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Hear Miguel's Black Lives Matter Song 'How Many'

July 8, 2016 - 11:13
Miguel has shared the demo of a new track titled "How Many" in the aftermath of the police shootings of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge and Philando Castile outside the Twin Cities, Minnesota. Like Beyoncé, Jay Z, Drake and many others, Miguel wonders on his new track "how many" people must die...

Hear Calvin Harris, John Newman's Suave Breakup Song 'Ole'

July 8, 2016 - 11:10
British singer John Newman explores post-break-up drama and insecurities on his suave new single, "Olé," co-written by Scottish EDM star Calvin Harris. Related: Sam Smith and 11 Pop Stars Who Broke Via Dance Records "I see online that you've begun to be a good girl and take trips with your boyfriend/...

See YG Address 'F--k Donald Trump' Song, Uniting 'Blacks and Browns'

July 8, 2016 - 10:45
At the end of his latest album, Still Brazy, YG tackles a number of social issues with a provocative, searing trio of tracks. Transitioning from "FDT" — which stands for "Fuck Donald Trump" — to "Blacks and Browns" and ending with "Police Get Away Wit Murder," the Compton rapper sets...

Watch Gojira's Eerie, Nostalgic 'Low Lands' Video

July 8, 2016 - 10:33
French prog-metal veterans Gojira blend vivid, sinister images in their video for "Low Lands," a track from the band's acclaimed sixth LP, Magma. The clip, directed by Alain Duplantier, cousin of singer-guitarist Joe Duplantier and drummer Mario Duplantier, features the brothers' childhood home in Ondres, France, near a stormy ocean. "You're invisible/ You're in everything,"...

Gone Is Gone

July 8, 2016 - 10:30
This hard rock supergroup – which unites members of Mastodon, Queens of the Stone Age and the recently reunited At the Drive-In –couldn't possibly surpass its marquee billing. But the band's debut EP carves out its own compelling niche, combining Queens' scorched stoner-metal squall, Mastodon's grandiose prog-metal bombast and ATDI's bruising...

See Carrie Underwood Sing Vengeful 'Church Bells' at the Opry

July 8, 2016 - 10:21
Carrie Underwood is clearly a fan of mortal revenge — at least in the fictional sense. The country music powerhouse kills off a cheater in "Two Black Cadillacs," an abusive father in "Blown Away," a blackmailer in "Choctaw County Affair" and an abusive husband in her latest hit, "Church Bells." Bells...

Wildflower

July 8, 2016 - 10:19
It's curious that a genre built from recorded artifacts has become one itself: the sample-based plunderphonics of The Avalanches, Fatboy Slim, DJ Shadow and others started doing the dinosaur around the turn of the 21st-century, when copyright lawyers began putting in serious overtime. Maybe that's why it took this Australian crew...

Watch Slash Cover Jimi Hendrix at Whitford/St. Holmes Surprise Spot

July 8, 2016 - 10:13
Slash is spending his summer playing football stadiums on Guns N' Roses' shockingly smooth reunion tour, but last night he stopped by Nashville's 500-seat Exit In to join Whitford/St. Holmes for a long, jammed-out cover of Jimi Hendrix's 1967 classic "Red House." Whitford/St. Holmes - featuring Aerosmith guitarist Brad Whitford and Ted...

See Craig Campbell’s Quiet Cover of Alanis Morissette's 'Ironic'

July 8, 2016 - 10:12
In the latest installment of his ongoing Women Covers Wednesday series, clean-cut country boy Craig Campbell tackles Alanis Morissette's angsty 1996 hit "Ironic," giving the edgy alternative-rock ballad a refreshingly smooth, acoustic spin. Campbell's no stranger to covers after spending five years hustling for tourist tips on Nashville's Lower Broadway before...

Lauren Alaina on How Eating Disorder Led to Redemptive New Song

July 8, 2016 - 10:00
Singer Lauren Alaina has designated the song "Road Less Traveled" as her next release to radio, following the sassy "Next Boyfriend." Taken from her self-titled 2015 EP, the uplifting track comes out of a period of struggle and heartache that accompanied Alaina's time on American Idol. Though she earned many...

Watch Elton John's Tender 'A Good Heart' Video

July 8, 2016 - 09:27
With a massive heart pin on his lapel, Elton John played his trademark grand piano in the hopeful video for "A Good Heart," a track from his latest studio album, Wonderful Crazy Night. The clip blends scenes of lovers, friends and family members, emphasizing the universal nature of love. "Don't shy away from...

Hear Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock Hop on Schoolboy Q's 'THat Part' Remix

July 8, 2016 - 09:10
Schoolboy Q's new album Blank Face LP dropped Friday, and the rapper celebrated by dropping a remix of the single "THat Part" featuring his Black Hippy cohorts Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock and Ab-Soul. Each of the Black Hippy crew's individual members' talents are on display in the "THat Part" remix: Jay...

Watch Desiigner Blow Smoke, Get Tattoo in 'Caliber' Video

July 8, 2016 - 08:24
Emerging Brooklyn rapper Desiigner blows smoke, dances around the recording studio and receives some fresh ink in his celebratory video for "Caliber." "We be swipin' cards; we be gettin' money/ There's weed blowin'," the G.O.O.D. Music signee boasts through heavy auto-tune. "Caliber" is featured on Desiigner's debut mixtape, New English, which...

Hear Jay Z Tackle Police Brutality on Raw New Song 'spiritual'

July 8, 2016 - 08:01
In light of a pair of police shootings that killed African-American civilians in Baton Rouge and Minnesota, Jay Z has unveiled a new track titled "spiritual" inspired by the rash of high-profile instances of police brutality. The song is Jay Z's first as a lead artist since the release of his...

Beyonce: 'The War on People of Color and All Minorities Needs to Be Over'

July 7, 2016 - 15:40
Beyoncé has shared a powerful, incisive statement on injustice and police brutality on her official site following the murders of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile. The separate, unrelated deaths of both men at the hands of police officers earlier this week were recorded and went viral within hours of their...

Chris Cornell's Alleged Stalker Arrested at Louisville Concert

July 7, 2016 - 15:27
Chris Cornell's alleged stalker, Jessica Robbins, was arrested outside his concert in Louisville, Kentucky Wednesday, TMZ reports. Robbins was picked up by authorities after trying to enter the concert at the Louisville Palace. According to TMZ, all venues on Cornell's tour have been given photos of Robbins should she show up to one...

David Gilmour Talks Pompeii Return: 'It's a Place of Ghosts'

July 7, 2016 - 15:09
"Tonight will be the first time since 79 A.D. that there's been an audience watching something here," David Gilmour jokes about returning to Pompeii, referencing the devastating volcano eruption that turned much of this part of Italy to ash in the first century. "And there were gladiators, I guess, but the...

50 Cent to End Bankruptcy Case With $23 Million Payout

July 7, 2016 - 14:31
50 Cent's bankruptcy case has ended, with a judge signing off on a deal that finds the rapper (real name Curtis Jackson) paying out $23 million to his creditors over the next five years, TMZ reports. "Mr. Jackson is pleased that the Bankruptcy Court approved his plan of reorganization today, less than one year after...

Flashback: The Short-Lived Coverdale/Page Play 'Black Dog'

July 7, 2016 - 14:28
As the 1980s turned into the 1990s, Jimmy Page didn't know quite what to do with himself. In the 10 years since John Bonham's death instantly ended Led Zeppelin, he cut two albums with his supergroup the Firm, created the soundtrack for Death Wish II, briefly teamed up with members of...

Hear Ashley Monroe's Devastating Duet With Butch Walker

July 7, 2016 - 14:09
Butch Walker will release his new album, Stay Gold, on August 26th. And while the record, his eighth studio project, returns him to his more rock-minded ambitions after 2015's somber Afraid of Ghosts, it doesn't shy away from a heartbreaking ballad. "Descending," released today, is a devastating duet with country chanteuse...