Keith Richards Apologizes to Mick Jagger for Vasectomy Joke
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Keith Richards apologized to Mick Jagger for joking in a recent Wall Street Journal interview that his 73-year-old bandmate should get a vasectomy. Jagger and girlfriend Melanie Hamrick welcomed their first child (and Jagger’s eighth child) Deveraux in December 2016. “Mick’s a randy old bastard,” the Rolling Stones guitarist said in the profile that published Wednesday. “It’s time for the snip—you can’t be a father at that age. Those poor kids!” After the...

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Wednesday, 28 February 2018
Steven Van Zandt Plots Tour for Music Curriculum Initiative
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Steven Van Zandt and the Disciples of Soul will benefit rock education on their upcoming tour. The trek – which kicks off April 29th in New Brunswick, New Jersey – will aid the TeachRock initiative of the E Street Band guitarist’s Rock and Roll Forever Foundation, which provides multimedia lesson plans and resources to middle and high schools.  “Music will forever be humanity’s most effective and consistent source of inspiration and motivation,” Van Zandt said in a statement. “And, we...

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Wednesday, 28 February 2018
Hear Chvrches’ New Song With National Singer Matt Berninger, ‘My Enemy’
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Chvrches recruited the National‘s Matt Berninger for the bittersweet new single “My Enemy.” The indie rocker lends his distinctive baritone to the electro-pop track, trading heartbroken lines with Chvrches vocalist Lauren Mayberry. “I got no more time to hear who you think we should blame/ Because all your words are so vile, so vicious, so vain,” he sings over airy synths. “In the end, we did all the damage that you could want, want/ But the emptiness will go on...

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Wednesday, 28 February 2018
Hear Dinosaur Jr.’s Electrifying New Song ‘Hold Unknown’
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Dinosaur Jr. unveiled the electrifying new song “Hold Unknown,” the latest installment in the ongoing Adult Swim Singles program. The fast-paced rocker boasts J.Mascis’ trademark guitar heroics and a big, anthemic chorus from the alt-rock Massachusetts trio. “Hold Unknown” marks Dinosaur Jr.’s first new song since the release of the alt-rock giants’ 2016 album Give a Glimpse of What Yer Not. It’s unclear whether “Hold Unknown” is a leftover from that studio LP or a preview of...

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Wednesday, 28 February 2018
Artists to Fans: Put Your Phone Away!
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The last thing Jack White wants to see, when he’s standing onstage, is a sea of fans more involved with their phones than the music. So after pleading with fans not to use smartphones at earlier shows, he’s going hardcore for his sold-out spring tour – hiring Yondr, a tech company, to force attendees to lock their phones in pouches. “The way they react tells me what to do next,” White tells Rolling Stone. “And if they’re not really there,...

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Wednesday, 28 February 2018
Watch DJ Premier, Royce Da 5’9″ in Shadowy PRhyme Video ‘Rock It’
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DJ Premier showcases his virtuosic scratching technique in the new video for “Rock It,” the producer’s latest track with Detroit rapper Royce Da 5’9″ in their collaborative project, PRhyme. Director Walu utilizes a split-screen format, framing the duo against a brilliant white backdrop and within a room of mirrors. A dancer appears at various points; her movements often tinted in black-and-white. “Rock It,” which the pair premiered last week, finds Royce Da 5’9″ boasting about his position...

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Wednesday, 28 February 2018
Bobby Brown: I Don’t Think Whitney Houston Died From Drugs
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One day before his 49th birthday earlier this month, Bobby Brown was relaxing at home watching his New England Patriots lose to the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LII. “I’m waiting to do the big one when I turn 50,” he says with a smile two weeks later at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. Later that night, he’ll headline the Ladies Night R&B Super Jam, a one-off show featuring his former New Edition bandmates Bell Biv DeVoe alongside Faith Evans and Xscape. But...

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Wednesday, 28 February 2018
Watch the Roots’ Black Thought Freestyle About Bruce Willis on ‘Fallon’
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The Roots‘ Black Thought channeled his inner Justin Timberlake on Tuesday’s Tonight Show, performing a Bruce Willis-themed freestyle in the actor’s presence. The rapper-singer laughed at himself as he belted in a higher-than-usual range, with the band mimicking the elastic funk-pop of “Can’t Stop the Feeling.” “If you wrote a song about yourself, it would probably make people get loose,” he sang of the Death Wish actor. “And you know we’re really huge fans of you, so just...

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Wednesday, 28 February 2018
See Kelela Channel ‘The Sims’ in Animated ‘Frontline’ Video
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An animated version of Kelela dumps a former flame and drives away in a silver Mercedes convertible in the new clip for “Frontline.” The song originally appeared last year on the singer’s Take Me Apart album. Kelela delivers the news to her new ex at the start of the clip and sheds a single tear. She spends most of the rest of the video on the road, taking a break to smoke a joint and dance with two friends before...

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Wednesday, 28 February 2018
Ride-Hailing Is Now So Much Bigger Than Uber and Lyft
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Anyone need a ride? It’s the question on the lips of just about everybody involved in the transportation business—and a few who aren’t. The ranks of those offering ride-sharing services have swelled far beyond the likes of Uber and Lyft, past the self-driving gurus like Google sister company Waymo, past even the established automakers. Now they include companies like Bosch, the German company best known as an automotive parts supplier, which last week acquired American ride-sharing startup SPLT. And Sony,...

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Wednesday, 28 February 2018
Watch Logic Tear Up Tokyo, Hang in Hawaii in Surprise ‘Overnight’ Video
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Logic tears through the streets of Tokyo and relaxes in Maui in the video for his surprise new song, “Overnight.” Mike Holland, Justin Fleischer and Alec Schweitzer directed the video, which was shot while Logic and his collaborators were working on new music in Japan and Hawaii. Per a series of title cards at the start of the video, Logic decided, out of nowhere, to shoot a video as well. The “Overnight” clip captures this carefree origin story, as well...

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Wednesday, 28 February 2018
David Bowie Exhibit Details Exclusive Vinyl Releases, Rare Recordings
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A selection of new, limited edition David Bowie vinyl records will be available at the Brooklyn Museum to mark the arrival of the exhibition, David Bowie Is, set to run March 2nd through July 15th.  The limited edition releases include a seven-inch single of “Time,” “The Prettiest Star” and Live in Berlin (1978), an eight-track mini-LP featuring four previously unreleased recordings. The Brooklyn Museum will also stock a red vinyl version of iSelect, a compilation Bowie curated that has been...

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Tuesday, 27 February 2018
Watch Vance Joy’s Solo Acoustic ‘Rolling Stone’ Performance
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Vance Joy performs intimate renditions of two folky tracks, “Lay It on Me” and “We’re Going Home,” during his set for Rolling Stone‘s “Take One” performance series. The Australian singer-songwriter strips down the songs that highlight his recently-issued LP, Nation of Two. He takes a similar approach on both tunes, moving from hushed crooning and fingerpicking into vigorous strumming and high-octave belting. “Lay It on Me” and “We’re Going Home” are two of...

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Tuesday, 27 February 2018
Flaming Lips Extend North American Tour
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The Flaming Lips added a new run of West Coast dates to their 2018 North American tour itinerary. The group is already scheduled to play a handful of shows this March, after which they’ll kick off another leg May 31st at the Jackson Hole Center for the Arts in Jackson, Wyoming. The short West Coast trek will also include stops in Eugene, Oregon, Seattle and Garden City, Idaho before wrapping June 8th at Belly Up Aspen in Aspen, Colorado. Tickets...

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See Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s Lonely ‘Not in Love We’re Just High’ Clip
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A couple learn that their affection is just a chemical illusion in Unknown Mortal Orchestra‘s new song “We’re Not in Love We’re Just High.” The track is set to appear on Sex and Food, the band’s new album, out April 6th. “We’re Not in Love We’re Just High” builds around a simple chord cycle played on a Wurlitzer electric piano amid distant finger snaps. The animated clip for the track is similarly static, focusing on a pair of hands at...

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Tuesday, 27 February 2018
Flashback: Nirvana Cover Devo’s 1980 Obscurity ‘Turn Around’
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There wasn’t a lot of love for Devo in the early 1990s. The pioneering New Wave act probably felt they reached rock bottom when their 1988 effort Total Devo peaked at Number 189 on the charts, but then they faced the indignity of witnessing 1990s Smooth Noodle Maps – which contained the rather sad song “Devo Has Feelings Too” – not even chart at all. They attempted to support it with a club tour, but split in March of 1991 when...

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Tuesday, 27 February 2018
Andrew W.K. on the Evolution of Partying, How Fear of Failure Inspired His New LP
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“I’m partying harder than ever,” Andrew W.K. assures Rolling Stone during a recent phone chat. “It’s synonymous with living.” On Friday, the perpetually amped artist will release You’re Not Alone, his first new album since 2009, but the record isn’t exactly a comeback. Since his prior LP, 55 Cadillac, he’s kept busy penning countless advice columns, launching his own “Party Party” political platform, hitting all 50 states on his “Power of Partying” motivational...

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Tuesday, 27 February 2018
Hear Yo La Tengo’s New Song About Facing Uncertainty, ‘For You Too’
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Indie veterans Yo La Tengo released “For You Too,” a new song that reckons with fear and uncertainty that is set for their upcoming album, There’s a Riot Going On, out March 16th via Matador. The tune has an even, elegant mix of drums, synth drones and winding guitar lines. Singer Ira Kaplan’s voice sounds delicate in this rich soundscape as he sings, “For you/ Whenever there’s hurt/ And things are uncertain/ Maybe I could be that guy/ I’d like to...

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Tuesday, 27 February 2018
Led Zeppelin to Issue Rare Mixes of ‘Rock and Roll,’ ‘Friends’
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In anticipation of their 50th anniversary, Led Zeppelin will issue a seven-inch containing previously unreleased mixes of “Rock and Roll” and “Friends” on Record Store Day, April 21st. The vinyl, a limited-edition pressing produced by Jimmy Page will be available only at independent music retailers. For the release, Page selected two rarities that didn’t make it onto the band’s comprehensive reissues four years ago. The first is the so-called “Sunset Sound Mix” of Led Zeppelin IV‘s...

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Tuesday, 27 February 2018
David Crosby Plots North American Solo Tour
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David Crosby announced a new run of U.S. concerts for summer and spring 2018. In April, the legendary singer-songwriter will begin recording his next solo LP. Last year, he released Sky Trails, his third album in four years. Crosby’s 21-date trek launches May 19th in Tulsa, Oklahoma and concludes June 29th with a show at Morrison, Colorado’s iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre alongside the Avett Brothers. The jaunt also includes one-off gigs with Alison Krauss (June 6th in Vienna, Virginia) and Mary...

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