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Watch Aziz Ansari Rank His Favorite Kanye West Albums

Aziz Ansari recently did a video interview with Vogue where he discussed a variety of topics: the upcoming Met Gala, his “ultimate style icon,” and inevitably Kanye West. Ansari tells his favorite Kanye West anecdote about how he once...Show More Summary

New “Twin Peaks” Trailer Features New Location Footage: Watch

We’re less than a month away from the return of “Twin Peaks,” which will have a two-hour premiere on Showtime on Sunday, May 21. Now, in a new trailer, director David Lynch has given fans a look at some familiar locations from the fictional...Show More Summary

Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN. Charts at No. 1 For a Second Week

Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN. is the No. 1 album in the U.S. for its second week in a row, Billboard reports. This week, DAMN. moved 238,000 album equivalent units (87,000 units in traditional album sales and 136,000 in streams). Last week, the excellent new LP debuted at No. Show More Summary

Ja Rule Gives Fyre Festival Update: “All Guests Are Safe”

Fyre Festival, a new luxury festival founded by Ja Rule, was scheduled to take place in the Bahamas this weekend. After attendees experienced a series of chaotic events, the festival was postponed and organizers started working to evacuate guests from the island. Today, Ja Rule took to Twitter to issue an update. Show More Summary

BTY YoungN, New Orleans Rapper, Shot and Killed at 27

BTY YoungN, the New Orleans rapper affiliated with Birdman’s Rich Gang stable, was shot and killed Saturday night at a Shell gas station in New Orleans, The Times-Picayune reports. New Orleans police said the shooting occurred at a Shell gas station on Airline Highway in the Hollygrove neighborhood. Show More Summary

Fleet Foxes Award Crack-Up Test Pressings to 20 Fans

Robin Pecknold has been very active on Instagram throughout the process of making the new Fleet Foxes LP Crack-Up. He’s offered snippets of new music and shared album updates, detailed plans for the band tour, revealed the album’s length and influences, and said that the new album picks up right where 2011’s Hopelessness Blues left off. Show More Summary

Watch the Weeknd Bring Out Kendrick Lamar for “Sidewalks,” “HUMBLE.”

Last night, the Weeknd brought out Kendrick Lamar as a surprise guest at his show at the Forum in Los Angeles. During the set, Kendrick surprised the crowd by emerging from beneath the stage. He immediately launched into his verse on...Show More Summary

Watch Peaches Perform “Boys Wanna Be Her” at Samantha Bee’s “Not the White House Correspondents’ Dinner”

The theme song of Samantha Bee’s late night TBS show “Full Frontal” is Peaches’ 2006 single “Boys Wanna Be Her.” Last night, Bee threw a special called “Not the White House Correspondents’ Dinner,” and sure enough, the show was opened and closed by Peaches performing the track live. Show More Summary

Mac DeMarco Announces Listening Party and BBQ for Charity

Mac DeMarco has announced a listening party for his new album This Old Dog. The event will take place in Los Angeles on April 30 (which happens to be his birthday). DeMarco will debut his new album at the event as well as “#unreleasedmalarky and #demos,” according to his Instagram. Show More Summary

Metallica Replace Metallica Tribute Band’s Stolen Gear

Blistered Earth—a Metallica tribute band from Spokane, Washington—had all of their gear stolen after a show last Saturday in Portland. After listing all the instruments and gear that was nabbed, the band’s story got the attention of the media. Show More Summary

The Lonely Island, Seth Rogen Say Fyre Festival Fiasco Sounds Like a Movie They’re Making

Yesterday, details emerged about the chaotic roll-out and postponement of Fyre Festival, a luxury festival that was scheduled to take place in the Bahamas this weekend. The campsite seemed to be half-finished, bands cancelled, and planes were reportedly grounded because the island was at capacity. Show More Summary

Sen. Chuck Schumer Burns Trump With Spotify Playlist

It’s the 100th day of Donald Trump’s presidency. To mark the occasion, New York Senator Chuck Schumer has shared a Spotify playlist. The majority of the titles appear to be puns that take aim at the president. (“Music has meant so much...Show More Summary

Listen to Lorde’s New Playlist Featuring Kendrick, Bon Iver, Future, More

Lorde has shared a new playlist on Spotify. It’s called “Homemade Dynamite,” named after a new song from her forthcoming Melodrama album. She recently debuted the song live at her Coachella performances. The playlist features a slewShow More Summary

Phosphorescent Covers Woody Guthrie’s “This Land Is Your Land”: Listen

For each of the first 100 days of Donald Trump’s presidency, the anti-Trump compilation Our First 100 Days has shared a new song. Contributions included songs from Angel Olsen, Mitski, Avey Tare, Jay Som, Toro Y Moi, Speedy Ortiz, Tim Heidecker, and many others. Show More Summary

DMX Checks Into Rehab

On Thursday night, DMX checked himself into a rehab facility in Southern California, TMZ reports. Earlier this week, the rapper cancelled his Tuesday Santa Ana show and postponed his Los Angeles and San Diego dates due to an unnamedShow More Summary

Speedy Ortiz Cover TV on the Radio’s “Young Liars” for Planned Parenthood Compilation: Listen

Earlier this month, Lionfish Music announced Cover Your Ass Vol. 1, the first installment of a charitable compilation supporting Planned Parenthood. It’s out May 26. The first offering from the compilation is Speedy Ortiz’s cover of TV on the Radio’s “Young Liars.” Stream the cover below. Show More Summary

Fyre Festival Founder Explains Disaster, Promises Make-Up Fest Next Year

Fyre Festival, a new luxury festival scheduled to take place in the Bahamas this weekend, was postponed after a chaotic turn of events. The campsite appeared to be half-finished, bands cancelled their appearances, and planes were reportedly grounded because the island was at capacity. Show More Summary

Hamilton Leithauser Announces New Live Album With Rostam, Extends Tour

Last year, Hamilton Leithauser (the Walkman) and Rostam Batmanglij (formerly of Vampire Weekend) released a new album called Had a Dream That You Were Mine. Now, they’re releasing a new live album, I Won’t Let Up: Live at Music Hall of Williamsburg, in conjunction with Leithauser’s newly extended tour. Show More Summary

Listen to Killer Mike Talk Run the Jewels, HBO’s “Animals,” More on Hannibal Buress’ Podcast

Killer Mike was the guest on the latest episode of Hannibal Burress’ “Handsome Rambler” podcast. It was recorded live at Atlanta’s Laughing Skull Lounge on 4/20 (Mike’s birthday). Listen to the full podcast below. During the episode,...Show More Summary

Björk Announces Career-Spanning Songbook 34 Scores

Björk has announced a new career-spanning songbook. It’s titled 34 Scores for Piano, Organ, Harpsichord and Celeste, and it comes out June 5 via Wise Publications. She made the book in collaboration with pianist Jonas Sen, design house...Show More Summary

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