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  • File picture shows Puerto Rican salsa singer Jose "Cheo" Feliciano embracing Panamanian singer Ruben Blades in San Juan
    Salsa music great José 'Cheo' … Reuters - 1 hour 7 minutes ago

    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. …

  • Chromeo and Ezra Koenig Break Out the Kleenex on 'Ezra's Interlude'
    Chromeo and Ezra Koenig Break Out the … Rolling Stone - 1 hour 16 minutes ago

    So far, electro-pop funkateers Chromeo have teased their new album White Women with a series of certifiably slinky dance floor jams — like the Toro y Moi featuring "Come … More »Chromeo and Ezra Koenig Break Out the …

    Chromeo and Ezra Koenig Break Out the Kleenex on 'Ezra's Interlude'

    So far, electro-pop funkateers Chromeo have teased their new album White Women with a series of certifiably slinky dance floor jams — like the Toro y Moi featuring "Come Alive" and the drop dead[...]

  • Q&A: Alice Cooper Looks Back – 'Nothing Has Ever Been Too Dangerous'
    Q&A: Alice Cooper Looks Back – 'Nothing … Rolling Stone - 3 hours ago

    "We did not bring the chicken," Alice Cooper tells Rolling Stone, emphatically gesturing with his hand in a New York hotel room. This September, it will be … More »Q&A: Alice Cooper Looks Back – 'Nothing …

    Q&A: Alice Cooper Looks Back – 'Nothing Has Ever Been Too Dangerous'

    "We did not bring the chicken," Alice Cooper tells Rolling Stone, emphatically gesturing with his hand in a New York hotel room. This September, it will be 45 years since Alice Cooper became Alice Coo[...]

  • Q&A: Rodney Crowell on Working With Emmylou and Nashville in the 1970s
    Q&A: Rodney Crowell on Working With … Rolling Stone - 4 hours ago

    Rodney Crowell's eloquent and often elegiac new album, Tarpaper Sky, out this week, is his first solo effort since 2008's Sex and Gasoline. But the renowned and … More »Q&A: Rodney Crowell on Working With …

    Q&A: Rodney Crowell on Working With Emmylou and Nashville in the 1970s

    Rodney Crowell's eloquent and often elegiac new album, Tarpaper Sky, out this week, is his first solo effort since 2008's Sex and Gasoline. But the renowned and influential singer, songwriter, produce[...]

  • In this undated photo released by the Country Music Hall of Fame, country music artist Hank Williams is shown. Previously unreleased recordings of country music legend Hank Williams performing songs on a 1950 radio show will be released next month for download and on vinyl. "The Garden Spot Programs, 1950" features 24 songs and jingles from a taped show that aired on early country radio stations, sponsored by a Texas plant nursery. Most of the tapes were lost, but one station, KSIB-AM in Creston, Iowa, saved its copies. The recordings were transferred, restored and mastered for release on May 20 by Omnivore Records. (AP Photo/Country Music Hall of Fame)
    Rediscovered recordings of Hank Williams … The Canadian Press - 4 hours ago

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Previously unreleased recordings of country music legend Hank Williams performing songs on a 1950 radio show will be released next month for download … More »Rediscovered recordings of Hank Williams …

    In this undated photo released by the Country Music Hall of Fame, country music artist Hank Williams is shown. Previously unreleased recordings of country music legend Hank Williams performing songs on a 1950 radio show will be released next month for download and on vinyl. "The Garden Spot Programs, 1950" features 24 songs and jingles from a taped show that aired on early country radio stations, sponsored by a Texas plant nursery. Most of the tapes were lost, but one station, KSIB-AM in Creston, Iowa, saved its copies. The recordings were transferred, restored and mastered for release on May 20 by Omnivore Records. (AP Photo/Country Music Hall of Fame)

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Previously unreleased recordings of country music legend Hank Williams performing songs on a 1950 radio show will be released next month for download and on vinyl. "The Garden Spot Programs, 1950" features 24 songs and jingles from a taped show that aired on early country radio stations, sponsored by …

  • 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 - 20 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 - 22 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 - 22 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 - 23 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 - Wed, 16 Apr, 2014 2:35 PM EDT

    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 - Wed, 16 Apr, 2014 2:24 PM EDT

    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 - Wed, 16 Apr, 2014 2:20 PM EDT

    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 - Wed, 16 Apr, 2014 12:40 PM EDT

    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 - Wed, 16 Apr, 2014 10:48 AM EDT

    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 - Wed, 16 Apr, 2014 9:02 AM EDT

    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[...]

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