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Watch The-Dream and Kelly Rowland on Leno
May 21, 2013 12:14am | Cosequence Of Sound
The-Dream and Kelly Rowland both have new albums due out in the coming weeks, which they’ll support with a joint tour. Last night, the duo appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, where they performed their collaboration “Where Have You Been” from The-Dream’s IV Play. Watch the replay below.
Take a listen to the studio version of the track:
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IV arrives May 28th via Radio Killa/Def Jam, followed by Rowland’s Talk a Good Game on June 18th via Republic.
The-Dream and Kelly Rowland Tour Dates:
'The Tudors' star Jonathan Rhys Meyers 'in talks' for 'Star Wars' role
May 21, 2013 12:09am | NME
Irish actor previously worked with new 'Star Wars' director JJ Abrams on 'Mission: Impossible III'
Why Live Music Kinda Sucks Sometimes...
May 20, 2013 5:28pm | The Daily Swarm
Yeah Yeah Yeahs played Hangout Fest & GoogaMooga (pics); GoogaMooga coming to Chicago next?
May 20, 2013 5:25pm | Brooklyn Vegan
photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin
YYYs @ GoogaMooga 2013
We've already posted photos from the first two bands (The Darkness and The Flaming Lips) to play the Great GoogaMooga kickoff concert on Friday (5/17). Here are a set from headliners Yeah Yeah Yeahs who were the only band to actually get to play after sunset. A few shots of Chairlift, who played two different DJ sets that day and who will perform in the same location of the park this summer, are also in this post.
Did you go on Friday? How was your GoogaMooga experience?
Right after playing GoogaMooga, YYYs hopped down to Gulf Shores, Alabama to play the 2013 Hangout Fest on Sunday (5/19).
"About halfway through the Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Hangout Music Festival set, frontwoman Karen O took a moment to make a special announcement before playing the band's 2004 breakout single "Maps." "This is dedicated to Stevie Wonder," she called out to the thousands of fans who showed up to catch the Yeah's set. The iconic R&B star was slated to follow the Yeah Yeah Yeahs on the Hangout Stage as the weekend's headliner." [MTV]---
Despite not having the most successful event either this year (rain) or last year (lines), a Channel 12 report claims GoogaMooga will be back in 2014. Meanwhile, BV Chicago reports that GoogaMooga might be coming to Chicago in A...
Dance Mania, Fine Purveyors of Ghetto House Return...
May 20, 2013 5:23pm | The Daily Swarm
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R.I.P. Ray Manzarek
May 20, 2013 5:05pm | StereoGum
We can argue about the musical and cultural value of the Doors, but it would be straight-up inaccurate to classify them as anything less than one of America’s truly legendary rock groups. And I think it’s fair to say, too, that Ray Manzarek was as essential to the Doors’ success as Jim Morrison, maybe more so. Manzarek more or less discovered Morrison, and encouraged him to sing, and Manzarek’s keyboard was absolutely as central to the Doors’ sound as Morrison’s vocals (the Doors never employed a bass player, because Manzarek played those parts on his Fender Rhodes piano). When you’re thinking of a Doors song — any Doors song — I’d be willing to bet you’re just as likely to call to mind the keyboard part as you are the vocal. Of course Morrison died in 1971, at age 27. Manzarek continued to make music in the decades following his bandmate’s passing, most recently releasing a solo album, Translucent Blues, in 2011. Today, Manzarek passed away in a hospital in Germany, of complications related to bile duct cancer. He was 74. RIP.
R.I.P. Ray Manzarek, Founding Member of The Doors...
May 20, 2013 5:00pm | The Daily Swarm
Ray Manzarek, the innovative keyboardist and a founding member of The Doors has died. He was 74. He died at the RoMed Clinic in Rosenheim, Germany, from bile duct cancer – with family by his side. He will sorely missed. Via The Washington Post:
R.I.P. Ray Manzarek, Founding Member of the Doors...
May 20, 2013 5:00pm | The Daily Swarm
Ray Manzarek, the innovative keyboardist and a founding member of the Doors has died. He was 74. He died at the RoMed Clinic in Rosenheim, Germany, from bile duct cancer – with family by his side. He will be sorely missed.
Manzarek and Jim Morrison met while studying film at UCLA in 1965. The two bonded over their passion of music and mysticism and formed a band. Though they used studio musicians to record their biggest hit – 1967’s “Light My Fire” – Manzarek would actually use a low-end keyboard when the band performed live. It just goes to show how instrumental Manzarek was in creating the Doors’ musical ethos. The Chicago-born Manzarek was the architect of the Doors’ jazz-inflected rock and for that, we salute you, Mr. Manzarek. Rest in peace. Via SPIN:
A-Trak: Let's Talk About Drugs...
May 20, 2013 4:49pm | The Daily Swarm
FYI: MDMA is hot right now. The mainstream hip-hop culture has embraced the drug as a party starter. It almost seems like a requirement that at least one verse of any song must include some reference to molly. Promethazine cough syrup, also very “in” right now. But as much as this lifestyle is glorified – the consequences are many. Lil Wayne has been in and out of the hospital – claiming that it had nothing to do with the purple drank – and we lost Pimp C a few years ago. Also, apparently molly results in sweating profusely, according to Dr. Trinidad James. DJ A-Trak is fine with all the glamorizing of hip-hop’s drugs of choice, but he feels that we should at least have a conversation about it. Via The Huffington Post:
Ray Manzarek of The Doors dies aged 74
May 20, 2013 4:36pm | NME
The founding member of the band and keyboardist passed away in Germany from cancer
R.I.P. Ray Manzarek (of The Doors)
May 20, 2013 4:34pm | Cosequence Of Sound
Ray Manzarek, keyboardist and founding member of The Doors, has died at the age of 74.
According to a note posted on The Doors’ Facebook page, Manzarek
R.I.P. The Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarek, 1939-2013
May 20, 2013 4:34pm | Fact Magazine
The co-founder and keyboardist of The Doors dies at 74.
According to The Doors’ Facebook page, Manzarek died earlier today after a lengthy battle with bile cancer.
Manzarek is best known for his time with The Doors, a band he founded with Jim Morrison after a chance encounter in 1965. The Doors were one of the most controversial bands of the psychedelic era until Morrison’s death in 1971, with Manzarek’s signature sound provided by a Fender Rhodes piano and the Vox Continental combo organ.
After The Doors, Manzarek continued performing as a solo artist, with Nite City, and, beginning in 2002, with Doors’ guitarist Robby Krieger. In lieu of flowers, his family is asking that donations be made to Standup 2 Cancer.
Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarek, RIP
May 20, 2013 4:29pm | Brooklyn Vegan
The man behind those iconic keys on The Doors classic records, Ray Manzarek, has passed away. From The Doors twitter:
...After a lengthy battle with bile duct cancer. He was 74. At the time of his passing, he was surrounded by his wife Dorothy Manzarek, and his brothers Rick and James Manczarek.The man laid his keyboard and bass sounds (usually at the same time) to all of the band's LPs, as well as being a producer and writer for projects as wide-ranging as jazz LPs to Wierd Al Yankovic.
RIP Ray Manzarek, though your unique sound with The Doors will
always signify some of the most important records of the era. Check
out some classic songs by The Doors below.
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That Moment When You Land Your Dream Interview With Prince...
May 20, 2013 4:26pm | The Daily Swarm
After decades of chasing the elusive Purple One, Jon Bream finally scored his dream interview. Prince isn’t punctual, nor is he even reliable. He doesn’t allow interviewers to write or record because he wants to have an honest conversation. There are a lot of hoops to jump through, but imagine the feeling of ecstasy that Bream felt when he finally got to speak with Prince. It’s a great read. Via Star Tribune:
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