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Heart's Ann and Nancy Wilson: Our Life in 15 Songs

July 12, 2016 - 10:51
It's been more than 40 years since Heart recorded Dreamboat Annie, the debut album that launched the hard-rock act to stardom on the strength of hits like "Magic Man" and "Crazy on You." And the Seattle-area band, still led by sisters Ann (vocals) and Nancy (guitar) Wilson, is showing no signs of...

See Kip Moore's Powerful Message on Racism

July 12, 2016 - 10:34
Beyond the obligatory thoughts and prayers reaction posts, few country stars have made statements about the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile at the hands of police and the deadly attack on police a Black Lives Matter protest in Dallas. But in typically outspoken fashion, singer-songwriter Kip Moore has...

Bad Boy Plots Packed 20th Anniversary Box Set

July 12, 2016 - 10:19
The Notorious B.I.G., Puff Daddy and Faith Evans will anchor a new five-disc, 80-track Bad Boy Entertainment 20th anniversary box set, out August 12th. The new collection was curated by Bad Boy President Harve Pierre and features hits like Biggie's "Juicy" and "Hypnotize," the Lox's "Money, Power, Respect," Diddy's "I Need a Girl"...

Hear St. Vincent Turn 'Golden Girls' Theme Into Eerie Dirge

July 12, 2016 - 10:10
Experimental guitarist Annie Clark, who performs as St. Vincent, gave an eerie tribute to Golden Girls at a performance over the weekend by transforming the sitcom's theme song (Cynthia Fee's "Thank You For Being A Friend") into a solemn dirge. Clark tweeted the clip with the hashtag #thankyouforbeingafriend.  Further evidence proves that Blanche, Rose, Sophia...

See Shawn Mendes Promise to 'Treat You Better' on 'Fallon'

July 12, 2016 - 09:49
Shawn Mendes returned to The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon to deliver a scorching, raw performance of his single "Treat You Better." The upbeat, longing track will appear on his upcoming sophomore album Illuminate, set for release on September 23rd. With an electric guitar in hand, the 17-year-old singer-songwriter belted out the...

Cypress Hill to Reissue Debut LP as '25th Anniversary Skull'

July 12, 2016 - 09:29
Cypress Hill will celebrate the 25th anniversary of their sublimely funky 1991 debut with what might be the most outrageous special edition packaging in hip-hop history. The "25th Anniversary Skull" is black resin sculpture of the group's skull logo limited to 1,991 copies. Fans who purchase one can peel the skull's...

VH1 Hip-Hop Honors 2016: 10 Best and Worst Moments

July 12, 2016 - 09:15
After a six-year hiatus, VH1's Hip-Hop Honors returned on Monday night with a program dedicated entirely to female rappers. Since the show debuted in 2004, it has done much to pay tribute to hip-hop innovators, but males have dominated the proceedings. The eighth Honors, aptly dubbed "All Hail the Queens,"...

Watch Blink-182 Bring Rousing 'Bored to Death' to 'Colbert'

July 12, 2016 - 09:13
Blink-182 cut through the malaise with a bombastic performance of "Bored to Death" on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Monday. The retooled pop-punk trio — with Matt Skiba on guitar and vocals — surged through the California track, moving nimbly between its fraught post-punk verse and deafening, dazzling, stadium-sized chorus. Despite the new...

10 Major Moments in Rock the Vote History

July 12, 2016 - 09:11
In a presidential race as baffling as this, it's hard to imagine not voting come November. But surely many people will do just that — fewer than 54 percent of Americans turned up at the polls in 2012. Voter turnout for presidential elections was even more abysmal in the late Eighties...

Craig Morgan's Son Jerry Greer Dead at 19 in Boating Accident

July 11, 2016 - 23:41
The body of Jerry Greer, the 19-year-old son of country singer and outdoorsman Craig Morgan, was recovered Monday evening, July 11th, following a boating accident on Sunday. The recent high-school graduate went missing July 10th while tubing with friends on Kentucky Lake near Waverly, Tennessee. According to reports, Greer collided with...

Watch Monsters of Folk Reunite at M. Ward's Hollywood Bowl Set

July 11, 2016 - 22:18
M. Ward gave fans a good reason to show up early and catch his set opening for Brian Wilson Sunday night at Los Angeles' Hollywood Bowl as the singer/songwriter staged a surprise semi-reunion for Monsters of Folk, Ward's supergroup with My Morning Jacket's Jim James and Bright Eyes' Conor Oberst. The group...

See Snoop Dogg Stumble on 'Family Feud' Marijuana Question

July 11, 2016 - 21:17
Snoop Dogg and his family squared off against boxer Sugar Ray Leonard and his brood on Sunday's Celebrity Family Feud, where one of the questions aligned with one of the rapper's areas of expertise: Marijuana. Unfortunately, the answers didn't go Team Broadus' way. Host Steve Harvey asked, "Name something grandma might do...

DJ Snake Announces Debut LP 'Encore,' Drops Bizarre 'Talk' Video

July 11, 2016 - 20:15
Three years after dropping "Turn Down for What" with Lil Jon and a year after teaming with Major Lazer for "Lean On," DJ Snake will finally release his own debut album, dubbed Encore, on August 5th, the French producer announced Monday. DJ Snake also unveiled the Emil Nava-directed video for the...

Listen to 'Rolling Stone Music Now' Podcast: Noel Gallagher’s Life Lessons

July 11, 2016 - 18:30
The latest episode of Rolling Stone Music Now, our first-ever podcast, is now available. Listen and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Spotify or check it out below. The Oasis frontman Noel Gallagher talks to Rolling Stone's Andy Greene about the rules he lives by, his most embarrassing rock star purchase, the...

The Glowing Man

July 11, 2016 - 18:18
The 14th album from New York art-bruisers Swans is the third thumbscrew twist in a series of roughly two-hour, two-CD epics, joining 2012'sThe Seer and 2014's To Be Kind as another journey into transcendence or tedium, depending on your tolerance for expressionist rock marathons. It's also the final album with...

Hear RaeLynn Sing About Divorce on Plaintive 'Love Triangle'

July 11, 2016 - 16:41
Raelynn has released her first song under her new agreement with Warner Music Nashville. Formerly rostered with Big Machine Music Group, the "God Made Girls" singer explores the topic of divorce on the new release, titled "Love Triangle." She describes a scene that reveals more and more of the story with...

Stevie Wonder: 'Choose Love Over Hate, Right Over Wrong'

July 11, 2016 - 16:08
Stevie Wonder opened his concert Sunday night at London's Hyde Park by preaching positivity after a pair of recent police-involved shootings as well as the violence targeted at officers patrolling a peaceful Black Lives Matter protest in Dallas. "In this troubled time that we're living in, I want to say to...

Blank Face LP

July 11, 2016 - 15:54
Schoolboy Q's 2014 major-label debut, Oxymoron, marked him as the most street MC in L.A.'s Black Hippy rap collective. No less stressed or conflicted than that crew's breakout star, Kendrick Lamar, he's reporting from deeper within the fog of war on his follow-up. "I'll trade the noise for a piece of...

Hear Billy Ray Cyrus, Joe Perry Team for 'Tulsa Time'

July 11, 2016 - 14:52
Billy Ray Cyrus has recruited Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry for a new, bottom-heavy cover of Don Williams' "Tulsa Time," one of nearly a dozen collaborations on Cyrus' upcoming album, Thin Line. "A couple of years ago, I started making an album that was a tip of the hat to my heroes:...

See Alessia Cara's Empowering 'Scars to Your Beautiful' Video

July 11, 2016 - 14:16
Alessia Cara debuted a stripped-down video to accompany her latest single "Scars to Your Beautiful." The track appears on her 2015 debut album Know-It-All. Cara's self-love anthem features cancer survivors, transgender people and others discussing their insecurities and flaws in between the verses. Singer JoJo guests on the track, also offering a personal testimonial about her own journey...