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I recognize this is an issue of taste, but Governors Ball 2014 was a little bit of a mixed bag for me. There were two headliners I loved, and they conflicted, and I had no interest in the subsequent four on Saturday and Sunday. After being impressed and surprised repeatedly on Friday, I had a… More »

On the heels of Jack White’s new album announcement as well as the unveiling of Blunderbuss’s first single “Love Interruption,” we thought it was time to revisit the hits — not the literal ones, unfortunately — of White’s wide-reaching, strange and prolific career so far. So, here’s 13 of Jack White’s most memorable collaborations. Sorry… More »

Don’t you love Christmas music? I’m Jewish so mostly it makes me feel like I’m in a mall. But don’t you love malls? I’ve been trying to get my daughter to listen to The Nutcracker, and that’s been pretty easy because she’s only three and doesn’t have a choice. But if Tchaikovsky’s not your speed… More »

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Alison Mosshart & The Forest Rangers – “Trying To Believe” Video

How did Alison Mosshart never get her own Sons Of Anarchy story arc? Plenty of other musicians did, and in retrospect, the Kills/Dead Weather singer would’ve been perfect for one of that show’s many femme fatale roles. Instead, she’ll have to content herself with throwing back drinks and enjoying a friendly game of Russian roulette… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 22, 2015 - 12:00 pm

Alison Mosshart Opens First Solo Art Exhibition

Yesterday, beloved front woman of the Dead Weather and the Kills, Alison Mosshart, opened her first solo art exhibition, Fire Power, at the Joseph Gross Gallery in Manhattan. Mosshart’s work has previously been featured in ArtNowNY’s group exhibition, Push It, in 2014. Fire Power includes 127 pieces including paintings, drawings, mixed media, and tapestries that… More »

By: Grace Birnstengel / June 19, 2015 - 2:08 pm

Gang Of Four – “England’s In My Bones” (Feat. Alison Mosshart) Video

Next month, the legendary British postpunk institution Gang Of Four returns with the new album What Happens Next. At this point, the band only has one remaining original member, guitarist Andy Gill, so the album is going to include a whole lot of guest singers. Alison Mosshart, of the Kills and the Dead Weather, sing… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 5, 2015 - 12:30 pm

Alison Mosshart & Eric Arjes – “Bad Blood”

The Kills and the Dead Weather singer Alison Mosshart recently teamed up with Eric Arjes, a singer/songwriter from Nashville, for a brooding and synthy ballad called “Bad Blood.” The song made an appearance on a recent episode of The Walking Dead, which makes me wonder why Mosshart doesn’t soundtrack every episode of the show; her… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 24, 2014 - 1:58 pm

Photos: Queens Of The Stone Age’s Halloween Extravaganza @ The Forum, LA 10/31/14

Queens Of The Stone Age celebrated the last show of their …Like Clockwork tour with a Halloween extravaganza. The event — called “The End Of The Road” — took place in Los Angeles last night. The Kills served as the opener and there was also a performance from SuicideGirls, a haunted house, and a costume… More »

By: James Rettig / November 1, 2014 - 3:07 pm

Watch Jack White Perform With The Kills And Cover Kanye, Beck, & Stooges In Dublin Last Night

The Kills opened for Jack White in Dublin last night ahead of White’s stop at Glastonbury, which of course led to several collaborations between White and Kills singer Alison Mosshart, his Dead Weather bandmate. Mosshart came on stage early in the set to duet on White’s Blunderbuss single “Love Interruption,” and the Kills returned to… More »

By: Chris DeVille / June 27, 2014 - 12:58 pm

The Kills, Black Bananas @ Mayan Theater, Los Angeles 8/13/12

Well prepared after appearing on the main stage right before Metallica at Outside Lands, the Kills sexed up the Mayan Theater with a ferocious set last night. Alison Mosshart was a tornado unleashed on the stage while Jamie Hince dialed up some vicious chainsaw fuzz guitars. Black Bananas gave me déjà vu as they played the… More »

By: Andrew Youssef / August 14, 2012 - 4:39 pm

Outside Lands 2012 In Photos

Over the weekend, thousands of fans flocked to this year’s Outside Lands at Golden Gate Park. Overcast and chilly weather was offset by the fire from the Metallica pyrotechnics and warm vibes from festival attendees. Neil Young & Crazy Horse turned up their guitars to close out Friday, Metallica blew everyone away with their hellfire… More »

By: Andrew Youssef / August 13, 2012 - 6:19 pm

The Kills – “Dreams” (Fleetwood Mac Cover)

By my count, we’ve now heard about a third of the forthcoming indie-rock Fleetwood Mac tribute Just Tell Me That You Want Me, and the tracks just keep on coming. Today, we get the Kills covering the iconic “Dreams.” I think Alison Mosshart is an excellent stand-in for Stevie Nicks, although the Kills’ raw minimalism… More »

By: Michael Nelson / July 11, 2012 - 10:31 am

Domino/Ribbon’s Smugglers Way Flexi-Disc Zine Has Unreleased Dirty Projectors, Real Estate, Cass McCombs For Record Store Day

For Record Store Day (April 21), Domino and Ribbon will put out the multi-media Smugglers Way Flexi-Disc Zine, a release that combines a 24-page zine with five flexi discs of unreleased material by the likes of Real Estate, Dirty Projectors, Cass McCombs, John Maus and Villagers. The zine is put together by artists from those… More »

By: Corban Goble / February 24, 2012 - 1:41 pm

The Kills Cover Velvet Underground’s “Pale Blue Eyes”

As one of the B-sides to their great “The Last Goodbye” single, the Kills have taken on a big one: The beyond-classic Velvet Underground stunner “Pale Blue Eyes.” The wastrel-rock duo give the track a nicely bluesy read, and you can hear the result below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 15, 2012 - 10:11 am

The Kills Bring “The Last Goodbye” To Letterman

On last night’s episode of the Late Show With David Letterman, the Kills brought a stripped-down, no-backing-band rendition of their gooily gorgeous ballad “The Last Goodbye” to the stage. Allison Mosshart’s hair looked extra-nuts, and she sounded amazing. It’s one of the stronger late-night performances in recent memory, and you can watch it below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 10, 2012 - 11:27 am

The Kills – “The Last Goodbye” Video

Credit Samantha Morton, the actress who was great in Sweet And Lowdown and Minority Report and a million other movies, with noticing something important: Allison Mosshart and Jamie Hince have crazy-expressive faces. Morton just directed her first-ever music video, for the Kills’ “The Last Goodbye”, and the whole thing consists of Mosshart and Hince i… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 12, 2012 - 9:07 am

The Gummy Awards: Your Top 20 Indie Rock Crushes Of 2011

The next stop on the Gummys express is Your Top 20 Indie Rock Crushes Of 2011; ten females, ten males, one Gosling. Hit the gallery to check out the winners of this award, truly the people’s champions when it comes to crushes. Just outside the fray: EMA and Wye Oak’s Jenn Wasner for the ladies,… More »

By: Stereogum / December 20, 2011 - 12:24 pm

The Kills – “Baby Says” Video

Director Ben Cook’s new video for the Kills’ predatory blues-rock throb “Baby Says” is a moody, meditative piece about the adventures of a glamorous, hard-partying cross-dresser. Check it out below. Also below, we’ve got the Kills’ tour dates; they’ve got some new ones. More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 1, 2011 - 2:10 pm

The Kills’ Alison Mosshart Covers “What A Wonderful World”

Tuesday night, the fourth season of the biker melodrama Sons Of Anarchy debuted on FX, and the episode featured the Kills/Dead Weather singer Alison Mosshart covering the wide-eyed standard “What A Wonderful World.” Mosshart’s version is a calm, stripped-back take with none of her usual snarl. The Forest Rangers, the band led by Sons ofMore »

By: Tom Breihan / September 8, 2011 - 9:45 am

Glastonbury 2011 In Photos & Video

Beyoncé doesn’t normally play festivals, but by all accounts she killed it at Worth Farm last night. After her Glasto headline performance the star told BBC she was so nervous playing for 175,000 people she sent Chris Martin her setlist to approve in advance. Of course between solo hits, Destiny’s Child favorites, and a medley… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / June 27, 2011 - 11:31 am
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