- Nicki Minaj and Fetty Wap collaborated on the new tropical-tinged pop song "Like A Star." The track's bouncing synth line and trap groove underline Wap's signature syrupy vocals. Minaj follows with a devastatingly dynamic verse. She coos the names of high-end fashion brandsThis article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Hear Nicki Minaj, Fetty Wap's New Tropical Pop Song 'Like a Star'
- Jack White delivers a stirring performance of "The Rose With the Broken Neck." The clip is from an unearthed live video that was recorded during his 2015 acoustic tour at the Pink Garter Theatre in Jackson,This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Watch Jack White's Haunting Acoustic 'The Rose With the Broken Neck'
- Missy Elliott and TLC remixed "Sleigh Ride" for Taraji P. Henson's holiday-themed variety show Taraji's White Hot Holidays. The special airs tonight, December 8th, on Fox. In a preview clip from the special, TLC's T-BozThis article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Watch Missy Elliott, TLC's Set From Taraji P. Henson's Holiday Special
- At the Drive-In unleashed their first new song in 16 years, the blistering, "Governed by Contagions."The song is packed with angular guitar riffs and staggering drums, and arrives with a gritty lyric video that pairs singer Cedric Bixler-Zavala's jarring lyrics – "How manyThis article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Hear At the Drive-In's Blistering New Song 'Governed By Contagions'
- Tegan and Sara combine the disparate worlds of Miami Vice and puppetry in the charming new video for "Dying to Know." The song's sinewy, day-glo synth pop fits perfectly with the clip's neon-at-night look as puppet Tegan and Sara speed through the empty streets in a tinyThis article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Watch Tegan and Sara Mix 'Miami Vice,' Puppets in Retro 'Dying to Know' Video
- Oakland, California Mayor Libby Schaaf pledged $1.7 million to create and sustain "affordable, safe spaces" for local artists and arts organizations following the This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Oakland Mayor Pledges $1.7 Million for Art Spaces After Deadly Fire
- Prog rock supergroup Emerson, Lake and Palmer didn't have much of an afterlife after their 1970s heyday, a situation that bothered nobody more than the late Greg Lake, who died on December 6th after a long battle with cancer. Despite having a huge fan base and beloved songsThis article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Flashback: Emerson, Lake and Palmer Play 'Karn Evil 9' at Final Concert
- A marriage almost gets derailed in the video for De La Soul's new song "Memory of … (Us)." In addition to the members of De La Soul, the clip features producer Pete Rock and the English singer Estelle, who provides the song's wispy, nostalgic hook.
Rock, a New York beat-makingThis article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: See De La Soul, Estelle in Nostalgic 'Memory Of … (Us)' Video
- Greg Lake, a singer and multi-instrumentalist who helped propel prog rock into the mainstream as a member of Emerson, Lake and Palmer and King Crimson, died Tuesday. His manager told the BBC he had recently had "a long and stubborn battle with cancer"; the news comes nine months after the This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Greg Lake, Emerson, Lake & Palmer Co-Founder, Dead at 69
- "We wanted visuals that were as stark as the music itself," says AFI frontman Davey Havok of the Drew Kirsch–directed clip for "White Offerings."The video, premiering today at Rolling Stone, finds Havok, guitarist Jade Puget, bassist Hunter Burgan and drummer Adam Carson blasting their wayThis article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Watch AFI's Dramatic 'White Offerings' Video
- YG and Lil Wayne unite on upbeat new song "Trill." The track is the first release of Red Bull's "20 Before 17 series," which celebrates the company's musical endeavors of 2016 in a countdown to the new year.
"Trill" wasThis article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Hear Lil Wayne, YG Rap About Making Trillions in 2017 on 'Trill'
- For those that missed the real thing, Madonna's Rebel Heart world tour is the subject of a new concert documentary set to air Friday, December 9th, on This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Watch Madonna's Feisty Performance From 'Rebel Heart Tour' Doc
- The Rolling Stones document their electrifying 2016 Latin American tour – including the historic March concert in Havana, Cuba – in new concert film OléThis article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Watch Rolling Stones Perform Soulful 'Out of Control' in Buenos Aires
- Madonna and James Corden took turns flirting, harmonizing and reminiscing in the latest episode of The Late Late Show's hit segment Carpool Karaoke. As Corden navigated the streets of Manhattan, the pair belted Madonna classicsThis article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Watch Madonna Twerk, Talk Kissing Michael Jackson on 'Carpool Karaoke'
- By the second half the Seventies, the Eagles' "Peaceful Easy Feeling" seemed like a distant memory, a pleasantly stoned dream rudely interrupted by the pressures of business and fame. A deep malaise had set in, one which couldn't be soothed by money, sex or drugs. It tightened its grasp on the band, the musicThis article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: The Eagles' 'Hotel California': 10 Things You Didn't Know
- Scottish noise-pop pioneers the Jesus and Mary Chain will release their first album in 18 years, Damage and Joy, March 24th via ADA/Warner Music, Pitchfork reports.The record marksThis article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Jesus and Mary Chain Detail First Album in 18 Years, 'Damage and Joy'
- The second half of Austin City Limits' 42nd season resumes with a special New Year's Eve episode featuring an all-star lineup that includes Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Bonnie Raitt, Mavis Staples and Gary Clark Jr.This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: See Willie Nelson, Gary Clark Jr.'s 'Night Life' Tribute to B.B. King From 'ACL'
- If Wale has been taking any heat from anyone recently, his approach is to fire back with some lyrical heat of his own. In his new video for "Folarin Like," the MC takes on detractors in a wintry setting.In the black-and-white clip filmed by Chop Mosley and Big Vic, Wale swigs some alcohol, smokes and strollsThis article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Watch Wale's Fiery New 'Folarin Like' Video
- The soundtrack for Season One of HBO's Westworld has been released. The 34-song compilation, Westworld Season 1: (Music From the HBO Series), includes original music by composer Ramin Djawadi along with his covers of Radiohead, the Rolling Stones, the Cure, Amy Winehouse and others.As This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Hear 'Westworld' Soundtrack With Radiohead, Rolling Stones Covers
- Bon Iver, the Shins, Ryan Adams and Regina Spektor will perform on long-running live variety show A Prairie HomeThis article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Bon Iver, Shins, Ryan Adams to Perform on 'A Prairie Home Companion'
- Ab-Soul raps amid a swirl of psychedelic images in his black-and-white "D.R.U.G.S." video. Director PANAMÆRA conjures a hallucinatory atmosphere with flaming apples and roses, foggy mirrors, hovering balloons and a woman's shrouded, haunted face.Throughout "D.R.U.G.S.," Ab-Soul praises his many life loves – including his mother, fans,This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Watch Ab-Soul's Psychedelic 'D.R.U.G.S.' Video
- Berry Gordy was in his Los Angeles mansion in 1982 when his son, 18-year-old Kennedy William Gordy, brought the Motown Records founder a pop-funk demo he had created on a tiny 4-track recorder in his one-bedroom Hollywood apartment. Gordy, of course, had hundreds of Number One songs to his name – either as producer, songwriter or label head – so he knew a hit when he heard one.This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: How 'Somebody's Watching Me' Singer Rockwell Creat
- Childish Gambino (Donald Glover) released a video for "Me and Your Mama" that designed for an immersive experience on virtual reality (VR) app, This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Watch Childish Gambino From Front Row in Immersive 'Me and Your Mama' Video
- Melissa Etheridge, Heart's Ann Wilson, Todd Rundgren and Kenny Loggins will lead "The Music of This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Melissa Etheridge, Ann Wilson Lead Aretha Franklin Tribute Show
- Family, friends and fans of Sharon Jones will come together later this month at a pair of memorial services for the singer in her two hometowns: Brooklyn, New York and Augusta, Georgia.The Brooklyn memorial, which will "celebrate the singer’s life and endless spirit," will take place Wednesday,This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Sharon Jones Memorials Announced for Brooklyn, Georgia
- This has been a horrible year, even if you can somehow put politics out of your mind. David Bowie died a little over a week after New Year's Day and the deaths kept coming with horrible regularity. Prince, Glenn Frey, Leonard Cohen, Leon Russell and Sharon Jones are just a handful of the icons and talented musicians we lost over the past 12 months. After a while it just became numbing.This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Readers' Poll: 10 Best Albums of 2016
- Skyping from his home studio in the countryside near Toronto, where he recently moved from the city, Deadmau5 is taking a break from sorting fan mail. There's an entire truckload because the post office lost six months' worth of mail during the move. "I thought people didn't give a shit anymore," theThis article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Deadmau5 on Why EDM Is Finished, Learning to Love His New Album
- Fresh off earning a Grammy nomination for Best Alternative Music Album, PJ Harvey will embark on her most extensive North American tour in over a decade as she continues to showcase her new LP This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: PJ Harvey Plots Biggest North American Tour in Decade
- Nicki Minaj's mobile game The Empire was (prematurely) released Tuesday, with the singer including the bouncy new track titled "Ain't Gone Do It" alongside the app."Who the fuck told you to not have no chill? / Who theThis article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Hear Nicki Minaj's Playful 'Ain't Gone Do It' From 'Empire' Mobile Game
- Dinosaur Jr. visited Conan Tuesday to perform "Goin Down," the standout opening track off the band's 2016 LP Give a Glimpse of What Yer Not.While in Los Angeles,This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Watch Dinosaur Jr.'s Thundering 'Goin Down' on 'Conan'
- John Mayer performed silky new song "Love on the Weekend," his first single in three years, Tuesday on The TonightThis article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Watch John Mayer Perform Romantic 'Love on the Weekend' on 'Fallon'
- Around the time he was working on The Shining, Stephen King saw Bob Dylan in concert for the first time when the Rolling Thunder Revue landed in Maine. "The only clear memory I have of that night is Dylan wearing the white face makeup," King saysThis article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Stephen King: Why Bob Dylan Deserves the Nobel Prize
- Ryan Adams will follow-up his 2014 self-titled solo record with a new album, Prisoner, set to arrive February 17th. Adams detailed the LP in an This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Ryan Adams Details New Album 'Prisoner'
- UPDATE: Ryan Adams released the first single, a power ballad called "Do You Still Love Me," from his forthcoming new album Prisoner, set to arrive February 17th. The anthemic track is rife with hair metal power chords and an organ intro reminiscent of Whitesnake's "Here I GoThis article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Hear Ryan Adams' New Hair Metal Power Ballad 'Do You Still Love Me?'
- Fiona Apple, TV on the Radio and Sky Ferreira will perform at a concert benefiting the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, set to take place at the Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles December 18th, This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Fiona Apple, TV on the Radio Top Standing Rock Benefit Concert
- Patti Smith dedicated a poignant performance of "Peaceable Kingdom" to the victims of the Oakland warehouse fire during her set at the This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Watch Patti Smith Honor Oakland Fire Victims With 'Peaceable Kingdom'
- Watch FLETCHER's Emotional New Music Video for Empowering Pop Anthem “Princess”
Pop singer FLETCHER, 22, first hit the mainstream music scene in 2015 with her Spotify winner “War Paint,” a beat-forward, liberating love song that put her on the platform's watchlist for 2016. Now with a six-song EP out, the young singer-songwriter ...
- Fiona Apple put an anti-Trump spin on the holiday classic "The Christmas Song" – more commonly known as "Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire" – turning it into an a cappella ode, "Trump's Nuts Roasting on an OpenThis article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Watch Fiona Apple Sing Anti-Donald Trump A Cappella Christmas Song
- Jazz-funk virtuoso Thundercat will embark on a world tour next year, starting with a North American leg that kicks off in February, Pitchfork reports. The bassist will open with a two-night stand at theThis article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Thundercat Plots Massive 2017 World Tour
- By the late 1980s, there were very few rock stars unwilling to appear in a television commercial for the right price. David Bowie re-cut "Modern Love" with Tina Turner for Pepsi; Michael Jackson was horribly burned while filming his own soft drinkThis article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Flashback: Neil Young Defiantly Declares 'This Note's for You'
8 Ways the 808 Drum Machine Changed Pop Music
Read how the 808 drum machine changed pop, as detailed in a doc featuring Rick Rubin, Diplo, Pharrell, the Beastie Boys and others. Credit: Courtesy of Roland. By Elias Leight. 9 hours ago. More News. Phil Collins, Pharrell Praise '808' Drum Machine in ...
- It's almost impossible to imagine the modern musical landscape without the distinctive sounds of the Roland TR-808 drum machine. When the Japanese electronics company Roland started releasing the 808 in the Eighties, the device quickly became indispensable within the burgeoning genres of hip-hop and dance music, while also adding a new texture to the world of R&B.Today,This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: 8 Ways the 808 Drum Machine Changed Pop Music
- 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.
Inside our list of This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Listen to 'Rolling Stone Music Now' Podcast: 25 Best Albums of 2016
- Derick Almena, the landlord who managed the Oakland warehouse that was the site of a deadly fire last Friday, appeared on Today Tuesday to discuss the building's safety and defend the importance of places like the warehouse, which doubled as an artisticThis article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Oakland Warehouse Manager on 'Today:' 'I'm Incredibly Sorry'
- When Rolling Stone interviewed Al Gore during his presidential run in 2000, the candidate revealed his favorite Bob Dylan album (Highway 61 Revisited) and song ("Just Like a Woman.") Before the Nobel Prize Award Ceremony on Saturday, where Dylan will be honored with the Nobel Prize inThis article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Al Gore: How Bob Dylan Shaped My Political Consciousness
- In the hedonistic new memoir 18 and Life on Skid Row, Sebastian Bach details his excessive life fronting glam-metal stalwarts Skid Row and his career resurgence as a leading Broadway star. Like The Dirt, Motley Crue's tell-all that serves as the wild, debaucherous template for all metalThis article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Don't Do Quaaludes: Sebastian Bach Describes Lars Ulrich Prank in New Memoir
- LCD Soundsystem, Weezer and Odesza will headline the 2017 Forecastle Festival, set to take place in Louisville, Kentucky July 14th through 16th.The festival's 15th installment boasts an eclectic initial lineup that includes PJ Harvey, CageThis article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: LCD Soundsystem, Weezer, Odesza Top Forecastle Festival Lineup
- This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Review: Deadmau5 Bucks EDM Expectations Again on 'W:/2016ALBUM/'
- It's been a weird couple of days for Neil Diamond. Two nights before speaking with Rolling Stone, he teamed up with Jimmy Fallon to take on Natalie Portman and J.J. Abrams in a game of Password, but got completely crushed in a clip already viewed more than aThis article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Neil Diamond Talks 50th Anniversary Tour, New Christmas LP
- Beyoncé leads this year's field of Grammy hopefuls with nine nominations, with Drake, Rihanna and Kanye West each garnering eightThis article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Grammys 2017: Beyonce, Drake, Rihanna, Kanye West Lead Nominees
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