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Micky Dolenz Remembers 50 Years of Music, Madness and Good Times with the Monkees

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Micky Dolenz Remembers 50 Years of Music, Madness and Good Times with the Monkees
When was the last time you thought about The Iron Horse? Or The Time Tunnel? How about The Girl from U.N.C.L.E.? All are television shows that premiered the second week of September in 1966, and all have effectively faded from memory. Not so with The Monkees, the groundbreaking TV-music-performance project that ran amok across the late '60s pop cultural landscape like Frankenstein's multimedia monster. 50 years later, it's still very much alive. Earlier this year, the three surviving Monkees reunited in the studio with producer Adam Schlesinger - a veteran of the uber-poppy Fountains of Wayne and the tunesmith behind the
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Watch Death Cab for Cutie's Soft 'No Room in Frame' on 'Colbert'

Watch Death Cab for Cutie's Soft 'No Room in Frame' on 'Colbert'
Death Cab for Cutie brought the rumbling grooves of Kintsugi's "No Room in Frame" to The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Monday.

The group moved effortlessly through the slow burning cut off their 2015 album. The song's keyboard flourishes frame Ben Gibbard's heartfelt vocals. "No Room in Frame" builds on the dreamy, cinematic twang of Gibbard's guitar. 

Death Cab for Cutie released Kintsugi last year, marking their eighth LP and last with founding guitarist Chris Walla, who announced his departure from the group during recording. Death Cab has a handful
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Zooey Deschanel Welcomes Baby Girl ... and Gets Secretly Married!

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Los Angeles (AP) -- Zooey Deschanel is now a wife and mother. A spokeswoman for the 35-year-old entertainer confirmed Tuesday that Deschanel recently married Jacob Pechenik and gave birth to the couple's "beautiful, healthy'' baby girl. Publicist Lauren Auslander provided no other details. Deschanel is best known as the Emmy-nominated star of TV's "New Girl.'' She also writes and performs music with the indie folk duo She & Him and co-founded the popular website HelloGiggles.com. Pechenik is a film producer whose credits include "The Skeleton Twins'' and "Rock the Kasbah.'' It's Deschanel's first child and second marriage. She divorced Death Cab for Cutie rocker Ben Gibbard in 2012. Read more
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Mumford & Sons, Deathcab for Cutie Singer Rip Jay Z’s Tidal: ‘This Thing Is Going to Fail Miserably’

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Mumford & Sons, Deathcab for Cutie Singer Rip Jay Z’s Tidal: ‘This Thing Is Going to Fail Miserably’
British folk band Mumford & Sons and Deathcab for Cutie singer Ben Gibbard had some harsh words for Tidal, the music streaming service recently relaunched by Jay Z. “I think they totally blew it by bringing out a bunch of millionaires and billionaires and propping them up onstage and then having them all complain about not being paid,” Gibbard said in an interview for The Daily Beast. “That’s why this thing is going to fail miserably.” Gibbard was apparently unimpressed with Tidal’s star-studded launch in March which featured music artists Madonna, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Kanye West, Usher and Deadmau5, as well as Mrs.
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Tidal CEO to Be Replaced

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Andy Chen, the CEO of Tidal’s parent group Aspiro, acquired by Jay Z in February, is being replaced. The interim successor is former CEO Peter Tonstad, who has been with the company since 2010. In a statement, Tonstad says: I believe in Tidal and what the team is doing to affect the change the music industry needs. We're streamlining the company and refocusing our resources to ensure the platform continues to grow, and listeners can make a connection to their favorite artists. No one else is doing this. At the moment, very few people share his faith. Artists including Mumford & Sons, Steve Albini, and Ben Gibbard have all been publicly critical of Tidal and its high-profile shareholders' plea for $20 a month for "lossless sound." It's the steepest price on the streaming market, and when the wealthiest pop stars in the world ask fans to pay more money for something that,
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Watch: Fall In Love With The Symmetry Of Spike Jonze's 'Her' & Sofia Coppola's 'Lost In Translation' In This Video Mashup

Once upon a time, filmmakers Spike Jonze and Sofia Coppola were married. While fitting the dreams of film hipster heaven, their marriage ended long before the Internet could freak out about their seemingly perfect union, not unlike the way it did during the twee super marriage of Death Cab For Cutie’s Ben Gibbard and Zoe Deschanel (it, too, didn't last). "It's not Spike," Coppola insisted in 2003 about Giovanni Ribisi’s portrayal of a character in “Lost In Translation” many felt was a dig at her ex-husband. "But there are elements of him there, elements of experiences. There are elements of me in all the characters." Regardless, people have drawn lots of parallels between Coppola’s “Lost In Translation” and Jonze’s 2013 film, “Her,” starring Joaquin Phoenix. Video essayist Jorge Luengo Ruiz has gone one step further and created “Lost in Translation // Her: An Unloved Story,” a beautiful video
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Ben Gibbard Picks the Best Death Cab for Cutie Songs

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Ben Gibbard Picks the Best Death Cab for Cutie Songs
In the early '00s, the band Death Cab for Cutie became synonymous with a sort of muted adolescent angst. Lead singer Ben Gibbard, whose gentle voice lends a childlike quality to the music, often used opaque lyrics to capture the mystifying passions of young love. The new Death Cab for Cutie album, Kintsugi, is somewhat of a departure. Gibbard's lyrics are more direct and authoritative. It's an album for adults. That said, at 38, Gibbard looks back fondly at the songs from those early Death Cab years. Vulture spoke with him recently about his favorite tracks from the band’s catalogue. It wasn't easy to pick just one song from each record, he said. "They're all my children," but these are a few of the highlights."The Face That Launched 1000 Shits," Something About Airplanes (1998) It’s a song that was written by our friend Jay Chilcote from the Revolutionary Hydra,
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Death Cab For Cutie have 'No Room' in new song

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Death Cab For Cutie have 'No Room' in new song
Death Cab For Cutie have been relatively generous ahead of their new album Kintsugi‘s release, offering the video for “Black Sun” and live previews of many of the tracks. Now they’ve shared the studio version for one of the songs they played back last month during a show in their hometown of Seattle. “No Room in Frame” is twangy slice of soft rock with vocalist Ben Gibbard’s vocals at the forefront. Related: Death Cab for Cutie Call the Shots in ‘Black Sun’ Video: Watch The song, like the rest of the album, features guitar work from recently departed founding member and producer Chris Walla. Coincidentally or not, it has a sentimentality. “We’ll both go on being lonely with someone else,” Gibbard sings. Kintsugi, the band’s first album since 2011’s Codes and Keys, is due out March 31.
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7 Most Gut-Wrenching Moments from 'Parenthood' That Made You Ugly Cry

7 Most Gut-Wrenching Moments from 'Parenthood' That Made You Ugly Cry
For six beautiful seasons, Parenthood made us feel so many feels—actually make that all of the feels. From the glorious highs and the devastating lows, we've shed tears of joy and despair along with the Braverman family of the NBC drama. Before we bid farewell to the Jason Katims' beloved series, it's only fitting that we countdown to some of Parenthood's most gut-wrenching and tear-jerking moments. Grab your tissues for this one because you’re about to full-on ugly cry.

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Max Braverman's struggle with Asperger's syndrome is a narrative that plays out through the entire series and guides many of Adam and Kristina's most emotional storylines. But it's in the show's pilot episode when Adam acknowledges Max's condition for the first time to Zeek— "Dad, there's something wrong with my son" — that brings the waterworks everytime. But in true
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Zooey Deschanel Engaged to Producer Jacob Pechenik

Zooey Deschanel Engaged to Producer Jacob Pechenik
New Girl star Zooey Deschanel is just got engaged to boyfriend Jacob Pechenik!

Pechenik popped the question on Saturday, People reports.

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The news comes just one week after the 35-year-old actress revealed that she and Pechenik are expecting their first child.

Pechenik, 42, who produced Deschanel's upcoming comedy Rock the Kasbah, began dating the She & Him songstress in August 2014, after her split from We Are Marshall screenwriter Jamie Linden.

News: Zooey Deschanel Tweets Star Studded Set Photo From 'Rock The Kasbah'

This will be the second marriage for Deschanel after being previously wed to Death Cab for Cutie singer Ben Gibbard before the couple divorced in 2012.

Deschanel and Pechenik are due to welcome their baby in the summer.
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Zooey Deschanel Is Pregnant!

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Zooey Deschanel Is Pregnant!
"New Girl" is about to get a new girl (or boy)!

Zooey Deschanel, who stars in the Fox comedy, is pregnant with her first child with boyfriend Jacob Pechenik, her rep confirmed to Access Hollywood.

"Jacob and I are over the moon. We are so excited to meet our little one," the 34-year-old actress told People of her exciting baby news.

Photos: 'New Girl's' Adorkable Zooey Deschanel

Jacob, 42, a producer, and Zooey began dating in mid-2014.

The mom-to-be was previously married to Death Cab for Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard from 2009-2012.

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Zooey Deschanel Is Pregnant!

Zooey Deschanel Is Pregnant!
The New Girl is expecting a new baby!

Just over a month after her sister Emily Deschanel confirmed she's pregnant with baby no. 2, Zooey Deschanel's rep confirms to Et that the 34-year-old actress and her beau Jacob Pechenik, 42, also have a baby on the way!

Photos: Stars Share Pics of Their Adorable Tots

"Jacob and I are over the moon. We are so excited to meet our little one," Zooey told  People. She and her producer boyfriend have been dating since mid-2014 after the actress divorced Death Cab for Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard back in 2012.

News: Zooey Deschanel's Photoshop Controversy: Did InStyle Turn Her Into Jared Leto?

Zooey's pregnancy may come as a surprise to anyone who read her interview in the August 2014 issue of InStyle. The She & Him songstress told the women's magazine that she despises answering questions about starting a family. "When I was married, that was the first thing people wanted to know
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Foo Fighters debut new song 'Something From Nothing,' sport their Dio side

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Foo Fighters debut new song 'Something From Nothing,' sport their Dio side
Foo Fighters have dropped the first full song from their new effort "Sonic Highways": "Something From Nothing." It's a nice li'l hard rock hat tip to metal influencers, perhaps and maybe specifically Dio and his "Holy Diver." "Sonic Highways," overall, should be an album that honors rock 'n' rollers of past and present: the band went to eight different cities collaborating in eight different legendary studios and combining with no less than eight guests, from Ben Gibbard and Carrie Underwood, to Joe Walsh and Bad Brains. The album is out on Nov. 10; the HBO documentary series of the same name, helmed by frontman Dave Grohl, starts tonight (Oct. 17).
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Watch Postal Service documentary Everything Will Change trailer

Watch Postal Service documentary Everything Will Change trailer
The Postal Service documentary Everything Will Change has released a trailer.

The film follows the band on their 2013 reunion tour.

Death Cab For Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard and Dntel's Jimmy Tamborello formed the core of the short-lived project in 2003.

Jenny Lewis - who featured on six songs of their only album Give Up - also stars in the film after joining them for the tour.

Director Justin Mitchell's documentary looks back at the legacy and fandom of the platinum-selling album.

Everything Will Change will receive a one-night-only cinematic release in selected Us AMC cinemas before arriving on DVD on November 24.
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The Postal Service Documentary 'Everything Will Change' Gets a Trailer

Unfortunately for music fans, The Postal Service was just a shortlived group formed by Death Cab For Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard and musical artist Dntel or Jimmy Tamborello. with vocal help from Jenny Lewis of Rilo Kiley. But at the very least, they delivered the spectacular album Give Up which never seems to get old. Well, 11 years after that album was released, the trio decided to get the band back together, but only for a 2013 tour. Thankfully, if you weren't able to attend, director Justin Mitchell has captured the tour in a documentary called Everything Will Change and a trailer for the film has arrived. Watch it! Here's the first trailer for Justin Mitchell's documentary Everything Will Change (via The Playlist): The documentary will only be screening in theaters for one night only at select AMC Theatres locations in just 10 cities. Here's the complete list of theaters showing
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Watch: Trailer For Postal Service Documentary 'Everything Will Change'

It was just over eleven years ago when a little side project from Death Cab For Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard and Dntel knob twiddler Jimmy Tamborello blew up, but in a way many didn't expect. Known as The Postal Service, the carefully crafted blend of melodic electronic music and indie rock on Give Up grew by word of month. Sales of the album were a steady, slow burn, but within four years or so, it went platinum. While fans clamored for another record, it wasn't to be, but the band did reunite in 2013 for a string of live dates, and now a documentary is here chronicling what went down. Directed by Justin Mitchell, "Everything Will Change" captures that 2013 tour, with Gibbard, Tamborello and Jenny Lewis (who sings backup on six songs and also toured with the band way back in 2003), all participating. It's very much something for fans, new and old,
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Death Cab For Cutie guitarist Chris Walla leaving the band after 17 years

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Death Cab For Cutie guitarist Chris Walla leaving the band after 17 years
It's the end of an era for Death Cab for Cutie. Founding guitarist Chris Walla announced on Wednesday that he'll be leaving the alternative rock band after 17 years, in a statement released to Seattle-based music blog Slog. His last concert with the group will take place at Victoria, BC's Rifflandia Festival on September 13. You can find the full text of Walla's statement below, and further down a response from his Death Cab bandmates Ben Gibbard, Nick Harmer and Jason McGerr: "Short version: I’m leaving Death Cab for Cutie. My last show with the band will be September 13, 2014, at the Rifflandia Festival in Victoria, BC. I hope you guys can make it. Longer version: I think I long for the unknown. It might be that simple. I will miss being a quarter of this band, and will support whatever course Death Cab for Cutie chooses from here. I am profoundly grateful to Ben,
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Death Cab for Cutie Guitarist Chris Walla Leaving Alt-Rock Band After 17 Years

Death Cab for Cutie Guitarist Chris Walla Leaving Alt-Rock Band After 17 Years
So this is the new era of Death Cab for Cutie. Guitarist Chris Walla, one of the founding members of the alt-rock band, is leaving the group after 17 years. Frontman Ben Gibbard, bassist Nick Harmer and drummer Jason McGerr announced Walla's departure today on their website. "We've had an incredible 17 years of making music with Chris," they said in a statement. "We are very proud of what we've accomplished together, including our 8th studio album which we have just put the finishing touches on. We will miss Chris and wish him all the best in the next chapter of his career. We are excited about sharing new music, and seeing all of you very soon." Lest this leave...
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Why You Don't Want to Ask Zooey Deschanel If She Wants Kids

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Zooey Deschanel doesn't want kids ... right now.The "New Girl" star graces the cover of the August issue of InStyle, where she opens up about why she hates answering questions about motherhood."When I was married, that was the first thing people wanted to know," she tells the mag, who split with Death Cab for Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard in 2012. "Like every woman is dying to give birth! I don't think so. Nobody asks a guy that. And you go into a supermarket and every tabloid is like, 'Pregnant and Alone!' Stuck in this 1950s ideal of how a woman should live her life. That's not something that defines me at all.'"Since her very public divorce, the actress has decided to keep her private life ... private. "You have to be careful what you reveal," she explains. "You invite people in and can't kick them out."While the
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Zooey Deschanel Discusses Kids, Childhood Bullying and Modest Fashion in InStyle

Zooey Deschanel Discusses Kids, Childhood Bullying and Modest Fashion in InStyle
Zooey Deschanel might want kids one day—but for now, it's no one's business but her own. The Emmy- and Golden Globe-nominated New Girl actress covers InStyle's August 2014 issue, and in the accompanying profile, Deschanel explains why she hates answering mommy questions. "When I was married, that was the first thing people wanted to know," says the TV star, who split with Death Cab for Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard in 2012. "Like every woman is dying to give birth! I don't think so. Nobody asks a guy that. And you go into a supermarket and every tabloid is like, 'Pregnant and Alone!' Stuck in this 1950s ideal of how a woman should live her life. That's not something that defines me at...
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