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  • RZA Directing Common, Azealia Banks in New Rap Film 'Coco'

    Wu-Tang Clan mastermind RZA and rapper Azealia Banks are teaming for the upcoming musical drama Coco. RZA will direct the Lionsgate/Codeblack Films feature, which stars Banks as a "twentysomething female rapper named Coco." The Brooklyn-set film – which co-stars Common, Jill Scott and Lorraine…

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  • Ornette Coleman Files Lawsuit Over Alleged Unauthorized Album

    It had been nearly 20 years since jazz legend Ornette Coleman released a studio album when a new LP donning the saxophonist's name titled New Vocabulary arrived quietly in 2014. A year later, Coleman has filed a federal lawsuit against Antibalas' Jordan McLean and drummer Amir Ziv for releasing...

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  • See Laura Bell Bundy's 'Sound of Music' Inspired New Video

    In the five years since Broadway veteran Laura Bell Bundy broke into country music's Top Five with her album Achin' and Shakin', fans of the Kentucky native have seen her in various acting roles, from Anger Management to How I Met Your Mother, but hadn't heard much about her music....

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  • Blink-182 Inch Toward 'Friendly Divorce' From Tom DeLonge

    Blink-182's public and acrimonious split from Tom DeLonge appears to be inching toward an amicable resolution as bassist-vocalist Mark Hoppus revealed in a new interview that the band have almost legally cut ties with the soon-to-be-ex-guitarist. "We are right now going through what so far has been…

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  • Kasey Chambers Ends Four Year Drought With New Album

    Fifteen years after the U.S. release of her award-winning solo debut, The Captain, Australian singer-songwriter Kasey Chambers will issue Bittersweet, her tenth studio album and first solo record since 2010's Little Bird. Produced by Nick DiDia, known for his work with Pearl Jam, Bruce Springsteen…

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  • B.B. King's Estate on Poisoning Allegations: 'Baseless and Unfounded'

    As Memphis' Beale Street prepares to remember B.B. King's legacy at a memorial procession Wednesday, the bluesman's estate has hit back at allegations that King's business manager LaVerne Toney poisoned him in the months leading up to his May 14th death. In a statement, a lawyer for the estate...

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  • Abbey Road, Stankonia Open Up Studios for New Artists

    The world's most famous studios will be opening their doors to new and emerging artists later this year. Twelve studios — including London's Abbey Road and Atlanta's Stankonia — will host a total of 84 recording sessions in September. Converse Rubber Tracks, which will open the Boston affiliate to…

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  • Disclosure Get Soaring, Soulful on New Single 'Holding On'

    British duo Disclosure continue their streak of spaced-out, soulful dance pop odes with "Holding On," the first single from their follow-up to 2013's Settle, which premiered on Annie Mac's BBC Radio 1 show, Stereogum reports. Though initially written as a ballad, Disclosure's Guy and Howard…

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  • Icona Pop Declare State of 'Emergency' on New Song

    Though the solstice is still a month away, Swedish pop duo Icona Pop have welcomed summer with "Emergency," an exuberant, feverish new song that boasts vocals from fellow Swede Erik Hassle. While "Emergency" invokes the same kind of breakneck delirium that made Icona Pop's 2012 breakout hit "I…

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  • Flashback: The Clash Storm Tokyo in 1982

    In hindsight, The Clash probably shouldn't have agreed to tour Asia and Australia in early 1982. Beyond the fact that it came midway through the tense Combat Rock sessions, promoters put together an insane schedule of 25 shows in a little over a month. And after five straight years on the...

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  • Carrie Underwood to Perform at CMA Music Festival

    The lineup for next month's CMA Music Festival in Nashville just got an extra helping of superstar. Carrie Underwood announced today that she'll be performing during the nightly concerts at LP Field. The "Something in the Water" singer will take the stage on Saturday evening, June 13th. The…

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  • Luke Bryan on the First Song He Ever Wrote

    Now that Luke Bryan has his own exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, fans can learn more about what helped shape his status as the face of today's country. Some of his first instruments and even the first song he ever wrote are included in Luke Bryan:...

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  • New App Allows Fans to Record With Taylor Hawkins, Phil Manzanera

    Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins, Roxy Music guitarist Phil Manzanera and jam band Umphrey's McGee have all contributed music to an app called WholeWorldBand, which allows users to create their own music by building around song stems uploaded by the artists. In Hawkins' case, the drummer…

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  • Watch RHCP's Chad Smith Jam With Children for 'Little Kids Rock' Event

    Red Hot Chili Peppers' Chad Smith received the "Livin' the Dream" award at Little Kids Rock's first ever Family Jam, raising over $85,000 to help provide music education for students. The Family Jam took place at Facebook's headquarters last week, and Smith attended to accept the award created...

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  • Read Previously Unknown George Harrison Letter From 1966

    A previously unreleased letter that George Harrison wrote to Atlanta DJ Paul Drew in May of 1966 reveals that the Beatles seriously contemplated recording at Stax in Memphis with producer Jim Stewart before the plan was derailed by financial issues. "We would all like it a lot," Harrison wrote by…

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  • Art Garfunkel Lashes Out at Paul Simon in New Interview

    Art Garfunkel lashed out at his former Simon & Garfunkel partner Paul Simon in a scathing new interview where the singer accuses Simon of suffering from a Napoleonic complex and suppressing Garfunkel's creativity. Speaking to The Telegraph, Garfunkel also cites Simon as the reason why the…

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  • Surfer Blood Lose Donations for Ailing Guitarist in Van Theft

    Surfer Blood hit a setback in their efforts to raise money for guitarist Thomas Fekete after the band's touring van was broken into Saturday on the outskirts of Chicago. Throughout Surfer Blood's tour in support of their new LP 1000 Palms, the band have been collecting donations for Fekete,…

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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...

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  • Jack White Pens Poem 'Music Is Sacred'

    Just days after Jack White defended the value of music in a Q&A, the rocker has expanded on those thoughts in a new poem titled "Music Is Sacred." In the poem posted to his Third Man Books site, White pleads to "those of you who stand for the...

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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...

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