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Roger Waters' 'Wall' Pig, Inflatable Freddie Mercury Headed to Auction

August 28, 2015 - 16:03
The giant pig head that adorned the stage of Roger Waters' 1990 Berlin performance of The Wall, as well as other large-scale inflatable props and models used by the Rolling Stones, AC/DC and Queen are headed to auction, the BBC reports. The items come from the Halesworth, England workshop of Air Artists and...

Toro y Moi Drops Free, Surprise 'Samantha' Mixtape

August 28, 2015 - 15:57
Toro y Moi's Chaz Bundick has dropped a surprise 20-track mixtape titled Samantha as a free download, just four months after the singer released his new LP What For?. "'Samantha' out 8-28-15," Bundick wrote on Instagram before posting a Dropbox link routing fans to the 20-track collection, Pitchfork reports. The mixtape features...

Hear Cee Lo's Soulful New Song 'Sign of the Times'

August 28, 2015 - 15:42
"Why can't we open our eyes to the sign of the times?" Cee Lo Green pleads on his soulful new song, which samples Bob James' flute-and-keys groove from the classic TV series Taxi. The laid-back "Sign of the Times" – available to purchase via iTunes – is the singer's latest tease of...

Shania Twain at 50: See the Retiring Superstar's Career in Photos

August 28, 2015 - 15:18
Shania Twain turns 50 today, adding another milestone to a 25-year career that's full of landmark albums, chart-topping hits and bare midriffs. To celebrate, she's gearing up for another leg of her Rock This Country tour, which will help bring her days on the road to a close. "I want to...

After 'Compton' Success, DJ Premier Eyes Gang Starr Biopic

August 28, 2015 - 14:35
The overwhelming success of N.W.A biopic Straight Outta Compton may cause Hollywood execs to start digging around for more hip-hop backstories to plunder. If veteran producer DJ Premier, who worked with Dr. Dre on the latter's "Animals" track for new album Compton, has his way, his former group Gang Starr will be next...

Flashback: River Phoenix Covers Patty Loveless' 'Blame It on Your Heart'

August 28, 2015 - 14:24
When acclaimed film director Peter Bogdanovich (The Last Picture Show, Paper Moon, Mask) focused on Nashville as the setting for his 1993 film, The Thing Called Love, anticipation, especially in Music City, was high. After all, the film was the first since Robert Altman's controversial 1975 masterpiece, Nashville, to train...

Weekend Rock: What is the Best Elton John Deep Cut?

August 28, 2015 - 13:41
Forty-five years ago this week, Elton John played his first U.S. concert at the Troubadour in West Hollywood, California. "Tuesday night at the Troubadour was just the beginning," Los Angeles Times pop critic Robert Hilburn wrote. "He's going to be one of rock's biggest and most important stars." Now we have a question...

'I Feel This Is Our Time': Foals on Urgent New LP

August 28, 2015 - 13:30
During the sessions for his band's new record in the South of France, Yannis Philippakis — singer-songwriter-guitarist of the English quintet Foals — often passed a building on the outskirts of town where in 1889–90 Vincent Van Gogh was hospitalized after slicing off part of his left ear. It was a good place...

Yasiin Bey Revives 'Mos Def' Moniker for 'Sensei on the Block'

August 28, 2015 - 13:29
Nearly four years after Mos Def announced that he was retiring his name and becoming Yasiin Bey, the rapper has dusted off his old moniker for "Sensei on the Block," a surprise collaboration between the rapper and producer Ski Beatz. The track, which appeared on iTunes today with little warning, finds Bey –...

Motorhead's Lemmy: My Life in 15 Snarls

August 28, 2015 - 12:40
For 40 years now, Motörhead have been one of rock & roll's most authentic bands. While ringmaster Lemmy Kilmister's peers have settled down, gotten sober and, by and large, bid adieu to their Dionysian vices, the gravelly voiced singer and bassist — who will turn 70 in December — still drinks, gambles and...

Hear Keith Richards' Brash, Funky New Song 'Substantial Damage'

August 28, 2015 - 12:18
Keith Richards has unleashed "Substantial Damage," a funk-inspired track from his upcoming solo LP, Crosseyed Heart.   Related: Keith Richards: 'I Want to See How Far the Stones Can Go' "Substantial Damage" is a groove monster, defined by Richards' brash guitar riffs and the propulsive drumming of co-writer/producer Steve Jordan. The track...

Maddie & Tae on 'Start Here' Album: 'It's Not Just Love, Boys and Rainbows'

August 28, 2015 - 12:18
When Rolling Stone Country first encountered Maddie & Tae, they were a teenaged duo, so new to the spotlight that they hadn't quite worked out the elegant dance of taking turns responding to interviewers' questions. They'd only just released their clever, catchy inversion of a certain bro-country template, "Girl in...

Play Iron Maiden's Addictive 'Speed of Life' 8-Bit Video Game

August 28, 2015 - 12:05
Two weeks after Iron Maiden unleashed the arcade-inspired music video for their new single "Speed of Light," the long-running heavy metal act have now transformed that "homage" to video games into an 8-bit adventure. Speed of Light, playable now on Iron Maiden's official site, transports fans to a Donkey Kong-inspired world...

Watch Lamb of God Start Mosh Pit With '512' on 'Jimmy Kimmel'

August 28, 2015 - 11:53
Lamb of God offset the Los Angeles sunshine with the darkness of "512" during Thursday's episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live!, performing the brooding single on the show's outdoor stage. Led by Randy Blythe's dark bellow and the explosive soloing of guitarist Mark Morton, the metal veterans inspired a crowd mosh pit.   In...

See William Clark Green Bring Circus to Life in 'Ringling Road' Video

August 28, 2015 - 10:50
"Ringling Road" — a twisted tale of circus freaks and vice from sharp-tongued country-rocker William Clark Green — comes to life word-for-word in its eerie, coulrophobic new video. "We wanted to hit a couple of levels," Green says. "We wanted it creepy, but also just dark. The whole idea of...

Watch Aerosmith Play 'Walk This Way' in Clip From Dynamic New Concert Film

August 28, 2015 - 10:49
Having concluded their summer Blue Army Tour a few weeks back, Aerosmith are gearing up to release a new concert film, Aerosmith Rocks Donington 2014, on September 4th. Available in various formats (Blu-ray/CD, DVD/CD, DVD/LP and digital), the film documents the band's 20-song headlining appearance at the Download Festival at England's legendary Donington Park in June...

Start Here

August 28, 2015 - 10:48
A country duo who got together in their teens, Madison Marlow and Taylor Dye topped the country charts last year with "Girl in a Country Song," a sly shot at Nashville sexism in the era of the bro. Their first studio album offers more variations on that theme — check the...

Depression Cherry

August 28, 2015 - 10:47
Over four alluring albums, Beach House have managed the rare trick of evoking bliss and loss in equal strength. Guitarist Alex Scally's extravagant melodies bloom slowly over grooves that pulse like waves; singer Victoria Legrand's vocals echo Fleetwood Mac's lush folk rock, Cocteau Twins' surreal dreams and Nico's spooky drama....

What Went Down

August 28, 2015 - 10:46
U.K. art rockers Foals specialize in arena-size intricacy — anthemic art pop rich with detailed guitar churn, latticed beats and luminous electronics. Their fourth and best album plays up a dark, bracing urgency, especially on the explosive title track, where Yannis Philippakis hollers over low-slung, fuzzed-out riffing and high-octane drum pummel....

Poison Season

August 28, 2015 - 10:44
Destroyer's Dan Bejar is one of indie rock's most inventive wild cards. His last album, 2011's excellent Kaputt, was an absurdist take on early-Eighties yacht pop. His latest asks a question: What if the David Bowie of Space Oddity and the Bruce Springsteen of The Wild, the Innocent & the...