• Foo Fighters Dave Grohl HBO Documentary Sonic Highways eighth album

    Foo Fighters Preview Eighth Album With Eight-Second Screamtastic Video

    As the Foo Fighters' get closer to releasing their eighth album, the band is offering up some teasers that all have one thing in common—the number eight. We already knew they'd recorded eight songs in eight cities, a process they documented for their eight-episode HBO series Sonic Highways, and this week they led fans on an Internet scavenger hunt to piece together the below image, which features landmarks from the cities they hit as well as, yep, the number eight hidden throughout the design. Now, on August 8, (a.k.a. 8/8), the band released its first musical snippet from the LP in a video that lasts for, you guessed it, eight seconds. It features only Dave Grohl screaming "All rise!" and most likely shredding his throat in the process.

  • Wu-Tang Clan 'Ron O'Neal' 'Daily Show' 'Triumph' 'A Better Tomorrow'

    Wu-Tang Clan Unleash New Single 'Ron O'Neal' on 'The Daily Show'

    After missing the opportunity to release their new album to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Enter the Wu-Tang, working up a one-off album to sell for millions, trying to hire an unpaid intern, and RZA and Raekwon fighting through the press about money, all nine members of Wu-Tang Clan (yes, we're counting Cappadonna) finally got their act together and united for an appearance on The Daily Show to perform their previously unheard single "Ron O'Neal."It's the first single off of the long-in-the-works A Better Tomorrow, and features some soulful horns, a modern R&B sample, and verses from Meth, Ghostface, RZA, and more.

  • Music Piracy Cut Off Fingers Nigerian Singer Stella Monye

    How to Solve Music Piracy? Cut Off Fingers, Says Nigerian Singer

    It's no secret that the RIAA has largely failed to curb music piracy through its litigious ways, and while streaming services have helped by offering an alternative to illegal downloading, people are still finding ways around paying for music. There's no clear solution the problem at present, but Nigerian singer Stella Monye, who describes herself as a "human rights activist," has a really old-school idea to deter piracy: Amputation. "If their fingers are cut, they won't see the hands to use in pirating the works," she told the News Agency of Nigeria. "Cutting their fingers off will stop them, by the time you cut off two people's fingers others will stop. They will learn and it will be faster in stopping them; without a drastic measure they won't stop. Taking them to court to be fined N10,000 [$61.96 USD] will not deter them.

  • Nicki Minaj's 'Anaconda' Leaks, Features Sir Mix-a-Lot and Lots of Cheek

    Nicki Minaj's 'Anaconda' Leaks, Features Sir Mix-a-Lot and Lots of Cheek

    If Nicki Minaj's "Anaconda" single artwork caused a stir, the song itself is going to cause heads to explode, assuming this leaked version is legit. Somehow, the snake got loose, and now we can hear the Young Money star rapping over an oh-so-appropriate sample of Sir Mix-a-Lot's "Baby Got Back," which features the classic line "my anaconda don't want none unless you got buns, hon." (He's talking about his penis.) Minaj takes the good Sir's '92 ode to protruding posteriors and adds a heavy dose of 2014 sex lingo. The lyics include, "Dick bigger than a tower, I ain't talking about Eiffel," "Pussy put his ass to sleep, now he calling me NyQuil," and, "He toss my salad like his name Romaine." The outro features her praising her "fat ass big bitches in the club" while making it clear that "the skinny bitches in the club" are not her friends.

  • A Tribe Called Red Cleveland Indians Caucasians T-Shirt

    Sales of Cleveland 'Caucasians' T-Shirts Spike After A Tribe Called Red Protest Slurs

    One of the biggest hot-button issues in sports right now is the continued use of Native American slurs and caricatures used by teams. The two prime examples are the Washington Redskins, whose name is about as racist as you can get, and the Cleveland Indians, who use a red-faced character named Chief Wahoo as their mascot. Shelf Life Clothing capitalized on this in a satirical way with a T-shirt showing a white-faced version of Wahoo with the team name changed to "Caucasians." And now, thanks to a controversy involving A Tribe Called Red's DJ NDN, sales of the item have shot through the roof.The whole thing started a few years ago, when NDN, born Ian Campeau of Ojibway heritage, launched a campaign to have the Nepean Redskins, a youth football team in Canada, change their name on the grounds that it's offensive to First Nations people.

  • Diarrhea Planet 'Spooners' Adult Swim Single

    Diarrhea Planet Unleash Rip-Roaring 'Spooners' for Adult Swim

    Another week, another terrific Adult Swim's Single Series track. While Diarrhea Planet's new song "Spooners" doesn't come with a video featuring Jesus and the Predator like Future's "Coupe" did, we'll forgive the Nashville sextet because they, as usual, bring the thunder. It starts off pretty sparse, but one by one, all four guitarists make themselves known to form like the garage-punk Voltron. It stops about midway through and for a second you think it's over, but you're dead wrong, and the boys come back with another minute and change of fist-pumping fury. Check out "Spooners," which was written around the time of their 2011 debut LP Loose Jewels, over at Consequence of Sound. Deafheaven, Mastodon, and Run the Jewels are among the remaining seven artists set to release Adult Swim Singles through the rest of the summer.

  • Adam Duritz 50th Birthday AARP magazine cover Counting Crows

    Adam Duritz, Now 50, Honored by AARP Magazine

    Hey, music fans born in 1983 or earlier, get ready to feel old.Counting Crows frontman Adam Duritz turns 50 today. We know this because AARP magazine, the publication brought to you by the group formerly known as the American Association of Retired Persons, tweeted the following cover mock-up (courtesy of Deadspin and SPIN legend Rob Harvilla). It's true that Duritz is indeed still rocking — and still rocking those Predator dreads — as the Crows are about to release their seventh album, Somewhere Under Wonderland, in September. So, this is your reminder that August and Everything After came out 21 years ago, and we're all just taking part in the inexorable march towards death. Cheers!Adam Duritz of @CountingCrows: proof that turning 50 rocks! #mrjones #boomers50 pic.twitter.com/78WaZdyRrF— AARP (@AARP) August 1, 2014

  • Sam Smith 'I'm Not the Only One' Video Dianna Agron Chris Messina

    Sam Smith Enlists 'Glee,' 'Mindy Project' Stars for 'I'm Not the Only One' Video

    Sam Smith's "I'm Not the Only One" is one heck of a bummer, what with its not-so-subtle lyrics about infidelity wrecking a relationship. Well, now the British crooner has released a video for the In the Lonely Hour track, with Glee's Dianna Agron and The Mindy Project's Chris Messina starring as a couple whose marriage is disintegrating thanks to his cheating. The plot is pretty simple — she stays home crying while he goes to a bar to meet his mistress. While Smith performs in the saloon, they get busy in the bathroom, and the wife takes a trip to the store to pick up supplies for her revenge. There's a bit of a twist at the end that we won't spoil, but one part is really vexing us. In the beginning, Agron tells Messina that she made him breakfast, but he says he's in too much of a rush to eat it. Then he goes straight to a bar and does shots with his sidepiece.

  • Zac Efron Emily Ratajkowski EDM Rom-Com 'Where Are Your Friends'

    EDM Heads to the Big Screen With Zac Efron and Emily Ratajkowski Drama

    Considering EDM's massive popularity and how much money it involves, it was only a matter of time before someone in Hollywood would attempt to cash in by making a movie about it. And that time is now, as Deadline reports that Zac Efron and Emily Ratajkowski will star in We Are Your Friends, a drama set in the world of dance music. Efron will star as a young Los Angeles DJ named Cole who's working on a surefire hit song while looking for his big break. Ratajkowski, who you might remember from the then-with-Paula Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" video, will play Sophie, the girlfriend of Cole's older mentor.

  • Twin Shadow 'Locked and Loaded' New Album Comedy Bang Bang

    Twin Shadow Performs New Acoustic Song 'Locked and Loaded,' Prepping New Album

    Following his massive synth jam "To the Top" and Zeds Dead collaboration "Lost You," Twin Shadow has announced the follow-up to 2012's Confess and shared a new track, "Locked and Loaded," all while making an appearance on the Comedy Bang Bang podcast. The solo acoustic performance is stunning and a bit heartbreaking, with all the makings of a hit single. He also played a stripped-down version of "To the Top," and talked to host Scott Aukerman and 24's Mary Lynn Rajskub about his new album, which is due in October, his live show, his preferences in women, and the best city in world for sex. Go to 6:55 for the interview, 1:01:55 for "Locked and Loaded," and 1:36:11 for "To the Top." 

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