"Rihanna, I think the track is great... but can you be sure to add a dark, lengthy and unnecessary parenthetical to the end there?" Kanye probably said.
Rihanna is a bad, bad girl ... or, rather, there is nothing particularly "girl" about "B*tch Better Have My Money," which will likely be adorably edited to be "Better Have My Money" as its added to radio. I want to say this is a foray into a macho-male lyrical mindspace, but who's to say that b*tches don't owe Rihanna any money, y'know?
The trap track -- which will undoubtably be a huge hit for the singer -- was co-produced by West, Roc Nation signee Deputy, Travis Scott and Wonda Girl, approximately three people too many.
It will be featured on Rihanna's next album, her eighth, which has yet to be given a title and release date; it arrives on the heels of another Kanye collab, chill-vibe grower "FourFive Seconds" featuring Paul McCartney, a song which asserts Rihanna knows what day of the week it is.
The hitmaker -- who made a similar banger out of "Pour It Up" -- will perform this new track during the iHeartRadio Music Awards on Sunday (March 29) from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, telecast on NBC.
Rihanna is also one of the lead voice actors in the Dreamworks Animation feature "Home," out in theaters today.
AUSTIN - “People write me letters all the time. I do my best to answer but they think we’re pen pals.”
Henry Rollins has a lot to do, y’all, which sometimes makes him "crotchety."
The former Black Flag and Rollins Band singer continues to tour with his spoken word material. He has a column in the L.A. Weekly and Rolling Stone Australia, plus his KCRW radio show and the Henry & Heidi podcast. He’s dropped by for acting cameos on “The Kroll Show,” "RuPaul's Drag Race" and “Adventure Time,” had recurring roles on “The Legend of Korra” and “Sons of Anarchy” and is still out working for his next acting gig. He’s an activist and author and he’s got a three story building just to house all the records he owns. He mostly listens to them all, too.
He just probably doesn’t have time for that demo you handed him; he’s still working out which pressing of “Raw Power” he loves best.
At SXSW, the punk icon and performer was on the promotional trail for the new horror movie “He Never Died,” in which he stars as… well, a guy who just can’t seem to die. Sitting in the lobby to a downtown Austin hotel, Rollins added punctuation to his sentences with his hands, speaking in long thoughts at rapid tempo, and in third person, dotting his Outdoor Voice with physicality that causes him to shift from one side of the chair to the other just saying the word Twitter.
Below is the abridged version of our interview, on playing a vampire, the indignities of auditions, his relationship to radio and what happened with all that Charles Manson music business.
Villagers' "The Soul Serene" is from the songwriter's forthcoming album "Darling Arithmetic," due April 14 via Domino.
Show Me The Body's "Stone Soup Outta You" is off of the trio's forthcoming album "SMTB," due April 21 via Letter Racer.
Kendrick Lamar and Elton John: together! At last!
Sort of. Those are just two headliners at the 2015 Outside Lands music fest, taking place Aug. 7-9 in San Francisco in Golden State Park.
Tickets go on sale on March 26 at 10 a.m. PST.
Here is the complete lineup:
Mumford & Sons
The Black Keys
Axwell & Ingrosso
D'Angelo and The Vanguard
Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals
The Devil Makes Three
First Aid Kit
Toro Y Moi
Lake Street Dive
Angus & Julia Stone
St. Paul and The Broken Bones
Green Velvet & Claude VonStroke: Get Real
Karl Denson's Tiny Universe
Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Langhorne Slim & The Law
Hurray for the Riff Raff
The Family Crest
Strand of Oaks
Alex Bleeker & The Freaks
The Sam Chase
From forthcoming album "Untethered Moon," out April 21 via Warner Bros. Get the vinyl copy early on Record Store Day on April 18.
FKA Twigs has a new message in her fresh song and music video: "Hold that purse for me."
That's taken straigh outta "Glass & Patron," which made its premiere during the YouTube Music Awards last night.
You may ask yourself, what are the YouTube Music Awards? And you may tell yourself, they're exactly what you think they would be. Other artists like Charli XCX made music video bows on the peg of the evening as well.