For 24 summers in a row, since 1992, Dave Matthews Band have hit the road without fail. They could be the biggest worldwide ticket sellers of the past decade and a half, with a record 19 million sold throughout their career. And this summer, they're doing it all over again. Matthews,...
"George R.R. Martin meets Chris Martin — what could go wrong?" asks Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen) in "Game of Thrones: The Musical," a comedy video in which Coldplay attempt to adapt HBO's epic fantasy-drama for the Broadway stage. The results, as expected, are disastrous. As the start of the clip, recorded...
With its repetitive chorus, party-centric lyrics and pounding beat, Luke Bryan's new single "Kick the Dust Up" fits squarely into the bro-country mold that has elevated him to superstar status. But that's not all the Georgia native wants to be known for. In a roundtable interview with media before unveiling his new...
Flavor Flav was arrested and charged with speeding and driving under the influence after being pulled over on a Las Vegas freeway early Thursday morning. The Public Enemy hypeman was also charged with marijuana possession of less than an ounce, driving with a suspended license and registration and having an open...
Are PC Music the most exciting movement in electronic music, or the most idiotic? Do its members exist in real space, or are they digital phantasms? Are they joking, or dead serious? What does it all mean? These and other questions have mushroomed since Londoner A. G. Cook founded the label in 2013,...
It's been well over three decades since former Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman last released a solo record, but on June 22nd, the hiatus ends with Back to Basics. After discovering a collection of long-abandoned demo tapes, Wyman re-entered the studio aiming to strip his music down to its most elemental form. With...
With last year's 1989, Taylor Swift fully embraced pop, creating an album driven by synth melodies and drum-machine beats. The result outsold any other LP released in 2015, but the new approach meant that she and her crew needed to start almost from scratch when planning the subsequent tour. "I was very adamant that...
Lady Gaga and Kendrick Lamar's lost collaboration "Partynauseous," which was reportedly set to be on Lamar's major label debut good kid, m.A.A.d city, has leaked. "Partynauseous" sees more subdued pop fare from Gaga, who sings the hook alongside two new verses from Lamar. The beat and the rapper's flow are reminiscent of Lamar's...
Somehow, Verge managed to get a copy of the top-secret contract between music-streaming service Spotify and Sony, the major record label that owns music by Michael Jackson, Bruce Springsteen, Mariah Carey and One Direction. The terms may have changed since both companies signed this 42-page deal on January 18th, 2011, but the...
Drake and Beyonce have teamed up once more on the leaked track "Can I." The seductive, sparse song sees Drake taking the lead with Beyonce repeating "Can I?" and "baby" throughout. Listen to the track (via Okayplayer) below. OVO artist Sal Houdini handles the hook on the pair's first collaboration since the romantic,...
Destroyer, the ever-evolving project of Vancouver musician Dan Bejar, has released a roaring new track, "Dream Lover," off their upcoming album, Poison Season, which arrives August 28th via Merge. Destroyer's last full-length, 2011's Kaputt, was noted for its smooth, yacht rock stylings, as evidenced on the title track, which prominently featured a smooth saxophone. The sax remains in Destroyer's...
Fifty years ago, the Grateful Dead began a fruitful career that resulted in 13 studio albums of cosmic folk-rock that sounded great on record but even better played live. The complete band stopped performing when frontman Jerry Garcia died in 1995, but countless cover groups from the around the country have...
Lollapalooza is still two months away, but festival founder and Jane's Addiction frontman Perry Farrell is already getting excited about headliners Paul McCartney and Metallica. "I was so influenced by Paul McCartney and the Beatles that, when I was in kindergarten, I faked a British accent and told everyone I...
"Hey, hey, hey!" Mick Jagger shouted as he rushed to the stage last night at the humble Fonda Theatre in Hollywood, beginning a surprise Rolling Stones gig to officially launch the 2015 Zip Code Tour. The appearance followed days of rumors suggesting that the band was set to play an intimate club...
The Macclesfield, England home where Joy Division's Ian Curtis lived and committed suicide in will be turned into a museum after being bought by a fan, The Guardian reports. Hadar Goldman, a musician and entrepreneur, forked over the asking price of £115,000 (approximately $180,200), plus £75,000 ($117,525) to cover the legal fees necessary to reverse...
The Late Show With David Letterman had only been on the air for five weeks when Johnny Cash visited the program in October of 1993, marking the program's first performance by a major country star. With no album to promote, Cash was throwing his weight behind two off-the-wall projects: the first, an...
Jack White, one of several celebrity co-owners of Jay Z's recently relaunched Tidal streaming service, took to his website Wednesday to respond to fans' criticism about the service and comment about music industry economics. He said several awesome things — "Digital in the car, Vinyl in the bedroom, baby" —...
On August 1st, 1981, Pat Benatar strutted her way onto MTV, the upstart video channel that would change the way a generation listened to music. The petite New York native with the gigantic voice tore through a cover of the Young Rascals' "You Better Run," sticking her index finger in the...
At 23 years old, Hunter Hayes is already taking a look back to those carefree days when he was barely legal. The multi-talented performer has just released his new single, "21," a party anthem that serves as the first taste of the CMA award-winning entertainer's upcoming third LP. The celebratory tune,...
Madonna has postponed the first five dates of her Rebel Heart tour. The tour was scheduled to kick off on August 29th in Miami, but she will now begin her international trek on September 9th in Montreal. Along with two nights in Miami (August 29th and 30th), the pop star also moved...