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iTunes top Blues selections this week.

Neil Peart, who performed as if he had as many appendages as an octopus, was the ever-reliable backbone of prog-rock band Rush’s sound. Yet despite his bombast, he never overplayed. Every beat, every fill, every crash was purposeful and carefully considered. His throne is secure as one of rock’s greatest drummers, but he was also…
Author: Christa Titus
Posted: January 17, 2020, 8:42 pm
Trent Reznor has dropped another tidbit about the upcoming new Nine Inch Nails tunes he's hoping to pen with partner Atticus Ross. In a recent interview with Zane Lowe on Apple Music's Beats 1, Reznor revealed that he's got ideas brewing. "We're both daily, we talk about how much we want to work…
Author: Anna Chan
Posted: January 17, 2020, 5:24 pm
Eminem surprised fans with an unexpected new album on January 17 titled Music to Be Murdered By. He announced the release with posts on social media. The cover shows Slim Shady holding an axe to the right side of his head, while his left hand points a gun to his temple. The rapper…
Author: Anna Chan
Posted: January 17, 2020, 3:30 pm
Oh yeah! Green Day dropped a colorful new video for their song "Oh Yeah!" off the upcoming album, Father of All ... on January 16. The video kicks off with drummer Tre Cool telling viewers he'll be teaching them how to play the upbeat tune, before the camera zooms out to reveal that a…
Author: SPIN Staff
Posted: January 16, 2020, 6:33 pm
Do we need another book to tell us what we already know about how President Donald Trump is a legendary dumbass unfit to execute his duties as leader of the free world? Probably not. Are we getting one? Yes. Did I pre-order it like an absolute schmuck? Also yes. I am as God made me. …
Author: Maggie Serota
Posted: January 15, 2020, 9:29 pm
A documentary about the Beastie Boys is coming to Apple's film and television streaming service Apple TV+, the company announced today. The group's longtime collaborator Spike Jonze directs what a press release describes as "an intimate, personal story of their band and 40 years of friendship." The doc will presumably cover similar ground as surviving…
Author: Tosten Burks
Posted: January 15, 2020, 8:28 pm
January 14, 2020, was a huge day for people hoping to one day hear the words "Maynard James Keenan" exit Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek's mouth. The Jeopardy! answer referencing Tool's 2019 album Fear Inoculum appeared during the long-running game show's "Greatest of All Time" champions tournament, and was answered correctly by contestant James Holzhauer.
Author: Maggie Serota
Posted: January 15, 2020, 5:32 pm
During his final tour in October 2017, Daniel Johnston stopped by the Vic Theatre in Chicago for a performance with the members of Tweedy (Jeff, Spencer, James Elkington, Liam Kazar, and Darin Gray). Now, Wilco's dBpm Records has announced a vinyl-only live album called Chicago 2017, documenting the concert in full. Says Jeff Tweedy: "There is and…
Author: Will Gottsegen
Posted: January 15, 2020, 5:04 pm
Nine Inch Nails, Depeche Mode, The Notorious B.I.G., Whitney Houston, T. Rex and the Doobie Brothers have been announced as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s class of 2020. They'll all be inducted on May 2, at Public Auditorium in Cleveland. (The ceremony traditionally rotates between New York City and
Author: Al Shipley
Posted: January 15, 2020, 5:00 pm
Two weeks into the 1990s, two Brooklynites named John released a clever, eclectic, blissfully quirky collection of 19 tracks called Flood on Elektra Records—and they did this at a time when major label rosters were still primarily comprised of proven pop stars, hair-metal heavies, and R&B icons. They Might Be Giants’ quintessential third
Author: Chris Harris
Posted: January 15, 2020, 4:21 pm