Marc Hogan

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  • Ciara, Nicki Minaj

    Ciara and Nicki Minaj Taunt Their Exes in Fast-Talking 'I'm Out' Video

    If neither Ciara nor Nicki Minaj has dumped you recently, count yourself lucky. "I'm Out," from Ciara's July 9 self-titled album, is a call for jilted women to show their former lovers exactly what they're missing, and it has the ferocious rapping and club-ready thumping to deliver its hell-hath-no-sexy-like-a-woman-scorned message — when they performed it at the BET Awards last night, the censors had to tackle just about every other word from Minaj's mouth. The video doesn't take the song any place unexpected, but the Atlanta crunk'n'b queen and the New York pop-rapper, in form-fitting white bodysuits, successfully flaunt their ability to perform choreography that makes our quads burn just to watch. Ciara's gold-toothed snarl is more convincing than the video's inevitable moment of product placement.

  • Mumford & Sons, Vampire Weekend,

    Mumford & Friends: Vampire Weekend 'Help' After Rolling Stones' Glastonbury Success

    When you're closing out a massive festival after a set by the Rolling Stones, you need a big, crowd-pleasing gesture.Mumford & Sons, wrapping up Glastonbury this weekend, reached for about the biggest, crowd-pleasing-est gesture imaginable. They covered the Beatles' 1967 classic "With a Little Help From My Friends," in the style of the howling, gospel-infused Joe Cocker cover immortalized in The Wonder Years (though not in the Netflix version, sadly!). And they brought out a few of their fellow festival performers: Vampire Weekend, the Vaccines, Staves, and First Aid Kit.Watching in the cold light of a computer screen, it's a bit corny — what will the bands have to do to top this next year, cover Beethoven's "Hallelujah" chorus? — but Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig in particular delivered his verse with playful panache.

  • Radiohead, Thom Yorke

    Download Radiohead's Full 'The Bends'-Era Concert at New York City's Tramps

    Thom Yorke is currently on tour with Atoms for Peace, but those nostalgic souls craving a fix of mid-'90s Radiohead are in luck. Paste has posted a live recording of the British rockers' June 1, 1995, show at Tramps in New York City. Three months earlier, Radiohead had released sophomore album The Bends, the album that spawned a million lesser bands, and they play almost the entire album here, plus hit "Creep" from debut Pablo Honey. It's technically a free download, but you're encouraged to give a "tip" to Amnesty International. Immerse your souls in love, Radiohead heads.Radiohead set list:1. "The Bends"2. "Just"3. "Anyone Can Play Guitar"4. "Bones"5. "High and Dry"6. "Black Star"7. "Prove Yourself"8. "Vegetable"9. "Fake Plastic Trees"10. "Planet Telex"11. "Creep"12. "My Iron Lung"13. Encore Applause14. "Thinking About You"15. "You"16. "Bullet Proof...I Wish I Was"17.

  • The Toxic Avenger

    Watch Toxic Avenger Start a Supermarket Food Fight in 'Romance & Cigarettes' Video

    Skateboarding down an escalator is just the beginning for Toxic Avenger's "Romance & Cigarettes" video. "Don't try this at home" hijinks abound in the clip for French DJ and producer Simon Delacroix's pulsing electro-pop collaboration with singer José Reis Fontao. The video culminates with a battle royale involving thrown vegetables — okay, that you can try at home, as long as your parents are cool — while the single officially comes out tomorrow, as part of a package including an extended LP version and a remix by French producer Demon. Romance & Cigarettes is also the title of Toxic Avenger's new album, due out October 8. If you trash any supermarkets between now and then, try not to get arrested.

  • Drake

    Drake and Kendrick Lamar Reign at BET Awards Packed With Lively Performances

    Drake and Kendrick Lamar tied for the most wins at last night's BET Awards. Drake was nominated for the most awards, and the Take Care rapper-singer ended up carrying home three: video of the year and viewers' choice for "Started From the Bottom," plus best collaboration with A$AP Rocky, 2 Chainz, and Kendrick Lamar on Rocky's "Fuckin' Problems." The g.o.o.d. kid, m.A.A.d. City rapper Lamar also nabbed three trophies, including best male hip-hop artist and best new artists.Who won the awards was almost secondary to the performances, which were many and memorable. Taking the stage at the ceremony, held at the Nokia Theater L.A. Live in Los Angeles and broadcast on BET, were a long list of singers and rappers: Lamar, Miguel, Janelle Monáe, Erykah Badu, R.

  • The Pixies, Kim Shattuck

    The Pixies Replace Kim Deal for Career-Spanning World Tour, Which Will Include New Songs

    The Pixies are hitting the road without Kim Deal. Last week, the influential indie rockers released "Bagboy," their first new song in nine years — and, perhaps more significantly, their first since the recently announced departure of singer-bassist Deal, who's currently on tour with the Breeders.In a post on the Pixies' website today, the band said it will be embarking on a "massive global tour." And though there's no replacing Deal, her duties will be in capable hands.

  • Will.i.am, Pharrell

    'I Am' Battle Continues: Will.i.am and Pharrell's Lawyers Fire Shots

    Will.i.am and Pharrell Willliams continue to give trademark lawyers rare opportunities to be quoted in Rolling Stone. In case you aren't a trademark lawyer or a Black Eyed Peas stan, it was reported last week that Will.i.am has filed a legal claim challenging Pharrell's "i am OTHER" brand on the grounds that it's too similar to Will.i.am's "I AM." Now, a lawyer for Will.i.am has issued a statement that, while at least partly accurate, is utterly irrelevant to the next-level ridiculousness of Will.i.am filing a legal claim against Pharrell over the words "I am."Will.i.am's lawyer, Ken Hertz, gave a statement to RS explaining that his client didn't sue Pharrell at all.

  • Sarah Jaffe

    Hear Sarah Jaffe's Smoky, Atmospheric Rocker 'Defense'

    Sarah Jaffe's choice of a PJ Harvey cover for her Record Store Day single earlier this year with the Toadies was telling, but her lived-in-bars moan also slots alongside that of another rock heroine, Cat Power's Chan Marshall. "Defense" is one of a couple of new songs Jaffe recently recorded with another fellow Texan, Midlake drummer McKenzie Smith. Producing, mixing, and also playing drums and adding synths, Smith coaxes a sound out of Jaffe and her band that harkens back to Cat Power's synthier, slinkier turn on last year's Essential album Sun.In a statement, Jaffe says: "When I lived in Denton, McKenzie was among one of the many musicians that graciously supported me.

  • Nine Inch Nails, David Lynch,

    Seizure Warning: Nine Inch Nails' 'Came Back Haunted' Video Is a Lynchian Nightmare

    David Lynch just told SPIN about the cinematic power of "dream logic." The legendary director's new video for Nine Inch Nails' "Came Back Haunted" more closely follows the reasoning of nightmares. Especially if you suffer from epilepsy: The video starts with a warning for epileptics not to watch, because it may induce seizures. Not for nothing, either, because the flashing visuals leap from a blurry, impassioned Trent Reznor to a surreal ballerina and other, unidentifiable night terrors. As for the song, "Came Back Haunted" is a snarling, twitchy throwback that announces Reznor's return in characteristic form, much as King Animal's "Been Away Too Long" did for Soundgarden.NIN's latest will appear on upcoming album Hesitation Marks, which is due out September 3 via Columbia and includes such guests as King Crimson's Adrian Belew and Fleetwood Mac's Lindsey Buckingham.

  • The Replacements,

    Watch the Replacements (Briefly) Rehearse 'Alex Chilton' for Reunion Tour

    What's that song? Why, it's one of the best songs to turn people on to the Replacements, "Alex Chilton," a punchy, exuberant track from 1987's Pleased to Meet Me that's ostensibly an homage to the Big Star leader but that resonates because it's actually an ode to starry-eyed musical discovery: "I'm in love / What's that song? / I'm in love / With that song." The 'Mats, who are planning their first live performances in 22 years, last night shared a nine-second clip of themselves testing out the beloved tune. It's unclear who's playing alongside Paul Westerberg and Tommy Stinson in the group, but despite an elaborate hoax earlier this month, it's evidently not Har Mar Superstar.

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