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A mono, low bitrate recording from a 2003, live webcast of Bob Boilen chatting with author and Beatles expert Bruce Spizer.
Tomorrow, Oct. 9, would have been John Lennon's 75th birthday. So for this week's Throwback Thursday we're sharing a live webcast we did about The Beatles back in February of …John Lennon
Director Brett Morgen, whose Kurt Cobain documentary Montage of Heck garnered rave reviews earlier this year, recently announced the release of Montage of Heck: The Home Recordings, a compilation of demos by the late Nirvana frontman. Fans can now listen to one of the project’s most anticipated …
Slim Shady celebrates emotional, musical versatility of late rap great
Eminem continued Paper magazine's three-part tribute to late hip-hop greats with an ode to the musical versatility and emotional depth of Tupac: "He was taking things further than a lot of rappers at the time — pushing it to the …Tupac Shakur
"He has never stopped rapping," says DJ of his partner
It's been 22 years since Will Smith (then known as the Fresh Prince) and DJ Jazzy Jeff released their fifth and ostensibly final album, Code Red. But unlike other pioneering groups like A Tribe Called Quest and Fugees, the group's end was not …Will Smith
Go beyond "Imagine."
Like many artistic geniuses who died young, John Lennon’s catalog has been painstakingly examined since his death. But some of his best moments remain unappreciated when compared to the classics he penned both with the Beatles and as a solo artist. In honor of what would’ve been …
"You have someone like Bernie Sanders who stands in front of a crowd of 14,000 people and he's disparaging the term 'citizens united,' Last I checked, citizens united – coming together – is a good thing," bassist says of Democratic candidate
Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic appeared on former MTV VJ …Bernie Sanders
On the latest episode of Dr. Dre's Beats 1 show, "The Pharmacy", Dre proposes a joint European tour with Kendrick Lamar, Eminem, and the show's guest, Snoop Dogg. If the plan comes together, it'll be a "full production" called the "Beats and Rhymes" tour. Below, read what he had to say, and scroll …
Less than a year after 'Sonic Highways,' Dave Grohl and company are working on new music, including one track with Ben Kweller
Less than a year after Foo Fighters released their studio-hopping Sonic Highways, Dave Grohl and company are already working on new music, with the singer revealing that he …Foo Fighters
Duo hit intimate theaters in support of upcoming LP
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis will embark on their first U.S. tour in nearly two years this January as The Heist duo have scheduled a month-long trek at intimate venues across the nation. The jaunt, which kicks off January 9th in Phoenix, will be followed …Ryan Lewis
Partners Stephen Stum and Jason Hallman, collectively known as Stallman, marry their individual talent and vision to create mesmerizing three dimensional sculptures out of canvas and paint. Their newest collection of work, titled Canvas on the Edge, aims to highlight the nature of the materials by …
Dave Grohl, Foo Fighters frontman and king of the summer concert circuit, has a well-documented love of Led Zeppelin, even forming a supergroup in 2009 with one of the band’s members. It was inevitable that Grohl would eventually bust out some Zepp at one of the shows on the current Foo Fighters …
Soundtrack, due this fall, will accompany Blu-ray and DVD release of film
The upcoming soundtrack to the Kurt Cobain doc Montage of Heck will feature dozens of the Nirvana frontman's home recordings. The album, Kurt Cobain – Montage of Heck: The Home Recordings, will be released on November 13th, …Kurt Cobain
More details have emerged surrounding the Kurt Cobain compilation affiliated with this year’s documentary Montage of Heck. Set to include unreleased demos and other raw recordings, Kurt Cobain - Montage of Heck: The Home Recordings comes out Nov. 13 and stems from director Brett Morgen’s work on …
Lorde’s voice matches Disclosure’s chilled-out dub beats so well, it’s incredible they hadn’t teamed up earlier. Luckily the artists go all-in on “Magnets,” their collaboration from Disclosure’s new album Caracal. The new music video stars Lorde as a seductive mistress cycling through a variety of …
The Roots (as "Black Simon & Garfunkel") Sing the Weeknd's "Can't Feel My Face" With the Real Art Garfunkel on "Fallon"
On last night's episode of "The Tonight Show", ?uestlove and Kirk Douglas of the Roots donned their best black turtlenecks once again to appear as their recurring characters "Black Simon & Garfunkel". They began singing the Weeknd's "Can't Feel My Face", in the style of the folk icons. Right before …
Former Beatle performs career-spanning set at PETA's 35th anniversary gala
Singer and proud vegetarian Paul McCartney performed a career-spanning set at the Hollywood Palladium on Wednesday as part of animal-rights organization PETA's 35th anniversary gala. Midway into the set, Beck joined him for …Paul McCartney
The rapper says he's 'writing and recording' a collection for 'the top of next year.'
Nelly’s had a fun-as-hell summer promoting his new single “The Fix,” featuring Jeremih, and performing with Taylor Swift and Haim on Swift’s 1989 tour. But despite rumors that said otherwise, Nelly is in fact not …
It wasn’t far into its first season in 1975 that Saturday Night Live established itself as a musical tastemaker as well as a laugh factory. Since then, its become a platform for amazing introductions to new artists like Sam Smith, who made his U.S. late night debut at studio 8H, as well as a place …
Fresh Prince dusts off rap skills in remix for Colombian dance group Bomba Estereo
Will Smith returned to music for the first time in a decade Friday with the actor-rapper's appearance on the remix of Colombian dance group Bomba Estéreo's "Fiesta." Smith first heard the Latin Grammy-nominated act's …Will Smith
Meaningless lyrics, sleepy songwriting and the inspiration behind "Wonderwall"
Twenty years ago today, an already-buzzing English rock band named Oasis released their second studio album. Almost immediately, (What's the Story) Morning Glory?, a more pop-friendly effort than its predecessor, …Cool Stuff
UPDATE: Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello offered a coy response to his bandmate’s quote in a Q&A with fans on Twitter:
EARLIER: Rage Against the Machine were famous for their politically outspoken music, imploring listeners to question everything and everyone. Fifteen years after the …
'Janis: Little Girl Blue' to make world premiere at Venice Film Festival, North American debut in Toronto
A new documentary detailing the brilliant rise and sudden death of Janis Joplin, Janis: Little Girl Blue, will make its world premiere on September 5th at the Venice Film Festival. The film …Janis Joplin
The Las Vegas medical examiners who performed B.B. King’s autopsy found no evidence that the singer was poisoned before his death.
The official cause of death for King, who died in May, is Alzheimer’s disease, Clark County Coroner John Fudenberg told Entertainment Weekly. Other significant physical …
Unearthed letter also includes drawing of Shakur by Detroit rapper
In an undated letter after Eminem broke out, the rapper penned a heartfelt letter to Afeni Shakur, Tupac's mom, and enclosed a drawing he'd made of the "California Love" rapper. "When I was feeling at my 'worst' (before fame, before …Tupac Shakur
After a jury ruled that Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams, and T.I.'s hit song "Blurred Lines" had copied Marvin Gaye's "Got to Give It Up", Thicke and Williams' lawyer asked for a new trial. U.S. District Judge John Kronstadt has now denied their bid for another trial, THR reports.
The judge also …Soul Music
Prosecution and defence lawyers deliver closing statements in the Colorado cinema shooting trial
A prosecutor broke down as he told a jury "Batman" cinema gunman James Holmes was sane at the time of the massacre.
In closing statements at the end of a three month trial, George Brauchler said: "They …Batman
Michael and Janet’s track turns 20 this week – here's the inside track on the most expensive video of all time
By the release of 1995's HIStory album, Michael Jackson's music – often imbued with something close to pure joy – had become polluted by solipsism. Released two years after Jackson was …
Hear the Silver Beetles, featuring John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison, in their first sessions
Beatles bootleg buffs tend to be pretty particular in what they go for and return to, generally orbiting around a brace of accepted classics. These include the material that first came out on …Paul McCartney