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The Best Soundtrack Moments Of August 2014: Gone Girl, The Hateful Eight, Guardians Of The Galaxy, & More

August is, generally speaking, not such a great month. It's the dead zone between blockbuster season and Oscar season, and the moment before TV's fall…
Ryan Leas | August 29, 2014 - 12:52 pm


Time’s All-Time 100 Albums

The music mavens at the venerable Time magazine have compiled their list of the "ALL-TIME 100" albums -- unranked and broken down by decade. We're…
Stereogum | November 14, 2006 - 6:22 pm

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James Brown Drummer John “Jabo” Starks Dies At 79

The drummer who helped give some of James Brown's most indelible hits their signature snap, John "Jabo" Starks, has died at age 79. Starks' manager,…
Gil Kaufman / Billboard | May 2, 2018 - 11:37 am

Jeff Rosenstock – “Planet Luxury”

Bomb The Music Industry! veteran Jeff Rosenstock is gearing up to release a new solo album, WORRY, in a few weeks. It's a more ramshackle…
James Rettig | September 22, 2016 - 1:50 pm

Watch Jordan Peele’s Word-For-Word Reenactment Of James Brown’s Infamous “Drunk” CNN Interview

Back in 1987, James Brown -- possibly drunk, possibly high, possibly just deep in his own mental universe -- gave a CNN interview shortly after…
Tom Breihan | June 30, 2016 - 9:03 am

Check Out The New Simpsons Figurines Of R.E.M., Elvis Costello, & Weird Al

For the 25th anniversary of The Simpsons, the merchandising machine behind the show has been going all out with an FXX marathon, Hollywood Bowl concerts,…
Miles Bowe | September 9, 2014 - 7:02 pm

Watch The James Brown Biopic Trailer

After years stuck in production purgatory, James Brown's biopic, Get On Up, is finally coming out this year. The film is directed by Tate Taylor…
Miles Bowe | March 14, 2014 - 1:07 pm

James Brown & 2Pac – “Unchained (The Payback/Untouchable)”

For the soundtrack of Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained, the former 2Pac engineer Claudio Cueni pulled a Girl Talk, smashing Pac's vocal from the posthumous throwdown…
Tom Breihan | December 11, 2012 - 9:58 am

Tribute Bands Take Over Letterman This Week

PopCandy lets us know that David's booked a cover band for each night this week, starting tonight with Purple Reign (Prince) and then on to…
Amrit Singh | November 17, 2008 - 10:38 am

Papa’s Got A Brand New Bang

Another senseless (attempted) killing over music trivia. The Toronto Star reports:Dan Gulley Jr. was charged with assault in the shooting of David James Brooks Jr.,…
Stereogum | January 11, 2007 - 1:15 pm

The Godfather Of Soul’s “Widow” Sets The Record Straight

Wondering why JB's lawyers have padlocked her out of the estate? It's 'cause she had pizza! …
Stereogum | January 5, 2007 - 9:00 am

Casting Couch: James Brown

The Godfather Of Soul may have terrorized his last concert stage, but his dramatic life and times will live on in celluloid, courtesy of a…
Stereogum | December 28, 2006 - 12:03 pm

R.I.P. James Brown

May 3, 1933 ? December 25, 2006 The season for giving took one of rock/funk/r&b/soul's most influential and legendary figures Xmas morning, as The…
Stereogum | December 26, 2006 - 11:23 am