Flashback: Warren Zevon Says Goodbye on 'Letterman'

Not long after finding out he had an inoperable form of lung cancer Warren Zevon was booked on the Late Show With David Letterman as the only guest for the full hour Letterman was a huge Zevon fan and he’d featured the singer on his show dozens of times often…

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Hear a Lost Live Version of Merle Haggard's 'I Take a Lot of Pride'

Upon its 1969 release Okie From Muskogee Merle Haggard’s first live album was an instant success The LP became his fifth chart-topper and led to Academy of Country Music awards for Album of the Year Top Male Vocalist and Top Vocal Duo (for his collaborations with wife Bonnie Owens) “My…

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Tyler, the Creator's Lawyer Calls 'Riot' Tag 'Inaccurate Description'

One week after his arrest for allegedly inciting a riot during his South by Southwest performance Tyler the Creator has released a statement through his attorney calling the word “riot” an “unfortunate and inaccurate description of what occurred” 7 Hot Hip-Hop Crews Odd Future “At no time during the concert did…

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Kurt Cobain's Childhood Home Could Become a Museum

Smells like team spirit A Nirvana fan from Portland Oregon is looking to purchase Kurt Cobain’s childhood home through crowdfunding and turn it into a museum The grunge icon’s mother listed the 15-story Aberdeen Washington house last fall according to Spin for $500000 – despite a valuation of less than $67000 –…

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Cold Soar: 'Frozen' Returns to Top Spot on Charts

Good news according to new record-industry figures streaming revenues in 2013 were more than $14 billion Bad news streaming revenue doesn’t seem to be making up for lost download and CD sales Track sales are down 11 percent for the year according to Billboard and albums are down 15 percent Where’s…

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Damon Albarn, Future Islands Win SXSW's 2014 Grulke Prize

South by Southwest has announced the recipients of the festival’s second annual Grulke Prize The ever-eclectic Damon Albarn has received the award for Career Act while two breakout acts – New Romantic synth-pop outfit Future Islands and Irish blues-rockers the Strypes – have been named Developing US Act and Developing…

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Courtney Love Follows Up Plane Search With One for Daniel Tosh's Penis

A few days after Courtney Love posted her theory of where the missing Malaysian plane might be – with an image of the ocean adorned with arrows and poor penmanship – Spin notes that the former Hole frontwoman has solved another doozy of a case the location of TV host Daniel Tosh’s genitalia…

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Pharrell Williams, Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith Line Up 'SNL' Appearances

Being “happy” is just a state of mind but it is continuing to pay off for Pharrell Williams In addition to winning Grammys earning an Oscar nomination and popularizing a piece of clothing that resembles the logo of a certain fast-food chain this year the hip-hop and R&B artist will…

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Weezer Teaser: Band Returns to Studio in Cryptic New Clip

Weezer have posted a cryptic 20-second clip on their official YouTube page sparking speculation that a new album — their first since 2010′s Hurley — may be on the way 500 Greatest Albums of All Time ‘Weezer’ The clip made to look like an amateurish 1980s VHS recording opens with the band performing an…

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Kraftwerk's 'Autobahn' Thrillingly Relevant at L.A. 'Catalogue' Debut

Kraftwerk the band of robots whose Seventies work paved the way for Daft Punk (and pretty much all other electronic dance music on earth) felt vividly relevant last night during the debut Los Angeles performance of The Catalogue 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 tour At the prestigious…

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Metallica Share 'Garage Demo' of New Song 'Lords of Summer'

Earlier this week Metallica debuted their new song “Lords of Summer” at a concert in Bogotá Colombia and now they’ve followed it up with a studio recording of the track Dubbed the “garage demo version” as a nod to their self-produced Garage Days recordings the new recording adds multiple audio details…

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'Bob Dylan in the '80s: Volume One' Tribute Album Streaming Now

ATO Records’ Bob Dylan in the ’80s Volume One a compilation covering the decade in which in the words of Jonathan Lethem’s recent essay on the subject Dylan “humbled himself to an immersion in the practice of his art as a genre letting go of the ‘genius’ tag as fully…

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Eminem, Rihanna Share Details of Monster Mini-Tour

One month after announcing that they’ll embark on an unspecified mini-tour Eminem and Rihanna have revealed the dates and venues for their summer co-headlining Monster tour 5 Eminem Tracks Only Hardcore Fans Know The pop superstar will join the rapper August 7th at Los Angeles’ Rose Bowl August 16th at E Rutherford…

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Justin Bieber Claimed Fractured Foot After Sobriety Test, Police Say

After taking a sobriety test following his arrest for DUI and resisting arrest in January Justin Bieber told police he was suffering from a hairline fracture in his right foot as a result of a skateboarding accident Video from the test showed him stumbling and the report said he had…

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Hear Chuck Ragan's Rootsy New Album 'Till Midnight'

Chuck Ragan’s fourth solo LP Till Midnight opens with a song that sounds like late Springsteen his rough voice singing lines like “We only have til midnight until we break out and cut up trials on our own” before being joined by a few more for a triumphant chorus But…

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