• Chief Keef Kanye Nobody Instagram Teaser Video

    Chief Keef Previews Kanye West Collaboration 'Nobody'

    As Kanye West finishes his Yeezus follow-up, a handful of unofficial mixes of new tracks have trickled onto the Internet. This weekend another snippet of a distorted Yeezy track has surfaced thanks to Chief Keef. In a short Instagram clip of the song, the two Chicago rappers do their fair share of autotuned crooning, not unlike Keef's turn on Yeezus, "Hold My Liquor." Keef's caption suggests that this new single is titled "Nobody."The last time Kanye jumped on one of Chief Keef's songs, it was pretty beneficial for all involved. "I Don't Like" brought the troubled young rapper to radio stations across the country and scored yet another hit for the GOOD Music madman.It's unclear at this point whether the track will appear on Keef's upcoming LP Bang 3 or Kanye's as-yet-untitled effort, but both are expected to see release later this year.

  • Rick Parashar Dead Pearl Jam Ten Age 50

    Rick Parashar, Producer of Pearl Jam's 'Ten,' Dies at 50

    Seattle producer Rick Parashar died of natural causes at age 50 on August 14, according to Billboard reports. Parashar was best known for manning the boards for Pearl Jam's Ten, and was actually part of an April promotion to save the soundboard used to make that record, but he's also handled recordings for Temple of the Dog, Dinosaur Jr., and Blind Melon.He was a stalwart of the Seattle scene, founding the city's London Bridge Studio in 1985 with his brother Raj. In the ensuing years he handled recordings for a number of local acts, including Alice in Chains and Brandi Carlile in addition to Pearl Jam and Temple of the Dog.Pearl Jam offered their respects to his friends and family on Twitter, which you can see below.RIP to Rick Parashar who worked on Ten and Temple of the Dog. Our condolences go out to Rick's friends and family.

  • Eddie Vedder WEird Al Ice Bucket Challenge Video

    Eddie Vedder, 'Weird Al' Yankovic Support ALS Association With Ice Bucket Challenge

    Over the past couple of weeks, the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has taken over Facebook news feeds worldwide and brought awareness to the neurodegenerative disease otherwise known as Lou Gehrig's Disease. After being challenged, participants have 24 hours to dump a bucket of frigid water on their head or else donate $100 to the ALS Association. Celebrities as wide-ranging as Justin Timberlake and Robert Kennedy's widow Ethel Kennedy have participated in the challenge thus far, and this weekend Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder and Mike McCready as well as "Weird Al" Yankovic have joined in.As Consequence of Sound points out, McCready joined in Friday afternoon and nominated the rest of Pearl Jam.

  • Beyonce Jay Z On The Run Tour HBO Special Trailer Video

    Beyonce Is a Lounge Singer, Jay Z Smokes Cigars in 'On The Run' HBO Trailer

    The North American leg of Beyonce and Jay Z's "On the Run" tour came to a close earlier this month in San Francisco, but September 12 and 13 still hold the two festival dates that will be recorded for their upcoming HBO concert special. While you wait for those two shows, and the eventual airing of the shows on September 20, the duo has shared a trailer for the forthcoming doc which features some slinky lounge singing from the couple in addition to the expected concert footage.The minute-long clip begins with the "Flawless" singer taking on Nancy Sinatra's iconic "Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)" while Hova puffs on cigars in a smoky club. Watch the trailer above, via MissInfo.tv, along with another previously promo clip below. For more, read our recent roundtable on the differences between Bey-Z and Kimye. 

  • Gwar Oderus Urungus Viking Funeral Video

    Watch GWAR's Oderus Urungus Get a Viking Funeral

    Five months after his death by heroin overdose, GWAR's Dave Brockie has finally been given a sendoff fitting of his legacy as the band's vile frontman Oderus Urungus. As part of the inauguration of this year's Gwar B-Q, Brockie's costume was given a Viking funeral, complete with a wooden boat, offerings, and a flaming arrow shot.The ritual on Hadad's Lake in Michigan also included a speech by Lamb of God's Randy Blythe who said that Brockie was "the only motherfucker [he] knows" who was "too big for one fucking funeral."You can watch the beginning of the burning above (via Rolling Stone) and read another eulogy that Blythe posted later on Instagram. For more, read SPIN's 1990 profile on the intergalactic metalheads."Tonight we sent Oderus home in a fitting manner at the public memorial for Dave Brockie.

  • Skrillex EDM Chicago Congress Theater Ban

    The City of Chicago Outlaws EDM at Local Venue

    Following a year spent without a liquor license, Chicago's Congress Theater will finally reopen its doors, but don't count on catching Skrillex there any time soon. In an agreement struck with the city, as Consequence of Sound points out, the theater has agreed to not "allow any EDM shows/events at the premises."Local liquor commissioner Gregory Steadman says the ban follows a "rising level of concern about these events and whether or not they're safe."The venue was initially shut down in May 2013 after a number of drug-related problems.Considering the tragedies that have recently struck Electric Daisy Carnival and Mad Decent Block Party, as well as the general madness that comes along with your everyday Avicii show, it's understandable why the city may want to prohibit such shows from a 5,000 capacity venue.

  • Paul Giamatti NWA Biopic Straight Out of Compton

    Paul Giamatti Joins Cast of N.W.A Biopic

    The forthcoming N.W.A biopic Straight Outta Compton went to some questionable means to find actors to serve as the film's extras, but they presumably went a more traditional route for the latest addition to the cast. Paul Giamatti will appear in the film as the group's manager and Ruthless Records label head Jerry Heller, according to The Hollywood Reporter. 
Giamatti will star alongside Jason Mitchell as Eazy-E, Marcus Callender as Dr. Dre, and Ice Cube's son O'Shea Jackson as Ice Cube. The F. Gary Gray-directed film is set to hit theaters on August 15, 2014.

  • Morrissey actually dropped label capitol harvest

    Morrissey Was Really Dropped By His Label, Says Fan Site

    Last week Morrissey's fan site True to You reported that he had been dropped by Harvest Records, but a "source close to the situation" told Billboard yesterday that he was still with the label. Saturday morning True to You fired back, saying that the Billboard report was "incorrect" and that Moz had indeed severed ties with Harvest and Capitol.According to the fan site, Morrissey and his lawyer have emails from label head Steve Barnett and his personal assistant that confirm the separation. The article also states that Morrissey has retained all of the rights to his recent solo album World Peace is None of Your Business because he never signed a recording agreement with the company to begin with.Harvest Records has yet to offer an official statement on the matter.

  • Aphex Twin Blimp London 2014

    Aphex Twin Teases London With a Giant Blimp

    The perennially cryptic Richard D. James appears to be up to something. According to NME reports, a green blimp emblazoned with the year "2014" was spotted flying above London's Oval Space today, but the zero had been replaced with Aphex Twin's iconic logo.Though a long-scrapped album called Caustic Window surfaced earlier this year thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign, the legendary experimentalist hasn't issued a proper album since Drukqs in 2001. We've known for a while that he has plenty of music in the can, so the dirigible could signal that he's finally decided to open up the vaults.

  • Foxygen KEXP Live Video Hang Cannibal Holocaust

    See Foxygen Debut Psychedelic Slow Jams 'Cannibal Holocaust' and 'Hang'

    It seemed for a while that the buzzy psych-rockers in Foxygen might not make it through the long round of touring that followed the release of their debut We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace and Magic. Between intra-band strife and erratic live performances that resulted in at least one grievous injury to frontman Sam France, things were looking grim. Nevertheless, earlier this month the band announced their second album ...And Star Power and shared a single that reminded us why we were paying attention in the first place.

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