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Bob Dylan

Alongside Hank Williams, Bob Dylan is arguably the greatest American songwriter of the 20th century. Last year’s blues-drenched Rough And Rowdy Ways proved that he’s hardly lost any of his gifts in this century, even as he approached his 80th birthday this past May 24. But the minute he walked into New York’s Columbia Studio […]

The post Bob Dylan announces first broadcast show in nearly 30 years with Veeps appeared first on Alternative Press.

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Have you ever really stopped and thought about how intricate and difficult the process of making a successful album must be? There is, of course, the basic issue of inspiration. Every artist must wring something out from deep within themselves and try to make it cohere outside in the world, make it tangible enough that it communicates something to the listener — and even icons have their struggles with writer’s block. You might come up with seven or 10 brilliant compositions, but then still have nothing lyrically, or vice versa. And that’s just the writing. There are the players, the recording circumstances, the money, the ability or luck that results in a once-in-a-lifetime performance. While not quite on the level of, say, a major blockbuster production, it can be dizzying to consider the amount of factors that must fall into place for something as comparatively contained as an album to work. It’s a wonder we get as many great ones as we do.

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For as long as music has existed, artists have been inspiring other artists. Right here within our own beloved scene, we’ve witnessed many examples of newer-era bands drawing inspiration from the OGs. What’s especially endearing is that not only have bands influenced each other in terms of musical style; they’ve also taken from the lyrics […]

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Rage Against The Machine

Rage Against The Machine have unveiled a new mini-documentary that details how racism in America inspired one of their most classic songs. Released in collaboration with international artists collective The Ummah Chroma, the short film follows a teacher as he educates his students on the history of oppression in the United States. Read more: Josh […]

The post See how this Rage Against The Machine classic inspired a new doc on racism appeared first on Alternative Press.

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Many bands take maintaining the same lineup quite seriously, even if it’s one of the most difficult things to pull off. Especially if longevity is also high up on their list of priorities.  Those who have accomplished it wear it as a badge of honor, such as U2. Frontman Bono often says they are who […]

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The Rage Against the Machine and Queens of the Stone Age frontmen joined RTJ on Adult Swim. Continue reading…

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Last night, Run The Jewels’ Holy Calamavote concert special aired in conjunction with Adult Swim and Ben & Jerry’s. Killer Mike and El-P performed their latest album RTJ4 in full and brought some special guests along for the ride, including appearances from Pharrell, Zack de la Rocha, Josh Homme, Mavis Staples, 2 Chainz, Gangsta Boo,…

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Run The Jewels are teaming up with Adult Swim and Ben & Jerry’s to present Holy Calamavote, a televised concert special encouraging fans to vote. Killer Mike and El-P will perform all of the songs from their recent album RTJ4, and collaborators like Zack de la Rocha, Josh Homme, and Mavis Staples will show up…

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Before the 'machine' started up. Continue reading…

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Run The Jewels always made it easy to root for them. Two artists with very different backgrounds and milieus, joining together in their late 30s and, instead of functioning like a one-off or a curiosity, unlocking a whole new chapter of their lives. Two artists pushing each other to new heights, two men who found…

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