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Guitar legend Johnny Marr was born on this day! Let's hope he's not having an unhappy birthday!

Meanwhile, unlike some of the other artists who have been nominated for induction to the 2015 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame (some are even desperately begging their fans to vote for them), Marr really doesn't seem to care much whether the Smiths make it in or not. He told Australian mag Faster Louder:

"I’ve absolutely got no opinion on that because I don’t think anything’s going to happen," Marr admits. "I don’t really trouble myself with conjecture. If it were to happen, I’ll find out but I don’t think anything’s going to happen. It’s not even something that crosses my mind."

Marr released his second solo album Playland in October and is touring to support the record in North America over the next few weeks. Dates for the tour are posted below. Tickets for all dates are on sale now.

11/09 -- Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
11/10 -- Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
11/12 -- New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
11/14 -- Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony
11/15 -- Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall Of Williamsburg
11/16 -- Boston, MA @ Paradise
11/18 -- Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
11/19 -- Montreal, QB @ Corona
11/20 -- Toronto, ON @ Danforth
11/22 -- Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
11/23 -- Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew's Hall
11/25 -- Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre
11/26 -- Kansas City, MO @ Arvest Bank Theatre
11/28 -- Denver, CO @ Gothic Theatre
11/29 -- Aspen, CO @ Belly Up
12/01 -- Missoula, MT @ Top Hat Lounge
12/03 -- Edmonton, AB @ Starlite
12/04 -- Calgary, AB @ Republik
12/06 -- Victoria, BC @ Sugar Nightclub
12/07 -- Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
12/08 -- Seattle, WA @ Neumos
12/10 -- Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
12/11 -- Eugene, OR @ Wow Hall
12/12 -- Sacramento, CA @ Ace Of Spades
12/14 -- San Francisco, CA @ Independent
12/15 -- San Francisco, CA @ Independent
12/16 -- Pomona, CA @ Glass House
12/18 -- Solona Beach, CA @ Belly Up Tavern
12/19 -- Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre
12/20 -- Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre

Published October 31st, 2014 @ 6:43 AM


On July 20th, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds performed a concert at the Moody Theater in Austin which was filmed for an episode of Austin City Limits. The episode is scheduled to premiere this weekend on PBS, so be sure to tune in to watch*! For now, take a look at the band's performance of "Jubilee Street" from the taping which is available to view here.  The episode setlist is also posted below.

*Visit PBS to an airtime near you. WTVS in Detroit is scheduled to air the program at on November 2nd at midnight (Saturday night/Sunday morning).  Failing that, the full episode will be uploaded to the ACL website later in the day on November 2nd after the program debuts.

Jubilee Street
Red Right Hand
From Her to Eternity
Love Letter
God is in the House
The Mercy Seat
Push the Sky Away

Published October 30th, 2014 @ 11:07 AM

Erasure premiered the spooktacular video for their single "Dead Of Night." The track is featured on the band's latest album the Violet Flame, which was released in September.  Take a look at the video below IF YOU DARE.

Published October 30th, 2014 @ 10:54 AM


Buzzcocks are set to return with the new album The Way on November 18th. The album's first single is called "It's Not You," and the official video for the track can be viewed below.  Pre-order The Way from iTunes, Amazon, and 1234 Go Records.  1234 Go is also selling a limited edition (hand numbered) cassette version of the release here.

The Way tracklisting

01. Keep On Believing
02. People Are Strange Machines
03. The Way
04. In The Back
05. Virtually Real
06. Third Dimension
07. Out of The Blue
08. Chasing Rainbows/Modern Times
09. It's Not You
10. Saving Yourself

Published October 29th, 2014 @ 7:33 PM


Fans of R.E.M.'s IRS days have another stellar release to look forward to before year's end. Today R.E.M. announced the release of a boxed 7 inch vinyl singles set titled 7in-83-88. The set includes 11 singles, and each 7 inch in the set comes with replicated original picture sleeve art and labels. 7in-83-88 will be released December 9th and is available to pre-order now through Amazon. Take a look at the tracklisting for the collection (tracklisting via NME) below.

"Radio Free Europe" b/w "There She Goes Again"
"So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry)" b/w "King of the Road"
"(Don’t Go Back To) Rockville" b/w "Catapult"
"Can't Get There From Here" b/w "Bandwagon"
"Driver 8" b/w "Crazy"
"Wendell G" b/w "Crazy" + "Ages of You" b/w "Burning Down" [UK double, prev unreleased in US]
"Fall On Me" b/w "Rotary Ten"
"Superman" b/w "White Tornado"
"The One I Love" b/w "Maps and Legends" (live)
"Its The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)" b/w "Last Date"
"Finest Worksong" b/w "Time After Time" (live) [UK single, previously unreleased in US]

As previously reported, R.E.M. is releasing a 6 DVD set titled REMTV on November 24th which is available to pre-order here. The documentary portion of the collection is scheduled to air on VH1 Classic and Palladia November 22nd. The band is also planning on screening the documentary in select cities at the end of November, though cities/dates have not yet been announced.

Published October 28th, 2014 @ 7:49 PM

Soundgarden returns with the release of the long anticipated b-sides/rarities collection on November 24th.  Echo Of Miles: Scattered Tracks Across The Path is a three disc collection -- Disc 1, Originals, features mostly b-sides along with two unreleased songs; Disc 2, Covers, includes 17 cover songs (live versions, BBC sessions, and more), and Disc 3, Oddities, includes instrumentals, remixes, and demos. The full collection features tons of rarities and five previously unreleased tracks, including the track "Storm," which Soundgarden debuted yesterday.

Soundgarden is offering several exclusive pre-order bundles of Echo Of Miles: Scattered Tracks Across The Path now through its official site. Take a look at the tracklisting for the collection plus stream "Storm" below:

CD 1 - Originals

01. Sub Pop Rock City
02. Toy Boy
03. Heretic
04. Fresh Deadly Roses
05. HIV Baby
06. Cold Bitch
07. Show Me
08. She's A Politician
09. Birth Ritual
10. She Likes Surprises
11. Kyle Petty, Son Of Richard
12. Exit Stonehenge
13. Blind Dogs
14. Bleed Together
15. Black Rain
16. Live To Rise
17. Kristi (prevously unreleased)
18. Storm (previously unreleased)

CD 2 - Covers

01. Swallow My Pride
02. Smokestack Lightnin'
03. Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except Me & My Monkey (BBC session)
04. Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) (BBC Session)
05. Come Together
06. Stray Cat Blues
07. Into The Void
08. Girl U Want
09. Touch Me
10. Can You See Me? (BBC Session)
11. Homicidal Suicidal (BBC Session)
12. I Can't Give You Anything (BBC Session)
13. Waiting For The Sun (live)
14. Search & Destroy (live)
15. Big Bottom (live)
16. Earache My Eye (live)

CD 3 - Oddities

01. Twin Tower (previously unreleased)
02. Jerry Garcia's Finger
03. Ghostmotorfinger
04. Night Surf (previously unrleased)
05. A Splice Of Space Jam
06. The Telephantasm
07. Black Days III
08. Karaoke
09. Fopp (Fucked Up Heavy Dub Mix)
10. Big Dumb Sex (Dub Version)
11. Spoonman (Steve Fisk Remix)
12. Rhinosaur (The Straw That Broke The Rhino's Back remix)
13. Dusty (Moby remix)
14. The Telephantasm (Steve Fisk 2014 remix) (previously unreleased)
15. One Minute Of Silence

Published October 28th, 2014 @ 9:26 AM