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'Kurt & Courtney': Nick Broomfield on His Controversial Cobain Doc

Filmmaker talks about the infamous movie on the rock star couple: "Courtney started defining the film"

When Nick Broomfield started out to make a documentary about the late Kurt Cobain, he planned to trace the Nirvana frontman's musical roots – interviewing Portland-area bands like Napalm Beach and …


The Smashing Pumpkins Perform "Drum and Fife" on "Fallon"

The Smashing Pumpkins were musical guests on last night's episode of "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon". Watch their performance of "Drum and Fife" (taken from last year's Monuments to an Elegy) below.

The Smashing Pumpkins will embark on a tour with Marilyn Manson this summer. Check out the …

Smashing Pumpkins

John Lennon's Ex-Wife Cynthia Dead at 75

Julian Lennon posts touching video tribute to his mother, who passed away from cancer

UPDATE: Yoko Ono released a statement on the death of Cynthia Lennon, writing on her website: "I'm very saddened by Cynthia’s death. She was a great person and a wonderful mother to Julian. She had such a strong …

John Lennon

See all the names Kurt Cobain considered for Nirvana

Apparently, Nirvana could have called themselves Fecal Matter.

A new clip from Montage of Heck, the forthcoming Kurt Cobain documentary directed by Brett Morgen and produced by Courtney Love and daughter Francis Bean Cobain, reveals some of the names the troubled singer and bandmates considered …

Kurt Cobain

How Scott Weiland Found His Third Act

The singer on his new band, Stone Temple Pilots touring without him and why he's like Keith Richards

Two years ago, Scott Weiland was at a low point. He had been down before — a fact of life for one of rock's most notorious junkies — but now he was a man without a band. Though he had been clean for …

Scott Weiland

Watch George Ezra Bring the Folk to 'SNL'

Chart-topping British folk singer performs "Budapest" and "Blame It On Me" in biggest U.S. performance to date

British singer George Ezra made his biggest U.S. television appearance to date as the rising folk star performed a pair of his hit singles during the Rock-hosted episode of Saturday Night

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Smashing Pumpkins Create PTSD Metaphor With 'Drum + Fife' Video

"I couldn't be more proud of the message we're sending that we care what happens to those that are out there hurting," Billy Corgan says

A group of boys play in a rocky desert and bang a drum in the video for Smashing Pumpkins' "Drum + Fife" – a cut off their recent Monuments to an Elegy – but the …


Weekend Rock Question: What's the Best Van Halen Album?

Cast your vote in our weekly poll

Van Halen announced details of a 40-date summer tour this week with special guest Kenny Wayne Shepherd. Unlike their recent arena tours, this one will concentrate on outdoor amphitheaters. They're slated to perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live next week to promote the tour …

Rock Music

Behind 'Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck' - An Interview with the Director of the Cobain Documentary

It’s been sixteen years since filmmaker Brett Morgen was last at SXSW. Back then he was touting his boxing documentary, On The Ropes. While there, he also happened to attend the screening of his friend’s film in the 320-capacity Austin theater known as The Paramount. Morgen was one of nine audience …


Scott Weiland 'Embarrassed' by Bad Behavior at Boston Meet and Greet

"I acted like a total asshole," says rocker

Scott Weiland apologized on Facebook for a disastrous VIP meet and greet following a concert in Boston with his band the Wildabouts earlier this month. "I'm embarrassed by my behavior and some of the things that I said," Weiland wrote. "Fans don’t deserve …

Scott Weiland

Dr. Dre Talks N.W.A Biopic, Eazy-E's Death, New Music

13 things we learned from the producer's interview with Big Boy

Dr. Dre recently sat down with L.A. radio DJ Big Boy for a wide-ranging chat, discussing everything from his beginnings in N.W.A to producing Eminem. He spoke at length his involvement in the upcoming N.W.A biopic Straight Outta Compton. …


Plain White T’s party with the Breaking Bad RV and Thomas Ian Nicholas in 'Pause' video

Walter White and Jesse Pinkman may have watched their RV get destroyed in Breaking Bad, but the vehicle rises again, thanks to the Plain White T’s.

In the band’s new music video for their latest single, “Pause,” the Plain White T’s reincarnate the RV, which inevitably breaks down in the middle of …

Music Videos

Billy Corgan: Smashing Pumpkins' Future 'Is Kind of Murky'

Singer admits that 2015 could be the band's final year because "the audience is fixated on the past"

Billy Corgan has given hints recently that Smashing Pumpkins could be coming to an end, saying in a pair of interviews following the release of Monuments to an Elegy that "The next album is like the …

Billy Corgan

Snoop Dogg Heading to HBO With Original Drama Series

The rapper will act as executive producer on as-yet-untitled show

Snoop Dogg may have caught the drama bug following his appearance on Empire's explosive season finale. The veteran rapper has partnered with HBO to develop a family drama for the network.

According to a statement, the as-yet-untitled …

Snoop Dogg

Twisted Sister Drummer A.J. Pero Dead at 55

Staten Island native played on hits "We're Not Gonna Take It" and "I Wanna Rock"

Longtime Twisted Sister drummer A.J. Pero has passed away, the heavy-metal act announced in a statement today. The Associated Press reports that Pero was found unresponsive on a tour bus in Poughkeepsie, New York and …

Twisted Sister

Weekend Rock Question: What's the Best Jam Band of All Time?

Cast your vote in our weekly poll

Phish announced dates for their annual summer tour this week, which includes the three-day Magnaball festival in Watkins Glen, New York. It kicks off not long after Trey Anastasio fronts the Dead for their farewell shows at Chicago's Soldier Field. It truly marks …


Jimi Hendrix Park Secures Developer, Eyes Fall Completion

Work on the "Little Wing" phase of the guitarist's hometown Seattle park set to begin in April

After four years of fundraising and planning, construction on the Jimi Hendrix Park in Seattle is set to begin in April. The Jimi Hendrix Park Foundation and the city of Seattle announced that development …

Jimi Hendrix

'Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck' Will Receive Theatrical Run

Director Brett Morgen also pencils in November DVD release

Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck director Brett Morgen stopped by South by Southwest this week to screen the much-anticipated documentary's "final, locked cut of Montage of Heck complete with final mix" and share big news regarding the film's …

Kurt Cobain

AWOLNATION's New Album: Run

Electro-rock crew overdoses on big ambitions on Album Two

L.A.'s Awolnation broke out with their 2011 hit "Sail," a dark and stormy electro-rock power ballad on which singer Aaron Bruno succeeded in sliding the phrase "blame it on my ADD" into the pop consciousness. His ADD is still cooking on the …


Amy Winehouse documentary set for July U.K. release

Amy Winehouse’s story, as per the Asif Kapadia-directed documentary Amy, will see the light of theaters on July 3 via U.K distributor Altitude Films—a U.S. distributor has not yet been announced—according to Deadline, almost exactly four years after the six-time Grammy winner died from alcohol …

Amy Winehouse

Robin Thicke and Pharrell's Lawyer Will Appeal "Blurred Lines" Verdict

Yesterday, a jury ruled that Robin Thicke, Pharrell, and T.I.'s hit "Blurred Lines" had copied Marvin Gaye's "Got to Give It Up". The jury awarded the Gaye family $7.4 million. Subsequently, the Gaye family's attorney said he would be asking for the court to temporarily prohibit all sales of the …

Hear Muse Go 'Psycho' on New Song

Maddeningly heavy first taste of 'Drones' finds band returning to rock roots

After exploring the wubby depths of dubstep and dance on 2012's The 2nd Law, Muse are back to bashing out stadium-sized riffs on new track, "Psycho," the first taste of their upcoming LP, Drones.

The track is centered around a …

Eminem Continues Career Victory Lap With 10-LP Box Set

Collection also includes '8 Mile' soundtrack and compilation he produced

Eminem has just compiled every album he has put out since his major-label debut, The Slim Shady LP, into a limited-edition vinyl box set with the perfunctory title The Vinyl LPs. The 10-album set — including his 8 Mile Soundtrack, …

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Marvin Gaye's family wants to halt all sales of 'Blurred Lines'

Winning that $7.3 million wasn't enough.

After Marvin Gaye’s children won their long-running “Blurred Lines” lawsuit yesterday against Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams, and T.I., the Gaye heirs’ lawyer wants to halt all sales of the song.

In a statement to Rolling Stone, the Gayes’ lawyer, Richard …

Marvin Gaye

Watch the Devastating 'Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck' Trailer

HBO offers in-depth look at the upcoming documentary with never-before-seen home movies and family photos

The critically acclaimed Kurt Cobain documentary Montage of Heck doesn't premiere on television until May 4th, but HBO has unveiled a devastating two-and-a-half-minute trailer packed with …

Kurt Cobain

#ThankYou87 Reggie Wayne Tribute Video

Kurt Cobain's Childhood Home Back on the Market

Kurt Cobain's childhood home in Aberdeen, Washington, is back on the market. Back in 2013, Cobain's mother Wendy O'Connor and sister Kim Cobain attempted to sell the property for $500,000, in hopes of selling it to someone who would turn it into a museum. They didn't succeed, and now, the house is …

Kurt Cobain

See Eminem, Dr. Dre and 50 Cent Look Back in New Doc

"Eminem is a fucking genius," Dr. Dre proclaims in 'Not Afraid: The Shady Records Story'

A new Eminem documentary, featuring interviews with Dr. Dre and 50 Cent, among others, tells the story of how the rapper's self-released tape opened the doors to a hip-hop empire. Not Afraid: The Shady Record

'Rock Band' Returns After Four-Year Absence

New edition of the video game franchise expected to see release this year

Break out the plastic drum kit and the four-buttoned guitar, and start practicing that power stance: Rock Band is returning with video game developer Harmonix planning to release the franchise's fourth edition for PlayStation 4 …