Category Archives: INDIE MUSIC NEWS

Flashback: R.E.M. and Thom Yorke Duet at the Tibetan Freedom Concert

The 1998 Tibetan Freedom Concert at Washington DC’s RFK Stadium didn’t exactly go as planned The first day was cut short due to a torrential downpour after sets by the Dave Matthews Band Sean Lennon Buffalo Daughter KRS-One and a reunion of Herbie Hancock and the Headhunters A fan was…

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Ai Weiwei Recording a Metal Album

The controversial Chinese artist and outspoken political dissident Ai Weiwei is planning to release his first heavy metal album – a decision that stemmed from boredom during his governmental detainment in 2011 The sculptor and installation artist who protests the Chinese government’s human rights and democratic actions in his elaborate works…

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‘Voice’ Star Jamar Rogers Rocks At Yahoo!

Jamar Rogers was one of the breakout stars of “The Voice” Season 2–and if the show rules that later took effect in Season 3 (no team quotas iTunes sales carrying more weight) had existed that season there’s little doubt that he would’ve made it to the finale alongside his worthy…

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Wild Card-less Season 12 ‘American Idol’ Top Ten Revealed

When it was announced that “American Idol” Season 12’s first live results show on which the top 10 finalists would be revealed would be a full 90 minutes long I assumed that meant there’d be some wiggle-room for a few Wild Card performances I mean how else was Nigel Lythgoe…

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Watch Live: Depeche Mode Preview New Music on 'Letterman'

Although there are another 10 days to go before Depeche Mode release their first album in nearly four years the influential synth-pop band will preview some of their new music tonight in their “Live on Letterman” performance which will stream right here starting at 8 pm EST 500 Greatest Albums of…

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Sean Lennon, Yoko Ono Recruit Famous Friends for Anti-Fracking Clip

Yoko Ono and Sean Lennon have put up billboards run a TV ad and presented petitions in opposition of fracking now they’ve recruited celebrity friends including Liv Tyler Susan Sarandon and Joseph Gordon-Levitt for the new video to their song “Don’t Frack My Mother” which debuted last summer on Late…

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Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Slash and Billy Idol Rock for Children’s Charity

A West Hollywood clothing store on a Sunday afternoon might not seem very rock & roll But with Alice Cooper and Eddie Van Halen chatting in a corner Billy Idol mugging for photos while his son DJ’d and Steven Tyler and Joe Perry cranking up Aerosmith’s greatest hits John Varvatos’…

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Q&A: Duran Duran's Nick Rhodes on Releasing His Long-Lost Side Project

The history of rock is littered with legends of albums never quite completed In the case of TV Mania Bored With Prozac and the Internet? longtime Duran Duran keyboardist Nick Rhodes and Warren Cuccurullo guitarist for the band from 1986 to 2001 had actually finished their side project in 1996…

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Mumford & Sons Keep Busy in 'Whispers in the Dark'

Musicians find all sorts of ways to keep busy between shows and Mumford & Sons offer a glimpse at a few of them in their new video for “Whispers in the Dark” from last year’s album Babel Marcus Mumford ‘We Really Want to Rap’ In a four-way clip that follows each band…

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Walk Off the Earth Ready for Victory on 'R.E.V.O.' – Album Premiere

Click to listen to Walk Off the Earth’s REVO After releasing a joyous EP last fall Canada’s Walk Off the Earth return March 19th with their full-length debut REVO – an acronym for the band’s motto “Realize Every Victory Outright” Starting with the title track the album adds six infectious anthemic new…

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