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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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What Jack White's New Album Will Sound Like :: Indie Shuffle

Detailing what has gone into the making of Jack White's forthcoming solo album.

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Fats Domino, Architect Of Rock 'N' Roll, Dead At 89

The rhythm-and-blues legend who became one of the progenitors of rock 'n' roll — and reportedly sold more than 65 million records along the way — died Tuesday.

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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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Rolling Stones Collect Rare BBC Recordings for 'On Air'

The Rolling Stones will collect 18 recordings the band performed on the BBC from 1963 to 1965 for the upcoming compilation 'On Air.'

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Tom Petty's 'American Girl' was a standout of abstract beauty - The Washington Post

Tom Petty's first major hit remains the prototypical example of his brand of excellent songwriting.

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Tom Petty, legendary rocker, is dead at 66

The musician reportedly suffered cardiac arrest

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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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Husker Du - Data Control LIVE 1980

Longhorn Bar 5-7-80...There used to be a company called Control Data on Highway 100... Photo from the excellent Husker Du Database http://www.thirdav.com/hdd...

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Husker Du Drummer Grant Hart Dies at 56: Report

The underground rock legends posted a photograph of their founding singer-drummer without comment.

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The Yardbirds Prep Jimmy Page-Produced Double-LP Compilation

Jimmy Page produced a double-LP Yardbirds compilation, 'Yardbirds '68,' featuring rare studio and live recordings.

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Vinyl’s boom is over as purists complain about low quality and high prices

“What people do nowadays is take a digital file and just run vinyl off that,” says Rawlings, a lanky musician who plays a 1935 Epiphone Olympic guitar. “In my mind, if we were going to do it, I wanted to do it the way the records I love were made—from analog tapes.”

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The Rolling Stones want this guy in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame | New York Post

The next time you hear a debate on who should be inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame, be sure to bring up the name of Hubert Sumlin. As pointed out in...

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Elvis Presley Set To Top Music Charts On 40th Anniversary Of His Death

Elvis Presley died 40 years ago, on Aug. 16, 1977, but his music lives on. Now, Presley is set to top today’s biggest artists on music charts as the 40th anniversary of his death approaches. ...

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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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Glen Campbell dies at 81 after battle with Alzheimer's

Glen Campbell dies at 81 after battle with Alzheimer's

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David Bowie’s ‘Heroes’ announced as latest, limited-edition 7” picture disc single series release

David Bowie’s Heroes has been announced as the 17th release in his 40th anniversary 7” picture disc series, which he launched on Record Store Day in 2012.

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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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The Beatles Are On Top Of The Bestselling Vinyl List Of 2017 With A 50-Year-Old Album

Vinyl is cool again, but it's legacy acts that are still selling the most.

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Vinyl, the salvation of the music industry in the digital age—in charts, audio and some cats

Companies that connect consumers to their music have been struggling to find a business model since the internet made freemium a thing, so two bits of news this week are curious: SoundCloud is laying off 40% of it's staff. And Sony Music is going to pres

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Inside Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers' Last Big Tour

Behind the scenes as Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers battle the elements, remember old times and celebrate a 40-year bond during their "last big one."

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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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The vinyl jukebox is coming back into production after 25 years!

Crosley is creating the first vinyl jukebox in 25 years.

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Sony is bringing vinyl back, but the truth is it never went away

Sony is restarting production of vinyl records, which reminds us why the format will never die.

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Start the Presses: The Exciting Rebirth of Vinyl Production | Digital Trends

After decades of struggling with ancient equipment and ten years of insane annual increases in demand, the vinyl manufacturing industry is taking its first new strides in decades, and that means prettier, better-sounding, and more diverse records than eve

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The 10 best vinyl releases this week (26th June)

This week's best new vinyl releases features new music from On The Corner, Analog Africa, Static Shock and La Vida Es Un Mus.

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Third Man Records to release deluxe reissue box set of The White Stripes' 'Icky Thump' - NME

It's been ten years since the record was originally released

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Taylor Swift’s Return To Spotify Is Outperforming Katy Perry’s New Album ‘Witness’

Katy Perry's new album just dropped, but it's Taylor Swift's back catalogue that's making more noise on Spotify.

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How The Beatles’ “Sgt. Pepper” Was Retooled To Sound Fresh 50 Years Later

Giles Martin remixed The Beatles’ most ambitious album with a blend of vintage technique and modern tools. It’s out May 26.

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Vinyl gets its groove back: Hunger for vinyl means a chronic shortage of pressing machines | The Economist

FOR young hipsters and middle-aged sentimentalists alike, the resurgence of vinyl is cause for celebration. Since 2010 sales of vinyl records in America have tripled. Britain’s vinyl industry saw its biggest gains for 25 years in 2016.

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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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Months After His Death, Chuck Berry Gets His First Music Video

A thrilling dance sequence unfolds at a high school sock hop to the gritty chug of Chuck Berry's "Big Boys."

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Cassettes Are Making A Comeback, But Which Artists Are Actually Selling Them?

Which artists are bothering to sell tapes in today's musical economy, and which titles have been performing well?

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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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Listen to a New Chuck Berry Song

After all those years of duck-walking, crisscrossing the United States on tour, and giving his disciples and imitators hell, the man still had it.

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JC Brooks on how ‘The Neon Jungle’ straddles genres to retool the uptown funk sound

The uptown sound is still around, but now under JC Brooks own name. His new album, The Neon Jungle can succinctly be described as an album-length soundtrack for one crazy/incredible night out.

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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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Music News LIVE: 6 April

Rolling coverage of the biggest music news stories from around the world.

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Warner Music Group Launches Run Out Groove, a Fan-Driven, Vinyl-Only Label: Exclusive | Billboard

Today (Mar. 28), Warner Music Group is officially unveiling its new fan-driven, vinyl-only record label Run Out Groove.

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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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How a St. Louis neighborhood called the Ville helped define Chuck Berry's art

Chuck Berry was to St. Louis what Prince was to Minneapolis, what Elvis was to Memphis and what Sinatra was to New Jersey: Its citizens didn’t agree on much, but Berry was sacrosanct.

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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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Chuck Berry Was the Sound of 20th Century America | Pitchfork

Chuck Berry released his first single “Maybellene” in 1955, not long after the century he would help define reached its midpoint. Rock’n’roll was busy being born, set off four years earlier by “Rocket 88,” the Ike Turner side sung by Jackie Brenston that is often acknowledged as the genre’s first single.

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Rolling Stones: Chuck Berry's Music 'Is Engraved Inside Us' - Rolling Stone

The Rolling Stones paid tribute to rock & roll innovator Chuck Berry, both as a band and individually, in a series of statements following his death.

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Peter Guralnick on Why Chuck Berry Is Greater Than You Think - Rolling Stone

Peter Guralnick looks back on meetings with Chuck Berry stretching back nearly 40 years, and explains why his genius is deeper than it seems.

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Chuck Berry: 10 Country Music Covers | Rolling Stone

From Marty Robbins to Emmylou Harris, country artists have a long history of interpreting the rock pioneer's songs

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Chuck Berry was a master of detail whose music defined a genre

To think of Berry’s work as simple — as vague or without specifics — is a profound misunderstanding of the compositions and classic recordings that made him a star.

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The 50thirdand3rd Interview with - The Schizophonics

Having been in the front row watching The Schizophonics at Field Trip South a few weeks ago all I can say is "This band is kick ass."

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Dear Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nomination committee…

Dear Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nomination committee, I am writing to ask you to please nominate Rick Springfield to be inducted into the 2018 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He has been eligible since…

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Two unreleased David Bowie albums due out for Record Store Day

The 10th annual Record Store Day takes place next month on 22 April - and to mark the occasion, two previously unavailable David Bowie recordings will be released on vinyl.

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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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David Bowie's Birthplace May Soon Be Home to a Giant Lightning Bolt Sculpture

The sculpture would resemble the one painted across Bowie's face on the cover of 1973's 'Aladdin Sane.'

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Beatles Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney Reunite in Studio

The surviving members of the Beatles came together in the studio on Sunday.

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Musicians React To The Death Of 'Funky Drummer' Clyde Stubblefield

Hip-hop artists indebted to Clyde Stubblefield's drum sounds paid homage to the late legend.

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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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The Vinyl Revival: Why Music Lovers Are Going Back - KVRR Local News

FARGO-MOORHEAD -- Many music hobbyists here in the Valley are trading in their newer CDs for older records.

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Cassette sales actually went up in 2016

We're barely a month into the new year, but it's already clear some of us still want to live in the past. Case in point: US cassette tape sales actually grew in...

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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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Weird wax: The strangest stories from the world of vinyl in 2016

We collect the oddest occurrences of 2016, from deaf cats and electricity pylons to jigsaw records and a nude John Malkovich.

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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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Neil Diamond Announces Massive 50th Anniversary World Tour

Neil Diamond will embark on his 50 Year Anniversary World Tour in 2017, which includes 39 concerts in North American arenas.

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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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Bob Dylan Pens Rare Essay, Offers Virtual Tour of Painting Exhibition | Pitchfork

Bob Dylan’s paintings of American landscapes are being exhibited in London’s Halcyon Gallery. The show is called “The Beaten Path,” and Dylan has written an introduction to the exhibition in a rare essay published by Vanity Fair.

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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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Chuck Berry Announces First Studio Album in 38 Years, Chuck | Pitchfork

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Rolling Stones Preview Song From New Blues Album: Watch | Billboard

The Rolling Stones shared a brief snippet of a bluesy track from their upcoming album, which is due out this Friday (Oct. 6).

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Rolling Stones hint new album coming out on 6 October

First release since 2005 comprises raw cover versions of Chicago blues classics, according to producer Don Was

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Why Lady Gaga's Album Joanne Will Make You Put Down Your Phone

The truth is I want nothing more for both myself and for other people than human connection and love.

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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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Listen to never-before-released Otis Redding live track, Just One More Day | Music | The Guardian

Taken from a six-CD collection celebrating the soul giant’s career-changing performances on Sunset Strip in 1966

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The 10 best vinyl releases this week (29th August)

New albums on Sub Pop, 4AD and Domino. Reissues take the backseat as Morgan Delt, Motion Grap

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Hear The Beatles' Last-Ever Concert

Read our detailed look at the end of the Beatles' touring career, which concluded 50 years ago with a show at San Francisco's Candlestick Park.

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All Songs +1: The Beatles Are Live And Sounding Better Than Ever

The Beatles were a great live band, but only three of their shows were ever professionally recorded. Now new technology takes those shows from The Hollywood Bowl and makes them sound better than ever.

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Michael Nesmith joining the Monkees' 50th anniversary stop in L.A. - LA Times

The Los Angeles homecoming stop next month on the Monkees’ 50th anniversary tour will include all three surviving members of the made-for-TV band, guitarist, singer and songwriter Michael Nesmith confirmed Friday.

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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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Jack White announces ‘Acoustic Recordings’, shares unreleased White Stripes song

The compilation features rare tracks, alternate versions and White Stripes material

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Kiss: Scooby-Doo movie was better bet than new album - News - Classic Rock

Kiss guitarist Tommy Thayer says the band’s 2015 Scooby-Doo cartoon movie did more for them than a new album might achieve

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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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Third Man Records wants to play the first record in outer space · Newswire · The A.V. Club

How have we as a global society made it to the year 2016 without having dedicated the resources and effort needed to play a record in outer space for nobody to hear? It seems crazy, right? Unfortunately, it’s all too true. The good news, however, is that Jack White’s Third Man Records is in the process of righting that wrong.

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Keith Richards Shares MAJOR News About The Future Of The Rolling Stones

Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards has answered a question that fans of the rock legends have been questioning forever. In a recent interview with NME, Richards revealed that...

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Beatles’ Hollywood Bowl Live Album to Drop in Time for Ron Howard Doc | Den of Geek

The Beatles new album, Live At The Hollywood Bowl, hits shelves on September 9.

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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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'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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Watch Slash Cover Jimi Hendrix at Whitford/St. Holmes Surprise Spot | Rolling Stone

Slash made a surprise appearance at a Whitford/St. Holmes concert in Nashville for a Jimi Hendrix cover.

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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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Could This Be the End of Paul Simon’s Rhymin’? - The New York Times

Mr. Simon, 74, said in an interview that he was ready to give up music, despite the popularity of his latest album, “Stranger to Stranger,” and his current tour.

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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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Summer 2016's 30 Hottest Tours

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

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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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Watch Bob Dylan Finally Cover Free Bird at a California Concert!

Bob Dylan cover's Lynyrd Skynyrd's 'Free Bird' for the first time during a California show.

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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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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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Are The Rolling Stones headed to the Las Vegas Strip? - Las Vegas Sun Mobile

Is Britain’s longest-reigning rock group headed to the Las Vegas Strip? I can reliably confirm that initial discussions have been held for The Rolling Stones to play the new T-Mobile Arena before year’s end.

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Duke Ellington: National Jazz Museum in Harlem to Auction Late Musician's Personal Belongings

From Yahoo Finance: Invaluable, the world’s leading online marketplace for fine art, antiques and collectibles, today announced that is partnering with Guernsey’s, the New York City-based auction house, to offer online bidding on the Forever Ellington

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Stones, Dylan, McCartney play Coachella site in October

Goldenvoice announced Tuesday that the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, Neil Young, Roger Waters and the Who will perform during a three-day concert in the Southern California desert where the annual Coachella music festival is held.

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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 Surprising Facts About Prince | Mental Floss

While most people know about the singer’s infamous name change, here are 10 things you might not have known about the artist formerly known as The Artist Formerly Known as Prince.

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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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‘Dearly Inebriated’: The Story Behind One of Prince’s Last Great Performances at the ‘SNL40’ After-Party

The night Prince blew Hollywood’s—and New York City’s—mind. RIP.

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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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Vinyl sales earned more money than combined ads on free streams in 2015

In 2015 U.S. vinyl sales earned more money than the recording industry made from advertisements on all free streaming services like YouTube and Spotify combined, according to the RIAA. Vinyl LP and EP sales are currently at their highest level since 1988, with a recent increase of 32% last year alone to $416 million.

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11 Pieces of Tough Love Hidden in Adele's '25'

One of the best things about music and lyrics is that they can be subjective, ambiguous, and relatable all at once. We, as listeners, get to take in some...

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Steve Miller Rips the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame | News | Pitchfork

Last night, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducted its class of 2015: N.W.A., Deep Purple, Cheap Trick, Chicago, and Steve Miller. Kendrick Lamar inducted N.W.A. and there was an opening tribute to David Bowie from David Byrne, the Roots, and Kimbra. After the Black Keys gave a speech inducting Miller, the rocker took the stage to give an acceptance speech that was, in part, critical of the Rock Hall.

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The Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds Celebrates its 50th Anniversary: Artists Pay Tribute to the Eternal Teenage Symphony

If ever there was an artist so perfectly able to tap into the creativity of his inner child, it was Brian Wilson. In the time leading up to the May 16, 1966 release of the Beach Boys' grand masterpiece Pet Sounds, Wilson—who was only in his early twenties—erupted with a manic wellspring of ideas, visions, and fleeting thoughts.

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Merle Haggard, Country Legend, Dead at 79

Music legend died at his home in California

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The revival and hidden treasure of Aretha Franklin

The ascent and influence of the greatest singer in the history of postwar popular music.

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Guns N' Roses Confirm North American Tour

Reunited group reveal 21 cities, yet full lineup and tour dates remain a mystery

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Brian Johnson's hearing issues force AC/DC to reschedule tour dates - Johnson Out

AC/DC lead singer Brian Johnson has been advised by doctors to stop touring or risk total hearing loss, the band said.

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Earth, Wind & Fire Founder Maurice White Dead at 74 - ABC News

Earth, Wind & Fire founder Maurice White, whose horn-driven band sold more than 90 million albums and made hits like "September," ''Shining Star" and "Boogie Wonderland," died Wednesday at his home in Los Angeles, his brother Verdine said.

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Bob Seger on friend Glenn Frey: 'He was my cheerleader'

The late Glenn Frey is remembered by an emotional Bob Seger, a collaborator going back to the '60s Detroit scene.

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Don Henley on Glenn Frey: 'He Changed My Life Forever' | Rolling Stone

Read Don Henley's poignant tribute to Glenn Frey, his Eagles bandmate who passed away at age 67

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Glenn Frey dead at 67: Eagles founder dies | EW.com

Guitarist Glenn Frey, a founding member of the legendary classic rock band the Eagles, died Monday of complications from rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis, and pneumonia, a note on the band’s official website confirmed. He was 67.

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Why those who were teenagers in the 70s will feel the loss of David Bowie the most 

I am making toast for my 13-year-old when the 7.30am news comes on the radio. Oh! Oh no. David Bowie is dead. I hear the words but I don’t understand. How can this be? How can this be allowed?

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David Bowie's Son, Duncan Jones, Posts Heartbreaking Tribute To His Late Father

So sad. Duncan Jones, director and son of David Bowie, posted a simple yet heartbreaking tribute to his late father early Monday after his death.

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Guns N' Roses to Reunite for Coachella, Possible Stadium Tour: Sources | Billboard

The band will headline this year's Coachella as well as take dates in Vegas -- possibly before heading out on a 20-plus date stadium tour.

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An Outsider Remakes Nashville's Traditional Sound

After making acclaimed albums with Jason Isbell, Sturgill Simpson and Chris Stapleton, producer Dave Cobb has quietly staked out territory as the man behind country music's roots revolution.

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See ABC's 1980 Broadcast on John Lennon's Death - ABC News

On this day 35 years ago, the world lost an icon when John Lennon was shot outside his New York home by Mark David Chapman. He was 40 years old.

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Taylor Swift has seven shows left in her 1989 world tour. Who will she bring out? | Music | The Guardian

On the final leg of her mammoth 1989 World Tour, Swift has just seven more chances to cement new and public friendships. We assess the likely candidates

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Punk Rock Mad chihuahuas, Toilet Trader

This is based on a band members true experience, sorry if it offends. Not sure why but it sounds like we recorded this in a public bog - apologies for the qu...

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Motörhead: Live Fast Die Old (Documentary)

© Copyright ® All Rights Reserved By The Respective Owners! Motörhead - The Wörld Is Ours Vol.2 2012 (Full Concert) http://youtu.be/OCCe0JY6jW8 Motörhead - T...

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Aerosmith: Steven Tyler 'Abandoned' Us | Rolling Stone

Aerosmith guitarist Brad Whitford claims Steven Tyler has canceled the group's touring plans for next year to work on his country solo record.

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Adele Says 'Hello' to No. 1 Hot 100 Debut; First Song to Sell 1 Million Downloads in a Week | Billboard

The singer/songwriter's ballad rockets in at the summit with the best weekly U.S. digital sales ever: 1.11 million.