1. Vicentico Talks Recording With Willie Nelson, Sly & Robbie, Upcoming Tours

    November 26, 2014 12:00 PM EST Los Fabulosos Cadillacs frontman talks new solo album, band's 30th anniversary Vicentico 's new album, Último Acto , revisits some of the raw-voiced Fabulosos Cadillacs frontman’s best-known songs. But there are surprises. Willie Nelson collaborates on a new version of “Sólo un…

  2. This Kanye West & Sam Smith Mashup Is Fantastic

    November 26, 2014 10:15 AM EST Carlos Serrano's SoundCloud page is wall to wall mashups, all available for free download: There's  2pac and Banks , Rihanna and Daft Punk , TLC and Haim . His most recent concoction mixes Sam Smith 's Hot 100 top 10 single "I'm Not The Only One" with a song…

  3. Album Review: David Guetta's All-Star 'Listen' Makes a Beeline for the Pop Charts

    November 24, 2014 3:09 PM EST When David Guetta hit the studio to record Listen , his first album in three years, the trailblazing French EDM producer worked backwards. Instead of starting with the beats -- his standard approach over his three-decade DJ career -- he began with vocals and live instruments, such as piano…

  4. Fall Out Boy Announces ‘American Beauty/American Psycho’ Album, Shares Title Track

    November 24, 2014 3:01 PM EST Fall Out Boy fans had to wait five long years between the band’s pre-hiatus 2008 album Folie à Deux and its post-hiatus 2013 comeback record Save Rock and Roll ; fortunately, they won’t even have to wait two years for the latter’s sequel. On Monday (Nov. 24), the pop-punk stalwarts…

  5. Awkward: Vice Editor Not a Big Fan of 'Scumbag' Vice Partner Live Nation

    November 24, 2014 11:52 AM EST Earlier this month Live Nation and Vice Media announced a co-branded site to fill a "big white space" in live music content on the web. The news of the currently untitled partnership, due to launch in 2015, is now getting a little added attention after Gawker stumbled upon a…

  6. 5 Seconds of Summer Rock Out During 'What I Like About You' at the 2014 AMAs: Watch

    November 23, 2014 8:35 PM EST 5 Seconds of Summer  had no problem getting the audience dancing during their performance during the 2014 American Music Awards Sunday night (Nov. 23). Surprisingly, the Australian pop-punk band eschewed performing their hit "She Looks So Perfect," or their ballad "…

  7. Pearl Jam’s ‘Vitalogy’ at 20: Classic Track-By-Track Album Review

    November 22, 2014 11:52 AM EST It was an undeniably tumultuous year for Pearl Jam in 1994. A time of great flux during which the spotlight of fame glared ever more strongly on the Seattle band as it faced the suicide of Nirvana ’s Kurt Cobain , opted to battle Ticketmaster and changed drummers. It was into this…

  8. 5 Seconds of Summer Announce New Live Album ‘LIVESOS’

    November 22, 2014 12:31 AM EST "LIVESOS" is expected to be released on Dec. 15 through Capitol. 5 Seconds of Summer announced late Friday (Nov. 21) that the pop band will release a new live album titled LIVESOS . 5 Seconds of Summer at iHeartRadio Fest: 'We've Started Writing for the Next Album' …

  9. Kool & the Gang on 'Keeping the Brand Alive,' the Origin of 'Celebration' and Being the Most-Sampled Band in History

    November 21, 2014 12:45 PM EST At Billboard's 11th annual touring awards, the "Spirit of the Boogie" panel -- a conversation with Kool & the Gang -- demonstrated that flexibility plays a crucial role in a band's longevity. Groups often solidify as they get older: they settle in and focus. In an…

  10. R.I.P. Mike Nichols: Why 'The Graduate' Soundtrack Will Always Matter

    November 20, 2014 3:15 PM EST Earlier this week, the soundtrack to The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 was released, featuring an album’s worth of original music curated by Lorde and featuring artists like Ariana Grande, Miguel, Simon Le Bon and Diplo, among others. It’s an ambitious musical project, especially in an…

  11. Exclusive: Bassist Nathan East Stars In Hulu Documentary

    November 20, 2014 9:00 AM EST Featuring Lionel Richie, Eric Clapton, Phil Collins & more, the film debuts in December. While bassist Nathan East was recording his first solo album last November, a making-of documentary was also part of the mix. But little did East know he would end up starring in a full-blown film…

  12. Album Review: TV On The Radio's 'Seeds' Makes a Giant Leap Toward the Mainstream

    November 18, 2014 2:43 PM EST More than a decade after emerging from Brooklyn as a leader of the local indie renaissance, TV on the Radio could invite the kinds of criticisms often hurled at its hometown -- that it was better when it was dirtier, edgier and a little dangerous. But few fans have griped about the band&…

  13. Nirvana's 'MTV Unplugged' 20 Years Later: Meat Puppets' Curt Kirkwood Looks Back

    November 18, 2014 12:15 PM EST Twenty years ago, Nirvana released MTV Unplugged in New York , an unintentionally posthumous album recorded on this day (Nov. 18) in 1993. Kurt Cobain died five months after its taping, so its place in rock star lore was all but assured by the time it hit shelves. Nirvana played almost none…

  14. The Church Announce 2015 North American Tour Dates, Celebrate 35th Anniversary

    November 18, 2014 10:00 AM EST Australian post-punk band the Church will return to North America next year for a monthlong tour culminating with South by Southwest performances in Austin, Texas, as well as a special interview session at the annual music conference.  The tour will come in support of the band's…

  15. World's Most Powerful Woman to Punk Rocker: 'We Trampled All Over Your Song'

    November 17, 2014 3:09 PM EST German punk rocker Campino was both touched and horrified to receive an apology from German Chancellor Angela Merkel last year, after one of his songs was butchered during what amounted to an election night jam session. On Sunday, Der Spiegel magazine published an excerpt of a book about…

  16. 5 Seconds of Summer's Derp Con: Navigating A Pop-Punk Boy Band Fan Convention

    November 17, 2014 1:45 PM EST Screaming teens, candy-coated pizza, mariachi bands and grateful moms: inside 5SOS's weekend fan meetup. Upon entering 5 Seconds of Summer 's world, one must come prepared. You need the uniform of knee-high socks and punk rock t-shirts, the earplugs to muffle teen girls’…

  17. The Five Essential Songs on One Direction’s ‘Four’

    November 17, 2014 11:18 AM EST From the emotional ballad "18" to the punk playground "No Control," check out our picks for the five indispensable tracks on the new 1D album. One Direction ’s fourth studio album, Four , is out worldwide today (Nov. 17), and fans are already rushing to declare their…

  18. Dropkick Murphys Cancel Concert After Tour Bus Kills Pedestrian

    November 17, 2014 10:07 AM EST A pedestrian ran out in front of their vehicle while the band was driving to Tulsa. Boston punk band Dropkick Murphys canceled a show after their tour bus hit and killed a pedestrian. The band had played Saturday night in San Antonio, Texas, and was heading to Tulsa, Okla., when a man ran…

  19. Giorgio Moroder to Release First Studio Album in Over 30 Years

    November 17, 2014 9:15 AM EST The long-awaited album will feature Britney Spears, Sia, Charli XCX, Kylie Minogue and others. Giorgio Moroder is back with a new solo album! The legendary producer and songwriter, who helped invent disco in the 1970s with Donna Summer before conjuring the ’80s synth sound of film…

  20. Patti Smith Reportedly Invited to Perform at Vatican Christmas Concert

    November 15, 2014 11:53 AM EST The "godmother of punk" often weaves Catholic imagery into her work. The "godmother of punk," Patti Smith , was invited to perform at the Vatican's annual Christmas concert, the Independent reported on Friday. Patti Smith Planning World Tour for 'Horses'…

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