• Check Out Jack White’s 3-In-1 Interactive Video

    Jack White’s Lazaretto, released last summer, offered up all sorts of cool innovations with its “Ultra LP” release, including secret tracks, hidden grooves with alternate takes, and even holograms. But Jack didn’t let his creativity take a break after the release. The new video for “That Black Bat Licorice” reveals that the innovations just keep coming. It’s actually three different videos that you can switch between while it plays by pressing “3” or “B” on your keyboard. The default animated video is from director James Blagden of “Dock Ellis and the LSD” fame; holding “B” reveals a live-action video from Brad Holland; and holding “3” plays a live-action video directed by Jack White. Vinyl…music videos…what antiquated medium will Jack White bring back next? We’re hoping for wax cylinders.

  • Win Butler Brings Kanye And Beck Together With Awesome Mashup

    Win Butler of Arcade Fire has had a busy week. He played in the NBA Celebrity All-Star Game, scoring eight points; he DJ-ed an after party as DJ Windows 98; he worked as a barista at an NYC coffee shop on Valentine’s Day; and he introduced Miley Cyrus and her surprisingly solid cover of “50 Ways to Leave Your Lover” at the SNL 40th Anniversary show. But apparently it wasn’t Miley that got Butler’s creative juices flowing. If this awesome mashup is any indication, it was Kanye’s bizarre performance of his 2004 hit “Jesus Walks” that got into Butler’s head and gave him the idea to mix the track with Beck’s 1994 hit “Loser.” And considering “Loser” is just Beck (poorly) rapping over a drum and guitar loop, Kanye’s skills are a welcome addition. Now let’s just hope this track, proving the two very different artists each have something to offer, will silence both Kanye’s and Beck’s fans after all that Grammy nonsense.

  • “Barracuda” Played On Two Harps Rocks Way More Than You Think [Video]

    You might not consider a harp to be a very rocking instrument and you’re correct. After all, aside from Florence + The Machine, the 5000-year-old string instrument, a favorite of cherubim and Calvin Candie, is not often heard in popular music. But Beyond Pluck is hoping to change that. Made up of harpists Paula Bressman and Rachel Miller, Beyond Pluck has been performing a mix of classical and pop music arrangements since 2010. Here they are joined by drummer Nick Buda as they tackle “Barracuda,” a song by another popular female duo, Heart. And much like Rasputina did for the cello years ago, beyond Pluck proves that harps can rock just as hard as any electric guitar.

  • Iconic Concert: Muse Live At Glastonbury Music Festval

    Muse is widely considered, by fans and critics alike, to be one of the most exciting bands to see live in music today. Back in 2004 Muse rocked people’s faces off at Glastonbury in support of their album Absolution and six years later they came back to Glastonbury for a now legendary performance that you can watch the video below in all it’s HD glory. Tracklist: 00:16 Uprising 05:47 Supermassive Black Hole 10:07 New Born 16:39 School riff(from Nirvana): Thanks Dude! 18:22 Map of the Problematique 24:05 Guiding Light 28:27 Citizen Erased 36:13 Nishe 37:32 United States of Eurasia 42:00 Feeling Good 45:20 Undisclosed Desires 50:43 Resistance 57:20 Hysteria 1:02:58 (62:58) House of the Rising Sun 1:03:54 (63:54) Time is Running Out 1:09:08 (69:08) Starlight 1:13:20 (73:20) Stockholm Syndrome Encore: 1:21:19 (81:19) Where the Streets Have No Name(feat. The Edge, U2 Cover) 1:27:30 (87:30) Plug In Baby 1:32:36 (92:36) Man With A Harmonica 1:34:40 (94:40) Knights of Cydonia

  • Band Jokingly Begins AC/DC Song And Crowd Takes It From There [Video]

    Singer-songwriter Matt Nathanson was playing a show in New York last year when he made the mistake of jokingly strumming the opening riff to AC/DC’s 1980 hit “You Shook Me All Night Long.” The crowd immediately started singing along, leaving Matt no choice but to continue on. soon his band all joined in with nothing more than a nod, guitarist Aaron Tap performed the iconic solo. Let this be a lesson to all musicians: Don’t call down the thunder(struck) unless you mean it!

  • RSVLTS Indio Desert Music Festival 2015 Party Guide

    Everyone knows that since we first partnered with Heineken in 2013 as their official content producer for Coachella we were hooked and Indio, California’s premier music festival became a cornerstone for RSVLTS.com. We’re an east coast company but the pilgrimage to the desert in Indio each year have become an annual tradition. After attending various pool parties in the vicinity of of the festival grounds we quickly realized there is more to America’s greatest music festival than the actual festival itself. There are pool parties, carnivals, brand events and so much more that offer an oasis to drink icy cold beers and kick back with friends poolside. In 2014 we launched our Indio Music Festival Party Guide as a one-stop-shop for the most up to date event information, and judging by the dozens of exclusive tips and hundreds of emails we received, it ended up being much more than a piece of content. Festival goers were using this as a road map to their weekend planning so it is imperative that we run it back in 2015, bigger and badder. — Updated: 4/3/15 at 3:39 am ET — Things to know: We get a TON of exclusive event tips, in 2014 we got 12 event tips sent more »

  • 23 Album Covers Recreated With Paper Clips

    In this messy, cluttered world, there is nothing we crave more than the awesome organizational properties of paper clips and the soothing simplicity of minimalist art. And thanks to Philippines-based digital artist Eisen Bernard Bernardo, we get both in a single gallery. Bernardo, whose mash-ups of magazine covers and classic art we’ve shared in the past, is now working his digital magic on his Clip (Album) Art Tumblr, dedicated to recreating popular album covers using colorful paper clips. We’re particularly impressed with Sia’s 1000 Forms of Fear. And we wouldn’t be surprised if it provides the mysterious musician with an idea for a new disguise.

  • Iconic Concert: Arcade Fire At Coachella 2011

    Only a few months after winning the Grammy for Album of the Year Arcade Fire headlined Coachella’s coveted primetime Saturday night slot. Towards the end of the performance massive LED beach balls created by Intel were dropped into the crowd and blinked along with the beat of the song. It was one of the most memorable moments in Coachella history and you can watch it in HD here. Set List: 1. Month of May 2. Rebellion (Lies) 3. No Cars Go 4. Haiti 5. City With No Children 6. The Suburbs 7. The Suburbs (Continued) 8. Crown of Love 9. Rococo 10. Intervention 11. Neighborhood #2 (Laika) 12. We Used to Wait 13. Neighborhood #3 (Power Out) 14. Keep the Car Running 15. Wake Up Encore: 16. Ready to Start 17. Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels) 18. Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)

  • Slayer Played On Toy Instruments Is Not As Bad As You’d Think [Video]

    Do you have children in your life who want to take up an instrument but the ungrateful brats, who can barely play a kazoo, demand something better than the cheap plastic First Act instruments from your local big-box store? Well, they’re sort of right. As this video proves, those toys don’t sound too great. But, in the hands of talented musicians playing Slayer’s “Raining Blood,” they still sound better than your high school friend’s band who spent all their money on expensive equipment they didn’t know how to use only to embarrass themselves at the battle of the bands at the rec center back in ’01. And you have to admit, that tiny pink double bass drum setup is pretty badass.

  • Stream Fat Mike’s Pop Punk Musical

    NOFX frontman and occasional depressing clown Fat Mike has composed a punk rock musical, Home Street Home. Fat Mike had help composing the project, about a runaway 16-year-old girl who finds acceptance in a “family” of homeless teen punks, from dominatrix girlfriend Soma Snakeoil and Avenue Q creator Jeff Marx. You can see the show live beginning February 20 at San Francisco’s Z Space but you can check out the songs before then on this Soundcloud stream. The tracks feature vocals from Frank Turner, Alkaline Trio’s Matt Skiba, Lena Hall from Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Bad Cop/Bad Cop’s Stacey Dee, the late Tony Sly of No Use For A Name, and Dance Hall Crashers’ Karina Denike. The upbeat, pop-punk music, reminiscent of Fat Wreck Chords’ classic 90s releases, is performed by members of Descendents, Lagwagon, Old Man Markley, Mad Caddies, Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, The Aggrolites, The Living End, The Real McKenzies, and RKL. You can purchase the album on CD and MP3 beginning February 10 and LP March 24 directly from Fat Wreck Chords. Now we just hope Fat Mike brings the show to the East Coast.

  • A Breakdown Of Every Trademark Owned By Taylor Swift (And The One That Got Away)

    Taylor Swift made news last week when it was revealed that the singer and apparently savvy businesswoman trademarked a variety of phrases from her latest album, 1989. It’s a smart move. By trademarking popular phrases from her song’s, Swift is able to cut down on bootleg merchandise being peddled outside her concerts. And these days, when performers rely more and more on merch sales, Swift needs every penny she can get to keep multiple lavish roofs above her cats’ heads. But a search of the United States Patent and Trademark Office shows that this is no new idea for Swift and her team. She has been trademarking her name and lyrics for years! Check out all of the trademarks she owns (and one that slipped through her fingers) below.

  • The Nine Inch Nails/Taylor Swift Mashup We Can’t Help But Love [Video]

    There is no shame in a 30-year-old man enjoying Nine Inch Nails. On the other hand, a 30-year-old man who enjoys listening to Taylor Swift may not want to advertise that fact. That’s what makes this mashup so great. You get the danceable beats of Taylor Swift’s shamefully fantastic “Shake It Off” and you can pretend it’s just a remix of NIN’s “The Perfect Drug.” Plus, it’s funny imagining Trent Reznor singing “you make me hard when I’m all soft inside” to Taylor Swift. And the fun doesn’t stop there. Check out more brilliant mashups from Isosine on YouTube.

  • Tom Morello And Serj Tankian Cover “Crazy Train”

    In 1979, Black Sabbath fired Ozzy Osbourne and replaced him with Ronnie James Dio. But any doubts as to whether Osbourne could have a career without his bandmates were silenced when Osbourne teamed with guitarist Randy Rhoads and releases Blizzard of Ozz in 1980. The album was a huge success, eventually selling over 6 million copies. And much of the success was due to a song that would go down in heavy metal history, “Crazy Train.” A teenage Tom Morello studied Randy Rhoads’ riffs while learning guitar, calling Rhoads his favorite guitar player of all time. Morello would go on to superstardom with his bands Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave. Randy Rhoads was killed in a plane crash in 1982, but his legacy lives on. A group of some of the most talented musicians, including Tom Morello and System of a Down vocalist Serj Tankian, have come together to record a cover album of songs cowritten by Randy Rhoads from his time with Osbourne and his earlier years with Quiet Riot. And of course, “Crazy Train” is one of the tracks on the album. Check out “Crazy Train,” featuring an incredible solo from Morello starting at 2:43, streaming on more »

  • 10 Songs Inspired By Martin Luther King Jr.

    It’s great that we have a day off today, but instead of wasting it away by partying (or recovering from partying during yesterday’s games), why not learn something about why we have the day off? Check out these 22 Astounding Martin Luther King Jr. Facts That You (Probably) Didn’t Know then listen to these 10 songs inspired the man who we celebrate today. And maybe you’ll find the motivation to go out and do your part to make the world a better place.

  • What Would Elvis, Hendrix and Other Fallen Rock Stars Look Like If They Were Alive Today?

    The tragic stories of promising musicians gone before their time is one we’ve seen too often. Sachs Media Group put together a series of detailed renderings of some of history’s best musicians who passed on at an early age. Elvis, John Lennon, Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin, and Jimi Hendrix are a few of the renderings below of great rock stars if they were alive today. Elvis Presley , 80 Source: Alcadehotel Source: SachsMedia Born: Jan. 8, 1935; Tupelo, Mississippi Died: Aug. 16, 1977; Memphis, Tennessee The undisputed King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, of whom John Lennon once said “without Elvis there is no Beatles” died in 1977 at age 42. Kurt Cobain, 47  Born: Feb. 20, 1967; Aberdeen, Washington Died: April 8, 1994; Seattle, Washington Lead singer and guitarist for Nirvana. Keith Moon, 68 Source: TheFaustoRocks Born: Aug. 23, 1946; London, England Died: Sept. 7, 1978; London, England Considered one of the best drummers of all time, as well as one of the wildest on and off stage, the former Who member died in 1978 at age 32. John Lennon, 74   Source: Fanpop Born: Oct. 9, 1940; Liverpool, England Died: Dec. 8, 1980; New York, New York The Beatles frontman died in 1980 at age more »

  • The Most Decade-Specific Words in Top Billboard Song Titles Will Shock You

    And the most common word in a Billboard song title this decade is… You’re not going to be happy about it. David Taylor looked for words in Billboard song titles that appeared during a given decade more than other decades. Then he charted usage for the top five of each decade, going back to 1890. The chart is made up of five different columns, the first being decade, second is word, third is keyness, an estimate for how much the word is unique to the decade followed by the word’s maximum frequency and the fifth shows a contour breakdown of a specific word through it’s significant decade. The words with relatively high keyness values will show peaks at and around the red bars, in some cases words like “you” and “U” are obvious and more common throughout the past three decades, while shocking words like “F*ck” “Hell” and “Die” take the bottom three of five spots of the past five years. A drastic change since 100 years ago when “Home” “Land” and “Old” took those same spots or dare we say the 1970s when “Woman” “Disco” “Rock” “Music” and “Dancin” we’re what people were talking about in their music. What the hell have we more »

  • New Orleans Jazz Fest 2015 Announced

    Don’t let the name fool you, the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival isn’t strictly a jazz show (although there’s plenty of that, too). With such diverse headliners as The Who, Elton John, Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga, No Doubt, Jimmy Buffett, Pitbull, Keith Urban, John Legend, Ed Sheeran, T.I., and Chicago, there’s something for everyone at the festival, taking place over two weekends between April 24 and May 3. Of course, if you’re a fan of New Orleans natives, there’s plenty of them on the bill, too. Dr. John, The Meters, Allen Toussaint, Aaron Neville, and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band are just a few of the local greats who will be there. And as far as big-name music festivals go, the New Orleans Jazz Fest is still one of the most economical options around. Advance tickets start at just $58 for single-day admission. For more info, including ticket options, check out New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.

  • Hip Jazz Redesigns Of Classic Metal Album Covers

    If you’ve never experienced the classic jazz albums of the 50s and 60s from record companies such as Verve, Blue Note, and Columbia, head over to your grandparents’ house, pretend to care while they complain about their hammer toes, then search through their record collection for “Time Out” from the Dave Brubeck Quartet or “Getz/Gilberto” by Stan Getz and João Gilberto (everyone that age owns at least one, if not both, of those albums (like 90s kids and Green Day’s “Dookie”)). You’ll not only find great music, but incredibly hip artwork on the cover. Complementary colors, font you would expect to see on a poster for a Hitchcock film, and maybe an abstract painting–all the makings of a great jazz album cover. Brazilian artist Rafa Melandi took this classic jazz aesthetic and applied it to metal albums. Although the music contained in these iconic metal albums is just as good as those old jazz records, their artwork has not aged so well. The macabre and violent imagery that was so shocking to moms decades ago has now become a bit hokey. Melandi attempts to remedy that by transforming the metal covers to the jazz style in his collection “Metazz.” Check more »

  • Siberian Parody Of “Shake It Off” [Video]

    Zloi Mambet is from a Siberian rural community in Russia and he is proud of his roots. In an effort to show off the people and places he loves so much, he’s been creating parody videos of pop songs. In his latest video, the Siberian Weird Al tackles Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off.” It’s weird and fun and pretty awesome to see people and places most of us would never even think of seeing.

  • Governors Ball 2015 Lineup Announced

    It’s that time of year when all the music festivals announce their lineups and you look at your post holiday shopping checking account balance and cry. Yesterday we heard about Coachella’s lineup and today we have news of New York’s summertime fest, Governors Ball. Featuring headliners like Drake, The Black Keys, and Deadmau5, the festival also offers up some rare acts like Bjork and Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds. Even Weird Al Yankovic will be there! Tickets go on sale Friday at noon for Governors Ball, taking place June 5-7 in New York City. So, who are you looking forward to seeing?

  • The 20 Most Anticipated Rap Albums of 2015 Including The Kanye & Paul McCartney Collabo

    As 2014 went to shit, the year’s hip-hop went from boisterous to indignant—from club bangers like those off of YG’s DJ Mustard-influenced My Krazy Life to angry truth-spitting on Run the Jewels’s critically adored Run the Jewels 2. The link between the year’s top hip-hop albums was not in subject but in decibel: everything sounded like it was turned up to the max. Yet in a year where the genre’s music was so loud, hip-hop’s superstars were notably quiet. Of the 11 rappers named on Kendrick’s “Control” verse, for instance, only three, J. Cole, Mac Miller and Big K.R.I.T., released an album or mixtape in 2014. The year’s biggest event was Outkast’s reunion tour, in which the duo played the hits. What does hip-hop’s top dogs’ 2014 dormancy mean for 2015? Well, if the New Year’s Day release of Kanye and Paul McCartney collaboration, “Only One,” portends anything, it’s that hip-hop fans have a lot to look forward to this coming year—even if the music is a bit more toned down than last year’s hits. Here are 20 hip-hoppers who have given us reason to believe that the year of the goat could be hip-hop’s G.O.A.T.

  • Coachella 2015 Official Spotify Playlist

    Now that the line-up is out, so is the official playlist on Spotify. There are a ton of awesome bands you probably don’t know year performing so whether or not you’ll be attending Coachella, throw the playlist on shuffle and let it burn.

  • The Rockin’ Playlist That Forced Noriega To Surrender 25 Years Ago

    In December 1989, American forces invaded Panama in an effort to oust dictator Manuel Noriega. Noriega and his top advisors fled to the Vatican embassy, where any American invasion would violate International Law. Despite pleas from American leaders, the Vatican refused to turn over Noriega. So the United States turned to psychological warfare with a little help from rock and roll. A perimeter of speakers was constructed in an effort to blast music and drive the deposed leader insane. The speakers were set to broadcast the Southern Command Network, the American military radio network in Central America. The SCN wasn’t initially aware of the operation, and played Christmas music for the first two days. But on December 27, the PSYOPS team called in and alerted the station of the speakers. And the requests started rolling in. The Vatican complained to President Bush and the music was stopped three days later. But by then, the bizarre plan had already garnered worldwide attention and was cemented in pop culture. On January 3, 1990, Noriega finally surrendered, thanks in part to the hilarious playlist below. Huh, so The Georgia Satellites serve a purpose after all…

  • Classic Album Covers Come Alive In This Incredible Music Video

    With the death of music television, it seems like music videos have returned to being nothing more than promos for the artist rather than the unique visual art form they were in the 80s, launching the careers of filmmakers like Spike Jonze and Michel Gondry. But outside the mainstream, there are still creative folks creating groundbreaking videos. For the video for his track “Mayokero,” Roy Kafri teamed with Israeli artist and director Vania Heymann. The result is an amazing video where classic album covers come to life an sing along to Kafri’s track. Watch the video and the “making of” below and see how Heymann transformed his friends into Michael Jackson, David Bowie, Prince, and more.

  • Jack Black And Punk Supergroup OFF! Fight A Bear In Hilariously Exciting Music Videos

    Poor Keith Morris. The former Black Flag and Circle Jerks frontman just wanted to go skydiving on his 59th birthday with OFF! bandmates Dimitri Coats and Steven McDonald. But while the skydiving coach, played by Jack Black, is explaining the safety measures, Steven’s acid kicks in, setting off a cataclysmic series of events. The first video, with a cliffhanger ending, was released last week while the exciting conclusion dropped today. Check out both videos below and get the new OFF! album, “Wasted Years,” at iTunes for $10.

  • World’s Highest-Paid Musicians 2014 [Link]

    The top 10 earning musicians made over $1.4 billion combined last year. Almost half of that came from number one on the list, Dr. Dre, whose payout from Apple’s purchase of Beats helped him earn $620 million, way more than anyone else on the list. But who are the other top earners in music? Check out the list of the 30 highest-paid musicians in 2014 to find out.

  • Jack White Transforms Your Android Into A View-Master

    Jack White is always looking for ways to innovate. Earlier this year, the “Ultra LP” of his Lazaretto vinyl featured tracks at three different speeds, dual-groove technology that played different versions of songs depending on where the needle drops, hidden tracks beneath the labels, and even a hand-etched hologram. So what could he do next? Yesterday White released his Third-D app for Android. Using the Google cardboard VR headset, viewers are immersed in 3D stereoscopic videos of “Freedom 21″ and “Ball and Biscuit” recorded at a recent performance at Fenway Park and “Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground” recorded at a recent Red Rocks show. The Google Cardboard works like an old View-Master toy, where two images come together to form one three-dimensional image. And to add to add to the immersive experience, the music has been recorded in Dolby Atmos. Learn how to build your own headset for your 5″ or 6″ Android device at Google Cardboard then download the app from Google Play.

  • This Megadeth Medley Is Insane [Video]

    In 1983, Metallica fired original lead guitarist Dave Mustaine due to his drug and alcohol abuse and replaced him with Kirk Hammett. Metallica went on to super-stardom with Hammett, but Mustaine has done pretty well with his band Megadeth, too. Over the past 30 years, Megadeth has sold over 50 million albums and solidified their place as thrash metal gods along with Metallica, Anthrax, and Slayer. Over the years, Mustaine has continued alienating band members left and right, most recently losing a drummer and lead guitarist last month. But good news, Dave! This dude knows every Megadeth song. And he can play all 160 in chronological order as a bitching 20-minute medley.

  • How Often Do People Watch Gangnam Style For It To Break YouTube’s Counter? We Did The Math

    Big news today as Psy’s annoyingly catchy “Gangnam Style” broke YouTube’s view counter. Back when the streaming site was developed, nobody really thought a single video could break the highest number in 32-bit computer code, 2,147,483,647, so nobody worried about it. But then Psy came along in July 2012 and by the end of that year, his video had reached the 1 billion mark. Surely interest in the silly song would wane, right? Somewhat, but not enough to stop the video from reaching 2 billion views then quickly surpassing the counter’s maximum. Google has worked on the issue and now when you hover your cursor over the counter, you can watch a little bit of math magic in action. At the time of this writing, it’s at 2,152,639,484. That’s a pretty big number, so let’s break it down to get an idea of some averages. The video has existed for 871 days. 2,152,639,484 divided by 871 is about 2,471,457. So on average, that’s how many times the video has been viewed each day. Dividing that number by 24 gives us about 102,977. That’s how often, on average, it’s viewed per hour. Now if we divide by 60, we get about more »

  • Get Your Christmas Party Started With This Mixtape From Diplo And Friends

    When it comes to finding some Christmas music to dance to at your holiday party, your choices are pretty slim. Sure, we all love Mariah Carey’s Merry Christmas (don’t deny it, it’s the best-selling Christmas album of all time), but you won’t get people twerkin to “All I Want For Christmas is You.” To solve this dilemma, electro-dance-pop genius Diplo, the man behind Major Lazer, has gathered his friends form his Mad Decent label to produce this mixtape, A Very Decent Christmas. The tracks mix familiar Christmas tunes with danceable beats that will get the booties shaking. Hell, I’m dancing right now in my chair just listening to it. So far, our favorite track is Splurt’s “#OMW2SYG (Xmas Version).” There’s something magical about hearing “swiggity swooty, I’m coming for that booty” over “Frosty the Snowman.” Stream the full mixtape below via Soundcloud.

  • Just Hangin’ With American Authors in NYC

    The American Authors recently traveled down to New Orleans to shoot the new music video for their song “Luck.” Since our friends at AXE Hair are the be-all, end-all source for killer hair style right now the Authors asked them to team up with the production and pass along some of their style tips to lead singer Zac Barnett. Judging the cool look he’s got in the video it paid off. Furthermore, to celebrate the launch of the music video the American Authors and AXE Hair invited us out to Best Buy Theater in Times Square to see what sound check is all about, hang back stage before the show and top it all off by watching their sold out show away from the rabid crowd in the VIP section. A photo posted by Stephen Gebhardt (@stephengebhardt) on Nov 11, 2014 at 1:53pm PST Lead photo via charged.fm

  • Wu-Tang Reveal They’re Paid on a Hierarchy Tiered Scale

    The Wu-Tang Clan has always been split into two sets of members. The select few members who’ve gained success with their solo career and everyone else. Rattle off the members of the clan who you actually know and name’s like Raekwon The Chef, Method Man, GZA, The RZA, and Ghostface will come to mind. Masta Killa, and U-God… Not so much. Which is why their payment system on their collaborative work is tiered. That’s right, The Wu-Tang Clan is a hierarchy. In a recent series of interviews with Hip Hop DX on their new album, A Better Tomorrow, the group confirmed that there is in fact a tiered system to their payout. Although members in the upper echelon of the system can fluctuate, there is definitely a varying amount throughout the group. In a recent interview group leader RZA noted “I think it came from a third party, one of our solo managers maybe. But when it penetrated I was like, ‘Yo, that really don’t make no sense.’ In that case just give me the most money … But as far as me going along with it, I was like, ‘Yo, I’ll put myself on a lower-tier and y’all could more »

  • This Batman 12″ May Be The Coolest Vinyl Ever

    Batman: The Animated Series was one of the greatest adaptations of the DC Comics character and if you were a ’90s kid, chances are you watched the show every afternoon at 4:30 on FOX. It’s hard to imagine the show premiered over 20 years ago, but it did and we’re all old now. However, we can feel young again while we listen to this incredible 12″ vinyl from Mondo. The bat-shaped 45 features the Danny Elfman composed main theme on Side A and the end credits on Side B. Although the shape looks like it would kill the needle on your turntable, it’s totally safe to play since the one-minute song presumably doesn’t extend far from the middle. Unfortunately the vinyl won’t ship until next year, but you can preorder the single in black or black with gray splatter from Mondo for $25. And we’re sure nobody would complain about the late Christmas gift.

  • Visualize Sound Like Never Before In This Cymatics Video

    Cymatics is the study of visible sound vibration, usually through a thin coating of particles or liquid over a vibrating membrane—and every time someone makes a video illustrating the phenomenon, it’s a hit. Recognizing the wow factor of these cymatics demonstrations, musician Nigel Stanford teamed with NYC-based filmmaker and VFX artist Shahir Daud to combine a ton of the sound visualizations for this incredible music video. And it also happens to be the first single from Stanford’s new album. Check out the video below then see how all the experiments were performed at Cymatics.

 

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