The 2018 edition of the SXSW Music Festival was my 27th straight immersion in that rite of spring. SXSW is now a very different event in size, glamour and commercial urgency from the one I first knew in 1991, when the entire conference fit into one hotel and the biggest – and best – show I saw was a West Texas song-a-thon by Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Butch Hancock and Joe Ely. AndThis article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: David Fricke's Picks From SXSW: Psychedelic Folk, Seventies Glam-Prog and More
Korn frontman Jonathan Davis detailed the title and release date of his upcoming debut solo LP. Black Labyrinth is out May 25th via Sumerian Records. The singer also revealed the album's track listThis article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Korn's Jonathan Davis Details Solo LP 'Black Labyrinth' With Song Samples
It's been over three months since the suicide of porn performer August Ames, and her husband, porn producer and director Kevin Moore, is bothered by what he feels is a lack of support from his colleagues. The tragedy of Ames' death has been compounded by a tangled controversy involving online shaming, HIV stigma and mental health resources, and Moore worries that his wife is going to beThis article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: How August Ames' Suicide Is Changing the Porn Industry
Bleachers' Jack Antonoff struggles to land the perfect rom-com kiss in the playful video for "Alfie's Song (Not So Typical Love Song)," his single from the recently issued This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Watch Bleachers' Jack Antonoff in Rom-Com-Spoofing 'Alfie's Song' Video
A film version of the London production of Lazarus, the musical that was one of David Bowie's last works, will get a special screening in Brooklyn this spring with a liveThis article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Film of David Bowie's 'Lazarus' Musical to Get Live Score
In July 2013, Larry Pope, the CEO of Smithfield Foods, the largest pork producer in America, was called to testify before a U.S. Senate committee about the pending sale of his company to a Chinese conglomerate now known as WH Group. The $7.1 billion purchase, the largest-ever foreign takeover of its kind, had attracted concerns. The Chinese pork manufacturer had a checkered health record,This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Why Is China Treating North Carolina Like the Developing World?
Last year, post-punk firebrands Wire celebrated their 40th anniversary with a tour; now they're marking their legacy with a set of retrospective releases. Beginning this spring, the group will be releasing special and deluxe editions of its earliest works – first with a box set of nine seven-inches, NineThis article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Hear Wire's Rare, Poppy 'Outdoor Miner' Single Version
Fifth Harmony have announced an indefinite hiatus to pursue individual solo careers. The news comes nearly a year and a half after parting ways with member Camila Cabello, who released her debut solo album in January."Reflecting on the past six years since weThis article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Fifth Harmony Announce Indefinite Hiatus to 'Pursue Solo Endeavors'
It was the winter of 1967–68, and Jimi Hendrix was looking for a recording studio in New York. His second album, Axis: Bold as Love, was an FM-radio favorite and he had a road case full of tapes he had recorded in London that he was ready to rework.Warner/Reprise had already paid forThis article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: The House That Hendrix Built: Inside the Birth of the Record Plant
Logic lodged his second career Number One album as the rapper's Bobby Tarantino II debuted atop the Billboard 200, selling 119,000 total copies and ending Black Panther: The Album's reign.Of Bobby Tarantino II's haul, only 32,000 copies were derived from traditional album sales, with streaming equivalent albums, or SEAs, accumulating 82,000 of the total, This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: On the Charts: Logic Opens at Number One, David Byrne Hits New Peak