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  • Duran Duran have obtained longevity as well as long term relevance.

    A lesson in relevance: Duran Duran through the eras

    Although many older groups have done their part to retain relevance through their long careers, few have mastered the ability to reach the younger generations of each era. One of these few is new wave band, Duran Duran who have evolved and persevered for damn near forty years. But they haven't...
  • Marilyn Manson effortless marries the grotesque with beauty in his music videos.

    5 videos where Marilyn Manson makes morbidity look beautiful

    Marilyn Manson has been steadily making unapologetic, macabre music videos to accompany his often meaningful, intelligently industrial music. The way he plays with political issues and societal norms is done with a malevolence that can be interpreted as both beautiful and horrifying, depending on...
  • Thom Yorke of Radiohead

    Radiohead announce 2016 US tour dates, including two-night stands in NY & LA

    It’s the moment American fans have been waiting on for more than four years: Radiohead is returning to the U.S. On Monday, the hugely influential British rock band announced a spate of new tour dates, including their first American concerts since their spring tour in 2012. The shows include two...
  • Harry Styles

    Harry Styles of One Direction to make film debut in Christopher Nolan WWII drama

    Bad news, Directioners: Your guy Harry Styles is headed to war. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Styles has been cast in the upcoming World War II film “Dunkirk,” the next film from acclaimed director Christopher Nolan (“Inception” “The Dark Knight”). The role will mark Styles’ acting debut and...
  • Peter, Bjorn and John

    Peter, Bjorn and John announce new album and US tour dates

    For the Swedish alt rock trio Peter, Bjorn and John, the Breakin’ Point is coming. That’s the name of the upcoming album from the band, their first since 2011’s Gimme Some. Their seventh album, Breakin’ Point will be released June 10 on their new label INGRID and for the first time, Peter Morén,...
  • The 10 best Radiohead covers

    The 10 best Radiohead covers

    Radiohead is one of the most popular and influential bands in the world, so there’s no shortage of cover songs of theirs floating around on YouTube. What’s interesting is how malleable their music has proven to be; artists from the worlds of classical, jazz, reggae, R&B, folk and funk have all...
  • Pretty Lights shares first new song in 3 years, announces summer Telluride shows

    Pretty Lights shares first new song in 3 years, announces summer Telluride shows

    Derek Vincent Smith -- known to his millions of fans worldwide as Pretty Lights -- has done more than anyone to nurture Colorado’s flourishing dance music scene. And his new video video for “Only Yesterday” feels like a love letter to his fans, his friends, his band and most of all, the Centennial...
  • Bankrupt rapper 50 Cent to appear before judge over cash-filled Instagrams

    Bankrupt rapper 50 Cent to appear before judge over cash-filled Instagrams

    If the figure in 50 Cent’s name is greater than the amount of money in his bank accounts, why is he always posing with stacks of cash on Instagram? That’s what the judge overseeing his bankruptcy case is set to ask the 40-year-old rapper in court on Wednesday. According to the AP, Judge Ann Nevis...
  • Paul McCartney - One On One Tour

    Paul McCartney announces first dates of One On One Tour

    Macca is Back. On Wednesday, rock icon Paul McCartney announced the first seven dates of his new One On One Tour, which will bring a newly-redesigned production to several markets that have never had the chance to see the Beatles legend in person. McCartney will play his first-ever concert in Fresno...
  • Ballers and shot-callers: Which musicians are the best at basketball?

    Ballers and shot-callers: Which musicians are the best at basketball?

    In his 1995 hit “I Wish,” Skee-Lo used the second of his wishes to gain the ability to play basketball (his first was a slight height increase, which may be related). It’s a strong testimonial to how badly rappers want to be basketball players (and vice versa) and over the years, countless MCs have...
  • Radiohead

    5 ways Radiohead changed the music industry

    Few contemporary artists have had a more profound effect on the music industry than Radiohead. The British five-piece have sold in excess of 30 million albums, all while forging a wholly unique, idiosyncratic sound that’s as challenging and rewarding as any band in popular music. Yet Radiohead’s...
  • Former Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman diagnosed with prostate cancer

    Former Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman diagnosed with prostate cancer

    Bill Wyman, the original bass player for British rock icons The Rolling Stones, has been diagnosed with prostate cancer, the 79-year-old announced on Tuesday. Thankfully, a spokesman said that the disease was “caught in the early stages” and Wyman is “expected to make a full recovery.” Wyman joined...
  • The top 10 best songs by The Roots

    The top 10 best songs by The Roots

    The Roots crew inserted the moniker “Legendary” into their name early in their career, but at this point, the Philly-bred hip-hop band has more than earned that honorific title. Now over 25 years into their career, The Roots have become one of the most respected bands in all of music, in part due to...
  • Morrissey is likely to be a big favorite with the animal voting bloc

    Morrissey considering run for Mayor of London as Animal Welfare candidate

    Whether writing ridiculous books, health-shaming his opening act or making any number of outlandish public accusations, beloved British singer/ buffoon Morrissey always finds a way to keep his name in the news. And now that he’s “seriously considering” a run for Mayor of London, we’re starting to...
  • Flight of the Conchords on tour

    The top 10 best Flight of the Conchords videos

    To borrow an analogy from one of their songs, Flight of the Conchords are the musical version of the most beautiful girl in the room; there are definitely better artists out there in the wider world but within the confines of guitar-based digi-bongo acapella-rap-funk-comedy folk, FotC are...
  • The Top 10 best Kanye West songs

    The Top 10 best Kanye West songs

    Kanye West is a riddle wrapped in a mystery stuffed inside a designer handbag. His detractors peg him as a self-aggrandizing jackass, someone whose egocentricity is surpassed only by his capacity for garish self-promotion. Others see him as a multi-talented creative genius who introduced a slew of...
  • SXSW announces President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama as keynote speakers

    SXSW announces President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama as keynote speakers

    South by Southwest is a pretty big deal. But it just got a lot bigger. The festival has announced that First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama will be a keynote speaker. Oh yeah, and her husband too, Barack Obama. That’s right, POTUS and FLOTUS at SXSW. Michelle will be the opening...
  • Adele took time to visit a sick fan in Dublin

    Adele news flash: Singer launches tour, visits sick fan and becomes a meme

    It’s never a slow news week when it comes to stories about British pop superstar Adele but this week has been particularly heavy on the Adele headlines. From her major showing at the Brit Awards to the launch of her 25 World Tour to yet more proof that she’s one of the most warm-hearted celebrities...
  • Highlights include Kendirck Lamar, The National, and Sufjan Stevens

    Kendrick Lamar, The National, and Sufjan Stevens shine on day 2 at Panorama 2016

    It’s always refreshing to see a festival with a diverse and eclectic lineup. Music itself is diverse and so too then should be its festivals. Just by looking at the headliners of Arcade Fire, Kendrick Lamar, and LCD Soundsystem you can tell that Goldenvoice has something good going with their...
  • M83 - Junk

    Listen: M83 shares sprawling single 'Do It, Try It,' announces new album 'Junk'

    For the most part M83 has been MIA since the release his breakout album Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming four-and-a-half years ago. Thankfully, after enduring endless riffs on "Hurry Up...," M83 -- the project of French musician and producer Anthony Gonzalez -- has officially announced the follow-up to his...
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