• Simpsons Musical Marathon FXX Hollywood Bowl Songs

    A Musical-Themed 'Simpsons' Marathon Is Coming to FXX

    Over that past 25 seasons, The Simpsons has accrued an impressive collection of songs while playing host to an eclectic set of musicians that has recently included Coldplay, Tom Waits, the Decemberists, Sigur Ros, Björk, and Judas Priest. In tribute to the cartoon sitcom's musical legacy — and perhaps to squeeze out a few extra drops of ratings magic — FXX is following its 12-day, 552-episode Simpsons marathon with an eight-episode music-themed marathon on Friday, September 11.The four-hour programming block will start at 8:00 p.m., Rolling Stone reports, and is tied to promote the "Simpsons Take the Bowl" variety show at the Hollywood Bowl, which takes place on September 11, 12, and 13.

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    How Does Led Zeppelin's Alternate 'Black Dog' Version Compare to the Original?

    When Led Zepplin teased the upcoming remastered reissue of its Led Zepplin IV album with a previously unreleased one-minute studio outtake of opening track "Black Dog," it left at least a few fans scratching their heads over the real differences between this and the original.Now guitarist and producer Jimmy Page, who's helming the so far successful reissues project, has released the track in full, as Rolling Stone shares. And that's allowed us to run side-by-side comparisons between the two versions.

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    Kendrick Lamar Is Now the Subject of a College Course

    You know you've made it when someone decides to teach a course about you. Jay Z's got one, Bruce Springsteen's got one, and now Kendrick Lamar's got one. Yup, the 27-year-old Compton hero's essential good kid, m.A.A.d city is the source material for a new English composition class at Georgia Regents University, according to USA Today.The course is called "Good Kids, Mad Cities" and while it isn't focused solely on Lamar, students will use his 2012 album as a starting point to study and discuss literary works by James Joyce, James Baldwin, and Gwendolyn Brooks, as well as the 1991 film, Boyz n the Hood.Upon its release, good kid, m.A.A.d city was met with literary comparisons to Joyce's Ulysses, along with other masterpieces.

  • Aphex Twin minipops 67 [120.2][source field mix] Stream SYRO

    Here's the First Song From the First Aphex Twin Album in 13 Years

    Aphex Twin's rollout for his first album in 13 years, SYRO, has been full of pleasant surprises, starting with the fact he's releasing a new record. There was the fact that he teased the thing with an actual blimp, then announced the details on the deep web, then released barely legible autobiography, and followed that up with contests for listening parties. Well, surprise again because just like that we have our first actual taste of the album, and it's called "minipops 67 [120.2][source field mix]." Heard below, the track has our already salivating ears (why not?) focused on a steadily building beat as the "fartist" born Richard D. James develops an amalgam of fluid sonic ideas at once bizarre and perfectly fitting. You know, like he does so well. Listen here:

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    John Lennon's Hashish Habit Helped Shape Obama's Immigration Policy

    By now, we well know Barack Obama is a bit of a music fan with a specific appreciation for the Beatles. Aside from having very cool buddies and fans in Bruce Springsteen, Jay Z, Beyoncé, and Dave Grohl, our nation's leader has made a specific effort to honor America's favorite band during his presidency and befriend one Sir Paul McCartney in the process, even getting down to sing "Hey Jude" with an all-star ensemble.Unsurprisingly, the President is a fan of John Lennon as well. Though not in the way you'd expect.

  • My Bloody Valentine Kevin Shields Music Production Scholarship BIMM Dublin

    My Bloody Valentine Pick Up College Tabs for Future Music Producers

    My Bloody Valentine are now giving college kids something more than a seminal, stoned, mind-expanding listening experience. The Irish quartet's frontman Kevin Shields has just announced a new scholarship program at BIMM Dublin that will cover the cost of a three-year bachelor's degree in music production.The Kevin Shields Music Production Scholarship arrives as the university adds the corresponding degree to its offerings, Consequence of Sound reports. The gift covers a yearly tuition of €5,950 (roughly $7,700) for one lucky student.

  • Twerking Vermont High School Cancel Homecoming Miley Cyrus Diplo

    Can One Vermont High School Principal Put an End to All This Twerking?

    Vermont is in full-fledged crisis mode. Teenagers have run amok with this newfangled twerk-dance and there's no telling what might happen should it be allowed to continue.Thank Jebus some high school administrators at Mount Anthony Union High School in Bennington are taking a stance and nipping this problem in its pubescent bud.

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    Kate Bush's House Might Fall Into the Ocean

    Kate Bush can tell you, privacy has its costs.It's not just the effort that goes into staging a comeback after 35 years out of the limelight, but also the perilous extent one must go to in order to avoid unwanted attention. As the British art-rock icon is hard at work amidst three weeks of shows at London's Eventim Apollo, news comes that her remote cliff-top home in Devon County, England, is in fact so remote it could soon fall into the sea that it overlooks.Last year, a huge landslide caused a portion of coastal cliff to crumble into the ocean near Bush's five-bed £2.5 million mansion, reports the Exeter Express and Echo (via NME), bringing Bush's neighbor's front gate inches away from the 88-foot cliffside.

  • Deadmau5 Disney Trademark Mask Mickey Mouse

    Disney Is Trying to Stop Deadmau5 From Trademarking His Ears

    We know already Deadmau5 doesn't care for bullies. But standing up to Arcade Fire for trash-talking EDM, is a fight a few steps shy of going to court with the world's second largest broadcasting and cable corporation, The Walt Disney Company.Still, the man under the mouse mask, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's buddy Joel Zimmerman, is preparing to face off with the house the Mouse built over a trademark claim the company has blocked regarding his signature costume ears.

  • Sony Walkman NWZ-A17 Digital High Quality Audio

    Sony Hopes High-Quality Audio Will Save the Walkman

    The high-quality digital audio player market is heating up, and while Neil Young's crowd-sourced Pono player isn't exactly at an iPhone or Spotify-equivalent level just yet, as Mashable reports, it does have some competition nipping at its heals.Enter the Walkman. The Walkman? Yes, the Walkman. As you probably forgot (we did), in 2012 Sony revived that classic brand that once played your favorite R.E.M. cassettes (and which kids these days cannot operate) as a new-fangled digital-music player. But no matter how underwhelmed we were back then, it's hard not to be somewhat enticed by this new high-end model, the NWZ-A17, which the company announced today will start selling in November.The device goes for $299 and supports better-than-CD-quality audio at 192 kHz by 24 bit with 50-hour battery life, and 64 GB of memory with an additional 128 GB available for upgrade.

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