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  • Singer Lovato, who is featured on the soundtrack, poses at the premiere of "Frozen" at El Capitan theatre in Hollywood
    'Frozen' album sells 2 million, … Reuters - 5 hours ago

    By Piya Sinha-Roy LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Two Nordic princesses held their reign atop the weekly Billboard 200 album chart on Wednesday as the soundtrack to Disney's … More »'Frozen' album sells 2 million, …

    Singer Lovato, who is featured on the soundtrack, poses at the premiere of "Frozen" at El Capitan theatre in Hollywood

    By Piya Sinha-Roy LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Two Nordic princesses held their reign atop the weekly Billboard 200 album chart on Wednesday as the soundtrack to Disney's hit animated film "Frozen" crossed the 2 million sales mark and continued to hold off new entries. "Frozen," led by its Oscar-winning hit song "Let It Go," …

  • On the Charts: 'Frozen' Tops Another Dismal Sales Week
    On the Charts: 'Frozen' Tops … Rolling Stone - 7 hours ago

    Any chance Adele could come out of whatever British domestic utopia she's living in to (re-)rescue the record business? Because, no offense to the Frozen soundtrack, … More »On the Charts: 'Frozen' Tops …

    On the Charts: 'Frozen' Tops Another Dismal Sales Week

    Any chance Adele could come out of whatever British domestic utopia she's living in to (re-)rescue the record business? Because, no offense to the Frozen soundtrack, things are bleak out there. Albums[...]

  • Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti shakes hands with rapper Jay Z during a news conference after they announced that the "Made in America" two-day music festival will be held at Grand Park in front of City Hall over the Labor Day weekend in Los Angeles
    Rapper Jay Z brings 'Made in America' … Reuters - 7 hours ago

    By Piya Sinha-Roy LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Rapper Jay Z joined Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Wednesday to announce that his music festival, "Budweiser Made in America," … More »Rapper Jay Z brings 'Made in America' …

    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti shakes hands with rapper Jay Z during a news conference after they announced that the "Made in America" two-day music festival will be held at Grand Park in front of City Hall over the Labor Day weekend in Los Angeles

    By Piya Sinha-Roy LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Rapper Jay Z joined Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Wednesday to announce that his music festival, "Budweiser Made in America," will be coming to downtown Los Angeles in August, giving the annual music bash a second venue. Grammy-winning Jay Z launched the "Made in America" …

  • Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie and Toronto roots-rock outfit the Sadies were friends before they became musical collaborators, and perhaps that's why their new album sounds so refreshingly casual. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ho-Norman Wong
    Gord Downie, the Sadies' joint release … The Canadian Press - 8 hours ago

    TORONTO - After Gord Downie and the Sadies formed a makeshift band together, Downie remembers their first gig two years ago with a certain fond nostalgia: they were "beautifully … More »Gord Downie, the Sadies' joint release …

    Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie and Toronto roots-rock outfit the Sadies were friends before they became musical collaborators, and perhaps that's why their new album sounds so refreshingly casual. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ho-Norman Wong

    TORONTO - After Gord Downie and the Sadies formed a makeshift band together, Downie remembers their first gig two years ago with a certain fond nostalgia: they were "beautifully miscast" at the country music festival Boots & Hearts, taking the stage in the mid-afternoon sandwiched between "mother and father of Canadian …

  • The Inside Story Of Nirvana's One-Night-Only Reunion
    The Inside Story Of Nirvana's One-Night-Only … Rolling Stone - 9 hours ago

    The thought of entering the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for his work in Nirvana barely even entered Dave Grohl's head until shortly after he walked offstage at last … More »The Inside Story Of Nirvana's One-Night-Only …

    The Inside Story Of Nirvana's One-Night-Only Reunion

    The thought of entering the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for his work in Nirvana barely even entered Dave Grohl's head until shortly after he walked offstage at last year's ceremony in Los Angeles after[...]

  • Jay-Z Carter, also known as Shawn carter, announces the Made in America Festival during a news conference at City Hall on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 in Los Angeles. The music mogul was joined by the city’s mayor Wednesday at Los Angeles City Hall to announce the two-day concert, which is planned for Labor Day weekend. (Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP)
    Jay Z to bring two-day Made in America … The Canadian Press - 9 hours ago

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. - The Budweiser Made in America music festival is coming to Los Angeles, but who is performing and how the city will manage the two-day concert are … More »Jay Z to bring two-day Made in America …

    Jay-Z Carter, also known as Shawn carter, announces the Made in America Festival during a news conference at City Hall on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 in Los Angeles. The music mogul was joined by the city’s mayor Wednesday at Los Angeles City Hall to announce the two-day concert, which is planned for Labor Day weekend. (Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP)

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. - The Budweiser Made in America music festival is coming to Los Angeles, but who is performing and how the city will manage the two-day concert are still mysteries.

  • Jay Z to Hold Made in America Festival in L.A. and Philadelphia
    Jay Z to Hold Made in America Festival … Rolling Stone - 9 hours ago

    Jay Z and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti confirmed that this year's Budweiser Made in America festival will take place in Los Angeles as well as its traditional … More »Jay Z to Hold Made in America Festival …

    Jay Z to Hold Made in America Festival in L.A. and Philadelphia

    Jay Z and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti confirmed that this year's Budweiser Made in America festival will take place in Los Angeles as well as its traditional home of Philadelphia. Jay Z Ranks His[...]

  • FILE - This June 17, 2003 file photo shows British rock band AC/DC, from left, Brian Johnson, Malcolm Young, Phil Rudd, Angus Young, and Cliff Williams performing on stage during a concert in Munich, southern Germany. Malcolm Young of AC/DC is taking a break from the band to focus on his health. The band posted on its Facebook page Wednesday, April 16, 2014, that the 61-year-old guitarist is halting from the band “due to ill health” after 40 years (AP Photo/Jan Pitman, File)
    Malcolm Young of AC/DC taking break … The Canadian Press - 11 hours ago

    NEW YORK, N.Y. - Malcolm Young of AC/DC is taking a break from the band to focus on his health. The announcement saying the 61-year-old guitarist is in "ill health" … More »Malcolm Young of AC/DC taking break …

    FILE - This June 17, 2003 file photo shows British rock band AC/DC, from left, Brian Johnson, Malcolm Young, Phil Rudd, Angus Young, and Cliff Williams performing on stage during a concert in Munich, southern Germany. Malcolm Young of AC/DC is taking a break from the band to focus on his health. The band posted on its Facebook page Wednesday, April 16, 2014, that the 61-year-old guitarist is halting from the band “due to ill health” after 40 years (AP Photo/Jan Pitman, File)

    NEW YORK, N.Y. - Malcolm Young of AC/DC is taking a break from the band to focus on his health. The announcement saying the 61-year-old guitarist is in "ill health" was posted on the band's Facebook page Wednesday. The statement said: "Malcolm would like to thank the group's die-hard legions of fans worldwide for their …

  • FILE - This Sept. 27, 2012 file photo shows singer-songwriter Neil Young posing for a portrait at The Carlyle hotel in New York. Young has raised more than $6 million through a Kickstarter campaign to fund his digital music project PonoMusic. Kickstarter closed the campaign Tuesday after raising 6.2 million through 18,000 supporters. The campaign is the third most funded project for Kickstarter. (Photo by Victoria Will/Invision/AP, file)
    Neil Young raises $6 million in Kickstarter … The Canadian Press - 13 hours ago

    NEW YORK, N.Y. - Neil Young has raised more than $6 million through a Kickstarter campaign to fund the singer-songwriter's digital music project PonoMusic. More »Neil Young raises $6 million in Kickstarter …

    FILE - This Sept. 27, 2012 file photo shows singer-songwriter Neil Young posing for a portrait at The Carlyle hotel in New York. Young has raised more than $6 million through a Kickstarter campaign to fund his digital music project PonoMusic. Kickstarter closed the campaign Tuesday after raising 6.2 million through 18,000 supporters. The campaign is the third most funded project for Kickstarter. (Photo by Victoria Will/Invision/AP, file)

    NEW YORK, N.Y. - Neil Young has raised more than $6 million through a Kickstarter campaign to fund the singer-songwriter's digital music project PonoMusic.

  • Pharrell Slips Into Crooner Mode for 'Spider-Man 2' Track 'Here'
    Pharrell Slips Into Crooner Mode for … Rolling Stone - 14 hours ago

    Though he's known more for his jazz-tinged pop and hip-hop productions, Pharrell knows how to deliver a ballad when the mood is right. And the musical chameleon slips … More »Pharrell Slips Into Crooner Mode for …

    Pharrell Slips Into Crooner Mode for 'Spider-Man 2' Track 'Here'

    Though he's known more for his jazz-tinged pop and hip-hop productions, Pharrell knows how to deliver a ballad when the mood is right. And the musical chameleon slips into crooner mode with "Here," hi[...]

  • 10 New Wave Secrets Revealed in Eighties Oral History 'Mad World'
    10 New Wave Secrets Revealed in Eighties … Rolling Stone - 15 hours ago

    If you miss the days when the world was made of mesh and lace, you'll want to check out Mad World: An Oral History of New Wave Artists and Songs That Defined the … More »10 New Wave Secrets Revealed in Eighties …

    10 New Wave Secrets Revealed in Eighties Oral History 'Mad World'

    If you miss the days when the world was made of mesh and lace, you'll want to check out Mad World: An Oral History of New Wave Artists and Songs That Defined the 1980s. The hugely entertaining book, b[...]

  • AC/DC Not Breaking Up Amid Retirement Rumors
    AC/DC Not Breaking Up Amid Retirement … Rolling Stone - 15 hours ago

    After two days of massive speculation, Australian hard-rock pioneers AC/DC have shot down rumors that they are retiring. Frontman Brian Johnson has instead revealed that … More »AC/DC Not Breaking Up Amid Retirement …

    AC/DC Not Breaking Up Amid Retirement Rumors

    After two days of massive speculation, Australian hard-rock pioneers AC/DC have shot down rumors that they are retiring. Frontman Brian Johnson has instead revealed that the band is going ahead w[...]

  • Arctic Monkeys Set to Headline Summerfest
    Arctic Monkeys Set to Headline Summ … Rolling Stone - 17 hours ago

    Arctic Monkeys have joined the lineup of Milwaukee's multi-day Summerfest, which will take place every day between June 25th and July 6th, with the exception of June … More »Arctic Monkeys Set to Headline Summ …

    Arctic Monkeys Set to Headline Summerfest

    Arctic Monkeys have joined the lineup of Milwaukee's multi-day Summerfest, which will take place every day between June 25th and July 6th, with the exception of June 30th. Other new additions to the f[...]

  • Jack Bruce Moves Past Cream: 'It Was Nice to Have a Little Comeback'
    Jack Bruce Moves Past Cream: 'It … Rolling Stone - Tue, 15 Apr, 2014 4:30 PM EDT

    When former Cream frontman Jack Bruce attempts to explain why it has taken him a decade to put out his latest solo album, Silver Rails, he says he had merely fallen out … More »Jack Bruce Moves Past Cream: 'It …

    Jack Bruce Moves Past Cream: 'It Was Nice to Have a Little Comeback'

    When former Cream frontman Jack Bruce attempts to explain why it has taken him a decade to put out his latest solo album, Silver Rails, he says he had merely fallen out of love with the recording proc[...]

  • Courtney Love on Springsteen: 'Saxophones … Rolling Stone - Tue, 15 Apr, 2014 3:15 PM EDT

    Less than a week after Courtney Love helped celebrate the induction of her late husband's band, Nirvana, at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, the singer has posted a … More »Courtney Love on Springsteen: 'Saxophones …

    Less than a week after Courtney Love helped celebrate the induction of her late husband's band, Nirvana, at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, the singer has posted a YouTube video as part of her "Love[...]

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