• Nelly Readies Country Music EP

    Fifteen years after the release of his debut album, Country Grammar, Nelly is gearing up to record a proper country record.  The news arrived earlier this week courtesy of the rapper's new manager, J. Erving, who announced Nelly's crossover plans during an interview with Billboard.  "He's a free…

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  • Live Nation buys stake in Bonnaroo music festival

    Concert promoter and ticket seller Live Nation said Tuesday that it bought a controlling stake in annual music festival Bonnaroo. The purchase will boost Live Nation's portfolio of music festivals, which ...

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  • Curren$y Rides Low, Homie, in Old-School “Cars” Video

    Every Curren$y music video is essentially its own three-four-minute car show. Presented in the highest definition (aka 4K), “Cars” does not stray from the Jet Life tradition, featuring plenty of lowriders and hydraulics. The song is the opening track off a new EP called Even More Saturday Night Car…

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  • Stream Testament on Yahoo Live: Tonight, 6:30 p.m. PT!

    Tune in April 28 to watch Testament perform on LIVE on Yahoo Screen! #YahooLive. Testament is an American thrash metal band from Berkeley, California. In the 32 years since its inception, Testament has had numerous lineup changes, and guitarist Eric Peterson has been the only constant member,…

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    Jay-Z’s Tidal Music Service Has 770,000 Subscribers

    April 27 -- On “BWest Byte, Bloomberg’s Lucas Shaw reports on Tidal’s 770,000 music steaming service subscribers. he speaks on “Bloomberg West.”

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  • Hear Alternate Version of Rolling Stones' 'Can't You Hear Me Knocking'

    When the Rolling Stones gathered at London’s Olympic Studios in the summer of 1970 to work on Sticky Fingers, they'd already laid down several classics like "Brown Sugar" and "Dead Flowers"  in previous months. But they weren't out of steam yet. During a jam with Charlie Watts, Keith Richards...

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  • Dierks Bentley to Headline Unplugged Benefit

    Since moving from October to June in 2012, the Stars for Second Harvest concert has become a summertime tradition in Nashville. This year, Dierks Bentley will headline the intimate songwriters' night at the Ryman Auditorium. Related: ACM Party for a Cause 2015: Best Backstage & Onstage Photos Set…

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  • Paul McCartney Performs Beatles Song Live For The First Time

    Paul McCartney made history when he performed The Beatles song "Another Girl" at Japan's Budokan on Tuesday. (The Beatles had first performed there in 1966 and he hadn't been back since.) That particular song appeared on The Beatles' 1965 album "Help!" but the group never played it live. "It was…

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  • Nas Announces First Album Release in Three Years

    The veteran rapper shared the big news at a show in Orlando, Florida over the weekend, where he told fans, "2015, new album this summer."

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  • Zac Brown Band Earns Rare Crossover Chart Coronation

    The group joins Bon Jovi as the only act to have topped Country Airplay and Mainstream Rock Songs. Zac Brown Band's "Heavy Is the Head" becomes its first No. 1 on the latter list, following its 11 No. 1s on the former chart.

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  • The Future of Music Making?

    Since the dawn of mankind there has been music. Sounds were celebrated during gatherings for their ability to set a specific mood. Drums were most likely the first instruments. Somewhere down the line, strings were plucked and strummed. But since the discovery of sound recording, and especially…

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  • CIMA Kicks Off 40th Year In Style With Awards Gala & Celebration!

    TORONTO -- The Canadian Independent Music Association (CIMA) is thrilled to be celebrating 40 years of representing Canada's independent music industry. Founded in 1971 and incorporated on July 4, 1975, ...

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  • Full Broken Age soundtrack launching digitally April 28, on CD in June

    Broken Age's full original score will be released digitally tomorrow, April 28, coinciding with the launch of the game's second act, music label Sumthing Else Music Works announced today. Peter O'Connell's lush, beautiful score has been available since the first act of Broken Age launched in…

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  • Hear Nate Ruess' Epic 'Grand Romantic' Opener 'AhHa'

    Nate Ruess of fun. has shared the frenzied, multi-suite epic "AhHa," the opening track off his upcoming debut solo album Grand Romantic. The single's opening salvo is reminiscent of Ruess' foot-stomping, Queen-inspired fun. works, but the track soon blossoms into a touching tale about breaking…

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  • Watch Run the Jewels' Killer Mike give a race relations talk at MIT

    Rapper Killer Mike has long been vocal on topics concerning race and hip-hop. (That's all on top of releasing one of the best albums of 2014 last fall.) Last Friday, Mike made an appearance at MIT as part of the university's Hip Hop Speaker Series. During his two-hour talk, the rapper held forth…

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    Make up artist transforms face into iconic album covers (11 photos)

    An artist has gone to incredible lengths to paint several iconic album covers on her own face. London-based artist Natalie Sharp wanted to celebrate Record Store Day in a unique way and asked her Facebook friends for suggestions of which album covers to paint. She was overwhelmed with responses and…

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  • Lady Antebellum Preview Soaring 'Wheels Up' Tour

    The big inspiration for Lady Antebellum's upcoming Wheels Up Tour? A certain British rock band with a penchant for lasers. "We refer to Coldplay a lot," said Hillary Scott, talking to reporters after the trio gave a short preview of what their show will sound like (big hits) and look like...

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  • Refused is making a new album 17 years after The Shape of Punk to Come

    Refused’s The Shape of Punk to Come is one of the most blistering, original, and important records in the history of hardcore music, sounding like a manifesto for the future of a stale genre upon its release in 1998. Except, well, Refused broke up almost immediately after it came out, meaning that…

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