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Astronaut drops in on Kraftwerk gig, plays duet from space

BERLIN (AP) — Kraftwerk fans are used to hearing otherworldly tunes, but the German electronic music pioneers took it to another level at a gig in Stuttgart.<p>Video posted Saturday by the European Space Agency shows German astronaut Alexander Gerst "dropping in" for a live performance from the …

Space

Migos’ Offset Arrested on Felony Gun Charges

Migos’ Offset was arrested on a pair of felony weapons charges Friday after the rapper’s vehicle was pulled over outside Atlanta.<p>TMZ first reported …

Crime

Japan's Cornelius Set to Release New Album, 'Ripple Waves,' With Drake Cover

A year has passed since Cornelius released , his first new studio album in 11 years, but fortunately, fans won't have to wait that long again for his …

New Albums

What Fortnite's Dance Emotes May Owe To The Black Artists Who Created Them

One of the many purchasable dance emotes in <i>Fortnite</i> is from Snoop Dogg’s “Drop It Like It’s Hot.” It’s called the Tidy Emote, and goes for 500 …

Michael Jackson

Chance the Rapper buys Chicago website, seeks Rahm Emanuel's resignation

Chance the Rapper announced this week that he had acquired Chicagoist, a website that covers Chicago news and culture -- and vowed in a new rap song that he would use it to “run you racist b------ out of business” and force the resignation of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel.<p>WNYC, owner of other "-ist" …

Chance the Rapper

Liam Gallagher forgives Noel Gallagher, pleads for Oasis reunion

"Stop fucking about the drinks are on me"<p>Liam Gallagher has reached out to his brother Noel for an Oasis reunion, saying that he forgives him.<p>The …

Noel Gallagher

Chance the Rapper Buys Influential Chicago News Site 

You can now add media mogul to Chance’s formidable resume.<p>In a new track (one of four released at midnight on Thursday), Chance The Rapper dropped …

Chicago

David Bowie ’80s Box Set Announced With Unreleased Music

A massive new box set of David Bowie’s recordings from the ’80s has been announced. <i>Loving The Alien</i> arrives October 21 via Parlophone. The 15xLP or 11xCD box set features a brand new production of 1987’s <i>Never Let Me Down</i>, produced by Mario McNulty, string arrangements by Nico Muhly, and a guest …

David Bowie

Ted Nugent Bars Guns From Virginia Concert

<b>Ted Nugent</b>'s outspoken gun rights advocacy did not prevent his team from instituting a strict no-gun policy at the guitarist's show Tuesday night in …

Ted Nugent

You Get The First 78 Seconds Of Cat Power's New Album

It's been nearly six years since Cat Power, a.k.a. Chan Marshall, released a new album. Now, we've got news — <i>Wanderer</i> will come out Oct. 5 — but not a whole lot else to share.<p>A single won't be released until August, though Cat Power did give us a teaser video, which contains <i>Wanderer</i>'s entire title …

New Albums

Bruce Springsteen’s Broadway show is coming to Netflix

The Boss is in the middle of a long run in New York's Theatreland<p>Bruce Springsteen’s Broadway show is coming to Netflix.<p><i>Springsteen On Broadway</i> …

Bruce Springsteen

Brandi Carlile Announces All-Women Festival, Talks Lineup Inequality

If Brandi Carlile’s Girls Just Wanna Weekend is truly successful, she may never have to do it again. Featuring a lineup of all women, including …

Feminism

Hamilton Leithauser, Jonathan Rado, More Share Richard Swift Stories for Talkhouse

The Walkmen’s Hamilton Leithauser has compiled a series of remembrances for Talkhouse for the late Richard Swift, who died at age 41 on July 3 due to complications from hepatitis, as well as liver and kidney distress. In addition to his own writing, Leithauser has gathered anecdotes from friends …

Albums

Polaris Prize 2018 Short List: U.S. Girls, Alvvays, Daniel Caesar, More

Long List nominees Arcade Fire, Gord Downie, and the Weather Station are out of the running for the Canadian music prize

Canadian Music

The genres that still sell physical albums

Latin music, Hip Hop/R&B and electronic dance music are the most streamed music genres in the U.S., according to Nielsen's mid-year Music Report. …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Gorillaz: Murdoc hits back at 2D in exclusive prison interview

• story of the day<p>Free Murdoc believers, here's the one you've been waiting for, the rebuttal to 2D's big NME interview: Murdoc's behind-bars …

Gorillaz

Cher has recorded an entire album of ABBA covers

Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!<p><i>Mamma Mia 2</i> hits theaters this weekend, starring the one and only Cher as the grandmother of Sophie (Amanda Seyfried). She …

Music

Chance the Rapper Says He’s Not Releasing New Album This Week

Yesterday (July 16), in an interview with Greg Kot for the <i>Chicago Tribune</i>, Chance the Rapper indicated that he will release a new album this week. The second sentence of the article reads: “He’s finishing up the follow-up album to his Grammy-winning 2016 release <i>Coloring Book</i>, which he says will be …

Music

Azealia Banks cancels new album ‘Fantasea II: The Second Wave’

And says she's going to "bounce on dick"...<p>Azealia Banks has abandoned her forthcoming album after sharing her experiences on the set of Nick …

New Albums

Snoop Dogg and Patrick Stewart are Investing in a Cannabis Company

Two of my all time favorite stoner celebrities, Snoop Dogg and Sir Patrick Stewart are investing in a British cannabis company together, which will …

Cannabis

‘Yellow Submarine’: A Dazzling Revival Everyone Should See (Especially the New Leaders of Pixar)

Just about every animated classic, from “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” to “Spirited Away,” from “Toy Story” to “Persepolis,” from “Fritz the Cat” …

Animation

Pussy Riot Rush the Field, Stage Protest at World Cup 2018 Final

Pussy Riot rushed the field during the 2018 World Cup final at Luzhniki stadium in Moscow. Four protesters took the pitch, dressed in old-fashioned police uniforms, in order to make a statement about Russia’s political and prison system. Immediately after the event, the punk group took to their …

Pussy Riot

NOW That’s What I Call Music releases 100th album for 35th birthday - and everyone feels VERY old

For the younger Gen Y-ers and older Gen X-ers, Now That's What I Call Music was as much a part of your youth as Phillip Schofield and his Broom …

Music

Guns N' Roses Heads For $500 Million Tour Earnings As 'November Rain' Sets YouTube Record

The earning power of Guns N’ Roses has been underlined as the band’s reunion tour closes in on $500 million in revenue – and its video for “November Rain” surpasses 1 billion views on YouTube.<p>“November Rain” is the first music video from the 1990s to reach the billion-view milestone, and the first …

Music

Lonely Island Premiered a New Song About Jose Canseco and Mark McGwire

It’s been a while since we’ve had new content from the Lonely Island. The group, made up of Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone, and Akiva Schaffer, rose to …

Weezer Finally Gives in to Fan’s Repeated Requests to Cover Toto’s “Africa”

Here are some good rules for using Twitter:<p><i>Don’t “@” anyone</i>• <i><br>Don’t pester strangers</i>• <i><br>Don’t ask celebrities for anything</i>• <i><br>Don’t tweet. Ever</i><p>But even the best …

Jeff Goldblum Releasing His Debut Jazz Album

There are plenty of iconic elements to Jeff Goldblum: His singular charm, the wine-like way that he’s aging, and of course, his voice. He’s one of …

THX Has Shared The Sheet Music For Their Iconic “Deep Note” Sound

There are some iconic movie title cards out there, but perhaps none as monumental as that of THX, the Lucasfilm subsidiary whose logo accompanies …

New Prince Album Officially Announced: “Piano & A Microphone 1983”

Today, on what would have been Prince’s 60th birthday, the Prince estate, via <i>MSN</i>, has announced the first full album of previously unreleased …

Prince Estate Strikes Deal With Sony For 35 Classic Albums

Although legions of Prince fans the world over are still waiting for all that unreleased music from his legendary “Vault” to be released, it’s just …

Albums