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  • Kanye West: 'I'm Not a Musician. I'm an Inventor'

    Kanye West has unleashed a series of revealing interviews in the months after unveiling his first Adidas fashion line, and the rapper once again holds nothing back in a new essay he penned for Paper. In the introspective piece, West talks about his role as an artist, Illuminati...

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  • Thompson Square Tour Bus Involved in Serious Crash

    Members of the band and crew for country music duo Thompson Square (married couple Keifer and Shawna Thompson), escaped injury in a horrific bus crash on April 17th just east of Denver, in Aurora, Colorado. According to reports from KUSA-TV, the chain-reaction mishap began when another tour bus,…

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  • Ice-T Drafts the Game, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony for First Art of Rap Festival

    Ice-T has put together what he's calling "the most prolific and essential hip-hop festival ever" with his inaugural Art of Rap Festival. Taking place over two days in two California locales, the fest will feature co-headliners the Game and Ice-T at its July 18th Irvine date and Ice-T...

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  • Twin Shadow Undergoes Surgery Following Tour Bus Collision

    Indie-pop singer Twin Shadow – whose real name is George Lewis, Jr. – and his band were involved in a collision in Colorado on the morning of April 17th when their tour bus hit a tractor-trailer. Twin Shadow was on his way to a Denver performance at the time.

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  • Stream Dave Grohl's Raw, Early Foo Fighters Demos

    Dave Grohl rose to the occasion of being this year's official Record Store Day Ambassador by putting out a special vinyl release: Songs From the Laundry Room, which collects four solo recordings he made while still a member of Nirvana. The tracks are raw-sounding, early versions of...

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  • Neil Young Readies New Album, Tour With Willie Nelson's Sons

    Neil Young and Promise of the Real, a band featuring Willie Nelson's sons Lukas and Micah, will hit the road this summer in support of their upcoming album together, The Monsanto Years. Young's new LP will reportedly arrive on June 16th according to a press release sent to promoters, while...

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  • ACM Awards Winners 2015: Miranda Lambert Rules

    ACM history and the proud state of Texas were the prevailing themes of Sunday night's 50th anniversary ACM Awards, with happy-go-lucky Luke Bryan shining as Entertainer of the Year at for the second time in his red-hot career. "Texas!" he shouted after bounding to the stage and accepting the…

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  • Luke Bryan Wins 2015 ACM Entertainer of the Year

    Luke Bryan started and ended his ACM Entertainer of the Year acceptance speech with bear hugs.  "I'm up here with Steven Tyler!" exclaimed the country superstar, who first embraced a lucky fan upon hearing the rock legend read his name as the winner. "What an amazing night of music. To be here...

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  • Legendary Rock Photographer Jim Marshall's Estate Starts Fellowship

    Jim Marshall was one of rock's greatest photographers, capturing countless iconic moments both onstage and backstage throughout the Sixties and Seventies, from Jimi Hendrix burning his guitar at the Monterey Pop Festival to Johnny Cash flipping the bird at San Quentin. To pay tribute to the…

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  • Migos Members Arrested on Guns, Drugs Charges After Police End Concert

    Two members of the Atlanta rap trio Migos were arrested following the group's appearance at Georgia Southern University's Spring Bling concert Saturday night. The "Versace" rappers were in the middle of their set when the stage manager told the DJ to cut the concert short because the police had…

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  • ACMs 2015: Nine Secrets Behind the Texas-Sized Show

    When the 50th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards airs Sunday night on CBS from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, there will be more than 7,000 workers behind the scenes trying to pull off a seamless show. Academy of Country Music CEO Bob Romeo gave Rolling Stone Country a private...

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  • Foo Fighters Turn Strip Mall Into Stadium for Record Store Day

    Foo Fighters singer/guitarist Dave Grohl was feeling a bit nostalgic when he joined his bandmates for an intimate concert at the Record Connection — an independent record store nestled in a nondescript shopping plaza in Niles, Ohio, which rests just down the road from his Warren hometown. "We're…

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  • Jay Z's Tidal CEO Leaves Company Amid Staff 'Streamlining'

    Less than a month into Jay Z's Tidal reign, the rapper is already effecting major changes. The streaming service has parted ways with Andy Chen, the CEO of Tidal's parent company Aspiro that Jay Z purchased for $56 million. Former Aspiro CEO Peter Tonstad will replace Chen on an...

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  • Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood Front All-Star ACM Lifting Lives Gala

    The Academy of Country Music's first Lifting Lives Gala, hosted by Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood, was a rousing success raising more than $1.5 million for the ACM's charity arm, as well as Brooks' Teammates for Kids. The co-hosts got help from some of their talented friends Friday night,…

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  • Major Lazer, Skrillex, T-Pain Set for Mad Decent Block Party 2015

    Mad Decent Block Party has released a 2015 lineup that includes some of the most popular artists in rap and EDM. When the "block party" began, the now-annual festival was exactly that: a small, neighborhood event held outside the label's old Philadelphia headquarters. Seven years later, it's…

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  • Major Lazer Recruit 2 Chainz, Pusha T for Explosive 'Night Riders'

    Major Lazer promise to "set the streets on fire" in the cameo-filled "Night Riders," an explosive track from the dancehall-EDM trio's upcoming LP, Peace Is the Mission. Rappers 2 Chainz, Pusha T and Travi$ Scott contribute to the track, while Mad Decent reggae artist Mad Cobra throws in frenetic...

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  • Flashback: Crystal Gayle Leads Group of Female Country History Makers

    Since 1944, Billboard's Country Songs chart has served as something of a microcosm of country trends, in addition to reflecting the ever-changing musical tastes of country fans across the nation. When it comes to women and country music, although feminism certainly impacted the charts throughout…

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  • Marilyn Manson to Portray Hitman in Indie Crime Film

    Marilyn Manson's acting career have so far seen the shock rocker appear as a roller rink attendee (Eastbound & Down), a porn star (Lost Highway) and a white supremacist (Sons of Anarchy). Next up for The Pale Emperor singer: A hitman. Manson has been cast as a calculating contract...

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  • Tim McGraw's Sandy Hook Show Sparks Controversy, Billy Currington Bails

    Earlier this week, Tim McGraw announced plans to swing his summertime tour through Hartford, Connecticut, and play a benefit show for Sandy Hook Promise, a non-profit organization that formed in the wake of the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings.  Billy Currington and Chase Bryant,…

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  • Jay Z, Jack White Calling Tidal Subscribers to Thank Them

    Jay Z, Jack White and other Tidal superstars have been thanking their streaming service subscribers for their patronage in a unique way. In addition to offering high-quality audio and exclusive content, the rapper and the Lazaretto rocker have personally called subscribers to express their…

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