Track Premiere: Pyre – ‘Nocturnal Hell’ (Slaughter Cover)

Russian death dealers Pyre are rereleasing their debut full-length, 2014’s Human Hecatomb, through Redefining Darkness Records. The reissue comes with many of the odds and ends one would expect from a reissue, namely unreleased demos and the like. The new version of Human Hecatomb also comes with a cover of “Nocturnal Hell” from Canadian thrashers Slaughter’s Decibel Hall of Fame-inducted Strappado album. Pyre’s cover is much more death metal, but it retains the core of the song while filtering it through their sound. “Slaughter is an awesome band that helped influence the formation of death metal,” Pyre tell Decibel. “Totally killer punk/ugly/death thrash stuff from the end of ’80s/early ’90s. … Continue reading

Hear Justin Timberlake’s Surprise New Song ‘SoulMate’

Justin Timberlake unveiled a snappy new single “SoulMate.” The track marks the pop star’s first piece of new music since releasing his latest solo album, Man of the Woods. “SoulMate” opens with Timberlake delivering an appropriate seasonal proclamation – “Summer starts now” – over a nimble groove of skipping percussion, bass and tropical synths. “I wanna be your soul mate for the night,” Timberlake croons during the hook, “Let me put my soul on you, it’s only right/ Let me pull you up out your body into mine/ Let me be your soul mate for the night.” Timberlake released Man of … Continue reading

Y&T Announces Two Special Acoustic Shows

Iconic Bay Area rockers Y&T will play two special acoustic shows later this month. Be among the first to experience the newest Meniketti Wines (being released in July), enjoy an intimate Y&T acoustic set (performing some songs from the new acoustic CD), then hang out with frontman Dave Meniketti and his wife and Y&T manager Jill and the rest of the band afterward — all included in the price of your ticket. July 13 – Downtown & Vine, Sacramento, CA July 15 – Nonno’s, Los Gatos, CA Tickets are available at this location. Asked in a recent interview with the … Continue reading

Funko is creating Blink-182 Pop! toys—but forgot something huge

Blink-182 fans will soon be able to show off their obsession with Funko Pop! toys of the band. However, there is one huge thing missing—a couple band members.   Read More:  Blink-182 drop ska version of one of their songs to commemorate ‘Blink-182 Day’ Funko is releasing two Pop! toys—one of drummer Travis Barker and one of bassist Mark Hoppus. There will be no toys of vocalist and guitarist Matt Skiba or former vocalist and guitarist Tom DeLonge. Funko announced the toys via Instagram with a photo of what they will look like. Hoppus is sporting a blue octopus T-shirt … Continue reading

Listen to a Breakdown of 2018’s Best Albums (So Far)

Is the Baltimore band Beach House’s latest album, 7, brilliant – as Sarah Grant and Simon Vozick-Levinson would have it – or “somnambulant,” as Chris Weingarten insists? In the latest episode of Rolling Stone Music Now, hosted by Brian Hiatt, Rolling Stone writers and editors Vozick-Levinson, Grant and Weingarten sit down to discuss – and sometimes vociferously debate – our list of the year’s best albums so far. To hear the episode’s entire discussion, plus music samples, press play below or download and subscribe on iTunes or Spotify. Among the most universally beloved albums on the list, it turns out, are  Kacey Musgraves’ thoroughly lovely country-pop turn Golden … Continue reading

Ozzy Lawyers Call AEG Motion to Dismiss Anti-Trust Suit 'Baseless on the Facts and the Law Alike'

AEG is looking to have the suit dismissed based on the idea that their agreement is with the promoter of the tour – not the artist. Continue reading… Ozzy Lawyers Call AEG Motion to Dismiss Anti-Trust Suit 'Baseless on the Facts and the Law Alike' Ozzy Lawyers Call AEG Motion to Dismiss Anti-Trust Suit 'Baseless on the Facts and the Law Alike' Loudwire Continue reading

Watch Diplo Party With M.I.A., Madonna in New Doc

Diplo traverses the country in the new short documentary called Florida to California. The doc takes its title from the Diplo’s 2004 solo debut Florida and his latest EP California, which arrived in March. Florida to California is packed with clips of Diplo working with various collaborators including Justin Bieber, Skrillex, Snoop Dogg, French Montana, Post Malone and Tyler, the Creator. There’s even early home-video footage of him in the studio with M.I.A. and a more recent clip of him partying with Madonna. Diplo’s discography is filled with such collaborations, and he traces his willingness to defy genre conventions to his youth in … Continue reading

“I was bullied so much, that I am very self-aware:” Awsten Knight on facing insecurities

Bullying runs rampant in schools across the world, and Waterparks frontman Awsten Knight did not escape his teen years unscathed. The purple-haired vocalist took the adversity with stride, however, and even used it to his advantage. “I was bullied so much, that I am very self-aware,” Knight says in the latest issue of AP. “That was the plus-side that came from that, being shat on in junior high and high school.” Read more: Watch Waterparks play acoustic at the first last Warped Tour date Knight discussed dealing with bullying in the past, including an APTV segment where the band told … Continue reading

See the adult version of the Loser’s Club in new ‘IT: Chapter 2’ photo

It’s been a busy few weeks for the small town of Derry, Maine. Read more: ‘It: Chapter Two’ is rounding out cast, adds two more actors With the arrival of some new visitors, a new photo posted by the IT official Twitter account has marked our first full look at the adult-version of the Loser’s Club: Back to Derry with these Losers. #ITMovie pic.twitter.com/dvg0fEP9Ts — IT Movie (@ITMovieOfficial) July 2, 2018 If you’re unsure of who is who, one Twitter user also shared a comparison shot of each actor and their young counterpart: pic.twitter.com/GeQfTJ4m4H — Queen Bre (@SaucinBre) July 2, 2018 Seeing … Continue reading

Graham Nash: My Life in 14 Videos, From Woodstock to Live Aid

“My songs are pretty simple,” says Graham Nash, who recently released Over the Years …, a new career-spanning archival collection. “I’m not a complicated songwriter. I don’t want to wait until the end of the second chorus before you know what I’m talking about. I want you to know immediately.” That’s been Nash’s philosophy for his entire career, going all the way back to the Sixties with “Marrakesh Express” and “Pre-Road Downs,” and up through his 2016 solo LP This Path Tonight. And while he’s spent the past decade overseeing archival Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young releases like CSNY 1974, he … Continue reading