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  • New Guns N' Roses Music May Arrive 'In the Next Year,' Guitarist Says
    New Guns N' Roses Music May Arrive … Rolling Stone - 1 hour 6 minutes ago

    Guns N' Roses guitarist Richard Fortus reported this week that the group was "working on stuff." "Hopefully very soon we're going to have new stuff … More »New Guns N' Roses Music May Arrive …

    New Guns N' Roses Music May Arrive 'In the Next Year,' Guitarist Says

    Guns N' Roses guitarist Richard Fortus reported this week that the group was "working on stuff." "Hopefully very soon we're going to have new stuff out," he told a BBC reporter at the Revolver magazin[...]

  • Ultra Fest to Stay in Miami, City Commission Decides
    Ultra Fest to Stay in Miami, City Commission … Rolling Stone - 2 hours 11 minutes ago

    Miami city commissioners have voted to keep the Ultra Music Festival in their city after a motion was introduced to ban the festival. The politicians voted four to one … More »Ultra Fest to Stay in Miami, City Commission …

    Ultra Fest to Stay in Miami, City Commission Decides

    Miami city commissioners have voted to keep the Ultra Music Festival in their city after a motion was introduced to ban the festival. The politicians voted four to one in favor of hosting the festival[...]

  • Composer Tavener to mix with Pet Shop … Reuters - 2 hours 56 minutes ago

    By Michael Roddy LONDON (Reuters) - Premieres of two pieces by Britain's late mystical religious composer John Tavener and a staging of the classic musical "Kiss Me … More »Composer Tavener to mix with Pet Shop …

    By Michael Roddy LONDON (Reuters) - Premieres of two pieces by Britain's late mystical religious composer John Tavener and a staging of the classic musical "Kiss Me Kate" were among the highlights announced on Thursday for the BBC Proms, one of the world's biggest classical music events. The Proms will pay tribute in …

  • Deadmau5 Replies to Arcade Fire's Anti-EDM Jab: 'What's Your Problem?'
    Deadmau5 Replies to Arcade Fire's … Rolling Stone - 4 hours ago

    During Arcade Fire's Coachella's headlining set on the fest's first weekend, frontman Win Butler made a remark that has rankled Deadmau5. "Shout out … More »Deadmau5 Replies to Arcade Fire's …

    Deadmau5 Replies to Arcade Fire's Anti-EDM Jab: 'What's Your Problem?'

    During Arcade Fire's Coachella's headlining set on the fest's first weekend, frontman Win Butler made a remark that has rankled Deadmau5. "Shout out to all the bands still playing actual instruments a[...]

  • Kanye, Rick Rubin Send Bizarre Video … Rolling Stone - 6 hours ago

    Kanye West and Rick Rubin were slated to accept a special award at this year's Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards at the Tribeca Film Festival on behalf of the … More »Kanye, Rick Rubin Send Bizarre Video …

    Kanye West and Rick Rubin were slated to accept a special award at this year's Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards at the Tribeca Film Festival on behalf of the Roland TR-808 drum machine — con[...]

  • Lavigne defends controversial music … The Canadian Press - 6 hours ago

    TORONTO - Canadian pop singer Avril Lavigne has defended her brightly coloured video for "Hello Kitty" against charges of racism. More »Lavigne defends controversial music …

    TORONTO - Canadian pop singer Avril Lavigne has defended her brightly coloured video for "Hello Kitty" against charges of racism.

  • Avril Lavigne Scoffs at Video Controversy: … Rolling Stone - 6 hours ago

    Following accusations that her latest video "Hello Kitty" objectifies Japanese culture, Avril Lavigne has responded on Twitter: "RACIST??? LOLOLOL!!! I … More »Avril Lavigne Scoffs at Video Controversy: …

    Following accusations that her latest video "Hello Kitty" objectifies Japanese culture, Avril Lavigne has responded on Twitter: "RACIST??? LOLOLOL!!! I love Japanese culture and I spend half of my tim[...]

  • Queen of Bounce Big Freedia 'Explodes' on New Song - Premiere
    Queen of Bounce Big Freedia 'Explodes' … Rolling Stone - 7 hours ago

    New Orleans musician and "Queen of Bounce" Big Freedia has been the ambassador for bounce music — an uptempo strain of hip hop popularized in New Orleans in … More »Queen of Bounce Big Freedia 'Explodes' …

    Queen of Bounce Big Freedia 'Explodes' on New Song - Premiere

    New Orleans musician and "Queen of Bounce" Big Freedia has been the ambassador for bounce music — an uptempo strain of hip hop popularized in New Orleans in the early 1990s designed to[...]

  • Natalie Merchant Premieres 'Ladybird' … Rolling Stone - 7 hours ago

    In the thirteen years since her last album of original songs, Natalie Merchant got married, had a daughter and got divorced. So maybe it's not surprising that the … More »Natalie Merchant Premieres 'Ladybird' …

    In the thirteen years since her last album of original songs, Natalie Merchant got married, had a daughter and got divorced. So maybe it's not surprising that the lead single from Natalie Merchant, "L[...]

  • Shaw chases listeners in partnership … The Canadian Press - 8 hours ago

    Shaw Communications Inc. (TSX:SJR.B) is getting into the streaming music business through a partnership with digital service Rdio. The Calgary-based telecommunications … More »Shaw chases listeners in partnership …

    Shaw Communications Inc. (TSX:SJR.B) is getting into the streaming music business through a partnership with digital service Rdio. The Calgary-based telecommunications company said Thursday that it has launched a marketing, content and promotion partnership designed to boost the presence of Rdio in Canada. Financial terms …

  • 45 years after humble beginnings, Jazz … The Canadian Press - 9 hours ago

    NEW ORLEANS - Jazz clarinetist Orange Kellin remembers playing the first New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival in 1970, when small crowds turned out to see a handful of … More »45 years after humble beginnings, Jazz …

    NEW ORLEANS - Jazz clarinetist Orange Kellin remembers playing the first New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival in 1970, when small crowds turned out to see a handful of performances. Kellin was with the New Orleans Ragtime Orchestra for the initial festival at Congo Square, a grassy park in the city's Treme neighbourhood. …

  • FILE - In a Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013 file photo, a Lollapalooza balloon floats between stages at the Lollapalooza Festival in Chicago. The 2014 season of music festivals is upon us. It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement and spend a bundle, on everything from tickets to accommodations to bottles of water. But with a little foresight, it’s easy to cut down on excess spending and enjoy the music and excitement without breaking the bank. (AP Photo/Scott Eisen, File)
    How to hit spring and summer music festivals … The Canadian Press - 10 hours ago

    NEW YORK, N.Y. - As the air gets warmer and spring blossoms, the season of music festivals is upon us. From Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Tennessee in June to Lollapalooza … More »How to hit spring and summer music festivals …

    FILE - In a Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013 file photo, a Lollapalooza balloon floats between stages at the Lollapalooza Festival in Chicago. The 2014 season of music festivals is upon us. It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement and spend a bundle, on everything from tickets to accommodations to bottles of water. But with a little foresight, it’s easy to cut down on excess spending and enjoy the music and excitement without breaking the bank. (AP Photo/Scott Eisen, File)

    NEW YORK, N.Y. - As the air gets warmer and spring blossoms, the season of music festivals is upon us. From Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Tennessee in June to Lollapalooza in Chicago in August, music lovers across the country will soon begin to flocking to festivals, which can draw hundreds of thousands of fans. But …

  • In 'Honest,' Future delivers personal … The Canadian Press - 12 hours ago

    It's a pretty impressive list: Pharrell, Drake, Kanye West, Andre 3000, among others, as well as the Atlanta auto-crooner and producer himself, who's got the Midas touch … More »In 'Honest,' Future delivers personal …

    It's a pretty impressive list: Pharrell, Drake, Kanye West, Andre 3000, among others, as well as the Atlanta auto-crooner and producer himself, who's got the Midas touch — if everything Midas touched turned to platinum. He chose lead single "Move That Dope," a Mike Will Made It track featuring Pharrell, Pusha T and Casino, …

  • In this Friday, March 28, 2014 photo, singers of the Moranbong Band hold bouquets of flowers during their performance in Pyongyang, North Korea. Step aside, Sea of Blood Opera. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s favorite guitar-slinging, miniskirt-sporting girl group, the Moranbong Band, is back. And these ladies know how to shimmy. (AP Photo/Kim Kwang Hyon)
    The old guard in sequins? With miniskirts … The Canadian Press - 17 hours ago

    PYONGYANG, North Korea - Step aside, Sea of Blood Opera. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's favourite guitar-slinging, miniskirt-sporting girl group, the Moranbong Band, … More »The old guard in sequins? With miniskirts …

    In this Friday, March 28, 2014 photo, singers of the Moranbong Band hold bouquets of flowers during their performance in Pyongyang, North Korea. Step aside, Sea of Blood Opera. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s favorite guitar-slinging, miniskirt-sporting girl group, the Moranbong Band, is back. And these ladies know how to shimmy. (AP Photo/Kim Kwang Hyon)

    PYONGYANG, North Korea - Step aside, Sea of Blood Opera. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's favourite guitar-slinging, miniskirt-sporting girl group, the Moranbong Band, is back. After a six-month hiatus, the queens of North Korea's pop scene are once again playing to standing-room-only crowds and rave reviews in the state …

  • File photo of members of the Touareg desert blues band Tamikrest posing at Barbican Hall before the Sahara Soul concert in London
    Malians who sang out against conflict … Reuters - 21 hours ago

    By Angus MacSwan LONDON (Reuters) - Malian ngoni player Bassekou Kouyate, whose album "Jama Ko" urged his countrymen to stand together just as Mali erupted in conflict, … More »Malians who sang out against conflict …

    File photo of members of the Touareg desert blues band Tamikrest posing at Barbican Hall before the Sahara Soul concert in London

    By Angus MacSwan LONDON (Reuters) - Malian ngoni player Bassekou Kouyate, whose album "Jama Ko" urged his countrymen to stand together just as Mali erupted in conflict, has won the Best Artist accolade in the annual awards for world music magazine Songlines. "Given what happened in Mali in the past year and a half, it's …

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