Eight new Kendrick Lamar songs hit the internet - the collection of songs are being called the 'Bad Kid Chill City' EP. Some have said its a return to a younger, purer Kendrick Lamar. Songs feature hyper-lyrical outings by people like Busta Rhymes and singing courtesy of SZA. All Hip Hop...

Childish Gambino, Justin Timberlake, and Kanye West will headline Coachella in 2019, HITS Daily Double reports. Stereogum underlines the fact that once rock-oriented festival - Kings Of Leon, Arcade Fire, and the Strokes were headliners last time Kanye West was performing there in 2011 - was notable for its lack of rock headliners this year - Weeknd, […]

French singer and songwriter Charles Aznavour has died at 94 after a career lasting more than 80 years. The performer, born to Armenian immigrants, sold more than 180 million records and featured in over 60 films. He was best known for his 1974 hit 'She' and was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of […]

"In an age of hyperdocumentation, pop stars are more precious than ever about how their star personas are perceived. Yet in the reflection of another’s star image, we can often see them more clearly" - Guardian writes in praise of 'A Star is Born', fourth on-screen-incarnation of the story. "Actor-director Bradley Cooper and his pop-star […]

Machine Head guitarist Phil Demmel and drummer Dave McClain have quit the band, so their upcoming fall headlining trek will serve as the band's farewell tour. Band's frontman Robb Flynn took responsibility for splitting: "I’ve got a lot of drive, but I’ve got a lot of anger and rage, and that drive of mine has alienated folks in […]

SOHH is summing it up quite well: Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West is either a genius with his marketing or gearing up for Hollywood’s biggest stars to light him up over his publicized political thoughts.

Beyoncé has been named music's most powerful woman by BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour, topping the list of the music industry’s ‘most influential women’ thanks to her “feminism, activism and empowering musical messages”. Elsewhere, women from throughout the industry and behind the scenes are also celebrated for their dedication and impact. The list goes like this: […]

Leonard Cohen's son Adam is working on a posthumous album by his father. He said that unlike the songs on 'You Want it Darker', which reflected on death, the tone of this material “resembles his older work, something more romantic.” Cohen served as his father’s producer on final album 'You Want It Darker'. He expects it to […]

Cardi B is now the first female rapper to have three #1 entries on the Hot 100 - she earned her third chart topper as a feature on Maroon 5's 'Girls Like You'. Previously, she reached the top of the Billboard chart with 'Bodak Yellow' in 2017 and 'I Like It' featuring Bad Bunny and J Balvin […]

Spotify has partnered up with Ancestry.com to offer playlists based on one’s genetic heritage. This means a collection of music that’s based on all the different regions in one’s genetic code. So, somebody with japanese ancestors should expect Mitski, or Oathbreaker if they are of belgian descendance. There's a catch: Ancestry’s terms of service requires […]

NME's Marc Beaumont argues why Wolf Alice were the one to win this year's Mercury Award: "Wolf Alice weren’t there because they were anybody’s priority act, sold a shit-ton of records, reflected any cultural movement, were the Arctic Monkeys or were a jazz band. They were there because they’re a brilliant band with a brilliant album. […]

Metallica's 'Black Album' hit No. 137 on Billboard's top 200 albums list last week, marking the 500th nonconsecutive week it has spent on the chart. Only three other albums have achieved this milestone since the weekly chart publications began in 1956. Both Bob Marley and The Wailers' 'Legend: The Best of Bob Marley and The Wailers', and […]

Rapper Tyler, The Creator refuses to allow marijuana or booze in the recording studio when he's working on new music because he demands everyone has a "clear mind," a lesson learned by one of A$AP Rocky's entourage members over the summer, when the two rappers got together to create their song 'Potato Salad'. After noticing the […]

On Saturday night, Paul Simon wrapped up his 'Homeward Bound' farewell tour at Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Flushing, New York — minutes from where he grow up. The setlist for Simon’s final concert spanned 26 songs, including two separate encores. The show began with Simon & Garfunkel’s 'America', the evening closed with performances of 'Graceland', […]

Satellite radio giant SiriusXM is purchasing Internet radio giant Pandora for $3.5 billion, which creates the “largest audio entertainment company”. Pandora’s 70 million mostly active users will join SiriusXM’s 36 million paid subscribers. Consequence of Sound...

Last night Nine Inch Nails they played 'The Perfect Drug' for the first time ever. The song, which Reznor wrote for the soundtrack of David Lynch’s 1997 movie 'Lost Highway', was heavily influenced by jungle, and it’s really, really hard to play live. Stereogum reports. Still, the audience at Colorado’s historic Red Rocks Amphitheater had […]

Flea from Red Hot Chili Peppers performed a 15-minute solo set last week, alongside Patti Smith at the Pathway to Paris concert in Los Angeles, which focused on “the potential for cities to push for, achieve and go beyond the climate targets highlighted in the Paris agreement.” Meanwhile, Flea is set to publish his memoir this […]

U.S. Senate passed the Music Modernization Act yesterday, which aims to modernize copyright protection for songwriters and artists in the digital and streaming age, Billboard reports. Rolling Stone put simply what the MMA will accomplish: Making sure songwriters and artists receive royalties on songs recorded before 1972; allocating royalties for music producers; updating licensing and royalty […]

Music companies, film-makers and media publishers could be in line for billions in payouts after EU lawmakers voted to accept controversial changes to copyright rules that aim to make tech companies including Facebook and Google share more of their revenue, Guardian reports. Article 11, which critics have dubbed a “link tax”, would force news aggregation […]

Lane Pittman stood up to Hurricane Florence with Slayer's 'Raining Blood' playing in the background, even had it crowdfunded. He launched a Kickstarter campaing for $150, description read, "Pay for my gas/coffee and I’ll go fight Hurricane Florence. 'MERICA BABY!!! We stick together." He currently has over $1,100 raised, Pittman tweeted out the video, saying, "YOU ARE […]

Foto: Jimmy Baikovicius

Paul McCartney achieves his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart in over 36 years, as his new studio effort, 'Egypt Station', bows atop the list. The set, which was released on Sept. 7 via MPL/Capitol Records, launches with a larger-than-expected 153,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending Sept. 13. Stereogum...

Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl played drums for an energetic horn-filled rendition of Nirvana's 'In Bloom', during a surprise appearance with Trombone Shorty and The Preservation Hall Jazz Band at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles last weekend. This is only the second time Grohl has played 'In Bloom' live since Nirvana’s split - the first […]

Over the past few years, hip-hop themed eateries seem to have popped up everywhere in Australia. The food focuses largely on burgers and fried chicken, like at Milky Lane and 4 Ounces, but the trend has started moving into other cuisines too. When does a cute theme become cringeworthy? And is it ever culturally tone […]

Danny Glover performed hist last show as Childish Gambino on September 14, at Madison Square Garden in New York, All Hip Hop reports. He told the crowd - "If you bought a ticket to this concert, that means you bought a ticket to the last Childish Gambino tour ever. You don't need to record this shit. […]

Jeremy Dutcher has won Canada’s most prestigious pop music award, the Polaris prize, beating more prominent acts on the 10-strong shortlist, such as Daniel Caesar, US Girls, and Alvvays, Stereogum reported. On his album 'Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa', Dutcher is performing in the indigenous Wolastoq language. The Wolastoq people – also known as the Maliseet – are […]

A wheelchair bound Slayer entered a mosh pit on a Slayer show for the first time and had "the best time of her life.” In the clip, the elderly woman is pushed into the mosh pit at a recent Slayer show in Nampa, Idaho. She’s immediately followed by a huge throng of fans who proceed to […]

Paul Oakenfold has become the first DJ to play a set at the ancient Stonehenge monument in Wiltshire. The trance DJ performed his set at the World Heritage Site on Thursday - a closely guarded secret. Just 50 people were allowed to attend the event which happened as the sun went down, BBC reported. DJ has […]

Paramore's singer Hayley Williams is preparing to release her debut solo album this spring, quite different from music she made with her band. The subjects are more personal also, as she explains during the very revealing conversation with Beats 1 host Zane Lowe where she talks about depression - “My dog is the reason I’m alive, because he would’ve been waiting on me to get home, no matter what. You know how little sweet little puppies sit and they wait? I couldn’t think about it". Williams credits visualization therapy for helping her understand the power of protecting oneself during her dark times. The album 'Petals For Armor' comes from “the idea that being vulnerable is a shield. Because how else can you be a human that’s inevitably gonna fuck up and trip in front of the world a million times?".

"He’s taking everything he’s learned over his twenty-four-year career and putting it to use with his original gear... and delivers something that sounds familiar, and classic, whilst being a totally audacious experience" - the Quietus says in a review of new album 'Be Up a Hello' by the English electronic musician. All Music hears it as "refreshingly direct", and Exclaim thinks it is a "brain-melting album from an artist who refuses to stand still"

'New Kings of the World: Dispatches from Bollywood, Dizi, and K-pop' by Pakistani writer Fatima Bhutto investigates the burgeoning cultural movements from India (Bollywood movies), Turkey (dizi series), and South Korea (K-pop). Not that the author likes these much, it's just that she acknowledges its popularity and influence. A short, well-researched, and engaging book.

Two Madonna fans, Andrew Panos and Antonio Velotta filed a lawsuit against the singer and concert promoters Live Nation, claiming the pop superstar kept them waiting up to three hours before taking the stage in New York last autumn. Both men allege they missed their drives home and this messed up their plans for the day after the gigs. The new lawsuit comes two months after a similar one was filed in Florida by more angry Madonna fans.

The concert film was made last year, it was directed by Michael Garber, and it is coming out this week on Amazon Prime Video. “Playing at the Apollo Theater is one of the greatest honors that a musician can have,” Washington said in a statement, adding - “When I walked down 125th Street from my hotel in Harlem and saw my name on the marquee I almost couldn’t believe it". To celebrate the announcement, Washington shared the 12-minute track 'The Bombshell’s Waltz', a previously-unheard piece from his self-released 2007 album, 'The Proclamation'.

Billie Eilish has defended her controversial friendship with Drake saying - “A grown man can’t be a fan of an artist? There are so many people that the internet should be more worried about". In an interview with the Vogue, she also discussed the topic of mental health - “As a fan growing up, I was always like ‘What the fuck is wrong with them?'. All the scandals. The Britney moment. You grow up thinking they’re pretty and they’re skinny; why would they fuck it up? But the bigger I get, the more I’m like ‘Oh, my God, of course they had to do that’.”

The Russell Simmons accuser documentary 'On The Record' has been picked up by HBO Max as their first-ever festival acquisition. Directed by Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering it tells the stories of Simmons' accusers, including former Def Jam executive Drew Dixon, as they decide to go public with their claims of sexual harassment and assault at the hands of the Def Jam music mogul. The audience at the Sundance premiere gave the doc multiple standing ovations, and it has a 100 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.

Photo: Casey Peters

"The apocalypse may be looming over us, like a drooling Homer over a box of donuts, but that’s no reason to lose all hope. Some hope, but not all hope" - Head Ned of the metal band Okilly Dokilly, inspired by The Simpsons character Ned Flanders, has said announcing their US tour and a new single. The rest of the band are - Bed Ned, Shred Ned, Dread Ned, Zed Ned. "We’re exci-diddly-ited to announce the ‘When the Comet Gets Here Tour’. So grab your green sweater and what remaining hope you have left and come rage with us Neds. End times are always better as Ned times” - Head Ned has said, as Consequence of Sound reports. They might be kidding, but they take their metal seriously, death-metal style, more or less.

Kanye West is bringing his Sunday Service to New York Yankee Stadium on May 2, as New York Post reports. West's performance will be part of an event held by televangelists Joel and Victoria Osteen, who announced the forthcoming event as “an evening of hope and inspiration to draw tens of thousands from across the country". Tickets go for $25.

1 102 103 104 105 106 319