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Muse debuts futuristic video for new single “Something Human”

Muse debuts futuristic video for new single “Something Human”

 Feature photo by: Kevin Winter / Staff / Getty Images Muse is back and they’re showing off their folksy side with another new single off of their upcoming album. The new song titled “Something Human” was debuted right here this morning on The Woody Show during an in-studio interview with Woody and the gang.…

alt-J announce remix album of Relaxer

alt-J announce remix album of Relaxer

 British indie rockers alt-J are back with a new album…sort of. The band announced earlier today that they will release a remix of their 2017 critical hit Relaxer featuring various stars from the hip-hop world including: Pusha T, Danny Brown, Goldlink, up-and-comer Rejjie Snow, and R&B singer Twin Shadow. The album, dubbed Reduxer, is…

Outside Lands announces comedy lineup with Michelle Wolf, Chelsea Peretti, and more

Outside Lands announces comedy lineup with Michelle Wolf, Chelsea Peretti, and more

Michael Loccisano / Staff / Getty Outside Lands revealed The Barbary’s Comedy and Improv lineup for this year featuring headliners Chelsea Peretti, Michelle Wolf, Phoebe Robinson, Paul Scheer, Jonathan Van Ness, and more. The tent, co-curated by SF Sketchfest, will house comedy, improv, live podcast tapings, and music from Wes Anderson films. Peretti, who was born…

Watch: Weezer performs “Africa” on Jimmy Kimmel Live

Watch: Weezer performs “Africa” on Jimmy Kimmel Live

 Weezer has been enjoying an unprecedented resurgence after they released their cover version of Toto’s 1982 smash hit “Africa” last week, propelling the band to their first hit in nearly a decade. Right on cue, the band steps out on stage to perform the infectious tune in front of a national television audience Tuesday…

BREAKING: Tom Petty suffers cardiac arrest

BREAKING: Tom Petty suffers cardiac arrest

Tom Petty was brouSanta Monica hospital, Monday afternoon. He was found unconscious and not breathing in his Malibu home Sunday night after suffering full cardiac arrest, according to TMZ reports. According to their sources, the star was rushed to to UCLA Santa Monica Hospital where he was put on life support and his pulse returned. He…

Rag’n’Bone Man: “I deserve to be where I am”

Rag’n’Bone Man: “I deserve to be where I am”

No Name talks with Rag’n’Bone Man about his personal discovery of his vocal talent, his perspective on his success, his anxiety of becoming a new father, and how he uses real life events for his song writing framework.

Oakland, Sacramento among cities experiencing a live music renaissance

Oakland, Sacramento among cities experiencing a live music renaissance

The buzzworthy research discovery over the last few years has been seeing the increase in experiential purchases (buying experiences versus buying things) by millennials. Included in that spending bump is live music. By 2021, the global market for live music will be worth nearly $29 billion and make up more than 50% of total music revenue. According to…

Jay-Z pays tribute to Chester Bennington

Jay-Z pays tribute to Chester Bennington

Jay-Z paid tribute to Chester Bennington Saturday Night at his V Festival with a performance of “Numb/Encore,” a track off of Collision Course, the hit collaborative rap/rock album Jay-Z did with Linkin Park back in 2004. The London crowd was ecstatic as Jay-Z addressed the festival: Can you guys light it up tonight for Chester? Linkin Park,…

Foo Fighters perform at the Acropolis in ‘Landmarks Live’ Trailer

Foo Fighters perform at the Acropolis in ‘Landmarks Live’ Trailer

The Foo Fighters tear it up at the Acropolis and tour Athens as part of their upcoming concert-special for PBS’ new series, Landmarks Live in Concert. The episode will air November 10th. The trailer didn’t give too much away, but it featured performances of classics like, “Everlong” and “Times Like These,” as well as newer songs “La…

Bruce Springsteen takes Broadway with solo show

Bruce Springsteen takes Broadway with solo show

Bruce Springsteen will bring his four decades of music to Broadway this fall with a string of solo shows at Walter Kerr Theatre in New York. Springsteen on Broadway is the The Boss’ Broadway debut, prompted by his wish to “do shows that were as personal and intimate as possible.” “I chose Broadway for this project…

Beck set to release “Colors” album in October

Beck set to release “Colors” album in October

  Ever since Beck’s 2015 album Morning Phase took home the Grammy for Album of the Year, fan’s have long awaited the arrival of the industry veteran’s 13th studio album. Finally, Colors is expected to hit shelves this October. Produced by Greg Kurstin, all of the instruments on the album were played by either Kurstin…

Local bands set to steal stage at Outside Lands 2017

Local bands set to steal stage at Outside Lands 2017

This weekend, Outside Lands will return to Golden Gate Park for its tenth year of celebrating music, food, and the best of the Bay Area. Among the musical ranks this year are two Bay Area bands that you won’t want to miss. Make sure you add them to your custom schedule! The She’s are a…

Halsey joins Charli XCX at Lollapalooza to cover Spice Girls

Halsey joins Charli XCX at Lollapalooza to cover Spice Girls

Charli XCX delighted her Lollapalooza audience by bringing Halsey onstage for a surprise collaboration at the Chicago festival this weekend. Halsey was not scheduled to perform at Lollapalooza at all, but she joined Charli during her set to perform the Spice Girls’ 1997 hit “Wannabe.” The two pop stars are scheduled to hit the road…

Build your fest schedule: Outside Lands releases daily sets

Build your fest schedule: Outside Lands releases daily sets

With 2 weeks to go until Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival 2017, you are now able to see the time lineup for each day and create your personal schedules. You can also download the Outside Lands mobile app to keep the schedule you create on you. Notable changes: Solange has been moved to Sunday at…

Mick Jagger gets political with two newly released tracks

Mick Jagger gets political with two newly released tracks

Two brand new songs from the legendary Rolling Stones frontman have been released, each with a political message. Jagger, in an interview with Rolling Stone said that he penned the tracks in response to “anxiety [and] unknowability of the changing political situation. We obviously have a lot of problems. So am I politically optimistic?…No.” “Gotta Get a…

Off Air with Arthur: Toro y Moi

Off Air with Arthur: Toro y Moi

In my new weekly podcast Off Air, I’ll be sharing some of my favorite finds in the music world from up-and-coming artists – and artists that may be a bit off your radar, but who I think you will love.

Outside Lands releases comedy lineup

Outside Lands releases comedy lineup

This year is Outside Lands’ tenth anniversary, and the festival is definitely celebrating in style! The lineup for the Barbary stage has just been released, featuring some of the funniest comedians in the game. Nick Kroll and Jeff Goldblum are headlining the comedy stage, and are sure to keep the laughs echoing through Golden Gate…

WATCH: Couple get engaged at Fleet Foxes show

WATCH: Couple get engaged at Fleet Foxes show

Not only did our Sunday end with the amazing @fleetfoxes but an added on stage engagement! Spreading the love at #LatitudeFestival. A post shared by Latitude Festival (@latitudefest) on Jul 16, 2017 at 4:25pm PDT Over the weekend, Fleet Foxes helped make one lucky couple’s engagement a truly unforgettable night— in front of thousands of…

Billy Corgan is selling over 100 pieces of memorabilia

Billy Corgan is selling over 100 pieces of memorabilia

Photo by Jordan Cameron – The Smashing Pumpkins: October 28, 2012 – Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec via Flickr. CC.  Smashing Pumpkins’ singer and multi-instrumentalist Billy Corgan is teaming up with music store Reverb to sell over 100 pieces of gear he used while touring and recording albums. Some of the notable pieces from the collection include Corgan’s #2 Stratocaster, used…

Chris Martin invites crowd surfing Dublin fan in wheelchair onstage

Chris Martin invites crowd surfing Dublin fan in wheelchair onstage

Chris Martin made one lucky Coldplay fan’s night by pulling him up onstage to play with the band at their concert in Dublin this weekend. During their set at Croke Park Stadium, Martin noticed a fan in a wheelchair During their set at Croke Park Stadium, Martin noticed a fan in a wheelchair crowd surfing…

Green Day defends playing set after acrobat falls to his death

Green Day defends playing set after acrobat falls to his death

By Yosoloyo – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0 An acrobat fell to his death at Mad Cool Festival in Madrid over the weekend, just before Green Day’s headlining performance. Pedro Aunión Monroy was performing a between-sets stunt when he tragically fell 100 feet to the ground in front of thousands of festival-goers. He was rushed to…

Bytes, Bars, and Bands: Outside Lands Tenth Anniversary

Bytes, Bars, and Bands: Outside Lands Tenth Anniversary

No Name and Doug go through the varied Outside Lands 2017 lineup. Doug shares the origin of the name “Outside Lands,” No Name shares his favorite Outside Lands legacies (hint: if you try it out, let us know how it goes), and the two share their favorite and least favorite acts.

Chris Cornell’s wife opens up about his death

Chris Cornell’s wife opens up about his death

Heading photo by Josh Jensen – Flickr: At the premiere of “Machine Gun Preacher”, directed by Marc Forster, during the Toronto International Film Festival, 2011. In her first interview since Chris Cornell’s tragic death on May 18th, Vicky Cornell spoke about her husband’s longtime battle with addiction, and how prescription drugs factored into that fateful night.…

Celebrity Type Stuff: John Mayer is maturing in more ways than one

Celebrity Type Stuff: John Mayer is maturing in more ways than one

John Mayer is maturing before out very eyes. When asked about a comment made by past lover Katy Perry by Rolling Stone for a feature that will be out within the next month, Perry said that Mayer was her “best partner” over the years. Mayer refrained from commenting.

Watch Radiohead’s new cryptic ‘Man of War’ video

Watch Radiohead’s new cryptic ‘Man of War’ video

Radiohead finally returned Thursday with the release of their new enigmatic and very intriguing video. “Man of War” is one of three previously unreleased bonus tracks on OKNOTOK, the 20th Anniversary reissue of the band’s critically acclaimed OK Computer.  The song’s string and piano arrangements are complemented by eerie guitar and synths that’ll make your skin crawl. Topped…

LCD Soundsystem Announce New Album and World Tour

LCD Soundsystem Announce New Album and World Tour

After 7 years of anticipation, LCD Soundsystem have announced their new album, American Dream. It will feature “American Dream” and ” Call the Police,” performed on Saturday Night Live. This will be the band’s fouth album. In a Facebook post, James Murphy apologized for the wait: “Sorry it took so long, honestly.” The band also announced a world tour…

Dave Grohl’s eight-year-old daughter drummed for Foo Fighters

Dave Grohl’s eight-year-old daughter drummed for Foo Fighters

Foo Fighters played Iceland’s Secret Solstice Festival over the weekend with the help of an unexpected special guest. Fitting for Father’s Day, Dave Grohl’s eight-year-old daughter Harper backed her dad and the rest of the Foos in a cover of Queen’s “We Will Rock You.” Grohl says it was easy to get his daughter to…

The wild life of Rolling Stones’ muse Anita Pallenberg

The wild life of Rolling Stones’ muse Anita Pallenberg

Anita Pallenberg, model and ex-partner of The Rolling Stones’ Keith Richards and Brian Jones, died Tuesday at the age of 73 in Chichester, England. The actress and model has always been known as the prime muse of the iconic English rock band, but the people who knew her best acknowledge that she was more than…

Paul McCartney Once Punched Eddie Vedder in the Face

Paul McCartney Once Punched Eddie Vedder in the Face

Eddie Vedder can take a punch, and apparently, he doesn’t even mind if it’s from a “living legend.” He kind of was illustrating how he hit this guy, and when he did that, he shot out his left arm as if he was hitting this guy, and I was standing there, and I got hit.…

“These songs belong to you now”: U2 Makes History at Bonnaroo 2017

“These songs belong to you now”: U2 Makes History at Bonnaroo 2017

By now, you might not think it’s possible for U2 to make history in ways that they haven’t already, given the band’s 41-year career. Nevertheless, this past Friday, the iconic Irish group added to their list of achievements by playing their first-ever festival headliner slot at Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival. Like most U2 shows,…

Ed Sheeran Reveals Hidden Talent on Carpool Karaoke

Ed Sheeran Reveals Hidden Talent on Carpool Karaoke

Ed Sheeran made his “Carpool Karaoke” debut Tuesday, and oh, was it fun! Not only did Ed and James Corden jam out to a number of Sheeran’s hits, including “Shape of You” and “Sing,” Sheeran actually revealed a hidden talent of his: the ability to shove 55 Maltesers (a British candy) into his mouth at…

Childish Gambino’s “Redbone” Is Even Better Live

Childish Gambino’s “Redbone” Is Even Better Live

Childish Gambino is used to making headlines in every corner of the entertainment world. Whether it be for his award-winning hit TV show, Atlanta, his stand-up comedy sets, or his latest album, Gambino (real name Donald Glover) is killing the game. But he delivered some sweet, and some bittersweet, news about his personal life and…

Train’s Pat Monahan to Perform National Anthem for NBA Finals Game 1

Train’s Pat Monahan to Perform National Anthem for NBA Finals Game 1

Train frontman Pat Monahan will be singing the National Anthem for the NBA Finals Game 1 between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers on June 1st at Oracle Arena. The lead singer for the Grammy-winning Bay Area-based previously sang for the Giants in 2011, for the 49ers in 2014, and last year at the SAP Center…

Pixies Play The Late Show

Pixies Play The Late Show

Pixies stopped by the set of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to play their single “Tenement Song” off their new album Head Carrier. The title of the sixth album references St. Denis, a cephalophore, who carries his own head. The album was recorded in London with a new bassist Paz Lenchantin (Perfect Circle, Zwan, and Queen of the Stone…

KFOG’s BottleRock 2017 Rap Battle

KFOG’s BottleRock 2017 Rap Battle

No one’s expecting Arthur to receive any calls from hip-hop labels any time soon, but we’d be lying if he and Mike at BottleRock didn’t put on some entertaining performances when they decided to rap battle in the middle of the festival.

15 questions in 60 seconds with Corey Harper at BottleRock 2017

15 questions in 60 seconds with Corey Harper at BottleRock 2017

We caught up with the up-and-coming Corey Harper, who’s being compared to John Mayer for his blues guitar skills and raspy voice. Corey was good enough to hang out with us for a solid 10 minutes, even consenting to play “15 questions in 60 seconds” so we could get to know him a little bit better with his guard down all the way.

Phoenix Drops Music Video for “J-Boy”

Phoenix Drops Music Video for “J-Boy”

Phoenix makes a comeback with their sophisticated dream pop single “J- Boy” (Just Because of You) off their sixth album Ti Amo. The video showcases the French rockers as musical guests on a fake Italian music reality show titled Ti Amo Speciale. The two hosts list the band’s inspiration from The Beatles, The Jacksons, Kraftwerk, to…

RHCP Releases Music Video for “Goodbye Angels”

RHCP Releases Music Video for “Goodbye Angels”

This June will mark the Red Hot Chili Peppers one-year anniversary of releasing their Danger Mouse-produced eleventh studio album The Getaway. Their first single “Dark Necessities” charted #1 on the Alternative Songs, Adult Alternative Songs, and Mainstream Rock charts, followed by their second single “Go Robot“, which landed #12 on the chart.  Their third single “Sick Love”…

Bytes, Bars, and Bands: Fyre Festival

Bytes, Bars, and Bands: Fyre Festival

No Name and Doug discuss the unprecedented failure and fallout of Fyre Festival, from the social media marketing campaign via models and others millennial influencers, the storm that prevented setup from being completed, to warning celebrities to stay away but neglecting to warn festival goers and more.

Kristen Stewart Directs Chvrches Video For Planned Parenthood

Kristen Stewart Directs Chvrches Video For Planned Parenthood

Actress Kristen Stewart and Scottish band Chvrches team up to release a video campaigning in support of Planned Parenthood. Stewart directs the video with unfocused close-up shots of leading lady Lauren Mayberry’s eyes and hands. According to Songfacts, Stewart comments on her directing, “I ended up with a pretty simple but definitive narrative arc that highlights…

Father John Misty’s Video Is Totally Bizarre

Father John Misty’s Video Is Totally Bizarre

Father John Misty released a 90s nostalgia video for “Total Entertainment Forever” off his third album Pure Comedy. The video shows George Washington taking viagra and playing a video game through a VR headset. He selects his character “Kurt Cobain’ed” (played by Home Alone actor Macaulay Culkin) in which he is whipped by Ronald McDonald and crucified…

Fyre Festival Gets Burned With $100 Million Class Action Lawsuit

Fyre Festival Gets Burned With $100 Million Class Action Lawsuit

Despite high ticket prices, Coachella, Lollapalooza, Outside Lands, Bottle Rock, and other music festivals are looking pretty good right now. This week, Rapper Ja Rule’s inaugural Fyre Festival held in the Bahamas on April 28-30 has publicly gone down in flames, canceling plans for thousands of attendees. The epic failure was well documented over the weekend,…

John Mayer and Dave Chappelle to Perform This Weekend at The Fillmore

John Mayer and Dave Chappelle to Perform This Weekend at The Fillmore

Dave Chappelle first collaborated with John Mayer for the barbershop skit on Season 2 of The Chappelle Show in 2004 (check how young they look). This week it was announced that the unlikely duo (reportedly good friends) is back to perform two nights The Fillmore in San Francisco for the “comedy & music hybrid”Controlled Danger. Unsurprisingly, the show sold out within minutes. San Francisco! Friday…

Gorillaz Gives Their First Live Interview Ever

Gorillaz Gives Their First Live Interview Ever

Virtual members of the Gorillaz – “singer” 2-D (voiced by Nelson De Freitas) and “bassist” Murdoc Niccals (voiced by Phil Cornwell) – gave their first live interview to BBC Radio 1‘s host MistaJam. The voice actors give life to the Gorillaz characters, featured in music videos, hologram performances, and more. The two humorously bickered and interrupted each other during…

Dan Auerbach on His New Solo Album, Record Label, and More

Dan Auerbach on His New Solo Album, Record Label, and More

Guitarist, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Dan Auerbach is back with new music! In addition to his work with The Black Keys, Dan produced Cage The Elephant’s Grammy-winning album Tell Me I’m Pretty, and he’s getting ready to release a new solo album called Waiting On A Song. He just founded a new record label in Nashville…

Mornings on KFOG Talk Outside Lands 2017 Lineup

Mornings on KFOG Talk Outside Lands 2017 Lineup

The Mornings On KFOG crew sits down after the show to go over the Outside Lands 2017 lineup! They’re giving you a rundown of the lesser known bands that you should make sure to check out if you go, plus highlight the KFOG and KFOG Private Concert artists who will be playing. The crew also…

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