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Jay-Z Shares “Footnotes for ‘Kill Jay Z,'” Announces “Adnis” Video

After premiering the video for "Kill Jay Z" last Friday, JAY-Z's 4:44 Footnotes series returns this afternoon for a discussion about ego. Prior guests Anthony Anderson, Mahershala…
Brian Josephs / July 24, 2017

Mike Shinoda Shared the First Photo Linkin Park Ever Took as a Band

Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington passed away last week. This afternoon, Mike Shinoda posted what he believes is the first photo Linkin Park ever took as a band, and dated…
Brian Josephs / July 24, 2017

Watch The Shins’ James Mercer’s NPR Tiny Desk Concert

James Mercer from The Shins donned a knit hat in the summer and came by NPR's offices to do a Tiny Desk concert. Mercer performed a…
Winston Cook-Wilson / July 24, 2017

Cold Specks Returns With “Fool’s Paradise,” Announces New Album

Earlier this summer, the Toronto singer-songwriter known as Cold Specks (a.k.a. Ladan Hussein) quietly released "Wild Card," her first new song since 2014's Neuroplasticity. Today, she's returned with album and…
Anna Gaca / July 24, 2017

Watch Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig in a Clip From the Other Music Documentary

Other Music--one of New York City's most beloved record stores for fans of independent, rare, and experimental music--closed last summer. Yo La Tengo, Frankie Cosmos, Yoko…
Winston Cook-Wilson / July 24, 2017

Review: Lana Del Rey Is Ready to Stop Being Sad on the Warm, Engaging Lust for Life

Lana Del Rey’s albums are swanning, magisterial projects, as long as some films, except that films have multiple characters. Her stage has just one…
Anna Gaca / July 24, 2017

Justin Bieber Cancels the Remainder of His Purpose Tour

After over a year on the road, Justin Bieber's Purpose tour has come to a premature end. The blond pop dynamo has canceled the remaining…
Brian Josephs / July 24, 2017

Al Gore to Host MTV Climate Change Special With Fat Joe and Steve Aoki

An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power--Al Gore's followup to his hit 2006 climate-change documentary and cinematic PSA An Inconvenient Truth--comes to theaters this Friday (July 28).
Winston Cook-Wilson / July 24, 2017

Video: Dead Cross – “Obedience School”

Dead Cross is a new band, but it has a hell of a pedigree. The berserker hardcore supergroup features Faith No More frontman Mike Patton…
Tom Breihan, Stereogum / July 24, 2017

Remember When Prospective Senator Kid Rock Appeared in a Sex Tape With Creed’s Scott Stapp?

If Kid Rock is serious about running for Senate--and it seems like he might be--Americans can prepare for a long year of journalists and Democratic oppo…
Andy Cush / July 24, 2017

Revisit Our September 1987 LL Cool J Bigger and Deffer Feature: Def Not Dumb

The room is filled with young, black rappers. I sniff around for the old familiar rock ‘n’ roll smells—beer, sweat, and weed—but all I get…
Annette Stark / July 24, 2017

Ice Cube Singing “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” Is Very Good

On Saturday, Ice Cube sang "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" during the customary seventh inning stretch at Wrigley Field. The clip's a couple…
Jeremy Gordon / July 24, 2017

Video: A$AP Mob – “RAF” ft. A$AP Rocky, Playboi Carti, and Quavo

"RAF" now has a music video months after originally premiering on Frank Ocean's blondedRadio. The abbreviated clip features most of the song's stars—A$AP Rocky, Playboi Carti, and…
Brian Josephs / July 24, 2017

Purity Ring – “Asido”

Following a weekend teaser, Canadian dark-synth duo Purity Ring have released a new single titled "Asido." It's the first new music under their own name since 2015's Another Eternity.
Anna Gaca / July 24, 2017

Review: Nine Inch Nails Find Compelling New Ground on the Experimental ADD VIOLENCE

When Not the Actual Events, Nine Inch Nails’ inaugural EP of a supposedly-busy coming year, surfaced in December, it…
Winston Cook-Wilson / July 24, 2017

Tegan and Sara Announce The Con 10th Anniversary Covers Album

Tegan and Sara's 2007 album The Con turns 10 today, and the duo has just announced plans for The Con X: Covers, which will feature new versions of the album's songs…
Anna Gaca / July 24, 2017

Game of Thrones Has Too Much to Explain and Not Enough Time

Millions of pedants have lived by this logic from the moment Howard Gaye suited up as Jesus of Nazareth in D.W. Griffith's Intolerance, but with Game of…
Jeremy Gordon / July 24, 2017

Rolling Stones Recording New Album “Very Shortly,” Keith Richards Says

Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards said the band is heading into the studio "very shortly" to record their first album of original material in 12…
Mary J. DiMeglio, Billboard / July 24, 2017

Wolf Parade Announce Tour

After announcing their first album in seven years last week, Canadian indie quartet Wolf Parade are getting ready to go on a tour that will start…
Brian Josephs / July 24, 2017
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