A Tribe Called Quest Pay Tribute To Phife Dawg On SNL As They Return With No. 1 Album




The Audio Mug | January 21, 2017 - 11:01 pm
Twenty years and three months after A Tribe Called Quest last topped the Billboard 200 with Beats, Rhymes And Life, the legendary group returned with their final and chart-topping album We Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your Service. The group, Q-Tip, Jarobi White and DJ Ali Shaheed Muhammad recently lost their bandmate MC Phife Dawg on March 2016 due to diabetes complication. Their first reunited on The Tonight Show on Nov. 2015 prior to their 25th anniversary. They once again back for the first time as the musical guests on November last year’s Dave Chappelle-hosted episode of Saturday Night Live. They performed two songs, “We The People…” and “The Space Program,” from their new (and final) album We Got It From Here…Thank You 4 Your Service, joined by Consequence and Busta Rhymes. A banner of the late Phife Dawg was lowered to the stage while a recording of his verse on “We The People…” played. Watch below.


Audioslave Reunite For A First Time In 12 Years At Anti-Trump Show




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The alt-rock supergroup Audioslave consisting of Chris Cornell, Tom Morello, Tim Commerford, and Brad Wilk haven’t performed together since December 2005. The band reunited to play at Prophets Of Rage’s Donald Trump Anti-Inaugural Ball held at Los Angeles’ Teragram Ballroom on Friday, Jan. 20. Prophets Of Rage, the supergroup combining members of Rage Against The Machine, Public Enemy, and Cypress Hill, held its Anti-Trump show, and the RATM alumni’s previous supergroup Audioslave reunited for the first time in 12 years. The Chris Cornell-fronted combo performed a three-song set at Teragram Ballroom along with Prophets, Vic Mensa, Jackson Browne, Jack Black, and the Los Angeles Freedom Choir. Watch footage of Audioslave performing “Cochise,” “Like A Stone,” and “Show Me How To Live” below.



Daniel Johns Has 5 New Records To Out Next Year




The Audio Mug | November 23, 2016 - 8:30 pm
Photo Credit: Hugh Stewart/Vogue Australia
Former Silverchair frontman’s Daniel Johns has got a solo album, Talk, debuted last year and recently revealed there is plenty more where that came from. Johns told Lindsay McDougall, the Australian’s radio Double J presenter on his recent podcast with McDougall on the radio segment’s the J Files. “There’s a lot of things going on at the moment,” he says. “I’ve just got on this really OCD trip at the moment and just making sure that all of the next five records are ready to go in a year. It seems like I’m doing nothing but I’m doing a lot.” “They’re all completely different,” he says of the new material. “I’ve got a record with Luke Steele coming really soon. I've got another record coming with Jake (Meadows) who plays harp in the Talk band. Another record coming with another guy who I literally met a week ago. And, obviously, I would really love to do another solo record.” In last August, Johns has teased the long overdue collaboration with Empire Of The Sun leader Luke Steele on his Instagram post with a vintage pic of himself and Steele with the caption: “Early DREAMS cumin soon.”

Listen the full podcast via Double J below where Johns talked Silverchair story.