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5 Things We Learned From Sturgill Simpson's Interview With Foos Guitarist
Fri, 31 Jul 2015 14:55:00 -0400
With the Foo Fighters winding their summer-long tour to a close, lead guitarist Chris Shiflett is shifting some of his focus back to his Walking the Floor podcast. Now at its 28th episode, the series finds Shiflett talking shop with songwriters, sidemen and storytellers. It's a conversation between artists, essentially, with Shiflett — who...
Meek Mill's Drake Diss 'Is Trash': Sports World Reacts to 'Wanna Know'
Fri, 31 Jul 2015 12:36:00 -0400
If you're reading this, Meek Mill, it's too late.
Since Mill accused Drake of employing a ghostwriter, the Canadian rapper has spent the past week straight ethering him with a duo of diss tracks that set the Internet on fire. Likely tired of being the butt of all jokes, Mill finally...
Gary Clark Jr. Releases Two Songs, Details 'Bangin' New Album
Fri, 31 Jul 2015 11:52:00 -0400
Gary Clark, Jr. will release his much-anticipated second major label LP The Story of Sonny Boy Slim this September, the Austin guitar virtuoso revealed. Fans who pre-order the album, due out September 11th, will receive a free download of Sonny Boy Slim's first two tracks, "The Healing" and "Grinder," which Clark...
Meek Mill Fires Back at Drake With 'Wanna Know'
Fri, 31 Jul 2015 10:25:00 -0400
Following a pair of diss tracks aimed in Meek Mill's direction, the Philadelphia rapper finally fired back at Drake Thursday night with his hard-hitting "Wanna Know," where he continues to hammer Drake for allegedly relying on ghostwriters. On the Jhalil Beats and Swizz Beats production, which features a sample from...
Tim Robbins Launching Monthly Music Series
Fri, 31 Jul 2015 09:44:00 -0400
Tim Robbins will launch a new music series at his longtime studio, the Actors' Gang, in Los Angeles, starting August 1st with a performance by traditional New Orleans jazz outfit, Tuba Skinny.
The group will make their L.A. debut at the Actors' Gang's longtime home, the Ivy Substation. The show begins...
Watch David Gilmour's New Animated Video for 'Rattle That Lock'
Fri, 31 Jul 2015 07:19:00 -0400
David Gilmour has released an ambitious animated music video for the title track to his new album, Rattle That Lock, out September 18th. It was created by Alasdair & Jock from Trunk Animation, under the creative directorship of Aubrey Powell of Hipgnosis, the design group that created iconic images for...
Kurt Cobain Demo to Feature in 'Montage of Heck' Theatrical Re-Release
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 17:18:00 -0400
Nirvana fans will be able to hear a previously unreleased song that Kurt Cobain wrote when the documentary, Montage of Heck, gets a widespread theatrical re-release on August 7th. Filmmaker Brett Morgen mixed in the tune – without re-editing what people saw in the film's HBO broadcast –...
Lollapalooza 2015 Livestream: Watch Sets From McCartney to Bassnectar
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 15:29:00 -0400
This weekend, Lollapalooza will once again return to Chicago, as it has for the last 10 years. But if you can't make it to the Windy City to catch the festival's eclectic mix of music and mayhem in person, you can still watch real-time sets from many of the...
Bikini Kill to Reissue 'Revolution Girl Style Now' Demo
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 14:51:00 -0400
Vaunted riot grrrl band Bikini Kill are preparing the reissue of their 1991 demo tape Revolution Girl Style Now. On September 22nd, the band's inaugural collection of work will be available on vinyl, CD and digital formats for the first time.
A trailer for the reissue features footage filmed by Brian Ruff...
Paul McCartney Preps 'Tug of War,' 'Pipes of Peace' Reissues
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 13:38:00 -0400
Paul McCartney's early Eighties efforts, Tug of War and Pipes of Peace, will be reissued on October 2nd, with both arriving as multi-disc sets boasting numerous previously unreleased demos and outtakes.
Both Tug of War and Pipes of Peace feature a number of classic McCartney cuts, including his duets with...
Watch Maddie & Tae Harmonize About Heartache, Hard Lessons in New Song
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 13:30:00 -0400
Growing up is never easy, even when you score your first Number One single at 19 years old. On Maddie & Tae's debut album, Start Here, the country newcomers look back over a half-decade's worth of boyfriends, dreams, schoolyard bullies and fishing dates gone awry. The 11-track album,...
Hear Prince's Funky New Party Popper 'Stare'
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 13:14:00 -0400
Prince lets loose in his new tune "Stare," a funky string of party-friendly, double-entendre come-ons and callbacks to his past. He sings about going onstage in his underwear and calls back his 1986 smash "Kiss" and its scratchy guitar line, interspersed with silly turns of phrase like "Second things...
Morrissey Alleges Sexual Assault at San Francisco Airport
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:04:00 -0400
UPDATE: A TSA spokesperson has denied any officer misconduct to Rolling Stone. "TSA takes all allegations of misconduct seriously and strives to treat every passenger with dignity and respect," Mike England says. "Upon review of closed circuit TV footage, TSA determined that the supervised officer followed standard operating procedures in the...
How Bully's Alicia Bognanno Went From Studio Geek to Alt-Rock Screamer
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 10:54:00 -0400
Feels Like, the debut album from the Nashville four-piece Bully, opens with a blast of painful catharsis. "I remember getting too fucked up," singer-guitarist Alicia Bognanno, 25, yells at the top of her lungs over churning chords. "I remember showing up at your house/And I remember hurting you so bad/And...
Hannibal Buress Asks Beverly Hills Dwellers: 'Who Is Meek Mill?'
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 09:14:00 -0400
The beef between Meek Mill and Drake might be the biggest (or second biggest) story in hip-hop now, but as Hannibal Buress proved on Wednesday night's Why, a pair of diss tracks, Twitter jabs and ghostwriting accusations haven't pushed the feud into the general consciousness. To get the...
Dr. Dre to Release New Album as 'Straight Outta Compton' Soundtrack
Wed, 29 Jul 2015 18:34:00 -0400
Dr. Dre will finally end fans' 16-year wait for a new album when the rapper releases his Straight Outta Compton soundtrack, which will consist of new music entirely produced by The Chronic mastermind, a source tells Rolling Stone. Dre is expected to confirm the album, the companion piece to the Yoko Ono Announces All-Star Remix LP, 'Yes, I'm a Witch Too'
Wed, 29 Jul 2015 15:09:00 -0400
Yoko Ono will follow up her all-star 2007 covers and remixes LP Yes, I'm a Witch this January with a sequel titled Yes, I'm a Witch Too. This time around, the avant-rocker will collaborate with Death Cab for Cutie, Tune-Yards, Sparks, Miike Snow, Cibo Matto and her son Sean Lennon...
Alabama Back From Decade-Long 'Vacation' With New Album
Wed, 29 Jul 2015 13:01:00 -0400
Country icons Alabama have announced their first album of original material in 14 years, Southern Drawl. Set for a September 18th release, the record finds the band's core three members — singer Randy Owen, guitarist Jeff Cook and bassist Teddy Gentry — coming out of semi-retirement and chasing down a recharged, revised sound.
Known for their...
Hear Drake Demolish Meek Mill on 'Back to Back' Freestyle
Wed, 29 Jul 2015 11:00:00 -0400
Update: Meek Mill has fired back at Drake with his own track "Wanna Know," in which he continues to accuse the rapper of using ghostwriters. Listen to it here.
Drake has fired another salvo in his feud with Meek Mill after that rapper called Drake's "Charged Up" diss track "baby...
Neil Young Erases Most of Catalog From Streaming Services
Wed, 29 Jul 2015 09:05:00 -0400
It took two weeks but Neil Young finally expunged the vast majority of his catalog from streaming services. On July 15th, the rocker issued a pair of Facebook posts deriding the audio quality of streaming services and alerting fans that he'd pull all of his albums from Apple Music, Spotify...
Frank Zappa's Family Plans Massive New Release Schedule
Wed, 29 Jul 2015 08:53:00 -0400
Although the final album that Frank Zappa worked on before his death came out earlier this year, the rock legend's family has many more releases planned. A new partnership between the Zappa Family Trust and Universal Music Enterprises will allow for new product releases, film and theatrical productions...
Garth Brooks Tour Gets a Makeover
Wed, 29 Jul 2015 08:00:00 -0400
Ten months into his first tour in 13 years, Garth Brooks is giving his concerts a facelift.
When he returns to the road in Dallas September 17th, the country icon will reveal a revamped stage set-up for his shows with wife Trisha Yearwood. "We have taken a lot of looks at...