Out today, No World is the first full-length album from the L.A. duo Inc., and not unlike John Henry racing the steam-powered hammer. Brothers Daniel and Andrew Aged, are incredibly proficient at their instruments -- they've worked as session musicians for Beyoncé, Cee-Lo, and Elton John -- and so ... More >>
We members of the press are gathered on the roof of The Kress in Hollywood, four floors of elaborate clubby terrain beneath our feet, and menacing gray clouds above. It's cold and Snoop Dogg is late by almost an hour. Down on the sidewalk, the doormen are screening and waving through a slow line ... More >>
1. Lina Lecaro breaks the story of Jason Shapiro's suit against Swede garage-fellas the Hives. It seems their "Tick Tick Boom" from this year's Get Smart soundtrack sounds suspiciously like his band the Roofies' "Why You?" Same opening riff, same bridge. But ... that's a pretty universal riff.
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Robin Thicke, Something Else (Star Trak)
Robin Thicke doesn’t possess the best voice in R&B but he uses what he’s got better than most. His favored falsetto has obvious influences — a little Marvin, some Smokey, even a touch of pre-tabloid Jacko. Yet, at its most wispy, its fragility is les ... More >>