Franz Ferdinand Have A New Pro-Sex Dance Song For You

I’m not sure how I feel about “Katherine Kiss Me,” a new song that Franz Ferdinand performed at Glastonbury this weekend. More »


Just in time for the release of the Guitar Hero edition in his band’s name, Steven Tyler has admitted that he entered rehab last month in order to recover from dependency on pain and sleep-assistance meds. More »


Steven Tyler on Reason for Rehab

Just in time for the release of the Guitar Hero edition in his band’s name, Steven Tyler has admitted that he entered rehab last month in order to recover from dependency on pain and sleep-assistance meds. More »



My Favorite Songs Of The First Half Of 2008 (As Of Right Now)

Ida-Maria_Oh-my-God.jpgMidnight tonight isn’t the exact midway point of this year, but hey, it’s the last day of its sixth month, which is close enough for roadwork. Or, er, listwork, that is: After the jump, I give you the seven songs that I would be more likely to put on a mix CD than any other, in YouTube/blurb form. Think of it as a post for me and my creaky, prone-to-forgetting-stuff brain to come back to when the year-end listmaking craze hits in a couple of months and an invitation for you to engage in similar Monday afternoon quantifying!

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DMX’s Bad Year Gets Even Worse

AP051011012740.jpgThe old adage “when it rains, it pours” seems to be the key cliche for DMX’s 2008: He’s been hit with moving violations, raids on his house, and accusations that he’s been using aliases to get medical treatment. Friday, he was arrested in Miami after attempting a coke and marijuana run. And now he’s going to have to give up one of his Harlem real estate holdings, in part because of his failure to promote a couture line–for dogs.

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American Idol patriot/panderer Kristy Lee Cook has signed with 19 Recordings/Arista Nashville, and her first single will drop Aug. 11. More »



‘American Idol’ Contestant Kristy Lee Cook Signs with 19 Recordings/Arista Nashville

American Idol patriot/panderer Kristy Lee Cook has signed with 19 Recordings/Arista Nashville, and her first single will drop Aug. 11. More »


Bjork Decides Against Getting Wild In The Country

AP070502054953.jpgClaiming the organizers of this weekend’s electronica jamboree Wild In The Country have been “unable to secure any staging, sound and lighting for the festival,” Bjork pulled out of her headlining spot late Friday. The Knebworth-based fest has since announced its plans to continue without Iceland’s Finest, wishing her all the best while noting that it would have been nice to hear about her problems a little bit sooner, and that they “have diligently provided all production requirements for all of the other acts appearing on this years line-up.” Unless the festival’s other acts, like Soulwax, Hercules & Love Affair, and The Field, start dropping out, maybe we can assume that the organizers were dragging their heels on whether she could bring a giant automated turkey that transformed into a fluorescent gondola or not.

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Slipknot’s “Psychosocial” Brings The Mustaine

slipknot.jpgARTIST: Slipknot
TITLE: “Psychosocial”
WEB DEBUT: June 30, 2008

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While Coldplay’s Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends remains the biggest full-length in the United Kingdom, the band’s term limit/iPod anthem of the same name has been knocked from the top of the singles chart by Ne-Yo’s “Closer,” a disco doozy so sweet we couldn’t stop posting it in April. More »


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