Meet James Bay, the newest addition to our talented You Oughta Know collective. Just like many YOK newbies before him, we put James to the test with the Stop/Watch Challenge. The British vocalist makes light work of the task—with a quick but impassioned performance of his hit UK single “Hold Back The River.”
Kevin Garrett has remained on music’s periphery over the past several years, but that’s about to change with the upcoming release of his debut EP. Find out more about the singer-songwriter, signed to Jay Z‘s Roc Nation publishing label, and why Katy Perry is a fan of his music.
TIDAL subscribers are well aware that Rihanna dropped a new single, “American Oxygen,” on the platform yesterday. Before releasing AO on Jay Z‘s new streaming monopoly, RiRi performed the track live at the March Madness Music Festival on Saturday night.
A young man is saying that DMX robbed him at a New Jersey gas station early on Easter Sunday, Annie Lennox talks about having her daughter sing as a backing vocalist for her, Rihanna debuts “American Oxygen” live at March Madness Music Festival, and more on First Dibs.
Not every rock star is a musician. Some don’t even say an actual word, let alone sing a note. Yet, the rock-and-roll icon status is indisputable among the following females who emblazon landmark album covers. Their images exude the ideas and energy of the music contained within, as well as each embodying a very specific time and place in rock history.
Still, while fans may obsess over chords and lyrics and who played what instrument on which track, the facts regarding many of rock’s most toweringly totemic album-topping sirens remain unknown or unsung.
Let us now lift the veil, then, and crack open the backstories of 15 iconic women on classic rock album covers.
-By Frank Donovan
Tonight is the beginning of the end, fellow Mad Men fans. And if you’re like us, you’re anticipating higher highs and lower lows than ever as the final seven episodes of the series air this spring. As we well know, the show is not for the faint of heart–It’s an emotional roller-coaster ride that we sort of wish weren’t scheduled right when the Sunday night blues tend to hit. We blame the soundtrack.
-By Frank Donovan
Easter is upon us— a time of year when those of the Christian faith celebrate the ressurection of Jesus by exchanging chocolate eggs left by an oversized bunny. Yeah, we don’t get it either. But if you think that’s out there, get a load of these hilariously un-PC, un-church friendly, unholy band names. From Jesuseater to Anal Blasphemy, it’s safe to say that all of these blasphemous names are pretty NSFW…
This year on That Metal Show we’re doing things a little differently and thinking up exciting new ways to bring you the best coverage of all things heavy metal and hard rock. One of those things is That After Show, where we keep the cameras rolling after the regular broadcast is over and let the TMS boys and their guests talk about, well, whatever the f-ck they want to talk about. This week hear Billy Corgan, Chris Jericho, Max Cavalera and Rich Ward sound off about their life in music.