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  • How 'Vinyl' Taps Into the Secret History of Seventies Rock

    Welcome to New York, 1973: The spirit of rock & roll is a cesspool of money, drugs and bodily fluids. It's the same unholy trinity that fuels Vinyl, the excellent and hotly awaited new HBO tale of the Seventies music business, executive-produced by the glimmer twins of Martin Scorsese and...

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  • FarmBorough Country Music Festival Canceled

    FarmBorough, New York City's country music festival set for June 17th through 19th, has been canceled. This was to be the second year for the event, which launched in June 2015 at New York's Randall's Island Park. Jason Aldean, Tim McGraw and Toby Keith were tapped as headliners. A message on 

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  • Taylor Swift, the Weeknd Lead iHeartRadio Music Awards Noms

    Taylor Swift  leads the 2016 iHeartRadio Music Awards nominations with a whopping eight, while 2015's breakout pop star the Weeknd  followed closely behind with seven. The two pop stars will compete for both Song of the Year as well as the inaugural Album of the Year award. In the former…

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  • Billy Currington on His Lost Songs and Staying Mellow

    Billy Currington may want to start making a note every time he feels some magic in the writing room. The singer, whose Summer Forever Tour with Kelsea Ballerini launches on February 19th in San Antonio, had actually forgotten about the existence of his latest single "It Don't Hurt Like It Used...

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  • Inside Carrie Underwood's Red-Hot Storyteller Tour: Ram Report

    Carrie Underwood is currently on the road, bringing her Storyteller Tour to arenas around the U.S. But while the music is undeniably rooted in country, the production itself is born of the pop world. Billed as an "in the round" experience, the concert boasts a circular stage, which Underwood…

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  • Alice Cooper Talks Guns N' Roses Reunion: 'Where's Izzy?'

    As Alice Cooper began preparing to debut a new Hollywood Vampires tune and pay tribute to Motörhead's Lemmy Kilmister at the Grammy Awards , he marveled at how he and his bandmates, which include Johnny Depp and Joe Perry, could coordinate schedules. One new challenge has been working around...

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  • Lady Gaga Talks Super Bowl Anthem: 'I Just Sang From My Heart'

    Lady Gaga  was universally lauded for her stirring, soaring rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner"  to kick off Super Bowl 50. Following her acclaimed performance, Gaga spoke about her mindset going into the National Anthem. "I just thought about the lyrics and what they really mean," Gaga told…

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  • Belly to Reunite for Summer Tour, Release New Music

    Nineties dream pop band Belly announced Monday that they'll reunite later this year for a tour and have begun writing new music. Belly revealed the news on their official site , though no tour dates have been established. For now, the band did reveal that the summer tour will begin in...

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  • Go Inside Harley-Davidson, Rolling Stone's Fashion Week Event on Periscope

    Motorcycles, music and style will converge on Wednesday, February 10th, when  Rolling Stone and Harley-Davidson throw an exclusive Fashion Week event at Harley-Davidson's New York City-Tribeca dealership. The party will celebrate the motorcycle brand's Black Label Collection, and DJ Cassidy will…

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  • Rick Rubin Enlists Flying Lotus, J.J. Abrams for 'Star Wars'-Themed LP

    Producer Rick Rubin  has enlisted Flying Lotus, director J.J. Abrams and a crew of electronic artists for Star Wars Headspace , a compilation LP featuring original music blended with samples of sound effects and dialogue from the Star Wars franchise. The 15-track album will be out digitally…

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  • Lee Ann Womack Plans West Coast Tour

    Ahead of the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles next week, two-time 2016 nominee Lee Ann Womack will begin a series of tour dates on the West Coast by taking part in the Americana Music Association's annual Pre-Grammy salute show at the legendary Troubadour on Saturday, February 13th. Nominated for Best...

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  • Alice Cooper on His Dinner With David Bowie and Ray Bradbury

    When David Bowie died last month, Alice Cooper released a statement in tribute to what he called one of his "lifetime rock & roll theatrical comrades." "We both started in theatrical rock & roll at the same time, and in some cases we challenged each other to go...

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  • Watch Jenny Lewis, Jimmy Buffett Cover Traveling Wilburys

    Jenny Lewis recast her cover of the Traveling Wilburys hit " Handle With Care " this past Saturday, teaming up with surprise duet partner Jimmy Buffett during a show at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.  Originally recorded in 2006 with duet partners Ben Gibbard, Conor Oberst and M. Ward,…

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  • Beyonce's Black Southern 'Formation'

    Announced by a small all-women drum line contingent, 30 black women, led by Beyoncé, appeared in formation at the halftime of the 50th Superbowl. Their style marked a different 50th anniversary, with the afros, black berets and leather commonly associated with the Black Panther Party for Self…

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  • Hear Mogwai's Wintry, Slow-Building Instrumental 'Ether'

    Mogwai  unleash a trademark post-rock crescendo with "Ether," a slow-building instrumental from their upcoming LP, Atomic . The five-minute epic opens with a foundation of piano and glockenspiel, gradually adding moaning brass, heavy bass guitar and muted tom-toms until a colossal climax.  …

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  • Beyonce Announces 'Formation' World Tour Following Super Bowl Show

    One day after surprise-releasing a new song and video ,  Beyoncé  followed her Super Bowl 50 halftime show performance with news of the Formation World Tour. The tour is the singer's first solo trek since her ambitious Mrs. Carter Show World Tour in 2013. It kicks off April 27th in Miami,…

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  • Watch Lady Gaga Sing Stirring National Anthem at Super Bowl 50

    A glittery red-suited Lady Gaga  stunned with her version of "The Star-Spangled Banner" during the opening minutes of Super Bowl 50 on Sunday in Santa Clara, California's Levi's Stadium, where the Denver Broncos and the Carolina Panthers were set to face off. To further show her patriotism during…

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  • On the Charts: Rihanna's 'Anti' Takes Long Way to Number One

    Despite going platinum upon arrival, Rihanna 's Anti  was held out of the top spot on last week's Billboard 200  due to a Nielsen SoundScan rule change. In its second official week of release, however, there was nothing to prevent Rihanna from claiming Number One as the singer's latest LP...

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  • Dan Hicks, Hot Licks Singer, Dead at 74

    Dan Hicks, a longtime Bay Area music figure and the lead singer of Dan Hicks and His Hot Licks, passed away Saturday following a two-year battle with cancer. He was 74. Hicks' wife CT confirmed the singer-songwriter's death on his official website . "He was true blue, one of...

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  • Red Hot Chili Peppers Cover David Bowie at Bernie Sanders Fundraiser

    Red Hot Chili Peppers  staged their first performance of 2016 Friday night at Los Angeles' Ace Hotel at the #FeelTheBern benefit concert  for Bernie Sanders , who has gained the support of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band. During the Peppers' career-spanning set, the band also remembered

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