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Weekend Rock Question: What Is the Best David Bowie Deep Cut?

October 10th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

David Bowie’s kept a very low profile since a heart attack prematurely ended his 2004 world tour, but he did release a new album in 2013 and just this week a snippet of his new song “Blackstar” came out. It’s the theme to the upcoming heist series The Last Panthers, and hopefully a sign that [...]

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Flaming Lips Plan Rarities-Packed ‘Clouds Taste Metallic’ Reissue

September 25th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

After taking Miley Cyrus to adventurous new places, the Flaming Lips will circle back on their history with a massive reissue of their 1995 LP Clouds Taste Metallic. Dubbed Heady Nuggs 20 Years After Clouds Taste Metallic 1994-1997, the 3-CD set features Wayne Coyne and company’s original album along with B-sides, “oddities and rarities” and a 1996 [...]

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George Strait on the ‘Fun Challenge’ of Making His New Album

September 23rd, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

There’s been a big void in George Strait’s life over the past year, and it has nothing to do with his decision to retire from touring. Rather, he’d just like to see his name on the country charts again. Sidebar Readers’ Poll: The 10 Best George Strait Songs » Luckily for the King of Country [...]

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Listen to the Wood Brothers’ Pensive ‘American Heartache’

September 19th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

With backgrounds in experimental jazz, blues, RB and country, free-wheeling Americana trio the Wood Brothers can train their musical focus in any number of directions. For Paradise, a new album due out October 2nd, they take aim at a rock-based sound that hits both the heart and head. Sidebar Americana Music Fest 2015: 27 Must-See [...]

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Beastie Boys’ Mike D Returns to Music with Dynamic Awolnation Remix

September 19th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

After nearly two years without releasing new music, Beastie Boys‘ Mike D returns with his intense, high-powered remix of Awolnation‘s breakout hit “I Am.” “When I heard ‘I Am,’ it had the anthemic dynamics that we associate with Awolnation,” Mike D told Rolling Stone. ”I had a different version in my head of what the song could be, [...]

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Kendrick Lamar Pens Touching Tupac Shakur Tribute

September 14th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

September 13th marked the 19th anniversary of the death of Tupac Shakur, and to commemorate the rapper, Kendrick Lamar, one of the “offspring of the legacy” Shakur left behind, penned a touching tribute on 2Pac’s official site. Sidebar The Trials of Kendrick Lamar: Inside the New Issue » “I was 8 yrs old when I first [...]

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Janet Jackson Unveils ‘Unbreakable’ Track List, Release Date

September 6th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

Janet Jackson has unveiled the track list and album cover for her upcoming LP Unbreakable, which will arrive October 2nd. The 17-track LP will feature two guests: J. Cole, who appears on first single “No Sleeep,” and Missy Elliott, who helped Jackson debut their collaboration “Burnitup!” at the singer’s tour opener in Vancouver. Unbreakable is available to pre-order now [...]

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Alanis Morissette to Release ‘Jagged Little Pill: Collector’s Edition’

August 21st, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

Following the 20th anniversary of Alanis Morissette‘s landmark album Jagged Little Pill, the singer-songwriter will release a collector’s edition of the LP, complete with unreleased demos and a full live concert from the year of its release. The collection will be available via Rhino on October 30th. Sidebar Dave Coulier Denies Alanis Morissette’s ‘You Oughta Know’ [...]

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Pharrell Premieres Funky, Unreleased N.E.R.D. Song, ‘Locked Away’

August 17th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

Pharrell premiered an unreleased N.E.R.D. track during his Sunday appearance on the ”OTHERtone” Beats 1 Radio show, joined by rapper-producer/mega Pharrell fan Tyler, the Creator. The archival cut, “Locked Away,” finds Pharrell crooning about romance over a funky bassline, acoustic guitar and psychedelic blasts of synthesizer. ”You make life worth living / You make love worth giving,” he sings [...]

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Tom Morello on Ferguson Visit: ‘I’m Not a Humanitarian; I’m a Hell-Raiser’

August 10th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

This past weekend, musicians and activists convened in Missouri to commemorate the first anniversary of the killing of Michael Brown. Alongside panels featuring luminaries such as Cornel West, Talib Kweli organized two shows in St. Louis, which included the Tom Morello–headlined Ferguson Rocks show featuring the guitarist’s Freedom Fighter Orchestra, Boots Riley, Outernational and Steffanie Christi’an. Sidebar Tom Morello Drops Protest Song [...]

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