• Chase Rice Pens Letter to Fans 'Waiting for Country Music to Find a Little More Depth and Meaning'

    Chase Rice has written a letter to fans urging them not to judge his music by one song, but rather the whole body of work. Having just released his brand new, sexy single "Whisper," Rice posted a note to his website encouraging fans to listen to his entire album, which is due this summer. "I'm…

    People
  • Rihanna's new album ANTI will top the Billboard charts next week

    While the release of Rihanna's new album ANTI was messier than many people expected, the album's leak and Tidal exclusivity haven't had much of a negative impact on the album's sales. Sources close to the situation have confirmed to The Verge that ANTI is going to hit No. 1 on next week's Billboard…

    The Verge
  • This is your next jam: Drake, Yo Gotti, and more

    "In the Flames" was released as a single last September, and it remains a clear standout, pairing a beguiling, chopped vocal sample with a percolating bass melody. "Summer Sixteen" may have kicked Views from the 6 hype into high gear, but it sounds more like an If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late…

    The Verge
  • Stone Temple Pilots' Dean DeLeo Talks Singer Search: 'We're Up for It'

    The members of Stone Temple Pilots are ready for the next chapter in their career. Months after frontman Chester Bennington parted ways with the group to focus on Linkin Park, the hard rockers have launched an open audition on their website where literally anyone can prove...

    Rolling Stone
  • Watch Anderson .Paak Discuss How He First Found Out Dr. Dre Liked His Music

    Anderson .Paak reminisces on the time he witnessed Dr. Dre listen to his music for the first time. The post Watch Anderson .Paak Discuss How He First Found Out Dr. Dre Liked His Music appeared first on Pigeons & Planes.

    Pigeons & Planes
  • Video Premiere: Lewis Watson Debuts ‘Maybe We’re Home’

    English singer-songwriter Lewis Watson Lewis has a massive, young, and highly engaged fanbase which he grew initially from doing cover videos on YouTube that went viral.

    Wendy Geller
  • Listen to Lontalius’ “It’s Not Love”

    New Zealand's Lontalius continues to impress ahead of his forthcoming debut album. The post Listen to Lontalius’ “It’s Not Love” appeared first on Pigeons & Planes.

    Pigeons & Planes
  • DIIV's Is the Is Are is drowsy, disconcerting dream-pop

    Listen to one song on Is the Is Are, the mammoth new album from Brooklyn quintet DIIV, and it’ll seem revelatory. It’s a consequence of frontman Zachary Cole Smith’s devotion to a specific, smothering sound: heavy-lidded bass lines, chiming guitar leads layered on top of each other like blankets,…

    The Verge
  • Zayn scores fastest-selling single of 2016 with solo release

    The debut solo of former One Direction singer Zayn shot straight to the top of the British charts on Friday as the fastest-selling single of 2016 so far, while David Bowie continued to dominate the albums. Zayn's "Pillowtalk" notched up combined sales of 112,000 with 4.97 million streams, according…

    Reuters
  • The Monkees Plot 50th Anniversary Tour, New LP 'Good Times!'

    This summer marks the 50th anniversary of the Monkees ' television series and the release of their debut single "Last Train To Clarksville," and the group will celebrate by releasing their new album Good Times! and embarking on an extensive North American tour. The   album is the Monkees' first…

    Rolling Stone
  • Hear Nelly's Cover of Thomas Rhett's 'Die a Happy Man'

    In 2004, rapper Nelly released the song "Over and Over" from his album Suit (a companion to his collection Sweat that was released the same day). Singing the hook on that song — a Number Three hit in the United States — was Tim McGraw, marking an early cross-genre collaboration...

    Rolling Stone
  • What Is "Better Love" About? Foxes' Bouncy Heartbreaking Single off 'All I Need'

    "Better Love" is the happiest sad song you'll ever hear.

    Mic
  • Lumineers Announce New LP 'Cleopatra,' Debut Song 'Ophelia'

    Colorado folk-rock band the Lumineers have announced their second album, Cleopatra . The LP, the follow-up to their Grammy-nominated 2013 self-titled album, will be released on April 8th. The Lumineers also previewed the forthcoming Cleopatra with their first new song in four years, "Ophelia." …

    Rolling Stone
  • View

    Music Stars We’ve Already Lost in 2016 (25 photos)

    This has already been a rough year for music fans. While the industry was still reeling from the Dec. 28 passing of Motorhead’s Lemmy Kilmister, 2016 began with the tragic news of the New Year’s Eve death of R&B legend Natalie Cole. Since then, we have lost other greats in 2016, like Maurice White,…

    Yahoo Music Staff
  • Ninja Gaiden composer Keiji Yamagishi on the enduring appeal of chiptunes

    Keiji Yamagishi has been making iconic and beloved music since the 1980s — but it wasn’t until last year that he released his very first solo album. The composer of classic games like Ninja Gaiden and Tecmo Bowl, Yamagishi stepped away from video game music as the soundtracks became more film-like,…

    The Verge
  • Grammys 2016: Who Will Win and Who Should Win

    Two Billboard critics survey the field, from Lamar vs. Swift to Dylan vs. Manilow, with a wary eye on the "Beck factor."

    Billboard
  • See Miranda Lambert Sing Barbara Mandrell's 'I Was Country'

    When Miranda Lambert played an unplugged show at Nashville's City Winery last month, she was joined by nearly a dozen of her musical friends, including Maren Morris, Ashley Monroe, songwriters Nicolle Galyon, Brent Cobb and Shane McAnally, and Lambert's longtime bandmate Scotty Wray . While the…

    Rolling Stone