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  • Watch Jenny Lewis, Jimmy Buffett Cover Traveling Wilburys

    Jenny Lewis recast her cover of the Traveling Wilburys hit " Handle With Care " this past Saturday, teaming up with surprise duet partner Jimmy Buffett during a show at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.  Originally recorded in 2006 with duet partners Ben Gibbard, Conor Oberst and M. Ward,…

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  • Beyonce's Black Southern 'Formation'

    Announced by a small all-women drum line contingent, 30 black women, led by Beyoncé, appeared in formation at the halftime of the 50th Superbowl. Their style marked a different 50th anniversary, with the afros, black berets and leather commonly associated with the Black Panther Party for Self…

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  • Hear Mogwai's Wintry, Slow-Building Instrumental 'Ether'

    Mogwai  unleash a trademark post-rock crescendo with "Ether," a slow-building instrumental from their upcoming LP, Atomic . The five-minute epic opens with a foundation of piano and glockenspiel, gradually adding moaning brass, heavy bass guitar and muted tom-toms until a colossal climax.  …

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  • Beyonce Announces 'Formation' World Tour Following Super Bowl Show

    One day after surprise-releasing a new song and video ,  Beyoncé  followed her Super Bowl 50 halftime show performance with news of the Formation World Tour. The tour is the singer's first solo trek since her ambitious Mrs. Carter Show World Tour in 2013. It kicks off April 27th in Miami,…

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  • Watch Lady Gaga Sing Stirring National Anthem at Super Bowl 50

    A glittery red-suited Lady Gaga  stunned with her version of "The Star-Spangled Banner" during the opening minutes of Super Bowl 50 on Sunday in Santa Clara, California's Levi's Stadium, where the Denver Broncos and the Carolina Panthers were set to face off. To further show her patriotism during…

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  • On the Charts: Rihanna's 'Anti' Takes Long Way to Number One

    Despite going platinum upon arrival, Rihanna 's Anti  was held out of the top spot on last week's Billboard 200  due to a Nielsen SoundScan rule change. In its second official week of release, however, there was nothing to prevent Rihanna from claiming Number One as the singer's latest LP...

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  • Dan Hicks, Hot Licks Singer, Dead at 74

    Dan Hicks, a longtime Bay Area music figure and the lead singer of Dan Hicks and His Hot Licks, passed away Saturday following a two-year battle with cancer. He was 74. Hicks' wife CT confirmed the singer-songwriter's death on his official website . "He was true blue, one of...

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  • Red Hot Chili Peppers Cover David Bowie at Bernie Sanders Fundraiser

    Red Hot Chili Peppers  staged their first performance of 2016 Friday night at Los Angeles' Ace Hotel at the #FeelTheBern benefit concert  for Bernie Sanders , who has gained the support of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band. During the Peppers' career-spanning set, the band also remembered

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  • Hear Nelly's Cover of Thomas Rhett's 'Die a Happy Man'

    In 2004, rapper Nelly released the song "Over and Over" from his album Suit (a companion to his collection Sweat that was released the same day). Singing the hook on that song — a Number Three hit in the United States — was Tim McGraw, marking an early cross-genre collaboration...

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  • Stone Temple Pilots' Dean DeLeo Talks Singer Search: 'We're Up for It'

    The members of Stone Temple Pilots are ready for the next chapter in their career. Months after frontman Chester Bennington parted ways with the group to focus on Linkin Park, the hard rockers have launched an open audition on their website where literally anyone can prove...

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  • Meek Mill Sentenced for Probation Violation

    Meek Mill has been sentenced following a probation-violating trip to Los Angeles with girlfriend Nicki Minaj for the American Music Awards last November. The Philly rapper was found guilty of traveling without adhering to the guidelines stipulated in terms of his probation. Mill will serve 90…

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  • Phish Announce Summer Tour, Wrigley Park Shows

    Fresh off Phish 's sold-out four-night New Year's stand at Madison Square Garden , the jam band have mapped out their 2016 summer tour. The trek kicks off June 22nd in St. Paul, Minnesota and concludes – like Phish's 2015 summer tour, and five previous summers – with a three-night...

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  • Stream Young Thug's New Mixtape 'I'm Up'

    Young Thug has unveiled his latest mixtape, I'm Up . Originally titled Slime Season 3 , I'm Up was intended to be the third in a series of Slime Season mixtapes that debuted last fall following the release of his debut commercial release Barter 6 . Stream Thug's new music below and...

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  • Metallica's Lars Ulrich Promises 'Vivid' Pre–Super Bowl Show

    Ever since Metallica signed up to play a stadium gig the day before the Super Bowl in their hometown of San Francisco, Lars Ulrich has been relentlessly checking the forecast. "The Weather Underground app has taken up a lot of my iPhone time," he tells Rolling Stone . "About...

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  • Watch Slipknot Discuss Meaning Behind Wearing Masks

    Slipknot 's frontman Corey Taylor and percussionist Shawn "Clown" Crahan will appear on BBC2's program Artsnight  Friday where the metal musicians will discuss why the band wears masks and what the appeal is for artists. The program interviewed fans of the band about what they love about…

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  • Sam Outlaw, Whitney Rose Plan Country and Western Nights Tour

    Sam Outlaw  and Whitney Rose  are hitting the hillbilly highway this month, kicking off a shared tour that finds the two songwriters — one, a literal country Outlaw who spikes his twang with mariachi horns and other Tex-Mex influences; the other, a Canadian crooner rooted in the vintage charm of...

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  • Josh Brolin to Play George Jones in New Biopic

    A big-screen film about the life and career of George Jones appears closer to fruition, with an Oscar-nominated actor in the role of the Possum. Josh Brolin, whose film credits include No Country for Old Men and Milk , for which he scored an Academy Award nomination, revealed he will star as...

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  • Lumineers Announce New LP 'Cleopatra,' Debut Song 'Ophelia'

    Colorado folk-rock band the Lumineers have announced their second album, Cleopatra . The LP, the follow-up to their Grammy-nominated 2013 self-titled album, will be released on April 8th. The Lumineers also previewed the forthcoming Cleopatra with their first new song in four years, "Ophelia." …

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  • Queen's 'Innuendo': Remembering Freddie Mercury's Last Masterpiece

    Twenty-five years ago this week, iconic English rock maximalists Queen  released one final classic album with their original lineup of Freddie Mercury, guitarist Brian May, bassist John Deacon and drummer Roger Taylor. Innuendo fell into fans' laps like a saving grace following the hijacking of…

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