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  • Kid Rock to Host Weeklong Johnny Cash Tribute on CMT

    In commemoration of the 12th anniversary of Johnny Cash's death on September 12th, CMT will feature a weeklong tribute to the Man in Black. Longtime Cash fan Kid Rock will host the tribute on the network, which will temporarily rename itself "Cash Music Television." The week of Cash-specific…

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  • Elliott Smith Documentary Producer Details Soundtrack

    The Elliott Smith documentary Heaven Adores You was released to DVD and Blu-ray this July, and like Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, work on the film uncovered a treasure trove of unreleased music and home recordings that will be boiled down into a soundtrack. Pitchfork spoke to Heaven Adores You...

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  • See Dustin Lynch Bring Heart-Pounding 'Hell of a Night' to 'Today'

    Dustin Lynch brought his just-on-the-cusp of going Number One hit "Hell of a Night" to the early crowd this morning, performing the rising single on NBC's Today show on the heels of announcing his first headlining tour. Armed with his signature cowboy hat — and a few extras for the Today...

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  • Scorpions' 'Wind of Change': The Oral History of 1990's Epic Power Ballad

    In the 1980s and very early Nineties, every hard-rock and metal act worth their leathers scored big with a power ballad or two. But only Germany's the Scorpions can say that one of theirs — in this case, 1990's "Wind of Change" — also served as a soundtrack of sorts to...

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  • Motorhead Cancel Another Date as Lemmy Recovers From Altitude Sickness

    Motörhead have canceled Wednesday's gig in San Antonio, Texas so frontman Lemmy Kilmister can continue to recover from altitude sickness; opening act Saxon will still perform. On Tuesday night, the rocker stopped the band's Austin show after only three songs, according to Glide, reportedly telling…

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  • Brad Paisley to Perform, Predict on 'College GameDay'

    College football action officially heats up this Saturday. Ahead of the gridiron challenges, ESPN's football preview series, College GameDay will welcome back country superstar Brad Paisley, to share his predictions with the panel of expert commentators. Broadcasting from Fort Worth, Texas'…

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  • Watch Jason Aldean's White-Hot Alabama Medley at ACM Honors

    When Luke Bryan first won the ACM's Entertainer of the Year award in 2013, he wept tears of joy. "What I always wanted to be was just a country singer that got to ride on a tour bus and show up at a new stage and play music every night,"...

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  • Kenny Chesney on Life Post-'Revival': 'There's This Double-Edged Sword’

    It is likely that right now, somewhere off the coast of the Virgin Islands, Kenny Chesney is bobbing on the ocean and reflecting on his remarkable year. "The last 15 years of my life, the very next day after the last show, I fly south and wake up and get on...

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  • Phil Collins Details 'Face Value,' 'Both Sides' Reissues

    Phil Collins will kick off his "Take a Look at Me Now" reissue campaign on November 6th with remastered deluxe versions of his 1981 solo debut, Face Value, and his fifth LP, 1993's Both Sides. The track lists, personally curated and compiled by the singer-songwriter, feature original studio…

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  • Listen to Shawn Mullins Channel Fab Four in 'My Stupid Heart'

    Nothing fires up the muse as readily as heartbreak. Shawn Mullins recently relearned that lesson, via a divorce from his third wife that left him both crushed and inspired. Sitting on his porch in Atlanta one afternoon, the newly single Mullins found himself searching for some sort of scapegoat.…

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  • Janis Joplin's Bandmate Talks Heroin, Pool Hangs in Exclusive Doc Clip

    A new documentary detailing the brilliant rise and sudden death of Janis Joplin, Janis: Little Girl Blue, will make its world premiere on September 5th at the Venice Film Festival. The film boasts a bevy of new audio and video footage, and in this exclusive clip for Rolling Stone, Joplin can...

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  • Donald Trump on Why He Hopes Kanye Runs for President

    Kanye West made waves during Sunday night's MTV Video Music Awards when he capped off his 13-minute acceptance speech by announcing his plan to run for president of the United States in 2020. Since then, comparisons between West and GOP presidential frontrunner Donald Trump have abounded. As Jimmy…

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  • Jim Lauderdale Goes 'Soul Searching' on New Album

    A two-time Grammy winner whose songs have been recorded by George Strait, Patty Loveless, the Dixie Chicks and many others, Jim Lauderdale's own recorded input spans nearly 20 years and has encompassed country, bluegrass, folk, gospel and other genres. Now, the musician who has also become one of…

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  • Country Icon Don Williams to Headline Fall Tour

    More than four decades after his first Top Ten country hit, singer Don Williams continues to be a popular concert draw throughout the world, thanks to his warm vocal style and easygoing nature both on and off stage. The influential Texas native, nicknamed the "Gentle Giant," has just announced his...

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  • Flashback: David Bowie Strips Back 'Heroes' for the Bridge School

    Neil Young's annual Bridge School Benefit always has a stellar lineup, but in 1996 it was particularly strong with David Bowie, Pearl Jam, Pete Townshend, Patti Smith, Neil Young and Crazy Horse, Billy Idol, Bonnie Raitt and Cowboy Junkies all on the bill. Bowie had just wrapped up...

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  • Tyler, the Creator Addresses U.K. Ban: 'I Felt Like a Criminal'

    Odd Future's Tyler, the Creator recalled being stopped at the U.K. border and learning he had been banned from Britain in a new interview with The Guardian, saying, "I was in a detention room; I felt like a criminal." Tyler broke news of the ban last week and was forced...

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  • See Maddie & Tae's Harmony-Heavy Victory Lap on 'Today'

    When Maddie & Tae made their first visit to NBC's Today show in August 2014, "Girl in a Country Song" was just one month old. Things were decidedly different this morning, when the girls returned to the show after a year's absence to play their kickoff single — which has...

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  • Shania Twain Plots Another Tour Extension and Las Vegas Residency

    "Right now I feel as if I'll be satisfied after the tour to not perform anymore," Shania Twain told Rolling Stone Country back in June before kicking off her Rock This Country trek — the superstar's first tour in 11 years and what is pegged as her last. But...

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  • Janet Jackson Opens World Tour With New Song Featuring Missy Elliott

    Janet Jackson launched her world tour in Vancouver Monday night, and though her set was reportedly a hit-heavy 32 songs long, the show opened with a new Unbreakable track featuring Missy Elliott. A fan-shot video captured the opening moments of the show, which featured a Hitchcockian intro video…

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  • Dave Davies on Reviving the Kinks: 'Where There's Life, There's Hope'

    Two years ago, Dave Davies told Rolling Stone there was a "50/50 chance" of a Kinks reunion in the near future, but the singer-guitarist now says those odds have been downgraded. "I'd say there's an outside shot," he tells Rolling Stone. "But where there's life, there's hope. I know Ray has a...

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