U.K.-based foursome Catfish & the Bottlemen didn't hesitate to capitalize on the increasing roar that met last year's debut LP, The Balcony. The ragged alt-rock LP yielded music festival scream-alongs "Cocoon" and "Kathleen," and netted them the British Breakthrough Act at the 2016 Brit Awards. At the end of May,...
A documentary about soul singer Sharon Jones' life, career and ongoing cancer battle is heading to movie theaters. The Barbara Kopple-directed Miss Sharon Jones!, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and screened at SXSW Film last year, opens a theatrical run July 29th following by a digital, on-demand and...
In a year defined by surprise albums, James Blake has positioned himself at pop's forefront. Starting in April, the English singer shocked the Internet twice in less than two weeks, appearing on Beyoncé's Lemonade and then releasing his third album, The Colour in Anything, with only a few hours' warning in...
When Richie Sambora and Orianthi release their album of vocal and guitar-driven duets later this year, a handful of country songs will dot the track list. Orianthi broke the news to Rolling Stone Country Tuesday evening, an hour or so before trading solos with Billy Gibbons during a Skyville Live...
Co-hosts for the upcoming CMT Music Awards have been announced, with a veteran at the helm and a rookie taking the field for the first time. Returning from 2015 is FOX Sports broadcaster and Dancing With the Stars host Erin Andrews, who will appear alongside NFL superstar J.J. Watt for the June...
Over the past 14 years, L.A.'s letlive. have become known for their rabble-rousing, socially conscious post-hardcore and chaotic, high-energy live shows. The self-described "soul punx" should keep that reputation intact with their fourth album, If I’m the Devil ..., due out June 10th, and their sure-to-be-insane summer tour, kicking off just four...
Chicago rapper Lil Durk refined his gritty lyrics and auto-tuned style across a series of mixtapes and his 2015 debut LP, Remember My Name. He's taken flak for relying so heavily on the voice-altering effects, but the 23-year-old rapper isn't bothered by the naysayers. "If I were to let all that...
At age 26, actor-model Alex Pettyfer has built a high-profile resumé (Lee Daniels' The Butler, Magic Mike). The multi-talented Brit admits he's "always wanted to be in control." Now he's accomplishing that goal with his newly founded Upturn Publishing, an independent, L.A.-based publisher that aims to spotlight undiscovered writing talent. Pettyfer...
Stephen King, Wild author Cheryl Strayed, Junot Diaz, Michael Chabon and Jennifer Egan are among the 400 writers who have lent their name to an online letter condemning Donald Trump. In "An Open Letter to the American People" on Lit Hub, the authors write that they "oppose, unequivocally, the candidacy...
Brad Paisley has never exactly shied away from broaching difficult subjects in song (see: "Accidental Racist"), but he ran head first into a very contentious current issue on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night (May 24th). During his couch interview with Kimmel, Paisley busted out out an acoustic guitar to demonstrate how...
As part of the fantasy world of Game of Thrones, Emilia Clarke has mastered the Dothraki language to play Daenerys Targaryen. The actress explained the language during a visit to Late Night With Seth Meyers. As Clarke reveals, the Dothraki language is a real language and not just words she makes up...
Game of Thrones creators D.B. Weiss and David Benioff never apologize for killing off main characters – and they haven't changed course after Sunday's episode, "The Door," which included the tragic, poetic demise of Hodor. But the producers are sorry for a different reason: Now that they've revealed the meaning behind the...
One night on their debut tour last fall, the Grateful Dead-offshoot band Dead & Company were closing a show with "Brokedown Palace," a country-soul ballad from the 1970 LP American Beauty, when singer-guitarist John Mayer looked out at the crowd and spotted "the real thing," as he puts it – a...
This is what it's like to witness the implosion of an idea: Every time you thought the Golden State Warriors might claw their way back in Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals, they found a way to dig themselves in deeper. They never really played like the team we'd...
Fresh off announcing their new LP Give a Glimpse of What Yer Not, Dinosaur Jr. have given a glimpse at their upcoming album with first single "Tiny," which the alternative rock group performed Tuesday on Later… With Jools Holland. As Henry Rollins proclaimed of the new LP in the band's Give a...
Pink brought her wide vocal range on Jimmy Kimmel Live! performing folky arena-pop single "Just Like Fire" and a faithful cover of Jefferson Airplane's psychedelic 1967 song "White Rabbit." Both songs are featured in upcoming Disney film Alice Through the Looking Glass, which comes out May 27th. Pink did justice to Grace Slick's watery contralto on "White Rabbit." Performing...
Hillary Clinton visited The Ellen DeGeneres Show for an interview that airs Wednesday, with the Democratic candidate discussing a variety of topics from potential vice president picks to her admiration for Beyoncé's Lemonade. "I have seen parts of it, and I do like it. It's great," Clinton said, taking a question from...
Snoop Dogg has unveiled two new songs, "Top Down" and "Love Around the World," on The Return of Doggy Style Records, a 30-track SoundCloud compilation from the rapper's recently revived label.  "Love Around the World" opens the mixtape and finds the MC cruising over a beat of sultry synths and ominous pianos, weaving luxurious...
The notebook Francis Ford Coppola kept while making The Godfather will be published as a 720-page book November 15th via Regan Arts. The Godfather Notebook will detail Coppola's creative process and feature his personal annotations and directions written on the pages of Mario Puzo's original Godfather novel (scans are available to...
Led Zeppelin have claimed the lawyer for the estate of former Spirit guitarist Randy Wolfe attempted to "taint the jury pool" by claiming the band would not appear in court when the copyright dispute over "Stairway to Heaven" goes to trial next month. In a motion, the band's lawyers wrote that Francis Malofiy falsely claimed that Jimmy Page,...