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Born on the outskirts of Motown and raised in the shadow of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Joe has been writing about rock music since interviewing Shudder to Think's Craig Wedren for his high school newspaper -- back when bands like Shudder to Think were recording for major labels. He's written for the Cleveland Free Times, Alternative Press, the Village Voice, SuicideGirls and a variety of other online publications and blogs, some of which have not existed in years. He started with Townsquare in 2011 writing for Loudwire and Ultimate Classic Rock, and has been with Diffuser.fm since it launched in spring 2012.
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Trent Reznor Announces Nine Inch Nails Return, Plans Tours for 2013 and 2014

Nine Inch Nails will return to the stage in 2013, with shows booked for this summer and a full-scale U.S. arena tour planned for this fall, NIN mastermind Trent Reznor has announced. The veteran industrial act is "reinventing itself from scratch," according to a statement from Reznor, with a lineup that includes Jane's Addiction's Eric Avery, King Crimson's Adrian Belew and Telefon Tel Aviv's, plus previous NIN collaborators Alessandro Cortini and Ilan Rubin.

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Jack White Named Ambassador of Record Store Day 2013

Jack White has been named the official ambassador of Record Store Day 2013, this year's edition of an annual event held in celebration of independent record stores across the country. To mark his appointment as "Record Store Day Ambassador," White appears in a video short that features the rocker giving a tour of the United Record Pressing vinyl plant in his adopted hometown of Nashville. He also issued a statement regrading his appointment and why RSD is important to him.

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Dave Grohl on New Foo Fighters Album: ‘We Have Pretty Much an Entire Record Ready’

Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl has been insisting that his band is on hiatus ever since he wrote an open letter to fans announcing as much last fall, but it seems he hasn't been entirely truthful. Despite all the talk of his intentions to "pack it in the garage" for awhile, Grohl is now saying that the Foos already have a new album written.

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Did Jack White Drop an F-Bomb During His 2013 Grammy Performance?

Did Jack White take the opportunity of performing before a worldwide TV audience at the 2013 Grammys last night (Feb. 10) to swear? That's exactly what CBS is denying after swarm of viewers took to Twitter and other social media to claim White and singer Ruby Amanfu, a member of his all-female backing band the Peacocks, each sang the F-word instead of "fight" during the 'Love Interruption' line, "I want love to walk right up and bite me, grab a hold of me and fight me."

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My Bloody Valentine’s New Album ‘Might Be Out in Two or Three Days’

My Bloody Valentine fans, your seemingly endless wait for a new album may finally be over very, very soon. The legendary shoegaze act performed tonight (Jan. 27) in Brixton, U.K., and, according to an NME report, at one point during the show, frontman Kevin Shields announced that the band's long-awaited follow-up to their watershed 1991 album 'Loveless' "might be out in two or three days."

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Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins to Induct Rush Into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

This is a big year for Rush, who will finally be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this April after more than a decade of being turned down for the honor. And who will be on hand to deliver the induction speech for the legendary Canadian prog-rockers? None other than "self-professed Rush superfans" Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins of the Foo Fighters, reports the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

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New Orleans Jazzfest 2013 Lineup Features Dave Matthews Band, Black Keys + Phoenix

The lineup for the 2013 edition of the New Orleans Jazzfest has been announced, and the Dave Matthews Band, the Black Keys, Phoenix and Frank Ocean are among the artists lined up for the annual event, which this year runs two weekends: April 26-28 and May 2-5.

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Courtney Love Speaks Out Against Nirvana ‘Reunion’ At 12-12-12 Concert

Before yesterday's so-called Nirvana reunion with Paul McCartney at the 12-12-12 Hurricane Sandy Concert in New York, Courtney Love told TMZ that she was "not amused" by McCartney's involvement, adding that "if John were alive it would be cool." She later commented about the event on the Facebook page for author Mark Yarm’s book 'Everybody Loves This Town: An Oral History of Grunge,' posting several notes in her typically rambling and borderline incoherent style. She later returned to the page to respond to some who had commented on her post.

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Green Day Announce ‘¡Quatro!’ Documentary

What comes after '¡Uno!,' '¡Dos!' and '¡Tre!?' '¡Quatro!,' of course, although Green Day won't be following their new trilogy of albums with a fourth record. '¡Quatro!' announced today, will not be another album, but rather a documentary offering a behind-the-scenes look into the making-of '¡Uno!,' '¡Dos!' and '¡Tre!'

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Green Day Post ‘¡Dos!’ Video Trailer

A trailer for ‘¡Dos!,' the second offering in the ‘¡Uno!'-‘¡Dos!’-‘¡Tre!’ trilogy that Green Day are releasing over the course of several months, has hit the web.‘¡Dos!’ is due out Nov. 13 and follows hot on the heels of (shocker!) ‘¡Uno!,' which dropped last month. ‘¡Tre!’ follows in early 2013.

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Smashing Pumpkins’ Billy Corgan Opening Chicago Tea House

Despite all his rage he is still just a ... tea house barista?

After various construction issues delayed the opening several months, Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan has announced that his new Chinese tea house Madam Zuzu's will open its doors on Thursday (Sept. 13) in his hometown of Chicago. Corgan will celebrate the opening Thursday with a few acoustic performances in the new space, although he hasn't announced what time he'll be hitting the stage.

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