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Hear Justin Bieber's Soul-Searching New Single, 'What Do You Mean?'

3 hours 38 min ago
Justin Bieber looks for romantic clarity on his breezy new single, "What Do You Mean?," the first sample off his upcoming fourth LP, out November 13th via RBMG/Def Jam Recordings. The limber track finds Bieber crooning over looped vocal samples, gentle piano chords and tropical synths. "What do you mean / When you nod your...

Baroness Prep 'Purple' LP, Pour Powerful New Song 'Chlorine and Wine'

4 hours 12 min ago
Savannah, Georgia alt-metal outfit Baroness have served a new track, "Chlorine and Wine," the first taste of their long-awaited fourth LP, Purple, set for release on December 18th via the band's new label, Abraxan Hymns. The sprawling, nearly seven-minute track comes with a beautifully animated clip and opens with a dreamy melange...

See Keith Urban's Vibrant 'John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16' Video

5 hours 17 min ago
Keith Urban barely appeared in last year's video for "Somewhere in My Car," a steamy clip that focused less on the singer and more on a pair of window-fogging, hot-and-heavy actors. "John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16" is a different story. Directed by Shane Drake, the new video shines a...

Flashback: Guns N' Roses Play Final Show Before Mysterious Hiatus

August 27, 2015 - 17:32
Slash caused a huge stir this past weekend when he didn't challenge a Swedish reporter's assertion that he was back on speaking terms with Axl Rose. "It was probably way overdue, you know," he said. "But it's very cool at this point to dispel some of that negative stuff that was going...

Hear Alabama, Alison Krauss Duet on Romantic 'Come Find Me'

August 27, 2015 - 17:13
Alabama's repertoire has always been a solid blend of foot-stomping anthems and tender ballads, and the tradition continues on Southern Drawl, the first album of original songs from the trio of Randy Owen, Teddy Gentry and Jeff Cook since 2001. One of the many highlights on the collection is "Come...

Van Morrison Preps Expanded Reissues of 'Astral Weeks,' 'His Band'

August 27, 2015 - 15:55
Van Morrison's seminal 1968 LP Astral Weeks and 1970's His Band and the Street Choir, will be expanded, remastered and reissued on October 30th via Warner Bros. Both LPs will be made available digitally and on CD, each featuring a handful of previously unreleased, alternate versions of album cuts. The expanded Astral Weeks...

Jennifer Nettles Announces Tour, Readies New Album for 2016

August 27, 2015 - 15:43
After parting ways with her longtime label Universal Nashville earlier this month, Jennifer Nettles has found a new home: the singer-songwriter, Broadway actress and one-half of Grammy-winning duo Sugarland has signed with Big Machine Records. The label, overseen by Music Row impresario (and American Idol mentor) Scott Borchetta, will release...

Clint Black Details Maniacal Work on First New Album in 10 Years

August 27, 2015 - 14:54
Clint Black had time to kill when making On Purpose, his first new album in a decade. The multi-platinum-selling country legend was having too much fun — and wearing too many hats — making the LP to be in any sort of rush. "I've been a maniac," he told Rolling Stone...

'Daughter Shot-Put' Highlights Jim James' 'No Escape' Video

August 27, 2015 - 14:35
Jim James has released a video for his heartfelt, slow-burning new track "Take Care of You," which appears on the soundtrack to the Owen Wilson, Lake Bell and Pierce Brosnan film, No Escape. The video, which premiered on Paste, opens with a shot from the movie before cutting to James alone in a studio,...

Yo La Tengo: Our Life in 15 Songs

August 27, 2015 - 13:36
Founded in Hoboken in 1984 by Ira Kaplan and Georgia Hubley, restless indie experimenters Yo La Tengo grew out of a series of early-Eighties cover bands with never-repeating setlists. As the group expanded its palette and shuffled its lineup, the cover songs remained and have featured on nearly every Yo La Tengo...

Macklemore, Ryan Lewis Tap Rap Vets for Outlandish 'Downtown' Video

August 27, 2015 - 13:17
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis hit the streets with hip-hop pioneers Grandmaster Caz, Kool Moe Dee and Melle Mel in the humongous, charmingly ridiculous video for "Downtown," which also features Foxy Shazam vocalist, Eric Nally. The clip and punchy, funky track bear an initial resemblance to Macklemore and Lewis' breakout hit "Thrift Shop," opening with...

N.W.A: American Gangstas

August 27, 2015 - 13:14
Dr. Dre rubs his mountainous right deltoid through a snug black T-shirt, not quite allowing himself to wince. His shoulder hurts. He has an online radio show to record, a sort-of-secret album to mix, a call from Jimmy Iovine coming any minute. But in the middle of an overscheduled July...

See Clare Dunn Bust Out Fiery Fretwork in 'Move On' Video

August 27, 2015 - 12:53
With opening slots on cross-country tours by Lee Brice, Chris Young and Miranda Lambert, Clare Dunn — one of Rolling Stone Country's Artists You Need to Know —  is gearing up for a busy fall. Along the way, she'll also make her major-label debut with a new EP, whose five...

See Bono Grab a Star in U2's New 'Song for Someone' Video

August 27, 2015 - 12:37
Bono sings U2's "Song for Someone" from a vantage point in the clouds in the new video for the group's latest Songs of Innocence single. As a man trips and falls on the earth below, the frontman croons words of support, reaching into the night sky to grab a star as...

Watch Taylor Swift Sing 'Smelly Cat' With Lisa Kudrow at L.A. Show

August 27, 2015 - 12:24
Taylor Swift's 1989 world tour has featured an epic roster of special guests, with names getting bigger and weirder as it's progressed. For her final show at Los Angeles' Staples Center, Swift brought out actress Lisa Kudrow, who reprised her famous Friends character Phoebe Buffay. With acoustic guitar in hand, Swift introduced...

10 Great Stevie Ray Vaughan Tributes

August 27, 2015 - 12:07
When Stevie Ray Vaughan died 25 years ago today, he was on the verge of a second act comparable to his friend Eric Clapton's. After years of substance abuse, during which he managed to record three stunning albums of virtuosic Stratocaster sizzle with his longtime band Double Trouble, Vaughan was clean...

Watch Ashley Monroe Deliver Dark 'I Buried Your Love Alive' on 'Conan'

August 27, 2015 - 11:58
Ashley Monroe made a late-night appearance on Conan on Wednesday, unveiling another of the tracks from her acclaimed new LP The Blade. The Tennessee native and her band, all dressed in black, delivered a darkly seductive version of "I Buried Your Love Alive," which Monroe penned with Nashville Songwriters Hall...

Tyler, the Creator Banned From United Kingdom Over Lyrics

August 27, 2015 - 11:21
Odd Future member Tyler, the Creator announced he has been banned from the United Kingdom after canceling a string of shows in the U.K. and Ireland, including sets at the Reading and Leeds Festivals. "Based on lyrics from 2009 I am not allowed in the U.K. for 3-5 years (although I was there...

Happy Birthday, 'Highway 61': Dylan's Weirdest, Funniest Album Turns 50

August 27, 2015 - 11:13
Happy 50th birthday to Highway 61 Revisited, Bob Dylan's strangest, funniest, most baffling and most perfect album. Released on August 30th, 1965, it arrived just five months after his previous masterpiece, Bringing It All Back Home, but this was a different guy making a different album, a folk rogue embracing the weirdness...

Patti Smith Leads Powerful 'Horses' Set in Jimi Hendrix's Studio

August 27, 2015 - 11:06
As part of a performance of her debut album Horses in the studio where she recorded it, Patti Smith sang her beatific cover of Them's "Gloria" twice. The first time was as the set opener, in which she transitioned from reading the poem off an LP copy of the record...