Category: Music


‘It Was All a Dream’ Author Talks Notorious B

Twenty-five years after The Notorious B.I.G., aka Biggie Smalls, was murdered in Los Angeles, his legacy continues to live large in the hip-hop world and beyond. At just 24, having released two albums — 1994’s Ready to Die and 1997’s Life After Death, both certified classics — he had already …

Mike and Nate Kinsella Form New Band Lies, Share New

American Football members and cousins Mike Kinsella and Nate Kinsella have formed a new band called Lies. They’re announcing the project with Lies I, a two-track release featuring the new songs “Blemishes” and “Echoes.” Listen to those below. Lies are encouraging listeners to call the “Lies hotline” at 1-888-290-LIES (5437) …

Olivia Rodrigo Defends Abortion Rights During Washington, D

Last night (May 4), Olivia Rodrigo spoke out about abortion rights at her Washington, D.C. concert. Rodrigo paused during the middle of her show to express how “heartbroken” she is over the recent news that the Supreme Court plans to overturn the landmark abortion rights decision Roe v. Wade. “Our …

Fyre Fest’s Billy McFarland released early from prison

Fyre Fest co-founder Billy McFarland has been released early from prison and is currently living in a halfway house, according to Billboard. McFarland was sentenced to six years in prison in 2018 for the fraudulent festival, which promised attendees a luxurious Bahamas experience complete with catered meals, luxury villas, and …

Pearl Jam’s Jeff Ament on Bill Simmons’ Podcast: 5 Things

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Arcade Fire Drafts Beck, Feist For We World Tour Dates

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Sudan Archives celebrates Black hair in new song “Selfish Soul”:

It’s about time Sudan Archives feeds her “Selfish Soul” — or, more accurately, that she embraces her natural beauty. Listen to the singer-songwriter’s new single, an empowering ode to Black hair, below. “Selfish Soul” rumbles with a quiet bass line and Sudan Archives’ signature acrobatic violin. In the song, the …

The Weeknd’s ‘Dawn FM’ Returns to No

The Weeknd’s Dawn FM re-enters Billboard’s Top Album Sales chart (dated May 14) at No. 1 following the album’s release on vinyl, cassette and in boxed set configurations on April 29. It’s the set’s second nonconsecutive week atop the tally; it first reached No. 1 on the Feb. 12-dated chart, …

Rihanna Stars in A$AP Rocky’s Video for New Song “D

A$AP Rocky has a new song called “D.M.B.” It comes with a music video written, directed, and executive produced by Rocky for AWGE. The visual stars Rocky and Rihanna, who is pregnant and expecting her first child with the rapper. In the clip, Rocky wears grills on his teeth that …

UPSAHL announces 2022 North American headlining tour

UPSAHL is ready to continue her very first headlining tour across North America in Fall 2022. On Friday, the pop singer announced the latest round of dates in support of 2021’s Lady Jesus, with 17 shows this fall beginning September 29th at the Constellation Room in Santa Ana, California. From …

J.K. Simmons and Sissy Spacek hide a space portal in

Coming on the heels of Prime Video’s acclaimed neo-Western series Outer Range is another sci-fi show titled Night Sky, premiering on the streamer May 20th. The series centers around an elderly couple hiding the secret of their backyard portal that transports them to space, and you can watch the official …

5 Seconds of Summer Very, Very Slowly Revealed Their New

5 Seconds of Summer know their fans are hyped for new music, and they sure are milking the anticipation. After announcing their that their upcoming album’s next single, “Me, Myself, and I”  will be arriving on Wednesday (May 11), the group slowly began to reveal the rest of their tracklist …

Rage Against the Machine announce UK/European tour with Run the

Rage Against the Machine’s long-anticipated reunion tour is finally set to kick off this summer. In between the band’s initial North American leg in Summer 2022 and a second leg in Spring 2023, they’ll embark on a tour of the UK and Europe. Taking place between August and September, the …

Future and Drake Travel Back to Medieval Times in New

Future and Drake have shared a new video for “Wait for U.” In the clip, Future experiences relationship issues in medieval times and Drake rides a horse. The Tems-sampling track landed on Future’s album I Never Liked You, released last week. Check out the video, directed by Director X, below. …

Mary J. Blige, Jason Flom & More Receive 2022 Clio

Mary J. Blige, Jason Flom, Republic Records and Kobalt Music Publishing were among the winners of the 2022 Clio Music Awards, which were presented on Tuesday (May 10) at The Mercy Lounge in Nashville. The program aims to award excellence in music marketing and the use of music in advertising …

iPod Commercials Defined an Era for Music in Marketing: The

It’s difficult to overstate how deeply and completely the iPod revolutionized music listening. Introduced in 2001, the pocket-sized device escorted music consumers out of the CD era and into the gleaming digital age. (“I don’t know who your product’s designers are,” Moby said in a 2001 promotional video from Apple, …

Harry Styles Announces 2022 North American Tour Dates

Harry Styles has announced his 2022 North American tour dates in support of the new album Harry’s House. He’ll be performing at just five venues: Toronto’s Scotiabank Arena, New York’s Madison Square Garden, Austin’s Moody Center, Chicago’s United Center, and Los Angeles’ Kia Forum. Support at the Toronto shows will …

‘No Cover’ Contestant Plays Violin Like a Guitar + Lzzy

Episode 4 of No Cover, Hit Parader‘s unsigned band competition show hosted on the Sumerian Records YouTube channel, debuted last night (May 4) and featured contestant Ada Pasternak, who wowed the panel of judges with her intimate song performance where she played a violin like a guitar, which Halestorm‘s Lzzy Hale …

Drummer Plays 36-Minute Continuous Medley of All 160 Iron Maiden

Drummer David Winter has dazzled YouTube with a beastly Iron Maiden drum cover video. It shows him playing the drums continuously for around 36 minutes as he hits every song in Iron Maiden’s catalog. Now that’s what we call playing with madness. Indeed, it’s Winter’s “Medley of the Beast.” Think you …

New Posthumous Dr. John Album on the Way

A new album from the late Dr. John is on the way, a project the New Orleans titan was working on at the time of his death in June 2019. It’s called Things Happen That Way and it’s out via Rounder Records on September 23. Karla R. Pratt, the daughter …

Arcade Fire Release New Album WE: Listen and Read the

Arcade Fire have released their new album WE. Nigel Godrich produced the LP alongside bandleaders Win Butler and Régine Chassagne. The record also features a noteworthy roster of collaborators: Josh Tillman (aka Father John Misty), Portishead and Beak>’s Geoff Barrow, composer Owen Pallett, and more contributed to the band’s sixth …

Arcade Fire Lights up Midweek U

Arcade Fire is charging to a fourth U.K. No. 1 with WE. The Canadian alternative rock outfit leads an all-new Top 5 on the midweek chart with WE (via Columbia), their sixth studio LP. Win Butler and Co. previously led the tally with 2010’s The Suburbs, 2013’s Reflektor and 2017’s …

Ukraine and Nine Other Nations Advance to Eurovision Final

For years, watching the Eurovision Song Contest from the United States involved climbing on a rooftop to adjust the direction of a satellite dish and subscribing to a Portuguese channel. Today it’s as simple as tuning into a network app for the live broadcast. This year, champion figure skater Johnny …

Taylor Swift Shares New “This Love (Taylor’s Version)”

Taylor Swift has released her second re-recorded 1989 song. “This Love (Taylor’s Version)” was previewed in the teaser trailer for the new Prime Video series The Summer I Turned Pretty. Hear the full song and see the trailer below. Back in August 2019, Swift pledged to re-record her first six …

070 Shake announces new album YOU CAN’T KILL ME, shares

070 Shake is finally coming back with her sophomore album. YOU CAN’T KILL ME is due out this spring via G.O.O.D. Music/Def Jam Recordings, and today, the singer has shared the project’s lead single, “Skin and Bones.” Additionally, 070 Shake has mapped out a run of North American tour dates …

Bad Bunny Releases New Album Un Verano Sin Ti

Bad Bunny has shared a new album titled Un Verano Sin Ti. The follow-up to 2020’s El Último Tour del Mundo spans 23 tracks and features appearances from Rauw Alejandro, Bomba Estéreo, Buscabulla, and more. The singer-songwriter worked on his new album with producers Mag and Tainy, as well as …
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