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Now Hear This: Dr. Dre Nixes Detox, Ryan Adams Covers Taylor and More!

 

This week, Ryan Adams let slip on Twitter that he’s working on a track-by-track cover album of Taylor Swift‘s massive hit record 1989. When Taylor herself found out… let’s just say she was pleased:

Dr. Dre’s first album in sixteen years comes out today… but it’s not Detox, his long-awaited, long-planned third album. Instead, it’s Compton, an album inspired by the N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton. Will we ever get to hear DetoxDon’t bet on it; as of August 1st, Detox has been officially scrapped.

Nirvana fans have had a great year. Montage of Heck, the feature film and the original tape by Kurt Cobain have been released, and now, something even weirder and rarer: the demo from Cobain’s first band Fecal Matter. Fecal Matter was made up of just Cobain on vocals and guitar and Melvins’ Dale Crover on drums, bass and backup vocals.

Noisey has speculated that it’s Dave Grohl himself behind the leaks, but Dave’s camp has denied the connection… but what if that’s just what Dave wants us to think??!?!

A year after Ferguson, Run The Jewels did an interview with BBC News about why riots work. They also talk about their own experiences playing on the night the Ferguson grand jury decision came down and Killer Mike’s moving speech that night. It’s only a three-minute interview, but it’s definitely worth watching.

New Music This Week: Well, the big one’s obviously Compton as we mentioned above. I mean jeez, don’t you remember that? What, did you forget about Dre?

Robyn (and her new group La Bagatelle Magique) have a new EP dropping, Love Is Free.

Art-Rockers HEALTH are putting out Death Magic today, their first album since 2009’s Get Color.

Sci-Fi Steven from Bis has a new project, Batteries, and a new album, also named Batteries as it turns out.

Brit-folk singer/songwriter Frank Turner is putting out Positive Songs For Negative People.