• 10 People Who Think Eminem’s “Rap God” Is The Best Rapping Of All Time

    Eminem set the internet a blaze this morning with the release of his latest song “Rap God.” 6077 words in 6:05 minutes. In those 365 seconds he averages an astounding 16.64 words per second. The consensus on Twitter is that the song is pure fire and some are even going as far to say that it is some of the best rapping ever. You be the judge:

  • 20 Isolated Vocal Tracks From Music Legends You Need To Hear

    There’s no denying the talent of vocalists such as Chris Cornell of Soundgarden, Debbie Harry of Blondie, or The Beatles’ Paul McCartney and John Lennon, but sometimes you forget just how good they are when there is so much going on with a song’s musical accompaniment. These 20 isolated vocal tracks from those artists and many more serve as an incredible reminder of why they are so highly regarded. 

  • The Triumphant Return Of Shaq Diesel?

    Remember when Shaq was a wrapper and released “Shaq Diesel” in 1993? It had “What’s Up Doc? (Can We Rock)”, his incredible collaboration with Fu-Schnickens. I think I got the cassingle free with a pair of hi-tops from Foot Locker. Anyway, it appears as though Shaq is back in the rap game and about as good as ever, I guess. With the help of some Canadian dude named ShaqIsDope, Shaq has made a better “Karate Chop” remix than Lil Wayne, thanks to brilliant rhymes like “Wilt Chamberlain/ Kareem Abdul/ Chicks see me, they get wet/ Swimming pool.”

  • 70s Rock Stars With Their Parents (10 Photos)

    In 1971, Life Magazine did a feature on rock stars at home with their parents. All the photos from the issue are available to view on Life.com along with selected quotes form the rock stars, their parents, and the photographer. We’ve put the best shots into a gallery. Check out Frank Zappa’s purple house. Marie from Breaking Bad would love it!

  • Paul McCartney Plays Surprise Show In Times Square

    If you too are incredibly said that you missed Paul McCartney play a surprise show in Times Square just now, at least take comfort in knowing that the lucky bastards who were there took lots of pictures and video. Apparently it’s all a part of his promotion for his new album, aptly titled “New.” He also played a show at a school in Queens yesterday and was on Jimmy Fallon the night before. 

  • The Kanye/Kimmel Feud Gets Settled (Video)

    Last night the feud between Kanye West and Jimmy Kimmel came to an end when West came on Kimmel’s show as a guest and sat for a 24-minute interview. There were a few funny moments, but for the most part it was Kanye being Kanye and Kimmel kissing his ass and being apologetic about the whole situation. It’s interesting how the feud started when Kimmel made fun of West’s BBC interview with Zane Lowe, but Kimmel’s interview basically turned into the same thing by the end of it. Oh well, I guess we’ll just have to wait for Kanye West to do something outrageous again so this can all start over. It shouldn’t be a long wait.21319232849 by YardieGoals

  • What Happens When Two Egomaniacs Make A Music Video? Let Paris Hilton And Lil Wayne Show You

    After 7 years away from the music business, Paris Hilton has returned with “Good Time.” Did anyone even notice she was gone? Earlier in the year she signed with Cash Money Records and announced she would be working with Lil Wayne on what would eventually become this masterpiece. Lil Wayne’s rapping does little aside from adding some x-rated explicitness to the track. On the bright side, Paris looks good (in a plastic doll sort of way), so do yourself a favor and mute the sound while you watch her dance around in a bathing suit.

  • Celebrate John Lennon’s Birthday With These Five Great Songs

    It was on this day in 1940 that John Lennon was born in Liverpool, England. Although assassinated in 1980, he left us an incredible catalog of music and remains one of the greatest songwriters the world has ever known. As a member of the Beatles in the 60s then as a solo act and member of the Plastic Ono Band in the 70s, Lennon penned many memorable songs that live on. Here’s a small sampling of some of the most interesting from his career. 

  • 13 Songs Added To RSVLTS’ “Alternative Essentials” Spotify Playlist – Stream For Free Now

    Our “Alternative Essentials” playlist on Spotify really is one of the best sources for good rock music on the web. The playlist has an incredible track record for predicting hot new bands way before their songs go mainstream. From Capital Cities to Lorde to The Neighbourhood to Fitz and the Tantrums you heard them first on RSVLTS “Alternative Essentials.”

  • Jimmy Fallon, Miley Cyrus & The Roots Sing An A Cappella Version Of “We Can’t Stop” (Video)

    With all the craziness and controversy that Miley Cyrus has been engaging in, from feuding with Sinead O’Connor to her Terry Richardson photo shoot, it’s easy to forget that she has real talent as a singer. Luckily, The Roots and Jimmy Falloon came to the rescue and teamed up with her to remind us that there’s a great voice that can come out of that mouth, not just a nasty tongue, with this a cappella rendition of “We Can’t Stop.” Pay special attention to ?uestlove’s scene-stealing reactions during the video.

  • Remembering Pogues Guitarist Phil Chevron

    After a long battle with head and neck cancer, Phil Chevron, best known as the guitarist for Irish music greats The Pogues, has passed away at the age of 56. Chevron first became famous in the late 70s as a member of the Radiators from Space, Dublin’s biggest punk band at the time.  It was during that period that he first met Shane MacGowan who would go on to start the Pogues, recruiting Chevron as guitarist during the recording of their second album. When the Pogues reformed in recent years, Chevron took on the role of unofficial spokesman for the band, updating the website and communicating with fans. As the main diplomat in the group, his passing almost certainly dashes any hopes of another Pogues tour. These videos offer a brief glimpse at his incredible career.  

  • R. Kelly’s Delicious New Single “Cookie”

    The ever classy, old-fashioned romantic R. Kelly released a new track off his upcoming album, Black Panties. The song, Cookie, is a delightful ode to love-making, wherein Mr. Kelly characterizes himself as a cookie monster who wants nothing more than to lick, bite, and get inside his special lady’s cookie. I sincerely hope that Sesame Street invites him to perform the song as a duet with Cookie Monster, although they might need to tweak the lyrics a tad.

  • The Smiths Lyrics Meet The Peanuts Gang

    The Smiths lead singer and songwriter Morrissey was known to write some of the most depressing songs of the 80s. This Charming Charlie is a Tumblr blog that takes his bleak lyrics and places them in the dialogue balloons in Peanuts cartoons. Amazingly enough, they still make sense coming out of the mouths of Lucy and Charlie Brown. Universal had the site taken down, but has since dropped their lawsuit. Now it’s back and Morrissey himself has recently expressed delight over the mashup. Here are some of our favorites from the page.

  • Breaking Bad Brings New Fans To Badfinger

    When Badfinger signed to Apple Records in 1968 (originally as The Iveys), they were expected to be the next big thing. After all, they were the first non-Beatles on the record label. They started off very successful ,with many hits from 1970-72.  However, it was no to last. Management changes and the suicide of lead singer Pete Ham in 1975 led to the breakup of the band by 1977. A reunion was attempted but ended when guitarist Tom Evans committed suicide in 1983.  But with their song “Baby Blue” featured in the Breaking Bad finale,  the tragic band has found a whole new audience. If that was your introduction them, here are the essential Badfinger tracks to get you into this incredible band.

  • Calvin Harris’ EDM Remix Of The Killers’ “When You Were Young”

    Recently, we featured The Killers in our Iconic Concert series and shared their new video. Now the band is making news again with the release of Scottish DJ Calvin Harris’ EDM remix of their “When You Were Young.” The track will be on the deluxe edition of their “Direct Hits” compilation, which hits stores November 11. The synth-heavy remix has a driving beat that fits perfectly with the original song. This track is bound to pop up in your local club and probably on the next Dance Dance Revolution release.

  • Yoko Ono Performs With The Flaming Lips On David Letterman (Video)

    The Flaming Lips played a show at NYC’s Terminal 5 last night, but during the day they filled in for the Plastic Ono Band on the Late Show with David Letterman. That’s right, Yoko Ono and son Sean Lennon were joined by the Flaming Lips for an interesting performance of what might be the scariest peace song ever written, “Cheshire Cat Cry.” Lips’ frontman Wayne Coyne was obviously saving his talents for his own performance that night, as he opted to sit on the floor and make noises with a bullhorn. No matter what your take on experimental art rock, you’ve go to hand it to Yoko Ono for managing to live 80 years without ever taking a singing lesson. Sitting through the performance is worth it just to hear Letterman’s joke at the end.

  • The Son of Rock Royalty Takes On A Beatles Classic To Pay Tribute To His Father

    Dhani Harrison pays tribute to this legendary father, Beatles guitarist George Harrison, by singing a rendition of “For You Blue,” a song written by his father. The top review of the song on iTunes says, “Ok, this sounds terrific but is also scary at the same time. Sounds exactly like George! What a fantastic tribute to his father.” and we agree. It is a fantastic, underrated Beatles tune and he does a great job with the scaled down version. Now if only he would do a whole album of his father’s lesser-known work, that would certainly drive music fans into a frenzy. As an added bonus, all proceeds from sales of “For You Blue” will go to George Harrison’s Material World Foundation so purchase it now on iTunes.

  • Aaron Paul On New Tom Neville & Zen Freeman Single (Video)

    Are you already suffering from Jesse Pinkman withdrawals? Don’t worry! Tom Neville and Zen Freeman have teamed up with Aaron Paul for their new single “Dance Bitch” where Aaron Paul says…wait for it…”dance, bitch.” Listening to the electronic dance music track makes you feel like you’re at one of Jesse’s parties with meth addicts taking apart electronics and hundred dollar bills and pizza strewn about. The song was just released and already a fan has made a video for it on YouTube featuring clips from Breaking Bad, Malcolm in the Middle, and even Aaron Paul’s appearance from the Price is Right.

  • If Every NBA Team Had A Rapper As A Global Ambassador

    With the recent announcement that Drake would be the Toronto Raptor’s “global ambassador,” SPIN compiled a list of who the rest of the NBA should choose as their rapping envoys. Some are obvious (Jay Z for the Nets), some are funny (DMX for the Suns), and some are just plain confusing (Jewel for the Jazz). After reading the list, I  think we all feel bad for Portland.

  • We Talk Pulled Pork, Brooklyn Bowl & My Morning Jacket with Patrick Hallahan

    Sunny, breezy and 68 degrees is the perfect day for a barbecue according to Patrick Hallahan, drummer of My Morning Jacket. Hallahan recently was in town serving up his pulled pork at The Brooklyn Bowl as a part of Taste Talks a food festival that took place in September and that used Brooklyn as it’s backdrop to discuss and devour all things food.  The two-day event kicked off with a pancake breakfast with Blue Ribbon that served up Patrick’s pulled pork. After a few plates of his barbecue and a few rounds of bowling Patrick met with us on the roof of the Wythe hotel for a couple more rounds (of gin and tonics) and talked to us about his love for food.   S: Patrick, I was so excited to see that you’d be involved with Taste Talks and serving up your pulled pork at Brooklyn Bowl’s breakfast event. How did you start making pulled pork? P: My dad’s a really good cook. That’s how it started. From childhood, I was always infatuated with the kitchen and cooking, and I got cookbooks as presents as a child. I always wanted to be a chef. I never thought I’d be a more »

  • Five Bands That Are More Punk Than You Thought

    Rumor has it that before their pictures became commonplace in every middle-school girl’s locker, Fall Out Boy was actually a punk band. I would have never believed it if not for the release of “Love, Sex, Death,” the first single from their upcoming album “Pax Am Days.” But if Fall Out Boy can be surprisingly punk, who else has been holding back from us? Check out these songs and you’ll be guaranteed some surprises.

  • Iconic Concert: The Killers Live At Royal Albert Hall

    It’s now been 10 years since The Killers released their first single, “Mr. Brightside,” and in the decade since they have proven to be one of the biggest bands in the world. In 2009, they recorded two nights of performances in London which became the CD and DVD release “Live From the Royal Albert Hall.” The response tothe show solidified their stardom. The album was nominated for best DVD at the UK’s NME awards. Starpulse called it “quite possibly the best live album and video since Elvis and his ‘Aloha From Hawaii’ some 36 years ago. It’s nothing less than rock and roll at its greatest,” giving the album a perfect five-star rating. Rolling Stone gave it four out of five stars and praised singer Brandon Flowers’ performance. Entertainment Weekly placed the DVD on its “Must List,” stating “When Brandon Flowers et al. explode into closing number “When You Were Young,” and the fans start to sing (and then jump) along, it’s a wonder those 138-year-old walls stay standing.”

  • New Meme Alert: Texting Girls Drake Lyrics [20 Photos]

    Drake‘s new album is out and pigeonsandplanes.com decided to text their exes with Drake lyrics and their friends decided to get in the action too. The results are hilarious. You can do it too. Listen to Drake’s album embedded below and text random girls some lyrics. Just remember to end it with “You’re a good girl, and you know it!”

  • Remembering Led Zeppelin’s John Bonham

    On this day in 1980, the world lost one of the greatest drummers when John Bonham of Led Zeppelin died in his sleep at the age of 32. Our eyes were all opened to the dangers of drinking forty shots of vodka in a twenty-four hour period. For if that’s all that was needed to take down a rock god, what chance do we mere mortals have? At least he left us with some of the best drum solos ever recorded and all without the aid of a double bass pedal. So listen to Bonham’s signature solo, “Moby Dick,” and raise a shot to him. Just don’t raise thirty-nine more.

  • NGHBRS Produce A Music Video Using Only Instagram

    Who in this hectic age has time to use vowels? Certainly not RSVLTS and apparently not NGHBRS. Obviously we like their name choice and now we really like their new music video. It’s taking the web by storm and with good reason. It was produced entirely using Instagram. Take note folks, for there are more applications for Instagram other than capturing your latest meal from a food truck.

  • Adam Lambert + Queen Bring Down the House at the iHeart Music Festival (Full Set Video)

    One, if not the largest talent pooled music festival happened this weekend and produced some of the best sets seen in a long time. 30 Seconds to Mars gave an epic performance along with Sir Paul and Katy Perry to name a few, but the set everyone is talking about is the Queen performance with new frontman, Adam Lambert. Everyone knew Lambert had the pipes, but some were skeptical about if he made a good fit. Well take a look for yourself. Queen is back.

  • Top 20 Guitarists Who Aren’t Named Hendrix, Beck, Page, or Clapton.

    Since the 1960’s, there has been much ado about guitarists such as those in the “Yardbirds triumvirate”—Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, and Jimmy Page. And, there has been even more acclaim surrounding the now-mythical guitar hero, Jimi Hendrix. However, the world of music is one of vast expanses. Hence, several musicians haven’t been given their due credit from the world of “mainstream” music—the world of Rollingstone, MTV—when the station actually covered music, and other widely viewed media. The famous musician, Frank Zappa once said, “Most people wouldn’t know good music if it came up and bit them in the ass.” As such, some phenomenal guitar players who seem to suffer from Rodney Dangerfield syndrome are, in no particular order:

  • Daft Punk & Pharrell Lose Yourself to Dance (video)

    In their new disco-riffic video, the robots of Daft Punk, Pharrell and Neil Rodgers have called upon the sights and sounds of the 70’s and 80’s. Bright lights, bright sequined jackets and Daft Punk’s shimmering helmets bring out the glimmer of exactly what their music accentuates. A little Soul Train vibe and disco riffs do the song justice. Well go ahead, lose yourself to dance.

  • Arcade Fire is Back and Now They Have Big Heads

    Arcade Fire took a little break for a while, but it looks as though they’re back with huge paper mache heads. The song is a melodic tune with an essence of David Bowie, featuring a french chorus. There were two videos for their new single Reflektor featuring the band playing in the back of a truck wearing bobble-head masks.The other, a more message sending one, was more of a “short film” and “virtual projection” and made in collaboration between the band, filmmaker Vincent Morisset, and a team from Google by Aaron Koblin.

  • Drone’s Eye View of Burning Man 2013

    Drones are all the rage right now. So it’s inevitable that someone would bring one to the trendiest non-festival festival in America. There were so many drones at Burning Man that there was almost a drone midair collision at 0:14 of this video.

  • Outkast’s “Hey Ya!” Was Released 10 Years Ago Today

    Fast forward 50 years into the future and “Hey Yeah!” will be an iconic song that represents a generation. Need proof? Just this year Grantland.com named it the best song of the millennium after a March-Madness style bracket of 64 songs. And it all began 10 years ago today when “Hey Yeah!” was released.

  • ODB Hologram Performs with Wu Tang at Rock The Bells

    Game over, Wu Tang. If you haven’t heard of it yet, it’s about to shut down the internet. O.D.B., AKA Peanut the Kidnapper, AKA Little Billy Clinton, AKA Rusty, AKA Dirt McGirt, AKA Joe Bananas, AKA Freeloading Rusty, AKA Dirt Schultz, AKA Big Baby Jesus, AKA Knifey McStab lives on in the form of a halogram performing with Wu Tang at Rock the Bells. Wu Tang performed all the favorite tracks that O.D.B. contributed to and the eerily surreal performance brought back memories when it was a Wu world.

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