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  • Hear NASA's 'Golden Record' From 1977 Voyager Mission

    In 1977, NASA launched the two Voyager spacecrafts with gold-plated records featuring sound collages showcasing the diverse culture, nature and industry of planet Earth – from Chuck Berry to Bach, industrial machinery to volcanic eruptions. The "Golden Record" project, led by author-astrophysicist…

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  • After Shaky Debut, Tidal Looks to Hopeful, Yet Competitive, Future

    Six months after Jay Z's Tidal service stormed the music-streaming market with a splashy press conference  starring Beyoncé, Madonna, Kanye West and other pop megastars, the service has racked up 1 million users, released exclusives by Prince and Rihanna and developed an aggressive artist-discovery…

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  • All for the Hall 2015: Paul Simon, Brad Paisley Trade Riffs and Jabs

    Vince Gill began last night's All for the Hall guitar pull by reciting one of the entertainment industry's most persistent clichés: "It's just fun," he told the crowd at the PlayStation Theater in Times Square, "You never know what you're gonna hear." Well, with Paul Simon, Emmylou Harris, Brad…

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  • Shania Twain Cancels Final Two U.S. Shows for Respiratory Infection

    An upper respiratory infection has temporarily sidelined Shania Twain, whose Rock This Country Tour  takes a serious hit this week. With just 10 shows left to go on the tour's 2015 leg, Twain has been forced to pull the plug on two gigs while she recovers. On the chopping block...

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  • Hank Williams Jr. to Kick Off Unpredictable CMA Awards: The Ram Report

    Every year, the CMA Awards broadcast typically grasps viewers in the first few seconds with some sort of explosive collaboration. This year, that honor goes to Hank Williams, Jr. and Eric Church. Bocephus' big CMA comeback, along with the show's other unpredictable elements are the focus of today's…

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  • Kacey Musgraves on the Diversity and Rigors of the Road

    It's been less than four months since Kacey Musgraves released her whipsmart, sweet-as-sin second album, Pageant Material , but the 27-year-old country singer says she knows it won't be long before she begins to tire of playing its songs on the road. "I still really love a lot of these...

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  • John Mayer Defends Dead & Company Tour After 'Fare Thee Well' Gigs

    John Mayer  defended members of the Grateful Dead , whom he'll be joining on tour this fall , for regrouping after the legendary band played what were billed as their final shows this summer, The Associated Press  reports. "I don't know of any Deadhead in the world who said, 'When I paid...

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  • Kendrick Lamar Celebrates Eazy-E, Compton in Powerful Tribute

    Kendrick Lamar  praised the fearlessness of N.W.A's Eazy-E and the new kind of truth-telling he brought to hip-hop in a tribute that kicks off  Paper   magazine's three-part series celebrating late rap greats in their October "Nowstalgia" issue. "People were scared to talk about these kinds of…

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  • Rosanne Cash on Gun Debate: 'Don't Tell Me to Keep My Mouth Shut'

    On Friday, October 2nd, just one day after a gunman on the campus of Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon, killed nine people and injured several others, singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash took to  her Facebook page , calling on readers to sign a petition urging the White House to reinstate…

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  • Rihanna on Domestic Abuse: 'It's Not a Subject to Sweep Under the Rug'

    Rihanna  opened up about her tumultuous relationship with Chris Brown, his assault and the unfair treatment she and other victims of domestic abuse often face in a new interview with  Vanity Fair .  "I just never understood that, like how the victim gets punished over and over," the singer said. …

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  • Flashback: Leonard Cohen Covers Drifters at Possible Final Show

    In December of 2013, Leonard Cohen 's "Grand Tour" touched down in New Zealand for a run of four concerts. The last stop was in Auckland at the Vector Arena, which was his 69th show of the year and his 373rd since returning to the road in the summer of...

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  • Gaslight Anthem Singer Brian Fallon Preps Debut Solo LP, Tour

    Gaslight Anthem  frontman Brian Fallon will hit the studio with producer Butch Walker later this year to record his first solo album, Painkillers , set for release in early 2016 via Island Records. Fallon has also announced a string of live dates with a backing band comprised of musicians from…

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  • See Pokey LaFarge's Stirring Opry Debut of 'Actin' a Fool'

    Following the spring release of his seventh studio album, Something in the Water , roots-music hero Pokey LaFarge has spent most of 2015 on the road, taking his blend of rockabilly, Western swing, jump blues and honky-tonk to audiences from Amsterdam to Bonnaroo. LaFarge's impeccable showmanship…

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  • Joe Nichols on Lady Gaga Comparison, 'Crap' Lyrics

    You wouldn't normally lump baritone country crooner Joe Nichols into the same category with Lady Gaga  — he always remembers to leave the house with his pants on, after all — but with his new single "Freaks Like Me," he admits the two actually have a little something in common....

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  • John Fogerty Explains Creedence Clearwater Revival's Hall of Fame Meltdown

    There have been many bitter and awkward moments at the annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame  induction ceremony during the past three decades. It's an event that brings together bandmates that have sometimes not spoken in many years, often times after brutal lawsuits and mudslinging in the press. Few…

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  • Keith Urban on 'John Cougar' Success, 'Haphazard' Approach to New LP

    It was February and Keith Urban received a song with a quirky title: "John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16." He liked it and learned it, but he wasn't sure how everyone else felt about it. "I thought, 'I've got this song that I just got sent over a few days earlier...

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  • Third Man Records to Release Rare 1999 White Stripes Show

    The latest installment of Third Man Records' "Vault Package" series will be a taste of the White Stripes ' earliest shows, with the label set to release  The White Stripes: Live at the Gold Dollar, Vol. III showcasing a 1999 live performance. The Gold Dollar had been a significant location in…

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  • How to Double Your Money Every 3.5 Years

    In a recent study, a group of University professors show how 539 individual investors were able to consistently double their money every 3.5 years.

  • Luke Bryan, Carrie Underwood Anchor Stagecoach 2016 Lineup

    The memories of a sold-out Stagecoach 2015 music festival are just a few months old, but the stellar lineup for 2016 has already been revealed. Taking place April 29th to May 1st at Indio, California's Empire Polo Club, the event will feature headliners Eric Church, Carrie Underwood and Luke...

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  • Hozier, Feist Writer Spar, Threaten Lawsuits Over 'Take Me to Church'

    A week after singer-songwriter Chilly Gonzales implied that Hozier plagiarized the hit "Take Me to Church" from a Feist song, both sides appear to have reached détente. "There are no hard feelings on my part," Hozier wrote in a statement on Facebook following Gonzales' retraction of his...

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  • Inside Michael Jackson’s Iconic First Moonwalk Onstage

    Rolling Stone contributing editor Steve Knopper's new book,  MJ: The Genius of Michael Jackson  (in stores October 6th),  is the first narrative biography to deconstruct Jackson's inimitable dance steps, live performances, songwriting method and studio sessions in fine detail — he interviewed…

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