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GOP Consultant Says Kid Rock Would Be “Prohibitive Favorite” In Michigan Senate Race

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 21:25:41 +0000

It's hard to take Kid Rock seriously. I mean, the guy was once subpoenaed to produce a glass dildo as evidence in an Insane Clown Posse lawsuit. So of course, his recent claim that he was running for Senate was met with a healthy dose of skepticism. But we live in a world where Donald…



Watch Frank Ocean Debut Cover Of Steve Monite’s “Only You” At FYF

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 20:30:32 +0000

Frank Ocean headlined FYF Fest in Los Angeles last night, and he made sure his performance was one to remember. In addition to bringing out Brad Pitt and having Spike Jonze live filming, Ocean busted out an awesome cover of Nigerian musician Steve Monite's 1984 disco classic "Only You." Watch below.



Preview Purity Ring’s New Song “Asido”

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 17:58:46 +0000

Apart from a few remixes and some credits on Katy Perry's new album Witness, we haven't heard much from Purity Ring since their 2015 sophomore album Another Eternity. Yesterday, though, as r/indieheads points out, the duo took to Twitter to preview 30 seconds of a new song that Shazam identifies as "Asido." Check it out…



Watch Miranda Lambert Cover U2’s “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” At Faster Horses Festival

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 17:42:00 +0000

Miranda Lambert played hit after hit during her Faster Horses headlining set Saturday night (July 22), but decided to end her show with a chart-topper that isn't her own. Following a stunning encore performance of "Tin Man," Lambert closed the night with U2's "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For."



Lana Del Rey On Doing Witchcraft Against Donald Trump: “Yeah. Why Not? Look, I Do A Lot Of Shit.”

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 17:25:53 +0000

Earler this year, Lana Del Rey asked her fans to participate in a mass occult ritual designed to bind Donald Trump and his supporters. And in a new interview with NME, she comments on her use of political witchcraft: "Yeah, I did it. Why not? Look, I do a lot of shit. Your thoughts are…



Father John Misty Already Mixing New Album Next Week

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 16:13:52 +0000

The long, exhausting, occasionally hilarious press cycle for Father John Misty's recent album Pure Comedy, one of the best albums of the year so far, has basically just started winding down. But it looks like we won't have to wait too long for the endless interviews and thinkpieces to return, as r/indieheads has discovered that…



Linkin Park Filmed Carpool Karaoke Days Before Chester Bennington’s Death

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 15:56:59 +0000

Linkin Park filmed an episode of Carpool Karaoke -- the upcoming Apple Music series, not James Corden's Late Late Show segment -- just days before the death of singer Chester Bennington, Deadline reports. Earlier this month, the band tweeted a photo from the shoot of Bennington, Mike Shinoda, and Joe Hahn hanging out with comedian…



Watch Brad Pitt Join Frank Ocean At FYF Fest

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 15:33:30 +0000

After cancelling in 2015, Frank Ocean returned to headline LA's FYF Fest this year, and he brought a friend along. Brad Pitt, who's been coping with his divorce by listening to a lot of Bon Iver and Frank Ocean, showed up while Ocean sang "Close To You," seemingly talking on the phone as his face…



Watch Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon Sing Prince’s “Erotic City” With The Revolution

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 14:56:12 +0000

Prince's iconic backing band the Revolution recently reunited to play a number of tribute shows, and last night, they performed at Minneapolis' Rock The Garden festival. Bon Iver were also on the bill, and during the Revolution's set, as The Current reports, Justin Vernon came out to sing the "Let's Go Crazy" b-side "Erotic City."



Future – “You Da Baddest” (Feat. Nicki Minaj)

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 02:11:20 +0000

Future and Nicki Minaj have been on posse cuts like "Tapout," "I Wanna Be With You" and "Do You Mind" together, and they also teamed up on the unreleased Honest outtake "Rock Star" and DJ Khaled's recent "I Can't Even Lie." Now they've once again joined forces for a new song called "You Da Baddest,"



Livestream FYF Fest 2017

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 23:52:10 +0000

Los Angeles' FYF Fest has a particularly stacked lineup this year: Nine Inch Nails, Frank Ocean, Missy Elliott, Björk, Solange, Slowdive, Perfume Genius, Mitski, Iggy Pop, Erykah Badu, A Tribe Called Quest, Run The Jewels, Flying Lotus, etc. So it's especially lucky that its organizers have chosen this year to livestream the festivities for the…



Diddy – “Watcha Gon’ Do” (Feat. Biggie & Rick Ross)

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 22:54:38 +0000

Puff Daddy, the newly minted highest paid entertainer in the world, would like to prove that he's still actually an entertainer. He's just premiered two versions of a new song, "Watcha Gon' Do" and "Bad Boy Watcha Gon' Do? Dre Day," both featuring Rick Ross and posthumous contributions from Biggie, on tonight's episode of OVO…



Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton – “Planets” Video

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 23:36:17 +0000

Last month, Metric's Emily Haines announced that she was reviving her solo project Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton for a new album called Choir Of The Mind. We've already heard the excellent lead single "Fatal Gift," and now she's shared a music video for a new track entitled "Planets." Directed by Justin Broadbent --…



Stream NAV & Metro Boomin Perfect Timing Feat. Lil Uzi Vert, 21 Savage, Gucci Mane, & More

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 23:11:25 +0000

Atlanta superproducer Metro Boomin has teamed up with Indian Canadian rapper Nav for a new collaborative LP called Perfect Timing. The 15-track project also features guest appearances from Lil Uzi Vert, 21 Savage, Gucci Mane, Offset, Playboi Carti, and Belly. Listen and watch the music video for the album's opening track below.



Lana Del Rey Sings Lust For Life Songs For The First Time At A Party For Her Biggest Spotify Fans

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 22:59:32 +0000

Lana Del Rey is perhaps most well-known as a purveyor of melancholia, singing songs of dysfunctional love and romanticized drug use and nostalgic references to Americana. It was therefore only fitting that her Spotify-hosted listening party for her just-released album, Lust For Life, would take place at a restored Victorian house in West Hollywood now…



The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 22:32:35 +0000

Linkin Park is not a "cool" band, but they've definitely helped a lot of people through some shit. Chester Bennington's untimely death hurts, regardless of whether or not you actually care about the music he made. We shared essays about how Linkin Park were truly America's last huge rock band and turned nü-metal universal. We…



Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 22:24:19 +0000

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Linkin Park Cancel Tour Following Chester Bennington’s Death

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 22:04:45 +0000

Linkin Park's One More Light tour has been cancelled following the death of Chester Bennington, TMZ reports. The 41-year-old singer hung himself, and was found yesterday at a private residence in Palos Verdes Estates. The One More Light tour was slated to kick off on next week (7/27) in Mansfield, MA and Machine Gun Kelly…



Madame Tussauds Adjusts Its White Beyoncé

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 21:32:54 +0000

Madame Tussauds New York caught a lot of blowback this week for its new Beyoncé wax figure, which looks nothing like Beyoncé and more closely resembles any random caucasian woman. This whitewashed Queen Bey wasn't the first unrecognizable Beyoncé wax figure at Madame Tussauds location, but it was easily the worst. (Pictured above is a…



JAY-Z – “Kill Jay Z” Video

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 21:07:33 +0000

JAY-Z just debuted a video for the song "Kill Jay Z," off of his new album 4:44. If you're a Tidal subscriber, you can watch the video in full now; everyone else has to settle for the snippet below. Check it out …



Eddie Vedder To Celebrate David Letterman At Mark Twain Prize Event

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 20:40:33 +0000

David Letterman inducted Pearl Jam into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame earlier this year, and a few months from now Eddie Vedder will be there to celebrate a similar honor for the late-night TV icon. Letterman will become the 20th recipient of the Kennedy Center's Mark Twain Prize for American Humor this October,…



Dream Ritual – “Noise”

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 20:15:57 +0000

Dream Ritual identify as "a band from the middle of nowhere." Actually, they're from Springfield, Missouri, and they play a version of hard rock you might describe as grunge. They play it well, too, with furious energy and keen melodic instinct. Dream Ritual released a 12" EP on 6131 Records, the label that helped launch…



Watch Foreigner’s Classic Lineup Reunite For The First Time In 37 Years

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 20:07:05 +0000

Foreigner have accomplished what their classic-rockin' peers Journey could not: They got their definitive lineup on stage to perform music together for the first time in decades. You may recall that original lead singer Steve Perry joined Journey for their Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction but did not perform with them. Last night…



Reasons To Be Missed: A Fan Remembers Chester Bennington

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 19:59:41 +0000

When I got news that Chester Bennington was dead, the last thing I had tweeted was a semi-serious theory that Linkin Park's song "Papercut" was about the Panopticon. His death would have been deeply tragic no matter the timing, but for it to take place at the apex of a summer I spent revisiting his…



Kiiara Shares Message To Chester Bennington

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 19:52:08 +0000

One of Linkin Park's final collaborators was Kiiara, the Midwestern rapper and singer who guested on "Heavy," a pop-minded single from this year's One More Light. She has now joined the many voices publicly mourning the death Chester Bennington, a list that includes his former bandmates from Linkin Park and Stone Temple Pilots. On Twitter,…



Gotye Apparently Turned Down Millions In YouTube Royalties

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 19:29:56 +0000

Australian musical artist Gotye had an inescapable #1 hit song in the early part of this decade, but now he's just somebody that you used to know. And according to news.com.au, Gotye is not even enjoying the spoils of his massive success. The site reports that Gotye, born Wally de Backer, opted against pre-roll ads…



Justin Bieber Banned From China

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 19:12:31 +0000

Justin Bieber has been banned from performing in China. According to the Beijing Municipal Buerau Of Culture, Bieber is too badly behaved to perform in the country. This news came to light when a Chinese Bieber fan contacted the Bureau to ask why the singer isn't taking his Purpose World Tour to her home country.



The Darkness – “All The Pretty Girls”

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 19:00:56 +0000

Taylor Swift and I have many things in common, but one of the quirkier items in the shared area of our Venn diagram is this: I love the Darkness and she loves the Darkness. Eerie? I guess, kinda, but like I said, for all practical purposes, we are basically the same person. THAT SAID: I…



Former Owl City Musician Pleads Guilty To Lewdness With Child

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 18:33:55 +0000

A Minneapolis man and former musician with the band Owl City has pleaded guilty in New Jersey to lewdness with a child.



Ugly Beauty: The Month In Jazz – July 2017

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 17:37:41 +0000

Joe Fields died earlier this month, on 7/12. He was 88. You've probably never heard of him; I hadn't until the news of his death circulated, but he was a very important figure in jazz for decades. He wasn't a musician -- he was a label guy. He started in the record business in the…



Last Night Guns N’ Roses Played An Epic Set At The Apollo, Today Appetite For Destruction Turns 30

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 17:22:17 +0000

Appetite For Destruction turns 30 today. If you’re a fan of rock music, it doesn’t really matter when you were born -- that’s bound to make you feel old, whether you were a teenager in 1987 or whether that album served as a hand-me-down gateway drug 10 or 15 years later. You could look at…



Mobb Deep – “Try My Hand”

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 16:29:12 +0000

Last month, the Queens rap great Prodigy, one half of the Infamous Mobb Deep, died suddenly and shockingly, a victim of the sickle cell anemia that had been tormenting him for his entire life. But P was still doing great work in his final days, and the Alchemist, the producer who had been working with…



ABRA Shares Three Songs

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 16:07:38 +0000

UPDATE: Whoops, never mind. These songs are NOT new. They've been on ABRA's Bandcamp for a solid minute now. Apologies, guys. You should still listen!



Against All Odds, Linkin Park Were America’s Last Huge Rock Band

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 15:58:39 +0000

During the late '90s and early '00s, I was one of Alternative Press magazine's nü-metal correspondents. The publisher and editors didn't really favor the music themselves, but its popularity was impossible to ignore, and AP is one of the most audience-responsive magazines in music history: They give readers what they want. So I got my…



The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 15:31:53 +0000

In the early '00s, Chester Bennington looked like the future. In Linkin Park videos, he'd gaze out over vast CGI landscapes, squinting his eyes, trying to make sense of the world he was seeing. His music was all about personal catharsis, but he seemed to have fun with music-video conventions, too; just a couple of…



Knox Fortune – “Lil’ Thing” Video

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 15:22:57 +0000

Behind the decks for Joey Purp's great Pitchfork Fest set was Knox Fortune, the Chicago DJ and producer who has contributed beats to a number of the area's most prominent talents. Today Fortune releases a new single of his own called "Lil' Thing" along with a video that spotlights both himself and his city. Director…



Watch Run The Jewels Bring Trina & Joi Gilliam To The Kimmel Stage

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 15:05:52 +0000

Run The Jewels released RTJ3 about seven months ago, and they're still on their late-night TV grind promoting it. Last night that meant a visit to the outdoor stage at Jimmy Kimmel Live! to perform "Panther Like A Panther" and "Down." They brought along each track's respective guest vocalist, too, with Trina rapping on the…



Premature Evaluation: Lana Del Rey Lust For Life

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 14:46:25 +0000

Fly Me, the new novel from GQ editor Daniel Riley, takes place in a tiny Southern California beach community where seemingly everybody is either a stewardess or a drug-runner. Its heroine is a recent transplant who's both a stewardess and a drug-runner. It's 1972, and everyone in town is doing their best to shut out…



Guggi Data – “All There Is” & “Au Pair”

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 14:38:23 +0000

Gustav Data Andersson, former guitarist for Swedish indie-pop energy-bombs Makthaverskan, has started making music on his own under the name Guggi Data. We posted his lovely debut single "Baby" last month, and now he's come out with two new songs. "All There Is" is essentially an indie-pop ballad, but it's got these big, weeping strings…



Stream Avey Tare Eucalyptus

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 14:33:54 +0000

Animal Collective's Avey Tare went on a bit of an unconventional route and decided not to share any advance singles for his new album, Eucalyptus -- he talks about that decision and the album as a whole in our interview with him -- and we'll see if that choice to let the mystery be pays…