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Hear The Linda Lindas’ New Song About A Cat Named ‘Nino’

The Linda Lindas just debuted their newest single, in honor of vocalist and guitarist Bela Salazar’s cat, “Nino.”     Off the punk quartet’s forthcoming 2022 record, “Nino” follows their other recent releases of “Racist, Sexist Boy” and “Oh!” “Nino” is out today via Bad Religion guitarist Brett Gurewitz’s own indie, LA-based Epitaph Records. Its...

The Reissue Section: Fall 2021

Vinyl sales have gone up 94% this year, according to a report by the RIAA. That helps the massive flux of reissues that dotted the fall. But that’s not the good news. What really makes this column hum remains the variety of choice titles that are released on CD, and sales of that sturdy little plastic silver disc went up 44% in the first half of 2021...

Get Back – The Creation of the Last Released Beatles Album Revisited

The received wisdom over the last five decades was that the last album released by The Beatles was only produced after much internal strife and acrimony. The original documentary film was prime evidence, especially because the film was pulled from circulation shortly thereafter. Word began to spread a couple of years ago that the seemingly endless hours...

Dave Grohl and Greg Kurstin Cover Barry Manilow for Third Night of ‘Hanukkah Sessions’

Back for the third night of Hanukkah and as the latest entry in their Hanukkah Sessions, Dave Grohl and Greg Kurstin shared another cover. This time, they tackled Barry Manilow’s “Copacabana” (raise your hand if you saw that coming?) to honor the Festival of Lights.   “Barry Pincus – not only one of the greatest songwriters of the 20th (or any)...

Mötley Crüe Sells Entire Catalog to BMG

Mötley Crüe has sold their entire catalog to BMG. The amount has been reported to be in the nine figures and is the company’s largest single catalog acquisition since it was founded in 2008. A spokesperson for BMG declined to comment on the dollar amount of the deal. The agreement includes all nine of the band’s studio albums beginning with their...

Jack White and My Morning Jacket Set to Headline 2022 High Water Festival

South Carolina’s High Water Festival is returning April 23 and 24 to North Charleston’s Riverfront Park next year. This will be the fourth time that the festival has taken place and the first one since 2019. The festival is curated by Shovels & Rope The festival’s pre-sale begins today, and general public 2-day tickets go on sale at 12 pm ET this...

Phoebe Bridgers Covers Tom Waits’ ‘Day After Tomorrow’ for Charity

In the latest to her rapidly expanding Christmas catalogue, Phoebe Bridgers released a cover of Tom Waits’ 2004 song “Day After Tomorrow.”     “Day After Tomorrow” is the 15th track off Waits’ Real Gone. All proceeds from Bridgers’ cover sales will go to The International Institute of Los Angeles – The Local Integration & Family Empowerment...

Read Me: Raekwon’s From Staircase to Stage: The Story of Raekwon and the Wu-Tang Clan

Thirty years ago, Raekwon (or Corey Woods, as the government knows him) was just a young man from Staten Island with a passion for rapping. A year later, he and his childhood friend, now known as Ghostface Killah, joined seven other kids from New York City’s fifth borough to form Wu-Tang Clan. The rest is well-documented hip-hop history. In his new...

Foo Fighters Announce 2022 North American Tour

The newly inducted Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Foo Fighters—in addition to everything else they and frontman Dave Grohl are doing this busy year—are ready to hit the road again. This morning, the Foo Fighters announced a slew of 2022 North American tour dates. The 17-date run will have the Foos performing in amphitheaters, stadiums, and festivals...

Adele Announces 2022 Las Vegas Residency

Adele is headed to Las Vegas for her newly announced residency in the Colosseum at Caesars Palace Hotel. The residency has been talked about for a while, now, the time has finally arrived. “Weekends with Adele” begins Friday, January 21, and Adele is set to perform two shows each weekend, ending on Saturday, April 16. The residency follows the release...

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