• Syrian bands rock Beirut's alternative music scene

    Syrian rock bands fleeing war are finding safety and new fans in neighbouring Lebanon, where they are revitalising a Westernised scene with their focus on Arabic musical heritage. Dozens of Syrian bands and independent artists have now become mainstays of the Beirut music scene, performing emotive…

    AFP
  • Josh Groban Earns First U.K. No. 1 with 'Stages'

    Wiz Khalifa's “See You Again” (Atlantic) featuring Charlie Puth starts a second week on top of the U.K. singles chart.

    Billboard
  • Sam Smith's 'In the Lonely Hour' Reaches No. 1 in Australia...After a Year

    The double-platinum certified set has spent 36 weeks inside Australia's top ten, but until now has never enjoyed time at the summit.

    Billboard
  • Jenks has a new song for Drake and his Raptors

    Michael Jenkins is thinking a lot about these playoffs. In the process, he came up with a poem for John Wall and a new song for Drake.

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  • Stream Todd Rundgren on Yahoo Live Again!

    Tune in April 26tth to watch Todd Rundgren perform LIVE on Yahoo Screen! #YahooLive. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Todd Rundgren began playing guitar as a teenager, going on to front The Nazz, the quintessential 60s psychedelic pop group.

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  • Music boss tops Britain's rich list

    Warner Music owner Len Blavatnik is Britain's richest man with a £13.17bn fortune, but the Queen has dropped out of the top 300 for the first time, according to the Sunday Times.

    BBC News
  • The Who, Ryan Adams, John Legend Wrap Jazz Fest Day 2

    "The Gods of Rock wouldn't let it rain on The Who," shouted a voice in the crowd fleeing an afternoon storm at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. And They didn't -- the sun broke through by late afternoon, and The Who had the chance to sing "Talkin' Bout My Generation" to their generation.…

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  • Five Questions with The Avett Brothers at MerleFest

    WILKESBORO, N.C. -- The Avett Brothers, Concord, North Carolina's favorite musical sons, hit the stage at MerleFest tonight. Members of the folk rock band are no strangers to the Americana festival that has helped kick off the outdoor music season for 28 years -- or to its founder, the legendary…

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    Your Love Is King (Live)

    Music video by Sade performing Your Love Is King (Live). (C) 1993 Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited

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  • Jack White's Final Acoustic Show Will Be Streamed on Tidal

    Fans who missed Jack White’s short run of U.S. acoustic shows will have a chance to stream the trek's last concert exclusively on Jay Z's new music streaming service Tidal.

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  • Wiz Khalifa's tribute to Furious 7's Walker keeps UK chart top spot

    American rapper Wiz Khalifa's tribute to actor Paul Walker, "See You Again", kept the top spot in Britain's music charts for a second week, the Official Charts Company said on Sunday, saying it had also broken the country's all-time streaming record. The song, featuring Charlie Puth, is on the…

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  • Blur returns with inspiration from Asia

    The epitome of the British sound two decades ago, Blur has made an unexpected return not with new takes on England but with inspiration from Asia. Blur -- who, along with arch-enemies Oasis, formed the vanguard of the 1990s Britpop scene -- on Monday releases its first album in 12 years, "The Magic…

    AFP
  • Americana band Delta Rae have 4 vocalists and an enormous sound

    Delta Rae's sophomore album comes with a heavy dose of fear. After the group's smash single "Bottom of the River" took off in 2011, Delta Rae's pop anthems have taken on a sharper edge. "I wonder if it's too subtle," Ian Hölljes, one member of the six-person band, told me of starting the album with…

    Vox.com
  • New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival 2015 Day 2 Highlights: The Who, John Legend, Trombone Shorty & More

    The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival at the Fair Grounds Race Course continued Saturday (April 25) with performances by The Who, Trombone Shorty, John Legend, Juvenile, and many others. Here are the highlights from day 2 of Jazz Fest 2015.

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  • Presenting The 'Mortal Kombat' Theme Song -- A Cappella

    To celebrate the release of “Mortal Kombat X,” YouTube’s The Warp Zone has released an a cappella version of the video game franchise’s memorable theme song.The whole thing is oddly mesmerizing. Watch the clip in the video above. To date, it’s been been viewed more than 1 million times.

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  • In Twitter tirade, Jay Z blasts 'smear' of Tidal

    Tidal founder Jay Z is blasting what he calls a shadowy "smear campaign" to bury his nascent service before it even begins to take off.

    CNBC
  • Opera in Kids Tent at New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Opera is as much a part of New Orleans' African-American heritage as jazz, said Givonna Joseph, whose troupe is bringing opera to the Kids Tent at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival for the fourth year in a row.

    Associated Press
  • Motorhead Pull Out of Brazilian Festival

    Frontman Lemmy Kilmister fell ill hours before band's set.

    Billboard
  • TLC's T-Boz Hosts Charity Concert To Raise Money for Sickle Cell Anemia

    Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins hosted a charity concert at the Grammy Museum at L.A. Live in downtown Los Angeles last Sunday (April 26) to raise money and awareness for the Sickle Cell Foundation Support Group.

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