Archive | June, 2015

Hear Raul Malo and Whitney Rose's Seductive Ronettes Cover

Newcomer Whitney Rose has given one of the greatest pop songs of all time a cool country makeover with assistance from the Mavericks’ lead singer Raul Malo. The 1963 Ronettes hit “Be My Baby,” written by the powerhouse team of Jeff Barry and Ellie Greenwich, along with producer Phil Spector, has… Source: RollingStone Link: Hear Raul […]

Kip Moore Admits Scrapping Entire Album for New Songs

Last June, Kip Moore was promoting a new single and expecting a fall release date for his second album. The song, “Dirt Road,” had more to it than the title suggests, telling the story of a Southern kid who begins to reject the message his preacher sends down from the… Source: RollingStone Link: Kip Moore […]

Apple Music, tech giant's streaming service, goes live

Apple Music, the tech giant's new streaming service, went live Tuesday as the company behind iTunes looks to dominate the fast-growing sector. The new service began with the launch of Beats 1, an international radio station that will feature shows by high-profile artist hosts, and offered streaming — for the first time — of Taylor […]

See Father John Misty's Cover of Arcade Fire's 'The Suburbs'

Father John Misty’s tour recently traveled north of the border to Canada, where the I Love You, Honeybear singer sat down for CBC’s b.b. gun session at the Shed in Vancouver. Perhaps as tribute to one of Canada’s chief national exports, Father John Misty performed a delicate, acoustic rendition of Arcade… Source: RollingStone Link: See Father […]

Watch Carrie Underwood Rap in Wiz Khalifa Mash-Up

It’s been more than two years since Carrie Underwood released “See You Again,” the faith-fueled power ballad that doubled as her final single from 2012’s Blown Away. While headlining the Big Barrel Country Music Festival last Sunday evening, though, she gave the song a 2015 makeover, throwing a snippet of Wiz… Source: RollingStone Link: Watch Carrie […]

Dave Grohl Felt 'Terrified' Watching 'Montage of Heck'

Dave Grohl could not bear to watch the Kurt Cobain documentary Montage of Heck, he said in a recent interview with The Washington Post. The Foo Fighters frontman, who served as the final drummer in Nirvana, told the paper that when his wife stumbled on an airing of the film… Source: RollingStone Link: Dave Grohl […]

Songwriter Spotlight: Ross Copperman

In the last three years, songwriter and producer Ross Copperman has emerged as one of country music’s new guard of elite hitmakers, helping to expand the genre’s reach into broader, boundary-defying territory. That’s no accident, since the 32-year-old Roanoke, Virginia, native says he grew up on Nineties modern rock. “I actually… Source: RollingStone Link: Songwriter […]

Kings of Leon Begin Work on Seventh Album

Kings of Leon are at work on their seventh studio album, brothers Caleb and Nathan Followill said during an interview with SiriusXM’s Alt Nation channel at last week’s Firefly Festival. “We’ve been at home writing, trying to get some new stuff going,” Nathan Followill said. “And we kind of had to put… Source: RollingStone Link: Kings […]