Source By Stereogum… Rick Springfield has a role in the upcoming Meryl Streep-starring rock film Ricki And The Flash and, to promote it, he participated in a sketch on last night’s Jimmy Kimmel that purported to show the origin story behind his timeless hit “Jessie’s Girl.” In real life, the namesake was the girlfriend of Read more..


Source By Stereogum… Ahead of the speedily approaching Mad Decent Block Party, one of the label’s own rappers has put out a new mixtape. Dougie F is a member of DJ Sliink’s Newark-based Cartel Music crew, and he filters Jersey Club through an eclectic mix of Atlanta trap, West Coast funk, and New York lyricism. Read more..

UNSPECIFIED - CIRCA 1970:  Photo of Doors  Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

Source By Stereogum… The Doors are part of a very specific category of classic-rock artists: the gateway artists. The bands that — assuming you weren’t around in the ’60s — are amongst the first names you explore when you start digging into pop music’s past. Though keyboardist Ray Manzarek, guitarist Robby Krieger, and drummer John Read more..


Source By Stereogum… Today in veteran white rock musicians insulting Kanye West: In a recent interview with The Guardian, Blur’s Graham Coxon took issue with Kanye’s particular brand of artistry. When reporter Tim Jonze (he of the Lana Del Rey controversy) cited Kanye as an example of a mainstream and innovative musician, Coxon responded with Read more..


Source By Stereogum… Last month, we premiered the loud and nasty single “It’s A Mess” from Oakland garage punks the Atom Age. Now they’ve given us another glimpse of their upcoming release Hot Shame with the video for “Wasteoid,” a second catchy single with fun surf-rock riffs and dynamic saxophone solos. Shot throughout Northern California, Read more..


Source By Stereogum… Vic Mensa seems poised for big things, and he’s totally aware of it. Late last night, the young Chicago rapper uploaded a new freestyle to SoundCloud entitled “Heir To The Throne.” It opens with an intro taken from Jay Z and Roc-A-Fella’s “Takeover” freestyle on Hot 97 before Mensa comes right out Read more..