Unplugging: The soundtracks of Fall

This Fall heralds the advent of many new releases, including the highly anticipated Quentin Tarantino-produced film The Man With The Iron Fists, the directorial debut from RZA (aka Samurai Apocalypse).

Unplugging: Lamb of God's Randy Blythe posts bail

MXDWN admires the theme of "go big or go home" that seems to be evident in trending music stories this week. 



Unplugging: The Flaming Lips are tasered and maced

The Flaming Lips have replaced their track with Chris Martin on their collaborative LP with a song called "Tasered and Maced," performed with Aaron Behrens of Ghostland Observatory.

Unplugging: Musical attempts at success

This week, success has not been scarce in the music world, as musicians strive to break records, collaborate and dominate the Tony’s.

Unplugging: Dysfunctional bands on hiatus

Bad news for music fans this week, as groups, both voluntarily and involuntarily, have rejected reunions, decided on indefinite hiatuses and cancelled huge shows.

Unplugging: Fates change, things look up and the Internet keeps going strong

Music is always changing. Fads come and go, bands break up, and some things stay the same for years and years.

Unplugging: Coachella success stories and music/movie powerhouses

This year’s Coachella Festival may be over, but it lives on with post-fest success stories. We noticed yet another trend this week  – music and movies are swapping star talent to lend a hand in their opposite mediums.

Unplugging: The takeover of summer festivals

As the summer festival circuit creeps closer, hopeful MXDWN-ers and festival followers alike are being musically satiated as an outpouring of artists and lineups for upcoming festivals hit the public.

Unplugging: Artists turned inventors, collabos & a brand new music fest

We salute the tuneful inventors that keep breaking ground with new audio formats, biodegradable record balloons and brand spanking new music fests with amusements for all.

Unplugging: Jet calls it quits, but Talk Talk is back

Some landmark happenings in the music world have sprinkled the MXDWN site this week, making for quite an interesting and pivotal time for music.

Unplugging: Keep on rockin' in the free world

Forget the 21st century, because bands that hit it big-time in the 20th century are still active today, working on projects that MXDWN hopes to hear soon!

Unplugging: A week of firsts for artists

This week was all about firsts in music, whether it be first headlining tours, first annual festivals or first collaborations. Originality is not sparse amongst musicians right now, and we can’t wait to see what happens.

Unplugging: The SXSW countdown begins

Spring break is upon us, and as MXDWN packs up and heads to Austin for the hugely popular SXSW Festival, so do many music moguls.

Unplugging: Everything old is new again

We are happy to report that a number of well-established artists spanning the last several decades are still quite active, working on new albums, headlining events, collaborating and releasing awesome music.

Unplugging: SXSW lineup heats up

Artists and music lovers across the world come together for several days each year in Austin, TX for the famed South by Southwest Festival.

Unplugging: Musicians oppose SOPA/PIPA

This past week, artists took a step back from their music to pursue activities in film, party hosting, controversial bills and the federal court. More power to them!

Unplugging: Deadmau5 bashes Miami’s Ultra Music festival

New Year’s resolutions never last long, and we can unfortunately see trouble stirring in the music world already, despite the fresh new year that has welcomed a number of new tour and performance news.

Unplugging: NiN for The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails (NiN) recently announced details of the upcoming soundtrack to David Fincher’s The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, a joint effort between Reznor and Atticus Ross.

Unplugging: Is Sonic Youth breaking up?

This week, musicians whose work span back more that 25 years are in the news, and we are glad their harmonious drudgery is still alive and kicking... for now at least.

Unplugging: Gigantour rocks again with Megadeth's TH1RT3EN

With Halloween swiftly approaching, this week is all about spooks and scares in the world of music. Let MXDWN guide you through the funhouse.