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  • Logan Mize: 'I'm Not Afraid to Write a Stupid Song'

    When Logan Mize released his Pawn Shop Guitar EP earlier this year, it marked an important step forward for the singer: his first major label project. He's put out two albums independently, but the goal was always to end up in the big leagues. "Being an independent artist, I was...

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  • Charanjit Singh, Acid House Pioneer, Dead at 75

    Charanjit Singh, a Bollywood composer and session musician that became an accidental pioneer in acid house music, passed away Sunday at his home in Mumbai, India. He was 75. The Wire reports that Singh died in his sleep.  In 1982, after decades working in Bollywood and releasing cover albums of…

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  • Lindsay Ell Talks Female Guitarists and Luke Bryan Lessons

    Lindsay Ell recently returned from touring Europe with Luke Bryan, and she credits that experience with helping her reach a new level of artistry. "Luke is an incredible performer, but then you get to meet the guy behind the music, and he's just a great human being," she tells...

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  • Barack Obama Pens Tribute to 'Iconic' Grateful Dead

    As the Grateful Dead prepare to bid you goodnight with one final Fare Thee Well show at Chicago's Soldier Field Sunday night, President Barack Obama, a longtime Chicagoan, has paid tribute to the long-running jam legends with a message congratulating the group on their 50th anniversary and enduring…

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  • Dr. Dre Praises J Dilla, Talks N.W.A Biopic on 'Pharmacy'

    Dr. Dre opened up The Pharmacy Saturday night on Apple Music's Beats 1, and the G-Funk extraordinaire used his debut hour-long radio program to praise the late J Dilla as well as discuss the upcoming N.W.A biopic Straight Outta Compton. "There's actually a lot of producers that I...

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  • The Grateful Dead Say Farewell: The View From the Balcony

    In 1968, only three years into their long, strange trip, the Grateful Dead came up with a radical idea for sharing their already singular, performing alchemy. Instead of taking their live experience to America city by city, they would bring the multitudes to the mountain. "We used to fantasize…

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  • Dr. Dre Reveals His 'Pharmacy' Beats 1 Premiere Date

    One of the biggest exclusives on the newly launched Apple Music was the opening of The Pharmacy, a Beats 1 radio show hosted by Dr. Dre. At last, the Doctor has announced his office hours: The Pharmacy will debut July 4th at 6 p.m. EST. The hour-long program will broadcast new...

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  • The Dead Live Again: What's Changed (and What Hasn't) at Soldier Field

    Last night, the surviving "core four" members of the Grateful Dead began their three-night stand at Chicago's Soldier Field after two earlier, quasi-warmup shows in Santa Clara, California, the weekend before. With it came the return not only of a certain sound — in last night's case, the…

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  • Lil Wayne Drops 'Free Weezy Album' on Tidal

    While Lil Wayne still waits to declare independence from Cash Money Records, the rapper has dropped a Fourth of July gift for fans: His long-awaited Free Weezy Album, now dubbed simply FWA. The mixtape comes a month after the rapper first announced that he was joining Jay Z's streaming venture...

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  • Hear David Bowie's Rare, Original 'Holy Holy' From 1971

    David Bowie will kick off a series of box sets later this year with the 10-album Five Years: 1969 – 1973, which includes a two-disc compilation of non-album singles, rare versions of songs and B sides called Re:Call 1. One of the most notable outtakes is the rare,...

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  • Martina McBride's July 4th Performance to Stream Live

    Twenty-one years after releasing "Independence Day" — a song about a mother's escape from an abusive relationship on the Fourth of July — Martina McBride is gearing up to headline Nashville's biggest July 4th celebration to date.  McBride, whose Everlasting Tour stretches until late October, tops…

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  • Aphex Twin Alter Ego AFX Preps New EP, Releases New Song

    Aphex Twin returned last year after a nearly 13-year absence with the lauded LP Syro, and now mastermind Richard D. James has revived his other alter ego, AFX, who will drop a new EP, Orphaned Deejay Selek (2006-2008) on August 21st via Warp. Album cut "Serge Fenix Rendered 2" is currently...

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  • Watch Cassadee Pope Sing 'Invincible' From Sassier Second Album

    Cassadee Pope's first solo single, "Wasting All These Tears" follows a long tradition of devastating, pop-country power-ballads. The track opens with the singer prostrate "on the bathroom floor," so distraught that her "loneliness was rattling the windows." This tune remains the Florida native's…

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  • We Saw Rihanna Hold Nearly 100 Fans Hostage in Los Angeles

    Last night in Los Angeles, Rihanna celebrated the debut of her tough, NSFW video for "Bitch Better Have My Money" by taking hostages. Nearly 100 fans were invited to a Tidal-sponsored event, blindfolded and then put onto luxury buses with the windows covered by black curtains — destination…

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  • 5SOS's Ashton Irwin Reveals His Favorite Instagram Accounts

    Ashton Irwin of 5 Seconds of Summer sees himself as a visual person, so it's no wonder he's become the band's King of Instagram. "I like visual things, so I think Instagram is more appealing to me than things like Twitter or Facebook," the drummer tells Rolling Stone. Here are three...

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  • Beastie Boys Refute New Live Show Rumors

    The Beastie Boys have denied rumors of a live reunion that began after surviving members Michael "Mike D" Diamond and Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz filed a trademark application for the Beastie Boys name in conjunction with "live performances by a musical group." A representative for the band, however,…

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  • Joe Nichols on Bentley, the Band and Why There's No Justice in Music

    Joe Nichols almost nailed it: When the country hitmaker took the stage for a Friday afternoon set at New York's Farmborough Festival, the sky was partly cloudy and the temperature was 76 degrees — not far from the conditions celebrated in 2013's chart-topping "Sunny and 75." Nevertheless, the song...

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  • Striking Matches Talk Duo Power, 'Nashville' Connection

    Striking Matches have a knack for constructing lovely songs. Just as importantly, they excel at building and maintaining close relationships. Talking before an acoustic but raucous performance at New York City's FarmBorough Festival last weekend, the duo of Sarah Zimmermann and Justin Davis…

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  • Rare Test Pressing of Bob Dylan's 'Blood on the Tracks' Found

    A test pressing of Bob Dylan's Blood on the Tracks – one of rock's rarest records with only five known existing copies – is now available thanks to Amoeba Music. The West Coast record chain recently acquired the test pressing of the classic LP, dubbed the "New York"...

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  • Genius' Top-Ranked Kanye Expert: Kim Kardashian Is Changing His Music

    Kanye West has never resisted the opportunity to communicate his pride, adoration and love for spouse Kim Kardashian in interviews, on social media and through his lyrics. With a new album on the horizon, it's more important now than ever to understand the effect their relationship has had on his...

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