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Mark Lanegan and Cold Cave Cover Joy Division in Honor of Ian Curtis

Joy Division frontman Ian Curtis died 40 years ago today, and musicians and music publications and organizations of all stripes have been unveiling tributes throughout…
Dan Weiss / May 18, 2020

5 Things I’d Rather Do Than Listen to Lionel Richie’s Upcoming ‘We Are the World’ Remake

Remember when Lionel Richie threatened to curate a new version of "We Are the World" a few months ago? Reuters reports that Richie, along with his American…
Dan Weiss / May 16, 2020

Katy Perry Drops Surprise New Single “Daisies”

In 2019, cotton candy-hued provocateur and heir to the Cyndi Lauper throne Katy Perry released two of her strongest singles in years, if not ever:…
Dan Weiss / May 15, 2020

Bryan Adams Blames Coronavirus on People Not Going Vegan

A decidedly not-in-"Heaven" Bryan Adams took to Instagram tonight to condemn *puts on glasses* "fucking bat eating, wet market animal selling, virus making greedy bastards"
Dan Weiss / May 11, 2020

Little Richard, Legendary Rock’n’Roll Pioneer, Dies at 87

Little Richard, one of the first and greatest rock'n'roll icons and innovators, has died at age 87, as reported by Rolling Stone. The cause of…
Dan Weiss / May 9, 2020

John Erhardt, Guitarist for Wussy and Ass Ponys, Dies at 58

There are two kinds of people: Those who will tell you Wussy is one of the greatest rock bands of this era, and those who've…
Dan Weiss / May 7, 2020

Ben Gibbard Performs All-Beatles Set in Latest Livestream

Death Cab for Cutie's Ben Gibbard has been offering generous livestreams to fans for a couple months now; he was one of the first to…
Dan Weiss / May 7, 2020

Ty, Mercury Prize-Nominated British Rapper, Dies at 47

U.K. hip-hop artist Ty has died, according to The Guardian. He was 47. The Guardian reported that he died from complications due to COVID-19.
Dan Weiss / May 7, 2020

The 25 Best Hayley Williams Songs

I wish it was a bigger compliment to call Hayley Williams the best thing to happen to arena-rock in the last decade and a half.
Dan Weiss / May 6, 2020

A Party That’s Over Before It’s Begun: Sleater-Kinney’s All Hands on the Bad One Turns 20

Believe it or not, there was a time when people were sick of Prince. Sometime after 1991’s "Cream," the record-buying public -- increasingly rap-oriented radio…
Dan Weiss / May 1, 2020

Adam Schlesinger Raised the Bar for Pop Songwriting

I started attending William Paterson University in Wayne, New Jersey in 2003, the year "Stacy’s Mom" finally made its creators some well-deserved money and airplay.
Dan Weiss / April 1, 2020

Ben Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie Talks We Have the Facts and We’re Voting Yes 20 Years Later and Live from Home Series

In the shattering wake of the coronavirus pandemic, hundreds of canceled tours have given way to musicians streaming live shows from their own living rooms…
Dan Weiss / March 27, 2020

Pearl Jam’s 25 Best Deep Cuts

More than almost any other non-jam band, you could argue that Pearl Jam doesn’t really have "deep cuts." They’re all hits. As anyone can attest…
Dan Weiss / March 25, 2020

Poppy on Her Transformation From ‘Internet Project’ to Pop-Metal Changeling

If you interviewed Poppy a year ago, you may as well have been talking to a different being. The experimental musician/YouTube curiosity first made her…
Dan Weiss / March 11, 2020

Plus I Freak a Lemon Pie: Ghostface Killah’s Supreme Clientele Turns 20

It doesn’t actually matter that Ghostface Killah isn’t saying "seven doulas" and "rotisserie roasts" on "Nutmeg." Because he is verifiably talking about "seasoned giraffe ribs,"
Dan Weiss / February 10, 2020

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