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  • Carrie Underwood to Headline Hall of Fame Benefit in New York

    The Big Apple will host two of country's biggest stars and a couple of Hall of Famers this fall, in a fundraising concert that sends the proceeds right back to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville. This year's edition of the annual All for the Hall...

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  • Tom DeLonge Details New Novel 'Poet Anderson... Of Nightmares'

    Tom DeLonge and best-selling author Suzanne Young will release their new book, and first in a planned trilogy, Poet Anderson… Of Nightmares, on October 6th via publisher Simon & Schuster. Per a statement, the novel is set in "an unknown world where dreams meet reality and the chasm between the two...

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  • Kellie Pickler on the Kardashians and Reality Show Anxiety

    As Kellie Pickler gears up to begin filming her new CMT reality series (tentatively titled I Love Kellie Pickler) the bubbly singer, Dancing With the Stars champ and former American Idol contestant sat down with Rolling Stone Country to talk about the newest chapter of her life. "It's exciting to…

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  • Pete Rock's New Album Gets Soulful Makeover From Beat Junkies' J. Rocc

    Revered rapper-producer Pete Rock followed up on his 2001 instrumental compilation Petestrumentals last month with Petestrumentals 2, a new batch of original tracks pairing hard, MPC 3000 beats with the soul and funk samples that have made him an icon among beatheads. Now, Stones Throw producer,…

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  • Mark Ronson: Amy Winehouse Documentary Showcases 'Genius' Singer

    The acclaimed Amy Winehouse documentary Amy is set for a wider release to U.S. theaters this weekend, and although critics have raved about the intense, probing film, some of those closest to the singer have campaigned against Amy. While Winehouse's family have announced that they…

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  • Geto Boys' Scarface Hospitalized

    Geto Boys member Scarface suffered from an unspecified medical condition that forced the rapper to be hospitalized on June 30th. According to the Geto Boys' Kickstarter – where the horrorcore trio of Willie D, Scarface and Bushwick Bill are raising money for their new LP Habeas Corpus –...

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  • The Grateful Dead Say Farewell: The View From the Bowl

    A definition of symmetry: On May 5th, 1965, the Warlocks – a San Francisco rock band that would soon rename themselves the Grateful Dead – played their first show at a pizza parlor, Magoo's, in Menlo Park. Fifty years later, on July 5th, I saw the surviving members of the...

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  • Hear John Lydon Rant About Plumbing on New Public Image Ltd. Song

    "Give me a row right now," John Lydon sings on Public Image Ltd.'s new single, "Double Trouble," which in reality was sparked by an argument he had with his wife over fixing a toilet. The track, which will appear on the post-punk group's upcoming new album What...

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  • Luke Bryan to Duet With Little Big Town's Karen Fairchild on New Album

    When Luke Bryan releases his fifth studio album Kill the Lights on August 7th, he'll do so with one tantalizing duet. Karen Fairchild of Little Big Town joins the stadium headliner on the song "Home Alone Tonight." The track list for Bryan's upcoming LP was released this morning. The addition of...

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  • Garth Brooks Is Country Music's Highest Paid Celebrity in 2015

    Country music tours continue to generate big bucks, but according to Forbes, the real money is in the boxing ring. The financial publication's latest list of world's highest-paid celebrities is topped by the one-two punch of boxer Floyd Mayweather at Number One, pulling in $300 million for his...

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  • Dead Weather to Return With New Album 'Dodge & Burn'

    The Dead Weather will return in September with their long-promised third full-length, Dodge & Burn. The band has issued two singles over the past few years, with the record containing remixed versions of all four of those songs (A sides: "Open Up (That's Enough)" and "Buzzkill(er)"), as well as...

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  • Logan Mize: 'I'm Not Afraid to Write a Stupid Song'

    When Logan Mize released his Pawn Shop Guitar EP earlier this year, it marked an important step forward for the singer: his first major label project. He's put out two albums independently, but the goal was always to end up in the big leagues. "Being an independent artist, I was...

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  • Charanjit Singh, Acid House Pioneer, Dead at 75

    Charanjit Singh, a Bollywood composer and session musician that became an accidental pioneer in acid house music, passed away Sunday at his home in Mumbai, India. He was 75. The Wire reports that Singh died in his sleep.  In 1982, after decades working in Bollywood and releasing cover albums of…

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  • Lindsay Ell Talks Female Guitarists and Luke Bryan Lessons

    Lindsay Ell recently returned from touring Europe with Luke Bryan, and she credits that experience with helping her reach a new level of artistry. "Luke is an incredible performer, but then you get to meet the guy behind the music, and he's just a great human being," she tells...

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  • Barack Obama Pens Tribute to 'Iconic' Grateful Dead

    As the Grateful Dead prepare to bid you goodnight with one final Fare Thee Well show at Chicago's Soldier Field Sunday night, President Barack Obama, a longtime Chicagoan, has paid tribute to the long-running jam legends with a message congratulating the group on their 50th anniversary and enduring…

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  • Dr. Dre Praises J Dilla, Talks N.W.A Biopic on 'Pharmacy'

    Dr. Dre opened up The Pharmacy Saturday night on Apple Music's Beats 1, and the G-Funk extraordinaire used his debut hour-long radio program to praise the late J Dilla as well as discuss the upcoming N.W.A biopic Straight Outta Compton. "There's actually a lot of producers that I...

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  • The Grateful Dead Say Farewell: The View From the Balcony

    In 1968, only three years into their long, strange trip, the Grateful Dead came up with a radical idea for sharing their already singular, performing alchemy. Instead of taking their live experience to America city by city, they would bring the multitudes to the mountain. "We used to fantasize…

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  • Dr. Dre Reveals His 'Pharmacy' Beats 1 Premiere Date

    One of the biggest exclusives on the newly launched Apple Music was the opening of The Pharmacy, a Beats 1 radio show hosted by Dr. Dre. At last, the Doctor has announced his office hours: The Pharmacy will debut July 4th at 6 p.m. EST. The hour-long program will broadcast new...

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  • The Dead Live Again: What's Changed (and What Hasn't) at Soldier Field

    Last night, the surviving "core four" members of the Grateful Dead began their three-night stand at Chicago's Soldier Field after two earlier, quasi-warmup shows in Santa Clara, California, the weekend before. With it came the return not only of a certain sound — in last night's case, the…

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  • Lil Wayne Drops 'Free Weezy Album' on Tidal

    While Lil Wayne still waits to declare independence from Cash Money Records, the rapper has dropped a Fourth of July gift for fans: His long-awaited Free Weezy Album, now dubbed simply FWA. The mixtape comes a month after the rapper first announced that he was joining Jay Z's streaming venture...

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