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Limp Bizkit Guitarist Not Stoked for 'Roided-Out Bohunks' on Upcoming Cruise
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 18:02:00 -0500

Batten down the hatches and break out the red New York Yankees fitted, Limp Bizkit is hitting the high seas next week as headliners of of the ShipRocked cruise and guitarist Wes Borland couldn't be more morose.

As Metal Injection points out, Borland took to Instagram to express his discontent, posting a photo of...

 Lady Antebellum, Blake Shelton to Perform 'Country Jam' in Wisconsin
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 17:29:00 -0500

Since 1990 (in other words, years before any of this year's headliners had a hit record), Country Jam USA has been one of the Midwest's most prestigious country music festivals. This summer's lineup for the fest, which takes place in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, from July 23rd—25th, includes Eric Church, Blake...

 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' Preps Month of Live Musical Mash-Ups
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 16:25:00 -0500

Jimmy Kimmel Live will shake up its regularly scheduled musical performances this February with a new series, "Mash Up Mondays," bringing together two artists for a special one-off gig.

"Mash Up Mondays" kicks off February 2nd with Weezer and ZZ Top — or as host Jimmy Kimmel re-dubbed them in a press release,...

 Watch Kip Moore Pull Putrid Prank on Dierks Bentley
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 16:19:00 -0500

There's somethin' 'bout a truck… with a Billy goat in the back? So thinks Kip Moore, anyway, who played an epic prank on tourmate Dierks Bentley as retaliation for forcing him, along with fellow opening acts Maddie & Tae and Canaan Smith, to take a chilly polar plunge in Nashville's...

 Ringo Starr Slates 'Postcards From Paradise' Weeks Before Hall of Fame
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 12:09:00 -0500

Ringo Starr will not go quietly into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. About a month before his induction, the ex-Beatle will release his 18th solo album, Postcards From Paradise, which will contain 11 original songs.

Among them are "Island in the Sun," the first he has written with his...

 Watch Marty Stuart Sing, Shred and 'Streamline' on 'Letterman'
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 12:08:00 -0500

"I'm a streamline lover; nobody touch my speed."

That's a line from "Streamline," a bluesy track from the most recent album from Marty Stuart and his Fabulous Superlatives, Saturday Night/Sunday Morning. Although in the context of the song, it extols the virtues of a "backwoods Romeo," it also works well to...

 Brian Wilson Taps Musical Peers for New Album 'No Pier Pressure'
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 11:27:00 -0500

Brian Wilson has assembled an all-star supporting cast for his new album, No Pier Pressure, which is scheduled to arrive on April 7th via Capitol Records. Along with performances from a number of longtime musical peers, including several of his former Beach Boys bandmates, Wilson's new LP boasts Kacey Musgraves, fun.'s Nate Ruess and...

 Faith No More, Noel Gallagher to Headline Canadian Music Week
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 10:55:00 -0500

Since 1981, Canadian Music Week has invaded Toronto, Ontario, packing the city's venues with both big-name artists and emerging acts. The 2015 incarnation of CMW is the festival's biggest yet, as over 1,000 artists will perform in 60 of Toronto's venues over the course of 10 days running from May...

 Tim McGraw to Step In for Glen Campbell at the Oscars
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 10:50:00 -0500

Tim McGraw has some big shoes to fill on February 22nd. The country superstar has been tapped to perform Glen Campbell's Oscar-nominated "I'm Not Gonna Miss You" at the 87th annual Academy Awards.

Campbell, a nominee for Best Original Song, is unable to attend the Oscars, as his Alzheimer's disease continues...

 Tom Petty on Sam Smith Settlement: 'No Hard Feelings. These Things Happen'
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 09:57:00 -0500

Less than a week after it was revealed that Sam Smith had agreed to give co-writing credit of his Grammy-nominated single "Stay With Me" to Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne (whose "I Won't Back Down" shared a similar chorus with the Smith track), Petty has released an amicable statement on his official site clarifying the situation.

"About the...

 Justin Bieber Apologizes: 'I'm Not Who I Was Pretending to Be'
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 09:38:00 -0500

Justin Bieber came clean about the bad behavior that's marred his recent career in a video posted to Facebook following an appearance on the Ellen DeGeneres Show. "I didn't want to come off arrogant or conceited, or basically how I've been acting the past year, year and a half," Bieber confessed in the clip....

 On the Charts: Fall Out Boy Reign, While Decemberists, Manson Hit Top 10
Wed, 28 Jan 2015 18:18:00 -0500

2015 HAS BEGUN — NEW ALBUMS ARE ACTUALLY COMING OUT!: Fall Out Boy's American Beauty/American Psycho makes its debut this week at Number One, selling 192,000 copies and moving 218,000 "units," a new chart formula based on album and track sales and streaming. That's a week after Meghan Trainor's...

 Lil Wayne Sues Cash Money for $51 Million
Wed, 28 Jan 2015 17:47:00 -0500

Lil Wayne is suing Cash Money with the hopes of ending his contract with the label, according to TMZ. The lawsuit alleges that CEO Bryan "Birdman" Williams and the company have withheld a substantial amount of money that it owes him with regard to the rapper's still-unreleased new album, Tha...

 Taylor Swift Trademarks 'This Sick Beat' and Other '1989' Phrases
Wed, 28 Jan 2015 16:38:00 -0500

If you want to "Party Like It's 1989" to "This Sick Beat," you better ask Taylor Swift's permission first. The pop star has trademarked those phrases – along with "'Cause We Never Go Out of Style," "Could Show You Incredible Things" and "Nice to Meet You, Where You Been?" –...

 Hear Charli XCX Sing 'Boom Clap' and 'Break the Rules' in Japanese
Wed, 28 Jan 2015 15:38:00 -0500

Charli XCX has recorded versions of her hits "Boom Clap" and "Break the Rules" in Japanese for that country's version of Sucker (via Fuse). Warner Music Japan posted snippets of the new versions, which don't stray from the originals other than the language, to YouTube. J-Pop singer and model Yasuda Rei...

 Is Aphex Twin Dropping Hours of Unreleased Music on SoundCloud?
Wed, 28 Jan 2015 14:26:00 -0500

Last year, Aphex Twin ended a 13-year hiatus with his surprise comeback LP Syro, and now it appears like the electronic music pioneer is making up for lost time by posting hours of unreleased music on SoundCloud. Given the elusive nature of the producer (real name: Richard D. James), we'll probably never know for sure, but...

 A Country Music Fan's Guide to Super Bowl XLIX
Wed, 28 Jan 2015 13:58:00 -0500

It's been 21 years since Clint Black, Tanya Tucker, Travis Tritt and the Judds stormed the Georgia Dome midway through Super Bowl XXVIII, giving the NFL championship its first country music halftime show. 

Related: Zac Brown Band Set for Pre-Super Bowl Party

Don't expect to hear much twang during this weekend's matchup...

 John Frusciante Preps 'Experimental' Electronic LP
Wed, 28 Jan 2015 13:37:00 -0500

Former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante is venturing into "experimental acid house" with a new self-titled LP under the moniker Trickfinger. The album, a continuation of his recent foray into electronica, will be released April 7th via Acid Test, Resident Advisor reports. 

"I started being serious about following my dream...

 Watch Zac Brown Band's Soaring Segue From 'Free' to Van Morrison
Wed, 28 Jan 2015 09:34:00 -0500

Zac Brown Band will kick off the ninth season of acclaimed public television series, Live From the Artists Den, on Friday, January 30th, with a performance from legendary Forest Hills Stadium in Queens, New York. The Grammy-winning group delivers a hit-filled set that includes fan favorites "Jump Right In," "Colder...

 Blink-182's Tom DeLonge Defends Himself Against Bandmates' Accusations
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 18:47:00 -0500

One day after Blink-182's Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker blasted founding member Tom DeLonge to Rolling Stone for being "ungrateful" and "disingenuous" over conflicting reports that he had left the band, the singer-guitarist issued an open letter to fans detailing his side of the story.

"I love Blink and am incredibly...

 Phillip Phillips Seeks Break From 'Oppressive' 'American Idol' Producer
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:36:00 -0500

Nearly three years after winning American Idol, Phillip Phillips is attempting to declare his contract with the show's production company, 19 Entertainment, to be illegal, according to The Hollywood Reporter. In a legal filing, he claimed the company has "manipulated" him into making appearances, forcing him to perform for free...

 My Morning Jacket, Modest Mouse, Sam Smith to Headline Forecastle Fest
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 14:33:00 -0500

Louisville's own My Morning Jacket will headline the city's annual Forecastle Festival this year, along with Sam Smith, Widespread Panic and Modest Mouse. The three-day festival is scheduled to take place from July 17th to the 19th at the Waterfront Park, located next to the Ohio River.

Other regional acts set to play...

 The Band Perry, Josh Turner Added to Florida Beach Concert
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 13:54:00 -0500

Tortuga Music Festival headliners Kenny Chesney and Zac Brown Band had better pack a bigger beach blanket. The two acts will be getting some company at the third annual festival, held April 11th and 12th on the beach in Fort Lauderdale, as the Band Perry, Josh Turner and Will Hoge...

 Watch N.E.R.D. Act Like Squares in 'Squeeze Me' Video
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 13:41:00 -0500

Pharrell Williams has found a lot of luck in his solo career with making tracks for children's movies. For the soundtrack of the upcoming The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water, though, the producer gets his pop-rock trio N.E.R.D. back to partake in some goofy, nautical fun in the new clip for their single "Squeeze...

 Taylor Swift's Twitter, Instagram Hacked
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 13:35:00 -0500

UPDATE: Taylor Swift has addressed the hacks  on her Twitter and Instagram accounts in two posts on Tumblr, assuring fans, "Twitter is deleting the hacker tweets and locking my account until they can figure out how this happened and get me new passwords. Never a dull moment." The pop star did her best to make light...


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