• Kendrick Lamar Short Film 'm.A.A.d' To Premiere At New Sundance

    Kendrick Lamar's 'm.A.A.d' Short Film Headed to Sundance NEXT Fest

    Kendrick Lamar will bring his prophetic vision to the big screen with the 14-minute short film m.A.A.d., set to premiere at Sundance's inaugural NEXT Fest in Los Angeles on August 9. The Compton Kid's unexpected follow-up to his Essential album, good kid, m.A.A.d. city, will tap director Kahlil Joseph, as Fader points out. He is, of course, the same talent responsible for Flying Lotus' breathtaking Until the Quiet Comes short, honored at Sundance 2013.Joseph also provided the cinematic depictions of South Central that acted as the visuals for Lamar's performances on the Yeezus tour (furthermore: Wildcat). Unsurprisingly, m.A.A.d promises a cast of interesting unknown L.A.

  • Beastie Boy Ad Rock Brings Bass-Lines To Ratking's 'Canal'

    Beastie Boys' Ad-Rock Remixes Ratking's Wild and Wooly 'Canal'

    Above, Beastie Boys OG Ad-Rock gives more than your friendly nod, wink, and co-sign to New York rap avant-guardians Ratking — the brass-monkey enthusiast and East Coast icon tries his hand at producing the trio's sound. "Canal (Ad-Rock Remix)" remodels the original beat heard on the group's backpack-resurrecting debut album, So It Goes. True to Ratking's signature off-kilter adrenaline-fueled noise, Ad-Rock emerges with a wooly, sinister track held down by a slinking upright bass-line. The low end skulk gives the flows from these hungry spitters a more classically in-the-pocket feel, but the takeaway is still gritty, dark, and musical. Listen to the Beastie-touched remix above, and click play below to hear the original. 

  • Michael Jackson Neverland Ranch For Sale

    Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch Is Hitting the Market

    The late great Michael Jackson made the fantasy of Peter Pan's Neverland into a real place in Los Olivos, California, and Forbes is now reporting that the famously outlandish 2,700-acre property is hitting the market.Billionaire Tom Barrack's Colony Capital has been Neverland Ranch's managing partner since a 2007 deal with Jackson to take over the affiliated $23 million debt. But the investment firm has poured money into the project ever since — $5 million a year just for upkeep —  amounting to an estimated, and wholly untenable, $50 million to date.Against the wishes of the Jackson estate, Barrack has decided it's time for the King of Pop's iconic home to change hands. An unnamed family representative shared their disappointment with Forbes: "We are frustrated, bitterly disappointed, and saddened that it has come to this...

  • Watch Broken Bells Video 'Holding On For Life'

    Broken Bells Get Intimate in Live 'Holding on for Life' Video

    Broken Bells have shared a live video for "Holding on for Life," aptly immortalizing a performance of the song at the Fonda Theatre in Hollywood. This one is, of course, the lead single off of After the Disco, the second work from Brian Burton (Danger Mouse) and James Mercer (the Shins) under their Broken Bells moniker, dubbed by us as "masterfully rendered melancholic psych-pop." The live footage speaks to the band's ability to make a dispairing narrative relatable to their fans, rather than a practice in self-soothing shoe-gazing. Also, they're no dobut hoping it'll convince you of their stage chops, since below you'lll find a whole host of dates for the Bells as they take on North America.

  • Jonny Greenwood Details 'Water' Tour With Australian Chamber Orchestra

    Jonny Greenwood Will Tour 'Water' Classical Piece

    Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood has announced the world premiere of "Water," his collaborative piece with the Australian Chamber Orchestra. As Pitchfork reports the composition will be a work for strings, piano, and South Asian instrument tambura, and will be played alongside material from Mozart, Tchaikovsky, and Haydn. The piece will debut in Dublin on October 2, followed by dates in London, Birmingham, and Melbourne. Greenwood's orchaestral leanings are no secret, considering he's already partnered with Bryce Desner for a classical project and jump-started his solo career by scoringThere Will Be Blood.

  • Johnny Cash Home May Become a Rehab Center Because of a Bee Gee

    Johnny Cash's Home May Become a Rehab Center Because of a Bee Gee

    The former Tennessee home of Johnny and June Carter Cash has fallen into the hands of new owners who have plans to convert the property into a clinic where addiction comes to die, and it's a Bee Gee's fault — sort of. As The Tennessean reports, the 4.5-acre property on Hendersonville's Old Hickory Lake was sold by the Cash's son in 2003 after the death of his parents to Barry Gibb of, yes, the Bee Gees.There was an acknowledgement at the time that the house was to become a lasting tribute to the man in black, but the building was detroyed in a fire in 2007, leaving Gibb inclined to sell when Texas investor James Gresham offered him $2 million in March.

  • Mike D Talks 90s Nostalgia Grunge

    Watch Beastie Boys' Mike D Praise the Influence of Grunge

    In the second installment of Mike D's video conversations with Vanity Fair, the Beastie Boys founder talks through a tour of '90s nostalgia, hitting on the (arguable) apex of hip-hop, the power of pot culture, the rise of zines, and the advent of a certain music ushered in by Nirvana. Pontificating on the evolution of style from glam to grungy, Michael Diamond explains how the sound changed rock, and meant a "death sentence" for hair metal."What was interesting about grunge was that it was like this death sentence to the rock that had proceeded it, which was like hair metal. All of a sudden, grunge came in, it wasn't cool anymore, if you were a guy at the gas station, to be into Warrant," he says. "You couldn't have big, fluffy long hair — you had to have fucked-up shorter hair and a plaid shirt.

  • Watch Speedy Ortiz

    Speedy Ortiz Get Creepy With Cartoons in 'American Horror' Video

    Speedy Ortiz have shared a spooky video for "American Horror," a track from their Real Hair EP that landed in the top 10 of SPIN's 57 Best Songs of 2014... So Far. Above, director Peter Binswanger creates a gauntlet of supernatural terrors broadcasted from within the imaginations of each band member, spinning an optical whirlwind accompanied by super-imposed animations. We already know the Massachusetts slack-pop posse has an aptitude to get weird in the woods, so watch above to see their antics become a bit more bone-chilling. 

  • Watch Lil B 'No Black Person Is Ugly'

    Lil B's 'No Black Person Is Ugly' Video Beams Beauty

    Lil B has shared the video for "No Black Person Is Ugly" from his upcoming Ultimate Bitch mixtape. The clear-headed and genuinely catchy song delivers a moving message via a powerful mantra: "No black person is ugly, don't say it one time." The Based God, in his verbal wrestling with the injustices surrounding identity and race, touches on wrongs perpetuated by police and media specifically and also the ugly nature of discrimination in general:I was told that you got a afro, or you got a big noseThat your lips are too big, you talking lowMy people understand so why you don't know?The video is true to the Based form with its candid footage following Lil B and highlighting a diverse range of unposed strangers.

  • Ariel Pink, a.k.a. 'Saggy Kurt Cobain,' Was 'Maced by a Feminist'

    Ariel Pink, a.k.a. 'Saggy Kurt Cobain,' Was 'Maced by a Feminist'

    Last September on Fox News, Ariel Pink mentioned in passing his experience of being maced on a date gone wrong. The Los Angeles experimental-rock guru has now shared more details from that mishap, as a guest on Alexi Wasser's YouTube show Alexi in Bed, as seen above. The story begins with the Haunted Graffiti boss going home with a young female musician (who didn't know about his music) after a party only to listen to her vent about her father."That's what happens with everyone, by the way. If I don't do it with them they talk about their daddy," he says, adding that she described him to his face as a "saggy Kurt Cobain." Things really went south in the morning when she allegedly requested a trip to Robeks, where she proceeded to "bitch [him] out in public" for not offering to pay for her $4 smoothie.

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