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Kim Gordon Talks Nirvana, Bikini Kill, Yoko Ono, More on BBC 6 Music Show

This March, Iggy Pop secured a permanent slot on BBC 6 Music, hosting a weekly Friday night radio show. Since Iggy couldn't make it tonight, Kim Gordon sat in–see above for a vintage pic of the pair together. Gordon, who's promoting her memoir Girl in a Band, discussed growing up in the "police …

Kim Gordon

Chicago Levies "Cloud Tax" on Spotify, Netflix, Other Streaming Services

Starting this September, users of streaming services such as Spotify and Netflix in Chicago will be subject to a 9 percent "cloud tax," the Chicago Sun-Times reports. The city voted on Wednesday to extend its amusement tax, which taxes entertainment industries such as cinema and sports, to digital …


Run the Jewels Announce Weekly Beats 1 Radio Show, "WRTJ"

Beats 1, the in-house radio station for Apple Music, just got a new pair of hosts. Every Friday at 9pm Eastern, 6pm Pacific, Run the Jewels will present their very own show, "WRTJ". It follows El-P and Killer Mike as they complete the ongoing RTJ world tour. El-P previewed tonight's show via …


Father John Misty Discusses His Cover of Arcade Fire's "The Suburbs"

Earlier this week, Father John Misty (aka Josh Tillman) dropped by CBC Music to perform a cover of Arcade Fire's "The Suburbs". Now, in a video interview with NME, he's given some background on how the cover came about.

Tillman says he was reluctant to play a cover at all, but management insisted. …

Arcade Fire

Eminem Turns Action Hero and Meets John Malkovich in Epic "Phenomenal" Video, Shares Gwen Stefani Collaboration

Eminem has executive produced the soundtrack to Southpaw, director Antoine Fuqua's new film starring Jake Gyllenhaal as a boxer and 50 Cent as his manager. Last week Eminem shared "Phenomenal", one of four tracks he wrote for the soundtrack. Now, that song has a stunt-heavy, seven-minute video, …

John Malkovich

Eminem Turns Action Hero and Meets John Malkovich in Epic "Phenomenal" Video

Eminem has executive produced the soundtrack to Southpaw, director Antoine Fuqua's new film starring Jake Gyllenhaal as a boxer and 50 Cent as his manager. Last week Eminem shared "Phenomenal", one of four tracks he wrote for the soundtrack. Now, that song has a stunt-heavy, seven-minute video, …

John Malkovich

Kendrick Lamar to Fox News: "How Can You Take a Song That's About Hope and Turn It Into Hatred?"

During the BET Awards, Kendrick Lamar performed his To Pimp a Butterfly track "Alright" while standing on a vandalized police car. This was not to the liking of the pundits on Fox News, who accused Lamar of inciting violence. Geraldo Rivera, in particular, called hip-hop more damaging to black …

Kendrick Lamar

!K7 Is Reviving Their DJ Trading Cards Series with Four Tet, John Talabot, Actress, Others

German label !K7 has revived its DJ trading card series to celebrate the 50th DJ-Kicks mix, which features 20 artists who have compiled their own DJ-Kicks mixes over the years, including Four Tet, DJ Koze, John Talabot, Actress, and others. There are 20 cards total.

According to FACT, the cards will …

Four Tet

Ty Segall Forms New Band with Melvins' Dale Crover and Steven McDonald of OFF!

Ty Segall has formed a new band with members of Melvins and Redd Kross, Brooklyn Vegan reports. Melvins' Dave Crover and OFF!/Redd Kross bassist Steven McDonald will join Segall to form a new band called Broken Bat. Listen to a snippet of their first single, called "Take My Medicine", above.

Read our …


Tame Impala Share Currents Behind-the-Scenes Video

Tame Impala's new album, Currents, is out July 17. In anticipation of its release, the band have shared a behind-the-scenes video chronicling the album's creation, directed by Matt Sav and Tame Impala man man Kevin Parker. Below, take a closer look at Parker's creative process.

Watch the band perform …


Killer Mike Talks Gun Rights, Charleston, Classism on "The Tavis Smiley Show"

Last night, Killer Mike was once again a guest on "The Tavis Smiley Show", where he talked about gun rights, the shooting at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, the black diaspora, and more. Below, you can watch the interview, which concluded a two-part series that began …

Tavis Smiley

The Libertines Explore Thailand's Red Light District in "Gunga Din" Video

Last night, the Libertines announced Anthems for Doomed Youth, their first album in over a decade. Today they premiered a new track, "Gunga Din", on Annie Mac's BBC Radio 1 show. They've just shared the video; watch it below.

The video, directed by the band's longtime photographer Roger Sargent, was …

Red-light District

Interviews: Miguel’s Righteous Path

I’m trying to play it cool as I call up the guy responsible for the year’s most seductive album, but my heart is pounding with the reality that I’ve almost certainly never spoken with someone who radiates sex as confidently as Miguel Pimentel. Presumably, he gets this a lot, and his presence over …

Rhythm & Blues

Vince Staples Performs "Señorita" and "Lift Me Up" on "Jimmy Kimmel Live"

Photo via Def Jam

It's a big week for Vince Staples, whose great debut album Summertime '06 dropped on Tuesday. Also, today's his birthday. And last night, he performed "Señorita" and "Lift Me Up" on "Jimmy Kimmel Live". Check out video below.

In other news, Staples has annotated a number of songs on …

Jimmy Kimmel Live

Spoon Get Their Own Playing Cards

Nick Cave might have his very own toy, but Spoon have also made an addition to the offbeat merch game today. They're selling a "casino-quality" deck of 56 playing cards inspired by their latest album They Want My Soul. Created in collaboration with artists Matthew Jacobson and Camilo Medina and …

Playing Cards

Crystal Castles Share "Deicide"

Crystal Castles have shared a new song called "Deicide". It's from their upcoming album, which is currently being recorded. Check it out above.

Crystal Castles' new album will be Ethan Kath's first without former singer Alice Glass, who contentiously left the group last year. They recently shared …

Beastie Boys File Trademark Application for Live Performances

Beastie Boys have been musically inactive since Adam "MCA" Yauch passed away in 2012. "We can't make new music without him," Michael "Mike D" Diamond said last year.

But earlier this week, Mike D and Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz filed a trademark application with the United States Patent and Trademark …

Beastie Boys

Nick Cave Is Now a Toy

Do you like Nick Cave? Do you ever wish you had your own miniature Nick Cave to play with? Well, you're in luck: Specialty artist Plasticgod has designed a series of toys modeled on Cave himself. That's one of them above; there are six in total, which you can check out below.

Each of the toys is …

Nick Cave

Mykki Blanco Launches Dogfood Music Group, Preps Label Compilation

Earlier this year, Mykki Blanco released a statement outlining plans to quit music and pursue a career in investigative journalism. Now, the rapper appears to be back. On September 18, Blanco will release C-ORE, a compilation album introducing Blanco's new !K7 imprint Dogfood Music Group. See the …


Aphex Twin Reboots AFX for Orphaned Deejay Selek (2006-2008) EP, Shares "Serge Fenix Rendered 2"

Aphex Twin, aka Richard D. James, has announced yet another release following his floodgate-opening 2014 LP, Syro. Orphaned Deejay Selek (2006-2008), out August 21 on Warp, heralds the return of his AFX moniker, dormant since the Analord series on Rephlex which ran from 2003-2005. It'll be available …

Aphex Twin

Staff Lists: Overlooked Records 2015

Once again we're taking this space over the holiday weekend to highlight some very good records you might have missed. None of these releases received a Best New Music designation and not all were rated above an 8.0 but all are records worth revisiting. Read, listen, and we'll be back with album …


Rihanna Kidnaps and Murders in Her "Bitch Better Have My Money" Video

Rihanna is not messing around in her "Bitch Better Have My Money" video. She's kidnapping a rich woman. She's killing people who cross her. Spoiler: By the end, she's bathing in blood and money. It's obviously very graphic. (The opening screen promises language, violence, and nudity.) It's directed …


Kim Gordon, Kathleen Hanna, Cat Power to Play Burger's Female-Focused Music Festival

Last year, Burger Records threw the first ever Burger a-Go-Go—a self-described "punk rock Lilith Fair" featuring exclusively female-fronted bands. The all ages event is returning this year on September 5 to the Observatory in Santa Ana, California.

The lineup includes Cat Power, the Julie Ruin, Kim …

Cat Power

Chance the Rapper Will Play a Werewolf in Murder Mystery Film Slice

It was reported last week that Chance the Rapper will star in a murder mystery film called Slice. It will be directed by Austin Vesely—the guy behind the Social Experiment's "Sunday Candy" video. In an interview with RedEye, Vesely revealed that Chance will play a werewolf in the movie.

Chance's …

Crime Drama

The Wrens Album Is Being Mastered

For almost a decade, the Wrens have toyed with fans' emotions, offering update after update about the status of their next album. They signed a deal and shared some music. Most recently, Charles Bissel revealed that the album was done. That was almost seven months ago.

Today, the band offered …


Rick Ross Out of Jail on $2 Million Bond

Last week, Rick Ross was arrested in Georgia on charges of kidnapping, aggravated assault, and aggravated battery. Ross allegedly pistol-whipped a man working at one of his homes and prevented him from leaving. TMZ reports that the rapper is out of jail after paying a $2 million bond.

He reportedly …

Rick Ross

Prince Removes Discography From All Streaming Services Except Tidal

With the streaming music landscape shifting in a big way this week, it looks like the Jay Z-helmed service Tidal just got a major exclusive. Prince has removed his discography from all streaming music services except Tidal. "Prince's publisher has asked all streaming services to remove his catalog," …


Blood Orange's "Do You See My Skin Through the Flames?" Addresses Racial Tensions, Charleston

Photo by Tom Spray

Devonté Hynes' latest SoundCloud offering is a new Blood Orange track called "Do You See My Skin Through the Flames?". He notes that it won't appear on his next album—"just some things on my mind". There are stretches of Hynes talking about his thoughts, and the lyrics address …

Blood Orange

The Libertines Announce Anthems For Doomed Youth

The Libertines ended 2014 by announcing their return. They signed a record deal and announced intentions to release a new studio album—their first since their 2004 self-titled album. That album is called Anthems For Doomed Youth and it's out September 4 via Harvest. That's the album art above—find …

Stephen Colbert Interviews Eminem on Michigan Public Access TV Show

As part of his test run before he takes over David Letterman's vacated late night show, Stephen Colbert hosted an episode of "Only in Monroe", a public access talk show that airs in Michigan. During his guest appearance, he interviewed none other than Eminem. You can watch a video of the interview …