You’d think naming your band after genitalia would be provocative, and in the case of a political protest band like Pussy Riot or all-girl punk band The Slits, you’d be correct in that assumption. But some band names are more subtle. Just think of The Flaming Lips and Whitesnake, who have more creative euphemisms that you maybe didn’t pick up on. Even dad-rock favorite Steely Dan got a sneaky sex reference into their name!
Justin Bieber is back with new music, Kid Rock upsets his animal loving fans, The Strokes, James Blake and The Black Keys will play on one stage together this summer and more on Last Lap.
Last week, the Black Crowes’ Rich Robinson announced that southern rock band was splitting. Years have passed since the group’s `90s heyday, so did fans even care?
Keeping your sex life private used to be a thing. Now that it’s 2015, we don’t shy away from the once taboo topic, we add to the discussion on Twitter. The hashtag #DescribeYourSexLifeWithABand has taken on a life of its own so we’ve compiled a short list of the 10 best tweets with our own saucy commentary that fits under 140 characters.
“This one feels different,” Marina Diamandis (aka Marina and the Diamonds) said, during a brief pause in her 3-song acoustic set promoting her third album Froot, due out on April. She performed to a rapt audience on a make-shift stage festooned with grape leaves and bright fake fruit at the Atlantic Records offices yesterday. She continued, “This one is very important to me. I’m sure everyone says that about all their albums, but it’s very true for me right now.”
Lil Wayne feels like a prisoner to his Cash Money label, but he broke free of something last night. As promised, Wayne dropped his mixtape, Sorry For The Wait 2, and featured on it are Drake, Riff Raff, Christina Milian, Mack Maine, and 2 Chainz.
Try to imagine a Beatles-produced Lord of the Rings starring Paul McCartney as Frodo and John Lennon as Gollum. Now ponder A Clockwork Orange with Mick Jagger as bowler-hatted psycho Alex and Keith Richards as his number-two droog, Georgie. How about Pink Floyd scoring the otherworldly soundtrack to Dune? Or Van Halen blowing up Rock-‘n’ Roll High School?
While these premises may sound like bong-scented conversation snippets among vintage rock and cult movie fans, each and every one of those film possibilities came tantalizingly close to becoming celluloid reality.
Pharrell Williams and Al Gore take on climate change, Charli XCX and Rita Ora channel Thelma & Louise 2015 in their new “Doing It” video, Elton John is making some serious cash in Las Vegas and more on First Dibs.
Think of your relationship with your best friend. What would happen if he got a divorce? Went to jail? Dissed you in a popular song? Friendships are hard to maintain, but if these hip hop besties have taught us anything, it’s that nothing is more powerful than friendship itself.