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Adele's '25' Sells Over Three Million Copies in First Week
Sun, 29 Nov 2015 09:15:00 -0500

Not only did Adele's 25 shatter the record for most albums sold in the U.S. in a single week, it also exceeded all estimations and expectations as the LP tallied a colossal total of 3.38 million copies in its debut week. Adele's 25 became only the second album...

 Twisted Sister Allow Donald Trump to Use 'We're Not Gonna Take It'
Sat, 28 Nov 2015 16:07:00 -0500

While artists like Neil Young, R.E.M. and Aerosmith have lashed out at Donald Trump for using their music at political rallies without permission, Twisted Sister have allowed the Republican presidential candidate to use their 1984 hit "We're Not Gonna Take It" on the campaign trail. As singer Dee Snider...

 Hear Sia's Soaring 'One Million Bullets'
Sat, 28 Nov 2015 13:06:00 -0500

Sia will release her new album This Is Acting in January, and on Friday the Australian singer unveiled "One Million Bullets," the latest single off her 1000 Forms of Fear follow-up. The atmospheric, expressive track starts off on a hushed tone before unfurling an infectious, soaring chorus that has become a...

 Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole Trade Beats for 'Black Friday' Surprise
Sat, 28 Nov 2015 09:15:00 -0500

Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole dropped a pair of Black Friday gifts on fans as the rappers traded beats off their respective albums to create their own new songs, both titled "Black Friday." The swap finds Lamar hopping onto Cole's 2014 Forest Hills Drive cut "A Tale of 2 Citiez," while Cole...

 Inside Criterion's Incredible Restoration of Dylan Doc 'Don't Look Back'
Fri, 27 Nov 2015 15:50:00 -0500

D.A. Pennbaker still remembers the man with the wiry gray hair and the sunglasses, sitting across from him in his office and posing an innocent enough question. "He asked, 'Would you like to come along on a tour with my client? His name is Bob Dylan.' It sort of rang...

 David Bowie, Radiohead, Robert Plant Sign Climate Change Petition
Fri, 27 Nov 2015 12:02:00 -0500

David Bowie, Robert Plant, David Gilmour, Radiohead's Thom Yorke and Phil Selway, Coldplay, My Morning Jacket, Yoko Ono and Björk are among the dozens of artists in the creative community to sign an open letter addressed to the leadership of the upcoming Paris Climate Conference outlining significant changes to...

 Hear Waylon Jennings Sing 'Outlaw Bit' on Tour in 1979
Fri, 27 Nov 2015 11:25:00 -0500

In 1976, Wanted! The Outlaws assembled the best of the Outlaw Movement in the studio, with Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Jessi Colter and Tompall Glaser lending some of their best material to the compilation. But a new recording of Jennings on tour in 1979 captures the outlaw attitude live onstage....

 Lil Wayne Drops 'No Ceilings 2' Mixtape
Fri, 27 Nov 2015 09:19:00 -0500

Lil Wayne is making it a habit of dropping mammoth mixtapes on national holidays: After the Free Weezy Album arrived on July 4th, the rapper's No Ceilings 2 appeared just as fans were sitting down for Thanksgiving dinner. The latest mixtape is the sequel to Wayne's 2009...

 Hear Coldplay's Heartfelt New Ballad 'Everglow'
Thu, 26 Nov 2015 15:08:00 -0500

Eight days before Coldplay release their new LP A Head Full of Dreams, Chris Martin stopped by Zane Lowe's Beats 1 radio show to premiere "Everglow," a heartfelt, piano-led ballad from the band's upcoming album. As Martin previously told Rolling Stone, "Everglow" features his ex-wife Gwyneth Paltrow contributing very...

 Casey Kasem's Children File Wrongful Death Suit Against Widow
Thu, 26 Nov 2015 10:17:00 -0500

Nearly 18 months after the death of radio legend Casey Kasem, the America's Top 40 host's children have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Kasem's widow Jean Kasem. In the civil suit, filed in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Kasem's three children and his brother accuse Jean Kasem of elder abuse...

 Black Sabbath Wrote 'A Whole Load' of Riffs for Abandoned LP
Wed, 25 Nov 2015 16:30:00 -0500

Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi has revealed that the group had a particularly fruitful writing session before deciding not to make a follow-up to 13. "I've got so many riffs," he told Q (via Blabbermouth). "I wrote a whole load of stuff for another album, and we...

 Watch Erykah Badu Scold Audience, Sing 'Phone Down' at Soul Train Awards
Wed, 25 Nov 2015 15:50:00 -0500

Erykah Badu wasn't kidding when she asked us to put our "Phone Down." In an exclusive advance clip from this year's Soul Train Awards, airing Sunday, host Badu demands that several distracted audience members in the front row — including Tyrese Gibson — put away their cells and focus on her.


 Clint Black Plans 2015 Christmas Tour
Wed, 25 Nov 2015 14:12:00 -0500

To properly ring in the holiday season, Clint Black will set out on a 12-city Christmas tour beginning Tuesday, December 1st, in the Villages, Florida. The trek will make stops throughout New Mexico, Nevada, Arizona, Iowa, Missouri and Oklahoma, before wrapping up on Sunday, December 20th, back in Black's home...

 Paris Venue Owners Ask for Government Aid as Concert Industry Slumps
Wed, 25 Nov 2015 13:39:00 -0500

While many of Paris' music venues have reopened their doors since the November 13th terror attacks in the French capital, the majority of concertgoers are still reticent about attending shows following the tragedy. According to Prodiss, the National Union of Producers, Distributors and Theatres in France, ticket sales have dropped...

 See Jennifer Nettles' Somber 'Unlove You' Performance on 'Fallon'
Wed, 25 Nov 2015 11:47:00 -0500

The holidays will be a festive time for Jennifer Nettles with an appearance in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, not to mention her role in the upcoming TV movie Coat of Many Colors and a return to her hosting gig on the CMA Country Christmas special. The latest single from...

 Inside Adele's Nashville Connection: The Ram Report
Wed, 25 Nov 2015 10:52:00 -0500

With her new album 25 poised to sell nearly 3 million copies by week's end, Adele is the top story in all of music. But the new queen of the torch song doesn't restrict herself to soaring ballads — she also has an appreciation for country and bluegrass. Thanks, in...

 Watch Adele Perform Smoky '25' Ballad 'Million Years Ago'
Wed, 25 Nov 2015 10:37:00 -0500

Adele showcased her immense vocal range on Wednesday during a Today Show performance of "Million Years Ago," a sparse ballad from her new LP, 25. "I know I'm not the only one / Who regrets the things they've done," she sings in the clip, swooping from dramatic high notes...

 Naughty by Nature Plot 25th Anniversary Tour
Tue, 24 Nov 2015 22:14:00 -0500

Nineties hip-hop favorites Naughty by Nature will release a new EP in 2016 and embark on a 26-city tour in January in celebration of their 25th anniversary.

The New Jersey trio kicked off an international leg earlier this month and have a Tampa, Florida show scheduled for December 4th. The main...

 2 Chainz, Jeezy Keep Friends Close, Money Closer in 'BFF' Video
Tue, 24 Nov 2015 21:16:00 -0500

Atlanta MC 2 Chainz adheres to the old adage, keep your friends close, your enemies closer and your stacks of cash closest in the extravagant new video for a remix of "BFF," featuring Jeezy.

The video, directed by the Stupid Geniuses, revels in its own luxuriousness and takes its cues from 2...

 Sly and the Family Stone Co-Founder Cynthia Robinson Dead at 71
Tue, 24 Nov 2015 18:27:00 -0500

Cynthia Robinson, a founding member for Sly and the Family Stone who played trumpet, has died after a battle with cancer. The musician's Facebook page and Billboard confirmed the news Tuesday. She was 69.

The trumpeter was best known for her joyous melodies and inspired vocals and...

 Flashback: Roy Orbison Sings 'Pretty Woman' at Final Concert
Tue, 24 Nov 2015 15:06:00 -0500

Roy Orbison had a lot of reasons to be happy when he walked onstage at Cleveland, Ohio's Front Row Theater on December 4th, 1988. After two decades of grinding it out on the oldies circuit, he was  wrapping up one of the most amazing years of his career. It began...

 Jim James on Paris Attacks: 'Music Must Always Go On. Fear Must Never Win'
Tue, 24 Nov 2015 12:39:00 -0500

My Morning Jacket's Jim James offered pointed words of healing and perseverance in an interview with Rolling Stone about the terrorist attacks in Paris, saying, "Every note we play and every syllable I sing is for peace, and for understanding, and for love."

The musician recalled the total confusion that...

 Adele Shatters 'NSync's First-Week Album Sales Record
Tue, 24 Nov 2015 12:32:00 -0500

Adele has already sold at least 2.433 million copies of her new album 25 according to Nielsen Music, breaking the single-week U.S. album sales record long-held by 'NSync's No Strings Attached, Billboard reports.

Amazingly, those numbers only account for sales since the album's release on Friday. According to early predictions,...

 Lynyrd Skynyrd Cancel December Tour Dates Over Guitarist's Health
Tue, 24 Nov 2015 12:08:00 -0500

Lynyrd Skynyrd fans will have to wait until 2016 for their next chance to see the band perform live. The members of the pioneering Southern rock group announced via Facebook this week that they will be canceling or rescheduling their two remaining dates in 2015 so that founding member Gary...

 Sigur Ros to Test Drive New Music Next Summer: 'Trust Us on This One'
Tue, 24 Nov 2015 12:03:00 -0500

Sigur Rós announced their intention to write new music in a more spontaneous manner in a statement that accompanied their upcoming European tour dates. "This time, in addition to playing songs you know, we wanted to remember the seat-of-your-pants feeling experienced in the wake of [1999's] Ágætis Byrjun, when for two...


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