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- Posted on Feb 6th 2013 1:30PM by Cameron Matthews
For some reason Dave Grohl took over "Chelsea Lately" last night, and the results were pretty interesting. The Foo Fighters frontman interviewed Grammy-nominated Nas about the award ceremony's relationship with hip-hop. Check out the interview below in which Grohl confesses to making fun of Coldplay and not understanding rap beefs.
In the 1980s there were more than 2,200 independent record stores in the United Kingdom. By 2009 there were only 269, and that number has since declined. "Last Shop Standing" is the official film of Record Store Day 2013 with a goal to promote the few remaining vinyl havens. Johnny Marr, Billy Bragg, Paul Weller, Richard Hawley and many more lend their mugs for the insightful film. Watch the trailer here. [SPIN]
Mumford and Sons have kicked off their short American arena tour. Have you ever seen folksters get a stadium full of music fans to jump and holler? Check out some photos from the band's show in Boston last night. [Diffuser]
The Stool Pigeon has sadly closed up shop. The U.K. music publication has had trouble (like the rest of print zines) maintaining both a physical and print presence. "To be frank, we're knackered," the write in a final post complete with an emotional poem. [The Stool Pigeon]
Prince continues to do what Prince wants, especially when it comes to singles releases. The King of Sexual Pop just leaked "Breakfast Can Wait," an ode to the caffeine and syrup-centric mornings that Prince experiences every single day. Apparently the singer must have some bedroom lovin' before even putting on the coffee. Buy the new track here. Anyone want some grapes? ... Bitches.
Despite the bedroom-based recordings that have become more popular over the past decade, modern studio albums still cost a stainless steel briefcase full of 20s. When you add the cost of a band's equipment, the gas money, the guitar picks and the act of recording you're looking at a single song costing thousands of dollars. [LA Weekly]
An open hi-hat gives way to laser like guitar lines, reminiscent of Fucked Up in Desaparecidos' amazing new single "Anonymous." You almost forget that the heart-on-sleeve Conor Oberst is singing about the internet hacktivist group. Check out the politically minded axe smashing "Left Is Right" as well. [Rolling Stone]
Local Natives new record Hummingbird is tearing it up right now, and to celebrate, the band stopped by "Fallon" to deliver a rousing performance of "Heavy Feet."