• 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
  • 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.

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    12 Flawless Albums That Only Have Great Songs

    12 Flawless Albums that Only Have Great Songs Kind of Blue - Miles Davis Some of its well-known songs are "Freddie Freeloader" and "All Blues," but every track exudes calm and is perfect for relaxing or meditating. Illinois - Sufjan Stevens More than half of the songs are instrumental, but the…

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  • 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.

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  • Where to Eat Brunch in Nashville, February 2015

    "Where should we go for brunch?" What hungry, very likely hungover human being has not uttered that six-word phrase on a recent weekend? And who really wants to have to think at a time like that? Well help is here, as we now present you with an updated guide to the best places to eat brunch. It's…

    Eater Nashville
  • Korn Sued by Former Drummer

    Former Korn drummer David Silveria is suing his old band mates for money owed after the band declined to allow the drummer back in the group following a lengthy break. According to TMZ, Silveria sued Jonathan Davis, James "Munky" Shaffer, Brian "Head" Welch, and Reggie "Fieldy" Arvizu in an effort…

    Rolling Stone
  • 5 songs from alt-rock band Wolf Alice you need to hear

    British alternative rock band Wolf Alice is starting to take a turn towards pop. The beginning of Wolf Alice's sound can be traced to the band's first self-titled EP, Wolf Alice, release in 2010. At the time, the band was only made up of two people, Rowsell and Joff Oddie. It’s kind of about kid…

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  • Bjork won't stream breakup album

    Bjork has become the latest among the rare number of pop stars to refuse to stream an album, saying it was a matter of "respect" for artists. Bjork in January suddenly put on sale a digital version of "Vulnicura," a lush and emotionally intense work about the end of her long relationship with…

    AFP
  • Vince Gill, Eric Church, Keith Urban Lead Star-Studded Universal Music Group Bash

    Country Radio Seminar (CRS), the gathering of radio industry professionals from all over the world, is in full swing this week in downtown Nashville. One of the highlights of the annual convention, which features country artists performing in a wide array of settings both intimate and expansive, is…

    Rolling Stone
  • Big Head Todd & the Monsters Rock on With or Without Albums

    Last year, Big Head Todd & the Monsters released their 14th album, Black Beehive. The album, named for the title track inspired by the late Amy Winehouse, received a four-star rating from the All Music Guide, the band's highest since their 1993 breakthrough album Sister Sweetly. Unfortunately for…

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  • Rock 'n' roll dreams come true for adults at Minnesota camp

    A Minnesota band camp is giving baby boomers and younger musicians a chance to prove they are never too old to rock and roll. Since 2009, Rock Camp for Dads has allowed hundreds of dads — and moms — to ...

    Associated Press
  • Tool Album Progressing 'Nicely, Slowly,' Singer Maynard Keenan Says

    Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan has issued an encouraging update on the status of the band's next record (via Facebook), saying the group will enter the studio "soon." In addition to sharing the singer's news that the LP's songs are congealing into shape, the band also shared a photo of the...

    Rolling Stone
  • Friday is the New Music Tuesday, thanks to piracy

    You'll have to change your music-buying habits starting this summer, because new albums are going to be released every Friday at exactly 00:01, instead of Tuesdays like you're used to. The International ...

    Engadget
  • Kanye West apologizes to Beck for Grammy verbal attack

    Hip-hop star Kanye West apologized Thursday to Beck after he loudly objected to the alternative rocker winning the Grammy for Album of the Year. "I would like to publicly apologize to Beck. I'm sorry Beck," West wrote on Twitter. The statements of contrition come after West stole some of the…

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  • Live Nation Quarterly Results Fall Short of Expectations

    The company boasted that in 2014 it promoted 22 of the top 25 global tours.

    The Hollywood Reporter