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-- Pitchfork : Rage Against the Machine and Conor Oberst -- still boycotting Arizona -- will play a show in L.A. to benefit nonprofits

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New York Times on Pitchfork, Amy Winehouse on Her New Album, and Arizona Musician Protesting the Musicians Boycott of Arizona

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-- Pitchfork: Rage Against the Machine and Conor Oberst -- still boycotting Arizona -- will play a show in L.A. to benefit nonprofits fighting the Arizona immigration law. Meanwhile, Artists For Action, a group of Arizona bands, are encouraging bands to play their state and galvanize their fan bases against the law. Krist Novoselic wrote about precisely that -- playing Arizona in protest, rather than boycotting the state -- in his column in early June.

-- New York Times: Their feature on Pitchfork: "Upstart Music Site Becomes Establishment."

-- Metro: Amy Winehouse says we'll see a new album by the end of the year. "It's going to be very much the same as my second album, where there's a lot of jukebox stuff and the songs that are... just jukebox, really."

-- SPIN: Korn frontman Jonathan Davis says recording the band's new album was "sheer fucking torture and hell." Listening to it should be sheer fucking ...

-- Billboard: I'm Still Here, Casey Affleck's documentary about brother-in-law Joaquin Phoenix's retirement from acting and attempted reinvention as a hip-hop artists hits theaters on September 10.

 
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