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  • Charli XCX and Jack Antonoff Will 'Do America' on Joint Summer Tour
    Charli XCX and Jack Antonoff Will 'Do … Rolling Stone - 2 hours 40 minutes ago

    Charli XCX and Bleachers' Jack Antonoff are bringing their inventive, colorful pop across America in a co-headlining jaunt dubbed the Charli and Jack Do America Tour. … More »Charli XCX and Jack Antonoff Will 'Do …

    Charli XCX and Jack Antonoff Will 'Do America' on Joint Summer Tour

    Charli XCX and Bleachers' Jack Antonoff are bringing their inventive, colorful pop across America in a co-headlining jaunt dubbed the Charli and Jack Do America Tour. The duo announced the summer run with a fun announcement video featuring the pair discussing Antonoff's phobia of getting sick on the road before …

  • De La Soul Tease New Album With 'God It,' Featuring Nas
    De La Soul Tease New Album With 'God … Rolling Stone - 2 hours 55 minutes ago

    De La Soul have teamed with Nas for a jazz-inflected new track titled, "God It." Although the hip-hop trio is currently working on a new record with planned … More »De La Soul Tease New Album With 'God …

    De La Soul Tease New Album With 'God It,' Featuring Nas

    De La Soul have teamed with Nas for a jazz-inflected new track titled, "God It." Although the hip-hop trio is currently working on a new record with planned appearances by Damon Albarn, David Byrne, 2 Chainz and Little Dragon, they're saying the track is just a fun one-off. "While...

  • Hear Kurt Cobain's Chilling, Unreleased Beatles Cover
    Hear Kurt Cobain's Chilling, Unreleased … Rolling Stone - 5 hours ago

    Director Brett Morgen sorted through hundreds of hours of unheard Kurt Cobain audiotapes for his upcoming documentary Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck. One gem the filmmaker … More »Hear Kurt Cobain's Chilling, Unreleased …

    Hear Kurt Cobain's Chilling, Unreleased Beatles Cover

    Director Brett Morgen sorted through hundreds of hours of unheard Kurt Cobain audiotapes for his upcoming documentary Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck. One gem the filmmaker unearthed was a snippet of the Nirvana frontman recording a chilling cover of the Beatles' "And I Love Her." While the track will be included …

  • FILE - In this March 14, 2005 file photo, Percy Sledge accepts his award during the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in New York. Sledge was remembered for phenomenal talent and extraordinary kindness during a funeral service on Tuesday, April 21, 2015, in Baker, La. Sledge, who recorded the classic 1966 soul ballad "When a Man Loves a Woman," died, April 14, at the age of 74. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)
    Percy Sledge, who sang 'When a Man … The Canadian Press - 6 hours ago

    "Heaven's choir just got a whole lot more soul," said Rev. Dane Blankenship, a Baton Rouge area pastor and hospice chaplain who spent time with Sledge during his final … More »Percy Sledge, who sang 'When a Man …

    FILE - In this March 14, 2005 file photo, Percy Sledge accepts his award during the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in New York. Sledge was remembered for phenomenal talent and extraordinary kindness during a funeral service on Tuesday, April 21, 2015, in Baker, La. Sledge, who recorded the classic 1966 soul ballad "When a Man Loves a Woman," died, April 14, at the age of 74. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)

    "Heaven's choir just got a whole lot more soul," said Rev. Dane Blankenship, a Baton Rouge area pastor and hospice chaplain who spent time with Sledge during his final days. Sledge, an Alabama native who lived much of his life with second wife Rosa in Baton Rouge, died last week at age 74 after battling liver cancer.  …

  • Charles Lloyd, Carla Bley and George … The Canadian Press - 7 hours ago

    The newly minted 2015 Jazz Masters — Carla Bley, George Coleman and Charles Lloyd — let their music do most of the talking as they accepted the nation's highest jazz … More »Charles Lloyd, Carla Bley and George …

    The newly minted 2015 Jazz Masters — Carla Bley, George Coleman and Charles Lloyd — let their music do most of the talking as they accepted the nation's highest jazz honour from the National Endowment for the Arts. They all performed on stage at Monday night's NEA Jazz Masters Awards Ceremony and Concert at Jazz at Lincoln …

  • FILE - This May 3, 2013 file photo shows Willie Nelson performing at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans. The Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival will launch this September, 2015 with a lineup that includes Nelson, Weezer, Sheryl Crow, Neko Case, Iron & Wine and Jimmy Cliff, among others. It will be held in Franklin, Tenn.e, just outside Nashville. Organizers said Tuesday, April 21, 2015 that many of the acts will be performing acoustically and will do so on wood-clad stages.(AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, file)
    New 'Pilgrimage' festival near … The Canadian Press - 11 hours ago

    NEW YORK, N.Y. - Another music festival is making its debut — this one outside of Nashville, Tennessee, and paying homage to history. More »New 'Pilgrimage' festival near …

    FILE - This May 3, 2013 file photo shows Willie Nelson performing at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans. The Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival will launch this September, 2015 with a lineup that includes Nelson, Weezer, Sheryl Crow, Neko Case, Iron & Wine and Jimmy Cliff, among others. It will be held in Franklin, Tenn.e, just outside Nashville. Organizers said Tuesday, April 21, 2015 that many of the acts will be performing acoustically and will do so on wood-clad stages.(AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, file)

    NEW YORK, N.Y. - Another music festival is making its debut — this one outside of Nashville, Tennessee, and paying homage to history.

  • Music Review: Passion Pit delivers a … The Canadian Press - 11 hours ago

    America's reigning synthpop king, Passion Pit, is out with a third studio album, "Kindred," a passable offering of tidy little electro ditties. For their heartfelt lyrics, … More »Music Review: Passion Pit delivers a …

    America's reigning synthpop king, Passion Pit, is out with a third studio album, "Kindred," a passable offering of tidy little electro ditties. For their heartfelt lyrics, Passion Pit (aka Michael Angelakos and whoever is playing live with him at any given gig) remains a musical tastemaker's dividing line. Still, I can't …

  • FILE - This July 23, 2013 file photo shows jazz saxophonist Wayne Shorter performing at the 5 Continents Jazz Festival, in Marseille , southern France. Shorter will perform at the world's largest jazz festival in Montreal this summer, joining Al Di Meola, Jamie Cullum and Dee Dee Bridgewater. (AP Photo/Claude Paris, File)
    Wayne Shorter, Al Di Meola, Jamie Cullum … The Canadian Press - 11 hours ago

    MONTREAL - The world's largest jazz festival returns to Montreal this summer with Wayne Shorter, Al Di Meola, Jamie Cullum and Dee Dee Bridgewater among the head … More »Wayne Shorter, Al Di Meola, Jamie Cullum …

    FILE - This July 23, 2013 file photo shows jazz saxophonist Wayne Shorter performing at the 5 Continents Jazz Festival, in Marseille , southern France. Shorter will perform at the world's largest jazz festival in Montreal this summer, joining Al Di Meola, Jamie Cullum and Dee Dee Bridgewater. (AP Photo/Claude Paris, File)

    MONTREAL - The world's largest jazz festival returns to Montreal this summer with Wayne Shorter, Al Di Meola, Jamie Cullum and Dee Dee Bridgewater among the headliners.

  • Rock band The Slants cannot trademark … Reuters - 21 hours ago

    By Andrew Chung NEW YORK (Reuters) - Asian-American rock band the Slants, which says it chose its name as a way to reclaim a term usually considered a racial slur, cannot … More »Rock band The Slants cannot trademark …

    By Andrew Chung NEW YORK (Reuters) - Asian-American rock band the Slants, which says it chose its name as a way to reclaim a term usually considered a racial slur, cannot trademark the name because it is disparaging, a U.S. appeals court ruled on Monday. The decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit …

  • Kanye West: 'I'm Not a Musician. I'm an Inventor'
    Kanye West: 'I'm Not a Musician. … Rolling Stone - 23 hours ago

    Kanye West has unleashed a series of revealing interviews in the months after unveiling his first Adidas fashion line, and the rapper once again holds nothing back in … More »Kanye West: 'I'm Not a Musician. …

    Kanye West: 'I'm Not a Musician. I'm an Inventor'

    Kanye West has unleashed a series of revealing interviews in the months after unveiling his first Adidas fashion line, and the rapper once again holds nothing back in a new essay he penned for Paper. In the introspective piece, West talks about his role as an artist, Illuminati accusations, where...

  • Thompson Square Tour Bus Involved in Serious Crash
    Thompson Square Tour Bus Involved in … Rolling Stone - Mon, 20 Apr, 2015 4:41 PM EDT

    Members of the band and crew for country music duo Thompson Square (married couple Keifer and Shawna Thompson), escaped injury in a horrific bus crash on April 17th just … More »Thompson Square Tour Bus Involved in …

    Thompson Square Tour Bus Involved in Serious Crash

    Members of the band and crew for country music duo Thompson Square (married couple Keifer and Shawna Thompson), escaped injury in a horrific bus crash on April 17th just east of Denver, in Aurora, Colorado. According to reports from KUSA-TV, the chain-reaction mishap began when another tour bus, carrying...

  • Spotify's Top 10 most streamed  … The Canadian Press - Mon, 20 Apr, 2015 1:11 PM EDT

    The following list represents the most streamed tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Monday, … More »Spotify's Top 10 most streamed  …

    The following list represents the most streamed tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Monday, April 13 to Sunday, April 19 via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify.

  • FILE - In this Feb. 19, 2015 file photo, comedian and marijuana icon Tommy Chong, second from right, talks to visitors as he stands near a life-sized cardboard cut-out of himself, while promoting his line of marijuana products, including his "Chongwater" hemp drink, a custom joint roller, and his "Smoke Swipe" wipes that can remove the odor of pot smoke from clothing, during CannaCon, a marijuana business trade show in Seattle. On Monday, April 20, 2015, singer Willie Nelson joined the list of Chong and other celebrities promoting pot-related products, saying he plans to roll out his own brand of marijuana called ``Willie’s Reserve.’’ (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, file)
    Willie Nelson becomes latest celebrity … The Canadian Press - Mon, 20 Apr, 2015 12:41 PM EDT

    Country music star Willie Nelson announced plans Monday to roll out his own brand of marijuana, capitalizing on his association with pot and the unofficial stoner holiday, … More »Willie Nelson becomes latest celebrity …

    FILE - In this Feb. 19, 2015 file photo, comedian and marijuana icon Tommy Chong, second from right, talks to visitors as he stands near a life-sized cardboard cut-out of himself, while promoting his line of marijuana products, including his "Chongwater" hemp drink, a custom joint roller, and his "Smoke Swipe" wipes that can remove the odor of pot smoke from clothing, during CannaCon, a marijuana business trade show in Seattle. On Monday, April 20, 2015, singer Willie Nelson joined the list of Chong and other celebrities promoting pot-related products, saying he plans to roll out his own brand of marijuana called ``Willie’s Reserve.’’ (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, file)

    Country music star Willie Nelson announced plans Monday to roll out his own brand of marijuana, capitalizing on his association with pot and the unofficial stoner holiday, 4/20. The move makes the 81-year-old "Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die" singer the latest celebrity to jump into the marijuana marketplace. "Willie's …

  • Julia Wolfe's 'Anthracite Fields,' … The Canadian Press - Mon, 20 Apr, 2015 12:40 PM EDT

    NEW YORK, N.Y. - Julia Wolfe's "Anthracite Fields" has won the Pulitzer Prize for music. More »Julia Wolfe's 'Anthracite Fields,' …

    NEW YORK, N.Y. - Julia Wolfe's "Anthracite Fields" has won the Pulitzer Prize for music.

  • Glenn Gould rehearses at his piano in this undated handout photo. When it comes to obsessively meticulous attention to detail, it seems Apple employees could learn something from Glenn Gould. That's part of what motivated Apple University professor Joshua Cohen to begin delivering three-hour seminars on the late, great Canadian pianist to classes of 15 students, pupils who happen to be high-ranking leaders at the tech giant. THE CANADIAN PRESS/CBC, HO
    How Apple and its products are inspired … The Canadian Press - Mon, 20 Apr, 2015 12:40 PM EDT

    When it comes to obsessively meticulous attention to detail, it seems Apple employees could learn something from Glenn Gould. At the company's internal Apple University … More »How Apple and its products are inspired …

    Glenn Gould rehearses at his piano in this undated handout photo. When it comes to obsessively meticulous attention to detail, it seems Apple employees could learn something from Glenn Gould. That's part of what motivated Apple University professor Joshua Cohen to begin delivering three-hour seminars on the late, great Canadian pianist to classes of 15 students, pupils who happen to be high-ranking leaders at the tech giant. THE CANADIAN PRESS/CBC, HO

    When it comes to obsessively meticulous attention to detail, it seems Apple employees could learn something from Glenn Gould. At the company's internal Apple University — a somewhat secretive institution by reputation — professor Joshua Cohen delivers three-hour seminars on the late, great Canadian pianist to classes of …

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