Album Review: The Swans – ‘To be Kind’ [9/10]

Band Name: The Swans Album name: To be Kind Label: Young God Records / Mute 9 / 10 The Swans weren’t the first 80s underground band to make a comeback after 2000; they’re not even the only ones who refused any nostalgic get-together tour. But when they did come back, they weren’t just a reunited band – they were a changed band. Michael Gira assembled a different line-up, including a huge drummer accurately named Thor, and…

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Lily Allen tries to piggyback on Brazil World Cup hype with “unofficial World Cup song”

The Football World Cup in Brazil is just around the corner, with 9 days left. For you Americans out there, that’d be ‘soccer’, but for the rest of us, it’s football. Every world cup has a song, and this year… well, it kind of sucks; big time. Pitbull feat. Jennifer Lopez & Claudia Leitte – We Are One (Ole Ola). You can almost tell how bad it is just from the name. You can listen to it…

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New Foo Fighters album to be released in November: ‘Only Eight Songs, But It Might Be Our Longest Record’

The new Foo Fighters album has finally been labeled with a release month: November. Apparently, this album would be a turning point, marking the evolution of the Foos as a band and showing us where they are now: “Like, I couldn’t just write a three-and-a-half-minute long KROQ jingle and film it for the finale of an episode about the history of music in New Orleans, ya know? We really had to step up what we…

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Famous Bands and their Lego Versions

The things you could do with LEGOs are just limitless – seriously. You could build a fort for your cat, a dinosaur, a castle, or just random stuff and say your a modern sculptor. Or, like Adly Syairi Ramly, you could make LEGO figurines to mimic your favorite bands. Do check his Instagram for awesome stuff like that. Here, I’ll present my favorite ones.

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R.E.M., Screaming Trees, Tuatara supergroup joined by Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready, reveal double album

Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready is all about supergroups nowadays – after last year we were telling you about a supergroup planned with former Guns’n’Roses bandmember Duff McKagan, now, he joined instrumental group Tuatara, consisting of R.E.M. and Screaming Trees members among others. Together, they have unveiled the band’s upcoming double album: “Underworld”. No bonus points for title originality. The group was formed back in 1996 by R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck, drummer Barrett Martin of the Screaming Trees,…

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Linkin Park Allegedly Report Support Act to Police Smoking Weed

We here at ZME Music try to stay clear of any potential drama, but this is just too hilarious. Reportedly, Linkin Park have reported the band Sublime With Rome to the police for smoking marijuana; in case that wasn’t enough, Sublime With Rome were actually supporting for Linkin Park at KFMA Day in Tuscon Arizona. Frontman Rome Ramirez tweeted this after the incident: Linkin Park called the cops on us and said that they were allergic to…

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Vinnie Paul shoots down the Pantera reunion once again

We got all excited when a few days ago Phil Anselmo started talking about a potential Pantera reunion. Zakk Wylde seemed to dig the idea too, so there was only once piece of the puzzle missing: Vinnie Paul. But that piece of the puzzle doesn’t want to hear anything of a Pantera reunion. The reunion hopes were ignited after Phil recently told Fanpass that “there is a great percentage of me that says, ‘This generation…

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Former Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo working on Music for Disney Cartoon

fWhat happened to Dave Lombardo kind of sucks – being kicked out of the band you helped create and made famous is never fun; who am I kidding – it sucks! But it’s good that Dave is keeping his head high and working on new music… with Disney. Yesterday, he tweeted this: I’ve been working on the music to a cartoon pilot for Disney and never thought It could be this much fun….Stay Tooned!!! —…

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Sebastian Bach becomes Maroon 5 frontman for unique ‘Moves Like Jagger’ Performance

Well, Sebastian Bach sure didn’t revolutionize the music industry like he promised, but at least he’s having a lot of fun – he starred in the first episode of “Sing Your Face Off”, a new show on ABC. Most people wouldn’t wonder how rock legend Sebastian Bach would look and sound like imitating Maroon 5’s Adam Levine, playing “Moves like Jagger”; but then again, the guys working at ABC aren’t most people. In the network’s latest…

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Fleetwod Mac back in the studio, probably no releases in 2014 though

Apparently, Christine McVie will be returning to Fleetwood Mac to do more than play some old songs in concert. The group has  just finished a two month run in the studio – the same place where they recorded 1979’s “Tusk” album. They’ve apparently been working on some new songs. “This has kind of been a project in slow motion, that’s the only way I can put it,” Buckingham tells Billboard. “We got in the studio not…

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