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2014

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Novoselic: Singers Conjured 'Spirit of Nirvana'

April 15, 2014

Nirvana's Krist Novoselic has said in a post on his blog that Joan Jett was his first choice for the group's performance at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and that Dave Grohl "ran with the idea of having all women lead." The group's surviving members...

2013

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Song Premiere: Felled Trees Honor Dinosaur Jr. With 'Get Me'

September 27, 2013

Dinosaur Jr.'s 1993 album Where You Been celebrated its 20th anniversary this year. In its honor, a cast of musicians came together to cover the album under the collective name Felled Trees, calling the album Where We Been.  Dinosaur Jr. Prep Coffee...

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Replacements Return to Chicago for Riot Fest

September 16, 2013

The last time the Replacements played Chicago, they followed up with a 22-year hiatus. Yesterday, Paul Westerberg and Tommy Stinson were back to close out the Chicago incarnation of Riot Fest – their first U.S. gig since that show on July 4th, 1991. With...

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Sebadoh's First Album in 14 Years 'As Fresh As Anything We've Done'

August 20, 2013

On Saturday the test pressing of Defend Yourself, Sebadoh's first record in 14 years, blasted over the speakers at 11 record stores across the country, which were handpicked by the lo-fi pioneers. The listening parties – and in one case, an in-store...

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Daft Punk to Appear on 'Colbert Report'

August 2, 2013

Daft Punk will appear on The Colbert Report next week as part of the show's "Colbchella" concert series, according to MTV. The electronic duo will apparently perform, marking their first TV appearance since they released Random Access Memories in...

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Dinosaur Jr. Prep Coffee Table Book

September 16, 2013

"Day 1, hour 3: Broken down already, but no surprises. At least we’re somewhere else," one scrawled line reads in Dinosaur Jr.’s 1988 tour diary, a gem included with the signature edition of the band's forthcoming coffee table book, Dinosaur...

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Yuck Bandmates Soldier On Following Frontman's Departure

August 29, 2013

Yuck aimed to record their second album last fall, but circumstances made those wishes impossible. For the better part of 2012, the London indie rock band's future was in serious limbo, as former frontman and lead singer Daniel Blumberg kept them waiting...

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Dinosaur Jr. Releasing Coffee Table Book

August 19, 2013

Dinosaur Jr. are releasing a coffee table book celebrating the 30-year legacy of the rockers. The large format book, Dinosaur Jr. by Dinosaur Jr., will be released in November, reports Consequence of Sound, and is set to include never-before-seen...

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Fred Armisen to Direct Kings of Leon Show

July 26, 2013

Fred Armisen will direct a Kings of Leon show next month for the "American Express Unstaged" series, the Associated Press reports. The comedian, who recently departed SNL after 11 years, has previously directed music videos and is himself a drummer and...

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Red Hot Chili Peppers, Wu-Tang Clan Brave Coachella Sandstorm

April 15, 2013

The first weekend of Coachella 2013 ended with an anticlimactic super bummer when the weather deteriorated into a blinding sandstorm by the time the Red Hot Chili Peppers started their headline set to close the festival yesterday.  "California,...

2012

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Chloe Sevigny Joining New Season of 'Portlandia'

December 14, 2012

MTV, a new roommate played by Chloe Sevigny and winter are all coming to Portlandia. Series creators Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein led a conference call Tuesday, previewing the show's third season and winter special, which Brownstein described as...

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Dinosaur Jr. Add Johnny Marr to 'You're Living All Over Me' Anniversary Gig

October 25, 2012

Johnny Marr will join Dinosaur Jr. onstage December 1st at Terminal 5 in New York to help the Amherst, Massachusetts, shredders mark the 25th anniversary of their second album, You're Living All Over Me, the band announced today on their website.  The...

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Video: Dinosaur Jr., 'Watch The Corners'

August 21, 2012

Fuzz-bombed indie heroes Dinosaur Jr. have a new video for their track "Watch The Corners," from their upcoming album, I Bet on Sky. The clip portrays young love between a grocery store employee and her blurry-faced beau as they embark on bouts of general...

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J. Mascis Instrumental Disc Due in May

March 22, 2012

Dinosaur Jr.'s J Mascis has teamed up with a pair of old friends for the May 8th release of an all-instrumental disc. Recorded under the name Heavy Blanket, the new project features childhood chums "Pete Cougar" and "Johnny Pancake," according to the...

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Dinosaur Jr. Celebrate Anniversary With Frank Black and Johnny Marr

December 2, 2012

Dinosaur Jr. celebrated the 25th anniversary of their iconic second album, You’re Living All Over Me, in New York City last night with a little help from Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon, Lee Ranaldo, the Smiths’ Johnny Marr and Frank Black...

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J Mascis Says He Nearly Joined Nirvana Twice

October 4, 2012

In a recent interview with Spin, Dinosaur Jr. frontman and shred wizard J Mascis confirmed long-circulating rumors that Kurt Cobain had asked him to join Nirvana. In fact, Mascis said, it happened twice.  The first instance occurred during a conversation...

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Song Premiere: Dinosaur Jr., ' Watch the Corners'

June 29, 2012

Click to listen to Dinosaur Jr.'s 'Watch the Corners' Reunions don't usually work out this well. In 2005, Dinosaur Jr. assembled their original lineup from the Eighties to revisit their blistering classic material. With the acrimony years behind them,...

2011

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Dinosaur Jr. Revisit 'Bug' Onstage

December 13, 2011

"I'm here, like all of you, because I'm an XXL Dinosaur Jr. fan," special guest, host and emcee Henry Rollins told fans last night as he took the stage at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa, California. Rollins interviewed the group's...

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Weezer Announce Caribbean Cruise

July 12, 2011

Weezer are set to take their rock show to the high seas on January 19-23rd  with their first-ever Weezer Cruise, which will sail from Miami to the island of Cozumel, off the coast of Mexico. The cruise will essentially be a floating festival featuring...

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