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World Class Rock Week-In-Review: 12/12/13

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Macaulay Culkin of "Home Alone" fame has a unique take on Velvet Underground classics

Macaulay Culkin of “Home Alone” fame has a unique take on Velvet Underground classics

News
  • Hear Macaulay Culkin’s pizza-themed Velvet Underground covers (Stereogum)
  • Recording Academy announces 2014 Grammy nominations (Paste)
  • Pie Hero: Foo Fighters play warm-up gig at pizza restaurant (SPIN)
  • Lost Johnny Cash album out next spring (Billboard)
  • Kennedy Center honors Santana, Billy Joel, and Herbie Hancock (Rolling Stone)
  • St. Vincent announces self-titled album, shares “Birth In Reverse” (Pitchfork)
  • Rod Stewart confirms Faces reunion (Billboard)
  • David Cameron names Mumford & Sons’ “Babel” as favorite Christmas song (NME)
  • Freddie Mercury biopic casts lead role (Rolling Stone)
  • Heart, Barenaked Ladies, others cancel SeaWorld shows (A.V. Club)
  • Bob Marley estate sues chicken chain over “One Love” name (SPIN)
  • Vampire Weekend, Fiona Apple, others set for Valentine compilation (Rolling Stone)
  • Stevie Nicks: Christine McVie “doesn’t have to ask” to play with Fleetwood Mac (NME)
  • Justin Vernon recording new Staves album (Stereogum)
  • Is Peter Gabriel’s new album finished? (Rolling Stone)
  • Band Of Horses announces acoustic album and tour (CoS)
  • Pixies hire new bassist not named Kim, release new music video (A.V. Club)
  • Dr. Dog to release Christmas EP (Paste)
  • Rolling Stones’ “Return To Hyde Park” coming to Showtime (Rolling Stone)
  • Velvet Underground bandmates to remember Lou Reed for U.K. TV Special (SPIN)
  • The 37-song setlist for Pearl Jam’s first Seattle concert in four years (CoS)
  • There’s a live LCD Soundsystem record on the way (A.V. Club)
  • Bob Mould to reissue Workbook for 25th anniversary (Pitchfork)
  • Phantogram announce new album, Voices, stream “Fall In Love” (CoS)
  • Tame Impala frontman reveals fear that band may be “overrated” (NME)
  • Neil Young lines up tour dates for 2014 (Rolling Stone)
  • Phish’s Mike Gordon announces new solo album, Overstep, streams “Ether” (CoS)
Watch

Jack Johnson and The Roots – “Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer” (Late Night With Jimmy Fallon)

Phoenix – “S.O.S. In Bel Air” (Ellen)
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