Electric Zoo Festival Canceled Due to Severe Weather

August 31, 2014 Music

The Electric Zoo Festival at Randall's Island, New York was cut short August 31 after organizers canceled the EDM fest because of dangerous weather. "Electric Zoo NY has shut down for the remainder of the festival due to extreme weather conditions. We apologize to fans, but your safety is our main...

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Courtney Love Struggling to Finish ‘Disaster’ Memoir

August 31, 2014 Music

Like many authors, Courtney Love is a victim of writer's block. For over a year, the Hole singer has been penning a memoir with Rolling Stone writer Anthony Bozza. The Girl With the Most Cake was originally supposed to hit bookshelves in December 2013 before being pushed back to early-2014. Three-quarters of the way...

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Kid Cudi Collapses During Chicago Concert

August 31, 2014 Music

There was a scary incident at Chicago's North Coast Music Festival on August 30 as Kid Cudi collapsed during his hour-long set. Crowd-shot video from the concert shows Cudi in the photo pit while performing his hit "Pursuit of Happiness," Consequence of Sound writes. After high-fiving fans and signing some autographs, at around...

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Watch Kanye West’s Entire Made in America Festival Performance

August 31, 2014 Music

Kanye West is accomplishing an impressive feat this Labor Day weekend, headlining two Made in America festivals on different coasts. On August 30, he performed at the Philadelphia fest before heading to Los Angeles for the August 31 event. The Made in America concerts are among the last U.S. dates on...

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Billy Corgan Continues His Rise at a Rare Acoustic Show

August 31, 2014 Music

For much of the early 2000s, Billy Corgan had trouble embracing his legacy as a grunge god: The Smashing Pumpkins frontman regularly railed against his own fans, tangled with the press and made no secret of his disdain for trotting out his old band's biggest hits. But in making 2012's Oceania,...

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Arcade Fire End Tour With Triumphant Wolf Parade Cover

August 31, 2014 Music

Arcade Fire wrapped up the final North American leg of their Reflektor tour – and with it, those well curated geographically themed cover songs for nearly every stop – with a hometown gig at Montreal, Quebec's Parc Jean-Drapeau on August 30. With a multitude of great Montreal artists to choose from --...

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Taylor Swift Joins ‘The Voice’ as Guest Mentor

August 30, 2014 Music

Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams aren't the only huge additions heading to The Voice this season: Taylor Swift will stop by for an episode to serve as an advisor to the hopeful contestants, Us Weekly reports. "Taylor was an absolute pleasure to work with," a source told Us of Swift's The Voice appearance....

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Miley Cyrus: Elvis Presley Was the Original Twerker

August 30, 2014 Music

As the face of the twerking movement, Miley Cyrus has been a lightning rod for controversy. Her infamous MTV Video Music Awards performance last year, as evidenced by all those FCC complaints, was arguably the most scandalous music moment since Janet Jackson's Nipplegate. Even when she isn't on stage, she's still causing...

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Arcade Fire Perform Rollicking Bo Diddley Cover in Chicago and Toronto

August 30, 2014 Music

Arcade Fire added a little twist to those geographically inspired covers they've been peppering into the encores of their current Reflektor tour, playing the same song in two cities but for different reasons. During the band's first show at Chicago's United Center on August 26th, Arcade Fire busted out a performance...

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Watch the New Trailer for Nas’ ‘Time Is Illmatic’ Documentary

August 30, 2014 Music

Earlier this year, Nas celebrated the 20th anniversary of his groundbreaking debut LP Illmatic with a double-disc reissue and a documentary titled Nas: Time Is Illmatic that premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival back in April. With the movie about to travel nationwide starting October 2nd thanks to Nas' Time Is Illmatic tour,...

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