Taylor Swift, the Weeknd Lead iHeartRadio Music Awards Noms
Tue, 09 Feb 2016 10:41:00 -0500
Taylor Swift leads the 2016 iHeartRadio Music Awards nominations with a whopping eight, while 2015's breakout pop star the Weeknd followed closely behind with seven.
The two pop stars will compete for both Song of the Year as well as the inaugural Album of the Year award. In the former category, Swift's "Blank...
Billy Currington on His Lost Songs and Staying Mellow
Tue, 09 Feb 2016 09:28:00 -0500
Billy Currington may want to start making a note every time he feels some magic in the writing room.
The singer, whose Summer Forever Tour with Kelsea Ballerini launches on February 19th in San Antonio, had actually forgotten about the existence of his latest single "It Don't Hurt Like It Used...
Inside Carrie Underwood's Red-Hot Storyteller Tour: Ram Report
Tue, 09 Feb 2016 09:18:00 -0500
Carrie Underwood is currently on the road, bringing her Storyteller Tour to arenas around the U.S. But while the music is undeniably rooted in country, the production itself is born of the pop world.
Billed as an "in the round" experience, the concert boasts a circular stage, which Underwood prowls throughout...
Alice Cooper Talks Guns N' Roses Reunion: 'Where's Izzy?'
Tue, 09 Feb 2016 09:12:00 -0500
As Alice Cooper began preparing to debut a new Hollywood Vampires tune and pay tribute to Motörhead's Lemmy Kilmister at the Grammy Awards, he marveled at how he and his bandmates, which include Johnny Depp and Joe Perry, could coordinate schedules. One new challenge has been working around...
Lady Gaga Talks Super Bowl Anthem: 'I Just Sang From My Heart'
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 20:12:00 -0500
Lady Gaga was universally lauded for her stirring, soaring rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner" to kick off Super Bowl 50. Following her acclaimed performance, Gaga spoke about her mindset going into the National Anthem. "I just thought about the lyrics and what they really mean," Gaga told Extra....
Belly to Reunite for Summer Tour, Release New Music
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 16:54:00 -0500
Nineties dream pop band Belly announced Monday that they'll reunite later this year for a tour and have begun writing new music.
Belly revealed the news on their official site, though no tour dates have been established. For now, the band did reveal that the summer tour will begin in...
Go Inside Harley-Davidson, Rolling Stone's Fashion Week Event on Periscope
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 16:26:00 -0500
Motorcycles, music and style will converge on Wednesday, February 10th, when Rolling Stone and Harley-Davidson throw an exclusive Fashion Week event at Harley-Davidson's New York City-Tribeca dealership. The party will celebrate the motorcycle brand's Black Label Collection, and DJ Cassidy will get it started with a high-energy set, followed by a special intimate...
Rick Rubin Enlists Flying Lotus, J.J. Abrams for 'Star Wars'-Themed LP
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 12:59:00 -0500
Producer Rick Rubin has enlisted Flying Lotus, director J.J. Abrams and a crew of electronic artists for Star Wars Headspace, a compilation LP featuring original music blended with samples of sound effects and dialogue from the Star Wars franchise. The 15-track album will be out digitally February 19th via Hollywood Records/American Recordings,...
Lee Ann Womack Plans West Coast Tour
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 12:31:00 -0500
Ahead of the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles next week, two-time 2016 nominee Lee Ann Womack will begin a series of tour dates on the West Coast by taking part in the Americana Music Association's annual Pre-Grammy salute show at the legendary Troubadour on Saturday, February 13th. Nominated for Best...
Alice Cooper on His Dinner With David Bowie and Ray Bradbury
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 12:27:00 -0500
When David Bowie died last month, Alice Cooper released a statement in tribute to what he called one of his "lifetime rock & roll theatrical comrades." "We both started in theatrical rock & roll at the same time, and in some cases we challenged each other to go...
Watch Jenny Lewis, Jimmy Buffett Cover Traveling Wilburys
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 11:47:00 -0500
Jenny Lewis recast her cover of the Traveling Wilburys hit "Handle With Care" this past Saturday, teaming up with surprise duet partner Jimmy Buffett during a show at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.
Originally recorded in 2006 with duet partners Ben Gibbard, Conor Oberst and M. Ward, Lewis' speedy take...
Beyonce's Black Southern 'Formation'
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 10:52:00 -0500
Announced by a small all-women drum line contingent, 30 black women, led by Beyoncé, appeared in formation at the halftime of the 50th Superbowl. Their style marked a different 50th anniversary, with the afros, black berets and leather commonly associated with the Black Panther Party for Self Defense, founded in...
Hear Mogwai's Wintry, Slow-Building Instrumental 'Ether'
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 10:42:00 -0500
Mogwai unleash a trademark post-rock crescendo with "Ether," a slow-building instrumental from their upcoming LP, Atomic. The five-minute epic opens with a foundation of piano and glockenspiel, gradually adding moaning brass, heavy bass guitar and muted tom-toms until a colossal climax.
"Ether" is the opening track from Atomic, a soundtrack to...
Beyonce Announces 'Formation' World Tour Following Super Bowl Show
Sun, 07 Feb 2016 21:28:00 -0500
One day after surprise-releasing a new song and video, Beyoncé followed her Super Bowl 50 halftime show performance with news of the Formation World Tour.
The tour is the singer's first solo trek since her ambitious Mrs. Carter Show World Tour in 2013. It kicks off April 27th in Miami, Florida...