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  • Vince Gill, Eric Church, Keith Urban Lead Star-Studded Universal Music Group Bash

    Country Radio Seminar (CRS), the gathering of radio industry professionals from all over the world, is in full swing this week in downtown Nashville. One of the highlights of the annual convention, which features country artists performing in a wide array of settings both intimate and expansive, is…

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  • Korn Sued by Former Drummer

    Former Korn drummer David Silveria is suing his old band mates for money owed after the band declined to allow the drummer back in the group following a lengthy break. According to TMZ, Silveria sued Jonathan Davis, James "Munky" Shaffer, Brian "Head" Welch, and Reggie "Fieldy" Arvizu in an effort…

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  • Eric Church to Host 'Outsiders' Radio Show on SiriusXM

    Eric Church is the latest country artist to program his own radio show exclusively on SiriusXM satellite radio. The CMA- and ACM-winning singer-songwriter will host the monthly "Outsiders Radio" show on the subscription-based service's country channel the Highway. In addition to delving into…

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  • See Keith Urban's Unexpected Take on 'Somebody Like You' at Intimate Nashville Show

    For years, Keith Urban has been writing most of his songs on a six-string banjo, pushing the tunes forward with the electronic bleeps and bloops of an old, Eighties-era drum machine.  That may seem like an odd launching pad for some of the most guitar-driven country songs of the 21st century,...

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  • Florida Georgia Line, Tim McGraw, Keith Urban to Headline Las Vegas Festival

    After rolling sevens with last year's Route 91 Harvest Festival, the event organizers are bringing the three-day country music blowout back to Las Vegas. Slated for October 2nd through 4th, the festival features two stages and some of the genre's most bankable stars — Florida Georgia Line, Tim…

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  • Beyonce Fans Attack Kid Rock Online After Derogatory Comments

    Kid Rock has incurred the wrath of Beyoncé fans following comments he made about the pop star during his Rolling Stone interview. Related: The Killer Inside Kid Rock In the latest issue of Rolling Stone, the singer detailed why he's "flabbergasted" by the intense Beyoncé fandom. "Beyoncé, to me,…

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  • Hear Kacey Musgraves Serve 'Biscuits' as First Taste of New Album

    The songwriting trio of Kacey Musgraves, Brandy Clark and Shane McAnally have worked their magic again. The masterminds of Musgraves' CMA award-winning, boundary-breaking "Follow Your Arrow" have penned another song about living your own life without worrying about how others live theirs, but this…

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  • Madonna 'Rebel Heart' Hacker Indicted on Four Counts

    The Israeli man accused of hacking into Madonna and her associates' computers and leaking songs destined for the singer's March 6th-bound Rebel Heart has been indicted on four counts. Adi Lederman, who three years ago tried out for Israel's then-top-rated TV singing competition Kochav Nolad (A Star…

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  • Tool Album Progressing 'Nicely, Slowly,' Singer Maynard Keenan Says

    Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan has issued an encouraging update on the status of the band's next record (via Facebook), saying the group will enter the studio "soon." In addition to sharing the singer's news that the LP's songs are congealing into shape, the band also shared a photo of the...

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  • Music Industry Sets Friday as New Global Release Day

    Friday will be the new Tuesday beginning this summer, when the worldwide music industry begins putting out new releases on most music buyers' paydays. The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), the British-based organization that acts as a music-biz United Nations, announced…

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  • Former Pearl Jam Drummer Dave Abbruzzese Wanted on Drug Charges

    Former Pearl Jam drummer Dave Abbruzzese, who was behind the kit for band's 1993 album Vs. and 1994 LP Vitalogy, has two warrants out for his arrest in Denton, Texas: Possession of a controlled substance and failure to appear on a manufacture or delivery of substance charge. The news was first…

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  • 'Glory' Leads Oscar Music Sales Surge

    John Legend and Common's Oscar-winning song "Glory" from the film Selma garnered 28,000 downloads to notch its best sales week to date. The spike anchored a massive 184 percent sales gain for all music featured on the 87th Academy Awards for the week ending the day of the awards (February 22nd),…

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  • BRIT Awards 2015: 5 Essential Moments From a Night of Flamethrowers and Falls

    It was a night of a few thrills and one show-stealing spill at the BRIT Awards in London. Ed Sheeran (British Male Solo Artist, Mastercard British Album of the Year) and Sam Smith (BRITs Global Success Award, British Breakthrough Act) confirmed their rising-star status, picking up two trophies each…

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  • On the Charts: Imagine Dragons Conjure Up Number One

    With the post-Grammys sales surge ebbing away — and no other major debuts to battle with — Imagine Dragons cruised to the top of the Billboard 200, as the Las Vegas arena rockers' second LP, Smoke and Mirrors, grabbed the Number One spot thanks to 195,000 units sold. It's the best sales week yet…

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  • Cliff Richard Sex Assault Investigation Expands

    An investigation into sexual assault allegations against 74-year-old musician Sir Cliff Richard has "increased significantly in size," U.K. police recently disclosed. The singer, who is best known for a string of U.K. hits with the group the Shadows, previously faced only one claim against him, but…

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  • Apple Must Pay $533 Million for Patent Infringement, Judge Says

    A federal jury has ruled that Apple willfully infringed on patents when developing iTunes' data storage systems, following eight hours of deliberation. The Tyler, Texas–based judge presiding over the case has ordered the company to pay $532.9 million in damages, according to Reuters. The…

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  • Zac Brown Band to Play 'Saturday Night Live'

    Country music will be featured on Saturday Night Live for the second time this season when Zac Brown Band serve as musical guest on March 7th. Actor Chris Hemsworth (Thor) will host the episode, which comes hot on the heels of the NBC comedy sketch show's recent 40th anniversary special....

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  • Listen to Thom Yorke's Minimalist 'UK Gold' Score Contributions

    Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood wasn't the only band member working on film scores during the band's hiatus. Between Thom Yorke's surprise solo album Tomorrow's Modern Boxes and working on the new Radiohead album, the singer managed to sneak in some minimalist soundscapes to help score the…

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  • 'American Sniper' Trial: Chris Kyle's Killer Found Guilty of Murder

    A Texas jury found Eddie Ray Routh guilty of capital murder in the shooting deaths of Chris Kyle, the soldier whose biography was the basis of Clint Eastwood's Oscar-nominated film American Sniper, and Chad Littlefield at a gun range in February 2013. Routh was sentenced to life in prison without…

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  • Hear a Sample of Godspeed You! Black Emperor's Upcoming Epic

    Crescendo architects Godspeed You! Black Emperor will return with a new album, Asunder, Sweet and Other Distress, next month. The record, which "clocks in at a succinct 40:23," according to the band's label, contains four new, sure-to-be overwhelming compositions that the band recorded in 2013 and…

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