The September 14th Ramones tribute show at New York's Bowery Electric, celebrating the band's debut gig at CBGB 40 years earlier, was a communion of generations – from the young singer-actor John Gallagher Jr., who played the title vagabond in the Broadway adaption of Green Day's American Idiot to original CBGB......
Nashville's downtown Music City Center will be the site of a special benefit screening and acoustic concert on October 19th for the documentary film Glen Campbell…I'll Be Me. The Band Perry, Delta Rae and Ashley Campbell, daughter of the iconic singer-guitarist, are among performers announced for the event. Tickets, available at......
The racially charged murder trial of Michael Dunn ended in a hung jury in February, but a retrial has begun as of Monday, CNN reports. The case centers on the November 2012 shooting death of Jordan Davis, a 17-year-old African-American high school senior, who was killed after Dunn, a then-47-year-old white......
In a hot gymnasium at Montreal's McGill University Sports Centre, a seven-foot tall, retired American basketball player named Luke Bonner is singing a passionate rendition of Alanis Morissette's "You Oughta Know." The crowd goes wild, fueled by cans of Molson Canadian, and Arcade Fire's Win Butler surveys the scene with glee.......
Brenda Gail Webb was, as the famous song says, born a coal miner's daughter. But unlike her oldest sister, country music's honky-tonk girl Loretta Lynn, who penned that tune about herself, Brenda's music career would take much different trajectory. The woman who would professionally become known as Crystal Gayle, famed for......
With more horrifying domestic abuse reports connected to NFL players rolling in last week, commissioner Roger Goodell held a press conference on Friday, attempting to set the record straight regarding the league's plans for handling the issue. Instead, as John Oliver pointed out on Sunday's installment of Last Week Tonight, Goodell mostly side-stepped their true......
After months of rumors, Pink Floyd have finally announced the details of their new album The Endless River, which hits shelves on November 10th. It's the group’s first new release since 1994’s The Division Bell. According to a press release, The Endless River is a “four-sided instrumental album,” though one track,......
In his Rolling Stone cover story, Willie Nelson said that New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd was welcome on his bus to get high properly "anytime" after reading her account of a bad experience with a marijuana-infused candy bar. Dowd took him up on the offer and penned her Sunday......
Oliver Stone is looking for the right man to play controversial NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden in his next film, The Snowden Files, and he's reportedly offered the part to versatile actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt. According to Variety, Gordon-Levitt has agreed to sign on, though official negotiations haven't begun.  The film – written, directed and co-produced......
Now that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has officially declared the league's Insensitivity Era is over – after the past two weeks he's had, even presiding over "the press conference from hell" is a success – we can all go back to watching football without feeling terrible about ourselves. OK, maybe not just......
South Park will have some fun with the Washington Redskins not being able to trademark their team name earlier this year – because, as the U.S. Patent Office declared, it's racist – on the show's upcoming 18th season, which premieres September 24th. In a recently released clip, the ever-opportunistic (and......
When those big red chairs flip around during blind auditions on The Voice, expect to see Blake Shelton's smirking mug in one of them for some time to come. "It would break my heart to not be there," the 38-year-old entertainer tells Rolling Stone Country. "At this point, to see somebody......
In an interview with Mojo last month, Ray Davies said he plans on reforming the Kinks next year - with or without his brother Dave. "He's invited to the party, but if he doesn't want to do it, [the reunion] will happen anyway," he reportedly said. "He's very welcome to turn up if......
Over the course of their recent reunion tour, the Replacements have been working up a cover of the Jackson 5's 1969 hit "I Want You Back." As the band played their first New York show in 23 years on Friday night, they showed the progress they've made on it. Although their version......
Sir Mix-a-Lot revealed his feelings about Nicki Minaj's "Baby Got Back"-sampling "Anaconda" and a whole lot more during a Reddit Ask Me Anything session on Saturday. "It's amazing how people - I guess maybe because they're not in the industry - but how people think I should be mad about the......
An artist in Liverpool has created a statue inspired by the title character in the Beatles' 1966 song "Eleanor Rigby," crafted of £1 million pounds in old bank notes. As the Liverpool Echo reports, the sculpture has gone up on display at the Museum of Liverpool in the Beatles' hometown.  The artist, Leonard......
Colin Farrell has just filled in one piece of the True Detective casting puzzle by confirming that he'll be joining the HBO series for its second season. The actor shared the news in an interview with the Sunday World (via Buzzfeed). "I’m doing the second series. I’m so excited," he......
Just a few days after wrapping up the North American leg of his solo arena tour, Ed Sheeran hit Las Vegas on Saturday night for the iHeartRadio Music Festival with a short set featuring a special guest. As Billboard reports, halfway through Sheeran's five-song set, Macklemore joined the British singer-songwriter onstage......
Members of Arcade Fire, Bon Iver and the Strokes formed a one-shot indie supergroup called Pop All Star Band to perform at the third annual Pop Vs. Jock charity basketball game held on Saturday during the Pop Montréal festival. The band, which features Arcade Fire's Win and Will Butler (who organized......
David Fincher's film adaptation of the novel Gone Girl doesn't hit theaters for another two weeks, but Trent Reznor has offered fans an early chance to immerse themselves in its disturbing sonic landscape. The Nine Inch Nails frontman, who composed the soundtrack with Atticus Ross, kicked the weekend off by posting......