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  • Behind "Cobain Unseen": Charles Cross on Kurt's Private Archives

    Behind "Cobain Unseen": Charles Cross on Kurt's Private Archives | ARTICLE

    While researching his Kurt Cobain biography Heavier Than Heaven, journalist Charles R. Cross came across the nearly 100 boxes of the rocker's belongings that had been moved into a secure storage facility. "When I went and...

    August 28, 2012 3:06 PM ET
  • Donald Fagen On Dukes of September's Hot New Tour

    Donald Fagen On Dukes of September's Hot New Tour | ARTICLE

    In the early '90s, when Steely Dan were on hiatus, Donald Fagen rounded up some session musician pals (including Michael McDonald and Boz Scaggs) to form the New York Rock and Roll Soul Revue. The band gave...

    August 24, 2010 12:01 PM ET
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My Morning Jacket, OK Go Lead Big Easy Benefit LP

    My Morning Jacket, OK Go Lead Big Easy Benefit LP | ARTICLE

    Top artists like My Morning Jacket, OK Go, Steve Earle, R.E.M.'s Mike Mills, Tom Morello and more have teamed up for a new digital benefit compilation, titled Dear New Orleans, marking the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina....

    August 18, 2010 11:06 AM ET
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Nick Cave Talks Grinderman Sequel

    Nick Cave Talks Grinderman Sequel | ARTICLE

    On September 13th, Nick Cave will return with his second Grinderman record, titled simply Grinderman 2. The album is the anticipated follow-up to Grinderman's breakout debut, which found the Bad Seeds and Birthday Party frontman delivering dark,...

    August 5, 2010 1:24 PM ET
  • Artist of the Week: Francis and the Lights

    Artist of the Week: Francis and the Lights | ARTICLE

    Who: New York-based '80s-pop throwback group fronted by eccentric singer Francis Farewell Starlite. The band has gotten raves from unlikely fans like Kanye West and Drake and is currently touring with pals (and Wesleyan schoolmates) MGMT. Despite...

    August 5, 2010 10:49 AM ET
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Perry Farrell's Favorite Lollapalooza Memories

    Perry Farrell's Favorite Lollapalooza Memories | ARTICLE

    Since Lollapalooza kicked off in 1991, fest founder Perry Farrell has witnessed plenty of wild and crazy moments, from Courtney Love's infamous brawl with Bikini Kill's Kathleen Hanna in 1995 to Kanye West's eye-popping homecoming show in...

    August 3, 2010 3:44 PM ET
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Gary Numan Talks "Cars," Box Set and Trent Reznor

    Gary Numan Talks "Cars," Box Set and Trent Reznor | ARTICLE

    It's been 31 years since Gary Numan unleashed "Cars," the massive hit that helped usher in a decade of forward-thinking synth-pop — not to mention many more excellent New Wave hair bands like Flock of Seagulls. Numan...

    July 23, 2010 6:35 PM ET
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Behind Robyn and Kelis' "All Hearts" Tour

    Behind Robyn and Kelis' "All Hearts" Tour | ARTICLE

    Lady Gaga may be touring with a giant monster, an army of backup dancers and costumes that spit out fireworks, but two other female stars want to bring the live pop show back to its roots. On...

    July 20, 2010 12:19 PM ET
  • Inside Gilmour and Waters' Surprise Pink Floyd Reunion

    Inside Gilmour and Waters' Surprise Pink Floyd Reunion | ARTICLE

    Over the weekend, Pink Floyd's David Gilmour and Roger Waters reunited to perform four songs at an English benefit that raised money for young Palestinian refugees, marking the first time the two played in public since...

    July 13, 2010 11:09 AM ET
  • Motown Legend Harvey Fuqua Dead at 80

    Motown Legend Harvey Fuqua Dead at 80 | ARTICLE

    Harvey Fuqua, a founding member of the doo-wop group the Moonglows who would go on to guide the career of soul great Marvin Gaye, died at the age of 80 on Tuesday in a Detroit hospital. The...

    July 7, 2010 2:53 PM ET
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Next Queens of the Stone Age LP "All About Wiggling Hips"

    Next Queens of the Stone Age LP "All About Wiggling Hips" | ARTICLE

    Josh Homme has kept his schedule packed in recent years, recording and touring with Queens of the Stone Age and the Dave Grohl-John Paul Jones supergroup Them Crooked Vultures. But the singer-guitarist has chosen to revive an...

    July 6, 2010 4:44 PM ET
  • Inside Matador Records' All-Star Birthday Bash

    Inside Matador Records' All-Star Birthday Bash | ARTICLE

    For more than two decades, Matador Records has been a premier independent label, issuing landmark albums by everyone from Cat Power to Pavement to Sonic Youth. This October, Matador turns legal — and the folks at the...

    July 1, 2010 2:46 PM ET
  • Fall Out Boy, Anthrax Merge: Meet the Damned Things

    Fall Out Boy, Anthrax Merge: Meet the Damned Things | ARTICLE

    Joe Trohman may have made his name cranking out emo-pop riffs with Fall Out Boy, but for years he'd been jonesing to play some ass-kicking thrash music. Now that his band has gone on a hiatus, the...

    June 22, 2010 12:07 PM ET
  • No Age Channel Ramones, Husker Du on Fall Disc

    No Age Channel Ramones, Husker Du on Fall Disc | ARTICLE

    When L.A. duo No Age released their 2008 record Nouns, they made indie-rock dangerous again, sending music fans clamoring for earplugs and aspirin thanks to their unique brand of skull-crushing, hook-savvy noise rock. After spending two years...

    June 17, 2010 4:08 PM ET
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Travie McCoy Starts a Party With Cee-Lo on 'Lazarus'

    Travie McCoy Starts a Party With Cee-Lo on 'Lazarus' | ARTICLE

    June 17, 2010 1:43 PM ET
  • "Bad Blood"

    "Bad Blood" | SONG REVIEW

    On this cut for the soundtrack to HBO's True Blood, Beck cranks out a swampy rock tune based around a filthy, Jack...

    June 10, 2010 3:30 PM ET
  • All-American Rejects Channel Queen on Next Disc

    All-American Rejects Channel Queen on Next Disc | ARTICLE

    All-American Rejects have spent the past few months getting ready to headline the Warped Tour, prepping a new album and embracing their deep love of classic arena and pop music from the '60s and '70s. "If there's...

    June 4, 2010 2:02 PM ET
  • Flood-Ravaged Grand Ole Opry Set to Reopen in October

    Flood-Ravaged Grand Ole Opry Set to Reopen in October | ARTICLE

    Nashville's Grand Ole Opry will reopen on October 1st after undergoing an estimated $17 million in renovations to repair the damage the venue sustained during the severe flooding in Tennessee last month. The Opry — the country...

    June 3, 2010 12:51 PM ET
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Rage Against the Media: M.I.A. and Five Essential Anti-Press Anthems

    Rage Against the Media: M.I.A. and Five Essential Anti-Press Anthems | ARTICLE

    M.I.A. has made her private distaste for her Lynn Hirschberg-penned profile in The New York Times' Sunday magazine — in which Hirschberg took aim at the Sri Lankan MC for her sharp views on her homeland's politics...

    June 2, 2010 10:44 AM ET
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Go Inside the White Stripes' Epic 2007 Canadian Tour

    Go Inside the White Stripes' Epic 2007 Canadian Tour | ARTICLE

    When the White Stripes embarked on their epic 2007 tour of Canada — where Jack and Meg pledged to perform in every province, including the isolated northern territory of Nunavut, where mostly indigenous Inuits live — they...

    May 20, 2010 4:34 PM ET
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