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Gene Ween No More: Aaron Freeman's New Life as a Solo Artist

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 10:00
Aaron Freeman is no longer who he once was On his upcoming as-yet-untitled solo album due this summer the singer-guitarist has opted not to go by the moniker of Gene Ween under which he performed as part of cult rock act Ween for nearly 30 years before leaving the band...

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Daniel Bryan's House of Yes!

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 09:55
Backstage at Brooklyn's Barclays Center five hours before a late March taping of WWE's Monday Night Raw Daniel Bryan the unlikeliest of wrestling heroes settles into a chair in guest host Arnold Schwarzenegger's dressing room The hulking ex-Governator who has yet to arrive possesses the physique one expects to see...

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'Game of Thrones' Season Four Cheat Sheet

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 09:55
All men must die but there's no need for you to have "trying to figure out what the hell is going on in Game of Thrones" listed as your cause of death When Season Four debuts this Sunday the cast somehow manages to get even bigger despite a mortality rate...

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Julian Casablancas Crashes Arcade Fire Show Wearing Win Butler Mask

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 09:50
The first rule of rock & roll Never mess with another man's bobblehead mask Last night during their performance at Lollapolooza Argentina Arcade Fire strode onstage wearing their usual papier-mâché get-ups but an imposter – Strokes frontman Julian Casablancas – was hiding underneath the visage of Win Butler "What the fuck...

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Why Metallica and Judas Priest's Rob Halford Bow Before Dio

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 09:40
"When I hear Ronnie's voice I just get excited" Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford tells Rolling Stone "As a singer he really makes me want to pick up the mic and start screaming He's just got that kind of electric effect" Watch Slash Pay His Respects to Ronnie James Dio Nearly four...

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Posthumous Gil Scott-Heron LP 'Nothing New' Set for Record Store Day

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 08:35
An album of previously unreleased Gil Scott-Heron songs recorded during the 2008 sessions for his album I'm New Here will come out as a limited-edition Record Store Day release on April 19th Nothing New contains new versions of songs from past decades that find Scott-Heron accompanying himself on piano Available only on vinyl the...

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Janelle Monae Updates David Bowie's 'Heroes' in New Cover - Premiere

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 07:00
Ask Janelle Monae if she was scared or nervous to cover David Bowie's iconic "Heroes" as part of Pepsi's 2014 "Now Is What You Make It" campaign and the answer is blunt and resolute 'Heroes' Makes Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time "Hellll no" she tells Rolling Stone from a "cave in Mexico City"...

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April Fools' Day Hoaxes: Madonna, 'Breaking Bad,' Google Lead Pranks

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 20:00
Madonna Deadmau5 and Flaming Lips were just some of the musicians — willingly or not — that celebrated April Fools' Day a day revered by some and dreaded by others But they were hardly the only ones to peddle fake beefs promote nonexistent tours and hype up products that you'll never...

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Frankie Knuckles: 5 Defining Tracks From the Chicago House Pioneer

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 18:35
Frankie Knuckles one of the major founding forces of house music passed away yesterday at the age of 59 In the late Seventies the New York DJ moved to Chicago at the behest of Robert Williams who had opened the late night club the Warehouse and needed a resident Frankie...

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Kaiser Chiefs Sling Their ‘Bows & Arrows’ at Yahoo Music

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 17:50
Leeds band Kaiser Chiefs burst onto the Britpop scene back in 2005 with "I Predict a Riot"and their prediction pretty much came true with enthusiastic fans making them one of the biggest acts in the United Kingdom The Chiefs have continued to rule since then releasing five albums and winning...

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Flaming Lips Sell Out for April Fools'

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 16:50
The Flaming Lips' recent companion album to Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon dubbed Flaming Side of the Moon naturally looks to be part of an elaborate April Fools' stunt done with Funny or Die While the companion piece does exist – you can watch the band record it above...

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SXSW Hit-and-Run Suspect Faces 20 New Charges

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 16:45
Rashad Charjuan Owens currently facing two capital murder charges and multiple accounts of aggravated assault after a hit-and-run at South By Southwest in Austin now faces 20 new counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and could be slapped with more charges before his case goes to trial the Statesman reports Prosecutor...

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Nirvana Goes 'Glee': Cobain Musical 'Very Likely,' Courtney Love Says

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 16:40
Courtney Love has big plans for Kurt Cobain's legacy – if she can make them happen The Nirvana frontman's widow recently said that she hopes to make a biopic documentary and musical about him The latter production she told NME is "very likely" to happen Moreover it's something she and...

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Louis C.K. Relishes Hunky 'Earth Guy Art' in Unaired 'SNL' Sketch

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 14:50
Louis CK's return to Saturday Night Live featured plenty of absurdity—where else will you see President Obama kissing Justin Bieber in the name of universal health care—but as always some of the most ridiculous stuff was cut after dress rehearsal Case in point "Space Encounter" which NBC has graciously put...

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Robert Smith Explains the Cure's Forthcoming '4:14 Scream' Album

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 14:45
After making seemingly dismissive comments about the Cure's forthcoming 414 Scream LP frontman Robert Smith has explained how the album came together and why he is indeed happy with it In a post on the Cure website titled "As Clearly and Succinctly as I Can" the wiry-haired frontman said that the...

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Tilda Swinton Lives by Night

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 14:40
Even in a generic corporate office in the middle of an exhausting multi-city promotional tour Tilda Swinton couldn't help but be cheeky The statuesque Scottish Oscar-winner gave an impromptu tour of her home for the day — an antiseptic room at Sony Pictures Classics distributor of her slow-burn vampire film...

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Skrillex Solves Feuds With Light Sabers in 'Ragga Bomb' Video

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 14:30
In the new video for "Ragga Bomb" – Skrillex's collaboration with British jungle mainstays Ragga Twins off the former's new record Recess – feuds are sorted out the old fashioned way with dance-offs and light sabers Directed by Terence Neale and shot in Johannesburg and Alexandra South Africa the video follows groups of scavengers...

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Disney Investigating Deadmau5's Attempt to Trademark Mouse Logo

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 14:15
Disney is investigating a trademark registration filed by superstar DJ Deadmau5 regarding the latter's logo a black silhouette of a mouse head with white eyes and a white mouth Billboard reports Find out Where Deadmau5 Ranks on our List of EDM's 50 Most Important People Deadmau5 whose real name is Joel Zimmerman...

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What Is a Lazaretto? Behind Jack White's New Album Title

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 12:45
Earlier today Jack White released a new track the instrumental "High Ball Stepper" and announced that on June 9th he'll be releasing his second solo studio album Lazaretto a follow-up to 2012's Blunderbuss So What is a lazaretto? The term first appears in English – or at least in the Oxford...

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All-Stars Give Paul Simon the Tribute Treatment at Carnegie Hall

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 12:20
It's some surprise that it took ten years for producer Michael Dorf's annual tribute concerts to honor the music of Paul Simon With its wealth of sounds and styles Simon's songbook provided an ideal backdrop for the diverse genre-spanning line-up at Monday night’s Carnegie Hall concert in Manhattan which also...

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