Archive | April, 2015

Jim James, Seth Avett Cover Blind Melon to Raise Awareness of Planned Doc

My Morning Jacket’s Jim James and the Avett Brothers’ Seth Avett have offered up covers of two Blind Melon deep cuts to raise awareness of photographer Danny Clinch’s Kickstarter campaign to fund a documentary on the Nineties alt rock outfit’s late singer, Shannon Hoon. James, for his part, tackles “Sleepyhouse” off the band’s… Source: RollingStone Link: Jim […]

Watch Baltimore's Michael Jackson Protestor Perform Beatles Classic

After giving Rolling Stone a glimpse of what it takes to be the “Michael Jackson Protestor,” Baltimore’s Dimitri Reeves shows off his moves and optimism with a performance of Michael Jackson’s cover of the Beatles’ classic “Come Together.” Atop the yellow semi-truck that transports Reeves and his manager Vaughan Mason around the… Source: RollingStone Link: Watch Baltimore's […]

Zac Brown Band Score First Number One on Rock Chart

Zac Brown Band have never colored inside country’s lines, with their musical crayons flailing wildest on the brand-new Jekyll + Hyde, released this week. The album sees the eclectic eight-piece venturing into rock, soul, jazz, gospel, folk, dance and even a little gospel, reggae and metal. The track that arguably dives… Source: RollingStone Link: Zac […]

Watch 'Empire' Cast Play a Happy Family in 'You're So Beautiful' Video

Even after its heart-stopping season finale, Fox’s breakout hit Empire can still find ways to assert its dominance over both TV and music. The new video for “You’re So Beautiful” combines a number of smiling, upbeat clips of the dysfunctional Lyon family. The video culls from scenes that were the catalyst for the family’s… Source: RollingStone Link: Watch […]

Tidal Unveils 'Discovery' Platform to Showcase Emerging Artists

Tidal, the high-quality streaming service recently relaunched by Jay Z and other big-name musicians, announced a new Discovery section designed to showcase and promote music uploaded by young, budding artists. According to a press release, the primary aim of Tidal Discovery will be to help new artists reach larger audiences by offering subscribers monthly… Source: RollingStone Link: Tidal […]

Katy Perry Sunflower Dress Sparks Controversy in China

Katy Perry sparked controversy in China after a recent concert in Taipei, Taiwan, where she donned both a Taiwanese flag and a sunflower dress, which many viewed as a pro-Taiwanese statement and expression of solidarity with the 2014 Sunflower Student Movement, E! reports. Just over a year ago, a group of students occupied Taiwan’s parliament for 23 days,… Source: RollingStone Link: Katy […]

See Will Hoge Perform Wistful 'Little Bitty Dreams' on the Opry

Will Hoge has had his share of surreal career moments, including performing on stage at the legendary Grand Ole Opry. Just south of that Nashville institution is the bedroom community of Franklin, Tennessee, and the childhood home where much Hoge’s latest LP, Small Town Dreams, was written, including the reflective… Source: RollingStone Link: See Will […]

Dave Grohl Recalls Kiss Army 'Induction' at ASCAP Pop Awards

Dave Grohl spoke to the power of Kiss Wednesday night when he honored Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley with an award recognizing their influence as a songwriting team. His speech was part of the ASCAP Pop Music Awards – put on by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, an organization… Source: RollingStone Link: Dave Grohl […]

Titus Andronicus Get 'Dimed Out,' Prep Ambitious Rock Opera

Brooklyn-via-New Jersey punk heroes Titus Andronicus have returned with another ode to the intersection of extreme existential thought and guitar solos: “Dimed Out,” the first single from their forthcoming rock opera, The Most Lamentable Tragedy, which arrives July 28th via new home Merge Records. “Dimed Out” finds Titus blending the breakneck, bare bones stylings of… Source: RollingStone Link: Titus […]