• Arcade Fire Soundtrack Kim Gordon Film Video

    Arcade Fire and Kim Gordon Come Together in Trailer for Marcel Dzama Film

    Three members of Arcade Fire have written and recorded the score for a silent film starring Kim Gordon called Une Danse Des Bouffons ("The Jester's Dance") by Canadian artist Marcel Dzama. Dzama has collaborated with Arcade Fire in the past, designing album sleeves for the Montreal band, as well as others including Beck.

  • Jack White The Kills Dublin Plug Pulled Goodnight Irene

    See Jack White Jam With the Kills Until the Plug Gets Pulled

    On his way to Glastonbury this weekend, Jack White made a stop at Dublin's Royal Hospital Kilmainham for a headlining show with the Kills. Obviously the two acts are well acquainted, as White has worked for some time with Kills frontwoman Alison Mosshart in their Dead Weather project, and so they got to flaunt it a bit onstage.As Consequence of Sound reports, Mosshart joined the vinyl-sales-record-breaking rock'n'roll maestro during his set for "Love Interruption," swigging some champagne from the bottle before leaving the stage with a kiss. Later, she came up again with Kills bandmate Jamie Hince for the folk standard White's been rocking lately, "Goodnight, Irene," during which the PA system was cut due to curfew and the band finished without the venue speakers' help."Okay, listen up, you've got to quiet down!

  • Chris Brown BET Considering Reality Show

    Is BET Considering a Chris Brown Reality Show? Please, God, No

    Sigh. We'll never be rid of this guy, will we? TMZ reports that BET is considering a reality show about violent R&B triple threat, Chris Brown. They cite multiple unnamed sources, saying the network has been holding focus groups — comprising entirely African American women, no less — to get a sense of whether or not viewers are interested in a program that would follow the dude once immortalized by Law & Order: SVU, chronicling his life after jail.TMZ says the response has been split, but the majority would watch to see whether Brown will screw up again. They also claim BET is fully onboard and the only holdup is the "bad boy" himself, who has yet to sign a production company deal. For better or worse, it feels like both of the aforementioned scenarios are stone cold inevitabilities at this point.

  • Basement Jaxx Never Say Never Stream

    Basement Jaxx Share Soul-Freeing 'Never Say Never'

    Last month British duo Basement Jaxx announced their first album in five years and invited us to "jump in" with their dance-floor-pleasing "Unicorn," a welcome return after 2013's more verdant non-album tracks like "Back 2 the Wild," "What a Difference Your Love Makes," and "Mermaid of Salinas." Now, the twosome returns with London singer/producer ETML in tow on "Never Say Never," the lead single from their now-titled Junto album, arriving August 25 in the U.K. Like the last taste, this soulful dance-pop treat has an instantly catchy hook ripe for raving. While we're told the new albumthrows back to Basement's house-jaxxing days (see Remedy and Rooty) "Never Say Never" exhibits the maturity earned across two decades and seven studio albums. Also, it's just plain blissful.

  • Scorsese Jagger HBO New York Music Drama

    Scorsese/Jagger HBO Show Casts 'Sopranos' and 'Boardwalk' Goons as Music Creeps

    It's been four years since the Martin Scorsese-Mick Jagger HBO collaboration set in New York's '70s music scene was announced, and still it has no name and no release date. But the cast keeps growing.Last year it was announced Bobby Cannavale of Boardwalk Empire would star in the series produced and written by Terence Winter, executive producer and writer on Sopranos (and Boardwalk) and writer on Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall Street. The series starts in 1977 at the dynamic convergence of punk, disco, and hip-hop — Cannavale maneuvers it all as Richie, a cocaine-fueled record executive.Over the past few months a handful of names have been added.

  • RiFF RaFF Video iNTRODUCiNG THE iCON Neon Mad Decent

    RiFF RaFF Streams His Neon Consciousness in 'iNTRODUCiNG THE iCON' Video

    By day, Jody Highroller dispenses life lessons to kids. But by night, the man best known as RiFF RAFF is an elder statesman of party. In his new video for "iNTRODUCiNG THE iCON," from his just-out album NEON iCON, we get to see the Mad Decent rapper in his element, going hard in blacklit clubs surrounded by scantily clad women, as we're barraged by a nonstop flood of clips literally illustrating his nonsense-skirting lyrics. There are corn fields, hover crafts, weight-lifting, sharks, and a lot of T&A, naturally. Cartoon Diplo even makes an appearance on the Deezus-produced track, lecturing on the importance of focusing in on the lyrics on songs. "A lot is riding on this album," RiFF-RAFF's label boss tells him. "Man fuck that!" he responds, and continues down a weird and wild path of Technicolor gibberish.

  • Phil Collins The Alamo Donates Collection

    Phil Collins Just Gave Away His Entire Massive Alamo Artifact Collection

    Phil Collins isn't just an iconic songwriter and badass drummer. It turns out he's a history buff, and collector of badass icons. Perhaps most unexpectedly, Texas monument the Alamo is the British musician's specialty. And today he held a press conference in San Antonio to announce that he'll be donating his entire 200-piece collection to the landmark's official museum. The video of that public talk is above.Standing before the Alamo Mission, Collins, 63, said, "This is a very special day for me because I've had a love affair with this place since I was about 5 years old." He said he grew up with a romanticized version of what happened there, as depicted by Walt Disney and John Wayne, that hooked him at an early age and inspired garden reenactments with his collection of toy soldiers.

  • Soundcloud Working on Paying Artists

    SoundCloud May Actually Start Paying Artists

    Free music-streaming platform SoundCloud is looking at ways to monetize its content and pay some of its most popular artists. This news follows the unveiling of an upgraded app for iPhones, with the Android version to follow soon, that's more geared towards the listener experience than ever before. Gone is the mobile music upload option, as the revised program focuses on users' music feeds, search functions, and trending tracks across various genres.The change in strategy has had some asking, what next? Speaking with The Guardian, SoundCloud co-founder and chief technology officer Eric Wahlforss said the company is working on ways to pass money along to its creators. "Right now in the U.S. we're experimenting with different monetization approaches," he said. "We're ... throwing a couple of things out there and testing the waters a bit.

  • Eddie Vedder Pharrell Invite Academy Awards Join Oscars

    Eddie Vedder, Pharrell Invited to Join Oscars Academy

    Eddie Vedder and Pharrell Williams are among this year's new invites to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. As noted Wednesday, the Oscars folks only just announced new rules regarding the nomination process for music categories after an executive member of the AMPAS committee seemingly used his sway to promote one of his own songs. It's quite possible that they're on the look for some new blood.Billboard reports that of the 271 invitations sent out, just 12 were extended for the music branch. Frozen songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, who won the Oscar this year for best original song with "Let It Go," were included. As were Gravity composer Steven Price (who won for best original score), jazz bassist and composer Stanley Clarke, and composers Steve Jablonsky, Angie Rubin, and Buck Sanders.

  • Korg Synthesizer Nintendo 3DS Software

    Turn Your Nintendo 3DS Into a Tiny Portable Synthesizer

    Music machinery giant Korg has announced the upcoming release of a program that will turn the portable Nintendo 3DS platform into a tiny, awesome synthesizer. The DSN-12 software will allow users to control 12 monophonic synth sounds inspired by Korg's vintage bass-heavy, electro-favored MS-10 analog instrument. Watch the videos above and below to see the original synth in action, and hear the sorts of sounds you can make with the program.As XLR8R reports, Korg promises the software will provide "a broad range of powerful sounds that you would not expect from a game machine." To wit, the program will also feature: a series of effects modules including delay, chorus, flanger, compressor, kick, and reverb; a 64-step sequencer for looping; and a 3D oscilloscope that illustrates the waveforms being created.

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