Marc Hogan



  • Flaming Lips, Wayne Coyne, ex-drummer, Kip Scurlock

    Wayne Coyne Slams Ex-Flaming Lips Drummer as 'Pathological Liar'

    Wayne Coyne is dismissive. He's also contrite. The Flaming Lips frontman has rejected comments from former drummer Kliph Scurlock that generated a media firestorm last week. At the same time, though, the Oklahoma psych-rock band's leader has also apologized for social media posts that Scurlock had said were hurtful toward Native Americans. Coyne, in an interview with Rolling Stone, brushed off Scurlock's allegations as the statements of a "compulsive pathological liar." The band's former roadie-turned-drummer had claimed he was fired for criticizing Christina Fallin — a friend of Coyne, the daughter of Oklahoma's governor, and the frontwoman for a band called Pink Pony — over a controversial photo where she wore a Native American headdress.

  • Lily Allen, hospital, projectile vomiting, food poisoning, 'Sheezus'

    Lily Allen Takes Hospital Selfie After 'Projectile Vomiting'

    Lily Allen may be posting some respectable sales numbers, but otherwise the British singer can't catch a break lately. The "Smile" hitmaker has been in the hospital since Thursday morning after suffering from "projectile vomiting" due to potential food poisoning, according to her social media accounts. Allen's illness followed an appearance on U.K. comedy show Chatty Man. "Prepping for chattyman feeling a  little bit #QUEAZUS and very #SNEEZUS green juice emergency," she wrote on Wednesday. Hours later, she added, "I can't stop projectile vomiting, also temperature #poisoned." By Thursday morning, Allen tweeted, "#SHEEHYDRATING #poisoned." Allen then shared a hospital selfie, below, and continued tweeting from the hospital earlier today (May 9).The spell of poor health comes as Allen's new album, Sheezus, is on pace for No.

  • Dr. Dre, Apple, Beats, billionaire, hip-hop, first

    Watch Dr. Dre Anoint Himself Hip-Hop's First Billionaire

    At least one man in a position to know is pretty confident Apple will buy Beats Electronics.Late Thursday, The Financial Times reported that the iPhone maker was completing a $3.2 billion acquisition of the audio equipment company Dr. Dre co-founded with music exec Jimmy Iovine. Forbes points out the deal would make Dre hip-hop's richest man, with a probably net worth around $800 million that would handily top current leader Diddy's $700 million. And now video has surfaced (via CoS) of Dre celebrating the deal."The first billionaire in hip-hop, right here from the motherfuckin' West Coast," Dre declares in the clip, shot by actor/musician Tyrese.

  • Arctic Monkeys, Tame Impala, video, cover

    See Arctic Monkeys Unplug Tame Impala's 'Feels Like We Only Go Backwards'

    Arctic Monkeys have found a sharp new way to honor the spirit of a standout Tame Impala song. As part of Australian radio station Triple J's "Like a Version" covers series, SPIN interview subject Alex Turner  took the Perth band's psych-drenched "Feels Like We Only Go Backwards," from 2012's Lonerism, and, well, took it a little bit further backwards: He stripped away the song's sauntering bass line and spacey guitar effects, putting a focus on the songcraft beneath by delivering it with only an acoustic guitar and his grainy vocal.

  • Morrissey, PAWS, Orange County

    Morrissey and PAWS Shows Go on Despite Alleged Cancellation Threats

    UPDATE: Pitchfork cites a representative for Morrissey as saying: "Morrissey had nothing to do with this. As long as there was no sound bleed, Morrissey was completely fine with another show going on inside the same complex."Morrissey's current U.S. tour is off to a two-set streak without any cancellations, but according to a band that played in another part of the same venue last night, it almost didn't happen that way. The former Smiths singer kicked off the jaunt on Wednesday night in San Jose, California, and, as Morrisey-Solo reports, he played the same three new songs at the next night's show at The Observatory in Orange County. SPIN interview subjects PAWS, who were booked for the all-ages space's indoor Constellation Room, ended up playing a 30-minute set opening for We Are Scientists.

  • The Smiths, tour rider, Morrissey, 1986

    The Smiths' Alleged 1986 U.S. Tour Rider Is Glorious

    It's best to take unverified Smiths stories with a grain of salt — no, Madonna probably didn't open for them — but sometimes you just want a thinly cut cheese sandwich. An image has been circulating thanks to a post from Twitter user @VivaHate72. The picture is said to be a 1986 U.S. summer tour rider from the band, and if legit it's a wonderful document of the incredibly influential British group. Morrissey, the cheese-eater, makes his own hand-written additions, and the band members request tuna, which means they are worse than Hitler. Give it a look below (via Morrissey-Solo), and check out our photo gallery and review of Morrissey's tour kickoff last night.'Mad World' New Wave Oral History Excerpt: An Interview With the Smiths

  • Lana Del Rey, 'Ultraviolence,' track list

    Lana Del Rey's 'Ultraviolence' Track List Is Ultra Audacious

    As Lana Del Rey readies her new album Ultraviolence, she isn't pulling any punches. The video for her Black Key-assisted "West Coast" arrived earlier this week, and it was as glamorously blazing as you'd hope from the "Summertime Sadness" singer.  Now she has shared the track list for the album, which has yet to receive an official release date, and it's, well, practically Morrissey-level. The record will consist of 11 songs, plus three bonus tracks, and you can marvel at their titles' badassery below.Ultraviolence track list:1. "Cruel World"2. "Ultraviolence"3. "Shades of Cool"4. "Brooklyn Baby"5. "West Coast"6. "Sad Girl"7. "Pretty When You Cry"8. "Money Power Glory"9. "Fucked My Way Up to the Top"10. "Old Money"11. "The Other Woman"Bonus tracks:"Black Beauty""Guns and Roses""Florida Kilos"

  • Soundgarden, documentary

    Soundgarden Will Revisit '90s in Upcoming Official Documentary

    An official, career-spanning Soundgarden documentary is in the works. As Bad Feeling Magazine reports (via Blabbermouth), the upcoming film already has a directing team lined up. Canadian indie director Reg Harkema will team up on the project with Banger Films' Scot McFadyen and Sam Dunn.The documentary will reportedly recount Soundgarden's full career history, from their beginnings in Seattle clubs to their breakup and more recent King Animal reunion. "We're going to concentrate on [the '90s] era mostly," Harkema is quoted as saying. "It'll probably be like 70 to 75 percent mid-'80s to the breakup, and then catch up on the reunion and the present day."He continued: "We'd like to shoot some big special concert, and maybe use that as a structural spine. We’re going to shoot all the interviews so they’re more on-camera, so you can kind of get the emotion in the faces.

  • Courtney Love, Kurt Cobain, confirms, note, wallet, death scene, sarcasm

    Courtney Love Says She 'Obviously' Wrote Kurt Cobain Death Scene Note

    It's probably time to close the case on the cryptic note Seattle police found in Kurt Cobain's wallet when he died. And we're not just being sarcastic. Last month, CBS published an oddly cropped image of the never-before-seen message. The text riffing on Cobain's marriage vows to Courtney Love led to some wild theories, but a fuller image including a promise to have sex at least once a week suggested Love — not her late husband — actually wrote the note. The author of a biography on the Nirvana frontman also attributed the writing to the Hole singer.

  • Morrissey, 'World Peace Is None of Your Business,' new songs, video

    Watch Morrissey Debut Three New Songs Before Show-End Stage Rush

    Morrissey launched his new U.S. tour last night (SPIN was there) and he didn't cancel it once. Returning to the stage in San Jose, California after a problem-plagued 2012-2013 run, Steven Patrick Morrissey debuted three new songs off of his upcoming album, World Peace Is None of Your Business, which he described to the crowd as "the follow-up to Viva Hate." That, of course, was a cheeky reference to the former Smiths singer's 1988 solo debut — his most recent album was 2009's Years of Refusal. By all accounts, this particular Morrissey show was very Morrissey. Longtime supporting act Kristeen Young, who's just releasing her Dave Grohl-assisted album The Knife Shift, was the opener. And the ritual of adoring Moz fans rushing onstage went amok, with chaos that led to the show to end abruptly in mid-song.

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