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Queens of the Stone Age to Release “Silent Night” Christmas Single

Queens of the Stone Age may be whiskey-soaked, leather-clad avatars of rock'n'roll sleaze, but they evidently have a soft spot for Christmas tunes. As Pitchfork…
Andy Cush / December 4, 2018

Sounds Like Stereolab Are Coming Back

Stereolab, international masters of bilingual leftist two-chord space pop, could be playing some live shows for the first time in a decade next year. As Pitchfork…
Andy Cush / December 4, 2018

Hear Eddie Vedder “Sing a Prayer” for Chris Cornell With Gospel Choir at Global Citizen Festival

Over the weekend, Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam was a performer at Global Citizen: Mandela 100, a music festival and fundraising event in Johannesburg, South Africa, honoring…
Andy Cush / December 3, 2018

Et Tu, Billy Bass?

About 20 years ago, many Americans found it suited them to own an animatronic fish made of plastic and latex, mounted to a trophy plaque…
Andy Cush / November 28, 2018

We Are No Closer to Understanding Dr. John’s True Age

Last week, Spin published a syndication of an Associated Press story regarding the legendary New Orleans musician Dr. John. The pianist and singer had just celebrated his 78th…
Andy Cush / November 26, 2018

Hear Christine and the Queens Mash Up Rihanna’s “Kiss It Better” and Kate Bush’s “Wuthering Heights”

Héloïse Letissier of Christine and the Queens recently recorded an episode of BBC Radio's Live Lounge, performing "5 Dollars" from her 2018 album Chris and an unexpected cover. She…
Andy Cush / November 21, 2018

A$AP Rocky Samples Tame Impala on New Song “Sundress”

In a meeting of two musicians whose work you might describe as "well-crafted and stylish," A$AP Rocky has released a new song that heavily samples…
Andy Cush / November 20, 2018

Smashing Pumpkins Threaten to Record Christmas Album

It's the holiday season—a terrible time for something bad to happen to you or your loved ones, wouldn't you agree? Let's say you slip and…
Andy Cush / November 19, 2018

Alice Coltrane’s Ashram Burned Down in California Fires

A worship center established by Alice Coltrane in California's Santa Monica Mountains was lost to the Woolsey wildfire that has burned outside Los Angeles for the last…
Andy Cush / November 19, 2018

Donald Trump Thinks Voting Should Be More Like Buying Cereal

Please, someone, take Donald Trump aside and talk to him about cereal. It has been nearly four months since the president remarked at a rally that Americans need…
Andy Cush / November 14, 2018

A Star Is Born Could Have Starred Jack White Instead of Bradley Cooper

Variety has a new profile of Lady Gaga, which focuses on the singer's celebrated recent turn as Ally in A Star Is Born. It also contains some backstory…
Andy Cush / November 13, 2018

Where the Hell Did That Ennio Morricone Quote About Quentin Tarantino Come From?

To the extent that a 90-year-old Italian composer of film scores can cause a scandal with an interview quote, Ennio Morricone seemed to have done…
Andy Cush / November 12, 2018

Björk to Debut “Most Elaborate” Stage Show Yet in New York

Björk will debut a new performance entitled Cornucopia in New York next year, the trailblazing Icelandic musician announced today. A statement from the venue hosting the show calls…
Andy Cush / November 12, 2018

Neil Young Calls Trump an “Unfit Leader” for California Wildfires Response

Neil Young has posted a scathing statement to his website condemning President Donald Trump's response to the wildfires that have ravaged California. "California is vulnerable—not…
Andy Cush / November 12, 2018

Jeff Tweedy Told His Friends in 3rd Grade That He Wrote Born to Run

As leader of Wilco and onetime member of Uncle Tupelo, Jeff Tweedy has written dozens of great songs in his 51 years on Earth. Not…
Andy Cush / November 9, 2018

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