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Arcade Fire’s Win Butler And Regine Chassagne Have Baby Boy

Win Butler and his wife (as well as Arcade Fire bandmate) have welcome a baby boy last weekend.  No name has been given, though the arrival was announced in an a-typical way: through Pastor Barry Mack, the pastor of Montreal’s St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church Saint-Lambert.  Mack wrote the announcement in Le Journal de Montreal.  Mack’s word’s loosely translated into English (via Spinner) are: “It’s good to see that they are still together and they now have a baby. It’s a bit rare in the entertainment industry.” Arcade Fire are currently working on…

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TV On the Radio Working On New Material

New York art-rockers TV on the Radio are working on new material, lead singer Tunde Adebimpe revealed to Spin.  “I’m not sure what’s gonna be out when,” Adebimpe said. “But there’s new stuff coming.”   However, that doesn’t necessarily mean a new album, which would be the band’s first since 2011’s Nine Types of Light.   “We’re sort of collecting material for a record,” Adebimpe admitted.  “But right now, we’re only thinking in terms of songs, smaller things we can put out regularly until an album seems possible.”   Please follow…

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Josh Homme: Playing with Former QOTSA Member Nick Oliveri “Was Easy”

Despite reports to the contrary, Josh Homme recently stated to MTV that he and former Queens of  the Stone Age bassist Nick Oliveri have been on good terms following Oliveri’s departure from the group in 2004.  “Nick recorded his new record at my studio, and then he was going to drop off some records and…said, ‘Hey, need anyone to sing backup?’” Homme told MTV News.  “And I was like ‘Actually, yeah, come on in.’ It’s that causal… and it was easy. It’s nice to know someone since you were a…

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Jimmy Eat World Discuss New Album

Jimmy Eat World frontman Jim Adkins recently spoke to Rolling Stones about Jimmy Eat World’s new album.   The Em0-pioneers will release their 7th album Damage on June 11th.  “We used tape for the first time in a long time, as well as computer,” Adkins said to the magazine. “I hate saying more raw, but it’s more raw and warm.  Just noise all day long. There was less an emphasis on it being clean and perfect.”  Adkins also addressed the band’s age as well by saying, “I’m 37 and the world around…

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Gerard Way Discusses My Chemical Romance Split in Essay

  Following Friday’s news that My Chemical Romance have broken up,  former lead signer Gerard Way is looking to set some things straight. In a lengthy essay posted online, Way attempted to offer some explanations – albeit in an abstract and perhaps surrealistic way.  (There were several mentions of a “doomsday device” that led to the split.)  Still, Way concedes that when it’s over, it’s over and stressed that there was no animosity among the group’s members.  Way closed his letter by stating: “My Chemical Romance is done. But it…

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Kings of Leon To Release Retrospective Box Set

Kings of Leon will release a career spanning boxed set later this year. The set will consist of the band’s 5 albums as well as a live DVD.  The DVD comes from a 2009 show in London while the group was touring behind their breakthrough album Only By The Night.  No word yet on whether the set will include unreleased material.  The group is reportedly working on their 6th album, and you will  be able to catch Kings of Leon on tour at several European festivals this summer. You can…

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Dropkick Murphys Kick Racist Fan Offstage

  During a recent stop in New York, Dropkick Murphys got more than they bargained for when they invited fans onstage during a cover of AC/DC’s “T.N.T.”.  One particular fan got the crowd’s attention and gave a Nazi salute onstage.  Outraged, bassist Ken Casey reacted quickly and booted the offending fan offstage.  Casey then addressed the crowd and yelled that “Nazis are not allowed at a Dropkick Murphys show!” Check out a video after the jump. Please follow and like us:

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Future In Question for Dashboard Confessional

  According to a recent interview with Chris Carrabba, the future of Dashboard Confessional is uncertain.  Commented Carrabba: “Honestly I have no idea when the next DC project will begin. I finished the album and the FSF changed my focus to something completely new that I am not yet ready to reveal.” Fans will have to wait and see what this new project is, and how it affect Carrabba’s day-time job. Please follow and like us:

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Jack White Named Record Store Day Ambassador

Jack White has been named 2013’s Record Store Day Ambassador.  The annual event will be held on April 20th, 2013.  White founded Third Man Records in 2001, which specializes in exclusive releases and recordings with most of its releases only available on vinyl.  In a statement to Recordstoreday.com, White wrote: As Record Store Day Ambassador of 2013 I’m proud to help in any way I can to invigorate whoever will listen with the idea that there is beauty and romance in the act of visiting a record shop and getting…

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