Toronto Blue Jays Player Delivers Epic Tribute to Late Rush Drummer Neil Peart at Spring Training: Watch

The sudden passing of Rush drummer Neil Peart last month has been felt worldwide, as fans continue to mourn the late legend. An epic tribute even took place during the Toronto Blue Jays’ spring training this week. Catcher and Rush fan Caleb Joseph gave his fellow players an air drumming performance worthy of Peart himself. During morning calisthenics — as a soundtrack of Rush songs played over the PA — Joseph sat down with some buckets and batting cage equipment as makeshift cymbals. He then proceeded to air-shred, quite realistically,…

Read More

Stream Seed Of Pain’s New Album Flesh, Steel, Victory…

The South Florida band Seed Of Pain play a fervent, intense, blood-gargling form of metallic hardcore — one built on riffs and grooves and screams. It’s a visceral, physical sound, and it kicks a whole lot of ass. Today, the band — which shares members with other Florida bands like Ecostrike and Envision — releases the new album Flesh, Blood, Victory… I really like it. In this No Echo interview, frontman Lennon Livesay says this about the album: “There are songs about Warhammer, and there are songs about the current…

Read More

Willie Nelson – “First Rose Of Spring”

Willie Nelson has announced his 70th(!) studio album. First Rose Of Spring, the follow-up to last year’s Ride Me Back Home, will be out this spring, of course. And today, the octogenarian country legend has shared the record’s lead single and title track, written by the songwriting team of Randy Houser, Allen Shamblin, and Marc Beeson. Listen below. TRACKLIST:01 “First Rose Of Spring”02 “Blue Star”03 “I’ll Break Out Again Tonight”04 “Don’t Let the Old Man In”05 “Just Bummin’ Around”06 “Our Song”07 “We Are The Cowboys”08 “Stealing Home”09 “I’m the Only…

Read More

Virgin Fest returns to the US in 2020

Sir Richard Branson is bringing Virgin Fest back to the US in 2020. The rebooted two-day festival will go down June 6th-7th at Los Angeles’ Banc of California Stadium & Exposition Park. According to a press release, Virgin Fest “will take place across multiple stages throughout Exposition Park, merging the outdoor festival experience with the convenient accommodations of Banc of California Stadium including shade, comfortable seating, and hydration stations.” Update: The inaugural lineup promises Lizzo, ASAP Rocky, Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals, Kali Uchis, Ellie Goulding, Banks, Jorja Smith,…

Read More

Watch James Hetfield Cover Eddie Money At Surprise First Performance Since Rehab

In the fall, Metallica postponed a tour of Australia and New Zealand so that frontman James Hetfield could enter an addiction treatment program. Late last month, Hetfield made his first public appearance since rehab at a Q&A for his Reclaimed Rust exhibit at the Petersen Automotive Museum in LA. And last night, he returned to the stage with a surprise performance at an Eddie Money tribute concert. Eddie Money died of esophageal cancer last year, around the same time that Hetfield went to rehab. And last night, a star-studded group…

Read More


And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside-Out Turns 20

Some albums are meant to be listened to after dark. Yo La Tengo telegraphed such intentions for And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside-Out with the cover art, a cozy nighttime suburban scene in which something extraterrestrial appears to be happening just outside the frame. It’s fitting imagery for an album on which Ira Kaplan and Georgia Hubley breathe supernatural beauty into their sighing domestic bliss. But really no such accompaniment was necessary to establish And Then Nothing’s nocturnal bona fides. All you have to do is press play. To steal…

Read More

Rick Ross – “Season Ticket Holder” (Feat. Dwyane Wade, Raphael Saadiq, & Udonis Haslem)

Some basketball stars, like Shaquille O’Neal, attempt to launch rap-music side-hustles just as their NBA careers are taking off. But Shaq’s former Miami Heat teammate Dwyane Wade has apparently decided to wait until two years after his retirement to attempt rapping. Wade spits a 16 on “Season Ticket Holder,” the new single from Miami rap don Rick Ross. Other than a couple of Instagram videos, it’s Wade’s first attempt at rapping in public. It’s not great! “Season Ticket Holder” is a luxurious slow-roll song with a hook from R&B great…

Read More

Body Count Unleash Video for New Song “Bum-Rush”: Stream

Body Count are celebrating election season with a politically charged new album, Carnivore. The hardcore metal band has now shared a music video for the second single, “Bum-Rush”. Fronted by legendary rapper Ice-T, Body Count deliver their message through blunt lyricism and guitarist Ernie C’s thrashing riffs. “Bum-Rush” is no exception. Like with the lead single, “Carnivore”, the track’s modern metal production suits the band well. They sound as tight — and angry — as ever. “Another fast moving Body Count track continuing my attempt to wake people up,” Ice-T…

Read More

JPEGMAFIA is Back with New Song “BALD!”: Stream

Last year saw JPEGMAFIA drop his latest album, All My Heroes are Cornballs, as well as collaborate with Danny Brown and Run the Jewels on the former’s “3 Tearz”. The Baltimore-born rapper is now back with a new single dubbed “BALD!”. As its name suggests, the glitchy number is all about the rapper’s growing hair troubles. However, JPEGMAFIA makes sure to emphasize that his hairline (or lack thereof) doesn’t take away from his talents. “Switch my style like I switch hands/ Block the witness, take the stand,” he raps. “Peggy gon’ give you…

Read More

Julie Walters, Harry Potter and Mamma Mia! Actress, Reveals Cancer Diagnosis

Dame Julie Walters, the Academy-Award nominated actress best known as Molly Weasley from the Harry Potter films, has revealed that she was diagnosed with stage 3 bowel cancer in 2018. She has since received treatment and her cancer is in remission. Walters first learned of the diagnosis two years ago, but kept the news within her family until a recent interview with the BBC. She said she found it harder to tell her husband, Grant Roffey, about the cancer than to hear about it herself. “I’ll never forget his face,” she…

Read More