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  • Mariah Carey is seen at her Official Welcome to Caesars Palace on Monday, April 27, 2015, in Las Vegas, NV. (Photo by Andrew Estey/Invision/AP)
    Pop star Mariah Carey makes grand Las … The Canadian Press - 4 hours ago

    For anyone wondering what to expect from Mariah Carey's upcoming series of Las Vegas shows at Caesars Palace beyond her 18 number one hit singles, her grand entrance … More »Pop star Mariah Carey makes grand Las …

    Mariah Carey is seen at her Official Welcome to Caesars Palace on Monday, April 27, 2015, in Las Vegas, NV. (Photo by Andrew Estey/Invision/AP)

    For anyone wondering what to expect from Mariah Carey's upcoming series of Las Vegas shows at Caesars Palace beyond her 18 number one hit singles, her grand entrance on Monday provided a hint of what's to come. It's an extravaganza," she said Monday evening, backstage at The Colosseum. The songstress arrived to the venue …

  • Alex Lifeson, centre, Neil Peart, left, and Geddy Lee, right, of Rush accept their band's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Thursday, April 18, 2013 in Los Angeles. The upcoming Rush tour is billed as a 40th anniversary celebration ??? but it could just as easily be advertised as a retirement party of sorts. No, the beloved Toronto power-prog band isn't going away, exactly, but they say this will be their last major tour. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Danny Moloshok/Invision/AP
    Lifeson on Rush's last big tour: … The Canadian Press - 4 hours ago

    The tour kicks off May 8 in Tulsa, Okla., and will hit Toronto, Montreal, Calgary and Vancouver before wrapping Aug. 1 in Los Angeles. Ahead of rehearsals, a candid … More »Lifeson on Rush's last big tour: …

    Alex Lifeson, centre, Neil Peart, left, and Geddy Lee, right, of Rush accept their band's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Thursday, April 18, 2013 in Los Angeles. The upcoming Rush tour is billed as a 40th anniversary celebration ??? but it could just as easily be advertised as a retirement party of sorts. No, the beloved Toronto power-prog band isn't going away, exactly, but they say this will be their last major tour. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Danny Moloshok/Invision/AP

    The tour kicks off May 8 in Tulsa, Okla., and will hit Toronto, Montreal, Calgary and Vancouver before wrapping Aug. 1 in Los Angeles. Ahead of rehearsals, a candid Alex Lifeson talked to The Canadian Press about Rush slowing down.

  • "Barock 'n' Rollers" Johann Sebastian Bass pose in front of a statue of Johann Strauss in Vienna
    Johann Sebastian Bass: blasting baroque … Reuters - 22 hours ago

    VIENNA (Reuters) - Austria's music scene boasts heritage and variety - from Mozart to last year's Eurovision Song Contest winner, the bearded transvestite singer … More »Johann Sebastian Bass: blasting baroque …

    "Barock 'n' Rollers" Johann Sebastian Bass pose in front of a statue of Johann Strauss in Vienna

    VIENNA (Reuters) - Austria's music scene boasts heritage and variety - from Mozart to last year's Eurovision Song Contest winner, the bearded transvestite singer Conchita Wurst - and Johann Sebastian Bass are adding to the mix with what they call "Electrococo". Electropop, harpsichords and operatic singing …

  • FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2007 file photo, British singer Amy Winehouse poses for photographs after being interviewed by The Associated Press at a studio in north London. The family of Amy Winehouse has criticized a documentary about the late singer that is due to have its premiere at next month's Cannes Film Festival.A statement issued Sunday, April 26, 2015 by family spokesman Chris Goodman said director Asif Kapadia's "Amy" is "misleading and contains some basic untruths." The statement said the film suggested family members did too little to help the singer, who died in July 2011, aged 27, after battling drug and alcohol abuse. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)
    Amy Winehouse's family criticizes … The Canadian Press - Mon, 27 Apr, 2015 5:50 AM EDT

    The family of Amy Winehouse has criticized a documentary about the late singer that is due to have its premiere at next month's Cannes Film Festival. The statement said … More »Amy Winehouse's family criticizes …

    FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2007 file photo, British singer Amy Winehouse poses for photographs after being interviewed by The Associated Press at a studio in north London. The family of Amy Winehouse has criticized a documentary about the late singer that is due to have its premiere at next month's Cannes Film Festival.A statement issued Sunday, April 26, 2015 by family spokesman Chris Goodman said director Asif Kapadia's "Amy" is "misleading and contains some basic untruths." The statement said the film suggested family members did too little to help the singer, who died in July 2011, aged 27, after battling drug and alcohol abuse. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)

    The family of Amy Winehouse has criticized a documentary about the late singer that is due to have its premiere at next month's Cannes Film Festival. The statement said the film suggested family members did too little to help the singer, who died in July 2011 at age 27 of accidental alcohol poisoning.

  • Rapper Lil Wayne sings during the seventh inning stretch in Game 6  of the MLB NLCS playoff baseball series between the St. Louis Cardinals and the San Francisco Giants in San Francisco
    Gunshots fired at rapper Lil Wayne's … Reuters - Sun, 26 Apr, 2015 10:13 PM EDT

    (Reuters) - Multiple gunshots were fired early Sunday into two buses carrying Grammy-winning rap music star Lil Wayne and his entourage on a Georgia highway following … More »Gunshots fired at rapper Lil Wayne's …

    Rapper Lil Wayne sings during the seventh inning stretch in Game 6  of the MLB NLCS playoff baseball series between the St. Louis Cardinals and the San Francisco Giants in San Francisco

    (Reuters) - Multiple gunshots were fired early Sunday into two buses carrying Grammy-winning rap music star Lil Wayne and his entourage on a Georgia highway following a performance in Atlanta, but no one was hurt, police said. About a dozen people were aboard the two buses together when the pre-dawn shooting occurred on …

  • Rapper Khalifa poses at the premiere of "Furious 7" at the TCL Chinese theatre in Hollywood
    Wiz Khalifa's tribute to Furious … Reuters - Sun, 26 Apr, 2015 1:10 PM EDT

    American rapper Wiz Khalifa's tribute to actor Paul Walker, "See You Again", kept the top spot in Britain's music charts for a second week, the Official Charts Company … More »Wiz Khalifa's tribute to Furious …

    Rapper Khalifa poses at the premiere of "Furious 7" at the TCL Chinese theatre in Hollywood

    American rapper Wiz Khalifa's tribute to actor Paul Walker, "See You Again", kept the top spot in Britain's music charts for a second week, the Official Charts Company said on Sunday, saying it had also broken the country's all-time streaming record. The song, featuring Charlie Puth, is on the sound track to the movie …

  • Grooveshark copyright violations 'willful,' … Reuters - Fri, 24 Apr, 2015 3:11 PM EDT

    By Andrew Chung NEW YORK (Reuters) - Online music streaming service Grooveshark could potentially have to pay hundreds of millions of dollars to major record labels … More »Grooveshark copyright violations 'willful,' …

    By Andrew Chung NEW YORK (Reuters) - Online music streaming service Grooveshark could potentially have to pay hundreds of millions of dollars to major record labels after a U.S. judge ruled ahead of its trial starting on Monday that Grooveshark's copyright violations on nearly 5,000 songs were "willful" and made "in bad …

  • Korean pop music concert draws thousands … Reuters - Fri, 24 Apr, 2015 9:33 AM EDT

    Thousands of fans have turned out near Tokyo to see their favorite "K-pop" stars in a display of how popular South Korean pop music is in Japan despite years of chilled … More »Korean pop music concert draws thousands …

    Thousands of fans have turned out near Tokyo to see their favorite "K-pop" stars in a display of how popular South Korean pop music is in Japan despite years of chilled relations between the two countries. Groups such as INFINITE, Block B, GOT7, Supernova, SISTAR were among the musicians performing at the indoor Saitama …

  • Dan Auerbach Talks 'Extra Weird' New Solo Album
    Dan Auerbach Talks 'Extra Weird' … Rolling Stone - Fri, 24 Apr, 2015 9:29 AM EDT

    "I just finished up," says Dan Auerbach, on the phone from California, where he's playing his new solo album for Nonesuch Records. "I'm really … More »Dan Auerbach Talks 'Extra Weird' …

    Dan Auerbach Talks 'Extra Weird' New Solo Album

    "I just finished up," says Dan Auerbach, on the phone from California, where he's playing his new solo album for Nonesuch Records. "I'm really excited about it." Auerbach's solo project, called the Arcs, will first release two "boxing-related" songs: "Stay in My Corner" …

  • Keith Urban, Wilco, Hozier, Jimmy Cliff … The Canadian Press - Fri, 24 Apr, 2015 4:10 AM EDT

    The opening day of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival is set to feature about as wide a variety of music as one can compile - from the alternative Chicago-based … More »Keith Urban, Wilco, Hozier, Jimmy Cliff …

    The opening day of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival is set to feature about as wide a variety of music as one can compile - from the alternative Chicago-based rock band Wilco to Irish singer-guitarist Hozier and the Jamaican and reggae stylings of singer Jimmy Cliff.

  • British legends The Who, Elton John … The Canadian Press - Fri, 24 Apr, 2015 4:09 AM EDT

    A British invasion of sorts is headed to New Orleans. The 2015 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival's two Saturday lineups are anchored by British rock legends. Next … More »British legends The Who, Elton John …

    A British invasion of sorts is headed to New Orleans. The 2015 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival's two Saturday lineups are anchored by British rock legends. Next Saturday, Elton John — also making his festival debut — will close the same stage. In addition, British pop singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran — another first-timer …

  • Eric Church to Headline First Show at New Nashville Amphitheater
    Eric Church to Headline First Show at … Rolling Stone - Thu, 23 Apr, 2015 2:45 PM EDT

    Eric Church will be the first artist to perform at Nashville's newest outdoor venue, Ascend Amphitheatre, on July 30th. He will play a solo set with just his guitar … More »Eric Church to Headline First Show at …

    Eric Church to Headline First Show at New Nashville Amphitheater

    Eric Church will be the first artist to perform at Nashville's newest outdoor venue, Ascend Amphitheatre, on July 30th. He will play a solo set with just his guitar at the 6,800-capacity venue, which is currently being built on the west bank of the Cumberland River across from LP Field,...

  • Two Faith No More Albums to Get Rarities-Packed Reissues
    Two Faith No More Albums to Get Rarities-Packed … Rolling Stone - Thu, 23 Apr, 2015 1:18 PM EDT

    Faith No More's two best-selling records – 1989's The Real Thing and 1992's Angel Dust – are being reissued with rarities-packed bonus discs. The reissues, … More »Two Faith No More Albums to Get Rarities-Packed …

    Two Faith No More Albums to Get Rarities-Packed Reissues

    Faith No More's two best-selling records – 1989's The Real Thing and 1992's Angel Dust – are being reissued with rarities-packed bonus discs. The reissues, which will be available as either double-CD or heavyweight double-vinyl sets, will hit store shelves on June 9th, one month after the band puts...

  • Shad is shown during an interview with The Canadian Press in Toronto on Thursday October 17, 2013. Although it's still only a few shows old, the most striking feature of Shad's new "q" is that it hardly seems to be about Shad at all. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
    From Kanye to Stephen Harper, new 'q' … The Canadian Press - Thu, 23 Apr, 2015 10:40 AM EDT

    Although it's still only a few shows old, the most striking feature of Shad's new "q" is that it hardly seems to be about Shad at all. The 32-year-old has smoothly handled … More »From Kanye to Stephen Harper, new 'q' …

    Shad is shown during an interview with The Canadian Press in Toronto on Thursday October 17, 2013. Although it's still only a few shows old, the most striking feature of Shad's new "q" is that it hardly seems to be about Shad at all. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

    Although it's still only a few shows old, the most striking feature of Shad's new "q" is that it hardly seems to be about Shad at all. The 32-year-old has smoothly handled his inaugural performances but has placed the focus squarely on his guests, an eclectic bunch that's included the Kids in the Hall, actor Randall Park, …

  • Jarvis Cocker from the British band Pulp performs on the Park stage on the fourth day of the Glastonbury Festival in Worthy Farm, Somerset
    Beethoven, Jarvis, Sherlock: eclectic … Reuters - Thu, 23 Apr, 2015 9:44 AM EDT

    By Hugh Lawson LONDON (Reuters) - Beethoven's piano concertos and Sibelius' symphonies will jostle with Jarvis Cocker and an evening of Sherlock Holmes-inspired music … More »Beethoven, Jarvis, Sherlock: eclectic …

    Jarvis Cocker from the British band Pulp performs on the Park stage on the fourth day of the Glastonbury Festival in Worthy Farm, Somerset

    By Hugh Lawson LONDON (Reuters) - Beethoven's piano concertos and Sibelius' symphonies will jostle with Jarvis Cocker and an evening of Sherlock Holmes-inspired music at the 120th BBC Proms festival of classical music in London this summer, the organizers said on Thursday. The piano takes center stage at this year's two-month …

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