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R.E.M. to Trump, Other Pols: ‘Go F–k Yourselves’ for Using Our Music

September 10th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

Hours after Survivor co-founder Frankie Sullivan chastised Mike Huckabee for an unauthorized use of the band’s “Eye of the Tiger” at a campaign rally, R.E.M. issued a public rebuke against politicians who use their music without permission. Sidebar 34 Musicians Who Told Politicians to Stop Using Their Songs » “Go fuck yourselves, the lot of you — you [...]

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Matisyahu Agrees to Play at Controversial Spanish Reggae Fest

August 22nd, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

Earlier this week, Matisyahu was kicked off the lineup for Spain’s Rototom Sunsplash festival after the Jewish-American reggae artist failed to respond to their requests to appear in a video endorsing Palestine. But after facing criticism from Spain’s foreign ministry, the fest’s organizers issued a statement admitting their “mistake” and offered Matisyahu his August 22nd [...]

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David Lynch, Members of Best Coast, Dinosaur Jr. Unite for New Box Set

August 20th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

Surrealist filmmaker-musician David Lynch, punk-metal icons Melvins and noise-rock veteran David Yow will contribute new music to a box set led by Australian musician Adam Harding’s collaborative project, Dumb Numbers. The Split Series release features new music from the acts on one side of three split 10-inch records, with Dumb Numbers material on the other. [...]

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Pharrell Braces for Protests During South African Tour

August 5th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

Pharrell Williams will face protests during his South African tour next months from a pro-Palestinian group that opposes his partnership with Woolworths, a major retailer in the country that has trade ties with Israel, Reuters reports. Sidebar Watch Pharrell’s Liberating, Mesmerizing ‘Freedom’ Video » The South African branch of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against Israel (BDS) — a [...]

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Morrissey Alleges Sexual Assault at San Francisco Airport

July 30th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

Morrissey has alleged that he was sexually assaulted by a security officer at the San Francisco Airport Jim Dyson/WireImage Morrissey claims he was sexually assaulted by a security officer who grabbed his genitals after a routine security check at the San Francisco Airport on July 27th, according to a post from the musician on True to You. [...]

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Eric Church Exhibit Coming to Country Music Hall of Fame

July 29th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

Visitors to Nashville’s Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum will soon be able to walk through the life and career of Eric Church. The “Like a Wrecking Ball” singer has been tapped as the subject of the venue’s next cameo exhibition, opening September 18th. Sidebar Eric Church: The Music That Made Me » Dubbed [...]

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Kanye West and Steve McQueen Debut Short Film at L.A. Museum Pop-Up

July 27th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

“Put your phones away, please. Put your phones away!” warned the large security guard wandering a crowded Los Angeles museum space, where screenings began Saturday for the weekend premiere of “All Day/I Feel Like That,” a short film by Kanye West and Academy Award-winning artist-director Steve McQueen. The L.A. County Museum of Art is exclusively hosting [...]

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James Franco Co-Writes Lana Del Rey Book

July 23rd, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

In January, James Franco penned an ode to his friend and muse Lana Del Rey, concluding his V Magazine tribute to the singer by writing, “I wanted to interview Lana for a book and she said, ‘Just write around me; it’s better if it’s not my own words. It’s almost better if you don’t get me [...]

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Watch M.I.A.’s ‘Matahdatah’ Video Featuring New Track ‘Swords’

July 14th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

M.I.A. unveiled a new audiovisual project titled “Matahdatah Scroll 01 ‘Broader Than A Border’” Monday on Apple Music, and the five-minute clip features a pair of the rapper’s songs: Matangi‘s “Warriors” and a new track called ”Swords,” which is set for her upcoming album Matahdatah. The video, filmed by M.I.A. in India and West Africa, shows different forms of dance [...]

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Watch M.I.A.’s ‘Matahdatah’ Video Featuring New Track ‘Swords’

July 14th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

M.I.A. unveiled a new audiovisual project titled “Matahdatah Scroll 01 ‘Broader Than A Border’” Monday on Apple Music, and the five-minute clip features a pair of the rapper’s songs: Matangi‘s “Warriors” and a new track called ”Swords,” which is set for her upcoming album Matahdatah. The video, filmed by M.I.A. in India and West Africa, shows different forms of dance [...]

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