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  • Jay Z Blocked in Bid for Swedish Hi-Fi Streaming Company

    Jay Z's plan to revolutionize the streaming industry has hit a snag. In January, the rapper put in a $56 million offer to buy Aspiro, the Swedish company which controls high-quality streaming services WiMP and TIDAL. But that bid has been blocked by Aspiro's minority shareholders, according to…

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  • Blake Shelton Continues Chart-Topping Hot Streak

    Blake Shelton keeps piling up the Billboard bragging rights. The Voice coach hasn't released a song in more than five years that has not topped the magazine's Country Airplay chart. As of this week, his Number One streak is at 14 songs in a row, as his "Lonely Tonight' duet...

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  • Watch GZA, Tom Morello Bring Hip-Hop Anthem to 'Fallon'

    GZA and Tom Morello hit up The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Tuesday night for the live debut of their one-off collaboration "The Mexican," the Wu-Tang Clan rapper's cover of Babe Ruth's 1972 single (the British rock band, not the New York Yankee). For this rendition of the flamenco-flavored,…

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  • CMA Music Festival 2015 Announces Headliners

    Every summer, the CMA Music Festival takes over the clubs, conference halls and NFL football stadiums of downtown Nashville. It's like country music's own version of South by Southwest, with less BBQ buffets and more pedal steel guitar rigs.  Some of the best moments occur during the off-hours,…

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  • Shania Twain Announces Final Tour

    Shania Twain is returning to the road. This morning, the woman behind the bestselling country album of all time, 1997's Come on Over, announced a 48-city summer tour. But the Rock This Country Tour, her first in more than 10 years, will also be her last. The singer told Good...

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  • Janelle Monae Playing Education Rally to Support New York Children

    Janelle Monae will perform a free public concert in Albany, New York on Wednesday, March 4th, as part of a rally hosted by Don't Steal Possible, a campaign organized by Families for Excellent Schools that aims to help hundreds of thousands of children in some of New York's…

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  • Bob Dylan Has Recorded Another Album of Frank Sinatra Songs

    Occasional Bob Dylan collaborator Daniel Lanois has revealed that the singer-songwriter's venture into standards might not be limited to last month's Shadows in the Night. "He came to my house eight or six months ago and spent a few hours," the producer said in a recent interview with The…

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  • Brian Wilson Tribute Concert Planned for Los Angeles

    Beach Boys singer-songwriter Brian Wilson will be the subject of a tribute concert in Los Angeles at the end of the month in anticipation of his upcoming new solo album, No Pier Pressure. The show – officially titled "Brian Fest: A Night to Celebrate the Music of Brian Wilson" –...

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  • Carrie Underwood Welcomes Baby Boy

    Country superstar Carrie Underwood sent her Instagram followers into a frenzy Tuesday morning with the first published photo of her newborn baby boy. She also revealed the name of the child, who is the first for the singer and her husband, professional hockey player Mike Fisher. A close-up image…

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  • Steve McQueen Set to Direct Kanye West's 'All Day' Video

    Following several public appearances around the UK in support of his upcoming album So Help Me God, Kanye West gave a more intimate and private talk at the prestigious Oxford University on Monday afternoon. The rapper discussed classism in fashion and revealed that Steve McQueen, the director of…

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  • Tom DeLonge Combs 'Personal Stash' for Solo LP

    Former founding Blink-182 member Tom DeLonge isn't letting his public breakup from the band get in the way of releasing new music. Just over a month after Blink-182 announced that their guitarist had left the band "indefinitely," DeLonge revealed plans to release an album titled To the Stars……

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  • Hear Kanye West's Triumphant New 'All Day'

    UPDATE: A representative for West has confirmed that Paul McCartney is the artist whistling at the end of "All Day." The section appears to be a re-recording of a song McCartney wrote in 1969 that was inspired by a Pablo Picasso painting of a guitarist.  The studio version of Kanye West's...

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  • Dr. John Captures the Spirit of Satch at Louis Armstrong Tribute Show

    Near the end of his February 27th show at New York's Town Hall, singer-pianist Mac Rebennack – the New Orleans R&B medicine man also known as Dr. John – opened what was obviously a slow, dark ballad with an extended run on his piano: robust flourishes of anguish in the middle...

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  • Stream Arcade Fire Member Will Butler's New Album 'Policy'

    Arcade Fire multi-instrumentalist Will Butler will release his debut solo LP Policy on March 10th, but before the album hits shelves next week, Butler has offered up a stream of Policy's eight tracks (via Pitchfork). In a statement, Butler describes Policy as "American music — in the tradition of…

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  • Depeche Mode Founder Martin Gore Preps New Instrumental LP

    Depeche Mode founder Martin Gore will release MG, a solo LP of 16 electronic instrumentals, on April 28th via Mute. Gore began work on the album following the March 2013 conclusion of Depeche Mode's Delta Machine tour, writing and producing the material at his home studio in Santa Barbara,…

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  • Robin Thicke Plays Piano in Court at 'Blurred Lines' Trial

    The battle over "Blurred Lines" continues in a Los Angeles courtroom as Robin Thicke, T.I. and Pharrell Williams face off against the Marvin Gaye estate over whether the Worst Song of 2013 infringed on the soul singer's "Got to Give It Up." After the "Blurred Lines" creators preemptively sued the…

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  • Charli XCX, Ed Sheeran Will Premiere New Videos at YouTube Music Awards

    After a year off, the YouTube Music Awards will return on March 23rd with a new format. First, the video-streaming site will honor 50 artists, ranging from Beyoncé, Rihanna and Lady Gaga to Taylor Swift, Drake and Kendrick Lamar and newcomers like Sam Smith, George Ezra and Hozier, for their...

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  • Madonna Plots Rebel Heart Tour for North America, Europe

    Madonna has announced dates for an upcoming 35-city tour in support of her latest album Rebel Heart. Kicking off in Miami on August 29th, the pop star will bring her Rebel Heart tour across North America, Europe and the UK through December. Tickets for all dates will go on sale on Monday, March...

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  • Orrin Keepnews, Jazz Producer and Historian, Dead at 91

    Orrin Keepnews, an NEA Jazz Master, Thelonious Monk producer, record exec and four-time Grammy winner, passed away today at his home in El Cerrito, California at the age of 91, one day shy of his 92nd birthday. Keepnews' son Peter, an editor for the New York Times, confirmed his father's...

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  • Two Shot at T.I. and Jeezy Concert in North Carolina

    Two people were shot after gunfire marred a Charlotte, North Carolina concert that featured T.I., Jeezy, Yo Gotti and Diddy. One man and one woman were hospitalized after the shooting at the Label club, which was hosting an annual CIAA Weekend Takeover party. "One person drove themselves to the…

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