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Aphex Twin Announces Public Listening Events For New Album “SYRO”

The rollout for Aphex Twin’s new album SYRO, his first new full length since 2001′s Drukqs, has been suitably obtuse. First there was a mysterious blimp in London and some stencils in New York, then there was the... Read more »

Weekly Album Sales Hit A New Low in the U.S.

The past week’s album sales in the U.S. were the lowest they’ve been since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking data in 1991. With 3.97 million albums sold, it is also the first time weekly albums sales have dropped... Read more »

David Lynch: “I was going to do the music video for ‘Blood on the Leaves’”

“Blood on the Leaves” is one of Kanye West’s biggest songs, so it seems a little weird that it never received a music video. However, in a recent interview with The Daily Beast, surrealist filmmaker David Lynch... Read more »

1.8 Million Fewer People Watched the MTV Video Music Awards This Year

The 2013 VMAs had some memorable moments, including Miley’s attempts at twerking on Robin Thicke and an ‘N Sync reunion, and although this year’s edition featured a nearly 20 minute medley by Beyonce and lots of Nicki... Read more »

André 3000 Talks Coachella, Getting Advice from Prince, and Playing Jimi Hendrix

André 3000—one half of the legendary rap group Outkast—has been known to be somewhat of a recluse from the music industry. After taking it by storm in the late ’90s/early 2000s with friend and collaborator Big... Read more »

Watch Raury Discuss Signing a Deal With Columbia Records

The build-up to Raury’s Indigo Child didn’t take a lot of time (it was in March when “God’s Whisper” really kicked off the momentum), but his rise has felt more powerful than with so many other young... Read more »

A Beautiful Drive: In Conversation With Rome Fortune, One of Atlanta’s Most Creative Artists

Atlanta MC Rome Fortune is a passionate creative, both abstract and accessible. He has an ability to sound like anything and anyone he wants, a multifaceted talent who reflects the world that surrounds him, taking in... Read more »

This is How Rick Rubin Does the Ice Bucket Challenge

Chances are you’re starting to lose interest in watching the slew of ALS Ice Bucket Challenge videos from your friends on Facebook and from various celebrities. We promise you that if this one wasn’t as good as it... Read more »

Aphex Twin on Kanye West: “I know that he tried to f***ing rip me off”

We haven’t heard new material from Richard D. James as Aphex Twin in 13 years, so it’s to be expected that a rare interview with him comes with some golden nuggets of information. FADER and Pitchfork have... Read more »

Prince Announces Two Albums, Releases New Song

Prince has announced two new albums, both coming out on September 30 via Warner Bros. Records. They’re called Art Official Age and Plectrumelectrum. According to a press release from Warner: Art Official Age is a classic... Read more »

“Wait, Is That James Franco?” Some VMA Viewers Still Aren’t Sure Who Riff Raff is

Earlier this week, Britney Spears tweeted a video of her doing an impression of Woody Woodpecker. It’s great. No really, it’s actually pretty good. Katy Perry tweeted her approval of the impression, to which Spears responded,... Read more »

Here Are the Winners From the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards

The 2014 MTV VMA’s are going down right now in Inglewood, California, and we’ll be updating this post with all the winners as and when they’re announced. Best Male Video Eminem (featuring Rihanna) — “The Monster”... Read more »

Grimes Refuses Ice Bucket Challenge, Donates to Education Fund Instead

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Many musicians and celebrities have participated, helping to spread awareness of Lou Gehrig’s disease as well as donating money to research.... Read more »

The Week on Twitter With Diplo, El-P, and Andrew W.K.

This week on Twitter: - Diplo gives props to DJ Mustard - El-P tries to resist the urge to leak Run The Jewels 2 - Andrew W.K. inspires us all with more party tips Here is... Read more »

Suge Knight Reportedly Shot Six Times at Chris Brown’s Pre-VMA Party

Early this morning, Suge Knight was reportedly shot six times during a pre-VMA party thrown by Chris Brown. According to TMZ, Knight was rushed to an area hospital and underwent surgery for his wounds, but is... Read more »