• Brit awards shake up British album chart, boost Sam Smith

    Fallout from the Brit awards shook up the music charts on Sunday, knocking U.S. rock band Imagine Dragons off the top spot in favor of English singer/songwriter Sam Smith, data from the Official Charts company showed. Smith won the British BreakThrough Act award at last week's ceremony, helping…

    Reuters
  • Beyonce Fans Swarm Kid Rock for Slamming Singer’s Music and Body: ‘I Like Skinny White Chicks’

    Kid Rock has found himself in another feud, and this just may be the strangest of them all.

    The Wrap
  • Kanye West Reveals New Album Title 'So Help Me God'

    Kanye West has spent the past week in Europe promoting an "80-percent done" new album that didn't have an album title or a release date. However, the rapper cleared up one of those questions last night on Twitter when he revealed that his upcoming Yeezus follow-up would be titled So Help Me...

    Rolling Stone
  • Bjork's next music video is made for virtual reality

    Let's say for a moment that the experimental Oculus VR movies that came out of Sundance didn't do anything for you, but that Icelandic songwriters totally float your boat. You're in luck because Björk's ...

    Engadget
  • There are a Lot of Conspiracy Theories About Kanye's New Album Title

    After a week of apologizing and crying, Kanye West capped off his busy February by announcing the name of his upcoming seventh studio album. The 37-year-old headline magnet unveiled the album title — So Help Me God — and cover art on Twitter on Saturday night, which naturally incited waves of love…

    Wochit
  • The Verge Playlist: Victory for the internet

    We were perplexed by the color of a (kind of tacky) dress, we got emotionally invested in a high-speed llama chase, a new season of House of Cards is on Netflix, and, most importantly, the FCC has officially voted in favor of Title II classification for the internet. Let’s raise our glasses to Tom…

    The Verge
  • Stoner Icons 311 Prepare to Launch Their Own Craft Beer

    Iconic 90's stoner band 311 is getting into the craft beer biz. According to Radio.com, "the Omaha band has teamed up Rock Brothers in Tampa, Fla., and Nebraska Brewing in Papillion, Neb." to create their first brew, which will be an amber ale. Radio.com points out that Rock Brothers has brewed…

    Eater
  • Noel Gallagher looks to the future with 'Chasing Yesterday'

    Former Oasis star Noel Gallagher is putting his past behind him, releasing a new solo album, ruling out a reunion with his brother Liam and even being nice about one-time arch-rivals Blur. Liam's post-Oasis band Beady Eye recently broke up as well but he is quick to dismiss any suggestion of a…

    AFP Relax News
  • Every copy of Hot Chip's new album will feature a different cover

    London graphic designer Wallzo, aka Darren Wall, has created album art for the British electro-pop band Hot Chip since 2003, but for their upcoming album, Why Make Sense?, Hot Chip is trying something a little different. Visual artist Nick Relph built an algorithm capable of creating subtle…

    The Verge
  • Country Radio Seminar Closes With Stellar Performances by Sam Hunt, Cole Swindell & More

    The 2015 New Faces Show, which closes the annual Country Radio Seminar, was held Friday night (Feb. 27) at the Nashville Convention Center. Each of the five radio-voted performers definitely brought something to the musical table that was reminiscent of something from the history of the genre.

    Billboard
  • Finland's disabled rockers earn Eurovision semi-final spot

    Middle-aged rock band PKN has won the spot to represent Finland at the Eurovision Song Contest after TV viewers strongly backed the rockers with learning disabilities. Their entry song -- a rowdy tirade against the numbing nature of daily chores that clocks only 87 seconds -- earned just 10 percent…

    AFP
  • Kanye West Announces New Album Is Called So Help Me God and Shares Image of Religious Symbol

    Kanye West has revealed the name of his seventh studio album, which incorporates religion in its title and possibly, also on its cover. The 37-year-old hip-hop and pop star tweeted late on Saturday that the record is called So Help Me God. He also shared an image of four lowercase m's connected in…

    Wochit
  • Kanye West Reveals His New Album Title on Twitter

    Kanye West revealed the title of his next album via Twitter -- find out what he's calling it here and get more scoop on its sound and feel of the follow-up to 2013's Yeezus

    Us Weekly
  • Kid Rock Bashes Beyoncé, Feels Wrath of Beyhive

    Beyoncé's fans are telling Kid Rock to buzz off. On Thursday, the "Born Free" singer told the Rolling Stone that he is "flabbergasted"' by Beyoncé worship. "Beyoncé to me, doesn't have a f**king 'Purple Rain,' but she's the biggest thing on Earth. How can you be that big without at least one 'Sweet…

    ETonline
  • Dark visions haunt Soko on new, heavier album

    New York (AFP) - Soko wakes up every couple of hours each night. Recently it's because she has friends staying over, and she's a self-conscious sleeper. But for much longer Soko has been consumed by dark, vivid visions.

    AFP
  • TVLine Mixtape: Your Favorite Songs from Grey's, Mindy, Parks and More

    Everything is awesome… because it’s time for an all new TVLine Mixtape! What follows is an array of songs recently featured on your favorite shows, including artist and album information in case you want to add them to your personal collection. Spoilers abound, and we chose songs we liked — but we…

    TVLine.com
  • Bjork's next music video will be available for Oculus Rift

    In 2013, Bjork released her heightened, futuristic album Biophilia as an app. In a recent interview with Fast Company, the musician talked about her decision to keep Vulnicura off Spotify, her upcoming retrospective at MoMA, and the music video for her song "Stonemilker." The video, directed by…

    The Verge