The latest episode of Rolling Stone Music Now , our first-ever podcast, is now available. Listen and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes , Spotify or check it out below. ‘No One Wants to Die on Tour.’ A Look Into Concert Security In the latest episode, we discuss how the music world reacted to the Orlando mass shooting , the murder of Christina Grimmie and the recent fatal shooting at a T.I. concert in New York. Is there anything that can be done to make shows safer?
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Marion “Suge” Knight has filed a lawsuit against Chris Brown and the owners of West Hollywood nightclub 1 Oak, where Knight was shot seven times at an August 2014 pre-VMA party hosted at the venue by the singer. The lawsuit, filed Monday in Los Angeles Superior Court, accuses Brown and club owners of failing to have adequate security and allowing entry to at least one armed individual, The Associated Press reports. Dre on Suge Knight Crash: ‘Maybe He Was Looking for Trouble’ Knight suffered gunshot wounds to the abdomen, chest and left forearm in the shooting. The Death Row Records co-founder is seeking an unspecified amount of money for past and future medical expenses. The lawsuit, which accuses Brown of having gang ties, asserts that 1 Oak owners should have administered special security precautions since Brown has a “well-documented track record of hosting events and/or parties in which violence frequently erupted.” “As a result of the negligence of the defendants, one or more unknown individuals were allowed access to the event with weapons, including firearms,” the suit reads.
Kenny Chesney came into Philadelphia’s Lincoln Financial Stadium raring to make-up for what he perceived as a less than 100% performance last year. But the news – which he heard as he was dressing for the show before 48,322 fans – that 25-year old police officer Christopher Dorman, after having been shot 7-times in the […]
Singer-songwriter Jamie Lynn Spears has released a new song called “Sleepover,” her first since the 2014 EP The Journey . Spears was also the focus of a TLC documentary, When the Lights Go Out , that aired on June 26th. Jamie Lynn Spears on ‘Honest’ Documentary: The Ram Report Written by Spears with Liz Rose, Tina Parol and Corey Crowder, “Sleepover” is a pop-tinged tune about patience. Specifically, Spears plays the part of a woman in the early part of a relationship, wanting to take her time and expecting him to understand and respect her wishes. “This ain’t no, this ain’t no sleepover,” she informs him, in no uncertain terms. She’d rather have a little old-school romance and time to establish trust. “[It’s] young and flirty, yet very empowering as a woman,” Spears tells Rolling Stone Country about the song, which she wrote on a writing retreat in Florida. “To embrace that fun, young side of myself is a little harder for me. So that’s something I really tackled: embracing the flirty, softer side of myself.” The younger sister to pop star Britney, Jamie Lynn Spears has turned her focus to a country music career in the last few years.
Three incoming Gator freshmen – Alyssa Baumann, Rachel Gowey and Amelia Hundley – move ahead to the U.S. Gymnastics Olympic Team Trials, set for July 8 and 10 in San Jose, Calif.
DON DOKKEN CONFIRMS THAT THE ORIGINAL LINE-UP WILL BE REUNITING FOR SHOWS IN JAPAN, BUT, ADDS “I DON’T WANT TO DO IT IN AMERICA OR EUROPE OR…
During an appearance on The Classic Metal Show (which you can listen to below), Dokken frontman Don Dokken confirmed the long-rumored news that he and longtime drummer Mick Brown have booked a handful of Japanese shows with former guitarist George Lynch and bassist Jeff Pilson — thus temporarily reuniting the lineup responsible for the group’s most commercially successful albums. But just as quickly as he giveth, Dokken taketh away, issuing a stern reminder that this is just a quick break for the current version of the band. So what convinced the gang to get back together, even if only temporarily? Money — and lots of it. As Dokken explained, he made his terms clear 15 years ago, and it’s only now that someone has stepped up to offer the “one and a lot of zeros” he needed to justify a reunion.
On Friday, Steven Tyler brought a little bit of country and rock n’roll to the Today Show when he performed his new single “We’re All Somebody From Somewhere” along with “Cryin’” and “Piece Of My Heart.”
In a move that unified two seemingly different fan bases, the Rihanna Navy and Trekkies both had reason to celebrate Monday as the third trailer for the upcoming sci-fi epic Star Trek Beyond featured a taste of a new Rihanna song titled “Sledgehammer.” 40 Best Science Fiction TV Shows of All Time The moody piano ballad catapults the action in the latest trailer, with the pulverizing nature of the “Sledgehammer” lyrics pairing well with the destruction of the USS Enterprise. “I hit a wall, I thought that I would hurt myself/ Oh I was sure, your words would leave me unconscious,” Rihanna sings on the aching chorus, which sports a monster hook typical of Sia ‘s work. Rihanna’s manager confirmed that she penned the track. Although the track is tied to Star Trek Beyond , “Sledgehammer” has been kicking around since at least May 2014, when Rihanna tweeted to her fans, “You’re just another brick and I’m a sledgehammer.” This isn’t the first time contemporary music has infiltrated the Star Trek universe: In the reboot’s first film, it’s revealed this iteration of James Kirk is a fan of the Beastie Boys. That group’s “Sabotage” was also used in the first trailer for Star Trek Beyond , due out July 22nd. Related Anton Yelchin, 'Star Trek' Actor, Dead at 27 Remembering Anton Yelchin's Greatest Film Roles Paramount, CBS Establish 'Star Trek' Fan Film Guidelines
“Here we go, Atlantic Records! Cheers!” Photo: Kelly Clarkson Facebook Kelly Clarkson had big news on Friday (6/24) when she announced that she has singed a long-term deal with Warner music’s Atlantic Records and will release a soul and R&B-influenced album in 2017. “We have already started creating a record that I have been wanting to make since I was a little girl, and a record that fans have been asking me to make for years,” Clarkson said. “Here’s to the future!” Clarkson was signed with Sony’s RCA label. “After winning American Idol there was an arranged marriage that occurred that sometimes worked out and sometimes resulted in the hardest experiences of my life,” Clarkson said in a statement. “It was my first time that I actually got to pick who I got to work with, and Atlantic Records was overwhelmingly inspired by me and excited to work with me,” the singer told fans during a Facebook Live post. “I want to say thank you so much to RCA for the past 15 years. We did awesome together but I am very, very, very excited about picking my label for the first time.”
Known for genuinely gritty lyrics and hard rock anthems, Aaron Lewis is getting back to his Country roots September 16 with his first album on Dot Records entitled SINNER. Lewis comes out of the gate “with both fists flying” on the lead single “That Ain’t Country,” –available NOW – where he laments the current state […]
Drake topped the Billboard 200 for the eighth consecutive week as his Views sold an addition 124,000 copies to remain at Number One. Red Hot Chili Peppers ‘ The Getaway kept this week’s top spot a nail-biter until the end, but the band’s latest LP fell 6,000 copies short of Views ‘ total. 45 Best Albums of 2016 So Far However, the Peppers technically lodged the week’s best-selling album with 108,000 in traditional album sales; Views ‘ 33,000 in pure album sales was once again boosted by immense streaming numbers. For the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame-inducted band, The Getaway matched the Number Two peak of I’m With You and By the Way . RHCP’s only Number One LP comes courtesy of Stadium Arcadium , Billboard reports. Views becomes only the fourth hip-hop release ever to notch at least eight weeks atop the Billboard 200, joining Eminem’s The Marshall Mathers LP (eight weeks), Vanilla Ice’s To the Extreme (16 weeks) and MC Hammer’s Please Hammer, Don’t Hurt ‘Em , which spent a remarkable 21 weeks at Number One.
50 Cent was reportedly arrested Saturday following a performance on the Caribbean island of St. Kitts after cursing onstage, which is prohibited by the nation’s law. The rapper was booked on charges of profanity after dropping a “motherfuckin'” while performing his hit “P.I.M.P.,” TMZ reports . 7 Ways Donald Trump and 50 Cent Are the Same Person The site added that 50 Cent’s DJ didn’t play a censored version of the 2003 single at the St. Kitts Music Festival, but when the F-bombs were broadcast over the speakers, the rapper still muttered the profanities instead of sidestepping them. That was enough for authorities to charge 50 Cent with using explicit language in public. “[Curtis “50 Cent”] Jackson was only booked to host the show, when he arrived at the festival organizers asked him to perform, he obliged and used the DJ they had there,” the rapper’s representative wrote in a statement to Rolling Stone . “Unfortunately, they didn’t have the clean version to his tracks, so there were profanities used during his performance.