If you ever wanted to be a Grammy-winning rock musician, your opportunity is finally here. Dan Auerbach and frontman Patrick Carney are putting on a masterclass to show you how to rock just like they do —' and also because Dan wants a new pool. From showing off millions of dollars worth of guitars and studio equipment you'll never be able to afford to learning how to write songs solely for profit, Dan and Patrick have the instant success formula for musical stardom.
It's a reggae match made in Washington, D.C. as Sting and Shaggy take over NPR's Tiny Desk. The duo calls themselves "Stingy" and spent the set playing each other's music to the delight of the crowd.
Releasing today, Ed Sheeran's No.6 Collaborations Project features the singer partnered up with artists ranging from Justin Bieber and Chris Stapleton to Eminem and 50 Cent. His latest single has Sheeran sharing the stage with rapper Travis Scott. In the cinema-inspired visuals, the duo to reference a montage of classic films like Edward Scissorhands, The Martian. and Snatch.
After the release of his single "Panini," Lil Nas X immediately requested a collaboration with Gordon Ramsay. The chef finally filled the order over the weekend while the rapper was in London. Although their release isn't in song form, Ramsay and the "Old Town Road" singer did remix the panini using Asian ingredients from his new restaurant Lucky Cat.
While "Sanguine Paradise" was released back in April, Lil Uzi Vert just dropped the Blade-inspired visuals for the single. The video pays homage to the 1998 Wesley Snipes flick with an underground rave full of blood-thirsty vampires. Although the song comes off the album Eternal Atake, the record currently has no official release date.
Bona fide pop superstar Ed Sheeran's upcoming album — No.6 Collaborations Project — is a genre-bending record full of collaborations with other pop stars. Sheeran teams up with Chance the Rapper and Philly crooner PnB Rock on the track "Cross Me" in which all three nice guys defend an unnamed lady's honor from an unnamed transgression. The best part though is CGI Sheeran pulling off motion-captured dance moves and raining colored balls everywhere.
Big Bird and the crew have left Sesame Street to get behind the NPR tiny desk. Starting with their iconic theme song, the muppets perform a joyful medley of some of their most beloved anthems. The concert was to honor of the show's 50th anniversary, celebrating 5 decades of teaching kids everything from letters and numbers to kindness and friendship.
Vancouver's Said The Whale already has a reputation for creative music videos, having won Canada's Audience Award at the Prism Prize and British Columbia's Leo Award for "UnAmerican". The followup video for "Record Shop" is just as ambitious, using 129 spinning records to create an animated experience.
Lil Nas X has released his follow-up to "Old Town Road" and it doesn't disappoint. The Atlanta rapper takes his Billy Ray Cyrus and raises a Kurt Cobain by sampling Nirvana's 1992 single "In Bloom." The accompanying visuals are giving off major Westworld vibes, featuring Lil Nas X and a female companion as futuristic, host-like androids.
A close friend of Freddie Mercury, Dave Clark recorded Mercury singing the track "Time" from Clark's sci-fi musical of the same name. The song ended up with 96 tracks, 48 of which were backing vocals. Clark decided to go through his archives to strip the track down to just one voice — Freddie Mercury's — and release it to the world.
374 black-and-white '65 Ford Mustangs, a xylophone, and one crazy way to compose a song is what you get in the latest video from 5MadMovieMakers. Check out the non-diecast version of the song by EmCee here.
With the new Dylan documentary Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese coming up, it's only appropriate to revisit one of the best sets from the infamous tour. With the disillusionment of the 70s settling in, Dylan hit the road for an intimate tour — and got a lot more than everyone involved bargained for.
Since the original Toy Story, Randy Newman has been pumping out iconic songs for the Pixar universe like "You've Got a Friend in Me." The composer and songwriter is adding another to the list with the single "The Ballad of the Lonesome Cowboy." Performed by Chris Stapelton, the Western tune will be featured in the upcoming Toy Story 4 film, due out June 21st.
Over the weekend, The Lonely Island released their Beyonce-style Netflix special The Unauthorized Bash Brothers Experience. Starring Andy Samberg and Akiva Schaffer as Jose Canseco and Mark McGwire, the 30-minute "visual poem" paid tribute to the Bash Brothers of 1988 in the form of a rap album and included this single "Oakland Nights." The entire special is available to stream now.
It's a guitar worthy of the Great Houses: Fender's Sigil Collection, featuring designs inspired by HBO's Game of Thrones. Fender gave the lineup a proper kickoff by inviting Game Of Thrones creator Dan Weiss, Tom Morello of Audioslave/Rage Against The Machine, Scott Ian of Anthrax, Nuno Bettencourt of Extreme, Brad Paisley, and Game Of Thrones composer Ramin Djawadi to perform the theme from the show.
Less than a year after the release of Ta13oo, Denzel Curry is dropping new music. The South Florida rapper has just announced he'll be releasing a new project next week. To coincide with the album announcement, he shared the visuals for the single "Speedboat." The action-heavy video brings Miami vice vibes with vintage-style footage full of explosions, helicopter chases, and of course, speedboats. ZUU will be released May 31, 2019.
When Billboard told Lil Nas X his song "Old Town Road" wasn't country enough, he went and got the most country feature possible — Billy Ray Cyrus. The song originally went viral at the end of 2018 after the #YeeHawChallenge on TikTok. It climbed both the Top 100 and the Hot Country Songs charts until it was eventually removed from the latter, sparking some serious debates. Supporting the young rapper, the country legend sings about Fendi sports bras and Maseratis for the genre-bending song's new remix. Now, they've consummated their collaboration with a music video.
The Black Keys are back. After a five-year hiatus, the band has returned with a new music video. In the visuals for the track "Go," Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney go on a spiritual journey to forgiveness, taking jabs at rumors that the duo aren't on speaking terms. Their ninth album Let's Rock will be released June 28, 2019.
Over the weekend, Adam Sandler made his return to Saturday Night Live. He played host for the first time and brought back a few vintage characters and some SNL alum, but the real highlight of the night was the final sketch. Sandler closed out the show with a musical tribute to friend and fellow castmate Chris Farley.
The National drops another single from their upcoming album. Directed by Mike Mills, the black-and-white visuals are free of frills and theatrics, featuring individual shots of the band and vocalists while Sharon Eyal dances along to the track. Their eighth studio album, I Am Easy to Find, is due out May 17, 2019.
The second episode of the last season of Game of Thrones might go down as being best remembered for nothing that happened in the show. Florence + The Machine's song "Jenny of Oldstones" became an overnight sensation after playing over the ending credits. One line of the song appears in the novels, and Florence + The Machine wrote the rest of the lyrics and haunting music.
It's Earth Day. To remind everyone how terrible we treat our planet, Lil Dicky rounded up just about every celebrity artist for a feature on his climate change anthem. Voices from Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Adam Levine, Lil Jon and many more sing along as animated apes and fungi to help save our home. Proceeds will go to aid the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation.
Inspired by Japan, Lullatone's simple stripped-down melodies combine the best of Far East and West. Sean met his wife Yoshimi at college in the US and moved back to her native Japan. Together, they create music that sounds much bigger than its simplicity would imply.
No stranger to un-electrified music, Rivers Cuomo and Weezer take the "stage" behind NPR's tiny desk for an all-acoustic concert. Mixing some vintage tracks like "Longtime Sunshine" and "Across the Sea" with new material off of the "Black Album", Weezer proves they don't need an elaborate stage to make good music.
Laurel Canyon in Los Angeles, California, became the epicenter of the "California Sound". Bob Dylan went electric in 1965 and the Beatles were the biggest band in the world, accompanied by the rest of the British Invasion. Folk music was going electric, and bands like the Beach Boys, the Byrds, and Buffalo Springfield turned a sleepy hollow in the city into an explosion of pop music. Featuring Jakob Dylan, Echo in the Canyon recounts the halcyon days of the LA music scene.
In a top-secret facility in an undisclosed location, a group of dedicated scientists is attempting the impossible — turning the bestest girl into Formula One's top driver. In a collaboration between F1 and UK electronic legends Chemical Brothers, the video for "We've Got To Try" proves that anything is possible.
Cage the Elephant is on the verge of releasing their latest studio album Social Cues due out on April 19th. One track from the album has already dropped, "Ready to Let Go", and they've followed that up with the Night Running", featuring a collaboration with Beck.
Vampire Weekend just released a video for their own song "Sunflower", but at the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge played a different song by the same name. The band covered Post Malone and Swae Lee's "Sunflower", bringing their own quirky style to the duo's hit song.