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Self-titled albums are one thing. But when a band names one of its songs after itself — or, alternately, when a band names itself after one of its songs — it’s a pretty big deal. The song itself comes off looking something like a mission statement, an encapsulation of everything that the band means. Whe… More »

In anticipation of the Meat Puppets’ first performance with their new lineup (at tonight’s Stereogum showcase in Austin), Stereogum contributor Brandon Stosuy spoke to the band’s guitarist, vocalist, and songwriting guru Curt Kirkwood to figure out what folks ought to expect from the legendary group’s new look.

Curt Kirkwood was in his backyard whe… More »

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Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck Has Unreleased Beatles Cover, Not Dave Grohl

A cut of Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck premiered at Sundance last night. It's the first fully authorized documentary about the Nirvana singer, and wa…
James Rettig | January 25, 2015 - 4:08 pm

Cass McCombs – “Night Of The World”

Esteemed folk-rock singer-songwriter Cass McCombs is heading out on tour this fall with his spiritual ancestors the Meat Puppets, and the two artists are releasing…
Chris DeVille | August 27, 2014 - 1:15 pm

SXSW 2010: The Wrap Up

We saw a bunch of bands this past week. Not every set was memorable, but there were more than enough highlights to make the stiff…
stereogum | March 23, 2010 - 11:42 am

“We Are The World,” “Everybody Hurts” Remade For Haiti

It's frustrating when texting "Haiti" to 90999 is the best most of us can do to counter the overwhelming devastation in that country, but that'…
Amrit Singh | February 2, 2010 - 5:03 pm

New Meat Puppets – “Rotten Shame” (Stereogum Premiere)

A couple years ago, we caught up with Curt Kirkwood to discuss Rise To Your Knees, Meat Puppets' first release since 2000's Golden Lies, and…
brandon | May 1, 2009 - 11:50 am

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Stereogum | October 2, 2007 - 2:54 pm

Stereogum Presents… Drive XV: A Tribute To Automatic For The People

After OKX, our 10-year cover tribute to the Radiohead classic OK Computer, we soon began narrowing the list of prospects for our next celebratory…
Stereogum | October 2, 2007 - 12:30 pm

4. Meat Puppets – “Everybody Hurts”

Meat Puppets On "Everybody Hurts" "It's a tribute to Elvis too, on the 30th anniversary of his departure ... Puppets channeling R.E.M. channeling Elvis. Recorded…
Stereogum | September 25, 2007 - 3:24 pm

Meat Puppet, Actual Puppet Duet

Curt Kirkwood rekindles an old harmonic partnership with Rufus Leaking on “Backwater.” Rufus’s a solid hype dog through the first verse, and at the very…
Stereogum | September 12, 2007 - 11:04 am

Eighth Annual moe.down Jams Ryan Adams, Meat Puppets Into Lineup

Perennial heir-apparent to the corroding jamband throne abdicated by Phish, moe. still have their air of hospitality about ‘em and, presumably, their dedicated base of…
Stereogum | March 27, 2007 - 2:53 pm

SXSW: The Stereogum Puppet Show

With more than 3,024 bands yet to see, Meat Puppets' set at last night's Puppet Show is bound to be one of, maybe…
Stereogum | March 15, 2007 - 4:29 pm

The Stereogum Puppet Show – Austin, TX 3/14/07

Those of you making your way down to SXSW this year probably already have fairly full day and night dance cards, but consider…
Stereogum | March 6, 2007 - 1:15 pm