See Lorde’s New Videos for Six Reimagined ‘Melodrama’ Songs

Lorde has unveiled six new videos, which reimagine songs from Melodrama. The stripped-down renditions, which were filmed for Vevo, include “Homemade Dynamite,” “Hard Feelings/Loveless,” “Supercut,” “Sober,” “The Louvre” and “Writer in the Dark.” She filmed the new cuts at New York’s famed Electric Lady Studios, where she also recorded the album. In a clip accompanying …

Miranda Lambert’s Shout-Out to a Hero

by Alison Bonaguro 10h ago You may not know who Allison Moorer is. But Miranda Lambert does, and she recently told the alt-country singer-songwriter that she is her hero. Moorer had tweeted out a long-read post about how she was about to release a new album — a her first collaborative album with her sister …

Final Four Fan Army Face-Off

Billboard’s Fan Army Face-Off races on to the semi-finals, with less than a week left until the final two competitors square off for Fan Army championship on Aug. 23. Until then, there’s only four teams of the original 64 that remain.  The following week saw the fall of Blue’s Harry Styles, while Orange lost Selena Gomez‘s #Selenators. On the …

Jo-Walker Meador, Longtime CMA Chief, Dead at 93

Jo Walker-Meador, who built the Country Music Association from a tiny, ragged startup into one of the nation’s most visible and successful trade organizations, died Wednesday (Aug. 16) in Nashville at the age of 93. Under her leadership, which extended from 1959 until her retirement in 1991, the CMA established the Country Music Hall of… …

Hear the War on Drugs’ Undulant New Song ‘Up All Night’

The War on Drugs unveiled another sprawling new song, “Up All Night,” from their forthcoming LP, A Deeper Understanding, out August 25th.  The Philadelphia outfit’s latest finds them capturing the rapt yet bleary sensation of an endless night. Running drums, reverberating synths and an extended guitar solo that vamps on just a few high-wire notes fill …

Kelsea Ballerini Let Herself Be 23

by Alison Bonaguro 4h ago When Kelsea Ballerini started writing and recording songs for Unapologetically, her second album, she said she had to act her age. “I had to let myself be 23,” Ballerini told Vulture. “I think for a while I tried to get back into the headspace that I made my first album …

Dua Lipa’s Been Hanging Out With Flume and Diplo

Music stars know that if they share a pic or video of themselves hanging out with another musician, the fans are going to get big ideas. It wouldn’t be fair to show off your budding friendship if it didn’t mean incoming music, right? By that logic, we’re hoping to hear some Dua Lipa collaborations coming …

A Tribe Called Quest blame ‘wave of grief’ for California festival cancellation – Music News

A Tribe Called Quest have apologised for cancelling their weekend (11-13Aug17) set at a California music festival, insisting they were too overcome with grief to perform in memory of late bandmate Phife Dawg. The surviving members of the group had initially been scheduled to play the Outside Lands Music Festival on Friday (11Aug17), only for …

Brad Paisley Says Jokes Are All or Nothing

by Alison Bonaguro 8/15/2017 Remember Hee Haw? A lot of younger people don’t, mainly because the TV series ran from 1969 through 1994. But the Kornfield Kounty variety show’s music and humor mash-up was enough to inspire Brad Paisley to create something similar, with a few modern twists (and probably fewer hay bales). “(There was) …