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Watch Iggy Pop’s Full Performance on “Austin City Limits”

Iggy Pop’s episode of “Austin City Limits” aired earlier tonight. Below, you can find the full episode, via PBS. He and his backing band of Matt Sweeney, Queens of the Stone Age’s Josh Homme, Dean Fertita, and Troy Van Leeuwen, and Arctic Monkeys’ Matt Helders played an eleven-song set that spanned …

David Crosby: Kanye West can neither sing, nor write, nor play

The CSNY songwriter doubled down on his anger at West’s supposed lack of talent, saying someone ‘should send him all of Ray Charles’s catalogue so he can learn how to sing’<p>One of the more unlikely pop music beefs rolls on, as David Crosby continues to voice his dismay at Kanye West.<p>The …

After The Maltese Falcon: how film noir took flight

Ushering in an uneasy world of femmes fatales and shady sleuths, The Maltese Falcon marked the beginnings of film noir. Seventy-five years on, how can this genre speak to our times?<p>“I’m so tired. So tired of lying, making up lies, not knowing what is a lie, and what is the truth.” There, in 10 …

Dave Vanian and Captain Sensible of The Damned on Jonesy's Jukebox

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Perry Farrell & Steve Jones - "Ring of Fire"

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Perry Farrell In-Studio on Jonesy's Jukebox

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Listen as Beastie Boys’ Mike D remixes Warpaint’s ‘New Song’

'New Song' is taken from the band's latest album 'Heads Up'<p>Beastie Boys‘ Mike D has remixed Warpaint‘s ‘New Song’ – the lead single taken from the …

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Alan Partridge on Noel Edmonds – ‘He is a total wazzock and I cannot stand him’

In an exclusive extract from his new book Nomad, Alan Partridge unpicks the many insults of his TV nemesis, from humiliation at the Our Price Christmas party to the shame of a BBC safety tutorial<p>Plus an exclusive clip from Alan’s book, read by Steve Coogan<p>People have always asked me, why do you …

Warpaint - "New Song" (Live at WFUV)

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Rock in the suburbs: why punk moved out of the city and into the cul-de-sac

With cities stricken by affordability crises affecting spaces to live, rehearse and perform, the bright lights don’t beckon young punks like they used to<p>After their appearance at Coachella this year, Philadelphia power-pop group Sheer Mag performed in a stuffy tattoo parlor with foggy windows in …

Pink Floyd unite to support the Women's Boat to Gaza

David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Roger Waters issue statement in support of campaigners who oppose Israel’s ‘siege of Gaza’ and were arrested this week<p>It’s 11 years since Pink Floyd reunited to play the Live 8 concert in London, but now the three remaining members have put their differences behind …

Why You’ll Hear Modern Songs Playing on Westworld

When you’re watching <i>Westworld</i>, pay special attention to the player piano in the saloon — at key moments, it could kick in a little Soundgarden, …

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A thousand spheres of light, each on a stalk and bobbing gently in the wind, fill a large clearing. The lights visualise waves of energy flowing …

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Sex Pistols’ Career Chronicled in New Book God Save Sex Pistols

With the 40th anniversary of Sex Pistols’ “Anarchy in the U.K.” looming, a new book chronicling the history of the band is on the way. <i>God Save Sex Pistols</i>, edited by Johan Kugelberg, author Jon Savage, and Sex Pistols archivist Glenn Terry, is a definitive visual record of the punk band. It’s out …

The Rolling Stones announce new album ‘Blue & Lonesome’

Album features Eric Clapton and a host of blues covers<p>The Rolling Stones have officially announced details of their new album ‘Blue & …

Blade Runner sequel title revealed

The upcoming sequel to sci-fi classic <i>Blade Runner</i> has finally been given a title.<p>The new film has been officially titled <i>Blade Runner 2049</i>.<p>The …

The 50 Best Ambient Albums of All Time

• Rune Grammofon<p>Morals and Dogma<p>50<p>Dark ambient musicians renounce the genre's heavenly hum for the infernal simmer, the play of light for the shadows. They think, “What if this turned into a horror movie?” The style has crested in recent years with the likes of Demdike Stare and the Haxan Cloak, …

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Ramones to have a street in New York City named after them

The iconic punk quartet will be honoured with the special naming of a Queens street after their band<p>The New York City borough of Queens is to honour …

Gene Clark – 10 of the best

From hallucinatory stormers to Dylanesque big-city tales, here are 10 tracks that define an artist forever ahead of a game he always ended up losing<p>1. Echoes<p>Having midwifed the more exhilarating variety of psychedelia as the co-writer of Eight Miles High, Gene Clark left the Byrds in early 1966 – a …

Gas masks, guns and Misfits: the punk photography of David Arnoff

David Arnoff documented some of punk’s biggest players as the style mutated beyond its mid-70s origins, from Patti Smith to Ian Dury and Nick Cave. He tells the stories behind the shots

Slash: the LA punk fanzine that was too snotty to live

Few were interested in the grimily thrilling LA punk scene, but two fans chronicled every spit and snarl – and now their work has been anthologised<p>The LA punk scene that thrived in isolation in the late 70s was no place for hippies. Well away from the New York-London nexus of punk, in its own …

Spacemen 3: 'A monkey could play one note. But could a stoned monkey?'

In an extract from his memoir, Spacemen 3 bassist Will Carruthers recalls one journey in search of the drone that bemused cinemagoers in Brentford<p>It had been billed as “an evening of contemporary sitar music”, which was perhaps slightly misleading in that none of us had ever seriously played a …

Warpaint: Heads Up review – LA art-rockers take a sideways swerve

(Rough Trade)<p>Warpaint, Los Angeles-based mistresses of the art-rock slow jam, have made a sideways swerve on their third album. Feeling hemmed in by their heavily overdubbed sound, their intention here was to capture their live show’s propulsiveness, which they have done, to an extent: the single …

The greatest record sleeves – as chosen by the designers

What’s the best-designed album sleeve? The Beatles’ White Album or Kraftwerk’s Autobahn? Miles Davis’s Tutu or Pixies’ Doolittle? Designers of modern album covers including Peter Saville, Vaughan Oliver and more pick their favourites<p>The Beatles – The White Album (1968)<p><i>Chosen by</i> <b>Jonathan Barnbrook</b><i>,</i> …

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The Horrors - No Love Lost (Live)

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David Bowie memorial plaque stolen from former Berlin home

This comes only three weeks after its unveiling<p>A plaque dedicated to David Bowie has been stolen in Berlin just three weeks after its unveiling.<p>The …

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Lady Gaga – 10 of the best

Gaga’s wide-eyed hope gradually eroded as she became the most famous artist of the last decade. Here are 10 of the songs that show us how absurd pop can be<p><b>1. Paparazzi</b><p>This may come as a shock, but Lady Gaga always wanted to be famous. Her songs often touch on the different facets of fame – from the …

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Tangerine Dream share preview of new album ‘Quantum Gate’

The 70s synths legends are back<p>Tangerine Dream have shared a preview of their new album ‘Quantum Gate’.<p>The return of the pioneering German synth …