Monthly Archives October 2015

Hear Justin Bieber’s Hotline-Released ‘Hotline Bling’ Cover

October 30, 2015 Music

Just two days after the debut of the Purpose track list, Justin Bieber has tacked his own remix on to the ever-growing list of remakes of Drake's "Hotline Bling." For Bieber's take, listeners can call the number (231) 377-1113 or listen to the track below.



Rating the Many Covers of Drake's 'Hotline Bling'


Bieber released his hotline digits on his social media accounts after Instagramming a photo of himself holding a tennis racket with "1-800-HotlineBling Remix" emblazoned across it. "Should I?" he wrote in the photo's caption. "Love to my bro @champagnepapi. Canadian bros really doing it."



After dialing the number, Bieber launches directly into a lo-fi, short skit before his cover. "What do you mean it's not like that? Oh,

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Weekend Rock Question: What Is the Best Peter Gabriel Song?

October 30, 2015 Music

South Park gave Peter Gabriel fans a very unexpected treat this week when they played a big chunk of his "The Book of Love" cover during a wonderfully bizarre episode about Tweek and Craig's supposed gay romance. Gabriel recorded the Magnetic Fields tune on his 2010 covers collection Scratch My Back.



Peter Gabriel Reflects on 25 Years of Real World


Now we have a question for you: What is the best Peter Gabriel song? We'll accept anything he recorded during his solo career. Feel free to vote for a huge hit like "In Your Eyes" and "Sledgehammer," something from the 1970s like "Here Comes the Flood" and" White Shadow" or something more recent like "Growing Up" and "Signal to Noise." Just please don't vote for any Genesis songs since we're focusing this solely on

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Amy Lee Talks Evanescence Reunion, New Music Plans

October 30, 2015 Music


In November, Amy Lee and Evanescence will end a three-year hiatus with an intimate short tour leading up to a headlining spot at Tokyo's Ozzfest. Before entering rehearsals next week, Lee has confirmed to Rolling Stone during a soon-to-be-published interview that there are currently no plans for new music from the band, but that they may expand the tour sometime next year.


"I am definitely working and making music with every intention of people hearing it at this point," Lee tells Rolling Stone. "I don't know the plan with Evanescence. I don't have any news or plans for new Evanescence, but new music for me, for sure."


Lee also explained why the band will reunite for dates in Nashville, Dallas and Los Angeles leading up to the November 21st appearance in

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Hear Azealia Banks’ Sultry, Slowed-Down Fall Out Boy Remix

October 30, 2015 Music

Fall Out Boy release their rap-remix album Make America Psycho Again on Friday and to tease the new set, the band has released the Azealia Banks-assisted remix of "The Kids Aren't Alright."



Fall Out Boy, Wiz Khalifa Keep It Weird in New York


The slowed-down take on the rock track features only one verse from Banks at the beginning before launching into the Fall Out Boy portion. "Let me tell the truth, I like me some you," she says on the pining verse. "And if you alright with me, then a bride got a groom."


Banks joins a hefty roster of rap's current rising stars on Fall Out Boy's new album, including Migos, OG Maco and iLoveMakonnen. Fall Out Boy's summer tourmate Wiz Khalifa also jumped on one of the songs, remixing the

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Party On: Queen’s Brian May Remembers ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ on 40th Anniversary

October 30, 2015 Music

Tomorrow marks the 40th anniversary of Queen's monumental prog-opera-pop-metal hit "Bohemian Rhapsody," a tune that topped the charts in the U.K. in 1975 and then nearly repeated the feat in America in 1992 thanks to an especially iconic lip-sync in Wayne's World. Its influence cannot be overstated, practically inventing the music video seven years before MTV went on the air. But to this day nothing sounds quite like it. The band is releasing their much-bootlegged 1975 London Hammersmith BBC broadcast as Queen – A Night at the Odeon – Hammersmith this holiday season and Rolling Stone caught up with Brian May to reminisce over the iconic, generation-crossing hit. 



Brian May Talks Queen's 1975 London Concert Film

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Hear Pope Francis’ Somber New Song ‘Por Que Sufren los Ninos?’

October 30, 2015 Music

Pope Francis doesn't release his prog rock-infused Wake Up! – a collection of his most enduring speeches paired with contemporary music – until November 27th. But on Friday, the Pontiff shared a second track from the album: the somber, choir-backed "¿Por Qué Sufren los Niños?" The track's title translates to "Why do children suffer?," and on the piece, Pope Francis delivers a heartbreaking speech in Spanish about impoverished children to the Sports Field of St. Thomas University in Manila, Philippines.



Pope Francis' Gentle Revolution: Inside the New Issue


"Why do children suffer? Only when our hearts can ask this question and weep, can we begin to understand. There is a worldly compassion which is

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Fleetwood Mac Prep Massive ‘Tusk’ Reissue

October 30, 2015 Music

Fleetwood Mac will revisit their 1979 epic Tusk this December with an ultra-deluxe reissue featuring dozens of unreleased alternate takes and live renditions of the album's tracks. In addition to the completely remastered original album and the demo recordings and single remixes that were previously included in the 2004 reissue, the new 5-CD/2-LP/1-DVD edition will also feature an "Alternate Tusk," a disc that reassembles the album's original track listing using different takes of each song.



Q&A: Christine McVie on Her Fleetwood Mac Return


The reissue also zeroes in on two tracks – "I Know I'm Not Wrong" and "Tusk" – to show how the album developed over the course of two years: In the former case, the song appears six times, first as

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Kurt Cobain’s Intimate ‘Montage of Heck’ Soundtrack: 5 Key Tracks

October 30, 2015 Music

The first-ever Kurt Cobain solo album comes out on November 13th. Brett Morgen, director of this year's haunting Cobain documentary, Montage of Heck, whittled down more than 200 hours of previously unreleased material, drawn from the Nirvana leader's private cassette tapes, to arrive at Montage of Heck: The Home Recordings. "I curated the album to create a feeling that the listener was sitting in Kurt's apartment in Olympia, Washington, in the late Eighties, and bearing witness to his creation," Morgen told Rolling Stone. Here's our preview of five standout songs.



Inside 'Montage of Heck' LP's Unreleased Kurt Cobain Trove


"The Happy Guitar"A young, cheerful Cobain plays a jaunty folk-blues number on

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Adele to Film TV Special at Radio City Music Hall

October 30, 2015 Music

Three days before issuing her new album 25, Adele will perform a one-night only concert at New York City's Radio City Music Hall that the singer will film for a television special. The concert will take place on November 17th and Entertainment Weekly reports that the program, Adele Live in New York City, will air on NBC on December 14th.



'Hello': 10 Classic Sad-Phone-Call Songs


Outside of that broadcast, Adele has a busy schedule of television appearances ahead of her new LP. She'll appear as the musical guest on Saturday Night Live on November 21st and is set to perform on Today on November 25th; both shows air on NBC. In the U.K., the "Hello" singer will also be the focal point of a one-hour special, Adele at the BBC, which

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Watch Steve Martin, Edie Brickell’s Plucky ‘Won’t Go Back’ on ‘Fallon’

October 30, 2015 Music

So Familiar, the second collection of banjo-fueled folk music from Edie Brickell and Steve Martin, hits the racks today, arriving two and a half years after the pair's Grammy-winning debut, Love Has Come for You. Celebrations for the new release began a little early, though, with Brickell and Martin hitting The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon yesterday evening to perform the album's first single, "Won't Go Back."



Steve Martin and Edie Brickell on New LP, Broadway Musical


They had more than a few reasons to celebrate. Several songs from So Familiar will hit Broadway early next year, when "Bright Star" — a musical featuring Brickell and Martin's music — makes the jump from regional playhouses to the Great White Way. "It's tremendously exciting!" Martin

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