- The Beatles‘ legendary Sgt. Peppers album came out fifty years ago this week. Get upon that deluxe reissue.
- The story of how Paul McCartney wrote When I’m 64 inspired by his Dad is pretty funny.
- GNR are going back out on tour, with some real motherfuckers on the opening slot.
- Liam still hates Noel. That’s not news. But his admission that he “can’t write big songs” and has brought on Adele’s producer to help him is interesting.
- The bankrupt Pemberton Festival has earned some very serious enemies.
- Josh Homme has scored a German film called In The Fade, a clearly Queens-influenced title for a movie about a woman’s revenge on members of the National Socialist Underground (NSU), a neo-Nazi group responsible for her son and husband’s murders.
- Douche musician who panders to douche trends apologizes after non-douche musician takes him to task. But the douche’s record is still utter garbage. So we’re not much better off today, Chester.
- Corey Taylor opens up about some very dark shit.
- A lost Neil Young record from 1976 is on the way.
- There’s a new Hanson song, and for pop sugar it doesn’t suck.
- Don’t worry about the lack of a new Dead Weather album. As Alison explains, it’s just a matter of time.
- System of a Down has fifteen new songs ready for a record, but that record isn’t going to come easily.
- Aesop Rock has a new video for Get Out of The Car, a visual tribute to his departed buddy + artist Camu Tao.
- Odesza have a new video as well, compiling fans’ submitted road trip videos for the track Late Night. The results are really cool.
- J. Mascis was on Marc Maron’s WTF podcast, and talked about Adele, played Dinosaur Jr. songs and more.
- Brad Pitt may be better looking, wealthier and more well-traveled than you, but he can’t play piano for shit. So rock that two-finger Heart + Soul performance with pride.
- Soungarden and Audioslave have blacked out their social media accounts.
- Watch a couple hundred people perform Black Hole Sun in Chris Cornell tribute. Hopefully this song doesn’t become their Smells Like Teen Spirit. Or has it already?
- 1926 – Miles Davis (d. 1991)
- 1948 – Stevie Nicks (Fleetwood Mac) (69)
- 1949 – Hank Williams, Jr. (68)
- 1964 – Lenny Kravitz (53)
- 1967 – Kristen Pfaff (Hole) (d. 1994)
- 1975 – Lauryn Hill (42)
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