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Stone Temple Pilots Reportedly Set to Announce New Singer

Nearly a year after former frontman Scott Weiland‘s death, Stone Temple Pilots may have ended their search for a new lead singer.

Entertainment Tonight reports that band members Dean DeLeo, Robert DeLeo and Eric Kretz have selected former X Factor finalist Jeffrey Adam Gutt to take over vocal duties. According to the show’s sources, the new STP lineup has been writing and recording for several months, and current plans call for them to tour in 2017 with a set list that includes “classic STP hits along with new songs.”

Reports of Gutt’s arrival come after months of rumors regarding the band’s future. Their previous singer, Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington, left the lineup in 2015, and in recent weeks, it was suggested that singer John Borja had gotten the gig, although an official announcement never came — and if Entertainment Tonight‘s sources are correct, now we know why.

Gutt, who competed on The X Factor in 2013, would beat out a list of contenders that included anyone who submitted vocals through the open audition the band held through its website earlier this year. Guitarist Dean DeLeo explained the process to Rolling Stone, saying they put out the call for submissions because they believed they’d be doing themselves a “disservice if we didn’t allow all the talent that is out there to become a part of this.” While insisting they weren’t going to pick a singer just for the sake of having one, he expressed optimism that they’d find a way to move forward.

“What we’re looking for is a pretty tall order, man. We’ve had the fortune of playing with some of the greatest and most talented singers out there,” DeLeo argued. “Robert, Eric and I know what we want, and, like I said earlier, when that person walks into a room, we’ll know.”


Mother Monster goes back to basics.

Right Gaga. You’ve had your year doing jazz with Tony Bennett, so can you now just be an incredible popstar again, please.

It’s been three years since the mixed reaction to her third album ARTPOP, but the next installment is a complete overhaul for the 30-year-old star, both visually and sonically.

Here’s the full story of Gaga’s fifth collection.


Just as 2013’s ARTPOP was released, Lady Gaga’s close team fell apart. The famously eccentric performer fired her manager, perhaps whilst dressed as a Yeti. Troy Carter was out over “creative differences” and Live Nation’s Bobby Campbell was brought in to look after her career.

Gaga is the queen of reinvention in modern pop, but Campbell’s plans for her included a more long-term transformation. We’ve seen her tone it down for mature jazz album Cheek To Cheek with Tony Bennett, perform a surprisingly traditional but stunning tribute to The Sound of Music at the Oscars, and more recently star in Ryan Murphy’s hit TV series American Horror Story.

But now all of that is out the way, it means Gaga will focus on releasing her new album in 2016. The star confirmed the new record for later this year after her win at the Golden Globes.

Just over six months later on September 9, we were given her brand new single ‘Perfect Illusion’.The track has been co-written and co-produced by Gaga herself, along with Mark Ronson, Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker and BloodPop. The latter was responsible for Justin Bieber’s ‘Sorry’ last year, fyi.

The track leans towards the kind of fist-pumping, anthemic soft-rock that Bruce Springsteen made his name on, while at the same time remaining wholly Lady Gaga. There’s no denying that pop melody gets stuck in your head after precisely three listens, and the production is considerably less cluttered than the sometimes frantic soundscape of ARTPOP. Oh and can we just add that the music video is big, bold and full of energy.

As for the album? Well Gaga’s fifth studio collection will be titled Joanne and was released worldwide on October 21. The standard edition will include 11 tracks, with a further three on the deluxe. The album was named after her dad’s sister ,who died from lupus aged just 19. It’s also Gaga’s middle name. Oh and the artwork is absolutely stunning.

And guess what? The album is pretty much done. Aside from a bit of mixing and mastering – as well as a last minute hook or two – Joanne is set and ready to go. The tracklist is as follows:

  1. ‘Diamond Heart’
  2. ‘A-Yo’
  3. ‘Joanne’
  4. ‘John Wayne’
  5. ‘Dancin’ In Circles’
  6. ‘Perfect Illusion’
  7. ‘Million Reasons’
  8. ‘Sinner’s Prayer’
  9. ‘Come to Mama’
  10. ‘Hey Girl’ [featuring Florence Welch]
  11. ‘Angel Down’

The deluxe edition – which you’re definitely ordering – also includes bonus tracks ‘Grigio Girls’, ‘Just Another Day’ and ‘Angel Down (Work Tape)’.

As for availability across streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music, Gaga made sure Joanne is available on all of them. I just want my music to be available everywhere, for everyone. So that as many people as possible can hear it,” she said recently. “That’s what I would say. It feels the most fair to the know? They’ve given me a lot so I wanna try to give back to them too if I can.”


Gaga – real name Stefani Germanotta – worked with a mix of established industry names, as well as some of the producers who helped her become the pop force she is today.

As we know from lead single ‘Perfect Illusion’, Gaga worked very closely with Mark Ronsonwho, she confirmed, executive produced the whole record. Considering his enormous success with funk-pop in the past 12 months, we’d be surprised if Mother Monster doesn’t get even more of her own floor-filling anthems too.

FIRST LISTEN: Kokane’s “King of G-Funk”


For 24 hours, you can now get a first listen to Kokane’s “King of G-Funk” album right here at

The West Coast funkster will be releasing his album on 3/18/16 and wanted to give the readers of our site an exclusive listen before the album comes out as a way of saying thank you. 22 tracks deep, Kokane gets support from his idols Bootsy Collins and George Clinton, while peers like Kurupt, Big Tray Deee, Cold 187, Tha Chill, Snoop Dogg, Battlecat, Meech Wells and more join in for the fun.

Be sure to take advantage as the link will only be active for 24 hours.

Also take a look at the video for the album’s lead single, “California Classic,” featuring the Diirty OGz.

Top 5 Emerging Hip-Hop Artists from New Jersey

New Jersey has always been a major force in the Hip-Hop music industry including: Fugees, Wu-Tang Clan and Queen Latifah. Nowadays there are still many NJ artists who are on their ways of growing into superstars, but these 5 artists stand out between all of them to become the representatives of New Jersey Hip-Hop in America.

1. Sule

Sule, an Englewood native is making his statement in the modern hip-hop music. Influenced by the predecessors of NJ rap this rapper is creating his own name and building a fanbase like a lightning.

2. Rackboy Cam

Starting from 2014 Rackboy Cam has released several music videos, mixtapes and performed at thousands of live concerts. His exclusive music and rapping style make him a candidate for the next top star.

Cash Lopez: From Hard Beginnings to Rising Stardom

Things for Cash Hendrik Lopez were never easy–even as a child. Growing up with bouts of homelessness and a shaky household, he was exposed to alcoholism, drug use, and abandonment, and was never certain of what his future would look like.

However, these trials and tribulations, however tough and sobering, awakened a passion in him. That passion was music. While just beginning elementary school, Lopez had already begun writing full length songs, with influences ranging from classic rock to oldies rhythm and blues. In July of 2013, his passion and dedication resulted in the release of his second mixtape, titled ‘Sex, Drugs, and Rock & Roll’, which received impressive distribution nationwide.

Lopez has been performing since his early 20’s, in Utah, Arizona, Idaho, California, Nevada, and more. In January of 2012, he was featured as the Artist of the Month by Salt Lake City’s No. 1 Hip Hop Station, U92. He has also opened for major label artists such as Yukmouth, Glasses Malone, Warren G, Christina Millian, and more. He has also been featured in collaborative work in all types and genres of music–including hip hop, techno, dance, and so on.

Lopez’s music has a unique and distinct sound to it, and he is able to get crowds up, energized, and moving with his contagious party vibe. Despite having to put his career as a hip hop artist on hold as a result of a now-resolved health issue in his family, Lopez has released his incredible promotional video ‘Rizin’, which has already been featured on WorldStar Hip-Hop and Vladtv! He has since released a trailer teaser for his upcoming release of ‘RFC’ to be shown in full on December 3rd, which you can check out right here.

Cash Lopez’s impressive defiance to anything trying to hold him back, coupled with his unique sound and rising popularity, go to show everything is possible when you have a calling, and we cannot wait to hear more from this versatile hip hop sensation!


UK music producer A.M. SNiPER is one of the most innovative up and coming names in the club scene, and is set to host the Napa Rocks music festival alongside Chris Brown and KSI this summer.

A.M. Sniper is notorious for mixing different genres of music, which is why we simply can’t get enough of the quiet metaphor which is drawn between this epic beat-chopper and his new Kung Fu music video. The video is a powerful tribute to old school Kung Fu. The music blends EDM and hip-hop with a powerful punch. When you listen to the song, you might not know what genre it is, but staying in your seat won’t be an option for sure. A.M. Sniper along with his partner in crime producer Jaguar Skills, cut, chop and remix each section so you never quite know what’s around the corner. You will be unknowingly rehearsing the lyrics, and possibly some of the Kung Fu moves after seeing this video.

Vita Chambers Rides Airwaves and Beach-Waves with the New Song, ‘Ferrous’

What a better way to welcome summer than with the beautiful voice of Vita Chambers.This  Barbadian-Canadian singer and songwriter has been making strides in the industry and capturing my attention for quite some time now. Her new release ‘Ferrous’ is one of my favorites. This single soothes, relaxes and yet, injects a rejuvenating dose of energy perfect for any exciting summer night.

The music video flawlessly combines her exotic beauty, grace and vigour, with her equally alluring, exquisite and powerful voice. While at first, the video seems to be packed with simply beautiful images, I notices a deeper meaning. The combination of tranquility, grace and power seems to hold true throughout the entire video; it is in the combination of color, in the progression of the pace of the music, in the imagery and in her dance. The imagery itself continuously makes parallels between nature, Vita herself and her music.

OswinBmusic “Major Stage freestyle” on #StreetLines


It’s very rare to come across an artist that actually pays tribute to the art of music by painting a poetic picture for the audience. Many main stream artists lack real content in their writing and always seem to go back to the same old “money, women,cars” theme with their music.

SOL REPUBLIC Music Made Me Do It Giveaway


Music Made Me Do It – the perfect phrase that gives reasoning behind the actions that we would normally never accomplish without that extra push from that one special melody or those inspiring lyrics!

2014 has been a year of leaps and bounds, we’ve grown substantially, helped artist get their music heard and have brought you the latest headphones and electronics that are relevant in the music scene. SOL REPUBLIC has been on the front lines providing our readers with new products time and time again. To this day they have never ceased to amaze us with the next big thing that they release; from their TRACKS AIR wireless headphones to their DECK wireless speaker that provide hours of music and fun!

SOL REPUBLIC has always been about making an impact with the fans by bringing music into the equation, which is why they have always given away a pair of headphones or Bluetooth speakers in conjunction with our hands-on review. This time around they have raised the bar as they bring their #MMMDI movement!

Eminem Rap God Music Video


Eminem is back with a stack of ammo and a whole new set of tracks! Check out his newest music video Rap God as he gives us a quick six minute reminder of why is still holding on to the crown!