Articles in the category Social Music

Twitter is Salty About Iggy Azalea’s AMA Win

At the 42nd American Music Awards held on Sunday night, Iggy Azalea managed to pick up the Favorite Artist and Favorite Album awards in the Rap/Hip Hop category — and, as a result, a host of angry Twitter users have taken to the social network to express their distaste. Azalea, who moved to the United […]

Jimmy Fallon Tries his Hand at his Best Bono During this Tonight Show Performance

When Bono injured his shoulder in a cycling accident just before his scheduled week long residency with U2 on the Tonight Show, Jimmy Fallon stepped up to the plate in a big way: The Tonight Show host showed off his musical chops by jumping in and performing U2’s song “Desire” with his house band, The Roots. What was […]

Loungey New Orleans Cover of Sam Smith’s “I’m Not the Only One”

So…bluesy, lounge style covers of pop songs have become a thing. And that’s pretty awesome because most of these songs are great (in some cases even better than the originals). Check out this cover of Sam Smith’s emotional hit “I’m Not the Only One” reimagined by New Orleans-style band Postmodern Jukebox: American Idol contestant Casey Abrams provides […]

British Pop Stars Record Song to raise money for the Ebola Crisis

Some of Britain’s largest pop stars are gathering together to re-record the Band Aid charity song, to help fight Ebola. One Direction, Rita Ora, Coldplay’s Chris Martin, Sam Smith, Ed Sheeren, U2, and a handful of other artists are re-recorded the “Do They Know It’s Christmas” song on Saturday in West London. They updated some […]

HBO To Offer Standalone Streaming Service Next Year

Cord cutters rejoice! Starting next year, you will no longer need an expensive cable subscription to get HBO. The network announced today that it will be offering a standalone streaming service in 2015. No cable subscription required. Richard Plepler, the chief executive of HBO, said that the network will reach millions of new people with […]

Aretha Franklin Is ‘Rolling In The Deep’ [Video]

Aretha Franklin covered Adele’s “Rolling In The Deep” last night on Letterman. The soul legend will be releasing an album of cover songs later this year. In addition to classics like Eta James’ “At Last,” Franklin will also be covering modern hits like “Rolling In The Deep.” Here’s the video of Aretha Franklin on Letterman […]

Thom Yorke Finds New Way To Distribute Album

Thom Yorke released his first solo album in eight years today. But that’s not really the big news. The real news is that Yorke is using a unique way to distribute his album Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes.  I am trying something new, don’t know how it will go. but here it is:) — Thom Yorke (@thomyorke) […]

Twitter Responds to Apple Giving iOS Users the New U2 Album

Apple thought they were doing customers a favor when they sent the new U2 album ‘Songs of Innocence’ to iOS users, whether they wanted it or not, following their blockbuster special event earlier this month. However, the move caused an immediate backlash, with many decrying Apple’s decision to force the music upon all users without […]

Prince Releasing Two New Albums Next Month

Are you ready for a new Prince album? The rock legend will be releasing two new albums next month. One album will be a solo alum titled “Art Official Age.” The second album, which was record with his all-female band, 3rdEye Girl, will be called “Plectrum Electrum.” Both albums will drop on September 30. You can pre-order […]

Kings Of Leon Postpone Tour After Bus Accident

The Kings Of Leon announced today that they will be canceling their August tour dates after drummer Nathan Followill broke his ribs in a bus accident. According to a statement on the band’s Facebook page, the band’s tour bus was on its way to a hotel in Boston when it crashed trying to avoid a […]

Foo Fighters To Release ‘Sonic Highways’ Album This November

The Foo Fighters will be releasing their 8th studio album, Sonic Highways, on November 10. Sonic Highways. Out Worldwide Nov. 10th — Foo Fighters (@foofighters) August 11, 2014 The band also unveiled the cover art for the new album as well as the track list. The Foo Fighters write: “The new album, Sonic Highways, […]

Danity Kane Releases Statement On Break Up

The group Danity Kane announced today that they will no longer be making music together. Today, I jangle my keys in remembrance of Danity Kane. — RIP DK3 (@holleratme) August 8, 2014 The girl group made the announcement on Twitter and Facebook. Both Aubrey and Shannon posted open letters to their fans explaining the reasons […]

Lil’ Kim Disses Nicki Minaj With ‘Identity Theft’ Track

Lil’ Kim took another shot at Nicki Minaj today with the release of her new track “Identity Theft.” Kim talks about how other female rappers have been riding her coat tails for years but she singled out Nicki Minaj with some great artwork for the new song. Identity Theft — Lil' Kim (@LilKim) […]

Blink-182 Announces New Album On Instagram

Guitarist Tom Delonge announced on Instagram today that a new Blink-182 album was on its way. The band released their last album, Neighborhood, back in 2011. Delonge, Travis Barker, and Mark Hoppus have been working on their own individual projects since then but it looks like Blink 182 will be back together fulltime in the near future. […]

Weird Al Yankovic Gets ‘Tacky’ With Jack Black, Aisha Tyler And Kristen Schaal

Weird Al Yankovic released a tacky new video from his new album Mandatory Fun today. The video, which spoofs Pharrell’s “Happy” song, features appearances from Jack Black, Aisha Tyler, Kristen Schaal, Eric Stonestreet, and Margaret Cho, It also features some hideous clothing and some great lyrics. Weird Al sings: “Because I’m tacky. I get drunk at the […]

Britney Spears Without Auto-Tune Makes Twitter Cringe

Britney Spears has sold millions of albums, a star on the walk of fame, and a Grammy Award. But can she really sing? A leaked version of the singer’s new song “Alien” features Britney Spears without auto-tune and it doesn’t sound pretty. Now, there are a number of possible reasons as to why Britney Spears sounds terrible on […]

YouTube To Block Indie Labels Who Don’t Sign On To Music Streaming Service

YouTube will begin blocking videos from indie musicians if that artist’s label continues to refuse to agree to terms for the forthcoming YouTube music streaming service. Reports of YouTube launching a music streaming/ subscription service first emerged last year, but more recently it looks like the Google owned video giant is finally getting ready to […]

Donald Glover Confirms Collaboration With Chance The Rapper

Donald Glover, AKA Childish Gambino, confirmed on Twitter today that he’ll be collaborating with Chance the Rapper on his next EP. Complex reports that Chance The Rapper worked with Glover on his song “The Worst Guys” and now the two musicians are planning an EP together. Glover confirmed as much on Twitter today. now that […]