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Hear Wu-Tang Clan’s Inspectah Deck, Mathematics Bash Martin Shkreli on New Song

September 24th, 2017 · No Comments · Guitar

On new Wu-Tang Clan-related song “Lesson Learn’d,” Inspectah Deck disses Martin Shkreli, the infamous “Pharma bro” who reportedly paid $2 million for a copy of the group’s one-of-a-kind LP, Once Upon a Time in Shaolin (before selling it on eBay), and exchanged widely publicized barbs with Ghostface Killah. “My price hikin’ like the pills Martin Shkreli sells,” the [...]

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Demi Lovato Embraces the Dance Floor on New Song ‘Sexy Dirty Love’

September 24th, 2017 · No Comments · Guitar

Demi Lovato pivots towards the dance floor on “Sexy Dirty Love,” the latest in a flurry of singles she has released leading up Tell Me You Love Me, a new LP due out September 29th. Old and new collide in “Sexy Dirty Love.” Instrumentally, the song borrows heavily from late Seventies disco and stabbing Eighties [...]

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Hear Skrillex’s Volatile Remix of Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Humble’

September 24th, 2017 · No Comments · Guitar

Skrillex released an unruly remix of Kendrick Lamar‘s “Humble” on Friday, destabilizing the organized thump of the original to create a volatile new track. Related Skrillex Talks Getting Guns N’ Roses Crowd ‘Semi-Turnt’ in Opening Gig “When I stepped onstage, people were sitting down and were like, ‘What the fuck?’” electronic musician says. “But it [...]

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Review: The Killers Are Cockier Than Ever on First Studio LP in Five Years

September 24th, 2017 · No Comments · Guitar

The title of the Killers’ first LP in five years is sly, with its echo of the “wunnerful, wunnerful” signature of iconic “champagne music” accordionist Lawrence Welk, another shameless crowd-pleaser critics loved to shade. But what do we know? The Killers have made a huge career as bombastic rock magpies working the border between flamboyant [...]

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Review: Macklemore Eschews Deep Thoughts for a Good Time on ‘Gemini’

September 24th, 2017 · No Comments · Guitar

Macklemore’s first post-fame LP minus longtime partner Ryan Lewis finds the Seattle MC unburdened by stardom or the social concern that turns his woke anthems into online firestorms – “I’m a motherfuckin’ icon/Boots made of python,” he raps on “Willy Wonka,” a creeping track with Offset of Migos. Partying tunes like the funky “Firebreather” sometimes [...]

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See Willie Nelson, Bonnie Raitt Cover Stevie Ray Vaughan at Texas Strong Benefit

September 24th, 2017 · No Comments · Guitar

Willie Nelson, Paul Simon, James Taylor, Bonnie Raitt and more took the stage Friday night at Austin’s Erwin Center for the Texas Strong: Harvey Can’t Mess with Texas benefit concert, hosted by Matthew McConaughey. Related Houston Hip-Hop Comes Out in Force for Hurricane Harvey Victims Paul Wall, Trae Tha Truth, DJ Mr. Rogers and more [...]

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Justin Bieber: ‘I Am Willing to Stand Up’ for Black Lives Matter

September 23rd, 2017 · No Comments · Guitar

Justin Bieber, who has largely abstained from political discourse on social media, posted a black-and-yellow text graphic reading “Black Lives Matter” to his Instagram with a lengthy caption about the movement. The post comes one week after the pop star appeared on the Hand in Hand telethon supporting hurricane relief.  Related Hear Justin Bieber Make Amends With [...]

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Ed Sheeran Plots 2018 Stadium Tour

September 23rd, 2017 · No Comments · Guitar

Ed Sheeran will return to North America for a stadium tour in 2018. The trek begins August 18th at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California and wraps November 10th at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. Related Ed Sheeran: Up All Night With Pop’s Hardcore Troubadour The singer-songwriter used to be a misfit; now he’s a hard-drinking [...]

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See Billie Joe Armstrong’s Intimate ‘Ordinary World’ on ‘Fallon’

September 23rd, 2017 · No Comments · Guitar

Ahead of Green Day‘s set at the Global Citizen Festival Saturday in New York, Billie Joe Armstrong visited the Tonight Show Friday to perform a solo rendition of “Ordinary World.” Related Inside Green Day’s Epic New East Bay Punk Doc Billie Joe Armstrong and director Corbett Redford reflect on the tight-knit scene chronicled in new [...]

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Fans Criticize Foo Fighters’ Ticket Policy in London

September 23rd, 2017 · No Comments · Guitar

A week before the Foo Fighters‘ show at London’s O2 Arena on Tuesday, Kate Coulson – a risk manager for a nearby bank – bought two tickets for the show on StubHub for $965. The price was steep, but she wanted to give her husband, Paul, an early birthday present. But the couple were surprised [...]

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