Last night, the enigmatic Montreal post-rock collective Godspeed You! Black Emperor won the Polaris Music Prize, a prestigious annual award for Canada's best album, as chosen by a panel of music…   Read Story »
Almost two years ago, in her appearance during Madonna's Super Bowl halftime show performance, M.I.A. briefly flipped off the camera. It's pretty likely that you haven't thought about that overblown…   Read Story »
Jay Z has been called many things over the years, but "a kook" may be a new one. Recently, Jay held his second Made In America festival in Philadelphia, and one of the bands who performed, Queens Of…   Read Story »
Every year, the people behind the Barclaycard Mercury Prize get together to announce their pick for the best British album of the year, and it's at least a little bit of a big deal over there.…   Read Story »
Earlier this year, Justin Timberlake and Kanye West took a couple of minor swipes at each other. Onstage at one of his shows, Kanye had told the crowd, "I got love for Hov, but I ain't fuckin' with…   Read Story »
Right now, Trent Reznor and his reactivated Nine Inch Nails are on a big comeback tour, bringing an elaborate show inspired by the Talking Heads' Stop Making Sense, drawing rave reviews from everyone…   Read Story »
Two weeks ago, Kendrick Lamar raised a ton of eyebrows with his frothing, forceful verse on Big Sean's "Control (HOF)." During that verse, Kendrick -- from Compton -- called himself the king of New…   Read Story »
UPDATE: VMAs executive producer Jesse Ignjatovic tells The Hollywood Reporter, "We don't put restrictions on anyone. I just think that we're talking to them about a moment and then things sort of…   Read Story »
Ryan Adams can be a little feisty on Twitter -- we've seen it ourselves -- and yesterday he @'d Sean Hannity in response to a tweet the Fox News correspondent made about role models: .@seanhannity…   Read Story »
As we deconstructed back in June, this year has seen two different Black Flag related reunions. The founding guitarist Greg Ginn is touring with Ron Reyes as Black Flag. They have released new songs,…   Read Story »