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Watch Billy Joel Perform Surprise Set With Cover Band on Long Island

2 hours 28 min ago
Every month, Billy Joel performs in front of a sold out crowd at New York's Madison Square Garden. On Friday night, the "Piano Man" singer took the stage at Huntington, New York's intimate Paramount for a surprise three-song set alongside Joel cover band Big Shot, who were performing at the venue. With Big...

See Lil Wayne, Imagine Dragons Go Crazy in 'Sucker for Pain' Video

4 hours 33 min ago
The upcoming blockbuster Suicide Squad has dropped the video for the soundtrack cut "Sucker for Pain," featuring a Suicide Squad-like assortment of MCs – Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa, Ty Dolla $ign and Logic – alongside rockers Imagine Dragons and X Ambassadors. The video sees all six artists involved performing their joint cut on...

Kanye West Unveils Provocative, Voyeuristic 'Famous' Video

8 hours 4 min ago
Kanye West debuted his music video for The Life of Pablo track "Famous" Friday night at a watch party at Los Angeles' Forum, where a 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. PST crowd witnessed perhaps the most provocative, controversial video of West's career thus far. The Forum event was live streamed via Tidal,...

Former Lynyrd Skynyrd Drummer Readies Biopic 'Free Bird'

June 24, 2016 - 22:16
Former Lynyrd Skynyrd drummer Artimus Pyle will co-write and produce a biopic about his life with the Southern rock band. The film, tentatively titled Free Bird, also focuses on one of the music's most tragic moments: The 1977 plane crash that claimed the lives of six people, including his friend and...

Whitney Houston's 1986 Emmy Award Pulled From Auction

June 24, 2016 - 21:15
A federal judge ruled Friday that auctioneers could not proceed with the sale of Whitney Houston's 1986 Emmy Award. A temporary restraining order was issued against both Heritage Auctions and the late singer's estate to prevent the auction of Houston's Primetime Emmy Award for Individual Performance in a Variety or Music...

Bernie Worrell: 10 Essential Tracks From the P-Funk Keyboardist

June 24, 2016 - 17:08
One of the most wildly innovative and technically dazzling musicians in pop music history, Parliament-Funkadelic's Bernie Worrell was like "Jimi Hendrix on the keyboards," according to one-time bandmate Bootsy Collins, and that's not a hyperbolic estimation. A classical-music child prodigy who attended the New England Conservatory of Music and Juilliard,...

Bernie Worrell, Parliament-Funkadelic Keyboardist, Dead at 72

June 24, 2016 - 17:05
Bernie Worrell, keyboardist for Parliament/Funkadelic and Talking Heads and a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, passed away Friday following a battle with cancer. He was 72. "Bernie transitioned Home to The Great Spirit," Worrell's wife Judie wrote on Facebook Friday. "Rest in peace, my love -- you definitely made the world a better...

True Sadness

June 24, 2016 - 16:19
With echoes of old-timey string bands, singalong folk revivalists,boozy Americana roots rockers and big-box singer – songwriter softies, the Avett Brothers have carved out a remarkably successful 21st-century space for themselves. On each of their last three albums, producer Rick Rubin has helped shape their sound without changing the artisanal recipe. On...

Damon Albarn, Johnny Marr, Ellie Goulding Outraged Over Brexit

June 24, 2016 - 15:39
In a historic referendum, Britain voted to leave the European Union, leaving a wave of economic uncertainty that has left many musicians and entertainment industry members crestfallen and outraged.  On Friday, British musicians like Blur's Damon Albarn and British indie pop band Bastille used the stages of Glastonbury Festival as a platform. "Democracy failed...

See Erykah Badu Go 'Beatnik Chanteuse' for 'Maiysha' Video

June 24, 2016 - 15:16
Erykah Badu directed the humorous clip for her collaboration with Robert Glasper, "Maiysha (So Long)." Glasper's versions of Miles Davis' recordings, Everything's Beautiful, is out now. In the video, Badu plays a "neurotic, beatnik chanteuse" named Sarah Bellam who is seen backstage before a show. She argues with her keyboardist and...

Watch Schoolboy Q's Crew Smoke, Run Red Lights in New Video

June 24, 2016 - 14:19
Schoolboy Q's crew smokes weed, jokes around and cruises through the streets of Los Angeles in the rapper's sprawling video for "By Any Means," a track from his upcoming Blank Face LP. The clip finds Schoolboy's friends running red lights, outrunning police and scoping out jewelry at a pawn shop.  Schoolboy alternates between...

Weekend Rock Question: What Is the Cure's Best Song?

June 24, 2016 - 14:03
The Cure's ongoing world tour brought them to New York City's Madison Square Garden this week for an incredible three-night stand. Without a new album to support, Robert Smith and his band group dug deep into their catalog and broke out classics like "Fascination Street" and "Disintegration" along with newer tracks...

Steven Tyler Confirms Aerosmith 2017 Farewell Tour

June 24, 2016 - 13:25
Steven Tyler phoned into The Howard Stern Show Tuesday to discuss his new solo country LP as well as to confirm the rumors that Aerosmith are planning a farewell tour in 2017. "I love this band, I really do, and I want to squash every thought that anybody might have about this … We're...

Jenny Lewis' Band Nice as F--k Surprise-Release Debut LP

June 24, 2016 - 12:44
Jenny Lewis's new band Nice as Fuck – featuring Au Revoir Simone's Erika Forster and the Like's Tennessee Thomas – has surprise-released its self-titled debut LP. The nine-track album is available to purchase on iTunes via Lewis' record label, Love's Way.   The album features their throbbing first single, "Door," which...

See Rob Thomas and Charles Kelley's Swaggering 'Smooth'

June 24, 2016 - 12:28
In 1999, singer Rob Thomas stepped away from his main gig in Matchbox 20 to record the song "Smooth" for guitarist Carlos Santana's comeback album Supernatural. To call the result a smash is a little like saying the sun is hot — "Smooth" was a 12-week Number One and ended up...

Clipping, 'Hamilton' Star's Rap Trio, Talk Noisy Life Beyond Tony Win

June 24, 2016 - 12:19
Fresh off winning a Tony Award for his roles as Marquis de Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson in the Broadway phenomenon Hamilton, rapper Daveed Diggs is interested in using his time off the stage to work on projects as far away from the musical as possible. "[That's] not any shade to Hamilton," he explains. "The...

See Hayes Carll, John Doe's Moving Merle Haggard Cover

June 24, 2016 - 12:09
L.A. punk legend John Doe, of X, meets Texas troubadour Hayes Carll for an acoustic version of the 1983 honky-tonk classic "I Always Get Lucky With You," and the results are profoundly moving. The pair's poignant in-studio performance of the tune will begin airing this weekend on Sirius/XM's Outlaw Country...

See Brad Paisley, Demi Lovato Deliver Sultry 'Fight' on 'GMA'

June 24, 2016 - 11:59
Not since his "Remind Me" duet with Carrie Underwood has Brad Paisley exhibited such chemistry with an onstage partner. This morning on Good Morning America, the country guitarslinger teamed up with pop star Demi Lovato to deliver an especially sultry "Without a Fight," their new duet. "There's a tangled mess of...

Watch Christina Aguilera Belt Orlando Tribute 'Change' on 'Kimmel'

June 24, 2016 - 11:43
Christina Aguilera performed her uplifting new song "Change," a tribute to the victims of the horrifying Orlando shooting, Thursday on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Backed by a four-piece band and a vocal quartet, the Voice coach belted the soulful track against a simple backdrop of purple swirls.  "Stand tall, be proud and lift...

Best R&B Albums of 2016 So Far

June 24, 2016 - 11:22
It's tempting to reduce the first half of 2016 to one album. Nothing else targeted the sweet spot between radio-friendly urban pop and pointed statements on race, sex and politics quite like Beyoncé's Lemonade, a whirlwind of romantic tumult and feminist pride. But Rihanna's Anti certainly tried, at least when...