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Bruce Springsteen

7 Cover Songs That Sound Nothing Like The Original

Aug 2014 18:29PM EDT

Though most cover songs remain pretty much faithful to the original arrangement, an interesting cover song should take the basic elements of the original and build something entirely new and unique out of them. Here are seven cover songs that sound nothing like the original.READ MORE


7 Child Actors Who Turned To Music

Aug 2014 15:44PM EDT

Though there are some good examples of child actors who continued to have successful careers into their adulthood, such as Jodie Foster or Joseph Gordon-Levitt, a great number of them end up fizzling out. That's probably why these seven actors turned to music once they reached adulthood.READ MORE

Patrick Carney

Patrick Carney, Grouplove Contribute 'Bojack Horseman' Music [LISTEN]

Aug 2014 11:34AM EDT

BoJack Horseman is one of the more creative television ideas in recent memory. The animated Netflix series booted up a week ago with some musical help from The Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney and Grouplove.READ MORE

Steely Dan - 'Can't Buy A Thrill' (1972)

5 Albums Named After Lyrics By Other Bands

Aug 2014 11:00AM EDT

One of my favorite types of album titles are those that are taken from the album's lyrics, but these five artists took a slightly different approach. Instead of naming their album after one of their own lyrics, they named their album after a lyric by another band entirely.READ MORE


Morrissey's 6 Meanest Quotes Ever

Aug 2014 17:24PM EDT

In a statement posted to his website yesterday, former Smiths singer Morrissey dismissed the suicide of Robin Williams, lamenting the fact that it overshadowed the passing of actress Lauren Bacall. Of course, this sentiment was completely rude and unnecessary, but it should come as no surprise to anyone who's been following Morrissey in the media over the last 30 years. Here are six of Morrissey's meanest quotes.READ MORE

Arcade Fire

Arcade Fire, Bon Iver To Play Basketball For Charity In Montreal

Aug 2014 16:23PM EDT

If there's anything that Arcade Fire frontman Win Butler loves more than music, it's basketball (and since he's about nine feet tall, he's pretty good at it, too). Over the last few years, Butler has hosted the annual Pop vs. Jock basketball game in Montreal, in which musicians play against college basketball players for charity. Exclaim reports that this year's Pop vs. Jock game will take place on Sept. 20 during the Pop Montreal festival, and in addition to Butler and his brother Will, some of the other participating musicians include Bon Iver frontman Justin Vernon and Strokes bassist Nikolai Fraiture.READ MORE

Frankie Ballard (2014)

20th Anniversary BayFest Music Festival

Aug 2014 15:08PM EDT

On October 3, 2014, Mobile, Alabama will welcome an expected 200,000+ guests for the kick-off of the 3-day BayFest Music Festival.READ MORE

Bob Mould on 'Jimmy Kimmel'

Bob Mould Of Hüsker Dü Performs Two Songs On 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' [WATCH]

Aug 2014 12:21PM EDT

On last night’s episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live, former Hüsker Dü and Sugar frontman Bob Mould performed two songs from his new album Beauty & Ruin, which you can check out below.READ MORE

Grimes - "Go" video (2014)

Grimes Shares 'Go' Music Video, Inspired By 'Dante's Inferno' [WATCH]

Aug 2014 16:55PM EDT

Canadian synth-pop artist Grimes, a.k.a. Claire Boucher, has shared the music video for her new single "Go," which you can check out below. Directed by Boucher and her brother Mac, the video features Boucher dancing in a few bizarre locations, including the desert and what looks like some sort of nightmarish dance club, and was apparently inspired by Dante's Inferno, according to a statement shared with Pitchfork.READ MORE


Morrissey Disses Robin Williams During Tribute To Lauren Bacall

Aug 2014 15:49PM EDT

Never one to refrain from saying something incredibly offensive, Morrissey took some time out of his otherwise touching tribute to the late Richard Attenborough and Lauren Bacall to criticize the media's focus on Robin Williams' suicide. In a post made to his website True To You yesterday, Morrissey expressed some disappointment that Bacall's death on Aug. 12 was overshadowed by Williams' death the day before.READ MORE

Fred Armisen

Fred Armisen Stars In J Mascis' 'Every Morning' Video [WATCH]

Aug 2014 14:31PM EDT

Comedian Fred Armisen's list of cool indie rock friends is pretty long, and one of his most frequent collaborators is Dinosaur Jr. singer/guitarist J Mascis. The two have appeared together on Portlandia, Saturday Night Live and Late Night with Seth Meyers (where Armisen is the bandleader), and today, Mascis shared the music video for his latest single "Every Morning" through Funny or Die, featuring an appearance by Armisen, which you can check out below.READ MORE

Interpol - 'El Pintor' (2014)

Interpol's New Album 'El Pintor' Now Available For Streaming

Aug 2014 14:15PM EDT

Interpol's upcoming studio album El Pintor is streaming right now over at NPR, two weeks before it's set for release on Sept. 9 through Matador Records.READ MORE

Minus The Bear

Minus The Bear Reissues Albums And Adds New Tour Dates [LISTEN]

Aug 2014 11:36AM EDT

Minus the Bear is giving fans a super re-issue this fall to celebrate the tenth anniversary of They Make Beer Commercials Like This, a 2004 EP that will be re-packaged with the band's 2007 album Planet of Ice.READ MORE

Ed Sheeran

iTunes Festival: Deadmau5, Jessie J, Mary J Blige Join Star-Studded Lineup [FULL SCHEDULE]

Aug 2014 11:33AM EDT

September's iTunes Festival just scored several more prominent artists, and the 30-day schedule is almost complete.READ MORE


Morrissey Announces Tour Dates, Hasn't Canceled Any Yet [FULL SCHEDULE]

Aug 2014 10:55AM EDT

Though it sometimes seems as if 90 percent of all Morrissey-related news has more to do with public feuds and controversies rather than his actual music, today there’s some good news to report from the former Smiths frontman: tour dates! On his website True To You yesterday, Morrissey shared a list of confirmed European tour dates, which you can check out below.READ MORE

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