Brittany Howard has wasted no time following up Alabama Shakes' remarkable new record, Sound and Color, releasing an 10-track, self-titled new LP under the moniker Thunderbitch, Fuse reports. Thunderbitch is available to stream in full on the band's website, while a vinyl copy is available to purchase for $15 via Alabama Shakes' merch shop. Digital...
All the money (and country music stardom) in the world couldn't convince Darius Rucker to plant roots in any city other than his hometown of Charleston, South Carolina. And in the wake of the horrific church shootings there earlier this summer, the singer-songwriter proudly reports that his neighbors are stronger...
Chris Christie has never let his conservative politics interfere with his love of Bruce Springsteen, and a string of messages from a 15-year-old email listserv unearthed by Politico paint a portrait of the Republican presidential hopeful as an ardent, fawning fanboy. Christie wrote the messages between 1999 and 2000 while working as a...
A two-time Grammy winner whose songs have been recorded by George Strait, Patty Loveless, the Dixie Chicks and many others, Jim Lauderdale's own recorded input spans nearly 20 years and has encompassed country, bluegrass, folk, gospel and other genres. Now, the musician who has also become one of the most...
More than four decades after his first Top Ten country hit, singer Don Williams continues to be a popular concert draw throughout the world, thanks to his warm vocal style and easygoing nature both on and off stage. The influential Texas native, nicknamed the "Gentle Giant," has just announced his...
New York disco-funk group Escort have premiered a dazzling new dance single, "Body Talk," ahead of the October 30th release of their long-awaited sophomore LP Animal Nature. The shimmering new single recalls the classic disco feel of Studio 54 and follows up the funkier, more sensual "Animal Talk." Both tracks showcase...
Neil Young's annual Bridge School Benefit always has a stellar lineup, but in 1996 it was particularly strong with David Bowie, Pearl Jam, Pete Townshend, Patti Smith, Neil Young and Crazy Horse, Billy Idol, Bonnie Raitt and Cowboy Junkies all on the bill. Bowie had just wrapped up a tour...
Jeezy gets deified on the powerful, harrowing new single, "God," set to appear on his upcoming, as-yet-untitled sixth studio album out November 13th via CTE/Def Jam. The eerie new track, produced by TM-88 and Southside, lurches with screeching synths and a simple, haunting progression that bubbles just above the low end. As...
Odd Future's Tyler, the Creator recalled being stopped at the U.K. border and learning he had been banned from Britain in a new interview with The Guardian, saying, "I was in a detention room; I felt like a criminal." Tyler broke news of the ban last week and was forced to cancel a string...
When Maddie & Tae made their first visit to NBC's Today show in August 2014, "Girl in a Country Song" was just one month old. Things were decidedly different this morning, when the girls returned to the show after a year's absence to play their kickoff single — which has...
"Right now I feel as if I'll be satisfied after the tour to not perform anymore," Shania Twain told Rolling Stone Country back in June before kicking off her Rock This Country trek — the superstar's first tour in 11 years and what is pegged as her last. But now...
Sitting through award shows often feels like a sad marathon; at least when running 26 miles, you can brag on Facebook. Every so often, though, someone at MTV's Video Music Awards pierces through the artifice of thank-you speeches and politicking to show what happens when people stop being polite and start being real....
Janet Jackson launched her world tour in Vancouver Monday night, and though her set was reportedly a hit-heavy 32 songs long, the show opened with a new Unbreakable track featuring Missy Elliott. A fan-shot video captured the opening moments of the show, which featured a Hitchcockian intro video filled with swarming birds as Jackson delivered a spoken...
Ever since his first single, "My Life," got a sneak debut in June during the WWDC mega-conference unveiling of Apple Music, the question has lingered: Who is Loren Kramar? Googling the unsigned artist reveals a minimal digital footprint. With an only recently active Twitter, no previously released tunes and little coverage of...
A self-described country music history buff, Chris Young says he'll sing on the Grand Ole Opry whenever he gets the chance, and on August 4th he stepped on country's most fabled stage to introduce his new single, "I'm Comin' Over."  On top fulfilling his childhood dreams and basking in the spirit...
"Louder!" says Keith Richards, raising his index finger as he peers into a sound booth at New York's Electric Lady Studios. Soon, "Crosseyed Heart," a raw Delta-blues stomp, blares from the speakers. The room is filled with the sound of Richards' fingerpicked acoustic guitar and familiar growl as he sings...
Two years ago, Dave Davies told Rolling Stone there was a "50/50 chance" of a Kinks reunion in the near future, but the singer-guitarist now says those odds have been downgraded. "I'd say there's an outside shot," he tells Rolling Stone. "But where there's life, there's hope. I know Ray has a lot coming...
Following Kanye West's VMAs declaration that he wants to run for president in 2020, 24-year-old Baltimore-native Eugene Craig on Monday registered ReadyForKanye.net and filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission to register the Ready for Kanye political action committee. Craig, whose favorite Kanye album is My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, spoke to Rolling Stone about his reasons...
A surprising collection of musicians will write songs for an upcoming theatrical production of SpongeBob SquarePants, dubbed The SpongeBob Musical. David Bowie, Aerosmith's Steven Tyler and Joe Perry, Cyndi Lauper, Flaming Lips, John Legend and T.I. will all contribute original songs to the show. Bowie's tune will feature additional lyrics...
Following Miley Cyrus' unannounced performance at the MTV Video Music Awards and the surprise release of her new album Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz, the VMA host dropped the new video for the LP's opening cut "Dooo It!" The video takes the Dead Petz album cover – featuring the...