Justin Vernon lives in Wisconsin, which means he's buried under a shit-ton of snow much of the year, and he needs a sturdy pair of boots. Maybe that's why he's just lined up an endorsement deal, of…   Read Story »
Before scoring his internet-rap breakthrough, A$AP Rocky worked as a model. And in a new DKNY commercial, Rocky returns to his model roots, playing football with supermodels Cara Delevingne, Jourdan…   Read Story »
You wouldn't think Bob Dylan was hurting for either money or attention, but he'll get plenty this Sunday when he's prominently featured in two different Super Bowl ads. Billboard reports that Dylan…   Read Story »
So Oreos is introducing some new flavors beyond just the original cream and the crack-level-addictive mint: Cookie Dough and Marshmallow Crispy. If anyone can sell the idea, it's Tegan And Sara in…   Read Story »
Here's an odd case that mixes music licensing with murder and intrigue, much like sprinkling granola into a plastic cup full of fermented dairy product. Duran Duran issued a statement Saturday…   Read Story »
Collisions between indie rock and the advertising world are commonplace now, and today we get Chan Marshall singing "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" in an ad for Apple. It's really effective,…   Read Story »
We've mentioned several times that Lou Reed's last public act before his death was that glowing review of Yeezus. His last filmed interview, though, was part of an ad campaign for Parrot Zik…   Read Story »
I watched a LOT of football this weekend, and in between all the exhilarating collegiate conference championship games and wild snow-addled NFL action and agonizing Buckeyes/Browns despair, they kept…   Read Story »
We're about to make it to the end of a calendar year in which none of the Black Hippy dudes released a new album even though they seemed to dominate rap in some very important ways. And now Kendrick…   Read Story »
As part of a recent promotional push, HP Computers hired the Chicago rap youngster (and recent Mixtape Of The Week honoree) Vic Mensa and visionary producer Clams Casino to head into the studio…   Read Story »