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  • Jim Lauderdale Goes 'Soul Searching' on New Album

    A two-time Grammy winner whose songs have been recorded by George Strait, Patty Loveless, the Dixie Chicks and many others, Jim Lauderdale's own recorded input spans nearly 20 years and has encompassed country, bluegrass, folk, gospel and other genres. Now, the musician who has also become one of…

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  • Country Icon Don Williams to Headline Fall Tour

    More than four decades after his first Top Ten country hit, singer Don Williams continues to be a popular concert draw throughout the world, thanks to his warm vocal style and easygoing nature both on and off stage. The influential Texas native, nicknamed the "Gentle Giant," has just announced his...

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  • Flashback: David Bowie Strips Back 'Heroes' for the Bridge School

    Neil Young's annual Bridge School Benefit always has a stellar lineup, but in 1996 it was particularly strong with David Bowie, Pearl Jam, Pete Townshend, Patti Smith, Neil Young and Crazy Horse, Billy Idol, Bonnie Raitt and Cowboy Junkies all on the bill. Bowie had just wrapped up...

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  • Tyler, the Creator Addresses U.K. Ban: 'I Felt Like a Criminal'

    Odd Future's Tyler, the Creator recalled being stopped at the U.K. border and learning he had been banned from Britain in a new interview with The Guardian, saying, "I was in a detention room; I felt like a criminal." Tyler broke news of the ban last week and was forced...

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  • See Maddie & Tae's Harmony-Heavy Victory Lap on 'Today'

    When Maddie & Tae made their first visit to NBC's Today show in August 2014, "Girl in a Country Song" was just one month old. Things were decidedly different this morning, when the girls returned to the show after a year's absence to play their kickoff single — which has...

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  • Shania Twain Plots Another Tour Extension and Las Vegas Residency

    "Right now I feel as if I'll be satisfied after the tour to not perform anymore," Shania Twain told Rolling Stone Country back in June before kicking off her Rock This Country trek — the superstar's first tour in 11 years and what is pegged as her last. But...

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  • Janet Jackson Opens World Tour With New Song Featuring Missy Elliott

    Janet Jackson launched her world tour in Vancouver Monday night, and though her set was reportedly a hit-heavy 32 songs long, the show opened with a new Unbreakable track featuring Missy Elliott. A fan-shot video captured the opening moments of the show, which featured a Hitchcockian intro video…

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  • Dave Davies on Reviving the Kinks: 'Where There's Life, There's Hope'

    Two years ago, Dave Davies told Rolling Stone there was a "50/50 chance" of a Kinks reunion in the near future, but the singer-guitarist now says those odds have been downgraded. "I'd say there's an outside shot," he tells Rolling Stone. "But where there's life, there's hope. I know Ray has a...

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  • Meet the Republican Who Launched the 'Ready for Kanye' PAC

    Following Kanye West's VMAs declaration that he wants to run for president in 2020, 24-year-old Baltimore-native Eugene Craig on Monday registered ReadyForKanye.net and filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission to register the Ready for Kanye political action committee. Craig, whose…

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  • David Bowie, Aerosmith, Flaming Lips Pen Songs for 'SpongeBob Musical'

    A surprising collection of musicians will write songs for an upcoming theatrical production of SpongeBob SquarePants, dubbed The SpongeBob Musical. David Bowie, Aerosmith's Steven Tyler and Joe Perry, Cyndi Lauper, Flaming Lips, John Legend and T.I. will all contribute original songs to the show.…

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  • What T-Pain, Ja Rule and More Really Think of Donald Trump

    All across these United States, the same unlikely word echoes from one town to the next: Trump! Could the MTV Music Video Awards in Los Angeles be so different? Did the billionaire presidential candidate's name come up again and again on the red carpet this weekend? No. But we conducted a...

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  • Watch the Tragic Trailer for Kristian Bush's New Documentary

    It's been four years since the stage at the Indiana State Fair crashed to the ground minutes before a Sugarland show, killing seven people who'd shown up early for front-row seats. More than 100 others were injured. Bandmate Kristian Bush is still reeling from the disaster, which kicked off a...

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  • Carrie Brownstein Lines Up Questlove, Amy Poehler for Book Tour

    Sleater-Kinney guitarist/Portlandia star Carrie Brownstein will release a memoir, Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl, on October 27th via Penguin. That same day, the versatile performer will kick off a book tour at Brooklyn bar Saint Vitus, joined in conversation by Roots drummer-producer Questlove. The…

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  • Inside the 2015 VMAs: 8 Questions We Asked From Our Seats

    "I don't understand award shows!" Kanye West declared last night with real agony in his voice during a long, emotional speech at the MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles. He was there to pick up the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, but had other worries on his mind. So...

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  • Hear Slayer's Crushing New War Cry, 'Cast the First Stone'

    Plodding, doomy guitars open one of the heavier tracks on Slayer's upcoming album Repentless, "Cast the First Stone," which is now streaming online and available for free download via Adult Swim Singles. The tune soon transitions into a bulldozing, mid-paced thrasher, as frontman Tom Araya sings…

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  • Hear Siouxsie Sioux's Haunting ‘Hannibal’ Finale Song, 'Love Crime'

    Siouxsie Sioux ended an eight-year songwriting hiatus Saturday night when she contributed a new track titled "Love Crime" to the series finale of Hannibal. The Siouxsie and the Banshees singer's haunting, strings-laden track was spearheaded by the serial killer show's music supervisor Brian…

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  • Katy Perry Preps 'Prismatic World Tour Live' Concert Film

    Katy Perry's colorful, sprawling Prism trek will come to the small screen this October with the release of The Prismatic World Tour Live. The concert film will focus on Perry's December 2014 visit to Sydney, Australia, where she performed six shows at the Allphones Arena. The Prismatic World Tour…

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  • Watch Miley Cyrus, Nicki Minaj, Justin Bieber, More Perform at VMAs

    Given Miley Cyrus' gig as the Video Music Awards' host, the MTV award show was filled with surprises and special guests. The show relied heavily on referencing the most controversial moments from its recent history, flashing clips of Cyrus dancing on Robin Thicke as well as Kanye West...

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  • How President Kanye Saved the Video Music Awards: MTV, What's Good?

    Hail to the chief — our future President Kanye West stole the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards, announcing his beautiful dark twisted candidacy for Commander-in-Cheezus. "Yes, as you probably could have guessed by this moment, I have decided to run for President in 2020," he said, after a brilliantly…

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  • Kanye West, Travis Scott Team for Psychedelic 'Piss on Your Grave'

    Kanye West and Travis Scott have united for a druggy, experimental track called "Piss on Your Grave," a track off Scott's upcoming debut LP, Rodeo, due out September 4th, Noisey reports. The newly leaked song finds the G.O.O.D. Music rappers threatening their foes with urination over lumbering…

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