Why It’s Okay Not to Like Adele

Adele Crying

I’m sure you’re out there – the dwindling minority of the record buying public that doesn’t own a copy of either 19 or 21 by Adele. I’ve written this article with you mind – you’re not alone, guys! Let me start off by saying “fair play” to the woman. Very few recording artists alive today [...]

Patti Smith Writes Tribute to Amy Winehouse


Icon of punk Patti Smith has revealed that she has written a song about the late singer, Amy Winehouse. Based on a poem about Winehouse written after her death last July, Smith has confirmed that the song will appear on her forthcoming album – due for release this year. Speaking to Uncut, Smith stated: “We [...]

Patti Smith and Kronos Quartet receive Polar Music Prize

Legendary punk poet Patti Smith and San Francisco based group Kronos Quartet have been awarded the Polar Music Prize, Sweden’s top musical accolade. Both were presented with 1 million Swedish kronor (around £96,000/$158,000) by King Carl XVI Gustaf at a special ceremony in Stockholm this afternoon (Tuesday). Described as “Rimbaud with Marshall amps” by the [...]

New Buddy Holly tribute album featuring Black Keys and Fiona Apple streaming online


A new Buddy Holly tribute album is available as a streaming preview at Soundcloud. The album, Rave On Buddy Holly, features Modest Mouse, the Black Keys, Fiona Apple, Patti Smith, Lou Reed, and Paul McCartney. The album will be released June 28th via Fantasy/Concord.  

Eddie Vedder and Patti Smith Contribute to New R.E.M Album


R.E.M. have announced that their upcoming album, Collapse Into Now, will include contributions from Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder, Patti Smith and Peaches. NME.com reports that R.E.M. say the album will be more “expansive” than 2008’s Accelerate.

Musicians Pay Tribute to Linkous of Sparklehorse


Radiohead is the latest among several musicians who have expressed their sorrow over the loss of Mark Linkous, the lead singer of Indie-rock band Sparklehorse, who was found dead due to suicide on Saturday, March 6.  Colin Greenwood paid tribute via the official Radiohead website, stating, “[Linkous] and his band toured with us in Europe [...]