Benjamin Booker Talks Southern Racism, ‘Anti-YOLO’ Outlook, New LP
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Benjamin Booker opens up about how racism, his once-hedonistic New Orleans lifestyle and a near-death experience informed his second LP ‘Witness.’ Neil Krug In mid-2014, not long after signing with ATO Records, recording what would be his breakout first LP and making his television debut on Letterman, Benjamin Booker found himself in a bad way. “I was smiling in front of people but I was not handling it well,” says the blues-and-punk-influenced rocker, who following the release of the acclaimed...

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Hear Stone Sour’s Relentless New Song ‘Taipei Person/Allah Tea’
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Corey Taylor’s Stone Sour released the new song “Taipei Person/Allah Tea,” the third single off the band’s upcoming LP, Hydrograd. The relentless cut finds the Slipknot singer bragging that he’s “running out of road and I’m still doing 75.” While the track maintains that breakneck pace for the entirely of its five-minute length. “Mellow Traumatic/ Looking like a Ponzi scheme / You’re so sentimental/ All the weight of the worlds you’ve created are weak,” Taylor sings...

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Review: Alt-J Throw a Fun 21st-Century Ren Faire on ‘Relaxer’
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Review: Alt-J’s ‘Relaxer’ – Rolling Stone Special Report: Thom Yorke Breaks Silence on Israel Controversy Our take on the latest from the English art-rock crew Alt-J’s third album is ‘Relaxer.’ Credit: Gabriel Green By Jon Dolan 41 minutes ago What if Radiohead had used their Nineties digital prog to escape into the past rather than fight the future? That’s the vibe of “3WW,” the prettily mordant first track on Alt-J’s third record, a glitch-y modern version of Fairport...

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Hear Billy Ray Cyrus’ Spontaneous New Anthem for Nashville Predators
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Nashville is so close to winning a championship it can almost taste it – yet it also feels so very far away. Music City is in a professional sports championship series for the first time in 17 years, but two games into the Stanley Cup finals the Nashville Predators are down 0-2 to the Pittsburgh Penguins. That’s where Billy Ray Cyrus comes into play. Cyrus, who celebrated the 25th anniversary of “Achy Breaky Heart” this year by re-recording it and...

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Rihanna Heckles Kevin Durant During NBA Finals Game: Cue Memes, Reactions
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She might not have been playing on the court, but Rihanna definitely had her head in the game at the Warriors/Cavaliers game on Thursday, June 1. The fiery pop star stole the show on night one of the NBA finals, rooting on the Cleveland Cavaliers and throwing plenty of shade toward the Golden State Warriors — particularly small forward Kevin Durant. Riihanna set the tone for the night when she arrived at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, California, in an...

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Rolling Stone Editors’ Picks: Halsey, Dan Auerbach, More New Albums to Stream This Week
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Halsey, Hopeless Fountain Kingdom“The whole reason you make a record,” the upstart pop singer told Rolling Stone earlier this spring, “is to figure stuff out about yourself.” On her second album, Halsey goes all-in on ambition, creating a widescreen breakup record that, Rob Sheffield writes, will “make damn sure nobody mistakes her for some harmless starlet who served as sultry hook girl on that Chainsmokers hit; she shakes off that image like she’s dumping a mattress she stole from her...

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Friday, 02 June 2017
Luke Combs, Wheeler Walker Jr. Lead New Country Album Releases
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Three new albums highlight a busy country music release day, with Luke Combs leading the charge. The North Carolina singer-songwriter unveils his debut album, This One’s for You, a collection of 12 songs that expertly mixes Nineties country with modern flair. The record’s debut single “Hurricane” has been a multi-week Number One hit for Combs, a self-professed Eric Church superfan. A Thousand Horses also return with new music, releasing the follow-up to 2015’s Southernality. Titled Bridges, the project is a...

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Friday, 02 June 2017
Allman Brothers Drummer Jaimoe Remembers Gregg Allman’s Many Talents
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News of Gregg Allman’s death from complications of liver cancer spurred an outpouring of grief and reflection across the music world. But few outside Allman’s family has been more impacted than Jai “Jaimoe” Johanson, former drummer and co-founder of Allman Brothers Band who has always been the group’s spiritual center. The musician has lost two 45-year bandmates in four months following the January suicide of drummer Butch Trucks, and is now one of just two surviving original members (Guitarist Dickey...

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Watch Fifth Harmony, Gucci Mane Debut Breezy New Song ‘Down’ on ‘GMA’
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Fifth Harmony recruited Gucci Mane for their smooth, cruise-ready new single, “Down,” which they debuted live Friday in Central Park on Good Morning America‘s Summer Concert Series. The track marks the girl group’s first release without original member Camila Cabello, who exited in 2016 to pursue a solo career.  The foursome did some light choreography in their requisite matching ensembles, supported by a live keyboardist and drummer. Vocalist Lauren Jauregui opens the track by describing...

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Review: Dan Auerbach Eases Into Nashville Retro on ‘Waiting on a Song’
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No one wants to be pegged as a carpetbagger, so it was but a matter of time ’til multi-tasking Dan Auerbach made his Nashville LP, having based his Easy Eye Studio there. He’s taken the right tack, tapping great talent to grow his retro style without just playing dress-up, creating a Seventies country-soul-rock palette part Lee Hazelwood, part Jim Ford, plus spare parts. The title track is a zen-like meditation on craft co-written with master John Prine; “Cherry Bomb” boasts...

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See Thomas Rhett’s Sleek ‘Craving You’ on ‘Today’
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Appearing with wife Lauren and newly adopted daughter Willa Gray, Thomas Rhett visited NBC’s Today on Friday, where he answered questions on fatherhood and played a handful of his most popular songs, including his current single “Craving You.” “You live your life so long just caring for yourself or caring for one other person and then you bring a child into it, and it’s a whole different ball game,” Rhett told Today anchor Hoda Kotb. “For us, we just try...

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Friday, 02 June 2017
#GovBallEats: 10 Vendors You Can’t Miss This Weekend
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Sure, this weekend will have you raging to the likes of Lorde, Chance The Rapper, Wu-Tang, Wiz Khalifa, and more, but hey – you’re gonna get hungry. The second most important lineup at Governors Ball? The Infatuation-curated vendor list! Click through for the top bites you can’t miss....

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See NBA Stars Magic Johnson, Shaq, James Harden Read Mean Tweets on ‘Kimmel’
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On the eve of the 2017 NBA Finals between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors, Jimmy Kimmel invited some well known individuals from the NBA community to read some incredibly mean tweets about themselves. In previous installments, we’ve seen the likes of Stephen Curry, Chris Paul, Jeremy Lin, Kobe Bryant, Jalen Rose, Russell Westbrook and Blake Griffin mock themselves on national television. Included in this one: Zach LaVine, DeAndre Jordan, Mike Conley, Paul George, Karl-Anthony Towns, Devin Booker, Jay...

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Hear Ice Cube’s Fiery New Song ‘Only One Me’ on ‘Death Certificate’ Reissue
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Ice Cube released a new original song, “Only One Me,” that will be on his slightly belated 25th anniversary reissue of Death Certificate. The reissue of Cube’s 1991 classic will include three new songs in total, “Only One Me,” “Dominate The Weak” and dark lead single, “Good Cop, Bad Cop.” On the cut, Ice Cube reflects on his legacy in his signature vitriolic tone: “I showed Tupac how to keep it gangsta/ I showed Biggie Smalls how to release his anger/...

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Friday, 02 June 2017
Hear Radiohead’s Previously Unreleased Song ‘I Promise’
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Radiohead have unveiled the studio version of their song, “I Promise.” One of three previously unreleased tracks from their forthcoming OK Computer reissue OKNOTOK, the band debuted the track on BBC Radio’s “6 Music Recommends” with host Steve Lamacq on Thursday. While the group had performed the song live during their 1996 tour prior to dropping 1997’s landmark OK Computer, a studio version of the song was never released. Those who pre-ordered the forthcoming 20th anniversary edition via the...

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Watch Gucci Mane’s Independent Short Film ‘The Spot’
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Gucci Mane‘s long-delayed independent movie The Spot has officially been released. As Rap-Up points out, filming took place as early as 2012, with clips of the movie surfacing online at that time. In 2015, Mane teased the release of the movie, tweeting that it would be available via iTunes and other digital retailers. However, that was not the case, though the film’s soundtrack of the same name was released that year. Instead, The Spot is now available for free via...

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