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Wilco's Giving Away 'Star Wars' For Free

7/19/2015 10:35am EDT
Wilco Release Surprise New Album 'Star Wars' As Free Download
Alternative rock band Wilco have surprised their fans by dropping a brand new album -- and they're giving it away for free.

The group's ninth studio album, "Star Wars," was released digitally via the band's website on Thursday (get it here!) and has now been made available to download on, Spotify and Tidal for the next 30 days before the CD and Vinyl versions are released on August 21.

Both versions can be preordered on the band's website and also feature an instant Mp3 download of the album at checkout.

Produced by frontman Jeff Tweedy and Tom Schick, "Star Wars" features 11 ...

Bob Dylan Announces 26-Date Summer Tour With Wilco And My Morning Jacket

4/22/2013 1:17pm EDT
Bob Dylan
Legendary singer/songwriter Bob Dylan has announced that he's set to hit the road along with Wilco and My Morning Jacket on a summer tour.

The 26-date AmericanaramA festival of Music kicks off in West Palm Beach, Florida, at the Cruzan Amphitheatre on June 26 and wraps August 4 at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, Calif.

Additional artists will be added at select venues, including the Richard Thompson Electric Trio and Ryan Bingham, according to 71-year-old singer's website..

The singer is currently on tour supporting his latest album, "Tempest," whcih debuted at number 3 on t...

Kanye West, Adele, Foo Fighters And Bruno Mars Dominate 54th Annual Grammy Awards Nominations

12/1/2011 8:24am EST
2012 Grammy Nominations
Kanye West, Adele, Foo Fighters and Bruno Mars will be the ones to watch at the 54th annual Grammy Awards after each landing a slew of top nominations.

The Stronger rapper leads the way with seven nods - his star-studded collaboration All of the Lights is up for Song of the Year and Best Rap Song, while he also earns a nod in the latter category for his Jay-Z duet Otis. The hip-hop stars' Watch The Throne album will also go head-to-head with West's solo disc, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy for Best Rap Album.

Adele is in the running for six honors and her critically-acclaimed project...

The 25 Most Important Albums Of The Decade

12/23/2009 11:43am EST
Most Important Albums of the Decade
Pitchfork and Rolling Stone and Spin and all those other outlets have their lists of the best albums of the decade, and you know what? I'm going to let them. There's no point in me trying to come up with that list because there were so many great records to choose from. Who's to say that The Strokes' Is This It? was better than Muse's Absolution or any album by Arcade Fire? You can't! You can't! Best albums are invariably marked by an editor's (or staff's) preference in music. But what about qualifying the most important? I can tell you that Bob Dylan's Modern Times was probably the best re...

American Aquarium: Struggles Of A Small Band On The Rise

4/29/2009 11:56am EDT
American Aquarium
BJ Barham approached the microphone. With some confidence, yes, but perhaps not what he is used to having. "Hello, we're American Aquarium and we're from North Carolina," he announces with a nervous swagger to the sparse crowd; a statement he would repeat more than a few times this evening. Surveying the room, he sees no familiar faces; this is rare, especially compared to back in Raleigh. This wasn't a prime timeslot -- Sunday night at 11 pm -- as they are often accustomed to, but, still, it was New York City. Their set would be a good one, though Barham would not think so. So much so that...

Record Store Day Is Saturday, April 18

3/8/2009 7:00am EDT
The organizers of Record Store Day have been happily overwhelmed by a steady flurry of support and activity from artists, record labels and retailers wishing to participate in the annual event in salutation of the independent music store. This year Record Store Day is set to feature a number of exciting new products made especially for the event from such well-known artists as Radiohead, Wilco, Tom Waits and Lucinda Williams and the Flight of the Conchords, just to name a few.

Wilco plan to release their upcoming DVD as an exclusive release to indie stores and on the band's website on...

2009's Music Festival Rundown

2/5/2009 12:04pm EST
The music festival season is upon us! Line-ups, dates and venues are continuously being announced for this summer's crop of festivals. Here's the lowdown on some of the biggest American musical smorgasbords:

Warped Tour

Location: U.S. and Canada

Dates: June 26-August 23

Band Highlights: Less Than Jake, NOFX, Forever the Sickest Kids

Celebrating it's 15th anniversary, the Vans Warped Tour is set to begin and end it's journey in California, conquering other locations in the U.S. and Canada in between. In the past few years, the Warped Tour seems to have shied away from big-na...

Feist Wins Shortlist Music Prize

2/5/2008 4:12pm EST
Canadian singer Leslie Feist is the winner of the Seventh Annual Shortlist Music Prize for her album The Reminder. Feist is the second female artist to win the prize, following Cat Power who won the award last year. Feist was chosen by a panel of five Listmakers: recording artists Gary Lightbody (Snow Patrol) and Ronnie Vannucci (the Killers), journalist Rev. Moose (CMJ), radio DJ Chris Douridas (KCRW) and the hosts of Hunnypot Internet Radio.

In a statement, Listmaker Gary Lightbody called The Reminder “the album of the year for 2007 or any year I can think of: it’s modern and classic...

Voodoo Music Experience Gets New Site Within New Orleans City Park

10/2/2007 4:35pm EDT
Rage Against the Machine
This year's Voodoo Music Experience--set for October 26, 27 and 28--has a new location within its New Orleans City Park home. Adjacent to the site utilized in 2006, the new location is situated closer to Tad Gormley Stadium where the Voodoo Music Experience was born in 1999.

After festival-goers enter the grounds in front of the New Orleans Museum Of Art (NOMA), they'll walk by the 200, newly planted 6 foot Crepe Myrtle and Oak trees. These new trees are part of the ongoing efforts outlined in the park's master plan to "preserve and improve park spaces for recreational, educational, ...

Voodoo Music Experience Expands To 3 Days In New Orleans' City Park, October 26, 27, 28

9/10/2007 9:00pm EDT
Rage Against The Machine
Rage Against The Machine, The Smashing Pumpkins and Dr. John are among the more than 110 acts confirmed for the 2007 Voodoo Music Experience, which expands this year to three days to accommodate the number of artists who comprise the diverse talent line-up.

Set for Halloween weekend in City Park, New Orleans' signature fall music event encompasses three full days of music--October 26, 27 and 28--with performances from Wilco, Tiesto in Concert, Kings of Leon, Sinead O'Connor, Common, Ben Harper and Galactic, among others (full list below). These acts will appear in the Voodoo Music E...

Celebrity Birthdays, August 25

8/25/2007 3:00am EDT
Gene Simmons
Happy Birthday to "The O.C." actress Rachel Bilson (1981), "Kenan & Kel" star Kel Mitchell (1978), German supermodel Claudia Schiffer (1970), "All My Children" actor Cameron Mathison (1969), Powerman 5000 singer Spider One (1968), Belle & Sebastian singer Stuart Murdoch (1968), Wilco singer Jeff Tweedy (1967), actor Blair Underwood (1964), country singer Billy Ray Cyrus (1961), "The Corpse Bride" director Tim Burton (1958), English musician Elvis Costello (1954), Asia keyboardist Geoff Downes (1952), Judas Priest singer Rob Halford (1951), Kiss bassist/singer Gene Simmons (1949), "Alien Loc...

UK Experimental Folk/Rock Artist Rose Kemp Brings Her Debut To The US On April 3

2/14/2007 11:30pm EST
"I don't have any boundaries and I write for nobody but myself – it's very liberating!" It's just this kind of uncompromising statement that has made Bristol-based Rose Kemp the toast of the U.K. DIY and underground scene. Her U.S. debut A Hand Full Of Hurricanes will touch down in the states April 3.

Recorded in Bristol and Cardiff with producer Charlie Francis (REM, Turin Brakes, Wilco), the disc has already drawn comparisons in the U.K. to PJ Harvey and Regina Spektor. But more appropriately, The Times of London simply christened her, "A huge talent" and The Guardian notes, "Keep an...

Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival Announces Initial 2007 Lineup

2/14/2007 12:38pm EST
Superfly Productions and A.C. Entertainment are proud to announce the initial lineup for the 2007 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. The sixth annual four-day camping and music festival will be held on June 14-17 on the same beautiful 700-acre farm in Manchester, Tennessee, 60 miles south of Nashville.

A full list of confirmed acts follows, and more will be announced in the coming weeks. The final Bonnaroo 2007 lineup will total over 100 bands and 20 comedians performing on 13 stages over four days. Tickets go on sale exclusively through on Friday, February 23 at 12:00 PM ...

Deerhoof Release "Friend Opportunity," A Fantastic Mesh Of Diversity Despite Loss Of Guitarist

2/8/2007 1:30pm EST
Later on, in the sparkly white jumpsuit days, Elvis would reach a peak moment when the music moved him so deeply, lifted him to such lofty heights, transported him so far from daily cares, that there was only one thing to do: the Inverted Claw. Man, when music makes you do that, it's a truly awesome feeling. And the Inverted Claw is what Deerhoof is all about.

Just when you think you're too jaded to swoon over anything, or clasp your hands to your chest and just smile and say "Yes!" out loud when it gets to your favorite part of a song, well, throw on Friend Opportunity and give it ...
READ MORE's Music To Look For In 2007

1/4/2007 2:21pm EST
50 Cent
Once again, it’s time to look ahead to the upcoming year in entertainment. A long list of distinguished music acts will be releasing albums this year, with some great releases just weeks away. It looks to be quite an interesting selection, no matter your tastes in music. Here’s some of the music you need to look for in 2007:

50 Cent prepares his third full release, after an unsuccessful dip into the pools of the video game and movie industries.

Jennifer Lopez will have an all-Spanish album for her sixth release.

Rap/R&B group Pretty Ricky tries out their sophomore album.


Celebrity Birthdays, August 25

8/25/2006 3:00am EDT
Gene Simmons
Happy Birthday to "The O.C." actress Rachel Bilson (1981), "Kenan & Kel" star Kel Mitchell (1978), German supermodel Claudia Schiffer (1970), "All My Children" actor Cameron Mathison (1969), Powerman 5000 singer Spider One (1968), Belle & Sebastian singer Stuart Murdoch (1968), Wilco singer Jeff Tweedy (1967), actor Blair Underwood (1964), country singer Billy Ray Cyrus (1961), "The Corpse Bride" director Tim Burton (1958), English musician Elvis Costello (1954), Asia keyboardist Geoff Downes (1952), Judas Priest singer Rob Halford (1951), Kiss bassist/singer Gene Simmons (1949), "Alien Loc...

Lollapalooza Fans To Get Free Online Access To Watch The Shows Aug. 4 – 6

8/2/2006 4:23pm EDT
Perry Farrell
Procrastinating music fans don’t have to worry about finding a last-minute ticket to the Windy City to catch one of this year’s hottest shows. AT&T Inc. announced today that the AT&T Blue Room will give fans unprecedented front-row access to the festival through daily, live webcasts of big-name performances, a 24-hour streaming radio station featuring interviews and shows by past and present Lollapalooza artists and on-site promotional opportunities for concert attendees.

The AT&T Blue Room ( is AT&T’s groundbreaking online portal featuring exclusive musical con...

2006 Langerado Music Festival Initial Line-Up Announced

11/30/2005 12:46pm EST
Ben Harper
Music festival season begins early in South Florida, and the Langerado Music Festival is the destination of choice for traveling music lovers ready to start the journey. The festival, now in its fourth year, is preparing to host a slew of fans from colder climates: music lovers, college spring-breakers and sun seekers who are aching for festival season to begin. For 2006 Langerado announces its biggest and best line-up ever:

Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, The Black Crowes, The Flaming Lips, Wilco, The Meters, Robert Randolph & The Family Band, Keller Williams, Burning Spear, G. L...

New CDs This Week (Nov. 15)

11/15/2005 10:54am EST
A number of new albums hit stores today including new ones from Madonna, Big & Rich, Pitbull and Unearth; live ones from Green Day, Jesse McCartney, Jimmy Buffett, Moody Blues, Todd Rundgren and Wilco; hits collections from The Roots, Alanis Morissette, Cat Stevens, Pete Townshend and Dire Straits; and a whole lot more. Check out this list of noteworthy releases for Tuesday, November 15th...

Alanis Morissette - The Collection

Big & Rich - Comin' to Your City

Bill Wyman - Rhythm Kings Live

Bolt Thrower - Those Once Loyal

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony - Greatest Hits [Chopped and Screwed]...

New CDs This Week (Nov. 1)

10/31/2005 12:18pm EST
A look at notable new CD releases this week including fresh albums from Santana, Trey Anastasio, Terri Clark, Public Enemy, Rammstein and Bush; greatest hits collections from Blink-182, Nirvana, Motorhead and Montgomery Gentry; and Christmas songs from Diana Krall and James Brown. Check out this list of noteworthy albums released Tuesday, November 1...

2Pac - Live My Life

A.J. Croce - Early On

Blink-182 - Greatest Hits

Bobby Bare - Moon Was Blue

Burt Bacharach - At This Time

Bush - Zen X Four

Deep Purple - Rapture of the Deep

Diana Krall - Christmas Songs

Gilles Peterso...