Monthly Archives: December 2015

Revisit 2015’s Big Moments With DJ Steve Porter ‘Go Back in Time’ Supercut

It’s been quite the year, and DJ Steve Porter – the video-remix wizard whose past efforts range from an inspirational Usain Bolt supercut to a compilation of disgraced former Toronto mayor Rob Ford’s career lowlights – has captured the roller coaster ride that was 2015 in a clever and catchy exclusive supercut.
“You could definitely remember 2015…

Original source: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/videos/revisit-2015s-big-moments-with-dj-steve-porter-go-back-in-time-supercut-20151231

Eric Church to Play College Footall Championship Tailgate

Later today, two finalists for the College Football Championship will be decided when Alabama plays Michigan State in the Cotton Bowl and Clemson plays Oklahoma in the Orange Bowl. When the winners square off January 11th at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, Eric Church will be on hand to…

Original source: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/eric-church-to-play-college-footall-championship-tailgate-20151231

2015: The Year Music Documentaries Brought Back the Dead

Nothing fits the music documentary format quite so compellingly as a life cut tragically short. In addition to the ready-made dramatic arc, a subject who leaves this mortal coil before their time usually also leaves a certain amount of mystery in their wake, providing ample grist for filmmakers (and the…

Original source: http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/2015-the-year-music-documentaries-brought-back-the-dead-20151231

Year in Review: Adele Stands Alone, EDM Is Not Dead and More

1. Adele Is the Exception to Every RuleHow can the record business survive? “Put good records out,” said Richard Russell, head of British label XL. “That’s it.” Adele, the star of his label, took this advice to heart in late November, selling a mind-blowing 3.38 million copies of her album…

Original source: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/year-in-review-adele-stands-alone-edm-is-not-dead-and-more-20151231

Old Crow Medicine Show to Stream Annual New Year’s Show

Old Crow Medicine Show’s New Year’s Eve concerts at the Ryman Auditorium have become a Nashville tradition — every December 31st (save for one) since 2009, Ketch Secor and his old time string band have rung in the new year with their high energy brand of acoustic music. Following Old…

Original source: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/old-crow-medicine-show-to-stream-annual-new-years-show-20151231

Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan Ring in 2016: The Ram Report

Country music is well-represented at New Year’s Eve celebrations from New York City to Nashville tonight. 

Carrie Underwood headlines ABC’s annual telecast of Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest. The Storyteller superstar will perform a medley of her hits in New York’s Times Square, setting up the annual midnight…

Original source: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/carrie-underwood-luke-bryan-ring-in-2016-the-ram-report-20151231

2015 In Memoriam: 10 Beloved Music-World Figures

This year, the musical world lost many important figures, but not all of them were principally musicians. Some were inspirations and muses, some were major figures on the business side of show business, and some were creative dynamos who collaborated with rock bands on costumes and album covers. We honor…

Original source: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/pictures/2015-in-memoriam-10-beloved-music-world-figures-20151231

Kendrick Lamar Confronts Demons, Temptation in ‘God Is Gangsta’ Short

Kendrick Lamar delivers a furious performance in a new short film, God Is Gangsta, that doubles as a music video for two tracks — “U” and “For Sale” — off his latest album, To Pimp a Butterfly.

The short begins with “U,” the LP’s most brutal, introspective offering and a drunken deluge of self-doubt,…

Original source: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/kendrick-lamar-confronts-demons-temptation-in-god-is-gangsta-short-20151231

LCD Soundsystem to Reunite at Coachella

Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is known for coaxing surprising and highly-anticipated reunions and its 2016 installment is no exception. As the New York Times reports, LCD Soundsystem will return to the stage during the festival.

Rumors began swirling online last fall about a possible 2016 comeback, but they were shot down…

Original source: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/lcd-soundsystem-to-reunite-at-coachella-20151230

Axl Rose, Slash to Reunite Guns N’ Roses at Coachella

It’s official: Slash will reunite with Guns N’ Roses and Axl Rose. The band will play Coachella on the weekends of April 15-17 and April 22-24, according to the New York Times. It’s still unclear if original members Steven Adler, Izzy Stradlin and Duff McKagan, all of whom appeared on the group’s 1986 album Appetite for Destruction,…

Original source: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/axl-rose-slash-to-reunite-guns-n-roses-at-coachella-20151230

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