• Taylor Swift calls out Kanye West for 'misogynistic' lyric about her

    It was the lyric that got the most attention when Kanye West released his new album during an...

    Business Insider
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    This American Idol farewell season’s “middle rounds” have become so convoluted, they practically make The Voice – with that show’s maddening sliding-scale points system from the first two seasons, and its ever-changing fine-print rules about cumulative iTunes Bonuses, Bring-Back Performances, and…

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  • Meghan Trainor Debuts Fiery Red Hair for Her New Album -- See the Pic!

    The singer's sophomore album is reportedly due out in March.

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  • Off topic: Whither waterbeds, stethoscopes’ longevity, $20K houses, Rick Rubin behind the music

    In case you were wondering what happened to waterbeds, some are still around. On the staying power of the stethoscope — it’s 200 years old. Program that aims to build The post Off topic: Whither waterbeds, ...

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  • Taylor Swift's Brother & Gigi Hadid Respond to Kanye West's Lyrics

    There's a line in Kanye West's new song "Famous" that has Taylor Swift's brother a bit upset.

    Billboard
  • This is your next jam: Beyoncé, James Blake, and more

    The political implications of Beyoncé’s new single have been discussed at length in every corner of the internet — here are two worthy discussions — so I’m going to focus on the sound. "Formation" is proof that Beyoncé isn’t just one of the best singers working: she’s one of the best rappers, too,…

    The Verge
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    5 Cocktails Inspired By Your Favorite Songs (5 photos)

    Taylor Swift isn't the only one getting drunk on jealousy.

    Elle Decor
  • Song Premiere: Surf Gvng Call for Change on ‘Sam Cooke’

    More than 40 years after late heralded soul singer Sam Cooke sang the hopeful “A Change Is Gonna Come,” Miami hip hop duo Surf Gvng (pronounced gang) offers their own perspective on the current state of race relations in America. On the Black history-themed message that premieres exclusively on…

    Billy Johnson Jr.
  • RJD2 Drops Ebullient Instrumental 'The Sheboygan Left'

    Philadelphia hip-hop producer RJD2 has released a glimmering, ebullient new single, "The Sheboygan Left," set to appear on his upcoming album, Dame Fortune . The mostly instrumental cut opens with a funky, guttural groove that builds to a angelic chorus of synth stabs, wordless vocals and…

    Rolling Stone
  • Song Premiere: Ryan Beaver Debuts ‘Fast’

    Texas native Ryan Beaver began his musical career while still attending college in the Lone Star State, eventually bringing his country chops to Nashville and gaining a solid fan base for his music. Beaver is also poised to release his latest record, Rx, on May 6. “I couldn’t be more thrilled to…

    Wendy Geller
  • Flashback: Kiss Play Their Final Classic-Lineup Show

    Kiss' 2000 farewell tour was winding down when drummer Peter Criss got some news that absolutely shook his world: Guitarist Ace Frehley was getting paid $50,000 a show – a full $10,000 more than Criss' own salary. "It was the most devastating blow of my professional life," Criss writes in...

    Rolling Stone
  • Lacey Sturm: Post-Flyleaf, a Dazzling Return

    There is a striking intensity in the singing voice of Lacey Sturm that is both captivating and instantly memorable. And for a while there it was sadly absent.

    Dave DiMartino
  • Eagles of Death Metal schedules first concert since Paris massacre

    Eagles of Death Metal, the band on stage during the deadliest of the Islamic State attacks in Paris in November last year, has scheduled its first concert since the massacre. The concert is set for Stockholm on Feb. 13, according to the American rock band's website. It had canceled all its…

    Reuters
  • New app is designed to DJ a whole party

    Music software company Serato has launched its first iPhone app reports The Verge. The new iOS app, called Pyro, will enable you to become the DJ of your own party. "It's definitely dance music, hip hop, top 40s, and that kinda music that really this app is designed for and does an amazing job of,"…

    AFP Relax News
  • Run-DMC on Receiving Rap's First Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award

    When Run-D.M.C. said they "crash through walls, cut through floors, bust through ceilings and knock down doors," it was no idle boast. They were the first rap group to do almost everything — to be certified gold, to be certified platinum, to have a Top 10 single, to cover Rolling...

    Rolling Stone
  • Stream Prins Thomas Principe Del Norte

    If you recognize the name of the Norwegian producer Prins Thomas, it's probably because of his work with space-disco master Hans-Peter Lindstrøm. And Thomas' own music definitely tends toward the space-disco, as well. But on his new solo album Principe Del Norte, Thomas goes all the way in on the…

    Stereogum
  • Thao & The Get Down Stay Down – “Astonished Man”

    Thao Nguyen has been putting out consistently great off-kilter rock with her the Get Down Stay Down band for over a decade now. Her latest release is A Man Alive, which was produced by tUnE-yArDs' Merrill Garbus. We heard lead single "Nobody Dies" last year, and today she's following that up with…

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