N.E.R.D Performs on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’

N.E.R.D is back. To celebrate the release their new album No_One Every Really Dies, Pharrell Williams, Chad Hugo, and Shay Haley returned to the stage on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” on Thursday (Dec. 14). For their first performance “Lemon,” they threw a party in the parking lot while dancers bounced around. The camera then cut to […]

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25 Best Rap Albums of 2017

reactid=”130″> There's a saying that you should always expect the unexpected, but many rap fans didn't know what the writing on the wall was coming into 2017. 2016 had been a landmark year for rap music, with a slew monumental albums that put fans on the edge their seats, waiting in anticipation for their release […]

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The Balconies Are Calling It Quits

The Balconies have been a staple in Canadian indie rock for a decade now, but the duo Jacquie Neville and Liam Jaeger are getting ready to call it a day.   The band will play their final shows in their hometowns Toronto and Ottawa, on February 1 and 3, respectively. Tickets for the farewell performances […]

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Queens of the Stone Age's 'Ellen' Appearance Cancelled Following Photog Incident

As part the backlash to Josh Homme kicking a female photographer in the head during a performance last weekend, Queens the Stone Age did not appear for their scheduled stop on The Ellen Show. The band had been scheduled to appear on the show today (December 14) alongside Will Smith, though as Stereogum points out, Smith […]

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Exclaim!'s Top 11 EPs of the Year Best of 2017

As our annual rollout genre-specific album lists for the Best the Year — which so far has covered the Top 20 Pop & Rock Albums, Top 10 Soul and R&B Albums, Top 10 Metal and Hardcore Albums, Top 10 Folk and Country Albums, Top 10 Hip-Hop Albums and Top Ten Dance and Electronic Albums 2017 […]

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Josh Homme Suspended by BBC Children's Network over Photographer Kicking Incident

BBC children’s network CBeebies has suspended its relationship with Queens the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme after the frontman kicked a female photographer in the head during a recent performance. As the Telegraph reports, a spokesperson for the network confirmed that episodes the show Bedtime Stories that feature Homme will not be aired “until the matter is resolved.” […]

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Here are the Top 7 Noel and Liam Gallagher Quotes of the Year 2017 in Lists

“Has-beens shouldn’t present awards to gonna-bes,” Oasis’s Noel Gallagher once famously said after accepting an award from INXS’s Michael Hutchence at the 1996 BRITs.   Ironically, the Britpop band wouldn’t take home a win at the annual awards ceremony for another decade, but they’ve fered up a treasure trove similarly arrogant and antagonistic one-liners on […]

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Rap-Up’s 20 Best Albums of 2017

Hip-hop ruled in 2017. In fact, the genre surpassed rock as the most dominant in the United States. Taking advantage that, veteran stars returned to glory with some their best work yet, while newcomers surprised audiences with impactful debuts. Rappers delivered an array excitement. Kendrick Lamar solidified his crown with DAMN., while JAY-Z displayed long-hidden […]

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​Vampire Weekend's Next Album Is Inspired by Old-School Country, Kacey Musgraves and Kanye West

Vampire Weekend are continuing to tease their upcoming fourth album, and in a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, frontman Ezra Koenig has shed some more light on the band’s new material.   In addition to once again confirming that former full-time member Rostam Batmanglij co-wrote some the songs, Koenig also confirmed that the band’s previous […]

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Kacey Musgraves Plots New 'Golden Hour' LP

A little over two years removed from releasing her sophomore major label effort Pageant Material, Kacey Musgraves has now shed some light on the follow-up full-length expected to see release next year. Speaking with Entertainment Weekly, Musgraves revealed that a new LP titled Golden Hour would arrive in early 2018. The album is said to be “trippy” in […]

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