Music

Watch Priceless 17-Century Stradivarius and Amati Violins Get Taken for a Test Drive by Professional Violinists

Materials like carbon fiber and Lucite have been making their way into classical stringed instrument design for many years, and we’ve recently seen …

Violin

Bruce Springsteen Played Secret White House Concert for Obama Staffers

Bruce Springsteen staged a secret acoustic concert at the White House January 12th to reward President Barack Obama's staff for their hard work over …

Celebrity News (UK)

Big Sean Opens Up About New Album: 'You Make Sacrifices as an Artist Like Putting Your Privacy on the Line'

Big Sean's new album, <i>I Decided</i>, finally arrives in a few weeks, and with the promo ramping up for the project, he recently sat down with Zane Lowe …

Rap & Hip-Hop

The Most Anticipated Albums Of 2017

The start of a new year is always highly-anticipated in the music industry. It’s the chance to cap off all those year end list rankings and start over, looking ahead to the new artists who will emerge, the old favorites who might return, and those in the middle who could break out in a new way. The …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Obama praised for bridging gap between hip-hop, politics

ATLANTA (AP) — Not only is President Barack Obama the nation's first black president, but it's safe to say he has been America's first hip-hop commander-in-chief.<p>Obama embraced hip-hop more than any of his predecessors: He's Jay Z's lyrics and Kanye West in speeches, released playlists on Spotify …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Fat Joe Signs with Jay Z's Roc Nation Management

In a move that marks an important reconciliation between former foes, Fat Joe is joining Jay Z’s Roc Nation.<p>On Wednesday (Jan. 18), Don Cartagena’s …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Ranking: Every Pink Floyd Album From Worst to Best

13. <i>The</i> <i>Endless River</i> (2014)<p>In many ways, the jury is still out on <i>The Endless River</i> — Pink Floyd’s self-proclaimed final record, culled from 20 hours …

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Big Sean Shares New Song “Halfway Off the Balcony”: Listen

On February 3, Big Sean will release a new album called <i>I Decided</i>. The latest release from the album is a song called “Halfway Off the Balcony.” Stream it below. “Halfway Off the Balcony” follows the Metro Boomin-produced singles “Moves” and “Bounce Back,” which Sean has performed on “The Tonight …

Big Sean

Get to know some of the musicians performing for Trump — and remember those who appeared for Obama

Music connects worlds and offers commonality. A harmonic tool of empathy, its melodies transcend borders with the ease of those traversing the wall-less Rio Grande illegally. We may not agree on politics, but we can all agree that AC/DC’s “Highway to Hell” rocks particularly hard right …

America's Got Talent

Second act for film and vinyl

It’s become one of the fastest-growing market niches in the tech world — machines for people who like doing things the hard way.<p>Most of us were …

Entertainment

Eminem Praises Royce Da 5'9's 'I Got the Keys' Freestyle

On Monday (Jan. 16), Royce Da 5'9' earned the highest praise from his Bad Meets Evil partner Eminem after the rapper demolished his freestyle over DJ …

Rap & Hip-Hop

How Hip-Hop Survived The Atlanta Mixtape Raid

There are hardly any real endings in hip-hop. Rappers almost never stay retired, and if they do stop making albums, there are always enough guest …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Frank Sinatra's daughter responds to Trump using 'My Way' for first dance as president

Donald Trump’s first dance as president with wife Melania at the Liberty Ball is expected to be scored by Frank Sinatra’s “My Way,” according to the <i>Washington Examiner</i>, and Ol’ Blue Eyes’ daughter shared a very simple response to the news Wednesday.<p>“Just remember the first line of the song,” Nancy …

Entertainment

I Went on a First Date with Metallica's Lars Ulrich - Noisey

"So you've had three marriages. Do you still believe in the institution of marriage?" Yes, this is my opening gambit. Lars Ulrich pauses, looks taken aback and after one beat too long replies: "Um…yes, yes I do. I've lived a lot. A third marriage… you save the best for last."<p>"My dad's been married …

Entertainment

Paul McCartney Sues Sony Over Beatles Music

Paul McCartney has filed a federal lawsuit against music publisher Sony/ATV, claiming ownership to songs he wrote with the Beatles. The …

Albums

The era-defining album covers designed by cult artists

Robert Mapplethorpe and Patti Smith, Richard Kern and Marilyn Manson, Keith Haring and David Bowie – we explore ten times that art truly captured a musical era<p>Art and music have always been bedfellows, a relationship that has seen creativity cross-pollinate from canvas, celluloid and film with club …

Artists

William Onyeabor: one of music’s most insoluble puzzles to the end

Who was William Onyeabor? The mysterious and reclusive Nigerian synthesizer whiz, who has died aged 70, seems to have existed out of time and in a world of his own imagination<p>William Onyeabor, the Nigerian musician who died in his sleep on Monday at the age of 70, was the recluse’s recluse. For …

Music (UK)

Soundgarden’s Debut Album Ultramega OK Gets Expanded Reissue

Soundgarden’s debut album <i>Ultramega OK</i> was released in 1988 on SST. At the time, the band’s members weren’t satisfied with the album’s original mix and decided to remix it themselves. The project was postponed until last year, when Soundgarden finally acquired the original multi-track tapes and …

Entertainment

Así es como se veían 27 de las más famosas estrellas del rock cuando eran niños

“No puedes ni ganar ni perder si no compites en la carrera”. —David Bowie<p>1. David Bowie<p>2. Jimi Hendrix<p>3. Janis Joplin<p>4. Jim Morrison<p>5. Amy Winehouse<p>6. John Lennon<p>7. Kurt Cobain<p>8. Elvis Presley<p>9. Prince<p>10. Stevie Nicks<p>11. Freddie Mercury<p>12. Paul McCartney<p>13. Debbie Harry<p>14. Ozzy Osbourne<p>15. Steven …

Rock & Roll

Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong’s youngest son debuts new songs—listen

<b></b>Jakob Danger, Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong’s youngest son, has premiered new songs on his Soundcloud.This is the first new music since …

Entertainment

21 Savage Explains Why It’s Easy For Him To Be Friends With Both Drake And Meek Mill

21 Savage had a scorching hot 2016, fueled by <i>Savage Mode</i>, his joint tape with Metro Boomin’, and its now platinum track “X.” The young Atlanta MC was so hot, it caused two enemies, Drake and Meek Mill, both to reach out for a feature. Drake ended up scoring Savage for “Sneakin’” while Meek took a …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Nelly vs. Drake: The Great Black Twitter Debate

Twitter loves a good debate. When you add in rap fans, things can get wild and turn into a full on barbershop showdown. On Tuesday, the question …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Everything I Know About My Dad I Learned From Glenn Frey

I didn't understand my father until I understood "the fucking Eagles."<p>When people find out I love the Eagles, they have one of two reactions. The first involves an arched eyebrow and a cutting “I never took you for <i>that</i> kind of guy.” The second mimics Jeff Bridges as Jeffrey Lebowski in the back of …

Rock & Roll

Newswire: Pile announces tour in support of its new album, A Hairshirt Of Purpose

Last week Boston’s Pile announced its fifth album, <i>A Hairshirt Of Purpose</i>, a record that <i>The A.V. Club</i> has already declared one of our most anticipated records of the year. The band has since released “Texas,” the first track from <i>Hairshirt</i> that sees Rick Maguire and company offering up a knotty, …

New Albums

Anderson Paak Has Shared Preview of Chance the Rapper Collab

We may be less than a month into the new year, but it seems like Anderson .Paak will be booked for the entirety of 2017. The artist has recently …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Inside Rega Research, the UK's leading turntable factory

<b>From humble beginnings, Rega now makes over 4,000 turntables by hand every month. We went to take a look.</b><p>Roy Gandy, the softly-spoken founder of Rega …

Vinyl Records

How—and Why—to Use Diminished Licks in Your Blues Solos

Are your blues licks and solos sounding tired? Want to make your lead work sound different from what every other blues player is doing?<p>Check out this …

Guitar Playing

U2's 'Joshua Tree' Tour Sold 1.1 Million Tickets In 24 Hours

From the moment U2 announced they were going on tour to celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of their album <i>The Joshua Tree</i>, it was sure to be a massive success, but few could have predicted just how incredible the response would have been from fans.<p>According to Live Nation, the company behind the …

U2

Cam’ron Flipped Vanessa Carlton’s Iconic ‘A Thousand Miles’ Into ‘10,000 Miles’

Cam’ron is the only one who could make a teenage girls anthem acceptable in hip-hop. Or at least try to do it anyway. On Monday, Killa previewed his newest song, titled “10,000 Miles,” on Instagram and the song samples Vanessa Carlton’s 2002 radio hit “A Thousand Miles.” For anyone unfamiliar with …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Marc Ford Performs 'Deep Water' & Talks Blues Rock Tones

Former The Black Crowes guitarist Marc Ford recently discussed his gear and performed a song for Reverb. Ford also recently participated in a live …

Guitar