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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

Beyoncé gets in Formation, Axl does double duty and much more

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26 Extremely Dope Overlooked Albums of 2016 (So Far) | NOISEY

There's more to life than Kanye West, or Drake, or even—hear us out—Beyoncé. This has been a year of great music, and some extremely dope albums have slipped under the radar.

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Elizabeth Cook on Rehab, David Letterman and Piercing New Album | Rolling Stone

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

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Radiohead Announce A Moon Shaped Pool Worldwide Streaming Event

“FEATURES AN EXCLUSIVE DAY LONG AUDIO STREAM FROM THE BAND, COMPETITIONS, INSTRUCTIONAL ARTWORKS AND MORE.”

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Different Kinds of Trips: Brian Wilson Reflects on 'Pet Sounds' 50 Years Later | NOISEY

Wilson revisits his masterpiece on its 50th anniversary and gives some insight into his recent biopic and long-awaited autobiography.

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Questlove Lists 40 Reasons Prince Was a “Hip Hop Pioneer”

“9) pretty much wrote the book on gettin some better than any of his contemporaries”

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Bruno Mars Readies New Album for November

Hooligans, get ready! Bruno Mars is coming back. The Grammy-winning singer is reportedly planning to release a new album before ...

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Success as an artist: Perseverance or predestined? | My Rick Springfield crush

I went to an open mic earlier this week, one of the most popular ones in town where many talented musicians perform. It was my first time there and besides the local legend running the open mic, I hadn't heard of any of the performers. As I watched them,

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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

Last we heard from Gorillaz, they were working on new music. Now it seems they're bringing more guests into the studio and it's time to get even more hyped. After we spill the beans, stick around for a Prince cover by Haim, Brand New's dark

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Florence Welch on Covering Green Day, Quitting Drinking

Florence and the Machine singer also recalls youthful fashion mishaps, sharing a bill with Adele

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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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Cyndi Lauper Charts Her Own Path — Thanks, In Part, To Patsy Cline

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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Aretha Franklin Sings Prince's "Purple Rain," Herbie Hancock Performs at the White House: Watch

President Obama welcomes Esperanza Spalding, Terrace Martin, Robert Glasper, jazz icons to the White House's International Jazz Day celebration

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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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10 Under-the-Radar Music Festivals in North America

With music festivals popping up like spring daisies, there is now a dizzying array of them from which to choose. While many of the larger scale events se...

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25 essential Prince tracks | EW.com

It’s tough to weigh the catalog of The Purple One. Over a career that spanned five decades, nearly 40 studio albums, and more than 100 singles — and included collaborations with the likes of Madonna, Chaka Khan, Patti LaBelle, and No Doubt — the pro

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Half of UK Vinyl Buyers Don't Actually Listen to Their LPs, Survey Finds

Only 52% of UK adults who reported buying vinyl in the last month said they had a turntable they currently use

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10 Coachella acts to catch beyond the headliners: Chris Stapleton, Kamasi Washington, Lush and more

With another rich slate of musical offerings, the 2016 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival offers an outstanding array of choices. Beyond the appointment-viewing artists found in the largest print on the festival's familiar poster, you could build yo

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Black Keys: We Regret Inducting Steve Miller After Rock Hall Insults | Rolling Stone

Black Keys' Dan Auerbach says the band regrets inducting Steve Miller into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and were "disappointed" in him.

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‘Hard to Hold’: 32 years ago | My Rick Springfield crush

Rick Springfield's film debut "Hard to Hold" came out 32 years ago today. I'm pretty sure I know what was on my 14-year-old mind that day. Today we have access to so many interviews via the Internet, but in those days, it was all about the teen

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N.W.A. Will Not Perform at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony | News | Pitchfork

Tomorrow, Kendrick Lamar will induct N.W.A. into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. They will not, however, perform at the ceremony, Ice Cube has told The New York Times. He said, "Nah, we're not performing.

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Taylor Swift gets photobombed by her unimpressed bodyguard

Time to change your career path and enlist yourself into Swift's security detail so you can reach your photobomb and squad goals all-in-one.

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Paul McCartney Preps Sprawling Post-Beatles Compilation | Rolling Stone

Paul McCartney has hand-selected a massive compilation, 'Pure McCartney,' chronicling his post-Beatles career

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The new hit list: the all-time bestselling singles – reranked by streaming stats | Music | The Guardian

How do Elvis, Bing Crosby and Mariah fare if you take Spotify’s data into consideration? We’ve rewritten the record books to take account of modern listening habits

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'Three sisters and a mister' of Haim preview new music and announce tour dates

It's been 2 1/2 years since the "three sisters and a mister" of Haim released "Days Are Gone," their widely beloved debut combining L.A.'s soft rock vibes with '90s R&B twists. 

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Rocket Science: the singles

In interviews, Rick Springfield has mentioned that he had no idea “Jessie’s Girl” was going to be the big hit off “Working Class Dog.” And now it’s one of the qu…

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Band of Horses Announce New Album Why Are You OK | News | Pitchfork

Band of Horses have announced their new album, Why Are You OK. The follow up to 2012's Mirage Rock was produced by Grandaddy's Jason Lytle, and will be released this June, according to Entertainment Weekly.

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A David Bowie Mural in London Will Become Permanent | Nerdist

In 2013, Australian artist Jimmy C created a David Bowie mural on the side of Morleys, a department store in the late songwriter’s childhood neighborhood of

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The Enduring Charm of Phife Dawg, Hip-Hop’s Scrappiest Virtuoso | Vanity Fair

With the death of Malik “Phife Dawg” Taylor, rap lost a distinctive voice from one of its most revered eras.

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Music streaming is getting bigger and bigger, but artist revenue isn't keeping up

The Recording Industry Association of America has released its annual report on the state of the music industry — and, well, things could be worse.

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Behind the music on “Vinyl”: This is why David Bowie cover bands are so rare

“Cyclone,” the sixth episode of “Vinyl,” the HBO drama from Martin Scorsese about the music business in the 1970s, opens with main character Richie Finestra

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No "One Hit Wonder" - 20 Rick Springfield songs on the Hot 100 chart!

Recent articles about Rick Springfield have referred to him as “rock legend,” “’80s icon” and “the legendary Rick Springfield.” (Also “singer-guitari…

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Hip-hop's Future reflects the overstimulation of our time -- or he's just busy

“I know we on the 'Purple Reign' tour, but we gotta get into ‘Dirty Sprite 2,’” Future told the crowd at the Hollywood Palladium not long into his sold-out show Friday night. Then, as though to justify reaching back

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Prince Announces Memoir: 1st original book scheduled for release autumn 2017

Prince has announced that he is writing a memoir. The currently untitled book is scheduled for release in fall 2017 via Spiegel & Grau (a Random House imprint). It will be Prince's first original book.

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Gwen Stefani Climbs Back From the Abyss - The New York Times

The pop superstar rebounds from a breakup and rediscovers her first love: songwriting. Her new album is due out on March 18.

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Adele to Headline Glastonbury 2016 | News | Pitchfork

This year's Glastonbury Festival takes place in Pilton, England, from June 22-26. Today, Adele has announced that she will headline the festival's Saturday night, NME reports.

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Pop, rock, rap, whatever: who killed the music genre? | Music | The Guardian

Skrillex produces Bieber, Rihanna covers Tame Impala, and the genre-bending 1975 top the charts. The people making and consuming music are more stylistically promiscuous than ever. How did we get here?

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Iggy Pop: Post Pop Depression | Album Reviews | Pitchfork

Iggy Pop's newest, which he co-wrote and recorded with Queens of the Stone Age's Josh Homme, recaptures the avant-rock frisson of his early collaborations with David Bowie.

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20 Insanely Great Radiohead Songs Only Hardcore Fans Know

Revisit key deep cuts, B-sides and live-only gems that could end up on group's ninth LP

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Future Performs "Low Life" With the Weeknd, "Jumpman" With Jonah Hill on "Saturday Night Live"

Future was the musical guest on last night's episode of "Saturday Night Live" (hosted by Jonah Hill). On the program, he performed "Low Life" with the Weeknd, "March Madness," and helped out Jonah Hill in his opening monologue, before they teamed up to do Future's Drake collab "Jumpman." Watch it below, and also check out the promo videos for the episode. In the promos, "SNL"'s Leslie Jones calls Future her favorite rapper. Future also predicts that the episode will be "sensational."

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Foo Fighters Mock Breakup Rumors With Hilarious Video (and Nick Lachey) | News | Pitchfork

Grohl goes solo and records a ballad about being "free" as the band ponders his replacement.

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Kesha Fights Record Label in Court, and Big Names in Music Take Sides

Singers like Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus and Taylor Swift are backing Kesha’s battle against her former mentor, Dr. Luke, after a court ruling in New York.

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Watch the full video of Beck and Nirvana members cover David Bowie

A full version of the pre-grammy awards performance has been released online, covering David Bowie's The Man Who Sold The World.

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How Punk Rock Infected Every Form of Art | NOISEY

The four-letter word has impressed itself across all of creativity, despite its excess use since the days of the Dolls and the Pistols.

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From the Beatles to Britpop: why solo albums are the enemy of rock’n’roll | Music | The Guardian

Why do minor band members insist on going it alone? As a recent spate of average side projects prove, perhaps they shouldn’t bother

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Taylor Swift did not approve of Kanye West's 'misogynistic message'

Taylor Swift's representative tells Mashable she did not approve of Kanye West's "Famous."

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Watch Spoon's Britt Daniel Cover the Beatles' "I Me Mine" at George Fest | News | Pitchfork

From the forthcoming CD/DVD George Fest: A Night To Celebrate The Music Of George Harrison

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Watch Bon Iver's Justin Vernon, the National's Dessners Cover Sharon Van Etten's "Love More"

To accompany the announcement, MusicNOW has shared a highlight from the festival's history. Below, watch professionally-shot video of a 2010 performance where Bon Iver's Justin Vernon...

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Where Is Rock Music in 2016? A New Compilation May Hold the Answer | Rolling Stone

'Now That's What I Call Rock!' producers talk about the ambitious compilation that shows the state of rock music in 2016.

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What we learned this week: Bowie theories, Glenn Frey's death and more | Music | The Guardian

As amateur sleuths pored over Blackstar, Abba reunited to plug a Stockholm taverna and Yasiin Bey got into a spot of bother with South African officials

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David Bowie Turned Down a Coldplay Collaboration, Saying

Will Champion: "He was very discerning. He wouldn't just put his name to anything. I'll give him credit for that."

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Today Is Officially David Bowie Day in New York City

Today (January 20, 2016) has been officially declared David Bowie Day in New York City, Bowie's Facebook has announced.

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Confessions of a Vinyl Junkie | David Bowie’s 25 Favorite Albums, by David Bowie!

There is really no way to do a list of my favorite albums with any rationality. I do only have about 2,500 vinyls. There is a possibility there. I’ll look through the albums and pull together a list of those I have re-bought or am in the process of re-buying on CD. I have little time, and there are just too many to sort through. So, I’ll keep pulling stuff out blindly, and if it’s too obvious (Sgt. Pepper, Nirvana) I’ll put it back again till I find something more interesting.

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Kate Bush Pays Tribute to David Bowie

I’m struck by how the whole country has been flung into mourning and shock.

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"Saturday Night Live” Pays Tribute to David Bowie With Fred Armisen and Vintage Clips
Watch Bowie's 1979 performances of "Boys Keep Swinging," "TVC-15," and "The Man Who Sold the World"

On last night's episode of "Saturday Night Live", former cast member Fred Armisen paid tribute to David Bowie, as well as the lasting impact Bowie's 1979 "SNL" performance made on Armisen as a teenager. Now, "SNL" has made the performance available to view. Check out Armisen's tribute and videos of "Boys Keep Swinging," "TVC-15," and "The Man Who Sold the World" below.

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What It's Like to Play Guitar With David Bowie

Guitarist Carlos Alomar speaks on his three decades of work with David Bowie, the power of curiosity, and his hopes of organizing a tribute to Bowie's groundbreaking electronic music.

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The Song That David Bowie Fans Are Listening to Most

A chart of the songs Spotify users listened to most after David Bowie’s death.

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David Bowie Heading for First No. 1 Album in U.S. on Billboard 200 Chart With 'Blackstar'

The late David Bowie is heading for his first No. 1 album in the U.S. on the Billboard 200 albums chart with Blackstar.

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EL VY and Stay Human Performed “Let’s Dance” on The Late Show as a Touching Bowie Tribute

The Late Show found a way to honor the rock legend with a performance he would surely appreciate—a  creative, funky cover of his 1983 hit “Let’s Dance. ...

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Afterword: David Bowie | Pitchfork

David Bowie was the ultimate cultural connector, envisioning pop not as a closed loop but rather an infinite network of ...

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Ricky Gervais Mourns Death of David Bowie Hours After Hosting Golden Globes

Hours after he finished hosting the Golden Globes, host Ricky Gervais was mourning the death of his friend and countryman, David Bowie.

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Bob Dylan's Massive, Overlooked 1965 Live Archive: 10 Essential Moments

Unpacking the revelatory digital-only companion to 2015's Bootleg Series landmark

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Sonic Youth Announce Vinyl Reissues of Six Albums | News | Pitchfork

Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star, A Thousand Leaves, NYC Ghosts & Flowers, Murray Street, Sonic Nurse, and Rather Ripped

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The Guide to Streaming the Beatles Now That Their Songs Are Online

After years of holding out, the Beatles have finally joined music streaming services. Here’s out to approach listening to the Fab Four online.

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Never mind the polls: the old albums we loved revisiting in 2015 | Music | The Guardian

From Simple Minds to Public Enemy, here are the albums our writers turned to when they’d had enough of new releases

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Pitchfork's Top 50 Albums of 2015

You saw their songs and their honorable mentions, and now Pitchfork's Top 50 Albums of 2015 list is here. Like with the song list,

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Things quickly got weird for John Lennon on The Mike Douglas Show · Great Job, Internet! · The A.V. Club

As fans pause to remember John Lennon on the 35th anniversary of his death, there is one clip that summarizes his life and career with incredible efficiency. Lennon and his wife, Yoko Ono, famously co-hosted the daytime chatfest The Mike Douglas Show for a week in February 1972.

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Scott Weiland: The Lost Q&A

As Velvet Revolver had the Number One album in the country, the singer discussed angry lyrics, Stone Temple Pilots and his complicated relationship with drugs

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Scott Weiland, lead singer of Stone Temple Pilots found dead on tour bus in Minnesota - CBS News

Long-time frontman for Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver "passed away in his sleep" before a show in Minnesota

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Bono: 'We wanted to help Eagles of Death Metal after Bataclan - so we bought them new phones'

Bono has discussed U2's experiences in Paris during last month's terror attacks in a new interview with the New York Times. The band had been due to play in the French capital the night after the attacks, in which 130 people were killed, including 89 at the Bataclan concert venue where Eagles of Death Metal had been playing.

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Nick Zinner Tells the Stories Behind 9 of His 601 Photos | The Pitch | Pitchfork

Neil Young fans have grown accustomed to waiting. Tyler Wilcox looks back at the highlights of the Performance Series' ongoing dive into the various stages of Young's onstage life over the decades, where brilliance can be found lurking in the most unexpec

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Listening to Neil Young's Live Archives | The Pitch | Pitchfork

Neil Young fans have grown accustomed to waiting. Tyler Wilcox looks back at the highlights of the Performance Series' ongoing dive into the various stages of Young's onstage life over the decades, where brilliance can be found lurking in the most unexpec

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Inside the Incredible Restoration of Dylan Doc 'Don't Look Back' | Rolling Stone

D.A. Pennebaker and producers of Criterion's DVD release weigh in on their incredible restoration of the classic Bob Dylan doc 'Don't Look Back.'

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The National Discuss Next Album, Grateful Dead Tribute Compilation | News | Pitchfork

Dead comp to feature Bon Iver, Sharon Van Etten, Kurt Vile, War on Drugs, UMO, Perfume Genius, Fucked Up, Stephen Malkmus, Phosphorescent

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Eagles of Death Metal Associate Nick Alexander Killed in Paris Attack | Rolling Stone

Nick Alexander, who worked Eagles of Death Metal's merchandise table, was among the 118 people killed in the terror attack at Paris' Bataclan.

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Aziz Ansari on the Music of "Master of None": Father John Misty, Aphex Twin, Arthur Russell, and More!

On using Toto's "Africa": "The Toto people were like, 'Do they genuinely like this song or are they making fun of Toto?' We were like, 'No, we love this song! Please, Toto. Why do you have such low self esteem?'"

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Oasis Documentary Coming From Amy Winehouse Documentary Filmmakers

They've been given unprecedented access. The filmmakers behind Amy, the Amy Winehouse documentary from earlier this year, are working on an Oasis documentary, as Screen Daily points out (via NME).

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World celebrates John Lennon's 75th birthday: Life of 'The Beatles' star in 5 iconic pictures

The world celebrates the 75th birthday of legendary singer and songwriter, John Lennon.

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John Lennon at 75: Sadness, Celebration and Conjecture | Candy Leonard

We remember John Lennon as we would a departed family member who inspired us, entertained us, educated us, confused us and gave us endless hours of cool stuff to talk about with our friends.

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Pitchfork Essentials: Way Past Pleasant: A Guide to Psychedelic Folk

From its beginnings in the late '60s to today, psychedelic folk has aimed to absorb, acknowledge, and update the past ...

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Pitchfork Guide to Upcoming Releases: Fall 2015 | News | Pitchfork

Records to look forward to in the coming months! Welcome once again to the Pitchfork Guide to Upcoming Releases, our seasonal guide to new music. Four times a year, we round up a list of albums, singles, EPs, reissues, and more arriving over the coming months. This installment covers fall 2015.

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Why I'll pay for Apple Music, Spotify AND Google Play Music

Paying for 3 streaming music services may seem crazy, especially if you're on a tight budget, but if you can afford it and love music, it might be best.

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Ryan Adams transforms Taylor Swift’s 1989 into a melancholy masterpiece

Ryan Adams goes wherever his muse directs him, which explains why he’s just as likely to release a hardcore EP as he is an alt-country masterpiece. But when news broke that he had decided to put his own spin on Taylor Swift’s 1989 (and was interpretin

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Kurt Cobain Single "And I Love Her" b/w "Sappy" to Be Released | News | Pitchfork

Breaking news, release dates, videos, tour dates, and more from across the music spectrum.

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Rick Springfield fandom in the 1980s vs. today | My Rick Springfield crush

Here are some memories from being a teenage Rick Springfield fan in the 1980s: Checking the magazine stand at the neighborhood drugstore to see if the current issue of Tiger Beat, 16 Magazine or Bop was there so I could add another Rick Springfield post

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Taylor Swift Can't Stop Taking Selfies With The Emmy She Just Won

Taylor Swift won her first-ever Emmy award last week and to say she's excited about it is an understatement. When the "Shake It Off" singer received her golden statuette in the mail (overnight, of course

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The 20 Worst Hipster Bands: The Complete List | L.A. Weekly

See also: Worst Hipster Bands: We Admit It, We Were Wrong Top 20 Worst Bands Top 20 Musicians of All Time, in Any Genre Top 20 Sexiest Female Musicians ...

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Unpopular Opinion: Jack White Is the Worst Thing to Ever Happen to Rock & Roll | L.A. Weekly

It’s not just Jack White's music that I hate. I hate everything about him. I hate him for making Eric Clapton look like Son House. I hate his stupid hats.

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Empress Of Me is Named Best New Music Pitchfork

Empress Of is the alias of Lorely Rodriguez. Her debut EP consisted of shimmering synthpop, and now, she's stepping up as an avant-R&B auteur with pop star potential. Her first proper LP, Me is not just Rodriguez's most outwardly pop-focused work to d

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Chromatics Cover Cyndi Lauper's "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" For Ad Starring Kate Moss, Cara Delevigne | News |

MANGO have launched their fall/winter 2015 line with an ad featuring Kate Moss and Cara Delevingne. The soundtrack is Chromatics covering Cyndi Lauper's "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun".

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Here's What The MTV VMAs Looked Like In 1995

This Sunday will mark the 31st annual MTV Video Music Awards, and in anticipation of the big day, let's look back -- 20 years back to be precise -- at what the VMAs looked like in 1995.  To set the scene

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Yo La Tengo Perform on NPR's "Morning Edition" | News | Pitchfork

This morning, Yo La Tengo were NPR "Morning Edition"'s first ever live house band. Easing transitions between segments on talking cats, birdsong, and plunging stock markets, they played songs including...

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Yes, so much more than 'Jessie's Girl'

There was a great article circulating online this week, which basically said what Rick Springfield fans have known for years, he's really talented and there's so much more to him than

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This Parody Video of Taylor Swift Bringing Celebrities Onstage Is Too Good - Los Angeles Magazine

At this point, what celebrity isn’t in Taylor Swift’s squad? The singer, who has made a habit of inviting stars onstage throughout her 1989 tour, brought Joan Baez and Julia Roberts up with her last weekend in Santa Clara (The duo danced around as Swift sang “Style” in what was presumably an effort to make their presence seem normal).

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The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach Shares New Arcs Video "Put a Flower in Your Pocket" | News | Pitchfork

Recently, the Black Keys' Dan Auerbach launched his new solo project, the Arcs. They've just released a new video for album cut "Put a Flower in Your Pocket", which you can check out below via Noisey.

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Haim Remix Tame Impala's "'Cause I'm a Man" | News | Pitchfork

Haim have shared a remix of Tame Impala's Currents single 'Cause I'm a Man". The slowed-down take features new vocals from the band. Listen below.

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Wilco Share List of Favorite Recent Albums | News | Pitchfork

Wilco just surprise-released their new album Star Wars for free. In an email to everyone who downloaded the album, they acknowledged that not every band or label are in the financial position to release a free album.

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The Beatles Walk Across Abbey Road - The Complete Story

Neatorama presents a guest post from actor, comedian, and voiceover artist Eddie Deezen. Visit Eddie at his website or at Facebook. It was Friday, August 8, 1969, around 11:30 in the morning. The Beatles had wrapped up recording what was to be th

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Lauryn Hill's Nina Simone tribute "Feeling Good" on the Tonight Show: Video of the tour de force cover.

Jazz legend Nina Simone has been back in the spotlight lately, thanks to the Netflix documentary What Happened, Miss Simone? and the accompanying tribute album Nina Revisited. Covering Simone would seem to be a fool’s errand—what tribute could poss

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‘True story’ behind ‘Jessie’s Girl’ | My Rick Springfield crush

When MTV debuted 34 years ago - on Aug. 1, 1981 - "Jessie's Girl" was the No. 1 song in the country. And for 34 years, music fans everywhere have wondered - "Was there really a Jessie's girl?" This week, Jimmy Kimmel unearthed never-b

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Azealia Banks Cancels Tour, Says K. Michelle was "Unavailable" | News | Pitchfork

"Unfortunate news as this was my first U.S. tour. But my team will work on an alternative plan to try and keep some of the dates in order !"

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Miley Cyrus announces she's hosting the MTV VMAs in a very Miley way

Miley Cyrus, who won Video of the Year for "Wrecking Ball" at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards, will host this year's VMAs on Aug. 30 in Los Angeles.

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NME News Tame Impala stream new album 'Currents' - listen | NME.COM

NME.COM brings you the latest music news and reviews, music videos and gossip, as well as providing the hottest concert tickets and band memorabilia.

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30 days till showtime | My Rick Springfield Crush

In 30 days, Rick Springfield will appear on the big screen in his first feature film since “Hard to Hold” in 1984. His film debut didn’t get very good reviews, but at age 14, I didn’t care about things like that – it was Rick Springfield on the big screen and (giggle, giggle) you got to see almost all of him. Plus you got to listen to his newest songs.

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Willie Nelson, Alison Krauss Enchant Seattle Stage | Rolling Stone

Willie Nelson and Alison Krauss and Union Station shared the bill at Seattle's Marymoor Park.

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Taylor Swift: 'I've decided to put 1989 on Apple Music ... and happily so' - LA Times

It's official. Taylor Swift's album "1989" will be available on Apple's new music service, following the company's reversal of a controversial policy on royalties.

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Taylor Swift: Apple Music won't have 1989 | EW.com

Three days after it was revealed Taylor Swift’s 1989 won’t be available on Apple Music when the streaming service launches on June 30, Swift explained why she came to that decision in a post on her popular Tumblr page.

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Dolly Parton Announces Rare Stripped-Down Nashville Concert | Rolling Stone

Although she's been a Nashville resident since 1964 and a Grand Ole Opry member since 1969, Dolly Parton's live concert appearances in Music City have, of late, been few and far between. But on July 31st...

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A new look for Rick Springfield | My Rick Springfield crush

Last week there was a paparazzi photo posted on Twitter of Rick Springfield "shopping in Beverly Hills." It didn't really look like he was shopping, as he only had his phone in one hand and his keys in the other but that was how it was portraye

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Dave Grohl Injures Leg After Falling Off Stage in Sweden | News | Pitchfork

The latest in a series of artists injuring themselves after falling off stage, Dave Grohl has injured his leg after falling off stage at a Foo Fighters concert in Gothenburg, Sweden, the BBC reports. The band was reportedly performing the second song in their set at Ullevi stadium when Grohl attempted to jump on a ramp but missed and fell into the security pit.