Posts Tagged ‘greatest’

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Q&A: Rodney Crowell on Working With Emmylou and Nashville in the 1970s

Rodney Crowell’s eloquent and often elegiac new album Tarpaper Sky out this week is his first solo effort since 2008′s Sex and Gasoline But the renowned and influential singer songwriter producer and author has hardly been idle In 2011 his searing memoir Chinaberry Sidewalks about growing up poor in Houston…

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On the Charts: ‘Frozen’ Tops Another Dismal Sales Week

Any chance Adele could come out of whatever British domestic utopia she’s living in to (re-)rescue the record business? Because no offense to the Frozen soundtrack things are bleak out there Albums are down 17 percent singles are down 13 percent and well just read on for…

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Converge Mourn Dog’s Death with Maggots and Fire in New Video

The video for hardcore howlers Converge’s “All We Love We Leave Behind” – the title track to their 2013 album – tells the sentimental tale of one man’s love for a dog and how that leads him to getting strangled and having maggots placed on his face The avant-garde mini…

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Fun.’s Nate Ruess Back to Work on Band’s New Album

Nate Ruess definitely earned his vacation days – and he was determined to use ‘em all So much so that it basically took the combined powers of Bruce Springsteen the NCAA and his bandmates in fun to lure him down to Dallas for a performance at the Final Four And even…

Pharrell Slips Into Crooner Mode for ‘Spider-Man 2′ Track ‘Here’

Though he’s known more for his jazz-tinged pop and hip-hop productions Pharrell knows how to deliver a ballad when the mood is right And the musical chameleon slips into crooner mode with “Here” his original tune written for the upcoming Amazing Spider-Man 2 soundtrack The ballad finds Mr “Happy” in reflective mode singing…

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Josh Homme Plays ‘Disappointing Gay Man’ in New ‘Portlandia’ Clip

Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme drops by Portlandia this week playing the slobbish brother and to quote Portlandia’s blog ’disappointing gay man’ of Carrie Brownstein in the new clip above The Best Musical Moments From Portlandia With boyfriend Nick Swardson in tow Homme plays the Guest Who Wouldn’t Leave bringing in his dog Rambo…

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Neil Young’s Pono Kickstarter Raises Over $6 Million

The Kickstarter campaign to fund Neil Young’s PonoMusic player reached its goal of $800000 less than 10 hours after it went live Now the campaign has ended after earning nearly eight times that figure It is officially the third highest-funded campaign in Kickstarter history Watch 10 stunning videos from Neil Young’s…

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Krist Novoselic: Female Singers ‘Conjured the Spirit’ of Nirvana

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 felt that having…

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Mars Volta Members’ Antemasque Try to ‘Drown All Your Witches’

Antemasque the group featuring former Mars Volta frontman Cedric Bixler-Zavala guitarist Omar Rodríguez-López and drummer Dave Elitch show off their chilly acoustic side in “Drown All Your Witches” a track off their forthcoming self-titled debut due out July 15th The video offers a glimpse at the making of the song…

RIAA Revs Up Lawsuit Against Megaupload

The giant square jaw of illegal music downloading belongs these days to Kim Dotcom the German former hacker whose Megauploadcom allegedly enabled sharing of $500 million worth of copyrighted material Two years after the US Department of Justice raided his New Zealand mansion indicting him for building up $25 million…

Inside the Country Music Hall of Fame’s Massive Expansion

It’s pretty easy to get lost in the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum these days On Tuesday the institution will more than double its size with a $100 million 210000-square-foot expansion that will be unveiled in a ceremony featuring performances by Vince Gill Lee Ann Womack Ricky Skaggs…

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Alicia Keys Promises ‘It’s On Again’ in New ‘Spider-Man 2′ Music Video

Alicia Keys is a songwriter not a superhero But the music video for “It’s On Again” – her track for the upcoming soundtrack for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 – conjures a Spidey-like level of drama “There’s no day off for heroes” Keys belts into the camera between sweeping images of the New York…

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