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Fender Exclusive with Freddie Cowan of The Vaccines

Freddie Cowan from English rock band the Vaccines recently stopped by the Fender Artist Showroom in London, where he was inspired by the wall of Stratocasters. During his visit, he sat down with Fender to discuss his gear and how he wound up with a Strat that was once owned by John Taylor of Duran Duran. Check out Cowan and his beloved Strat in the clip below. ...

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Hozier Performs ‘To Be Alone’ for KCRW

Irish musician Andrew Hozier-Byrne, otherwise known as simply Hozier, recently stopped into the Santa Monica, Calif., studios of KCRW to play a few songs off his red-hot EP, Take Me to Church, in addition to a few unreleased songs. One gem was the track “To Be Alone,” which puts Hozier’s gospel-inspired folk on full display. Check it out below and stay tuned for his next EP, From Eden, which is due out late ...

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The 1975 Get Coachella Crowd Moving

English indie rockers the 1975 wowed the crowd assembled at Coachella’s Outdoor Theatre when they broke out their hit single “Chocolate” on a sunny Sunday afternoon. The track comes off their self-titled debut album, and you can watch the quartet play it below. ...

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John 5 Talks Favorite Teles With SF Media

Emmy Mack of Australia’s SF Media recently sat down with guitarist John 5 at the Soundwave festival that took place in the land down under. During the interview, the notorious Telecaster enthusiast was asked what his favorite guitar was. Watch below as John 5 talks about his Fender Tele collection, which famously contains a model from nearly every year since 1950.   ...

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Kongos Ask Late Night Audience to ‘Come with Me Now’

The distinctive sound of Johnny Kongos’ accordion took over the Late Night with Seth Meyers studio this week, as the band Kongos performed their hit single “Come With Me Now.” The South African collection of four brothers re-released their album Lunatic in January 2014, and “Come with Me Now” has since blown up and built a devoted fan base. While on Late Night, the guys rocked an American Standard Stratocas ...

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Neon Trees Light Up Kimmel Crowd

Neon Trees promoted their upcoming album Pop Psychology (April 22) last week with an electric performance on the outdoor stage of Jimmy Kimmel Live. Decked out in eye-catching bright colors, Neon Trees played the explosive new single “Sleeping with a Friend,” with frontman Tyler Glenn exhorting the crowd to sing along with the catchy refrain. The group also rocked the track “I Love You (But I Hate Your Frie ...

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Bombay Bicycle Club Rocks Coachella’s Mojave Tent

Bombay Bicycle Club kept the Coachella party going on Saturday with a solid set inside the Mojave Tent. Of course, the band pulled out a few gems from their new album So Long, See You Tomorrow, led by the Bollywood-inspired single “Luna.” Luckily, the festival has been posting video of several performances from the weekend, including “Luna,” which you can check out below. ...

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Switchfoot Rides the Wave at the Wiltern

There were several occasions during Switchfoot’s blockbuster show Friday night at Los Angeles’ Wiltern Theatre where frontman Jon Foreman walked out into the audience, stood atop a barricade and soaked in the adulation of the sold-out crowd. It wasn’t as if Foreman was strutting like a peacock, however. The singer’s jaunt into the masses was more of a celebration of the moment, an acknowledgement of the str ...

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Watch Grouplove Perform ‘Borderlines and Aliens’ at Coachella

Braving a hot day in the desert, Grouplove took the stage at Coachella to play a set that included many of their classic hits and a few tracks from their latest album Spreading Rumours. For those that missed the live stream of the annual festival, Coachella has posted a video of Grouplove performing the song “Borderlines and Aliens,” which comes off the new album. Check it out below. ...

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Ten Awesome Versions of ‘Take Me Out to the Ballgame’

Back in 1908, Jack Norworth and Albert Von Tilzer wrote “Take Me Out to the Ballgame,” one of the most iconic songs that rings out over baseball fields from Pee-Wee to the Major League to this day. Crazily enough, neither Norworth nor Von Tilzer had attended a baseball game prior to penning the hallmark anthem. The first recorded version of the song was by Edward Meeker, and that ended up in not only the Li ...

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