Music

Dig, If You Will, Some Never-Before-Seen Pictures Of Prince In 'A Private View'

Afshin Shahidi misses Prince.<p>"Nothing seemed impossible, everything was possible for him," he says. "And that's just the way he lived his life and the way he communicated and wanted us to live our life."<p>The Iranian-born Shahidi grew up in Minneapolis and met Prince in 1993 when he got a call to …

Culture

All The Greatest AC/DC Guitar Riffs Ever, Ranked

<i>Listen To This Eddie is a weekly column that examines the important people and events in the classic rock canon and how they continue to impact the world of popular music.</i><p>The rock and roll world suffered a tremendous loss late last week when it was learned that Malcolm Young, AC/DC’s brutal, steady …

Guitar

Mase Digs Up A Mountain Of Dirt On Cam’ron With The Scathing Diss Track, ‘The Oracle’

Remember Mase? The rapper who made “Lookin’ At Me” and “Feel So Good” might not be anyone’s first pick to release an utterly savage diss record, but after being pushed one too many times by his former Children Of The Corn cohort Cam’ron, Mase has snapped back with a scathing response to Cam’s …

Rap & Hip-Hop

How Artists Make Money on YouTube

If you’ve been paying attention to popular music these days, you’ve noticed that YouTube is propelling songs to mainstream success. “Gucci Gang,” …

Viral

The Latest Mesmerizing OK Go Video Is A Slice Of Printer-Powered Perfection

OK Go videos are an under-appreciated American resource. (No wonder the previous administration was so sweet on these guys.) Arriving in time for the overfed/overdrank post-Thanksgiving recovery period is a new clip from the pop-rock combo that would have the staff at Dunder Mifflin celebrating …

Consumer Tech

Colin Kaepernick celebrated “Unthanksgiving Day” with Native Americans at Alcatraz

“I realize that our fight is the same fight,” he told the crowd.<p>Civil rights activist and former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick was …

Colin Kaepernick

R.I.P. Tommy Keene, power-pop singer-songwriter has died at 59

Cult power-pop singer-songwriter Tommy Keene has died at the age of 59.<p>According to a post on Keene’s website, he passed away Wednesday “unexpectedly …

Ma$e vs. Cam'ron Somehow Became the Beef of the Century

Have you ever sent your kids home on the next flight just to record a diss track?<p>The "vengeful ghost" is a staple of many cultures across the world, yet the world of hip-hop has never seen such a figure emerge among its ranks... until now, that is. With his recent diss track "The Oath," aimed at …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Tommy Keene 1958–2017

The music world continues to lose its very brightest talents. It was a very sad sidebar to the Thanksgiving holiday that on Wednesday, November 22, …

Audiophile

Live On World Cafe: Our Favorite Performances Of 2017

Over the past year, we've had some unbelievable artists walk through our studio doors and melt our musical minds. Laura Marling nailed a live vocal performance so perfect you might swear you're hearing a studio mix she'd worked on for weeks rather than a live one-off. David Crosby rearranged CSNY …

Culture

This is why you should care about net neutrality ending

How this fundamental change to the internet will affect us all.<p>In December it looks likely the FCC, the communications regulator, will repeal almost …

Internet

Welcome to the Naked, Paint-Dripping World of New Weird Britain

There's a new wave of underground musicians, sound artists, producers and bands creating immersive worlds for their audiences to participate in.<p><b>This story appears in VICE magazine and Noisey's 2017 Music Issue. Click HERE to subscribe to VICE magazine.</b><p>It is evening when we arrive at a barn situated …

Electronic Music

Mase Takes Aim at Cam'ron on New Diss Song "The Oracle"

There's some unsettled beef between Mase and Cam’ron.<p>On the day after Thanksgiving, Mase shares “The Oracle,” a four-minute track where he’s going in …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Jay-Z Rapped ‘Jigga What’ Over ‘Know Yourself’ In Toronto To Shout Out Drake

JAY-Z doing “Jigga What” over Drake’s “Know Yourself” last night on night 2 of the Toronto stop of his #444TourHe also gave Drake who was in the building a shout out. pic.twitter.com/ft5bYpU1tw— JAY-Z Daily (@JAY_Z_Daily) November 24, 2017<p>When Jay-Z stopped off in Drake’s hometown for his <i>4:44</i> Tour, …

Celebrity News

Why November 24th Matters In Rock History

It’s November 24th and here are some reasons why this day matters in rock history:<p>In 1991, <b>Queen</b>’s <b>Freddie</b> <b>Mercury</b> died from AIDS complications in …

Rock Music

Tonight @ 9P On CBS

When Bruno Mars Covered Prince: "GRAMMYs Greatest Stories"<p>Nov 15, 2017 - 7:14 am<p>New Prince Book: Read A Taste Of Beyoncé's Foreword<p>Aug 8, 2017 - 9:19 …

Award Shows

7 times Björk used cutting-edge technology to shape her music

<i>Björk has long used pioneering technology to shape her music, often long before it hits the mainstream. Ahead of the release of her next album</i> …

Electronic Music

'The status quo will be obliterated!' – the inventors making their own musical instruments

Hundreds of people are beavering away, hoping to create their own game-changing instrument – but most won’t sell a single one. Will any change the future of music?<p>Subhraag Singh’s house is down a hill from a bakery in a quiet suburb of Stuttgart, where everyone’s garden is neatly kept. If someone …

Pharrell Williams

Burning Man begins permit renewal process for use of Black Rock Desert land

Burning Man Music Festival has been routinely held in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert for the past 27-years, a setting equally beloved by event organizers …

Electronic Music

Notable Releases of the Week (11/24)

<b>Bjork</b> – <i>Utopia</i><p>One Little Indian<p>Bjork has really never made a bad album, but she was greeted with more acclaim than she had been in years for 2015’s</i> …

David Crosby

MIC Drop (feat. Desiigner) [Steve Aoki Remix]

South Korean boy band BTS (Bangtan Boys or "bulletproof boy scouts" in Korean) blend dance-oriented K-pop with hip-hop influences. The septet's …

Electronic Music

Stream Chris Stapleton’s Earthy Album ‘From A Room: Volume’ A Week Early

Chris Stapleton might be the hardest-working man in country with the pending release of his second album in one year, <i>From A Room: Volume 2</i>. Of course, <i>From A Room: Volume 2</i> is the follow-up to his May release, <i>From A Room: Volume 1</i>, but it’s no collection of cutting room throwaways. NPR has it …

Chris Stapleton

Tommy Keene Dead at 59

has died at the age of 59. He “passed unexpectedly and peacefully in his sleep” last night, according to a post on his official website.<p>The Bethesda, …

Jay Z Drops "Legacy" Video Starring Ron Perlman and Jesse Williams

Today isn't Black Friday. It's 4:44 Friday. Jay Z revived his series of <i>4:44</i> visuals Friday with the release of "Legacy," directed by Jeymes …

Pop Culture

Infected Mushroom Brings Psytrance To Monstercat

The psytrance producing Israeli duo known as <b>Infected Mushroom</b> has dropped <b>Spitfire</b> on Monstercat. Yes, you read that correctly, kudos Monstercat for …

Electronic Music

British Juggalos: What Are You Even Up To?

We accosted a bunch of Insane Clown Posse fans in Sheffield to find out how the fuck you translate "wicked for life" into British English.<p>You probably already know about the Juggalos. Fans of horrorcore duo Insane Clown Posse, their legions stretch into huge numbers in the US – enough so that once …

Discopolis 2.0

Electronic Music

Flume Teases New Music in Japan Tour Video

Flume just dropped an awesome video, teaming up with Ta-Ku and Create & Explore to document his trip to Osaka, Japan coming up in December. The …

Electronic Music

Stream Björk’s New Album Utopia

Björk’s latest album <i>Utopia,</i> which features previously released singles “the gate” and “Blissing Me,” dropped earlier today. The album, Björk says, is …

Björk

Björk's constellation in the clouds

<b>Her new album Utopia imagines a better world, while our own plunges into darkness. Why? Because nihilism is not going to save the planet, a fired-up</b> …

Rap & Hip-Hop