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Flashback: Remembering Malcolm McLaren, The Musician

April 9, 2010 Daniel Kreps 0

This week, the rock world lost punk impresario Malcolm McLaren, who passed away yesterday after a battle with cancer. In addition to managing the Sex Pistols and sculpting the look and sound of the punk era, McLaren was a successful musician in his own right, introducing African music and the hip-hop sound to the U.K. […]

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Tour Tracker: Rush, Social Distortion and moe.

April 9, 2010 Daniel Kreps 0

Rush will embark on a massive summer tour where they’ll perform their classic Moving Pictures in its entirety. Plus, Social Distortion plot out some dates around their Lollapalooza performance and moe. get ready to spend another summer on the road, culminating with their 11th annual moe.down. Full dates for all three treks below.
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Arcade Fire Teaming With Spike Jonze on Short Film

April 9, 2010 Daniel Kreps 0

Photo: Mazur/WireImageSpike Jonze ranks among the most creative film directors in Hollywood, but he’s still down to work on intriguing music video projects. According to a report on /film, Jonze will team up with Arcade Fire — whose “Wake Up” served as the stirring backdrop for Jonze’s Where the Wild Things Are trailer — on […]

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Blur Set to Return With New Song on Record Store Day

April 9, 2010 Daniel Kreps 0

In what could the biggest Record Store Day exclusive yet, the reunited Blur will release a 7” single to independent shops on April 17th featuring a newly recorded song. The track will be the first new music from Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon and Co. since 2003’s Think Tank. “Initially, Damon had no intention of going […]

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Rihanna’s “Rude Boy” Racks Up Fourth Week at Number One

April 9, 2010 Daniel Kreps 0

Rihanna’s “Rude Boy” has the Number One spot on the Billboard Hot 100 on lock for a fourth consecutive week. In fact, last week’s Top Eight all maintained the same positions, meaning Rolling Stone’s best new Stoner MC B.o.B. scored Number Two yet again with “Nothin’ On You” and Train held strong at Number Three […]

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Remembering Kurt Cobain in Classic Photos and More

April 8, 2010 Daniel Kreps 0

Sixteen years ago today, Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain was found dead of a self-inflicted wound in his Seattle home, silencing one of the most powerful voices in rock history at the age of 27. A decade and a half after his death, Cobain is still one of the greatest rock icons and his music continues […]

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Public Image Ltd. “Rise” for First TV Performance in 18 Years

April 8, 2010 Daniel Kreps 0

On last night’s Jimmy Kimmel Show, Public Image Ltd. rocked two of their greatest hits on a packed Los Angeles street to mark their first television performance in over 18 years. Fittingly, Public Image Ltd. welcomed the audience with “Rise,” perhaps the most famous track in the PiL catalog, before John Lydon sat down with […]

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M.I.A. Blasts Lady Gaga: “She’s a Good Mimic”

April 8, 2010 Daniel Kreps 0

Photo: Jennings/WireImage (M.I.A.), Mazur/WireImage(Gaga)
Trendsetting rapper M.I.A. has fired the first shots in a potential war of words with trendsetting pop star Lady Gaga. In an interview in the upcoming issue of NME, M.I.A. dissed Gaga’s music, style and the obscene amount of product placement in the “Telephone” video. “Lady Gaga — people say we’re similar, […]

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Whitney Houston Calls Rumors of Drug Use “Ridiculous”

April 8, 2010 Daniel Kreps 0

Photo: Munoz/Buzzfoto/FilmMagic
Whitney Houston is calling claims that she has been using drugs “ridiculous.” Rumors of a relapse began circulating when the first four dates of the singer’s comeback tour of Europe were postponed this week. “At this point, I just don’t respond. I don’t even read it,” Houston told People. “My health is terrific. […]