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Rage Against The Machine Will Reunite In 2020 to Headline Coachella

The band has also announced a run of show dates along the Southwest border.

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Tame Impala Announce New Album The Slow Rush

The highly-anticipated follow-up to Currents is due in 2020

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JUNGLE CRUISE Trailer Brings Another Disney Ride To Adventurous Life - Nerdist

Emily Blunt and Dwayne Johnson star in the upcoming adventure film Jungle Cruise, based on the Disney parks ride of the same name.

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    The 200 Best Albums of the 2010s! | Pitchfork

    The records that made the decade, starring Kendrick Lamar, Grimes, Bon Iver, Solange, Lana Del Rey, and many more

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    Marvin Gaye What’s Going On Live Reissue Announced

    The 1972 set, coming to vinyl for the first time, was the only time Gaye’s classic album was performed in full

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    All Of The Elements That Made You First Fall In Love With Sleater-Kinney Are Still Here | Pitchfork

    St. Vincent’s sleek, streamlined production stands out from the rest of the band’s catalog, but all of the elements you first fell in love with are still here.

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    Miley Cyrus and the Raconteurs Pull Out of Woodstock 50

    Santana, the Lumineers, and more acts have opted out of the fest, which will reportedly be free to attend

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    Woodstock 50 Tickets Will Be Free, Venue Operator Says | Pitchfork

    Merriweather Post Pavilion operator also says he doesn’t know who’s playing the festival amid lineup concerns

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    Top 50 Best-Selling Artists of All Time | Mental Floss

    Who are America’s all-time favorite musicians and bands? When it comes to the best-selling artists of all time, The Beatles still rule—yes, even a half-century after their breakup.

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    How Stevie Wonder Lost His Sight

    Despite being blind since infancy, the “My Cherie Amour” and “Superstition” singer paved a career filled with 25 Grammy awards and social justice work.

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    The Best Rolling Stones Songs That Don’t Really Sound Like the Rolling Stones | Pitchfork

    Ten times they transcended their blues-rock traditions

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    Nina Simone: Her Art and Life in 33 Songs | Pitchfork

    In conversations with artists including Chan Marshall, Maxwell, and Esperanza Spalding, and through examination of her most iconic songs, we look at the life of a true spellbinder

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    “At the Party” by Black Belt Eagle Scout Review | Pitchfork

    As Black Belt Eagle Scout, Katherine Paul often draws on her childhood growing up in the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community—roots that hold deep meaning in the now Portland-based singer-songwriter’s music.

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    What Was Your First iTunes Download?

    As we prepare for iTunes’s ascent to the great trash bin in the sky, let us remember it for what it truly was: a documented library of our most embarrassing music choices.

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    'Bitter Sweet Symphony' Credits And Royalties Given Back To The Verve By Jagger, Richards : NPR

    A songwriting dispute left the Britpop band bereft of royalties from its biggest hit, "Bitter Sweet Symphony." More than 20 years later, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards have signed over their rights.

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    Nipsey Hussle Murder Suspect Indicted on New Charges | Pitchfork

    Eric Holder’s case was revisited with a grand jury who added two additional counts of assault with a firearm

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    Joni Mitchell: Her Art and Life in 33 Songs | Pitchfork

    Since releasing her first album in 1968, Joni Mitchell has been a singularly influential force in popular music, offering a blueprint for both enlightenment and rebellion. Here, we take a chronological look at the songs that define her legacy so far—but first, here is an essay about her many gifts by cultural critic Ann Powers.

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    Prince's estate to release 'Originals' album of unreleased demos

    Prince 's estate has confirmed the release of a new 15 track album, featuring the original versions of the iconic hits that he penned for other artists

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    The Wild Story Behind Aretha Franklin’s Long-Delayed Documentary

    “It’s all crazy. It’s the craziest story that I know of in show business. I think we’ve lapped the field on crazy.”

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    The 13 Coolest Record Stores In America

    What makes a record store cool? Is its obscure collection of vinyl, a storied history, a coffee shop within the store that brews third wave coffee, or the fact Prince shopped there?

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    New Music Friday: Our Top 7 Albums Out On March 29

    The sinister pop of Billie Eilish, lyrical rap from Quelle Chris and a long-shelved album from Marvin Gaye are just some of the albums on our short list of the week's best new releases.

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    The English Beat's Ranking Roger Dies At 56 | Billboard

    The English Beat and General Public vocalist Ranking Roger --real name Roger Charlery-- has passed away at the age of 56 after a battle with cancer.

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    Ready or not, the 2019 Woodstock lineup is here | Music News | Consequence of Sound

    The 2019 Woodstock lineup lineup pairs contemporary stars including JAY-Z, Miley Cyrus, Chance the Rapper, The Black Keys, and Imagine Dragons alongside veteran artists like Robert Plant, Santana, David Crosby, John Fogerty, and Grateful Dead offshoot Dea

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    The Lush, Vivid World Of The Karen O & Danger Mouse Collaboration | Pitchfork

    Karen O and Danger Mouse have concocted a lush, vivid world on their dreamy and poignant collaboration.

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    Steven Wilson Says 'Boy Band Led Zeppelin' Greta Van Fleet Won't Last

    "Maybe they'll prove me wrong and develop into a good band and make a good record." | iHeartRadio

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    10 Undeniable Facts About the Michael Jackson Sexual-Abuse Allegations | Vanity Fair

    The author, who spent more than a decade covering the scandal for V.F., shares the key revelations and insights that viewers of the new HBO documentary Leaving Neverland need to know.

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    The 200 Best Albums of the 1980s | Pitchfork

    Kate Bush, N.W.A., Brian Eno, Madonna, Prince, and the other icons who defined a decade

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    Record Store Day 2019 Full List: Robyn, “Twin Peaks,” Death Grips, Weezer, and More

    Bob Dylan, Soccer Mommy, Sigur Rós, Broken Social Scene, Moses Sumney among this year’s huge list of vinyl releases

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    Listen to Jessie Ware’s New Song “Adore You” | Pitchfork

    Ware’s first track of 2019 was co-written and produced by Metronomy’s Joseph Mount

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    A Brief History of Rock Musicians Who Went Electronic

    Pavement’s Stephen Malkmus recently announced that he’d be going electronic on his next solo record. It’s a weird move, but from Neil Young to Eric Clapton, it’s not without precedent.

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    The 15 concerts we can't wait to see during 2019

    It's natural, at the beginning of any new year, to look ahead. And if you're a live music fan, you'll certainly like what you see for 2019.

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    New Music Friday For Jan. 18: 7 Albums You Should Hear Now

    It's a brand-new season of New Music Friday and our 2019 debut includes the sparkling, smart pop of Maggie Rogers, swooning love songs from James Blake, new Pedro The Lion, Deerhunter and more.

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    How to play vinyl with AirPlay or Bluetooth to HomePod, headphones, and more

    In the age of digital media, users may sometimes forget what it was like with physical media formats, specifically with audio. Through the years we’ve had CD, cassette, digital, and vinyl. Wouldn’t…

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    6 Takeaways from the 2019 Coachella Lineup | Pitchfork

    All in all, a pretty good year—but what's up with the EDM throwback?

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    How the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame Is All Wrong, Even When It Gets It Right

    Applauding the Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame for getting something right to me is like praising Mr. Trump for doing something “presidential.” Sure, sometimes the president can read a teleprompter without an inappropriate adlib or sit through a public c

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    The Cure Hint at New Album, Share 2019 Tour Dates

    In addition to announcing new tour dates, The Cure also said that they're finishing up work on their first new album in over a decade.

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    How vinyl records are made - INSIDER

    Brooklyn Phono is a vinyl record pressing plant in NY. They have 5 printing presses and make 3,000 vinyl per day.

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    The Best Hip-Hop Producer Alive, Every Year Since 1979 | Complex

    Hip-hop has evolved each year since its birth, not only lyrically, but sonically. Here are the best hip-hop producers, from the genre's beginnings to today.

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    SXSW 2019 Initial Lineup Announced! | Pitchfork

    Swervedriver, Laura Jane Grace, Viagra Boys, the Chills, Oh Sees, Otoboke Beaver, and many more

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    Lindsey Buckingham’s Fleetwood Mac Attack: 21 Things We Learned From His Lawsuit

    If you’re headed to the Fleetwood Mac tour that began just over a week ago, “don’t stop” thinking about the bad vibes that exist between the four long-standing members on stage and exiled Lindsey B…

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    Happy Birthday John Lennon: The Beatles Legend In His Own Words

    Celebrate what would have been John Lennon’s birthday today by listening to a compilation of interviews by The Beatles legend.

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    Can You Find the 30 Album Covers Referenced in This Picture? | Mental Floss

    Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com.

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    Screw nostalgia—the Avengers and Blondie made punk as relevant as ever at Riot Fest | Bleader

    On the final day of Riot Fest 2018, the Avengers and Blondie bridged the four decades since their first releases with vital, inspiring sets.

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    This is the moment Aretha Franklin became the ‘Queen of Soul'

    “Who wouldn’t want to be called ‘Queen’?” Franklin once said.

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    Aretha Franklin Is Home And Her Family Remains Hopeful | PEOPLE.com

    Aretha Franklin is home and her family remains hopeful on her condition amid news that she's 'gravely ill'

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    This Is Your Brain On Music | News & Opinion | PCMag.com

    USC's Dr. Assal Habibi has been studying the brains of 80 kids for five years in the hopes of answering the question: does studying music enhance brain function? We'll soon find out.

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    David Bowie's First Recorded Song Found in Bread Box, Heading to Auction | Mental Floss

    Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com.

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    40 Essential Albums You Probably Missed So Far in 2018 - Noisey

    The first half of 2018 delivered some incredible music. Check out what might've slipped under your radar.

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    Best Hip Hop Albums Of 2018... So Far - Hip Hop Golden Age

    What’s happening folks! We are seven months into 2018, and BOY what a year it’s been thus far. It can be argued that this has been one of the strongest first-half years in… well… years. There have been very few missteps so far, and

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    The Best Music Documentaries On Netflix Right Now

    From pop stars, to back-up singers, to classic rock legends, here are the best stories you can get on the most popular streaming platform.

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    The 10 Best French Yé-Yé Pop Albums To Own On Vinyl — Vinyl Me, Please

    This bundle of albums cover a majority of essential music to come out of France, both old and new that any novice listener should hear and ultimately own.

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    5 Famous Songs That Mean The Opposite Of What You Think

    Most songs are reasonably straightforward...But sometimes it's a little trickier to figure out the meanings behind your favorite tunes.

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    New Music Friday For June 29: Seven Albums You Should Hear Now : All Songs Considered : NPR

    This week's best new albums includes Drake's highly-anticipated double album, Scorpion, Florence and the Machine's High as Hope, previously unheard music from jazz legend John Coltrane and much more.

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    How David Bowie Invented Ziggy Stardust

    An excerpt from the new book 'Strange Stars' explores how classic sci-fi and the works of William Burroughs fueled Bowie's iconic alter ego

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    The Most Valuable Vinyl Records on Earth | Digital Trends

    From rare Beatles originals to one-off test pressings, these are some of the most expensive vinyl records on earth — the kind of discs that make plaid-clad record collectors and average listeners alike green with envy, worth everything from a nice used

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    Two new reissues of the Cars' landmark albums capture a band for whom precision was everything.

    An anomic interzone at the nexus of disco and new wave, 1981 needed the Cars more than ever.

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    From Beach House to Courtney Barnett, our 23 most-anticipated albums of May

    In addition to highly anticipated releases from Courtney Barnett, Tee Grizzley, and The Body, May holds some of our early favorites for 2018: Jon Hopkins’ follow-up to 2013 breakthrough Immunity, DJ Koze’s extremely fun Knock Knock, Beach House’s en

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    Album Review: Mouse on Mars' Dimensional People | Pitchfork

    Mouse on Mars’ latest is a 43-minute suite broken up by short movements featuring a wide array of guests. The duo’s try-anything spirit remains embedded in every note.

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    Lindsey Buckingham has been fired from Fleetwood Mac

    Lindsey Buckingham, guitarist, singer, and one of the principal creative forces behind ‘70s supergroup-turned-21st century hipster favorite Fleetwood Mac, has been fired from the band, according to Rolling Stone. Buckingham’s departure was reportedly

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    Everything You Need to Know About Coachella 2018

    Who's performing and what to expect at this year's Coachella music festival

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    Jay-Z’s Dead-On Impressions Of Eminem And Snoop Dogg Perfectly Encapsulate Why They’re Good At Rapping

    The Jay-Z episode of David Letterman’s ’My Next Guest Needs No Introduction’ premieres on April 6.

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    Congress Is Making Headway on a Bill to Modernize How Musicians Are Paid

    But they should slow down so musicians can point out the many flaws in fine print

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    Back to the ’80s | My Rick Springfield crush

    Oh, how I wish I was in Florida preparing to embark on a trip back to that totally tubular time of the 1980s. Yes, the '80s cruise that we heard about last year starts this weekend, with none other than Rick Springfield as its captain. Or host. Let's go w

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    Music Industry Revolutionary Richard Russell Breaks Down Every Song on His Star-Studded New Album | Pitchfork

    The producer talks about working with Sampha, Peter Gabriel, Syd, Damon Albarn, and many more on his LP, Everything Is Recorded.

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    The best smart speakers for music fans

    If you're a music fan, the first wave of smart speakers was probably a disappointment. While Alexa and Google Assistant have definitively proven they have a pla...

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    David Bowie's Aladdin Sane reissued on silver vinyl for 45th anniversary

    David Bowie's 1973 album Aladdin Sane is being released on limited silver LP, to celebrate its 45th anniversary this year.

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    David Crosby on Joni Mitchell: "She was stunningly good, right off the bat" - Uncut

    In the new Uncut: the story of Mitchell's rise to fame, as told by her biggest champions

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    D’Arcy Wretzky Fires Back at Smashing Pumpkins, Slams Billy Corgan in Rare Interview

    “He says that he’s invited me to come out and play for all of these things, which is a complete lie.”

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    How to Clean Old Vinyl Records Using Wood Glue

    Palm Springs, California author Eric G. Meeks made a great video where he demonstrates how to clean and repair old vinyl records using wood glue. A friend

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    Review: First impression of ‘The Snake King’ | My Rick Springfield crush

    Wow, I wasn't expecting to be able to hear the whole  CD today so it was a nice surprise that it premiered on Billboard.com today. I had to get through my list of things to do for work before I could sit down with this. I didn't want to just stick it on

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    Medical examiner: Rocker Tom Petty died of accidental overdose - Story | KTTV

    BREAKING: Family: Tom Petty died of an accidental overdose, according to medical examiner.

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    The Three Members Of The Smiths Not Named Morrissey Or Marr Teased A New Collaboration

    Drummer Mike Joyce took to social media to share an image of his name aligned with bassist Andy Rourke and guitarist Craig Gannon.

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    Rick Springfield: Under a magnifying glass

    There’s been a lot of Rick Springfield headlines this past week as we get closer to the Jan. 26 release date of “The Snake King.” Unfortunately the headlines are not about how thi…

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    Your essential guide to the new year’s best new music.

    Your essential guide to the new year's best new music, from big names like David Byrne and Ryuichi Sakamoto to independent labels Hyperdub and On The Corner.

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    Why Did David Bowie Disappear in the ’00s? A New Documentary Sheds Light

    Premiering tonight on HBO, the BBC’s “The Last Five Years” doc makes crucial connections between Bowie’s earliest songs and final albums

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    'Smells Like Teen Spirit' played in a major chord turns Nirvana into a late 2000s pop punk band

    A musician has remixed Nirvana's classic hit 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' in a major chord and the effect is...disturbing.

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    Music fans bought a lot of cassettes last year

    Cassette sales rose last year, with music fans seemingly lapping up the old school format.

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    32 Albums We’re Excited About in 2018

    A list of the 32 most anticipated albums that are confirmed or rumored to come out in 2018 — from Frank Ocean to Kanye West to Jack White, Cardi B, Beyonce, and more.

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    Looking forward to 2018 | My Rick Springfield Crush

    Besides next month's release of Rick Springfield's new CD "The Snake King," it sounds like there might be some other cool RS offerings in 2018, too. In an article on oaklandpress.com, "Rick Springfield at Sound Board: 5 Things to Know,"

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    Losing their edge, again: The year of indie rock’s inevitable midlife crisis

    Back in February, Dirty Projectors’ David Longstreth took to his Instagram to pose an existential question: “Is it me or is the condition of indie rock in the 24½th century both bad and boujee?” “Bad,” he meant, in the sense that it was now lar

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    Wu-Tang Clan’s ‘The Saga Continues’ Is a Return to Form

    Wu-Tang Clan’s ‘The Saga Continues’ Is a Return to Form

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    Arcade Fire’s “Creature Comfort” Censored for Canada Radio | Pitchfork

    The words “suicide,” “dying,” “pills,” and “cut” are allegedly omitted on Canada’s airwaves

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    Lana Del Rey Announces Tour | Pitchfork

    Lana Del Rey has announced a tour behind her latest album Lust for Life. The “LA to the Moon” tour begins on January 5 in Minneapolis, Minn.; it extends through February.

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    Some Geniuses Have Turned Oreo Cookies into Playable Records

    It looks like Discogs might have to update their policies to incorporate food-handling, because someone has figured out how to press music onto a...

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    You can grab some rare vinyl records for a ridiculously cheap $1 right now

    There's a very cool vinyl sale going on that's giving you the chance to grab everything from Foo Fighters to Alice In Chains for a single dollar.

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    The 10 Best Greatest Hits Albums To Own On Vinyl — Vinyl Me, Please

    Since listening to a record involves a special participation on the part of the listener, placing the record on the turntable, cueing and dropping the needle, it’s an activity made for digesting original albums as a whole rather than selected hits compi

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    Experience Vinyl is the online record store trying to save vinyl

    The former subscription service now offers a store full of limited edition vinyls and artists' top ten lists​

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    Playlists for the summer: musicians and DJs choose their favourite tunes | Music | The Guardian

    We asked Rag’n’Bone Man, Kesha, Charli XCX, Ezra Furman and others for their playlists of the sunny season

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    The records behind Beastie Boys' sample masterpiece Paul's Boutique

    A track-by-track sprint through the landmark album's most important samples.The Beastie Boys’ Paul’s Boutique was a masterpiece in sampling, and an album that could never be made in the same way again. Created during the golden age of sampling - that.

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    Chester Bennington, Linkin Park Singer, Is Dead at 41

    Chester Bennington, the ferocious lead singer for the platinum-selling hard rock band Linkin Park, has died. He was 41.

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    Radiohead album hides a 1980’s computer app with secret messages [Video]

    Vinyl releases have become all the rage the last few years with a plethora of new turntables hitting the market and a seemingly endless stream of special edition album/soundtrack releases. Whether …

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    Watch a Rare Video of Nirvana Rocking Out at Radio Shack in 1988

    The band appeared at the Shack the day after they recorded their first studio demo.

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    Haim Announce Screening for New Short Film Valentine | Pitchfork

    Paul Thomas Anderson directed the video, which premieres in New York City

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    Prince's Epic 'Purple Rain' Tour: An Oral History - Rolling Stone

    Members of the Revolution look back on Prince's massive, awe-inspiring 'Purple Rain' tour in our exclusive oral history.

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    Rock Isn’t Dead, It Just Moved to Canada

    The New Pornographers, Metric, Arcade Fire, Broken Social Scene, the Weakerthans, Japandroids — it’s a full-on invasion.

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    Recreating London's Iconic Reggae Record Covers, in Photos - Feature Shoot

    Dandy Livingstone, Your Musical Doctor (Downtown, 1969), 46 years later Various, Harder Shade of Black (Santic, 1974), 42 years later. London photographer Alex Bartsch doesn’t know how many vinyl records are in his collection, but he has tracked down th

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    Lana Del Rey Teases New “Lust for Life” Video With the Weeknd: Watch | Pitchfork

    Lana Del Rey has teased the music video for “Lust for Life,” her new track with the Weeknd. The song plays in the short clip, which begins in darkness before zooming out to reveal it was a close-up of Lana’s eye, as she sits in front of a microphone.

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    Listen to Slowdive’s New Self-Titled Album

    The shoegaze group’s first LP in 22 years has arrived

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    These illustrations capture the atmosphere of Record Store Day

    For its flaws, Record Store Day remains a vibrant day out for the music community, as these illustrations by John Molesworth so brilliantly reveal.

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    Record Store Day 2017: we unboxed some of this year's most exciting releases - NME

    Happy Record Store Day Eve! Saturday April 22 marks the 10th annual celebration of independent record shops that is Record Store Day, an event celebrated by over 200 stores across the UK, where over 500 special, limited edition releases will be available

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    The Man Behind Coachella Just Spilled All The Festival's Secrets

    Over the course of its 18-year history, Coachella Music & Arts Festival has been elevated to a near-mythical status. It’s not just a music festival, it is the festival — the one every music fan needs to attend at least once, and the one that every band wants to play.

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    La La Land soundtrack is the best-selling US vinyl record of 2017 so far

    La La Land soundtrack best-selling vinyl record of 2017 so far in the US according to new figures released by Nielsen Music.

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    Jeff Buckley’s Handwritten Journals Shared in New Book | Pitchfork

    Jeff Buckley: His Own Voice will feature unseen photographs, lyrics, and letters.

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    Bowie and Prince Releases for Record Store Day | Gigwise

    Special releases from late music legends David Bowie and Prince highlight the special offering from this year's Record Store Day which will be taking place on April 22nd.

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    Chuck Berry, Fiery and Flinty Rock ’n’ Roll Innovator - The New York Times

    With songs like “Roll Over Beethoven” and “Johnny B. Goode,” Mr. Berry, who died on Saturday, created a sound and style that made him the genre’s first true superstar.

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    Fleet Foxes' First Song In Nearly 6 Years Is Grand | Pitchfork

    The 3rd of May is an important date in Fleet Foxes history. Six years ago, on that day, they released their last album, Helplessness Blues. In the time since, the band’s members have released solo music, started side projects, or departed the group altogether.

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    Hear Little Big Town's Mournful New Song - Rolling Stone

    Little Big Town release "When Someone Stops Loving You" from their new album 'The Breaker,' out February 24th.

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    Three more classic David Bowie albums set for vinyl reissue

    Diamond Dogs, Young Americans and Station To Station are the next three classic David Bowie albums set to be reissued on vinyl.

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    8 Addictive Songs from Emerging Artists You Need to Hear Now

    As temperatures drop, it’s time to warm up your winter with new music from some of the most exciting emerging artists on the market. Bruno Mars, The Weekend, Lady Gaga, and Ariana Grande migh…

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    15 Great Albums You Didn't Hear in 2016

    Rolling Stone critics choose LPs that flew under the radar

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    The 20 Best Albums Of 2016

    From the folk album you've barely heard to your most-played pop record, here's our ranking of the 2016's best albums.

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    Signal to Noise: One Wild Week With Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon in Berlin | Pitchfork

    Five years ago, Justin Vernon interviewed one of his heroes, an artist he’s been listening to since sixth grade: DIY patron saint Ian MacKaye. At the time, the Bon Iver leader was gaining global notoriety thanks to the surprise success of his debut album and collaborations with Kanye West, and he was figuring out how far he wanted to go with this newfound fame.

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    Dap-Kings Member Says Sharon Jones Had a Stroke While Watching 2016 Presidential Election

    Dap-Kings bandmate Gabriel Roth says Sharon Jones blamed Donald Trump for her stroke, just days before she passed away.

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    You Really Need to Hear Lady Gaga Sing Led Zeppelin

    Lady Gaga sings Led Zeppelin's Black Dog better than Robert Plant did.

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    Prince's Earliest Recordings w/ 94 East Remastered & Reissued As 3xLP Vinyl Set Okayplayer

    Purple army take heed, a new Prince reissue is slated arrive with a focus on his earliest studio recordings.

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    New Rolling Stones Doc Captures Band's Historic Havana Show

    'The Rolling Stones: Olé Olé Olé!: A Trip Across Latin America' premieres at Toronto Film Festival and shows lead-up to Stones' first-ever Cuba gig.

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    Is Spotify punishing artists who cozy up to Apple Music? - CNET

    When singers and bands give exclusives to subscription-music rivals like Apple and Tidal, Spotify is depressing those musicians in search results, a report says. Spotify says that's not true.

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    The Tragically Hip: 10 Essential Songs | Rolling Stone

    Ahead of their final show, explore this beloved Canadian band's sprawling catalog

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    Meet Montreal Musician Ryan Playground and Hear Her Infectious New Single - Vogue

    Ryan Playground drops “I Won’t Sleep On You” exclusively on Vogue.com

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    How The Runaways Changed The Lives Of 13 Women Rockers

    On the anniversary of the band's formation, 13 women rockers reflect on how The Runaways changed their lives.

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    Here’s what’s coming to record stores and streaming services in August · Preview · The A.V. Club

    Each month, we’ll publish a fairly comprehensive list of what’s coming to record stores and streaming services in upcoming weeks, complete with capsule previews so interested parties can know what to expect.

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    Your Beat-Up Old Band T-Shirts Might Be Worth Hundreds of Dollars

    It may be hard to believe, but at one point you could just find classic punk, metal, and rock tees on sale for the price that you might expect to pay for a previously owned shirt. All it took was some digging and a budget of ten bucks or so.

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    Weekly Music Roundup: Bowie's Record Player and Alan Vega RIP - Soundcheck - WNYC

    This week, a peek at David Bowie’s art collection, Brazilian dance music from Mexico, and a tribute to the late ...

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    33 years since ‘Living in Oz’?! | My Rick Springfield crush

    Hearing that today marks 33 years since "Living in Oz" was released made me feel really nostalgic. Thirty-three years?! That's how old Rick Springfield was in 1983 when the album came out (the month before his 34th birthday). And when I say albu

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    Flashback: VH1 Fails in Doomed Effort to Reunite the Smiths | Rolling Stone

    VH1's 'Bands Reunited' set out to reunite the Smiths' Morrissey and Johnny Marr in 2004, and didn't even come close.

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    'It Changed My Intent': Shirley Manson On Garbage And Growing Up

    It's been more than 20 years since Garbage broke through, but Manson says she didn't think of herself as an artist until much more recently.

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    Hamilton's Daveed Diggs Releases New Song “Modern Art” with True Neutral Crew: Listen | Pitchfork

    Daveed Diggs found fame through his role playing Thomas Jefferson in the critically-acclaimed hit musical Hamilton, but the actor and rapper continues to pursue musical pursuits elsewhere as well.

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    The tragedy of the Ramones gets rewritten for the theater - LA Times

    “I think punk rock needs an ‘Amadeus,’ ” says actor-turned playwright John Ross Bowie, referencing Peter Shaffer’s 1979 drama chronicling the tension between Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Antonio Salieri.

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    NPR Music's 30 Favorite Albums Of 2016 (So Far) : NPR

    The best albums of the first half of a year stuffed with (far) more than its share of heartbreak, surprise, innovation and beauty.

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    The phone prison – how to stop people filming at gigs | Music | The Guardian

    Artists including Alicia Keys and Guns N’ Roses are asking punters to seal their phones in lockable bags in their pockets, which can only be opened after the show. Does this mean grainy concert footage on YouTube is doomed?

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    Summer 2016's 30 Hottest Tours

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    Elizabeth Cook talks about going to rehab, her relationship with Todd Snider and her first new album in six years.

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    6 Albums Out Today You Should Listen to Now: Car Seat Headrest, Day of the Dead, Ariana Grande, and More | Pitchfork

    With so much good music being released all the time, it can be hard to determine what to listen to first. Every week, Pitchfork offers a run-down of significant new releases available on streaming services. This week’s batch includes the National's all-star Grateful Dead tribute album, Car Seat Headrest, Ariana Grande, Bob Dylan, Pantha du Prince, and Marissa Nadler.

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    Music Dispatch: Gorillaz Recorded New Material with Rapper Vic Mensa | Nerdist

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    A Final Visit With Prince: Rolling Stone's Lost Cover Story | Rolling Stone

    Prince held forth on sex, religion, conspiracy and much more during an in-depth 2014 interview at Paisley Park.

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    She says seeing Cline on TV as a child helped her rethink the possibilities for spirited women. Her new album, Detour, brings a country sound to the pop icon's repertoire.

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    Wilco Announce Tour With Kurt Vile, Angel Olsen, More | Pitchfork

    Wilco will continue playing shows behind last year's Star Wars. They've announced a tour that begins later this spring, extends through the summer, and finishes up in the autumn.

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