Marc Hogan

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  • Flaming Lips, Wayne Coyne

    Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne Puts Oklahoma Tornado in Personal Context

    Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne has spoken out on the tornado that killed at least 24 people, including nine children, this week in the suburbs of his hometown Oklahoma City.Speaking to the Daily Beast from the United Kingdom, where the band was performing behind Essential new album The Terror, Coyne extolled the strength of Oklahoma's people, reflected on his own experiences living in Tornado Alley, and emphasized the big-picture view that we should be helping each other even when it's not a time of disaster.Coyne said he heard about the tragedy while in a London hotel room recovering from the flu, and he was able to confirm that his friends and loved ones were okay. "Even though the city suffered a tragedy, I'm still standing tall and thinking, 'Yeah.

  • Andrew Cedermark

    Hear Andrew Cedermark's Bulletproof Strummer 'At Home'

    Not touring is central to Andrew Cedermark's upcoming album, Home Life (due out July 16 on Underwater Peoples). "The thought is that you're on the road being an artist," the former Titus Andronicus guitarist told SPIN. "But when you're on tour and you're driving around, going from town to town, you're not really engaging with the stuff of life and everything that makes your art relatable to other people.

  • Generationals

    Watch Generationals' Sunny 'Spinoza' Video

    Generationals' new album Heza, the follow-up to 2011's Actor-Caster and 2009's Con Law, is out now on Polyvinyl. The strummy New Orleans indie-pop outfit have released a video for Heza's bittersweet jangler "Spinoza," which shows frontman Ted Joyner running outdoors through his city. It's an evocative and charming introduction to the record, and it comes as Generationals have added new dates to their tour with fellow Big Easy band Brass Bed, among others.

  • PSY impersonator

    PSYKE! K-Pop Impersonator Fools Cannes, 'Gangnam Style'-Style

    PSY's "Gangnam Style" video was been watched well more than one billion times, but in a way he's still as unrecognizable as Daft Punk. An unidentified guy who doesn't even look that much like the South Korean pop singer donned sunglasses and managed to con his way into the Cannes Film Festival by pretending to be PSY.According to the Hollywood Reporter, the fake PSY was seen all over the French town, and he managed to fool not only partygoers who posed for pictures with him, but also the Getty Images celebrity division FilmMagic. Actress Naomi Harris also tweeted a photo of herself with not-PSY.The real PSY eventually caught wind, tweeting from Singapore, "Seems like there's another ME at cannes ...

  • Daft Punk

    Daft Punk Plot Robo-fied 'Random Access Memories' Self-Remixes

    Goats and house producer Todd Edwards aren't the only ones remixing Daft Punk's Essential, chart-friendly Random Access Memories. As MTV points out, the French duo's Thomas Bangalter told BBC Radio 1's Pete Tong he and partner Guy-Manuel de Homem Christo will also be remixing tracks from the new album themselves."We're working on some mixes ourselves," Bangalter said. "So, yes, there will probably be Daft Punk mixes of Daft Punk.

  • The National, 'The Colbert Report'

    The National Talk 'Trouble' and Regally Bring It on 'Colbert'

    The National released new album Trouble Will Find Me this week, and last night the Brooklyn-via-Ohio rockers stopped by The Colbert Report for an interview and performance.This particular interrogation by host Stephen Colbert was funniest for how unrevealing it turned out to be. Frontman Matt Berninger politely and charmingly confirmed that he has experienced "average human troubles," said his band's name was "meant to mean nothing," and acknowledged he ate Cincinnati-style "spaghetti with the chili on top." He also demurred when told his band is hip.

  • Ty Segall, 'Sleeper,' tour, video trailer

    Ty Segall Shares 'Sleeper' Tour Dates in Latest Goofy Video

    Ty Segall will soon be sleepwalking to a city near you. The garage-punk hero recently announced, in the form of an offbeat video, that he'll be releasing a new album called Sleeper on August 20 via Drag City. Today came the announcement, again in charmingly silly-video form, that he'll be touring behind that album. "Time for tour, sleepyhead," a voice can be heard telling the drowsing artist. Much evil cackling ensues.The dates kick off with a stop at Paris' City Sounds Festival on July 19. Segall's first scheduled U.S. date comes August 1 in Santa Cruz, California, and he'll play a handful of shows in huge cities like New York and Los Angeles as well as smaller burgs like Boise, Idaho, and Reno, Nevada. The last gig currently on his slate is the ATP End of an Era festival in Britain this December.

  • Beyonce, tonsillitis

    Beyonce Cries Tonsillitis in Curiosity-Piquing Video

    Beyoncé had tonsillitis before her tour stop in Croatia last month, and she hit the high notes beautifully just the same. That's the gist of the video above, which was posted on the singer's YouTube channel yesterday. The clip shows Bey's backup dancers firing themselves up for the performance, Mrs. Knowles-Carter herself speaking to the camera about her throat ailment, and a short snippet of awe-inspiring onstage vocal melisma. It isn't clear what treatment, if any, she received for her inflamed tonsils, vestigial organs that many of us had removed as kids.This somewhat propaganda-like testament to Beyoncé's undeniable artistic gifts comes at a time when she has plenty of reasons to change the conversation. On Friday, E! News reported, citing what it said were multiple trustworthy sources, that she and Jay-Z were expecting their second child.

  • Harrison Krix, Thomas Bangalter, Daft Punk

    Daft Punk's Iconic Helmets Made By Humans After All (and Hawked on eBay)

    Daft Punk might want to consider getting into the costume-helmet business. The Wall Street Journal reports that unofficial replicas of the Random Access Memories duo's signature robot headwear go for hundreds and even thousands of dollars on sites like eBay. The article is worth checking out for the Journal-style ink-dot Daft Punk helmet drawing alone, but it also illustrates how little merchandise is available from a group that by this time next week may well have the best-selling album in the country. We learn how 30-year-old Harrison Krix was able to quit his job at an Atlanta ad agency and go into prop making full-time, in part due to a Daft Punk helmet-building how-to video that racked up more than three million views.

  • Ke$ha

    Ke$ha's Pee-Drinking Incident Really Pissed Off the Parents Television Council

    Ke$ha's MTV reality show just got an extra trickle of publicity from an unexpected fount.Last night on Ke$ha: My Crazy Beautiful Life, which airs Tuesdays at 11 p.m., the Warrior princess could be seen drinking her own urine (watch a preview clip here). The pee-sipping has been a major talking point for the series, with the Internet gossip mill first touting the unwholesome scoop back in February.

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