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6 Bands Who Originally Formed Without Their Lead Songwriter

Exclusives Oct 2014 15:12PM EDT

If there's one member of a band who writes all of the music, it would be fair to assume that forming the band was their idea, and that they were a founding member. However, the lead songwriters in these six bands weren't even members when the bands originally formed.READ MORE

The Smiths - 'Shoplifters of the World Unite'

7 Album Covers With Musicians Who Aren't On The Album

Exclusives Oct 2014 11:56AM EDT

Putting yourself on your own album cover is a pretty simple concept: if people see you on the cover, they'll assume you're the person singing on the album. However, these seven artists included musicians on their album covers that didn't appear in the album at all.READ MORE

Ryan Adams

Ryan Adams Plays A Cover Of Alice In Chains 'Nutshell' [LISTEN]

Genres Oct 2014 14:50PM EDT

The covers keep coming from singer-songwriter Ryan Adams with new fan footage of the artists reworking Alice in Chains' 1994 song "Nutshell."READ MORE

Kim Gordon

Kim Gordon's 'Girl in a Band' Memoir Gets Cover and Release Date, Chronicles Sonic Youth Member's Life [PHOTO]

Genres Oct 2014 16:26PM EDT

Pitchfork reports that "Girl in a Band," the long-awaited memoir by Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon, has been given a release date and cover artwork. The book will be released Feb. 24, 2015, through Dey Street Books, an imprint of HarperCollins.READ MORE

Enter Shikari

Enter Shikari Announce 2015 Album 'The Mindsweep'

Genres Oct 2014 16:22PM EDT

The Mindsweep will feature 12 tracks, and singer Rou Reynolds said that the forthcoming LP will possess a multi-dimensional sound.READ MORE

Trey Anastasio

Trey Anastasio Announces Solo Album 'Paper Wheels' And Tour Dates

Genres Oct 2014 17:22PM EDT

Anastasio's trio recorded Paper Wheels in less than a week at The Barn, his studio located outside Burlington, Vt.READ MORE

Ben Gibbard of The Postal Service

The Postal Service to Release Concert Film 'Everything Will Change' Nov. 14 [WATCH]

Genres Oct 2014 16:29PM EDT

Consequence of Sound reports that influential electro-pop duo The Postal Service will be releasing a documentary about their 2013 reunion tour titled "Everything Will Change." The Justin Mitchell-directed film primarily focuses on the duo’s performances at Berkeley, California’s Greek Theater over two nights in July 2013, and will also include interviews and backstage footage.READ MORE


SBTRKT Cancels Four Dates On Current US Tour Due To Illness [SCHEDULE]

Genres Oct 2014 15:31PM EDT

Earlier this morning, Oct. 7, British electronic artist SBTRKT announced through his Twitter account that he has canceled four dates on his current North American tour due to illness. The dates affected are tonight's show in Atlanta, his Oct. 9 show in New Orleans, his Oct. 10 show in Houston, and his Oct. 12 show in Dallas. Strangely, he has not canceled his appearance at Mexico City's Corona Capitol Music Festival on Oct. 11.READ MORE


Haim And Stevie Nicks Perform A Haunting Rendition Of Fleetwood Mac's "Rhiannon" [LISTEN]

Genres Oct 2014 14:25PM EDT

Haim is no stranger to Fleetwood Mac comparisions, but when Stevie Nicks calls to hang out and maybe sing "Rhiannon" with her, that's when you know life is goodREAD MORE

Jake Bugg

Jake Bugg Debuts Two New Songs, 'Looking Down The Alley' And 'Hold On You,' At UK Show [SETLIST]

Genres Oct 2014 11:41AM EDT

We don't have video evidence yet, but rest assured that one of Britain's most prolific young songwriters is already trying out new tunes in front of an audienceREAD MORE

Iron Maiden

7 Bands Whose Bassist Is The Primary Songwriter

Exclusives Oct 2014 21:16PM EDT

Whenever a band has one member who writes most of the songs, it's more often than not the band's guitar player. However, these seven bands break the mold by featuring primary songwriting contributions from their bassists, rather than their guitarists.READ MORE

The Beverleys

The Beverleys Announce New Single 'Hoodwink,' North American Tour Dates [SCHEDULE]

Genres Oct 2014 17:19PM EDT

The Beverleys have been plotting international domination for months now, and the fruits of their labor are near. The Toronto trio, who describe themselves as "junk punk," will zig-zag around several cities east of the Mississippi — save Dallas — on their upcoming tour, and have also provided fans with a new single, "Hoodwink," which follows their eponymous debut EP.READ MORE

Kele Okereke

Kele Okereke Streaming New Album 'Trick' Ahead of Release [LISTEN]

Genres Oct 2014 17:18PM EDT

We finally have a stream of Bloc Party frontman Kele Okereke's new album "Trick," and it is a departure from his previous offering with the band and on his 2010 solo debut "Boxer."READ MORE

Jonny Greenwood

Radiohead Didn't Actually Contribute A Song To 'Inherent Vice,' Jonny Greenwood Clarifies

Genres Oct 2014 14:50PM EDT

Greenwood set the record straight on Monday, saying that a recording of the band's instrumental "Spooks" was a cover by Supergrass, an Oxford band Greenwood recruited while curating the film's soundtrack.READ MORE

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6 Albums Made of Scrapped, Unused Songs: The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young and More

Exclusives Oct 2014 13:14PM EDT

Tomorrow, Tuesday, Oct. 7, Fleetwood Mac's Stevie Nicks will be releasing her eighth solo album "24 Karat Gold — Songs from the Vault," which consists of songs Nicks had written over the last 40 years but never recorded. She is far from the only artist, however, to release an album of unused songs. Here are six more albums made up of scrapped songs:READ MORE

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