• Foo Fighters Janes Addiction Perry Farrell Joe Walsh Mountain Song Video

    Foo Fighters Give Jane's Addiction's 'Mountain Song' an Arena-Sized Makeover

    Friday night, Foo Fighters celebrated the Los Angeles episode of their HBO show Sonic Highways with an intimate set at the 500-capacity Roxy Theatre on the Sunset Strip. And if a ripping set of songs from their new record wasn't special enough for the L.A. crowd, the band brought out a couple of local greats, Joe Walsh and Jane's Addiction's Perry Farrell, for a couple of arena-sized reworks of their hits. The alt-rockers took on Jane's Addiction's "Mountain Song" with Farrell handling the adenoidal vocalizations and Walsh on a few fiery blues licks, and then the latter stuck around for a performance of his own "Rocky Mountain Way." You can watch fan-shot footage of "Mountain Song" above via Consequence of Sound.

  • Kendrick Lamar Saturday Night Live Woody Harrelson Video

    Kendrick Lamar Brings Radical Self-Love and Creepy Contacts to 'SNL'

    Kendrick Lamar is continuing to tinker away at his third full-length studio album, but he took some time out of recording to swing by the 40th season of Saturday Night Live. Though he didn't debut any brand new tracks, his performance was still something pretty special. Clad in some seriously creepy black contacts, K. Dot offered a spirited run-through of his self-love anthem "i," replete with expansive backing vocals, Santana-esque lead guitar lines, and a horn section. For his second song of the night, he brought along fellow TDE affiliate Jay Rock for a performance of their recent team-up "Pay For It." As if that wasn't enough, the good kid, m.A.A.d city architect also made a cameo in a skit that spoofed Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett's recent jazz standards album. You can watch "i" above and "Pay For It" and the skit below.

  • Rihanna New Album DJ Skee Almost Finished

    Rihanna's Next Album Is 'Closer Than Anyone Realized,' Says DJ Skee

    The rumor mill behind Rihanna's in-progress eight studio album keeps on turning this weekend thanks to music industry insider DJ Skee. On the weekend news update for his Dash Radio show, the DJ reported that Rihanna debuted 10 new songs for Def Jam executives and noted that her Unapologetic follow-up could be "closer than anyone realized." EDM godhead and "We Found Love" producer Calvin Harris said this past week that the LP is due "really soon" and Skee's legwork seems to confirm that assumption. Skee further speculates that the album could see release in the fourth quarter of 2014, but there's obviously no concrete information available yet, beyond a song possibly titled "I've Been Searching for Something to Ignite Me When I'm Alone." You can listen to Skee's whole segment below, via Complex, which also posits that a new Beyoncé single could drop next week.

  • Uber Spotify Partnership Conference Call Car Cab

    Uber Will Reportedly Partner With Spotify for In-Car Music Service

    Spotify users are already able to listen to music on the go, but according to The New York Times, the service may be about to go even more mobile. Monday, the alternative car service Uber will reportedly announce a new partnership with the music streaming company in order to provide in-car music for its fleet of vehicles.Press received invitations on Friday for a conference call slated for Monday morning during which Uber Chief Executive Travis Calinick would announce a "first-of-its-kind partnership" with a "special partner guest. Anonymous sources have said to Techcrunch that the guest will likely be Spotify's CEO Daniel Ek. According to the Times, riders will be able to play music from their own Spotify playlists in the cars.

  • Marcus Mumford Elvis Costello New Basement Tapes Bob Dylan Kansas City Ellen Video

    Marcus Mumford, Elvis Costello, More Bring Their New Basement Tapes to 'Ellen'

    As a tribute to Bob Dylan's legendary team-up with the band in 1967, a group of A-list acolytes have banded together to give life to a few lost songs from those sessions as The New Basement Tapes.

  • 106 Park BET Ending Cancelled

    BET Ends Music Video Show '106 & Park'

    BET has announced that the final episode of its long-running music video show 106 & Park will air on December 19. After 14 seasons, the series will move exclusively to BET.com for all of 2015. However, the show will still produce special events like their annual New Year's Eve show 106 & Party. Stephen Hill, BET's President of Music Programming, said that the entirety of BET's staff "have been touched by 106 & Park.""We have pride in being involved with the show that has welcomed almost every movie star, music superstar and fresh-faced talent you can name (you can even throw in a first lady)" he said in a statement. "It’s been a great 14-year run as America’s top music/variety show on cable.

  • Pharrell nerd reunion odd future carnival rock star video

    N.E.R.D. Reunites at Odd Future's Carnival, Tyler, the Creator Gets Emotional

    Over the course of his young career, Odd Future head honcho Tyler, the Creator has surreally managed to enlist his hero Pharrell as a mentor and collaborator, but that still didn't prepare him for the special surprise he had prepared on Saturday night at Odd Future's Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival.Skateboard P is known to bring out his famous friends at big festival sets, but knowing that the Odd Future crew are big fans of his N.E.R.D. project with Chad Hugo and Shay Haley, he reunited that band for a rare performance during his career-spanning set. As you can see in the video of "Rock Star" above, Tyler seems pretty overcome with emotion at getting to see one of his biggest influences playing a festival that he helped run. He later tweeted that he experienced "full tears when they came out." Watch the heartwarming clip above.

  • Chance the Rapper Bob Marley Adult Swim Black Dynamite Video

    Watch Chance the Rapper Play Bob Marley on Adult Swim's 'Black Dynamite'

    Aside from palling around with Madonna and finishing up his new LP, avowed cartoon fan Chance the Rapper is also apparently starting up a burgeoning voice-acting career. On Saturday night's episode of the Adult Swim blaxploitation parody Black Dynamite, as Pitchfork points out, the Acid Rapper popped in to voice none other than a guitar-toting Bob Marley. Soul weirdo Erykah Badu also made a pair of appearances on the episode, voicing Marley's widow Rita as well as a prostitute. You can check out the whole episode above via a sketchy Youtube stream or over at the Adult Swim website if you have a cable subscription. Chance makes his first appearance around the five-and-a-half minute mark.

  • Run the Jewels Sun Kil Moon Fun Fun Fun Fest Video

    Run the Jewels Bait Mark Kozelek With 'Suck My Dick, Sun Kil Moon' Chant

    Mark Kozelek's spat with the War on Drugs may have finally crawled to a close, but it looks like the firebrands in Run the Jewels might be trying to rile him back up. In a situation reminiscent of the initial set interruption that set Kozelek off in the first place, El-P took a moment out of the rap duo's set (which overlapped with Kozelek's on another stage) to outline his own feelings on the notoriously prickly indie rocker. Though noting that he is a fan of Kozelek's records, the rapper/producer alleged that he ran into the Benji singer backstage and attempted to defuse the situation in advance."So I introduced myself and said, 'Hey, I'm a fan. We're the guys that are going to be interrupting your set today with how fucking loud our crowd is,'" El-P chuckled.

  • Taylor Swift Disrespect Fans Pull Album From Spotify

    Taylor Swift's Label Pulled Music From Spotify So She Wouldn't 'Embarrass' Fans

    In the dark few days since Taylor Swift's label pulled her discography from the miraculous music streaming platform Spotify, you may have found yourself wondering why. Was Swift taking a stand for the rights of musicians? Had something been done that provoked the pop music gods into retracting their good favor? Based on an interview Scott Borchetta (via Billboard), her label group's CEO, it seems like the explanation was a little bit more mundane. According to Borchetta, it was only about respecting the fans."We never wanted to embarrass a fan," Borchetta said during a radio interview with Motley Crue's Nikki Sixx. "If this fan went and purchased the record, CD, iTunes, wherever, and then their friends go, 'Why did you pay for it?

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