Posts Tagged ‘sports’

Man Dies After Alleged Altercation at Hank Williams Jr. Show

A concertgoer at a Sunday night Hank Williams Jr. concert in Michigan died after a tragic fall in the concourse of the DTE Energy Music Theatre about an hour northwest of Detroit. The fall occurred after the victim, 55-year-old Robert Kobe, was apparently pushed by a 15-year-old family friend, according…

12 Great Coldplay Songs You Probably Don’t Know

Given their ubiquity on modern-rock radio and relentless stream of hits, it’s easy to forget that Coldplay make more than just arena-sized singles. Digging deeper into the dark corners of their discography reveals a different side to the band, showing off bizarre detours, tributes to their influences and glimpses of…

T.I. on Ferguson Aftermath: ‘America Has Created a Monster’

As protests rage on in Ferguson, Missouri following the shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown by a local police officer, debates about racial profiling and law enforcement ethics continue to dominate national headlines. On Tuesday, rapper T.I. added his thoughts to the conversation with a pair of powerful Instagram posts, writing that “America has created a monster.” In…

Inside Gerard Way’s Crusade to Change American Music

When he was fronting My Chemical Romance, Gerard Way was the driving force behind high-minded (and color-coordinated) concept albums like The Black Parade and Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys. But in the four years since the group’s last proper record, Way lost his band, his patience…

Jimi Hendrix’s ‘The Cry of Love’ and ‘Rainbow Bridge’ to Be Reissued

Jimi Hendrix’s first two posthumous studio albums, The Cry of Love and Rainbow Bridge – which both originally came out in 1971 – will be available as newly remastered CD, LP and digital reissues next month. Audio engineer Bernie Grundman, whose mastering credits include Prince’s Purple Rain and Michael Jackson’s…

Thurston Moore Details ‘Thrashing, Blissful’ New Solo LP ‘The Best Day’

Thurston Moore has shared the release date and tracklist of The Best Day, his first solo album since 2010′s Demolished Thoughts. The Best Day – which finds the frontman backed by guitarist James Sedwards (Nought), Deb Googe (My Bloody Valentine) and Steve Shelley (Sonic Youth) – will be out October 21st on Matador Records. In a statement,…

Arcade Fire Pay Tribute to Pixies at Massachusetts Show

Every date of Arcade Fire’s North American Reflektor tour has featured a cover song tailored specifically to that city (or, in a pinch, that state), and the Canadian collective continued to deliver the geographic goods Monday night in Mansfield, Massachusetts. The band delivered an expansive cover of “Alec Eiffel,” a snarling gem from Boston…

Hear Josh Homme’s Electro Remix of Mark Lanegan’s ‘Sad Lover’

When it arrived last month on the Mark Lanegan Band’s No Bells on Sunday EP, “Sad Lover” had a strong beat and some chest-grabbing distortion. Thanks to a remix by Queens of the Stone Age leader Josh Homme, however, it now has more of both, building up into a synth-driven industrial…

Hear Jerry Lee Lewis’ Wild Take on ‘Bad, Bad Leroy Brown’

In 1956, Jerry Lee Lewis made his first ever recordings at Memphis’ Sun Studio, the home of the legendary label founded by Sam Phillips. Some three decades later, across town, he began recording with Sam’s son Knox, playing songs like Chuck Berry’s “Johnny B. Goode,” gospel standard “Pass Me Not, O…

Hunter Hayes to Serve Hits for Tennis Event

When it comes to tennis, Hunter Hayes confesses he’s much more of a spectator than an active participant in the game. But for the young multi-instrumentalist, performing at the 19th annual Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day, which kicks off the 2014 US Open this Saturday, August 23rd, is a perfect match. Named…

Drake and Lil Wayne Go Head-to-Head in Queens

So ends a summer in which the three biggest hip-hop tours doubled as premises for future slash fiction shorts. Beyoncé and Jay Z have been acting out their scenes from a troubled marriage in arenas across the country. Eminem and Rihanna brought their studied rebelliousness to a football fields in New York,…

Charles M. Young, Rock Journalist Who Championed Punk, Dies at 63

Charles M. Young, the rock journalist who helped introduce America to the outrage of punk, died Monday, August 18th, after a year-and-a-half battle with a stage four brain tumor.  He was 63. As a student at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, Young won Rolling Stone’s first national college writing competition,…

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