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More than 30 years ago, Afrika Bambaataa's Arthur Baker-produced "Planet Rock" changed the music industry forever, thanks in part to its use of the revolutionary 808 drum machine. The 808 created a…   Read Story »
The former Joy Division and New Order bandmates Peter Hook and Bernard Sumner have been publicly feuding ever since 2007, when Hook left New Order and effectively broke up the band. New Order have…   Read Story »
I forgot that Scott McKenzie's countercultural anthem "San Francisco" existed but now that I remember, I really hope that Mad Men makes use of it during its final season next year -- maybe to…   Read Story »
Later this year New Order frontman Bernard Sumner will release his autobiography Chapter And Verse (New Order, Joy Division And Me). As you you can gather from that title, the memoir will cover his…   Read Story »
Earlier this year, New Order debuted a song called "Singularity," their first new one in a few yeras, at Lollapalooza Chile. Last night, the synthpop heroes opened an American tour with a show at…   Read Story »
New Order haven't released a new studio album since Waiting For The Sirens' Call, way the hell back in 2005. (Last year's Lost Sirens was all songs from the Waiting For The Sirens' Call sessions, so…   Read Story »
Last night Carnegie Hall hosted the 24th annual benefit concert for Tibet House US, a non-profit organization geared toward preserving Tibetan culture. Patti Smith (covering Lou Reed's "Perfect…   Read Story »
January has a bad reputation. Over the years, the pattern in which studios distribute their films has ossified, so that we automatically expect most "serious" Oscar contenders to be crammed in…   Read Story »
Frontman Daniel Blumberg quit the British fuzz-rock band Yuck earlier this year, but the band has soldiered on without him, and they might be even better now that he's gone. The band's new album Glow…   Read Story »
It's hard to remember a time when Lollapalooza, the festival, was not part of American pop culture, and since the last time it landed stateside, it's expanded to include stops in Santiago, Chile and…   Read Story »