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Lil Wayne’s Miami Mansion Raided, Assets Seized by Police

November 4th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

Lil Wayne‘s Miami Beach mansion was raided by police and his assets were seized on orders from a judge stemming from a civil case involving the rapper and a private jet leasing company, local station WSVN reports. Sidebar Lil Weezyana: Rolling Stone’s Best Photos » Helicopter footage from the scene captured authorities hauling items from Wayne’s house [...]

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Inside New York’s Music Festival Turf Battle

October 20th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

Is New York big enough for two summertime music festivals? The creators of Governors Ball, the area’s dominant event, think not – and they’re getting City Hall involved. Sidebar Summer Concert Boom Marks Industry Turnaround » Last month, The New York Daily News reported that AEG Live – the mega-promoters behind the Coachella and Firefly [...]

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Shaq Says He’s Bringing ‘White-Guy Classics’ to TomorrowWorld

September 24th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

At this point, Shaquille O’Neal’s LinkedIn probably needs a LinkedIn. Over the past twenty years, he’s been a four-time NBA champion (and one-time MVP), a TV pitchman, a studio analyst, a rapper, a genie, a cop, a venture capitalist and a superhero – and that’s just a quick skim through his robust resume. Sidebar Watch [...]

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George Strait Announces ‘Cold Beer Conversation’ Album, Las Vegas Dates

September 22nd, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

The King of Country Music announced two big surprises today: a new album and a return to the stage for the first time in almost two years. Sidebar Readers’ Poll: The 10 Best George Strait Songs » George Strait will be among the first entertainers to play Las Vegas’ new state-of-the-art arena in April  2016, [...]

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Drake, Future Confirm Joint LP ‘What a Time to Be Alive’

September 20th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

The rumors are true: Drake and Future will release their collaborative mixtape What a Time to Be Alive exclusively through iTunes and Apple Music on Sunday. Drake will first premiere the joint album on his OVO Sound radio show on Beats 1 at 6 p.m. EST. What a Time to Be Alive comes just two months after Future dropped [...]

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The Game Enlists Kanye, Dre, Kendrick, Drake for ‘Documentary 2′ LP

September 19th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

The Game released his breakthrough album The Documentary in 2005, and on October 9th, the Compton rapper will finally drop the long-awaited all-star sequel to his hip-hop classic. The Documentary 2 will feature Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West, Ice Cube, Drake, Snoop Dogg, Ab-Soul, Diddy, will.i.am, Fergie, Future, Q-Tip and Dr. Dre, the latter serving as executive producer [...]

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Arcade Fire’s Win Butler Calls Major Labels ‘Completely Clueless’

September 19th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

Arcade Fire‘s Win Butler was among the initial signers of Tidal’s “declaration” at a superstar launch party in March, and in a new interview, the singer talked about the criticism facing Jay Z‘s streaming service. Speaking to The Independent, Butler also blamed the major labels for many of the struggles facing Tidal six months after its [...]

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Summer Concert Boom Marks Industry Turnaround

September 5th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

With the Rolling Stones, U2, Taylor Swift and One Direction on the road during an economic recovery, it’s hard to imagine the concert business having anything other than a blockbuster summer. Sidebar Summer 2015′s 30 Hottest Tours » First-half North American ticket sales were up 5.8 percent compared to 2014, according to Pollstar; top promoter [...]

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Shania Twain Plots Another Tour Extension and Las Vegas Residency

September 1st, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

“Right now I feel as if I’ll be satisfied after the tour to not perform anymore,” Shania Twain told Rolling Stone Country back in June before kicking off her Rock This Country trek — the superstar’s first tour in 11 years and what is pegged as her last. But now that she’s in the middle [...]

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Prince Warns Young Artists: Record Contracts Are ‘Slavery’

August 9th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

Two days after Prince announced that he would release his new album HitNRun exclusively to Tidal, the singer revealed the reason he is sidestepping a record label and offering the LP directly through Jay Z’s streaming service. “Record contracts are just like — I’m gonna say the word – slavery,” Prince said. “I would tell any [...]

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