Franz Ferdinand frontman Alex Kapranos is feeling his blonde ambition in this The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon performance of the title track off the band’s forthcoming album Always Ascending. The band’s fifth album drops on February 9 and its the Scottish rockers’ first solo full-length since 2013’s Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action.
A few weeks ago, Basic Instinct star Michael Douglas tried to get out ahead of a looming The Hollywood Reporter story accusing him of sexual misconduct by issuing a preemptive denial to Deadline Hollywood. That THR story dropped on Friday and consists of sexual harassment claims made against Douglas by author Susan Braudy from when she ran the New York office of Douglas’s production company Stonebridge Productions.
Robert Pollard apparently got bored of sneezing out new Guided By Voices recordings every five minutes and decided to put out an album by his country alter-ego Cash Rivers. It looks like Pollard’s persona picked up a backing band as his Rockathon Records site credits the fabulously named Blue Balls Lincoln LP to Cash Rivers and The Sinners. Rockathon is only pressing 500 copies of Pollard’s grand experiment and hasn’t listed a release date, but it can be pre-ordered.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".