Gucci Mane Announces Autobiography

Gucci Mane Announces Autobiography

Gucci Mane has announced his autobiography, due for release September 19 via Simon & Schuster. The 288-page book, simply titled The Autobiography of Gucci Mane, chronicles Gucci’s entire life, exploring “his roots in Alabama, the streets of East Atlanta, the trap house, and the studio where he found his voice as a peerless rapper,” according to the publisher’s website. It was co-written by Neil Martinez-Belkin. Gucci began writing the book during his two-year prison sentence, from which he was released in May of last year. Since then, he’s released a bunch of new albums, proposed to his long-time girlfriend, and announced his first tour.

See where Gucci Mane landed on Pitchfork’s list, “The 50 Best Rap Mixtapes of the Millennium.”

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Spring Break Vacation Posting Update – We’ll Return Again Next Week

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It’s time for a brief pause in the usual excitement. I’m currently on a vacation, taking a spring break holiday for the week. We’ll return to normal next week with regular updates again. Last year I took a life-long-dream trip to Nepal in March and stopped writing anything for the entire month, this time it’s just a week. It’s also my birthday this week, and I’m looking forward to just relaxing and taking my mind off of everything. The big new releases opening on March 24th, this weekend, are CHIPS, the Power Rangers movie, and the sci-fi space thriller Life. We’ll be catching up with any trailers as they arrive, but in the meantime, there’s nothing major going on. Thank you for understanding, and for your continued support. We’ll be back soon.

If you’re looking for movies to watch, I recommend any of them from our 19 Best Movies You Didn’t See list.

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Elton John Interviews Father John Misty About His New Album: Listen

Elton John Interviews Father John Misty About His New Album: Listen

Tonight, Beats 1 will air a conversation between Father John Misty and Elton John. During the latest episode of Elton’s show “Rocket Hour” (which airs in full tonight at 10 p.m. Eastern), the two discussed the analog recording process behind the new album Pure Comedy. When Josh Tillman described his first two Father John Misty albums as “Pro Tools Frankensteins,” Elton chuckled. “What you end up with is space,” said Elton of recording analog. “I’m afraid with Pro Tools you’re always tempted to put everything but the kitchen sink on things.” Listen to excerpts of the conversatoin below. Pure Comedy is out April 7 via Sub Pop/Bella Union.

Read “Here Is the Scandalous Father John Misty Interview You’ve Been Waiting For.”

Watch Father John Misty perform “Bored in the USA” at Pitchfork Music Festival Paris:

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Puff Daddy, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Hanks, Common Set For Tribeca Film Festival

Puff Daddy, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Hanks, Common Set For Tribeca Film Festival

Puff Daddy, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Hanks, and Common have all been announced to make appearances during this year’s Tribeca Film Festival in New York City. Puff is set to perform following the premiere of the Bad Boy Entertainment documentary Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: The Bad Boy Story at the Beacon Theatre on April 27. He’ll be joined by original Bad Boy roster members Faith Evans, Lil Kim, and Mase. Springsteen and Common will both participate in the Tribeca Talks series, with Springsteen engaging in conversation with Tom Hanks while Common will be speaking with writer Nelson George. Common is set to deliver a performance following his talk as well. Common’s talk is set for April 23; Tribeca Film Festival will run from April 19-30.

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Shepard Fairey Designs New David Lynch Shirt

Shepard Fairey Designs New David Lynch Shirt

David Lynch has partnered with Obey founder Shepard Fairey on a new t-shirt, designed by Fairey. The new shirt features an original portrait of the filmmaker by Fairey, with all proceeds from sales of the shirt going towards the David Lynch Foundation. The David Lynch Foundation focuses on “reducing toxic stress and trauma among at-risk populations, including victims of domestic violence, veterans suffering from PTSD, and underserved urban youth” through Transcendental Meditation. Find the shirt here

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Tim & Eric Announce 10 Year Anniversary Tour

Tim & Eric Announce 10 Year Anniversary Tour

Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim, the inimitable comedic duo behind “Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!”, have announced a North American comedy tour in celebration of the 10 year anniversary of their hit Adult Swim series. “It’s been 10 years. We are heading out to see our chips across the USA and celebrate this incredible decade of Tim and Eric with a number of new spoofs and goofs, riffs and bits, songs and dances and hope to create memories to last a lifetime,” the duo said in a press release. Check out the very Tim & Eric-esque trailer for the tour below, and find the full list of dates below as well.

Tim & Eric:

07-11 Portland, ME – State Theatre
07-12 Boston, MA – Berklee Performance Center
07-14 New York, NY – The Town Hall
07-18 Washington, DC – Lincoln Theatre
07-20 Philadelphia, PA – Merriam Theater
07-21 Chicago, IL – Vic Theatre
07-23 Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre
07-25 Milwaukee, WI – Pabst Theater
07-26 Minneapolis, MN – State Theatre
07-28 Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse
07-29 Austin, TX – Paramount Theatre
07-31 Dallas, TX – Majestic Theatre
08-01 Denver, CO – Paramount Theatre
08-02 San Francisco, CA – The Warfield
08-04 Vancouver, British Columbia – Orpheum Theatre
08-05 Seattle, WA – Moore Theatre
08-06 Portland, OR – Revolution Hall
08-09 Los Angeles, CA – Theatre at the Ace Hotel

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Chance the Rapper Amicably Settles Child Support Dispute

Chance the Rapper Amicably Settles Child Support Dispute

Chance the Rapper and ex-girlfriend Kirsten Corley have come to an agreement in their legal dispute over child support for their 18-month-old daughter, the Chicago Tribune reports. Enrico J. Mirabelli, an attorney for Corley, told the Tribune, “This case ended quickly because of the unusually high level of cooperation between the parents putting their child’s best interest first.” Chance’s attorney Tanya J. Stanish told the Tribune, “Overall, I’d say they did a good job and worked well together and came to a fair resolution for everyone.”

Pitchfork has reached out to Chance the Rapper’s representatives for more information and comment.

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Danzig Announce New Album Black Laden Crown, How the Gods Kill Anniversary Tour

Danzig Announce New Album Black Laden Crown, How the Gods Kill Anniversary Tour

Danzig have announced the first Danzig album in 7 years, Black Laden Crown (out mid-May via Evilive Records/Nuclear Blast Entertainment). It’s the follow-up to 2010’s Deth Red Sabaoth. Check out the cover art below. Glenn Danzig has also announced the return of the Danzig-curated Blackest of the Black festival, which goes down May 26 and 27 in Orange County, CA, and will feature Danzig headlining. The fest will also have performances from over 20 other artists, with a full lineup announcement to come.

As if that were not enough, Danzig have also announced a new tour, celebrating the 25 year anniversary of the release of Danzig III: How the Gods Kill—the first album from the eponymous band to be produced by Danzig (alongside Rick Rubin). The setlist for the new tour will feature “many songs” off the album, according to the band’s website.

Last year, Glenn Danzig returned to the Misfits for a series of festival appearances. Misfits bassist Jerry Only explained that despite their long-running legal feuds, he described their relationship as “never not friends… just adversaries.”

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Win Butler Raising Money To Honor Late Friend Mouhamadou Moustapha

Win Butler Raising Money To Honor Late Friend Mouhamadou Moustapha

Arcade Fire frontman Win Butler is a known basketball aficionado, having played in the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game for the past three years. Now, Butler has taken to Twitter to ask fans to donate towards the medical costs of his late friend Mouhamadou “Mouss” Moustapha, who was a basketball teammate of his in New Orleans. Calling him “a really lovely person,” Butler says that he’ll match donations up to $5,000 on anything donated in the next week. Mouss passed away earlier this month after suffering from a heart disease called non-compaction cardiomyopathy. His family is looking to raise funds for the medical expenses “to ensure that Moustapha receives the tribute in which he deserves and to help make this life transition as easy as possible.” Find the GoFundMe here

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Gorillaz Announce New Demon Days Reissue

Gorillaz Announce New Demon Days Reissue

Gorillaz have announced a new vinyl reissue of their 2005 sophomore album Demon Days, as Fact points out. The new edition is out via Vinyl Me, Please’s subscription package as their April Record of the Month. The remastered record is available as a 2xLP pressed on “translucent red vinyl,” and comes with a Gorillaz sticker pack, as well as a 12×12 art print by Ariel Roman. See some images of the Demon Days reissue, as well as an unboxing video, below. Check out Vinyl Me, Please’s liner notes here. Sign up here by April 15 to qualify for the Demon Days reissue.

In January, Gorillaz returned with a new song, “Hallelujah Money.” The Benjamin Clementine-featuring track is the first offering from the group’s next album, which is scheduled for a 2017 release. This July, the first Gorillaz show since 2010 will take place at their new festival, Demon Dayz.

Read “Gorillaz Saw the Future of Pop Narratives” on the Pitch.

Watch the music video for Demon Days’ “Feel Good Inc.”:

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