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Snoop Dogg Slams 'Roots' Remake, Calls for Boycott
Snoop Dogg slammed the new Roots miniseries, which premieres Monday night on The History Channel, and called upon his fans to boycott the four-part series based on Alex Haley's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. "I'm sick of this shit. How the fuck are they going to put Roots on, on Memorial Day?" the rapper...

Mon, 30 May 2016 15:13:00 -0400

Questlove Pens List Explaining Why Prince Was 'Hip-Hop Pioneer'
Questlove has penned another tribute to Prince, this time a humorous Instagram post that lists 40 reasons why the legendary artist was a "hip-hop pioneer." Inspired by the Prince-dedicated issue of The Source, the Roots drummer broke down what made Prince such an influential artist and cutting edge talent, from the fact...

Mon, 30 May 2016 12:03:00 -0400

See T.I. Talk 'Roots' Remake Role, His 'Quest for Truth'
Tonight, the first part of the new remake of the classic 1977 miniseries Roots will premiere. On the fourth night of the series, T.I. will figure prominently into the story as the character Cyrus, a slave fighting for freedom in the Union Army, and will join a star-studded cast that includes...

Mon, 30 May 2016 11:00:00 -0400

The Last Word: Ronnie Spector on Childhood Hero, Sobriety, Life with Phil
In April, Ronnie Spector released English Heart, a new LP that explores her surprisingly deep rock & roll roots. The legendary Ronettes singer told Rolling Stone how she hung out with the Beatles, toured with the Stones, dated David Bowie and fended off advances from Jimi Hendrix. In a more recent...

Mon, 30 May 2016 10:00:00 -0400

How Beatles' Game-Changing 'Paperback Writer' Paved Way for 'Revolver'
In the annals of Beatles singles, we have what we might think of as a game-starter in "Please Please Me," a game-ender in something like "Let It Be," and a host of game-changers, the most important of which is rarely discussed as one of the band's top efforts. And yet, "Paperback Writer"...

Mon, 30 May 2016 09:00:00 -0400

See a Preview of Jamie Lynn Spears' Revealing Documentary
"Music was the first career decision I ever made for myself," Jamie Lynn Spears tells Rolling Stone Country. The 25-year-old actress-singer isn't denouncing her childhood days on Zoey 101, as the Nickelodeon show plucked her out of big sister Britney's shadow and gave her a legion of fans. But as...

Mon, 30 May 2016 09:00:00 -0400

Watch Bruce Springsteen, Bono Perform 'Because the Night' in Dublin
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band's The River Tour headed to Dublin, Ireland this weekend, and at the second of two shows at the city's Croke Park Sunday, the group was joined by U2's Bono, who performed the Patti Smith classic "Because the Night" alongside Springsteen and company. This wasn't the first time...

Sun, 29 May 2016 20:23:00 -0400

On the Charts: Drake Fends Off 'Dangerous Woman' to Stay Number One
Drake's Views stayed Number One on the Billboard 200 for a fourth straight week, fending off heavy competition in the form of a pair of new releases, Ariana Grande's Dangerous Woman and Blake Shelton's If I'm Honest. In its fourth week of release, Views racked up another 189,000 total copies – although only 50,000...

Sun, 29 May 2016 16:51:00 -0400

Watch Gay Couple Renew Vows Onstage at Edward Sharpe's North Carolina Show
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros took a stand against North Carolina's controversial HB2 at the band's concert Friday in Raleigh when they invited a married gay couple onstage to renew their vows in front of a sold-out North Carolina Museum of Art show. During the band's performance of "Home," frontman Alex...

Sun, 29 May 2016 11:16:00 -0400

N.W.A Reflect on 'Efil4zaggin,' 1991's Most Dangerous Album
"When we broke up, the group was Number One on the Billboard chart," N.W.A's DJ Yella, says. "I mean, groups don't break up at Number One. They break up at Number 1,000." "It was, like, shit – all good things come to an end," says bandmate MC Ren. N.W.A issued their second...

Sun, 29 May 2016 10:09:00 -0400
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