Tom DeLonge Combs 'Personal Stash' for Solo LP|
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 15:14:00 -0500
Former founding Blink-182 member Tom DeLonge isn't letting his public breakup from the band get in the way of releasing new music. Just over a month after Blink-182 announced that their guitarist had left the band "indefinitely," DeLonge revealed plans to release an album titled To the Stars… Demos, Odds and Ends. The LP,...
Hear Kanye West's Triumphant New 'All Day'
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 14:54:00 -0500
UPDATE: A representative for West has confirmed that Paul McCartney is the artist whistling at the end of "All Day." The section appears to be a re-recording of a song McCartney wrote in 1969 that was inspired by a Pablo Picasso painting of a guitarist.
The studio version of Kanye West's...
Dr. John Captures the Spirit of Satch at Louis Armstrong Tribute Show
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 13:58:00 -0500
Near the end of his February 27th show at New York's Town Hall, singer-pianist Mac Rebennack – the New Orleans R&B medicine man also known as Dr. John – opened what was obviously a slow, dark ballad with an extended run on his piano: robust flourishes of anguish in the middle...
Stream Arcade Fire Member Will Butler's New Album 'Policy'
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 13:38:00 -0500
Arcade Fire multi-instrumentalist Will Butler will release his debut solo LP Policy on March 10th, but before the album hits shelves next week, Butler has offered up a stream of Policy's eight tracks (via Pitchfork).
In a statement, Butler describes Policy as "American music — in the tradition of the Violent Femmes,...
Depeche Mode Founder Martin Gore Preps New Instrumental LP
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 12:19:00 -0500
Depeche Mode founder Martin Gore will release MG, a solo LP of 16 electronic instrumentals, on April 28th via Mute. Gore began work on the album following the March 2013 conclusion of Depeche Mode's Delta Machine tour, writing and producing the material at his home studio in Santa Barbara, California.
Robin Thicke Plays Piano in Court at 'Blurred Lines' Trial
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 10:53:00 -0500
The battle over "Blurred Lines" continues in a Los Angeles courtroom as Robin Thicke, T.I. and Pharrell Williams face off against the Marvin Gaye estate over whether the Worst Song of 2013 infringed on the soul singer's "Got to Give It Up." After the "Blurred Lines" creators preemptively sued the Gaye estate in September...
Charli XCX, Ed Sheeran Will Premiere New Videos at YouTube Music Awards
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 08:58:00 -0500
After a year off, the YouTube Music Awards will return on March 23rd with a new format. First, the video-streaming site will honor 50 artists, ranging from Beyoncé, Rihanna and Lady Gaga to Taylor Swift, Drake and Kendrick Lamar and newcomers like Sam Smith, George Ezra and Hozier, for their...
Madonna Plots Rebel Heart Tour for North America, Europe
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 03:00:00 -0500
Madonna has announced dates for an upcoming 35-city tour in support of her latest album Rebel Heart. Kicking off in Miami on August 29th, the pop star will bring her Rebel Heart tour across North America, Europe and the UK through December.
Tickets for all dates will go on sale on Monday, March...
Orrin Keepnews, Jazz Producer and Historian, Dead at 91
Sun, 01 Mar 2015 17:03:00 -0500
Orrin Keepnews, an NEA Jazz Master, Thelonious Monk producer, record exec and four-time Grammy winner, passed away today at his home in El Cerrito, California at the age of 91, one day shy of his 92nd birthday. Keepnews' son Peter, an editor for the New York Times, confirmed his father's...
Two Shot at T.I. and Jeezy Concert in North Carolina
Sun, 01 Mar 2015 13:14:00 -0500
Two people were shot after gunfire marred a Charlotte, North Carolina concert that featured T.I., Jeezy, Yo Gotti and Diddy. One man and one woman were hospitalized after the shooting at the Label club, which was hosting an annual CIAA Weekend Takeover party. "One person drove themselves to the hospital...
Kanye West Reveals New Album Title 'So Help Me God'
Sun, 01 Mar 2015 09:04:00 -0500
Kanye West has spent the past week in Europe promoting an "80-percent done" new album that didn't have an album title or a release date. However, the rapper cleared up one of those questions last night on Twitter when he revealed that his upcoming Yeezus follow-up would be titled So Help Me...
Elvis Presley Graceland Exhibit Coming to Las Vegas
Sat, 28 Feb 2015 16:07:00 -0500
2015 marks what would have been Elvis Presley's 80th birthday, with the singer's estate announcing they would commemorate the King with classic albums reissues and a new website. Now, the Westgate Resort & Casino in Las Vegas is making plans to open their own Graceland nearly four decades after Presley performed over 600 shows...
Korn Sued by Former Drummer
Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:13:00 -0500
Former Korn drummer David Silveria is suing his old band mates for money owed after the band declined to allow the drummer back in the group following a lengthy break. According to TMZ, Silveria sued Jonathan Davis, James "Munky" Shaffer, Brian "Head" Welch, and Reggie "Fieldy" Arvizu in an effort to reclaim the...
Eric Church to Host 'Outsiders' Radio Show on SiriusXM
Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:03:00 -0500
Eric Church is the latest country artist to program his own radio show exclusively on SiriusXM satellite radio. The CMA- and ACM-winning singer-songwriter will host the monthly "Outsiders Radio" show on the subscription-based service's country channel the Highway.
In addition to delving into Church's musical influences and playing some of his...
See Keith Urban's Unexpected Take on 'Somebody Like You' at Intimate Nashville Show
Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:06:00 -0500
For years, Keith Urban has been writing most of his songs on a six-string banjo, pushing the tunes forward with the electronic bleeps and bloops of an old, Eighties-era drum machine.
That may seem like an odd launching pad for some of the most guitar-driven country songs of the 21st century,...
Florida Georgia Line, Tim McGraw, Keith Urban to Headline Las Vegas Festival
Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:33:00 -0500
After rolling sevens with last year's Route 91 Harvest Festival, the event organizers are bringing the three-day country music blowout back to Las Vegas. Slated for October 2nd through 4th, the festival features two stages and some of the genre's most bankable stars — Florida Georgia Line, Tim McGraw and Keith...
Beyonce Fans Attack Kid Rock Online After Derogatory Comments
Fri, 27 Feb 2015 12:00:00 -0500
Kid Rock has incurred the wrath of Beyoncé fans following comments he made about the pop star during his Rolling Stone interview.
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In the latest issue of Rolling Stone, the singer detailed why he's "flabbergasted" by the intense Beyoncé fandom. "Beyoncé, to me, doesn't have a fucking 'Purple...
Hear Kacey Musgraves Serve 'Biscuits' as First Taste of New Album
Fri, 27 Feb 2015 11:36:00 -0500
The songwriting trio of Kacey Musgraves, Brandy Clark and Shane McAnally have worked their magic again. The masterminds of Musgraves' CMA award-winning, boundary-breaking "Follow Your Arrow" have penned another song about living your own life without worrying about how others live theirs, but this new one is a bit more of...
Madonna 'Rebel Heart' Hacker Indicted on Four Counts
Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:41:00 -0500
The Israeli man accused of hacking into Madonna and her associates' computers and leaking songs destined for the singer's March 6th-bound Rebel Heart has been indicted on four counts. Adi Lederman, who three years ago tried out for Israel's then-top-rated TV singing competition Kochav Nolad (A Star Is Born), was charged with computer trespassing,...
Tool Album Progressing 'Nicely, Slowly,' Singer Maynard Keenan Says
Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:16:00 -0500
Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan has issued an encouraging update on the status of the band's next record (via Facebook), saying the group will enter the studio "soon." In addition to sharing the singer's news that the LP's songs are congealing into shape, the band also shared a photo of the...
Music Industry Sets Friday as New Global Release Day
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 13:04:00 -0500
Friday will be the new Tuesday beginning this summer, when the worldwide music industry begins putting out new releases on most music buyers' paydays. The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), the British-based organization that acts as a music-biz United Nations, announced on Thursday that the new plan would go...
Former Pearl Jam Drummer Dave Abbruzzese Wanted on Drug Charges
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 11:05:00 -0500
Former Pearl Jam drummer Dave Abbruzzese, who was behind the kit for band's 1993 album Vs. and 1994 LP Vitalogy, has two warrants out for his arrest in Denton, Texas: Possession of a controlled substance and failure to appear on a manufacture or delivery of substance charge. The news was first reported by...
'Glory' Leads Oscar Music Sales Surge
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 09:45:00 -0500
John Legend and Common's Oscar-winning song "Glory" from the film Selma garnered 28,000 downloads to notch its best sales week to date. The spike anchored a massive 184 percent sales gain for all music featured on the 87th Academy Awards for the week ending the day of the awards (February 22nd), according to...
BRIT Awards 2015: 5 Essential Moments From a Night of Flamethrowers and Falls
Wed, 25 Feb 2015 19:38:00 -0500
It was a night of a few thrills and one show-stealing spill at the BRIT Awards in London. Ed Sheeran (British Male Solo Artist, Mastercard British Album of the Year) and Sam Smith (BRITs Global Success Award, British Breakthrough Act) confirmed their rising-star status, picking up two trophies each at...
Scarlett Johansson's New Band Faces Cease-and-Desist
Wed, 25 Feb 2015 16:54:00 -0500
News of Scarlett Johansson's new group, the Singles, is less than a week old, but the band is already facing legal issues. When the actress revealed her new band – which also features Este Haim, Holly Miranda, Kendra Morris and Julia Haltigan – the group's radio-friendly moniker described their candy-coated pop...