Watch Brandon Flowers Cover New Order’s “Bizarre Love Triangle” With Bernard Sumner

By James Rettig / May 24, 2015 - 7:30 pm

At his show in Manchester tonight, Brandon Flowers brought out New Order’s Bernard Sumner to perform a cover of “Bizarre Love Triangle.” It’s not the first time he’s done the song live (he played it back in 2009 alongside the Killers), nor is it the first time he’s performed with New Order (they played togetherMore »

Watch The Edge Explain His Fall Offstage On CBS Sunday Morning

By James Rettig / May 24, 2015 - 5:05 pm

U2 gave CBS Sunday Morning a look behind-the-scenes at their Innocence + Experience Tour, taking them under the stage to show off their impressively vast collection of guitars, and above to look at the massive LED screen that takes over the middle of the arena crowd. They also sit down for an interview, where The… More »

Watch Paul McCartney Play “Temporary Secretary” Live For The First Time, “I Saw Her Standing There” With Dave Grohl

By James Rettig / May 24, 2015 - 12:36 pm

Paul McCartney played the first of two shows at London’s O2 arena last night, and he had a few surprises in store for the audience. One of them was the live debut of “Temporary Secretary,” one of the singles from his 1980 album McCartney II. And another was Dave Grohl himself, who came out during… More »

Watch Sting Sing “Roxanne” Ragtime Style With Jimmy Fallon, “Every Breath You Take” With James Corden

By James Rettig / May 23, 2015 - 1:55 pm

Sting popped up on two late-night TV shows this week to do old Police songs in new ways. First, he appeared on The Late Late Show With James Corden immediately following Letterman’s final show, performing “Every Breath You Take” acoustic in front of the Letterman studio, with Corden frequently interrupting in an effort to make… More »

Watch Overzealous Fan Play Live Rarity “In God’s Country” With U2 In Phoenix

By James Rettig / May 23, 2015 - 1:12 pm

U2 are already breaking out some deep cuts on their Innocence + Experience Tour, which kicked off a little over a week ago. Last night, during their first of two shows in Phoenix, they tried out The Joshua Tree‘s “In God’s Country” after a fan requested it before the show. The track hasn’t been i… More »

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

By Tom Breihan / May 22, 2015 - 5:30 pm

This was a week crammed full of great videos, way too many to fit onto this list. But my favorite subplot was this: Taylor Swift drummed up weeks of hype and probably spent a fortune to make her kung-fu feminist G.I. Joe cameo party and to unveil it in the biggest way possible for a… More »

Neil Young – “Rock Starbucks”

By Chris DeVille / May 22, 2015 - 3:46 pm

Neil Young has been highly critical of Starbucks due to the coffee chain’s alleged involvement with Monsanto and use of GMOs, although Starbucks says they aren’t involved in the Monsanto lawsuit that got Young all riled up last winter. That hasn’t stopped Young from campaigning against the world’s most dominant coffee company. He’s even writte… More »

Nicki Minaj – “The Night Is Still Young” Video

By Caitlin White / May 22, 2015 - 2:44 pm

Nicki Minaj has been teasing the video for one of The Pinkprint‘s few club bangers “The Night Is Still Young” on Instagram and Twitter for a while now, and today she’s released it exclusively to Tidal. Just like the “Feeling Myself” video, though, it quickly made its way onto the internet. I still wish she… More »

Preview Gaspar Claus’ One Night Stand, A New LP Feat. Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner, Porcelain Raft

By Caitlin White / May 22, 2015 - 1:14 pm

In 2012, French cellist Gaspar Claus gathered a group of musicians in Brooklyn to create something in a single night. The session featured some key members of the current musical scene: Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner of the National, Mauro Remiddi of Porcelain Raft, Jessie Stein of the Luyas, David Moore of Bing And Ruth, Rémi… More »

Hear Another Preview Of Eminem’s “Phenomenal” In Draymond Green Beats Commercial

By Caitlin White / May 22, 2015 - 12:46 pm

Eminem seems to have settled comfortably into the habit of debuting new music via commercial. He used a Beats by Dre commercial to announce his return in 2013, and he recently debuted a new song in a trailer for the Jake Gyllenhaal-starring boxing movie Southpaw. Today, he’s returned to the Beats format, sharing a cli… More »

Watch A$AP Rocky And Vince Staples In The DOPE Red Band Trailer

By Caitlin White / May 22, 2015 - 11:59 am

A$AP Rocky has a busy summer ahead. He’s releasing his highly-anticipated new album At.Long.Last.A$AP. and has a major role in a movie called DOPE that was co-executive produced by Pharrell Williams and Sean Combs. Today, they’ve released the red band trailer for the movie, which also stars Shameik Moore, Tony Revolori, Kiersey Clemons, Kimberly Elise,… More »

Preview Thom Yorke’s Soundtrack To Stanley Donwood’s New Art Exhibit

By Tom Breihan / May 22, 2015 - 11:18 am

The English artist Stanley Donwood has designed every Radiohead album since The Bends, and he’s also done the art for Atoms For Peace and for Thom Yorke’s solo endeavors. Right now, Donwood’s work in display in the Sydney museum Carriageworks, in an exhibit called “The Panic Office.” As Pitchfork points out, Yorke created a score… More »

Lil B May Have Cursed James Harden In Last Night’s Western Conference Finals Game

By Tom Breihan / May 22, 2015 - 10:27 am

Back in 2011, after NBA star Kevin Durant made fun of Lil B on Twitter, Lil B laid “the Based God’s curse” on Durant, saying that Durant would never win an NBA championship. Thus far, it’s held true. Durant has an MVP award but no rings, and his career has been a series of near… More »

Watch Brandon Flowers Cover The Pretenders With Chrissie Hynde In London

By Tom Breihan / May 22, 2015 - 9:31 am

Killers frontman Brandon Flowers rode ’80s new wave sounds to stardom, and he’s always been quick to pay tribute to those who came before him. Last night, Flowers played a show in London to support his really, really great new solo album The Desired Effect. (Seriously, that shit rules, don’t believe what you might read… More »

Watch Wild Nothing Play New Song “Adore” In Brooklyn

By Tom Breihan / May 22, 2015 - 9:10 am

Jack Tatum’s shimmering indie-pop project Wild Nothing has been quiet since the release of the 2013 EP Empty Estate. But Tatum and his band recently embarked on a Converse-sponsored tour, and at a show in Brooklyn over the weekend, they debuted a new one called “Adore.” The song is the sort of breezy, pleasant old-school… More »

Juicy J – “Already” (Feat. Rae Sremmurd) Video

By Tom Breihan / May 21, 2015 - 4:05 pm

The kids in Rae Sremmurd weren’t born when Juicy J started his indestructible career, but somehow it makes perfect sense to hear them on a song together in 2015. Rae Sremmurd guest on “Already,” an ode to being faded and horny from Juicy’s solid Blue Dream & Lean 2 mixtape. And in the video, the… More »

Towkio – “Reflection” Video

By Caitlin White / May 21, 2015 - 3:38 pm

Towkio is the latest member of Chicago’s SaveMoney crew to pop off. His new mixtape .Wav Theory is a turbulent mix of cascading, joyful tracks and tense downers. “Reflection” is one of the latter, as I noted when the song itself dropped, and now it’s gotten a video to further explore all that sadness. Directed… More »

Algiers – “Black Eunuch” Video

By Caitlin White / May 21, 2015 - 1:29 pm

Algiers were one of 2015’s first Bands To Watch, a trans-Atlantic gospel-punk trio of Southern ex-pats who make music steeped in revolutionary ideas. Their rage against the machine reaches a fever pitch in the jeering, flickering “Black Eunuch” video. It looks like a candlelit prayer service that devolved into a protest performance, the trio wailing… More »

Rich Homie Quan On His Rape Song: “If You Listen, It’s Just Good Music”

By Tom Breihan / May 21, 2015 - 11:16 am

A while back, a number of tracks that Rich Homie Quan and Young Thug made together leaked. One of those songs was called “I Made It,” and it’s got a moment where Rich Homie Quan brags about rape: “I don’t want your ho, just want that cookie from her / She tried to resist, so… More »

Tame Impala – “‘Cause I’m A Man” Video

By James Rettig / May 21, 2015 - 10:24 am

Tame Impala have shared a video for their Currents single “‘Cause I’m A Man.” It’s all done in slick 3D animation, and explores a world full of empty suit men that take on different heads depending on their situation — disco ball, wedding ring, and roses all float above their disembodied figures at one point. More »

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