Björk’s latest album, Vulnicura , was such a personal experience that she compared it to opening herself up — literally — in a new interview with The New York Times . “You feel like you’re having open-heart surgery, with knives sticking in, so that everything is out, and you have this urgency and immediacy,” she said. Regarding the overwhelming resolution she felt to make the album, she said, “You feel like you belong to another power.
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Suge Knight was allegedly behind the wheel of a fatal hit-and-run accident this afternoon in Compton, California that left one person dead and another man injured. The Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department released a statement confirming that an accident had occurred, with The Hollywood Reporter adding that the incident took place after filming had finished on a promotional shoot for the upcoming N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton . Suge Knight Tells ‘Doggystyle’ Stories According to TMZ, Knight and his friend Terry Carter were visiting the set when security guards asked the former Death Row exec to leave.
Batten down the hatches and break out the red New York Yankees fitted, Limp Bizkit is hitting the high seas next week as headliners of of the ShipRocked cruise and guitarist Wes Borland couldn’t be more morose. Meltdowns and Blowups: The Decade’s 50 Wildest Rock & Roll Moments As Metal Injection points out, Borland took to Instagram to express his discontent, posting a photo of his luggage and caption that contained such charming sentiments as: “Can’t wait to see me some roided out tribal tattooed spray tanned Jell-O shot filled bohunks do their best drunk MMA impressions in the top deck mosh pit.” Swinging between disgruntled fatalism and straight-up snark, Borland bemoaned the prospect of spending his time not onstage, holed up “fetal position in my cabin, palms up, while I desperately cling to the last week of my thirties as it slips through my hooked fingers.” But amidst the existential terror of aging, the guitarist never gave up looking for that silver lining. “So, I’d like to give a shout out now to all the other over-the-hill late Nineties/early 2000s bands going on the cruise: Let’s give these people the raging alcohol-fueled nostalgia fest they’re paying for, guys!” Borland wrote. “I know we can do it if we tune down low enough!” Borland has had a tumultuous tenure in Limp Bizkit, quitting and re-joining the band on multiple occasions, most notably in 2001 following the success of 2000’s Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water . After a rocky few years and ensuing hiatus during the mid-2000s, Limp Bizkit reunited in 2009 and released Gold Cobra in 2011.
Photo courtesy of Krystal Keith. Millions of people across the country will have their televisions tuned to the NFL Super Bowl on Sunday night to cheer on the New England Patriots or the Seattle Seahawks, to watch the commercials or to see Katy Perry’s sure to be over-the-top halftime performance. One of the best parts of watching the Super Bowl is the party food and drink. Here are six recipes that will help you be the food MVP of Super Bowl Sunday. Mini Corn Dogs .
Ringo Starr will not go quietly into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. About a month before his induction, the ex-Beatle will release his 18th solo album, Postcards From Paradise , which will contain 11 original songs. 50 Best Albums of 2014 Among them are “Island in the Sun,” the first he has written with his All-Starr Band – Steve Lukather, Todd Rundgren, Gregg Rolie, Richard Page, Warren Ham and Gregg Bissonette – and songs featuring appearances by a number of his famous friends. “If I am recording and you’re in town and drop by, you’re going to be on the record,” Starr said in a statement
Tim McGraw has some big shoes to fill on February 22nd. The country superstar has been tapped to perform Glen Campbell’s Oscar-nominated “I’m Not Gonna Miss You” at the 87th annual Academy Awards. Hear the Oscar Nominees for Best Song Campbell, a nominee for Best Original Song, is unable to attend the Oscars, as his Alzheimer’s disease continues to progress. “I’m Not Gonna Miss You” is the final song of the legendary entertainer’s 60-year career, written and recorded for his 2014 documentary , Glen Campbell…I’ll Be Me , which just recently received a Critics’ Choice nomination.
Country superstar Luke Bryan will spend much of 2015 on the road with the appropriately named “Kick the Dust Up Tour.” More news: Luke Bryan , Florida Georgia Line , Randy Houser
2015 HAS BEGUN — NEW ALBUMS ARE ACTUALLY COMING OUT!: Fall Out Boy’s American Beauty/American Psycho makes its debut this week at Number One, selling 192,000 copies and moving 218,000 “units,” a new chart formula based on album and track sales and streaming. That’s a week after Meghan Trainor’s 195,000-selling debut, although Title ‘s units dropped 64 percent, to Number Three. Unless you count pop-oriented Maroon 5 and Imagine Dragons, rock bands tend to drop off the charts quickly after big debuts these days, so look out for next week’s sales from the emo band. Other rock debuts in the Top 10: The Decemberists’ What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World (Number Seven, 51,000 units) and Marilyn Manson’s The Pale Emperor (Number Eight, 51,000 units)
Lil Wayne is suing Cash Money with the hopes of ending his contract with the label, according to TMZ. The lawsuit alleges that CEO Bryan “Birdman” Williams and the company have withheld a substantial amount of money that it owes him with regard to the rapper’s still-unreleased new album, Tha Carter V . Because the label has not paid him the money he claims he’s owed, Wayne contends that he should be able to leave Cash Money. 40 Best Rap Albums of 2014 In addition to severing his contract, Lil Wayne is seeking $51 million and has asked a judge to declare him the joint copyright holder of everything released on his Cash Money imprint, Young Money, including recordings by Drake and Nicki Minaj. A spokesperson for Birdman was not immediately available for comment.
Last year, Aphex Twin ended a 13-year hiatus with his surprise comeback LP Syro , and now it appears like the electronic music pioneer is making up for lost time by posting hours of unreleased music on SoundCloud. Given the elusive nature of the producer (real name: Richard D. James), we’ll probably never know for sure, but since a SoundCloud page attributed to “user478363530″ was activated three days ago, over 80 unheard songs and counting – tagged #earlyaphex and allegedly from Aphex Twin’s stacked musical vaults – have been posted online. 20 Best EDM, Electronic and Dance Albums of 2014 There is a mountain of evidence that suggests that Aphex Twin authored the tracks: For starters, when James’ official Soundcloud account posted one of the tracks from the just-released Computer Controlled Instruments Pt
Former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante is venturing into “experimental acid house” with a new self-titled LP under the moniker Trickfinger. The album, a continuation of his recent foray into electronica, will be released April 7th via Acid Test, Resident Advisor reports. John Frusciante Preps ‘Progressive Synth Pop’ Solo Projects “I started being serious about following my dream to make electronic music, and to be my own engineer, five years ago,” Frusciante said in a 2012 statement included with the new album. “For the 10 years prior to that, I had been playing guitar along with a wide range of different types of programmed synthesizer and sample-based music, emulating what I heard as best as I could. I found that the languages machines forced programmers to think in had caused them to discover a new musical vocabulary.” The sonic explorer said his fixation with acid house developed further in 2007, when he learned how to program commonly used instruments and hardware. “I had lost interest in traditional songwriting, and I was excited about finding new methods of creating music,” he continues, noting that this new music de-emphasizes his rock skills