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Paul Kantner, Founder of Jefferson Airplane, Dead at 74

Paul Kantner, founder of Jefferson Airplane and its offshoot, Jefferson Starship, died earlier today at age 74. SF Gate reports that Kantner's death was confirmed by…
Brennan Carley / January 28, 2016

Merle Haggard Cancels New Mexico Show, Cites Health Reasons

Country icon Merle Haggard has been forced to cancel an upcoming performance at the Inn of the Mountain Gods in New Mexico on January 30…
Rachel Brodsky / January 28, 2016

D∆WN Preps for ‘RED*emp*tion’ With the Pulsing ‘Not Above That’

D∆WN – born Dawn Richard — has proved a consistently captivating solo artist since her departure from Danity Kane. She's currently gearing up for the…
Brennan Carley / January 28, 2016

Rihanna’s ‘ANTI’ Has Been Streamed More Than 13 Million Times Since Last Night

Update: TIDAL has confirmed that Rihanna had one million free downloads of ANTI to offer, and that every one of them had been used up within 14 hours…
James Grebey / January 28, 2016

Wiz Khalifa Had Some Words for Kanye West During a Concert Last Night; They Were ‘F**k Kanye’

Yesterday, rappers Kanye West and Wiz Khalifa had a little spat on the social media website Twitter dot com. After mistakenly thinking that Khalifa was dissing Kim…
James Grebey / January 28, 2016

Flume and Vince Staples Toss Up ‘Smoke & Retribution’

Australian electronic producer Flume has a new album out later this year — Skin, via Mom+Pop — and, following "Never Be Like You," he's just released…
Brennan Carley / January 28, 2016

Justin Vernon, Aaron and Bryce Dessner, and yMusic Cover Sharon Van Etten’s ‘Love More’

Justin Vernon of Bon Iver and the National's Aaron and Bryce Dessner, along with frequent collaborators and instrumental outfit yMusic, have joined quiet, introspective forces…
Harley Brown / January 28, 2016

Listen to ‘Not the One,’ the Last Song Ever From Chumped

Chumped may have gone on a dreaded "infinite hiatus" back in October, but the pop-punk foursome have bequeathed one final song for our listening pleasure. "Not…
James Grebey / January 28, 2016

Rostam Officially Releases ‘Wood’ After Four Years

Recent ex-Vampire Weekend member and producer/artist in his own right, Rostam Batmanglij, has just released a song called "Wood," which will appear on a 7"
Brennan Carley / January 28, 2016

Hear Animal Collective’s New ‘Lying in the Grass’ Via Their New Painting App

Update: Animal Collective have shared the full version of "Lying in the Grass," which you can hear via Spotify, iTunes, or YouTube below without having to download…
Rachel Brodsky / January 28, 2016

Pantera’s Phil Anselmo Makes Nazi Salute and Yells ‘White Power,’ Claims He Was Joking

Update: Phil Anselmo has released a video apologizing for his insensitive words at Dimebash, saying that he is "extremely apologetic to anyone that took offense…
James Grebey / January 28, 2016

Inaugural Electronic Music Awards to Air on FOX in April

The inaugural Electronic Music Awards and Foundation has been launched, and an awards ceremony has been announced for April 23 on FOX. Co-executive-produced by pioneering U.K. DJ…
Harley Brown / January 28, 2016

David Bowie Auditioned for the ‘Lord of the Rings’ Movies

In addition to his prolific music career, David Bowie is also famous for some deeply memorable movie roles (see his turn as Jereth the Goblin…
Rachel Brodsky / January 28, 2016

Junior Boys’ New Album, ‘Big Black Coat,’ Is Now Streaming in Full

Youthfully named electronic pop outfit Junior Boys are releasing their fifth album, Big Black Coat, next Friday, but the entire album is now streaming on NPR's First Listen. Stream…
James Grebey / January 28, 2016

Katy B Teases Star-Studded New Album ‘Honey’ With Smooth Title Track

British pop singer Katy B – one of the smartest, most genre-blurring entertainers of her ilk  — teased her new album Honey last month with the…
Brennan Carley / January 28, 2016

Baauer Debuted ‘Day Ones’ on ‘Colbert,’ Announces Debut Album ‘Aa’

"Harlem Shake" producer Baauer just announced the details of his upcoming debut album Aa with a performance on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert. Alongside the rapper Leikeli47,…
Brennan Carley / January 28, 2016

Coldplay Announce ‘A Head Full Of Dreams’ Tour Dates

Coldplay, who released their seventh studio album A Head Full of Dreams last December, have announced a set of tour dates to accompany the record. Kicking off in…
Rachel Brodsky / January 28, 2016

Sia, Jimmy Fallon, Natalie Portman, and the Roots Sang ‘Iko Iko’ on ‘Fallon’

Sia will very soon drop her seventh studio album, This Is Acting, and to celebrate, she stopped by the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to…
Rachel Brodsky / January 28, 2016

One of the Tracks on Rihanna’s ‘ANTI’ Is a Cover of Tame Impala’s ‘New Person, Same Old Mistakes’

The rollout for Rihanna's ANTI continues to be an amazing comedy of errors: After the album briefly leaked on TIDAL earlier tonight, some quick fans were able…
James Grebey / January 27, 2016

A$AP Rocky Takes Advantage of Everyone Waiting for ‘ANTI,’ Posts New Track With Pharrell

While we all wait for Rihanna's ANTI to leak in full — kick back and join us, won't you? – A$AP Rocky has taken advantage…
Brennan Carley / January 27, 2016
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