Slipknot recently wrapped up their joint Prepare for Hell tour with Korn but the masked metal act will continue to support their "devastating" new record .5: The Gray Chapter with a North American trek called Summer's Last Stand, where Corey Taylor and company will hit the nation's amphitheaters with Lamb of God and Bullet......
Damon Albarn revealed in October 2014 that, following the release of his solo LP Everyday Robots, he was next setting his sights on a variety of projects, including a new Gorillaz record that he had earmarked for 2016. On Friday, artist Jamie Hewlett, Albarn's other half in the cartoon troupe, confirmed on......
Even amid the current wave of limited-run reunion tours and one-night-only performances, last night's resurrection of the grunge supergroup Mad Season seemed particularly inexplicable. On top of that, what could have been little more than another rock reformation gig turned out to be a genuinely special, surprising show that both exceeded its own hype and outdid its own......
Jack White's sold-out gig at New York's Madison Square Garden Friday night turned into an all-star affair as the Lazaretto rocker brought out A Tribe Called Quest's Q-Tip during the encore. On top of that, Run the Jewels, White's opening act and the duo behind Rolling Stone's Best Rap Album of......
A week after Rihanna dropped her surprise "FourFiveSeconds" collaboration with Kanye West and Paul McCartney, the Unapologetic singer unveiled a two-minute, behind-the-scenes look at the track's music video shoot. In the sneak peek, Rihanna firmly lays claim to "FourFiveSeconds," calling it "the first song my fans are going to hear from the new......
The Coal Miner's Daughter, a Western Swing supergroup, a Tex-Mex accordion legend and two iconic songwriters are the latest inductees into the Austin City Limits Hall of Fame. Austin City Limits executive producer Terry Lickona announced Loretta Lynn, Asleep at the Wheel, Flaco Jiménez, Guy Clark and the late Townes Van......
With their debut single "Smoke" lighting a fire at radio, country-rock outfit A Thousand Horses have released a video for the woozy ballad. And it takes a page right out of Mötley Crüe's "Girls, Girls, Girls," with a stripper working it in a way you don't often see in country......
There's a lot to be excited about in this winter edition of our quarterly new-artist round-up. A Carrie Underwood-like power vocalist is on the horizon, a dusty southern country-rock band is galloping onto radio and an irreverent acoustic-based duo is infusing country with a much-needed sense of spontaneity. There's also......
Mom-to-be Carrie Underwood delivers a strong message about parenting in her brand-new video for "Little Toy Guns," which premiered Friday on her Facebook page. (Watch it below.) "This little girl hears her parents fighting, and it really affects her," the country superstar shares of the song's storyline, about a child who wishes......
Last year's 52 percent jump in vinyl sales has been fantastic for record stores — "and growing more important by the day," Carl Mello, senior buyer for New England music chain Newbury Comics tells Rolling Stone — but the record industry isn't quite so enthusiastic. The vinyl explosion has been so pronounced that......
Krill released their last LP, 2013's breakthrough Lucky Leaves, by unconventional means, hiding music-filled USB sticks in balls of mozzarella cheese and selling them for 100 dollars a piece. None were purchased, but the record's grungy musings on millennial angst eventually earned the band a dedicated East Coast following. The......
In 2004, when U2's How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb leaked online two weeks earlier than planned, the band's label scrambled to contain the damage by hastily streaming it on MTV's website. Those weeks are an eternity compared with how Björk and Madonna handled their music's premature arrivals over the past month:......
Two days before the Big Game, the NFL has released Carrie Underwood's "Waiting All Day for a Super Bowl Fight," Super Bowl XLIX's official theme song. Stacked high with synthesizers, power chords and banjo, "Waiting All Day for a Super Bowl Fight" is a reworked version of NBC's Sunday Night Football......
Keyboardist David Sancious was the only member of the E Street Band to ever live on E Street (located in Belmar, New Jersey) – but over the past four decades, E Street has proven to be a state of mind more than a neighborhood. Bruce Springsteen looms so large, straddling the Garden State......
KRS-One gave a lecture at the Tucson high school singled out for violating a state law banning certain approaches to teaching ethnic studies. The rapper, whose "Introduction to Hip-Hop" was targeted as being illegal to include in Cholla Magnet High School's English From Culturally Relevant African-American Perspective course, came to the school's Little......
Pusha T recently talked to Rolling Stone about his love of the Notorious B.I.G.'s music. Find his tribute and much more in our new special collectors edition on the 100 greatest hip-hop songs of all time. I believe the Notorious B.I.G. was the greatest rapper who's ever lived. I remember in '94,......
Missy Elliott will make a "surprise appearance" during Katy Perry's Super Bowl XLIX halftime show performance, according to The Associated Press, citing an anonymous "person familiar with the plans." (Consider the surprise ruined.) The rapper made a cameo on a remix of Perry's 2011 single "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)," though it's......
After tackling the world of music, nightclubs, basketball team ownership and athlete representation, Jay Z has now set his sights on entering the gauntlet of high-quality streaming music. The New York Times reports that Jay Z has put in a $56 million offer for Aspiro, a Swedish company that controls high-quality streaming......
For the first time ever, Rolling Stone is opening up our vast archive of award-winning music, political and cultural reporting — dating back five decades, to our 1967 launch — online for free. In collaboration with Google Play, articles by notable writers including Hunter S. Thompson, Cameron Crowe and Matt Taibbi......
With eight total nominations, including one for top prize Entertainer of the Year, Miranda Lambert leads all nominees at this year's 50th annual Academy of Country Music Awards. The nominations where announced Friday morning via Twitter. Dierks Bentley, whose album Riser was both a commercial and critical success, follows his former......