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  • Read Previously Unknown George Harrison Letter From 1966

    A previously unreleased letter that George Harrison wrote to Atlanta DJ Paul Drew in May of 1966 reveals that the Beatles seriously contemplated recording at Stax in Memphis with producer Jim Stewart before the plan was derailed by financial issues. "We would all like it a lot," Harrison wrote by…

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  • Art Garfunkel Lashes Out at Paul Simon in New Interview

    Art Garfunkel lashed out at his former Simon & Garfunkel partner Paul Simon in a scathing new interview where the singer accuses Simon of suffering from a Napoleonic complex and suppressing Garfunkel's creativity. Speaking to The Telegraph, Garfunkel also cites Simon as the reason why the…

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  • Surfer Blood Lose Donations for Ailing Guitarist in Van Theft

    Surfer Blood hit a setback in their efforts to raise money for guitarist Thomas Fekete after the band's touring van was broken into Saturday on the outskirts of Chicago. Throughout Surfer Blood's tour in support of their new LP 1000 Palms, the band have been collecting donations for Fekete,…

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  • Watch U2 Play Super Rarity 'In God's Country' With Fan On Guitar

    U2 are just five shows into their Innocence + Experience Tour, and they're already taking fan requests and breaking out super rarities. At Friday night's show in Phoenix, the group was all set to play "The Sweetest Thing" on the B stage until Bono stopped them. "This guy I met...

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  • Jack White Pens Poem 'Music Is Sacred'

    Just days after Jack White defended the value of music in a Q&A, the rocker has expanded on those thoughts in a new poem titled "Music Is Sacred." In the poem posted to his Third Man Books site, White pleads to "those of you who stand for the...

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  • Neil Young Previews Cheeky 'Rock Starbucks' Video

    Neil Young and Promise of the Real, a band featuring Willie Nelson's sons Lukas and Micah, will release their protest LP The Monsanto Years on June 16th, and today Young premiered a first look and listen for the album's "Rock Starbucks" music video at Democracy Now. Young, once...

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  • Brothers Johnson's Louis Johnson, Michael Jackson Bassist, Dead at 60

    Louis Johnson, founding member of funk band the Brothers Johnson and an in-demand bassist who appeared on Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean" and "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough," died on Thursday, May 21st. He was 60. Johnson's nephew Troy confirmed his death to Rolling Stone, though a cause of death…

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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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