• Varg Vikernes Guilty Inciting Racial Hatred Burzum trial

    Burzum's Varg Vikernes Found Guilty of 'Inciting Racial Hatred'

    Almost a year to the day after he was arrested on suspicion of plotting a massacre, notorious black metal singer Varg Vikernes has been found guilty of inciting racial hatred. According to Norway's The Local, a French court gave the Burzum frontman a six-month suspended sentence and ordered him to pay a €8,000 ($10,888 USD) fine.Vikernes originally drew the attention of French authorities after receiving the manifesto of Anders Breivik, the Norwegian man who killed 77 people in a bombing and shooting rampage in 2011. Vikernes wrote a blog post about how he agreed with much of Breivik's views, but suspected that the mass murderer was actually working on behalf of a vast Jewish conspiracy.

  • Flea Mansion House Sale Griffith Park Los Angeles

    One Hot Mansion: Buy Flea's $6.8 Million L.A. Estate

    If you're an obsessive Red Hot Chili Peppers fan who has $6.8 million to spend, you can be the proud owner of Flea's Los Angeles mansion. The bassist recently put the 1925-built Van Griffith Estate on the market after buying it three years ago for $4.55 million, Curbed reports. Way to flip, Flea!On top of four bedrooms and three-and-a-half bathrooms, the house boasts some pretty rad features, including a library, two-bedroom guest house, a speakeasy (!), century-old olive trees, redwoods, views of Griffith Park, a spa, and a saltwater swimming pool, which really helps one relax after a rousing bout of slappin' da bass, mon.

  • Blood Orange 'High Street' Video Skepta SSense

    Blood Orange and Skepta Prowl London for 'High Street' Video

    Blood Orange's Devonté Hynes is a master at understated, atmospheric videos, even when he's leading a female dance troupe for "You're Never Good Enough," busting his own moves for "Time Will Tell," or traveling to his family's old home in Guyana for "Chamakay." That subtle beauty is on display again for "High Street," the Cupid Deluxe cut that features British rapper Skepta. Here, the fellas mainly travel around London at night, performing in front of red buses, with Hynes graciously ceding the spotlight to his guest. Directed by Lucy Luscombe, the video was made in collaboration with clothing designer SSENSE, who also worked with Sky Ferreira on her racially controversial "I Blame Myself" clip.

  • Christopher Owens 'New Testament' album 'Nothing More Than Everything' video

    Christopher Owens Goes Rockabilly on 'Nothing More Than Everything to Me'

    Christopher Owens has been teasing his second solo album for the past few months, dropping the soulful "It Comes Back to You" in March and the gospel of "Stephen" in May. Today, the former Girls leader officially announced A New Testament, his follow-up to 2013's Lysandre, and unveiled the rockabilly-influenced "Nothing More Than Everything to Me." It's a sweet little ditty accompanied by a video that features a budding romance between two kids that culminates at the school dance, where Owens just happens to be performing. According to the video's description, this song is the first single from the album, which is due on September 29. If you pre-order it now, you'll get instant download of all three tracks he's released. How sweet of him. 

  • Beck 'Song Reader' Studiu Album Jack White Jarvis Cocker

    Beck's 'Song Reader' Album Will Star Jack White, Jack Black, and Many More

    While celebrating his 44th birthday, Beck decided to give his fans a gift — the long-awaited studio version of his Song Reader album, which he previously released only as sheet music. While plenty of musicians, including the Portland Cello Project, have put out their interpretations of the tracks, this LP will feature a star-studded crew that includes Jack White, Jeff Tweedy, Jarvis Cocker, Eleanor Friedberger, Laura Marling, fun., Sparks (!), and even Jack Black, among many others. (Let's not forget Moses Sumney, Lord Huron, and real motherfucking doggfather Swamp Dogg.) Beck himself only appears on one song, the lullaby-like "Heaven's Ladder," which you can see him perform below courtesy of Consequence of Sound. The album is due out July 29 via Capitol, presented by Warby Parker, and is available for pre-order now.

  • Warped Tour girl missing Hannah Batty Toronto

    Missing Warped Tour Teen Found

    UPDATE: Hannah Batty was located Wednesday, July 9, according to a Toronto Police news release. Hannah Batty, 15, has been missing since July 4, when she attended the Toronto stop of the Vans Warped Tour. Police are asking for all attendees, including bands and crew, if they remember seeing her or may have photos of videos of her at the event.Batty was last seen around 8 p.m. at the Molson Canadian Amphitheatre and wasn't with her friends, for unknown reasons. Police described her as "white, 5'5", 115 lbs., with brown eyes and long, dyed blue hair. She was wearing a black tank top, blue denim cut-off shorts and black Vans sneakers.

  • Courtney Love 'Sons of Anarchy'

    Courtney Love Will Be a Preschool Teacher on 'Sons of Anarchy'

    Courtney Love has been on pretty good behavior as of late, contributing to a National Geographic documetary on the '90s, making peace with Dave Grohl, putting out new music, and possibly getting into plant breeding. It seems that staying busy is helping the Hole frontwoman stay on the straight and narrow, so we're pleased to hear that she's getting back into acting.Almost 20 years after her excellent performance in The People vs. Larry Flynt, Love will take on her first television role with a multi-episode arc on FX's motorcycle-gang drama Sons of Anarchy, TV Line reports. She'll play a "straight-shooting preschool teacher" whose students include Abel, the son of main character Jax.The show's seventh and final season will also feature none other than Marilyn Manson as a white supremacist, which is nowhere near as scary as the idea of Courtney teaching nursery school.

  • Spoon 'Rent I Pay' 'Rainy Taxi' Acoustic BBC

    Spoon's Britt Daniel Gets Heavy on Acoustic Versions of 'Rent I Pay' and 'Rainy Taxi'

    Spoon have been all over the place playing tracks from their upcoming eighth album They Want My Soul, recently hitting up Jimmy Kimmel Live! and Governors Ball while also dropping the peppy track "Do You." The latest bit of promo comes from the BBC Radio 6 studio, where Britt Daniel stopped by to play  "Rent I Pay" and "Rainy Taxi" for host Lauren Laverne. The stripped-down form exposes Daniel's strengths as a singer, but perhaps the most interesting bits come in the interview portion of the segment, when he explains that none other than AC/DC was a big inspiration for the new LP. "I did buy the entire AC/DC catalog between 2010 and 2014, so it might have had something to do with it. I'm not sure," he says of the heavier sound on the album and "Rent I Pay" in particular.

  • Robin Thicke Kimmel 'Get Her Back'

    Robin Thicke Drops to His Knees to 'Get Her Back' on 'Kimmel'

    Despite his insistence that he's trying to keep his split with wife Paula Patton "private," Robin Thicke has been anything but while promoting his new album, Paula. His ongoing quest for redemption and selling records led him to Jimmy Kimmel Live!, where he performed two songs on the show's outdoor Los Angeles stage. First up was the subdued "Get Her Back," with Thicke busting out all the moves from the soul playbook, like starting an audience clap-along and dropping to his knees to emphasize just how much he's hurting. Then he took to the piano to croon on "Lock the Door," wailing about how much he misses his best friend. It's certainly enteraining enough, but it's also a bit sad to see the man trying so hard to get his ex's attention while also making sure he thrills an audience. But hey, at least he left the scantily clad models home for a change. Progress!

  • Death Grips Trent Reznor Fun Fun Fun Fest

    Death Grips' Demise Leaves Trent Reznor, Fun Fun Fun Fest Sad and Jilted

    Many were shocked when Death Grips announced their break-up yesterday. Trent Reznor, it seems, was not.The mercurial noise-rap group, who was SPIN's 2012 Artist of the Year, were set to be opener on Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden's upcoming tour, which kicks off in just over two weeks. Given Death Grips' expertise in bailing on commitments, booking them for the trek was a calculated, one that Reznor somewhat acknowledged in a subtweet last night. "Sorry everyone… why would I have ever thought those dudes could keep it together?" he wrote, sounding like a man who was all set to chill out for the Fourth of July weekend but then found out he had to go to the DMV to renew his license. A replacement opener has yet to be announced.Reznor isn't the only one getting burned by Death Grips' sudden lack of existence.

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