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  • Lollapalooza Briefly Evacuated Following Severe Weather

    Lollapalooza was briefly evacuated Sunday afternoon after unexpected thunderstorms swept into the Chicago area, bringing severe weather to Grant Park. "Lollapalooza officials are continuing to coordinate with the Chicago Office of Emergency Management and Communications (OEMC) to monitor weather…

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  • David Byrne Pens Op-Ed Asking for Streaming Transparency

    David Byrne has penned an op-ed calling for more transparency between the streaming services, the record labels and artists. Writing in the New York Times, the former Talking Heads singer seems more accepting of streaming than many of his musical peers – it "saved a record industry that...

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  • New York Lawmakers Clash Over 'Billy Joel Boulevard'

    Billy Joel will permanently close out New York's famed Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum with a concert Tuesday night, but the Piano Man singer, a Long Island icon himself, has state lawmakers split over a bill that would name a nearby street after him. Plans to rename a stretch of Route 107 in...

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  • Dr. Dre Details Long-Awaited 'Compton: A Soundtrack'

    The rumors are true: Dr. Dre will release a new album in the near future. The rapper took to his Beats 1 radio show The Pharmacy to confirm reports of a Straight Outta Compton soundtrack produced by Dre as well as additional details regarding Dre's first LP since 1999's...

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  • Andre 3000 Cast in 'American Crime' Second Season

    Andre 3000 has been cast in the upcoming second season of the ABC drama American Crime. On the anthology series, the Outkast rapper will play Michael Lacroix, a prominent Midwest architect whose son gets embroiled in a scandal at an elite private school, The Hollywood Reporter writes. The...

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  • Watch Bruce Springsteen's Surprise Performance With U2

    The first clue came during the end of "Beautiful Day" when Bono sang a few lines of "Hungry Heart." It lasted no more than six seconds, but it seemed to confirm rumors that had been flying around for weeks that Bruce Springsteen was going to come out for the final night of...

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  • Country Legend Lynn Anderson Dead at 67

    Singer-songwriter Lynn Anderson, a dynamic Grammy-winning performer whose 1970 single, "Rose Garden," was a country and pop hit throughout the world, died Thursday night at Nashville's Vanderbilt University Medical Center after suffering a heart attack. According to the Tennessean, Anderson was…

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  • Watch Jason Aldean Bring Sultry 'Tonight' to 'Today'

    Earlier this morning, Jason Aldean treated NBC's Today audience at New York City's Rockefeller Plaza to a four-song set, including his latest single "Tonight Looks Good on You." The song, which recently reached Number 1 on Billboard's Country Airplay Chart, is Aldean's third single from his 2014…

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  • 5 Things We Learned From Sturgill Simpson's Interview With Foos Guitarist

    With the Foo Fighters winding their summer-long tour to a close, lead guitarist Chris Shiflett is shifting some of his focus back to his Walking the Floor podcast. Now at its 28th episode, the series finds Shiflett talking shop with songwriters, sidemen and storytellers. It's a conversation between…

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  • Meek Mill's Drake Diss 'Is Trash': Sports World Reacts to 'Wanna Know'

    If you're reading this, Meek Mill, it's too late. Since Mill accused Drake of employing a ghostwriter, the Canadian rapper has spent the past week straight ethering him with a duo of diss tracks that set the Internet on fire. Likely tired of being the butt of all jokes, Mill finally...

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  • Gary Clark Jr. Releases Two Songs, Details 'Bangin' New Album

    Gary Clark, Jr. will release his much-anticipated second major label LP The Story of Sonny Boy Slim this September, the Austin guitar virtuoso revealed. Fans who pre-order the album, due out September 11th, will receive a free download of Sonny Boy Slim's first two tracks, "The Healing" and…

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  • Meek Mill Fires Back at Drake With 'Wanna Know'

    Following a pair of diss tracks aimed in Meek Mill's direction, the Philadelphia rapper finally fired back at Drake Thursday night with his hard-hitting "Wanna Know," where he continues to hammer Drake for allegedly relying on ghostwriters. On the Jhalil Beats and Swizz Beats production, which…

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  • Tim Robbins Launching Monthly Music Series

    Tim Robbins will launch a new music series at his longtime studio, the Actors' Gang, in Los Angeles, starting August 1st with a performance by traditional New Orleans jazz outfit, Tuba Skinny. The group will make their L.A. debut at the Actors' Gang's longtime home, the Ivy Substation. The show…

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  • Watch David Gilmour's New Animated Video for 'Rattle That Lock'

    David Gilmour has released an ambitious animated music video for the title track to his new album, Rattle That Lock, out September 18th. It was created by Alasdair & Jock from Trunk Animation, under the creative directorship of Aubrey Powell of Hipgnosis, the design group that created iconic images…

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  • Kurt Cobain Demo to Feature in 'Montage of Heck' Theatrical Re-Release

    Nirvana fans will be able to hear a previously unreleased song that Kurt Cobain wrote when the documentary, Montage of Heck, gets a widespread theatrical re-release on August 7th. Filmmaker Brett Morgen mixed in the tune – without re-editing what people saw in the film's HBO broadcast –...

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  • Lollapalooza 2015 Livestream: Watch Sets From McCartney to Bassnectar

    This weekend, Lollapalooza will once again return to Chicago, as it has for the last 10 years. But if you can't make it to the Windy City to catch the festival's eclectic mix of music and mayhem in person, you can still watch real-time sets from many of the...

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  • Bikini Kill to Reissue 'Revolution Girl Style Now' Demo

    Vaunted riot grrrl band Bikini Kill are preparing the reissue of their 1991 demo tape Revolution Girl Style Now. On September 22nd, the band's inaugural collection of work will be available on vinyl, CD and digital formats for the first time. A trailer for the reissue features footage filmed by…

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  • Paul McCartney Preps 'Tug of War,' 'Pipes of Peace' Reissues

    Paul McCartney's early Eighties efforts, Tug of War and Pipes of Peace, will be reissued on October 2nd, with both arriving as multi-disc sets boasting numerous previously unreleased demos and outtakes. Both Tug of War and Pipes of Peace feature a number of classic McCartney cuts, including his…

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  • Watch Maddie & Tae Harmonize About Heartache, Hard Lessons in New Song

    Growing up is never easy, even when you score your first Number One single at 19 years old. On Maddie & Tae's debut album, Start Here, the country newcomers look back over a half-decade's worth of boyfriends, dreams, schoolyard bullies and fishing dates gone awry. The 11-track album,...

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  • Hear Prince's Funky New Party Popper 'Stare'

    Prince lets loose in his new tune "Stare," a funky string of party-friendly, double-entendre come-ons and callbacks to his past. He sings about going onstage in his underwear and calls back his 1986 smash "Kiss" and its scratchy guitar line, interspersed with silly turns of phrase like "Second…

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