Monthly Archives March 2015

Watch Ad-Rock Offer Teens Advice on First Kisses, Breakups

March 31, 2015 Music

Having already added actor and master sandwich crafter to his post-Beastie Boys résumé, Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz is getting into the advice game. The beloved rapper became the latest musician to take part in Rookie's "Ask a Grown Man" series, tackling tried-and-true teen topics from kissing to breakups.



Life After Beastie Boys: Ad-Rock Looks Forward, and Back


Horovitz's first adorable nugget of advice urges a young girl to overcome her first-kiss fears and plant one right on her new boyfriend. "Go ahead and kiss! Go ahead and do it!" he exclaims, adding later: "There's something really special about being really close in just the moment, and you don't have to do anything else. No big thing to do about it. Just a quick little

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Janelle Monae Flows Through New Song ‘Yoga’

March 31, 2015 Music

Janelle Monae delivers a dexterous flow on "Yoga," a new track with rising MC Jidenna that's set to appear on The Eephus, a new compilation EP featuring tracks from the various artists on the R&B futurist's Wondaland label.



Watch Janelle Monae's Cameo-Filled New Vid


Monae's characteristically pristine vocal talents are on full display on "Yoga," as she flips familiar melodies on their head, intricately layers her voice to create a dense spectrum of harmonies and relishes the ridiculousness of the track's infectious refrain, "Baby bend over / Let your booty do that yoga." The sentiment certainly fits the track's sparse, trap-heavy production, over which Jidenna breezily muses in a sing-song voice, "She did that yoga / Looking for

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Hear David Duchovny’s Moody Alt-Rock From Debut Album

March 31, 2015 Music

David Duchovny will release his first album of music, Hell or Highwater, this spring. The record contains 12 songs that the X-Files and Californication actor composed himself. 



David Duchovny on the End of 'Californication'


Preview a Cure-like instrumental section of "Hell or Highwater" and the record's upbeat, indie-folk-leaning "Another Year" below. The title track is out now; the full LP is due out May 12th. 


"Making this record is a dream come true, but I never had this dream – it's still a shock when I think about how all this music happened," Duchovny said in a statement. "What I do know is that I feel these songs represent the truest expression that I've ever been able to achieve and I look forward to sharing it with

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Watch Blake Shelton’s Steamy New Video for ‘Sangria’

March 31, 2015 Music

Blake Shelton lets a woman — and a few glasses of fruit-filled wine — go to his head in "Sangria," the third single from last year's Bringing Back the Sunshine. Written by Josh Osborne, J.T. Harding and Trevor Rosen, the song pays tribute to two age-old country traditions: getting buzzed and getting busy. 



See Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert's Surprise Duet


When it came time to film a music video, though, Shelton — who's been married to Miranda Lambert since May 2011 — chose to let an actor play the lead role. Smart move. It's a fairly steamy clip, after all, filled with PG-13 love scenes and slow-motion shots of a woman bathing in a tub of red wine. Shelton lurks in the background, sipping his drink and acting as a sort of

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Zayn Malik Goes Solo, Gets Moody on ‘I Won’t Mind’

March 31, 2015 Music

Producer Naughty Boy has previewed Zayn Malik's first solo track following the singer's split from One Direction.



Zayn Malik Breaks Silence Following One Direction Split


"Let the music do the talking, guys," tweeted the producer. The tweet linked to a Soundcloud demo titled "I Won't Mind," which has since been taken down. The track is softer and more acoustic than Naughty Boy's usual work, which includes the dance track "La La La" featuring Sam Smith. "You'll never be mine," sings Malik in a sweet falsetto over an acoustic guitar.



The surprise release followed a brief Twitter fight between Naughty Boy and One Direction member Louis Tomlinson. Tomlinson had found a video the producer retweeted that promoted his tentative

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Watch Flaming Lips, Kesha, Norah Jones Cover Beach Boys at Brian Fest

March 31, 2015 Music

The Flaming Lips, Kesha and Norah Jones brought hang-10 harmonies and good vibrations to the Fonda Theater in Los Angeles Monday night for Brian Fest: A Night to Celebrate the Music of Brian Wilson, which boasted an impressive array of artists and benefited Sweet Relief and the Jameson Neighborhood Fund. Rolling Stone's cameras got a unique opportunity to capture the Wilson sisters of Wilson Phillips — the Beach Boy's daughters Carnie and Wendy — talking about their father's influence and rehearsing their performance of "In My Room." (Watch the exclusive video above.)



Brian Wilson Plots Summer Tour With Former Beach Boys


Wayne Coyne and Steven Drozd of the Flaming Lips fittingly offered up a woozy, winding rendition of "Good

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Justin Bieber Making Record With Kanye West and Rick Rubin

March 31, 2015 Music

Justin Bieber is finishing up what he promises to be a more mature-sounding album with help from Kanye West and producer Rick Rubin, who both previously collaborated on Yeezus. "I don't want to say it's different because that's what everyone says," the pop star told USA Today. "But it is different, it's a grown-up version of Justin and I think people will be shocked."



15 Best Lines From Justin Bieber's Roast


The singer, who was recently the subject of a Comedy Central roast, explained that all of the misfortune that followed him over past year and a half helped him to grow up and focus his music on positive growth, so much so that he scrapped an entire record. " was done but it didn't match up to where I am now and where my head's at," he said. "I want to

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Smashing Pumpkins, Marilyn Manson Plot End Times Tour

March 31, 2015 Music

Smashing Pumpkins and Marilyn Manson will be spreading Nineties angst and nostalgia across the United States this summer when they embark on their co-headlining tour dubbed, The End Times.



Billy Corgan: 'Mythology of the Nineties Now Is Irrelevant'


The 23-date trek kicks off July 7th at the Concord Pavilion in Concord, California and concludes August 8th at the Riverbend Music Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. Tickets will go on sale April 3rd, while more information will be made available on the Pumpkins' and Manson's respective websites. A full list of tour dates is below.


While Manson has spent a good chunk of 2015 on the road in support of his latest LP, The Pale Emperor, The End Times tour will mark the first significant set of

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Scott Weiland’s Guitarist Jeremy Brown Dead at 34

March 31, 2015 Music

Jeremy Brown, guitarist for Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts, died on Monday at the age of 34 of undisclosed causes, just one day before the release of the group's debut album Blaster. Weiland broke the news to fans on Facebook, writing that the band grew anxious when the guitarist, who had performed with the Stone Temple Pilots singer for seven years, failed to show up for rehearsals before their album release show Monday.



Scott Weiland Talks New Album 'Blaster,' Plots U.S. Tour


"We received a call today about my friend Jeremy Brown that has shaken me to the core. We were all concerned this afternoon when Jeremy didn't show up for a long-scheduled rehearsal for tonight's album release show at School Night," Weiland wrote. "An

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Rolling Stones Announce Summer Tour, ‘Sticky Fingers’ Reissue

March 31, 2015 Music

The Rolling Stones will return to North American stadiums this summer for the 15-city Zip Code tour. The tour will kick off May 24th at San Diego's Petco Park, criss-crossing the country before ending July 15th at Quebec's Le Festival D’Été de Québec. The tour name plays off the jeans-focused cover of the group's classic 1971 album, Sticky Fingers, which it will be reissuing in a deluxe format on May 26th.



Beatles and Rolling Stones on Tour: See Rare Candid Photos


The band will play hits-filled sets, as well as selections of what it's calling "special gems" from its catalog. The last time the group toured U.S. stadiums was in 2007.


The group intends to elevate its stadium performances with a stage that will extend

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