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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 interim basis.…

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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 killer named…

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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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  • Enter for a Chance to Win a Trip to New York City's FarmBorough Festival

    Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan and Brad Paisley will help New York City make history when they headline FarmBorough this summer, marking the Big Apple's first-ever country music festival. Set for Randall's Island June 26-28, FarmBorough will also feature performances by Dwight Yoakam, Sturgill Simpson,…

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  • Miranda Lambert Writes and Records Song for Reese Witherspoon Movie

    After pulling off a heist with Carrie Underwood in the music video for "Somethin' Bad," Miranda Lambert is returning to her law-breaking ways with a new song, "Two of a Crime." The "Little Red Wagon" singer wrote the tune especially for the upcoming Reese Witherspoon and Sofía Vergara comedy Hot…

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  • Hear Giorgio Moroder and Sia's Bubbly Dance-Pop Track 'Deja Vu'

    Disco pioneer Giorgio Moroder has offered up the track list and title track for his forthcoming album, Déjà Vu, which arrives June 12th and features an all-star supporting cast that includes Sia, Charli XCX and Britney Spears. The track list's most exciting detail is Spears' upcoming cover of…

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  • The Black Sabbath Feud Just Got Much Worse

    One day after Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward released a 700-word statement blasting frontman Ozzy Osbourne and detailing intra-band squabbles, Osbourne has responded on his Facebook page, bluntly asking, "What the fuck are you on about?" In Wednesday's post, Ward reiterated that he would not…

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  • Bill Wyman Releasing First Solo Album in 33 Years

    Former Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman will release Back to Basics, his first solo album in 33 years, on June 22nd via Proper Records. Per a press release, the stripped-back album counts JJ Cale, Tom Waits and Leonard Cohen among its influences, and came about after Wyman found approximately 60…

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  • Lady Antebellum Tour Bus Catches Fire En Route to ACM Awards

    Lady Antebellum singer Hillary Scott, her husband Chris Tyrell, their tour manager and driver were just about 45 minutes from AT&T Stadium, home to this Sunday's ACM Awards, when their tour bus caught fire Thursday morning. According to the Associated Press, the group was traveling on Interstate…

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  • Netflix Details Documentary on Grateful Dead Founder Bob Weir

    Netflix has scooped up a new documentary on Grateful Dead co-founder Bob Weir, The Other One: The Long Strange Trip of Bob Weir, which will premiere on the streaming service on Friday, May 22nd, Variety reports. Directed by Mike Fleiss — a producer for The Bachelor and numerous other shows, as…

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  • Christina Aguilera to Ride 'Shotgun' With Rascal Flatts on ACM Awards

    Christina Aguilera has gone from dipping her toes in country music to diving right in. The singer's appearance at this Sunday's Academy of Country Music Awards comes just days after her guest-starring debut on ABC's Nashville, on which she is playing a pop superstar who wants to do what she'd...

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  • Slayer, Replacements, Passion Pit Headlining Converse Boston Fest

    Slayer, the Replacements, Passion Pit and Chance the Rapper are among the artists that will flock to Boston later this month for Converse's five-day, multi-genre Rubber Tracks Live festival featuring five different themed concerts: Alternative rock, indie dance, heavy metal, hip-hop and punk. Check…

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  • Black Sabbath Reunion: Bill Ward Demands Ozzy Osbourne Apology

    Founding Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward has been feuding with his onetime bandmates since 2012, when he opted out of the group's reunion over what he called an "unsignable" contract. Now, as rumors of another album and tour build online, he says he will not consider rejoining the group unless Ozzy…

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  • Sly and the Family Stone Prep 'Live at the Fillmore East' Set

    Sly and the Family Stone will release a new four-disc set documenting their two-night, four-concert stand at New York City's iconic Fillmore East in 1968. Live at the Fillmore East October 4th & 5th, 1968 is available to pre-order now, and will see release on July 17th via Epic/Legacy. The…

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