Watch Taylor Swift Cover “Am I Wrong” With Nico & Vinz In Vancouver

By Peter Helman / August 2, 2015 - 1:59 pm

Taylor Swift is the world’s bestie, and that means she has a lot of friends. She’s been putting this fact to use on her massive North American tour, bringing out a different famous friend for a song at every show. At Swift’s concert in Vancouver last night, her latest guests were Norwegian pop duo Nico… More »

Watch Mos Def Join Kendrick Lamar On “Alright” At Osheaga

By Peter Helman / August 2, 2015 - 11:43 am

Kendrick Lamar headlined the second day of Montreal’s Osheaga festival last night. As Pigeons & Planes reports, the audience started chanting the hook to “Alright” before Kendrick even took the stage, and Kendrick ended his set with the glorious one-two punch of TPAB highlights “King Kunta” and “Alright.” Before starting “King Kunta,” he noticed Yasii… More »

Watch Morrissey Cover The Late Lynn Anderson’s “(I Never Promised You A) Rose Garden” In Nashville

By Peter Helman / August 2, 2015 - 11:14 am

A month ago in Nashville, Morrissey covered Lynn Anderson’s 1970 country hit “(I Never Promised You A) Rose Garden.” Anderson died on Thursday of a heart attack at 67, as CNN reports, and Morrissey just shared a post entitled “Lynn Anderson, RIP”on his semi-official website True To You:

A few weeks ago we… More »

Watch U2 Perform With Bruce Springsteen In NYC

By Peter Helman / August 1, 2015 - 1:04 pm

U2 finished up an eight-night stand at Madison Square Garden last night. It had already been a pretty action-packed run — the band trotted out songs that they hadn’t played in 26 years, played with Lady Gaga, Paul Simon, and Laurie Anderson, and invited a woman who helped Bono after his bike crash to theMore »

Watch Paul McCartney Play “Get Back” With Alabama Shakes’ Brittany Howard And “FourFiveSeconds” At Lollapalooza

By Peter Helman / August 1, 2015 - 10:36 am

During the encore of his headlining set at Lollapalooza last night, Sir Paul McCartney brought out Alabama Shakes frontwoman Brittany Howard to assist on “Get Back.” Howard played guitar and sang harmonies and even took lead on the second verse. And in addition to his setlist of Beatles and Wings classics, Macca also busted out… More »

Kendrick Lamar – “For Free?” Video

By Chris DeVille / July 31, 2015 - 5:24 pm

Kendrick Lamar just tweeted the video for To Pimp A Butterfly interlude “For Free?” Directed by Joe Weil & The Little Homies, it features a sometimes-costumed Kendrick humorously haunting a rich woman’s mansion while emitting rapid-fire wordplay. The two-minute track is one of the jazziest moments on the record: Tumbling percussion and blaring brass soundtrack… More »

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

By Tom Breihan / July 31, 2015 - 3:37 pm

At the end of 2014, I put together a list of the year’s best videos and noted that the race for the title of world’s best music-video director was a tight one, with two people — Nabil and Hiro Murai — in a virtual dead heat for the top spot. Behind the two of them,… More »

Livestream Lollapalooza 2015 Right Here

By Stereogum / July 31, 2015 - 2:58 pm

Lollapalooza takes place this weekend in Chicago, and most of the sets from the festival will be livestreaming via Red Bull TV in case you can’t (or don’t want to) leave the comfort of your own home. Some of the acts performing this weekend include Paul McCartney (with a highlights-only set streaming), Metallica, the Weeknd,… More »

Jack White’s New Jay Z Vinyl Has A Concealed Flexi Disc You Access With A Knife

By James Rettig / July 31, 2015 - 2:37 pm

Have we reached peak vinyl? Probably, yeah, and shit like this doesn’t help. After already releasing a superfluous box set of eight 7-inch records containing Jay Z’s latest artistic flop, Magna Carta … Holy Grail (which was, let’s remember, initially released via Samsung phone), Third Man Records is double-dipping and putting out a more traditional… More »

Watch Emilie & Ogden Cover Taylor Swift’s “Style” On Harp

By Chris DeVille / July 31, 2015 - 2:10 pm

A few weeks back we introduced you to Emilie Kahn and her trusty harp, Ogden, by way of their album’s beautiful title track, “Ten Thousand.” Now here’s footage of the Nü-Newsom giving Taylor Swift’s 1989 single “Style” a heavenly makeover. Nicolas Gouin directed the footage of Kahn’s live performance, which you can watch below. More »

Watch Big K.R.I.T. And Ed Helms Discuss Plantation Weddings On The Nightly Show

By Gabriela Tully Claymore / July 31, 2015 - 12:50 pm

A “plantation wedding” is exactly what it sounds like: a wedding held at a Southern plantation undoubtedly built by slaves. Apparently it’s a trend, and a lot of people rightfully think that it’s really fucking twisted to celebrate the happiest day of your life on a genocidal site. Big K.R.I.T. and Ed Helms made a… More »

The Game – “100” (Feat. Drake) Video

By Tom Breihan / July 31, 2015 - 10:39 am

Hey, it’s Drake! And he’s doin’ stuff! A few weeks ago, Drake turned up on “100,” a new single from veteran Compton rapper the Game. A few weeks is an eon in Drake Time, so all this happened before Drake’s current story with Meek Mill started happening, which make’s Game’s Meek namecheck on the track… More »

Watch Ms. Lauryn Hill Cover Nina Simone On The Tonight Show

By Tom Breihan / July 31, 2015 - 9:35 am

Lauryn Hill has been in the music-business wilderness for more than a decade, and she only very rarely gives televised performances. (There was a Beatles cover on Letterman last year, but that’s pretty much the only one in recent memory.) But while we may never get a proper follow-up to The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill,… More »

NYC U2 Fans Boo Woman Who Helped Bono After His Bike Crash

By Tom Breihan / July 31, 2015 - 8:54 am

Last night, U2 played the seventh night of an eight-night stand at Madison Square Garden. (Our own young classic rocker Ryan Leas reviewed one of those shows earlier in the week.) And at last night’s show, the band introduced a few special local guests. There was New York royalty Paul Simon, who came out to… More »

Watch Mark Ronson Cover Queens Of The Stone Age With Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker

By Peter Helman / July 30, 2015 - 10:45 pm

Superproducer Mark Ronson stopped by for a live in-studio session at Australian radio station Triple J today. As usual, he assembled a crack team of musicians to back him up, including Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker and Kirin J. Callinan on guitar. The band performed a great psyched-out cover of Queens Of The Stone Age’s “I… More »

Future – “Kno The Meaning” Video

By Caitlin White / July 30, 2015 - 6:10 pm

Future’s monumental new album Dirty Sprite 2 debuted at #1 on the Billboard chart this week, marking his first-ever #1 album. Accolades or not, the Atlanta rapper continues to drop new videos at the same blistering pace. Still, this video is a far cry from some of the starker mixtape clips he dropped in the… More »

The Atom Age – “Wasteoid” Video

By Lisa Brown / July 30, 2015 - 5:28 pm

Last month, we premiered the loud and nasty single “It’s A Mess” from Oakland garage punks the Atom Age. Now they’ve given us another glimpse of their upcoming release Hot Shame with the video for “Wasteoid,” a second catchy single with fun surf-rock riffs and dynamic saxophone solos. Shot throughout Northern California, it features a… More »

Jimmy Kimmel Sketch Reveals The Real Story Behind “Jessie’s Girl”

By James Rettig / July 30, 2015 - 3:39 pm

Rick Springfield has a role in the upcoming Meryl Streep-starring rock film Ricki And The Flash and, to promote it, he participated in a sketch on last night’s Jimmy Kimmel that purported to show the origin story behind his timeless hit “Jessie’s Girl.” In real life, the namesake was the girlfriend of one of Springfield’… More »

Here’s That 1,000-Person Italian Foo Fighters Cover Band In Action

By Misha Sesar / July 30, 2015 - 12:43 pm

Foo Fighters fans are pretty hardcore. Remember that time they successfully crowdfunded the Foo Fighters’ return to Richmond? Then there was that video last year of an Italian man asking for 1,000 people to come together and perform a cover of “Learn To Fly” by the Foo Fighters in hopes of catching Dave Grohl’s attention. More »

Slime – “Hotdog” Video

By James Rettig / July 30, 2015 - 11:41 am

The video for Slime’s smooth new track “Hotdog” takes a more literal interpretation than I expected, in so much as it follows around a man dressed in a giant an oddly realistic hot dog suit. It only gets weirder from there, as director Daniel Brereton follows the hot dog man as he wanders pensively around… More »

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