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Phoenix covers Whitney’s “No Woman” for triple j’s Like a Version: Watch

After aggressively touring North America in support of last year’s Ti Amo, Phoenix are currently making their way through Europe, Asia, and Oceania. Amidst a trio of dates in Australia this past week, the French outfit swung by triple j radio to contribute a cut to the station’s popular Like a Version series, which has pretty

Liam Gallagher blames Noel’s wife for preventing Oasis reunion, calls her a “witch”

Just a week after Liam Gallagher reminded us he’s not entirely bilious during an interview with some adorable kids, he’s back on Twitter with more invective. This time, it’s directed at his brother Noel‘s wife, publicist Sara MacDonald, who he accuses of preventing an Oasis reunion tour. “Think it’s time to address the witch,” Liam

“American Pie” singer Don McLean lays into Hollywood hypocrisy: “There’s a lot of disingenuousness around now”

Don McLean is best known for his ubiquitous 1971 hit “American Pie”, but the singer was also an outspoken critic of the war in Vietnam and played several anti-war rallies during his career. In a new interview with 91.9 WFPK’s Kyle Meredith, McLean reveals that he just doesn’t feel that same activist spirit anymore, coming

Sufjan Stevens joins Laura Veirs on new collaborative song “Watch Fire”: Stream

Sufjan Stevens is set to perform at the Academy Awards next weekend in support of his excellent Call Me By Your Name soundtrack, but first he’s joined folk songwriter Laura Veirs on a new track. The collaboration is called “Watch Fire” and appears on Veirs’ forthcoming 10th studio effort, The Lookout. As though set during

Two members of Pussy Riot go missing in Crimea

Two members of feminist punk collective Pussy Riot have gone missing in Crimea, according to a tweet from the band. Olya Borisova and Sasha Sofeev, along with a third member, Maria Alyokhina, were detained after entering Russian-annexted Crimea on Sunday, according to a report from Radio Free Europe. Alyokihna was eventually released, but the whereabouts of Borisova

45 Times Billy Gibbons Stepped Out of ZZ Top

For 30 years, ZZ Top guitarist Billy Gibbons was prevented from collaborating with other artists. The directive came from impresario Bill Ham, who started working with the band at the very end of the ’60s and propelled them to the big time. He wanted to protect their image as “That li’l ol’ band from Texas” and worked hard

Making a Murderer sequel series Convicting a Murderer to focus on prosecution’s side of the story

True crime is a hot commodity these days, and the massive popularity 2015 Netflix documentary series Making a Murderer has a lot to do with that. The intertwined stories of the late Teresa Halbach and alleged murderers Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey not only captured viewers’ attention, but also ignited nationwide conversations about the abuse