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Watch: Justin Vernon and The Roots perform Bon Iver’s “Holocene”

Last week, Bon Iver mastermind Justin Vernon sat in as The Roots guest guitarist for an episode of <i>Late Night with Jimmy Fallon</i>. During the actual …

Watch Documentaries on the Making of Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon and Wish You Were Here

Pink Floyd had to find its way again after founding singer Syd Barrett had a mental breakdown and left the band in 1968. The new group became …

Hospitality: Trouble

On their 2012 debut, Hospitality made charming, quickwitted indie pop full of cagey guitar frizz. The Brooklyn trio's second album is a little more …

Pornstar Playlists: Bonnie Rotten

We asked the tattoo-titted adult film star about what kind of music she likes to get down to and advice on dating musicians.<p>Pornstars are fascinating people. Really. For several hours a week, they stuff various items into their perfectly bleached buttholes as we watch from the other side of a …

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Gimme The Beat (Box): The Journey Of The Drum Machine

<b>Listen · 7:20</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>About 10 years ago, a disgruntled pianist in Los Angeles named John Wood began a popular bumper sticker campaign with the slogan, "Drum Machines Have No Soul." Not everyone was convinced, including producer Eric Sadler.<p>"Drum machines don't run …

Beck previews new song "Blue Moon," added to Firefly line-up

As mentioned, <b>Beck</b>‘s first new album in six years, <i>Morning Phase</i>, will be out February 25. That’s the cover art above. You can get a taste of album …

Manchester bands become station artworks - in pictures

Jordan Bolton, a 21-year-old Manchester artist and musician, has created these poster-style artworks of iconic Manchester acts – including the Stone Roses, the Smiths and John Cooper Clarke – for his exhibition Still Lives: Music in Manchester, 1976-1992, which will be on display at Piccadilly …

Morrissey Inks Record Deal, Plans New Album

Singer's first LP since 2009 will be produced by Joe Chiccarelli<p>Next month, Morrissey will begin recording his first full-length since 2009's <i>Years of</i> …

Shut Your Dumb, Stupid Mouth about the Beatles Being Overrated

You don’t sound contrarian. You just sound like an asshole.<p>Every so often, some person—wait, let me start over...<p>Every so often, some <i>total dick</i> will start going on about how The Beatles weren’t that good or were overrated or whatever other contrarian bullshit he wants to say about the band to get a …

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The Roland 808 Drum Machine Is Coming Back

The classic Roland 808 drum machine will seemingly be available soon, in some form, once again. As FACT reports, yesterday, the Roland Corporation uploaded a video to its YouTube page about the sought-after vintage Roland TR-808 Rhythm Composer. The new video suggests that a remake or re-release of …

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RoboCop? How About RoboPenguin!

At the American Physical Society's fluid dynamics conference this winter, there was a healthy infusion of biology. In between talks on propellers and plane wings, there were presentations about flying snakes, fire ants, humpback whales and hummingbirds. Physicists from all over the world are …

Madagascar battles the Black Death

Plague leaves dozens dead after one of the worst outbreaks in years<p><i>The village of Mandritsara, where 20 people recently died from bubonic plague. (Flickr /</i> <i>Peter Stephens</i><i>)</i><p>To most, the plague is a thing of the past — a relic from the Middle Ages, when the disease known as the Black Death wiped out a …

What Comes After Antibiotics? 5 Alternatives to Stop Superbugs

"Superbug" bacterial infections that are resistant to common antibiotics are increasing at an alarming rate. But traditional antibiotics aren't the only way to battle dangerous germs. Biomedical scientists are investigating new additions to their arsenal.

How feds use one “seed” and 3 “hops” to spy on nearly everyone

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Lightspring<p>The U.S. government has tried to reassure critics of its massive phone surveillance program …

The Insane Amount of Gas Americans Burn Compared to the Rest of the World

The typical American consumes more fuel, on average, than three Germans.<p>I've occasionally written about how U.S. motorists have been driving less and guzzling fewer gallons of gas since the years leading up to the recession. Here's a reminder, though, that compared to the rest of the world, we are …

Video Rewind: Jim Morrison’s final show with The Doors

<i>Welcome to our weekly feature Video Rewind, where a CoS staffer shares a video clip dug up from the depths of the Internet. Today, Ryan Bray looks</i> …

Listen: James Vincent McMorrow’s tender new song “Red Dust”

On January 14th, Irish singer-songwriter James Vincent McMorrow will unpack his sophomore album, <i>Post Tropical</i>, via Vagrant Records. “Red Dust”, the …

Morrissey to Reissue Your Arsenal With Live DVD

Morrissey's reissue campaign will continue on with a remastered reissue of 1992's <i>Your Arsenal</i>, out February 24 through Parlophone. It will be released digitally, on vinyl, and CD. The CD version comes with a DVD of a previously unreleased live set recorded October 31, 1991 at the Shoreline …

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23 Amazing Rock Records From 2013 That Everyone Should Hear

Guitars are still awesome. Here's why.

Your science questions answered

Learn why lobsters are red when served up, how coffee is decaffeinated – and what usefully halves every 5,730 years<p><b>Why is it that leaves have so many different shapes?</b> asks Dieter<p>Despite their many shapes, leaves have certain things in common. "Leaves need to be much longer and wider than they are …

Singer/Songwriter, STACEY, from Toronto translates the cold of Canada into an icy piano ballad titled “Worst Part.<p>” Harmonizing with herself over …

The 10 Best Books Of The Year (So Far), According To Amazon

Back in July, we wrote about Amazon editors' selections for best books that were released between January and June. Now, Amazon is back with an updated list of the Best Books of 2013 (so far).<p>Here are the top 10 books from this year, according to Amazon editors.<p>1. "<b>The Goldfinch"</b> by Donna Tartt: …

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Pink Floyd Play 'Dark Side' in 1994

Watch their live album 'Pulse' in its entirety<p>Long before complete album concerts became the rage, Pink Floyd decided to perform <i>Dark Side of the Moon</i> …

'It's Hard To Stay Patient': A Conversation With John Mayer

John Mayer has a lot to be thankful for this year, including his return to the stage. A Grammy winner and a multi-platinum seller, Mayer is one of the most successful musicians of the past decade-plus — but a few events in his life have left him uncharacteristically quiet of late. He took a break …

Morrissey Reveals Full 'Satellite of Love' Single Details

Song will be available in seven-inch and 12-inch formats with bonus tracks<p>Earlier this month, Morrissey announced he would release a cover of Lou …