Category Archives: INDIE MUSIC NEWS

10 Stellar David Bowie Covers

On May 12th Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield posted the first music video recorded in space appropriately covering the David Bowie classic “Space Oddity” aboard the International Space Station The commander enlisted his friend Emm Gryner a musician who once played in Bowie’s touring band for accompaniment and the resulting video –…

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Christina Aguilera Will Return to 'The Voice'

The Voice’s fourth season has scored impressive ratings – even beating out American Idol – but newbie coach Shakira will be replaced by returning coach Christina Aguilera after this season “I’m not going to be able to do next season because I have to get back to my motherhood and also…

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On the Charts: 'Gatsby' Soundtrack Living the High Life

WINNER OF THE WEEK The Great Gatsby soundtrack Not since the swing craze of the late Nineties have so many popular artists been so obsessed with tuxedos and the Lindy Hop The Leonardo DiCaprio movie opened last weekend with more than $51 million at the box office and the soundtrack…

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Chris Rock Fuels Eminem Collaboration Rumors

Last week rumors started flying about a collaboration between Eminem and Chris Rock on Em’s new album after Rock posted a picture of himself to Twitter The caption said “In the studio with Em don’t sleep” The comedian further fueled the fire today when he niether denied nor confirmed he would…

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Google Launches 'All Access' Music Subscription Service

This morning Google unveiled a new music subscription service Google Play Music All Access at the search giant’s annual I/O developers’ conference in San Francisco The service which launches in the US today is similar to other subscription music services in that it allows users to stream from millions of…

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Vampire Weekend Talk 'Girls' and New Album in Lively Reddit Session

Reddit Ask Me Anything (AMA) sessions are all the rage these days with everyone from Dave Grohl and the National to Atoms for Peace and President Barack Obama conducting their own Vampire Weekend joined in the fun when they led an AMA yesterday to support the release of their new…

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Rock the Bells to Feature Ol' Dirty Bastard, Eazy-E Holograms

Rock the Bells will mark its 10th anniversary with some very special guests The traveling hip-hop festival will take a page from Coachella’s Tupac hologram last year and feature “virtual performances” from the late Ol’ Dirty Bastard and Eazy-E According to Pitchfork the former NWA rapper will “perform” alongside Bone Thugs-n-Harmony…

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Flashback: Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson Sing 'Pancho and Lefty'

Willie Nelson’s 60th birthday concert in 1993 featured luminaries from Ray Charles and BB King to Bill Clinton and Gary Busey Even Roseanne and Tom Arnold dropped by The highlight of the night however was Willie’s duet with Bob Dylan on “Pancho and Lefty” Backed by bassist Don Was drummer…

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New Chris Brown Track Will Feature Aaliyah

Chris Brown has said his upcoming album combines the “classic essence of R&B and soul with the new age of music now” and the singer has dipped into the past for a collaborative track featuring Aaliyah “They Don’t Know” contains previously unheard vocals from the late singer and Brown shot…

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Rolling Stones to Reissue Three Albums on Clear Vinyl

As the Rolling Stones roll on with their “50 and Counting” tour fans will get a chance to own three of the band’s classic albums on clear vinyl later this month ABKCO is readying remastered versions of 1968’s Beggars Banquet 1969’s Let It Bleed and the 1971 double-LP hits collection Hot…

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