Multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer Booker T. Jones will be releasing his long-awaited memoir this fall. The leader of the Stax Records house band and Memphis soul legend's as-yet-untitled tome is projected for release this fall via Little, Brown and Company. An audiobook version
On Wednesday, 415 members of the U.S. House of Representatives voted unanimously to pass the Music Modernization Act, a mega bill that aims to radically improve and streamline the system through which music creators are paid.
As passed in the House, the MMA – which has garnered wide support from the music industry – would update a decades-old system of mechanical licensing, set a
Neil Young and Crazy Horse are returning after a four-year absence for a pair of shows at the Warnors Theater in Fresno, California on May 1st and May 2nd, but they'll be playing without guitarist Frank "Poncho" Sampedro for the first time since he joined the band in 1975. E Street Band guitarist Nils Lofgren,
Stephen Malkmus returns to range life in the Jicks' wry new Western ballad, "Refute." With vocal assist from Kim Gordon, the song is the third single off the band's upcoming record, Sparkle Hard, out May 18th on Matador.
Riding the same wheat-chewing wave as the album's lead single, "Middle America,"
Kali Uchis celebrates the afterlife in her surreal "Get Up" video, which combines her songs "Gotta Get Up" and "Body Language."
The self-directed clip opens with the R&B singer attending her own funeral. Her eyes glow after glancing at her lifeless body in a coffin. Suddenly, she beams into a realm filled with swimming pools, rain-dancing and roses.
Shamir Bailey has come far from where he was both musically and mentally just one year ago.
Last spring, the 23-year-old Philly resident was ready to leave his recording career behind after a few years of feeling trapped in a major label deal that left him creatively stifled. While his manager and the label executives wanted more of the electro-pop direction of his
Emerging from the Black Power era of the late Sixties and early Seventies, experimenting with street poetry and percussive sound, the music of Harlem's Last Poets helped lay the groundwork for hip-hop. The intense Black Nationalist fare of their 1970 self-titled debut was not only politically explosive – it's most famous tracks include "When the Revolution Comes" and "Niggers Are Scared of
There's a 1978 interview with Eddie Money, the radio-staple rocker whose biggest hits still adorn every classic-rock station and outdoor bar serving Mai Tais and Bahama Mamas, on YouTube that perfectly sums up the "Two Tickets to Paradise" and "Take Me Home Tonight" singer. The Long Island–via–Brooklyn musician was
It's ironic that social media jerks tease Jermaine Cole with "J. Cole went platinum with no features." Once seen as an understudy to generational talents like Kendrick Lamar and Drake, the North Carolina musician didn't reach artistic fruition until 2014 Forest Hills Drive, when he abandoned the typical cameo-heavy big-budget formula for an idiosyncratic, self-produced organic sound
A little over a month ago, the majority of Fleetwood Mac – Stevie Nicks, Christine McVie, John McVie and Mick Fleetwood – quietly gathered at a little theater in Maui with their future in doubt. The band had
She & Him, the folk duo of Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward, unveiled a new song with two versions, "She Gives Her Love to Me" and "He Gives His Love to Me," for MGM Resorts' expanding Universal Love project.