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Born on the outskirts of Motown and raised in the shadow of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Joe has been writing about rock music since interviewing Shudder to Think's Craig Wedren for his high school newspaper -- back when bands like Shudder to Think were recording for major labels. He's written for the Cleveland Free Times, Alternative Press, the Village Voice, SuicideGirls and a variety of other online publications and blogs, some of which have not existed in years. He started with Townsquare in 2011 writing for Loudwire and Ultimate Classic Rock, and has been with Diffuser.fm since it launched in spring 2012.
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Bonnaroo 2013 Lineup Announced: Paul McCartney, Mumford and Sons, Bjork, Wilco + More To Perform

Mumford and Sons, Paul McCartney, Bjork, Wilco and Tom Petty are among the headliners confirmed for the 2013 edition of the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, which will take place June 13-16 in Manchester, Tenn. The lineup was announced today (Feb. 19) during a special hour-long live webcast called B.L.A.M. (Bonnaroo Line-up Announcement Mega-thon) hosted by none other than “Weird Al” Yankovic.

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Dave Grohl on New Foo Fighters Album: ‘We Have Pretty Much an Entire Record Ready’

Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl has been insisting that his band is on hiatus ever since he wrote an open letter to fans announcing as much last fall, but it seems he hasn't been entirely truthful. Despite all the talk of his intentions to "pack it in the garage" for awhile, Grohl is now saying that the Foos already have a new album written.

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Melvins Covers Album to Feature Bizarre Song Choices, Numerous Special Guests

The Melvins have announced plans to release an album of obscure, bizarre and otherwise seemingly random covers titled 'Everybody Loves Sausages.' The disc, which will feature guest appearances from the likes of Mudhoney's Mark Arm, Foetus' J. G. Thirlwell and former Dead Kennedys singer Jello Biafra, drops April 30.

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Jack White Has 20 Songs Written for Second Solo Album

Jack White's debut solo album, 'Blunderbuss,' dropped less than a year ago, but the prolific rocker -- who is also known for his work with the Raconteurs, Dead Weather and, of course, the now-defunct White Stripes -- is already hard at work on the follow-up. “I’m writing a lot of songs for another record, I have over 20 tracks I’m working on right now," White tells BBC 6 Music News. "So it's been very busy, yeah ...  Third Man and that together keeping me very busy."

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Dave Grohl Reveals Elton John Guests on New Queens of the Stone Age Album

Dave Grohl isn't an official member of Queens of the Stone Age -- he serves as guest drummer on the new album -- but that didn't stop the Foo Fighters frontman from revealing that he'll be joined on the disc by a much more unlikely guest: Elton John.

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Dave Grohl Interviews Rapper Nas on ‘Chelsea Lately’

Dave Grohl continued his week of filling in as host of the E! talk show 'Cheslea Lately' on Tuesday (Feb. 5) with a visit from Nas. With the 55th annual Grammy Awards coming up on Sunday, Grohl (watch above) talked with the rapper about how well hip-hip is represented at the ceremony. "It's cool, but I feel it could be a little more loved, though," said Nas. "Hip-hop is making a lot of noise, it should get more spotlight."

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Flaming Lips Release Anatomically Correct Chocolate Hearts + USB Music Mix

Days after courting middle America with their cutesy Super Bowl ad, the Flaming Lips have gone back to their weird, over-the-top ways. The band has announced a collaboration with a Dallas-based chocolate maker known as Dude, Sweet Chocolate to produce a run of limited edition, anatomically correct chocolate hearts, each of which contains a USB drive loaded with a 15-song mix titled 'Songs of Love.'

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Thom Yorke Announces DJ Tour With Nigel Godrich

Atoms for Peace have yet to announce any gigs in support of their debut album, 'Amok,' which drops later this month (Feb. 26, to be specific), but principal members Thom Yorke and Nigel Godrich are embarking on a brief trek that will feature the dynamic duo spinning records in three major cities. Yorke announced their plans via a Twitter post.

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Fall Out Boy Announce New Album + Tour, Release Comeback Single and Video

Hungover, tired and generally bummed out about the ending to last night's game? Well, Fall Out Boy to the rescue! It's no big shock that FOB have confirmed their much-rumored reunion, but who expected a brand-new comeback single (complete with video, which you can check out below) the morning following the Super Bowl? Certainly not us, and let us tell you, we're beside ourselves with excitement!

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Radiohead’s Thom Yorke DJs New York Fashion Event for Rag & Bone

Upscale menswear isn't the first thing that comes to mind when we hear the name Thom Yorke, but the Radiohead frontman has been involved in the fashion world for a while. In 2011, he created a soundtrack for the premiere of fall line from designers David Neville and Marcus Wainwright, aka Rag & Bone. 

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Dave Grohl’s Sound City Players Announce New York City Concert

A day after Dave Grohl's all-star Sound City Players turned in a marathon thee-hour concert at the Palladium in Hollywood following the Los Angeles premiere of Grohl’s ‘Sound City' movie, the group has announced a one-off performance in New York City. The show goes down Feb. 13 at the Hammerstein Ballroom, and tickets go on sale Tuesday (Feb. 5).

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