• Eurovision Song Contest: Sweden Beats Out Russia

    Sweden won its sixth Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday night, as Mans Zelmerlow, with his pop song "Heroes," beat out Russia's Polina Gagarina, who performed an English-language song called "A Million Voices."

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  • Jack White Pens New Poem 'Music Is Sacred'

    After declaring that "music is sacred" during his headlining set at this year's Coachella, Jack White has penned a new poem of the same title."I hope you realize for a few seconds every day that music is sacred," White told Coachella festival-goers before finishing the evening performance on April…

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  • 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.

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  • 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
  • Correction: Obit-Bruce Lundvall story

    NEW YORK (AP) — In a story May 20 about the death of jazz recording executive Bruce Lundvall, The Associated Press erroneously reported that Lundvall failed to regain consciousness after surgery. In fact, he regained consciousness prior to his death. The story also inaccurately stated Lundvali left…

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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…

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  • See Spotify Run

    Upon activating the feature and selecting the “Recommended for You” playlist as I trotted out of the office parking garage, Spotify asked me to run a bit so as to figure out the appropriate tempo before settling upon 165 steps per minute. Linkin Park.  The playlist purports to make choices based on…

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  • 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…

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  • The Phillies aren’t happy about the soft music played at Nationals Park

    The Nationals are trying to get into the heads of the Phillies by playing soft music during batting practice at Nationals Park.

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  • Watch U2 Play Super Rarity 'In God's Country' With Fan On Guitar

    U2 are just five shows into their Innocence + Experience Tour, and they're already taking fan requests and breaking out super rarities. At Friday night's show in Phoenix, the group was all set to play "The Sweetest Thing" on the B stage until Bono stopped them. "This guy I met...

    Rolling Stone
  • The Rolling Stones Zip Code Tour: Preview What's To Come

    The Rolling Stones Zip Code summer stadium tour begins Sunday (May 24) at San Diego’s Petco Park, marking the first time the world’s greatest rock‘n'roll band has stormed North American stadiums since the 2007 leg of the band’s Bigger Bang tour, the second-highest grossing tour in history at $560…

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  • ​So you think you can't sing? Science says otherwise

    Grab a mic! Most people can carry a tune, even if they think their voice would make Simon Cowell scowl, a researcher at Toronto's Royal Conservatory of Music says.

    CNET
  • '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.

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  • 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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  • Brothers Johnson's Louis Johnson, Michael Jackson Bassist, Dead at 60

    Louis Johnson, founding member of funk band the Brothers Johnson and an in-demand bassist who appeared on Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean" and "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough," died on Thursday, May 21st. He was 60. Johnson's nephew Troy confirmed his death to Rolling Stone, though a cause of death…

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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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  • All Time Low Is on an All-Time High

    When four high school pals from the Towson, Maryland decided to call their band All Time Low back in 2003, they never dreamed of the heights they'd reach a dozen years later.

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  • Bon Jovi Serenades Rutgers Students With New Song At Most Jersey Graduation Ever

    Recent college grads might feel like they’re livin' on a prayer, but if they graduated from Rutgers University-Camden on Thursday, at least they got their own Jon Bon Jovi song.Everyone’s favorite '80s rocker, there receiving an honorary doctorate in letters, serenaded the class of 2015, CNN…

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