• Two Dead of Suspected Overdose at Hard Summer Music Festival

    Two women have died from apparent drug overdoses following the first day of Hard Summer Music Festival in Pomona, California. KTLA5 (via Billboard) reports that the 18-year-old and 19-year-old women were taken to the hospital from the festival on Saturday night. On Sunday morning, they were pronounced dead. Autopsies are expected to be […]

  • Lollapalooza Evacuated Due to Weather

    Photo via Instagram Update: The festival gates have reopened. The #Lolla gates will officially reopen at 3:30. The music will resume at 4p. We'll be updating the schedule shortly. Stay tuned. — Lollapalooza (@lollapalooza) August 2, 2015 UPDATE- None of the bands will be cancelled. We are working on rescheduling sets right NOW. Stay […]

  • Flipper Reuniting, Enlist Jesus Lizard's David Yow

    Image via Flipper's Facebook San Francisco's oddball punk heroes Flipper have played reunion shows intermittently over the past few years. Though he's remained active, frontman Bruce "Loose" Calderwood has suffered from a broken back since 1994. According to the band, he's now retired from Flipper. It's not the end of the band, KQED reports […]

  • Travi$ Scott Arrested at Lollapalooza

    Photo via Instagram Travi$ Scott was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct following his set at Lollapalooza, ABC7 Chicago reports. Police said that Scott encouraged the crowd to climb over security barricades.  Scott reportedly took the stage, performed one song, and according to a statement from the Office of Emergency […]

  • David Byrne Calls for Streaming Revenue Transparency in New Op-Ed

    David Byrne has written about the business of streaming in the past. He argued that free streaming services should go away, that artists should be paid significantly more, that streaming platforms hinder discovery, and that subscription-based services could threaten the overall monetization of creative endeavors. In a new op-ed […]

  • Mos Def (Yasiin Bey) Joins Kendrick Lamar for "Alright" at Osheaga

    Yasiin Bey photo via Instagram During Kendrick Lamar's headlining set at Osheaga, he brought out a special guest to freestyle over his To Pimp a Butterfly single "Alright". Yasiin Bey (fka Mos Def) came out and offered his spin on the song's chorus. Kendrick also reportedly said Mos Def was the reason he started rapping. […]

  • Dr. Dre Announces <i>Compton: The Soundtrack</i>, Explains Why <i>Detox</i> Never Came Out

    Photo by Natalie Kardos Update: The album's official title is Compton A Soundtrack by Dr. Dre, and it's out on Aftermath/Interscope. It's available for pre-order on iTunes. Find the album cover and tracklist below. Update #2: Listen to the full episode of "The Pharmacy With Dr. Dre" here on Apple Music's Connect. Dr. Dre has […]

  • WWE Not Happy About Meek Mill Sampling the Undertaker's Theme on Drake Diss Track

    Meek Mill photo via Instagram On Thursday, Meek Mill responded to Drake's diss tracks with "Wanna Know". The track prominently samples "Graveyard Symphony", wrestling legend the Undertaker's entrance music. As TMZ reports, the WWE aren't happy about the sample. A spokesperson for the company told TMZ, "WWE takes its intellectual […]

  • Chance the Rapper Takes Saran Wrap Quiz on "Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!"

    Photo by Kristina Pederson Chance the Rapper was a guest on today's episode of NPR's "Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!", which was recorded live in Chicago. He was asked to play a quiz game called "Chance the Rapper, meet Saran the Wrapper". He had to answer three different questions about Saran wrap's various uses. He also advised Mo […]

  • Paul McCartney Performs "Get Back" With Alabama Shakes' Brittany Howard, "FourFiveSeconds" at Lollapalooza

    Photo via Twitter Last night, Paul McCartney headlined Lollapalooza. His set included a bunch of solo and Beatles classics, of course. He also performed "FourFiveSeconds", his collaborative single with Kanye West and Rihanna. Though neither of his collaborators on that song appeared, he did bring out Alabama Shakes' Brittany Howard […]