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Rick Rubin Just Annotated A Ton Of Kanye West, Beastie Boys, & Johnny Cash Songs On Genius

One of the redeeming qualities of community-annotated lyric site Genius is that they sometimes recruit cool artists and behind-the-scenes players to talk about songs that they worked on or that they really love. Case in point: Super producer Rick Rubin recently made a profile on the site and set about adding some background informatio… More »

By: James Rettig / February 2, 2015

LL Cool J Will Host The Grammys For The Fourth And Hopefully Final Time

"LL Cool J did a great job hosting the Grammys" is a thing that nobody in human history, with the possible exception of LL Cool J, has ever said. LL Cool J is a darkest-timeline awards-show host. He represents everything terrible about the enterprise: Flashy self-congratulation, tone-deaf smugness, loud shilling, the utter and complete inability… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 22, 2015

BottleRock 2014 Sunday: Thee Oh Sees And Deerhunter Deliver Strong Sets For Small Crowds

It's not uncommon for a festival's last day to be something of a comedown. It's Sunday, and everyone's sunburnt and hungover and staring down the barrel of a work week -- the return to reality matched with the physical fatigue of having stood out in a field for three days. It takes a powerful and… More »

By: Ryan Leas / June 2, 2014

Nirvana, Replacements Nominated For Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame

The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame has announced 16 acts eligible for induction in 2014: Nirvana, Kiss, the Replacements, Hall And Oates, the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Chic, Deep Purple, Peter Gabriel, LL Cool J, N.W.A., Link Wray, the Meters, Linda Ronstadt, Cat Stevens, Yes, and the Zombies. In order to be eligible, it… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / October 15, 2013

Action Bronson – “Strictly 4 My Jeeps (Remix)” (Feat. LL Cool J & Lloyd Banks)

Action Bronson has turned "Strictly 4 My Jeeps" into a Queens affair by enlisting LL Cool J and Lloyd Banks for the remix. The original track is featured on his upcoming mixtape with Harry Fraud SAAAB Stories and has one of the funniest videos of recent memory, prominently starring Vine luminary Riff Raff. I… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / June 5, 2013

The 10 Least Boring Moments From The 2013 Grammys

About two thirds of the way through last night's endless Grammy ceremony, Justin Timberlake ambled onstage for the second time, this time to flank Recording Academy CEO and inveterate pirate-scolder Neil Portnoy. Timberlake asked a question: "Best Grammys ever?" Then he answered himself: "Best Grammys ever." Well, no, Justin. The idea of a "best" Grammys,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 11, 2013

Watch Sleigh Bells Perform — And Justin Timberlake Impersonate Bon Iver — On SNL

A day after broadcasting their sold out NYC T5 show on YouTube, Sleigh Bells brought their Marshall stacks and tourist guitarist Jason Boyer to the considerably more intimate SNL studios across town. They played Reign Of Terror's raucous first single "Comeback Kid" and No Doubt-y ballad "End Of The Line" and you can watch… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / February 19, 2012

Grammys 2012 Comment Party!!

It's the 2012 Grammys! The Stereogum crew is over at my house, there may or may not be pizza and beer involved, and on the off chance you are experiencing something similar at yours, we have decided to put up a post for us all to congregate and talk shit about Adam Levine. This year'… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 12, 2012

Rock Hall 2011 Nominees Announced, Sorry Duran Duran

The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame has announced its 2011 Nominees and Alice Cooper, Donovan, Dr. John, and Neil Diamond are first time nominees. As are Bon Jovi, who get to leave our perpetual bridesmaids list. The other 2011 nominees: Beastie Boys, Chic, J. Geils Band, LL Cool J, Darlene Love, Laura Nyro,… More »

By: brandon / September 28, 2010

KISS, RHCP, Genesis, LL Cool J Among First Time Rock Hall Nominees

The 2010 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame nominees are here and progressive rock has finally been shown some respect via a nod to Genesis. (NCIS spinoffs have also been shown respect via an LL Cool J nod.) The other first-time nominees are Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jimmy Cliff, the Hollies, and finally KISS. The… More »

By: brandon / September 23, 2009

The Rich Little Of Hip-Hop

MADtv alum Aries Spears stopped into the Live 105 radio show for a freestyle rap, joined by LL Cool J, Snoop, DMX, and Jay-Z. Honestly only two words needed to kick this off: Fucking amazing. More »

By: Stereogum / November 16, 2006