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Dot Hacker picks Tokyo for first trip abroad

Feb 17, 2015

Dot Hacker picks Tokyo for first trip abroad

by Finbar O'Mallon

Josh Klinghoffer sounds exhausted even after taking a nap, “I didn’t feel so well today,” he says over the phone from Los Angeles. He has worked himself into the ground over the past few days, working with the Red Hot Chili Peppers on their ...

Various Artists 'Shiori Sampler'

| Feb 17, 2015

Various Artists "Shiori Sampler"

by Devon Fisher

Although no longer the economical solution they were back when we still had to buy records, label samplers in the age of copious amounts of free music have become indispensable once again for a slightly different reason — to combat paralysis of choice. “Shiori ...

Egyptology asks Japan: Can you spare a synth?

Feb 10, 2015

Egyptology asks Japan: Can you spare a synth?

by James Hadfield

For many visiting musicians, a Japanese tour consists of a brief, meticulously coordinated onslaught of gigs, interviews and in-store appearances, possibly capped by a karaoke session with the record label’s PR team. Few get to spend six weeks schlepping around the country on an ...

Dylan turns music critic in rare speech

Feb 9, 2015

Dylan turns music critic in rare speech

by Shaun Tandon

Bob Dylan is a man of few words when he’s not singing, but he opened up at a gala tribute to him as he turned the tables on music critics. The 73-year-old Dylan offered his own assessments of some fellow rock legends — as ...