Shonen Knife has more than 30 years of music under its belt, along with the allegiances of alternative rock icons Nirvana and Sonic Youth. What more could a band ask for?
Cold War Kids drop their fifth studio album, Hold My Home, tomorrow (Oct. 21). Serving as the follow-up to 2013's Dear Miss Lonely Hearts, the album explores the notion of "home" and features production from guitarist Dan Gallucci and frequent collaborator Lars Stalfors (Mars Volta, Matt & Kim). We chatted with frontman Nathan Willett about the inspiration behind the new effort, how the band has evolved, their tour plans, and the special memorabilia available to fans on their PledgeMusic campaign.
Caleb and his sister, Georgia Nott, share producer Joel Little with fellow New Zealand star Lorde, and their dark pop sound is reminiscient of the "Royals" songstress.
Rita Ora has unveiled a new song "Grateful," which will be featured on the soundtrack for the romantic drama Beyond the Lights. The new single shows Ora reflecting on how the hardships in life make you a stronger person. Read this
English pop singer Jessie Ware has shared a remix of her Tough Love track "Kind of ... Sometimes ... Maybe" featuring a new verse from rapper J. Cole. According to "Pitchfork," the track premiered earlier today on BBC Radio 1, and came about after Ware and Cole met in Los Angeles while Ware was recording with producer BenZel. Read this
The Beatles formally released a press statement on October 21 during 1969 to deny claims that Paul McCartney had died. He wasn't the first celebrity to undergo a death hoax nor would he be the last. One would think that with a news cycle that constantly updates during the new digital age, people would panic less about these things. Alas, it's almost gotten worse. Check out five of the most famous death hoaxes in the history of musicians and how they got started: Read this
Caleb and his sister, Georgia Nott, share producer Joel Little with fellow New Zealand star Lorde, and their dark pop sound is reminiscient of the "Royals" songstress. Read this
If you've ever wanted to examine Beyoncé's "Drunk in Love" lyrics or analyze Rihanna's always fascinating fashion choices for college credit, soon you will be in luck - assuming you attend The University of Texas at Austin. For the university's spring semester in 2015, the African-American studies program will offer a class titled "Beyoncé Feminism, Rihanna Womanism." Read this
While the NFL might not be exactly sure of what to do with players who are involved in domestic violence incidents, at least other sports organizations are watching closely at the fallout and then changing their own guidelines. WWE executive Stephanie McMahon has announced that her organization now has a zero-tolerance policy when it comes to issues of abuse or domestic violence.Read more »
Even though he is currently serving prison time for a probation violation, Philly rapper Meek Mill has still managed to release a new track called "F--k U Mean" featuring New Orleans rapper Lil Boosie — aka Boosie Badazz — which you can check out below.Read more »
It’s been reported that the childhood home of famed guitarist for The Beatles, George Harrison, has sold for over $250,000 during an auction at the Cavern Club.Read more »
Music venues seem like a dime a dozen in New York City, especially Williamsburg, but we'll miss Glasslands. The performance space announced Tuesday that it will be closing its doors at the end of 2014.Read more »
Kris Jenner wants the general public to believe that life as a member of the Kardashian family is sublime, but when you take a closer look it is obvious that with the instant fame has come an onslaught of problems. Khloé Kardashian has not been in the news for anything positive in months. First there was the messy split from Lamar Odom, then her hard-partying was documented on the most recent season of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, and now, once again, her messy love life is getting attention. She is apparently on the prowl to keep herself distracted from Odom, like when she was spotted with Wiz Khalifa.Read more »
We have to wonder if Renée Zellweger was nervous about attending Elle's Women in Hollywood Awards Monday night, Oct. 20. She has spent the better part of the last four years away from the spotlight, taking a breather from the daily grind of Hollywood and Monday evening marked a bit of a return for her. Unfortunately, her shocking appearance seemed to be the only thing that made a lasting impression on people. If you have already seen the pictures, then you know Zellweger appears to have had an enormous amount of plastic surgery done, leaving her to look like a different person. But she nonetheless feels like she is living a "more fulfilling life."Read more »