SLASH SAYS CUTTING ‘ONE

Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash said it was an easy decision to ditch the controversial song “One in a Million” from the new box set editions of the band’s debut album Appetite For Destruction. “One in a Million” appeared on the 1988 EP G N’ R Lies and was reportedly about Axl Rose’s experiences after moving to Los Angeles from his small Indiana town. The song drew accusations of racism […]

Kenny Chesney Breaks One Direction’s Nashville Record

Kenny Chesney’s music is for everybody, and that was never more apparent than at his Nissan Stadium concert in Nashville on Saturday (Aug. 11). That night, the Trip Around the Sun tour hosted 55,182 members of the No Shoes Nation, breaking One Direction’s 2014 Nissan Stadium attendance record of 54,249. Chesney’s love for his devoted […]

Safaree Unloads On Nicki Minaj: “Remember The Night You Cut Me And I Almost Died”

Safaree has seized the tea pot and threw it against the wall. An actual safari can occasionally lead to dangerous and unexpected encounters, but nothing can compare to the rapper himself. Today, Safaree Samuels has decided to prolong the sordid tale, seeming to respond to Nicki Minaj‘s heated interview with DJ Self. Taking to Twitter, Safaree found […]

LINDSEY BUCKINGHAM ANNOUNCES FIRST POST-FLEETWOOD MAC TOUR

Lindsey Buckingham has announced a two-month tour of theaters across North America lined up for the fall, marking his first solo performances since he split with Fleetwood Mac earlier this year. He also revealed details of a three-CD compilation of his solo career that will arrive on Oct. 5. Buckingham’s tour will start at the Revolution Hall in Portland, Ore., on […]

Luke Combs Saluted for Platinum-Selling This One’s for You

Had you simply wandered into Nashville’s Green Brier Distillery Monday afternoon (Aug. 13) — uninvited and uninformed — it would have taken you only a split second to discover you had crashed a Luke Combs party. Facsimiles of the stained-glass cover art on Combs’s This One’s for You Too album were everywhere — on the lighted silhouette sign projected […]

Rihanna Announces Childish Gambino & Issa Rae as Diamond Ball Collaborators

Riri is excited about this year’s edition. Rihanna‘s fourth annual Diamond Ball is set to light up NYC this September. The “Wild Thoughts” singer has announced this year’s host and performing guest for her fundraiser. Insecure creator, Issa Rae, will be manning the mic all night and Childish Gambino will serve as the closing act with a musical performance. RiRi shared the […]

BYRDS STILL ‘CRINGE’ AT PARTS OF ‘SWEETHEART OF THE RODEO’

Chris Hillman admitted that he and Byrds colleague Roger McGuinn are still uncomfortable with parts of the band’s groundbreaking album Sweetheart of the Rodeo, which was released 50 years ago. But he said revisiting the songs on their current anniversary tour – which finds the pair reuniting alongside a new band – was a positive experience. “It’ll be a lot better […]

Granger Smith’s Road Caravan Involved in Scary Accident

It’s the road nightmare no artist wants to live — an accident involving you or your crew members. But what could have been a fatal situation turned out to be disastrous only for Granger Smith’s gear and equipment. While logging tour miles over the weekend, the tractor-trailer hauling Smith’s and his bandmates’ instruments and gear […]

Nicki Minaj’s “Barbie Dreams” Will Likely Leave Hip-Hop’s Men In Shambles

Nicki Minaj’s bawdy roasting session “Barbie Dreams” falls somewhere between neck suckle and jugular bite. It’s safe to say that Nicki Minaj is on her “How To Rob” tip. Taking to an old-school, New York City boom-bap Biggie classic, Minaj slides through with narry a care in the world. “RIP to B.I.G,” she prefaces, the first of […]