American Music News for 7 Apr 2015
Nothing good can happen at Denny’s at two in the morning -- not even in Canada. Just ask Marilyn Manson, who, according to TMZ, was punched in the face during a post-concert dining stop in... Alberta this past weekend. Manson allegedly got into an argument with some fellow late-night Denny’s patrons, which seems like a losing proposition for […]
Nina Dobrev announced today (April 6) that this will be her final season of The Vampire Diaries. The 26 year-old actress posted a heartfelt goodbye on her Instagram.
Welcome to Oakland, rap fans. Resident rapper Mistah F.A.B. invites you inside his neighborhood -- around 40th Street and West Street to be exact -- thanks to XXL's new video series, Run This Town.... Mr. "Beast Mode" Marshawn Lynch, a running back for the Seattle Seahawks, also joins in the conversation, which gives an inside look into the people, places and things that influenced them coming up in the home of the hyphy movement.
Tori Amos' daughter tells her off for being in the kitchen, as she isn't sure whether knives are covered in her hand insurance.
Blues legend B.B. King has been hospitalized for an undisclosed ailment, his representative confirmed to the Los Angeles Times. The 89-year-old musician has battled Type II diabetes for more than 20... years, but it's unknown if his condition led to his hospitalization. A request for more information was not immediately returned by...
Zayn Malik's managers are said to be worried he'll want to do nothing more than hang out with his future wife Perrie Edwards after quitting One Direction.
Joan Jett has some words of wisdom for young female rockers who dream of following in her footsteps.
After battling Lyme disease, Avril Lavigne has a new perspective on life. And decided she really wants to release a Christmas album!
There's a strong chance you've been pronouncing Rihanna's name incorrectly. She's here to fix that.
Kendrick Lamar is set to perform live for a rare UK TV appearance on Jools Holland in April. Lamar is set to appear on the show on 21 April on BBC 2 alongside Noel Gallagher, George Clinton (with whom... he collaborated on To Pimp A Butterfly), Mumford & Sons and Finnish Delta Blues act Mirel Wagner. It's arguably the strongest single lineup since Kanye West played in the same studio as Lorde, Paul McCartney played alongside Arctic Monkeys or even Muse and the Beach Boys shared the spotlight. The show will be repeated on 24 April. The lineup has already been announced for the first in the series. On 14 April the show will boast Blur, Laura Marling, Vaccines, Songhoy Blues, Natalie Prass and Marc Almond. If anyone would question why it's the best live music show on TV, look no further....
Sam Smith and Taylor Swift top the first round of Billboard Music Award nominations.
For the fifth straight year, Deadheads will flock to their local cinemas for Fathom Events' Grateful Dead Meet-Up at the Movies 2015, the annual one-night-only event where a classic show from the... legendary jam band is projected on the silver screen. On May 4th, Fathom will screen a previously unreleased Grateful Dead concert...
Frank Ocean has announced a July release date for his new album, the follow-up to his breakout 2012 LP Channel Orange. Ocean's subtle revelation came via a photo the singer posted that hinted at the... arrival of a new magazine called Boys Don't Cry. "'I got two versions. I got twoooo...
The singer, who made a comeback in New York clubs after retiring from musical acting to raise her sons, was 90.
The Nike Air Stab is the killer creation from Tinker Hatfield and it seems that the sleeping giant of a silhouette has been awakened for a slew of releases this year. The latest look is one that comes... kicking in a colorway as classic as the sneaker itself.
Van Halen just released Tokyo Dome Live In Concert, a double album culled from their 2013 performance at the titular Japanese venue. It’s the band’s first live album with David Lee Roth,... which seems as crazy as the fact that last week’s Kimmel two-night stand was their first American TV appearance with Roth. Those Kimmel […]
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German DJ Zedd unveils the cover, and announces the release date, of sophomore LP True Colors. Check it out after the jump.
By Philip Cosores Fans of blues great B.B. King have been worried for the past few days (and with good reason) as the iconic musician remained hospitalized from complications due to his diabetes. But... things […]
British vocalist Jess Mills unveiled her newest project and alter ego, SLO, via The Fader last week and immediately caught our interest with her beautifully moody vocals. And today, we've got a... special first listen of the next piece of her debut self titled EP entitled "In My Arms." Throughout...
Starting Monday a group of lawyers and advocates connected to Adnan Syed, the subject of the podcast "Serial," will debut another podcast, "Undisclosed: The State v. Adnan Syed."
Jhene Aiko knows how to pull on our heart strings with her honest and unfiltered lyrics, but her new video for "Eternal Sunshine" really hits our emotional side too.
Mark Ronson has admitted that he's been working with Lana Del Rey on her hotly-anticipated new album, Honeymoon. While her acclaimed second LP Ultraviolence was released just year, she's said... that she's already working on a 'very different' follow-up expected to drop later this year. Now producer, chart-topper, songwriter and 'Uptown Funk' extraordinaire Mark Ronson has revealed his involvement with Interview Magazine. "I'm going to do some recording with Lana Del Rey today and tomorrow," he said. "I found this cool old studio out here [in Los Angeles]". The musician/producer added: "She has some songs and I said I had some demo ideas, and if they are any good, then maybe she'll like them and we'll go from there." Photo: Splash Speaking to Billboard about the record, Del...
XL Records owner Richard Russell has teamed up with reggae pioneer Lee Scratch Perrry for a truly unique release. Putting the twin powerhouses of Tidal and Record Store Day to shame, Russell has... teamed up with Perry for a special release under the pseudonym RLR. Accompanying a new track produced by Russell on their website (listen here) is a message explaining the unique delivery method - and how the track came to be at Perry's studio in Switzerland. "This is the song 'I Am Paint' by RLR. There are are 250 12" copies of 'I Am Paint'. The tune was made by Richard Russell and samples the voice of Lee 'Scratch' Perry. The sleeve for each vinyl single was individually hand painted by Lee 'Scratch' Perry and Richard Russell as the White Ark, Einsiedeln, Switzerland. If you wish to pptain a...
Raekwon's long-awaited sixth album, Fly International Luxurious Art, is packed with special guests, but an appearance from Snoop Dogg may be the best excuse for Nineties hip-hop nostalgia. In advance... of the LP's April 28th release, the Wu-Tang Clan member has dropped the grimy, throwback track, "1,2 1,2." Scoop DeVille produced the horn-blasted...