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13 Essential Sonic Youth Songs That Put Kim Gordon Center Stage…

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In the eight years since the demise of Sonic Youth, Kim Gordon has remained the band’s most committed avant-gardist. Of the legendary band’s three singers, she tended to front the gnarliest songs, with the fewest concessions to melody or pop structure, and a voice that would sound like cold wind blowing through an abandoned cityscape even if it were delivering ...

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Foo Fighters Cover the B-52s on Surprise 01020225 EP…

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Foo Fighters have released another new EP as part of their ongoing Foo Files archival series. The band’s 01020225 EP includes renditions of a few Foo Fighters deep cuts, as well as two equally-unique covers: the B-52’s “Planet Claire” and the Psychedelic Furs’ “Sister Europe.” The two tracks couldn’t feel further from the rest of the Foo Fighters’ catalogue, but ...

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Hard Rock Hotel Under Construction in New Orleans Collapses, Kill…

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A large section of a Hard Rock Hotel under construction at the edge of New Orleans’ historic French Quarter collapsed Saturday morning amid dust and debris, leaving at least one person dead and three unaccounted for, authorities said. City officials and Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards confirmed the death. Nearby buildings were evacuated and officials said the building and a ...

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Shep Smith, Fox News’ Most Vocal Donald Trump Critic, Abruptly An…

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While wrapping up the Friday, October 11, broadcast of his daily 3 p.m. Fox News show Shepard Smith Reporting, host Shep Smith announced that it was his final show for the network. Smith was a stalwart of Fox News’ hard news division and in turn, was President Donald Trump’s most vocal critic and on air fact-checker at a network largely criticized as ...

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Big Thief Release Intricate, Lyrical New Album Two Hands…

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Big Thief have released their fourth studio album Two Hands. The ten-track release follows two recent singles—”Not” and “Forgotten Eyes”—and arrives less than six months after the band’s third album U.F.O.F. hit shelves back in May. “It has been two years, and in that time Adrianne had just written so many songs,” guitarist and vocalist Buck Meek shared in a ...

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How Much Is Kurt Cobain’s MTV Unplugged Sweater Worth?…

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Weird rich Nirvana fans will once again have the opportunity to purchase the green sweater that Kurt Cobain wore during Nirvana’s iconic 1994 MTV Unplugged performance. Julien’s Auctions has announced that the five-button cardigan will return to the auction block on October 25. The sweater was previously sold at auction for $137,500 in 2015. A representative for Julien’s told Rolling ...

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The 35 Greatest Rock and Roll TV Moments Before the ’90s…

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A version of this article originally appeared in the August 1990 issue of SPIN. 1. January 28, 1956:Elvis Presley appeared on the Dorsey Brothers Stage Show. Quincy Jones: “If you want to know the exact moment that rock’n’roll started, it was right then.” 2. April 3, 1956:Elvis Presley appeared on The Milton Berle Show. Filmed aboard the USS Hancock, with an ...

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Dean Wareham, Jad Fair, Dozens More Pay Tribute to David Berman o…

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French music website Section 26 has assembled a massive compilation album of covers paying tribute to the late Silver Jews and Purple Mountains frontman David Berman. Galaxie 500’s Dean Wareham, Moldy Peaches’ Adam Green, Half Japanese’s Jad Fair, and Diane Cluck are among the several dozen artists who recorded renditions of Berman’s songs for the project, titled Approaching Perfection. Section ...

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Paul McCartney, Brian Wilson, Flea, More Pay Tribute to Ginger Ba…

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Ginger Baker, the longtime drummer for bands like Cream and Blind Faith, passed away on Sunday, October 6 following days of being “critically ill in hospital.” In the hours after his death, numerous famous friends and fans took to social media to pay tribute to the late Felá Kuti collaborator. “Ginger Baker, great drummer, wild and lovely guy,” Paul McCartney wrote ...

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Hear Previously-Unreleased Arthur Russell Single “You Did It Your…

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Arthur Russell’s success has been largely defined by material released after his lifetime. When he died in 1992 of HIV-AIDS, the openly-gay cellist and composer lived on through his rich catalog of unreleased material, which was released in part thanks to his longtime partner Tom Lee, who managed his estate until 2011. Posthumous releases like The World of Arthur Russell, ...

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