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Plugged In: Diarrhea Planet

A band with the name Diarrhea Planet (DP) makes you pause. As in, who would have the audacity to adopt that moniker? A group of tatted-up horror-core thrashers that binge on Taco Bell and drink 40s until they’re lying in a pool of their own vomit. Or perhaps a weird art collective that splatters paint—and other things?!—on a giant blank canvas? Not quite. The six dudes of Diarrhea Planet are writing some of ...

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Deap Vally Performs New Song for Jam in the Van

Bluesy rock duo Deap Vally recently crammed into Jam in the Van’s mobile studio at the Moon Block Party in Pomona, Calif., and performed a brand new song. “Bubble Baby” is a stripped down rocker that sounds super fuzzy through Lindsey Troy’s gritty guitar. Watch Deap Vally play the song in the clip below. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DToCUDPPJfI?wmode=transparent&rel=0&autohide=1&show ...

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Peghead Nation Reviews the Fender Brown Derby and Top Hat Resonators

Teja Gerken of Peghead Nation recently got his hands on the new Fender Brown Derby and Top Hat resonators, and he came away impressed with the innovative spirit of the instruments. “Imagine a Fender designer going to the Telecaster neck shelf, proceeding to the Dobro-style guitar-body bin, and finishing up with a National-style biscuit resonator setup,” he wrote. “Of course it’s not quite that simple, but t ...

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The Gaslight Anthem Unveil New Video for ’1,000 Years’

If you haven’t been able to see the Gaslight Anthem during their tour in support of latest album Get Hurt, never fear. The New Jersey band is bringing their live show to you with the new video for “1,000 Years,” which features a ton of raucous concert footage. Check out “1,000 Years” in the clip below. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkicoOkT0h0&w=560&h=315] ...

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Fender Tweed Amps in Action

The Original Boutique Amp. It’s more than a look. Beneath the sharp-dressed exterior of Fender tweed guitar amps beats the heart of a 60-year legacy of the greatest tube tone the world has ever heard. Through generations and genres, the look—and sound—of Fender tweed remains as rich and powerful as ever. Sample some of the tones of our Fender Tweed Amps in the video below. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/wa ...

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Tears for Fears Perform ‘Everybody Wants to Rule the World’ for Spotify

In celebration of the 30th anniversary of hit album Songs From the Big Chair, Tears for Fears recently performed a few of their hit tracks in front of an intimate audience of 50 for a Spotify Landmark session. The band got together at historic Los Angeles studio the Village and ran through classics like “Sowing the Seeds of Love” and “Everybody Wants to Rule the World,” in addition to a cover of Radiohead’s ...

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Manchester Orchestra Debuts Video for ‘The Ocean’

Manchester Orchestra reached down to the depths of the sea for their new video for “The Ocean.” Directed by kitty + frido, the clip features breathtaking footage of deep sea diver William Trubridge, who floats endlessly in the water as the beautiful song unfolds. “The Ocean” comes from latest album HOPE, which is a stripped-down version of the band’s other 2014 release, COPE. Check out the video below. ...

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Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson Funk Up SNL

Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson brought the funk to Saturday Night Live over the weekend. Backed by a booming horn section and a few backup singers, Mars and Ronson channeled Chic for the disco-tastic “Uptown Funk” with a funky guitar riff and choreographed dancing. Watch the action unfold below. ...

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Watch Charli XCX Perform ‘Boom Clap’ and ‘Break the Rules’ at the AMAs

It seemed like prom night when Charli XCX took the stage at the American Music Awards over the weekend, but things didn’t stay as originally believed. The English singer and her band wore ruffly dresses while performing her hit “Boom Clap,”  but she soon tore off her frock to reveal a risqué black leather outfit as she segued in to ”Break the Rules.” Both tracks come off the 2014′s Sucker, and “Boom Clap” i ...

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Wyclef Jean Teams with Magic! at the AMAs

If you were in the crowd at the 2014 American Music Awards, there was a pretty good chance that you’d get to shake hands with Wyclef Jean. The former Fugee began his performance with the track “Divine Sorrow,” playing solo with a 12-string acoustic guitar. But soon, he was joined by Canadian reggae band Magic! to perform their hit “Rude.” Midway through the song, both Jean and Magic! frontman Nasri strolled ...

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