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  • John Mayer Defends Dead & Company Tour After 'Fare Thee Well' Gigs

    John Mayer  defended members of the Grateful Dead , whom he'll be joining on tour this fall , for regrouping after the legendary band played what were billed as their final shows this summer, The Associated Press  reports. "I don't know of any Deadhead in the world who said, 'When I paid...

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  • Kendrick Lamar Celebrates Eazy-E, Compton in Powerful Tribute

    Kendrick Lamar  praised the fearlessness of N.W.A's Eazy-E and the new kind of truth-telling he brought to hip-hop in a tribute that kicks off  Paper   magazine's three-part series celebrating late rap greats in their October "Nowstalgia" issue. "People were scared to talk about these kinds of…

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  • Rosanne Cash on Gun Debate: 'Don't Tell Me to Keep My Mouth Shut'

    On Friday, October 2nd, just one day after a gunman on the campus of Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon, killed nine people and injured several others, singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash took to  her Facebook page , calling on readers to sign a petition urging the White House to reinstate…

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  • Rihanna on Domestic Abuse: 'It's Not a Subject to Sweep Under the Rug'

    Rihanna  opened up about her tumultuous relationship with Chris Brown, his assault and the unfair treatment she and other victims of domestic abuse often face in a new interview with  Vanity Fair .  "I just never understood that, like how the victim gets punished over and over," the singer said. …

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  • Flashback: Leonard Cohen Covers Drifters at Possible Final Show

    In December of 2013, Leonard Cohen 's "Grand Tour" touched down in New Zealand for a run of four concerts. The last stop was in Auckland at the Vector Arena, which was his 69th show of the year and his 373rd since returning to the road in the summer of...

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  • Gaslight Anthem Singer Brian Fallon Preps Debut Solo LP, Tour

    Gaslight Anthem  frontman Brian Fallon will hit the studio with producer Butch Walker later this year to record his first solo album, Painkillers , set for release in early 2016 via Island Records. Fallon has also announced a string of live dates with a backing band comprised of musicians from…

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  • See Pokey LaFarge's Stirring Opry Debut of 'Actin' a Fool'

    Following the spring release of his seventh studio album, Something in the Water , roots-music hero Pokey LaFarge has spent most of 2015 on the road, taking his blend of rockabilly, Western swing, jump blues and honky-tonk to audiences from Amsterdam to Bonnaroo. LaFarge's impeccable showmanship…

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  • Joe Nichols on Lady Gaga Comparison, 'Crap' Lyrics

    You wouldn't normally lump baritone country crooner Joe Nichols into the same category with Lady Gaga  — he always remembers to leave the house with his pants on, after all — but with his new single "Freaks Like Me," he admits the two actually have a little something in common....

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  • John Fogerty Explains Creedence Clearwater Revival's Hall of Fame Meltdown

    There have been many bitter and awkward moments at the annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame  induction ceremony during the past three decades. It's an event that brings together bandmates that have sometimes not spoken in many years, often times after brutal lawsuits and mudslinging in the press. Few…

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  • Hairspray 101

    Backstage at New York Fashion Week, this TRESemmé stylist follows The Golden Rule of Hairspray: hold the can 10-12 inches away from your hair.

  • Keith Urban on 'John Cougar' Success, 'Haphazard' Approach to New LP

    It was February and Keith Urban received a song with a quirky title: "John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16." He liked it and learned it, but he wasn't sure how everyone else felt about it. "I thought, 'I've got this song that I just got sent over a few days earlier...

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  • Third Man Records to Release Rare 1999 White Stripes Show

    The latest installment of Third Man Records' "Vault Package" series will be a taste of the White Stripes ' earliest shows, with the label set to release  The White Stripes: Live at the Gold Dollar, Vol. III showcasing a 1999 live performance. The Gold Dollar had been a significant location in…

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  • Luke Bryan, Carrie Underwood Anchor Stagecoach 2016 Lineup

    The memories of a sold-out Stagecoach 2015 music festival are just a few months old, but the stellar lineup for 2016 has already been revealed. Taking place April 29th to May 1st at Indio, California's Empire Polo Club, the event will feature headliners Eric Church, Carrie Underwood and Luke...

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  • Hozier, Feist Writer Spar, Threaten Lawsuits Over 'Take Me to Church'

    A week after singer-songwriter Chilly Gonzales implied that Hozier plagiarized the hit "Take Me to Church" from a Feist song, both sides appear to have reached détente. "There are no hard feelings on my part," Hozier wrote in a statement on Facebook following Gonzales' retraction of his...

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  • How to Double Your Money Every 4 Years

    In a recent study, a group of University professors show how 539 individual investors were able to consistently double their money every 3.5 years.

  • Inside Michael Jackson’s Iconic First Moonwalk Onstage

    Rolling Stone contributing editor Steve Knopper's new book,  MJ: The Genius of Michael Jackson  (in stores October 6th),  is the first narrative biography to deconstruct Jackson's inimitable dance steps, live performances, songwriting method and studio sessions in fine detail — he interviewed…

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  • Eric Church and Hank Williams Jr. to Open CMA Awards

    With the 49th Annual CMA Awards telecast just a few weeks away, the live show's star-studded lineup is still a work in progress. But one-twelfth of the telecast — the first 15 minutes of the three-hour event — has been confirmed and it teams a two-time Entertainer of the Year...

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  • Watch Sturgill Simpson Rip into T. Rex's 'The Motivator'

    Sturgill Simpson has remained on the road for most of the year, barking his way through a live set that veers from Bible Belt bluegrass to amplified, full-throttle psychedelia. It's fitting, then, that most of those concerts have come to a close with a medley of the Osborne Brothers' "Listening...

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  • Tupac Shakur's Earnest 1995 Prison Letter Selling for $225,000

    A handwritten five-page letter penned by Tupac Shakur  while incarcerated in 1995 is now being offered with a $225,000 asking price. Memorabilia sellers Moments in Time  are selling the letter, which the late rapper wrote to former Death Row employee Nina Bhadreshwar while serving nine months…

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  • Watch Carrie Underwood's Fan-Fueled 'Smoke Break' Lyric Video

    Unwinding can mean anything from yoga to kayaking, to kicking back with a big old glass of wine and a pore-cleansing facemask. You can see Carrie Underwood fans do all of those things and more in the lyric video for her current single "Smoke Break," the first from her upcoming...

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  • Hear Run the Jewels' Blistering New Song, 'Rubble Kings Theme'

    Run the Jewels  depict the harsh realities of urban violence and racism in "Rubble Kings Theme (Dynamite)," the propulsive first single from the soundtrack to Shan Nicholson's recent documentary Rubble Kings . The film chronicles the gang violence of Seventies New York City – and how hip-hop…

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  • Hear Lily Allen's Two Lush, Keane-Written 'Pan' Songs

    Lily Allen  has contributed a pair of new songs to the soundtrack for Pan , the Peter Pan origin story film set to open stateside on October 9th. Allen's tracks, the uplifting ballad "Something's Not Right" and the upbeat, low-key "Little Soldier," presumably the anthem of the Lost Boys, were both...

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