Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Seeking Graphic Kurt Cobain Death-Scene Photos

By Peter Helman / 11:40 am

Kurt Cobain’s death was officially ruled a suicide over twenty years ago, but hey, crazy conspiracy theorists will be crazy conspiracy theorists. Last year, Seattle police reviewed the case and examined four previously undeveloped rolls of 35mm film of the crime scene and came to the same conclusion of suicide, and they released some previouslyMore »

Watch Paul McCartney Play “Get Back” With Alabama Shakes’ Brittany Howard And “FourFiveSeconds” At Lollapalooza

By Peter Helman / 10:36 am

During the encore of his headlining set at Lollapalooza last night, Sir Paul McCartney brought out Alabama Shakes frontwoman Brittany Howard to assist on “Get Back.” Howard played guitar and sang harmonies and even took lead on the second verse. And in addition to his setlist of Beatles and Wings classics, Macca also busted out… More »

Eminem Shares His Compulsive Home Workout Routine

By Peter Helman / July 31, 2015 - 7:43 pm

Eminem is a pretty fit dude — for a while, he was even attached to star in Antoine Fuqua’s new boxing movie Southpaw. So how does Eminem stay a pretty fit dude? By working out compulsively. And in a new article on Men’s Journal, the rapper details his compulsive exercise regimen. “In the early days,”… More »

Workin’ In A Cocktail Bar: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments

By Scott Lapatine / July 31, 2015 - 6:07 pm

Everybody loves “Don’t You Want Me,” the chart-topping, He Said/She Said hit from Sheffield synth-pop masters the Human League.

“You were working as a waitress in a cocktail bar,” it starts. Then it has other lyrics that are different and ultimately inessential. A few days ago a YouTube user took it… More »

Kendrick Lamar – “For Free?” Video

By Chris DeVille / July 31, 2015 - 5:24 pm

Kendrick Lamar just tweeted the video for To Pimp A Butterfly interlude “For Free?” Directed by Joe Weil & The Little Homies, it features a sometimes-costumed Kendrick humorously haunting a rich woman’s mansion while emitting rapid-fire wordplay. The two-minute track is one of the jazziest moments on the record: Tumbling percussion and blaring brass soundtrack… More »

DJ Ashba & Bumblefoot Quit Guns N’ Roses

By Gabriela Tully Claymore / July 31, 2015 - 5:11 pm

Both Darren Jay “DJ” Ashba and Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal announced that their departure from Guns N’ Roses this week. While the details on Bumblefoot’s decision to quit the band are murky at best, Ashba laid out his reasoning in the following statement:… More »

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

By Stereogum / July 31, 2015 - 4:18 pm

There’s always beef, but beef doesn’t always result in songs. That’s a shame! Who among us wouldn’t want to hear a Kanye diss track directed at Blur guitarist Graham Coxon? Huh? None of us? OK, bad example. But this week was defined by one beef, and that beef has already delivered three songs (so far). More »

AFX (Aphex Twin) – “oberheim blacet1b”

By Caitlin White / July 31, 2015 - 4:02 pm

Aphex Twin was infamously quiet for 13 years before releasing new album Syro last year, followed by enough random tracks to make new music from Richard D. James barely a surprising thing anymore. But today, BBC had the world premiere of James’ first track off his new EP Orphaned Deejay Selek (2006-2008). The EP i… More »

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

By Tom Breihan / July 31, 2015 - 3:37 pm

At the end of 2014, I put together a list of the year’s best videos and noted that the race for the title of world’s best music-video director was a tight one, with two people — Nabil and Hiro Murai — in a virtual dead heat for the top spot. Behind the two of them,… More »

Kill J – “Propaganda”

By Caitlin White / July 31, 2015 - 3:18 pm

Copenhagen’s fiercest drone-pop mercenary Kill J is back with a new track. “Propaganda” is a bombastic, fangs-bared snarl at sexism twisted into a glassy, sinuous groove. Take everything you know about Scandinavian pop and dip it in darkroom chemicals; Kill J is the monochrome film negative that emerges. “You should be more like those girl… More »

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