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Iggy Pop & Josh Homme Announce Collaboration & Tour

Rock & Roll lovers rejoice! Another supergroup has formed, this time in secret. Iggy Pop, the godfather of punk, and Josh Homme (Queens of the Stone Age and Eagles of Death Metal, among others) announced their top secret collaboration via The New York Times last week. The two greats began corresponding when Pop reached out to Homme via text message. Over several months, they exchanged poems until coming together in the studio, bringing only ideas and unfinished songs (that was the rule). Homme recruited friends, Dean Fertita (Queens of the…

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Iggy Pop Talks New Stooges Album; Hints At Return To Solo Career

Punk icon Iggy Pop has spent the better part of the decade touring with his legendary band The Stooges.  On April 30th, the group will release Ready to Die their first since 2007’s The Weirdness and their first with guitarist James Williamson since 1973’s landmark Raw Power.  Still for all the accolades the group has received over the years, Iggy still considers the group outsiders.  “I am curious to see what this album does since it’s definitely not commercial shit,” He tells Rolling Stone. “People know our old songs through…

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Foo Fighters Drummer As Iggy Pop (Photo)

Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins isn’t the only member of the band to keep busy during the group’s break. Hawkins plays famed punk rocker Iggy Pop in CBGB which chronicles the New York punk-rock scene in the late 1970s.  The film’s Facebook page has released several promotional photos which includes Hawkins as Iggy (see photo on the side).  The cast also includes Malin Akerman as Blondie’s Debbie Harry.  No release date has been given though the film should be out later this year. Please follow and like us:

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Iggy Azalea Announces Details About New Album

Iggy Azalea fans who a heart attack in June when the rap/pop star announced via twitter that she had “scraped [sic] an entire 6 months of work” can now rest easy – Azalea revealed on twitter yesterday that her forthcoming album is coming along just fine. After announcing that she had already completed 6 new songs for the album, Azalea answered questions from fans on twitter. Based on the brief Q&A, it looks like Azalea’s lead single is due out in 2016, the album will have 10-12 songs, and that…

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ALBUM REVIEW: Punk Goes Pop Vol. 6

The newest installment of the Punk Goes… series, Punk Goes Pop Vol. 6, was released this week and to say it is the best installment of the series in a while would be a complete understatement. For the first time in a long time, we are treated to a 13-song compilation that delivers quality as well as ingenuity. My idea of a successful cover is when the artist changes it up enough so it’s not instantly recognizable as a cover, but not so much that the song loses what made…

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WATCH: The Killers Cover Iggy Azalea

This past weekend, Hylands Park in Chelmsford and Weston Park in South Staffordshire housed the annual V Fest. This year’s lineup ranged from pop favorite Justin Timberlake to Las Vegas rockers, The Killers. The band took their Staffordshire set by storm, covering Aussie hip hop star Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy.” Sounds like everyone’s got this song stuck in their heads lately. Check it out after the jump! You can buy concert tickets here or purchase a CD here. Please follow and like us:

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Paramore’s “Ain’t It Fun” Reaches #1 On Adult-Pop Song Charts

Paramore has now officially achieved their first number one hit on the adult-pop song charts, and they’ve done it with their song “Ain’t It Fun.” Read what Billboard had to say about this achievement below, after the jump. To hear more from Paramore, purchase a CD here and buy concert tickets here. Please follow and like us:

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Green Day documentary to hit select theaters

As if we couldn’t love the punk rock trio from Oakland, CA any more than we already do, the exclusive “Turn It Around: The Story Of East Bay Punk” documentary film is coming to tour through select theaters.  The guys of Green Day; Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt and Tre Cool, put their minds together to help executive produce the documentary, which follows and explores Northern California’s pivotal role in the evolution of punk rock throughout the 1970’s. With a powerful trailer (Watch below) the documentary stems from the anti-establishment roots that the punk…

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Features Interviews 

Let’s PLAY: Bad Mary

With just a little over month left in the contest, the Ernie Ball PLAY competition is heating up! The next band we would like to introduce you to is Long Island punk rock quartet Bad Mary! Currently in 3rd place, Bad Mary is keeping the punk lifestyle alive and fans are loving it! Get to know the band by checking out our exclusive interview below! Please follow and like us:

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Community Music Cities Series 

Music Cities: Grand Rapids, Michigan

Michigan is no stranger to music. Hitsville USA a.k.a. Motown was founded in Detroit. Plenty of Michigan rockers came from the mitten state: Alice Cooper, Bob Seger, Diana Ross (The Supremes) Glen Frey (The Eagles), Iggy Pop, Madonna, Stevie Wonder, Jack White, Anthony Kiedis (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Grand Funk Railroad, The Romantics, Mike Posner, Sufjan Stevens, and the list goes on… While Detroit Rock City gets plenty of high praises for its music (thanks for the 1979 shout-out, KISS), a Western Michigan city is also making a way onto the…

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