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Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) announces new Black Star album with Talib Kweli and Madlib

One of hip-hop’s most celebrated collaborations may be in for a 2018 revival. During a surprise appearance at a Madlib DJ set in Denver on Saturday evening, Yasiin Bey (fka Mos Def) revealed that he and Talib Kweli have plans for a new Black Star album this year. This September will mark the 20th anniversary

Breaking Down Star Trek: Discovery: Season One

Like many Trek series before it, Discovery’s first season has been a mish-mash of ideas, concepts and tones, the show struggling more than most of its brethren to find its place in the franchise’s vaunted legacy. At once an attempt to update the franchise to the sensibilities of modern TV (a darker tone, serialized storylines,

Smashing Pumpkins Tease Major Announcement

We’ve known for a while that Smashing Pumpkins have been planning something big, and they’re almost ready to tell the world about it. An announcement is expected to be made on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018 at noon Eastern. One the home page of their website, they’ve launched a countdown clock that reaches zero at that particular time.

How Adam Sandler’s The Wedding Singer Became the Ultimate Love Letter to the ‘80s

“I call it the ‘Every Other Decade Theory,’” Marissa Ribisi’s Dazed and Confused character, Cynthia, tells Pink, Jodi, and Kaye at the film’s beer bust. “The ‘50s were boring. The ‘60s rocked. The ‘70s, my god, they obviously suck. So, maybe the ‘80s will be like, radical.” The line always gets a chuckle. Part of

Foghat Bassist Craig MacGregor Dies

Craig MacGregor, who joined Foghat as a bassist in 1975, has died at the age of 68. He was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2015. “On behalf of Craig MacGregor’s family and the Foghat family, it is with great sadness that we are letting you know that we have lost our brother, good friend, husband,

Listen to Kirk Hammett Play on Michael Schenker's 'Heart and Soul'

Former UFO and Scorpions guitarist Michael Schenker is set to unveil a new effort by his latest project, Michael Schenker Fest, when Resurrection arrives on March 2. He’s just released an official lyric video for the single “Heart and Soul,” which features him trading guitar solos with Kirk Hammett of Metallica. Hammett has often credited

Dashboard Confessional unveil new album, Crooked Shadows: Stream

Dashboard Confessional have returned with their first album in over eight years, Crooked Shadows. Apple Music and Spotify users can stream it in full below. The nine-track collection is Dashboard Confessional’s debut release on Fueled By Ramen. It was produced by frontman Chris Carrabba with Jonathan Clark and co-producer Colin Brittain. (Read: The 30 Most Anticipated Albums of 2018)