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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

Saturday Night Live

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 …

Drums

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 …

Documentaries

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. …

Eazy-E

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 …

Bands

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 …

Albums

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 …

Robin Thicke

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 …

Albums

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, …

Vinyl Records

Listen to Prince's new single 'What If'

In advance of his sold-out run of shows in Louisville this weekend, Prince debuted a surprising new track to local radio station WFPK late Thursday night—a jagged, electric-guitar-heavy cover of “What If” (originally sung by Christian singer-songwriter Nichole Nordeman) featuring vocals from his …

New Music

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

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

50 Cent

'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 …

Xbox 360

Paul McCartney Revives 1969 Track for Johnny Depp Supergroup

Joe Perry details Hollywood Vampires' recording session with the former Beatle

Ever since word trickled out that Johnny Depp, Alice Cooper and Joe Perry had formed some sort of band, information about that project — called the Hollywood Vampires — has been scant. "We've done a lot of recording …

Paul McCartney

Jack White Pays $300,000 for First Elvis Recording, Reissuing It on Record Store Day

Jack White has revealed in an interview with Billboard that he was the mysterious bidder on the first vinyl record ever cut by Elvis, which recently sold for $300,000. The record in question featured covers of "My Happiness" and "That's When Your Heartaches Begin" that were recorded in 1953. In the …

Jack White

See Aimee Osbourne Live Out Nightmare in New ARO Video

Ozzy Osbourne's daughter releases "Raining Gold," her first video as ARO

Aimée Osbourne, the voice behind ARO (pronounced "arrow"), lives out a blood-soaked nightmare in the video for her dreamy-sounding first single "Raining Gold." The track itself, which comes ahead of ARO's debut EP and …

Ozzy Osbourne

Robin Thicke Plays Piano in Court at 'Blurred Lines' Trial

"The biggest hit of my career was written by somebody else, and I was jealous and wanted credit," singer admits under oath

The battle over "Blurred Lines" continues in a Los Angeles courtroom as Robin Thicke, T.I. and Pharrell Williams face off against the Marvin Gaye estate over whether the Worst …

Piano

See Jimmy Fallon and Kelly Clarkson's Duets Mega-Medley

'Tonight Show' host and singer go from "I Got You Babe" to "Endless Love" and every duet in-between

Spurred by Kelly Clarkson's recent comments that she has been unable to find a suitable duet partner, Jimmy Fallon offered his services on last night's The Tonight Show. Together, the couple sang a …

Jimmy Fallon