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Ad-Rock Describes Auditioning Stoned For Oliver Stone’s The Doors

In a new New York Times profile, Adam Horovitz (aka Ad-Rock) reflected on starting his transition to a post-Beastie Boys life following the death of MCA in 2012. Most recently, he's starring in Noah Baumbach's new film While We're Young, which is coming out later this week. But it's not the aging rapper's first foray… More »

By: James Rettig / March 24, 2015 - 8:40 am

Watch Lou Reed Call The Beatles “Garbage” And The Doors “Stupid” In Newly Animated Interview

Lou Reed was both an avant-rock forefather and a legendary crank, and I sincerely recommend that you spend some time with this Lester Bangs piece about a contentious Reed interview. PBS recently animated an interview that Joe Smith conducted with Reed in 1987, and it has a lot of interesting stuff about what Reed wa… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 17, 2015 - 1:13 pm

2:54 – “Take It As It Comes” (The Doors Cover)

2:54 released their sophomore album, The Other I, last fall, but that doesn't mean they're going to rest on their laurels in 2015. So far this year, sisters Colette and Hannah Thurlow have covered Paramore's "Now" for Rookie, released the video for "Crest," and now have given us another cover: "Take It As It Comes"… More »

By: Caitlin White / February 2, 2015 - 10:34 am

Watch Karen O Cover Radiohead & The Doors In London

Karen O made her first Crush Songs appearance in the UK over the weekend, where she performed for two nights at London's Bush Hall. During her set, she played covers of the Doors' "Indian Summer" and Radiohead"s "High & Dry." Holly Miranda, who was part of her backing band for the show, took over o… More »

By: James Rettig / October 6, 2014 - 9:45 am

Marianne Faithfull Knows Who Killed Jim Morrison

In an interview in the latest issue of MOJO magazine, Marianne Faithfull revealed that she knows exactly who killed Jim Morrison. She said that it was her ex-boyfriend and "heroin dealer to the stars" Jean de Breiteuil. They travelled to Paris together during the summer of 1971 and, on arrival, Breiteuil visited the Doors frontman'… More »

By: James Rettig / August 6, 2014 - 9:49 am

R.I.P. Ray Manzarek

We can argue about the musical and cultural value of the Doors, but it would be straight-up inaccurate to classify them as anything less than one of America's truly legendary rock groups. And I think it's fair to say, too, that Ray Manzarek was as essential to the Doors' success as Jim Morrison, maybe more… More »

By: Michael Nelson / May 20, 2013 - 6:05 pm

Music’s 10 Most Scandalous Live-TV Moments

When M.I.A. held up her middle finger during Madonna's Super Bowl Halftime Show last weekend, she dominated blog chatter for a few days and incited a few minor cable-TV debates. She could have to pay a fine, and she's definitely changed the narrative around her next album. But she hasn't gotten anywhere near the pantheo… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 9, 2012 - 4:23 pm

80 Other Bands With Official Sneakers

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. I did some research, and… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 6, 2011 - 12:31 pm

Stereogum & team9 Present… MySplice 4: 2009 Mashed Up

There could not have been a more apt ID3 than that of Freelance Hellraiser's "Stroke Of Genius," the MP3 that launched this decade's most fitting musical legacy. Parts of two or three or thirty tracks mixed into one supersong? What better than mashups to soundtrack a generation of smartphone-wielding Adderall chompers coming of age i… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / December 23, 2009 - 10:59 am

New “Weird Al” Yankovic Video – “Craigslist”

There are very few constants in life. Friends move. Loved ones die. Americans lack the job security they once considered a reliable fact of quotidian life. But through it all there is Weird Al. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / June 16, 2009 - 11:29 am

Ben & Zooey Hit Sundance

If you have money and/or connections, Washington DC is the place to be today. There are so many people gathered for the presidential inauguration, CNN is shooting from a satellite in space! But sadly some celebrities are stuck in Park City, Utah, forced to navigate gifting suites instead of cheering our new 44th president. We… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / January 20, 2009 - 12:33 pm

Grateful Dead: Chuckin’, Got Their Chips Cashed In…

Rock shoes are fun for everyone, yeah? No. OK yeah, fun for blogging. The unexpectedly fertile field of rock/shoe tie-ins adds another photo set for the world of internet comments today, with new images of the Dead's very own line of Converse. This makes 100 years of the shoe brand, a centennial celebration that's already… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 30, 2008 - 1:08 pm

Jim DeRogatis, Greg Kot, And Conan Hate The Doors

You don't often see music critics on late night television. Maybe with good reason. Last night Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot, longtime Chicago writers and hosts of Sound Opinions, did a pretty good job on Conan. DeRogatis dissed the Dead and managed a Kraftwerk reference (in reference to Alicia and Frank, nonetheless). And Kot's vexing… More »

By: brandon / February 12, 2008 - 10:44 am