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  • Kanye West Settles 'Bound 2' Lawsuit With Soul Singer

    Kanye West has settled a lawsuit with former child soul star Ricky Spicer over the sample that anchors Yeezus hit, "Bound 2," Billboard reports. Spicer initially sued West, Roc-A-Fella Records, Universal Music Group and Island Def Jam Music Group in December 2013, claiming unauthorized use of his…

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  • Watch Jon Pardi Channel Roy Rogers in New Cowboy Video

    Jon Pardi's 2014 debut album, Write You a Song, yielded four singles including the Top Ten "Up All Night." But the traditionally leaning singer-songwriter, who's currently in the studio working on the follow-up, held back a few songs from that project. Now, to fill the gap between LPs, Pardi has...

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  • Michael Jackson Molestation Lawsuit Dismissed

    A molestation lawsuit filed against the Michael Jackson estate by choreographer Wade Robson was dismissed Tuesday by a Los Angeles judge who ruled that Robson waited too long to seek legal action. Robson, who previously testified under oath that Jackson never molested him during the singer's…

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  • AC/DC's Brian Johnson Will Appear on Jim Breuer's Album

    AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson recorded vocals for a song on Jim Breuer's upcoming rock album, the comedian giddily revealed during an interview on SiriusXM's Opie and Jim Norton Show. Breuer delivered his dead-on impression of Johnson throughout the story, relaying his grumblings about drummer Phil…

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  • No Doubt, Iggy Pop, Snoop Dogg Lead Chicago's Riot Fest

    The multi-city Riot Fest has announced the first wave of artists that will invade Chicago, Denver and Toronto this summer. At the Chicago fest, No Doubt will headline alongside Faith No More, Modest Mouse, Iggy Pop, a still-unannounced act and Snoop Dogg, who will perform his classic Doggystyle in…

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  • Fun Fun Fun Fest 2015: Jane's Addiction, D'Angelo Lead Lineup

    Fun Fun Fun Fest will celebrate its 10th anniversary this year with a lineup featuring numerous, eclectic performances. To help celebrate the lineup's diversity, the Texas festival enlisted Bill Nye the Science Guy as spokesperson in the unique teaser video below. Jane's Addiction will perform…

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  • Miranda Lambert, Hank Williams Jr. Headline New Country-Rock Fest

    With 264 residents spread over six square miles, Sparta — a former railroad stop that sits 45 minutes south of Cincinnati — is one Kentucky's smallest cities. Come August 28th, though, the local population will swell to more than 30,000, thanks to a new three-day music festival co-headlined by…

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  • RZA Directing Common, Azealia Banks in New Rap Film 'Coco'

    Wu-Tang Clan mastermind RZA and rapper Azealia Banks are teaming for the upcoming musical drama Coco. RZA will direct the Lionsgate/Codeblack Films feature, which stars Banks as a "twentysomething female rapper named Coco." The Brooklyn-set film – which co-stars Common, Jill Scott and Lorraine…

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  • Ornette Coleman Files Lawsuit Over Alleged Unauthorized Album

    It had been nearly 20 years since jazz legend Ornette Coleman released a studio album when a new LP donning the saxophonist's name titled New Vocabulary arrived quietly in 2014. A year later, Coleman has filed a federal lawsuit against Antibalas' Jordan McLean and drummer Amir Ziv for releasing...

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  • See Laura Bell Bundy's 'Sound of Music' Inspired New Video

    In the five years since Broadway veteran Laura Bell Bundy broke into country music's Top Five with her album Achin' and Shakin', fans of the Kentucky native have seen her in various acting roles, from Anger Management to How I Met Your Mother, but hadn't heard much about her music....

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  • Blink-182 Inch Toward 'Friendly Divorce' From Tom DeLonge

    Blink-182's public and acrimonious split from Tom DeLonge appears to be inching toward an amicable resolution as bassist-vocalist Mark Hoppus revealed in a new interview that the band have almost legally cut ties with the soon-to-be-ex-guitarist. "We are right now going through what so far has been…

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  • Kasey Chambers Ends Four Year Drought With New Album

    Fifteen years after the U.S. release of her award-winning solo debut, The Captain, Australian singer-songwriter Kasey Chambers will issue Bittersweet, her tenth studio album and first solo record since 2010's Little Bird. Produced by Nick DiDia, known for his work with Pearl Jam, Bruce Springsteen…

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  • B.B. King's Estate on Poisoning Allegations: 'Baseless and Unfounded'

    As Memphis' Beale Street prepares to remember B.B. King's legacy at a memorial procession Wednesday, the bluesman's estate has hit back at allegations that King's business manager LaVerne Toney poisoned him in the months leading up to his May 14th death. In a statement, a lawyer for the estate...

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  • Abbey Road, Stankonia Open Up Studios for New Artists

    The world's most famous studios will be opening their doors to new and emerging artists later this year. Twelve studios — including London's Abbey Road and Atlanta's Stankonia — will host a total of 84 recording sessions in September. Converse Rubber Tracks, which will open the Boston affiliate to…

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  • Disclosure Get Soaring, Soulful on New Single 'Holding On'

    British duo Disclosure continue their streak of spaced-out, soulful dance pop odes with "Holding On," the first single from their follow-up to 2013's Settle, which premiered on Annie Mac's BBC Radio 1 show, Stereogum reports. Though initially written as a ballad, Disclosure's Guy and Howard…

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  • Icona Pop Declare State of 'Emergency' on New Song

    Though the solstice is still a month away, Swedish pop duo Icona Pop have welcomed summer with "Emergency," an exuberant, feverish new song that boasts vocals from fellow Swede Erik Hassle. While "Emergency" invokes the same kind of breakneck delirium that made Icona Pop's 2012 breakout hit "I…

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  • Flashback: The Clash Storm Tokyo in 1982

    In hindsight, The Clash probably shouldn't have agreed to tour Asia and Australia in early 1982. Beyond the fact that it came midway through the tense Combat Rock sessions, promoters put together an insane schedule of 25 shows in a little over a month. And after five straight years on the...

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  • Carrie Underwood to Perform at CMA Music Festival

    The lineup for next month's CMA Music Festival in Nashville just got an extra helping of superstar. Carrie Underwood announced today that she'll be performing during the nightly concerts at LP Field. The "Something in the Water" singer will take the stage on Saturday evening, June 13th. The…

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  • Luke Bryan on the First Song He Ever Wrote

    Now that Luke Bryan has his own exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, fans can learn more about what helped shape his status as the face of today's country. Some of his first instruments and even the first song he ever wrote are included in Luke Bryan:...

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  • New App Allows Fans to Record With Taylor Hawkins, Phil Manzanera

    Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins, Roxy Music guitarist Phil Manzanera and jam band Umphrey's McGee have all contributed music to an app called WholeWorldBand, which allows users to create their own music by building around song stems uploaded by the artists. In Hawkins' case, the drummer…

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