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.

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