Archive for January 18th, 2011

The Return of the Strokes: Inside the Fractious Sessions for Their Fourth Album

January 18th, 2011
The Strokes' new record is finally done after nearly two years of work that included scrapping one set of sessions done with a producer then remaking virtually the whole album on their own Tentatively called Angles the New York band's first album since 2006 will be released by RCA on...

Meet Sir Elton John and David Furnish’s Baby Boy

January 18th, 2011
In the  new issue of Us Weekly (out Wednesday) Sir Elton John and David Furnish share first-ever photos of their beautiful baby son Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John who was born on Christmas Day PHOTOS See what other stars are expecting In an exclusive interview just 10 days after Zachary's birth the couple...

Johnny Marr Considers Writing Tell-All Book About The Smiths

January 18th, 2011
Former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr tweeted on Thursday that he is planning to write an autobiography According to Marr no deal has been made but he has been approached with a serious offer to pen a tell-all about his time in the Smiths Smiths vocalist Morrissey has been at work on...

Band of the Week: The Sixties-Inspired Smith Westerns

January 18th, 2011
Listen Smith Westerns "Dye It Blonde" Who A trio from Chicago who play peppy glammy power pop in the style of Supergrass David Bowie and T Rex The band started when the members — Cullen Omori and Max Kakacek both 20 and Cameron Omori 19 — were still in high...

Video: Archers of Loaf Reunite In North Carolina

January 18th, 2011
Following in the footsteps of fellow '90s indie rock icons Pavement Guided by Voices and the Dismemberment Plan the Archers of Loaf reunited to play their first concert in 13 years on Saturday night in their hometown of Chapel Hill North Carolina The show an unannounced opening act slot on a...

Video: Kid Rock Plays Epic Birthday Concert in Detroit

January 18th, 2011
Kid Rock celebrated his 40th birthday on Saturday with a three-hour marathon concert at Ford Field in Detroit The show was a benefit gig as well as a birthday party with Rock donating $25000 each to four local charities Rock brought out several guest musicians for the occasion including Sheryl Crow...

Exclusive Video: Nas Shares His Passion For Hip-Hop Cassettes

January 18th, 2011
In this short film produced for TDK Life on Record's Chronicles series Nas discusses his passion for cassettes The rapper reminisces about his long-gone tape collection explains the importance of cassettes in early hip-hop culture and recalls the art of recording songs off the radio His deep love of the...