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  • Music Megastars Team Up to Launch Streaming Service Tidal

    A phalanx of chart-topping stars from across genres joined forces in the loading dock of New York City's biggest post office today to launch the newly artist-owned high-definition streaming service Tidal. Like a scene out of a pop-music version of The Avengers, 16 hit-makers – Alicia Keys, Arcade…

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  • Eric Church, Kacey Musgraves Lead Willie Nelson's Fourth of July Picnic

    In 1973, just four years after Woodstock, the most iconic American music festival of its kind, country star Willie Nelson hosted his first-ever Fourth of July Picnic in Dripping Springs, Texas, just outside the state's capital city of Austin. In 2015, for the first time in five years, the…

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  • Brooks & Dunn to Reunite for ACM Awards Performance

    Brooks & Dunn, the lauded country duo who called it quits in 2010, are reuniting for an organization that awarded them 27 trophies over the course of their 20-year career together. Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn, who pursued solo careers after their Last Rodeo tour wrapped nearly five years ago,...

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  • Stream Toro y Moi's Fuzzy, Guitar-Driven New LP 'What For?'

    Chaz Bundick has taken another unexpected detour with his fourth album, What For? The 10-track LP, the writer-producer's latest under the Toro y Moi moniker, is full of fuzz-pedal guitars, soulful rhythms and classic rock chord changes — a change of pace from his previous forays into chillwave and…

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  • Watch Madonna, Taylor Swift Perform 'Ghosttown' at iHeartRadio Awards

    The 2015 iHeartRadio Music Awards promised there would be "unexpected collaborations" between the marquee artists attending the Los Angeles event, and the ceremony didn't disappoint as Taylor Swift joined Madonna for an acoustic rendition of the Rebel Heart singer's new single "Ghosttown." After…

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  • Killer Mike: Rap Lyrics Being Manipulated in Court to Land Convictions

    Last December, Killer Mike and author Erik Nielson teamed to pen an op-ed examining how the criminal justice system often employs rap lyrics as a means to convict suspects. The Run the Jewels rapper's first column focused on the case of Anthony Elonis, and now in their latest op-ed for Vox that…

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  • Coachella, Lollapalooza Festivals Ban Selfie Sticks

    Coachella and Lollapalooza are among the growing number of music festivals to ban selfie sticks from the concert grounds. On a list of prohibited items on the Lollapalooza site, the fest states they've outlawed "GoPro attachments like sticks, selfie sticks & monopods," while Coachella similarly…

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  • Destiny's Child Stage Surprise Reunion at Stellar Awards

    Destiny's Child staged a surprise reunion at the 30th annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards Saturday night as Beyoncé, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams appeared together at Las Vegas' Orleans Arena to perform Williams' "Say Yes." Beyoncé and Rowland previously collaborated on the studio version of…

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  • Ben Stiller's High School Garage Band Sets Album Release

    Before Ben Stiller was Derek Zoolander or Greg Focker, he was just another high school student messing around in a garage band. In the late Seventies, Stiller and a few of his New York City friends, including frontman Kriss Roebling, formed the band Capital Punishment, with the future Tropic…

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  • Ozzy Osbourne Needs Surgery, Cancels Ozzfiesta

    The Riviera Maya, Mexico leg of Ozzfest, dubbed the Ozzfiesta, has been cancelled after organizers revealed that Ozzy Osbourne would undergo an unspecified surgery once the Black Sabbath singer's upcoming South American jaunt ends May 2nd. The Ozzfiesta was initially scheduled for May 27th at…

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  • Sara Evans Blasts Fox's 'Last Man on Earth': 'I Was Thoroughly Disgusted'

    It's a good thing Will Forte's last man standing Phil Miller doesn't have to share an apocalyptic earth with Sara Evans. The "Slow Me Down" singer recently went on a Facebook rant about Forte's Fox series The Last Man on Earth, which casts the Saturday Night Live alum as the only...

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  • Electronica Titans Leftfield Return With First Music in 16 Years

    Leftfield are finally ready to release a follow-up to 1999's Rhythm and Stealth. The British electro project, which notched a couple of minor U.S. dance hits with cinematic "Song of Life" and "Afro-Left" in the mid-Nineties, will put out a new, 10-track record – Alternative Light Source – on June...

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  • Watch Brandon Flowers' 'Simply Irresistible' Robert Palmer Cover

    Brandon Flowers performed a handful of new songs from his upcoming solo LP The Desired Effect at a hometown gig at the Bunkhouse Saloon in Las Vegas earlier this week. But as Stereogum points out, amidst the new material, the Killers frontman snuck in a delightful cover of Robert Palmer's "Simply…

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  • Rihanna Asserts Her Dominance on New Song 'Bitch Better Have My Money'

    UPDATE: "Bitch Better Have My Money" is now available on iTunes and Google Play. Rihanna has released "Bitch Better Have My Money," the second single off her forthcoming, as-yet-untitled eighth album. After teasing the song's cover art on Instagram, the singer released sneak peeks of the track's…

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  • One Direction Members Respond to Zayn Malik's Exit

    Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Niall Horan and Louis Tomlinson have broken their silence following Zayn Malik's exit from the group. One Direction's remaining members have tweeted separately and have shared some words of comfort for their fans. "So glad to be in bed after a long and strange 24 hours,"…

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  • Scott Weiland 'Embarrassed' by Bad Behavior at Boston Meet and Greet

    Scott Weiland apologized on Facebook for a disastrous VIP meet and greet following a concert in Boston with his band the Wildabouts earlier this month. "I'm embarrassed by my behavior and some of the things that I said," Weiland wrote. "Fans don’t deserve that. Without our fans and supporters, we…

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  • Billy Corgan: Smashing Pumpkins' Future 'Is Kind of Murky'

    Billy Corgan has given hints recently that Smashing Pumpkins could be coming to an end, saying in a pair of interviews following the release of Monuments to an Elegy that "The next album is like the end, end, end. The trite way to say it is, 'I'm over rock & roll'" and...

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  • 5 Most Insane Reactions to Zayn Malik Quitting One Direction

    Today was a heartbreaking day for One Direction fans, as Zayn Malik announced his departure from the group and stated that he wants "to be a normal 22-year-old." "I think I'd love to be involved with it still, because obviously, we'll be working in the industry for an extended amount of time...

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  • Watch Luke Bryan Practice With the Chicago White Sox

    "I learned early on that I wasn't an athlete," a humbled Luke Bryan told CMT at the Chicago White Sox morning workout in Arizona on Monday. "I saw all these boys hitting multiple home runs and not getting drafted, and I thought baseball is not for me! Maybe I need to...

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  • On the Charts: Kendrick Is King as 'Butterfly' Soars to Number One

    UPDATE: Madonna's Rebel Heart dropped from Number Two to Number 21 on the Billboard 200. The surprise and somewhat misfired release of Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp a Butterfly did little to diminish the Compton rapper's first-week sales as Lamar's much-anticipated follow-up to good kid, m.A.A.d city…

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