Shonen Knife has more than 30 years of music under its belt, along with the allegiances of alternative rock icons Nirvana and Sonic Youth. What more could a band ask for?
Cold War Kids drop their fifth studio album, Hold My Home, tomorrow (Oct. 21). Serving as the follow-up to 2013's Dear Miss Lonely Hearts, the album explores the notion of "home" and features production from guitarist Dan Gallucci and frequent collaborator Lars Stalfors (Mars Volta, Matt & Kim). We chatted with frontman Nathan Willett about the inspiration behind the new effort, how the band has evolved, their tour plans, and the special memorabilia available to fans on their PledgeMusic campaign.
Caleb and his sister, Georgia Nott, share producer Joel Little with fellow New Zealand star Lorde, and their dark pop sound is reminiscient of the "Royals" songstress.
If you're anything like us you know that Homecoming dances et al end up being a huge disappointment. Thus it'd be nice to have a random celebrity musician show up at the event so at least we'd have a story to tell. Students at Aspire Pacific Academy in Huntington Park, CA will be able to tell their kids about how Charlie XCX showed up at their fall dance. Read this
Rita Ora has unveiled a new song "Grateful," which will be featured on the soundtrack for the romantic drama Beyond the Lights. The new single shows Ora reflecting on how the hardships in life make you a stronger person. Read this
English pop singer Jessie Ware has shared a remix of her Tough Love track "Kind of ... Sometimes ... Maybe" featuring a new verse from rapper J. Cole. According to "Pitchfork," the track premiered earlier today on BBC Radio 1, and came about after Ware and Cole met in Los Angeles while Ware was recording with producer BenZel. Read this
The Beatles formally released a press statement on October 21 during 1969 to deny claims that Paul McCartney had died. He wasn't the first celebrity to undergo a death hoax nor would he be the last. One would think that with a news cycle that constantly updates during the new digital age, people would panic less about these things. Alas, it's almost gotten worse. Check out five of the most famous death hoaxes in the history of musicians and how they got started: Read this
Caleb and his sister, Georgia Nott, share producer Joel Little with fellow New Zealand star Lorde, and their dark pop sound is reminiscient of the "Royals" songstress. Read this
This morning, Oct. 23, rapper Juicy J took to his Twitter account to share two new songs — "All I Need" featuring K Camp and "Trash" — which you can check out below. It is not clear if these songs will be included on Juicy's upcoming studio album "Pure THC: The Hustle Continues," though "All I Need" likely will not be, as he told "Rap-Up" earlier this year the album will not have many guest rappers.Read more »
Smooth jazz superstar Kenny G has come under fire by the Chinese government for his involvement in Hong Kong’s ongoing Occupy Central pro-democracy movement. As reported by the "South China Morning Post," the 56-year-old saxophonist made an appearance at the city’s main protest site, posing for photos with fans and sending out a tweet wishing for a peaceful resolution to the protests, which upset the Chinese government.Read more »
When Jon Gosselin falls from stability, apparently everything in his life goes with him. We told you yesterday that Gosselin was recently evicted from his home in rural Pennsylvania because he had been four months behind on the rent and was writing bad checks. Now we are hearing that his former landlady Linda Eways claims that not only did Gosselin leave the house a mess, but he also left an abandoned kitten belonging to his ex, Liz Janetta, with whom he was on "Couples Therapy."Read more »
Scott Stapp has announced that he is postponing the next leg of the Proof of Life Tour on Facebook in order to stay on the path to clean and sober.Read more »
Legendary post-punk band Devo has announced the release of a new live album, "Miracle Witness Hour," which was recorded in Cleveland all the way back in 1977 prior to the release of the band's debut album "Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!" The album is set for release Dec. 1 and will include liner notes written by founding member Gerald Casale. You can also listen to a live version of "Uncontrollable Urge."Read more »
By next summer, fans of "Back to the Future" will be able to experience the film on the silver screen for the first time since 1985, and at select locations an orchestra will play the score from the movie live.Read more »