Category Archives: INDIE MUSIC NEWS

Justin Timberlake Goofs on 'SexyBack' on 'Fallon'

Justin Timberlake continued his weeklong run on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last night and proved his skills are timeless by reinventing “SexyBack” as a retro crooner Leading the Ragtime Gals barbershop group Timberlake smoothly belted the FutureSex/LoveSounds track with quirky charm He didn’t ignore his new album The 20/20…

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My Bloody Valentine Bring the Noise in London

If quiet really is the new loud someone forgot to tell My Bloody Valentine The reunited band’s Tuesday night London show was certainly heavy on volume if surprisingly light on new material Staff handed out earplugs to 5000 fans on arrival at Hammersmith Apollo the first of two dates at the…

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SXSW 2013: Divine Fits Bring Britt Daniel Home

As an Austinite Britt Daniel is no stranger to South by Southwest homecomings his band Spoon has played more than one high-profile showcase during the annual music festival in the Texas capital Last night Daniel put a different spin on the local-hero angle helping to close out the first night…

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Lil Wayne, Birdman's Daughters Writing 'Paparazzi Princesses' Novel

Lil Wayne and Birdman have one of hip-hop’s most storied partnerships and now their teenage daughters have teamed up for a new book Reginae Carter and Bria Williams both 14 have helped pen Paparazzi Princesses which tells the story of two young girls dealing with unintentional fame as they grow…

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Steven Tyler on Hawaii's 'Steven Tyler Act': 'Now I Can Walk Around Naked'

Steven Tyler can feel more comfortable at his favorite vacation spot now that Hawaii has passed a law known as the “Steven Tyler Act” The measure gives stars protection from paparazzi and allows them to sue over intrusive photos or recordings taken of them in the state The Aerosmith singer…

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Clive Burr, Ex-Iron Maiden Drummer, Dead at 56

Clive Burr the former drummer of Iron Maiden died last night at the age of 56 Burr had been suffering from multiple sclerosis and he died in his sleep “This is terribly sad news” said Maiden founder/bassist Steve Harris on the group’s official site “Clive was a very old friend of…

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Black Sabbath Studio Sessions Going 'Great With Rick Rubin in Charge'

Rick Rubin has been around to say the least but few bands energize him like Black Sabbath The prolific producer has been deep in the studio with the reunited Sabbath working on their upcoming album 13 and in this video Rubin gives a revealing look into the recording process of…

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Marcus Mumford: 'I Wouldn't Call Myself a Christian'

Mumford & Sons frontman Marcus Mumford is speaking in depth for the first time about his religious beliefs and upbringing Mumford whose parents are the founders of the Vineyard the UK branch of an evangelical Christian movement has filled his band’s lyrics with references to God prayer and struggles with…

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On the Cover: Mumford & Sons Rattle and Strum

Mumford & Sons make their debut appearance on the cover of Rolling Stone in our next issue Senior writer Brian Hiatt shadows the group as they finish the most recent leg of their US tour in Camden New Jersey then hangs out with them on their London home turf including…

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Bob Dylan Voted Into American Academy of Arts and Letters

Bob Dylan has been voted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters marking the first time a rock musician has been chosen for the elite honor society Officials in the Academy – which recognizes music literature and visual art – were unable to decide if Dylan belonged for his…

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