‘I Needed to Make a Record of Songs Like These’: Nathaniel Rateliff on His Stark New Solo Album

Rateliff’s breakthrough was hard won; his two pre–Night Sweats bands came and went with little national attention. But tonight, he’ll start the process of throwing another wrench into his career, only two albums into his reinvention. Next month he’ll release And It’s Still Alright, a subdued, sparely produced set of ambling-through-the-graveyard ballads that shifts back […]

Phish to Debut New Album ‘Sigma Oasis’ During April 1st Livestream

Sigma Oasis, Phish’s first studio album since 2016’s Big Boat, was recorded at Anastasio’s Vermont barn in late 2019. “To have this mountaintop barn where we can go and have the idea that playing together is best and get in there and do that in a little weird way, it makes it like a show vibe […]

Sam Smith announces upcoming album will be re-named, release date pushed back and track list updated as they make ‘important changes and additions’ during coronavirus crisis

Experts have been conflicted since the beginning of the outbreak about whether the true number of people who are infected is significantly higher than the official numbers of recorded cases. Some people are expected to have such mild symptoms that they never even realise they are ill unless they’re tested, so only the more serious […]

Brandi Carlile: New Album ‘I Forgive You’ Is About Life ‘Being F–king Hard’

“My work for War Child has been a real life-changer for me,” says the singer. “It’s one thing to take up a cause and feel passionate about it, and it’s one thing to write songs about that cause because you think it will be impactful. But it’s most impactful if you’re writing the song about […]

From Kelly to Kesha: Everything You Need to Know About the 2018 Billboard Music Awards

Ahead of the show, E! News will host their “Live From the Red Carpet” beginning at 6 p.m. ET and airing on E!. Additionally, BBMAs Red Carpet Live presented by Pepsi will be streamed live on Twitter from 6-8 p.m. Following that, the 2018 Billboard Music Awards will broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden […]

At 40, Brian Fallon Takes Stock on New Solo Album ‘Local Honey’

The sepia-toned murder ballad “Vincent” is the closest that Fallon, who’s earned comparisons to Bruce Springsteen, comes to any “Jungleland” story-song. It has Bruce-like images of carnivals and the tilt-a-whirl, along with complex characters like “Jolene,” who hates the Dolly Parton song that inspired her name, and the doomed “Vincent,” a serial abuser. Tellingly, the […]

Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson to Receive Reggae Tribute Album

Rolling Stone previously shared Carry Me Home’s “Home Is Where the Hatred Is,” and today brings “A Toast to the People,” a cut from 1975’s From South Africa to South Carolina that receives a reggae retooling from the Archives and singer DeVaughn:

Kelly Clarkson Looks So Glam in Curve-Hugging Dress for Billboard Music Awards Promo Shoot

Drake, Lamar, Mars, Sheeran and Taylor Swift received nods in the top artist category for having this year’s most popular songs and albums, and 21 Savage, Cabello, Cardi B, Khalid and Kodak Black are nominated for top new artist for their rapidly rising careers.

Fiona Apple Unveils Release Date for New Album ‘Fetch the Bolt Cutters’

As detailed in the profile, the album features contributions from indie rock drummer Amy Wood, sound engineer (and Wood’s father) John Would, bassist Sebastian Steinberg of the band Soul Coughing and Latin singer-songwriter Davíd Garza. Actress-model Cara Delevingne also makes a cameo appearance on the album’s title track.

Chairlift’s Caroline Polachek Made a Free Surprise Instrumentals Album That Showcases Her Production Chops

Echoing Björk’s demands for recognition as an auteur, Polachek says the fact is she and Wimberly were always creative equals behind the scenes. “Patrick’s really good about saying, ‘Actually, we both produced this.’ And that assumption [that she didn’t produce] isn’t Patrick’s fault whatsoever. More often than not, journalists will also say that Patrick produced […]