In the newest issue of NME, the Smiths guitar legend Johnny Marr has a column, and he's taken the opportunity to pop some shit off. More specifically, he's joined the growing mass of musicians who…   Read Story »
The Pixies 2013 has been a fascinating case study in what happens when a band stops operating like a band and starts acting like a business. After Kim Deal officially left the band, the band dropped…   Read Story »
UPDATE: Cheap Trick and REO Speedwagon have canceled SeaWorld shows as well. // In October, CNN aired a documentary called Blackfish that, in the wake of SeaWorld trainer Dawn Brancheau's death…   Read Story »
Quick anthropological lesson: In the U.K., rather than flashing middle fingers as a "fuck you" gesture, they put up a backwards peace symbol known simply as the V sign. As NME reports, that's the…   Read Story »
Here's how former Oasis co-leader Noel Gallagher describes his own personal 2013: "Fucking had a shit year. All I've done is sit around the house and become a fucking hypochondriac. Dog-shit year.…   Read Story »
UPDATE: Kanye responded to accusations of anti-semitism in a radio interview on 12/18: "I don't know how being told that you have money is like an insult. That would be like if somebody complimented…   Read Story »
Atlanta sludge-metal outfit Mastodon have some new merch for sale, including a Thanksgiving t-shirt that some are claiming is racist. The tee highlights the atrocities of American colonialism by…   Read Story »
As we've reported and deconstructed before, Black Flag reunited this year in the form of two competing versions made up of various members of the band. Band founder Greg Ginn has received a fair…   Read Story »
For the non-Americans out there, this is probably all a bit hard to process, but one of our goofiest annual traditions is that every year, right around Thanksgiving, the president will "pardon"…   Read Story »
Putting together her great 2012 EP True, the EP that turned her into an indie sensation, Solange Knowles worked closely with Dev Hynes, who records as Blood Orange. Hynes worked as a producer,…   Read Story »