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  • Hear Bruno Mars' 'Uptown Funk' Get Country Makeover

    Mark Ronson's groove-heavy single "Uptown Funk" is an undeniable smash, and now it's influencing even country artists. Soulful country hippie Drake White and pop-leaning newbie Cam both turned in stripped-down versions of the Bruno Mars-sung jam on two different radio programs with vastly different…

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  • Hear Jay Electronica Sample Jay Z for Anthemic 'Road to Perdition'

    Jay Electronica has shared a relentless new track, "Road to Perdition," after a low-quality version version leaked Friday morning. "Oh well, since it leaked... here's a better quality version," the rapper tweeted, posting a link to the track on Soundcloud. He followed with, "Can you smell…

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  • Replacements Ready Career-Spanning Eight-Disc Box Set

    The Replacements will embark on their Back By Unpopular Demand tour on April 9th, and a week after Paul Westerberg and Tommy Stinson hit the road, Rhino will reissue the influential band's entire officially released catalog as the eight-disc box set The Complete Studio Albums 1981-1990 on April…

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  • Jack White Secretly Bought Elvis Presley's First Recording, Plans Reissue

    In January, the first recording by Elvis Presley – a 1953 acetate disc featuring "My Happiness" and "That's When Your Heartaches Begin" – sold at auction for $300,000 to "an undisclosed buyer." It turns out the secret purchaser wasn't just any deep-pocketed Elvis fan: Jack White has revealed that…

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  • The Wanted's Nathan Sykes Sheds Eurodance for Lounge on New Track

    Nathan Sykes of the Wanted has stepped out of the club and into the lounge on his debut solo track "More Than You'll Ever Know." The sultry R&B-tinged track is now available as a free download. The 21-year-old's new sound is a far cry from his band's Eurodance vibe, which came across...

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  • Vanilla Ice to Perform at BET Selma Anniversary Concert

    BET has put together a three-hour concert to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s historic voting-rights march in Selma, Alabama on Sunday with scheduled appearances by Bill Withers and Rick Ross, among others. But it's one name in particular that has drawn scrutiny:…

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  • Hear Danielle Haim Help Tobias Jesso Jr. Pine on 'Without You'

    Haim have been fairly vocal of their love for rising singer-songwriter Tobias Jesso Jr., so it's appropriate that Danielle Haim contributes to Jesso's sweet and somber new single "Without You."  "Why can't you just love me?" sings Jesso on the longing, sentimental piano-driven track. Haim's steady…

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  • Hall and Oates Suing Granola Company Over 'Haulin' Oats'

    Hall and Oates are suing a Brooklyn-based granola company, Early Bird, for dubbing one of their products, "Haulin' Oats," according to The New York Post. "The name and mark Haulin’ Oats is an obvious play upon Plaintiff’s well-known Hall & Oates mark, and was selected by defendant in an effort to...

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  • Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert Lead ACM Charity Lineup

    The dates for the Academy of Country Music's third annual ACM Party for a Cause Festival have been announced, and in keeping with this year's relocation to Texas for the ACM's 50th anniversary celebration, the lineup of performers is a big one.   Set for April 17th and 18th at Globe Life...

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  • Pharrell Helps the Band Perry Harmonize on New Album

    Pharrell Williams is doing a little country music moonlighting in the time he has off from coaching budding artists on NBC's The Voice. The hat-"Happy" music mogul has hooked up with the sibling trio of Kimberly, Neil and Reid Perry, better known as the Band Perry, to work on material...

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  • Zac Brown Band Announce New Album 'Jekyll + Hyde' and 2015 Tour Dates

    Zac Brown Band have always prided themselves on diversity, so it's quite fitting that their new album is titled Jekyll + Hyde. Due April 28th, the new LP marks the group's first via a new partnership with Southern Ground, John Varvatos Records and Big Machine Label Group. Clothing…

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  • Lamb of God's Randy Blythe Is Now a Ballet Composer

    It's not often that the lead singer of a heavy metal band that Rolling Stone described as "too brutal for thrash" would provide the score for a ballet, but Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe is defying expectations by contributing music to a friend's dance project. Blythe and Matthew Frain, a…

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  • Grateful Dead Members, More Booked for Jerry Garcia Tribute Show

    Before the Grateful Dead reunite for their three-night farewell stand in Chicago this July, its four surviving members — Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Bob Weir and Phil Lesh — and a number of special guests will pay tribute to Jerry Garcia at a special gig at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia,…

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  • Kris Kristofferson, Lady Antebellum, Jason Isbell Team for 'Skyville Live'

    Kris Kristofferson, Lady Antebellum and Jason Isbell are set to perform April 7th on the next edition of Skyville Live, which will stream exclusively online at SkyvilleLive.com. The innovative concert series debuted in January with a special show featuring Martina McBride, Gladys Knight and British…

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  • Method Man on Secret Wu-Tang Release: 'F--k That Album'

    UPDATE: RZA has tweeted at Method Man to explain that an "88 year 'non-commercialization' clause means corporations can't buy it and mass-produce it for ." He also asked fans to calm down. Method Man is not amused with producer Cilvaringz's claim that the copyright for Wu-Tang Clan's single-copy…

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  • On the Charts: Big Sean 'Blessed' to Be Number One

    On the strength of smash singles "I Don't Fuck With You" and "Blessings," Big Sean's Dark Sky Paradise soared to the top of the Billboard 200, giving the Detroit rapper his first Number One album. "Thank u guys for an amazing week and giving me my 1st #1 album," the rapper...

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  • Travis Barker to Tom DeLonge: 'Just Man Up and Quit' Blink-182

    In just over two weeks, Blink-182 will perform their first show without longtime guitarist Tom DeLonge at drummer Travis Barker's Musink festival in Orange County, California. The gig, which will instead feature Alkaline Trio's Matt Skiba on guitar, will be the culmination of an acrimonious and…

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  • David Gilmour Plans New Solo Album for Fall

    Pink Floyd frontman David Gilmour will put out his first solo album in nine years later this year. Although he revealed no other details about the as-yet-untitled LP on his website, he has scheduled a number of tour dates in the U.K. and Europe for this September that will coincide...

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  • Jay Z Blocked in Bid for Swedish Hi-Fi Streaming Company

    Jay Z's plan to revolutionize the streaming industry has hit a snag. In January, the rapper put in a $56 million offer to buy Aspiro, the Swedish company which controls high-quality streaming services WiMP and TIDAL. But that bid has been blocked by Aspiro's minority shareholders, according to…

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  • Blake Shelton Continues Chart-Topping Hot Streak

    Blake Shelton keeps piling up the Billboard bragging rights. The Voice coach hasn't released a song in more than five years that has not topped the magazine's Country Airplay chart. As of this week, his Number One streak is at 14 songs in a row, as his "Lonely Tonight' duet...

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