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  • Luke Bryan Sets Dates for Annual Farm Tour

    Luke Bryan, the son of a Georgia peanut farmer, revisits his family's farming roots again as the country superstar has announced his seventh annual Luke Bryan Farm Tour, kicking off in Fort Wayne, Indiana, on September 30th. Like last year's trek, this year's itinerary includes eight stops, four…

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  • Bono, Edge Break Down Tumultuous Origins of U2's 'Cedarwood Road'

    Bono and the Edge broke down U2's songwriting process and recalled the rough North Dublin roots that inspired the Songs of Innocence cut, "Cedarwood Road," in a revealing interview for Song Exploder. The song gets its name and story from the street Bono grew up on, but it...

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  • Flashback: Yes Play 'Starship Trooper' on Last Tour With Classic Lineup

    The death of Yes bassist Chris Squire is a tragedy on many levels, only one of which is the fact that a complete reunion of the classic lineup of the band is now impossible. Discounting the short-lived late 1980s Yes splinter group Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe, Squire played in...

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  • Kip Moore Admits Scrapping Entire Album for New Songs

    Last June, Kip Moore was promoting a new single and expecting a fall release date for his second album. The song, "Dirt Road," had more to it than the title suggests, telling the story of a Southern kid who begins to reject the message his preacher sends down from the...

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  • Watch Carrie Underwood Rap in Wiz Khalifa Mash-Up

    It's been more than two years since Carrie Underwood released "See You Again," the faith-fueled power ballad that doubled as her final single from 2012's Blown Away. While headlining the Big Barrel Country Music Festival last Sunday evening, though, she gave the song a 2015 makeover, throwing a...

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  • Watch U2 Debut 'Innocence' Bonus Track 'The Crystal Ballroom' Live

    U2 were about halfway through their fourth consecutive concert at Chicago's United Center when Bono announced they were going to perform a song they'd never done before. "There's a bunch of people that have been on the road since we started this tour," he said. "I have no idea...

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  • Meet Brian Wilson's Secret Weapon: Darian Sahanaja

    Darian Sahanaja has been Brian Wilson's keyboardist and musical director ever since the Beach Boy returned to the road as a solo artist in 1999, but some nights he still looks around the stage and can barely believe what he's a part of. "It can be mind-blowing," he says....

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  • Dierks Bentley on New York City's Surprising Reaction to Country Music

    Last Friday, Dierks Bentley headlined the opening night of FarmBorough, New York City's first large-scale country music festival. His only regret was that this left him little time to hang out in Manhattan or Brooklyn. "I wish today that I could have cruised around," he told reporters backstage…

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  • Apple Music: Everything You Need to Know

    Nearly 15 years ago, Apple positioned itself on the digital-music vanguard with iTunes and the iPod, sending the music industry into a tizzy to quickly adapt. Now, with today's launch of the company's new streaming service, Apple Music — amid stiff competition from established streaming leaders…

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  • Hear Puff Daddy, Pharrell's Hypnotic 'Finna Get Loose'

    After premiering "Finna Get Loose" onstage during Sunday's BET Awards, Sean "Puff Daddy" Combs has released an official version of the hypnotic single. "Loose" finds the Bad Boy Entertainment mogul trading rhymes with Pharrell over throbbing synth-bass, skittering programmed drums and chanted…

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  • Thomas Rhett Readies New Album 'Tangled Up'

    Earlier this year, Thomas Rhett talked to Rolling Stone Country about how his affection for soul music was shaping his new album. On September 25th, fans will hear just how funky Rhett has become when he releases Tangled Up. The follow-up to 2013's It Goes Like This, his second LP...

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  • The Game Charged With Assault, Making Criminal Threats

    The Game has been arraigned and charged with a misdemeanor count of assault and battery and one felony count of making criminal threats following a March 29th incident where the rapper allegedly got into an altercation with an off-duty police officer during a basketball game. The Game will make his…

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  • Faith No More Tease Foo Fighters' 'All My Life' at Belgian Festival

    Glastonbury wasn't the only music festival Foo Fighters canceled on after Dave Grohl suffered a serious leg injury: The band was also scheduled to perform June 25th at Belgium's Rock Werchter Festival before Grohl's surgery nixed the Foo Fighters' slot. But much like Florence and the Machine made…

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  • N.W.A Reunite (Sort of), Kendrick Lamar Thrills in L.A.

    The surviving members of near-mythical reality-rap group N.W.A reunited on Saturday at Los Angeles' Staples Center in front of a nearly sold-out hometown crowd. . .Or at least most of them did. Ice Cube, MC Ren and DJ Yella were present, but Dr. Dre, rap's reclusive first billionaire, was...

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  • Watch Puff Daddy Throw Bad Boy Reunion at BET Awards

    An all-star performance celebrating the 20th anniversary of Puff Daddy's Bad Boy Records was among the many highlights at this year's BET Awards, which aired Sunday night. During the tribute to the iconic label, the Bad Boy mogul – donning his old school red leather ensemble – recruited a dozen...

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  • Dr. Dre's 'Chronic' Headed to Apple Music

    Taylor Swift's 1989 isn't the only major album that will exclusively be available on Apple Music: Dr. Dre's G-Funk classic The Chronic will emerge on Apple's relaunched service June 30th, a source close to the service confirmed to Rolling Stone. (Editor's note: Rolling Stone erroneously called this…

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  • Ice Cube Reunites With N.W.A's DJ Yella and MC Ren Onstage

    As promised, N.W.A staged a semi-reunion at Los Angeles' BET Experience Saturday night as Ice Cube performed alongside MC Ren and DJ Yella for the first time in over 25 years. Sandwiched between a mini-set of Ice Cube solo cuts ("Check Yo Self," "You Can Do It" and "It Was...

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  • Chris Squire, Yes Bassist and Co-Founder, Dead at 67

    Chris Squire, the co-founder and longtime bassist of prog rock icons Yes and the only member of the group to feature on every studio album, has passed away just over a month after revealing that he was suffering from a rare form of leukemia. Squire was 67. Current Yes keyboardist...

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  • DMX Arrested on Multiple Outstanding Warrants

    DMX was arrested on charges of unpaid child support just prior to a New York concert Friday night. The rapper was reportedly on his way to the Masters of Ceremony performance at Radio City Music Hall when New York Sheriff deputies apprehended DMX, acting on multiple arrest warrants, chiefly one...

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  • The Who Revisit 50 Years of History at Final Scheduled Hometown Show

    "You're a long way away," declared Pete Townshend as he walked on stage and surveyed the vast crowd stretching into the distance in London's Hyde Park. "But we will fucking reach you. . ." Indeed, the fact that last night's Barclaycard Presents British Summer Time festival sold out 65,000 tickets…

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