The Grateful Dead celebrated Independence Day Saturday night with a synchronized light show atop the Empire State Building in New York City that was broadcast live to the sold-out crowd at Chicago's Soldier Field during the band's encore performance of "U.S. Blues." The LED tower lights glowed red, white and blue —...
In 1968, only three years into their long, strange trip, the Grateful Dead came up with a radical idea for sharing their already singular, performing alchemy. Instead of taking their live experience to America city by city, they would bring the multitudes to the mountain. "We used to fantasize about...
Tweedy, a band featuring Wilco's Jeff Tweedy alongside his son and drummer Spencer, appeared on CBS This Morning Saturday to perform a pair of songs off their debut LP Sukierae, "Wait for Love" and "Low Key," as well as discuss the family medical emergency that inspired the album. On the program, Tweedy reveals that...
They came from the East, the West, the North and the South Side, pilgrims all: the stoned and the rehabbed, wistful greybeards and start-up dreamers, pungent trustafarians and parking-lot strivers, CEOs and short-sellers, doctors and lawyers, dealers and hustlers and Teva-strapped miracle-seekers, jackasses and zen masters, cowboys and card sharks,...
One of the biggest exclusives on the newly launched Apple Music was the opening of The Pharmacy, a Beats 1 radio show hosted by Dr. Dre. At last, the Doctor has announced his office hours: The Pharmacy will debut July 4th at 6 p.m. EST. The hour-long program will broadcast new episodes on Beats...
Last night, the surviving "core four" members of the Grateful Dead began their three-night stand at Chicago's Soldier Field after two earlier, quasi-warmup shows in Santa Clara, California, the weekend before. With it came the return not only of a certain sound — in last night's case, the loose-and-nimble jamming...
While Lil Wayne still waits to declare independence from Cash Money Records, the rapper has dropped a Fourth of July gift for fans: His long-awaited Free Weezy Album, now dubbed simply FWA. The mixtape comes a month after the rapper first announced that he was joining Jay Z's streaming venture Tidal...
The Libertines have shared the joyous music video for "Gunga Din," the first single off their comeback LP Anthems for Doomed Youth, the British rockers first album in 11 years. In the video, we watch as the Libertines, led by Carl Barat and Pete Doherty, reconvene, get drunk and revel in...
Steven Tyler has officially gone country with his first solo single, "Love Is Your Name." Released in May, the out-of-the-box hit is harmony-laden and arena-ready — two traits the 67-year-old rock icon can wrangle regardless of genre. "Country is changing," Tyler reasoned in a Rolling Stone Country interview earlier this spring....
Over 18 months after Chief Keef first announced his Bang 3, that much-anticipated mixtape might finally be on the verge of release. To celebrate, Chief Keef has revealed the music video for "Ain't Missing You," the official first single off the oft-delayed Bang 3. The track, an interpolation of John Waite's...
Nielsen Music has revealed their mid-year report, and six months into 2015, streaming and vinyl sales are up over their 2014 numbers while overall album sales – both digital and physical – are down. The past few months have seen Tidal and the relaunched Apple Music entering the world of streaming,...
Meghan Linsey, Alabama and Hunter Hayes will join Barry Manilow, Nicole Scherzinger and an eclectic list of performers to celebrate Independence Day at the 35th annual A Capitol Fourth special, airing live on PBS, Saturday, July 4th, at 8:00 p.m. ET. The show will take place on the West Lawn...
Jack Antonoff knows he took a huge risk when he cast out on his own from chart-topping band fun. to form Bleachers. "That was scary because there is a statistic with people coming from other bands and how things like that normally do," the musician tells Rolling Stone. "I'm very, very honored...
David Bowie will kick off a series of box sets later this year with the 10-album Five Years: 1969 – 1973, which includes a two-disc compilation of non-album singles, rare versions of songs and B sides called Re:Call 1. One of the most notable outtakes is the rare, original mono...
Last week, Puff Daddy debuted his new Pharrell-assisted single "Finna Get Loose" as the grand finale of his Bad Boy mega-medley at the BET Awards. Now, the rapper has unveiled exclusive behind-the-scenes footage of that all-star performance soundtracked by Puff Daddy's latest single. In the Armani Ortiz-directed black-and-white video, we watch as...
"We need to evolve," Charles Kelley told Rolling Stone Country last fall, days before the release of 747.  Since then, Lady Antebellum have released a string of singles that stretch the group's horizons, adding synthesizers, programmed drumbeats and R&B hooks to the trio's harmony-heavy sound. Their newest curveball to hit country...
Forest Whitaker and Aloe Blacc will join His Holiness the Dalai Lama, who will give a talk on wisdom, love and compassion July 4th at Rancho Los Lomas in Silverado, California. Tickets for the event, which is being held by the Peak Mind Foundation, are on sale now, starting at $50.The...
Songwriter Red Lane, whose works have been recorded by Merle Haggard, Tammy Wynette, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings and Roger Miller, among many others, died Wednesday after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 76. A 1993 inductee into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, Lane was born Hollis Rudolph DeLaughter in...
Twenty-one years after releasing "Independence Day" — a song about a mother's escape from an abusive relationship on the Fourth of July — Martina McBride is gearing up to headline Nashville's biggest July 4th celebration to date.  McBride, whose Everlasting Tour stretches until late October, tops off a two-day bill that also includes Mikky...
Aphex Twin returned last year after a nearly 13-year absence with the lauded LP Syro, and now mastermind Richard D. James has revived his other alter ego, AFX, who will drop a new EP, Orphaned Deejay Selek (2006-2008) on August 21st via Warp. Album cut "Serge Fenix Rendered 2" is currently available...