DJ and super-producer A-Trak has teamed up with Phantogram for the spirited new single “Parallel Lines.” A-Trak and Chromeo’s Dave 1: A Chat With the First Brothers of Dance The track premiered on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 radio show and begins like a ballad, with plunging piano chords. Sarah Barthel’s dreamy, melancholic vocals beckon: “You were always on the other side/ Running in parallel lines/ You and I cannot collide/ Running in parallel lines.” The song builds into a pop jam with wild synths that intertwine and the perfect snare drop. “Parallel Lines” will be released on May 20th. The track marks Phantogram’s first feature on aproducer’s original song, and for A-Trak follows recent collaborations “As Crazy As It Is” with ZHU and Keznamdi, and “Place on Earth” with Zoofunktion, as well as his 2015 single “We All Fall Down” featuring Jamie Lidell. A-Trak has several international tour dates scheduled for this spring and summer, including shows in Seattle and Vancouver for his label Fool’s Gold’s third Gold Gone Wild tour. Those shows will feature Tommy Trash as headliner as well as Fool’s Gold alums Gladiator, Kittens, Madeaux, Nick Catchdubs, Rome Fortune and Shash’U. Tickets for those gigs are available via Fool’s Gold, while A-Trak’s dates are on his website. Related Fool’s Gold Co-Founder Joshua Prince Dead at 38 Big Boi, Phantogram Deliver Dazzling ‘Fell in the Sun’ Video Watch Big Grams Get Animated in Psychedelic Adult Swim Video
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One point that regularly appears in news stories about LoCash is the long and exhausting road that they weathered before finally achieving their first hit single with “I Love This Life.” Between family tragedies and label closures, Preston Brust and Chris Lucas had multiple opportunities to quit but persisted. Fittingly, the title of their forthcoming full-length album for Reviver Records is called The Fighters . See LoCash Perform New Single ‘I Know Somebody’ on ‘Kimmel’ Due out June 17th, The Fighters brings the six tracks from their 2015 I Love This Life EP together with a handful of new tracks like “Ring on Every Finger” and the album-closing title cut. LoCash’s current single “I Know Somebody” just made its way inside the top 40 on Billboard ‘s Country Airplay chart after a 12-week climb. “This album means a lot to us because it’s an authentic reflection of who we are as artists, writers and musicians,” Brust tells Rolling Stone Country. ” The album title says it all: this one’s for the fighters.” A popular live act, LoCash will appear on the Grand Ole Opry this evening (May 3rd) and has numerous dates lined up through the end of summer. On release day, Brust and Lucas will be playing the Porterfield Country Music Festival in Marinette, Wisconsin. The Fighters track listing: 1. I Love This Life 2. Ring On Every Finger 3. I Know Somebody 4. Shipwrecked 5. Moonwalkin 6. Drunk Drunk 7. Alll Day 8. God Loves Me More 9. Till The Wheels Fall Off 10. Aint Startin Tonight 11. The Fighters Related Ronnie Dunn Breaks Label News Via Odd Facebook Post 25 Best Country Songs of 2015 See LoCash’s Joyful ‘I Love This Life’ on ‘Today’
Befitting of the Aerosmith singer’s unexpected foray into country music, Steven Tyler has announced a string of summer shows he’s calling the Out on a Limb Tour. A series of theater dates visiting 19 cities in total, the trek kicks off July 2nd in Las Vegas. 10 Country Albums You Need to Hear This Spring The 68-year-old rock icon gave a preview of what’s to come at a benefit concert in New York City last night, reworking his Aerosmith classics with his new band, Loving Mary, and sharing the stories behind the Boston group’s unforgettable hard-rock hits. “What would I not pay to go see [Paul] McCartney, but instead of playing with whoever he’s with now, actually do [a show] where he tells you what he was thinking when he wrote ‘Yesterday’?” Tyler told USA Today . “That’s what I’m doing. I figured I’d talk about ‘Sweet Emotion’ and ‘Dream On’ and where I was when I wrote it, and ‘Seasons of Wither’ and how I played it.” The concept reportedly stems from Tyler’s recent TV performance for PBS’s Front and Center , and is sure to also include his new country-format song output. Two singles have been released so far — “Love Is Your Name” and the summer anthem “Red, White and You” — and while they have performed modestly on country radio, Tyler plans to finish and release a complete album produced by roots-recording wizard T Bone Burnett with “a full-on country feel.” Here’s a complete list of dates and cities on Tyler’s Out on a Limb Tour: July 2 – Las Vegas @ Venetian Theatre July 5 – Los Angeles @ Dolby Theatre July 8 – Seattle @ Marion Oliver McCaw Hall July 10 – Vancouver, BC @ Oprheum Theatre July 14 – San Francisco @ The Masonic July 20 – Phoenix @ Comerica Theatre July 23 – Denver @ Ellie Caulkins Opera House July 26 – Austin, TX @ Bass Concert Hall July 29 – Houston @ Brown Theater at Wortham Center August 1 – Dallas @ Music Hall at Fair Park August 13 – Chicago @ Chicago Theatre August 17 – Nashville, TN @ Andrew Jackson Hall at TPAC August 23 – Washington, D.C. @ Warner Theatre August 29 – Clearwater, FL @ Ruth Eckerd Hall September 1 – Atlanta @ Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center September 4 – Boston @ Citi Performing Arts Center Wang Theatre September 7 – Philadelphia @ Academy of Music September 10 – Providence, RI @ Providence Performing Arts Center September 13 – Toronto, ON @ Sony Centre for the Performing Arts Related Hear Steven Tyler’s New Country Song ‘Red, White and You’ See Steven Tyler, Eric Paslay Team Up on ‘Love Is Your Name’ Steven Tyler on Joe Perry, Aerosmith’s ‘Female Energy’
On The Tonight Show Monday, Questlove recalled how Jimmy Fallon convinced the Roots to be his house band. Watch the Roots’ Black Thought’s ‘Game of Thrones’ Recap Rap Comedy writer and Chappelle’s Show co-creator Neal Brennan initially suggested the Roots to Fallon , but the comedian was skeptical. Even Questlove admitted that at that point in their careers, the Roots had achieved self-sufficiency and were wary about going in a new direction. The group entertained Fallon at a Roots gig at UCLA. “I was backstage doing an interview and then when I walked out my dressing room, you [Fallon] had somehow managed to convince those guys over there to get in an Eight is Enough human pyramid,” Questlove said. “Everything that Tariq [“Black Thought” Trotter] wears is like $9,000, so the fact that Tariq was on the bottom row of this human pyramid on UCLA grass… I said to my manager, ‘We’re not getting rid of this guy are we?'” Questlove spoke about his new book Something to Food About — which features interviews with chefs about their creative process — while the clip opens with Fallon forcing the drummer to relive the moment he did an inadvertent spit-take on Late Night . Related Questlove on Prince: In This Life, You’re on Your Own Watch D’Angelo’s Tender Prince Cover on ‘Tonight Show’ Watch Jimmy Fallon, Paul Rudd Recreate Absurd Styx Video
When Chris Young hits the road this fall for another round of headlining dates, he’ll be bringing along opening act Cassadee Pope. The two have already logged plenty of time together on tour, with Pope joining Young during his recent spring run. As of this week, though, Young and Pope are more than just tour mates — they’re chart-topping duet partners. Chris Young Reveals Fall Tour: The Ram Report “Think of You,” the tag-teamed power ballad from Young’s I’m Comin’ Over , has climbed to the top of Billboard’s Country Airplay chart, giving Young his eighth Number One hit. Meanwhile, the song marks Pope’s first time scoring a Number One, as well as her first Top 10 entry since “Wasting All These Tears” peaked at Number Five in 2013. Young, who wrote the tune with Cory Crowder and Josh Hoge, tells Rolling Stone Country that he always had Pope’s voice in mind
After briefly erasing their internet presence, Radiohead ‘s official website came back to life Tuesday with a new video for “Burn the Witch,” potentially the first single off the band’s upcoming ninth studio album. Radiohead previously teased the track’s arrival with a mysterious leaflet sent to fans this weekend. 20 Insanely Great Radiohead Songs Only Hardcore Fans Know “Burn the Witch” dates as far back as 2003, when the phrase appeared in the artwork of Radiohead’s Hail to the Thief . The song was teased on the band’s subsequent tours but never played in full, although Thom Yorke posted what was believed to be the song’s lyrics in 2007 on the band’s Dead Air Space. The band released a brief statement noting that the song will be “available on all digital services” starting at midnight tonight. The group also updated their social media presence, adding new art to their Facebook page and Twitter page. Many of those lyrics, including the opening refrain “Stay in the shadows / Cheer at the gallows / This is a low-flying panic attack,” have resurfaced on the band’s new version of the song
Reports that rock and roll pioneer Little Richard is in extremely grave health have been percolating in the news, with website Digital Music News and The Mercury News reporting the singer is in poor health. Flashback: Little Richard and Tanya Tucker Spice Up the CMAs “A friend, a legend & some say the true King of Rock & Roll. Lil-Richard needs our love & understanding right now,” Bootsy Collins wrote on Facebook on April 28th. “He is not in the best of health so I ask all the Funkateers to lift him up.” The reports are untrue, according to William Sobel, Little Richard’s attorney of the past 30 years. “I just spoke to him today,” Sobel tells Rolling Stone . “He said, ‘You know, I want you to talk to [the press] because I’m really annoyed. This thing started on Facebook. Not only is my family not gathering around me because I’m ill, but I’m still singing. I don’t perform like I used to, but I have my singing voice, I walk around, I had hip surgery a while ago but I’m healthy.'” Little Richard hasn’t performed in the past two years and has kept largely away from the spotlight, reportedly living in a penthouse suite at the Hilton in downtown Nashville. “He had hip surgery,” says Sobel. “He’s 83. I don’t know how many 83-year-olds still get up and rock it out every week, but in light of the rumors, I wanted to tell you that he’s vivacious and conversant about a ton of different things and he’s still very active in a daily routine.
In a 1999 interview , Prince credited Stevie Wonder as a “role model.” Following Prince’s death, Wonder returned the praise , saying, “It’s a heartbreak to lose a member of that army of love.” Wonder shared further thoughts on his late friend and sometime collaborator with Rolling Stone . A Final Visit With Prince: Rolling Stone’s Lost Cover Story Prince’s music was so picturesque that even I could see it. I could see his boss Mr. McGee, who thought Prince was never going to be shit. I could see Old Man Johnson’s farm.
Van Morrison ‘s 1973 tour that spawned the singer’s classic live album It’s Too Late to Stop Now… will be the focus of an 3CD/1DVD archival release. Titled It’s Too Late to Stop Now… Volumes II, III, IV & DVD , the collection boasts three previously unreleased concerts from Morrison’s trek – recorded at Los Angeles’ the Troubadour, the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium and London’s Rainbow – along with a July 24th London gig that was filmed for a BBC special but never commercially released. Van Morrison: ‘I Didn’t Know I’d Have This Body of Work’ The collection is due out June 10th, the same day a remastered reissue of the original It’s Too Late to Stop Now… arrives. The three-month tour, which launched just months before Morrison released his 1973 LP Hard Nose the Highway , featured the singer backed by the 11-piece Caledonia Soul Orchestra, Morrison’s tight knit backing band. Rolling Stone exclusively presents the opening track from the new collection, a feverish, spirited take on Moondance ‘s “Come Running” from Morrison’s May 1973 Troubadour gig. It’s Too Late to Stop Now… Volumes II, III, IV & DVD was remixed from the original multi-track tapes by engineer Guy Massey. Although the original It’s Too Late to Stop Now… cherry-picked recordings from throughout the 1973 tour, none of the songs featured on It’s Too Late to Stop Now… Volumes II, III, IV & DVD appeared on the classic live LP. The reissue and 3CD/DVD set are part of a larger effort to bring Morrison’s catalog to the digital realm . It’s Too Late to Stop Now… Volumes II, III, IV & DVD Track List Volume II (Recorded live at The Troubadour, Los Angeles, May 23, 1973) 1.
Smashing Pumpkins wrapped up their In Plainsong tour Sunday, a jaunt that saw frontman Billy Corgan and drummer Jimmy Chamberlin reuniting with guitarist James Iha for the first time in 16 years. Corgan penned a tour postmortem on his Facebook Monday, and he subtly left the door open for another former Pumpkins bandmate to potentially reunite with the group in some capacity. Billy Corgan on Pumpkins’ New Tour, Quitting Twitter “I see that it’s D’arcy Wretzky’s birthday today: So a big and happy B-Day to her from here! I’m encouraged to hear that she is playing music once more, and writing songs,” Corgan wrote of the band’s former bassist. “As I’ve often said, no one had better musical discernment in our band than she.” Corgan’s recognition of the bassist comes just days after Wretzky admitted in an interview with BlastEcho that she’d be open to reuniting with Smashing Pumpkins. “Circumstances would have to be a certain way. It’s much too complicated,” Wretzky said, adding that she’s never connected with other musicians like she did with the Smashing Pumpkins. “Over the course of 12 years jamming with people who just clicked, you could just do it forever and ever and ever. For me that doesn’t happen very often and I really miss that.” Corgan also acknowledged what the original quartet accomplished in their time together
The latest episode of Rolling Stone Music Now , our first-ever podcast, is now available. Listen and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes , or check it out below. Listen to ‘Rolling Stone Music Now’ Podcast: Power of Prince For this episode, we discuss the fact that many pop stars and rockers have causes – but when are they really able to make a difference, and when should they keep their mouth shut? Rolling Stone music and politics editors run down the most successful examples of pop activism, from the No Nukes concert in 1978 to Bruce Springsteen’s North Carolina boycott. Plus, new music from D.R.A.M., Cate Le Bon and Pity Sex Rolling Stone Music Now , hosted by Executive Editor Nathan Brackett, is a new weekly podcast that features interviews with marquee artists, a look inside the week’s hottest music news, a sampling of what’s playing in the Rolling Stone office and much more. Brackett is joined each week by a rotating panel of Rolling Stone ’s writers and editors. Subscribe now on iTunes and tune in next week for another episode. Related Bruce Springsteen Cancels NC Gig to Protest ‘Bathroom Bill’ Hear Eddie Vedder’s Moving Speech on North Carolina Boycott ‘Rolling Stone Music Now’ Podcast: Greatest Punk Albums
Garbage will support their new album Strange Little Birds , their first LP in four years, this summer with a month-long U.S. headlining tour. Shirley Manson, Butch Vig and company kick off their 20-date trek July 6th at Milwaukee’s Summerfest. Shirley Manson on Garbage’s ‘Adult’ New LP Tickets for the tour go on sale Friday, May 6th; check out Garbage’s site for full information. Along with tickets, the site is also offering VIP packages through Adventures in Wonderland that include early entry, meet-and-greets, soundcheck access and Q&A sessions at each stop. On May 17th and 18th, Garbage will celebrate the arrival of their new LP with a pair of Los Angeles listening parties at EastWest Studios. In addition to debuting Strange Little Birds , the band will also perform a three-song set and host a Q&A session detailing the making of the album. Visit Adventures in Wonderland for tickets to those events. Strange Little Birds is out June 10th.