Hip-hop pioneer DJ Kool Herc is suing HBO's Vinyl. After the show cast Dominique Johnson as a young DJ Kool Herc in a recent episode of the show, Herc (whose real name is Clive Campbell) is suing for unauthorized use of his identity, name and voice as well as trademark infringement...
That new Deerhoof song "Debut" turns out to be from the band's new album, The Magic, which will be out June 15 via Polyvinyl. Says drummer Greg Saunier, the songs on this album were meant to evoke "what we liked when we were kids - when music was magic - before you knew about the industry and before there were rules...
Another week, another round of covers from the Vinyl soundtrack. This week features TV On the Radio's Tunde Adebimpe covering the 70s pop classic "Brandy (You're a Fine Girl)" by Looking Glass and Trey Songz offering up a version of David Bowie's "Life on Mars."
Episode 5 of the show features Iggy Pop covering Nervous Breakdowns, Julian Casablancas covering another VU song, plus tracks from Alison Mosshart covering The Punks, and The Arcs covering Bobby Parks.
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