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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 was executive produced by his daughter, Frances Bean Cobain. The film will air later this year on HBO. Notably, the film does not feature any interview footage of Dave Grohl, though… More »

By: 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 a limited edition split 7-inch for the occasion. Cass McCombs Vs. Meat Puppets will feature two McCombs originals and two Meat Puppets covers, plus original art by Meat Puppets ba… More »

By: Chris DeVille / August 27, 2014 - 1:15 pm

20 Songs Named After The Bands That Played Them

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 »

By: Tom Breihan / January 19, 2012 - 11:46 am

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 necks and barking feet worth it. Here’s Wednesday, Thursday, Gibbarday, and SXSW’s metal shows, and more. This last post contains our notes, and photos from our intrepid photographers — RyanMore »

By: 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’s a reflection both of our limited day-to-day resources and the real need there for complete social regeneration. Strange, sad times. And in times like these we’re not gonna goof o… More »

By: 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 the first with new drummer Ted Marcus. The trio, rounded out by Cris Kirkwood, of course, has clearly fallen into some sort of rhythm: Sewn Together, a collection of a… More »

By: brandon / May 1, 2009 - 11:50 am

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

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By: 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 project: sifting, sorting, debating, etc. But when we realized we were approaching a decade and a half since the release of R.E.M.’s Automatic For The People (originally released 10/5/92)… More »

By: 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 in Rasputin’s glass castle on Jupiter.”
- Curt KirkwoodMore »

By: 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 least knows the lyrics through the hook and verse two. Ends on a sad note, though; all’s not fair in love and puppetry. Poor Ruf. But at least, he’ll alwaysMore »

By: 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 mobile moe.rons (their term, not ours!), ’cause the band has just announced the date for this year’s three-day Bongaroo. The moe.down will go down for three nights (8/31-9/2) at the… More »

By: 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 the, highlight of the week. “This is our first gig together in 11 years,” the Brothers Kirkwood said mid-set, but by the closing notes of their encore (the classic, alt-radio… More »

By: Stereogum / March 15, 2007 - 4:29 pm

Stereogum Q&A: Meat Puppets

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.

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By: Stereogum / March 14, 2007 - 10:22 am

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 this your formal invite to join us as we welcome back the Meat Puppets! This year we wanted to keep our Austin event simple and awesome. We thought about throwing… More »

By: Stereogum / March 6, 2007 - 1:15 pm