Drake Makes Out With Madonna During Coachella Set

Watch video below!

By Zoe Camp

Drake Makes Out With Madonna During Coachella Set

Drake headlined the final night of Coachella’s opening weekend. He busted out a few songs from his surprise new album If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late. The biggest (and most bizarre) moment of his set came midway through, when Madonna made a surprise appearance. After performing a medley of “Human Nature” and “Hung Up”, she circled around Drizzy, leaned down, and initiated a long, awkward kiss (Drake’s reaction was priceless). After ten seconds of snogging, she uttered her latest catchphrase – “Bitch, I’m Madonna” – and sauntered offstage. Watch the spectacle below. Update: Full set video is now available, via Mr. World Premiere.

Read our feature Views From the 6: Inside Drake’s Toronto.

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Coachella 2015 Webcast Streams Live All Weekend

Featuring Jack White, Tame Impala, Run the Jewels, FKA Twigs, Jamie xx, St. Vincent, Azealia Banks, the War on Drugs, and more (but no Drake)

By Molly Beauchemin

Coachella 2015 Webcast Streams Live All Weekend

The first weekend of Coachella 2015 is going on right now in Indio, California. Many sets from the festival can be streamed live via Coachella’s YouTube channel. Watch the webcast, broken up into three channels, below. It’s airing starting at 3:30pm Pacific time today, tomorrow, and Sunday. Find the full schedule here.

Today’s stream features sets by Tame Impala, Azealia Banks, the War on Drugs, Todd Terje and the Olsens, Ride, Interpol, Alabama Shakes, and Lykke Li, among others.

Tomorrow’s broadcast will showcase performances by Jack White, Run the Jewels, Belle and Sebastian, Toro Y Moi, Father John Misty, FKA Twigs, Tyler, the Creator, The Weeknd, Parquet Courts, Perfume Genius, Ratatat, and more.

Tune in on Sunday to see Jamie xx, Mac DeMarco, Panda Bear, St. Vincent, MØ, and more.

Sadly, Drake’s headlining set on Sunday night isn’t being webcast.

Also, for the first time, SiriusXM is broadcasting live from Coachella.

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FKA twigs and Robert Pattinson Are Engaged

By Corban Goble

FKA twigs and Robert Pattinson Are Engaged

Tahliah Barnett, aka FKA twigs, and Robert Pattinson are engaged. Hilariously, the news was casually broken by T-Pain in an interview with Vulture. He later backpedaled, claiming it was an April Fools joke, but the news has now been confirmed by People Magazine.

Barnett recently spoke out against online racism, addressing Twilight fans who have abused her on social media since she began dating Pattinson.

Read our interview with FKA twigs.

Watch twigs’ video for “Two Weeks”:

Tyler, the Creator Announces New Album Cherry Bomb, Arriving Next Week!

Arriving April 13 via Odd Future

By Zoe Camp

Tyler, the Creator Announces New Album Cherry Bomb, Arriving Next Week

Tyler, the Creator has announced Cherry Bomb, his third album and the follow-up to 2013’s Wolf.  It’ll be out in five days, and is currently available for pre-ordering over at iTunes; that’s the artwork above. The announcement arrives alongside the launch of Tyler’s Golf Media app, which can be downloaded now and features original content and music curated by the Odd Future leader. Fans who pre-order the album can download two tracks from the album, “Deathcamp” and “Fucking Young/Perfect”. Complex reports that the the album’s eleventh track features Kanye West and Lil Wayne. He’s also shared a brightly-lit, goofy video which combines excerpts of “Fucking Young/Perfect” and “Deathcamp”. Charlie Wilson, Toro Y Moi’s Chaz Bundick, and Black Lips’ Cole Alexander are all in the crazy clip, which features some real-life Mario Kart torwards the end. Tyler directed it under his Wolf Haley alias. Watch below.

After playing Coachella, Tyler, the Creator will head out on tour. Find a full list of dates below.

04-11 Indio, CA – Coachella
04-18 Indio, CA – Coachella
04-20 New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
04-21 Oxford, MS – The Lyric Oxford
04-22 Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre
04-24 Jacksonville, FL – Mavericks at the Landing
04-25 Saint Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live
04-26 Miami Beach, FL – The Fillmore – Jackie Gleason Theater
04-28 Orlando, FL – The Plaza Live
04-29 Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore
05-01 Myrtle Beach, SC – House of Blues
05-02 Raleigh, NC – The Ritz
05-03 Norfolk, VA – The Norva
05-05 Richmond, VA – The National
05-06 Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
05-08 Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s
05-09 Detroit, MI – The Fillmore
05-10 Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection
05-12 Glasgow, Scotland – Barrowland
05-13 Manchester, England – Academy
05-14 London, England – Roundhouse
05-15 Bristol, England – O2 Academy
05-17 Utrecht, Netherlands – Ronda
05-19 Hamburg, Germany – Mojo
05-20 Copenhagen, Denmark – Vega
05-21 Berlin, Germany – C-Club
05-23 Zurich, Switzerland – Volkhaus
05-24 Munich, Germany – Theater Fabrik
05-25 Cologne, Germany – Kantine
05-26 Paris, France – Le Trianon
05-28 Barcelona, Spain – Primavera Sound
06-05 Dallas, TX – Bomb Factory
06-07 Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom
06-10 Baltimore, MD – Ram’s Head Live
06-12 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
06-14 Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
06-20 St. Louis, Missouri – The Pageant
06-21 Columbia, MO – The Blue Note
06-26 Fort Collins, CO – Aggie Theatre
06-28 Missoula, MT – Top Hat Lounge
06-30 Spokane, Washington – Knitting Factory

Watch Odd Future do “Radicals” at Pitchfork Music Festival:

Frank Ocean Announces New Record

An album and his own publication coming in July

By  Molly Beauchemin

Frank Ocean Announces New Record

The long-awaited follow-up to Frank Ocean’s Channel Orange is apparently coming very soon. Today, Ocean shared the above photo on his website with the words “I got two versions” and three hashtags that seem to imply that his third album is called Boys Don’t Cry and is out this July.

Update: A rep for Ocean confirmed to Billboard that both a new publication by Ocean and a new album are coming in July. There’s no title for either just yet.

Reports from the album’s sessions hinted that Ocean was working with Hit-Boy (“Niggas in Paris”, Drake, Nicki Minaj), Rodney Jerkins (Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Destiny’s Child), Happy Perez, Charlie Gambetta, and Kevin Ristro. It could include “Memrise”.

In the period since Channel Orange was released, Ocean has been busy. He performed at the Grammys. He won a Grammy. He appeared on Jay-Z’s Magna Carta Holy Grail. He appeared on John Mayer’s Paradise Valley. Hit-Boy also recently shared a snippet of a Frank Ocean-featuring Nas song called “No Such Thing As White Jesus”, which came after Converse dropped a song called “Hero”—his collaboration with Diplo and the Clash’s Mick Jones and Paul Simonon. All of this is to say nothing of a highly-publicized feud with Chris Brown, a drawn-out lawsuit with Chipotle, and his father suing Russell Simmons.

Watch Frank Ocean’s video for “Pyramids”:

Sky Ferreira Announces New Album Title

It’s called Masochism

By  Jeremy Gordon on April 6, 2015 at 4:42 p.m. EDT

Sky Ferreira Announces New Album Title

Sky Ferreira has announced the name of her next album, the follow-up to 2013’s Night Time, My Time. It’s called Masochism, which she confirmed on Twitter after MuuMuse wrote a post speculating about the title.

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Last year, Ferreira said she’s working with Primal Scream’s Bobby Gillespie and Andrew Innes on the album, in addition to Ariel Rechtshaid and Justin Raisen, her Night Time, My Time producers. Last fall, Ferreira played a new song, “Guardian”, live.

Read our interview with Ferreira here.

Watch Ferreira’s video for “Everything is Embarassing” on Pitchfork.tv:

Ciara Announces New Album Jackie and Tour

Album is named after her mother

By  Jeremy Gordon

Ciara Announces New Album Jackie and Tour

Ciara’s new album Jackie, the follow-up to 2013’s self-titled LP, will be out May 4 via Epic/Sony Music Entertainment. Its title is her mother’s name. That’s the cover above; it was shot by photographer Francesco Carrozzini, who amongst other projects directed the video for Lana Del Rey’s “Ultraviolence”. Below, you can watch the video for the first single, “I Bet”.

Producers ad writers on Jackie include Dr. Luke, Diane Warren, Polow da Don, and Ester Dean.

She’s also announced a tour. Check out the dates below.

Ciara:

05-03 Chicago, IL – House of Blues
05-05 New York, NY – Best Buy Theatre
05-07 Boston, MA – House of Blues
05-09 Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore Silver Spring
05-10 Glenside, PA – Keswick Theatre
05-12 Charlotte, NC – Fillmore
05-13 Atlanta, GA – Center Stage
05-15 Miami, FL – The Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater
05-16 Tampa, FL – The Ritz Ybor
05-19 New Orleans, LA – The Joy Theater
05-20 Houston, TX – House of Blues
05-22 Dallas, TX – House of Blues
05-23 San Antonio, TX – The Aztec Theatre
05-24 Corpus Christi, TX – Brewster Street Ice House
05-27 San Diego, CA – House of Blues
05-29 Riverside, CA – Riverside Municipal Auditorium
05-30 Los Angeles, CA – Club Nokia
05-31 San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom

Amy Winehouse Documentary Trailer Revealed

By Zoe Camp

Amy Winehouse Documentary Trailer Revealed

Four years after her untimely death, Amy Winehouse is being remembered with Amy, a two-hour documentary which arrives in British theaters July 3. It’s directed by BAFTA-winning director Asif Kapaida (best known for Senna, 2010’s biopic about the late Brazillian racing champion Ayrton Senna), and tells the story of the London singer’s life and artistry through extensive footage compiled from various points in Winehouse’s life and career. Today, Kapaida et al have shared a trailer for the film previewing these scenes – including one early conversation where Winehouse, asked to project her levels of future fame, bluntly (and incorrectly) replies, “I don’t”Check it out below.

Here’s the poster:

Major Lazer Cartoon Gets Premiere Date, Charli XCX and RiFF RAFF to Guest Star

Also: Ezra Koenig, Aziz Ansari, Andy Samberg, J.K. Simmons

By Evan Minsker

Major Lazer Cartoon Gets Premiere Date, Charli XCX and RiFF RAFF to Guest Star

The Major Lazer cartoon has been in the works for a long time now. As Billboard reports, the show finally has a premiere date. Watch it on April 16 at midnight on FXX.

It’s also been revealed that in addition to Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig, the show will feature guest appearances from Charli XCX, RiFF RAFF, Aziz Ansari, Andy Samberg, and Oscar winner J.K. Simmons. Check out a sneak peek of the show below, plus the opening sequence.

It was previously reported that Cat Power and RiFF RAFF collaborated on the show’s soundtrack.

Jay Z’s Tidal Streaming Service Launches With Push From Beyoncé, Kanye, Jack White, Nicki Minaj, More

Everybody turns their social media profile pictures turquoise

By Amy Phillips on March 30, 2015 at 1:35 a.m. EDT

Jay Z's Tidal Streaming Service Launches With Push From Beyoncé, Kanye, Jack White, Nicki Minaj, More

Jay Z’s newly purchased high-fidelity music streaming service Tidal is being re-launched today. The rollout began with many high-profile artists, including Beyoncé, Kanye West, Nicki Minaj, Rihanna, Madonna, and Coldplay, as well as Jack White’s Third Man Records, changing their social media profile pictures to a turquoise square. Many also posted about the service. Update 9:40am 3/30: Daft Punk and Arcade Fire have also joined the social media push. Update 12:07pm 3/30: Tidal’s official Twitter account has posted a star-heavy teaser featuring appearances from Madonna, Beyoncé, Chris Martin, Rihanna, Kanye West, Jack White, Usher, Nicki Minaj, Daft Punk and more. Watch that below.

At 5 p.m. Eastern, Jay Z is making a “special announcement” at a New York launch event.

Tidal offers lossless CD-quality audio and video. There will be no free, ad-supported plan; monthly subscriptions cost $19.95. The service has deals with all of the major record labels. It also offers expert-curated playlists and editorial. Tidal is being positioned as a rival to Spotify. For example, Taylor Swift’s catalog is available on Tidal. (She removed it from Spotify last fall.)

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