Pink's recent The Truth About Love tour somehow became embroiled in a parental custody battle after a New Jersey woman was accused by her ex-husband of bad parenting for bringing their 11-year-old daughter to the "So What" singer's December 2013 concert. However, in an expansive 37-page decision, New Jersey Superior...
Tiësto will search for the next wave of great DJs with a new reality competition called Your Shot. In the 10-part Vevo web series, 30 aspiring DJs will undergo extensive training and face off in various competitions before one DJ is ultimately crowned champ. The winner will perform alongside Tiësto at...
K-pop is set to invade the East Coast this summer as KCON, the biggest North American fan convention celebrating all things South Korean entertainment, will go bi-coastal after three years of setting up shop in Los Angeles. With the L.A. fest scheduled for July 31st through August 2nd, the East...
As the latest season of NBC's The Voice heads toward the finish line, country music continues to be an integral part of each week's competition, and not just because of coach/country superstar Blake Shelton (or current Nashville cast member Christina Aguilera). On Tuesday, April 28th, hot country hitmaker Lee Brice...
Even after nearly 60 years as an active musician, Paul McCartney is still one of the most prolific touring artists. The former Beatle just announced his first U.S. arena date of 2015: Philadelphia's Wells Fargo Center on June 21st. It will be his first show in the city since 2010. McCartney, who is...
When it comes to music, the popular kids are picked on most. According to research by the Country Music Association, 42 percent of American adults (more than 98 million people) are country music fans. And country is the Number One radio format among adults ages 18 to 54 — statistics...
Los Angeles noise rock outfit Health have announced their new album Death Magic by the most disgusting means possible: Excruciatingly slow-motion vomiting. In the video for first single "New Coke," we follow Health on a pretty standard night out, complete with drinking at an overpacked bar and seizure-inducing strobe lights....
So, Alabama Shakes' Brittany Howard walks into a bar. . . While it sounds like the makings of an Americana joke, it's actually what happened on the set of Jesse Lafser's new music video for "Jack Hat Blues," premiering exclusively on Rolling Stone Country. The East Nashville based singer-songwriter wanted to...
Even as dub legend Lee "Scratch" Perry approaches 80 years old, the Upsetter is still crazy (and prolific) after all these years. After teaming with trance icons the Orb for a pair of LPs, Perry has now collaborated with XL Recordings honcho Richard Russell for a new track dubbed "I Am...
The annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony was held this past weekend at Cleveland's Public Hall. Green Day, Ringo Starr, Bill Withers, Lou Reed, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, The "5" Royales and the Paul Butterfield Blues Band all entered the institution,...
As fans await Britney Spears' recently announced new single "Pretty Girls," the pop star's throwback collaboration with Italian disco pioneer Giorgio Moroder has leaked. For Déjà Vu, the producer's first album in 30 years, Spears covers Suzanne Vega's 1987 a cappella hit "Tom's Diner." Listen to it here. The reenergized cover of the Eighties...
Since 1969, when it was first organized (as Sinking Creek Film Festival), the Nashville Film Festival has presented thousands of award-winning shorts, features and documentaries, as well as panel discussions and other special programs, many of which capitalize on Nashville's status as Music City. While the 2015 Nashville Film Festival,...
Looking for a weekend when you can relax with your family, rave with your friends or just hang out and listen to some of your favorite artists? No matter what you like or where you live, this summer almost certainly has a festival for you. Just as, say, Midwestern techno fans...
Alabama rapper Yelawolf released his second major label album Love Story on April 21st, and now the Eminem protégé has unveiled the music video for the standout single "Best Friend," featuring Eminem. The soulful, southern-fried cut finds Yelawolf and Eminem rapping in praise of a higher power they call their "best friend." Keeping with...
Billy Joel will give the legendary Nassau Coliseum its temporary curtain call on August 4th, playing the final concert at the Uniondale, New York arena, according to the singer-songwriter's website. The event will mark the Long Island resident's 32nd appearance at the venue, which opened in 1972 and has served as...
In a March interview with Rolling Stone, M.I.A. reflected on her acclaimed debut LP, 2005's Arular, and how her mainstream success led to a heated falling out with collaborator/ex-boyfriend Diplo. "When I got signed by Interscope, he literally smashed my hotel room and broke all the furniture because he was so angry...
When Mötley Crüe announced they would embark on their Final Tour, all four Crüe members punctuated the January 2014 announcement by signing a legally binding Cessation of Touring Agreement, stipulating that their lengthy run of farewell concerts would not last beyond 2015. Now that the end of the line is starting to...
Thanks to her powerful set of pipes and her diminutive stature, five-foot-two country superstar Martina McBride has often been compared to another rafters-blasting singer, Eighties rock icon Pat Benatar. While Benatar is a mere two inches shorter than McBride, she's been a giant in the recording industry for more than...
Joan Jett stands at a microphone in a Manhattan recording studio, almost ready to sing. Dressed for rock & roll work in a tight gray jersey, weathered jeans and sneakers, she shakes her arms and bounces on her feet like an impatient boxer. Her jet-black hair is a riot of...
Nashville has long been known as a songwriter's town, and Jamie Lynn Spears is now reaping the rewards of immersing herself in it. The actress turned singer-songwriter officially has her first single by another artist, as she's one of the writers behind Jana Kramer's new hit, "I Got the Boy." "It's...