Let’s get this weekend started already.
- Maynard James Keenan delivers the most articulate, candid explanation of Tool’s writing process and album delays on Joe Rogan’s podcast. There’s good reason for this: Keenan recognizes that Rogan’s platform is unencumbered by any censorship, sponsor authority or interruption. The ability for a public figure to speak freely while broadcasting to millions for hours about whatever topic they like is massively valuable to a society compromised by greed, influence and third party control.
- Battle Tapes have a fantastic new EP called Form out today. Listen up.
- It’s been 20 years since the first White Stripes show. And now you can listen to it.
- Whoa. Tricky covers Hole and reunites with Martina Topley-Bird on his new album. Here’s a taste.
- A very exciting David Bowie box set is on the way.
- Arcade Fire have written the worst song of their careers. Have a listen to Electric Blue.
- Clear your palette from that nonsense with a great new Garbage song.
- If you’ve got some unresolved viking shit inside you, the new Amon Amarth video should help.
- The hairy Walmart garbage can isn’t really running for Senate.
- There’s a Michael Jackson animated Halloween special on the way.
- Billy Corgan is selling off over 150 pieces of Smashing Pumpkins gear.
- After 24 hours, the new NIN song definitely kicks ass.
- Highest Paid Musicians of 2016 list has been announced.
- An ex-Guitar Center manager confirms that the experience you always have at Guitar Center is the experience everyone has at Guitar Center, because most of those guys are hyper-insecure assholes obsessed with one-upping each other, overselling customers and generally looking like they stepped out of a WWF audience from the ’80s.
- Dude. Kermit the Frog got fired. And there’s some behind the scenes shit at play that makes all of this really sad.
- The Night King ice dude from Game of Thrones has a metal playlist, and omg you guys it’s so metal. It’s actually a well-balanced batch of rockers, rather than shit like NecroFetus Sludge Grind.
Here’s where you get the new music you’re looking for: Fresh Blood.