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Alt-J Drummer Thom Sonny Green Trades Folk for Hip-Hop on New Album

July 7, 2016 - 13:59
Alt-J drummer Thom Sonny Green trades in folk-inflected indie rock for stirring instrumental hip-hop on his new song "Vienna," the first single from his debut solo album, High Anxiety. The instrumental cut blends an array of synth sounds to create a mood that's both ethereal and contemplative. But while the synths are...

Chris Lane Reveals 'Girl Problems': The Ram Report

July 7, 2016 - 13:07
When Chris Lane was in a Nashville studio working on his debut album, he noticed a trend: "Every song seemed to be about some type of girl problem," reports the North Carolina native. So, titling the project was an easy task. Lane's Girl Problems hits stores August 5th. It's already off...

Hear American Young's Poignant 'Be Here'

July 7, 2016 - 12:03
Songwriters Jon Stone and Kristy Osmunson are self-described polar opposites, but as the duo American Young, they're turning oil and water into a magical, genre-defying mixture. To date, their songs have been hits for Kenny Chesney, Blake Shelton, Rascal Flatts and Joey + Rory, among others. Stone, who co-produced the...

AC/DC's Cliff Williams: 'I'm Backing Off Touring and Recording'

July 7, 2016 - 12:00
AC/DC bassist Cliff Williams hinted at retirement following the Australian hard rock outfit's current tour in an interview with Gulfshore Life. Williams touched on the various problems that have plagued AC/DC over the past few years, starting with the departure of founding guitarist Malcolm Young in 2014 due to dementia. Drummer Phil Rudd...

Watch Coldplay's Devastating Prince Cover

July 7, 2016 - 11:05
Coldplay welcomed British singer Lianne La Havas onstage in Copenhagen Wednesday for a stunning, understated cover of Prince's "Sometimes It Snows in April." Related: Watch Emotional Prince Tributes at BET Awards The performance featured just La Havas and Coldplay frontman Chris Martin, with the former plucking out the tender ballad's simple, stirring guitar...

Watch Krewella Get Matching Tattoos From Bang Bang

July 7, 2016 - 11:00
During a recent trip to New York, EDM duo Krewella made a pit stop to get a set of matching tattoos. The sisters received their latest ink from Keith "Bang Bang" McCurdy, a tattoo artist whose handiwork is featured on everyone from Rihanna to Justin Bieber. Jahan and Yasmine Yousaf came...

A-Wa: The Israeli Trio Turning Yemenite Tradition Into a Global Groove

July 7, 2016 - 10:32
Tair, Liron and Tagel Haim — better known as Israeli group A-Wa —have fashioned a blend of darbuka drums, catchy harmonies and hip-hop electronics that deftly and happily transcends the complicated history of Arab-Jewish relations in their home country. With the help of producer Tomer Yosef of Balkan Beat Box, the...

Broadway Stars Team for Orlando Benefit Concert

July 7, 2016 - 10:06
A slew of Broadway stars will perform a benefit concert in honor of the victims of the Orlando nightclub massacre July 25th at Orlando's Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, The Associated Press reports. "From Broadway With Love: A Benefit Concert For Orlando" will feature performances from Brian Stokes Mitchell, Norbert Leo Butz, Kelli...

Dolly Parton Unveils New Album Cover Art, Track List

July 7, 2016 - 10:05
Dolly Parton has released the track listing and cover art [below] for her upcoming LP, Pure & Simple, an album that will take her right back to where it all began for the budding superstar nearly 50 years ago. In 1967, after a brief stint with Monument Records, Parton signed...

Meet Matoma, Leader of Tropical House's Next Big Wave

July 7, 2016 - 10:02
Before you declare some other dancehall-inflected track as the Song of the Summer, get yourself to a Matoma playlist. As temperatures rise, the Trondheim, Norway-based artist is ready to provide the next evolution of tropical house. The twentysomething born Tom Lagergren has married a fuzzy, chilled-out four-on-the-floor with a love...

Watch Sigur Ros Turn TV Event into Stunning Time-Lapse Video

July 7, 2016 - 09:31
Sigur Rós have condensed their 24-hour Route One project into a mesmerizing time-lapse video of them driving around Iceland's coastal ring to their new song "Óveður." The original event took place two weeks ago, on the longest day of the year. The video shows Sigur Rós cruising around Iceland at a very casual 60 kilometers-an-hour....

See Dustin Lynch's Sizzling 'Seein' Red' on 'Conan'

July 7, 2016 - 09:20
Dustin Lynch gave the television debut of his new song "Seein' Red" yesterday evening, performing the tune on TBS' late night show Conan. The first taste of Lynch's upcoming third  album, "Seein' Red" follows a succession of Number One singles that includes "Mind Reader," "Hell of a Night" and "Where...

Justin Bieber, Carly Rae Jepsen, Nick Jonas Spoof Kanye's 'Famous' Video

July 7, 2016 - 09:04
When Kanye West makes a video, humorous parodies are never far behind. BBC Radio 1 recruited a slew of pop stars to create a "safe-for-work" version of Kanye's salacious "Famous" clip.  "We watched the new Kanye video and thought it was weird as hell, so we made a SFW version (that's still weird)...

Garth Brooks on New Radio Station, Album Delays and Writing Rebound

July 7, 2016 - 09:00
Garth Brooks is adding "DJ" to his résumé. The country music legend is set to curate his own station, the Garth Channel, on SiriusXM. The 24/7 satellite and online channel, with music chosen and presented by Brooks, launches September 8th and will feature music spanning his four-decade career, as well as...

Christina Grimmie's Family Breaks Silence on Singer's Murder

July 7, 2016 - 08:43
The family of singer Christina Grimmie thanked fans for "the outpouring of love and generosity" in their first statement since the former Voice contestant was murdered last month. "As we have always known, Christina's life was so very special, not only to us, but to everyone she touched with her joyful...

Syd Barrett: 10 Things You Didn't Know About Pink Floyd's 'Crazy Diamond'

July 7, 2016 - 08:27
As the spark that launched Pink Floyd into orbit, Syd Barrett left behind a small but unbelievably potent body of work. He was the principal songwriter behind the band's debut – 1967 masterpiece The Piper at the Gates of Dawn – and a handful of strong early singles that helped define the...

See Don Gallardo's Nashville Love Note 'Diamonds and Gold'

July 7, 2016 - 08:17
Don Gallardo's is a strange case. A northern California native who moved to Tennessee in 2008, the singer-songwriter is one of the country and Americana scene's true journeymen, gigging tirelessly at small clubs around town. His greatest success, however, has come not in Nashville, but overseas, where he regularly sells...

Inside Paul McCartney's Summer-Tour Set List

July 7, 2016 - 08:02
Paul McCartney is currently on the road, touring North America through mid-August with a show called One on One. The song selection, a deep dive into the ex-Beatle's entire catalog, is a dream come true for Macca die-hards and a perfect onstage complement to Pure McCartney, a recently released compilation that...

Watch Steven Adler Perform With Guns N' Roses in Cincinnati

July 6, 2016 - 23:52
Guns N' Roses' drummer Steven Adler returned to the stage with his former bandmates during their show in Cincinnati on Wednesday, as Blabbermouth reports. It's the first time Adler has performed with GNR since 1990, though they performed together sans Rose during their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction in 2012....

Vince Neil Charged With Assaulting Autograph Seeker in Las Vegas

July 6, 2016 - 15:01
Mötley Crüe's Vince Neil has been charged with misdemeanor battery following an April incident where the singer allegedly assaulted an autograph seeker in Las Vegas.  The aftermath of that incident was notably captured by paparazzi as video caught Neil and actor Nicolas Cage sparring outside of the Aria Hotel. Neil was initially...