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Black Lives Matter Co-Founder to Beyonce: 'Welcome to the Movement'

February 11, 2016 - 16:52
Beyoncé once again broke the Internet when she released "Formation" Saturday. People on my Facebook timeline have talked about almost nothing else for the last few days. Is this Queen Bey's #BlackLivesMatter anthem? Maybe. What I do know is that the Queen is an expert at encouraging some of us black...

Watch Mayer Hawthorne Play Detective in Smooth 'Cosmic Love' Video

February 11, 2016 - 16:47
Much as he does with his retro soul music, Mayer Hawthorne mines vintage-tipped film themes in his new "Cosmic Love" video. In the first video installment of a multi-part detective thriller, Hawthorne plays the lead detective. The noir clip opens with Hawthorne enjoying a performance by a seductive lounge singer. The smooth...

Watch Kanye West's 'The Life of Pablo' Album Livestream

February 11, 2016 - 15:28
Kanye West is livestreaming his Madison Square Garden listening party for his seventh album The Life of Pablo on Tidal. The event begins at 4pm EST. West announced the listening party in late January, when the album was titled Swish. While it's unclear if West will perform at the event, his collaborator, conceptual...

Explore the Wild Fashion of Seventies NYC in New RS Mini-Doc

February 11, 2016 - 14:34
Nile Rodgers, the Strokes' Albert Hammond Jr., author Fran Lebowitz and more reminisce about the style of the early Seventies in the second installment of 1973: Shaping the Culture, a new video series from Rolling Stone, presented by HBO's new show Vinyl. "What's great about '73 is that, everybody forgets this,...

Bon Iver, Erykah Badu, Beach House to Headline Eaux Claires Music Fest

February 11, 2016 - 14:16
Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival has announced its lineup, which includes Erykah Badu, James Blake and festival curator Bon Iver. Held in Eaux Claire, Wisconsin, the hometown of Bon Iver's Justin Vernon and The National's Aaron Dessner, the pair will continue to curate the fest's lineup. It will take place...

See Vince Gill Honor George Jones With Stark 'Sad One Comin' On'

February 11, 2016 - 13:19
One of the key performance events during CRS (Country Radio Seminar), the annual gathering of radio- and music-industry professionals in Nashville, is the Universal Music Group luncheon at the Ryman Auditorium, where the label group's roster takes the stage for short sets to introduce new singles or revisit classic favorites. Vince...

RJD2 Drops Ebullient Instrumental 'The Sheboygan Left'

February 11, 2016 - 13:01
Philadelphia hip-hop producer RJD2 has released a glimmering, ebullient new single, "The Sheboygan Left," set to appear on his upcoming album, Dame Fortune. The mostly instrumental cut opens with a funky, guttural groove that builds to a angelic chorus of synth stabs, wordless vocals and a subtle, twinkling guitar line. After the song temporarily...

Run-DMC on Receiving Rap's First Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award

February 11, 2016 - 12:54
When Run-D.M.C. said they "crash through walls, cut through floors, bust through ceilings and knock down doors," it was no idle boast. They were the first rap group to do almost everything — to be certified gold, to be certified platinum, to have a Top 10 single, to cover Rolling...

Bruce Springsteen's 'The River': Steven Van Zandt Looks Back

February 11, 2016 - 12:29
"I don't think this existed six weeks ago," Steven Van Zandt said, chuckling to himself, over a late lunch of salad and tea a few hours before showtime on January 16th, the day Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band opened their unexpected 2016 tour in Pittsburgh. "It wasn't 'Maybe it's gonna...

Michaela Anne Readies 'Bright Lights and the Fame' Album

February 11, 2016 - 12:20
On May 13th, Americana singer-songwriter Michaela Anne will release the new album Bright Lights and the Fame via Kingswood Records. A collection of honky-tonkers and poignant ballads, the record evokes the country-rock sound of the Eagles and the emotional vocals of Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris. Bright Lights and the Fame is the...

Khalifa

February 11, 2016 - 12:16
Will Khalifa be the Wiz Khalifa album listeners make it all the way through? Perhaps, but it won't be an especially memorable task. Even as the Pittsburgh rapper builds on the darker, trap-influenced vibe of 2014’s Blacc Hollywood, his lyrics cling to the themes that have worked for him in the past: his success and...

Watch Eddie Vedder Cover the Who With Adam Sandler, Norm MacDonald

February 11, 2016 - 12:14
Eddie Vedder stormed the stage at Adam Sandler, Norm MacDonald and Rob Schneider's comedy show in Seattle Wednesday night to helm a cover of the Who's "My Generation." Armed with his acoustic guitar, Sandler attempted to get the song going with MacDonald on vocals, but the comedian kept missing his cue despite his...

Pool

February 11, 2016 - 12:06
"How many more of these sad songs can one boy write?" Aaron Maine asked on an early release in 2011. It was almost like he was giving himself a dare. He's written a boatload of sad songs over the last few years (as Porches and under other aliases) – good...

Flashback: Kiss Play Their Final Classic-Lineup Show

February 11, 2016 - 11:47
Kiss' 2000 farewell tour was winding down when drummer Peter Criss got some news that absolutely shook his world: Guitarist Ace Frehley was getting paid $50,000 a show – a full $10,000 more than Criss' own salary. "It was the most devastating blow of my professional life," Criss writes in his...

Grammys 2016: Meet the Best New Artist Nominees

February 11, 2016 - 11:07
This year's nominees for the Best New Artist Grammy are an unusually eclectic bunch, from Aussie indie rocker Courtney Barnett to Top 40 pop singer Meghan Trainor to hip-hop-loving country star Sam Hunt and more. We called up the nominees to hear how they think they'll fare on Monday night...

Hear Sturgill Simpson's Hard-Edged 'Vinyl' Theme 'Sugar Daddy'

February 11, 2016 - 10:46
With a creative team that includes Mick Jagger and Martin Scorcese, HBO's music-driven period drama Vinyl has quite the pedigree. The action centers on a fictional record label and its employees in rock & roll's pre-punk Seventies glory days, fueled by mountains of cocaine and unrelenting ego. Predictably, the soundtrack is largely representative of...

Watch OK Go Defy Gravity in 'Upside Down & Inside Out' Video

February 11, 2016 - 10:44
Since the arrival of "Here It Goes Again" more than a decade ago, OK Go have continually pushed the limits of what's possible to do in a three-minute music video. For their latest clip, the band again reaches new heights, literally: "Upside Down & Inside Out" was filmed aboard an airplane traveling at...

Hear the Record Company's Bluesy 'Hard Day Coming Down'

February 11, 2016 - 10:40
Caught halfway between the stomp of mid-century rock & roll and the soulful kick of Delta blues, the Record Company kick up a raw, rootsy racket with "Hard Day Coming Down." It's a melancholic song, delivered from the perspective of a down-and-out man who's low on love, luck and cash. Driven...

15 Great Grammy Tribute Performances

February 11, 2016 - 10:34
While celebrating current pop achievements is a huge part of the Grammy mission, the ceremonies themselves always devote plenty of time to honoring past glories. Even by Grammys standards, the 2016 show will be unusually tribute-heavy, with various artists memorializing the many icons we've lost during the past year. Lady Gaga will...

Watch the 1975's Sultry, Soulful Cover of Justin Bieber's 'Sorry'

February 11, 2016 - 10:29
The 1975 turned in a slinking, surprisingly funked-out cover of Justin Bieber's "Sorry" during an appearance on BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge Thursday. Anchored by an impenetrable groove, the Manchester pop-rock outfit put a spacey spin on the song with swirling synths and sopping guitar lines, while frontman Matthew Healy delivered a...