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  • Roger Waters' 'Wall' Pig, Inflatable Freddie Mercury Headed to Auction

    The giant pig head that adorned the stage of Roger Waters' 1990 Berlin performance of The Wall, as well as other large-scale inflatable props and models used by the Rolling Stones, AC/DC and Queen are headed to auction, the BBC reports. The items come from the Halesworth, England workshop of Air...

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  • Toro y Moi Drops Free, Surprise 'Samantha' Mixtape

    Toro y Moi's Chaz Bundick has dropped a surprise 20-track mixtape titled Samantha as a free download, just four months after the singer released his new LP What For?. "'Samantha' out 8-28-15," Bundick wrote on Instagram before posting a Dropbox link routing fans to the 20-track...

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  • Hear Cee Lo's Soulful New Song 'Sign of the Times'

    "Why can't we open our eyes to the sign of the times?" Cee Lo Green pleads on his soulful new song, which samples Bob James' flute-and-keys groove from the classic TV series Taxi. The laid-back "Sign of the Times" – available to purchase via iTunes – is the singer's...

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  • After 'Compton' Success, DJ Premier Eyes Gang Starr Biopic

    The overwhelming success of N.W.A biopic Straight Outta Compton may cause Hollywood execs to start digging around for more hip-hop backstories to plunder. If veteran producer DJ Premier, who worked with Dr. Dre on the latter's "Animals" track for new album Compton, has his way, his former group…

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  • Weekend Rock: What is the Best Elton John Deep Cut?

    Forty-five years ago this week, Elton John played his first U.S. concert at the Troubadour in West Hollywood, California. "Tuesday night at the Troubadour was just the beginning," Los Angeles Times pop critic Robert Hilburn wrote. "He's going to be one of rock's biggest and most important…

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  • Hear Keith Richards' Brash, Funky New Song 'Substantial Damage'

    Keith Richards has unleashed "Substantial Damage," a funk-inspired track from his upcoming solo LP, Crosseyed Heart.   Related: Keith Richards: 'I Want to See How Far the Stones Can Go' "Substantial Damage" is a groove monster, defined by Richards' brash guitar riffs and the propulsive drumming of…

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  • Maddie & Tae on 'Start Here' Album: 'It's Not Just Love, Boys and Rainbows'

    When Rolling Stone Country first encountered Maddie & Tae, they were a teenaged duo, so new to the spotlight that they hadn't quite worked out the elegant dance of taking turns responding to interviewers' questions. They'd only just released their clever, catchy inversion of a certain bro-country…

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  • See William Clark Green Bring Circus to Life in 'Ringling Road' Video

    "Ringling Road" — a twisted tale of circus freaks and vice from sharp-tongued country-rocker William Clark Green — comes to life word-for-word in its eerie, coulrophobic new video. "We wanted to hit a couple of levels," Green says. "We wanted it creepy, but also just dark. The whole idea...

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  • Darius Rucker on Charles Kelley, Charleston Love and 'Homegrown' Hit

    Before performing a surprise show for CMT Instant Jam in his hometown of Charleston, South Carolina, this week and then traveling to New York City to headline Today's summer concert series, Darius Rucker celebrated the Number One success of his single "Homegrown Honey" on Monday during an industry…

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  • Miley Cyrus Slams Nicki Minaj Over VMAs Snub Reaction

    MTV Video Music Awards host Miley Cyrus has revived one of the event's more interesting subplots by criticizing Nicki Minaj for the way the rapper handled being snubbed in the Video of the Year category. "If you want to make it about race, there's a way you could do that. But...

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  • Flashback: Guns N' Roses Play Final Show Before Mysterious Hiatus

    Slash called a huge stir this past weekend when he didn't challenge a Swedish reporter's assertion that he was back on speaking terms with Axl Rose. "It was probably way overdue, you know," he said. "But it's very cool at this point to dispel some of that negative...

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  • Hear Alabama, Alison Krauss Duet on Romantic 'Come Find Me'

    Alabama's repertoire has always been a solid blend of foot-stomping anthems and tender ballads, and the tradition continues on Southern Drawl, the first album of original songs from the trio of Randy Owen, Teddy Gentry and Jeff Cook since 2001. One of the many highlights on the collection is "Come...

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  • Van Morrison Preps Expanded Reissues of 'Astral Weeks,' 'His Band'

    Van Morrison's seminal 1968 LP Astral Weeks and 1970's His Band and the Street Choir, will be expanded, remastered and reissued on October 30th via Warner Bros. Both LPs will be made available digitally and on CD, each featuring a handful of previously unreleased, alternate versions of album…

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  • Jennifer Nettles Announces Tour, Readies New Album for 2016

    After parting ways with her longtime label Universal Nashville earlier this month, Jennifer Nettles has found a new home: the singer-songwriter, Broadway actress and one-half of Grammy-winning duo Sugarland has signed with Big Machine Records. The label, overseen by Music Row impresario (and…

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  • Clint Black Details Maniacal Work on First New Album in 10 Years

    Clint Black had time to kill when making On Purpose, his first new album in a decade. The multi-platinum-selling country legend was having too much fun — and wearing too many hats — making the LP to be in any sort of rush. "I've been a maniac," he told Rolling Stone...

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  • Watch Taylor Swift Sing 'Smelly Cat' With Lisa Kudrow at L.A. Show

    Taylor Swift's 1989 world tour has featured an epic roster of special guests, with names getting bigger and weirder as it's progressed. For her final show at Los Angeles' Staples Center, Swift brought out actress Lisa Kudrow, who reprised her famous Friends character Phoebe Buffay. With acoustic…

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  • Tyler, the Creator Banned From United Kingdom Over Lyrics

    Odd Future member Tyler, the Creator announced he has been banned from the United Kingdom after canceling a string of shows in the U.K. and Ireland, including sets at the Reading and Leeds Festivals. "Based on lyrics from 2009 I am not allowed in the U.K. for 3-5 years (although I was...

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  • Patti Smith Leads Powerful 'Horses' Set in Jimi Hendrix's Studio

    As part of a performance of her debut album Horses in the studio where she recorded it, Patti Smith sang her beatific cover of Them's "Gloria" twice. The first time was as the set opener, in which she transitioned from reading the poem off an LP copy of...

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  • Hear Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock Reunite on Fiery 'Easy Bake'

    Jay Rock, a member of Kendrick Lamar's Black Hippy collective, will release his new LP 90059 in the coming weeks, and on Thursday, the rapper shared the album cut "Easy Bake" featuring Top Dawg labelmate Lamar. The song, which premiered on Sirius XM's Shade 45 (via Pitchfork), finds...

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  • Kenna Plots Crowdfunded New LP 'Songs for Flight,' Charity Initiative

    Ethiopian-American singer Kenna has announced he'll release his new album Songs for Flight as part of a crowdfunding campaign that will also raise money for deserving causes around the world. With the project, which set a goal of $350,000 in the next six weeks, Kenna becomes the first One-for-One…

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