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  • Kanye West's Surreal Album Launch: Fashion and Music Collide

    A common complaint among fashion insiders is that Fashion Week has grown into too much of a spectacle – more about Instagram clout and celebrity appearances and street style photographers than the art of the clothes. Many of those same tony insiders have mixed feelings about Kanye West, the rapper...

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  • Gerard Way Unveils Reflective Carpenters' 'Superstar' Cover

    On Wednesday, former My Chemical Romance  singer Gerard Way  unveiled an old recording of a song for fans. His reflective cover of the Carpenters' "Superstar" was recorded while the band was working on 2006's Black Parade , Way said in a series of tweets  explaining his rendition. "This…

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  • Kanye West to Release Video Game About Mom Going to Heaven

    On Thursday, Kanye West  debuted his seventh album, The Life of Pablo , during his premiere of the "Yeezy Season 3" fashion line  at Madison Square Garden, but he also unveiled a surprise bonus preview. Towards the end of the show, he took to the mic and announced a new video game called...

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  • Katy Perry in 'Research and Development Phase' of New Album

    Katy Perry  is loosening up her typical schedule when it comes to how she approaches album-making. "I do my records in a more traditional way, where the cycle is three years, so that once I start writing them, I know exactly where I'll be in spring of 2018. That can be...

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  • Chris Janson Thrills at New Faces of Country Music Show

    For the few artists chosen to participate, playing the New Faces of Country Music show to close out Country Radio Seminar is one of the toughest gigs they'll ever experience. Removed from their typical club setting, performers in those coveted spots are subjected to a ballroom full of…

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  • Black Lives Matter Co-Founder to Beyonce: 'Welcome to the Movement'

    Beyoncé once again broke the Internet when she released "Formation" Saturday. People on my Facebook timeline have talked about almost nothing else for the last few days. Is this Queen Bey's #BlackLivesMatter anthem? Maybe. What I do know is that the Queen is an expert at encouraging some of us…

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  • Explore the Wild Fashion of Seventies NYC in New RS Mini-Doc

    Nile Rodgers , the Strokes ' Albert Hammond Jr., author Fran Lebowitz and more reminisce about the style of the early Seventies in the second installment of 1973: Shaping the Culture , a new video series from Rolling Stone , presented by HBO's new show Vinyl. "What's great about '73 is that,…

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  • See Vince Gill Honor George Jones With Stark 'Sad One Comin' On'

    One of the key performance events during CRS (Country Radio Seminar), the annual gathering of radio- and music-industry professionals in Nashville, is the Universal Music Group luncheon at the Ryman Auditorium, where the label group's roster takes the stage for short sets to introduce new singles…

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  • RJD2 Drops Ebullient Instrumental 'The Sheboygan Left'

    Philadelphia hip-hop producer RJD2 has released a glimmering, ebullient new single, "The Sheboygan Left," set to appear on his upcoming album, Dame Fortune . The mostly instrumental cut opens with a funky, guttural groove that builds to a angelic chorus of synth stabs, wordless vocals and…

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  • Run-DMC on Receiving Rap's First Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award

    When Run-D.M.C. said they "crash through walls, cut through floors, bust through ceilings and knock down doors," it was no idle boast. They were the first rap group to do almost everything — to be certified gold, to be certified platinum, to have a Top 10 single, to cover Rolling...

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  • Bruce Springsteen's 'The River': Steven Van Zandt Looks Back

    "I don't think this existed six weeks ago," Steven Van Zandt  said, chuckling to himself, over a late lunch of salad and tea a few hours before showtime on January 16th, the day Bruce Springsteen  and the E Street Band opened their unexpected 2016 tour in Pittsburgh . "It wasn't...

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  • Watch Eddie Vedder Cover the Who With Adam Sandler, Norm MacDonald

    Eddie Vedder  stormed the stage at Adam Sandler,  Norm MacDonald and Rob Schneider's comedy show in Seattle Wednesday night to helm a cover of the Who 's "My Generation." Armed with his acoustic guitar, Sandler attempted to get the song going with MacDonald on vocals, but the comedian kept…

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  • Flashback: Kiss Play Their Final Classic-Lineup Show

    Kiss' 2000 farewell tour was winding down when drummer Peter Criss got some news that absolutely shook his world: Guitarist Ace Frehley was getting paid $50,000 a show – a full $10,000 more than Criss' own salary. "It was the most devastating blow of my professional life," Criss writes in...

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  • Watch the 1975's Sultry, Soulful Cover of Justin Bieber's 'Sorry'

    The 1975 turned in a slinking, surprisingly funked-out cover of Justin Bieber's "Sorry" during an appearance on BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge Thursday. Anchored by an impenetrable groove, the Manchester pop-rock outfit put a spacey spin on the song with swirling synths and sopping guitar lines,…

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  • Bruce Springsteen Details 'Born to Run' Autobiography

    Bruce Springsteen will tell his story in his words later this year when he puts out his autobiography, Born to Run . The tome will come out worldwide on September 27th – a few days after his 67th birthday – in hardcover, ebook and audiobook editions. "Writing about yourself is a...

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  • Kanye West Announces Album's Final Title, 'The Life of Pablo,' Track List

    UPDATE: Kanye West will livestream his new album  The Life of Pablo at 4 pm EST. Check out the stream here . Kanye West has revealed the final track list and title for his seventh album, The Life of Pablo , on Twitter . The LP is set to be released Thursday, February...

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  • Watch Thomas Rhett's Laid-Back 'Happy Man' on 'Fallon'

    Thomas Rhett began 2016 with what is likely to be one of the year's biggest country songs: the multi-week Number One "Die a Happy Man." Even after it fades from heavy rotation on radio, the second single from Rhett's ACM-nominated album   Tangled Up is destined to be a wedding staple...

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  • Sorry, Not Sorry: Watch 29 Celebs Perform Justin Bieber Hit

    Vanity Fair pulled together 29 celebrities while at Sundance Film Festival to perform a dramatic rendition of Justin Bieber 's hit "Sorry." The clip was inspired by W Magazine 's video of celebrities dramatically reciting Drake's " Hotline Bling ." "Is it too late to say I'm sorry that I don't…

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  • Relive the Gritty Glory of CBGB in New RS Mini-Doc About Seventies NYC

    Nile Rodgers, rock journalist Legs McNeil and more recall the birth of punk and the gritty, gross glory of CBGB in the first installment of 1973: Shaping the Culture , a new video series from Rolling Stone, presented by HBO's new show Vinyl . Hilly Kristal opened CBGB & OMFUG — "Country,…

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