Eminem Continues Career Victory Lap With 10-LP Box Set

March 12, 2015

Eminem has just compiled every album he has put out since his major-label debut, The Slim Shady LP, into a limited-edition vinyl box set with the perfunctory title The Vinyl LPs. The 10-album set — including his 8 Mile Soundtrack, his greatest-hits...


See Eminem, Dr. Dre and 50 Cent Look Back in New Doc

March 5, 2015

A new Eminem documentary, featuring interviews with Dr. Dre and 50 Cent, among others, tells the story of how the rapper's self-released tape opened the doors to a hip-hop empire. Not Afraid: The Shady Record Story, which Complex produced, comes on the...


Eminem and More Detroit Natives Rep D-Town in New Video

January 23, 2015

On Friday, Eminem dropped a video for the guest-heavy SHADY XV track "Detroit Vs. Everybody." Featuring Royce da 5'9", Big Sean, Danny Brown, Dej Loaf and Trick Trick, the song is an ode to the vet rapper's hometown as much as a showcase...



Supreme Court Cites Eminem in Online Lyrics Case

December 2, 2014

After Killer Mike wrote a powerful op-ed lobbying against the justice system's use of rap lyrics as admissible evidence, the Supreme Court gathered in Washington, D.C. Monday to hear the case that pushed this First Amendment issue back in the spotlight....


Eminem Shares Career-Spanning 'Shady Classics' Mixtape

November 22, 2014

Eminem's Shady XV compilation, which collects two discs worth of music to celebrate the 15th anniversary of Shady Records, is out on November 24th, but the set's 28 songs isn't enough to fully tell the story of the rapper's label. Eminem has remedied...


Kim Kardashian's Bottom Tops The Everything Index

November 12, 2014

Welcome to another installment of Rolling Stone's "Everything Index," where we rank the week's pop-culture power players, some of whom even managed to remain fully clothed. Let's just get this out of the way: Kim Kardashian's butt-baring stunt for...


Hear Eminem's Motor City Love Letter

November 11, 2014

Eminem gathered together a handful of the Motor City's most notable rappers for the final track of his label Shady Records' upcoming ShadyXV comp, "Detroit Vs. Everybody." Singer Dej Loaf takes the hook on the track before Royce Da 5'9", Big Sean, Danny...


10 Best Things We Saw at Austin City Limits Fest 2014

October 6, 2014

Austin City Limits Festival — a Texas institution almost on par with South by Southwest — kicked off its second year as a two-week music bonanza with three days of almost cloudless skies at picturesque Zilker Park. Onstage, veteran rockers...


After Sluggish Start, Summer Concert Season Finishes Strong

September 17, 2014

At the beginning of the summer, the megastar concert business looked grim — Paul McCartney was sick and had to cancel shows, the Rolling Stones weren't touring in the U.S., none of the biggest superstar acts from U2 to Madonna were...


On the Charts: Ariana Grande Earns Second Number One Album

September 3, 2014

I remember when a huge pop event like MTV’s Video Music Awards could enhance stars’ record sales by millions, and such a boost could last through Christmas. Good times. Instead, sales remain dismal. Ariana Grande is Number One,...


Watch Eminem and Rihanna Take the Ice Bucket Challenge

August 24, 2014

Eminem and Rihanna wrapped up their joint Monster Tour on Saturday night by submitting to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in front of a live audience of 45,000 in Eminem's hometown. The pair were walking off the stage at the end of their final...

Live Review

Eminem & Rihanna Launch Rebellious, Unpredictable Tour

August 8, 2014

Bey and Jay, and now Eminem and Rihanna: The package tours ruling summer 2014 definitely have a superstar Sonny and Cher vibe, pairing hip-hop testosterone with a female vocalist of equal power. That dichotomy was clear from the kickoff of the...


Eminem Channels Boxing for Epic 'Guts Over Fear' Video

November 24, 2014

In August, Eminem released "Guts Over Fear," a triumphant single focused on resiliency in the face of adversity. Now the track – culled from the rapper's new Shady XV compilation – has a perfect visual counterpart...

Song Review

"Detroit Vs. Everybody"

November 18, 2014

As the closing track on ShadyXV, a compilation marking the 15th anniversary of Eminem's record label, "Detroit Vs. Everybody" is an appropriately reflective coda. Several generations of the Motor City's most vital rhymers revisit the struggle they...

Live Review

A Night of Valor: On the Scene at D.C.'s Veterans Day Show

November 12, 2014

At Tuesday night's Concert for Valor on the Mall in Washington, D.C., Bruce Springsteen played a stripped-down blues version of "Born in the U.S.A." and Metallica rocked out with a stage full of head-banging military service members. The...


Iggy Azalea Scores Six American Music Awards Nominations

October 13, 2014

Iggy Azalea leads the charge at this year's 42nd Annual American Music Awards as the Australian rapper chalked up with six nominations, including nods in the Artist of the Year and Single of the Year categories. Pharrell Williams, John...


Bruce Springsteen, Eminem Headline HBO Veterans Day Concert

October 2, 2014

This Veterans Day, Bruce Springsteen, Eminem, Rihanna, Dave Grohl, Metallica will be among numerous artists who will head to the National Mall in Washington D.C. on November 11th for "The Concert of Valor," an all-star event that will pay tribute...


Eminem Sues New Zealand Political Party Over Song Use

September 16, 2014

Eminem doesn't usually involve himself with New Zealand politics, but the rapper and his publishing company have filed a copyright infringement suit against the National Party after current prime minister John Key used the rapper's "Lose Yourself"...


Hear Eminem and Sia's Triumphant New Duet 'Guts Over Fear'

August 25, 2014

Eminem has put out a new song, "Guts Over Fear," featuring Sia, which will appear on the soundtrack to Denzel Washington's upcoming movie, The Equalizer. The song, which has leaked online, is a synth-heavy duet showcasing Sia's forceful voice singing...


31 Most Outrageous VMAs Moments Ever

August 20, 2014

Since their 1984 debut, the Video Music Awards have thrived on being the unpredictable younger sibling of America's awards-show family — and the fact that they're 31 years old this year hasn't slowed down their penchant for causing headlines and...