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Kanye West Debuts New Music, Performs Gospel Renditions of Classic Songs at Second “Sunday Service”

Last week, Kanye West hosted the first of a series of "Sunday Services" at his home. Initially teased on Kim Kardashian's Twitter and Instagram, the…
Rob Arcand / January 19, 2019

Billy Joel Announces Stadium Run Dates for 2019

Billy Joel has announced his touring plans for 2019, hitting up eight stadiums in North America, including four ballparks he has not played in the…
Dave Brooks, Billboard / January 19, 2019

Spotify Rumored to Release In-Car Music Player Later This Year

Spotify is allegedly releasing a voice-controlled, in-car music player later this year, The Financial Times reports. Rumors about the device have circulated since April, when…
Rob Arcand / January 19, 2019

Grimes – “We Appreciate Power” (BloodPop Remix)

Songwriter and producer BloodPop has released a new remix of Grimes' latest single "We Appreciate Power." Following its initial release in November, the track got…
Rob Arcand / January 19, 2019

Former Intern Claims R. Kelly Sexually Abused Her as a Teen

Tracy Sampson, a woman who said she interned at Epic Records in 1999, claimed that R. Kelly sexually abused her when she was a teenager.

Playboi Carti Found Guilty of Punching Bus Driver on UK Tour: Report

Playboi Carti has been found guilty of assault and criminal damage in a case involving a tour bus in Gretna, Scotland this past February. As…
Rob Arcand / January 19, 2019

Cyndi Lauper, One Direction, The Fray Licensing Rights Denied to Anti-Abortion Film

Several major labels have denied song licensing rights to a forthcoming anti-abortion film, representatives for the project complained to The Hollywood Reporter. Songs denied to the movie include The Fray's "How to Save a…
Tosten Burks / January 18, 2019

Panorama Festival Not Returning in 2019

The AEG and Goldenvoice-backed Panorama Music Festival will not return in 2019, ending weeks of speculation about the three-year-old New York City festival on Randall's…
Dave Brooks, Billboard / January 18, 2019

Which Fyre Festival Documentary Should You Watch? That’s a Complicated Question

Why watch a documentary about Fyre Festival? Why watch two? You don’t actually need to, which was the admission implied in Hulu’s decision this week…
Anna Gaca / January 18, 2019

Watch Tom Morello Perform at Los Angeles Teachers Union Rally

Thousands gathered today outside City Hall in Los Angeles for a rally capping one week of over 30,000 public school teachers striking for smaller class sizes, more support staff,…
Tosten Burks / January 18, 2019

Sharon Van Etten Embraces Chaos and Change on Remind Me Tomorrow

Sharon Van Etten releases Remind Me Tomorrow in a very different world than her previous album, 2014’s Are We There. Indisputably,…
Joshua Copperman / January 18, 2019

YNW Melly’s Melancholic “No Heart” Has a Lot of It

The most striking thing about We All Shine, the latest project from South Florida rapper YNW Melly, is how much more melodic it is than…
Israel Daramola / January 18, 2019

There’s Fire and Fury In the Psychic Gymnastics of Future’s “Baptiize”

Future has always claimed to have two sides. "Future" is the world-weary, streetwise drug dealer whose untempered aggression fueled many of the rapper’s early classics. But…
Will Gottsegen / January 18, 2019

Wu-Tang Docuseries Of Mics and Men Coming to Showtime

A four-part docuseries on the Wu-Tang Clan, directed by Mass Appeal’s Sacha Jenkins, is coming to Showtime later this spring. Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and…
Will Gottsegen / January 18, 2019

Kanye West to Appear on David Letterman’s Netflix Series

One month after Netflix confirmed a second season of David Letterman's chummy and sometimes interesting talk show My Next Guest Needs No Introduction, Vulture reports Letterman has…
Tosten Burks / January 18, 2019

Sony Drops R. Kelly: Report

R. Kelly and longtime label Sony Music have "agreed to part ways," sources tell Billboard. The label has no plans to announce the news to the public, per Variety, though…
Anna Gaca / January 18, 2019

Public Enemy, Wu-Tang Clan, and De La Soul Announce UK Tour

Legendary hip-hop acts Public Enemy, Wu-Tang Clan, and De La Soul are joining forces this spring for a run of shows in the United Kingdom.
Israel Daramola / January 18, 2019

James Blake’s Assume Form Makes Room for Love (and Travis Scott)

Before he trusted his own heart-quivering voice, James Blake deftly made taffy out of those of others. He stretched out shape-note singing on his very…
Andy Beta / January 18, 2019

Stephen Malkmus’ Groove Denied Finally Gets a Release Date

Stephen Malkmus has been teasing Groove Denied for some time. In an interview with The Washington Post last May, the one-time Pavement frontman revealed that the title for Groove…
Will Gottsegen / January 18, 2019
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