Oscilloscope Laboratories has announced the purchase of the North American rights to Contemporay Color, the documentary about David Byrne's latest performance project. The film debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival earlier this year. Byrne's interest in color guard – an organized sport that involves groups of high school students executing coordinated movements while holding flags, rifles,...
U.K. Parliament took a strange detour on Wednesday as politicians invoked The Smiths during a debate about the fallout from the country's recent vote to exit the European Union. According to NME, Prime Minister David Cameron took a rhetorical shot at Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn by purposefully distorting a lyric from The Smiths'...
Steven Tyler's claims that Aerosmith will be launching a final tour next year are simply "an option," guitarist Joe Perry tells Rolling Stone. "I always hold my breath whenever Steven does an interview on his own," he says with a laugh. Nevertheless, the guitarist – who is indecisive about the prospect...
Throughout the Seventies, rock guitarist Joe Walsh was a fixture in three separate bands with varying degrees of success: James Gang, Barnstorm and the Eagles. He then went on to launch a solo career with hits that included "Life's Been Good." Still, with its distinctive opening guitar riff, the Barnstorm-era...
When Office Space hit theaters in February of 1999, it took in a paltry $4.2 million in its first weekend, landing in eighth place behind such widely-forgotten turkeys as My Favorite Martian, Blast From The Past, Message in a Bottle and Payback. Writer/director Mike Judge had proven himself in television...
Earlier this month, historic flooding overtook Brad Paisley's home state of West Virginia, killing 23 people, the highest death toll from flash flooding in the U.S. since May of 2010. In response, Paisley has launched a GoFundMe campaign to raise $1 million for disaster relief, beginning with his own donation of...
In August 2011, NASA launched an unmanned probe named Juno towards Jupiter. Juno is scheduled to enter the planet's orbit on July 4th, and the excitement around this achievement inspired a pair of new tunes from Weezer and Trent Reznor. Weezer announced the arrival of "I Love The USA" with an enthusiastic tweet on Wednesday...
Yoko Ono made a surprise appearance during the five-hour send-off to revered New York City record store Other Music Wednesday night, which officially closed on Saturday, June 25th.  The farewell show was hosted by comedian-actress Janeane Garofalo and started at Other Music's downtown location before making its way to Bowery Ballroom. "Other Music...
"I'm about to show you a recreation of a crazy James Brown interview," Jordan Peele announces at the beginning of his latest clip. "It's totally nutzoid, and it's word for word." In 1987, Brown was accused of assaulting his wife with a lead pipe and shooting a gun at a car that...
The Academy of Country Music's seventh annual Lifting Lives Music Camp wrapped with a standing ovation at the Grand Ole Opry Tuesday night. The week-long program welcomes budding musicians from all over the country who are battling Williams Syndrome. The camp, which partners with the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence...
While Keith Urban's bread and butter is country music, his latest album Ripcord features a savvy mixture of textures and rhythms incorporated from other genres. Recent Number One "Wasted Time" is a good example, its glowing nostalgia bolstered by pulsing synthesizers and programmed beats at a quick enough clip for...
Rihanna has released the otherworldly video for her new single "Sledgehammer." The aching, Sia-penned ballad first appeared in the latest trailer for Star Trek Beyond. For the magical, epic clip, Rihanna channels the film it soundtracks. In alien-esque outfits, the singer belts the song from a desert on another planet, slowly moving into...
On a recent episode of Sesame Street, Pharrell Williams sang a song dedicated to the power of reading with Cookie Monster and Elmo. While filming the special episode, the co-stars spoke with Rolling Stone about the song and their budding friendship while offering an exclusive peek at the making of...
Saying "Fare Thee Well," as the Grateful Dead did with some epic shows last July, doesn't mean that the members of the band have retired. "I'm not entirely sure what would bring somebody to think that a guy like me can walk away from this body of music," guitarist Bob Weir told Rolling...
Bruce Springsteen has written and read his own foreword to a new audiobook edition of Born on the Fourth of July, Ron Kovic's gripping anti–Vietnam War memoir which served as the basis for the Oscar-winning movie of the same name. The book details Kovic's entering of the Vietnam War as a fierce, pro-war patriot...
Jeff Beck plays a thoughtful, bright guitar line through the ballad "Scared for the Children," a track off his upcoming album Loud Hailer, which will come out on July 15th. Meanwhile, vocalist Rosie Bones – who, along with her Bones bandmate Carmen Vandenberg, wrote the album with Beck – sings...
"I don't think the French's taste in rock music is that good most of the time," Mick Harvey says with a laugh. "There's not a great history of really high-quality rock there. They do a lot of things quite well, but that's not really one of them." One notable exception, the...
It's been six years since the four biggest thrash-metal bands – Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer and Anthrax – embarked on what they dubbed the "Big Four" tour, but the memories are still fresh for Scott Ian. In the latest installment of Rolling Stone's "Had to Be There" series, the Anthrax guitarist...
The four sons of white South African Sixties rocker John Kongos were born overseas but came of age in Phoenix, and their mix of pan-African instrumental styles with familiar first-pumping rock feels both cosmopolitan and disorienting. Johnny's accordion wheezes in the tradition of the South African jive that inspired Paul...
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Kaleo hail from Mosfellsbær, Iceland, but you wouldn't know it by frontman JJ Julius Son's fine-tuned biker-soul growl or the overheated garage blues on the band's major-label debut. "No Good," which appears on the soundtrack to HBO's Vinyl, stomps like the Black Keys at their meatiest, and "Broken Bones" is...