10 New Albums to Stream Now: Justin Timberlake, Rhye, John Oates and More Rolling Stone Editors’ Picks
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Justin Timberlake, Man of the Woods“Justin Timberlake continues to stay dedicated to Timbaland/Neptunes futuresex beats and his familiar lovesound come-ons that have made him the biggest male pop star of his generation,” Christopher R. Weingarten writes about the Super Bowl halftime show headliner’s fifth album. “But, as its title implies, much of Man of the Woods also comes with the moonshine-and-mason-jar glisten of country, blues and folk. … To Timberlake, ‘rustic’ means...

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How Mike and the Moonpies Captured Texas Barroom Sound on New Album
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Mike Harmeier loves being on the road. In 2017, he and his band, Mike & the Moonpies, played over 180 shows. This year, they plan on pushing that number beyond 200. But it’s only when this road warrior stops – usually at his mother- and father-in-law’s 27-acre ranch outside Austin, Texas – that he really finds the peace of mind that he’s looking for. “There’s a fishing hole down the road. I’ll go sit there sometimes. Anything to capture that...

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See Kelly Clarkson, Blake Shelton Spoof Country Cliches in ‘Voice’ Super Bowl Commercial
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Blake Shelton and his fellow Voice coaching staff have a little fun with country cliches – and each of their own public personas – in a new commercial set to air during Sunday’s Super Bowl LII. Promoting the show’s new season and set on the front porch of “Blake’s Cabin,” the surreal clip features the acoustic strains of a generic country melody while each star takes a turn poking fun at themselves. Shelton starts the goofy scene off by extolling...

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‘Destiny 2’: Where’s Xur and What’s He Selling (February 2)?
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The tentacle-faced traveling salesman known as Xur has returned to Destiny 2, and this week he’s hanging out in the Watcher’s Grave region on Nessus. If you look at your local map in the game’s Director guide, you’ll notice the Roman numeral IX northwest of the nearest fast-travel marker. “A peddler of strange curios, Xur’s motives are not his own,” the waypoint reads. “He bows to his distant masters, the Nine.” In D2, Xur’s currency of choice is no longer...

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Review: Rhye Gently Returns Years After the Alt-R&B Buzz
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The widespread acclaim for Rhye’s 2012 debut album Woman was a bit of a fluke. Much of the viral fascination surrounding the project concerned Mike Milosh’s incandescently fragile and feminine voice. Cannily, Polydor initially withheld biographical details of the two men behind the project – Milosh and producer Robin Hannibal, who apparently recorded the songs during a few fruitful bedroom sessions – resulting in fevered speculation over the gender of the singer. (Indie fans might have recognized Milosh from his...

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See U2, DJ Khaled Bond With James Corden’s Parents at Grammys
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When James Corden hosted the Grammy Awards, he brought his parents Malcolm and Margaret to mingle with the stars backstage and on the red carpet. There, they spoke with U2‘s Bono and the Edge, DJ Khaled, Rick Ross, Cardi B, Common, John Legend and many others. After loosening up in the gift lounge with complimentary booze before the show, they ran into Marren Morris, Daddy Yankee and DJ Khaled, who gave them advice on how to conjure a “billionaire laugh.” Malcolm...

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Watch NFL Stars Read Mean Tweets on ‘Kimmel’
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Past and present football stars like Peyton Manning, Terry Bradshaw, Danny Amendola and Jarvis Landry poke fun at themselves in the latest NFL edition of Jimmy Kimmel Live‘s “Mean Tweets.” “Terry Bradshaw looks like someone who is going to a Halloween party as Terry Bradshaw,” says the Hall of Fame Steelers quarterback/commentator, reading a tweet. Another Twitter user added: “Peyton Manning is the only NFL player that looks like the mascot of the team for which he plays, hashtag horseface”...

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Justin Timberlake Talks Super Bowl, ‘Personal’ New LP Inspired by Wife, Son
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For Justin Timberlake, his Super Bowl halftime show is a success before it even happens – because he’s already earned the approval of his son. “I was at rehearsals a couple of days ago,” he told NBC Sports’ Dan Patrick in an interview set to air Sunday. “You start off with these start-stop rehearsals, and my wife brought my son – he’s almost three. And seeing him run all over the field – when certain songs would come...

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‘2 Dope Queens’: Jessica Williams, Phoebe Robinson Talk Bringing Podcast to HBO
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It all started with a podcast. For both Phoebe Robinson and Jessica Williams, a chance work meeting led to the latter appearing on the former’s Web-chat extension of her blog Blaria (“black Daria“). Cut to three years later: The duo have their own hit podcast 2 Dope Queens, appear in sold out theaters around the country and have managed to finagle one of stand-up comedy’s holy grails – a four-special deal with HBO – that launches February 2nd. “It was kind...

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Watch LCD Soundsystem Play ‘Someone Great’ on ‘Austin City Limits’
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LCD Soundsystem perform their lavish synth-pop epic “Someone Great” in a web exclusive clip promoting their upcoming, debut Austin City Limits episode. 50 Best Albums of 2017 Taylor Swift clapped back, Kendrick Lamar got personal, Lorde threw a high-concept party and more Throughout the track, a highlight from 2007’s Sound of Silver, frontman James Murphy remains stationary at center-stage – tightly gripping the microphone, eyes often closed, as he sings poignant lyrics about death and grief. Behind him, his band...

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‘Counter-Strike’ Co-Creator Arrested in Investigation of Child Sexual Exploitation
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Jess A. Cliffe, the co-creator of first-person shooter Counter-Strike and a developer on Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, was arrested early Thursday by Seattle police for investigation of sexual exploitation of a child, according to King County jail records. He is being held without bail and has not been formerly charged. Seattle’s KIRO-7, which broke the story, says he is expected to have a bail hearing Friday afternoon. In a statement to press, Valve says Cliffe’s employment is currently suspended. “We are still...

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Royce Da 5’9″, DJ Premier Preview New PRhyme LP With Menacing ‘Era’
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PRhyme, the project of DJ Premier and Detroit rapper Royce Da 5’9″, unveiled a shrewd new song, “Era,” featuring New York MC Dave East. The track marks first single off the duo’s new album, PRhyme 2, out March 16th via PRhyme Records. 40 Best Rap Albums of 2014 From Young Thugs to Old Droogs, Rich Gangs to broke MCs with expensive taste — the year’s best in rhymes On PRhyme’s first album, DJ Premier pulled samples exclusively from the music of...

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Hear Judas Priest’s Ripping New Song ‘Firepower’
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Rob Halford sings about fighting evil in the name of freedom in “Firepower,” the charging title track of Judas Priest‘s upcoming 18th studio album. The rest of the band, led by guitarists Glenn Tipton and Richie Faulkner, commands the sort of chugging riffs that made the group metal avatars in the early Eighties, all leading up to emotive, dueling six-string solos as drummer Scott Travis kicks up the tempo. The album, due March 9th, marks the second album since Faulkner...

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Kylie Minogue on Discovering Country, Taking on Kylie Jenner and Her Vulnerable New LP
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Kylie Minogue has toured the world many times, but before starting work on her upcoming album Golden last summer, the veteran Australian pop superstar had never been to Nashville. “I put on a few pounds, that’s for sure,” she says of her time there, adding that she felt “so inspired” by the city’s musical legacy and vibrant community of working artists. “Just going down Music Mile and the billboards celebrating songwriters and artists with hits. We went to the Bluebird Cafe...

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Hear Kendrick Lamar, the Weeknd’s Dark New Song ‘Pray for Me’
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Kendrick Lamar and the Weeknd collaborated on “Pray for Me,” a new song from the Black Panther soundtrack.  Over dark, rhythmic synth beats, the Weeknd sings,”Who gon’ pray for me?/ Take my pain for me?/ Save my soul for  me?/ ‘Cause I’m alone, you see.” Lamar answers with an empowering verse: “Who need a hero?/ You need a hero, look in the mirror, there go your hero,” he raps. “Who on the front lines at Ground Zero?/ My heart skip...

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Hear Thom Yorke’s Dizzying New Song ‘Why Can’t We Get Along’
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Radiohead‘s Thom Yorke contributed a new song titled “Why Can’t We Get Along” to a short film highlighting fashion label Rag & Bone’s upcoming line. The six-minute track features hallmarks of the singer’s solo work – twitchy beats, hypnotic synths and Yorke’s siren-esque voice – as he coolly repeats “Why can’t we get along?” throughout the song. Yorke frequently contributes new music to the fashion label, including “Coloured Candy” for a 2017...

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Watch Justin Timberlake Become ‘Man of the Woods’ in New Video
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Justin Timberlake celebrated the release of his new album Man of the Woods with the comedic new video for the album’s title track. The video fully indulges the outdoorsman undertones of Timberlake’s new album by having the singer and an unseen woman go on a Buster Keaton-esque journey through the forest to get to the local tavern, where the woman is revealed to be Timberlake’s real-life wife (and frequent Man of the Woods guest) Jessica Biel. Later, four Timberlakes –...

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Kaz Hirai Steps Down as Sony CEO
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Sony Corporation chief, and one time head of PlayStation, Kaz Hirai plans to step-down as CEO of the company this April, handing off leadership to confidant and business partner CFO Kenichiro Yoshida, Sony announced Friday. He will stay on as chairman. Hirai proposed the change to the Sony Nominating This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Kaz Hirai Steps Down as Sony...

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Hear Busta Rhymes’ Pulsating New Song ‘Get It’ With Missy Elliott
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Busta Rhymes has released new song “Get It,” which features Missy Elliott and Kelly Rowland. The track’s beats are propelled by Kelly Rowland’s sampled rhythmic hook, which buoys Busta Rhymes and Elliott’s verses. Rowland’s “Get it, get it, flip it, tip it, dip it” chant appears to hail from an unreleased track of hers called “Smooches,” which leaked a few years back. Over the melodic Rowland hook and building claps, Busta Rhymes fires off speedy, club-ready lines. “Get on your...

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Review: Justin Timberlake Heads for the Country (Sort of) on ‘Man of the Woods’
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On his fifth album, Justin Timberlake continues to stay dedicated to Timbaland/Neptunes futuresex beats and his familiar lovesound come-ons that have made him the biggest male pop star of his generation. But, as its title implies, much of Man of the Woods also comes with the moonshine-and-mason-jar glisten of country, blues and folk. You might expect a smooth guy like JT to use this backdrop for a pickup-truck cruise across the Florida-Georgia line. Instead, he has something more timely in...

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