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Shovels & Rope: Inside the Relationship of Americana's Darling Duo
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:42:00 -0400

Cary Ann Hearst is sitting on a couch in the lounge area of the Hutton Hotel bar in Nashville in two pigtail braids, misting her throat with the contents of a little white bottle that, at one point, had apparently been inside one of Jason Isbell's mucous membranes.  

"I'm keepin' it...

 Fricke's Picks Radio: Remembering Jethro Tull's Glenn Cornick
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 14:43:00 -0400

For most of its 47 years, the British rock band Jethro Tull was led, driven and defined by one man: singer, flautist, songwriter and conceptualist Ian Anderson, who publically admitted his retirement of the group and name last spring. But at its founding in late 1967 and across its first...

 Hear Joe Nichols Heat Things Up With 'Hard to Be Cool' — Lyric Video Premiere
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 14:12:00 -0400

Given that his last two singles, "Sunny and 75" and "Yeah," both hit Number One, Joe Nichols sees no reason to bring down the tempo. He reveals exclusively to Rolling Stone Country that the similarly upbeat love song, "Hard to Be Cool" is the next radio release from his latest...

 Flashback: Bob Dylan Sings 'Changing of the Guards' On His 1978 'Alimony Tour'
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 14:10:00 -0400

Bob Dylan's 1978 world tour is widely derided as one of the lowest moments of the songwriter's long career, a soulless, 114-date greatest hits revue with a bloated 11-piece band that seemed to be on loan from Neil Diamond or the recently-deceased Elvis Presley. Critics dubbed it the "Alimony Tour"...

 Hear the Late Jesse Winchester's Chilling Dissertation on Dying — Song Premiere
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 12:40:00 -0400

Just a few days before he passed away this past April, at the age of 69, songwriter Jesse Winchester got to hear his final album. "[Jesse] wrote me an email that I will treasure for the rest of my life saying how happy he was with the record, and that...

 Death From Above 1979 Stream New Album 'The Physical World'
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 12:08:00 -0400

Death from Above 1979 are now streaming The Physical World, their first album in 10 years, over on iTunes a week before its September 9th release.

To further celebrate the album's release, as Pitchfork notes, Toronto residents will get the chance to visit "The Physical World: Pop Up Shop & Tattoo Parlour," where patrons will...

 Chris Brown Pleads Guilty to Assault in D.C. Fight
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 11:57:00 -0400

Chris Brown has pleaded guilty to assaulting a man outside a Washington, D.C. hotel room last October. Although he was originally charged with a felony, the charge was lessened to a misdemeanor. A judge sentenced him to time served; Brown spent two days in a District of Columbia jail in...

 Faith No More to Release First Album in 18 Years, Plot U.S. Tour
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 11:00:00 -0400

Influential alterna-metal iconoclasts Faith No More are set to release their seventh album — their first in 18 years — in April of 2015, bassist Bill Gould tells Rolling Stone. The record will be a totally independent product — produced by Gould, recorded in their Oakland rehearsal space and released on their...

 Carrie Underwood Pregnant With First Child
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:42:00 -0400

Fly Fisher is coming in Spring 2015.

Country superstar Carrie Underwood is pregnant with her first child. She announced the news via Instagram Monday: "In honor of 'Labor' Day, Ace & Penny would like to make an announcement. Their parents couldn't be happier," she posted, along with a photo of herself...

 Hear Julian Casablancas' Experimental New 11-Minute Song 'Human Sadness'
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 09:50:00 -0400

Julian Casablancas has offered up "Human Sadness," a sprawling 11-minute track, and the first official taste from Tyranny, his upcoming solo album with new backing band the Voidz.

The track is now available to purchase on iTunes or can be streamed below. As Casablancas and the Voidz's performances this summer at Coachella and Governor's Ball suggested, the Strokes frontman...

 Jason Aldean Looks Beyond Country Music on New Album
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 09:46:00 -0400

It looks like the drum loops and R&B influences that fueled Jason Aldean's latest hit single "Burnin' It Down" aren't going away any time soon. That slow-jamming, boot-knockin' single sets the vibe for Aldean's new album, Old Boots, New Dirt, which hits stores October 7th. Like "Burning' It Down," the...

 TV on the Radio Find Ignorance in Bliss in New Song 'Happy Idiot'
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 09:21:00 -0400

TV on the Radio have just issued "Happy Idiot," the first song from their upcoming fifth studio album, Seeds, which is due out November 18th. A skittery, new-wavey beat and nimbly clanging guitar line provide a soundtrack for lyrics about enjoying simplicity ("I'm a happy idiot, waving at cars") but...

 Jimi Jamison, Survivor Lead Singer, Dead at 63
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 19:58:00 -0400

Jimi Jamison, the lead singer of Eighties rock bands Cobra and Survivor, passed away August 31 after suffering a heart attack, TMZ reports. He was 63. Jamison's booking manager confirmed to TMZ that the former Survivor singer had died. Jamison served as Survivor's lead singer from 1984 until 1988, proving...

 Jessie Ware Shares Dev Hynes Collaboration 'Want Your Feeling'
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 15:23:00 -0400

Jessie Ware will release her much-anticipated second album next month, and today she unveiled another track from the record called "Want Your Feeling," the British singer's collaboration with Blood Orange's Dev Hynes. Tough Love, the follow-up to Ware's 2012 breakthrough Devotion, will be released stateside on October 21. Hynes, who as...

 Prince Drops New Futuristic Slow Jam 'U Know'
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 12:26:00 -0400

After taking a rare four-year hiatus from releasing studio albums, Prince will drop a pair of new LPs on September 30th: One a collaborative disc with his group 3rdEyeGirl called Plectrumelectrum and the other a solo album dubbed Art Official Age. Both mark Prince's first releases since 2010's 20Ten was given...

 Radiohead Update 'PolyFauna' App With New Music, Landscapes
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:47:00 -0400

As Radiohead prepare to enter the studio in September to begin work on the follow-up to 2011's The King of Limbs, the band released a surprise update to their "exploratory audio-visual" PolyFauna app on September 1. Whereas the first version of the app, released in February 2014, used samples and imagery from The...

 Stream Ryan Adams' Moody, Smiths-Inspired Self-Titled Album
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 09:02:00 -0400

Ryan Adams has revealed his latest studio LP Ryan Adams a week early. Adams had previously unveiled the moody album tracks "My Wrecking Ball" and the Elvira-starring video for the single and album opener "Gimme Something Good," but now you can stream Ryan Adams in its entirety over at NPR.org. Adams told Rolling Stone that his 11-song...

 Electric Zoo Festival Canceled Due to Severe Weather
Sun, 31 Aug 2014 17:32:00 -0400

The Electric Zoo Festival at Randall's Island, New York was cut short August 31 after organizers canceled the EDM fest because of dangerous weather. "Electric Zoo NY has shut down for the remainder of the festival due to extreme weather conditions. We apologize to fans, but your safety is our main...

 Courtney Love Struggling to Finish 'Disaster' Memoir
Sun, 31 Aug 2014 15:55:00 -0400

Like many authors, Courtney Love is a victim of writer's block. For over a year, the Hole singer has been penning a memoir with Rolling Stone writer Anthony Bozza. The Girl With the Most Cake was originally supposed to hit bookshelves in December 2013 before being pushed back to early-2014. Three-quarters of the way...

 Kid Cudi Collapses During Chicago Concert
Sun, 31 Aug 2014 14:24:00 -0400

There was a scary incident at Chicago's North Coast Music Festival on August 30 as Kid Cudi collapsed during his hour-long set. Crowd-shot video from the concert shows Cudi in the photo pit while performing his hit "Pursuit of Happiness," Consequence of Sound writes. After high-fiving fans and signing some autographs, at around...

 Watch Kanye West's Entire Made in America Festival Performance
Sun, 31 Aug 2014 13:22:00 -0400

Kanye West is accomplishing an impressive feat this Labor Day weekend, headlining two Made in America festivals on different coasts. On August 30, he performed at the Philadelphia fest before heading to Los Angeles for the August 31 event. The Made in America concerts are among the last U.S. dates on...

 Billy Corgan Continues His Rise at a Rare Acoustic Show
Sun, 31 Aug 2014 12:39:00 -0400

For much of the early 2000s, Billy Corgan had trouble embracing his legacy as a grunge god: The Smashing Pumpkins frontman regularly railed against his own fans, tangled with the press and made no secret of his disdain for trotting out his old band's biggest hits. But in making 2012's Oceania,...

 Arcade Fire End Tour With Triumphant Wolf Parade Cover
Sun, 31 Aug 2014 12:06:00 -0400

Arcade Fire wrapped up the final North American leg of their Reflektor tour – and with it, those well curated geographically themed cover songs for nearly every stop – with a hometown gig at Montreal, Quebec's Parc Jean-Drapeau on August 30. With a multitude of great Montreal artists to choose from --...

 Taylor Swift Joins 'The Voice' as Guest Mentor
Sat, 30 Aug 2014 16:45:00 -0400

Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams aren't the only huge additions heading to The Voice this season: Taylor Swift will stop by for an episode to serve as an advisor to the hopeful contestants, Us Weekly reports. "Taylor was an absolute pleasure to work with," a source told Us of Swift's The Voice appearance....

 Miley Cyrus: Elvis Presley Was the Original Twerker
Sat, 30 Aug 2014 14:02:00 -0400

As the face of the twerking movement, Miley Cyrus has been a lightning rod for controversy. Her infamous MTV Video Music Awards performance last year, as evidenced by all those FCC complaints, was arguably the most scandalous music moment since Janet Jackson's Nipplegate. Even when she isn't on stage, she's still causing...


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