Brittany Howard has wasted no time following up Alabama Shakes' remarkable new record, Sound and Color, releasing an 10-track, self-titled new LP under the moniker Thunderbitch, Fuse reports. Thunderbitch is available to stream in full on the band's website, while a vinyl copy is available to purchase for $15 via Alabama Shakes' merch shop. Digital...
All the money (and country music stardom) in the world couldn't convince Darius Rucker to plant roots in any city other than his hometown of Charleston, South Carolina. And in the wake of the horrific church shootings there earlier this summer, the singer-songwriter proudly reports that his neighbors are stronger...
Chris Christie has never let his conservative politics interfere with his love of Bruce Springsteen, and a string of messages from a 15-year-old email listserv unearthed by Politico paint a portrait of the Republican presidential hopeful as an ardent, fawning fanboy. Christie wrote the messages between 1999 and 2000 while working as a...
Wrestling legend Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka has been charged with third-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter in connection with the 1983 death of his girlfriend in an Allentown, Pennsylvania motel. Snuka, 72, was arrested Tuesday morning in his New Jersey home and is currently in Lehigh County jail under $100,000 bond, according to...
A two-time Grammy winner whose songs have been recorded by George Strait, Patty Loveless, the Dixie Chicks and many others, Jim Lauderdale's own recorded input spans nearly 20 years and has encompassed country, bluegrass, folk, gospel and other genres. Now, the musician who has also become one of the most...
More than four decades after his first Top Ten country hit, singer Don Williams continues to be a popular concert draw throughout the world, thanks to his warm vocal style and easygoing nature both on and off stage. The influential Texas native, nicknamed the "Gentle Giant," has just announced his...
John Isner is looking for a place to rest. This is easier said than done, as there are few spots inside the locker room of Houston's River Oaks Country Club built to accommodate his 6-foot-10 frame. Isner ducks his head as he navigates the corridors and nearly has to limbo through...
New York disco-funk group Escort have premiered a dazzling new dance single, "Body Talk," ahead of the October 30th release of their long-awaited sophomore LP Animal Nature. The shimmering new single recalls the classic disco feel of Studio 54 and follows up the funkier, more sensual "Animal Talk." Both tracks showcase...
Kurt Sutter would like to get something off his chest. The showrunner behind the wildly successful, dearly beloved, bad-ass Shakespearean biker melodrama Sons of Anarchy knows that yes, because his new FX historical epic The Bastard Executioner has swords and horses and castles, some people are bound to compare it...
Jeezy gets deified on the powerful, harrowing new single, "God," set to appear on his upcoming, as-yet-untitled sixth studio album out November 13th via CTE/Def Jam. The eerie new track, produced by TM-88 and Southside, lurches with screeching synths and a simple, haunting progression that bubbles just above the low end. As...
There's a strange place that exists in our world. It's an intersection of cultures, ideas and people, from all manner of socioeconomic backgrounds, hailing from every walk of life, brought together under an umbrella of violence and greed. It's a sphere of privilege and respect as ephemeral as the surface...
Odd Future's Tyler, the Creator recalled being stopped at the U.K. border and learning he had been banned from Britain in a new interview with The Guardian, saying, "I was in a detention room; I felt like a criminal." Tyler broke news of the ban last week and was forced to cancel a string...
When Maddie & Tae made their first visit to NBC's Today show in August 2014, "Girl in a Country Song" was just one month old. Things were decidedly different this morning, when the girls returned to the show after a year's absence to play their kickoff single — which has...
"Right now I feel as if I'll be satisfied after the tour to not perform anymore," Shania Twain told Rolling Stone Country back in June before kicking off her Rock This Country trek — the superstar's first tour in 11 years and what is pegged as her last. But now...
Janet Jackson launched her world tour in Vancouver Monday night, and though her set was reportedly a hit-heavy 32 songs long, the show opened with a new Unbreakable track featuring Missy Elliott. A fan-shot video captured the opening moments of the show, which featured a Hitchcockian intro video filled with swarming birds as Jackson delivered a spoken...
Ah, Tampa, haven for aging wrestlers (anyone seen the Nasty Boys?) and birthplace of Aaron Carter. But isn't there another celebrity born and raised in the Tampa area who invariably came to mind during last night's broadcast? A celebrity who, as of a few months ago, was an untouchable icon...
Ever since his first single, "My Life," got a sneak debut in June during the WWDC mega-conference unveiling of Apple Music, the question has lingered: Who is Loren Kramar? Googling the unsigned artist reveals a minimal digital footprint. With an only recently active Twitter, no previously released tunes and little coverage of...
There’s a moment in Mission: Impossible—Rogue Nation — Tom Cruise career-saver, franchise MVP and the summer's best non-Imperator Furiosa action blockbuster — where the CIA director refers to the film's relentless hero as "the living manifestation of destiny." As a government official talking about an unpredictable agent, the line is...
Bill Murray has confirmed that he filmed a cameo for the upcoming Ghostbusters reboot, despite his initial reluctance to rejoin the supernatural comedy franchise. In early August, it was reported that Murray would participate in the Paul Feig-directed comedy, which stars Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy, two actresses that Murray openly lobbied...
A self-described country music history buff, Chris Young says he'll sing on the Grand Ole Opry whenever he gets the chance, and on August 4th he stepped on country's most fabled stage to introduce his new single, "I'm Comin' Over."  On top fulfilling his childhood dreams and basking in the spirit...