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  • In Studio With Keith Urban: Exclusive Video on the Making of 'Ripcord'

    Juggling a busy schedule of American Idol tapings, tour dates, rehearsals and his wife's film shoots, Keith Urban recorded Ripcord all over the world, booking studio time on three different continents along the way. One week before the album's release, he invited Rolling Stone Country into…

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  • See Cyndi Lauper Channel Wanda Jackson on 'Seth Meyers'

    Thanks to her 1983 LP, She's So Unusual , Cyndi Lauper earned five Grammy nominations, winning in the Best New Artist category which included future country superstar duo the Judds among the nominees. But before her Unusual breakthrough, Lauper sang lead and wrote songs for Blue Angel, a…

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  • Watch AC/DC Prepare for Tour With Guns N' Roses Singer Axl Rose

    Guns N' Roses singer Axl Rose made his intentions clear about his temporary role as AC/DC  singer: "I want to do right by the band and do right by their fans," he said in a Facebook video with guitarist Angus Young and bassist Cliff Williams. "It's about a respect thing." The clip features…

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  • Justin Timberlake: 'I'm Definitely Working on a New Album'

    Following the release of his first new song in three years , Justin Timberlake has confirmed that a follow-up to The 20/20 Experience — 2 of 2 is in the works. The singer and actor spoke with radio stations Friday morning in support of his latest single "Can't Stop...

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  • See Luke Bryan, Jason Derulo Trade Falsettos on 'Want to Want Me'

    It may not look like it on paper, but the pairing of Luke Bryan with Jason Derulo for CMT Crossroads is among the long-running series' most natural. Ever since Bryan surprised fans on the social-media app Smule  last year, singing Derulo's "Want to Want Me" with the pop star,...

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  • Hear Jennifer Nettles, Jennifer Lopez Find Common Ground in 'My House'

    Jennifer Nettles’ second solo album, Playing With Fire comes out next week, and tucked inside listeners will find an intriguing and unexpected duet with pop superstar Jennifer Lopez. The uptempo "My House" finds Jenny From the Block pairing up with "Jenny From the Dirt Road" for a diversity…

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  • Radiohead Release Stunning 'Daydreaming' Video Ahead of New Album

    Radiohead  have released a haunting new single, "Daydreaming," from their much anticipated – and as-yet-untitled – ninth studio album, which arrives digitally on May 8th and in all physical formats on June 17th. They also unveiled an elaborate, maze-like video directed by filmmaker Paul Thomas…

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  • Dean Ween Remembers Prince: 'He Was My John Lennon'

    The sonic DNA of Ween  borrows from dozens of classic artists, but Prince 's influence on the cult duo runs especially deep. "As young kids in Ween, it was attainable to imitate Prince," guitarist Mickey Melchiondo, a.k.a. Dean Ween, told Rolling Stone this week. "When we got better, we could…

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  • Watch Chance the Rapper Debut Spiritual 'Blessings' on 'Fallon'

    Chance the Rapper  debuted a spiritual, jazzy new single, "Blessings," Thursday on  The Tonight Show . He followed the broadcast by tweeting the cover art and release date (May 13th) for his long-awaited third mixtape, 3 . #Chance3 May 13 pic.twitter.com/tZBILQCVUK — Lil Chano From 79th…

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  • Cyndi Lauper Talks Keeping Controversial North Carolina Gig

    While many notable musicians have canceled their North Carolina performances in opposition of the controversial "bathroom bill," Cyndi Lauper has maintained her North Carolina tour date. The singer stopped by Late Night With Seth Meyers to explain her decision. The "bathroom bill" enforces all…

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  • See Trace Adkins Walk the Line in New 'Jesus and Jones' Video

    Trace Adkins' brand-new single "Jesus and Jones" — his first for Wheelhouse Records and also his first since checking himself into rehab in 2014 for alcohol dependency — is serious business, nodding to country legend George Jones and revealing a contradiction that Adkins says has always been a big…

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  • Hear Justin Timberlake's Sunny New Song 'Can't Stop the Feeling'

    Justin Timberlake  has unveiled his new single, "Can't Stop the Feeling," the pop star's first new song since 2013. The sunny song, which arrived a few minutes after midnight, has the potential to be a contender for the song of the summer. In the video he released with the song, he's in...

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  • Electric Zoo: Wild Island Announce Full Lineup

    Bassnectar , Tiësto  and Hardwell  will headline the eighth Electric Zoo, which returns to Randall's Island Park in New York for its Electric Zoo: Wild Island edition. The three-day Labor Day weekend event, which takes place September 2nd through the 4th, also includes newly announced headliners…

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  • Axl Rose on AC/DC Gig: 'I'm Just Trying to Do It Justice for the Fans'

    Guns N' Roses ' singer  Axl Rose  has given a rare interview in advance of his impending 12-date Rock or Bust tour singing for AC/DC , which launches on Saturday in Lisbon, Portugal. In the BBC 6 Music Breakfast show interview , which airs on Friday, Rose said he is...

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  • Arsenio Hall Sues Sinead O'Connor for $5 Million

    Arsenio Hall is suing Sinead O'Connor for libel due to the singer's recent accusations that the talk show host was not only Prince 's drug dealer for years but that he also spiked O'Connor's marijuana at Eddie Murphy's house. After news spread of the possible place painkillers or hard...

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  • Vince Gill, Bret Michaels Anchor Annual City of Hope Softball Game

    For more than a quarter-century, the City of Hope Celebrity Softball Game has been a tradition in Nashville's charitable country-music community. Held each year during the fan-filled CMA Music Festival, the 2016 game is set for Tuesday afternoon, June 7th, at 3 p.m. CT, and will take place at…

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  • See Axl Rose, AC/DC Talk First Show Together

    Axl Rose joined AC/DC 's Angus Young and Cliff Williams to deliver a message to fans in Portugal ahead of the  Guns N' Roses  singer's first show with the Australian rock outfit on Saturday. "Lisbon, here we come," said Young in a short video posted to Facebook . "We're really excited...

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  • Grimes Lights Up 'Fallon' With Rapturous 'Flesh Without Blood'

    Grimes  turned The Tonight Show  into a neon-lit dreamscape Wednesday for her performance of Art Angels  single, "Flesh Without Blood."  Strapped with a sticker-covered Stratocaster and dressed in a billowing ball gown, Grimes belted the pop cut in her stunning, helium-high voice and traded…

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  • How Chris Janson Wrote the Most Honest Country Song of the Year

    When describing their songs — or the third-party songs they've chosen to record — many country stars lean on the word "real." Authenticity is the ballyhooed hallmark of country music, but more often than not, such talk of "realness" can come across as lip service. Not so with Chris Janson. His...

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  • ACL Fest 2016: Willie Nelson, Chris Stapleton Among Headliners

    The lineup for the 15th anniversary of the Austin City Limits Festival has been revealed with some of country's most celebrated, on-the-rise and fringe artists on the bill. Covering two consecutive weekends, the 2016 ACL Fest will take place September 30th – October 2nd and October 7th – 9th in...

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