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Les Paul, 1915-2009

Les Paul, 1915-2009

This year just keeps getting worse. Les Paul, creator and innovator of one of the most renowned guitars in history, has died. Paul, who died from complications from pneumonia was 94. He once said “the audience, they’re not professionals. They just love music. It isn’t necessary to play over their […]

August 14, 2009 × 0 comments

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Les Paul, 1915-2009

Les Paul, 1915-2009

This year just keeps getting worse. Les Paul, creator and innovator of one of the most renowned guitars in history, has died. Paul, who died from complications from pneumonia was 94. He once said “the audience, they’re not professionals. They just love music. It isn’t necessary to play over their […]

August 14, 2009 × 0 comments

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M.I.A "7 Songs Deep" Into New Album

M.I.A "7 Songs Deep" Into New Album

We’ve been keeping a pretty close eye on M.I.A’s Twitter lately and for good reason. Two weeks ago she posted this and now she’s finally come up for air. Here’s hoping the finish line comes up quickly.

August 12, 2009 × 0 comments

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M.I.A “7 Songs Deep” Into New Album

M.I.A “7 Songs Deep” Into New Album

We’ve been keeping a pretty close eye on M.I.A’s Twitter lately and for good reason. Two weeks ago she posted this and now she’s finally come up for air. Here’s hoping the finish line comes up quickly.

August 12, 2009 × 0 comments

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Joel Tenebaum ordered to pay $675,000 for illegal downloading & file-sharing

A few days ago Joel Tenenbaum was ordered to pay $675,000 for illegally downloading and sharing thirty songs. Tenebaum is a 25-year-old graduate student at Boston University. This is only the second case to go to court and only last month a court ordered Jammie Thomas-Rasset to pay $1.92 million […]

August 7, 2009 × 0 comments

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Joel Tenebaum ordered to pay $675,000 for illegal downloading & file-sharing

A few days ago Joel Tenenbaum was ordered to pay $675,000 for illegally downloading and sharing thirty songs. Tenebaum is a 25-year-old graduate student at Boston University. This is only the second case to go to court and only last month a court ordered Jammie Thomas-Rasset to pay $1.92 million […]

August 7, 2009 × 0 comments

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New Modest Mouse video ‘King Rat’ directed by Heath Ledger

New Modest Mouse video ‘King Rat’ directed by Heath Ledger

Here’s the brand new Heath Ledger directed Modest Mouse video for ‘King Rat. The animated video was fully conceived by Ledger before he died in January 2008 and was finished by THE MASSES, a film and music company. Ledger approached Modest Mouse singer Isaac Brock with the idea to direct […]

August 4, 2009 × 0 comments

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Jay-Z unveils Blueprint 3 album cover & tracklist

Jay-Z unveils Blueprint 3 album cover & tracklist

Okay people, here we go. As mentioned before, guests include MGMT, Drake, Kid Cudi, Mr. Hudson and Nas. Let’s just hope that ‘Empire State of Mind’ is as good as ‘Success’. Tracklist and production credits under the cut.

August 4, 2009 × 0 comments

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Baatin of Slum Village dies aged 35

Baatin of Slum Village dies aged 35

Baatin (born Titus Glover), the renowned emcee of Slum Village has died. He was 35. So far, the police do not know the cause of his death.  As one of the founding members of Slum Village along with J. Dilla (who died in 2006) and T3, Baatin helped create the […]

August 3, 2009 × 0 comments

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Rhythm & Vines 09/10 first announcement + Minuit album release shows + Pearl Jam rumour

In tour news, the Rhythm & Vines festival which runs from December 29-31 at Waiohika Estate near Gisborne, have made the first line-up announcement. LCD Soundsystem will be performing a DJ only set, while Major Lazer, Empire of the Sun, Krafty Kuts, Bag Raiders, the Juan McLean, The Proxy and […]

July 31, 2009 × 2 comments

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Rhythm & Vines 09/10 first announcement + Minuit album release shows + Pearl Jam rumour

In tour news, the Rhythm & Vines festival which runs from December 29-31 at Waiohika Estate near Gisborne, have made the first line-up announcement. LCD Soundsystem will be performing a DJ only set, while Major Lazer, Empire of the Sun, Krafty Kuts, Bag Raiders, the Juan McLean, The Proxy and […]

July 31, 2009 × 0 comments

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Indie supergroup Monster of Folk unleash two new songs

Indie supergroup Monster of Folk unleash two new songs

The indie supergroup Monster of Folk, which brings together Conor Oberst, M. Ward, Mike Mogis and Jim James, has just made available two brand new songs. The tracks, ‘Dear God (Sincerely M.O.F)’ and ‘The Sandman, The Brakeman and Me’ are streaming via their MySpace page. The songs are off their self-titled […]

July 30, 2009 × 0 comments