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LIGHTS ALL NIGHT longest running multi-day, multi-stage EDM event in Texas

LAN continued its tradition of offering local residents and travelers alike a highly-curated mix of top-tier electronic music acts spanning a variety of genres to ring in the New Year. This year’s celebration played host to several of the most sought-after acts in the world, including headliners Bassnectar, Marshmello, Porter Robinson, Illenium, NGHTMRE, and Seven Lions – all of whom offered awe-inspiring performances at the larger-than-life Supernova Stage.  

EDM giants Ookay, who performed a rare live set which was just introduced for the first time this September; Liquid Stranger; AC Slater; Destructo; Drezo; and TOKiMONSTA, who kept the party going all weekend long. Plus, as genres continue to collide across today’s music landscape, this year’s event again featured some of the top acts in hip-hop, including Houston’s own Maxo Kream, as well as Ugly God and Smokepurpp, two leaders in the new “Soundcloud rap” movement.

Heavy Rotation Magazine’s Top 5 Albums of 2017

1.Kendrick Lamar, Damn.’











2. SZA, ‘Ctrl’










3. Taylor Swift, ‘Reputation’












4. Future, Hendrxx’











5. Lorde, ‘Melodrama’











Hottest New Albums to Stream Now: Heavy Rotation Magazine Editors’ Picks

1# Big K.R.I.T., 4eva Is a Mighty Long Time

The fast-talking Southern MC explores his two sides – his public “Big K.R.I.T.” side and his inner “Justin Scott” side – on this ambitious, lushly produced, guest-stuffed double album.

Hear: Amazon Music Unlimited | Apple Music | SoundCloud Go | Spotify | Tidal






2# DJ Muggs vs. Meyhem Lauren, Gems From The Equinox

Cypress Hill producer DJ Muggs teams up with Queens-born student of the old school Meyhem Lauren for this dusty, dank collabo.

Hear: Amazon Music Unlimited | Apple Music | SoundCloud Go | Spotify | Tidal








3# Weezer. Pacific Daydream

Weezer’s steady exploration of sounds and ideas has been anchored to their enduring commitment to indelible pop tunes. That approach stands firm on a set of virally catchy songs that begins with the crunchy, metallic riffs of “mexican Fender, and ends on the hearty strumming and upbeat harmonies of “any friend of Diane’s.






Seattle rapper unveils latest single from forthcoming solo LP, ‘Gemini’

Macklemore and Kesha reminisce on their powerful new hip-hop ballad, “Good Old Days.” The track will appear on Macklemore’s upcoming solo album, Gemini.

“Good Old Days” features stripped-down drums, piano and vocal loops. Macklemore vividly recounts everything from his early tours and dreams of stardom, to his homecoming dance regrets and struggles with substance abuse.

Kesha delivers the song’s potent hook over an isolated piano and buoys Macklemore throughout the third verse, adding an extra chill to lines like, “And I ain’t worried about the wrinkles around my smile/ I’ve got some scars, I’ve been around/ I’ve thrown some pain, I’ve seen some things, but I’m here now.”

Hear Macklemore, Kesha Reminisce on Evocative New Song ‘Good Old Days’



Sound On Sound Fest will welcome one of today’s most beloved and sought-after indie acts, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, to close out the first day of the fest on Friday after a notable hiatus from live performances and recordings since 2013; alongside fellow Friday headliners Dinosaur Jr, who are performing “You’re Living All Over Me” in its entirety in celebration of the album’s 30th anniversary; and electronic synth pop band, Austra, both of whom will be helping to close out Day 1 at separate stages. Earlier in the day festival attendees will see performances from notable music acts like Pusha T, who is currently prepping the release of his newest album, King Push, for release later this year; along with additional day one artists like emo rock outfit, Taking Back Sunday; funk/soul/R&B singer Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires, who will return to the festival after being forced to back out last year due to complications with stomach cancer; intergenerational death metal behemoth Cannib




Austin, Texas – February 7, 2017 – South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conference and Festivals (March 10-19, 2017) has announced Keynote speaker Jessica Shortall and new Featured Speakers. Shortall is the Managing Director of Texas Competes, which is a coalition of more than 1,200 Texas companies making the data-driven case for Texas to be welcoming to LGBTQ people. She joins previously announced SXSW Keynotes Lee DanielsJennifer DoudnaGareth EdwardsAdam GrantZane Lowe, Cory Richards, Nile Rodgers and Jill Soloway.

“Jessica is a staunch advocate of equality, fairness and decency. Her relentless pursuit and approach of these values is both influential and inspirational,” said Hugh Forrest, Chief Programming Officer. “At a time when human rights are front and center in the U.S. we think this message of inclusion will resonate not just through her keynote but throughout much of our conference programming, where it has emerged as a major theme.”

Featured Speakers announced today include Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin, Senator Cory Booker, Veep actress Julia-Louis Dreyfus, GLAAD President Sarah Kate Ellis, Fleetwood Mac namesake Mick Fleetwood, pop singer and songwriter Kesha, actor Bob Odenkirk (Better Call SaulBreaking Bad), Tinder founder and chairman Sean Rad, Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards, actor and producer Seth Rogen (PreacherSausage Party), investor Chris Sacca (Shark Tank), and more. 

Once again showcasing the creative cross-collaboration SXSW is known for, these speakers are leaders in the tech, film, music, television, business, literature, government and journalism fields. 

SXSW’s next registration deadline is February 10, 2017, at 11:59pm PT. Early registrants will save $100 on the walk-up rate, and select from better hotel options. New for 2017, the Interactive, Film, and Music badges will now include expanded access to more of the SXSW Conference & Festivals experience. Attendees will still receive primary access to programming associated with their badge type but now also enjoy secondary entry to most other SXSW events. 

In addition to last week’s Feature Film release, the SXSW Film Festival announced separately their Midnighters, Shorts, and VR program completing the line up of 128 features and 128 shorts. Feature highlights include: The Disaster Artist directed by James Franco starring Seth Rogen and Josh Hutcherson; David Lynch – The Art Life directed by Jon Nguyen; 68 Kill directed by Trent Haaga; Game of Deathdirected by Laurence “Baz” Morais and Sebastien Landry; Mayhem directed by Joe Lynch; Meatball Machine Kodoku directed by Yoshihiro Nishimura; PIG: The Final Screenings directed by Adam Mason; Tragedy Girls directed by Tyler MacIntyre; Two Pigeons directed by Dominic Bridges; Paris Can Wait directed by Eleanor Coppola; Porto directed by Gabe Klinger; Song of Granite directed by Pat Collins.

SXSW Conference programming is organized into 24 Tracks divided between Interactive, Film, Music, and Convergence, presented in a variety of session formats.


Jessica Shortall (Social Impact) – Jessica is the Managing Director of Texas Competes, a coalition of more than 1,200 Texas companies making the data-driven case for Texas to be welcoming to LGBTQ people. This business-oriented voice has become a national model.

Featured Speakers

Buzz Aldrin with Jeff Kluger (Entertainment Influencers) – Buzz Aldrin is an American engineer and former astronaut known for his historic Apollo 11 moonwalk with colleague Neil Armstrong. Since retiring from NASA and the U.S. Air Force, Aldrin has remained a tireless advocate for human space exploration. Jeffrey Kluger is the Editor at Large for Time magazine and Time.com, principally covering science and social issues.

Sen. Cory Booker (Government) – New Jersey Senator and former Newark Mayor Cory Booker has established himself as an innovative and bipartisan problem-solver committed to developing collaborative solutions that address some of our most complex challenges. Booker will be the opening speaker at SXSW 2017.

John Cena (Sports) – John Cena is a WWE Superstar, 16-time World Champion, actor and television host. Cena devotes much of his time working on behalf of numerous charitable causes. He is Make-A-Wish’s most requested wish granter of all time and the only celebrity to grant 500 wishes.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Anna Chlumsky, Tony Hale, Matt Walsh, Timothy Simons, Reid Scott, Gary Cole, Sam Richardson, and David Mandel (Entertainment Influencers) –  Join Julia Louis-Dreyfus and the cast of Veep for an intimate and behind the scenes look at the award winning show. Veep will return to HBO for a sixth season. 

Andrew Coy and Sonya M. Pryor-Jones (Tech Industry) – Andrew Coy served in President Obama’s White House in the Office of Science and Technology Policy as Senior Advisor for Making. Sonya M. Pryor-Jones is the Chief Implementation Officer for The Fab Foundation and manages signature projects with Chevron, DARPA and GE.

Nick Denton and Jeff Goodby (Journalism) – Nick Denton is the founder and former proprietor of the Gawker Media Group, one of the most freewheeling and provocative sites on the web that was shuttered after a legal campaign funded by one of the tech billionaires it covered — and provoked. Jeff Goodby is a writer, artist, director and the co-founder of award-winning advertising agency Goodby, Silverstein & Partners.

Sarah Kate Ellis, Sean Rad, Nick Adams, and Zackary Drucker (Social Impact) – Sarah Kate Ellis is the president and CEO of GLAAD, the world’s leading LGBTQ media advocacy organization. Sean Rad is the founder and chairman of Tinder. Nick Adams is the director of GLAAD’s Transgender Media Program. Zackary Drucker is an independent artist, activist, and producer of the TV series Transparent.

Amy Farley (Food) – Senior editor Amy Farley oversees Fast Company’s front-of-book Next section, covering innovation and creativity in business. Before joining Fast Company, she was the news editor and columnist at Travel + Leisure. Farley will interview The Kitchen founder Kimbal Musk.

Tim Ferriss and Cheryl Strayed (Journalism) – Tim Ferriss is an early-stage technology investor/advisor and the author of four #1 New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestsellers. Cheryl Strayed is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling memoir Wild and the New York Times bestsellers Tiny Beautiful Thingsand Brave Enough.

Mick Fleetwood (Music Influencers) – Mick Fleetwood is a founding member and the drummer for Fleetwood Mac, one of the most successful and enduring bands of the last fifty years. Formed in 1967, their debut hit at #4 in the UK charts bringing overnight success. Fleetwood’s latest endeavor is his forthcoming book Love That Burns – A Chronicle of Fleetwood Mac (Genesis Publications).

Sammy Hagar (Music Influencers) – For the last four decades, Sammy Hagar has been one of rock music’s most dynamic and prolific artists. From breaking into the industry with the seminal hard rock band Montrose, to a multiplatinum solo career. Hagar has also become a dedicated philanthropist, a two-time New York Times bestselling author and auspicious entrepreneur.

Brad Jakeman (Workplace) – Brad Jakeman is president of PepsiCo Global Beverage Group. Jakeman leads global category strategy, brand building, design, advertising, marketing, innovation and branded content for PepsiCo’s global portfolio of beverages. He will be joining the Elephant on Madison Avenue featured session.   

Bryan Johnson, Adam Cheyer, Reshma Shetty, and Chris Shipley (Intelligent Future) – American entrepreneur and venture capitalist Bryan Johnson is founder and CEO of Kernel and OS Fund. Adam Cheyer is co-Founder and VP Engineering at Viv Labs and was co-founder and vice president of engineering of Siri Inc. Reshma Shetty co-founded synthetic biology Ginkgo Bioworks Inc. Chris Shipley is a writer, analyst, commentator, and co-founder & CEO of Guidewire Group.

Kesha and Amy Emmerich (Social Impact) – Kesha has taken the world by storm since the release of her debut album Animal in 2010. Kesha has had eight consecutive Top 10 hits, including four #1 singles. Kesha has branched out into TV, philanthropy, film, and fashion becoming a global cultural icon. Amy Emmerich is the chief content officer at Refinery29, the leading digital lifestyle media company for women.

Brian Knappenberger, Julie Bush, Michael Farrell, and Walter Parkes(Entertainment Influencers) – Brian Knappenberger is an award-winning filmmaker and director of NOBODY SPEAK: Trials of the Free Press. Julie Bush is a screenwriter and host of the podcast Threat Surface. Michael Farrell is an editor at The Christian Science Monitor. Walter F. Parkes is an American film producer, screenwriter, and former studio head.

Loic Le Meur, Lili Cheng, Eugenia Kuyda and Stan Chudnovsky (Brands & Marketing) – Loic Le Meur co-founded LeWeb, one of the largest European tech events. Lili Cheng is a Distinguished Engineer and General Manager in Microsoft Artificial Intelligence and Research. Eugenia Kuyda is co-founder and CEO at Luka. Stan Chudnovsky is Head of Product for Messaging at Facebook. 

Mike Luciano, Phil Matarese, and Jen Roskind (Making Film & Episodics) – Mike Luciano and Phil Matarese are the creators, and Jen Roskind is the co-executive producer, of the HBO animated show Animals alongside the Duplass Brothers. The inaugural two episodes premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival followed by a full season debut on HBO in 2016. Season two premieres on HBO beginning March 17.

Krist Novoselic (Music Influencers) – A member of the groundbreaking rock band Nirvana, Krist Novoselic and his bandmates changed the course of music history with their much-acclaimed album Nevermind. Novoselic went on to become one of rock’s most politically-minded musicians and an influential part of the Northwest political scene. He serves as Board chair for FairVote, a non-profit that seeks to make democracy fair.

Bob Odenkirk (Entertainment Influencers) – Bob Odenkirk is an Emmy® Award-winning comedy writer, producer, actor and New York Times bestselling author. In 2015, Odenkirk reprised the character he originated on the hit drama Breaking Bad, playing the title role in AMC’s Better Call Saul, which has earned him two Critics’ Choice TV Awards and nominations for an Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG Award.

Frank Oz and Leonard Maltin (Entertainment Influencers) – Oz is a four time Emmy winner and he’s performed with The Muppets and on the Star Wars films. He’s also directed over a dozen films including Little Shop of Horrors, and The Score. Leonard Maltin is one of the world’s most respected film critics and historians. He is best known for his widely-used reference work Leonard Maltin’s Movie Guide and its companion volume Leonard Maltin’s Classic Movie Guide.

Cecile Richards and David Karp (Social Impact) – Cecile Richards is president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America and Planned Parenthood Action Fund. David Karp is the founder and CEO of Tumblr, a platform home to more than 300 million creators, and also a board member of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America. 

Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, Sam Catlin, and Garth Ennis (Film & TV Industry) – Seth Rogen is an actor, writer, producer and director known for his work on Sausage Party and Preacher. Evan Goldberg is a Canadian director, screenwriter and executive producer on Preacher. Sam Catlin is the showrunner, executive producer and writer of Preacher. Garth Ennis has been writing comics for 25 years and is the co-executive producer for Preacher.

Kerry Rupp (Startup Village) – Kerry Rupp is a General Partner at True Wealth Ventures, a new early-stage venture capital fund investing in women-led businesses in the sustainable consumer and consumer health sectors. Rupp will join Professor Bob Metcalfe and University of Texas at Austin President Greg Fenves in a discussion about evolving startups at the university level.

Chris Sacca (Startup Village) –  Chris Sacca is the founder and chairman of Lowercase Capital, reported to be one of the most successful venture funds in history. These days, you can catch him as a Shark on Shark Tank doing everything he can to make Mark Cuban and Kevin O’Leary miserable.

Bruce Sterling (Tech Industry) – Bruce Sterling is an author, journalist, editor and critic who is best known for 10 science fiction novels, in addition to his short stories, book reviews, design criticism, opinion columns and book introductions. His most recent publication is a collection of Italian fantascienza stories, Utopia Pirata: I Racconti Di Bruno Argento (2016).  

Jake Tapper (Government) – CNN anchor and chief Washington correspondent Jake Tapper joined the network in 2013. He is the host of The Lead with Jake Tapper and the network’s Sunday morning show, State of the Union. Jake Tapper will interview General Paul J. Selva who is the Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Elliot Tebele, Jessica Tebele, James Ohliger, and Mick Purzycki (Tech Industry) – Elliot Tebele (@fuckjerry), Jessica Tebele (@beigecardigan), James Ohliger (@krispyshorts), and Mick Purzycki (@jerrynews) are heading to SXSW to lead a moderated discussion on the business of social, the future of how we’ll consume media, and what they’ve learned along the way. Move over cash, content is the new king.

Cindy Wilson (Music Influencers) – Cindy Wilson is a singer, and is one of the lead vocalists, songwriter and a founding member of new wave rock band The B-52s. Her new solo project is as far from The B-52s as one can possibly imagine. Wilson swoons and whispers over swirls of subtle psychedelia, Quincy Jones- era strings, and pulsing synths.

Explore the full list of previously announced Keynotes and Featured Speakers, as well as the full list of Conference programming on the online schedule

SXSW dedicates itself to helping creative people achieve their goals. Founded in 1987 in Austin, Texas, SXSW is best known for its conference and festivals that celebrate the convergence of the interactive, film, and music industries. The event, an essential destination for global professionals, features sessions, showcases, screenings, exhibitions, and a variety of networking opportunities. SXSW proves that the most unexpected discoveries happen when diverse topics and people come together. SXSW 2017 will take place March 10-19, 2017.

Major Lazer & Disclosure Join G.O.O.D. Music Family for First Fyre Festival

Major Lazer is confirmed to headline the inaugural Fyre Festival, joining previously announced headliner the G.O.O.D. Music Family. Disclosure, presenting a DJ set, will co-headline the two-weekend festival, taking place on the private island of Fyre Cay in the Exumas, Bahamas, on April 28-30 and May 5-7.

Additional performers will be revealed in the coming weeks, including those from the G.O.O.D. Music roster. The Kanye West-founded label is home to such artists as Big Sean, Pusha T, Desiigner, Migos, Teyana Taylor, Tyga and West himself. Model Kendall Jenner initially announced the Fyre Festival via social media earlier this month.




Spanning over 50 years and counting, Keith’s arsenal of guitars has grown quite massive. 

Most bands traditionally play to a drummer, but The Rolling Stones have always been different. Instead, the band follows Keith Richards, their human riff machine. Charlie Watts, drummer for the Stones, has said on numerous occasions that he and the band take all of their cues from Keith who commands the stage with his rhythm and riffs.

With a career spanning over 50 years and counting, Keith’s arsenal of guitars has grown quite massive. While researching and writing my book, The Rolling Stones Gear, I had the pleasure of examining, cataloging, photographing and even playing some of Keith’s guitars.

As a fan, the act of holding and playing Keith’s guitars sent chills down my spine. But the most magical guitar I laid my hands on was the Fender Blackguard Tele named Micawber – the guitar Keith received on his 27th birthday from Eric Clapton.


was the Fender Blackguard Tele named Micawber – the guitar Keith received on his 27th birthday from Eric Clapton.

Exiles on Main Street

The 1954 Fender Telecaster first arrived in the Stones’ camp during the band’s infamous 1971 Exile On Main St. recording sessions held in the south of France. It was a tumultuous time for the Stones, as they had just left England as tax exiles.

At the time, the British government had a staggering 90% tax on earnings over £15,000 per year. Keith looked at the situation as a way for Great Britain to rid itself of this troublesome lot. “We went to France because the British government had got a hard-on about a rock and roll band,” he said bluntly.


“A very strange time. Before we started Exile, I guess we hadn’t realized quite how fragile civilization is. The full weight of the British Empire came down on us. First, they thought they would just come after us for the dope and pills and stuff. That didn’t work, so they put the financial screws on. In a way, it was a great thing for the band because everybody had to look each other in the eye and say, ‘All right, we’ll do it in exile – in France.’ Mind you, we were pretty pissed off. They made quite a lot of money, the British government – 98% of every pound.”

The group made a formal announcement that they and their families were going to leave Great Britain and settle in southern France, where they planned to write and produce new material for their upcoming album, Tropical Disease (later changed to Exile On Main St.).

Keith rented Villa Nellcôte in Villefranche-sur-Mer, a low-key town on the Côte d’Azur, about four miles east of Nice and six miles southwest of Monaco. Nellcôte (nicknamed “Keith’s Coffee House”) became the group’s de facto headquarters.

The Stones’ mobile recording unit was brought across the channel and set up at Nellcôte in June. Recording ran from early July through mid November with producer Jimmy Miller and engineer Andy Johns, both of whom had also established residence in France.

Photos taken during these Exile On Main St. sessions show Keith with his ‘54 Fender Blackguard Tele with the butterscotch blonde finish and maple neck still in its original factory stock condition – fitted with standard Tele pickups and electronics with a stock Telecaster bridge.

It was during these sessions that Keith transformed the guitar into a 5-string by taking off the low E string and putting the guitar into an open G tuning (low-high: G – D –G – B – D). He used the guitar this way during the Exile session, which yielded a double album of such Stones classics like “Rocks Off,” “Rip This Joint,” “Tumbling Dice,” and “Happy,” to name a few.

The Stones set out to promote their new record on the road with their mammoth 1972 tour. Keith used his 1954 Blackguard Tele in its factory stock condition for the beginning of the tour before his guitar tech, Ted Newman Jones III, replaced the neck position Fender pickups on the Telecasters with Gibson PAF humbuckers.

He also replaced the bridge pickup on the ‘54 Tele with a Fender lap-steel pickup, which was similar to the Fender Broadcaster’s pickup. Jones set this Tele up as a 5-string for open-G tuning, and Keith described it as, “my main Tele five-string … a ’54, with the humbucker in the front.”

Review: Green Day Older, Wiser, Mad as Hell in ‘Revolution Radio’


Green Day’s first album in four years is vibrant punk rock, uncluttered by outsize grandiosity or conceptual overthink. “Revolution Radio” sets the tone with its Clash-like police-siren guitar, Tré Cool’s combustible drum tumult and Billie Joe Armstrong snarling about cherry bombs and gasoline as if he’s looking around his garage for stuff that might set the world on fire. And so he does: The explosive American-angst autopsy “Bang Bang” hits as hard as anything on their Nineties classics Dookie and Kerplunk; when Armstrong sings,

“I want to start a rager,” it doesn’t matter that he’s appropriating the voice of a power-mad school shooter. You’ll wanna rage right along.green-day

But Revolution Radio isn’t just hot nostalgia. It reflects decades of accrued emotional and musical wisdom. “Somewhere Now” is a call for personal and political clarity with a ringing R.E.M. brightness, and “Outlaws” is like an anarcho-thrash Seventies soft-rock ballad. Armstrong’s lyrics are colored by his struggles with addiction and fears about our Trump-y future. “If this is what you call the good life/I want a better way to die,” he rants over the contusive mosh-pit bounce of “Forever Now,” before demanding a revolution on his radio as the song lifts toward Who-huge triumph. It’s a noise built to push him through darkness and into the next scary dawn.

Ariana Grande Joined by Mac Miller on ‘Into You’ Remix: Listen


A new remix of Ariana Grande’s “Into You” features bars from Mac Miller, who takes a seductive turn on the Dangerous Woman track.

Ariana Grande Shares Two Unreleased Tracks: Listen

The singer, who recently shared a couple other unreleased songs (“Voodoo Love” and a new take on “Honeymoon Avenue”), posted the Miller-assisted remix on Twitter Saturday (Aug. 6).

“When you lay down I’mma hit the lights if you say so / What’s a life if you don’t got me / Give you what you want, what you need, what you came for / Hit me up when you’re feeling blue, and I tell you how I’m feeling too / So you know I just want to get into you right here in the living room, let’s go,” he raps.

Check out the updated version of “Into You” below.

Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Anthony Kiedis Low-Key Saved a Baby’s Life


The perpetually shirtless Red Hot Chili Peppers did a fine job wrestling Late Late Show host James Corden on “Carpool Karaoke” this Tuesday, but their greatest moment may have happened off-camera. Between “Karaoke” shoots, frontman Anthony Kiedis came to the aid of a local woman whose baby had stopped breathing, he told Radio X host Chris Moyles.

According to Kiedis, Corden and the Chili Peppers also filmed a dance-off segment that didn’t make it to the final show:

We danced off, we tied, and then we were going to celebrate with some Mexican food on the corner. And a woman came out of her house, holding a child, saying, “My baby, my baby, my baby can’t breathe!” We all ran across the street, the lady thrust her baby into my arms, the baby was not breathing, and I thought, “I’m gonna try and do a little baby CPR real quick, see if I can get some air in this kid.” Tried to open the mouth, [it was] like locked shut. So I started rubbing the belly, bubbles came out of the mouth, the eyes rolled back into place, the ambulance showed up. I handed the baby over, who was now breathing and fine, and we went back to “Carpool Karaoke.” It was kind of a beautiful thing that we stopped for the dance-off. The baby needed help and we were there.

“When you’re a dad, and someone says, ‘My baby!’ you jog across the street,” Kiedis added. “The little baby looked at me the entire time until the ambulance guy came. Nina, little baby Nina.”

Way to be, Kiedis.

Ciara Sues Ex-Fiancé Future for $15 Million Over Alleged Slander and Libel

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 30: Rapper Future (L) and singer Ciara attend the 2013 BET Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on June 30, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images for BET)

LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 30: Rapper Future (L) and singer Ciara attend the 2013 BET Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on June 30, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images for BET)

Ciara’s relationship with Future, her ex-fiancé and father of her child, has been rocky recently, to say the least. Now, she’s reportedly taking legal action against the rapper over a series of allegedly libelous and slanderous statements about her skills as a mother. According to TMZ, the Jackie singer has filed a $15 million lawsuit against Future, whose real name is Nayvadius Cash. Ciara cites several defamatory tweets and a couple radio interviews where Future criticized her relationship with Russell Wilson. “She probably set [Russell] up,” the rapper reportedly said of a picture of Wilson pushing his son’s stroller. “You letting them catch that photo. Leave my son out of all the publicity stunts.”

“This bitch got control problems,” Ciara claims Future wrote in a tweet. “I gotta go through lawyers to see baby future … the f**kery for 15k a month.” TMZ reports that Ciara wants the offending tweets deleted, and seeks a ban on public discussion of her and Future’s private family matters as part of the suit.

Ariana Grande Is Releasing a Christmas EP Today: Preview All 4 Songs









Christmas is definitely coming early for Ariana Grande fans, as a collection of holiday songs that the singer has been teasing for the past week is slated to come out today (Dec. 17). The four track as-yet-unnamed holiday EP (she’s only promoted it via emoji-filled tweets, Instagram, and Snapchat) will serve as a follow-up to 2013’s Christmas Kisses and 2014’s “Santa Tell Me.”

ATLAS GENIUS “A Perfect End” by Atlas Genius is available on their upcoming album ‘Inanimate Objects”


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Gwen’s new single “Baby Don’t Lie” is now available online at iTunes, Amazon and Google! Hear it now below

Gwen’s new single “Baby Don’t Lie”


Katy Perry Launches Prismatic World Tour In Belfast

Katy Perry launched her Prismatic world tour at Odyssey Arena in Belfast, Northern Island Wednesday (May 7), delivering the sold-out audience a spectacle of costumes and colors. The pop diva’s outfit changes included a “Cats”-like leotard (“Cat-oure”) in pink and a Cleopatra ensemble. katy-perry-tour-2014-billboard-650


Perry served fans a spoiler on Instagram earlier in the day, posting the tour set list:





Grammy Awards 2014/ And The Winner Is?: Full Nominations List

“This year’s nominations reflect the talented community of music makers who represent some of the highest levels of excellence and artistry of the year in their respective fields,” said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy, in a statement. The Grammy Awards will air live on CBS from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Jan. 26. Ryan Lewis, Ed Sheeran and Macklemore  

Ryan Lewis, Ed Sheeran and Macklemore attend The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! Countdown to Music’s Biggest Night in Los Angeles, California. Lester Cohen/WireImage       GENERAL Album Of The Year: “The Blessed Unrest” — Sara Bareilles “Random Access Memories” — Daft Punk “Good Kid, M.A.A.D City” — Kendrick Lamar “The Heist” — Macklemore & Ryan Lewis “Red” — Taylor Swift Record Of The Year: “Get Lucky” — Daft Punk & Pharrell Williams “Radioactive” — Imagine Dragons “Royals” — Lorde “Locked Out Of Heaven” — Bruno Mars “Blurred Lines” — Robin Thicke Featuring T.I. & Pharrell Williams Song Of The Year: “Just Give Me A Reason” — Jeff Bhasker, Pink & Nate Ruess, songwriters (Pink Featuring Nate Ruess) “Locked Out Of Heaven” — Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine & Bruno Mars, songwriters (Bruno Mars) “Roar” — Lukasz Gottwald, Max Martin, Bonnie McKee, Katy Perry & Henry Walter, songwriters (Katy Perry) “Royals” — Joel Little & Ella Yelich O’Connor, songwriters (Lorde) “Same Love” — Ben Haggerty, Mary Lambert & Ryan Lewis, songwriters (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Mary Lambert) Best New Artist: James Blake Kendrick Lamar Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Kacey Musgraves Ed Sheeran POP Best Pop Solo Performance: “Brave” — Sara Bareilles “Royals” — Lorde “When I Was Your Man” — Bruno Mars “Roar” — Katy Perry “Mirrors” — Justin Timberlake Best Pop Duo/Group Performance: “Get Lucky” — Daft Punk & Pharrell Williams “Just Give Me A Reason” — Pink Featuring Nate Ruess “Stay” — Rihanna Featuring Mikky Ekko “Blurred Lines” — Robin Thicke Featuring T.I. & Pharrell Williams “Suit & Tie” — Justin Timberlake & Jay Z Best Pop Vocal Album: “Paradise” — Lana Del Rey “Pure Heroine” — Lorde “Unorthodox Jukebox” — Bruno Mars “Blurred Lines” — Robin Thicke “The 20/20 Experience – The Complete Experience” — Justin Timberlake Best Pop Instrumental Album: “Steppin’ Out” — Herb Alpert “The Beat” — Boney James “Handpicked” — Earl Klugh “Summer Horns” — Dave Koz, Gerald Albright, Mindi Abair & Richard Elliot “Hacienda” — Jeff Lorber Fusion Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album “Viva Duets” — Tony Bennett & Various Artists “To Be Loved” — Michael Bublé “The Standards” — Gloria Estefan “Cee Lo’s Magic Moment” — Cee Lo Green “Now” — Dionne Warwick DANCE Best Dance/Electronica Album: Random Access Memories — Daft Punk Settle — Disclosure 18 Months — Calvin Harris Atmosphere — Kaskade A Color Map Of The Sun — Pretty Lights Best Dance Recording “Need U (100%)” — Duke Dumont Featuring A*M*E & MNEK “Sweet Nothing” — Calvin Harris Featuring Florence Welch “Atmosphere” — Kaskade “This Is What It Feels Like” — Armin Van Buuren Featuring Trevor Guthrie “Clarity” — Zedd Featuring Foxes ROCK Best Rock Performance: “Always Alright” — Alabama Shakes “The Stars (Are Out Tonight)” — David Bowie “Radioactive” — Imagine Dragons “Kashmir” (Live) — Led Zeppelin “My God Is The Sun” — Queens Of The Stone Age “I’m Shakin'” — Jack White Best Rock Album: “13” — Black Sabbath “The Next Day” — David Bowie “Mechanical Bull” — Kings Of Leon “Celebration Day” — Led Zeppelin “…Like Clockwork” — Queens Of The Stone Age “Psychedelic Pill” — Neil Young With Crazy Horse Best Metal Performance “T.N.T.” — Anthrax “God Is Dead?” — Black Sabbath “The Enemy Inside” — Dream Theater “In Due Time” — Killswitch Engage “Room 24” — Volbeat Featuring King Diamond Best Rock Song “Ain’t Messin ‘Round” — Gary Clark Jr., songwriter (Gary Clark Jr.) “Cut Me Some Slack” — Dave Grohl, Paul McCartney, Krist Novoselic & Pat Smear, songwriters (Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic, Pat Smear) “Doom And Gloom” — Mick Jagger & Keith Richards, songwriters (The Rolling Stones) “God Is Dead?” — Geezer Butler, Tony Iommi & Ozzy Osbourne, songwriters (Black Sabbath) “Panic Station” — Matthew Bellamy, songwriter (Muse) ALTERNATIVE Best Alternative Music Album “The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You” — Neko Case “Trouble Will Find Me” — The National “Hesitation Marks” — Nine Inch Nails “Lonerism” — Tame Impala “Modern Vampires Of The City” — Vampire Weekend R&B Best R&B Performance: “Love And War” — Tamar Braxton “Best Of Me” — Anthony Hamilton “Nakamarra” — Hiatus Kaiyote Featuring Q-Tip “How Many Drinks?” — Miguel Featuring Kendrick Lamar “Something” — Snarky Puppy With Lalah Hathaway Best Urban Contemporary Album: “Love And War” — Tamar Braxton “Side Effects Of You” — Fantasia “One: In The Chamber” — Salaam Remi “Unapologetic” — Rihanna “New York: A Love Story” — Mack Wilds Best R&B Album: R&B Divas — Faith Evans Girl On Fire — Alicia Keys Love In The Future — John Legend Better — Chrisette MicheleThree Kings — TGT Best Traditional R&B Performance “Please Come Home — Gary Clark Jr. “Get It Right” — Fantasia “Quiet Fire” — Maysa “Hey Laura” — Gregory Porter “Yesterday” — Ryan Shaw Best R&B Song (A Songwriters Award) “Best Of Me” — Anthony Hamilton & Jairus Mozee, songwriters (Anthony Hamilton) “Love And War” — Tamar Braxton, Darhyl Camper, Jr., LaShawn Daniels & Makeba Riddick, songwriters (Tamar Braxton) “Only One” — PJ Morton, songwriter (PJ Morton Featuring Stevie Wonder) “Pusher Love Girl” — James Fauntleroy, Jerome Harmon, Timothy Mosley & Justin Timberlake, songwriters (Justin Timberlake) “Without Me” —  Fantasia Barrino, Missy Elliott, Al Sherrod Lambert, Harmony Samuels & Kyle Stewart, songwriters (Fantasia Featuring Kelly Rowland & Missy Elliot) RAP Best Rap Performance: “Started From The Bottom” — Drake “Berzerk” — Eminem “Tom Ford” —  Jay Z “Swimming Pools (Drank)” — Kendrick Lamar “Thrift Shop” — Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz Best Rap/Sung Collaboration: “Power Trip” — J.Cole Featuring Miguel “Part II (On The Run)” — Jay Z Featuring Beyoncé “Holy Grail” — Jay Z Featuring Justin Timberlake “Now Or Never” — Kendrick Lamar Featuring Mary J. Blige “Remember You” — Wiz Khalifa Featuring The Weeknd Best Rap Album: Nothing Was The Same — Drake Magna Carta…Holy Grail — Jay Z Good Kid, M.A.A.D City — Kendrick Lamar The Heist — Macklemore  & Ryan Lewis Yeezus — Kanye West Best Rap Song “F***in’ Problems” — Tauheed Epps, Aubrey Graham, Kendrick Lamar, Rakim Mayers & Noah Shebib, songwriters (ASAP Rocky Featuring Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar) “Holy Grail” — Shawn Carter, Terius Nash, J. Harmon, Timothy Mosley, Justin Timberlake & Ernest Wilson, songwriters (Kurt Cobain, Dave Grohl & Krist Novoselic, songwriters) (Jay Z Featuring Justin Timberlake) “New Slaves” — Christopher Breaux, Ben Bronfman, Mike Dean, Louis Johnson, Malik Jones, Elon Rutberg, Sakiya Sandifer, Che Smith, Kanye West & Cydell Young, songwriters (Anna Adamis & Gabor Presser, songwriters) (Kanye West) “Started From The Bottom” — W. Coleman, Aubrey Graham & Noah Shebib, songwriters (Bruno Sanfilippo, songwriter) (Drake) “Thrift Shop” — Ben Haggerty & Ryan Lewis, songwriters (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz) COUNTRY MUSIC Best Country Solo Performance: “I Drive Your Truck” — Lee Brice “I Want Crazy” — Hunter Hayes “Mama’s Broken Heart” — Miranda Lambert “Wagon Wheel” — Darius Rucker “Mine Would Be You” — Blake Shelton

Making of Rihanna’s ‘Pour It Up’ (Photos)




Macklemore & Ryan Lewis 

Macklemore-and-Ryan-Lewis               Tickets for our U.S. Fall tour are now officially on-sale!! Here is all of the info on where to get tickets: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aD4yDBe8rk8&feature=player_embedded&feature=player_embedded#!     Oct 22 – Portland, OR @ Rose Garden Tickets: http://bit.ly/12ny4DD Oct 23 – Spokane, WA @ Spokane Arena Tickets: http://bit.ly/16xydck Oct 24 – Missoula, MT @ Adams Center Tickets: http://bit.ly/136QU9G Oct 25 – Boise, ID @ Taco Bell Arena Tickets: http://bit.ly/10iKT5M Oct 26 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Maverick Center Tickets: http://bit.ly/12nyQkb Oct 29 – Omaha, NE @ CenturyLink Center Tickets: http://bit.ly/11YoqaC Oct 30 – Des Moines, IA @ Wells Fargo Arena Tickets: http://bit.ly/12nz4aL Oct 31 – Decorah, IA @ Luther College – On-sale Sept 26th Nov 1 – New Orleans, LA @ Voodoo Music Experience – Tickets: http://bit.ly/cgZqZa Nov 2 – Auburn Hills, MI @ Palace of Auburn Hills Tickets: http://bit.ly/11FiFTR Nov 4 – Chicago, IL @ UIC Pavilion Tickets: http://bit.ly/136Rp3A Nov 6 – Columbus, OH @ Schottenstein Center Tickets: http://bit.ly/17At08a Nov 7 – University Park, PA @ Bryce Jordan Ctr Tickets: http://bit.ly/14pzUqy Nov 8 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden Tickets: http://bit.ly/14vfBrZ Nov 9 – Buffalo, NY @ First Niagara Center Tickets: http://bit.ly/10RJe9Q Nov 11 – Syracuse, NY @ Carrier Dome Tickets: http://bit.ly/1abr99W Nov 13 – New York, NY @ Theatre at MSG Tickets: http://bit.ly/18ebyFI Nov 14 – New York, NY @ Theatre at MSG Tickets: http://bit.ly/19pTxFE Nov 18 – Washington, DC @ Verizon Center Tickets: http://bit.ly/12nEaUx Nov 19 – Raleigh, NC @ PNC Arena Tickets: http://bit.ly/10iOTTL Nov 22 – Atlanta, GA @ Arena at Gwinnett Ctr Tickets: http://bit.ly/1aKWdfa Nov 23 – Tampa, FL @ USF Sun Dome Tickets: http://bit.ly/1cj1RmQ Nov 24 – Miami, FL @ American Airlines Arena Tickets: http://bit.ly/15CJNR1 Nov 27 – Houston, TX @ Reliant Arena Tickets: http://bit.ly/147RiBz Nov 29 – Cedar Park, TX @ Cedar Park Center Tickets: http://bit.ly/12hyb89 Nov 30 – Grand Prairie, TX @ Verizon Theatre Tickets: http://bit.ly/133Ne7g Dec 4 – Los Angeles, CA @ Staples Center Tickets: http://bit.ly/147RRew Dec 5 – San Diego, CA @ Valley View Casino Tickets: http://bit.ly/10RUVgP Dec 7 – San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic Aud. Tickets: http://bit.ly/1abBYJ1 Dec 11 – Seattle, WA @ Key Arena – SOLD OUT Dec 12 – Seattle, WA @ Key Arena – SOLD OUT   Heavy Rotation Magazine living the High Lyfe in Austin Tx , Texas Relays 2013 SONY DSCSONY DSC SONY DSCSONY DSC SONY DSCSONY DSC SONY DSCSONY DSC SONY DSCSONY DSCSONY DSC Texas Relays 2013. Every year thousands of collage students & sports fans pour into the State Of Texas for a great weekend of sports and entertainment. Austin ,Tx is steady becoming a hot bed for entertainment , good music and plan old party rocking , Heavy Rotation Magazine was  proud to be apart of this years media festivities , Special thanks to “Top Notch The Broke Billionaire” for the Images SXSW 2013 Live from Austin, Tx  ( Whats The Buzz about ) Pharell Williams attends the BET Music Matters Showcase at Brazos Hall during SXSW on March 14, 2013 in Austin, Texas. Image by Daniel BoczarskiKendrick Lamar and T.I.

Kendrick Lamar and T.I. perform onstage at the BET Music Showcase at Brazos Hall during SXSW on March 14, 2013 in Austin, Texas. Images by Hutton Supancic
 The Crystal Method
Charli XCX performs on stage at House of Vans at the Mohawk during SXSW on March 14, 2013 in Austin, Texas. Image by Daniel Boczarski The Crystal Method performs onstage at the Casio/Crystal Method Showcase at Haven during SXSW on March 14, 2013 in Austin, Texas. Image by Heather Kennedy Dev Hynes and SolangeThe Flaming Lips Dev Hynes and Solange perform onstage at Fader Fort presented by Converse during SXSW on March 14, 2013 in Austin, Texas. Images by Roger Kisby Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips performs onstage at the Warner Bros Music Showcase at The Belmont during SXSW on March 14, 2013 in Austin, Texas. Lianne La HavasT.I. Lianne La Havas performs on stage during SXSW on March 14, 2013 in Austin, Texas. Image by Andy Sheppard T.I. performs onstage at the BET Music Showcase at Brazos Hall during SXSW on March 14, 2013 in Austin, Texas. Image by Hutton Supancic

Heavy Rotation Magazine exclusive Images  Plies makes a surprise appearance in Birmingham Alabama


Plies makes a surprise appearance in Birmingham Alabama, Rocking a crowd of cheering fans. Many Music industry insiders may think that Plies , by not having a hit national radio single Currently as fallen off the industry’s radar? However if you really understand the cycle of radio campaigns and working with promoters, this is the normal routine for most artist.

 Images by Z3 Photography

Behind the scene footage . Recording artist “Future”

Recording artist “Future” putting in work for his new video with a few industry friends – Young Jeezy, Big Boi & DJ Drama.. Exclusive Images by Heavy Rotation Magazine / Photography by Z3

                                                          Travis Porter Live in Concert ATL. 12/20/11

Exclusive Images by Heavy Rotation Magazine Courtesy of Z3 Photography. Special Guest Appearances
by Young Jeezy , 2 Chainz , Gucci Mane , Yo Gotti & Gorilla Zoe.
Shout out to Kel Ja’leno C.O.O Heavy Rotation Magazine ATL.

                                                        Behind The Scenes @ Nelly Video Shoot “Country Ass Nigga” ft. T.I & 2 Chainz 12/14/11 Nelly Feat. Drumma Boy, T.I & 2 Chainz –  Country Ass Nigga ( Behind The Scenes with Heavy Rotation Magazine ) Director of Marketing Atlanta region “Kel Ja’leno.

Heavy Rotation Magazine 1 Year anniversary Celebration 2k11  W. Hotel Mid-Town Atlanta,Ga 

Images courtesy of DDMC photography 832-868-4517

                                                                                                                                        Exclusive behind the seen images from Heavy Rotation Magazine /Akon’s artist “Verse Simmonds” Monday, Nov.21                                           Heavy Rotation Magazine interviews with Atlanta’s hottest DJ on the streets “DJ Scream”



House Of Blues | Houston | Swisha House Reunion Thursday June 9,2011

Images by Tigga Pat of Heavy Rotation Magazine

DJ Drama @ WBR Listening Event

DJ drama in the building w/ Heavy Rotation Magazine supporting new artist “Laws” Atlanta regional Reps
Kel Ja’leno & Trina w/ WB Rep Wilt Wallis. Images courtesy of Amelia Design

Tami LaTrell “Through My Eyes: The Anatomy of a Songwriter”

mixtape release party Moghuls “M” Lounge, located at 11681 Westheimer Rd

Heavy Rotation Magazine recent photos Tami Latrell photos courtesy of Union Vibe Entertainment.

Heavy Rotation Magazine incorporation with Urban Buzz Fashion store!!

Heavy Rotation Magazine incorporation with Urban Buzz Fashion store (Houston,Tx) Huge turnout yesterday 12/18/2010 @ Uban Buzz .Heavy Rotation Magz lunched our release promotion to the consumers of Urban Buzz , over 200 promotional magazines were part of are free promotion to Urban Buzz costumers.The New issue features Bun.B of UGK , be on the lookout for our 2011 Release. www.heavyrotationmagz.com