Music: Tom Morello Has a New Book Coming Out in October

Tom Morello Has a New Book Coming Out in October

Tom Morello is dropping a memoir. The book called "Whatever It Takes" will follow his career as the frontman for Rage Against the Machine and Prophets of Rage and also as a political activist. He says the photo memoir of his life is set to come out this October.

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Jimmy Eat World Frontman Announces New Podcast

Jimmy Eat World frontman Jim Adkins has announced a new podcast series, “Pass-Through Frequencies.” For the show, hosted by Fender Guitars, Adkins dives into his songwriting and creative processes.

He’ll also welcome some special guests. Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus is set to appear in the first installment, which premieres tomorrow. In future episodes, Adkins will welcome guests like Death Cab For Cutie’s Ben Gibbard, Tegan Quinn, Fun’s Nate Reuss, and Chris Carraba of Dashboard Confessional.

“The creative process has as much reward and mystery as it did 26 years ago when I started writing songs with Jimmy Eat World,” Adkins says. “In this series I chat with music people about their process, preparation and execution.”

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PEARL JAM's STONE GOSSARD: 'I Can't Tell You Enough About How Big Of A CHRIS CORNELL Fan I Am'

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COREY TAYLOR from SLIPKNOT says the bands that are getting all the attention these days are, quote, "really safe and [effing] weak." 

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Best Cover Songs EVER!!!

A list of 40 bands and their best cover songs includes "You Really Got Me" by Van Halen, "Another Brick in the Wall" by Korn, and Disturbed's version of "The Sound of Silence".

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Here's Van Halen's "You Really Got Me". 

The original is by The Kinks.

A goofy song about handwashing won a JOHN LENNON songwriting contest.

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Paul McCartney Says Vegas Is Where Musicians Go to Die

It would probably be easier to name the musicians who HAVEN'T done Las Vegas residencies than the ones who have. But one person you'll NEVER see setting up shop there is PAUL MCCARTNEY.

In an interview with the British edition of "GQ" he says, quote, "That's something I've been trying to avoid my whole life. Definitely nothing attracts me about the idea. Vegas is where you go to die, isn't it? It's the elephant's graveyard."

Paul also talks about the BEATLES' split, and how he had to SUE the band to save them from manager Allen Klein, who he thought was trying to take over. Quote, "If I hadn't done that, it would have all belonged to Allan Klein."

And he says that Klein helped JOHN LENNON write the track "How Do You Sleep", which was a direct attack on Paul.

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