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Interpol Release Live Footage

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Interpol has released live footage of three songs — “Success,” “Barricade,” and “Stella Was a Driver and She Was Always Down” —  from a show at Brooklyn’s Music Hall of Williamsburg.

Saturday Night Live‘s Fred Armisen provides intros for each clip.

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New Album from Apocalypse Radio

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Brian Patchett playing his White Falcon double cutaway.

Longtime friends Brian Patchett and Rancid drummer Branden Steineckert first recorded an Apocalypse Radio record together back in 2001. Years passed as both musicians were caught up in other projects, but the pair reconnected last year at Steineckert’s Unknown Studios in Orem, Utah to record self-titled album Apocalypse Radio.

“We wanted to write, record an album on our own again with no mission statement in mind…. just going with our gut and putting it all down with no limitations,” the punk rockers state on their website. “We are very proud of this album and we have worked extremely hard. We couldn’t care less if anyone else likes it, cause we do! That was the only objective. To do something on our own we could be proud of.”

The album, which features contributions from Steineckert’s Rancid bandmate Matt Freeman, Drew Hamnett, Josh Sanderson, and Jake Moore, is available at their online store and on iTunes.

Also, stay tuned as Apocalypse Radio will soon be announcing new shows …


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Wanda Jackson Performs on Letterman with Jack White

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Rockabilly pioneer Wanda Jackson hit David Letterman last night to promote her new album The Party Ain’t Over. Joined by special guest Jack White (on his vintage Gretsch) and his Third Man House Band, the 73-year-old singer shook things up by performing Johnny Kidd and the Pirates’ 1960s hit “Shakin’ All Over.”

Letterman was so pleased by the performance that he asked for more.

“Oh my God,” he exclaimed. “Holy Crap. Whoa!! Who was doing that? Oh my God. Oh my goodness.”

Watch below!

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The Party Ain’t Over for Wanda Jackson

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Queen of rockabilly Wanda Jackson is mounting a comeback with new album The Party Ain’t Over, released on Jack White’s label Third Man Records. The White Stripes and Dead Weather musician also produced the album, and even joins Jackson for this cover of Bob Dylan’s “Thunder on the Mountain.” Watch the video below.

Jackson, accompanied by White and the Third Man House Band, will perform Thursday night on David Letterman and next Tuesday on Conan.

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Mollin-Produced Mathis Album Nominated for Grammy

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When romantic crooner Johnny Mathis elected to make his first ever full country album, he turned to renowned record producer and Gretsch artist Fred Mollin for an assist. Together they assembled a group of the most talented musicians in Nashville to record songs handpicked by Mathis.

Recorded in a Nashville studio in less than a week with engineer Kyle Lehning, Let it Be Me includes “What a Wonderful World” featuring Lane Brody, while its title track includes vocals by Alison Krauss.

The formula was a success as the album has been nominated for a Grammy for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album.

The Grammy awards will be announced on Feb. 13.

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