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Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood To Score Paul Thomas Anderson's 'Inherent Vice'

As Paul Thomas Anderson’s highly-anticipated new film, Inherent Vice, is set for a release later this year, today’s news does not come as much of a shock: it was announced today that Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood—who created the scores for Anderson’s last two films, There Will Be Blood and The Master—will be scoring Inherent Vice [...]

Rapper DMX To Fight George Zimmerman In Celebrity Boxing Match

Rapper DMX will face off against George Zimmerman in the ring for a Celebrity Boxing Match in March. The New York-born MC was selected from a wide variety of applicants to brawl Zimmerman, who was acquitted for second-degree murder and manslaughter for shooting Trayvon Martin. Floyd Mayweather Sr. will referee the match. DMX says he [...]

Nas To Reissue ''Illmatic,' Launch Tour To Celebrate Its 20th Anniversary

Seeing as how 2014 stands as the 20th anniversary of the release of the now classic Illmatic, rapper Nas is giving his 1994 masterwork the big anniversary remastered expanded edition, with a host of remixes and live tracks, along with the remastered original album. The new version of the disc will be called Illmatic XX, [...]

News Roundup: Shakira And Rihanna Debut Music Video, Phoenix Working On New Album, and More

Colombian singer Shakira has released a new music video for the first single off her upcoming album, and it features none other than racy pop star Rihanna. We have the video for you below. Also, the French group Phoenix have announced plans to make a new album. All that and more below. Lady Gaga To [...]

Red Hot Chili Peppers And Nine Inch Nails Get Owned By Bizarrely Apt Parody Songs

Over the past two days, two songs have hit the internet that take square aim at the relatively clichéd or limited songwriting abilities of two major rock acts, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Nine Inch Nails/ Trent Reznor.  Yesterday, a tune entitled “Abracadabralilfornia” was released on a mock Red Hot Chili Peppers website, and [...]

Kendrick Lamar Responds To Macklemore's Grammy Win

Like many other televised awards ceremony, the Grammys too are often a huge disappointment. Not necessarily because the performances are bad, but because those artists who deserve to win, don’t. This year, hip-hop’s very best, rapper Kendrick Lamar, was robbed of numerous awards, but the most upsetting of his losses was the Grammy for Rap [...]

Folk Legend Pete Seeger Dies At 94

Pete Seeger, who Bruce Springsteen called “the father of American folk music,” passed away Monday of natural causes. He was 94 years old. In 1939, Seeger dropped out of Harvard to score hits with the Weavers. His lengthy career saw him play with fellow folk legend Woody Guthrie as well as performing duos with Bob [...]

The 2014 Grammy Award Winners Are...

Another year, another gaudy, self-congratulatory orgy of back-slappery and bad pop tunes from the music industry in a flailing love-letter to itself—that’s right, the Grammy Awards were last night. Music’s big night wasn’t exactly full of surprises—Daft Punk got Album of the Year and Record of the Year, and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis swept the [...]

News Roundup: Big Boi Working On Solo Album, Vivian Girls Break Up, and More

Earlier this week rumors surfaced that both Big Boi and Andre 3000 were working on separate solo albums. Since, Big Boi has confirmed that he’s working on his fourth solo album. More details below. Also, the Vivian Girls are breaking up. All that and more below. Adele Working With Phil Collins: Adele and Phil Collins are [...]

Justin Bieber Continues His Downward Spiral, Gets Arrested For DUI And Drag Racing

Canadian pop star Justin Bieber continues his downward spiral. The 19-year-old was arrested early Thursday morning in Miami for drag racing and driving under the influence of alcohol and marijuana. According to TMZ, Bieber was pulled over in Miami after his yellow Lamborghini was spotted as one of two vehicles racing at 4.09am on January [...]

Interpol Announces New Album, Plans Tour For 2014

Interpol is back. The NYC band has just confirmed that they’ll be releasing their fifth studio album in 2014, plus revealed a slew of tour dates that’ll take place in the U.K. starting March. Guitarist Daniel Kessler spoke with XFM while Interpol were in the UK working on the album, saying “We currently find ourselves [...]

Beck's New Album, 'Morning Phase,' Just Released Its First Single

If the chameleonic Beck’s junk-drawer pop aesthetic always hits you hardest when he’s at his most quiet (Mutations, Sea Change) rather than his most wild or far-reaching (Mellow Gold, Odelay, Midnite Vultures), well, his new record may be just what you’re looking for.  The new album, Morning Phase, is due out on Valentine’s Day and [...]

News Roundup: Lykke Li Announces New Album, Real Estate Reveals U.S. Tour, and More

Lykke Li will release a new album this year. The singer-songwriter told a major magazine that she’s finally found her voice, and hopes this new album will be the end of a chapter in her life. Also, Real Estate has announced a North American tour that will kick off in late February. All that and [...]

Billy Joel Announces 2014 Tour To Coincide With Lifetime Madison Square Garden Residency

Despite the fact that Billy Joel recently contractually obligated himself to a lifetime of monthly performances—the singer inked a deal for a lifetime residency at Madison Square Garden, in which he will play one show a month at the Garden for the rest of his life—he has just announced a new tour that will take [...]

Katy Perry Reveals Massive North American Tour

Katy Perry will follow her international Prismatic tour, with a massive North America trek. Perry will kick off the tour on June 22 in Raleigh, N.C., and visit 46 cities in four months. Capital Cities, Kacey Musgraves and Tegan and Sara will be some of the bands that will support Perry on her arena run. [...]

OutKast To Tour Over 40 Festivals In 2014

Outkast has revealed plans of an extensive festival tour that will follow their stint at Coachella in April. The duo will be playing over 40 festivals worldwide. The list of dates has yet to be revealed so stay tuned. In a statement, Big Boi announced that “It’s truly an honor to celebrate 20 years and [...]

News Roundup: Red Hot Chili Peppers To Play Super Bowl, Jack White Plans New Album, and More

The Red Hot Chili Peppers will join Bruno Mars during the Super Bowl halftime show this February. We have more details on that below. Also, Jack White plans to release a new album this year. All that and more below. New Jack White Album Coming Soon: Jack White has revealed that he has a new [...]

Coachella 2014 Lineup: Arcade Fire, Muse, And Reunited Outkast To Headline

Well, it’s here, gang: the 2014 Coachella lineup has been officially announced.   Fans of Outkast will be happy to see that the duo has reunited for the fest, indie-rockers will be pleased to see Arcade Fire anchoring the final night, and fans of bad rock music will enjoy seeing Muse headlining Saturday night. Yep, the [...]

Tupac Shakur Once Auditioned To Be A Jedi In 'Star Wars'

All of us know Tupac Shakur as the genius poetic rapper who died way too young. But what many of us don’t often recall is that right before he passed, Tupac was getting serious about his career as an actor. He didn’t make many movies (a handful, if that) but new reports have surfaced revealing [...]

Common Announces 'Nobody Smiling' Album, Releases New Single

Along with rappers like Q-Tip, Nas and Busta Rhymes, Common will also be releasing a new album this year. The veteran rapper has announced the release of Nobody Smiling, which will reunite him with producer No I.D., who worked with Common on his first three albums  — 1992’s Can I Borrow A Dollar, 1994’s Resurrection, [...]

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