From hyping Tidal to playing in obscure states to lighting records on fire, Jack White has been doing a good job of keeping his name in the news lately. But reviving the White Stripes and getting back onstage with Meg? About as likely as seeing him in a Spotify tee, listening to compressed files.
Since Florence Welch made her debut in 2009, she has created music that turns heads and widens eyes. There's no doubt she's a flamboyantly imaginative writer and a captivating vocalist and performer. Yet her first two albums, with their mixture of cabaret exercises and stadium-scale anthems, never quite conveyed a sense of lasting consequence.
Why is Lil B so focused on mystical warfare against basketball stars? The Based God spoke to Billboard on Monday afternoon (hours before Harden and the Rockets eked out a Game 4 victory to stay alive in the playoffs) about the Houston situation, who he’s rooting for in the playoffs and why he questions Kevin Durant’s love of basketball.
Converse Rubber Tracks is going global. The brand's studio program is partnering with iconic studios like London's Abbey Road, Los Angeles' Sunset Sound, Berlin's Hansa Tonstudio and Kingston, Jamaica's Tuff Gong, to offer emerging artists the chance to visit and record in one of 12 studios free of charge.
Texas-bred singer-songwriter Rhett Miller has been making music since the late 1980s, most famously with the alt-country group The Old 97’s. But over his long career, Rhett’s kept an open mind to collaboration, and on his new solo album, that spirit rings true as ever.
Instant sellouts once were a badge of honor, proudly touted as a testament to the demand for a show or tour. But today, it's rare for even the hottest acts to announce that all tickets were sold in less than an hour.
In 2013, Canadian shoegaze outfit No Joy earned raves for their sophomore album 'Wait to Pleasure.' That was their breakthrough in terms of audience, but their upcoming third, 'More Faithful,' just might be their breakthrough in terms of sound.
Charter Communications, in which John Malone's Liberty Broadband owns a big stake, made it official on Tuesday, unveiling that it has agreed to acquire Time Warner Cable in a deal valued at $78.7 billion.