New York's Battles are making up for the four-year wait between albums with a new video featuring the experimental trio performing four new cuts from their upcoming LP, La Di Da Di, that will stream on a loop for the next 24 hours. David Radboy directed the 21-minute clip, which was filmed at the band's NYC...
Janelle Monáe will join Belgian dance-pop star Stromae at his headlining gig at Madison Square Garden in New York City on October 1st. Stromae is the first French-language artist to headline the hallowed arena. The concert will conclude Stromae's North American tour, which kicks off September 12th at the James L. Knight Center in...
Legendary country producer and songwriter Billy Sherrill — best known for his work with Tammy Wynette and George Jones — has died in Nashville after a short illness. He was 78. Sherrill's contributions to country music were massively influential. One of the primary forces behind the "countrypolitan" sound which smoothed country's...
Chuck D walks through the halls of hell amidst a barrage of chaotic images in the entrancing, harrowing new video for Public Enemy's "No Sympathy From the Devil." The latest clip off the seminal hip-hop outfit's 13th LP, Man Plans, God Laughs, opens with the camera traveling down a dimly lit hallway...
Merle Haggard has changed his stance on pot smoking since his "Okie From Muskogee" days. The former anti-hippy and right wing hero is now putting the bake back in Bakersfield with Willie Nelson on their recent collaboration, "It's All Gone to Pot." "At the time I wrote 'Okie From Muskogee,' I didn't...
Pharrell Williams will face protests during his South African tour next months from a pro-Palestinian group that opposes his partnership with Woolworths, a major retailer in the country that has trade ties with Israel, Reuters reports. The South African branch of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against Israel (BDS) — a movement opposed to the...
The very early 1980s was a scary and confusing times for many rock gods of the previous decade. This new thing called MTV was turning oddball British acts like Kajagoogoo, Adam Ant, Culture Club and Haircut 100 into overnight stars, and 1970s stadium rock giants like the Who, the Eagles,...
A publicist, a label rep and Alessia Cara are huddled around a smartphone in the Victorian lobby of Cara's midtown hotel, watching a video on Twitter. It's a short clip of Jimmy Fallon introducing the 19-year-old Canadian singer-songwriter's performance on The Tonight Show the previous night, her TV debut. Fallon is poking...
Miley and Billy Ray Cyrus helped make the West Hollywood House of Blues' final show even more explosive when they joined glam metal jokesters Steel Panther for a cover of Def Leppard's "Pour Some Sugar on Me." The father/daughter pair attended the historic venue's farewell show, which was livestreamed on Yahoo....
Noel Gallagher bemoaned the state of the album in the age of streaming and blasted Apple Music's 24/7 Internet radio, Beats 1, during an interview on the Varvet International podcast, saying, "Apple Music, world radio, is that some sort of George Orwell shit going on? "How can you be so arrogant that you can...
Randy Houser continues to kick up quite a bit of dust with his latest video for the turbo-charged new single, "We Went." The Southwestern-themed clip revisits the mini-movie style and scenery of Houser's video for his Top Five hit, "Like a Cowboy." With director Dustin Rikert once again behind the camera,...
This fall, Kiss singer-guitarist Paul Stanley will begin a surprising new gig: soul singer. His new side group, Soul Station, which plays a mix of Sixties and Seventies soul classics, will perform its first-ever concert at Los Angeles' Roxy Theatre on September 11th. "I don't play guitar in the band...
Jonathan Tyler didn't drop his band name, the Northern Lights, out of sheer vanity or a desire to focus the attention all on himself. He did it because he didn't have $50,000. After recording as Jonathan Tyler and the Northern Lights since 2007, a left-field lawsuit forced the Texas-based roots...
FKA Twigs unveiled "Figure 8," another new track from her upcoming EP, on Zane Lowe's Beats 1 radio show Monday. The LP1 singer also spoke about what inspired the darkly sparse yet melodic "Figure 8" as well as her plans for new music. "I wrote 'Figure 8' after I finished LP1, maybe...
"You know, we thought we were going to be completely outed and everything was going to be over basically one week after the first record came out," says one of the six anonymous members of Swedish occult-rock troupe Ghost. "We're as baffled as anyone that it hasn't happened yet. I...
When we last checked in with Redfoo, the Motown scion and former LMFAO member was filling us in on the so-called "fellatio ratio" he aims for when planning a party. As depicted in his new video for "Where the Sun Goes" — the latest single from his long-teased solo debut of the same...
This Friday, August 7th, country superstar Luke Bryan will celebrate the release of his fifth full-length album, Kill the Lights with a live-streamed performance and party at New York City's Irving Plaza.Tickets are on sale Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. ET to Citi cardholders. For fans unable to attend, the exclusive...
It is, Jimmy Page declares proudly, "the mother of all Codas – an absolute celebration of Led Zeppelin, all things bright and beautiful, all of the curios." The Led Zeppelin guitarist pauses and grins. "It's cool." Over his morning coffee in a New York hotel suite, Page is marking the end...
The search for the next superstar DJ has begun on Your Shot, an American Idol-style reality competition helmed by Tiësto and a team of DJs, managers, promoters and club owners that premiered its first episode on Vevo. The winner of the 10-part series will earn the chance to open for Tiësto...
New York neo-disco and funk favorites Escort have offered a blissfully bumping new song, "Animal Nature," the title track from their long-awaited second LP, out October 30th via Escort Records. Anchored by an percolating bass and bevy of spirited, striking synth lines, "Animal Nature" boasts another captivating vocal performance from singer...