• Jack White Pens Poem 'Music Is Sacred'

    Just days after Jack White defended the value of music in a Q&A, the rocker has expanded on those thoughts in a new poem titled "Music Is Sacred." In the poem posted to his Third Man Books site, White pleads to "those of you who stand for the...

    Rolling Stone
  • 'Empire' Star Serayah Reveals Her Season Two Wish List for Tiana

    To say the bar is set high for season two of Fox's runaway hit drama Empire might be an understatement. But Serayah, who plays the series' R&B songstress Tiana, has faith that it will live up to all the expectations.

    Billboard
  • New Sun Ra Recordings To Be Released This Fall: Exclusive

    A new series of remastered, reissued and unreleased recordings by Sun Ra (1914-1993) are coming out this fall, according to the Manimal Group, which will press and distribute the new CD and vinyl. The series was announced today (May 22) on what would have been Sun Ra’s 101st birthday.

    Yahoo Music
  • Neil Young Previews Cheeky 'Rock Starbucks' Video

    Neil Young and Promise of the Real, a band featuring Willie Nelson's sons Lukas and Micah, will release their protest LP The Monsanto Years on June 16th, and today Young premiered a first look and listen for the album's "Rock Starbucks" music video at Democracy Now. Young, once...

    Rolling Stone
  • In this music video, even mutants deserve to fall in love

    See what happens when a guy falls for a mutant girl with pyrokinetic abilities in the music video "Right Now" by Never Let This Go -- released on Stan Lee's World of Heroes YouTube channel.

    CNET
  • In a Field of Amazing Songs, Poland Reigns Supreme

    In the Jury semi-final last night Monika delivered a stunning performance that could well take her on to win the contest. In my opinion it was right up there with Russia & Armenia's brilliant performances in the first semi.It's a brilliant song and she has an incredible voice. But add to that…

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  • Butch Walker Remembers His Father With Help From Ryan Adams, Bob Mould and Johnny Depp on 'Afraid of Ghosts'

    To say making his latest solo album, Afraid of Ghosts, was therapeutic for Butch Walker is an understatement. A year and a week after his father succumbed to pancreatic cancer at the age of 72, Walker entered PAX AM Studios in Los Angeles, with friend Ryan Adams severing as producer, to cut the…

    Live Nation
  • Tavis Smiley: My Conversation With Josh Groban on the 'Intimidation Factor' of Collaborations (VIDEO)

    Tonight I'm joined by multi-platinum recording artist Josh Groban. The internationally renowned singer-songwriter is out with his seventh studio album, titled Stages. Recorded with a 75-piece orchestra in Los Angeles and London's famed Abbey Road Studios, the project features a collection of some…

    Huffington Post
  • The Vergecast 154: Sony Music, Spotify, iTunes and the state of streaming music

    The music industry is (and has been) undergoing significant changes. Join Nilay Patel, Micah Singleton, Emily Yoshida, and Sam Sheffer as they discuss Spotify’s expansion, Sony Music’s not-so-secret contract with Spotify, Apple’s upcoming music service, iTunes, and more. Subscribe to The Vergecast…

    The Verge
  • 6 Musicians Who Have Been Arrested for Their Political Beliefs

    Here's a look at 6 bands and musicians that have been arrested for their political activism.

    The Cheat Sheet
  • Sweden, Russia hot favourites for Eurovision jamboree

    Swedish heartthrob Mans Zelmerlow is bookies' favourite to win the Eurovision Song Contest, Europe's glitzy annual music extravaganza, followed by Russian diva Polina Gagarina and cheeky Italian pop opera trio Il Volo. Former "Australian Idol" winner Guy Sebastian, given a special wildcard entry…

    AFP
  • 'Music Is Our Weapon' Is Proving Its Name By Battling Alzheimer's

    Research has credited music with helping Alzheimer's and other dementia patients. And now a Dallas-based charity is building on this connection by giving away iPods, MP3 players, and iPads to dementia patients in various care facilities across North Texas. The group has given away more than 200…

    Huffington Post
  • Bob Belden, global-minded jazz saxophonist, dies at 58

    Bob Belden, a global-minded saxophonist and arranger who brought a jazz lens to music ranging from chart-topping pop to classical Indian, has died. Blue Note Records, where he recorded his best known works, confirmed his death. Belden in February became the first American musician to perform…

    AFP
  • Persuasions React to Jamie xx/Young Thug Sampling Their 1972 Song (Update)

    Jamie xx's brand-new single "I Know There's Gonna Be (Good Times)" with Young Thug and Popcaan features a sample from classic a capella group The Persuasions' 1972 song "Good Times." The sample lends the song both its title and its hook, much like Rod Stewart's recording "In A Broken Dream" did for…

    Billboard
  • 'Vogue' Producer Shep Pettibone's First Interview in 20 Years: On Making a Madonna Classic & Why He Left Music Behind

    To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Madonna’s “Vogue” reaching No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, we reached out to the song’s co-producer and co-writer, dance legend Shep Pettibone for — amazingly — his first interview in “20 years.”

    Billboard
  • Chris Weaver Hopes Brazil Adventure Leads to More Nashville Exposure

    As a relatively new artist, Chris Weaver has spent a lot of time on the road in the United States getting acquainted with fans and radio programmers. However, this spring, the West Virginia native took his music on the road like never before -- all the way to Sao Paulo, Brazil.

    Billboard
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    CES 2015: BLUETOOTH’S AIR2 SPEAKER PLAYS MUSIC WHILE LEVITATING

    Sure, your speakers may have good sound quality, but can they float? Bluetooth’s Air2 speaker set lets you listen to your favorite Bruno Mars song (or Taylor Swift, if that’s what you’re into) and marvel at magnetic levitation at the same time. The speaker and base combo are fitted with magnets…

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