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Down – Diary Of A Mad Band

October 31st, 2011

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Taking It Down

Live albums are always a mixed bag. On the one hand, a live performance captures the band at its peak, putting everything it has into one hour of savage intensity. On the other, a concert is as much a visual experience as it is an auditory experience, and the camaraderie of attending a show and seeing the band live is always missing from a live record. Diary Of A Mad Band, the latest from supergroup Down, does its best to combat this situation. Read more…

By Josh Neale Posted in Reviews

Maynard James Keenan Says Adam Jones and Danny Carey Are Writing Music for Next Tool Album

October 31st, 2011

A new Tool album is in the works.  Frontman, Maynard James Keenan recently announced that the band is in the early stages of their unique writing process.

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By Carey Uhl Posted in News

New Rodrigo Y Gabriela Album, Area 52, Set to be Released

October 31st, 2011

Area 52, Rodrigo y Gabriela’s soon to be released studio album, was recorded in Havana with a 13-piece Cuban orchestra. It is set to be released January 24, 2012.

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By Carey Uhl Posted in News

Left Brain from Odd Future Slaps a Female Photographer and Controversy Unravels

October 31st, 2011

Left Brain, a member of the notoriously explicit LA-based hip hop collective Odd Future, slapped a freelance professional photographer on October 30 at The Voodoo Experience in New Orleans.  Though stunned, photographer Amy Harris originally declined to file assault charges until Odd Future denied the act of violence against her.

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By Carey Uhl Posted in News

Amy Winehouse Posthumous Album, Lioness: Hidden Treasures

October 31st, 2011

Fans of the late Amy Winehouse will be pleased to hear that a posthumous release is on the way. Lioness: Hidden Treasures will be released December 5 and £1 from each copy of the album that is sold will serve as a donation to the Amy Winehouse Foundation.

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By Carey Uhl Posted in News

The Flaming Lips Play a Halloween House Party in West Virginia

October 31st, 2011

The Flaming Lips played special Halloween set for a very lucky couple dozen of people in a basement of West Virginia last night .  Wayne Coyne even helped the kids make purple popcorn.

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By Carey Uhl Posted in News

Listen: Röyksopp “Shores of Easy”

October 30th, 2011

Norwegian electronic duo Röyksopp recently offered 25 minutes worth of free, brand-new music on their website. The first offering is a 14 minute mellow instrumental called “Shores of Easy”, the second an 11 minute remix of “In This Shirt” by London orchestral pop group the Impressionables. Both chill out tracks are available after the jump for free download: Read more…

By Dan Newman Posted in News

Spin Expands, Goes Bi-Monthly and Retools Editorial Staff

October 30th, 2011

Spin has recently announced a decision to reduce print production in March 2012 by switching to bi-monthly issues. The magazine will decrease the number of issues published from 11 to 6, and will also see a cut in the rate base from 450,000 to 350,000.  After 26 years as a monthly magazine, the publishers say this decision is a response to the ever-growing presence of the Internet as a primary source of news for it’s demographic Read more…

By Dan Newman Posted in News

Dangermouse Album ‘Rome’ Becoming A Film

October 30th, 2011

Music video director Chris Milk is working on his first feature film, as reported by Variety (via Pitchfork), which was inspired by Dangermouse/Daniele Luppi’s 2011 collaboration album Rome (Parlophone/EMI. The film will also be an adaptation of author Alden Bell’s post-apocalyptic novel The Reapers Are the Angels. Read more…

By Dan Newman Posted in News ,

Watch: Duck Sauce “Big Bad Wolf” (NSFW)

October 30th, 2011

Duck Sauce’s new video for “Big Bad Wolf” was recently released. Be forewarned, this video is definitely NSFW, but it is sure to make you bust your gut laughing, and maybe gross you out just a little at the same time. Check out Duck Sauce’s “Big Bad Wolf” video, directed by Keith Shofield, after the jump: Read more…

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