• Sly and the Family Stone trumpet player Cynthia Robinson dies at 71

    Trumpet player and singer Cynthia Robinson, an original member of psychedelic funk pioneers Sly and the Family Stone, has died, the band said in statement on Friday. Robinson was one of the first women horn players to be featured prominently in a top American pop band and also provided vocals to…

  • Adele's '25' Sets Biggest U.K. Opening Sales Week, Most Downloaded No. 1 Album

    Adele has officially rewritten the U.K. chart record books, as confirmation arrives Friday, Nov. 27 from the Official Charts Company that "25" has recorded the biggest opening sales week in history.

  • Best Songs of the Month

    Here are the best songs of November. The post Best Songs of the Month appeared first on Pigeons & Planes.

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  • To Stream or Not to Stream: Adele’s Release Strategy Has Us Torn

    Adele isn't streaming '25' anywhere. Good strategy or greedy move? The post To Stream or Not to Stream: Adele’s Release Strategy Has Us Torn appeared first on Pigeons & Planes.

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  • Sia Shares “One Million Bullets”

    'This Is Acting' comprises of songs originally written for other artists. The post Sia Shares “One Million Bullets” appeared first on Pigeons & Planes.

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    Pokey Song - Will Sprott

    Who's going to pass on something called "Pokey Song"? Nobody that's who. If you pressed play then you're one of the wise ones. Will Sprott's massive talent is illuminated here when he uses "hanky panky", "okey dokey", and "hokey pokey" in the same song and it actually works. As ridiculous as this…

  • This is your next jam: a 2015 money-spending soundtrack

    Something tells me Adele isn’t sniffing out Black Friday deals and clipping coupons right now. There were a few candidates for this playlist on Drake’s February tape If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late — "Star67" is a close runner-up — but "10 Bands" is the only song rich enough to push Drake into…

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  • M.I.A. embarks on a refugee's journey in her new 'Borders' video

    M.I.A. released new single "Borders" last week, and she's followed up the song's availability with a self-directed video that tackles Europe's refugee crisis head-on. "Borders - what's up with that," she asks. / Your privilege - what's up with that?" When combined with the video's striking imagery,…

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  • Rita Ora: ‘I Wanted To Crawl In Bed And Die After Calvin Harris Split’

    When Rita Ora and Calvin Harris broke up last year, their split was barely out of the headlines - with Calvin banning the singer from using songs that he had worked on with her on her second album and preventing her from performing hit tracks live. Speaking to Wonderland magazine, Rita explained:…

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  • Milli Vanilli, Pop Music's Original Fakes

    One of the stranger images in pop culture this year has been the one above, of Drake’s face pasted onto the body of a Milli Vanilli member. It came courtesy of Meek Mill, the rapper who picked a fight on Twitter over the summer by claiming that Drake doesn’t write his own songs. In one of the diss…

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  • Track of the Day: 'Young Pilgrims'

    Says one fan of The Shins: I really love this song because I completely understand the concept of a “winter slide,” it happens to me every year, most poignantly last year. I can really relate to “this side of me that wants to grab the yoke from the pilot and just fly the whole mess into the sea.”…

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  • Listen to SOPHIE’s Bouncy “VYZEE”

    SOPHIE's new mini-album, 'Singles', is out via Numbers tomorrow. The post Listen to SOPHIE’s Bouncy “VYZEE” appeared first on Pigeons & Planes.

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  • Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2015: 6 Can't-Miss Music Moments

    Even bigger than the balloons floating high above New York City during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade are the music superstars the 89th annual event lined up this year. There was a long list of performers -- Mariah Carey, Shawn Mendes, almost every cast of a current Broadway show -- but below…

  • Best New Artists of the Month

    The sounds of tomorrow. The post Best New Artists of the Month appeared first on Pigeons & Planes.

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