Archive | April, 2015

Suge Knight Pleads Not Guilty to Murder

Former Death Row Records chief Marion “Suge” Knight has pleaded not guilty to murder and other charges in connection to an incident where he ran over two men in January, killing one. He also faces charges of attempted murder and hit-and-run. CNN reports that Los Angeles County Judge Ronald Coen… Source: RollingStone Link: Suge Knight […]

Hear Miranda Lambert's Hollywood-Worthy 'Two of a Crime'

When Reese Witherspoon texted Miranda Lambert several months ago, asking the Platinum singer to write a Latin-influenced country song for the movie Hot Pursuit, Lambert knew just who to call.  Nicolle Galyon and Natalie Hemby had been two of the heaviest hitters on last year’s Platinum, co-writing five of the album’s songs —… Source: RollingStone Link: Hear […]

Flashback: See Five Random Minutes of MTV From Summer 1982

Remember that scene in Napoleon Dynamite where Uncle Rico buys a time machine online and tries to send himself back to his high school glory days of 1982? It obviously didn’t work, but watching these five minutes of MTV will make should make everyone briefly feel like they’re somehow pulled… Source: RollingStone Link: Flashback: See […]

Songlines world music awards honor Afrobeat pioneer Tony Allen

By Angus MacSwan LONDON (Reuters) – Nigerian artists spanning five decades of music-making took honors in Songlines magazine's 2015 awards, with Afrobeat pioneer and drummer Tony Allen winning Best Artist and Ibibio Sound Machine picked as Best Newcomers. The Malian father and son duo of Toumani Sidiki Diabate were named Best Group for their work […]

James McMurtry's Hard Truths From the Heartland

Last year, a promotional billboard went up in James McMurtry’s hometown of Austin that dubbed him “the most disinterested man in the world,” after the popular Dos Equis beer ad. It’s a distinction he’s more than earned, thanks to his deadpan, just-the-facts singing voice and nonjudgmentally bleak worldview. McMurtry, 53,… Source: RollingStone Link: James McMurtry's […]

See Deorro and Chris Brown Throw a 'Five More Hours' School-Bus Party

L.A. DJ Deorro first received global club play with 2013’s pummeling “Yee,” but the rising-and-falling groove of last year’s “Five Hours” gave him the biggest hit of his young career. Now, a new version – “Five More Hours” – adds vocals from Chris Brown. In the clip’s video, Brown heads to Coachella. When his car dies,… Source: RollingStone Link: See […]