Kyle McGovern

writer

Biography

  • dr. conrad murray, michael jackson, quincy jones

    Doctor Who Killed Michael Jackson Wants a Reality TV Show

    Conrad Murray was released from a Los Angeles jail on October 28 after serving nearly two years of a four-year sentence for the involuntary manslaughter of Michael Jackson. As CNN reports, Murray was given a sheriff's escort out of the facility early Monday morning for the "safety and security" of the jail, according to a sheriff's spokesman. A group of Jackson fans gathered outside of the prison were reportedly upset that authorities let Murray slip away through a back door, and settled for heckling the disgraced doctor's lawyer, Valerie Wass. TMZ caught video footage of Wass getting into a shouting match with some of MJ's followers — find the clip below.The gossip site also reports that Murray is also planning to release a book about his life and relationship with Jackson.

  • phuture doom, nightfall, doom terror corps

    Stream Phuture Doom's Bollywood-Esque Rave-Up 'Doom Terror Corps'

    Phuture Doom brew "Black Acid," a catch-all term for the Detroit outfit's unique blend of black metal and ravey techno. On November 5, Skrillex's OWSLA label will unleash Phuture Doom's self-titled debut full-length album, a 10-track LP that includes the IDM-indebted "Doom Terror Corps," which is now available for streaming. Listen to the blaring assault below and scroll further for the full track list to Phuture Doom. To gain an extra bit of insight on the upcoming record, check out the album's apocalyptic trailer, and tune in to the BBC Radio 1Xtra at 9 p.m. (U.K. time) to hear an exclusive mix Phuture Doom have concocted.Phuture Doom track list:1. "La Grande Messe Noire"2. "Burn the Knowledge"3. "Black Acid Reign"4. "Han Breaks"5. "Mach 100"6. "Doom Terror Corps"7. "Rites"8. "Paradise Lost"9. "Funeral Phuture"10. "Exodvs"

  • jay z, barneys, kanye west, racial-profiling

    Jay Z Issues Eloquent Defense in Barneys Debate, as Kanye West Fumes

    Jay Z is currently under fire for maintaining his business relationship with Barneys in spite of the company facing racial profiling accusations, and now Hova has broken his silence on the issue, saying he's being "demonized" simply for waiting to make an informed decision. The Magna Carta Holy Grail master released a statement on his Life + Times website on October 26 defending his choice to continue with the partnership, which will soon yield a holiday collection that reportedly ranges from a $70 T-shirt to a $33,900 watch."I move and speak based on facts and not emotion," Jay says in the statement. "I haven't made any comments because I am waiting on facts and the outcome of a meeting between community leaders and Barneys. Why am I being demonized, denounced, thrown on the cover of a newspaper for not speaking immediately?

  • sw/mm/ng, we do it all the time

    Hear SW/MM/NG Celebrate Endless Summer on 'We Do It All the Time' Single

    Arkansas' SW/MM/NG bliss out all year round, with aspirations to serve as "the background music to your first romantic encounter, the noise of fireworks in a beach fire," according to the their Facebook page. Now a part of the Old Flame Records roster, SW/MM/NG are expected to drop a debut full-length next year, but in the meantime they're busy issuing a trilogy of two-song digital singles. The first, featuring "Some Dreams Come True," surfaced back in September (via The Wild Honey Pie), and the second, which pairs sun-baked tunes "We Do It All the Time" and "Oils," is set to arrive on October 29. That fast-approaching release is currently streaming right here at SPIN — dive in below.

  • tele novella, don't be a stranger

    Watch Tele Novella Trick and Treat in Halloween-Themed 'Don't Be a Stranger' Video

    Members of now-defunct bands Voxtrot and Agent Ribbons have teamed up to form Tele Novella, a psych-pop unit that carefully coats its '60s-style harmonies in layers of fuzz. The indie supergroup is planning to release a full-length album some time in 2014, but first comes a 7-inch vinyl led by the traipsing track "Don't Be a Stranger." To promote the upcoming disc, due out November 5, Tele Novella have shared an official music video for the single. Filmed in the outfit's hometown of Austin, the clip finds Tele Novella decked out in Halloween costumes, playfully terrorizing local, uh, haunts.

  • lou reed, death, velvet underground, twitter reactions

    R.I.P. Lou Reed: David Bowie, John Cale, Kim Gordon, and More Honor the Late Rock Icon

    Following reports that Lou Reed died on Sunday, October 27, at the age of 71, droves of musicians expressed grief and paid tribute to the Velvet Underground co-founder on Twitter. As of press time, an official cause of death has not yet been revealed, but Reed's literary agent, Andrew Wylie, told the New York Times he believed Reed's passing was related to a liver transplant the singer-songwriter underwent earlier this year. Wylie added, "He was as great an artist as it's possible to be in my opinion."Surviving VU member John Cale shared a simple but tender remembrance on Facebook, writing, "The world has lost a fine songwriter and poet… I've lost my 'school-yard buddy.'"David Bowie's official Facebook posted a photo of Bowie and Reed together in 2007 with a caption that reads, "It is with great sadness that we report the death of Lou Reed who died today aged 71.

  • Janelle Monae on Saturday Night Live

    Miley Cyrus' Twerk Overshadows Janelle Monae's Moonwalk on 'SNL'

    Janelle Monáe made her Saturday Night Live debut on October 26, performing two sci-fi standouts from her recently released second album, The Electric Lady. Just as she did on the Late Show With David Letterman and NBC's Today back in September, Monáe demanded that viewers "Dance Apocalyptic." The sparkly clean sock-hop tune still thrills, of course — Letterman didn't dub the impeccably coiffed singer "the hardest working woman in show business" for no reason.

  • Watch Pearl Jam Strike 'Fallon' With White-Hot 'Lightning Bolt'

    Watch Pearl Jam Strike 'Fallon' With White-Hot 'Lightning Bolt'

    "Pearl Jam Week" on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon came to an end Friday night (October 25), and the alt-rock icons were in-house to close the celebration. To promote the Seattle band's chart-topping 10th album, Lightning Bolt, the folks at Fallon booked a week of musical programming with a Pearl Jam theme: Chris Cornell and the Avett Brothers covered the group's 1992 B-side "Footsteps"; Fleet Foxes' Robin Pecknold put on "Corduroy," from 1994 LP Vitalogy; Dierks Bentley followed with a slightly countrified version of Ten anthem "Alive" (supported by the Roots and PJ guitarist Mike McCready); and Pearl Jam themselves showed up on night four to sound off "Sirens," the second single from their new full-length.Last night saw frontman Eddie Vedder sit down for a quick chat with host Jimmy Fallon and fellow guest/noted Pearl Jam fan Javier Bardem.

  • cut copy, free your mind, stream

    Stream Cut Copy's Irrepressible New Album 'Free Your Mind'

    Cut Copy have unleashed their fourth album way ahead of schedule. The Australian dance-rock crew's colorful Free Your Mind LP doesn't officially drop until November 5, but the band have made the entire record available for streaming right now. We've already heard a few songs from the impending Zonoscope follow-up — the title tune (which also came with a music video starring a shirtless Alexander Skarsgård from HBO's True Blood), "Let Me Show You Love," "We Are Explorers," and "Take Me Higher" — and now fans can dive into the full 14-track collection. Frontman Dan Whitford produced the effort, which was recorded in Cut Copy's hometown of Melbourne and later mixed by Dave Fridmann (Tame Impala, the Flaming Lips, MGMT) in upstate New York.

  • willis earl beal, church of nobody, king krule

    Watch Willis Earl Beal, King Krule Testify for 'Church of Nobody' Live Series

    Outsider artist Willis Earl Beal is so devoted to his unassuming alter ego of "Nobody" that he's now started the "Church of Nobody," an eight-part musical performance video series. The Chicago singer-songwriter has shared the first two installments of the new franchise: the first episode features a live set by Beal and his backing band, while the second spotlights London crooner Archy Marshall, a.k.a. King Krule (née Zoo Kid). Filmed in the reception area of (where else?) a church, the two clips capture three-song sets from each artist. Beal conjures material from his recently released sophomore album, Nobody knows.

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