The Electric Zoo Festival at Randall's Island, New York was cut short August 31 after organizers canceled the EDM fest because of dangerous weather. "Electric Zoo NY has shut down for the remainder of the festival due to extreme weather conditions. We apologize to fans, but your safety is our main......
Like many authors, Courtney Love is a victim of writer's block. For over a year, the Hole singer has been penning a memoir with Rolling Stone writer Anthony Bozza. The Girl With the Most Cake was originally supposed to hit bookshelves in December 2013 before being pushed back to early-2014. Three-quarters of the way......
There was a scary incident at Chicago's North Coast Music Festival on August 30 as Kid Cudi collapsed during his hour-long set. Crowd-shot video from the concert shows Cudi in the photo pit while performing his hit "Pursuit of Happiness," Consequence of Sound writes. After high-fiving fans and signing some autographs, at around......
Kanye West is accomplishing an impressive feat this Labor Day weekend, headlining two Made in America festivals on different coasts. On August 30, he performed at the Philadelphia fest before heading to Los Angeles for the August 31 event. The Made in America concerts are among the last U.S. dates on......
For much of the early 2000s, Billy Corgan had trouble embracing his legacy as a grunge god: The Smashing Pumpkins frontman regularly railed against his own fans, tangled with the press and made no secret of his disdain for trotting out his old band's biggest hits. But in making 2012's Oceania,......
Arcade Fire wrapped up the final North American leg of their Reflektor tour – and with it, those well curated geographically themed cover songs for nearly every stop – with a hometown gig at Montreal, Quebec's Parc Jean-Drapeau on August 30. With a multitude of great Montreal artists to choose from --......
Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams aren't the only huge additions heading to The Voice this season: Taylor Swift will stop by for an episode to serve as an advisor to the hopeful contestants, Us Weekly reports. "Taylor was an absolute pleasure to work with," a source told Us of Swift's The Voice appearance.......
As the face of the twerking movement, Miley Cyrus has been a lightning rod for controversy. Her infamous MTV Video Music Awards performance last year, as evidenced by all those FCC complaints, was arguably the most scandalous music moment since Janet Jackson's Nipplegate. Even when she isn't on stage, she's still causing......
Arcade Fire added a little twist to those geographically inspired covers they've been peppering into the encores of their current Reflektor tour, playing the same song in two cities but for different reasons. During the band's first show at Chicago's United Center on August 26th, Arcade Fire busted out a performance......
Glenn Cornick, the original bassist for Jethro Tull, passed away August 29 at his home in Hilo, Hawaii. He was 67. Billboard reports that Cornick died of congestive heart failure and had been receiving hospice care recently. Cornick was a founding member of Jethro Tull, appearing on their first three albums......
Earlier this year, Nas celebrated the 20th anniversary of his groundbreaking debut LP Illmatic with a double-disc reissue and a documentary titled Nas: Time Is Illmatic that premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival back in April. With the movie about to travel nationwide starting October 2nd thanks to Nas' Time Is Illmatic tour,......
Black Friday can wait. In country music (at least this year), September is the new November. Next month will see Kenny Chesney's career "revival," George Strait's final concert immortalized and a husband-wife duo of 33 years finally recording a full album together, among many other big-name projects. Here are 13......
CeeLo Green has pleaded no contest to one felony count of furnishing a controlled substance, stemming from a July 2012 incident where the singer was accused of slipping ecstasy to an unknowing 33-year-old female. The Los Angeles District Attorney's Office said in a statement that the singer was "immediately sentenced by Superior......
After the recent death of Tommy Ramone, there no longer any surviving members of the original Ramones. Still, the punk pioneers remain as popular as ever: In 2003, they were the subject of the stellar documentary End of the Century: The Story of the Ramones, but this week there's news......
Over the last two years, a whirlwind of festival sets and opening gigs – plus the extra boost of a trending genre – have helped sweep this married folk duo's rudimentary guitar and junkyard drum setup out of Charleston, South Carolina, and into the warm glow of the spotlight. Their......
This Florida folk crew's full-length debut, arriving two years after their promising Quiet Light EP, seems designed to illustrate how much they’ve learned in the interim. A road-hardened weariness now permeates their Americana; frontman Andrew Shepard’s vocals on the Southern-tinged opener “Slow Knife” make him sound like the latter-day Tom Petty he's......
Al Spx' traditional Somali family didn’t support her doom-y soul-singing dreams when she left home, but others did. The 26-year-old singer's 2012 debut as Cold Specks won her award nominations and made a fan out of Joni Mitchell. Her follow-up simultaneously lets the listener into her world and bolsters her......
Luke Bryan continues to spread good will on his That's My Kind of Night Tour. In conjunction with a contest sponsored by Miller Light, the country superstar is flying in 45 soldiers to Soldier Field this Sunday, treating the U.S. Army and Air Force service men and women to flights,......
The 2014-15 college football season kicked off on Thursday, so for the next five months, get ready to hear plenty of discussions about just who should play for the National Championship. In previous years, that decision was left to the computers, which compiled rankings from various polls, considered strength of schedule......
A select few Aphex Twin fans who are eager to hear Syro – electronic-music icon Richard D. James' first LP under the Aphex moniker in 13 years – will be able to check out the record in its entirety weeks before its September 23rd release. The IDM artist and his......