by Rex

News: Paul McCartney is sicky poo, Will Ferrell vs. RHCP’s Chad Smith + Sum 41’s Deryck Whibley ain’t looking so good

May 23, 2014 in Music news by Rex

This is what happens when your ex-wife marries Chad Kroeger {Gigwise}

Here’s some more on Sum 41‘s hard-partying ways {Rock Sound}

Paul Simon and his wife did what now? {NME}

Tupac‘s final words revealed (and they’re totally awesome) {Rolling Stone}

“The surviving Jackson family members are getting really desperate now” is the understatement of 2014 {The Verge}

Is it out of “line” for me to wonder if Robin Thicke‘s new track features a snippet of Marvin Gaye‘s “Baby Don’t You Do It” or…? {Billboard}

The Black Keys share a common enemy with Jack White (and no, it’s not “crazy ex-wives”) {Rolling Stone}

Mick Jagger is someone’s great-grandfather {Stereogum}

Against Me!‘s Laura Jane Grace is not a fan of Arcade Fire‘s new music video {Pitchfork}

If you are going to FYF Fest then I’m totally hating you right now {Brooklyn Vegan}

PETA spoiled one of their biggest money-makers fans by giving Morrissey the best birthday gift ever {Independent}

Ziggy Stardust explained; animation style {Flavor Wire}

Paul McCartney contracted a virus in Japan  (is it a Microsoft virus??); cancels a string of tour dates  {Rolling Stone}

Google is evil, so says David Byrne {Indie Records}

David Cameron actually/totally/literally quoted Take That during a political row in parliament last week {NME}

Twinsies Will Ferrell and Red Hot Chili Peppers‘ drummer Chad Smith had a drum-off on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon {The Verge}

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News: Detective Courtney Love, a Slipknot roast, The Knife’s political cabaret + Dave Grohl has sexy elbows

March 21, 2014 in Music news by Rex

Record Store Day reveals its official list of 2014 releases – is it April 19th yet?? {Gigwise}

Now that Detective Courtney Love has found the missing Malaysia Airlines plane she’s moving on to bigger and better things. Like Daniel Tosh‘s pee-pee {Rolling Stone}

The shithole that Kurt Cobain tried to escape from his entire life might become a museum {A.V. Club}

I think it’s safe to say that John Lennon wasn’t a Keith Moon fan {Ultimate Classic Rock}

As if procreating with Gwyneth Paltrow wasn’t bad enough, Chris Martin is now going to be a judge on The Voice {Heavy}

The Knife to score a politically-themed “anti-national” cabaret {Beatking}

The Brit singer famously known for writing the most dumbed-down, bubble-gummy, girly-pop songs with no lyrical substance whatsoever is complaining about sexism in the music industry {Ultimate-Guitar}

Nirvana‘s original drummer Chad Channing got Chad Channing-ed {Pitchfork}

Roy Orbison‘s sons help produce one of his unreleased tracks {Reality TV World}

Corey Taylor of Slipknot is going to get his ass roasted {Loudwire}

Dear Wayne Coyne: Please don’t. {The Line Of Best Fit}

I could have lived the rest of my life forgetting about Elvis Presley‘s “Aloha From Hawaii” cape {Rolling Stone}

Why go to the U.S. when you can listen to Tupac? {NME}

Never once have I ever looked at Dave Grohl and thought to myself “damn, his elbows are totally turning me on right now,” but apparently someone did just that {SPIN}

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Album news: Bruce Springsteen, Tori Amos, Cypress Hill, Spoon, The Gaslight Anthem + a solo Daft Punk

December 2, 2013 in Music news by Rex

Kate Nash streams new Christmas EP online {NME}

Rich Robinson of The Black Crowes to release debut solo album this spring {Billboard}

Fanfarlo announces third album Let’s Go Extinct; expected to drop on February 10th {This is Fake DIY}

New B-sides collection from The Gaslight Anthem out on January 28th {Under the Gun Review}

New album from Liars expected in March {Consequence of Sound}

Cypress Hill to release first album since 2004 some time next year {The 405}

Breaking Bad soundtrack to be released on vinyl {Vulture}

Bruce Springsteen to release new studio album High Hopes on January 14th {WSJ}

Daft Punk bassist Nathan East announces debut solo album; set to feature Stevie Wonder and Steely Dan‘s Michael McDonald {EDMsauce}

New album from Spoon (Transference) expected to drop on January 26th (in North America) and January 25th (in Europe) {Pitchfork}

Tori Amos to release her 14th (!) album Unrepentant Geraldines next spring {Loft 965}

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by Rex

News: Arcade Fire’s concert dress code, Winamp is as dead as a doornail + Madonna is still a rich bitch

November 22, 2013 in Music news by Rex

Clearly Ezra Koenig doesn’t have the same Instagram friends as me {Rolling Stone}

SHOCKER: Trent Reznor doesn’t always act like a self-righteous prick {NME}

Kings of Leon still don’t get it {NME}

This highest-paid musicians of 2013 list made me throw up in my mouth a little {Pigeons & Planes}

If you’ve ever wondered what Janis Joplin/Jimi Hendrix/Kurt Cobain/Bob Marley/Jim Morrison/John Lennon would look like today if they were still alive, well now you know {Huffington Post}

Justin Timberlake is taking his mainstream shit to the country music scene now {Idolator}

FYI, Morrissey still hates the Royal Family and meat eaters {Fact Mag}

Deadmau5 to launch his own music subscription service {NME}

Pharrell Williams reveals the world’s first ever 24-hour-long music video {The Line of Best Fit}

My 16-year-old self would have been upset about Winamp shutting down, but my present-day self forgot that Winamp existed {Billboard}

Lauryn Hill‘s crazy ass is going on tour now {XXL Mag}

David Byrne is still blogging about important stuff {The Line of Best Fit}

PJ Harvey to guest edit a BBC Radio 4 show {Pitchfork}

Somewhere along the line Arcade Fire started to believe that indie kids can actually afford fancy clothes {Flavor Wire}

So what Noel Gallagher is really trying to say is that any future Oasis reunion will be like any present-day Beach Boys reunion {Independent People}

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by Rex

News: Foals’ Spotify hate, Metallica’s Bieber fever + Lady Gaga’s ego is officially out of this world

November 7, 2013 in Music news by Rex

Tribes split {Hooting and Howling}

Just for the record, James Blake is not James Blunt {NME}

The Yeezus tour is crumbling under Kim Kardashian’s massive ass Kanye West‘s massive ego {Consequence of Sound}

Britney Spears‘ music scares off Somali pirates {Prefix Mag}

For the record, one of music’s most notorious womanizers (AKA Mick Jagger) did NOT hit on one of music’s most oversexualized singers (AKA Katy Perry) {Ultimate Classic Rock}

Prince wanted to have a “romance” with Stevie Nicks, allegedly {NME}

John McVie of Fleetwood Mac has been diagnosed with cancer {Soundspike}

Jerry Garcia talks about his acid days as if he actually remembers them {Rolling Stone}

Imprisoned Pussy Riot member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova moved to a Siberian prison colony as punishment for revealing “slave labor-like” conditions in prison {Jezebel}

Lady Gaga will be the first performer to sing in space come 2015, yet will be totally forgotten before 2014 {That Grape Juice}

Geri Halliwell‘s new single is doing well {Oh No They Didn’t!}

So let me get this straight…Metallica hates fans who download their music for free but like Justin Bieber? {RTE}

And after he was done bashing Spotify, Yannis Philippakis of Foals went back to his Greek mansion and sipped on raspberry mojitos with crushed mint leaves until dawn {Pitchfork}


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by Rex

Album news: Black Flag, Death Cab For Cutie, Against Me! + Christmas albums from Bad Religion, Mary J. Blige

November 4, 2013 in Music news by Rex

Beck to release new album Morning Phase in February {Antiquiet}

Action Bronson and Party Supplies announce collaboration album {The Line of Best Fit}

Bad Religion releases Christmas album; covers “Hark! the Herald Angels Sing,” “White Christmas,” “Little Drummer Boy” and many more {Punk News}

Ex-Verve members form new band Black Submarine; announce debut album {Cristina Rocks}

Black Flag to release first album since 1985;  {Rock Transmission}

The xx share new remix EP details {Hypetrak}

Against Me!‘s long-awaited Transgender Dysphoria Blues to be released on January 21st {Loudwire}

Andrew Bird to release I Want To See Pulaski At Night EP on November 12th {Direct Current Music}

Toro Y Moi, Vampire Weekend, LCD Soundsystem‘s Pat Mahoney and many more to be featured on new Chromeo album (still no word on a release date) {The Line of Best Fit}

Mary J. Blige releases Christmas album A Mary Christmas {Idolator}

Billie Joe Armstrong to record Everly Brothers cover album Forever with Norah Jones {AV Club}

Death Cab For Cutie to record their eighth studio album {Rolling Stone}

New album from Dum Dum Girls Too True expected to drop on January 28th {We All Want Someone}

Krist Novoselic to make an appearance on the new Modest Mouse album {Alt Press}

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by Rex

News: Morrissey the humasexual, Yeezus tour overload + the real reason why Sacha Baron Cohen won’t rock you

October 24, 2013 in Music news by Rex

The Who to quit touring in 2015 {Toronto Sun}

Dolly Parton‘s boobs survived a car crash in Nashville {Taste of Country}

Cee Lo Green charged with ecstasy possession {Hollywood Reporter}

This whole “death at a Pete Doherty party” issue doesn’t look like it will be going away anytime soon {Ace Show Biz}

South Park creators share original Radiohead sketches {The Line of Best Fit}

Courtney Love is going to be releasing an autobiography in December and I can’t wait to read what kind of delusional crap she’ll be pouring out of her mouth this time {Consequence of Sound}

Just in case you need to know…Morrissey is a humasexual now {Dlisted}

The surviving members of TLC try to justify why they helped Britney Spears become a gazillionaire {Breathe Heavy}

Hold up…there’s a Hop Farm Festival? {Slicing Up Eyeballs}

Brian May spills the beans on why Sacha Baron Cohen is out of the Freddie Mercury biopic, and it’s not because of Bruno’s helicoptering penis skills {Classic Rock Magazine}

This is the song that plays in my head whenever I read about Kanye West‘s Yeezus tour antics {Consequence of Sound}

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News: Wayne Coyne gets Instabanned, Roger Waters is sowwie + Yoko Ono, honorary citizen of Reykjavík

October 14, 2013 in Music news by Rex

Ex-Best Coast and Hole members form new band {The Line of Best Fit}

Boards of Canada are now Nike slaves {Exclaim!}

Yoko Ono can’t even pronounce the word “tree” properly yet she’s now an honorary citizen of Reykjavík {The 405 News}

Albert Hammond Jr. of The Strokes discusses his past heroin use in new interview {NME}

The Temper Tramp guitarist pulls a Bruce Jenner (AKA “I quit this bitch”) {Gigwise}

Frank Ocean used to be a crack dealer {Bossip}

If I was interviewing Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age I would turn into a 12-year-old girl too {Blabbermouth}

Andrew W.K. is writing an new book called The Party Bible, because of course {Punk News}

Gee dat der Miley Cyrus is shure smrt {NME}

The world’s 2nd biggest egotistical maniac turned down a chance to direct a video for the world’s 1st biggest egotistical maniac {NME}

FUCK YOU INSTAGRAM {The Line of Best Fit}

Roger Waters want to kiss and make-up with the Pink Floyd members he sued {Ultimate Classic Rock}

Bands that exist: Meek is Murder {Lambgoat}

Bob Geldof is flying into space yo! {Fact Mag}

Sheryl Crow knew about Lance Armstrong receiving illegal blood transfusions all along {Hollywood Reporter}

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Album news: Michelle Obama, Gary Numan, Plastic Ono Band + an Arrested Development soundtrack

August 15, 2013 in Music news by Rex

Drummers of Pearl JamDeath GripsWild Flag and Sleater-Kinney to release new album as Drumgasm on August 27th {The All Seeing Eye}

Sarah Neufeld of Arcade Fire streams new solo LP online {The Line of Best Fit}

Mark Lanegan announces new covers album Imitations; set for release on September 17th {Consequence of Sound}

Second solo album from Brendan Canning of Broken Social Scene out on October 1st {Brooklyn Vegan}

Dave Grohl and Against Me!‘s Laura Jane Grace to be featured on Joan Jett & The Blackheart‘s 14th studio album Unvarnished; out on October 1st {Contact Music}

In this week’s album news of WTF: The U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama will be releasing a hip hop album for charity called Songs for a Healthier America {CBC}

The Strokes‘ guitarist Albert Hammond Jr. to release new EP on Julian Casablancas‘ record label {NME}

of Montreal to release their 12th studio album Lousy with Sylvianbriar on October 8th; reveal tracklisting {The Line of Best Fit}

Zak de la Rocha of Rage Against the Machine, Damon Albarn of Blur/Gorillaz, Mike Patton of Faith No More, The Lonely Island, actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt and many, many more to be featured on new Deltron 3030 album {Brooklyn Vegan}

New solo album from André 3000 expected in early 2014 {Pinboard}

Composer David Schwartz announces new Arrested Development soundtrack compilation; set to include Tobias Funke’s Fantastic Four and Mark Cherry {The Line of Best Fit}

Gary Numan to release his first album in seven years on October 15th via his own label Machine Music {Golds & Alcoves}

Yoko Ono‘s Plastic Ono Band new album (featuring Sean Lennon?uestlove, Beastie Boy Mike D and tUnE-yArDs) to be released on September 17th {Jambands}

Queens of the Stone Age re-release …Like Clockwork on a USB drive {Rolling Stone}

Adrian Utley of Portishead to release live album In C featuring a 19 guitarist orchestra {The Line of Best Fit}

Chris Karloff (formerly of Kasabian) to release his debut solo album as Black Onassis; set to feature Liela Moss of The Duke Spirit and Morgan Kibby of M83 {NME}

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News: Rammsteinonfire, Jake Bugg vs. Nashville’s “complacent” songwriters + Julian Assange the rap artist

June 20, 2013 in Music news by Rex

Moby offers indie filmmakers free access to his tunes {indiewire}

Things that exist: A Yeezus baby {Rolling Stone}

P. Diddy/Puff Daddy/Puffy has-been/whatever is launching a new music TV channel called Revolt TV {Palace Music Group}

Five words I thought I’d never type: Jack Johnson saved the day {Billboard}

Rihanna pulled a Chris Brown on one of her fans {Hip Hop Wired}

So I take it Joan Jett won’t be buying any Blackheart lingerie anytime soon? {Ultimate Classic Rock}

It’s official: Wikileaks’ founder Julian Assange is collaborating on a rap track {Independent}

Jake Bugg calls Nashville’s songwriters “complacent” for not helping him write any of his new songs {Zumic}

Kim Deal quit the Pixies {The Quietus}

Mumford & Sons bassist Ted Dwane undergoes brain surgery {The Boot}

Rammstein set themselves on fire during the Download 2013 festival (will they turn into “Feuer Freis“?) {NME}

Bands that exist: Dying Fetus {Brooklyn Vegan}

Andrew W.K. plans to drum for 24 hours straight to break the world drumming record {MTV}

While Rihanna and Justin Bieber show up more than two hours late for their concerts, someone complained about Low playing the same song for 27 minutes {The Line of Best Fit}

A Toronto restaurant names two dishes (“The Fucked Up Breakfast” and “The Queen of Heart Attacks”) after the hardcore Canadian punk band Fucked Up {Pitchfork}

Dear Josh Homme: Please do {NME}

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