It’s Probably Not a Good Idea to Underestimate Kid Rock

Kid Rock. Photo: Mike Coppola/Getty s for CMT On the surface, Kid Rock running for Senate against Debbie Stabenow in 2018 looks like a fool’s errand, and it doesn’t get much better beneath the surface. Stabenow, the senior senator from Michigan, holds the advantage incumbency: She won her fice during …

Kesha Makes a Giant Leap Toward Freedom With Biblical New Solo Song

There is no hyperbole too great to describe Kesha’s return to solo music after nearly four years virtual imprisonment. The video for her soaring new piano-driven song “Praying” uses multiple Biblical metaphors to mark her journey toward freedom. Kesha is questioning God and considering death from a casket in the …

Jack Antonoff on How to Write a Perfect Pop Song

Bleachers’ Jack Antonf. Photo: Erika Goldring/Wire When I was first presented with the idea for this story — where I would explain how to write a perfect pop song — I told my manager, ‘It’s a cool idea, but it doesn’t make any sense. There’s no one way to do …

Beatles Engineer Geoff Emerick on Recording Sgt. Pepper

Photo: The Beatles Fifty years ago this week, a young London kid named Gef Emerick was hearing — from what must have seemed like every passing window — the fruits an odd project he had been an intimate part over the previous five months: the recording the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s …

Eagles of Death Metal Recorded Two Songs With Longtime Fan Kesha

Eagles Death Metal fan. Photo: Jason Kempin/Getty s Should Kesha be granted the chance to finally release new music after the never-ending dueling lawsuits between the singer and producer/label executive Dr. Luke, her upcoming album promises quite the collaboration. While there have been rumors floating around about who the pop …

On One More Light, Linkin Park Falls Apart

Chester Bennington Linkin Park. Photo: Scott Dudelson/Wire What does selling out even mean in 2017? One More Light, the Linkin Park album released last Friday, has provided, among other things, an occasion to debate this question. On the one hand are the Linkin Park fans who feel that the band …

All the Best Chris Cornell Tributes You Missed This Weekend

Cornell. Photo: Paul Bergen/Redferns/Getty s As the news Chris Cornell’s suicide last Wednesday night spread throughout the music world, some rock’s biggest stars began processing the loss the Soundgarden and Audioslave front man with a multitude tributes over the weekend. His Audioslave bandmate Tom Morello wrote a poem about Cornell’s …

Metallica Still Have Plenty to Give

Lars Ulrich and James Hetfield. Photo: Theo Wargo/Getty s Metallica brought its WorldWired Tour to Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale last night, in celebration this past November’s excellent Hardwired … to Self-Destruct. The performance showcased newer music while appeasing fans who’d come to see their childhood favorites, honoring the …

Paramore’s After Laughter and 5 Other Albums to Listen to Now

Taylor York, Hayley Williams, and Zac Farro Paramore. Photo: Paramore/Facebook Every week, Vulture gathers new albums you can listen to right now. We don’t have a problem admitting it: keeping track everything that’s released can be overwhelming, but finding out about interesting music doesn’t have to be work. Read our …