Posts Tagged ‘culture’

Shovels & Rope: Inside the Relationship of Americana’s Darling Duo

Cary Ann Hearst is sitting on a couch in the lounge area of the Hutton Hotel bar in Nashville in two pigtail braids, misting her throat with the contents of a little white bottle that, at one point, had apparently been inside one of Jason Isbell’s mucous membranes.   “I’m keepin’ it…

Flashback: Bob Dylan Sings ‘Changing of the Guards’ On His 1978 ‘Alimony Tour’

Bob Dylan’s 1978 world tour is widely derided as one of the lowest moments of the songwriter’s long career, a soulless, 114-date greatest hits revue with a bloated 11-piece band that seemed to be on loan from Neil Diamond or the recently-deceased Elvis Presley. Critics dubbed it the “Alimony Tour”…

Faith No More to Release First Album in 18 Years, Plot U.S. Tour

Influential alterna-metal iconoclasts Faith No More are set to release their seventh album — their first in 18 years — in April of 2015, bassist Bill Gould tells  Rolling Stone . The record will be a totally independent product — produced by Gould, recorded in their Oakland rehearsal space and released on their…

Carrie Underwood Pregnant With First Child

Fly Fisher is coming in Spring 2015. Country superstar Carrie Underwood is pregnant with her first child. She announced the news via Instagram Monday: “In honor of ‘Labor’ Day, Ace & Penny would like to make an announcement. Their parents couldn’t be happier,” she posted, along with a photo of herself…

TV on the Radio Find Ignorance in Bliss in New Song ‘Happy Idiot’

TV on the Radio have just issued “Happy Idiot,” the first song from their upcoming fifth studio album, Seeds , which is due out November 18th. A skittery, new-wavey beat and nimbly clanging guitar line provide a soundtrack for lyrics about enjoying simplicity (“I’m a happy idiot, waving at cars”) but…

Jimi Jamison, Survivor Lead Singer, Dead at 63

Jimi Jamison, the lead singer of Eighties rock bands Cobra and Survivor, passed away August 31 after suffering a heart attack, TMZ reports. He was 63. Jamison’s booking manager confirmed to TMZ that the former Survivor singer had died. Jamison served as Survivor’s lead singer from 1984 until 1988, proving…

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Stream Ryan Adams’ Moody, Smiths-Inspired Self-Titled Album

Ryan Adams has revealed his latest studio LP Ryan Adams a week early. Adams had previously unveiled the moody album tracks “My Wrecking Ball” and the Elvira-starring video for the single and album opener “Gimme Something Good,” but now you can stream  Ryan Adams in its entirety over at NPR.org. Adams told Rolling Stone that his 11-song…

Electric Zoo Festival Canceled Due to Severe Weather

The Electric Zoo Festival at Randall’s Island, New York was cut short August 31 after organizers canceled the EDM fest because of dangerous weather. “Electric Zoo NY has shut down for the remainder of the festival due to extreme weather conditions. We apologize to fans, but your safety is our main…

Miley Cyrus: Elvis Presley Was the Original Twerker

As the face of the twerking movement, Miley Cyrus has been a lightning rod for controversy. Her infamous MTV Video Music Awards performance last year, as evidenced by all those FCC complaints, was arguably the most scandalous music moment since Janet Jackson’s Nipplegate. Even when she isn’t on stage, she’s still causing…

CeeLo Green Pleads No Contest to Felony Drug Charge, No Jail Time

CeeLo Green has pleaded no contest to one felony count of furnishing a controlled substance, stemming from a July 2012 incident where the singer was accused of slipping ecstasy to an unknowing 33-year-old female. The Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office said in a statement that the singer was “immediately sentenced by Superior…

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Weekend Rock Question: What Is the Best Ramones Album?

After the recent death of Tommy Ramone, there no longer any surviving members of the original Ramones. Still, the punk pioneers remain as popular as ever: In 2003, they were the subject of the stellar documentary End of the Century: The Story of the Ramones , but this week there’s news…

DJ Mustard’s Unstoppable Journey From Club Rocker to Pop Super-Producer

It’s Friday night and the corner of Rivington and Ludlow Streets in New York’s Lower East Side is teeming with post-college kids in button-downs, micro-miniskirts and Greek life enthusiasm. The line to get into the lounge at the trendy Hotel on Rivington increases by the minute, but unbeknownst to…

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