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LISTEN: Jay-Z’s ‘Blueprint 3′ Leaks!

Monday, when Jay-Z's highly anticipated Blueprint 3 leaked more than a week before its September 11 release date, the Brooklyn rapper didn't respond by threatening…
Ray Padgett / September 1, 2009

DOWNLOAD: Hot Dance Group U.S.E’s Summer Anthem

In these days of folkier-than-thou indie groups, there's nothing more refreshing than the unabashed joy of a dance anthem. Enter Seattle seven-piece U.S.E, a.k.a. United…
Ray Padgett / September 1, 2009

Maynard James Keenan Announces Puscifer Tour

Tool has been blowing minds all summer at festivals like All Points West and Lollapalooza, but there's little rest in store for frontman Maynard James…
Ray Padgett / September 1, 2009

WATCH: Brendan Benson Performs on SPIN’s Rooftop!

There are few better places to spend a warm summer evening than a rooftop with friends and beers. But when you're on the roof of…
Ray Padgett / September 1, 2009

Them Crooked Vultures Announce Tour

America got the first taste of Dave Grohl / Josh Homme / John Paul Jones supergroup Them Crooked Vultures with their live debut in Chicago,…
Ray Padgett / September 1, 2009

LISTEN: Jay-Z Calls Out Haters in New Song

It looks like Jay-Z still has ninety-nine problems -- and those who envy or criticize him are at the top of the list.
Ray Padgett / August 31, 2009

Sneak Peek: Kurt Cobain’s ‘Guitar Hero’ Character

For four iterations of the Guitar Hero franchise, one rock icon has been notably absent: Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain -- but that all changes with…
Ray Padgett / August 28, 2009

Death Cab Join ‘New Moon’ Soundtrack

If you think the Twilight movies only appeal to pre-teen girls with a crush on Robert Pattinson (sigh), think again. Many indie-rock artists seem to…
Ray Padgett / August 28, 2009

WATCH: L.A. Punks the Bronx Go Mariachi

Last month we introduced Mariachi El Bronx, the new south-of-the-border alter-ego of Los Angeles group the Bronx. A hardcore punk band doing straight-up mariachi music…
Ray Padgett / August 28, 2009

Foo Fighters: 2 New Songs on Greatest Hits Album

Dave Grohl / Josh Homme / John Paul Jones supergroup Them Crooked Vultures has been generating so much excitement recently, it's easy to forget Grohl's…
Ray Padgett / August 28, 2009

WATCH: Amazing Baby Cover The dBs

"I guess you just don't enjoy me anymore," Amazing Baby frontman Will Roan sings in his group's cover of "Black and White," a catchy tune…
Ray Padgett / August 28, 2009

Download: M.I.A. Duets with the Very Best

After last year's "Paper Planes" mania, we were beginning to think that the summer of 2009 would pass without another globe-trotting M.I.A. jam colonizing our…
Ray Padgett / August 27, 2009

Kiss’ Cupcakes, Mandy Moore’s Douche

Here's some of the strangest music news to hit the Internet this week:…
Ray Padgett / August 27, 2009

Madonna: New Songs on Greatest Hits CD/DVD

When you've had over thirty top-ten singles, as Madonna can boast, elaborate career retrospectives are justified -- and that's just what's coming next month.
Ray Padgett / August 26, 2009

Bob Dylan to Release Christmas Album

Whether abandoning the protest movement by going electric or ditching common decency by appearing in a Victoria's Secret commercial, Bob Dylan has made a career…
Ray Padgett / August 26, 2009

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