Kim Gordon, of Sonic Youth and Body/Head fame, has been plowing through the book tour circuit to promote her exciting rock memoir, Girl In Band. Earlier this month, her visit to the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco involved a Q&A with another heavyweight of the 90’s alt scene who’s been enjoying a second term in the popular spotlight, Sleater-Kinney and Portlandia’s Carrie Brownstein. Their entertaining, hour-long conversation is now available online, and you can watch it below. Then continue reading on, to hear Ellie Goulding cover Hozier, a new track from Muse, and Howard Stern interview Madonna.
From their forthcoming Drones LP, Muse have shared their latest stadium anthem, “Psycho”. Keeping with the military-state theme of the LP’s title, the track’s lyrics and accompanying lyric video (I honestly don’t know what the difference between an “official lyrics video” and an “official music video” is anymore) deal heavily in the war imagery. The album comes out June 9th. [Rolling Stone]
Madonna, whose Rebel Heart album is out now, visited Howard Stern’s radio show for a thorough and intimate retrospective interview, with much of the hour and a half conversation circling around her past relationships. Among the revelations was her confirmation of the often dismissed rumor that she dated Tupac Shakur. [Complex]
Knowing their lead anchor, John Campbell, would not be able to abandon his post to attend Sharon Van Etten’s first Auckland concert, New Zealand’s 3 News surprised the superfan by bringing the Sharon Van Etten concert to him. Producers interrupted his broadcast for a personal serenade from the singer-songwriter, leaving the generally composed anchor in tears of joy. As Campbell put it, “Music sometimes just keeps you afloat.” Head over to 3 News’ page to watch the exceptionally heartwarming video, but come back before you, too, melt into a puddle of feels. [Spin]
Ellie Goulding removes the ominous weight from Hozier’s “Take Me To Church”, and replaces it with a grooving, streamlined sleekness that warrants repeated listens. I love this too much for words. [Spin]
Death Grips have finally shared a release date for their much ballyhooed, posthumous, part 2 of their The Powers That B album, Jenny Death. That release date is right around the corner, as the record is slated to drop this coming Tuesday 17th. You can preorder now from their label, Harvest. [Consequence of Sound]
Mick Thomson, the cage-faced guitarist of Slipknot, and his brother Andrew, were rushed to the hospital yesterday, after both were involved in a knife fight. Both endured serious lacerations, with Mick even sustaining a stab wound to the back of the head, but authorities assured Billboard neither’s wounds were life threatening.
That’s all for today’s Music Dispatch. We’ll see you tomorrow with more music news. Until then, please don’t get in any knife fights.