Sammy Hagar: 'I Would Agree to a Van Halen Reunion Tour for the Fans'|
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:11:00 -0400
Sammy Hagar called into Rolling Stone the other week to chat about his contribution to The Art of McCartney, a 42-track collection of Paul McCartney covers by Bob Dylan, Brian Wilson, the Cure, Kiss and many other huge names. Hagar sings "Birthday," and is still a little shocked he was...
Young Fathers Upset Damon Albarn, FKA Twigs for Mercury Prize Win
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:53:00 -0400
Scottish alternative hip-hop trio Young Fathers were the surprise winners of the 2014 Barclaycard Mercury Prize, triumphing over a host of better-known names including FKA Twigs, Royal Blood and Blur's Damon Albarn.
The band's album Dead – while critically acclaimed for its mix of De La Soul-style grooves and sonic experimentation...
Taylor Swift Whips New York Into a Frenzy on 'Good Morning America'
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:49:00 -0400
By 7 a.m., Times Square was already packed: Young girls in their plaid school skirts and cheerleader uniforms were huddled across the Midtown hub, waiting to see Taylor Swift perform on Good Morning America and hoping that their first period teachers were also fans of the 24-year-old pop star.
Garth Brooks Gives 24-Hour Sneak Peak of New Album 'Man Against Machine'
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:02:00 -0400
For serious fans of Garth Brooks, Halloween just became the new Christmas.
Man Against Machine, Brooks' first collection of new material in 13 years, won't hit retailers until November 11th. That hasn't stopped Brooks from offering up a sneak peak at the album's 14 tracks — nearly half of which were...
'Hall-oween and Oates': Daryl Hall Opens New Venue With Spooky Show
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:37:00 -0400
Tomorrow night, Daryl's House, the new bar and venue owned by Hall and Oates songwriter Daryl Hall, opens in Pawling, New York. To celebrate, Hall is joining his bandmate John for a show cheekily billed "Hall-oween and Oates." "I've played many Halloween shows over the years," he says over the phone....
Of Montreal, Foxygen Front Polyvinyl's New Singles Series
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:08:00 -0400
Of Montreal, Foxygen's Jonathan Rado and Blikk Fang — the collaboration between Of Montreal's Kevin Barnes and MGMT's Andrew VanWyngarden — are among the 12 artists set to partake in the second installment of Polyvinyl's 4-track singles series, which will deliver a new two-song 7-inch on colored vinyl to subscribers every month...
Lady Antebellum Promise 'More Meat' on Next Single
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:05:00 -0400
"We're the most rock & roll band in the universe right now," proclaimed Lady Antebellum's Charles Kelley sarcastically as he, dressed as a human beer barrel complete with beer stein headpiece, performed an acoustic version of the band's chart-topping single "Bartender" at the song's Halloween-themed Number One party Wednesday. At...
Dave Sitek on the Snacks and Fights That Fueled TV on the Radio's 'Seeds'
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:49:00 -0400
Dave Sitek has produced everyone from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs to Beady Eye, but his best work has come with Tunde Adebimpe, Kyp Malone and Jaleel Bunton: the other members of TV on the Radio (bassist Gerard Smith died in 2011). The 42-year-old Sitek produces the band in his home studio,...
Watch Elvis Costello Lead a 'New Basement Tapes' Jam
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:28:00 -0400
Twenty-fourteen, it seems, is the year of the Basement Tapes. Recorded in 1967 and first reported in a 1968 Rolling Stone cover story, the legendary collaborations between Bob Dylan and the Band were partially released in 1975 and have been bootlegged for nearly 50 years.
Now, the full 138-track collection is coming out on November 4th. One...
How Kiesza's Pop Smash 'Hideaway' Was Born in 90 Minutes
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:00:00 -0400
Kiesza's "Hideaway" began life as a viral dance video when it was uploaded in February. By summer, it had transitioned onto the pop charts and into the clubs, shedding the clip and becoming a Top 10 hit on the dance charts on both sides of the Atlantic. A self-proclaimed "thrill-seeker," the 25-year-old...
Suge Knight, Katt Williams Arrested for Robbery
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 19:19:00 -0400
Hip-hop mogul Suge Knight and actor-comedian Katt Williams were arrested Wednesday on "suspicion of stealing a camera from a female photographer," according to Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office.
Knight was taken into custody Wednesday in Las Vegas. Williams was arrested while appearing in court on a separate assault case. The pair...
Flashback: Dolly Parton, Kenny Rogers Take 'Islands in the Stream' to New Heights
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 18:22:00 -0400
On this day (October 29th) in 1983, Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers reached the top of the Billboard 100 chart with their now-iconic duet, "Islands in the Stream." Written by the Bee Gees (and later performed on their 1998 live album), the tune was inspired by Ernest Hemingway's novel of the same name...
The Roots Headlining Why Tuesday? Voting Campaign Concert
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 17:32:00 -0400
With their new "Let's Fix It" campaign, non-profit group Why Tuesday? is aiming to rally the public and Congress toward fixing a broken voting system – one which currently ranks 138th out of 172 nations in terms of voter turnout. To raise awareness for the cause, the organization has announced a nationwide...
Dr. Luke Files Mirror Lawsuit Against Kesha's Mom for Defamation
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 16:52:00 -0400
Producer Dr. Luke has filed a lawsuit against Pebe Sebert, mother of pop star Kesha, accusing her of defamation and "tortious interference" with her daughter's contract. The suit is a parallel complaint to the one the producer, whose real name is Lukasz Gottwald, filed earlier this month, which came...
$100 Million 'Phil Collins Alamo Collection' in the Works
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 16:01:00 -0400
Remember The Alamo – and the generosity of Phil Collins. According to Reuters, the pop-rock-prog legend has donated a significant chunk of his famed Alamo artifact collection to a new museum planned for the historic tourist attraction in San Antonio, Texas. The $100 million "Phil Collins Alamo Collection" will house a number of...
Chely Wright Fans Break Kickstarter Record in Funding New Album
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 15:39:00 -0400
"As a country artist, you can really keep your audience for 20 or 30 years," muses Chely Wright. "That's how I was with the country music artists that I liked. They didn't have to still be on the radio for me to buy their records. If they had me at...
Slipknot Hit Number One as Industry Awaits Taylor Swift Sales Results
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 15:24:00 -0400
Bear with me: I'm trying to mention Taylor Swift in every paragraph. Here goes: Album sales are still down 14 percent and track sales are down 13 percent, but next week, the record industry will see if 1989 can make a dent in these depressing numbers. More Swifty details below!
1989 WATCH: Billboard has...
FarmBorough 2015 Is New York City's First-Ever Country Music Festival
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 14:07:00 -0400
Country music will take a bite of the Big Apple in 2015 with FarmBorough, the first-ever country music festival taking place in New York City.
Set for Randall's Island June 26-28, FarmBorough will be headlined by Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan and Brad Paisley. Also appearing during the three-day fest are Wade Bowen,...
Dean Wareham Talks Luna's Surprise Reunion
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 12:42:00 -0400
After a decade apart, indie rockers Luna insouciantly announced their reunion on Tuesday with a string of dates in Spain and vague hints at U.S. dates, all of which would happen next year. According to frontman Dean Wareham, the reason the reunion seemed somewhat casual was because it was. They hadn't...
Sturgill Simpson Explores Space and Time with 'Turtles' Performance on 'Fallon'
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 12:18:00 -0400
Of all the songs on Sturgill Simpson's second album Metamodern Sounds in Country Music, none has been as analyzed as the record's opening track, "Turtles All the Way Down." A philosophical journey through religion, the universe and, especially, the mind, the song features references to marijuana, LSD and other psychedelics.
Metallica to 'Shake the Rafters' With Weeklong 'Craig Ferguson' Residency
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 11:58:00 -0400
With Craig Ferguson's final broadcast as host of The Late Late Show approaching, Metallica have booked a weeklong residency on the program to play him out in style. The band will sit for an interview with the Scottish comedian on November 17th and perform a song on the show every...
Watch Conan O'Brien and Max Weinberg Reunite on 'Conan'
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 11:56:00 -0400
For almost 18 years, from the 1993 debut of Late Night With Conan O'Brien until the bitter end of O'Brien's The Tonight Show run in 2010, drummer Max Weinberg was a constant presence alongside the late night host – at least when Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band weren't...
Pearl Jam's Jeff Ament on the NBA and Breaking Noses With Win Butler
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 11:55:00 -0400
There's always been something of a divide between the worlds of sports and music.
Musicians are supposed to be too precocious, slight and cardigan-prone to concern themselves with the pig-headed machismo of professional athletics. And athletes are supposed to be too dumb and aggressive to cultivate interests in such fey cultural...
Luke Bryan Leads Mardi Gras 2015's Biggest Parade
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 11:34:00 -0400
Get yer ya-ya's out, New Orleans.
With Mardi Gras on the not-so-distant horizon, the Krewe of Endymion — traditionally the largest parade in the Mardi Gras festivities — has begun unveiling its plans for 2015, including a nighttime performance by Luke Bryan. The country star's set is expected to draw 20,000...
Watch Daniel Radcliffe Rap Complex Blackalicious Track on 'Tonight Show'
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 11:22:00 -0400
Daniel Radcliffe stunned the hip-hop and TV-viewing communities on Tuesday night's episode of The Tonight Show, delivering an epic, word-for-word version of Blackalicious' mind-numbing 1999 track "Alphabet Aerobics."
In the above clip, host Jimmy Fallon triggers the stunning performance by asking the actor about his love of music. The audience giggles when Radcliffe notes his appreciation...