Archive for August 7th, 2012

Johnny Depp Rocks Out with Aerosmith

August 7th, 2012
Before Johnny Depp aped Keith Richards' mannerisms in his iconic role as Captain Jack Sparrow he cut his teeth as a guitarist in several garage and punk bands – and he likes to return to those roots occasionally with his various superstar pals On Monday night Depp strapped on his...

Mumford & Sons Return With ‘I Will Wait’

August 7th, 2012
It's been three years since British folk-rockers Mumford & Sons released their breakout record Sigh No More Today the group returned with the aptly titled "I Will Wait" the first single from their long-awaited second effort Babel The brokenhearted stomper is filled with thumping percussion a full-fledged banjo onslaught and...

Green Day Play New Songs at Surprise Gig

August 7th, 2012
Green Day hit the stage at Echoplex in Los Angeles last night for a surprise set filled with cuts from their upcoming album trilogy ¡UNO! ¡DOS! ¡TRÉ! Green Day Authority reports You can check out the pop-punk thrasher – laced with organ no less – "Nuclear Family" above along with two other...

Beck and Philip Glass’ Remix Album Set for October

August 7th, 2012
More details about the upcoming remix album of composer Philip Glass have surfaced including a tracklist and October 23rd release date Pitchfork reports The album – which was reportedly inspired by conversations between Glass and Beck – will be released through Orange Mountain Music Ernest Jenning and the...

Q&A: At the Drive-In on Their Reunion Tour, Aging in Rock & Roll

August 7th, 2012
At the Drive-In's acrimonious break-up in 2001 seemed to doom the group's chances of a reunion but against the odds they announced their return in January of this year Just a few hours before performing a ferocious performance to a surging enthusiastic crowd at Lollapalooza's Red Bull stage – just...

Squarepusher Dreams Up His Own Electronic Light Show

August 7th, 2012
Unlike many electronic music "live" shows which appear about as spontaneous as a Cirque du Soleil routine Squarepusher's hypnotic set on Day Two of Los Angeles' Hard Summer festival put his newest album Ufabulum through a kaleidoscope – refracting his songs into new forms as a massive LED backdrop mirrored...

Deadmau5 Plans Break: ‘I’m Basically Pretty Miserable Right Now’

August 7th, 2012
Superstar DJ Deadmau5 plans to "unplug for a wee bit" and take some time off he wrote in a post on his Tumblr "I'm basically pretty miserable right now" the Canadian producer wrote "and need to pull the fuck back and figure out whatever the fuck it is I do"  While Deadmau5 promised...

Pusha T Reveals What He Can’t Reveal About Kanye’s G.O.O.D. Music Project

August 7th, 2012
Pusha T has spent a significant amount of time over the past year working on Cruel Summer the forthcoming album Kanye West is putting together with the stable of artists signed to his GOODMusic label The Clipse MC describes the tracks he's rhymed on as "emotional hip-hop mixed with trap...

Composer Marvin Hamlisch Dead at 68

August 7th, 2012
Oscar-winning composer Marvin Hamlisch whose work included scores for the Broadway musical A Chorus Line and films as varied as Three Men and a Baby and The Way We Were has died in Los Angeles The Associated Press reports He was 68  Hamlisch collapsed and died yesterday following a brief illness his...

Pussy Riot Trial Nears Verdict in Moscow

August 7th, 2012
Jailed feminist punk rockers Pussy Riot told a Russian court both yesterday and today that their "punk prayer" in Moscow's biggest cathedral was a political statement not an expression of hate against Orthodox Christians "We sang 'Black habit gold shoulder straps' about the fusion of KGB and the church" band member...