• Dr. Dre read with 'final' album after 16 years

    Rap mogul Dr. Dre will release his first album in nearly 16 years to accompany a film on his former band N.W.A. and hinted the record would be his last. Dr. Dre -- who has become one of music's richest businesspeople and works with Apple -- said the album would come out on August 7, a week before…

    AFP
  • British TV personality Cilla Black dies aged 72

    British television personality and singer Cilla Black, whose instantly recognizable Liverpool 'scouse' accent won over generations of music fans and television viewers, died in Spain aged 72, Spanish police said on Sunday. Police in Malaga said Priscilla White, her real name, had died in Estapona…

    Reuters
  • WWE is charged up over Meek Mill using Undertaker's theme song

    All you really need to know is Meek Mill finally put out a response Thursday night which sampled the Undertaker's famous entrance music, and the WWE is not happy. Wale wasn't sued for that one, so maybe the WWE is more upset about how bad the song is than that it used the Undertaker's music.

    SB Nation
  • How to Find a Local Show: 6 Bits of Advice

    It can be easy to miss out on a thriving local music scene if you don't know where to look.

    The Cheat Sheet
  • Kaskade Enjoys Emotional Homecoming at Lollapalooza 2015

    Kaskade's closing set at Lollapalooza on Friday (July 31) held special meaning for the Northbrook native.

    Billboard
  • Video Game Music: What's Your Favorite Song? - GameSpot Q&A

    Is there a video game song that you can't get enough of? Come and discuss it with us!

    GameSpot
  • 'Rose Garden' country singer Lynn Anderson dead at 67

    Grammy-winning country legend Lynn Anderson, who sprang to international stardom with her 1970s hit "Rose Garden," has died at the age of 67, news reports said Saturday. Anderson died Thursday of a heart attack at Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville after being admitted for pneumonia, publicist Mark…

    AFP
  • Haley & Michaels on What It Takes to Be a Country Duo: 'Strong Chemistry' in Vocals & Marriage

    There's a definite buzz in the industry around Haley & Michaels. Just this week, their music was named to "Hoda's Playlist" on the Today show, which resulted in a sales bump of close to 2,000 copies in one day.

    Billboard
  • Here's What The Inspirations For 7 Love Songs Actually Look Like

    If you've ever been listening to a song and subsequently wondered what Sharona or Mr. Jones or Delilah actually looked like, this is for you. 1. "Layla," written by Eric Clapton = Pattie Boyd, George Harrison's wife at the time. She also inspired The Beatles' "Something.""I wasn't so happy when…

    Huffington Post
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    Tell It To My Heart

    Music video by Taylor Dayne performing Tell It To My Heart. (C) 2002 Arista Records Inc.

    VEVO
  • Wax Motif Releases Single, 'Krush Groove,' Signs to Mad Decent: Exclusive

    Diplo’s Mad Decent label prides itself on staying one step ahead of the curve. Their latest signing is Danny Chien, an Australian producer who releases music under the guise of Wax Motif.

    Billboard
  • How to Make Your Own Music

    Here's a helpful guide to getting started writing your own music.

    The Cheat Sheet
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    Gigolo

    Music video by Nick Cannon performing Gigolo. (C) 2003 Zomba Recording LLC

    VEVO
  • 1,000 rockers win over Foo Fighters with viral video

    A video of 1,000 musicians rocking the Foo Fighter's "Learn to Fly" has gone viral, clocking up over five million views in just 48 hours and getting the thumbs up from the American band. The project kicked off in spring 2014, when Fabio Zaffagnini and several friends were looking for "a mad idea"…

    AFP
  • The State of One Direction: updates on the power structure of a boy band

    As sinister as it is that their yearly album drop is just days before the holiday shopping season begins, and as much crap as they get dealt for recycling vintage rock with slightly more swoon-worthy harmonies, One Direction deserves a lot of our appreciation for what they do for young women. By…

    The Verge
  • Amazon Acoustics channels 'MTV Unplugged' for Prime Music

    Exclusive content is all the rage these days when it comes to music streaming services, and Amazon has some new goods of its own. The retailer announced Amazon Acoustics today, a collection of unplugged ...

    Engadget
  • The Joy of Angst

    Why, exactly, did Titus Andronicus make a 90-minute, 29-song double album about mental illness? The New York Times’s Joe Coscarelli recently put the question to the singer Patrick Stickles: “Did you specifically make this record for people suffering from manic depression?”“Mostly just for one…

    The Atlantic
  • Lady Gaga Shows People Will Pay Top Dollar to Hear Jazz

    Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett conclude their 'Cheek to Cheek' tour this weekend in Washington. Secondary ticket prices for their recent London shows top those of past Lady Gaga gigs.

    TheStreet.com
  • Nashville studio once set to be razed named historic place

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A storied recording studio on Nashville's Music Row that was once slated to be demolished to make way for a luxury condo development has been named to the National Register of Historic Places.

    Associated Press