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Watch Kendrick Lamar Rap With Prince on 'What's My Name'
Wed, 01 Oct 2014 11:12:00 -0400

When the Purple One asks you to collaborate, you comply. As part of Tuesday's Yahoo livestream special, in celebration of his two new studio albums, Prince teamed with rapper Kendrick Lamar for a funky take on "What's My Name," a rare track from Prince's 1998 box set, Crystal Ball. Check out Lamar's reliably...

 Marty Stuart Talks Sin, Redemption on 'Saturday Night and Sunday Morning'
Wed, 01 Oct 2014 09:56:00 -0400

For 43 years, Marty Stuart has been one of country music's most dedicated archeologists. Beyond his role as singer, songwriter and mandolin picker, the Mississippi native and longtime Grand Ole Opry star has been collecting and exploring nearly every aspect of the genre and its many subgenres. He has also...

 Neal McCoy Honors Charley Pride With Extended Tribute Album
Wed, 01 Oct 2014 08:05:00 -0400

Country Music Hall of Fame member Charley Pride will be saluted with the November 3rd release of Neal McCoy's Pride: A Tribute to Charley Pride — Deluxe Edition, available at Cracker Barrel store locations and online at crackerbarrel.com. The 13-track collection of hits originally recorded by the iconic Pride will...

 Jimmy Page Forming New Band, Says Led Zeppelin Reunion 'Doesn't Look Likely'
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 18:24:00 -0400

Jimmy Page has finally faced facts: Robert Plant is just not that into a Led Zeppelin reunion.

Speaking Tuesday in an onstage Q&A at the London launch of the latest batch of Zeppelin reissues, Page – who has agitated for a more permanent reunion ever since the band's triumphant one-off 2007 show at London's O2 Arena...

 Kenny Rogers Blends Holiday and Country Classics on 2014 Christmas Tour
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:55:00 -0400

Kenny Rogers will deck the halls in 22 cities this November and December, as he crosses the U.S. and Canada on his 33rd holiday tour. The country legend's Christmas & Hits Through the Years trek, with special guest Linda Davis, will kick off November 12th with a four-night run in Niagra...

 Watch Alabama Make a 'Tennessee River' Run With Jason Aldean — Video Premiere
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:34:00 -0400

Last November, Alabama gathered some of their most famous friends and hit up Nashville's Ryman Auditorium for a sold-out, guest-heavy performance. That concert, which featured collaborations with everyone from Trisha Yearwood to Jamey Johnson, hits stores today in the form of Alabama & Friends at the Ryman, a DVD and...

 Americana Supergroup Trigger Hippy Release Debut Album
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:32:00 -0400

When Trigger Hippy, the roots supergroup founded by Black Crowes drummer Steve Gorman, made its AmericanaFest debut earlier this month, it was difficult to think of a festival act that better embodied the idea of Americana. Led by Gorman, the members of the cleverly monikered collective — singers Joan Osborne and...

 See Rancid Play Three Punky Ragers From New Album
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 15:44:00 -0400

Rancid didn't merely announce that they were putting out their eighth studio record this fall; they made a sampler video. To accompany the news that ...Honor Is All We Know would be coming out on October 27th, the long-running punk quartet filmed themselves playing three songs from the record: "Collision...

 Malcolm Young's Family Confirms AC/DC Guitarist's Dementia
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 15:26:00 -0400

The family of founding AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young has confirmed the illness that forced the 61-year-old to quit the band. "Malcolm is suffering from dementia and the family thanks you for respecting their privacy," they said in a statement, according to People

The group had previously announced in April that Young...

 Flashback: Bob Dylan Sings 'I Shall Be Released' With Elvis Costello
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 15:00:00 -0400

By the spring of 1995 Bob Dylan had been on the road for a solid eight years, and even though the general public and the media were barely paying attention, his shows were starting to get really, really good.

Trying to pinpoint the exact reason why this happened is a fool's...

 Neil Diamond Spreads Love the Brooklyn Way
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 14:33:00 -0400

It's hard to believe Neil Diamond had never played a show on his native soil of Brooklyn before last night. But he returned to the old neighborhood for a surprise secret gig at his alma mater Erasmus Hall High School, deep in the heart of Flatbush. It was an emotional...

 Watch Carrie Underwood Cover R.E.M. at New York Charity Concert
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 14:11:00 -0400

Country artists interpreting pop and classic-rock songs is nothing new. Jason Aldean has regularly covered Bon Jovi's "Wanted Dead or Alive" in concert, and just last night on the iHeartRadio Music Festival broadcast, Zac Brown Band played Queen's opus "Bohemian Rhapsody." But few can sing those radio staples quite like...

 The Black Keys Loosen Up: Backstage on the 'Turn Blue' Tour
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 14:00:00 -0400

On a Saturday afternoon in Cleveland, Patrick Carney kicks back in his dressing room at Quicken Loans Arena, smoking a cigarette in a chair next to an exercise bike. Below a giant TV is an FC Twin console, a system that plays both Nintendo and Super Nintendo games. To relax...

 Watch Pharrell's Anime, Pokemon-Inspired 'It Girl' Video
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:11:00 -0400

Thus far, Pharrell's Girl has produced two pop hits: "Happy" the chart-topping single that first appeared on the Despicable Me 2 soundtrack, and "Come Get It Bae," which featured supporting vocals from Miley Cyrus. Now, six months after the album's release, its cool closing track is getting the busy, high-concept video that might push...

 Watch Zac Brown Band Raise the Mercury With 'Bohemian Rhapsody' Cover
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:48:00 -0400

Zac Brown Band want to know if you can do the fandango.

Last Friday night, the group debuted a cover of Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" during their performance at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas. Filled with quadruple-stacked harmonies, twinkling piano and plenty of guitar muscle, the cover was the result of...

 Sons of Bill Lose Themselves in the 'Cosmos' — Video Premiere
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:24:00 -0400

Spend 30 minutes or so with Sons of Bill — say, in the conference room of the BMI building in Nashville, hours before the band is due to kick off an international tour with a show at the Americana Music Festival — and you'll be thrown into a conversation that...

 Hear the Jackson 5's Long-Lost First Recording 'Big Boy'
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 11:51:00 -0400

Since 1968, the earliest commercially available Jackson 5 recording has been the "Big Boy" 45 that the band cut for Steel Town Records and released in January that year. The previous July, however, they had cut the same track for Chicago's One-derful! Records, playing all of their own instruments at the...

 See Alice Cooper Sing a Reverent Cover of the Beatles' 'Eleanor Rigby'
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 10:34:00 -0400

Shock rocker Alice Cooper plays it straight and reverent with his take on the Beatles' "Eleanor Rigby," one of dozens of cover songs that appear on the forthcoming compilation The Art of McCartney. In the song's video, the "Welcome to My Nightmare" singer cuddles up to a mic in front...

 Lady Antebellum Talk Flying Out of Comfort Zone for New Album '747'
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 10:16:00 -0400

Lady Antebellum's 747 touches down today, bringing with it a big, booming sound that owes more to "Downtown," the group's funky-tonk single from last year's Golden, than blockbuster ballads like "Need You Now." Written on the road and recorded during breaks in the band's 2014 headlining tour, it's an album...

 Slipknot Reveal Why Their Music Festival Will Smell Like Burning Camel Poop
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 10:02:00 -0400

Knotfest, the upcoming three-day bacchanal in San Bernardino, California organized by multi-platinum masked metallers Slipknot, will go down in history as the first rock festival to have an official smell. And that smell? Camel shit.

Boasts the press release, "Knotfest has its own aroma that will infest your brain, body and clothes...

 U2 Now Eligible for Grammys After Pressing Limited-Edition Vinyl
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:49:00 -0400

After U2, Interscope Records and Apple made the band's latest album Songs of Innocence available for free to 500 million iTunes customers, a spokesperson for the Grammys said that the group would not be eligible for the next Grammy Awards due to the album being unavailable for purchase before the...

 Hear Weezer's New Album on iTunes Ahead of Official Release
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:45:00 -0400

After a series of cryptic album teasers and new songs, Weezer have begun streaming their new album Everything Will Be Alright in the End on iTunes First Look one week ahead of its October 7th release.

"On the surface, the name is optimistic," frontman Rivers Cuomo recently told Rolling Stone of the potentially ominous album title....

 TV on the Radio Make Paul Reubens a Race Car Driver for 'Happy Idiot' Video
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 03:13:00 -0400

For "Happy Idiot," the first video from TV on the Radio's upcoming fifth album Seeds, the group has enlisted Paul Reubens as "Racer Steven" and Doctor Who actress Karen Gillan for what singer Tunde Adebimpe described as a "full-on geekfest in the desert."

Directed by Danny Jelinek and written by comedian Jake Fogelnest,...

 See Paul McCartney's Whimsical Video for Wings' 'Call Me Back Again'
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 18:03:00 -0400

With two Wings reissues slated for the fall, Paul McCartney has begun making lyric videos for songs that came out years before the video era. First up is the Venus and Mars track "Call Me Back Again." The soulful song, which featured heavily on Wings set lists at the time...

 George Jones Museum to Open in Downtown Nashville
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 16:52:00 -0400

George Jones is getting his own museum. The man often regarded as the greatest country music singer of all-time will be celebrated and remembered with the George Jones Museum, a new facility set to open in downtown Nashville.

"We are overjoyed to share George's legacy and memory with the Nashville community,"...


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