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Morrissey on Politics, David Bowie, What His Fans Taught Him

Thirty years after the Smiths ended, Morrissey carries on being his outrageously caustic self. The British rock legend just released a well-received …

Watch Gorillaz Perform New Songs With Noel Gallagher, Danny Brown, De La Soul, More

After announcing their return earlier this week, Gorillaz debuted their new album <i>Humanz</i> tonight with a star-studded live show. The concert, which took place at London’s Printworks, featured appearances from some of the album’s many guest stars, including Noel Gallagher, Danny Brown, De La Soul, …

Michael Stipe Announces New Autobiographical Photo Book

Michael Stipe is working on an autobiographical photo book with his frequent collaborator Jonathan Berger, Stipe says in a new interview with The Creative Independent. The book will be about Stipe’s life and his time with R.E.M. Stipe also reports that the book will come out sometime later this …

Jeff Buckley’s Handwritten Journals Shared in New Book

The handwritten journals of Jeff Buckley will be published for the first time in a new book titled <i>Jeff Buckley: His Own Voice</i>, as <i>Rolling Stone</i> reports. It’s due out in spring 2019 and will feature letters, lyrics, and photographs from Buckley. <i>His Own Voice</i> will be compiled and edited by Buckley’s …

Watch Björk’s Beautiful New “Notget” Video

Björk has shared a new music video for <i>Vulnicura</i>’s “Notget.” Directed by Warren Du Preez and Nick Thornton Jones, the video depicts a digital avatar of Björk, bathed in lights that move around her which swell and ebb in intensity with the song. Watch it below. The full VR version of the video …

Nirvana Lyrics Sent Out by Hacked New York Post App

If you have the <i>New York Post</i>’s mobile app on your phone, you may have noticed something strange happen over the weekend. On April 1 (April Fool’s Day), the app sent out multiple push notifications to users with various messages, including “Heil President Donald Trump” and “Open your heart to those …

Depeche Mode’s New Song Is Coming This Week

Depeche Mode have nailed down a firm release date for their upcoming album <i>Spirit.</i> The follow up to 2013’s <i>Delta Machine</i> is out March 17 via Columbia. The album was produced by Simian Mobile Disco’s James Ford. Depeche Mode have also announced that the album’s lead single, “Where’s the Revolution,” …

Blondie Enlist Blood Orange, Johnny Marr, Charli XCX, Sia for New Album, Share New Song “Fun”: Listen

Blondie have announced their 11th studio album. <i>Pollinator</i> is out May 5 via BMG. It was produced by John Congleton (St. Vincent, Sleater-Kinney, Swans) and features Dev Hynes (aka Blood Orange), the Smiths’ Johnny Marr, Laurie Anderson, Charli XCX, Sia, Joan Jett, TV on the Radio’s Dave Sitek, and …

Morrissey’s First Show of 2017 Announced With Trump Meme

“World Peace Is None of Your Business”<p>Morrissey has announced his first concert of 2017, and his first since canceling a string of U.S. dates last December. The Roxy Festival show in Guadalajara, Mexico, was revealed via official fan site True To You, accompanied by a picture of Trump holding up an …

Riot Fest Vendor Names Meat-Filled Sandwich After Morrissey

During a two-hour block surrounding Morrissey’s performance at Riot Fest in Chicago, food vendors stopped cooking and selling meat out of “respect to Morrissey and his animal rights activism.” Apparently, this decision was not supported by all the vendors. The owners of Chicago vendors Puffs of …

10 Things You Never Knew About Kurt Cobain

There is a lot about fated American icon <b>Kurt Cobain</b> that finds its way to the internet every time there's a reason to remind oneself of his talents - …

Scott Weiland: 20 Essential Songs

Stone Temple Pilots, “Sex Type Thing” (1992)<p>Even a year after Pearl Jam's "Jeremy," "Sex Type Thing" registered as a strong statement, especially for …

Scott Weiland's last EW interview

Scott Weiland, the former frontman of Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver who died Thursday at the age of 48, had a rollercoaster of a career. He …

Rock’s Biggest Stars Took To Social Media To Remember Scott Weiland

News broke Thursday night that Scott Weiland, the one-time frontman of Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver, passed away. The singer, who was found unresponsive on his tour bus in Minnesota for a show with his band The Wildabouts, was 48 years old. The news has come as somewhat of a shock, if …

Scott Weiland’s death shakes Gen X: Even Pavement pays their respects to the rock star they once mocked

<b>(AP/Victoria Will)</b><p>The lines that divided corporate rock from indie underdogs in the ’90s fade away as we age<p>Scott Timberg<p>December 4, 2015 4:34pm (UTC)<p>It’s never easy when this happens. The passing of rock musician Scott Weiland – who was found dead on his tour bus in Bloomington, Minnesota, due to …

New Order Channel Donna Summer on Pulse-Racing New Single, ‘Plastic’

New Order will release <i>Music Complete</i>, the group’s full-length LP since 2005, on September 25th, and on Wednesday, Bernard Sumner and company shared …

Depeche Mode's Dave Gahan Announces New Album and Tour With Soulsavers, Shares "All of This and Nothing"

Depeche Mode's Martin Gore recently released a solo album, but he's not the only founding member who's been keeping busy. Singer Dave Gahan will release his second album with Soulsavers, <i>Angels & Ghosts</i>, on October 23 via Columbia. Below, check out the track list and watch the lyric video for first …

Dave Gahan Talks New Album Angels & Ghosts and the Future of Depeche Mode

<i>Photo by Steve Gullick</i><p>Last week, Depeche Mode singer Dave Gahan announced the release of <i>Angels & Ghosts</i>, his second collaborative album with producer Rich Machin, aka Soulsavers. <i>Angels & Ghosts</i> is out on October 23, and will be accompanied by a tour. Listen to first single "All of This and …

Morrissey Announces Debut Novel, List of the Lost

In early 2014, Morrissey announced, "I am mid-way through my novel." Now, he's announced that the novel, <i>List of the Lost</i>, will be out in late September, Stereogum points out. The book will be Moz's first since his <i>Autobiography</i> in 2013. Read the full announcement from True to You below.<p><b>Morrissey's</b> …

Morrissey gives the most Morrissey interview possible to Larry King: “Obama — is he white inside? It’s a very logical question”

<b>(Reuters/Mark Makela)</b><p>The outspoken Smiths founder talked Ferguson, Trump and cancer in a long-awaited in-depth in-person interview<p>Annie Zaleski<p>August 19, 2015 10:59pm (UTC)<p>Despite being a best-selling memoirist and platinum-selling musician, Morrissey likes to keep people guessing about most things …

Morrissey Performs "Kiss Me a Lot" on "The Tonight Show"

Florence and The Machine Cover Foo Fighters' "Times Like These" At Glastonbury

Earlier this month, Dave Grohl injured his leg after falling off stage at a Foo Fighters concert in Gothenburg, Sweden. His injury forced the band to bow out of their headlining spot at Glastonbury, so Florence and the Machine took their place. During their set, Florence Welch and company paid …

Ian MacKaye Digs Up Fan Letter from 14-Year-Old Dave Grohl

<i>Photo via Foo Fighters' Twitter</i>[<p>](http://pitchfork.com/artists/1534-foo-fighters/)Dave Grohl has revealed that Ian MacKaye of Minor Threat and Fugazi recently unearthed a fan letter from a 14-year-old Grohl, as Stereogum points out.<p>Shared by Grohl via the Foo Fighters' Twitter, the letter asks …

L7's Original Lineup Play "Pretend We're Dead" at Their First Show in 18 Years

L7's original lineup recently reunited for a performance at the Echo in LA-- their first show in 18 years. Below, watch the band perform "Pretend We're Dead", from 1992's <i>Bricks Are Heavy</i>, and check out the full set list.<p>01 “Andres”<br>02 “Deathwish”<br>03 “Everglade”<br>04 “Monster”<br>05 “Scrap”<br>06 “Fuel My …

Nirvana: 19 Unseen Behind-The-Scenes Photos From The ‘Nevermind’ Promo Shoot

It’s almost 24 years now since Austin photographer Kirk Weddle was tasked with creating the sleeve for what would turn out to be a …

New Kurt Cobain Album to be Released This Summer, According to Montage of Heck Director

While preparing <i>Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck</i>, the forthcoming documentary about the Nirvana singer, director Brett Morgen sifted through dozens of Cobain's personal tapes. Now, an album culled from those home recordings will be released this summer, as Morgen told Bedford + Bowery.<p>When asked by …

Kraftwerk Announce Fall Tour

<i>Photo by Peter Boettcher/Kraftwerk</i><p>This fall, Kraftwerk are getting ready for another tour featuring their 3-D concert spectacle. They're hitting theaters across North America—find those dates below.<p>Read Jenn Pelly's report from their 2012 MoMA show.<p>Kraftwerk:<p>09-16 Edmonton, Alberta - Northern …

Ride Announce U.S. Tour

<i>Photo by Piper Ferguson</i><p>Ride have extended their current tour to include a slate of U.S. dates, beginning September 17 in Washington, D.C. Since reuniting last year, the band has played a number of festival and Europe dates. Check out their full itinerary below.<p>Ride:<p>05-08 Atlanta, GA - Terminal …

Frank Ocean, Morrissey, D'Angelo, the Jesus and Mary Chain, Death Grips, Run the Jewels, Mac DeMarco to Play FYF Fest

The lineup for this year's FYF Fest, taking place August 22 and 23 at Los Angeles' Sports Arena and Exposition Park, has been announced. The headliners are Frank Ocean and Morrissey. That's the poster above.<p>Also on the bill: D'Angelo and the Vanguard, Belle and Sebastian, Mac DeMarco, the Jesus and …