Posts Tagged ‘archives’

Jimi Jamison, Survivor Lead Singer, Dead at 63

Jimi Jamison, the lead singer of Eighties rock bands Cobra and Survivor, passed away August 31 after suffering a heart attack, TMZ reports. He was 63. Jamison’s booking manager confirmed to TMZ that the former Survivor singer had died. Jamison served as Survivor’s lead singer from 1984 until 1988, proving…

Jessie Ware Shares Dev Hynes Collaboration ‘Want Your Feeling’

Jessie Ware will release her much-anticipated second album next month, and today she unveiled another track from the record called “Want Your Feeling,” the British singer’s collaboration with Blood Orange’s Dev Hynes. Tough Love , the follow-up to Ware’s 2012 breakthrough Devotion, will be released stateside on October 21. Hynes, who as…

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Stream Ryan Adams’ Moody, Smiths-Inspired Self-Titled Album

Ryan Adams has revealed his latest studio LP Ryan Adams a week early. Adams had previously unveiled the moody album tracks “My Wrecking Ball” and the Elvira-starring video for the single and album opener “Gimme Something Good,” but now you can stream  Ryan Adams in its entirety over at NPR.org. Adams told Rolling Stone that his 11-song…

Kid Cudi Collapses During Chicago Concert

There was a scary incident at Chicago’s North Coast Music Festival on August 30 as Kid Cudi collapsed during his hour-long set. Crowd-shot video from the concert shows Cudi in the photo pit while performing his hit “Pursuit of Happiness,” Consequence of Sound writes. After high-fiving fans and signing some autographs, at around…

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Watch Kanye West’s Entire Made in America Festival Performance

Kanye West is accomplishing an impressive feat this Labor Day weekend, headlining two Made in America festivals on different coasts. On August 30, he performed at the Philadelphia fest before heading to Los Angeles for the August 31 event. The Made in America concerts are among the last U.S. dates on…

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Arcade Fire Perform Rollicking Bo Diddley Cover in Chicago and Toronto

Arcade Fire added a little twist to those geographically inspired covers they’ve been peppering into the encores of their current Reflektor tour, playing the same song in two cities but for different reasons. During the band’s first show at Chicago’s United Center on August 26th, Arcade Fire busted out a performance…

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Watch the New Trailer for Nas’ ‘Time Is Illmatic’ Documentary

Earlier this year, Nas celebrated the 20th anniversary of his groundbreaking debut LP Illmatic with a double-disc reissue and a documentary titled Nas: Time Is Illmatic that premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival back in April. With the movie about to travel nationwide starting October 2nd thanks to Nas’ Time Is Illmatic tour,…

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Weekend Rock Question: What Is the Best Ramones Album?

After the recent death of Tommy Ramone, there no longer any surviving members of the original Ramones. Still, the punk pioneers remain as popular as ever: In 2003, they were the subject of the stellar documentary End of the Century: The Story of the Ramones , but this week there’s news…

Post-Hardcore Icons Drive Live Jehu Talk Reunion: ‘This Is Going to Slay’

Released in 1991, Drive Like Jehu’s self-titled debut album helped kickstart the then-burgeoning post-hardcore movement. Whereas Fugazi broke free from the hardcore template with dub-inspired basslines, Drive Like Jehu embraced the noisier aspects of Stooges songs such as “Fun House” and “L.A. Blues,” playing spastic guitar lines over unusual time signatures. Four…

Flashback: Kellie Pickler Breaks Down During Song About Mom

When American Idol contestant Kellie Pickler began her way to a sixth place finish during the show’s fifth season in 2006, her Southern sweetness — and occasionally comical remarks — quickly helped make her a fan favorite. But there was also an undercurrent of drama and sadness to the young…

Win Butler and Bon Iver to Play Charity Basketball Game

Arcade Fire frontman Win Butler is an avowed basketball junkie, and while occasionally, he allows his passions to boil over, he also uses his love of the game for good. Case in point: His annual Pop vs. Jock charity basketball game, held during the Pop Montréal festival. Details of the third…

Lee Ann Womack, John Legend Meet at ‘Crossroads’

Nashville is growing on John Legend. Following his June performance with Hunter Hayes and Jennifer Nettles at the CMT Music Awards, the R&B star is headed back to Music City for another country collaboration. He’ll team up with Lee Ann Womack for an episode of CMT’s Crossroads , the unique performance…

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