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The Weeknd: 'Music is Being Made' With 'House of Balloons' Crew
Wed, 04 May 2016 22:52:00 -0400

The Weeknd is back in the studio making music, but what form it might take he has yet to reveal. In an interview with Vogue, the R&B singer met with the magazine in a studio after he pulled out of most of his scheduled commitments, including the European...

 Justin Timberlake to Release New Song 'Can't Stop The Feeling'
Wed, 04 May 2016 21:07:00 -0400

Justin Timberlake will be releasing a new song this week. The singer announced on Twitter that the tune will be released on Friday.

"#CantStopTheFeeling" he tweeted in response to a fan's request for the name of the song. "Two more days," Timberlake added to announce the timing.

As far as...

 Radiohead's 'Burn the Witch' Video Inspired by Refugee Crisis
Wed, 04 May 2016 20:08:00 -0400

Radiohead released their sinister-beneath-a-whimsical-facade animated video for "Burn the Witch" on Tuesday and according to animator Virpi Kittu, its darker approach was part of a deeper take on Islamophobia and the refugee crisis in Europe. In an interview with Billboard, Kittu said her interpretation was that the...

 See Prince Proteges the Family Pay Tribute With New 'Nothing Compares 2 U'
Wed, 04 May 2016 18:05:00 -0400

More than three decades ago, Prince wrote "Nothing Compares 2 U," an emotional expression of loss after a lover has left, for the Family, a group he'd signed to his Paisley Park label. Now the group, which goes by the name fDeluxe, has re-recorded the moving tune with members...

 AraabMuzik Announces New EDM Album 'Dreamworld'
Wed, 04 May 2016 15:35:00 -0400

Producer AraabMuzik will release his first new album in five years this summer with the arrival of Dreamworld. The album features contributions from Baauer, Raiche and !llmind. Dreamworld continues AraabMuzik's exploration of EDM and hip-hop while incorporating other genres like grime, future bass and more.

The new record follows a pair of 2015 EPs, the...

 Why Woody Allen Chose Miley Cyrus to Star in New Series
Wed, 04 May 2016 14:53:00 -0400

Woody Allen's new film Café Society is scheduled to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival on May 11th. The 80-year-old filmmaker gave a rare interview where he discussed his marriage, his choice for president and his upcoming Amazon series starring Miley Cyrus. Allen revealed how he first met the Dead...

 Cheap Trick Respond to Steve Miller's Rock Hall Comments
Wed, 04 May 2016 13:34:00 -0400

Members of Cheap Trick have responded to their fellow class of 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Steve Miller, whose controversial statements about the Rock Hall angered other artists like the Black Keys. Cheap Trick said they wished Miller had "waited" before airing his opinions. 

"He was perfectly nice to us," guitarist Rick Nielsen said...

 Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa: 'We Don't Give a F--k About Politics'
Wed, 04 May 2016 13:08:00 -0400

"I don't give a fuck about that shit," Wiz Khalifa said with Snoop Dogg's co-sign on his tour bus before their joint National Concert Day performance in New York City on Tuesday. The pair hit the road together for their High Road Tour this summer, the always pro-weed artists...

 Fetty Wap Drops New Song 'Roll Sum Up,' Mobile Game
Wed, 04 May 2016 12:44:00 -0400

Fetty Wap has dropped a weed-inspired new track titled "Roll Sum Up," the New Jersey rapper's latest collaboration with Kid Ink. The pair previously paired in April on the DJ Mustard-produced "Promise."

Arriving just two weeks too late to celebrate 4/20, the rapper rhymes on the breezy track, "She could tell...

 Scotty McCreery Releases First Book: The Ram Report
Wed, 04 May 2016 12:44:00 -0400

Scotty McCreery has already accomplished much in his young life — winning American Idol and launching a successful recording career, for starters. Now he can add author to his resume with the release of his first book, Go Big or Go Home: The Journey Toward the Dream on May 3rd.


 'From a Jack to a King' Songwriter Ned Miller Dead at 90
Wed, 04 May 2016 11:44:00 -0400

Songwriter Ned Miller, whose songs were recorded by Ricky Van Shelton and Connie Smith, as well as Bing Crosby and Charles Manson, died last month in Medford, Oregon. According to the New York Times, Miller passed away on March 18th and his death was confirmed this week by...

 Apple Music Taps Trent Reznor to Aid Overhaul Efforts
Wed, 04 May 2016 10:46:00 -0400

Apple Music is celebrating its one-year anniversary with an overhaul of its streaming service. Nine Inch Nails singer Trent Reznor, who has been creatively involved with the service before Apple acquired Beats' holdings in May 2014, is involved in the process, Bloomberg reports. 

Apple Music had a tumultuous year. In its first six months, the service exceeded...

 Pearl Jam's Mike McCready Explains Full Album Shows
Wed, 04 May 2016 10:27:00 -0400

About three hours before Pearl Jam took the stage at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville, South Carolina, on April 16th, Eddie Vedder gave his bandmates a big surprise: He wanted to perform the group’s 1993 LP Vs. straight through. "He said, 'It's Record Store Day, so let’s...

 Kanye West Named 'Artist of the Year' at 2016 Webby Awards
Wed, 04 May 2016 10:06:00 -0400

Kanye West and Krysten Ritter are the recipients of this year's special achievement awards at the 2016 Webby Awards. The ceremony will honor West and Ritter's contributions to Internet culture.

West is this year's Webby Artist of the Year, which recognizes the record-breaking release of his album The Life of...

 Watch Beck's Soulful Cover of Prince's 'Raspberry Beret'
Wed, 04 May 2016 09:25:00 -0400

Beck honored Prince this weekend by covering his 1985 hit "Raspberry Beret." The singer-songwriter's soulful, folky performance closed out Memphis' Beale Street Music Festival, Stereogum reports. 

The footage shows Beck strumming an acoustic guitar, backed by massive vocal harmonies recreating Prince's signature falsetto on the chorus. The spirited tribute climaxes with a...

 Addiction Specialist Made Prince 911 Call
Wed, 04 May 2016 09:10:00 -0400

Prince was scheduled to meet with an addiction specialist to help curb his reliance on painkillers the day that he died, the Star Tribune reports.

According to the report, the day before Prince's April 21st death, a representative for the singer called prominent California-based addiction specialist Dr. Howard Kornfeld,...

 Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi's Widow Plot Animated 'Blues Brothers' Show
Tue, 03 May 2016 22:22:00 -0400

Dan Aykroyd and Judy Belushi, widow of John Belushi, are rebooting The Blues Brothers as a primetime animated series, which they'll begin to pitch to networks and TV platforms this month, Deadline reports.

Aykroyd and Belushi co-created the series with original Saturday Night Live writer Anne Beatts, while the animation is being...

 Mark Hoppus Denies Meeting With Tom DeLonge, Blink-182 Reunion
Tue, 03 May 2016 20:30:00 -0400

Mark Hoppus refuted Tom DeLonge's claims that the estranged Blink-182 co-founders had met recently during an interview on Kevin Klein Live Tuesday, saying, "I haven't even spoken to Tom in a year and a half."

In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, DeLonge insisted that he had never officially quit...

 Hear A-Trak, Phantogram's Exuberant 'Parallel Lines'
Tue, 03 May 2016 16:52:00 -0400

DJ and super-producer A-Trak has teamed up with Phantogram for the spirited new single "Parallel Lines."

The track premiered on Zane Lowe's Beats 1 radio show and begins like a ballad, with plunging piano chords. Sarah Barthel's dreamy, melancholic vocals beckon: "You were always on the other side/ Running in parallel lines/...

 Flashback: Neil Young and Paul McCartney Play 'A Day in the Life'
Tue, 03 May 2016 13:59:00 -0400

When Neil Young and Paul McCartney perform at the second night of the mega classic rock concert in Indio, California this October odds are pretty high they'll perform a song or two together. They've been friends for decades and have shared the stage many times, including the 2004 Bridge...

 LoCash Plot Full-Length Album 'The Fighters'
Tue, 03 May 2016 13:36:00 -0400

One point that regularly appears in news stories about LoCash is the long and exhausting road that they weathered before finally achieving their first hit single with "I Love This Life." Between family tragedies and label closures, Preston Brust and Chris Lucas had multiple opportunities to quit but persisted. Fittingly,...

 Steven Tyler Announces Intimate Solo Tour
Tue, 03 May 2016 13:33:00 -0400

Befitting of the Aerosmith singer's unexpected foray into country music, Steven Tyler has announced a string of summer shows he's calling the Out on a Limb Tour. A series of theater dates visiting 19 cities in total, the trek kicks off July 2nd in Las Vegas.

The 68-year-old rock icon gave...

 Questlove Recalls How Jimmy Fallon Won Over the Roots
Tue, 03 May 2016 13:29:00 -0400

On The Tonight Show Monday, Questlove recalled how Jimmy Fallon convinced the Roots to be his house band. 

Comedy writer and Chappelle's Show co-creator Neal Brennan initially suggested the Roots to Fallon, but the comedian was skeptical. Even Questlove admitted that at that point in their careers, the Roots had achieved self-sufficiency and...

 Chris Young, Cassadee Pope Hit Number One With 'Think of You'
Tue, 03 May 2016 11:59:00 -0400

When Chris Young hits the road this fall for another round of headlining dates, he'll be bringing along opening act Cassadee Pope. The two have already logged plenty of time together on tour, with Pope joining Young during his recent spring run. As of this week, though, Young and Pope...

 Watch Radiohead's Sinister 'Burn the Witch' Video
Tue, 03 May 2016 11:28:00 -0400

After briefly erasing their internet presence, Radiohead's official website came back to life Tuesday with a new video for "Burn the Witch," potentially the first single off the band's upcoming ninth studio album. Radiohead previously teased the track's arrival with a mysterious leaflet sent to fans this weekend.

"Burn the Witch"...


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