star came out on stage for a live performance that parodied the theme songs of a number of shows nominated for awards.Mad Men's instrumental theme became a barb about Jon Hamm's bad Emmy luck, and Game of Thrones naturally turned into a boob joke (aided by a surprise Andy Samberg appearance as enfant terrible Joffrey Baratheon) and the rapid-fire needling didn't end there. Theme songs from Modern Family, Homeland, and Scandal also drew the chart-topping parody artist's ire. He may not have gotten through as many songs in as short a period as Ted Leo and Aimee Mann did a few months back, but you have to give him credit for hilarious moments like physically handing George R.R.

  • Future Drake Preign DNF Stream

    Drake and Future Celebrate Drunken Hookups on P. Reign's 'DnF'

    Toronto rapper and OVO affiliate P. Reign (born Raynford Humphrey) has been issuing hazy and blunted tracks since 2009, but his upcoming EP Dear America seems to finally have the sort of cosigns that might elevate him to the upper tier of Drake's stable. In addition to slated guest appearances from Waka Flocka Flame, A$AP Rocky, Meek Mill, and PARTYNEXTDOOR, Reign's new single "DnF" features cameos from his OVO boss and the recently single SPIN cover star Future. It's a hedonist anthem that seems directly descendent from the highwire melodrama that Drake's been putting forth over the course of his last few albums, a sensitive jam in which our protagonists just want to "get drunk and fuck." Listen in full below.

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