Marc Hogan



  • U2, album, tour, 2015, delay

    U2 Recruit More Producers, Push Album and Tour to 2015

    U2's follow-up to No Line on the Horizon is now a bit further off on the horizon, and the arena-rock messiahs have brought in Adele's right-hand man and the guy from OneRepublic to help lead them there. That's according to Billboard, who report that the new U2 album and tour expected this year are now scheduled for 2015, and that the band has set up more time in the studio with producers Paul Epworth and Ryan Tedder.Danger Mouse is still the main producer for the album, which as of last November was reportedly being penciled in for an April 2014 release.

  • Thurston Moore,

    Thurston Moore Should Probably Chill With the 'Gender Fascism' Talk

    "Personal issues are not something I talk about," Thurston Moore said last May. He probably should've stuck with that policy, and now might be a good time to return to it. This week, the Sonic Youth co-founder spoke publicly for the first time about his 2011 split from wife and bandmate Kim Gordon, and when he revealed that he's "in a really romantic place" with art book editor Eva Prinz — well, it raised eyebrows to say the least.Whatever the underground-rock icon's reasons for breaking his silence, the comment invited a media shitstorm into that romantic place.

  • Morrissey, 'World Peace Is None of Your Business,' new album, Nobel Prize

    Morrissey's 'World Peace' Album Title Won't Win Him Any Nobel Prizes

    When even Vladimir Putin has reportedly been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize, you'd think Morrissey might stand at least some chance. But the bellicosely anti-meat former Smiths frontman has probably put himself out of the running. Not least by announcing today that his new album will be titled, in characteristically dramatic fashion, World Peace Is None of Your Business. According to Moz's unofficial mouthpiece True to You, World Peace will arrive — ha ha — in late June or early July. The follow-up to 2009's Years of Refusal (and five years of incessant non-LP newsmaking) will be 12 songs long and was produced in France by Joe Chiccarelli, who has worked with the likes of Beck and the White Stripes.

  • Future, Pharrell, Pusha T, Move That Doh, Move That Dope, video game

    Play Future's Old-School 'Move That Dope' Video Game

    Future's Pharrell and Pusha T hustler "Move That Dope," with its tirelessly repeated title hook, holds up well when played on an infinite loop (shouts to Mike Will Made It, SPIN's 2013 Artist of the Year). Yesterday the Atlanta rapper-singer-astronaut released the Honest track's video, with cameos from Tyler, the Creator, ScHoolboy Q, Wiz Khalifa, and the G I R L solo star's notorious h a t. If you watched it and thought, "I'd like to play a vintage-style video game based on these visuals," well, are you ever in luck! The audio here is the censored "Move That Doh" version — because kids who play video games have never been exposed to any adult material — and the game itself involves using the arrow keys to drive around town and collect the money for Heisenberg or whoever. "Collect the cash or lose your ass," the text reads. We didn't win, but much respect to the No.

  • Tool, new album, Portland, Adam Jones

    Tool's New Album Is Not Done, Sorry

    UPDATE: Tool have officially refuted the rumor that their next album is completed. The band explained the confusion in a statement released to Rolling Stone: "Last night, Adam Jones, in a private conversation with fans attending the Portland Tool concert, joked that the band's new album was not only finished but coming out the next day. Unfortunately, his off-the-cuff joke was taken out of context. Work on the forthcoming album is ongoing and as soon as it is done, trust me, we will be the first to let everyone know."The wait for Tool's new album just got a little more intense. The art-metal luminaries' leader Maynard James Keenan said way back in 2011 that his bandmates were working on their first full-length since 2006's 10,000 Days.

  • Courtney Love, Fall Out Boy, video,

    Courtney Love Terrorizes Fall Out Boy in 'Rat a Tat' Video

    When Courtney Love says, "It's Courtney, bitch," she means business. Almost a year ago, Fall Out Boy and Love teased their collaboration "Rat a Tat," which ended up on the reunited alt-pop band's fifth album, Save Rock and Roll. Now comes the video, which is actually the ninth installment in an ongoing series of unfortunate events for the Chicago-based quartet (titled Youngblood Chronicles).In the latest clip, Love commands her anti-music army of women through a megaphone as they hook frontman Patrick Stump up to some equipment that somehow warps his mind and causes him to hate music almost as much as they do. Considering the album title, there's a bit of a Titanic situation here — we kind of know which way it's going to end — but there are plenty of arena-ready hooks to pile up first. Plenty of "it's Courtney, bitch," too.Love has scheduled a U.K.

  • The Echo Nest, Spotify, acquisition, state, map, streaming, discovery, recommendations, Pandora, Beats Music, API, technology

    Spotify Buys the Company Behind Those Music Maps

    Last week, a behind-the-scenes music technology company called The Echo Nest took on a higher profile when it shared a handful of state-by-state maps. Whether each state's most distinctive music, each state's most popular music, or each state's most neglected music, the Massachusetts-based company's maps based on activity from 250,000 music listeners were all Internet hits. Then along came the so-called guacpocalypse, but whatever.Now, The Echo Nest's maps turn out to have been prelude to a bigger step into the public eye.

  • Prince, omelettes, 'Arsenio Hall Show,' 3rdEyeGirl,

    Prince Actually Cooks Omelettes, Not Pancakes

    Somebody get Charlie Murphy on the phone. In his classic sketch on Chappelle's Show, Murphy presented a deliciously convincing case that Prince takes pleasure in serving his houseguests pancakes — a legend the Purple One himself recently perpetuated on New Girl, at a pajama-party live show, and on his Internet-winning "Breakfast Can Wait" single artwork. But Prince has now said he can only cook one dish, and it happens to be a different breakfast item. Yes, we know: Has the whole world taken Prince's advice from "Let's Go Crazy"?!On March 5, during Prince's takeover of The Arsenio Hall Show, audience members asked the Paisley Park legend various simple questions. For instance, it turns out touching Prince's hair is a Purple pet peeve. Buried at the end of the video above, though, a man asks Prince about any household chores the singer does that might be surprising.

  • Lil Boosie, free, released from prison

    Lil Boosie Is Free From Prison, Will Meet the Press Next Week

    The Free Boosie Twitter account, which numbers 141,000 followers, can probably rest easy for a while. Lil Boosie is out of prison, a Louisiana Department of Corrections official confirmed to the New Orleans Times-Picayune. The Baton Rouge rapper born Torrence Hatch is scheduled to hold a press conference and give media interviews on March 10. "He will absolutely be there," an Atlantic Records rep told the Times-Picayune.Many other details about Boosie's release on the evening of March 5 were still unclear. The 31-year-old will be on supervised parole until 2018, a prison warden told the Baton Rouge Advocate.

  • Kelela, Bok Bok,

    Kelela Skypes With the Void in Bok Bok's Peachy 'Melba's Call' Video

    Absence is crucial to the new video for Night Slugs chieftain Bok Bok's gorgeously pensive collaboration with so-three-thousand-and-eight R&B singer Kelela, last week's "Melba's Call." In the song, the voice responding to Kelela's heartfelt ambivalence — "It's hard to let go," she lets go like Adele Nazeem — is Bok Bok's production, as choppy as it is funky, like a Holodeck version of Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. In the equally captivating video, Kelela video-chats from her bedroom, but behind the futuristic audio-video setup on the other end, there's no one — just a luxurious pad, including the verdant centerpiece from the single's artwork. There, you see the underlying conflict of the song: "To find a real love, you gotta get bodied," she sings, if we can trust our ears, then adds, "Why you acting so cold?" Well, why indeed, right?

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