Last year, Rolling Stone published a list of the 40 greatest punk albums of all time, and today, they ranked the 100 greatest metal albums of all time. The list is all over the metal spectrum, from black and death to hair and nu…
It was the first thing I saw when I woke up Friday morning. A headline that read more as a deeply gutting feeling with a mixture of shock and disbelief. Scott Weiland was gone. I’d only just read an interview he had done with Alternative Nation a week or so before, shedding light on everything from the Stone Temple Pilots’ early beginnings to later dysfunctions, as well as to some of the aspirations he hoped to reach again with in his new musical endeavors. There were sides to Scott many people did not see, including ...
Praise be to all of the music gods because they have blessed us with some of the greatest news!!
Keith Richards, yes, the LEGENDARY guitarist from the Rolling Stones, announced that he will be releasing Crosseyed Heart, his first solo album in OVER TWO DECADES, on September 18th. The album follows 1988’s Talk is Cheap and 1992’s Main Offender and supposedly will be a “musical journey that takes in reggae, rock, country, and the blues.”
Philly native and indie rock musician Kurt Vile has created a sixth studio album, titled b’lieve i’m goin down. This album will be a follow-up to his critically acclaimed Wakin on a Pretty Daze. His record label, Matador Records, released a promo video for the new album (shown below). Only a minute long, the video shows Vile walking alone in a southwestern desert, with a jazzy sax sound in the background. Perhaps this is a hint of what influences will appear on the album?
Mixing a combination of triple-A purity with the repetitive loops we’ve come to expect in Max Martin’s pop songs, Swift continues to establish a new direction for her once-country music. The song “Style” creates a nostalgic, yet current vibe that is matched by the visuals ...
I am four months behind on Rolling Stone. I’m reading about the hits of the summer and how Coachella went. The stack under my desk is getting so tall and heavy it’s difficult to move. I have never been in this much of a magazine deficit in my life.
Because of this, Lana Del Rey is on my mind yet again. Not only did I just finish reading her profile in the late July Rolling Stone (whoops), but I’m listening to Ultraviolence (2014) again. When I decided to review it, I thought I was in for a trashing, bashing, ...
In the case of Afroman, the Grammy-nominated rapper whose claim to fame is the 2001 classic “Because I Got High,” growing up means rejuvenating his weed anthem.
Afroman has released a new music video for the remix of “Because I Got High” to extol the positive properties of marijuana and advocate for the legalization of weed. He’s working alongside Weedmaps, a dispensary locator app, and the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML). The release was timed to raise awareness for marijuana legalization efforts in advance of the upcoming midterm elections. Voters in Alaska, Oregon and Washington, D.C., will decide whether to legalize recreational weed on Nov. 4. Florida will decide whether to approve medical marijuana.
When it comes to pre-album publicity, there’s no one as expertly methodical as Taylor Swift.
Call her the anti-Beyonce or U2: Instead of randomly dropping an album in the middle of the night or sneaking it on to people’s iTunes libraries, Swift still treats the lead-up to a new project (the upcoming “1989,” dropping Oct. 27) as a major international event. She appears on magazine covers across the world, from People to British Vogue. She includes loads of album details in the most significant cover story, such as her scoop-filled profile in Rolling Stone. She stops by talk shows and signs on to guest-mentor on “The Voice.” She invites her diehard fans to preview listening parties at her houses across the country, called the #1989SecretSessions.
It’s almost time for everyone’s favorite game: Guess the people that Taylor Swift skewers in her songs.
In a Rolling Stone cover story released this week, Swift built up the suspense before the October release of her first official pop album “1989.” The singer, known for spilling unflattering details about her exes in her music while never explicitly naming them, offered a surprise clue about the “angriest” song on her upcoming record called “Bad Blood”: It’s actually about a fellow female artist, and all signs point to none other than pop star Katy Perry.
If you’ve been following the pages and website Rolling Stone as of late, you might have noticed that local Philly artists have made quite a few appearances in the iconic rock magazine’s coverage, particularly from the city’s DIY scene. Here … Continued
As the outspoken frontwoman of the Syracuse, N.Y., noise-punk band Perfect Pussy, Meredith Graves has never been shy about taking a stand. She shouts her conflicted and fiercely honest lyrics about sex and body image amid the band’s clamoring guitars and screeches and squawks.