Category: Music


Secretly Label Group Sets “Climate Positive by 2026” Pledge

Secretly—the company behind labels including Secretly Canadian, Jagjaguwar, Dead Oceans, Ghostly, Numero Group, and Justin Vernon and the Dessner brothers’ 37d03d—has unveiled a sustainability plan and pledged to become “carbon positive” by 2026.  The company outlined a sustainability plan that begins with carbon offsets as it works “toward accounting for …

Jack Harlow Honored With His Own Day in Louisville Hometown

Jack Harlow is entering the new year with a new honor. On Monday, the Grammy-nominated artist revealed that Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer named Dec. 28 Jack Harlow Day in the rapper’s Kentucky hometown. Harlow shared the news by posting a photo of his honorary plaque on Instagram. With a fun …

Betty White’s hometown declares January 17th as “Betty White Day”

Betty White’s hometown of Oak Park, Illinois has declared that her birthday, January 17th, will now be known as “Betty White Day,” TMZ reports.  The legendary television actress, best known for starring in the iconic sitcoms The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Golden Girls, passed away on December 31st, just shy …

Black Metal Classics Redone as Surf Rock Songs Are Like

Winter is the ideal season for listening to black metal, but if you’re in need of a beach vacation and still want to retain your “trve kvlt” status, these surf rock interpretations of classic black metal songs should serve as a fair consolation prize if you can’t manage to get …

Ted Gardner, Artist Manager and Lollapalooza Co-Founder, Dies at 74

Ted Gardner, a longtime artist manager who co-founded the Lollapalooza festival with Jane’s Addiction frontman Perry Farrell, died Dec. 28. He was 74. “I’m sad to report Ted Gardner, Our manager passed away today surrounded by his loving family,” tweeted Anton Newcombe, whose band, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, has been …

15 Rock + Metal Bands Who Reinvented Themselves

Being a one-trick pony has always been a bit of an issue through the rock world. Although there’s nothing wrong with having one musical style and staying with it, some musicians are eventually going to want to start exploring and come up with something that nobody has heard before. And …

Slim 400, Compton Rapper, Shot Dead at 33

Compton rapper Slim 400, an affiliate of YG, was shot dead in Inglewood, California on Wednesday night (December 8), TMZ, and the Los Angeles Times report and a representative for the Inglewood Police Department tells Pitchfork. He was 33 years old. Slim 400, who was born Vincent Cohran, is best …

Elizabeth Sombart Presents 21 New Works via “Singing the Nocturnes”

When you’re able to control a melodic narrative with the kind precision that Elizabeth Sombart presents in her new album Singing the Nocturnes, the need for lyricism of any kind becomes incredibly reduced. Hence, when Sombart takes on the complicated foundations of Chopin in Singing the Nocturnes, the absence of linguistics feels …

Father John Misty details Chloë and the Next 20th Century,

Father John Misty tipped us off to his next record last month, but now he’s finally announced all of the details. Today, the artist otherwise known as Josh Tillman shared the artwork and tracklist for Chloë and the Next 20th Century, and shared “Funny Girl,” the album’s first single. Tillman recorded …

Jason Derulo gets into brawl with two men who called

Jason Derulo was involved in an altercation with two men who heckled the singer by calling him Usher. The Las Vegas Police Department were called to the ARIA resort around 2:00 a.m. local time on Tuesday following a report that Derulo “committed a battery against two individuals,” according to USA …

Sabrina Carpenter’s New Album Is Coming Soon, And Its Name

Get ready to go hunting, because Sabrina Carpenter has hidden plenty of Easter eggs. On Monday night (Jan. 4), the American singer and songwriter stopped by The Tonight Show for a chat about the Big Apple, “Skinny Dipping,” Emergency, and her forthcoming album, which is due out sometime this year. …

DJ Premier and 2 Chainz Team Up for New Song

DJ Premier and 2 Chainz have linked up for a new song called “Mortgage Free.” It marks the first time they’ve worked together in three years, following PRhyme’s 2018 single “Flirt.” Check out the new song below. “Since 2 Chainz joined Royce and I on PRhyme 2’s ‘Flirt,’ I returned …

2-Year-Old Totally Rocks the Drum Part to Spiritbox Song

Spiritbox‘s “Circle With Me” is undoubtedly a metalcore highlight of 2021. But should a listener need any more proof of that, look no further than the below video of a 2-year-old child fairly accurately playing one of the drum parts from the April Eternal Blue single by the band. After all, it’s never …

Posthumous video for George Harrison’s “My Sweet Lord” stars Ringo

Star-studded is one of the most overused adjectives, but in the case of George Harrison’s posthumous music video for “My Sweet Lord,” it’s an accurate descriptor. Not only do his former bandmates Ringo Starr and Jeff Lynne make appearances, but it centers around a plot starring Mark Hamill, Fred Armisen, …

Aziz Ansari announces “Last Minute Tour”

Aziz Ansari has scheduled a “Last Minute Tour.” The veteran comedian will perform a series of standup shows beginning back-to-back dates in Charlotte, North Carolina on December 26th and 27th. In the days ahead, Ansari will also visit Charleston, South Carolina, Austin, San Francisco, Denver, Chicago, and Washington, DC, before …

Jeen-Yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy Set for Sundance 2022

Netflix’s Jeen-Yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy will premiere at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival in January. Created by Clarence “Coodie” Simmons and Chike Ozah (aka Coodie & Chike), the project includes previously unreleased archival footage of the young Kanye West at work. Netflix shared a clip from the project in September, …

Vinyl Just Had Its Biggest Sales Week Ever in the

Vinyl sales have been on the rise in recent years and, in regards to weekly sales, the ever-lovable format just enjoyed its biggest week ever since 1991. For the week ending December 23, Billboard has reported that over 2.11 million vinyl records were sold in America, largely propelled by the holiday …

Questlove Announces Summer of Soul Soundtrack

Summer of Soul, Questlove’s documentary about the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival, is getting a soundtrack release. The live recordings from the concerts staged at what is now Marcus Garvey Park include performances by Nina Simone, B.B. King, the 5th Dimension, the Staple Singers, and more. It’s out January 28 via …

2022 Hard Rock + Metal Album Release Calendar

With so many new metal and hard rock albums being released each week, it can be difficult to keep up. We’re making things a lot easier for you by keeping track of all the 2022 releases in one convenient location. Check back often or bookmark this page, because this list …

Lingua Ignota Accuses Daughters’ Alexis Marshall of Abuse, Marshall Denies

In a new interview, Lingua Ignota has alleged abuse by Daughters frontman Alexis Marshall. Lingua Ignota, whose real name is Kristin Hayter, had previously called Marshall an abuser on Twitter. And, following the interview, Lingua Ignota released a statement, which she also posted publicly on her Twitter, detailing her allegations …

Earl Sweatshirt Announces Sick! Project, Shares New Song

Earl Sweatshirt has announced a new 10-song project called Sick!, which’ll get released on January 14 via Tan Cressida and Warner Records. The Los Angeles rapper has also shared a new single called “Tabula Rasa,” featuring Armand Hammer and produced by Theravada and Rob Chambers. Watch the “Tabula Rasa” music …

Here’s What Happened at Kanye West and Drake’s Free Larry

And the run was impressive: Ye ripped through hit after hit from his catalog, unearthing songs few expected to hear from the born-again gospel Grammy-winner. After tearing through more than a dozen hits from College Dropout through 808s and Heartbreak (self-censoring most of his early work’s vulgarities), he covered Drake’s …

Bruce Dickinson Explains Why Iron Maiden Fans Are So Loyal

While all bands have unique fanbases, some just have an incredibly loyal, cult-like following — such as Iron Maiden, and Bruce Dickinson has offered his take on why he thinks their fans are so dedicated to them. “I can’t speak for every individual Iron Maiden fan, obviously, and I can’t imagine …

Foo Fighters Release Full 2021 Madison Square Garden Show Footage

In case you didn’t get to see Foo Fighters live this year, you’re in luck — the band has released full, pro-shot footage from their concert at Madison Square Garden earlier this year. The show took place on June 20 and marked the first concert at MSG in nearly 500 days. The last …
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