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Alt-Rock’s Trippiest Band Keep on Trippin’ Three Albums In… 

Juicy J recently released an album entitled Stay Trippy.  True to it’s title, it was most certainly trippy, amped up by its consistent references to the excesses of the hip-hop lifestyle: drugs (lean, weed, mollies) and girls.  Although vet Juicy J does a fine job of promoting continual irresponsibility by living it up and “putting it on wax”,  Alternative rock band MGMT, three albums in mind you, do a superb job with all things ‘trippy’ themselves.  The trippy-ness that is script and delivering another fine affair.

“Alien Days...

Medical Marijuana Dispensary Given The 'Green Light' At Cypress Hill Festival

October 14th, 2010 10:02am EDT
Cypress Hill
Rappers Cypress Hill have scored a coup at their upcoming SmokeOut festival in California - the owners of a medical marijuana dispensary will be in business on site.

The group will take the stage alongside MGMT, Incubus and Erykah Badu, among others, at the event in San Bernardino on Saturday, but the live music won't be the major talking point. Peace in Medicine bosses have been given permission to sell pot onsite. Promoter Chang Weisberg tells he's convinced his festival will lead the way to all major musical events becoming marijuana-friendly sites.

He says, "It's not too...

MGMT Drummer Walks Off Stage Following Urine Attack

September 28th, 2010 8:14am EDT
Rockers MGMT have become the latest act to end a gig early because of a missile attack - drummer Will Berman stormed offstage at the band's Manchester, England, show on Sunday night after he was hit in the torso by a glass of urine.

The group was midway through hit song "The Handshake" towards the end of its set at the Manchester Apollo when the incident happened, prompting angry Berman to stop drumming and walk off.

Even his bandmates were unaware of what had happened. They had to ask fans, "Where's Will gone?"

The group was forced to end their show without a drummer. They did not retur...

Devo Land First Moog Award

September 13th, 2010 12:00pm EDT
Reunited Whip It hit-makers Devo are to receive the inaugural Moog Innovation Award for their work with synthesizers.

The band will win a one-of-a-kind Moog synthesizer as part of their triumph in October. The ceremony will take place during the three-day MoogFest 2010, which kicks off in Asheville, North Carolina on October 29th.

Devo, MGMT, Massive Attack and Cee Lo Green are among the acts on the bill.

The award and the festival will ultimately honor electronic music pioneer Dr. Bob Moog.

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Soundgarden Return To Rock Lollapalooza

April 6th, 2010 7:30pm EDT
Chris Cornell
Soundgarden will mark their rock reunion by headlining the 2010 Lollapalooza festival in Chicago, Illinois this summer - 12 years after they split.

The group has been confirmed to join Lady GaGa and Green Day on the top billing for the weekend event in August, months after frontman Chris Cornell hinted that the Black Hole Sun hit-makers were planning a comeback in a post on his own website and his blog on New Year's Day.

Announcing the news on their official website, singer Cornell, guitarist Kim Thayil, bassist Ben Shepherd and drummer Matt Cameron write, "Soundgarden will ...

Coachella 2010 Preview

March 9th, 2010 10:22am EST
Where else can you see the a-list (and some b-list) celebrities such as Paul McCartney, Reese Witherspoon, Jake Gyllenhall, David Hasselhoff, Kirsten Dunst, Kate Bosworth, Paris and Nicky Hilton, Brittany Snow, Dita Von Teese and Zach Braff? Along with musical talents like Jay-Z, The Gorillaz, and about 100 other bands of note?

Well travel out to the middle of the California desert about 3 hours from Los Angeles and you can find them all. Surprised? Well you shouldn't be. On April 16-18 in Indio, Calif., you can find all of the above and more at the 11th annual Coachella Valley Music and ...

Starpulse Writers Share What's On Their iPods This Month

February 22nd, 2010 12:14pm EST
Devendra Banhart
Ok, friends we need to have a talk. Everyone has their own musical preferences. There are those people who are all country, those who are everything EXCEPT country, those who like "alternative," and those who like "Emo." However, a lot of us like a little bit of everything.

Our goal here is to point out a few things we should all be listening to, regardless of our usual musical stylings. These are bands and people that are on my IPod this month….

First lets mention a few names you may not know but definitely should: Many people have heard of Modest Mouse, but did you know before th...

Peas, Swift, Gaga & Beyonce Lead Grammy Award Nominations

December 3rd, 2009 8:43am EST
Grammy Award Nominations
Christmas came early for the Black Eyed Peas, Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga and Beyonce on Wednesday night when they each received three major Grammy Awards nominations at the 2010 event's big reveal in Los Angeles.

Beyonce, Lady Gaga and Swift will fight for the Song of the Year prize in January, while the Black Eyed Peas, who opened the Grammy Nominations Concert at the Nokia Theater, will join the ladies to compete for both Record of the Year and Album of the Year.

Dave Matthews Band and Kings of Leon scooped two nominations as the leading eight awards categories were announced - DMB w...

Jimmy Buffett Added To Soggy Bonnaroo

June 13th, 2009 8:00am EDT
Jimmy Buffett
Revelers at the Bonnaroo festival in Tennessee are hoping Jimmy Buffett's sunny songs about Florida fishing and cocktails stop the rain at the annual music event after storms ruined the opening night on Thursday.

The easy-listening superstar has been added to the line-up at the last minute and will perform on Saturday morning alongside African musician Ilo Ferreira and his Coral Reefer All-Stars.

Bonnaroo 2009 had a soggy start thanks to rain and thunder storms on Thursday - and more rain is forecast for the weekend.

Passion Pit, Portugal. The Man, and hip-hop acts The Knux and Mur...

Bad Flirt Showcases High Energy Pop Rock On 'Virgin Talk'

March 25th, 2009 5:30pm EDT
Bad Flirt
Armed with an acoustic guitar, some drum loops and a Greyhound bus pass, Bad Flirt was once just a touring solo project for singer/songwriter Jasamine White Gluz.

After diving into the Montreal scene in 2002, a then small but vibrant community, Jasamine decided to expand Bad Flirt into a full group by enlisting various musicians she met on her travels. They then began an intense North American touring schedule that included shows with Paramore, The Kills and Bayside. It was at this time that the Canadian outfit caught the attention of Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen, who deemed Bad Flirt...

Jonas Brothers Win 'Worst Album,' 'Worst Band' Honors At NME Awards

February 26th, 2009 9:10am EST
Jonas Brothers
MGMT, Muse, Kings of Leon and Oasis were among the winners at the Shockwaves NME Awards in London on Wednesday night. Brooklyn, New York duo MGMT grabbed two prizes - they were named Best New Band before receiving the Best Track award for "Time To Pretend."

Not everybody was celebrating though - the Jonas Brothers picked up the unwanted Worst Album and Worst Band honors.

Oasis were crowned Best British Band for the fourth time in the band's career. The British rockers missed the event at the O2 Brixton Academy but sent an acceptance video featuring themselves and comedian pal Russ...

Jonas Brothers Nominated For 'Worst Band' By NME Awards

January 27th, 2009 9:11am EST
The Jonas Brothers
The Jonas Brothers, Fall Out Boy and Tokio Hotel have been nominated for Worst Band by the British NME Awards. Meanwhile, British rockers Oasis are the toast of the British music scene after landing seven nominations.

Oasis lead the pack, and they are shortlisted for the coveted Best British Band prize. They'll compete with Bloc Party, The Last Shadow Puppets, Muse and Radiohead. Oasis, Muse and Radiohead will also fight it out for the Best Live Band honor, along with The Killers and Kings of Leon.

Meanwhile, the band's "Dig Out Your Soul" is among the nominees for Best Album, a...

Beyonce's 'Single Ladies' Is 2008's Best Single

December 12th, 2008 9:40am EST
Beyonce Knowles
Beyonce Knowles' empowerment anthem for single women everywhere has been named the Best Single of 2008 in a new poll. The singer's catchy tune "Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)" - which reached number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 last week - toppled Rihanna "Disturbia" and Katy Perry's "I Kissed A Girl" to claim the top spot on Rolling Stone magazine's top 100 hitlist.

And the star's husband Jay-Z also made his mark on the poll - his track "Swagga Like Us," a collaboration with fellow rapper T.I., was ranked 22nd.

The top 10 are:

1. Beyonce Knowles - Single Ladies ...

Tonight's 'Live From Abbey Road' Features Black Keys, Manu Chao

July 24th, 2008 5:31pm EDT
The Black Keys
Live From Abbey Road, the Sundance original music series, reaches its halfway point in episode 6 of the twelve part series.

The episode begins by featuring British self-described "Odd Pop" band, The Hoosiers. After recording their first album, The Trick To Life and securing two top ten hits on the UK charts, The Hoosiers are currently touring. They stop by the legendary recording studio Abbey Road to perform their hits "Goodbye Mr. A" and "Run Rabbit Run" off of their debut album along with Billy Joel's classic hit "We Didn't Start the Fire".

Blues-rock duo The Black Keys will al...

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