Beach Slang return to cover Green Day’s “2000 Light Years Away” — listen

Posted On Dec 24 2016 by

Included with copies of the issue is a tribute CD featuring the likes of Milk Teeth, Twin Atlantic, and Waterparks tackling a range of songs from the pop punk icons’ career. Instead of an original song, however, it’s a cover of the classic Green Day track “2000 Light Years Away”. For their part, Beach Slang don’t alter the   Kerplunk! Take a listen below. The rendition   comes as part of a cover story from UK rock magazine Kerrang! In other Beach Slang news, the band has formally announced their new touring lineup, replacing both Gallego and drummer   JP …


Charlie Hunnam and Tom Holland search for The Lost City of Z in first teaser trailer — watch

Posted On Dec 24 2016 by

Amazon Studios will release   The Lost City of Z   in theaters on April 14th in New York and Los Angeles with a wider release set for April 21st. The film will eventually surface   on the streaming platform later in 2017. The film’s first teaser trailer has been released after its premiere at the 2016 New York Film Festival, and Gray’s latest recalls Herzog’s   Aguirre, the Wrath of God   in all of its lush photography, encroaching paranoia, and constant danger appearing from all sides. Needless to say, they find no shortage of obstacles, whether from native …


Sad13 (aka Sadie Dupuis) wrestles with post-election family disputes on “MCGA” — listen

Posted On Dec 24 2016 by

“I   guess that’s just how it goes with the alt-right/ It’s passé to say ‘PC’ when you mean tolerance and decency.” It’s not exactly what you’d call holiday cheer, but at least it’s honest about what plenty of us will be feeling this season. Her latest single boils down pretty much every concept touched upon in   Slugger into one pointed commentary on the biggest topic most of us will be discussing over Christmas dinner: the election. “They want the world to be white, white white,” she sings on the bridge. Take a listen: While making calls for prison …


Watch one of Bon Iver’s gorgeous 22, A Million concerts in full

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On December 4th, Bon Iver played a show at Brooklyn’s Pioneer Works as part of a   New York City residency   behind their latest opus,   22, A Million. NPR, who was on hand to capture the whole evening, described the event thusly: “This music was performed by a powerful big band, with two drummers and a sax ensemble backing upfront processed sounds, like vocal alterations and sampling, alongside electric and acoustic guitars. Setlist: 10 d E A T h b R E a s T ⚄ ⚄ 33 ‘GOD’ Heavenly Father 29 #Strafford APTS Beach Baby 666 ʇ …


Donald Trump asked KISS to perform at his inauguration, they “politely declined”

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The KISS frontman previously declared Trump the   “truest political animal I’ve ever seen on stage,” and prior to him being elected president, Simmons was a contestant   on Trump’s Celebrity Apprentice. As it turns out, Simmons was asked to perform at the January 20th swearing in, but   he “politely declined.” As SPIN points out, paparazzi caught up with Simmons and his family in West Hollywood yesterday. At least for Trump, he’s still got DJ Freedom in his corner. Grouchy   narcissist   Gene Simmons seems like the perfect candidate to play Donald Trump’s inauguration. Asked if he or …


Chester Bennington’s “a hundred percent” certain Linkin Park will get into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

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At least, that’s what co-frontman Chester Bennington   believes. There’s no way that we can’t be,” he told the hosts of Karlson & McKenzie. On paper, the credentials might actually be there, but if Linkin Park gets in before Whitney Houston, I’ll quit music journalism. Photo by Philip Cosores This year will see the likes of   Pearl Jam, Tupac Shakur, Journey,   and   Joan Baez   inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but there are plenty of great bands who didn’t make the cut. Joy Division, Sonic Youth, Brian Eno, The Cure, Björk, and of …


Spoon confirm release of 2017 album, announce live comeback

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The band once again worked with producer   Dave Fridman, who also helmed They Want My Soul. The Austin indie rockers spoke about the as-yet-unannounced album for   EW’s 2017 music preview. This week, they were announced to perform at   Spain’s Mad Cool Festival, taking place in Madrid next July. Citing sources, Billboard reports that the new album is scheduled for a March release. Photo by David Brendan Hall Next year, Spoon will release their ninth studio album and first since 2014’s They Want My Soul. “I feel like we are on to something—we’re covering some new ground.” The …


The Hold Steady’s Craig Finn announces new solo album, living room tour

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“Lots of really cool people played on it. I’m really proud of this record and excited for you to hear it.” We All Want the Same Things Album Artwork: In January, Finn will preview the album by embarking on a brief living room tour. His third album is called   We All Want the Same Things and will be released on March 24th via Partisan Records, with pre-orders beginning on January 10th. “It’s got songs about love, survival, and a bunch of other stuff,” Finn   shared via Instagram. Craig Finn Living Room Show   Tour Dates: 01/11 – Woodstock, …


Star Wars composer John Williams has never actually seen any Star Wars movies

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It’s probably the most popular music that I’ve done.” If only we could all have such monumental achievements to be flippant about. “I don’t know,” he says, “A lot of them are not very memorable and so on. Maybe some people find that weird, or listen to recordings of my music very, very rarely.” To be fair, Williams is a busy man and has only had, oh, four decades to squeeze in a viewing of A New Hope. You walk out of the studio and, ‘Ah, it’s finished.” He continues: “Now I don’t have an impulse to go to the …


Nine Inch Nails release new EP, Not the Actual Events: Stream/download

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It’s available digitally, on vinyl, and in a bundle containing a digital copy of the record alongside a physical component. It’s an EP because that ended up being the proper length to tell that story.” Update: The EP features contributions from   Dave Grohl,   Dave Navarro, and   Reznor’s wife and How to Destroy Angels bandmate, Mariqueen Maandig. Branches/Bones 02. Dear World 03. Dave Grohl) 05. The Idea of You (feat. Not the Actual Events EP Artwork: Not the Actual Events EP Tracklist: 01. Mariqueen Maandig) 04. (Read: The 13 Scariest Love Songs)   In a statement, Reznor commented …


Dave Grohl drums on Nine Inch Nails’ new EP, Not the Actual Events

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Burning Bright (Field on Fire) (feat. The Foo Fighters frontman previously appeared on Nine Inch Nails’ 2005 album With Teeth, drumming on seven tracks. Not the Actual Events, NIN’s follow-up to 2013’s   Hesitation Marks, is out now. Dear World 03. Mariqueen Maandig) 04. As for Navarro, he played guitar on NIN’s Further Down the Spiral back in 1995. Here are the official album credits: Not the Actual Events EP Tracklist: 01. Branches/Bones 02. The Idea of You (feat. Dave Navarro) Stream it here. Photo by   Phil Ansari Nine Inch Nails’ new EP,   Not the Actual Events, was …


Ryan Adams shares new single “To Be Without You” — listen

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Broken Anyway 11. Prisoner 03. Shiver And Shake 06. But I know I had to write it and I know I have to sing these songs so I can live and keep breathing.” This album matters to me more than any record I ever made. Breakdown 09. I was broken. 02. Outbound Train 10. It saved my life. I don’t know what it is. Tightrope 12. For a second teaser, he’s opted for the more subdued but equally stellar acoustic track, “To Be Without You”. Adams has also shared a note about the significance of Prisoner. Doomsday 04. Listen below …


Big Sean announces new album, I Decided, shares “Moves” — listen

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Along with “Moves”, “Bounce Back” is confirmed to appear on I Decided. Pre-orders for the album are now ongoing through iTunes and come with an instant gratis download of a new single called “Moves”. It’s unclear if his   other recent singles,   “No More Interviews” and “Living Single” featuring Chance the Rapper, will also make the final tracklist. It marks the Detroit rapper’s fourth album to date and follows 2015’s Dark Sky Paradise. You can stream the track below. I Decided Artwork: Photo by Philip Cosores Big Sean has announced the February 3rd release of a new album called …


Chance the Rapper guests on Hannibal Buress’ Handsome Rambler podcast — listen

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They also played a game called   “Who Said It: Jesus or Young Jeezy?” At some point, Buress also laid down his contribution for   Merry Christmas Lil Mama, which you can hear on the track “All the Way”. It was recorded yesterday in Chance’s Chicago studio as he and Jeremih were putting the finishing touches on their new holiday mixtape, Merry Christmas Lil Mama   (Buress is featured on Over the course of their 45-minute discussion, Buress asked Chance   about his   recent appearance on SNL, the possibility of him running for mayor of Chicago, how to comes …


Avril Lavigne accuses Mark Zuckerberg of “bullying” Nickelback

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If the Zuck asks for “some good Nickelback songs,” the AI responds,   “I’m sorry, Mark, I’m afraid I can’t do that. “… You’re allowed your musical opinion however, your jab at Nickelback is in poor taste,” Lavigne wrote in a note she tweeted out. So listen to it again by watching Zuckerberg’s Jarvis video below. There are no good Nickelback songs.” Some may have marveled over how smart Zuckerberg’s house really is, but Avril Lavigne   took offense at the programming. The Canadian singer stood up for her estranged-but-still-wedded husband Chad Kroeger’s band in a takedown labeling Zuckerberg a …


Trent Reznor says Nine Inch Nails have “two new major” releases planned for 2017

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During a recent interview with Beats 1’s Zane Lowe, Reznor revealed that NIN have “two new major” projects planned for 2017. Elsewhere in their chat, Reznor and Ross explained the recording process behind Not the Actual Events, which featured contributions from Dave Grohl,   and their numerous 2016 film scores   (Before the Flood, Patriots Day). Photo by   Heather Kaplan With the release of today’s Not the Actual Events EP,   Nine Inch Nails   successfully followed through with their promise of new music before year’s end. Hear the full conversation   below. Though he didn’t go into detail …


The Avalanches confirm 2017 festival appearances at Coachella and Glastonbury

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Over the holidays, they’ll play more shows in Australia as part of the annual Falls Festival. The Avalanches 2016-2017 Tour Dates: 12/30 – Marion Bay, AU @ Falls Festival 12/31 – Lorne, AU @ Falls Festival 01/01 – Byron Bay, AU @ Falls Festival 01/03 – Melbourne, AU @ Melbourne Town Hall 01/04 –   Melbourne, AU @ Melbourne Town Hall 01/05 – Sydney, AU @ Enmore Theatre 01/07 – Adelaide, AU @ Thebarton Theatre 01/08 – Freemantle, AU @ Falls Festival Check out The Avalanches’ confirmed tour dates below and revisit their video for “Frankie Sinatra”. Now, The Avalanches …


Celine Dion dumps Donald Trump inauguration offer

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Sources close to the situation told TheWrap that Steve Wynn, famed hotelier and Trump buddy, guaranteed to nab the Canadian titan for the big event, but ultimately failed. Dion hadn’t publicly supported any candidate in the past election, but one of her songs was chosen to be the anthem for Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign. With every passing day, the prospective list of performers for Donald Trump’s inauguration ceremony grows smaller and sadder. In related news, The   Beach Boys confirmed to Billboard that they’d been asked to perform at the January 20th inauguration, but have not yet made a …


Radio City Rockettes to perform at Trump’s inauguration under threat of being fired

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Dolan, executive chairman of the Madison Square Garden company, which owns the Rockettes. It now looks as if   Team Trump has finally found a group of performers who will actually appear at the inauguration — because they’re contractually obligated to do so — the Radio City Rockettes. I am speaking for just myself but please know that after we found out this news, we have been performing with tears in our eyes and heavy hearts. “The Radio City Rockettes are proud to participate in the 58th Presidential Inaugural,” read the statement. Part-time dancers are allowed to opt out of …


Mountain Goats’ John Darnielle shares new music in teaser trailer for novel Universal Harvester — watch

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John Darnielle of The Mountain Goats   has shared a teaser trailer for his new novel, Universal Harvester, the follow-up to his National Book Award-nominated debut Wolf in White Van. As an added bonus, the trailer features a brief snippet of new original music from Darnielle, according to a tweet. He began working on the novel   about six months after finishing Wolf, determined to write “a horror story that would also function as a cartography of grief set within that world I’d lived in for a long spell.” He continued, “… I am really super proud of this book; …