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Snoop Dogg Slams 'Roots' Remake, Calls for Boycott

May 30, 2016 - 15:13
Snoop Dogg slammed the new Roots miniseries, which premieres Monday night on The History Channel, and called upon his fans to boycott the four-part series based on Alex Haley's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. "I'm sick of this shit. How the fuck are they going to put Roots on, on Memorial Day?" the rapper...

Questlove Pens List Explaining Why Prince Was 'Hip-Hop Pioneer'

May 30, 2016 - 12:03
Questlove has penned another tribute to Prince, this time a humorous Instagram post that lists 40 reasons why the legendary artist was a "hip-hop pioneer." Inspired by the Prince-dedicated issue of The Source, the Roots drummer broke down what made Prince such an influential artist and cutting edge talent, from the fact...

See T.I. Talk 'Roots' Remake Role, His 'Quest for Truth'

May 30, 2016 - 11:00
Tonight, the first part of the new remake of the classic 1977 miniseries Roots will premiere. On the fourth night of the series, T.I. will figure prominently into the story as the character Cyrus, a slave fighting for freedom in the Union Army, and will join a star-studded cast that includes...

The Last Word: Ronnie Spector on Childhood Hero, Sobriety, Life with Phil

May 30, 2016 - 10:00
In April, Ronnie Spector released English Heart, a new LP that explores her surprisingly deep rock & roll roots. The legendary Ronettes singer told Rolling Stone how she hung out with the Beatles, toured with the Stones, dated David Bowie and fended off advances from Jimi Hendrix. In a more recent...

How Beatles' Game-Changing 'Paperback Writer' Paved Way for 'Revolver'

May 30, 2016 - 09:00
In the annals of Beatles singles, we have what we might think of as a game-starter in "Please Please Me," a game-ender in something like "Let It Be," and a host of game-changers, the most important of which is rarely discussed as one of the band's top efforts. And yet, "Paperback Writer"...

See a Preview of Jamie Lynn Spears' Revealing Documentary

May 30, 2016 - 09:00
"Music was the first career decision I ever made for myself," Jamie Lynn Spears tells Rolling Stone Country. The 25-year-old actress-singer isn't denouncing her childhood days on Zoey 101, as the Nickelodeon show plucked her out of big sister Britney's shadow and gave her a legion of fans. But as...

Watch Bruce Springsteen, Bono Perform 'Because the Night' in Dublin

May 29, 2016 - 20:23
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band's The River Tour headed to Dublin, Ireland this weekend, and at the second of two shows at the city's Croke Park Sunday, the group was joined by U2's Bono, who performed the Patti Smith classic "Because the Night" alongside Springsteen and company. This wasn't the first time...

On the Charts: Drake Fends Off 'Dangerous Woman' to Stay Number One

May 29, 2016 - 16:51
Drake's Views stayed Number One on the Billboard 200 for a fourth straight week, fending off heavy competition in the form of a pair of new releases, Ariana Grande's Dangerous Woman and Blake Shelton's If I'm Honest. In its fourth week of release, Views racked up another 189,000 total copies – although only 50,000...

Watch Gay Couple Renew Vows Onstage at Edward Sharpe's North Carolina Show

May 29, 2016 - 11:16
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros took a stand against North Carolina's controversial HB2 at the band's concert Friday in Raleigh when they invited a married gay couple onstage to renew their vows in front of a sold-out North Carolina Museum of Art show. During the band's performance of "Home," frontman Alex...

N.W.A Reflect on 'Efil4zaggin,' 1991's Most Dangerous Album

May 29, 2016 - 10:09
"When we broke up, the group was Number One on the Billboard chart," N.W.A's DJ Yella, says. "I mean, groups don't break up at Number One. They break up at Number 1,000." "It was, like, shit – all good things come to an end," says bandmate MC Ren. N.W.A issued their second...

Chance the Rapper, Donnie Trumpet Celebrate 'Surf' Anniversary With Unreleased Track

May 29, 2016 - 09:12
Saturday marked the one-year anniversary of the release of Donnie Trumpet and the Social Experiment's Surf, the collective's acclaimed LP that heavily featured Chance the Rapper. To celebrate the occasion, Trumpet unveiled "The First Time," a seamless, 10-minute mix of unreleased material from the Surf sessions. "This is a collection of unused...

Billy Joel: Donald Trump's Campaign 'Very Entertaining'

May 28, 2016 - 16:13
At Billy Joel's concerts over the past year, the singer has often dedicated the performance of his 1974 single "The Entertainer" to Donald Trump, with one such shout-out occurring Friday night at Joel's monthly gig at New York's Madison Square Garden. While there is debate whether the dedication is genuine or...

Robyn to Debut Remix Project at Festival Gigs

May 28, 2016 - 13:58
Robyn kicks off a brief North American tour Saturday at Boston Calling, and for the Swedish singer's three upcoming festival gigs, she'll revisit some of her biggest singles as part of a remix project that she'll debut live onstage. For the performances, Robyn invited nine producers – some of her favorite artists...

Watch Courtney Barnett Cover Grateful Dead Classic on 'Fallon'

May 28, 2016 - 11:06
Less than a week after Courtney Barnett delivered a killer musical guest spot on the season finale of Saturday Night Live, the Australian singer-songwriter was back on NBC as she and her band visited The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Friday. While Barnett's SNL performance spotlighted tracks off her acclaimed 2015 LP Sometimes...

Watch Lonely Island's Oddball 'I'm a Weirdo' Video

May 27, 2016 - 22:13
The Lonely Island's pop mockumentary Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping arrives June 3rd, and before the comedy hits theaters, Conner4Real – the fictional pop star played by Andy Samberg – has unveiled another new track, "I'm a Weirdo Freestyle." Recorded on an iPhone, the video finds Conner4Real and his for-hire crew,...

2 Chainz, Lil Wayne Celebrate Excess in 'Gotta Lotta' Video

May 27, 2016 - 21:12
2 Chainz and Lil Wayne have unveiled their new video for "Gotta Lotta," the rappers' latest single off their collaborative Collegrove. A fire breathing woman, a marching band drummer, rapper Mack Maine and Lil Wayne's "Make America Skate Again" all make appearances in the colorful video. "We gotta lotta dope / We gotta...

Skrillex Refutes Justin Bieber Lawsuit: 'Sorry But We Didn't Steal This'

May 27, 2016 - 20:11
Skrillex, who was named in the lawsuit filed against Justin Bieber over the hit "Sorry," has responded to the copyright infringement allegations. "SORRY but we didn't steal this," the producer tweeted alongside a video of how the songwriters crafted, and not sampled, the "Sorry" vocal hook at the center of the...

'Black'

May 27, 2016 - 16:46
Like a two-sided Lost Weekend, emotional – and literal – darkness is at the troubled heart of the first half of Black, Dierks Bentley's adventurous 21st century take on cheating songs and the reclamation of love, which marks the most fully satisfying of the country superstar's LP's since 2010's brilliant...

Watch Chad Smith, Jack Johnson Cover Sly Stone With Kids

May 27, 2016 - 14:11
Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith, Jack Johnson, Paula Abdul, Jason Mraz, Tim Robbins, Keb' Mo' and Elizabeth Banks were among the musicians and celebrities to perform music alongside students as part of the Turnaround Arts program. Today, the initiative, along with Playing for Change, unveiled their all-star video...

Meet SWMRS: Punk's Progressive, Pop-Friendly Saviors

May 27, 2016 - 13:30
SWMRS co-leader Cole Becker is hanging from the ceiling. The California punk rockers are charging through bracing, hook-y songs off their debut, Drive North, at a New York show. They even return to the stage after their allotted set time and keep rocking unplugged through a cover of the Cure's...