• ChicagoGate Update: Peter Cetera Threatens To Walk

    Nobody expected the most intriguing story going into this year's Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony to be the internal dynamics of the band Chicago, and yet that's where we are. Upon learning that his band would be part of this year's induction class, co-founder Peter Lamm hinted that…

    Stereogum
  • Rihanna, the RIAA, and making a platinum record in 2016

    The road to a revised all-in-one metric has been bumpy at best, and this week the RIAA has enacted a huge change in an attempt to keep up with the definition of what a hit record is. Jamieson Cox: Micah, there's never been a more confusing time to watch the music charts.

    The Verge
  • 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
  • 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
  • Wiz Khalifa's "Cowboy" Compares Hustling to a Modern Western

    Khalifa's tale of the rise (and fall) of a Pittsburgh cowboy.

    Mic
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    Spike Lee on New Michael Jackson Doc Following King of Pop's Journey

    In the new film, "Michael Jackson's Journey from Motown to Off The Wall," the director explores the making of a legend.

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  • 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
  • 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
  • Stone Temple Pilots Will Officially Search for a New Singer

    According to some sleuthing by the folks over at Alternative Nation, Stone Temple Pilots will soon announce the search for a new lead singer. Following the death of former STP frontman Scott Weiland and the November 2015 departure of his touring replacement, Linkin Park's Chester Bennington, the…

    Spin
  • Maurice White, visionary founder of Earth, Wind & Fire, dies at 74

    Maurice White, the iconic drummer, singer, bandleader, and founder of Earth, Wind & Fire, has died. The legendary musician passed away in his sleep last night at the age of 74, according to his brother and fellow band member Verdine. White had been battling Parkinson’s disease since the 1980s,…

    Digital Trends
  • Watch Dre's latest hip-hop phenom rock a drum solo in his TV debut

    Up-and-coming hip-hop star Anderson .Paak appeared on The Late Show With Steven Colbert last night, where the rapper/singer/instrumentalist made a powerful television debut. The musician performed with a live band on the show, playing a single-cut version of two songs from his recently-released…

    Digital Trends
  • Floating Points Announces North American Tour

    Sam Sheperd, who goes by the composer/producer moniker Floating Points, today (Feb. 3) announced his debut live tour of North America.

    Billboard
  • Song Premiere: Chapell Debuts ‘Heroes,’ Featuring Members of Train

    Chapell is a fast-rising artist from New York who has his debut album coming out March 4. It was also produced by Jerry Harrison of the Talking Heads. The song has a profound inspiration, as Chapell explains: “The Deepwater Horizons oil spill had a profound effect on me.

    Wendy Geller
  • Song Premiere: YouTube Sensations Boyce Avenue Debut ‘Anchor’

    In 2007, Boyce Avenue started posting videos on YouTube – clips that saw them performing both covers and originals. Since 2010, the band has released all of their music through their wholly owned 3 Peace Records and have sold in excess of 10 million singles and 500 million streams to date, making…

    Wendy Geller
  • Cold Ontario nights: the creative rebirth of Junior Boys

    What happened?’" Greenspan is nursing a cup of a tea at a table in the back of The Brain, the Hamilton, Ontario bar that’s something like his second home. Greenspan is getting ready to release Big Black Coat, his fifth album as half of electro-pop duo Junior Boys. Instead of leaning on cosmopolitan…

    The Verge
  • High Highs Hit New Heights With ‘Cascades’

    There is a certain pristine perfection to the music of High Highs’ new album  Cascades that simply begs for repeated playings. The Brooklyn-based group—actually a pair of Australians, Jack Milas and Oli Chang—have recorded an outstanding second album filled with lush sonic soundscapes evoking a…

    Dave DiMartino
  • The scientific mystery of why humans love music

    "C or C-sharp is very rarely a matter of life and death," says Jean-Julien Aucouturier, a neuroscientist who researches music and emotion at the French Institute of Science in Paris. "It could be the case that it evolved serendipitously, but once it evolved it became really important," Robert…

    Vox.com