Remembering Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington

Photo: Rick Diamond/Wire Without Chester Bennington, the vocalist who hanged himself in Los Angeles today, Linkin Park would have been nothing. The other band members, with co-vocalist and producer Mike Shinoda at their head, were competent and creative without ever quite being distinctive. Though hardly immune to pain or grief, …

What Happens After SoundCloud?

Photo: Soundcloud SoundCloud had a death scare this month as a massive wave layfs led to apocalyptic reports that the streaming service was hemorrhaging cash and set to fold by the fourth quarter 2017. Alongside the news came service-journalism reminders for users to “back their shit up,” feverish plans to …

There Is a Secret Mixtape for Disneyland’s Space Mountain Roller Coaster

Photo: David Jafra/Flickr While organizing his personal archives, former Walt Disney imagineer Tom K. Morris stumbled upon a note scrawled on Mickey Mouse letterhead. The list, which reads like a bar’s ’80s-night playlist, catalogues the songs he used while attempting to bring synchronized audio onboard Space Mountain, Disneyland’s intergalactic indoor …

Randy Newman on Trump, Putin, and His New Album

Randy Newman. Photo: Lester Cohen/Wire for ASCAP How do you account for a career like Randy Newman’s, other than to say he’s some kind skewed genius? For nearly 50 years, he’s been releasing deeply quirky cult-favorite albums mordant wit and moving melodies. In the process he’s developed a songbook material …

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 …

R. Kelly Accused Of Holding Women Hostage In A Cult

Video After The Jump LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – R&B singer R. Kelly on Monday denied an article by U.S. media outlet BuzzFeed News that he was keeping a household young women in a “cult” atmosphere. “Mr. Robert Kelly is both alarmed and disturbed at the recent revelations attributed to him. …

Never Forget Radiohead’s Relationship With Israel Goes Way Back

It’s time for a history lesson. Photo: ANDY BUCHANAN/AFP/Getty s This Wednesday, Radiohead will perform in Israel for the first time since 2000, having played there eight times over the band’s long career. But international attitudes toward Israel have changed drastically over nearly 20 years and, up until now, Radiohead …

Michael Angelo Newest Release

Michael Angelo Releases his newest project titled “Coke Rinse Vol. 1” featuring artists Nino Bx, Dame Grease, Bigga Threat, Droop Pop, Makempay, Saks, & Big Moeses It was originally released July 7th, 2017 hosted by DJ Lazy K Spinrilla Datpiff MyMixtapez

Waxahatchee’s Out in the Storm and 5 Other Albums to Listen to Now

Katie Crutchfield. Photo: Dia Dipasupil/Getty s for Vulture Festival 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 picks …

The Death of SoundCloud Should Scare Music Lovers

Photo: Saner Gulsoken/Getty s/iStockphoto SoundCloud — the popular music-and-podcasts service that is the closest thing on the internet to a YouTube for audio — appears to be in dire straits. Yesterday, TechCrunch reported that in an all-hands meeting this month, concerning layfs that affected 40 percent the company’s staff, management revealed that the …

The Heady, Cinematic Music of Jim Jarmusch and Carter Logan

Jim Jarmusch. Photo: Monica Schipper/Getty s for Anthology Film As a denizen early-’80s New York, director, producer, and musician Jim Jarmusch’s interdisciplinary appetite was influenced by the city’s melding hip-hop and punk and by no-wave films and the cinema transgression. As the city’s creative class embraced collaboration and experimentation, working …