• Calvin Harris just put to rest one very big rumor about his and Taylor Swift’s future

    If you, like the rest of the world, have been waiting desperately for a Calvin Harris and Taylor Swift collab to drop,... The post Calvin Harris just put to rest one very big rumor about his and Taylor Swift’s future appeared first on HelloGiggles.

    Hello Giggles
  • The Anatomy of Prince’s Legendary 2004 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Guitar Solo

    The night was never meant as an opportunity for Prince to show how dazzling and virtuosic he was on the guitar. For a star-studded performance of the Beatles’ “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” at the 2004 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, Prince was scheduled to play one of several solo…

    Jon Wiederhorn
  • Drake Talks ‘Genuine Energy’ With Rihanna, Bromance With BFF Kanye West

    According to Drake, the phrase is “genuine energy.” To coincide with his album VIEWS premiering on Apple Music last night, Drake spoke with DJ Zane Lowe. As expected, the conversation turned to Rihanna, and their new post-“Work” collaboration “Too Good,” which appears on VIEWS. Drake mentioned that…

    Jonathan San
  • Stagecoach Day 1: Sam Hunt Snoops Around for a Crossover Moment

    Sam Hunt can sound like he’s spent at least as much time listening to the Cash Money stable of artists as he has to Johnny Cash. Sure enough, the first guests to whom Hunt ceded his spotlight turned out to be G-Eazy and Bebe Rexha, giving the audience their rapped/sung smash, “Me, Myself, and I.”…

    Chris Willman
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    15 Stylish Jazz Musicians to Celebrate International Jazz Day (15 photos)

    It’s International Jazz Day! From the famous New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival to a concert series held in Namibia, Africa , this weekend, the whole world is celebrating decades of jazz history and the iconic performers who helped shape it. Jazz has its roots in African-American communities in…

    Sam Lane
  • Is Taylor Swift In X-Men: Apocalypse As Dazzler?

    Seems we may have reason to believe that Taylor Swift will appear in the upcoming ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’… as one of the most notorious X-Men characters of them all. Yes, who better than one of the reigning queens of pop music to take on the role of Dazzler, the disco mutant? For starters, last…

    Ben Bussey
  • Obama hosts jazz concert at 'Blues House'

    For a few hours on Friday, the White House became the Blues House. Musicians including Herbie Hancock, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Aretha Franklin and Hugh Masekela joined US President Barack Obama for a special concert to celebrate International Jazz Day. "Perhaps more than any other form of art, jazz is…

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  • Paul Simon, My Morning Jacket close out Friday's Jazz Fest

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival is entering its second weekend. The seven-day festival, taking place over two weekends, draws thousands of people to the city in a celebration of Louisiana music, food and culture. A look at the festival's fifth day:

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  • Does Beyoncé Write Her Own Music?

    Years of controversy over whether Beyonc actually writes her songs are back given the news that 72 people helped her write Lemonade. Welcome to the new reality of music in 2016.

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  • Puff Daddy Announces Retirement From Music to Focus on Acting

    "I want to take a victory lap, to do a world tour and really enjoy it once last time.” The post Puff Daddy Announces Retirement From Music to Focus on Acting appeared first on Pigeons & Planes.

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  • Hear Jerrod Niemann and Lee Brice's Sunny 'A Little More Love'

    Jerrod Niemann and Lee Brice have teamed up on a new single called “A Little More Love,” and the track was released to iTunes on April 29th. Written by Shane McAnally, Ross Copperman, Natalie Hemby and Kristi Neumann, the laid back tune is built for grooving and good times, with a...

    Rolling Stone
  • Zappa Family Trust Threatens Dweezil Zappa Over Band Name

    This summer, Dweezil Zappa and his backing band will once again perform the music of his father Frank Zappa  on a nationwide tour, but unlike the past decade, the guitarist will be playing under a different moniker. Instead of Zappa Plays Zappa, the touring unit will now be dubbed Dweezil...

    Rolling Stone
  • Tom DeLonge on Blink-182: 'We Do Have a Future Together'

    Tom DeLonge elaborated on his statement to Rolling Stone that he's still in Blink-182,  the guitarist said in a lengthy Facebook message. The update arrives after the band announced their new album California , which will feature original members Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker as well as Alkaline…

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    Beyonce's Lemonade saves husband Jay Z

    Who would've thought that Beyonce's Lemonade would save her husband? After the singer released the album it seems that this is definitely some very good Lemonade.

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  • Why Rent feels so outdated 20 years after its debut

    Slowly, and then seemingly all at once, Jonathan Larson's earnest rock musical came to be regarded more as a relic, a footnote in conversations about Broadway's current genre-bending shows like Hamilton and Fun Home, or even just a straight-up joke.

    Vox.com
  • The Jayhawks' Gary Louris on New Album and Embracing 'Outsider' Status

    Long before Americana music had a name, it had the Jayhawks. Formed during the heyday of Eighties hair metal, the band offered something different: a sound rooted in American country, British folk, harmony singing and the group's own version of roots-rock. Today, 30 years after the Jayhawks'…

    Rolling Stone
  • Pearl Jam Perform 'Ten' in Its Entirety at Philadelphia Concert

    Pearl Jam  performed their second of two Philadelphia shows Friday night at the city's Wells Fargo Center, a concert that marked the band's 10th consecutive sell-out at the venue. To celebrate, not only did the Wells Fargo Center put up a banner  commemorating Pearl Jam's achievement, the band…

    Rolling Stone
  • Listen to Popcaan’s Latest Single “Ova Dweet”

    Popcaan returns with a new single to kick off the summer. The post Listen to Popcaan’s Latest Single “Ova Dweet” appeared first on Pigeons & Planes.

    Pigeons & Planes
  • Brian Eno's The Ship, and the family tree of ambient music

    How is Brian Eno still finding uncharted waters after half a century spent making music? On The Ship, his first solo album in four years, Eno fuses his signature yawning soundscapes and substantive vocal work for the first time. The result is an album that occupies a space somewhere in between the…

    The Verge
  • Apple Music for Android Just Got Better

    Apple just updated the app to make it more like the iOS version.

    Fortune