Gary Clark Jr. Goes 'Numb' on 'Leno'

Gary Clark Jr went rooting around in the blues last night on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno with “I’m Numb” from his latest album Blak & Blu Clark rode a loose pounding beat as he peeled off the gritty Beatles-esque riff that powers the song and drawled out the…

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Their/They're/There Reach Punk Unity on 'Concession Speech Writer' – Song Premiere

Click to listen to Their / They’re / There’s ‘Concession Speech Writer’ The Chicago band Their/They’re/There fuse punk prog and indie into a distinctive new hybrid Members Evan Weiss Mike Kinsella and Matthew Frank – all veterans of other indie-rock groups – show off their sharp dynamic with the tough vocals…

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Shuggie Otis on Declining Offer to Join the Rolling Stones

The chance to join the Rolling Stones is an offer that comes around approximately never However in the mid-Seventies singer-songwriter Shuggie Otis got just such a call from Stones touring pianist Billy Preston who asked if the psychedelic soul musician wanted to join the band on their upcoming…

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Beatles Guitar Going Up for Auction

A custom-built VOX guitar played by not just one but two Beatles around the time of Magical Mystery Tour will be up for auction this May Reuters reports Expected to sell between $200000 and $300000 at Julien’s Auctions John Lennon and George Harrison both played the guitar The latter used it to practice “I Am the…

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Dave Grohl Asked PJ Harvey to Cover Nirvana with Sound City Players

PJ Harvey singing a Nirvana track with the Sound City Players would have been a memorable moment but the singer wasn’t available to join the supergroup at a London gig Sound City leader and former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl had asked Harvey to participate he said in a recent interview with NME “Someone…

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Rolling Stones Settle on Promoter for Arena Tour

The Rolling Stones have chosen AEG Live to promote their upcoming North American tour according to concert-business sources privy to the tour negotiations after the concert giant made what one source calls “a real crazy offer” to outbid a coalition of promoters including Australia’s Paul Dainty and veteran independent companies…

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Fun. Guitarist Writes Songs for Children's Program

Fun guitarist Jack Antonoff is lending his talents to the PBS children’s show Super WHY! writing an album’s worth of material based on the theme “You’ve Got the Power!” The songs will appear in the program’s live tour this spring Billboard reports “I produced and recorded the whole thing and I…

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The National Set Date for New Album 'Trouble Will Find Me'

The National will release their sixth LP Trouble Will Find Me on May 21st on 4AD The LP will be their first since 2010’s High Violet Talk of an impending new album began earlier this year as the National have slowly filled their schedule with a summer tour – including a…

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Flashback: David Gilmour and Kate Bush Sing 'Comfortably Numb'

Kate Bush does not enjoy playing live to put it mildly Her only actual tour came way back in 1979 and it lasted just 24 shows Since then she’s declined ridiculously lucrative offers for tours opting to focus entirely on her albums and her family life In the Eighties she…

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Win the Strokes 'Comedown Machine' on Vinyl

The Strokes’ new album Comedown Machine will be released on March 26th Only 1000 white vinyls were made and they sold out immediately One lucky RollingStonecom reader will win a copy of this limited edition release Read the official rules before entering Official Rules for the “Win The Strokes Comedown Machine Limited…

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