Marc Hogan

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  • Green Day

    Green Day Cancel All 2012 Shows, Push Up 'Tre' Release Date

    More bad news today for Green Day fans. The long-running pop-punks have announced they're canceling the rest of their planned club tour that had been scheduled to start last month and wrap up December 10. They're also pushing back all January and February tour dates, which Best Coast had been set to open.The latest cancellations and postponements come after Green Day were forced to cancel their scheduled appearance at New Orleans' Voodoo Music + Arts Experience, where they were replaced over the weekend by Metallica. This all follows frontman Billie Joe Armstrong seeking treatment after an onstage tirade in Las Vegas. Refunds are available for the canceled shows at the point of purchase, and new dates for the delayed shows are on the way soon.Bassist Mike Dirnt said Armstrong's health was first and foremost in the band's decision.

  • Metallica's James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich

    Watch Metallica Half-Cover Green Day's 'American Idiot' at Voodoo Festival

    Metallica paid tribute to Green Day over the weekend, as the Bay Area metal band filled in for the Bay Area pop-punks at the Voodoo Music + Arts Experience in New Orleans."The world needs them," Metallica frontman James Hetfield said on stage about Green Day, who'd canceled their performance after singer-guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong headed to rehab. Then Metallica busted out the opening riff of Green Day's 2004 American Idiot title track. "That's all we had time to learn," Hetfield quipped as the band cut the song off early to rummage through Metallica's more than ample back catalogue.

  • Paul McCartney and Yoko Ono

    Paul McCartney Affirms Yoko Ono Didn't Break Up the Beatles

    Yoko Ono has gotten a bad rap over the decades from fans who blamed the avant-garde artist, John Lennon's widow, for breaking up the Beatles. For the band that once sang "All You Need Is Love," little love has been lost, either, between Ono and Lennon's longtime songwriting partner, Paul McCartney. Ono once reportedly compared Lennon to Mozart and Sir Paul to Mozart's less-talented rival, Salieri; in a 2005 media dust-up, McCartney said of Ono, "I don't think she's the brighest of buttons." And then there was the music, such as McCartney's acrimonious "Too Many People," from the recently reissued Ram. Well, they can work it out. McCartney, in an upcoming TV interview with British journalist David Frost, absolved Ono of blame in the Beatles' 1970 split, according to the Observer.

  • Of Montreal's

    Of Montreal Improve Football in Trippily NSFW 'Sails, Hermaphroditic' Video

    Between the NFL's head injury tragedies and the official sanctions against some of college football's better teams, it's a tough year to be a pigskin fan.

  • My Chemical Romance's Gerard Way

    My Chemical Romance Fire Off Two Bullet-Speed 'Conventional Weapons' Tracks

    The first of My Chemical Romance's Conventional Weapons tracks are as hard-hitting as advertised. The New Jersey rockers have unveiled the frenzied punk fist-pumper "Boy Division" and the surf-inflected howl of disillusionment "Tomorrow's Money," as NME points out. The songs, due out physically on October 30, are the opening foray in a planned series of releases from the band's shelved sessions prior to 2010's Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys. Frontman Gerard Way described the group's sound at the time as more "working class rock'n'roll."More tracks from MCR's Conventional Weapons project are on the way. Look for "AMBULANCE" and B-side "Gun" on November 23, followed by the "The World Is Ugly" and B-side "The Light Behind Your Eyes" on December 18.

  • Christina Applegate on 'Up All Night'

    'Up All Night' Makes Bid for NBC Sitcom With Most Indie Rock Cred

    NBC's Up All Night, which stars Will Arnett and Christina Applegate as formerly hip new parents alongside Maya Rudolph as Applegate's best friend and co-worker, is usually a show where you hate that you get the jokes. But Thursday night's episode took that self-loathing pleasure to new, indie-centric heights.As you can see above, in the opening seconds of the show, Arnett and Applegate's characters visit a trendy coffeeshop. Arnett won't go in, because "ugh, these hipsters," and he gets in a pretty good one about seeing the "world's weakest lumberjack" (pity the urban woodsman).

  • Jack White

    Jack White Rakes Through 'Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground' Live at Third Man

    It's that "Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground" time of year again. As you shake the decomposing organic evidence of fall from your shoes, sit down and take a listen to Jack White's shit-kicking version of the vintage White Stripes rocker during his first ever official solo show, on March 8 of this year. It's the first track from White's upcoming Live at Third Man Records, a double album from that concert, with one disc featuring White's all-female backing band, the Peacocks, and the other his all-male band, the Buzzards.That album, in turn, is part of "Vault Package 14," the latest entry in Third Man Records' subscription series.

  • The Weeknd's Abel Tesfaye

    The Weeknd Imbues 'Enemy' With the Smiths' Seductive Power

    One way the Weeknd frontman Abel Tesfaye has signaled his difference from more conventional R&B stars (see Frank Ocean, Miguel, and Holy Other Usher in PBR&B 2.0) has been through his use of samples. He has tended to draw from rock critic-approved sources, though generally ones that already share elements of his sexual menace: Beach House and Siouxsie and the Banshees, as well as more predictable R&B influence Aaliyah — who, let's not forget, starred in a film called Queen of the Damned.

  • Lil Wayne

    Lil Wayne Hospitalized After In-Flight 'Seizure-Like Symptoms'

    Lil Wayne suffered "seizure-like" symptoms on his private jet Thursday afternoon, forcing an emergency landing in Texas, according to TMZ. Though details are scarce, a source close to Weezy reportedly says the rapper went to an area hospital "for several hours." Happily, Wayne was out of the hospital by roughly 6 p.m., and he's "doing better," according to TMZ's sources.Other details are unclear. As of this post, the 30-year-old Young Money MC hasn't updated his Twitter account since Wednesday. Earlier this week, he looked to be exuberant (and "presumably healthy") as he sang "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" at Sunday's San Francisco Giants baseball playoff game. Also this week, MTV reported that Lil Wayne says he has "like 90" unreleased songs produced by Dr. Dre.

  • M83's

    M83's 'Steve McQueen' Gets Whimsical, Long-Overdue Video

    On last year's Hurry Up, We're Dreaming, Anthony Gonzalez concentrates his wonderful, decade-old M83 project into grandiosely swelling, awe-conveying electronic anthems. Forget "dream-pop"; this is lump-in-throat childhood-fantasy pop — chillwave writ stadium-size. Rarely is this more true or more effective than on the album's "Steve McQueen," where the hard-to-discern lyrics reveal themselves to be as optimistic as an Olympics theme: "There's a magic inside / Just waiting to burst out," Gonzalez exults, with an agape enthusiasm he all but wills the rest of us to share. Little wonder, then, that Lil B chose to rap over the song. It's Based.Roughly a year after the album's release, "Steve McQueen" now finally has a video, the winner of a competition held in part by music video website Genero.tv.

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