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  • Roger Waters Slams Silicon Valley's 'Rogues and Thieves'

    Roger Waters is the latest artist to slam streaming music as the Pink Floyd great accused Silicon Valley execs of being "rogues and thieves" for the way they have reshaped the music industry. In a new interview, Waters talks about how difficult it is for an artist to thrive in an age where...

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  • Zac Brown Band Take Chances at Jekyll + Hyde Tour Opener

    Zac Brown and his band of nimble-fingered shredders never shy away from taking risks and don't back down from broadening an already exceedingly eclectic sonic palette. And Friday night in Nashville, where — following a warm-up show Wednesday night in Tupelo, Mississippi — the band officially opened…

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  • Paul McCartney: 'Let It Be' Inspired Kanye West's 'Only One'

    Paul McCartney has revealed in a new interview that he and Kanye West's collaborative single "Only One," written from the perspective of the rapper's late mother Donda West, was inspired by the Beatles' classic "Let It Be." Speaking to The Sun, McCartney also said that he and Kanye...

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  • U2 Reschedule 'Tonight Show' Appearance

    U2 will guest on The Tonight Show on May 8th, nearly six months after a major bicycle accident forced Bono to cancel the band's weeklong residency on Jimmy Fallon's late night program. "You heard that right! U2 will be back on the show next Friday," The Tonight Show tweeted...

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  • Grooveshark Shuts Down After Eight Years

    Music streaming service Grooveshark has ceased operation. The now-inactive site merely displays a message from the company, noting that a settlement agreement with major labels progressed the immediate shutdown. According to Exclaim, Grooveshark — which launched in 2007 — had been served with a…

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  • Miranda Lambert Reveals Ladies-Only Roadside Bars and Pink Guitars Tour

    All year long, Miranda Lambert has been working a cover of the Dixie Chicks' "Cowboy Take Me Away" into her set, whipping up a makeshift girl group with help from whomever happens to be part of the Certified Platinum Tour that night.  Some evenings, she's joined by backup singer Carolyn Dawn...

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  • 'Stand By Me' Singer Ben E. King Dead at 76

    Ben E. King, the legendary soul singer best known for his classic "Stand By Me," died Thursday of natural causes. He was 76. King's publicist confirmed the singer's death to the Telegraph, though no other details were provided. In 1958, the North Carolina-born, Harlem-raised King was part of a…

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  • Zac Brown Band Score First Number One on Rock Chart

    Zac Brown Band have never colored inside country's lines, with their musical crayons flailing wildest on the brand-new Jekyll + Hyde, released this week. The album sees the eclectic eight-piece venturing into rock, soul, jazz, gospel, folk, dance and even a little gospel, reggae and metal. The…

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  • Tidal Unveils 'Discovery' Platform to Showcase Emerging Artists

    Tidal, the high-quality streaming service recently relaunched by Jay Z and other big-name musicians, announced a new Discovery section designed to showcase and promote music uploaded by young, budding artists. According to a press release, the primary aim of Tidal Discovery will be to help new…

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  • Katy Perry Sunflower Dress Sparks Controversy in China

    Katy Perry sparked controversy in China after a recent concert in Taipei, Taiwan, where she donned both a Taiwanese flag and a sunflower dress, which many viewed as a pro-Taiwanese statement and expression of solidarity with the 2014 Sunflower Student Movement, E! reports. Just over a year ago, a…

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  • Dave Grohl Recalls Kiss Army 'Induction' at ASCAP Pop Awards

    Dave Grohl spoke to the power of Kiss Wednesday night when he honored Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley with an award recognizing their influence as a songwriting team. His speech was part of the ASCAP Pop Music Awards – put on by the American Society of Composers, Authors...

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  • Suge Knight Pleads Not Guilty to Murder

    Former Death Row Records chief Marion "Suge" Knight has pleaded not guilty to murder and other charges in connection to an incident where he ran over two men in January, killing one. He also faces charges of attempted murder and hit-and-run. CNN reports that Los Angeles County Judge Ronald...

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  • Hear Miranda Lambert's Hollywood-Worthy 'Two of a Crime'

    When Reese Witherspoon texted Miranda Lambert several months ago, asking the Platinum singer to write a Latin-influenced country song for the movie Hot Pursuit, Lambert knew just who to call.  Nicolle Galyon and Natalie Hemby had been two of the heaviest hitters on last year's Platinum, co-writing…

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  • Hear Jamey Johnson and Amanda Watkins' 'If I Was Over You'

    When Amanda Watkins, former member of the country duo Miss Willie Brown, set out on her solo career, she struck up a friendship with Jamey Johnson, who took her on tour as his opening act. During her nightly performance of her song "If I Was Over You," Johnson would often...

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  • U2 Prep Unique Sound System While Bono Struggles to Recover for Tour

    As Bono continues to recover from his injuries following a bike accident last year, U2 are gearing up for an unique arena tour set to kick off May 14th at Vancouver's Rogers Arena. The group will be splitting each concert into two sets with an intermission for the first time...

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  • Paramore to Set Sail Again on Parahoy! Festival at Sea in 2016

    Paramore will once again lift anchors when they embark on their second Parahoy! Festival at Sea next year. The floating concert will take place March 5th - 9th and travel round-trip from Miami to Cozumel, Mexico. Paramore will perform twice during the fest, which has yet to announce the...

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  • My Morning Jacket Establish Philanthropy Foundation

    My Morning Jacket will release their new album The Waterfall on May 4th, and with Jim James and company's latest LP comes a new philanthropic effort called The Waterfall Project. "We're honored to announce The Waterfall Project - a fund that supports & promotes engagement around causes we hold…

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  • Courtney Love Biographer Sues Singer for Breach of Contract

    Courtney Love's co-writer, Anthony Bozza, has sued the singer for breach of contract with regard to her highly anticipated memoir, tentatively titled The Girl With the Most Cake. The author – who was previously a Rolling Stone editor and has co-written books with Slash, Tommy Lee and Tracy Morgan,...

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  • Watch Paul McCartney Perform Beatles' 'Another Girl' for First Time

    Paul McCartney played Japan's famed Nippon Budokan Tuesday night for the first time since the Beatles performed there in 1966. To celebrate the occasion, McCartney dusted off a Fab Four classic that had never been played live before: Help!'s "Another Girl." McCartney's Japanese tour also featured…

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  • Watch Ryan Adams' Redemptive Cover of 'Summer of '69'

    The Ryman never forgets.  It's been more than 12 years since Ryan Adams infamously ejected a fan from the Ryman Auditorium in downtown Nashville, tossing him a $40 refund on his way out the door. The accused's crime? Shouting out repeated requests for Bryan Adams' "Summer of '69" — a harmless...

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