Neil Young blasts Trump after home destroyed by wildfire: "We are vulnerable because of climate change"

The Bachelor mansion isn’t the only home on fire in California right now. In between reports of an ever-rising death toll—we’re currently around 31—celebrities like Gerard Butler, Miley Cyrus, Camille Grammer, and Robin Thicke, among others, have revealed that their homes have been entirely lost to the flames. The…

Neil Young confirms that he secretly married Daryl Hannah in unrelated gun control statement

Here at The A.V. Club, we don’t usually care about celebrity couples as much as the rest of the pop culture world does—unless we’re talking about the failed romances of Michael Cera and Aubrey Plaza or Chris Evans and Jenny Slate—but we have to give it up to Neil Young and Daryl Hannah, if only because they managed to…

Kesha, The War On Drugs, and more music to expect in August

Every Friday, dozens of new records are released into the wild. Some make big splashes, and others sink almost immediately. For most music consumers, it’s almost too much information, and save for those precious few who spend their hours glued to review sites and release calendars, it’s hard to know what’s coming out…

Here’s Dave Letterman paying tribute to Pearl Jam at last night’s Rock Hall ceremony

Dave Letterman made a rare post-retirement public appearance last night, taking the stage at the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony in honor of his old friends in Pearl Jam. The ceremony will be broadcast later this month on HBO, but some industrious camera person managed to wade through the crowd of…

“Thirteen” going on “30 Something”: Growing up according to pop music

Next to sex and death, there’s no more compelling subject for songwriters than the thing that happens in between those two endpoints on the cycle of life. Aging—and all the excitement, confusion, and existential dread that accompanies it—has long captivated the songwriter, whose work within a ruthlessly youth-focused…

Neil Young will induct Pearl Jam into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

We’re getting closer to April 7, when the annual Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony—and the subsequent annual fights about the merits and worth of the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame—are slated to take place. But despite its much-argued flaws, the Hall does occasionally nail a match-up of inductor and inductee, with …

Meet the new boss: 18 albums in which classic rockers embraced synthesizers

The recent PBS docuseries Soundbreaking is a must-see for any music buff, primarily because of the way it challenges conventional notions of “authenticity” when it comes to pop, rock, folk, and R&B. The whole process of recording and distributing songs is inherently artificial, requiring machines and electronics to…

From Paul Simon to Tegan And Sara, here’s what’s coming to record stores and streaming services in June

Every Friday, dozens of new records are released into the wild. Some make big splashes, and others sink almost immediately. For most music consumers, it’s almost too much information, and save for those precious few who spend their hours glued to reviews sites and release calendars, it’s hard to know what’s coming out…

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