Category Archives: INDIE MUSIC NEWS

Amelia Releases "The Truth Is" Video

Amelia has released a new video for “The Truth Is”. Check it out right HERE.


My Little Pony Equestria Girls Launches Legends of Everfree Doll Lines

My Little Pony Equestria Girls fourth film in the Equestria Girls series, “Legend of Everfree” will of course have all new dolls to tie everything together! Three variations will be coming including the Geometric assortment, …Read More


Skeletonwitch Announces New Vocalist

Skeletonwitch have announces Wolvhammer’s frontman Adam Clemans as their new vocalist. A new EP feautirng Clemans as vocalist will be out this summer via Prosthetic Records. Find out further details right HERE.


My Little Pony’s Equestria Girls Minis Announces Dance Party Line

My Little Pony’s Equestria Girls mini figures will expand with it’s Dance Party Playset and figures set, it’s said to go like this, ” The most magical dance at CANTERLOT HIGH is the annual Fall …Read More


'Blame Chance': Kanye West Explains 'Life of Pablo' Album Delay

Kanye West‘s The Life of Pablo didn’t arrive as promised Friday, but the rapper said it was for a good reason: Chance the Rapper was in the studio doing some last-minute work on a song called “Waves,” which was left off the final and then reconfigured Pablo track lists. However, Chance fought for “Waves” to be included on the album.

“It’s Chance’s fault the album not out yet… he really wanted Waves on that Bitch… we in the lab now…,” West tweeted early Saturday morning. In a series of tweets, Chance corroborated West’s claims that he was holding up The Life of Pablo‘s release.

“I fought everyone to keep Waves on the album. I spent all night finishing it. The world is better because of it,” Chance tweeted. The Chicago rapper then posted a photo of West’s handwritten 17-song Pablo track list with “Waves” unnumbered and squeezed between “I Miss the Old Kanye” and “FML.”

Done. #TLOP

— Chance The Rapper (@chancetherapper) February 13, 2016

Although Chance the Rapper revealed early Saturday morning that his work in the studio was completed, eight hours later, The Life of Pablo still has not dropped. However, that didn’t stop West from teasing Chance the Rapper for the hold-up.

— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 13, 2016

Arcade Fire's Win Butler Named MVP at NBA Celebrity All-Star Game

Arcade Fire‘s Win Butler helped guide the Drake-coached Team Canada to victory at Friday night’s NBA Celebrity All-Star Game at Toronto’s Ricoh Coliseum, with the singer posting a double-double with 15 points and 14 rebounds. Following the game, Butler accepted the game’s MVP Award with a center-court interview where Butler spoke about living in Canada and, briefly, talked about what American voters could learn from their northern neighbors.

“I’ve lived in the great city of Montreal for 15 years. I represented Montreal. If you guys want to fast track my Canadian citizenship, hopefully, this’ll help my permanent residence,” said Butler, who also participated in 2015’s all-star celebrity game. “I just want to say that I’m retiring as a celebrity right now, so I will not be eligible for the celebrity game next year. I’m retiring as a celebrity, so I brought this home for Canada. Respect to Drake, respect to Team Canada.”

The singer then added, “I just wanna say it’s an election year in the U.S., and the U.S. has a lot it can learn from Canada— healthcare, taking care of people, and I think…” At that point, ESPN reporter Sage Steele boxed out the 6’4″ Butler from the microphone, saying, “So we’re talking about celebrities and not politics. Congratulations on your MVP!”

In a post-game press conference, when a reporter asked Butler to explain to those unfamiliar with Arcade Fire what exactly he does, the singer quipped, “Mostly basketball. I do a little bit of music on the side.” Eventually, a frustrated Butler finally asked the pool of reporters, “Have you guys ever heard of my band before? We’re a pretty good band.”

Butler added that his dream would be for Montreal to get their own NBA team.


All business

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Butler also posted a photo of him celebrating his MVP win with his “trainer,” director Spike Jonze.


Couldn’t have done it without my trainer

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Hatchet Releases New Video for “In Fear We Trust”

Hatchet have released a new video for “In Fear We Trust”. Check it out HERE.


Atreyu Releases "A Bitter Broken Memory" Video

Atreyu has released a live video for the song “A Bitter Broken Memory”. Check it out right HERE.


Weekend Rock Question: What Is Beyonce's Best Song?

Beyoncé just made the world stop once again by dropping her surprise single “Formation” just one day ahead of her Super Bowl 50 appearance. Rumors are circulating that an album is set to follow the politically charged anthem and hat tip to her Southern upbringing, and her tour announcement added even more fuel to the fire.

Now we have a question for you: What is the best Beyoncé song? We’ll count anything as long as Beyoncé released it as a lead, solo artist, either on an album or as a non-album single. Feel free to go back to her biggest hits with songs like “Crazy in Love” or “Irreplaceable,” a soundtrack contribution like “Work It Out” from Austin Powers in Goldmember or “Listen” from Dreamgirls or a more recent song like “7/11” or the aforementioned “Formation.” Just please only vote once and for a single song.

You can vote here in the comments, on or on Twitter with the hashtag #WeekendRock.

Watch How Drugs Fueled and Ravaged Seventies Music in New RS Mini-Doc

The adage “sex, drugs and rock & roll” can best be used describe the music scene in the Seventies, an era where all genres were fueled by everything from alcohol and marijuana to cocaine and Quaaludes. The third installment of 1973: Shaping the Culture, a new video series from Rolling Stone presented by HBO’s new show Vinyl, delves into the influence – both creative and destructive – drugs had on the music scene.

“Music is affected by the drugs you take, which is completely accurate,” journalist Legs McNeil says. “When you’re taking cocaine and drinking, you’re doing something, when you’re doing heroin … There’s definitely different vibes to different music. Which is why the Grateful Dead suck so much. Wrong drugs, yeah.” Writer Fran Lebowitz adds, “We thought these things were good for you. Drugs, good for you. Like orange juice. What could be better for you than drugs?”

However, while drugs influenced the music of the Seventies, it didn’t come without a catastrophic cost as artists like Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Jim Morrison all passed away from drug use, and New York City’s punk scene on a whole was decimated by heroin.

“The artists of that time used everything for their palate, their palate of creativity. And drugs were part of that palate,” Can’t Find My Way Home writer Martin Torgoff says. “Look at an artist like Lou Reed: Were drugs enabling him to do what he did? He would’ve said definitely not, because I’ve discussed it with him. He said the only thing he ever got out of drugs was an addiction. But the fact is he got a lot of material out of it too. And I think that’s the case of a lot of artists.”

“Drugs don’t affect your creativity so much as when you get too much in them, they’ll take it all away,” the Strokes‘ Albert Hammond Jr. says. “They’ll add, they’ll open certain things, but as soon as they open, they’ll also close them.”