Marc Hogan

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  • Jimi Hendrix, People, Hell, Angels, Earth Blues

    Jimi Hendrix's Grave Is Robbed Again With Latest 'Earth Blues' Exhumation

    Jimi Hendrix returns on March 5, with the release of People, Hell and Angels, billed as the first compilation of previously unreleased Hendrix material since 1997's First Days of the New Rising Sun. Of course, "unreleased" is a phrase that can slickly be used to mean "alternate versions of songs that have been released more than once before." That's the case with "Earth Blues."A studio version of "Earth Blues," featuring the Ronettes (!!!), appeared on 1971's Rainbow Bridge soundtrack. Another studio version, still with those "love, love, love" backing vocals, surfaced on that 1997 First Days release. A live version has also been released from the storied sessions at New York's Fillmore East that spawned the 1970 Band of Gypsys live album.This latest "Earth Blues" doesn't have much to add.

  • Trent Reznor, Beastie Boys, Beats, Daisy, phone

    Hear How to Destroy Angels and Beastie Boys Goodies Over the Phone

    Press the pound sign for "probably inevitable now that we think about it." If the humble cassette tape could mount a mini-comeback, then of course listening to music over the phone would stand a chance at enjoying its own retro moment.Late last year, ecstatic L.A. racket-makers Foot Village premiered their entire new album, Make Memories (due out March 19 via Northern Spy) over the phone. The ploy brought to mind how music-by-phone was an actual thing before widespread broadband Internet use, whether through They Might Be Giants' famous Dial-A-Song service or MCI Communications' short-lived 1-800-MUSIC-NOW.

  • Clive Davis, bisexual, Katie

    Clive Davis, Influential Record Executive, Comes Out as Bisexual

    Clive Davis, a towering figure in the music business, has come out as bisexual.Sony Music's chief creative officer, who has helped launch the careers of Bruce Springsteen, Whitney Houston, Janis Joplin, and many more, made the revelation in an interview airing today on Katie Couric's new talk show Katie, as the Hollywood Reporter points out. “I'm still attracted to women," Davis said in a preview clip. "You don't have to be only one thing or another. For me, it's the person.” The 80-year-old father of four also stressed that he's "in a monogamous relationship."These personal disclosures come alongside reminiscences about the likes of Springsteen, Houston, Bob Dylan, Patti Smith, and Foo Fighters in Davis' new memoir, The Soundtrack of My Life, according to Rolling Stone.

  • Phoenix, Bankrupt

    Phoenix Debut Catchy 'Entertainment' on BBC Radio 1

    BBC Radio 1's Zane Lowe said on the air today he doesn't know whether Adele is performing at the Academy Awards — yes, she is — but he has a copy of Phoenix's new single, so all is forgiven. Lowe and his preceding DJ also joked about Scroobius Pip's blog hit "Thou Shalt Always Kill," with its line about the proper (mis-)spelling of Phoenix, for a wry, much-appreciated flashback to a strange moment in 2007. Back then Phoenix had just masterfully moved their sound toward indie-friendly soft rock with the prior year's It's Never Been Like That.Now, on April 23, Loyaute/Glassnote Records will release Bankrupt!, the follow-up to 2009's critically adored Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix. As heard on Lowe's show, album-opener "Entertainment" is galloping, crunching, synth-bedecked power pop, very much an extension of the last album's skillful high-gloss production.

  • Chelsea Light Moving

    Hear Chelsea Light Moving's Ear-Popping Self-Titled Album

    No wonder Thurston Moore's touring plans for his Chelsea Light Moving project specifically exclude galaxies that support "bozo-ology." By the second track of the Sonic Youth frontman's new non-SY album, also titled Chelsea Light Moving and now streaming via NPR, the band collapses into a cacophonous, My Bloody Valentine-evoking blast — the type of atonal detonation that giddily frazzles open minds but could easily send bozos reaching for their revolvers.

  • Primal Scream, Kevin Shields, My Bloody Valentine, 2013

    Primal Scream Reunite With Kevin Shields, Wage Class Warfare in Brutal '2013' Video

    Primal Scream's biggest cultural influence came with 1991 album Screamadelica, when they set a hippies-turned-ravers template for psychedelically inclined rockers embracing what was then not yet known as EDM. But the Bobby Gillespie-led Glaswegian band has been stylistically mobile ever since its early forays into jangly indie pop, and My Bloody Valentine's Kevin Shields all but officially joined the group on 2000's politics-sharpened XTRMNTR and 2002's Kate-Moss-stunt-casting Evil Heat. With Shields' main band triumphantly surprising the world earlier this month via m b v, Primal Scream have returned, as Pitchfork points out, with a video that features the MBV whale-whisperer's guitar work.Primal Scream have previously said they'd be releasing a new album titled More Light this year, but now the record has at least a U.K. release date: May 6.

  • Morrissey

    Morrissey Cancels More Shows With Charming Note to Fans

    The more Morrissey cancels shows on his long-suffering fans, the more eloquently he apologizes. And he has been canceling shows a lot. So at this point his pleas for forgiveness are nearing masterpiece levels.The former Smiths frontman has postponed this month's scheduled shows in Denver, Salt Lake City, and San Francisco, he announced over the weekend via fan site True to You. Morrissey is recovering from a bleeding ulcer, among other ailments, so this time, at least, it's difficult to blame the man. But he makes staying mad at him downright impossible with his latest note, begging for fans' "liberal tolerance" as "we are all at the mercy of biological chance." All of us, but especially disco dancers."I apologize to an almost annoying degree for any trouble I've caused to anyone by way of travel plans and dog-sitters and ticket-outlay and re-molded hairstyles," Morrissey wrote.

  • Justin Bieber, Black Keys, Patrick Carney

    The Black Keys' Patrick Carney Is #Winning Justin Bieber Spat

    When Justin Bieber said the Black Keys' Patrick Carney "should be slapped around," the Biebz ended his tweet with "haha." So you'd think the Beliebers must have a sense of humor, right? Well, sadly, no, and another stupid Twitter beef has devolved into comment-section ugliness. Carney has rope-a-doped his way into a victory.And boy, did the Grammy-winning garage rocker ever rope some dopes. In fairness, it was Carney who started this silliness by telling TMZ, seemingly uncontroversially, that the Biebz shouldn't feel too bad about his lack of a Grammy nomination because "he's making a lot of money." That's what prompted Bieber's bullying "haha" retaliation.

  • Azealia Banks,

    Azealia Banks Gets Back to Twerk in 'Harlem Shake' Video

    As YouTube and other streaming services have become the new radio, Azealia Banks has been one of the technological shift's more notable beneficiaries.

  • AraabMuzik

    Download AraabMuzik's Bass-Dropping 'For Professional Use Only' Mixtape

    If you like your hip-hop instrumentals boosted with dubstep aggression, a mixtape has arrived to tide you over until AraabMuzik's next proper album. The Dipset producer and sampler virtuoso's For Professional Use Only is here via LiveMixTapes. On a quick first pass, the record's murky sub-bass grind lacks quite the fearlessness to be straight-up pretty that made 2011's Electronic Dream so broadly appealing — although "Never Have to Worry" has a slight new-age shimmer, and tellingly titled "Beauty" nods to pillowy '70s soul. Still, there's clearly also less macho pummel than Araab broke out during his tour opening for indie-pop noise-bombers Sleigh Bells, and there's ample reason to hope this will be a step above last year's scattered Instrumental University.

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