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Rush Planning 40th Anniversary Reissue of Debut LP

Good news, Geddy-heads: Rush will be reissuing their self-titled debut album with a 40th anniversary release. In a new interview with Globe And Mail, Universal Music Canada executive Ivar Hamilton confirms that the prog-rock power-trio are “very involved” in the upcoming reissue. Show More Summary

Checkin’ ‘Em Twice: 10 Best ‘Twin Peaks’ Scenes

Unless the internet is punking us all again with Twin Peaks gossip, it looks like co-creator David Lynch is filming some kind of Peaks-related “promo” today in Los Angeles. Fans of the horror-comedy-detective-soap have been trolling the internet with rumors as of late, but this latest news seems to be somewhat legit. Show More Summary

Opeth’s Mikael Akerfeldt Talks String-Heavy, ‘Epic’ New LP

Opeth faced a chilly reception with their last LP, 2011?s experimental, fusion-leaning Heritage, but that hasn’t stopped frontman/guitarist Mikael Akerfeldt from pushing the boundaries of his band’s music. In a new interview with Decibel...Show More Summary

Make Watching ‘Muscle Shoals’ Your First Pop Culture Resolution for 2014

The Swampers at Muscle Shoals Sound Studio in MUSCLE SHOALS, a Magnolia Pictures release. Photo courtesy of Magnolia Pictures “You’re in rock and roll heaven, man.” That’s how Keith Richards describes Muscle Shoals, Alabama, the small...Show More Summary

‘Community’ Breakdown: ‘Introduction to Teaching’

SPOILERS AHEAD, so study up cautiously, Community buffs… Season Five, Episode Two: “Introduction to Teaching” Written by: Andy Bobrow; Directed by: Jay Chandrasekhar With this episode airing right after “Repilot,” NBC basically had a Jeff Winger hour. Show More Summary

‘Community’ Breakdown: ‘Repilot’

Photo Credit: Justin Lubin/NBC) SPOILERS AHEAD, so study up cautiously, Community buffs… Season Five, Episode One: “Repilot” Written by: Dan Harmon & Chris McKenna; Directed by: Tristram Shapeero Community is back for a fifth season (They just need one more and then a movie, right?). Show More Summary

Song Review: Beck, ‘Love’ (John Lennon Cover)

Artist: Beck Song: “Love” (John Lennon cover) Album: Sweetheart 2014 (Starbucks Compilation), out February 4th Label: HearMusic / Concord Music Group Rating: 9/10 Beck Hansen finally emerged from his creative hibernation last year, releasing...Show More Summary

I Was There When…Warren Zevon Brought Scintillating Solo Magic to Burlington, VT (February 6th, 1983)

With “I Was There When…,” veteran music journalist Doug Collette reflects on his experiences in the glory days of live rock music. With each column, he takes us back to a specific concert he attended way back when, spotlighting bands...Show More Summary

Fleetwood Mac’s John McVie Getting Back On-Stage

Good news, Fleetwood Mac fans: Bassist John McVie, who was diagnosed with cancer in October, is returning to the stage. Tonight, the band will kick off a two-night stint at Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Arena, with their rhythm section in-tact. Stevie...Show More Summary

Ranking the Kennedy Center Honors Performances (Tributes to Santana, Billy Joel, Herbie Hancock)

Last night’s Kennedy Center Honors blended virtuosity, tenderness, and schmaltz — pretty much exactly what you’d expect. Along with veteran actress Shirley MacLaine (who looked a bit out of place beside all those musicians), the Center...Show More Summary

Into the Lens: Tegan and Sara; December 19th, 2013 (Orlando, FL)

Last Thursday, December 19th, Tegan and Sara took their Heartthrob tour through Orlando, Florida. The band’s setlist featured plenty of slick, radio-friendly tracks from their latest LP, balanced out by gems from the rest of their catalogue. Show More Summary

Sir Paul McCartney Duets With Jimmy Fallon on Xmas ‘SNL’ (Also: Dylan, Bowie Impressions)

Talk about newsworthy: Saturday’s episode of SNL was actually watchable! Well, at least the opening monologue, which featured former cast member (and future Tonight Show host) Jimmy Fallon delivering a tender duet version of “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” with Sir Paul McCartney. But first things first. Show More Summary

Checkin’ ‘Em Twice (Christmas Edition): 10 Left-of-Center Christmas Movies

Mistletoe for Misanthropes, aka Christmas Flicks for the Cynics The holiday season can be a tricky time for those of us who operate on the fringe of mainstream goodwill. I’m not saying we aren’t vulnerable to a sucker punch of sentimentality...Show More Summary

Shia on the Moon: The Necessary Dissection of Howard Cantour

I would like to think I’m not the only writer who keeps a giant subway-sized Joaquin Phoenix I’m Still Here promo poster on the wall in my office, but there’s a good chance I am. Very few people, it seemed, appreciated the intellectual depths and masterful executions required to “pull off” performance art of that magnitude. Show More Summary

Queens of the Stone Age Preview Austin City Limits Set With Skanky ‘Smooth Sailing’

One of my very favorite albums of the year is Queens of the Stone Age’s sixth LP, the artful and mesmerizing behemoth …Like Clockwork. The Josh Homme-led band also hit the road this year, including a set recorded for the Austin CityShow More Summary

‘Anchorman 2? Cast Discuss Paul Rudd’s Anti-Aging Methods, Get in Food Fight on ‘Daily Show’

Well, that escalated quickly. Last night, the news team/cast from Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, David Koechner) dropped by The Daily Show with Jon Stewart to promote their new project. But,...Show More Summary

You Never Give Me Your T-Shirt: Paul McCartney Scrambles for Free Swag at Nets Game

It’s really the simple things in life: the crisp chill of the autumn air, the spirited laugh of a newborn, watching Paul McCartney scramble (unsuccessfully) to grab a free T-shirt at an NBA game. On Tuesday, McCartney (a certified gazillionaire...Show More Summary

Re-Reviews (Christmas / Pizza Edition): ‘Home Alone’

Pizza, one of the most important if not beautifully understated characters in the 1990 family comedy Home Alone, has enjoyed seemingly exponential success both before and after the gargantuan blockbuster permanently permeated American pop culture back. Show More Summary

Giveaway: Win God Street Wine Signed Box Set, Tickets to 25th Anniversary NYC Shows

God Street Wine will celebrate the 25th anniversary of their first show (Dec 13th, 1988 at Nightingale Bar at Second Ave and E. 13th Street in Manhattan) with a pair of performances at New York’s Gramercy Theatre on December 20th and 21st. Show More Summary

Will Ferrell Unleashes Falsetto With Vienna Boys Choir on ‘Letterman’

Nothing says Christmas cheer like Will Ferrell’s boyish falsetto. Last night, the comedy legend (and star of Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, which hits theaters tomorrow, December 18th) dropped by The Late Show with David Letterman,...Show More Summary

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