British wimp-folk superstar Ed Sheeran might not be as big as his friend Taylor Swift yet, but he his big enough for Jimmy Fallon to bring him in for comedy bits on The Tonight Show. Last night, Fallon did a whole imaginary infomercial dedicated to the idea that it would be funny if Sheeran covered… More »
The first time I heard Iron Maiden — when I was like 11 years old — was the moment I recognized music as something bigger than songs on the radio; it was the first time I was able to embrace music as a part of my identity. Iron Maiden were the first band whose T-shirt… More »
Have you ever wondered what famous album covers might look like from a different perspective? A user on Flickr by the name of Harvezt has worked to answer that question with a new series called The Dark Side Of The Cover. It goes all over the place from the Beatles to Nirvana to Kraftwerk to… More »
Last week, Ryan Adams hit us with the spare, gorgeous new track “Lucky Now.” This week, he hits us with a spare, gorgeous cover of a badass ’80s metal anthem. Appearing on BBC Radio 2 yesterday, Adams pulled out his guitar and played Iron Maiden’s 1986 single “Wasted Years,” doing a pretty amazing reinvention of… More »
Last week the Animal Collective bros released an official mixtape for their new … sneakers. That is a thing now. Gotta keep fans on their toes (ouch, sorry). The shoes which you can see here benefit the Socorro island Conservation Fund, and they are cruelty free, except to your eyes.
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Tonight the British music industry packaged their self-image for all to YouTube. The nominations were very Duffy with a side of Coldplay, and Duffy wound up being the main dish, but poor Chris Martin & Band couldn’t follow their three-statue Grammy night with even a single award from their four nominations. Instead it’s [SPOILER] King… More »