Musician Buddy Emmons, widely regarded as the world's foremost steel guitarist, hailed for his unique playing style and innovations with regard to tuning, has died at age 78. Born Buddie Gene Emmons in Mishawaka, Indiana, and nicknamed "the Big E," his guitar work was heard on countless recordings by acts ranging from...
Dawn is just breaking on June 5th at Djibouti's international airport, but it's already boiling hot on the tarmac. Mohammed Issa, a rotund and mustachioed border-police officer, gestures to a massive U.S. Air Force transport jet — a gray C-17 Globemaster — sitting a short distance away. "Since the start of the war...
After much media speculation over news that Jon Stewart met with Barack Obama twice during his presidency, The Daily Show host came clean Wednesday night with all the juicy details: "I was brought through the secret White House tunnel entrance at Mount Rushmore," the host cracked. "It was a round table meeting...
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 true magnitude of the rap...
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 N.W.A biopic, on his...
In 1996, after three outstanding LPs for independent Rounder Records, Grammy-winning country-bluegrass group the Cox Family signed with major Nashville label Asylum Records. The group, which consisted of Louisiana-born siblings Sidney, Evelyn and Suzanne Cox and their father, Willard Cox, released Just When We're Thinking It's Over, produced by Alison...
Liam Gallagher has remained largely out of the spotlight since he announced the sudden demise of Beady Eye last October. However, the former Oasis singer resurfaced this weekend in an Irish pub, where Gallagher treated bar patrons to an impromptu concert that featured the unveiling of a new song. The as-yet-untitled track, recorded...
The Voting Rights Act is having a bit of a moment in American society right now: The struggle for its passage was brought to the masses last year in Selma, and its 50th anniversary will be marked later this month, just two years after the law was effectively gutting by the Supreme Court. In Give Us...
Shoegaze-metal adventurers Deafheaven have detailed their upcoming third studio album, New Bermuda. The five-track LP, the San Francisco quintet's first with new label ANTI-, is out October 2nd and available for vinyl and CD pre-order at the band's official store. Deafheaven tracked New Bermuda in April at two California spots: Oakland's 25th...
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 among many...
Robert De Niro made his directorial debut with 1993's A Bronx Tale, a film adaptation of Chazz Palminteri's acclaimed one-man show. Now the star is co-helming a musical adaptation of the project with four-time Tony winner Jerry Zaks, Entertainment Weekly reports.  The musical – which features music from Tony and Oscar-winner Alan Menken –...
For his latest "man on the street" bit on Comedy Central series Why?, Hannibal Buress poked fun at PETA members protesting the use of animals in circuses. The comedian posed ludicrous – but hilarious – hypothetical questions and pointed out perceived flaws in the group's logic, all while maintaining his chill,...
With his final Daily Show on the horizon, Jon Stewart took time from Tuesday's episode to reveal some insider secrets – like whom he'd "marry, shag and kill" from group of friends Larry Wilmore, John Oliver and Stephen Colbert.  Stewart answers that riveting query during a segment called "Askhole," wherein Daily Show correspondents...
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...
Cash Money executive Birdman downplayed his ongoing feud with Lil Wayne in a lengthy interview with Power 105.1's Angie Martinez, repeatedly calling the rapper his son and denying allegations that he was involved in an April shooting against Weezy's two tour buses. "[That's] the craziest shit I ever heard in my life,"...
Proceed past a tan stucco security booth in the Los Angeles suburb of Tarzana, into one of the neighborhood's opulent gated communities, and find the large house on the left with the black Mercedes SLS AMG out front, its gull-wing doors raised in an ostentatious overhead greeting. Pause to admire...
One day after NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced he was upholding Tom Brady's four-game "Deflategate" suspension, the Patriots' quarterback let it be known that he doesn't intend to take a seat without a fight. In a statement posted Wednesday on his Facebook page, Brady said he was "very disappointed" with Goodell's...
One week after gracing the stage of an East Nashville rock club to join Ashley Monroe for a surprise duet, Miranda Lambert made another appearance at a Music City venue Tuesday night. This time, she remained onstage the whole time, surrounded by country newcomers and co-writers — including tourmate RaeLynn, hitmaker...
"You've gone from Taxi to this," Jimmy Fallon cracked at Danny DeVito during Tuesday's Tonight Show, as the duo geared up for a game of inflatable flip cup. "When this is over, I'm gonna kick your ass," the actor fired back. Host and guest channeled their inner frat boys as they...
Drake has fired another salvo in his feud with Meek Mill after that rapper called Drake's "Charged Up" diss track "baby lotion soft." Three days later, Drake has responded again with "Back to Back Freestyle," and there's nothing soft or vague about this diss track as the Toronto rapper lays into Meek Mill. The...