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  • Mourning and memories in Garcia Marquez's … Reuters - 1 hour 53 minutes ago

    By Helen Murphy ARACATACA, Colombia (Reuters) - The sleepy Colombian town that was Gabriel Garcia Marquez's birthplace and inspired him to write "One Hundred Years of … More »Mourning and memories in Garcia Marquez's …

    By Helen Murphy ARACATACA, Colombia (Reuters) - The sleepy Colombian town that was Gabriel Garcia Marquez's birthplace and inspired him to write "One Hundred Years of Solitude" mourned its Nobel Prize-winning author on Friday with music, candles and flowers. A day after Garcia Marquez's death, his cousin Nicolas Ricardo …

  • Watch the Rolling Stones in British … Rolling Stone - 3 hours ago

    The newsreel archivist British Pathé uploaded tens of thousands of classic clips to YouTube recently, and among them are a smattering of spots on the Rolling Stones at … More »Watch the Rolling Stones in British …

    The newsreel archivist British Pathé uploaded tens of thousands of classic clips to YouTube recently, and among them are a smattering of spots on the Rolling Stones at pivotal points in their c[...]

  • FILE - In this Aug. 6 2011 file photo, American singer and songwriter Prince performs on the Isle of Amager in Copenhagen, Denmark. Prince now owns the rights of the music he recorded on Warner Bros. Records after years of disputes and battles with the record label. Warner Bros. announced Friday, April 18, 2014, that it reached an agreement with the pop icon. Prince was signed to label from 1978 to mid-1990s, during which he released key projects like “Purple Rain,” “1999” and “Around the World In a Day.” The financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed. (AP Photo/Polfoto/Jakob Joergensen, File) DENMARK OUT
    Prince owns his own songs, reaches agreement … The Canadian Press - 7 hours ago

    NEW YORK, N.Y. - Prince now owns the rights to the music he recorded on Warner Bros. Records after years of disputes and battles with the record label. Warner Bros. … More »Prince owns his own songs, reaches agreement …

    FILE - In this Aug. 6 2011 file photo, American singer and songwriter Prince performs on the Isle of Amager in Copenhagen, Denmark. Prince now owns the rights of the music he recorded on Warner Bros. Records after years of disputes and battles with the record label. Warner Bros. announced Friday, April 18, 2014, that it reached an agreement with the pop icon. Prince was signed to label from 1978 to mid-1990s, during which he released key projects like “Purple Rain,” “1999” and “Around the World In a Day.” The financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed. (AP Photo/Polfoto/Jakob Joergensen, File) DENMARK OUT

    NEW YORK, N.Y. - Prince now owns the rights to the music he recorded on Warner Bros. Records after years of disputes and battles with the record label. Warner Bros. announced Friday it had reached an agreement with the pop icon, who was signed to the label from 1978 to the mid-1990s, during which time he released key projects …

  • Girl Talk and Freeway Explain 'Broken Ankles' and Being Brutal
    Girl Talk and Freeway Explain 'Broken … Rolling Stone - 7 hours ago

    When Gregg Gillis, better known as the mash-up artist Girl Talk, stepped into Philadelphia's famous Sigma Sound Studios last year, he was already nervous to begin … More »Girl Talk and Freeway Explain 'Broken …

    Girl Talk and Freeway Explain 'Broken Ankles' and Being Brutal

    When Gregg Gillis, better known as the mash-up artist Girl Talk, stepped into Philadelphia's famous Sigma Sound Studios last year, he was already nervous to begin his first collaborative album –[...]

  • Prince Promises New Album and Remasters After Label Partnership
    Prince Promises New Album and Remasters … Rolling Stone - 8 hours ago

    More than two decades after Prince wrote "slave" on his face to protest his contract with Warner Bros. Records, the artist has come to an agreement with the … More »Prince Promises New Album and Remasters …

    Prince Promises New Album and Remasters After Label Partnership

    More than two decades after Prince wrote "slave" on his face to protest his contract with Warner Bros. Records, the artist has come to an agreement with the company. Under the new partnership, Warners[...]

  • Robert De Niro waves upon arriving for the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival opening night screening of 'Time Is Illmatic' in New York
    Music films hit distinct note at annual … Reuters - 9 hours ago

    By Chris Michaud NEW YORK (Reuters) - Music and movies played together even before sound revolutionized film during its infancy, and so it is at the Tribeca Film Festival … More »Music films hit distinct note at annual …

    Robert De Niro waves upon arriving for the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival opening night screening of 'Time Is Illmatic' in New York

    By Chris Michaud NEW YORK (Reuters) - Music and movies played together even before sound revolutionized film during its infancy, and so it is at the Tribeca Film Festival where the documentary lineup is heavy on musical subjects, from hip hop star Nas to shock rocker Alice Cooper. And while documentaries have traditionally …

  • Future and Kanye West Romance Beachside … Rolling Stone - 9 hours ago

    In the music video for their collaborative single "I Won," Future and Kanye West serenade a slew of curvaceous models striking sexy poses on a private beach. … More »Future and Kanye West Romance Beachside …

    In the music video for their collaborative single "I Won," Future and Kanye West serenade a slew of curvaceous models striking sexy poses on a private beach. The black-and-white clip, directed by long[...]

  • FILE - This April 7, 2014 file photo shows guitarist and frontman of the band "Kiss," Paul Stanley in New York. Stanley released a memoir, "Face The Music: a Life Exposed," this month. (Photo by Scott Gries/Invision/AP, File)
    Kiss' Paul Stanley on his autobiography, … The Canadian Press - 9 hours ago

    NEW YORK, N.Y. - Kiss frontman Paul Stanley feels a strong connection to the title character of "The Phantom of the Opera," and not just because he's spent nearly 40 … More »Kiss' Paul Stanley on his autobiography, …

    FILE - This April 7, 2014 file photo shows guitarist and frontman of the band "Kiss," Paul Stanley in New York. Stanley released a memoir, "Face The Music: a Life Exposed," this month. (Photo by Scott Gries/Invision/AP, File)

    NEW YORK, N.Y. - Kiss frontman Paul Stanley feels a strong connection to the title character of "The Phantom of the Opera," and not just because he's spent nearly 40 years onstage with his face covered in paint. Only I wasn't living in a dungeon under an opera house," Stanley said.

  • U.S. music labels sue Pandora over royalties … Reuters - Thu, 17 Apr, 2014 6:35 PM EDT

    By Joseph Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) - Several major U.S. music companies sued Pandora Media Inc on Thursday, accusing the online streaming service of cheating them out of … More »U.S. music labels sue Pandora over royalties …

    By Joseph Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) - Several major U.S. music companies sued Pandora Media Inc on Thursday, accusing the online streaming service of cheating them out of royalties by playing thousands of pre-1972 recordings without paying royalties. The music in question, from musicians such as the Beatles, Louis Armstrong, …

  • Just in Time for Easter: De La Soul Hide Records Around the World
    Just in Time for Easter: De La Soul … Rolling Stone - Thu, 17 Apr, 2014 5:40 PM EDT

    Just in time for Easter, De La Soul have concocted their own brand of egg hunt. Two months after the hip-hop trio gave away its entire discography for free, it has placed … More »Just in Time for Easter: De La Soul …

    Just in Time for Easter: De La Soul Hide Records Around the World

    Just in time for Easter, De La Soul have concocted their own brand of egg hunt. Two months after the hip-hop trio gave away its entire discography for free, it has placed 100 vinyl copies of instrumen[...]

  • Campaign to Save Soundgarden, Pearl Jam Recording Console Launched
    Campaign to Save Soundgarden, Pearl … Rolling Stone - Thu, 17 Apr, 2014 5:20 PM EDT

    The mixing console used to record albums like Pearl Jam's Ten and Soundgarden's Louder Than Love is reportedly in desperate need of repairs, so its owners at … More »Campaign to Save Soundgarden, Pearl …

    Campaign to Save Soundgarden, Pearl Jam Recording Console Launched

    The mixing console used to record albums like Pearl Jam's Ten and Soundgarden's Louder Than Love is reportedly in desperate need of repairs, so its owners at Seattle's London Bridge Studio have launch[...]

  • Foo Fighters' New Album 'Halfway Done,' Says Butch Vig
    Foo Fighters' New Album 'Halfway … Rolling Stone - Thu, 17 Apr, 2014 4:20 PM EDT

    The new Foo Fighters album is "almost halfway done," producer Butch Vig said in a new interview with Kerrang (via NME). Vig said the group is experimenting … More »Foo Fighters' New Album 'Halfway …

    Foo Fighters' New Album 'Halfway Done,' Says Butch Vig

    The new Foo Fighters album is "almost halfway done," producer Butch Vig said in a new interview with Kerrang (via NME). Vig said the group is experimenting with a variety of recording techni[...]

  • Robert De Niro waves upon arriving for the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival opening night screening of 'Time Is Illmatic' in New York
    Tribeca Festival films go behind the … Reuters - Thu, 17 Apr, 2014 3:26 PM EDT

    By Patricia Reaney NEW YORK (Reuters) - From final fittings at a famous Parisian fashion house to rehearsals for a young choreographer's new work for the New York City … More »Tribeca Festival films go behind the …

    Robert De Niro waves upon arriving for the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival opening night screening of 'Time Is Illmatic' in New York

    By Patricia Reaney NEW YORK (Reuters) - From final fittings at a famous Parisian fashion house to rehearsals for a young choreographer's new work for the New York City Ballet and a global tour of "Richard III," documentaries at the Tribeca Film Festival give viewers the film equivalent of a backstage pass. "Dior and I," …

  • File picture shows Puerto Rican salsa singer Jose "Cheo" Feliciano embracing Panamanian singer Ruben Blades in San Juan
    Salsa music great José 'Cheo' … Reuters - Thu, 17 Apr, 2014 1:28 PM EDT

    By Ana Martinez-Santiago SAN JUAN (Reuters) - Puerto Rican singer José Luis "Cheo" Feliciano, who performed with some of salsa's top stars, was killed in a car crash … More »Salsa music great José 'Cheo' …

    File picture shows Puerto Rican salsa singer Jose "Cheo" Feliciano embracing Panamanian singer Ruben Blades in San Juan

    By Ana Martinez-Santiago SAN JUAN (Reuters) - Puerto Rican singer José Luis "Cheo" Feliciano, who performed with some of salsa's top stars, was killed in a car crash in San Juan early Thursday morning, police said. Puerto Rico Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla declared three days of mourning for the widely admired salsero. …

  • An original 1954 Fender Stratocaster, left, is shown next to a 2014 model at a studio in Scottsdale, Ariz. on Friday, Jan. 10, 2014. Leo Fender developed the instrument in a small workshop in Fullerton, Calif. six decades ago. (AP Photo/Matt York)
    Iconic Stratocaster has helped guitarists … The Canadian Press - Thu, 17 Apr, 2014 1:24 PM EDT

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Jimi Hendrix made it shriek. Buddy Holly made it swing. Stevie Ray Vaughn made it snarl. More »Iconic Stratocaster has helped guitarists …

    An original 1954 Fender Stratocaster, left, is shown next to a 2014 model at a studio in Scottsdale, Ariz. on Friday, Jan. 10, 2014. Leo Fender developed the instrument in a small workshop in Fullerton, Calif. six decades ago. (AP Photo/Matt York)

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Jimi Hendrix made it shriek. Buddy Holly made it swing. Stevie Ray Vaughn made it snarl.

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