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  • Hear Kendrick Lamar and Lady Gaga's Scrapped 'Partynauseous'

    Lady Gaga and Kendrick Lamar's lost collaboration "Partynauseous," which was reportedly set to be on Lamar's major label debut good kid, m.A.A.d city, has leaked. "Partynauseous" sees more subdued pop fare from Gaga, who sings the hook alongside two new verses from Lamar. The beat and the rapper's…

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  • Leaked Sony-Spotify Contract Reveals Inner Workings of Streaming Music

    Somehow, Verge managed to get a copy of the top-secret contract between music-streaming service Spotify and Sony, the major record label that owns music by Michael Jackson, Bruce Springsteen, Mariah Carey and One Direction. The terms may have changed since both companies signed this 42-page deal on…

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  • Hear Drake and Beyonce Ask 'Can I' on Leaked Song

    Drake and Beyonce have teamed up once more on the leaked track "Can I." The seductive, sparse song sees Drake taking the lead with Beyonce repeating "Can I?" and "baby" throughout. Listen to the track (via Okayplayer) below. OVO artist Sal Houdini handles the hook on the pair's first...

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  • Joy Division Fan to Turn Ian Curtis' Home Into Museum

    The Macclesfield, England home where Joy Division's Ian Curtis lived and committed suicide in will be turned into a museum after being bought by a fan, The Guardian reports. Hadar Goldman, a musician and entrepreneur, forked over the asking price of £115,000 (approximately $180,200), plus £75,000…

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  • Hear Hunter Hayes Go Big With New Song '21'

    At 23 years old, Hunter Hayes is already taking a look back to those carefree days when he was barely legal. The multi-talented performer has just released his new single, "21," a party anthem that serves as the first taste of the CMA award-winning entertainer's upcoming third LP. The celebratory…

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  • Madonna Postpones First Five Dates of Rebel Heart Tour

    Madonna has postponed the first five dates of her Rebel Heart tour. The tour was scheduled to kick off on August 29th in Miami, but she will now begin her international trek on September 9th in Montreal. Along with two nights in Miami (August 29th and 30th), the pop star...

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  • Roger Waters to Headline Newport Folk Festival

    Roger Waters will make his first-ever Newport Folk Festival appearance when he headlines the long-running fest on July 24th. The former Pink Floyd bassist will craft a "very special" set list especially curated for the Rhode Island fest, a festival rep tells Rolling Stone. Waters joins a lineup…

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  • Watch Rolling Stones Play 'Sticky Fingers' at Intimate L.A. Show

    The Rolling Stones previewed their upcoming Zip Code tour with a surprise concert Wednesday night at L.A.'s tiny Fonda Theatre, where they played their classic 1971 album Sticky Fingers in its entirety for the first time ever. The group is reissuing that record in a variety of formats,...

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  • Jack White Defends Tidal in Third Man FAQ: 'Don't Devalue Musicians'

    Tidal co-owner Jack White has posted a quasi-FAQ to his Third Man Records' website, answering questions mostly about his motivation behind teaming up with Jay Z for the streaming service. His chief point was that people should not take for granted what it means to support...

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  • Watch Charli XCX, Nile Rodgers Go Acoustic for 'Boom Clap'

    Charli XCX and Chic frontman Nile Rodgers teamed up this week to perform a unique rendition of Charli's 2014 hit single, "Boom Clap." The duo performed together at a launch event for MixRadio, a free streaming service that allows listeners to create personalized playlists. According to Billboard,…

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  • Watch Ed Sheeran & Ben Kweller Cover 'Stand By Me'

    Three weeks after the death of Ben E. King, Ed Sheeran brought out tour opener Ben Kweller in Salt Lake City Tuesday night for a soulful cover of the singer's signature song, "Stand by Me." "You all know the words to this," Sheeran said before the two singer-songwriters plucked away at...

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  • Del McCoury Handpicked by Woody Guthrie's Family to Finish Lost Songs

    "My wife says, 'You should get in the studio and record,'" says Del McCoury with a laugh, "'You're going to run out of time one of these days.'" It's the week before DelFest — McCoury's eighth annual Memorial Day festival set for this weekend in Cumberland, Maryland — but the bluegrass...

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  • On the Charts: 'Pitch Perfect 2' Hits All the Right Notes

    2015 continues to be the Year of the Soundtrack on the Billboard 200 as Pitch Perfect 2 became the third soundtrack to reach Number One after debuting atop the charts with 107,000 total album sales. While the sequel already made more at the box office in its first week than...

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  • Spotify Adds Video, Original Programming

    Spotify announced Wednesday that it has added video content and new playlists in its latest update, as it works to maintain its footing in the ever-expanding streaming market. The service will now offer video clips and audio shows, including content from Disney, ABC, NBC, ESPN, BBC News, Comedy…

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  • Hear Keith Urban and Stevie Wonder Team Up With Jason Derulo

    With "Raise 'Em Up" continuing its reign as the most popular song on country radio, Keith Urban — who teamed up with Eric Church for the chart-topping Fuse single — is adding another duet to his catalog. This time, he's the special guest, not the frontman, playing guitar and...

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  • Paul McCartney Pens 'Seven or Eight' New Songs for Animated Film

    Paul McCartney has penned seven or eight new songs for an upcoming animated feature he's producing titled High in the Clouds, based on the children's book McCartney co-authored in 2005. News of McCartney's new music comes in a Deadline story about a troubled production company called RGH…

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  • The Grateful Dead's Long Goodbye: Inside Rolling Stone's New Issue

    To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Grateful Dead, the band's surviving "core four" members will reunite for five concerts in Chicago and Santa Clara, California, starting in late June. But as contributing editor David Browne reports in the magazine's eye-opening cover story (on newsstands…

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  • Brad Paisley to Open for the Rolling Stones in Nashville

    Country star and expert guitar shredder Brad Paisley gets the honor of opening for the legendary Rolling Stones when their summer stadium tour stops in Nashville. Taking place June 17th at Music City's LP Field, the show is part of the Stones' 15-city Zip Code North American Tour. Paisley made...

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  • Leon Redbone Announces Retirement, New Third Man Compilation

    Leon Redbone, the quixotic, nasally singer known for idiosyncratically performing ragtime and Tin Pan Alley–style songs, has announced his retirement from both recording and making public performances. A rep explained that the singer's health "has been a matter of concern for some time" and that…

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  • Spoon Cover The Cramps' Haunted Punk Boogie, 'TV Set'

    Spoon have offered up a shiver-inducing cover of the Cramps' maniacal cut "TV Set," a fitting contribution to the soundtrack for the upcoming reboot of the Eighties horror franchise, Poltergeist. Though more hi-fi than the Cramps' original off their 1980 LP, Songs the Lord Taught Us, Spoon's…

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