MR.NKO

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Get an entire surround sound system for half the cost of a sound bar

You can get a pretty darn good sound bar these days for about $100, and it’ll give the audio quality on your TV a big upgrade. Since sound bars are …

Foo Fighters fans think Dave Grohl’s voice might be permanently damaged

"He does seem to have 'off' days more often," one fan said<p>Foo Fighters fans are growing concerned for Dave Grohl‘s voice, fearing that the frontman’s …

Kenny Rogers Gambles & Wins

Kenny Rogers was in the hottest form of his life when he went into the studio on 16 June 1978, to record what would be the chart-topping title track …

Rock Is Dead, Thank God

It’s time to face the reality that rock has been eclipsed by pop, hip-hop, and EDM, and accept that it might actually be a positive thing for the genre.<p>The phrase “rock is dead” makes people angry. Whisper it in seclusion at the top of the Himalayas and 30 people in CBGB shirts will materialize to …

Tomorrowland Will UNITE Mini-Festivals Around the World With Live Stream

Tomorrowland's flagship festival returns to its home in Boom, Belgium, for two weekends of musical madness from Friday, July 20, to Sunday, July …

Man Found Dead at Bonnaroo Music Festival

A man has died at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tennessee, having been found unresponsive Friday (June 8) morning in his car. …

Eminem Draws Criticism for Common Gunshot-like Sound Effects At His Bonnaroo Show

Eminem is drawing criticism from festival-goers who were frightened and upset over the rapper's use of sound effects that to some fans resembled...

Gay Black Men Helped Create EDM. Why Do Straight White Men Dominate It?

Frederick Dunson was 17 when he first rode a rickety freight elevator to the sprawling industrial space where music history was being made. When...

Interscope CEO John Janick Reveals Cancer Battle

Interscope Geffen A&M chairman and CEO John Janick has revealed in a new interview that he's battled cancer twice in recent years. The veteran...

Ms. Boogie's Transition Is Bigger Than Rap

With more queer and trans representation in popular culture than ever, the Brooklyn rapper's story is one that the hip-hop world needs to see.<p>Transitions in hip-hop are rare. Clinging to the golden era or the height of your career is common, but particularly in rap music. Rappers can feel …

Hidden English History in Portneuf, Part 2: The drums and the bell | Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph Online

Photo: courtesy of Gaétan Morissette<p>The late Malcolm Kingsborough performs with Gaétan Morissette at the Tambours de Portneuf festival in 2014.<p>It was …

Apollo Brown & Locksmith Talk New EP 'No Question,' Stream the Project: Exclusive

Apollo Brown and Locksmith have carved out strong fan support, courtesy of their no-frills approach to hip-hop. Bay Area’s Locksmith is...

The Return Of Beats, Lyrics Skills: The ZYG 808 On The Re-Birth Of Boom Bap Hip-Hop

As Mumble and Emo Rap are being touted as the sound of a new hip-hop generation, the same generation struggles to rise from the record industry …

Alicia Keys Wins Icon Award, DOJ Antitrust Boss Calms Nerves at National Music Publishers’ Meeting

Along with good financial news for songwriters and publishers, the annual National Music Publishers Association meeting in New York on Wednesday …

7 essential music podcasts you should subscribe to

Podcasts are more popular than ever at the moment. There are a plethora of music related series out there on Spotify and Soundcloud that cater to …

Why June 14th Matters in Rock History

It’s June 14th and here are some reasons why this day matters in rock history:<p>In 1970, <b>Eric</b> <b>Clapton</b>’s band <b>Derek</b> <b>and</b> <b>the</b> <b>Dominoes</b> played their first-ever …

Nas Announces New Album Listening Party

Like Kanye West and Kids See Ghosts before him, Nas will also host an exclusive listening event for his new album dropping Friday, June 15. According …

Inside the calming communities of YouTube’s lo-fi hip hop scene

If you work in a loud office or need to focus while studying for exams, YouTube’s expansive noise distraction scene can serve you well. There are already endless loops of aeroplane tones, raindrops, and combinations of white, pink, and soft brown noise to help you find peace. While these 10-hour …

Songwriters, producers behind Drake, Beyoncé, Ed Sheeran to represent Spotify's Secret Genius

Spotify is continuing its commitment to amplifying the creative forces behind today’s biggest stars by announcing the next class of Secret Genius, which spotlights songwriters and producers.<p>Ali Tamposi, Ben Billions, Benny Blanco, Frank Dukes, Ina Wroldsen, Jamie Scott, Murda Beatz, Shane McAnally, …

Tupac Shakur gets a full-scale tribute with art, music and poetry at 2720 Cherokee

The late Tupac Shakur remains a popular figure in pop culture, but he hasn’t been recognized locally with a full-scale tribute event. That’s why …

The most famous recording studios in the world

As a producer, it can be difficult creating a home studio. In an ideal world, a musician or producer would have a recording studio in their own …

11 underrated music apps you should download immediately

When people think of music apps, they probably think of the basics — Spotify, Pandora, Apple Music, to name a few. However, there are thousands of …

Listen to Gorillaz’s New Song “Fire Flies”

Gorillaz have shared another new song from their forthcoming album <i>The Now Now</i>. This one is called “Fire Flies.” Hear it below.<p><i>The Now Now</i>, the follow-up to last year’s <i>Humanz</i>, arrives June 29 (via Warner Bros./Parlophone). Gorillaz produced the album with James Ford (of Simian Mobile Disco) and Remi …

Weezer Covers Toto’s “Africa” & Makes a Young Fan’s Dream Come True: The Latest, Greatest Cover of the 1983 Song

Last month, rock band Weezer performed a remarkable bit of fan service: taking a request from a fan’s Twitter and granting it. A user called, …

Swing by sometime

Tel Aviv’s New Orleans Swing Festival will bring the merry sounds that were all the rage on the US jazz scene in 1930s and 1940s.<p>FANTINE PRITOULA …

The B-52s: The stories behind the hit songs

Ozzy Osbourne Tried Rushing to Lemmy Kilmister's Side Moments Before His Death

'I phoned him on the day he died. I knew he was dying. He didn't even know it was me,' Osbourne recalls. Continue reading…

From The Japanese Underground: A Playlist

There are two stories hidden beneath the mix of music I've compiled here, each of which has been important in developing my thoughts on Japan's music scene over the fifteen years or so that I've been involved with it.<p>The first is about the label I run from my home in Tokyo: Call And Response …

In Turkey, where free speech is under attack, rapping about pot can land you in jail

A popular Turkish rapper was arrested for “promoting drug use” in song lyrics. Human-rights advocates say it’s part of an intimidation tactic to crush dissent.<p>Street art tends to flourish in Istanbul. In hip areas all along the city’s Golden Horn waterway, eye-popping cartoon murals and brilliant …

Listen to Bhad Bhabie’s new song “Trust Me”

Featuring Ty Dolla $ign.<p>Bhad Bhabie aka Danielle Bregoli shared a new single for fans today. Titled "Trust Me," the song features a guest verse from …