• Eminem Evokes Old School Rap in New Single, ‘Berzerk’

    Eminem released his first single of his new album a day after announcing the album drop. The single is called “Berzerk” and after a single listen your head will be steaming like a tea kettle, from old school samples of the Beastie Boys Ad-Rock screaming “Kick it!” from Fight for your right and classic rock riffs sampled from Billy Squier’s “The Stroke”. That with a combination of Em scream rapping as if from the padded walls of an asylum will have you cringing in fear while rocking to the classic familiarity of old school rap/rock. Eminem is taking a leap with this one, but who knows, this might be just what glam-rap needs to get a wake-up kick in the balls. Who better to do it from, than the guy who changed the game in his era.

  • Tear Jerker Of The Day: 96 Year Old Man Writes A Song “Oh Sweet Lorraine” For His Late Wife And Wins A Contest

    A 96-year-old Illinois man named Fred Stobaugh wrote a song about his wife of 75 years and when he sent the heart-wrenching ode into a singer-songwriter contest, they decided to produce it for him. When Fred talks about his wife Lorraine now, it’s hard for him to hold back tears after the life they led together he says was ‘like a dream.’ After she died, he was sitting alone in the Peoria home they once shared and for the first time in his life he decided to write a song.

  • 6 Professional Athletes Who Have Given Music A Try

    Music and athletics are often thought of as mutually exclusive. Athletes aren’t thought of to possess artistic ability for somewhat unfounded reasons that exist solely in the realm of immature stereotyping. Don’t be mistaken, sometimes the stereotypes are true and athletes should not be allowed to step into a music-recording booth—people like John Cena. But, the WWE star is excluded from consideration due to the blatantly scripted nature of the professional wrestling. And, this list will only focus on athletes who don’t play in scripted sporting affairs.

  • Calvin Harris Is By Far The World’s Highest Paid DJ

    Forbes recently released their list of the highest paid DJs in the world and Calvin Harris came out on top by a wide margin earning $46 million with chart dominating singles and nightly fees that exceed $200,000. “The rise of dance music has been astronomical in the last three years,” said Harris, “I happened to be in the right place at the right time.”

  • The Roots and Fallon Help Derek Jeter with Some New At Bat Music

    The New York Yankees Captain hasn’t had many opportunities to step up to the plate this year, but that doesn’t mean he shouldn’t have the best possible walk out music. Jeter mentioned he’s respect and love for Bob Shepard, the Yankees late stadium announcer, so before every at bat, Jeter requested to have a recording of Mr. Shepard introduce him. This year he chose to use Eminem’s ‘Square Dance’ as his walk out music, but Jimmy and the Roots have a few ideas of their own.

  • Iconic Concert: Nine Inch Nails’ Full 2013 Lollapalooza Set

    This weekend at Lollapalooza Trent Reznor returned to the stage with Nine Inch Nails after a four-year hiatus. During his time away Reznor scored the David Fincher films The Social Network and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, winning the Academy Award for Best Original Score for the former and the Grammy Award for Best Score Soundtrack but the 22 song set you can watch below in it’s entirety proves that his real talents lay with NIN.

  • Jason Bateman, Will Forte, Ed Helms and Jason Sudeikis Star In Mumford & Sons’ New Music Video For “Hopeless Wanderer”

    Mumford & Sons landed four of the biggest fish in comedy Jason Bateman, Will Forte, Ed Helms and Jason Sudeikis to star as members of their band in the music video for “Hopeless Wanderer.” As ROlling Stone describes, “It takes a minute at the outset to realize they’re not actually the musicians, thanks to long shots and strategically placed sun halos, but by the time Sudeikis is chewing sensuously on Forte’s fake beard, or all four launch into a vaudevillean banjo throwdown, the cat has long since fled the bag.”

  • The Killers And 23 Examples Of Amazing Music You Learned About On The O.C.

    10 years ago today The O.C. made it’s premiere and Seth Cohen gave comic book reading geeks everywhere hope that they could actually land the hot girl. Although you might not admit it, The O.C. was your guilty pleasure. C’mon just admit it. And for good reason. The O.C. was instrumental is launching new bands during it’s four year run. From performances at their nightclub “The Bait Shop” by The Killers and Modest Mouse, to artists like U2, Gwen Stefani and The Beastie Boys debuting new music exclusively on the show, during the start of the iPod era The O.C. gave us a ton of new, under-the-radar music to check out.

  • “Picasso Baby: A Performance Art Film” by Jay Z is Artsy

    Jay Z’s highly anticipated mysterious six hour “Picasso Baby” session was cut and edited into a eleven minute performance art piece at the Pace Gallery in Chelsea. The video was an impromptu show presented to a crowd of art world residents, regular celebrities, and cool-looking civilians including Marina Abramović, Judd Apatow, Marilyn Minter, George Condo, Alan Cumming, Fab Five Freddy, Jim Jarmusch, Jemima Kirke, Jenna Lyons, Glenn O’Brien, Rosie Pérez, Cynthia Rowley, Wale, Michael K. Williams, Adam Driver, Dustin Yellin, actual Picasso baby Diana Widmaier Picasso, and our own Jerry Saltz.

  • Remember Jay Z’s 6 Hour ‘Picasso Baby’ Performance? It’s Going to Premier on HBO

    Remember that day of Jay Z’s album release, when he performed a new track ‘Picasso Baby’ for six hours at Chelsea’s Pace Gallery? Well it was all for a good cause promotion. The teaser video features Alan Cumming, Judd Apatow, and Marina Abramovic and we’re guessing the full length feature will be an extension of that. The full length of whatever the six hour session plans to be will premier on Aug. 2 at 11 p.m., directly after Jay’s appearance on Real Time with Bill Maher.

  • LISTEN NOW: Childish Gambino’s New Song ‘Centipede’

    Donald Glover, star of NBC’s hit show Community lives a double life as a very very talent rapped going by the name Childish Gambino. If you didn’t know all this yet it’s time to crawl out from under your rock. Glover Gambino released a new song today called “Centipede” which you can listen to right now.

  • Subway Sets: Bring Underground Music to Rooftops Above NYC

    Image your favorite subway musician playing above ground? It’s a damn simple concept that someone should have thought of years ago. A Kickstarter project named Subway Sets brings three of the best musicians from New York’s underground music scene to a rooftop above the city each month.  Dan Pierson is organizing the first concert in August and he needs our help with financing to lock in a roof top.  Help him raise the necessary fund by checking out the Kickstarter page below. Hat tip: Laughing Squid

  • Jesse And The Rippers Are Reuniting On ‘Fallon’

    Endings years of speculation, Jesse and the Rippers, whose 1992 smash-hit “Forever” catapulted Fat Fish Records to the multi-platinum success story it is today, will reunite on this Friday’s episode of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. The members of the revered rock band hadn’t spoken to each other in over a decade, since their lead singer and lyricist, heartthrob Jesse Katsopolis, left the group to form Hot Daddy and the Monkey Puppets, but according to drummer Guy In Flannel Shirt, “I decided to pick up the phone, and let the hatred slide off of me…forever.” Read more: Jesse And The Rippers Are Reuniting On ‘Fallon’

  • Sound Waves Create Song of London’s Iconic Skyline

    Creative agency Perfect Fools partnered with Stockholm-based DJ Prova for the ‘SoundCloud Without Borders’ campaign to promote Fogg, a startup, who’s goal is to bring  “borderless internet access throughout Europe”. The song recreate London’s iconic skyline using different sound waves and pitches. Karl Nord, Perfect Fools art director,  was inspired when he noticed that the sound waves of a song he was listening to resembled New York’s infamous skyline. The tempo and length were all things that were considered when Prova created the mix. St. Pauls Cathedral, Big Ben, and the Houses of Parliament are some of the more recognizable landmarks featured in the skyline. He said, “To create a skyline out of sound waves, you have to take both tempo and length into consideration. After that, I used different types of compressions and limiters and played around with lots of synths and envelopes to build the actual buildings.”  

  • The Top 10 Most-misheard Lyrics Accoding to Spotify

    Music streaming service, Spotify, just released ‘The Top 10 Most-misheard Lyrics’ and the results are anything but shocking, mostly because we make all of these lyrical mishaps on the regular. Obviously ‘Hold me closer, Tony Danza’ has made the list, surprisingly not in the number 1 spot, but it’s up there. A newer song, that we thought was sure to make the list was Rihanna’s “We found love in a hopeless place” which listeners thought that  the Grammy-winner sings “We found Dove in a soapless place” in her 2011 chart-topper, according to a UK poll. Here is the list in full and a Spotify playlist for your listening pleasure as well.

  • Iconic Concert: Foo Fighters at Global Citizen Festival 2012

    The line-up for Global Citizen Festival 2013 was announced and to fuel the flames of the excitement here is an iconic performance from the Foo Fighters when they headlined last year’s Global Citizen Festival. 54,000 people filled Central Park’s Great Lawn and had their faces rocked off by Dave Grohl.

  • Stevie Wonder, Kings of Leon, Alicia Keys, and John Mayer To Play Free Concert In Central Park (Ticket Info)

    Moments ago the line-up for the 2013 Global Citizen Festival was announced and it is impressive. Stevie Wonder, Kings of Leon, Alicia Keys, and John Mayer will perform a free ticketed concert in New York’s iconic Central Park Great Lawn to help raise money and awareness for issues supported by GlobalCitizen.org. 54,000 tickets will be given away but to get one you need to take a few steps. First sign-up on GlobalCitizen.org then do a few good deeds, each of which has a point value. Examples include, signing a petition to stand up against malaria (4 points) or support contraception in Africa (4 points). Once you have eight points you can enter the ticket lottery. 27,000 pairs of tickets will be given away for the September 28th show. More ticket info here >>

  • Iconic Concert: The Rolling Stones at Hyde Park, 44 Years Later

    1969 was the last time The Stones played their revolutionary concert at Hyde Park, London and this pas weekend they returned for a show that rocked the heavens. Here is a video of them performing “All Down The Line”, Jagger still moving and flailing about as if his entire body is made of rubber. The rest of the band mates haven’t traded in their scarves and sleeveless t-shirts for cardigans and velcro shoes just yet either, Keith Richards defying the laws of science and epitomizing Darwinism as the forefront in human evolution. Either way their still rocking out, maybe now, better than then.

  • Snowboarder Shaun White’s Band “Bad Things” Is Actually Pretty Good

    Olympic snowboarder Shaun White has launched a second career as the lead guitarist for a new rock band named Bad Things who have just been signed to Warner Bros. Records and will be putting out their debut album later this year. Bad Things have a song “Caught Inside” on SoundCloud which has a dreamy ’60s California vibe similar to Vacationer.

  • Mumford & Sons Announce New Tour, Coming To NYC On August 28th

    Moments ago Mumford & Sons publicist  sent us a message announcing a late summer tour that kicks off August 26th in Toronto. Fans in and around New York City will have the opportunity to check out the ‘The Full English Tour’ when stops in New York City on August 28th at the Forest Hills Stadium in Queens, NY. To purchase tickets to the Mumford and Sons shows you need to register at their ‘Invitation Onsale‘ page. Once you register you’ll be able to buy tickets starting Monday, July 8th at 12 PM Eastern Time. Full tour dates August 8/26 – Molson Canadian Amphitheatre – Toronto, ON – Canada 8/28 – Forest Hills Stadium – Queens, NY (Gentlemen Of The Road presents) 8/29 – First Niagara Pavilion – Burgettstown, PA September 9/02 – Klipsch Music Center – Noblesville, IN 9/03 – Marcus Amphitheater – Milwaukee, WI 9/04 – Xcel Energy Center – Saint Paul, MN 9/09 – Oak Mountain Amphitheatre – Pelham, AL 9/10 – Centennial Olympic Park – Atlanta, GA 9/11 – Charter Amphitheatre – Simpsonville, SC 9/16 – New Orleans LA @ Mardi Gras World* 9/17 – Woodlands TX @ Cynthia Woods Pavilion* 9/18 – Dallas TX @ GEXA Energy more »

  • The Good, The Bad And The Creepy of EDC Las Vegas 2013 [41 Photos]

    The past weekend Electric Daisy Carnival rolled into the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Over 300,000 tickets were sold and all the cool kids within hundreds of miles dressed up in their EDM finest. Some people looked great, and others didn’t. As a follow up to our The Good, The Bad And The Creep of EDC New York City [53 Photos] we present you the Las Vegas edition.