Daily Archives May 12, 2017

Watch Katy Perry, Migos’ Campy, NSFW ‘Bon Appetit’ Video

May 12, 2017 Music

Katy Perry is seasoned and served as a sexy chicken cutlet in the NSFW "Bon Appétit" video. Rap trio Migos and Kogi restaurateur Roy Choimake appearances in the bizarre clip.

The video opens with a circle of male chefs brandishing steak-knives cutting Perry out of plastic wrap. She's tossed into flour where they knead and massage her body like dough. In the kitchen, vegetables are tossed on top of Perry before she's thrown into a stew. Chef Roy Choi bastes and decorates the pop star-turned-cutlet.

In a dimly lit club/restaurant, Perry lays on a platter as the patrons hungrily take their seats at the table. In the VIP section, the Migos rappers are surrounded by stacks of cash and other luxuries, before revealing that they've been conspiring with Perry the whole time to

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Logic Announces Everybody’s Tour With Joey Bada$$

May 12, 2017 Music

Logic will bring his new album Everybody on the road this summer with his Everybody's Tour, featuring support from Joey Bada$$.

The Maryland rapper's latest jaunt kicks off July 7th in Salt Lake City and hits 29 amphitheaters and arenas around North America before concluding August 26th in Toronto.

Pre-sale tickets go on sale May 15th, with the general release to follow May 16th. Check out the Everybody's Tour site for full details.

Everybody is currently competing with Chris Stapleton's From A Room: Volume 1 for the Number One spot on the Billboard 200.

In a recent Rolling Stone interview, Logic explained his expansive, 70-minute LP touches on "mental health, domestic violence, mass shootings, drug abuse, racism, indigenous peoples,

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The Last Word: Bonnie Raitt on Blues Heroes, Father John Misty, Trump ‘Dismay’

May 12, 2017 Music

Bonnie Raitt was a little nervous before she and James Taylor played Boston's Fenway Park in 2015, a venue bigger than she's used to performing at. "The sound was great. I saw what a difference those high-def screens make. There wasn't a bad seat in the house. It wasn’t alienating for people. It was such a great event, to put us two old fogies together." This summer, the two will hit more stadiums, including Chicago's Wrigley Field and San Francisco's AT&T Park. Touring is just one of Raitt’s full-time jobs, which also include heavy activism for causes ranging from Standing Rock to getting musicians paid. Raitt spoke with Rolling Stone from her Northern California home about several of those topics, how to relax, her childhood growing up Quaker and what she learned

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Watch Phoenix Play Fake Italian TV Show in Wild ‘J-Boy’ Video

May 12, 2017 Music

Phoenix stage a faux TV show performance in their new video for "J-Boy," the first single off the French rock act's upcoming LP Ti Amo.

In the video, the band serves as musical guest on a fictional Italian show Ti Amo Special. Following a minute-long Italian language introduction – where the band are compared to the Velvet Underground and Kraftwerk – Phoenix launch into their new song, providing a preview for fans who will see the band on their summer tour.

Following the performance, Phoenix and Ti Amo Special's hosts sit down for a celebratory glass of wine. Phoenix also recently performed "J-Boy" on an actual television program, The Tonight Show. Ti Amo is due out June 9th. 

On Thursday, it was revealed that

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Review: Paramore’s ‘After Laughter’ Triumphs Via Shiny Pop, Moody Lyrics

May 12, 2017 Music

Paramore's giant hooks and soaring vocals have often been accompanied by a withering worldview – their rip-roaring breakthrough single "Misery Business" was a poison-pen letter to a romantic rival, while "Ain't It Fun," the Top Ten single from their 2013 self-titled album, blended the gospel-assisted bounce of "Like a Prayer" with a firm trust-no-one stance. The tension between sugar-spun pop hooks, the acrobatic soprano of lead singer Hayley Williams and an arm's-length take on the world has placed Paramore at the head of music's post-millennial class. They simmer on After Laughter, their first album since that 2013 offering and their reunion with drummer Zac Farro, whose acrimonious departure from the band in 2010

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Harry Styles, Paramore, Zac Brown Band and 18 More Albums to Hear Now

May 12, 2017 Music

Rolling Stone Recommends:

Harry Styles, Harry StylesThe searching solo debut from One Direction's rakish heartthrob "digs so deep into classic California mellow gold, you might suspect his enigmatic new tattoos that say 'Jackson' and 'Arlo' refer to Browne and Guthrie. ... The whole album has the personal yet witty spirit of the cover photo, where a topless Harry has a moment of doubt and pain in a bathtub full of pink unicorn tears," writes Rob Sheffield in our four-star review. Read Our Cover Story: Harry Styles' New DirectionRead Our Review: Harry Styles Is a True Rock Star on Superb Solo Debut Hear: Amazon Music Unlimited / Apple Music / SoundCloud Go / Spotify / Tidal

Paramore, After

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Paramore Settle Lawsuit With Former Bassist

May 12, 2017 Music

A day before Paramore released their new LP After Laughter, the band tidied up some legal matters after reaching a settlement with their former bassist and founding member Jeremy Davis. 

In December 2015, Paramore announced that Davis had parted ways with the group, leaving – at the time – Hayley Williams as the band's lone original member. Three months later, Davis sued his former bandmates, with the bassist arguing that he had been omitted from songwriting credits and their respective royalties from the band's self-titled album, which included the 2013 hit "Ain't It Fun."

Davis also claimed he was a partner in Paramore's Varoom Whoa, the band's business entity owned by Williams. The band, however, argued that Davis was simply an employee and not

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See DNCE, Nicki Minaj Play Spin the Bottle in ‘Kissing Strangers’ Video

May 12, 2017 Music

DNCE and Nicki Minaj join forces for the playful "Kissing Strangers" video. Marc Klasfeld directed the Seventies-set clip.

The video opens up on lead singer Joe Jonas who is sitting back and putting on his headphones. He is then seemingly transported to the Seventies where he is biking around a suburb handing out fliers for a party. At a convenience store, he meets up with bassist Cole Whittle who does exactly as the song implies — kisses a stranger in a photobooth. At the party, the rest of the band joins in on the fun, playing spin the bottle and seven minutes in Heaven. As the band performs in a bar, Nicki Minaj joins the party and pulls Jonas in for an almost-kiss.

DNCE released their self-titled debut album in November 2016. "Kissing Strangers" is the funk-pop group's

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Madonna Announces ‘Rebel Heart Tour’ Concert Film/Live Album Date

May 12, 2017 Music

Madonna announced her new concert film, Rebel Heart Tour, will be released September 15th. The live film originally premiered on Showtime in December 2016 and was taped during Madonna's Sydney, Australia concerts in March 2016. 

The film includes bonus content such as live and behind-the-scenes unreleased footage. The career-spanning set list featured hits from throughout Madonna's discography, as well as reinterpreted renditions of classic tracks, acoustic versions of "Like A Prayer," "Secret" and "Don't Tell Me" and her first ever in-concert performances of "Take a Bow."

Madonna fan Aldo Diaz designed Rebel Heart Tour's cover art, while the singer's frequent collaborators Danny Tull and Nathan Rissman co-directed the film. Rebel Heart

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Watch Fleet Foxes’ Disturbing, Wolf-Starring ‘Fool’s Errand’ Video

May 12, 2017 Music

Fleet Foxes conjure an eerie atmosphere on their new "Fool's Errand" video. Director Sean Pecknold, older brother of Fleet Foxes singer Robin Pecknold, has collaborated with the band previously.

In the clip, a woman wearing all black contorts as if possessed while standing near an ocean. Meanwhile, groups of people wearing red, white, brown and yellow garments join in intricate choreography while walking toward a hillside. In the finale, which recalls the disturbing surrealism of Lars von Trier, the camera zooms in on a dark forest to reveal a wolf in the backseat of a car.

Like "Third of May," "Fool's Errand" is a progressive-folk track highlighted by multiple mood/tempo shifts and anchored by Pecknold's trademark vocal harmonies.

Both new tracks appear on

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