Thursday, October 30, 2014

VINTAGE CLIP: Run the Jewels Boiler Room Set

To celebrate their phenomenal new album, Run the Jewels 2, we take it back to last December when Run The Jewels were on tour in the UK and performed for Boiler Room. Watch this VINTAGE CLIP of their 14-minute long performance.

Quick News

Speaking to Rolling Stone, Pink Floyd's David Gilmour has spoken about his upcoming solo album and hopes to get it out next year. Discussing the follow-up to 2006's On An Island, Gilmour said, "There are some sketches that aren’t finished, and some of them will be started again. There’s a few months’ work in it yet. I’m hoping to get it out this following year."

 Writer Alex Garland, who has had Danny Boyle take his work to the big screen with The Beach and 28 Days Later... will be release his directorial debut Ex Machina next year and to cap off the project, he has scored Portishead's Geoff Barrow and composer Ben Salisbury to score the film.

In December, Public Enemy will be reissuing their seminal albums, It Takes A Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back and Fear of A Black Planet to celebrate DefJam's 30th anniversary. The reissues will feature the remastered albums, B-sides, demos, live recordings, DVD's, and special liner notes by Questlove of The Roots.

TV on the Radio's David Sitek, who produced Beady Eye's final album BE, is asking Liam Gallagher to work with him again now that he is a free agent. Speaking to NME, Sitek said, "Liam's hilarious, that guy really makes me laugh. And he's super talented. I remember when he first went up to the microphone, we had no effects and it was just like, 'Wow.' He should either have a show or get back in the studio with me and we'll make a couple of tracks for fun."

Robert Plant on Jools Holland

Watch the legendary Robert Plant on Later...with Jools Holland.

Counting Crows on Jools Holland

Watch Counting Crows on Later...with Jools Holland!

Tune-Yards on Jools Holland

Watch tUnE-yArDs on Later...with Jools Holland.

She & Him on Fallon

Watch She & Him on The Tonight Show!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Interpol on French TV

Last week, Interpol rocked French TV program Le Grande Journal. Take a look at the NYC rockers play "All the Rage Back Home."

Quick News

Scottish hip-hop group Young Fathers have won the 2014 Mercury Prize beating out favorites FKA Twigs, Royal Blood, and Damon Albarn, among others. The Mercury Prize is given annually to the best British album of the year.

After releasing their new single, "Buzzkill(er)," The Dead Weather are reportedly working on their third record that allegedly will arrive next year.

Before Craig Ferguson bows out as host of The Late Late Show next year, he will get a grand kick-off beginning next month as Metallica will be his house band and special musical guest each night.

Speaking to Rolling Stone, Julian Casablancas admitted he may have been behind some of The Strokes internal issues, saying, "[On 'Comedown Machine'] I maybe wasn't kind of as iron-fisty as I had been in the past, but on purpose, because that created all these issues. I think it's important for someone to – whether or not I think it's better – for someone to have their say. I'm still writing a lot of parts and songs and we're playing together, so it's not like we're mailing each other songs and that we never see each other."

Funkmaster Flex will be teaming up with author Karen Hunter to release a book of stories about The Notorious BIG. In a story in Vibe magazine, Flex gives a preview like that "Who Shot Ya?" was originally intended for Mary J Blige and not Biggie. Flex said, "The song “Who Shot Ya” was originally an intro for Mary J. Blige’s album. Uptown/MCA said it was too hard. The song in its original form had a verse from Big, Keith Murray and LL Cool J, though LL never did his verse. The song still exists!” No release nor title of the book has been given.

It has been confirmed that Nas will executive produce Bishop Nehru's solo debut which is set to arrive next year.

Last night, The Allman Brothers brought their six decade long career to an end with their final live performance at the coveted Beacon Theater in New York City. The theater is where the band held an annual residency.