• Coachella Astronaut Lollapalooza Selfie Stick Ban

    Coachella and Lollapalooza Have Banned Selfie Sticks

    Those intent making the pilgrimage to Lollapalooza and Coachella this year will apparently have to document their journey without the aid of the suddenly inescapable selfie stick. As Brooklyn Vegan points out, both fests have placed the vanity device on their list of banned items. Lollapalooza's FAQ prohibits "GoPro attachments like sticks, selfie sticks & monopods," while Coachella has gone further and said that they won't allow "selfie sticks" or "narsisstics [sic]". If that's indeed a typo (as most are assuming) and not a terrible pun, it might be tough to eliminate all narcissism from the California festival. That said, outlawing selfie sticks could keep away some of the worst offenders. You can head to websites for Lollapalooza and Coachella to see the full list of things you can't bring this year—like, uh, drones. Apparently drones are against the rules for some reason.

  • George Ezra SNL The Rock Franchise

    George Ezra Croons and The Rock Sings About Viagra on 'Saturday Night Live'

    After a couple weeks off, Saturday Night Live returned this week with Dwayne Johnson hosting for the fourth time and a musical performance from British newcomer George Ezra. The crooner performed his slide guitar laden hit "Blame It On Me" and the clear-eyed "Budapest." He comes off mostly in the vein mid-2000s English folkies like Johnny Flynn and Laura Marling, but with a little bit of spacey U2-indebted guitar work for good measure. That said, the real musical highlight of the night came during the Rock's opening monologue when he addressed the idea that he was "franchise Viagra," a figure capable of rehabilitating any film sequel. So over a classic R&B beat, he pitches a handful of nonsensical sequels, including Zero Dark Thirty-One (wherein he'd kill the ghost of Osama Bin Laden). You can check that out below alongside one of Ezra's performances.

  • Destiny's Child Say Yes Stellar Gospel Music Awards Video

    Destiny's Child Reunited at the Stellar Gospel Music Awards

    Destiny's Child's gets back together every now and then. It started in 2013, when the trio appeared in Beyoncé's video for "Superpower," but the ensuing period has featured a couple of musical team-ups on tracks by members Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams. The latter singer found herself nominated for a Stellar Gospel Music Award last night for the video for one of their 2014 collaborations. So as rumored, the group found the occasion to reunite yet again for a performance of "Say Yes!". You can catch a couple of Instagram clips below from people who were in the room, via That Grape Juice, but the show doesn't air in its entirety until April 5. Say Yes to #StellarAwards30 #TVOneBTS . For this amazing performance join us Easter Sunday 6p/5c.

  • Sacha Baron Cohen Queen Biopic

    Sacha Baron Cohen Won't Be Returning to the Queen Biopic After All

    Update: Queen guitarist Brian May has posted on his website that manager Jim Beach was only joking when he reported the news of Sacha Baron Cohen's return to the biopic. According to May, what he actually said was that the Bruno actor would be returning to the film to play "all four major roles." SPIN regrets the error.After nearly a decade of uncertainty, it seems that the long-rumored Queen biopic starring Sacha Baron Cohen is back on track. According to Music Week reports, Queen's manager Jim Beach revealed during this year's Artist and Manager Awards that the Borat star had rejoined the production in an even bigger capacity than before.Cohen was first rumored to play singer Freddie Mercury way back in 2007 with director Tom Hooper at the helm.

  • Ad Rock Madonna Jimmy Fallon Fish Appearance

    Ad-Rock Talks Touring With Madonna, But Won't Touch a Fish on 'The Tonight Show'

    Following on a string of interesting recent interviews, Beastie Boys' Ad-Rock stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to promote his role in the new Noah Baumbach film While We're Young. But instead of a just straightforward promotional chat, the man born Adam Horovitz was given the opportunity to explain a picture that he appeared in with Sean Penn and David Lee Roth, which apparently came about as a result of an early tour with Madonna.

  • Jamie xx Four Tet BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix

    Jamie xx and Four Tet Share Unreleased Material on BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix

    Beloved British producers Jamie xx and Four Tet have been known to DJ together and collaborate to occasionally dazzling effect. Friday night the pair got together again for the latest installment of BBC Radio 1's Essential Mix and they each unleashed a fair bit of material from their respective vaults. In addition to dropping tracks by Roots Manuva and Throwing Snow, Four Tet debuted a couple of unreleased collaborations with Champion and Designer. The xx beatmaker contributed a couple of his recent stunning singles ("Gosh," "Loud Places," and "Alba") as well as his great remix of Four Tet's "Lion." Listen to the mix in full here as you wait for Jamie xx's new LP In Colour on June 1.

  • Killer Mike Suffer Shoulder Injury SXSW Attack

    Killer Mike Suffered a Shoulder Injury From SXSW Attack

    It turns out that Monday's attack on Run the Jewels at SXSW may have done more damage than initially thought. According to reports from NME, Run the Jewels told the crowd during their Friday set at Stubbs that he suffered a torn rotator cuff in his shoulder. Mike reportedly flew back down to his home in Atlanta after the incident. There a doctor told him that he'd been injured, but the rapper says he told the doctor that he'd continue playing shows."I was like, 'Doctor, I'm not leaving the road'" Mike said. "The tour goes on!"Before the duo launched into "Banana Clipper," El-P addressed the attack. ""Last time we did this song, it was interrupted," he began.

  • Jack White Robert Plant Led Zeppelin Lemon Song Video

    Jack White and Robert Plant Covered Led Zeppelin's 'The Lemon Song' in Argentina

    Jack White's love for Led Zeppelin's classic cut "The Lemon Song" has been apparent for a while, given the regularity that he's trotted out a ripping cover of it on his Lazaretto tour. So it had to be a special moment for him this weekend at Lollapalooza Argentina when none other than former Zep singer Robert Plant turned up to sing on the track. If nothing else, it's probably the closest thing you can get these days to seeing a proper Led Zeppelin rendition of the track. You can catch the collision between rock greats past and present it in full above, via Antiquiet. And hey, we're now one step closer to that bonafide team-up that Plant apparently really wants to happen.

  • Avey Tare Geologist Animal Collective New Psycho Actives Vol 1

    Animal Collective's Avey Tare and Geologist Release 'New Psycho Actives Vol. 1' Split

    Not much time ever goes by between releases from Animal Collective members. Noah Lennox released his latest LP Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper just a couple of months ago, but already two of his fellow travelers have taken to chunking out new material. Avey Tare and Geologist took to the Animal Collective Twitter account yesterday to announce "New Psycho Actives Vol. 1" a digital-only split single featuring new tracks from each of them.Avey's contribution "Tape Player Chants For Winter" is an optimistic little lo-fi jam, a grinning slab of vocal loops and dreamy keyboard patches. Geologist's "Stretching Songs For Spring" is a more relaxed number befitting the season of the title. Playing into the seasonal theme of the track names, the duo said that the single was released "in honor of snow on the equinox yesterday. Stream both of the songs below in full.

  • Modest Mouse Strangers to Ourselves Coyotes CBS This Morning Video

    Modest Mouse Brought 'Strangers To Ourselves' Tracks to 'CBS This Morning'

    After years of rumors and false starts, Modest Mouse are finally back in the public eye thanks to their new album Strangers To Ourselves. Hot off their appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, their first late-night stop in six years, they stuck around in New York for this morning's episode of CBS This Morning, the now-hip morning news show that's counted Michael Stipe, Conor Oberst, and Real Estate as recent guests. The indie rock icons ran through a few tracks from their recent album, "Lampshades on Fire," "Coyotes," and "The Ground Walks, With Time in a Box", and singer-guitarist Isaac Brock also chatted with host Anthony Mason about the origins of this new record. You can catch "Coyotes" up above and the rest down below.

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