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Who Won Night 1 of the Democratic Debate?

The economy. Health care. Tax cuts. Border security. Climate crisis. Guns. These and many other major topics were discussed—and in some cases, furiously argued—on the…
SPIN Staff / June 26, 2019

Universal Music Group Launches 70 Person Team to Respond to Angry Artists

At last count, the 2008 warehouse fire at Universal Studios in Los Angeles reportedly destroyed over 700 Universal Music Group artists' master recordings. Considering the company…
Tosten Burks / June 26, 2019

Smash Mouth Responds to Universal Music Fire: ‘Our Loss Can’t Compare’

Smash Mouth have joined the chorus of artists commenting on the reported destruction of hundreds of Universal Music Group artists' masters in a 2008 warehouse fire…
Tosten Burks / June 26, 2019

Woodstock 50 Organizers Haven’t Contacted Artists to Discuss New Site

If Woodstock 50 organizers have a new venue and a potential producer waiting in the wings, they haven’t told the 80 artists listed on the Woodstock 50…
Dave Brooks, Billboard / June 26, 2019

Big Thief Discuss the Making of “Cattails” on Song Exploder Podcast

Big Thief were the latest guests on the Song Exploder podcast, currently hosted by Thao Nguyen, and outlined the genesis of their U.F.O.F. single "Cattails." Lead singer…
Winston Cook-Wilson / June 26, 2019

Sheryl Crow Says Universal Music Fire Destroyed Her Masters

Sheryl Crow is the latest artist to come forward and confirm that her masters were destroyed in the 2008 Universal Music Group (UMG) fire. In…
Annie Reuter, Billboard / June 26, 2019

Eminem’s Estranged Father Has Reportedly Died

Marshall Bruce Mathers Jr., the estranged biological father of Eminem, has died, according to TMZ. A family insider told the website that Mathers, who went by Bruce,…
Andy Cush / June 26, 2019

Video: Cardi B – “Press”

Cardi B has released the video for her recent single "Press." In the NSFW visual, directed by Jora Frantzis, Cardi B finds herself on trial for…
Israel Daramola / June 26, 2019

serpentwithfeet – “Receipts” ft. Ty Dolla $ign

serpentwithfeet, born Josiah Wise, has released a new song with a somewhat unexpected but surprisingly complimentary collaborator: Ty Dolla $ign. "Receipts" is in line with serpentwithfeet's previous…
Winston Cook-Wilson / June 26, 2019

Feist Announces New Podcast “Pleasure Studies”

Leslie Feist has announced a new podcast called "Pleasure Studies," which will "explore big themes" from her 2017 album Pleasure by way of longform interviews. Per the podcast's…
Will Gottsegen / June 26, 2019

Somebody Spit on Eric Trump and the Cops Showed Up

Somebody spit on Eric Trump in Chicago last night, according to Eric Trump. The presidential son was hanging around a cocktail bar called the Aviary, presumably minding…
Andy Cush / June 26, 2019

Korn Announce New Album THE NOTHING, Release “You’ll Never Find Me”

Korn have announced a new album, titled THE NOTHING. The new record, the band's first since 2016's The Serenity of Suffering, will be released September 13 via Roadrunner Records/Elektra. In a…
Israel Daramola / June 26, 2019

The Who, Neil Young, Jawbreaker, More Recordings Also Believed Lost in Universal Music Fire

Two weeks ago, The New York Times Magazine published an explosive report detailing hundreds of thousands of recordings that Universal Music Group believed were lost in…
Tosten Burks / June 25, 2019

Cardi B Pleads Not Guilty in Strip Club Assault Case

Cardi B pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to charges stemming from a fight at a New York strip club last August. The star rapper was indicted…
Tosten Burks / June 25, 2019

R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe Apparently Has 18 Solo Songs Ready To Go

R.E.M. officially broke up way back in 2011. And while most of the other members of the band have kept themselves busy with one musical…
Tom Breihan, Stereogum / June 25, 2019

Young Thug, Lil Nas X, and Geto Boys Among Performers at Adult Swim Festival

Adult Swim's music and comedy festival will be returning to Los Angeles in November for its second year. Featured among the headliners are Dethklok, Jamie xx,…
Maggie Serota / June 25, 2019

Meghan McCain: Migrant Kids Aren’t in ‘Torture’ Facilities — My Dad Was

During Tuesday's episode of The View, Meghan McCain found a new opportunity to remind her co-hosts and the viewing audience that she is indeed the…
Maggie Serota / June 25, 2019

Thom Yorke Talks the Making of ANIMA and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in Zane Lowe Interview

Thom Yorke is the subject of a new interview with Zane Lowe, which aired on Apple Music's Beats 1 radio today. The Radiohead frontman was warm…
Andy Cush / June 25, 2019

The New Pornographers Announce Fall Tour

The New Pornographers are heading out on tour this fall. The 14-date affair kicks off in September with a stop at Woodstock, NY's Levon Helm Studios.
Will Gottsegen / June 25, 2019
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