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About a month or so ago, a couple of music critics affiliated with the Winnepeg Free Press posted a piece about the 2011 NHL Faceoff Party (a huge upcoming concert to celebrate the return of the NHL to Winnepeg.) Rumors had been swirling that Nickelback would be the major surprise headliner of the concert much to the dismay of the critics at the Winnepeg Free Press. The critics wrote this highly entertaining plea to the concert organizers in the hopes of keeping Nickelback off the party's musical docket. Well, today everyone can rest easy--the headliner for the NHL Faceoff was announced and it turns out to be Bachman & Turner (the guys from the '70 act Bachman Turner Orchestra). Wow, this is quite possibly an even more entertaining selection than Nickelback! Still, you've gotta believe the dudes at the Winnepeg Free Press are celebrating their victory...
The Smiths always make it better...

Garbage debuted another short teaser video this week. They also posted on FB that they'll be finishing up the new cd over the next three weeks.

Radiohead performed "Supercollider" for the first time with a full band last night. You can watch the performance below.

Here's a different angle of the same performance:

Here's Death Cab For Cutie's performance of "Stay Young, Go Dancing" from last night's Letterman.

City & Colour "Sleeping Sickness" featuring Gord Downie from Tragically Hip


Radiohead played a very sold out show at the Roseland in New York City last night. Kid Rock was even in the crowd visibly singing to the band's performance (sure, Chris Martin was there too, but isn't KR more of a shocker?) You can read the New York Times' review of the show here. The band will be playing Roseland again tonight.

Check out "Street Spirit" from one of the band's two encores last night!

Check out a full stream of Damon Albarn's project from the Congo (DRC Music).
Here's the link to watch MGMT's performance of "Lucifer Sam" on last night's Fallon.
Cold War Kids "Hang Me Up To Dry"


Korn has revealed details regarding their upcoming 10th album, The Path To Totality. As expected, the album is the band's foray into the dubstep genre, getting help from notable producers such as Skrillex, Datsik, Excision, Kill The Noise, Noisia, and 12th Planet. The cd's first single "Get Up" featuring Skrillex has been out for months and the next single "Narcissistic Cannibal" is also a collaboration with Skrillex. The Path To Totality will feature 11 tracks (the deluxe edition adds a couple of bonus tracks plus a DVD), and will drop on December 6th.

Jonathan Davis from Korn was in Detroit last weekend playing a DJ gig at Bert's Warehouse Theater. He dropped a new track, "Tension" which you can check out below.

Last week, Rolling Stone asked readers to choose their favorite R.E.M. songs of all time, and today the results of the poll were published. Not surprisingly, the top 10 songs are mainly the band's biggest hits, which isn't necessarily a bad thing (full disclosure: I seriously love all the songs on the list except for #4, and I have no idea why I've never liked that song.) Check out the list here (slideshow format unfortunately).
Oh boy, where to start with this one. Well, let's see, William Shatner is about to release his new covers cd titled Seeking Major Tom. All of the covers are in some way related to space, and he picked some classic songs from David Bowie, the Police, Pink Floyd, and even Duran Duran. OMG, this cd is beyond hysterical. You HAVE to listen to the full stream. One tip--the first track kind of kicks in around the 45 second mark, so try to withstand the NASA countdown for a bit. Seeking Major Tom drops October 11th.

Here's an older Shatner cover that also features Ben Folds. It's "Common People" originally done by Pulp:

Chris Cornell will be playing the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor on December 4th, however the ticket info has changed. The internet pre-sale will now begin October 4th at 10am and run through October 6th at 10pm, then the general sale starts October 7th at 10am. Visit Chris Cornell's official site for more info, and check out Cornell's newly released video for "The Keeper" below:

Here's the trailer for the upcoming boxset The Smiths: Complete:

The Smiths: Complete will be available in the U.S. in mid-October, but you can pre-order now. If you're interested, keep in mind there are a couple of different versions of the collection. There's the massive Super Deluxe version with the band's 8 cds, vinyl, rare singles and more, and there's also a more scaled down version containing only the 8 cds. iTunes will also be selling a digital version of the collection.
If you missed Foo Fighters with Roger Waters on Fallon last night, you can watch their performance of "In The Flesh" here. Pink Floyd tribute week continues with MGMT performing "Lucifer Sam" tonight on Fallon.


Arcade Fire revealed in a recent interview that they've been involved in making a horror film! Check out the short interview clip here.
The latest in the Late Night Tales series will drop next Tuesday, and this time around MGMT selected all the songs on the cd. The collection will feature MGMT's cover of "All We Ever Wanted Was Everything" by Bauhaus. All the other songs were chosen by MGMT and include Velvet Underground, Spacemen 3, Julian Cope, the Chills, Durutti Column, Suicide, and one of my super big time favorite bands, Felt (SO many extra bonus points on that one). You can check out the entire track list here. Listen to MGMT's cover of "All We Ever Wanted Was Everything" as well as a Late Night Tales minimix/sampler below:

MGMT- "All We Ever Wanted Was Everything" (Bauhaus Cover) by LateNightTales

MGMT Late Night Tales Minimix by LateNightTales

Oh, and don't forget MGMT will be on Jimmy Fallon tomorrow night as Pink Floyd tribute week continues. MGMT will be performing "Lucifer Sam" so don't miss it!
More news on the Cure today: first we learned the band was nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame 2012, and now the band has confirmed the last handful of dates on their Reflections tour. This tour features the Cure playing their first three albums (Three Imaginary Boys, Seventeen Seconds and Faith in their entirety.) As it turns out, the lucky, lucky, peeps in New York and L.A. get multiple Cure dates, while all the other chopped liver areas around the U.S. and Canada get shut out (again). If you're up for a road trip, dates have been posted here and tickets go on sale September 30th. If it's any consolation, I'd bet at least one of these shows will be filmed for a future DVD release, although they did already release a live Trilogy DVD a few years ago.
Vevo will stream Nirvana: Live at the Paramount for 24 hours starting today at noon. MTV2 is also going to air the concert after tonight's episode of 120 Minutes. The new 120 Minutes episode focuses in part on Nevermind and its influence on musicians. The episode is sadly buried at 3am ET, however you can DVR it, or wait for the episode to be posted on MTV's The Hive website later this week.
Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame nominees for the class of 2012 were announced today. The Cure, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Beastie Boys, Guns & Roses, Joan Jett, Heart, and more were given nods. The inductees will be announced early next year and the induction ceremony will take place in April. Cure fans, don't get your hopes up, the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame is pretty notorious for making bad decisions.
Long before Garbage, there was Curve.


R.E.M. have announced details regarding their upcoming retrospective release Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage: 1982-2011. The 2 disc collection will contain 40 tracks (including 3 new songs) and it will be released on November 15th. Check out the track list below and read more about the collection here:

Disc 1:
Gardening At Night
Radio Free Europe
Talk About The Passion
Sitting Still
So. Central Rain
(Don’t Go Back To) Rockville
Driver 8
Life And How To Live It
Begin The Begin
Fall On Me
Finest Worksong
It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)
The One I Love
Pop Song 89
Get Up
Orange Crush
Losing My Religion
Country Feedback
Shiny Happy People

Disc 2:
The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite
Everybody Hurts
Man On The Moon
What’s The Frequency, Kenneth?
New Test Leper
At My Most Beautiful
The Great Beyond
Imitation Of Life
Bad Day
Leaving New York
Living Well Is The Best Revenge
Supernatural Superserious
Oh My Heart
A Month of Saturdays
We All Go Back To Where We Belong
Sloan's show at St. Andrew's Hall has been moved from October 7th to November 11th (11/11/11!) due to a scheduling conflict.
Noel Gallagher has debuted his video for "If I Had A Gun" here. The debut cd from Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds is set to drop November 8th.
Damon Albarn from Blur/Gorillaz recently visited the Congo and recorded a full cd under the name DRC Music. The cd features musicians from the Congo, and was produced in part by Dan The Automator. The cd Kinshasa One Two drops next week, but go ahead and listen to the full stream of the cd below (via Hype Machine).

MTV 2 normally airs 120 Minutes on the last Saturday of every month. This month, they're airing it during the week. The new episode features Foster The People, Girl Talk, Friendly Fires, and more talking about Nevermind and its influence. The episode airs Tuesday night/Wednesday morning at 3am so you'll probably want to DVR it. Directly after 120 Minutes, Nirvana: Live at the Paramount will be shown.
Lou Reed & Metallica have posted the full version of "The View" on their official site. You can check it out below. The full cd Lulu drops November 1st:

The View by Lou Reed & Metallica
Velvet Underground "There She Goes Again"


Good news if you're a fan of Creation Records. The peeps behind the Creation Records documentary, Upside Down: The Creation Records Story, have officially struck a deal with a distributor in the U.S., which means a stateside release date for the film is coming soon! Watch the trailer below:

A new single by Owl Vision is set to drop on Tuesday. Check out "Moloch" by Owl Vision below, and visit the band's official FB page here.

I can't stop listening to "Shaking Through" by R.E.M.

And the Chronic Town outtake of "Shaking Through" is fun to listen to as well...

Radiohead performed on Saturday Night Live last night. You can watch "Lotus Flower" and "Staircase" here (via NME). I'd click over soon, SNL has historically been pretty protective of their show and the video will likely be pulled down soon. Don't miss Radiohead tomorrow on an hour long episode of The Colbert Report.


Nevermind by Nirvana was released 20 years ago today.

Below you can watch "Territorial Pissings" from Nirvana: Live at the Paramount. The concert, shot on Halloween 1991, will be released on DVD and Blu-Ray on Tuesday.

Coldplay performed at the I Heart Radio music festival last night. Check out "Charlie Brown" live from last night below. Coldplay will release Mylo Xyloto on October 25th.

"White Limo" from Foo Fighters has been remixed by The Prodigy. Listen below:

Foo Fighters - White Limo [The Prodigy remix] by theprodigy
Peter Hook has been on tour with his band The Light playing classic Joy Division records Unknown Pleasures and Closer. A few weeks ago the tour was in New York and Moby joined Hooky on stage for the encore. Last night the tour was in Chicago and hours before word leaked that Billy Corgan would be joining Hooky on stage for a couple of songs. Check out Corgan belting out "Transmission" and "Love Will Tear Us Apart."

Another highlight of the show was "Ceremony" which you can watch here.

Peter Hook & The Light continue on the road for the tour, and there won't be a Detroit date. But if it DID stop in Detroit, who would Hooky invite onstage for the encore? Jack White isn't in town, plus he's currently out of his mind (seriously, Jack, ICP???). Iggy Pop isn't in town but he would have been an awesome choice. Other huge Detroit names like Kid Rock, Eminem, or Aretha would be a trainwreck (though I'd pay huge money to see Aretha attempt it). Maybe Windsor's Daniel Victor from Neverending White Lights or the guys from Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr? Ah well, a Detroit show is not gonna happen anyway, but fun food for thought...


Nirvana's rare concert from Halloween, 1991, will debut tonight on VH1, VH1 Classic, & Palladia at 11pm tonight. Live At The Paramount will be available on DVD and Blu-Ray on Tuesday, September 27th as part of the celebration of the 20th anniversary of Nevermind.

Also, if you like Nirvana, check out this hourlong BBC documentary radio program about Nevermind. The documentary features interview clips of Dave Grohl, Krist Noveselic, Butch Vig, and other important Nevermind players. FYI, you can fast forward over the opening news segment as well as the news segment halfway through the program.
kd lang and Andy Bell from the Brits in 1993:


Trent Reznor has posted a new trailer for The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. The film, scored by Reznor, will open on December 21st.

Vancouver garagers The Pack A.D. released their new cd Unpersons yesterday. Seriously, you need to check it out, it's amazing, especially if you like stuff like the White Stripes or the Kills. You can visit the band's official site to check out two tracks "Sirens" and "Haunt You," or check out a full stream of the cd on Spinner.

Here's "Sirens" from Unpersons:

Chris Cornell will embark on a solo acoustic tour this fall. Don't miss Chris Cornell at the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor on December 4th. The pre-sale is set to kick off September 27th and the general onsale will be September 30th.

Don't miss Chris Cornell tonight on Letterman. He'll be playing "the Keeper" from Machine Gun Preacher. The film opens in theaters tomorrow. Watch the trailer below.

I woke up with Asia's "Only Time Will Tell" running through my mind and I'm totally cool with that. Don't judge.


Check out video of Win Butler from Arcade Fire whooping some basketball ass. The backstory on this is the 2nd annual Rock The Court charity basketball went down in Toronto recently. A variety of NBA players plus musicians were on hand and participants got to "draft" teams and go on to play. Win Butler got drafted, as did Matt Bonner from the NBA, and they played on opposite teams. Watch some of the drama unfold:

R.E.M. called it quits today. This statement was posted on the band's official website today:

"To our Fans and Friends: As R.E.M., and as lifelong friends and co-conspirators, we have decided to call it a day as a band. We walk away with a great sense of gratitude, of finality, and of astonishment at all we have accomplished. To anyone who ever felt touched by our music, our deepest thanks for listening." R.E.M.

R.E.M. have been at it since 1980, releasing tons of great records, putting on spectacular live shows, and influencing countless bands. Thanks for all the years of great music, R.E.M. :)

It's Liam Gallagher's birthday today, and that means it's a good excuse to post some Oasis. Here's "Wonderwall" from Glastonbury 2006.

In totally unrelated news, website The Daily Swarm posted a nude picture of Michael Stipe today. Apparently it's a shot from a video that Stipe himself posted on his Tumblr account. You can click over to the Daily Swarm to see the picture, but keep in mind it's NSFW and if you click the link you will see the full nude. You've been warned, so don't send (any more) bitchy emails* to me unless it's about something else. Here's the NSFW link.

*I don't mind bitchy emails, in fact, I usually encourage that type of thing, however use your bitchiness for good, not evil.
Coldplay's webcast, Live On Letterman, took place last night. The most entertaining part of the show was at the very end after Coldplay performed their last song and left the stage. Fans clamored for an encore, but the band hadn't been informed they were allowed to play longer, so Coldplay were kind of confused as to what to do. After a few moments Chris Martin came back on stage and sheepishly told the crowd they'd be happy to do an encore though they weren't prepared, but no worries, he'd be back in a moment. He returned, dropped some off the cuff f-bombs, busted out his acoustic guitar, and played new song, "Us Against the World." The sound quality was pretty bad compared to the rest of the concert since things weren't mic-ed up properly, but it was pretty fun to watch. Check out the encore below:


Arcade Fire on fire with The Suburbs. The band won the prestigious Polaris Prize last night. Watch the band accept their award:

BBC4's documentary When Rock Goes Acoustic examines the acoustic guitar. The film features tons of great music from Neil Young, Oasis, the Smiths, David Bowie, and Nirvana, plus features interviews with Johnny Marr, Bob Dylan, Ray Davies, and tons more. Watch it below:

The Big Pink "Velvet"


Ringo Deathstarr return with a new 4-song ep, The Shadow ep, in November. According to the pre-order info, the release will be a very limited edition 10 inch on Japanese Cherry Blossom scented pink and purple vinyl. Wow! The band's new full length cd is set to drop in February.

People either love or hate Ringo Deathstarr because they sound just like the bands who influenced them, namely Jesus & Mary Chain and My Bloody Valentine. Hey, it's better to rip off AWESOME bands than to put out craptastic sounding junk.

Lots of Radiohead news today, and it's really exciting if you live in New York (lucky bastards!) Radiohead will be in New York later this week for the season premiere of Saturday Night Live and while in town they're going to make the most of it. Next Monday (September 26th) they'll appear on the Colbert Report, then on September 28th and 29th they'll play shows at Roseland Ballroom. Ticket info can be obtained here.
Arcade Fire played Austin City Limits 2011 this weekend. The band played a 15 song set which was also taped and is scheduled to air on Austin City Limits on PBS January 14th. You can check out about 20 minutes of the performance below.

Rise Against in town tonight!


The Jesus & Mary Chain are reissuing ALL of their cds over the next couple of weeks as 2 CD/1 DVD sets. Take a look at all the reissue goodness here. Just a head's up though, these are U.K. imports, which means if you try to buy them directly from the band's site (via U.K. e-tailers) you'll have to convert currency and pay those pesky international $hipping rate$. But there's an easier (and cheaper) way: if you want the reissues, just wait another week or so and buy them (as imports) from Amazon with free shipping to boot. No, I don't work for Amazon, I'm just looking to simplify things for you.

Psychocandy & Darklands will be available September 27th, Automatic and Honey's Dead drop October 4th, then Stoned & Dethroned and Munki complete the series October 11th.

If you were wondering what the upcoming Lou Reed/Metallica collaboration would sound like, wonder no more; a short sample of a song "The View" surfaced earlier today. Listen to it below.

The full length Lou Reed/Metallica cd, Lulu, drops November 1st.


Update: The Foo Fighters have now posted their own video of their pre-show serenade:

Awesome! The crazy Westboro group decided to protest outside the Foo Fighters/Rise Against show in Kansas City last night. The Foos found out about the protest plans beforehand and took matters into their own hands...


VH1 will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of Nevermind by airing a rare Nirvana concert shot on October 31, 1991. Nirvana: Live at the Paramount will air September 23rd on VH1, VH1 Classic, and Palladia at 11pm.

Nevermind will be reissued in a variety of formats and packages starting September 27th, though some of the editions won't be available until October. Watch the trailer for info on the 20th anniversary release of Nevermind below:

Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr has released the video for "Simple Girl" which you can check out below.

Neighborhoods from Blink 182 has leaked. You can listen to a full stream and review of the cd here. If you like the band, be sure to support them when the album gets released. As it stands now it's coming out September 27th, but it may get pushed up due to the leak.
Bob Mould joined the Foo Fighters on stage a performed "Dear Rosemary" on Conan last night. Watch the performance here. The studio version of the song is available on Wasting Light from the Foo Fighters.

Bob Mould is currently on the road promoting his autobiography
See A Little Light The Trail & Rage Of Melody. Alas, no Detroit date.


Shaun Ryder from the Happy Mondays released his autobiography, Twisting My Melon, today. He recounts the Madchester days, heroin addiction, and more. I haven't read this yet, but it sounds phenomenal. Here are two reports on the book from NME and Gigwise.

"Bob's Yer Uncle" is one of my all time faves from Happy Mondays:

Remember how I posted Trent Reznor's tweets earlier in the week? Well as it turned out, some lucky @MouthTapedShut followers were treated to a screening of a 8 to 9 minute trailer (it was either 8 or 9 minutes, depending on who you ask) of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. Read the recap from last night here or here and watch a video review here. The trailer will be shown again tonight in Phoenix, and no, the invites are already snatched up. For the latest on the film, be sure to follow this twitter account.
Peter Hook's been on the road playing Joy Division albums Unknown Pleasures, Closer, plus some other classic songs. Last night Moby joined Hooky on stage during the encore and they ripped through "Transmission." Video or it didn't happen...


Coheed & Cambria debuted their contribution to the Batman: Arkham City soundtrack today via IGN. The soundtrack also features Panic at the Disco, Blaqk Audio, Boxer Rebellion, Duke Spirit, the Raveonettes, Serj Tankian, and more, and it will be released on October 4th. The game itself comes out on October 18th. Check out "Deranged" below.

Coheed will also be featured on the ZZ Top tribute record covering the song "Beer Drinkers & Hell Raisers." ZZ Top: A Tribute From Friends drops October 11th and also features Filter, Wolfmother, Mastodon, and everyone's favorite, Nickelback.
The Big Pink are releasing a new single in November. Check out the single, "Stay Gold" below. A full length cd from the band is due in January. Catch up with the band and pre-order "Stay Gold" via 4ad's official website.

Billy Corgan has penned an official Smashing Pumpkins update and you can read the entire statement here. The short version of his statement is he's geeked about the launch of the Smashing Pumpkins Record Club (which is free to join and you can do so here), progress is being made on the forthcoming cd Oceania, and Corgan's almost finished writing a book titled God Is Everywhere From Here To There which he anticipates will be released in the spring.

Don't miss the Smashing Pumpkins at the Fillmore on October 15th. If you're thinking about going to the show, you might want to check this out--Smashing Pumpkins fan meetups are being organized for all of the dates on the tour. If you want to get involved in organizing, or if you'd like to attend a meetup, be sure to click the link and reply to the email addy provided. And take a look at the band's official Facebook page for slightly more info.
Once there was a band from Texas named Beck & Cauthen. Beck (Mr. Where It's At, or perhaps Mr. Loser, if you will) was concerned about name recognition, so his peeps contacted Beck & Cauthen's peeps and strongly suggested they change their name. Or else. Beck & Cauthen, being the cool dudes that they are, consented and have now changed their name to Sons Of Fathers. Read all about the drama here.
Bjork has pushed the release of her new cd Biophilia back a couple of weeks, and she felt compelled to explain the reason for delay. Read her statement about the October 11th release date here.
New Found Glory are releasing a new cd titled Radiosurgery on October 4th. You can check out the video to the title track below, and don't miss NFG live at the Royal Oak Music Theater on November 3rd.


Radiohead's "Exit Music (For A Film)" is one of my all time favorite Radiohead songs. If you love the song too, you might be into this (suggested by the person who uploaded the embedded video below onto YouTube): Visit this website and once you've got the audio there going, press play on the video below and listen to both at the same time. Try it, it's pretty cool.

The debut full length cd from Still Corners is set to drop next month. You can listen to the new song, "Into the Trees" via Dazed Digital here and check out previous singles "Endless Summer" and "Cuckoo" below. All three songs will be on Creatures of an Hour, which drops October 11th. Pre-order the album now through Sub Pop.

Trent Reznor sent out a couple of interesting tweets last night. #1 & #2 instructing fans of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo to follow on Twitter.
A documentary about the Oxford music scene, Anyone Can Play Guitar-The Oxford Music Scene Documentary, will be released on October 31st. New Musical Express has already sang praises about the film, calling it "one of the 10 vital music docs of 2011." Anyone Can Play Guitar features music from influential bands out of Oxford, England, such as Ride, Radiohead, Swervedriver, Supergrass, and the Candy Skins.

It's pretty exciting news that the film is finally coming out, because there for awhile it looked like the film was going to be shelved. After shooting, director Jon Spira ran into some financial issues which led to the film's delay, but after a successful online fundraising campaign, the film is indeed ready for a proper release on DVD. The lucky peeps in the U.K. will also have the opportunity to attend screenings on the indie cinema tour, which also promises some live musical performances from Oxford bands past and present. Ordering info is forthcoming, so be sure to keep an eye on the film's official website and Facebook page.

Check out the trailer for Anyone Can Play Guitar below.

Anyone Can Play Guitar Trailer from video jon on Vimeo.

Every band should feature at least one member who wears a cape...


American Idiot the Musical will play at the Detroit Opera House January 17th-January 22nd. Presale tickets are set to go on sale tomorrow at noon, but you have to be a member of the Idiot Club to take part. You can join the Idiot Club here. Keep in mind, Green Day will NOT be a part of the American Idiot cast for the Detroit shows, and Green Day will NOT be performing at the Detroit shows.
Back a few months ago, Rhino U.K. announced plans to release a super duper Smiths collection, The Smiths-Complete, which you can still pre-order from Rhino U.K. here. However, as of today, Rhino U.S. started taking pre-orders for this same collection, and the nice thing is that you won't have to pay the hefty shipping fees since you're buying it stateside. Rhino U.S. will be selling only 750 copies, so if you're interested in this, I'd order it now.

Of course, you may also want to check out what appears to be THE VERY SAME COLLECTION at Amazon, because it's even cheaper than the version Rhino is selling (almost 150 dollars less). Regardless, do what you've gotta do, I'm just passing along the info...

Dinosaur Jr are reissuing their first three albums, Dinosaur, You're Living All Over Me, and Bug, on October 4th. You can now pre-order the albums here.

Dinosaur Jr have also announced dates for a short West Coast tour in the fall where they'll play Bug in its entirety. Henry Rollins will be conducting a short interview on stage live before each show. For dates, visit the band's official website.

Back in 1991 Dinosaur Jr toured with Sonic Youth and Nirvana in Europe. Sonic Youth put together a documentary about that legendary tour, (which will be reissued on DVD tomorrow). Watch Dinosaur Jr. play "Freak Scene" from 1991: The Year Punk Broke below.

Arcade Fire will rock out and play some hoops next week. The band are playing two shows at the Montreal International Music Festival September 21st and 22nd, then on the 24th they'll play a basketball charity event. The Pop vs Jocks event is pretty much what you think it is: bands playing against NBA luminaries for charity. Members of Vampire Weekend, City & Colour, and others will also be on hand to try to whoop some NBA ass.

Don't underestimate Arcade Fire's basketball prowess. After all, legend has it they stole this guy's basketball (the classic blog entry is fun to dust off every now and then for the sheer comedic value of the comments that follow the post).
Coldplay's new single, "Paradise" premiered today! Check out the single below and purchase it now on iTunes. The full cd Mylo Xyloto drops October 25th and you can pre-order the full thing on iTunes now.

Evanescence will premiere the video for "What You Want" tomorrow on their official website. Visit the site now and check out a teaser for the video. Starting tomorrow you'll also be able to preorder the self-titled cd on iTunes. Evanescence will drop on October 11th.
Pure awesomeness!

The Cure played for a lengthy two and a half hours at Bestival 2011 on Saturday night. The band played a set full of Cure faves and followed that up with two encores. LOOK AT THE AWESOMENESS WE MISSED! How fitting the band played "10:15 Saturday night" ON a Saturday night. Good times.

For more on what Robert Smith is up to these days, check out this recent interview by the Guardian.



Daily lineups for this year's Voodoo Experience in New Orleans were announced today. Soundgarden will headline October 28th, Blink 182 headlines October 29th and the Raconteurs headline October 30th. Tickets are on sale now.
Download "Barb Wire" for free from the Smashing Pumpkins here. Scroll down the page and click the rat to download.


The Airborne Toxic Event just covered another song as part of their ongoing cover series. Check out their take on "Kiss Off" (originally done by the Violent Femmes) below:

Here's a couple of other covers from the series:

More Radiohead remixes below from the forthcoming double disc remix collection which drops October 10th.

Mike Shinoda from Linkin Park has composed the score to the film The Raid. The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival this week and it will be released in the U.S. next year. You can watch the trailer to the film here, and check out this site for even more information on the project.
Peter Murphy recently shot the video for "Seesaw Sway" and you can take a behind the scenes look at the making of the video below.

Don't miss Peter Murphy live at the Crofoot on November 25th (Black Friday). Tickets go on sale tomorrow morning at 10am.
Corey Taylor released his book Seven Deadly Sins back in July, and soon the audiobook version narrated by Taylor himself will be released. The audio version is set to drop the week of September 26th and you can pre-order it now from Taylor's official Facebook page.
Coldplay posted the tracklisting for Mylo Xyloto today, and it's good news for fans who have enjoyed the new songs the band have been playing at gigs this summer. A few months ago, Chris Martin freaked everyone out by suggesting "Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall" (which was released as a single in June) and other favorites such as "Major/Minus," "Charlie Brown," and "Hurts Like Heaven" might not make it to the full record. Apparently Martin was just (cold)playing with us, because all of those songs are indeed on the tracklisting. All is right with the world. Mylo Xyloto drops October 25th.

Foo Fighters performed "Walk" on Conan O'Brien last night:

David Grohl talked about his first dressing in drag moment:

Grohl on the Foo Fighters name:

Pearl Jam is offering a free download of their new song "Ole" and you can download it right here.
Morrissey is doing only one show in the Midwest on his upcoming North American tour this fall. That show is happening in Chicago on November 10th. Tickets go on sale this morning at 10am CT/11am ET. Here's where to get tickets.


Sometimes when I have a shatty day, Radiohead makes it better...

Don't miss Awolnation for a FREE 89X show at the Magic Stick on October 2nd. Check out a short interview with Aaron Bruno from Awolnation below.

Coldplay's new single, "Paradise" will premiere on Monday. You can check out the cover art for the single here. The band's new cd Mylo Xyloto is set to drop on October 24th, and you can check out a full concert from Coldplay when they play Live on Letterman September 20th. You'll be able to watch it live on cbs.com, plus again and again (if you want) on demand.

Here's Coldplay performing "Charlie Brown" live from Glastonbury '11

OMG, their record's over a year old and Godsmack are STILL talking about the meaning behind "Cryin' Like A Bitch" (talk about crying, indeed). If you care, watch an interview with Godsmack's drummer, Shannon Larkin talking about the song and all the drama at the 2009 Crue Fest.

Helmet announced a new leg of touring for their cd, Seeing Eye Dog, and they've included a Detroit area date. Don't miss Helmet at the Hayloft in Mt. Clemens on October 6th. Buy tickets here, and check out other dates on the band's tour here.
Watch the making of "the Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie" video below:


Chuck Klosterman from Grantland wrote a fantastic article on Noel Gallagher. If you're an Oasis fan at all, you'll enjoy it. Gallagher talks fame, success, drugs, and why Be Here Now was so long. Be sure to also check out Klosterman's footnotes. Good stuff. Read the article here.
Today I stumbled upon this fun cover of Kraftwerk's song "The Model" by Balanescu Quartet:

Here's the original Kraftwerk version:

Big Black's version is pretty good too:

And then there's Ride's straight ahead version recorded for the NME 40th anniversary compilation titled Ruby Trax (it's a 3-disc set of covers, cool rare stuff if you can find it floating around somewhere).

The Weekly Feed interviewed Mudhoney at last weekend's PJ20 Festival. Check out the interview below:


The Big Black Delta remix of M83's "Midnight City" is available to download for free here. You can also check out Trentemoller's remix of "Midnight City" below. Both remixes will be included on the Midnight City Remix EP will be available digitally September 27th. Remixes from Man Without Country and Team Ghost are also on the EP.

Midnight City (Trentemøller Remix) by M83

M83 will release the double cd, Hurry Up, We're Dreaming, in October. The tracklisting can be viewed below:

Disc 1
Midnight City
Where The Boats Go
Raconte moi une histoire
A Train To Pluton
Claudia Lewis
This Bright Flash
When Will You Come Home?
Soon, My Friend

Disc 2
My Tears Are Becoming A Sea
New Map
OK Pal
Another Wave From You
Year One, One UFO
Steve McQueen
Echoes Of Mine
Klaus I love You
Warner Brothers has officially confirmed the tracklisting and release date for the Batman: Arkham City soundtrack. As mentioned previously, the soundtrack will feature songs from Coheed & Cambria, Panic at the Disco, Blaqk Audio, the Raveonettes, and more. See the official tracklisting below. The Batman: Arkham City soundtrack will be released on October 4th and the game itself will be out October 18th.

1. Panic! At The Disco – Mercenary
2. Coheed and Cambria – Deranged
3. The Duke Spirit – Creature
4. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – Shadow On The Run
5. Blaqk Audio – Afterdark
6. The Raveonettes – Oh, Stranger
7. ††† (Crosses) – The Years
8. The Damned Things – Trophy Widow
9. Daughtry – Drown In You
10. The Boxer Rebellion – Losing You
11. Serj Tankian – Total Paranoia

*Bonus Collector’s Edition track
12. A Place to Bury Strangers – In The Shadow


Peter Murphy is set to play another live show in the Detroit area this fall. Don't miss Peter Murphy with She Wants Revenge November 25th at the Crofoot. Tickets go on sale this Saturday morning at 10am. Official listing and info here.

Watch Peter Murphy, Trent Reznor, and TV on the Radio perform the Bauhaus classic, "Bela Lugosi's Dead" below:

The-Michael-Pedicone-getting-kicked-out-of-My-Chemical-Romance-story gets dumber by the minute. Pedicone gave his exclusive statement to Kerrang! about the matter, and he's claiming he didn't really steal from the band to profit from the band. Instead, he claims he stole from the band to essentially frame someone else. No seriously, he said that. Lookie below:

"Almost as soon as I began touring with MCR I ran into problems with a member of the band's crew who I'll not name. The problems were many, big and small, but some of them were large enough that they began to greatly impact me and, by extension, my family. I'd reached my wits' end, and I made what was certainly the poorest decision of my life. Rather than address the issues that I had with the crew member in an open and honest manner, I tried to make them look irresponsible. My intention was to make this person look incompetent. I had no intention of profiting whatsoever. Again, I cannot overstate how poor my judgment was in this situation; it was a tremendous mistake, and it's one I'll regret for years to come."

Wow, someone needs a course in critical thinking...
Blink 182 will let you download another new track from Neighborhoods for free IF you play their game, but you have to WIN. To score the free download of "After Midnight" click here to play the game (fix the sign so it says "182"). "After Midnight" will appear on the band's cd Neighborhoods which will drop September 27th.

Don't miss Blink live at the sold out 89x Birthday Bash. Don't have tickets? Your last chance to win them happens this Saturday morning. Details here (scroll down to the Saturday events).

Blink 182 are also the cover boys on the October edition of Alternative Press, which is on sale now. Each Blink boy has a separate cover, plus there's also a cover with a group shot, so collect them all!
Tonight PJ Harvey won the Mercury Music Prize for the second time in her career. Back in 2011 she won the award for her record Stories From the City, Stories From the Sea, but as it turned out the ceremony was held on September 11, 2001 and due to the tragic events occurring on that day, Harvey was unable to travel to accept the honor. This year she won again with her album Let England Shake, and she showed up (looking fabulous) to collect her prize.
Sloan play St. Andrew's Hall on October 7th. Tickets go on sale this Friday at 10am.
City & Colour will be in town for a sold out show at the Fillmore Detroit on November 25th. Today, due to popular demand, the band added a second show for November 26th. Pre-sale tickets go on sale tomorrow at 10am and the general on-sale is Friday at 10am.


Placebo are releasing a live DVD this fall. We Come In Pieces is a full concert shot on the final date of the band's Battle For the Sun tour at Brixton Academy in London. The standard DVD contains the concert and 6 live performances from around the world. The 2-disc deluxe DVD and Blu-Ray versions will also feature a bonus band documentary, Coming Up For Air, plus Andreas Nilsson's full length film for Trigger Happy Hands. All versions of We Come In Pieces will be released October 31st. Check out the official trailer below.

Why not watch Placebo perform "The Crawl" for Radio 21 in Romania below? You'll thank me later.

New Order announced today that they're reforming for a couple of benefit shows this fall. I'm not sure it should really be called a reunion, because while Gillian Gilbert will be taking part, bassist and founding member, Peter Hook most certainly will not. Hooky will be busy playing classic Joy Division albums on his Unknown Pleasures/Closer tour, but I'm also guessing he wasn't asked to be a part of the N'Order reunion anyway.

Watch New Order perform their classic song, "Temptation" for the BBC from 1984 below:

Today, Noel Gallagher premiered new songs from his forthcoming solo cd. Listen to "AKA...What A Life!" and "If I Had A Gun" below. Both songs will appear on the debut cd, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, which is set to drop on November 8th.


Iggy Pop sustained multiple fractures to his leg in Romania on August 27th after tripping over a microphone stand on stage. Iggy has been sidelined for at least six to eight weeks while the injuries heal. Consequently, the four shows the Stooges had lined up for later this month have been canceled.

If you like the Stooges, be sure to check out Raw Power Live: In The Hands Of Fans on Blu-Ray and DVD on September 27th. This release features footage of the band's 2010 performance of Raw Power at the All Tomorrow's Parties festival, plus a special interview Iggy did with the six fans who filmed the show.

Check out some more awesome footage from last night's PJ20 concert below:

The Strokes with Eddie Vedder:

Pearl Jam with Josh Homme from Queens of the Stone Age:

Pearl Jam held their Pearl Jam 20 festival in Alpine Valley this weekend, and as expected, there was a Temple of the Dog reunion. Read a review of the festival here, and watch some footage from last night's set below.


Billie Joe Armstrong from Green Day was kicked off a Southwest flight for wearing saggy pants. According to this report, Billie Joe was asked by a flight attendant to pull up his pants, and when he didn't he was removed from the flight. He tweeted about his experience, which led to an apology of sorts from Southwest.


311 have announced plans for 311 Day 2012! 2012 will be off the hook since the band are moving the three day extravaganza to Vegas! A special fan party will kick off the festivities on March 9th, then 311 plays the MGM Grand on March 10th and 11th. Pre-sale tickets go on sale September 13th will the public on-sale following on September 17th. Visit the official 311 Day 2012 site for full details on the events and ticket pricing.
Julian Casablancas from the Strokes has recorded a song for French perfume Decibel. You can watch the short commercial below. Casablancas says a longer version of the ad will be coming soon and the full song he's recorded will also be released in the future.

You gotta feel bad for My Chemical Romance over this one: they caught their drummer, Michael Pedicone stealing from the band after Thursday night's show in Washington. According to Frank Iero, Pedicone has confessed to the theft, but luckily for Pedicone, the band decided to not press charges, only to kick his shady ass out of the band. You can read Iero's statement below or on the band's official site.

Pedicone was a relatively new member of MCR, he replaced the exiting Bob Bryar last year. Jarrod Alexander (from Dead Country) will be temporarily be filling in on drums while the band continues on the road with Blink 182. We're sure to hear more about the drama in the days to come as My Chemical Romance will be in town September 11th for the sold out 89x Birthday Bash at DTE.

Hello all,

Some shit happened last night and before the blogosphere gets all crazy with false statements and ridiculous opinions we want the true story to come from us... But please listen close because this is the only time we are ever going to talk about this. The relationship between My Chemical Romance and Michael Pedicone is over. He was caught red handed stealing from the band and confessed to police after our show last night in Auburn, Washington. We are heartbroken and sick to our stomachs over this entire situation. The band has no intention of pressing charges or taking this matter any further than we have to. We just want him out of our lives. The people who play in this band are a family, and family should not take advantage of each other like he did. We are currently moving forward, and hope to have a new drummer in place for our show in Salt Lake City, Utah. The show must go on.



Films of Colour has covered "Slow Burn" by David Bowie. The band will be releasing the cover later this year, but you can take a listen below.

Slow Burn (David Bowie Cover) by Films of Colour


Screamadelica turns 20 years old this year.