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Rockstar Mayhem Festival 2013 Lineup Revealed

Warped Tour is without a doubt the most recognizable touring festival, but unless you have been living under a rock the better part of the last decade you should be quite familiar with the Rockstar Mayhem Festival. Featuring 2-3 stages, this touring festival offers the latest and greatest hard rock and metal acts currently working, and 2013 will be no different.

For the latest installment of Mayhem, the main stage will be rocked each and every night by Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, Mastodon, and Amon Amarth. It’s a notably heavier collection of bands than last year’s main stage, but it’s also a grouping that will work well together.

As for the day stages of Mayhem, the bands chosen to perform this year represent the best sampling of heavy music offered on this run to date. You can view all the act the will be gracing those Mayhem stages below, as well as a full list of tour date for the festival.Tickets go on sale March 22 at noon local venue time. Continue reading ‘Rockstar Mayhem Festival 2013 Lineup Revealed’

French Montana Debuts “Thrilla In Manilla” Video

After a few weeks on the road, French Montana is back in the studio and back on his internet grind. After debuting a handful of clips in support of his 2012 mixtape Mac And Cheese 3, Montana again dips into his recent mixtape effort for his latest single, “Thrilla In Manilla.”

Featuring Young Money megastar Tyga, who just so happens to have a new album he needs to promote entitled Hotel California, “Thrilla In Manilla” is classic French Montana. The beat hit hard, way hard, and the lyrics take a backseat to the overall production. The visuals are performance heavy, but then again so are 99.98% of urban videos made today. You can view the footage below. Continue reading ‘French Montana Debuts “Thrilla In Manilla” Video’

Beyonce Surprises Fans; Streams New Material

Pop diva Beyonce has returned to the pop music world after spending more than a year away.

Hitting the net yesterday afternoon via Beyonce’s official Soundcloud account, “Bow Down / I Been On” is one (or two) new track(s) from Bey that are rumored to have been produced by “N*ggas In Paris” beatmaker Hit-Boy. The stream feels more like two separate ideas mashed together, but at this time it is unclear whether or not that is the case.

So what can fans expect from Beyonce’s return? Something new feels to be the most fitting answer. “Bow Down” offers an RnB-like ode to Bey’s reign over the female pop world, while “I Been On” is filled with Beyonce rapping (yes, rapping) while distorting her vocals with the same slo-mo effect A$AP Rocky has been riding over the last year. You can stream the material below.

Beyonce has not announced plans to release a new album or single, but the release of this stream leads us to believe something special is on the way. Stay tuned. Continue reading ‘Beyonce Surprises Fans; Streams New Material’

The Weeknd Unveils Sophomore Album Title

Canadian crooner The Weeknd has been relatively quiet since the November release of his major label debut, Trilogy. There have been singles, sure, but the hype that preceded the songwriter’s emergence in the national spotlight has vastly outweighed the public praise that followed his mixtape series hitting shelves last Fall. That may be due to the overwhelming familiarity most had with the material by the time it was released, as at least one of the thee mixtapes included on Trilogy was over a year old, but as we learned this morning it seems more likely The Weeknd has simply been hard at work on creating something new for all to enjoy.

Taking to Twitter last night, The Weeknd beat all rumor mills and info leakers to become to the first to tell the world about his plans to release a Sophomore effort entitled Kiss Land at some point in the coming months. The announcement was made over Twitter with the reveal of what most assume to be the official cover art (seen below), as well as a words informing fans that the image was indeed the title for the new album.

Unfortunately, knowing The Weeknd’s Sophomore release is called Kiss Land is roughly all we know about the release at this point. Production has been going on for awhile, but anything else is nothing more than speculation. We’ll update when more information becomes available.

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Complete List of MTVU Woodie Winners

The MTVU Woodies took place over the weekend with appearances from essentially every notable face currently dominating pop, rock, and indie college radio charts. I could write at length about the event, as well as the all-day festival that took place during SXSW last week, but we all know the thing that really matters is who ended their night with a trophy to call their own. So, without further ado or filler content, click below to view a complete list of every category and winner from the 2013 MTVU Woodies. Continue reading ‘Complete List of MTVU Woodie Winners’

Morrissey Cancels Remaining Dates Of U.S. Tour

Bad news, Smiths fans. Due to illness, it has been announced Morrissey is cancelling all remaining US tour dates. You can view every date at the end of this post.

Though this is the biggest development as of yet, Morrissey has been having health problems throughout 2013. A bleeding ulcer already forced the former Smiths frontman to postpone three shows, while double pneumonia led him to reschedule his San Francisco concert.

“Despite his best efforts to try to continue touring, Morrissey has to take a hiatus and will not be able to continue on the rest of the tour,” a statement says.

All cancelled dates: Continue reading ‘Morrissey Cancels Remaining Dates Of U.S. Tour’

Questlove Claims Justin Timberlake Will Release A ’20/20 Experience’ Sequel In November

Questlove may not be the first person you think of when considering sources of major music rumors, but this morning The Roots’ drummer finds himself in the limelight after possibly leaking details about Justin Timberlake’s next release. No, not The 20/20 Experience, which arrives in stores Tuesday, we’re talking about the one after that. Continue reading ‘Questlove Claims Justin Timberlake Will Release A ’20/20 Experience’ Sequel In November’

Justin Timberlake Performs “Strawberry Bubblegum” on Fallon

Pop sensation Justin Timberlake only has a handful of days remaining until his new album, The 20/20 Experience, and last night he took his promotional efforts to the Jimmy Fallon’s late night show. Click here to view the performance.

Whether you love Timberlake or think pop music is overrated mush created to move units, it is becoming increasingly hard to hate on the man’s hustle. Even without an album in stores Timberlake has not backed away from debuting a plethora of new material in a live setting. Where most would cling to the lead single, Timberlake has already begun testing his follow-up singles, and when those first week sales come in it I believe it will be that passion for experimentation that will help carry Justin to the top of Billboard.

Paramore Stream “Still Into You”

Paramore are back!

After spending the majority of the last year writing and recording their forthcoming album, Paramore have slowly but surely been returning to the live stage. Last night the group performed as part of The Warner Sound showcase at SXSW, and later followed the performance by releasing a stream of a brand new song entitled “Still Into You.” You can stream the song below. Continue reading ‘Paramore Stream “Still Into You”’

Our Last Night Cover “Skyfall”

Rockers Our Last Night have released a cover of Adele’s Oscar-winning song, “Skyfall.”

Debuting earlier this week, Our Last Night’s rendition of “Skyfall” proves the band is much more than just another heavy-leaning rock band. They found a way to bring their sense of creativity to the song without taking away from the power of the original, and the guitar work is simply stunning. You can view the cover below.

Adele covers were everywhere at the beginning of 2012, and it seems like we are long overdue for another batch to pop up. Could this be the start of something big? Guess we’ll have to wait and see. Continue reading ‘Our Last Night Cover “Skyfall”’

 


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