Archive for June 20th, 2012

Yoko Ono reunites Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore for new benefit track

Yoko Ono has released “Early in the Morning,” a 14-minute collaboration with Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore, as a benefit single.

Revisiting the mythical 1981 appearance by Muddy Waters with the Rolling Stones

Muddy Waters AND the Rolling Stones? It happened, at Waters’ Chicago nightclub in 1981. Relive this mythical meeting of the minds as Eagle Rock releases a multi-format commemorative set

Metallica's Kirk Hammett explores collection of horror memorabilia in first book

Metallica’s Kirk Hammett will publish his first book, Too Much Horror Business: The Kirk Hammett Collection, documenting his love of all things horror

'It would be ridiculous': Def Leppard is rerecording its old hits, but not its old videos

Def Leppard has become the latest act to re-record its biggest hits — and their aim, according to singer Joe Elliot, is a series of “100 percent forgeries.” Hear a sample of the 2012 version of “Rock of Ages” here!

Left Lane Cruiser and James Leg – Painkillers (2012)

Left Lane Cruiser and John Wesley Myers (aka James Leg) are both coming off ass-whoopin’ records from last year, and both were sized up here at the same time.

One Track Mind: David Byrne and St. Vincent, "Who" (2012)

It’s like a keening angel drops in on this crinkly Talking Heads song, as David Byrne unleashes a series of classic tangled rhythms — only to be one upped by Annie Clark

Forgotten series: Pat Metheny – Bright Size Life (1976)

I’ve always been amazed that Bright Size Life was Metheny’s debut recording.

Little Feat – Rooster Rag (2012)

1973’s Dixie Chicken set a template for Southern-fried funkiness that Little Feat (despite a number of lineup changes over the decades) has never felt the need to redraw