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Iron Maiden guitarist Adrian Smith recalled not wanting to appear on the 1986 charity single “Stars” with his bandmate Dave Murray and that Ronnie James Dio told them he’d been “dreading” what the duo might bring to the song. The all-star effort in support of the Hear ’n Aid foundation started out as a Dio song;  Smith […]

Grimes has signed with Columbia Records. “Thanks for tuning in all these years,” she tweeted. “We’ll meet again soon.” Grimes also shared a link to a new website. Find Grimes’ announcements below. Billboard first reported news of Grimes’ Columbia signing on Friday, March 5. Grimes has released all of her music via independent labels. She […]

The staff of Pitchfork listens to a lot of new music. A lot of it. On any given day our writers, editors, and contributors go through an imposing number of new releases, giving recommendations to each other and discovering new favorites along the way. Each Monday, with our Pitchfork Selects playlist, we’re sharing what our […]

Hiss Golden Messenger have announced a new studio album: Quietly Blowing It arrives June 25 via Merge. Today’s announcement comes with the release of a new single, “If It Comes In the Morning.” Find that below and scroll down for the album tracklist and cover art. Quietly Blowing It follows 2019’s Terms of Surrender, which […]

The writer of the latest episode of The Simpsons has opened-up about her personal history with the animated series, revealing she inspired a classic show song. Samantha Martin co-wrote new episode Yokel Hero with her father Jeff, who was the writer of the aforementioned 1993 episode Homer’s Barbershop Quartet. In the classic Simpsons ep, Homer […]

The Critics Choice Awards has unveiled its 2021 winners, and much like last weekend’s Golden Globes, Nomadland and The Crown dominated the night. At last night’s (March 7) virtual ceremony, Nomadland took home four awards in the film categories, including Best Picture and Director for Chloé Zhao, who also won Best Adapted Screenplay, while the […]

Kings of Leon‘s Caleb Followill has re-evaluated his comments on ‘Sex on Fire’, after he previously described the band’s 2008 hit as “terrible”. The singer previously decried the ‘Only By The Night’ upon release, telling NME that he initially doubted the song’s quality but was persuaded by his bandmates to finish writing it. But he […]

A campaign started on TikTok calling for Eminem to be cancelled has been further spotlighted by people’s reactions to the rapper’s new ‘Tone Deaf’ lyric video. READ MORE: 10 songs that just aren’t OK any more – Eminem’s ‘Kim’ On Thursday (March 5) Eminem released a new animated video for the 2020 ‘Music To Be […]

Figures in the entertainment industry have posted messages to mark International Women’s Day 2021. Acts including Little Mix, Christine And The Queens, Rita Ora, The Staves and others have used their platforms to celebrate women today (March 8) for the annual campaign. Christine And The Queens wrote on Twitter (as translated from French to English) […]

Cardi B has continued to tease new music on Twitter after fans demanded the release of her second album. The singer took the briefest of breaks from the site on Friday (March 5), after being bombarded with questions about the record when she revealed she is releasing her own doll. “I have so much pressure. […]