Ace Frehley is beginning the new year by looking back. The former Kiss guitarist's new LP, Origins Vol. 1 – due out April 15th – finds him covering songs by Jimi Hendrix, the Rolling Stones, Thin Lizzy and other artists that have inspired him over the years. His heavy-hitting take...
Last month, Arcade Fire and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band paid tribute to David Bowie in New Orleans' French Quarter and they shared clips of their performances of "Heroes," "Oh! You Pretty Things" and "Suffragette City." On Wednesday, Arcade Fire released a new edited video that documents the day's events. In New Orleans style,...
Kanye West has revealed the final track list and title for his seventh album, The Life of Pablo, on Twitter. The LP is set to be released Thursday, February 11th. For the album debut, West will host a listening party at Madison Square Garden on its release day. While West will...
Thomas Rhett began 2016 with what is likely to be one of the year's biggest country songs: the multi-week Number One "Die a Happy Man." Even after it fades from heavy rotation on radio, the second single from Rhett's ACM-nominated album Tangled Up is destined to be a wedding staple for...
In the coming weeks, Lady Gaga will become the first artist to perform at three of the biggest U.S. television events in the same year: the Super Bowl, the Grammy Awards and the Oscars. Five years ago, she made her Grammy debut by opening the show with none other than Elton John. By the time the ceremony...
Vanity Fair pulled together 29 celebrities while at Sundance Film Festival to perform a dramatic rendition of Justin Bieber's hit "Sorry." The clip was inspired by W Magazine's video of celebrities dramatically reciting Drake's "Hotline Bling." "Is it too late to say I'm sorry that I don't know the song 'I'm...
Nile Rodgers, rock journalist Legs McNeil and more recall the birth of punk and the gritty, gross glory of CBGB in the first installment of 1973: Shaping the Culture, a new video series from Rolling Stone, presented by HBO's new show Vinyl. Hilly Kristal opened CBGB & OMFUG — "Country, Bluegrass,...
R&B and hip-hop's rising stars not only modeled earrings for a T Magazine spread, but they also performed their own takes on Roberta Flack's "Killing Me Softly." The Seventies classic was remade with a hip-hop flair in 1996 by the Fugees. Tinashe, SZA, Dej Loaf, Empress Of, ABRA, Lord Narf and...
An already notable lineup for the Life & Songs of Kris Kristofferson tribute show at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena has grown even more impressive with the addition of several new performers. Joining the March 16th musical salute to the singer-songwriter and actor are Toby Keith, Hank Williams Jr., Martina McBride, Jennifer Nettles,...
Vince Gill is an encyclopedia of country tradition, whether he's reviving western swing with the Time Jumpers, producing new standard-bearer Ashley Monroe, or wrapping his Oklahoma high tenor around "Sad One Comin' On (Song for George Jones)" – a note-perfect honky-tonk weeper about the king of honky-tonk weepers. That’s the...
Fleetwood Mac has been inspirational and divisive for decades, as new generations of artists are drawn to their songs of doubt and longing, of brooding rhythms and perfect folk-rock hooks. At a tribute concert Tuesday night at the Fonda Theatre in Hollywood, the band's hitmaking years were celebrated by a long...
Paul McCartney has recorded some funky instrumentals for "Love Mojis," a new Valentine's Day project with Skype featuring 10 swappable animated designs set to music. The rock legend recorded the compositions over one week at Hog Hill Mill, his Sussex studio, and the above clip finds McCartney exploring a wide range of...
Eddie Vedder, Sia, Chris Cornell, Pink, the Shins and many more will tackle 50 of the Beatles' classic Lennon/McCartney songs for a new Netflix animated series titled Beat Bugs, which debuts on the streaming service this August. The series focuses on five insect best friends who come together to form the Beat...
Keen-eyed comedy fans may recognize Wheeler Walker Jr., a reclusive country singer obsessed with jerking off who releases his debut album Redneck Shit on Friday, February 12th, via Thirty Tigers, as stand-up comic Ben Hoffman, the former host of Comedy Central's The Ben Show. A mix of sketches and on-the-street antics,...
Slipknot's Corey Taylor opened up about racism in the metal community following Phil Anselmo's outburst at this year's Dimebash and the steps in which Slipknot is taking to eradicate intolerance in their own audience. "I don't ever want our fans to feel like we're judging them because of color, religion, culture,...
With each passing year, the Fleetwood Mac discography seems to grow in prestige. At this point, the famously tempestuous band's killer catalog — from the mighty Rumours to the sprawling Tusk — is like the lingua franca of the pop-music universe. Everyone knows and loves these songs. That fact was demonstrated anew on...
Ashley Monroe recorded her newest album, The Blade, in Nashville. Even so, the singer set up shop at Sun Studio during a recent trip to Memphis, where she tracked live versions of several songs in the same room that once housed her idols.  In the video below, Monroe records a percussion-free...
Gwen Stefani has revealed the track list for her third studio LP, This Is What the Truth Feels Like. The 12-track album, her first since 2006's The Sweet Escape, is out March 18th via Interscope Records; a deluxe Target exclusive edition will feature four bonus tracks.  The No Doubt singer is...
L.A. Reid's new tell-all book, Sing to Me, contains so many name-dropping details about the various stars he's worked with — including Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Outkast, Jay Z — it can be head-spinning. But his music-industry saga started small, when he and Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds decided to start LaFace Records...
A couple of years back, Bobby Cannavale went to see Mick Jagger about a job. The Emmy-winning actor had been tapped by Martin Scorsese and Terence Winter to play the lead in a show that was being kicked around at HBO, but the project was really Jagger's idea – conceived...