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  • Dr. Dre to Release New Album as 'Straight Outta Compton' Soundtrack

    Dr. Dre will finally end fans' 16-year wait for a new album when the rapper releases his Straight Outta Compton soundtrack, which will consist of new music entirely produced by The Chronic mastermind, a source tells Rolling Stone. Dre is expected to confirm the album, the companion piece to the

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  • Yoko Ono Announces All-Star Remix LP, 'Yes, I'm a Witch Too'

    Yoko Ono will follow up her all-star 2007 covers and remixes LP Yes, I'm a Witch this January with a sequel titled Yes, I'm a Witch Too. This time around, the avant-rocker will collaborate with Death Cab for Cutie, Tune-Yards, Sparks, Miike Snow, Cibo Matto and her son Sean Lennon...

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  • Alabama Back From Decade-Long 'Vacation' With New Album

    Country icons Alabama have announced their first album of original material in 14 years, Southern Drawl. Set for a September 18th release, the record finds the band's core three members — singer Randy Owen, guitarist Jeff Cook and bassist Teddy Gentry — coming out of semi-retirement and chasing…

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  • Hear Drake Demolish Meek Mill on 'Back to Back' Freestyle

    Drake has fired another salvo in his feud with Meek Mill after that rapper called Drake's "Charged Up" diss track "baby lotion soft." Three days later, Drake has responded again with "Back to Back Freestyle," and there's nothing soft or vague about this diss track as the Toronto rapper...

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  • Neil Young Erases Most of Catalog From Streaming Services

    It took two weeks but Neil Young finally expunged the vast majority of his catalog from streaming services. On July 15th, the rocker issued a pair of Facebook posts deriding the audio quality of streaming services and alerting fans that he'd pull all of his albums from Apple Music, Spotify...

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  • Frank Zappa's Family Plans Massive New Release Schedule

    Although the final album that Frank Zappa worked on before his death came out earlier this year, the rock legend's family has many more releases planned. A new partnership between the Zappa Family Trust and Universal Music Enterprises will allow for new product releases, film and theatrical…

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  • Garth Brooks Tour Gets a Makeover

    Ten months into his first tour in 13 years, Garth Brooks is giving his concerts a facelift. When he returns to the road in Dallas September 17th, the country icon will reveal a revamped stage set-up for his shows with wife Trisha Yearwood. "We have taken a lot of looks at...

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  • Eric Church Exhibit Coming to Country Music Hall of Fame

    Visitors to Nashville's Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum will soon be able to walk through the life and career of Eric Church. The "Like a Wrecking Ball" singer has been tapped as the subject of the venue's next cameo exhibition, opening September 18th. Dubbed "Eric Church: Inside the…

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  • Macklemore Discusses Drug Relapse, New Album

    Seattle rapper Macklemore, real name Ben Haggerty, admitted in a new cover story for Complex that he relapsed into taking pills and smoking weed following the monumental success of his 2013 LP with Ryan Lewis, The Heist. His recovery, however, was crucial in inspiring the duo's new album, slated...

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  • Years and Years on Crafting Dance-Pop With Indie-Rock Edge

    U.K. electronic band Years and Years jumbles together an unlikely mix of sounds, including some that don't seem particularly fashionable — think Hot Chip and the Wanted covering Savage Garden, with a dash of Jamie Woon. They have several major hits overseas, the biggest being anthemic summer jam…

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  • Ashley Monroe: ‘It’s Hard for Me to Write a Happy Song’

    Two days before the official release of her critically-acclaimed new album, The Blade, singer-songwriter Ashley Monroe launched her third solo LP with a glittering performance at an East Nashville club. Throughout the evening, the Tennessee-born chanteuse invited several of her Music City friends…

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  • Birdman Breaks Silence on Lil Wayne Drama

    Birdman expressed sadness over his ongoing feud with Lil Wayne in a preview for an upcoming tell-all interview with Power 105.1's Angie Martinez. The Cash Money honcho said Wayne's screed against him and the label "was shocking to everybody. I never thought Mula would be saying nothing negative…

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  • Keith Richards Doc 'Under the Influence' Headed to Netflix

    Keith Richards: Under the Influence, a new documentary about the Rolling Stones guitarist, will premiere via Netflix on September 18th. Filmmaker Morgan Neville, who recently won a "Best Documentary" Oscar for a documentary about backup singers called 20 Feet From Stardom and who directed Richards'…

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  • Mastodon, Judas Priest Plot Fall Tour

    Two monsters of metal will hit the road together this fall as Mastodon will open for Judas Priest on an 11-date tour. The trek will kick off October 16th in Paso Robles, California. Tickets go on sale to the general public on July 31st. In addition to their tour, both Judas Priest...

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  • Run the Jewels, Al Green Reissue LPs on Pink Vinyl for Cancer Charity

    Run the Jewels, Al Green, Primus and Sturgill Simpson are among the artists who will issue pink vinyl versions of their albums on September 29th as part of Ten Bands One Cause, a RED-led effort to raise cancer aid and awareness. Joey Bada$$, Ingrid Michaelson, Clutch, Chet Faker,...

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  • Help Fund Intimate DJ AM Doc With Indiegogo Campaign

    Adam "DJ AM" Goldstein helped revolutionize DJing before his tragic 2009 death, but his life was also filled with tragedy and depression. Kevin Kerslake examined Goldstein's rise and fall in the 2015 documentary As I AM: The Life and Times of DJ AM – and now fans can help...

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  • Farm Aid 30: Willie Nelson, Neil Young Headline 30th Anniversary Show

    Farm Aid is coming to Chicago. The annual event, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary, will be held on September 19th at FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island near downtown Chicago. In addition to board members Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews, the show will…

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  • DJ Ashba Leaving Guns N' Roses After Six Years

    After a six-year stint with Guns N' Roses, guitarist DJ Ashba has parted ways with Axl Rose's band. "It is with a very heavy heart and yet great pride that I announce that I've decided to close this chapter of my life and encapsulate the wonderful times that I've shared...

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  • Watch Florence and the Machine's Brooding, Melodramatic Short Film

    Florence Welch ramps up the melodrama in "Queen of Peace/Long & Lost," a 10-minute short film paired to two tracks from her recent LP, How Big How Blue How Beautiful. The latest installment of Welch's "Odyssey" saga, created with director Vincent Haycock, finds the singer exploring weighty themes…

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  • Little Big Town Cancel More Tour Dates

    Since May 9th, Little Big Town's "Girl Crush" has reigned as the biggest country song in America, sitting atop the Billboard charts for nearly three months straight. It couldn't be a better time for the band to hit the road. Unfortunately, the bulk of Little Big Town's summer tour...

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