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Interview: Bombay Bicycle Club on No. 1 Albums and Sampling Bollywood Soundtracks

On the heels of the band’s first UK No. 1 album, Bombay Bicycle Club is prepping for a North American tour that kicks off Oct. 1.

09/29/2014

Michael Stipe of R.E.M. (Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

R.E.M. Announces ‘REMTV,’ a Career-Chronicling Six-DVD Box Set

The trove of archival footage includes the band’s 1998 appearance on VH1’s ‘Storytellers,’ both MTV ‘Unplugged’ performances and 99(!) live songs shot between 1995-2008.

09/29/2014

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Thom Yorke Announces New Album ‘Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes,’ Distributed via BitTorrent

And so it continues with the less-than-conventional album releases.

09/26/2014

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U2 Reveal Official Album Cover to ‘Songs of Innocence’

As the band explains on their website, the photograph on the cover is the band’s drummer “protecting his 18-year-old son.”

09/26/2014

(Courtesy of Interscope Records)

New Music to Know: The Eeries Make a Name For Themselves, With a Little Help From Rock Radio

One can’t help but wonder if the guys of The Eeries purposely tried to make it extremely hard for anyone to discover their band. Or, if it was an accidental business model that has just so happened to pay off.

09/25/2014

(Courtesy of Interscope Records)

U2 is Working on Another Surprise Project With Apple

U2 giving away their album for free via iTunes isn’t the only surprise project the band has in store for fans. It’s not even the only surprise project they have in the works with Apple.

09/19/2014

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Hear Johnny Marr’s New Solo Song, ‘The Trap’

The track is from Marr’s upcoming solo album, ‘Playland.’

09/19/2014

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Bono Calls U2’s Surprise iTunes Album Release ‘Punk Rock': ‘Annoy People and Get in Their Faces’

Just to be clear, Bono knows how invasive it was to drop his surprise album in your iCloud — but that was the point. In an interview this morning, the U2 frontman opened up about the band’s release method.

09/18/2014

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Metallica to Release Box Set of Recordings of Every 2014 Show

For 25 of the shows, Metallica’s setlist was created by their fans as part of their By Request Tour.

09/17/2014

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Sharon Osbourne Says U2 Gave Away ‘Mediocre Music’ for Free Because ‘No One Wants to Buy It’

The always outspoken Osbourne matriarch is not impressed by U2’s move, in case you were wondering.

09/17/2014

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