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Watch Beck's Soulful Cover of Prince's 'Raspberry Beret'
Wed, 04 May 2016 09:25:00 -0400
Beck honored Prince this weekend by covering his 1985 hit "Raspberry Beret." The singer-songwriter's soulful, folky performance closed out Memphis' Beale Street Music Festival, Stereogum reports.
The footage shows Beck strumming an acoustic guitar, backed by massive vocal harmonies recreating Prince's signature falsetto on the chorus. The spirited tribute climaxes with a...
Addiction Specialist Made Prince 911 Call
Wed, 04 May 2016 09:10:00 -0400
Prince was scheduled to meet with an addiction specialist to help curb his reliance on painkillers the day that he died, the Star Tribune reports.
According to the report, the day before Prince's April 21st death, a representative for the singer called prominent California-based addiction specialist Dr. Howard Kornfeld,...
Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi's Widow Plot Animated 'Blues Brothers' Show
Tue, 03 May 2016 22:22:00 -0400
Dan Aykroyd and Judy Belushi, widow of John Belushi, are rebooting The Blues Brothers as a primetime animated series, which they'll begin to pitch to networks and TV platforms this month, Deadline reports.
Aykroyd and Belushi co-created the series with original Saturday Night Live writer Anne Beatts, while the animation is being...
Mark Hoppus Denies Meeting With Tom DeLonge, Blink-182 Reunion
Tue, 03 May 2016 20:30:00 -0400
Mark Hoppus refuted Tom DeLonge's claims that the estranged Blink-182 co-founders had met recently during an interview on Kevin Klein Live Tuesday, saying, "I haven't even spoken to Tom in a year and a half."
In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, DeLonge insisted that he had never officially quit...
Hear A-Trak, Phantogram's Exuberant 'Parallel Lines'
Tue, 03 May 2016 16:52:00 -0400
DJ and super-producer A-Trak has teamed up with Phantogram for the spirited new single "Parallel Lines."
The track premiered on Zane Lowe's Beats 1 radio show and begins like a ballad, with plunging piano chords. Sarah Barthel's dreamy, melancholic vocals beckon: "You were always on the other side/ Running in parallel lines/...
Flashback: Neil Young and Paul McCartney Play 'A Day in the Life'
Tue, 03 May 2016 13:59:00 -0400
When Neil Young and Paul McCartney perform at the second night of the mega classic rock concert in Indio, California this October odds are pretty high they'll perform a song or two together. They've been friends for decades and have shared the stage many times, including the 2004 Bridge...
LoCash Plot Full-Length Album 'The Fighters'
Tue, 03 May 2016 13:36:00 -0400
One point that regularly appears in news stories about LoCash is the long and exhausting road that they weathered before finally achieving their first hit single with "I Love This Life." Between family tragedies and label closures, Preston Brust and Chris Lucas had multiple opportunities to quit but persisted. Fittingly,...
Steven Tyler Announces Intimate Solo Tour
Tue, 03 May 2016 13:33:00 -0400
Befitting of the Aerosmith singer's unexpected foray into country music, Steven Tyler has announced a string of summer shows he's calling the Out on a Limb Tour. A series of theater dates visiting 19 cities in total, the trek kicks off July 2nd in Las Vegas.
The 68-year-old rock icon gave...
Questlove Recalls How Jimmy Fallon Won Over the Roots
Tue, 03 May 2016 13:29:00 -0400
On The Tonight Show Monday, Questlove recalled how Jimmy Fallon convinced the Roots to be his house band.
Comedy writer and Chappelle's Show co-creator Neal Brennan initially suggested the Roots to Fallon, but the comedian was skeptical. Even Questlove admitted that at that point in their careers, the Roots had achieved self-sufficiency and...
Chris Young, Cassadee Pope Hit Number One With 'Think of You'
Tue, 03 May 2016 11:59:00 -0400
When Chris Young hits the road this fall for another round of headlining dates, he'll be bringing along opening act Cassadee Pope. The two have already logged plenty of time together on tour, with Pope joining Young during his recent spring run. As of this week, though, Young and Pope...
Watch Radiohead's Sinister 'Burn the Witch' Video
Tue, 03 May 2016 11:28:00 -0400
After briefly erasing their internet presence, Radiohead's official website came back to life Tuesday with a new video for "Burn the Witch," potentially the first single off the band's upcoming ninth studio album. Radiohead previously teased the track's arrival with a mysterious leaflet sent to fans this weekend.
"Burn the Witch"...