• Billy Corgan Tea Shop Physical Graffiti Led Zeppelin Pop Up

    Billy Corgan Is Opening a Pop-Up Tea Shop in Led Zeppelin's 'Physical Graffiti' Building

    The Smashing Pumpkins new album Monuments to an Elegy has been streaming on iTunes for the last week or so, but Billy Corgan has announced today that New York and Chicago fans waiting to get their hands on a physical copy will be able to do so on Monday December 8, a day before the album's official release. Chicago residents will naturally be able to head over to their resident cat aficionado's tea shop Madame Zuzu's, but New York fans have the opportunity to do something a little more unique.For one day only, Physical GraffiTea—a tea shop on the ground floor of the building from the cover of Led Zeppelin's classic album of the same name—will turn into a Madame Zuzu's pop-up shop where you'll be able to buy the new album, Madame Zuzu's tea, and limited edition Smashing Pumpkins merch.

  • Slayer Saved Homeless Kitten Indianapolis Kerry King

    Slayer Saved a Homeless Kitten in Indianapolis

    In the midst of their country-wide tour, thrash-metal forerunners Slayer took some time to display their soft side. Prior to a set at Indianapolis' Old National Center on December 4, the band came across a freezing, homeless kitten on the street and helped it find a place to live.According to the Indianapolis alt-weekly Nuvo, guitarist Kerry King and some of the band's crew went to dinner at a famous local steakhouse this week and when they left, they encountered a homeless man who offered to sell them a small kitten for a dollar. Assistant tour manager Jess Cortese saw that the kitten was freezing and in poor shape so she took it and slept with it in the tour bus, before bringing it to the venue where the band was playing the following day. The kitten, which has since been named Gypsy, has apparently found a home thanks to a friend of one of the band's runners.

  • Nicki Minaj SNL All Things Go Bed Of Lies Only Beyonce Video

    Nicki Minaj Returns to 'SNL' With 'Pinkprint' Songs and a Beyonce Impression

    Because her new LP The Pinkprint is set to hit stores in just a couple of weeks, Nicki Minaj swung back by Saturday Night Live for the first time since 2011 this week for another set of songs and skit appearances. The "Anaconda" rapper, as expected, performed a few of the singles from that forthcoming album, including "Bed of Lies," "Only," and "All Things Go." But she also managed to flex her acting abilities, appearing as Kim Kardashian in this week's "Weekend Update" and giving a spot on Beyoncé impression in a sketch called "Jingle Ballerz." You can catch all of these highlights here, starting with "Bed of Lies" up above and her other performances and sketches below.The Pinkprint is out December 15 on Young Money/Cash Money Records.

  • The Wrens New Album Meadowlands Complete

    The Wrens Have Finally Finished Their 'Meadowlands' Follow-Up

    After a decade of toiling away at their now-mythological follow-up to 2003's The Meadowlands, guitarist Charles Bissell has announced that the Wrens have finally completed their new album.In a blog post to the band's website, the guitarist notes that a recent battle with a combination of strep and pneumonia, which led to complications like a collapsed lung and renal failure, prompted the final push to complete the album."For me personally, this whole thing has changed a bunch of stuff," Bissell wrote. "Including priorities that have kept me toiling away on music to the exclusion of a lot of other things. So that'll change. Not sure what that means but it'll be a lot more healthy.

  • Wu Tang Clan A Better Tomorrow Ferguson New York Video

    Wu-Tang Clan's 'A Better Tomorrow' Video Compiles Protest Footage From New York, Ferguson

    Wu-Tang Clan's reunion record A Better Tomorrow was released earlier this week, and today, the Staten Island crew decided to share a timely video for the title track from that record. Compiling footage from recent protests in Ferguson, Missouri and New York City over the failure to indict two police officers involved in the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, respectively, the video seeks to underscore the track's cries for social upheaval. The video also includes clips of President Barack Obama's recent comments on the subject and concludes with an ominous slide that asks "when will it end?" You can watch the video up above.

  • Jonah Hill Drake Jarvis Cocker Celine Dion Stephen Malkmus The Dream Scarlett Johannson New Order Cover Vice Video

    Jonah Hill Rapped a Drake Song, Jarvis Cocker Covered Celine Dion at Vice's 20th Birthday

    Vice Magazine turns 20 years old in 2014 and Friday night was their exclusive shindig in celebration, and from the accounts that have come out thus far, it seems to have been a pretty surreal sort of affair. The announced lineup for the party, which featured the likes of Lil Wayne, Jarvis Cocker, Stephen Malkmus and more, would've already been enough to provide a special night for attendees, but each of these luminaries and their surprise guests dedicated themselves to keeping the crowd on their toes.

  • Smashing Pumpkins Marilyn Manson Ava Adore London Monuments Video

    Smashing Pumpkins and Marilyn Manson Made Peace For Grimy 'Ava Adore' Performance

    The Smashing Pumpkins first album with Motley Crue's Tommy Lee, Monuments to an Elegy, hit the internet last week, and to celebrate the band is taking a brief spin through a few venues that are a little more intimate than the spots they usually hit. But if that weren't enough to make these few shows special, as Stereogum points out, Marilyn Manson dropped by the encore of the legendary alt-rockers London set at the Koko on Friday night for grimy and stunning performances of "Ava Adore" and his own new single "Third Day of a Seven Day Binge."Earlier this week, a picture of Courtney Love, Billy Corgan, and Manson surfaced on Instagram, suggesting that the Pumpkins frontman's respective feuds with each of the other alt-rock icons had come to a close, but this performance serves as compelling confirmation.

  • Diplo Mad Decent Christmas Album Stream

    Diplo and Mad Decent Put Together Another EDM Christmas Album

    Though known for his place at the vanguard of big tent electronic music and for beefing with Taylor Swift, the amount of holiday spirit that Diplo exhibits on a yearly basis flies under the radar. Now that Thanksgiving has passed, the superproducer has decided that it's time for the second annual mixtape of EDM interpretations of Christmas classics featuring friends and family of his Mad Decent label. Featuring tracks such as "The Nutcracka" (a remix of Tchaikovsky's theme from the ballet) and "Twerkith on These Bells," which interpolates a bit of the melody from "Joy to the World," A Very, Very Decent Christmas is out now and is available to stream both below and at the Mad Decent Soundcloud.

  • Jack White Paramount Records Box Set CBS This Morning

    Jack White Talks the 'Lost Treasures' of Paramount Records Box Set on 'CBS This Morning'

    Last year, Jack White unleashed the first ornate installment of a series of box sets compiling the collected releases of Wisconson blues label Paramount Records. In spite of mounting concerns about copyright issues, the second installment sees release Monday, December 1 and the Lazaretto singer took some time out of his busy tour schedule to stop by CBS This Morning and talk about the new set with host Anthony Mason. As Mason point out, the two sets of "lost treasures" may run you "about a month of mortgage payments" (or $800 at the Third Man Records webstore), but for White it mostly just served to show off "how ludicrous that [he] could be, really, with [his] free time." You can watch the segment up above. 

  • Mac DeMarco Attacked Still Together 2 Eric Andre Show

    Mac DeMarco Performs 'Still Together,' Gets Tortured on 'The Eric Andre Show'

    The closest thing Mac DeMarco has to a kindred spirit in the TV world might be Adult Swim's resident late night weirdo Eric André, so the guitar-pop provocateur's appearance on the latter's Eric André Show earlier this week seems on paper a match made in heaven. In practice, things naturally got a little strange. All of André's musical guests over time have something odd to deal with, but after the Salad Days singer and his band launched into "Still Together" from 2012's charming 2, he got the worst of it. André announces that it's "time for Attack DeMarco" at which point a group of samurai ran from back stage and began choking and beating him with sticks before repeatedly shoving his face into a nude man's unmentionables. You can watch the whole clip above via Stereogum.

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