Watch 'Weird Al' Yankovic Sing About Underpants on 'Wallykazam!' Cartoon|
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:59:00 -0400
"Weird Al" Yankovic, the master of musical mockery, has penned satirical songs about all sorts of strange topics, from taco grandes and Beverly Hillbillies to living in an Amish paradise and word crimes. Now, for the first time ever, the Mandatory Fun singer is tackling a very serious issue: Underpants.
Reggae Legend John Holt Dead at 69
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:14:00 -0400
John Holt, one of Jamaica's most well-loved vocalists, died early Sunday morning in London at the age of 67. His death was confirmed by his manager Copeland Forbes via the Jamaica Observer. Holt, who was initially known for his career with the Paragons in the rocksteady era of the 1960s, had 40...
Ariana Grande, Meghan Trainor to Perform on 2014 CMA Awards
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:14:00 -0400
It's all about that star power.
Next month's Country Music Association Awards broadcast is luring in pop fans with the addition of Ariana Grande and Meghan Trainor to the performance lineup. Grande, the American Music Awards' reigning New Artist of the Year, will sing with the reigning CMA Vocal Group of the Year,...
Mark McGuire Takes a Six-String Plunge Into the Great Unknown
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:45:00 -0400
Welcome to Young Guns, our series exploring the most notable guitarists from the next generation of six-string legends. For more interviews with the guitarists inspiring us right now, click here.
WHO: Throughout his career, 28-year-old guitarist Mark McGuire has aspired to move his instrument beyond its six strings into uncharted zones – or, as...
Hear Paul McCartney's Long-Lost Duet With John Bonham
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:39:00 -0400
Paul McCartney has shared a different version of the urgent-sounding, piano-driven Wings at the Speed of Sound tune "Beware My Love" that features Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham behind the kit.
The previously unreleased take of the song, which clocks in at a minute less than the studio version, will appear...
Alan Jackson to Embark on 25th Anniversary Keepin' It Country Tour
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:26:00 -0400
It's been 25 years since Alan Jackson — still fresh from his days as a mailroom clerk at the TNN television studio — became the first artist signed to Arista Records' newly-launched country wing. The small-town Georgia native has made the most of those two and a half decades, sending 35...
Legendary Songwriter Paul Craft Dead at 76
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:39:00 -0400
Thirteen days after his induction into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, Paul Craft — the man behind offbeat, wisecracking country hits like "Dropkick Me, Jesus (Through the Goalposts of Life)" and "It's Me Again, Margaret" — has died. He was 76 years old.
A former law school student whose unusually...
Stream the Flaming Lips' Insanely Trippy 'Sgt. Pepper's' Tribute LP
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 11:41:00 -0400
The Flaming Lips will release their all-star Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band tribute, With a Little Help From My Fwends, on October 28th – but chapped Lips fans can stream the fearlessly freaky LP one week early at NPR. The album, a track-by-track reworking of the Beatles' 1967 masterpiece, finds the psych-rock mainstays collaborating...
The Church Debut Haunting 'Pride Before a Fall' Video, Promise 'Best Album Ever'
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 11:30:00 -0400
The Church's latest music video opens with a boy watching an old film reel of the band performing and continues into footage of one woman launching a fire-filled sky lantern. Another sits precariously in what appears to be a cluttered attic watching the same reel as the boy. In an e-mail...
Coldplay Ready 'Ghost Stories Live 2014' Set With Eight Music Videos
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 10:57:00 -0400
Ever since Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends, Coldplay have followed up each studio release with a live album. That streak will continue on November 24th as Chris Martin and company will present their minimalist 2014 breakup album Ghost Stories in three different ways with the CD/DVD set Ghost...
Lorde's 'Royals' Banned in San Francisco Ahead of World Series
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 10:45:00 -0400
San Francisco is World Serious about taking its third MLB title in five years – and if that means upsetting Lorde, well, so be it.
As the hometown Giants get set to take on the Kansas City Royals in the World Series (Game 1 is Tuesday night in KC), a pair...
Jason Aldean Reveals First 23 Cities on Burn It Down Tour 2015
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 10:43:00 -0400
Jason Aldean isn't quite done burnin' it down just yet.
The country hitmaker is extending his sold-out Burn It Down Tour into 2015, kicking off a 23-city run in Greenville, South Carolina on February 12th, he reveals exclusively to Rolling Stone Country.
"The tour is doing well, so you want to expand it...
Hear Smashing Pumpkins' Rousing New 'Being Beige'
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 10:30:00 -0400
"Being Beige," the first finished track off the Smashing Pumpkins' forthcoming Monuments to an Elegy, has a simple title but its acoustic guitar and drum machine intro builds toward an urgent, memorable chorus, where singer Billy Corgan repeats the line, "The world's on fire" as the full band fills out the...
Hear Gwen Stefani's Synth-Driven Single 'Baby Don't Lie'
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 09:39:00 -0400
Gwen Stefani has dropped the infectious new single, "Baby Don't Lie," her first new solo song in eight years. The track – co-written with producers Benny Blanco, Ryan Tedder and Noel Zancanella – finds the No Doubt frontwoman stretching out her voice to an emphatic hiccup over buzzing synths and rattling...
'Sons of Anarchy' Rolls Up Its 'Greensleeves' - Premiere
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 09:01:00 -0400
Sons of Anarchy house band the Forest Rangers have been known to kick it old-school: Last month, they unveiled their scorching cover of blues classic "Baby, Please Don't Go" for the Season Seven episode "Poor Little Lambs." But for this week's installment, "Greensleeves," the eclectic group went even further back, reworking the titular...
Sleater-Kinney Reform, Share Powerful New Song 'Bury Our Friends'
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 08:55:00 -0400
Sleater-Kinney's indefinite hiatus has come to an end. The Olympia, Washington trio has re-formed and recorded a powerful new song about perseverance, "Bury Our Friends," that lives up to its punk and indie rock pasts with big, slithering riffs and a ringing, anthemic chorus. The song appears on a seven-inch...
Damon Albarn Eyes New Gorillaz Album for 2016
Sun, 19 Oct 2014 16:52:00 -0400
Damon Albarn spent much of 2014 touring in support of his first proper solo album Everyday Robots. Next up for the prolific singer: Reigniting two of his most well-known side projects. In a new interview with the Sydney Morning Herald, Albarn revealed that he has his sights set on 2016 to...
Aerosmith's Joey Kramer Opens Up About Heart Procedure
Sun, 19 Oct 2014 13:24:00 -0400
Back in August, Aerosmith were forced to cancel a California concert, simply blaming "an illness" for the nixed show. However, TMZ reported drummer Joey Kramer was dealing with "heart complications" that required immediate surgery, adding that he "had heart issues in the past." In a new interview, Kramer reveals that TMZ had the...
Watch Arcade Fire Talk Family, Early Gigs on 'CBS Sunday Morning'
Sun, 19 Oct 2014 11:26:00 -0400
Arcade Fire recently wrapped up their long, cover song-heavy Reflektor world tour, but before they said goodbye to the road, the group's Régine Chassagne and brothers Win and Will Butler chatted with CBS Sunday Morning for an introductory profile on the Grammy Album of the Year-winning band that still has people asking "Who...
Little Big Town Join the Grand Ole Opry
Sun, 19 Oct 2014 08:44:00 -0400
Little Big Town's journey to the Grand Ole Opry came full circle Friday night, October 17th. A sold-out crowd was on hand to watch the platinum-selling group become the Opry's newest members a full 15 years after the "Day Drinking" singers first appeared together on the esteemed Opry stage. The...
Foo Fighters End 'Letterman' Week With Top Ten List, 'Something From Nothing'
Sat, 18 Oct 2014 16:01:00 -0400
The Foo Fighters' weeklong Late Show With David Letterman residency came to a close Friday night with the band participating in a Letterman staple: The reading of the Top Ten list. The subject: "Top Ten Things Foo Fighters Would Like To Say After Spending a Week at the Late Show." "All...
Pearl Jam Play Entire 'No Code,' Debut New Song at Moline Concert
Sat, 18 Oct 2014 13:42:00 -0400
Pearl Jam had a pair of major surprises in store for fans at their Friday night concert at Moline, Illinois' iWireless Center. Not only did Eddie Vedder debut a new song dedicated to the Quad Cities town, Pearl Jam performed their 1996 album No Code straight through in its entirety, from "Sometimes"...
Korean Safety Official Commits Suicide Following Concert Tragedy
Sat, 18 Oct 2014 12:14:00 -0400
The tragedy that claimed the lives of 16 K-pop fans at a 4Minute concert in Seongman, South Korea has resulted in another death: According to the Telegraph, a 37-year-old government official who was in charge of safety measures for the event was found dead around 7 a.m. local time in an apparent suicide...
Primus Hide Lifetime Tickets in Five Golden Records
Sat, 18 Oct 2014 11:04:00 -0400
Primus' Willy Wonka-inspired Primus and the Chocolate Factory With the Fungi Ensemble is out on October 21st, and mixed in with all the chocolate-colored records are five golden vinyl. Like the golden tickets in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, stumbling upon the golden vinyl comes with a great reward:...
Foo Fighters Rock Chicago in 'Sonic Highways' Premiere
Sat, 18 Oct 2014 09:08:00 -0400
The Foo Fighters' much-anticipated HBO musical travelogue Sonic Highways premiered Friday night with Dave Grohl and company visiting Chicago to pen a musical love letter to the Windy City. Grohl's journey as he crafts the Foo Fighters' new album city by city is at the heart of the series, and in the first...