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Watch Courtney Barnett Turn 'Elevator Operator' in New Video

July 6, 2016 - 08:44
In Courtney Barnett's latest video for "Elevator Operator," the Australian singer/guitarist shuttles nuns, businessmen, mimes and more up and down a city skyscraper before rocking out at the top with bandmates Dave Mudie and Bones Sloane.  The Sunny Leunig-directed clip opens with familiar faces – Sleater-Kinney's Carrie Brownstein, Corin Tucker and Janet Weiss – as tourists on a...

Pixies Prep New Album 'Head Carrier,' Drop First Single 'Um Chagga Lagga'

July 6, 2016 - 08:12
Pixies have announced their new album Head Carrier, the band's first LP since 2014's Indie Cindy, will arrive in September. Black Francis and company also unveiled the album's raging first single "Um Chagga Lugga," a slice of trademark surf punk from the alt-rock legends. For Head Carrier, Pixies spent six weeks writing,...

Adele Shows Off Vocal Mastery, Witty Banter at St. Paul Tour Kickoff

July 6, 2016 - 07:47
At 7:15 p.m. on Tuesday night, an hour before Adele took the stage of the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota, to kick off her 56-date North American tour, a weather alert showed up on many fans' phones – a flash-flood warning, to go with the pounding rain and gusting...

Smokey Robinson to Receive Library of Congress' Gershwin Prize

July 5, 2016 - 21:25
Smokey Robinson will receive the Library of Congress' Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, The New York Times reports. The Motown legend will be the eighth recipient of the award, joining a group of luminaries that includes Willie Nelson, Billy Joel, Carole King, the songwriting team of Burt Bacharach and Hal David, Paul McCartney,...

See Kenny Chesney's Surprise Duet with Billy Joel

July 5, 2016 - 12:30
On the eve of his sold-out July 2nd show at Pittsburgh's Heinz Field last weekend, Kenny Chesney headed a half mile down the Allegheny shoreline to PNC Park, where he joined Billy Joel during the tail end of the piano man's own Steel City gig on July 1st. Chesney took the...

Flashback: Bob Dylan and Joan Baez Cover Jimmy Buffet in 1982

July 5, 2016 - 12:14
After going through an extremely public conversion to evangelical Christianity, touring incessantly for four years and going through a very un-public and gradual conversation out of evangelical Christianity, Bob Dylan was burned out and unsure of his next move. So 1982 was one of the quietest years of Dylan's career. Besides a...

Watch Snoop Dogg, Jeremih in Raunchy 'Point Seen Money Gone' Video

July 5, 2016 - 12:05
Snoop Dogg and Jeremih host a neon-lit bacchanal in the outrageous new video for the former's latest single, "Point Seen Money Gone." The clip finds the pair blowing money fast on booze and beautiful women, while Jeremih croons a slick auto-tuned hook and Snoop delivers a slew of ridiculous lines. "Robert De Niro, fly as a...

Watch Japanese Comedians Reboot 'Ghostbusters' Theme

July 5, 2016 - 11:20
In tribute to the all-female reboot of Ghostbusters, a quartet of Japanese comedians created their own J-pop version of the original Ray Parker Jr. theme song. The comics also made a hilarious video to accompany their cover, where they even fend off a pair of breakdancing ghosts. In familiar ghostbusting-ready uniforms,...

Hear Ian William Craig's Gorgeous Decaying-Tape Symphony 'Centres'

July 5, 2016 - 10:56
On July 10th, Vancouver tape artist Ian William Craig will quietly emerge with what may end up one of 2016's most celebrated avant-garde releases. Centres, his debut for FatCat's re-energized 130701 imprint, is a melancholy, 73-minute suite performed on broken cassette players, thrifted reel-to-reels and desiccating tapes. With a classically...

Cream Drummer Ginger Baker Recovering From Heart Surgery

July 5, 2016 - 10:53
Cream drummer Ginger Baker is recovering from open heart surgery and a fall, The Mirror reports. The 76-year-old underwent the surgery in mid-June, around the same time he also suffered an unspecified bad fall. In a recent post on the drummer's website, Baker's daughter Leda wrote, "He called the day after his surgery to...

Beck Talks Joyous 'Morning Phase' Follow-Up

July 5, 2016 - 10:52
Beck was as surprised as anyone by the success of 2014's Morning Phase, which won a Grammy for Album of the Year and became his best-selling album in a decade. "I had no expectations," he says, describing a lot of his albums as "ships in the night." Morning Phase was intended...

20 Insanely Great Peter Gabriel Songs Only Hardcore Fans Know

July 5, 2016 - 10:02
Art-rock innovator, soul-pop craftsman, "world music" ambassador: Peter Gabriel has evolved substantially with each LP, often abandoning a comfortable style to stake out new creative ground. And whether he's wielding his soulful "Sledgehammer" or channeling an evil "Intruder," his music always aims for the grandiose – even his leftovers are crafted with imagination and...

See Jon Pardi Bring 'California Sunrise' to Rustic Tennessee Stage

July 5, 2016 - 09:57
Jon Pardi has sweet validation with his sophomore album, California Sunrise, which made its debut at the top of the country charts. He'll be the first to admit watching the numbers like a hawk, eyeing his first Number One after coming frustratingly close with his first album. But he'll also...

Hear Jake Owen's Laid-Back 'Good Company'

July 5, 2016 - 09:53
As his tune "American Country Love Song" climbs the charts, Jake Owen has given fans another taste of his forthcoming album American Love by releasing audio of the song "Good Company." Like some of Owen's previous releases, "Good Company" is an ode to lazy, obligation-free days spent with friends but this...

Inside Neil Young's Nature-Themed Opus

July 5, 2016 - 09:28
You can hear him from the hallway. Neil Young is kicked back on a couch in the center of his suite at New York's Carlyle Hotel one recent morning, stabbing away at the strings of his acoustic guitar. His wet hair is combed back and he's wearing a T-shirt that says...

The Band Perry Postpone Concert Over Security Threat

July 5, 2016 - 09:17
The Band Perry postponed a sold-out concert in Delaware this Sunday, July 3rd, following a perceived threat against the event. According to Delaware State Police, two white males made "alarming statements" to an employee at the Americana Bayside Welcome Center about the concert, which was to be held at the...

Mumford & Sons 'Gutted' After Sexual Attacks at Sweden Fest

July 5, 2016 - 08:50
Mumford & Sons expressed outrage with the organizers of Sweden's Bravalla Festival after police received multiple reports of alleged sexual assault and rape. According to The Telegraph, police received five reports of rape and 12 of sexual assault at Bravalla, which is Sweden's biggest festival and held in the southern city of Norrköping.  "We're appalled to hear what...

Watch Cassius' Romantic, Interactive Video for 'The Missing'

July 5, 2016 - 08:44
Cassius's new clip for "The Missing" appears to draw inspiration from one of the song's key lines. "I'm not the type to go to extremes," Ryan Tedder sings over a bubbly disco groove. "You and me can rewrite the scene." Cassius hand this power to viewers, who can change the visual scenario on...

Listen to 'Rolling Stone Music Now' Podcast: Neil Young's New Groove

July 5, 2016 - 08:25
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. On this episode, we discuss Neil Young and his new band with the kids of an old buddy (Willie Nelson), and why he's having the most...

Kendrick Lamar, Janelle Monae, President Obama Sing 'Happy Birthday'

July 5, 2016 - 08:08
Malia Obama turned 18 on Monday, and her father didn't miss the opportunity to honor her with a star-studded public rendition of "Happy Birthday." "Because it's the job of a father to embarrass his daughters, I've got one last job," President Barack Obama informed the crowd at the White House July 4th picnic....