Category Archives: INDIE MUSIC NEWS

Slash, Tom Morello, Gerard Way Mourn Deftones Bassist Chi Cheng

Chi Cheng bassist for nu-metal pioneers the Deftones died early Saturday morning at the age of 42 Cheng had been seriously injured in a car accident in 2008; he fell into a coma and never fully recovered Although it had been years since Cheng was playing music in the public…

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Pharrell and Nile Rodgers 'Get Lucky' in New Daft Punk Trailer

Daft Punk released yet another taste of their new album Random Access Memories in a commercial that aired during Saturday Night Live’s broadcast last night Building on the previous mysteriously brief clips of last month the French duo offered a full minute of the new song “Get Lucky” with Pharrell Williams…

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Coachella 2013: Jake Bugg Looks Ahead to Next Album

British up-and-comer Jake Bugg confesses that he’s not a huge fan of festivals but even he admits he had fun after taking the stage at Coachella this year “It was brilliant” he says “It’s always nice to come to another country and see the same reaction that’s been going on…

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Coachella 2013: Moby Recorded New Album for Love of Music

Back in 1999 Moby trekked to Indio California to perform at the first-ever Coachella “I remember Paul Tollett who’s one of the guys who started Coachella told me he had this idea of starting a festival in the middle of the desert” he recalls “And it seemed like a remarkable…

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Coachella 2013: Bono Talks Denim Collaboration With Diesel

Bono found it strange to arrive in Indio California and not head straight to Coachella but the singer has a different mission this year that coincides with the festival “I was reminded as we arrived here just how magnetic and magic the landscape” he at Rolling Stone’s Rock Room at Coachella “And…

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Coachella 2013: Tame Impala Come to Terms With Star Crushes

Tame Impala are still a relatively young band but playing alongside the groups they grew up listening to is nothing new to the Australian psych-rockers It’s still a marvel to catch someone like Portishead from side stage Dominic Simper says but backstage everyone keeps their cool “We know what it’s…

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Chi Cheng, Deftones Bassist, Dead at 42

Chi Cheng the bassist for the Deftones died yesterday at the age of 42 Cheng had been involved in a car accident in 2008 which left him in a coma for some time Although he eventually began showing signs of improvement he was never able to make a full recovery Cheng…

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Coachella 2013: New Order Seek to Balance Writing and the Road

New Order know how to keep busy They’re touring working on a new album (or possibly a series of EPs) and as Stephen Morris cracks at Rolling Stone’s Rock Room headquarters at Coachella they’re cooking up a plan to open a New Order hotel in Vegas “We could play by…

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Coachella 2013: Phoenix Bring Out R. Kelly for Triumphant Headlining Set

Phoenix pulled off a major Coachella surprise on Saturday but it wasn’t the Daft Punk cameo that festival-goers had been buzzing over About three-quarters of the way through the band’s joyous two-years-in-the-making headlining set R Kelly – the Chicago R&B star who shares little if anything in common with the…

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Coachella 2013: Young the Giant Enjoy Festival as Spectators

Young the Giant may not be playing Coachella this year but that doesn’t mean the Irvine California rockers can’t enjoy the festivities as spectators “I got a general admission pass we’ve been camping and it’s really fun; we’ve met a lot of really really cool people” bassist Payam Doostzadeh says…

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