[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXnmNFHNOuQ&w=560&h=315] From the upcoming "Busy Doing Nothing" comp LP (With Free Calendar!) out March 6 on Nardwuar/Mint Records. Doot Doola Doot Doo... Doot Doo!

The fun site Letters of Note posted a letter that a post-Ziggy Bowie sent to Susie Maguire back in April of 1974. A sample of the text: “At the moment I am finishing me new album and I hope you are enjoying ‘Rebel Rebel,’ which will be included in...

Adele album is in its 19th aggregate week at No. 1 in the UK, a run that started on the first of its 50 chart weeks in January last year. That becomes the longest calendar sequence since Simon & Garfunkel’s “Bridge Over Troubled Water” between February 1970 and January...

Despite an underperforming run at the box office, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo will officially be part of a trilogy. It was unclear whether Sony Pictures would greenlight the next two adaptations in the Millennium trilogy, but executives from Sony told Deadline The Girl Who Played With Fire...

In 1958, "Great Balls of Fire" by Jerry Lee Lewis became the No. 1 song in the United States. Later in the year, many radio stations began banning his records because of his marriage to his 13-year-old cousin. 1 minute and 44 seconds. Think about that for a minute. And...

In 1943, singer Jim Croce was born in Philadelphia. His narrative songs, such as "Bad Bad Leroy Brown" and "You Don't Mess Around With Jim," were extremely popular in the early '70's. Croce and five others died on Sept. 30, 1973 when their chartered plane hit a tree and...

Born on this day in 1917, legendary record producer Jerry Wexler was born in The Bronx, New York. He helped shape R&B music with influential recordings of Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles and other greats, and later made key recordings with the likes of Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson.

Have you heard the news? The dogs are dead! You better stay home And do as you're told. Get out of the road if you want to grow old. "Animals was a slog. It wasn't a fun record to make, but this was when Roger really started to believe that he was the sole...

Proud father Jay-Z has released a new song celebrating the birth of his daughter Blue Ivy Carter on his lifestyle website Life + Times. The song, called "Glory," was produced by Pharrell and features audio of Blue Ivy – credited as B.I.C. – recorded shortly after her birth on...

The name Jack DeJohnette is synonymous with Modern Jazz Drumming. Many know him for his years spent with the Keith Jarrett Trio, but he first came to prominence with Charles Lloyd and Miles Davis in the 60's. He's always in demand as a sideman, although you wouldn't call Jack...

Jazz is a very democratic musical form. It comes out of a communal experience. We take our respective instruments and collectively create a thing of beauty. – Max Roach [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ns6i4YAe11Y&w=420&h=315]

Coachella just posted 2012 lineup and headliners for the double weekend festival are Black Keys (Friday), Radiohead (Saturday), and Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg (Sunday). Even more exciting are the acts highlighting the Recently Reunited undercard: At The Drive-In, Refused, Mazzy Star, and Pulp. This year’s event happens April...

Strange celebrity baby names have become quite common, but it seems celebrity musicians and their partners have a particular affinity the name Blue. Beyoncé and her rapper husband, Jay-Z, are the latest in a long line of celebrities to name their children after the popular colour. The super star couple...

The Immaculate Collection was the first album ever to use an audio technology called QSound. Yeah, I thought so. It also remains the best-selling album by a female artist in British music history and spent the second highest number of consecutive weeks at number one for a female solo artist...

If you don't know the blues, there's no point in picking up the guitar and playing rock or any other form of popular music. - Keith Richards

Kathleen Edwards faces one of the toughest possible paths to popular success: She's that singer-songwriter who's so good, you can't help but wish she stood out more. Like Tift Merritt and countless others who've preceded and surrounded her, Edwards resides in a shadowy netherworld between genres, where folk and...