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Rihanna Asserts Her Dominance on New Song 'Bitch Better Have My Money'
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 12:24:00 -0400

UPDATE: "Bitch Better Have My Money" is now available on iTunes.

Rihanna has released "Bitch Better Have My Money," the second single off her forthcoming, as-yet-untitled eighth album. After teasing the song's cover art on Instagram, the singer released sneak peeks of the track's intro and outro exclusively on the lip-synching app Dubsmash. Listen...

 One Direction Members Respond to Zayn Malik's Exit
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 10:58:00 -0400

Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Niall Horan and Louis Tomlinson have broken their silence following Zayn Malik's exit from the group. One Direction's remaining members have tweeted separately and have shared some words of comfort for their fans.

"So glad to be in bed after a long and strange 24 hours," posted...

 Scott Weiland 'Embarrassed' by Bad Behavior at Boston Meet and Greet
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 10:36:00 -0400

Scott Weiland apologized on Facebook for a disastrous VIP meet and greet following a concert in Boston with his band the Wildabouts earlier this month. "I'm embarrassed by my behavior and some of the things that I said," Weiland wrote. "Fans don’t deserve that. Without our fans and supporters, we would not...

 Billy Corgan: Smashing Pumpkins' Future 'Is Kind of Murky'
Wed, 25 Mar 2015 17:57:00 -0400

Billy Corgan has given hints recently that Smashing Pumpkins could be coming to an end, saying in a pair of interviews following the release of Monuments to an Elegy that "The next album is like the end, end, end. The trite way to say it is, 'I'm over rock & roll'" and...

 5 Most Insane Reactions to Zayn Malik Quitting One Direction
Wed, 25 Mar 2015 17:13:00 -0400

Today was a heartbreaking day for One Direction fans, as Zayn Malik announced his departure from the group and stated that he wants "to be a normal 22-year-old." "I think I'd love to be involved with it still, because obviously, we'll be working in the industry for an extended amount of time...

 Watch Luke Bryan Practice With the Chicago White Sox
Wed, 25 Mar 2015 14:25:00 -0400

"I learned early on that I wasn't an athlete," a humbled Luke Bryan told CMT at the Chicago White Sox morning workout in Arizona on Monday. "I saw all these boys hitting multiple home runs and not getting drafted, and I thought baseball is not for me! Maybe I need to...

 On the Charts: Kendrick Is King as 'Butterfly' Soars to Number One
Wed, 25 Mar 2015 13:44:00 -0400

UPDATE: Madonna's Rebel Heart dropped from Number Two to Number 21 on the Billboard 200.

The surprise and somewhat misfired release of Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp a Butterfly did little to diminish the Compton rapper's first-week sales as Lamar's much-anticipated follow-up to good kid, m.A.A.d city cruised to Number One on the Billboard 200....

 Zayn Malik Quits One Direction
Wed, 25 Mar 2015 13:04:00 -0400

Zayn Malik has quit One Direction following five years with the boy band.

In a statement posted on the group's official Facebook page, Malik announced his departure from the group. "My life with One Direction has been more than I could ever have imagined," he wrote. "But, after five years, I feel...

 Bonnie Raitt, Indigo Girls Contribute to Anti-Fracking LP
Wed, 25 Mar 2015 12:19:00 -0400

Bonnie Raitt, Indigo Girls, John Butler Trio and Michael Franti are among two dozen musicians who have contributed songs to Buy This Fracking Album, a two-disc compilation LP intended to educate listeners about hydro-fracking, a controversial method of extracting natural gas from the earth's shale. In a statement, Raitt said,...

 The Doors, Radiohead, Joan Baez Added to National Recording Registry
Wed, 25 Mar 2015 09:18:00 -0400

Radiohead's OK Computer, the Doors' self-titled 1967 debut and Joan Baez' 1960 album Joan Baez are among the 25 recorded works that have been selected for inclusion into the Library of Congress' National Recording Registry. Lauryn Hill's The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, Sly and the Family Stone's Stand!, the Righteous Brothers'...

 Watch Ad-Rock Talk Food, Make New Sandwich for Charity
Wed, 25 Mar 2015 08:28:00 -0400

Years after Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz  rhymed about "mean muggin' with a Blimpie Bluffin," the former Beastie Boy is stepping up his culinary game with a new sandwich he designed with New York bánh mì hotspot, Num Pang.

Horovitz and Num Pang co-founders Ratha Chaupoly and Ben Daitz offered Rolling Stone an exclusive look at the...

 Lollapalooza 2015: Paul McCartney, Metallica Headline Lineup
Wed, 25 Mar 2015 07:20:00 -0400

Paul McCartney and Metallica will headline this year's Lollapalooza Festival, which rolls into Chicago's Grant Park July 31st through August 2nd. The long-running fest unveiled their lineup Wednesday morning, and it features Sam Smith, Florence and the Machine, Bassnectar, Alt-J, TV on the Radio, Tame Impala, Alabama Shakes, Death From Above 1979 and...

 Skrillex Brings Full Flex Express Train Tour Back to Canada
Tue, 24 Mar 2015 16:13:00 -0400

Skrillex will be bringing his Full Flex Express train tour back to Canada this July. The revival of the train tour was announced on Tuesday with a flashback video showing behind-the-scenes clips of past performers live and traveling together.

Following a 2012 debut that saw Skrillex traveling coast-to-coast with Diplo, Grimes, Pretty Lights and more, he cancelled the...

 Ted Cruz: 'On 9/11, I Didn't Like How Rock Music Responded'
Tue, 24 Mar 2015 14:16:00 -0400

Presidential hopeful Ted Cruz stopped listening to rock and roll and took up country music after 9/11. The 44-year-old Republican Texas senator, who announced he would be running for president this week, recently fielded questions about his personality on CBS This Morning, where he revealed the change in his listening...

 Hear Jennifer Nettles Duet With Jennifer Hudson for Oprah
Tue, 24 Mar 2015 13:17:00 -0400

When you're talking about Oprah, two powerful voices are always better than one. On the inaugural anthem for the media mogul's OWN Network, she didn't just go big, she went double-diva, with Jennifer Nettles and Jennifer Hudson joining forces on "You Will," their first duet written by longtime Winfrey friend...

 Elton John, Mumford & Sons, Black Keys to Headline Outside Lands 2015
Tue, 24 Mar 2015 13:07:00 -0400

Elton John, Mumford & Sons and the Black Keys will headline this summer's Outside Lands Festival, set to invade San Francisco's Golden Gate Park August 7th through 9th. Filling out the impressive bill at the eighth annual fest are Kendrick Lamar, Sam Smith, Wilco, Tame Impala, D'Angelo and the Vanguard, St. Vincent,...

 Don Robertson, Pioneering Songwriter and Pianist, Dead at 92
Tue, 24 Mar 2015 12:05:00 -0400

Songwriter Don Robertson, whose dozens of hits included such country, pop and R&B standards as "I Don't Hurt Anymore," "Please Help Me I'm Falling" and "Does My Ring Hurt Your Finger" — and whose tunes have been recorded by everyone from Elvis Presley to Bing Crosby — died in southern...

 Hear Brian Wilson's Sunny New Song 'Sail Away'
Tue, 24 Mar 2015 10:45:00 -0400

Brian Wilson wants to "follow the sun to the white sand beaches" on his lush new single, "Sail Away." The track, which finds the singer-songwriter harmonizing with fellow Beach Boys alumni Blondie Chaplin and Al Jardine, premiered Monday at Wall Street Journal. "We [tried] to recapture the feeling of Beach...

 Spotify Re-Ranks Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs List
Tue, 24 Mar 2015 10:07:00 -0400

Spotify has given their own update on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

With the help of Spotify Insights, the streaming service tallied up play counts for every track to see what songs are favored by audiences today, with Beyonce and Jay Z's "Crazy in Love"...

 Hear Brad Paisley 'Crush It' on Eric Clapton's 'Layla'
Mon, 23 Mar 2015 14:32:00 -0400

During last year's Country Nation World Tour, Brad Paisley paid tribute to the guitar heroes who came before him, often taking a few minutes during the middle of his set to shred his way through some of rock & roll's most memorable riffs. 

Guitar licks from Guns N' Roses' "Sweet Child...

 Elvis Costello Penning Memoir 'Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink'
Mon, 23 Mar 2015 14:13:00 -0400

The man who penned "Everyday I Write the Book" has officially penned one himself. Elvis Costello's "unconventional but indelible memoir" Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink will arrive on October 13th, with the tome available as both a hardcover and an audiobook. Fans can pre-order now at the Penguin site.

The book will find...

 'Nashville' Cast Hits the Road for New Tour
Mon, 23 Mar 2015 13:54:00 -0400

With cast members like Charles Esten and Sam Palladio regulars at the Grand Ole Opry and playing Music City festivals, like this week's Tin Pan South, ABC's Nashville has fully blurred the line between life and art. The series will further expand its reach when it launches its second concert...

 A$AP Rocky on A$AP Yams: 'I Don't Feel Alone. I Just Miss Him'
Mon, 23 Mar 2015 11:25:00 -0400

Just days after it was revealed that Steven "A$AP Yams" Rodriguez died from "an acute mixed-drug intoxication," his friend and protégé A$AP Rocky opened up to the New York Times to discuss the death of influential hip-hop figure and the A$AP Mob founder's continual struggles with drug addiction.

"Yams was like a mystery. He...

 Hear Blur's Uplifting New Song 'Lonesome Street'
Mon, 23 Mar 2015 11:02:00 -0400

Fresh off premiering their new album, The Magic Whip, at a small club gig in London, Blur have revealed "Lonesome Street," another track from their highly anticipated reunion LP. The tune, which opens the new record and finds frontman Damon Albarn singing words of assurance like, "If you have nobody left to rely...

 Black Keys Cancel More Dates as Patrick Carney Recovers From Injury
Mon, 23 Mar 2015 09:28:00 -0400

The Black Keys have canceled their upcoming performances in Australia, New Zealand and Japan, since drummer Patrick Carney has experienced a setback in his recovery from a dislocated and broken shoulder. The duo previously nixed the European leg of their Turn Blue tour, which was scheduled for February and March after Carney sustained the injury while swimming off...


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