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Public Enemy Dig Into Vaults for Lavish Reissues

Thursday, October 30, 2014 3:01pm

As part of pioneering rap label Def Jam's 30th anniversary celebrations, the label has planned reissues of Public Enemy's 1988 breakthrough album It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back and their 1990 follow-up LP, Fear of a Black Planet, as multidisc deluxe reissues. Each reissue contains the album......more

Rick Ross, Timbaland, K. Michelle Team Up for 'If They Knew'

Thursday, October 30, 2014 2:48pm

Not too many people have the gumption to release two albums in one year, but as Rick Ross explained on Power 105.1 earlier this month: "That’s how bosses do it, ya heard me?" The MC is prepping for the release of his seventh LP, Hood Billionaire, just eight months after March's Mastermind; and now Ross has offered up a......more

Emily West Inks Label Deal for New Album

Thursday, October 30, 2014 1:59pm

Singer Emily West, who charmed TV viewers as a finalist on the most recent edition of NBC's America's Got Talent earlier this year, has inked a deal with Sony Music's Masterworks label. On December 2nd, West will release a two-track digital single on the label's imprint, Portrait. The single will......more

18 Things You Learn Hanging Out With U2

Thursday, October 30, 2014 12:17pm

What's left to learn about U2 in 2014? Plenty, as it turns out – especially if you get a few days worth of intimate access to the band in three different countries. Here's the best of what didn't fit into the cover story, from the making of the new album to the......more

Metallica Enlist Fans for 'Kill 'Em All' and 'Ride the Lightning' Reissues

Thursday, October 30, 2014 11:50am

Metallica are currently prepping remastered, deluxe editions of their first two albums, 1983's Kill 'Em All and 1984's Ride the Lightning, which they hope to put out in 2015, but in the meantime they are asking for help from their fans. The band has requested that anyone who has photos......more

Hear Two Frenetic, Echo-Filled Dead Weather Tracks

Thursday, October 30, 2014 11:09am

The two Dead Weather songs that came as part of Third Man Records' "Vault Package Number 21" on a gold-colored seven-inch are now streaming online. The songs, "Buzzkill(er)" and "It's Just Too Bad," find the band exploring echoey, bluesy garage rock on the former and clattering, shambolic riffage on the......more

Watch Hunter Hayes Reveal Secrets of Tattoo Your Name Tour

Thursday, October 30, 2014 10:53am

At one point during one of the last full days of rehearsal for his upcoming Tattoo Your Name Tour, Hunter Hayes told his half-dozen band members he wants something more "eventful" to happen during the transition from one song to the next. Holed up in a huge warehouse where the stage,......more

Paul Simon Honors Phil Everly With Intimate Show in 'Nashville' House

Thursday, October 30, 2014 10:16am

When Patti Everly, the widow of Phil Everly, decided to stage a musical tribute to her late husband, there was one artist she knew needed to be involved: Paul Simon. Last night in Nashville, Patti got her wish, and the 73-year-old singer-songwriter performed in honor of the younger Everly Brother at......more

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