A camera follows Mayer Hawthorne through a dark corridor and into a bar. "I know it's been a long time since I released any new music. I promised when it rained, it'd pour. It's time for Tropical Storm Hawthorne," he deadpans. "I'm ready."
On November 13, Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker and Alabama rapper Yelawolf will release "Psycho White," a collection ranging from reggae-rap to mosh-pit hip-hop to near-dubstep, all in just five songs.
Yoko Ono joined with Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth to record -- in one day mind you -- the new album of minimalist noise rock "YOKOKIMTHURSTON." To mark the release, Billboard caught up with the legendary icon of out-there to talk legacy, politics, art and the making of this uncompromising project.