‘American Pie’ performer snags star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

HOLLYWOOD — Singer Don McLean received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Monday, Aug. 16,  in connection with the 50th anniversary of “American Pie.” McLean was all smiles at the ceremony on Hollywood Boulevard in front of the Pie Hole, which changed the name of its “Mom’s Apple Crumble” to “American Pie” for the day. “I’ve had some wonderful experiences,” McLean told the cheering crowd as he accepted the honor. HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – AUGUST 16: Don McLean (C) poses with “Weird Al” Ya...
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Suhr Guitar Talk :: RE: Mixing Suhr pickups with other brands

Author: [email protected] Posted: Mon Aug 16, 2021 10:26 am (GMT -7) Topic Replies: 1 It shouldn't be a problem. Our recommended wiring for the Thornbucker would be: Black = Hot (to the volume pot or switch) Red + White = Soldered together and insulated (this links the two coils of the humbucker together) Green + Bare = Ground (usually the back of a pot) That will most likely work fine, however, if you notice the guitar sounds weak, thin, and nasally when both pickups are on simultaneousl...
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Birthday Girl Madonna Gets New Reissue Campaign, Italians Do It Better Covers Comp

Today is Madonna’s 63rd birthday. Happy birthday Madonna! And to mark the occasion, there’s a few bits of Madonna news out there. Earlier today, it was announced that Madonna has signed a new deal with Warner Music Group that encompasses her entire recorded music catalog. Next year will mark the 40th anniversary of Madonna’s first single, and the new deal promises an extensive reissue campaign digging back into all her classic albums. But today, there is also Italians Do It Better’s big Madonna ...
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Suhr Guitar Talk :: Mixing Suhr pickups with other brands

Author: Adambomb Subject: Mixing Suhr pickups with other brands Posted: Mon Aug 16, 2021 4:57 am (GMT -7) Topic Replies: 1 Does Suhr pickups have the same polarity as Gibson pickups? Was thinking about putting a SSV Humbucker or Thornbucker in the bridge of my Les Paul. Wanting to keep the Bustbucker #1 in the neck as it’s very bright and clear. _________________ Gear : Music : http:/...
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The Weeknd’s “Blinding Lights” Breaks Record For Most Weeks On Billboard Hot 100

The Weeknd’s “Blinding Lights” has broken the record for the most weeks spent on the Billboard Hot 100. As of this week, the track has now spent 88 weeks on the chart, beating out Imagine Dragons’ “Radioactive,” which spent 87 weeks on the Hot 100 from 2012-14. The song currently sits at #18, which means it’s probably at no risk of falling off the chart anytime soon.
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Pinegrove – “Orange (Acoustic)”

Pinegrove have released an acoustic version of a new song called “Orange.” It’s the band’s first new track since last year’s Marigold and frontman Evan Stephens Hall debuted it in a video shot while in a boat that’s floating on a pond at Levon Helm Studios in Woodstock. “orange, a waltz about the climate crisis, was written on the day in 2020 that the photos of oregon’s eery, bloodshot sky circulated the internet,” the band wrote in a statement, continuing:
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Good Lord Does Dan + Shay’s Country Music Remind Me Of Christian Pop

The first time I heard Dan + Shay, I was certain I was hearing contemporary Christian music. It was the spring of 2018. I had been “hiking” with my wife and kids at a state park in Illinois. (I use airquotes because when you’re with two children under three, it’s more like short-form stop-start meandering.) Afterwards, I found myself in the gift shop, where I heard an adult contemporary ballad that set soft tenor vocals against even softer piano chords bathed in faint angelic light. The song tra...
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Bob Dylan accused of sexually abusing a 12-year-old in 1965

A lawsuit, filed Friday, alleges the Nobel laureate plied a girl with drugs and alcohol and abused her over six weeks in 1965A new lawsuit alleges that Bob Dylan, the Nobel-winning folk singer-songwriter, plied a 12-year-old girl with drugs and alcohol before sexually abusing her in 1965.The lawsuit alleges that the Times They Are A-Changin’ singer “befriended and established an emotional connection with the plaintiff”, identified in Manhattan supreme court papers, obtained by the Guardian, only...
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Bob Dylan Sued For Allegedly Sexually Abusing Minor In 1965

Bob Dylan has been sued by a woman who alleges that the musician sexually abused her in 1965 when she was 12 years old. The lawsuit, obtained by TMZ, was filed in New York State Supreme Court last Friday, right before the expiration of the state’s Child Victims Act, which allowed victims of childhood abuse to file suits against their attackers regardless of whether the claim had passed beyond the statue of limitations. The plaintiff in the Dylan suit is a now 68-year-old woman identified as JC w...
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Bob Dylan Sued For Sexually Abusing Minor In 1965

Bob Dylan has been sued by a woman who alleges that the musician sexually abused her in 1965 when she was 12 years old. The lawsuit, obtained by TMZ, was filed in New York State Supreme Court last Friday, right before the expiration of the state’s Child Victims Act, which allowed victims of childhood abuse to file suits against their attackers regardless of whether the claim had passed beyond the statue of limitations. The plaintiff in the Dylan suit is a now 68-year-old woman identified as JC w...
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Marc Ribot: Why I Have To Play My Music Super-Loud

Audiologists say this could make one’s ears howl, create an uncomfortable sensation of density in one’s head, and eventually make it impossible to hear human conversation. Yet I persist . . . Why? – LitHub
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Bad Bad Hats – “Walkman”

A month ago Bad Bad Hats announced their new album Walkman and shared its lead single, a tightly wound and artfully construed guitar-pop song called “Detroit Basketball.” Today they’re back with the album’s opener and title track. It’s a bit cleaner and leaner, with an easy sway that reminds me of Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks’ Pig Lib and Luscious Jackson’s “Naked Eye” in equal measure.
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Dazy – “Invisible Thing”

Almost exactly one year ago, a band called Dazy started cranking out ridiculously catchy lo-fi fuzz-pop bangers and posting them on Bandcamp. It turned out that Dazy wasn’t really a band at all. It’s one guy, the Richmond-based music publicist James Goodson, recording his own stuff at home and then putting it out on his own. His songs are bleary and catchy and supremely confident, and the whole project seemed too good to be one guy’s DIY Bandcamp thing. (I email with Goodson all the time, but he...
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In Praise of The Lowly Lullaby

Individuals who heard them as babies relied on them, decades later, as parents and grandparents. Not even the symphony or fugue or sonata can boast such endurance or efficacy. – Ted Gioia
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Ich habe meine Bildschirmzeit eine Woche lang gegen Lesen ausgetauscht

Wir zerbrechen uns schon seit langer Zeit den Kopf darüber, wie viele Stunden wir täglich vor unseren diversen Bildschirmen verbringen – vor allem, was Kinder angeht. Aber erst mit der Einführung der „Bildschirmzeit“ auf iPhones und vergleichbaren Tools auf Android-Handys bekamen wir 2018 einen handfesten, ungeschminkten Denkzettel zu unserer Smartphone-Nutzung verpasst. Genau dieses rechteckige Teil, von dem wir so abhängig sind, lieferte uns jetzt eine Aufschlüsselung der Zeit, die wir vor uns...
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Disclosure – “In My Arms”

Back in 2018, Disclosure released five new songs in five days, they did the exact same thing last year, and now they’re doing it all again. This week, the UK dance duo is putting out five tracks, one each day until Friday, and the first one up is called “In My Arms.” All five tracks will be packaged in an EP called Never Enough at the end of the week.
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Simon Gallup has quit The Cure (again)

Simon Gallup, bassist for The Cure for forty years, has quit the band. "With a slightly heavy heart I am no longer a member of the Cure!" he posted to Facebook. "Good luck to them all…"  After a commenter inquired about his health, Gallup responded: "I'm ok… just got fed up of betrayal." — Read the rest
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Bob Saget Apologizes For Blocking Car Seat Headrest Fans On Twitter

If you looked at Twitter at any point this past weekend and saw the words “Car Seat Headrest” and “Bob Saget” mentioned together, there’s a very good chance that you were confused. It’s pretty confusing. This whole thing led to Bob Saget, the stand-up comic and Full House/Fuller House star, blocking a bunch of Car Seat Headrest fans on Twitter and then apologizing for blocking them. Along the way, Saget also became a trending topic. There’s a whole backstory here, though Saget himself presumably...
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Angel Olsen – “Eyes Without A Face” (Billy Idol Cover)

Last month, Angel Olsen announced that her latest in a seemingly non-stop string of releases would be an EP of ’80s covers called Aisles. We’ve heard her takes on Laura Branigan’s “Gloria” and Men Without Hats’ “The Safety Dance” and today she’s offering up another one. This time it’s a starry-eyed, breathy cover of Billy Idol’s 1983 track “Eyes Without A Face,” which became Idol’s first top 10 Billboard hit. Check it out below.
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Anxious – “Call From You”

The young Connecticut band Anxious comes from the hardcore scene, but the band’s music isn’t really hardcore. Instead, Anxious specializes in a sort of revved-up melodic emo that sometimes comes out as full-on pop-punk. (Title Fight are a clear influence.) The band released a two-song EP called New Shapes at the end of 2020, and they dropped a cover of Elliott Smith’s “Bled White” earlier this year. Today, the band announced that they’ve signed with Run For Cover and that they’re working on thei...
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Bon Iver Announce Sophomore Album 10th Anniversary Shows, Reissue With Essay By Phoebe Bridgers

Earlier this year, Bon Iver’s sophomore album Bon Iver, Bon Iver celebrated its 10th anniversary. Today, the band announced that they’re releasing a new edition of the album that includes a new embossed version of the cover art and an essay by Phoebe Bridgers. It also features a recording of Bon Iver’s live session at AIR Studios. That’s being released early next year on 1/14/22. You can pre-order it here.
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Gone To Color – “Dissolved” (Feat. Martina Topley-Bird)

This fall, Gone To Color, the duo of Tyler Bradley Walker and Matt Heim, will release their self-titled debut album. Virtually every song features a guest vocalist. Liars’ Angus Andrew and Lambchop’s Kurt Wagner contribute, and we’ve already posted “The 606,” with the Luyas’ Jessie Stein, “Voyeur Nation,” with Merchandise’s Carson Cox, and “Illusions,” with Clinic’s Ade Blackburn. Today, Gone To Color have shared another single, and it’s a collaboration with one of the greatest singers to come o...
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Premature Evaluation: Deafheaven Infinite Granite

Friends, please, have a seat.
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‘We aren’t all dumb hillbillies’: how Covid caused a rift in country music

Country stars such as Jason Isbell have received backlash for insisting on safety at their concerts, exposing an age-old political divideThe Covid-19 culture war has a new front: country music. Be it the Nashville establishment or up-and-comers in adjacent roots, folk and Americana genres, numerous artists are taking a stand about concert pandemic precautions, often along partisan lines. Jason Isbell has become one of the most prominent musicians to step into the fray. The Grammy-winning indepen...
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In New York, Everywhere’s A State Of Mind Right Now

Performers fanned out across the city to play Billy Joel’s 1976 hit in a new music video meant to improve, er, New York’s state of mind. – The New York Times
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The Number Ones: Milli Vanilli’s “Girl I’m Gonna Miss You”

In The Number Ones, I’m reviewing every single #1 single in the history of the Billboard Hot 100, starting with the chart’s beginning, in 1958, and working my way up into the present.
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Slave Ambient Turns 10

In 2011, the War On Drugs were just getting started. Technically, the band had already been around for over half a decade, and in 2008 they’d released a well-liked debut called Wagonwheel Blues, an album that combined classic rock-isms with a hissing, ramshackle 21st century psychedelia. Back then, Kurt Vile was in the band, and Adam Granduciel wasn’t yet quite known as the visionary architect of the Drugs. Even by the time Vile had departed and Slave Ambient came out, Granduciel’s work lived in...
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Sean Penn’s Flag Day Soundtrack Features Four New Cat Power Tracks, Eddie Vedder Covering R.E.M., & More

Last month, the troubled movie star Sean Penn’s new movie Flag Day had its premiere at Cannes, where it reportedly didn’t get booed. Penn directed Flag Day, and he stars in the small-scale crime drama alongside his daughter Dylan. It looks like Penn called in some serious favors for the soundtrack, which features Cat Power, Eddie Vedder, Glen Hansard, and the on-record debut of Olivia Vedder. (Don’t call her daughter.)
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Perfume Genius – “I Will Survive” (Gloria Gaynor Cover)

A couple months ago, Perfume Genius’ Mike Hadreas started a newsletter in which he’s been sharing such important work as “I have had sex with every actor from the TV show ‘Supernatural’.” He’s also occasionally shared bits of unreleased music and last night he sent out a cover of Gloria Gaynor’s immortal “I Will Survive.”
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