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  • 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 - 4 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 - 8 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 …

  • RZA Gives Raekwon 30-Day Ultimatum to Agree to Terms for Wu-Tang Album
    RZA Gives Raekwon 30-Day Ultimatum to … Rolling Stone - 11 hours ago

    The Wu-Tang verbal sparring between RZA and Raekwon continued on Wednesday, with RZA telling Sports Illustrated (via Stereogum) that the rapper has 30 days to come to … More »RZA Gives Raekwon 30-Day Ultimatum to …

    RZA Gives Raekwon 30-Day Ultimatum to Agree to Terms for Wu-Tang Album

    The Wu-Tang verbal sparring between RZA and Raekwon continued on Wednesday, with RZA telling Sports Illustrated (via Stereogum) that the rapper has 30 days to come to an agreement or risk not being on[...]

  • Justin Timberlake poses with his multiple Moonman awards during the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards in New York
    MTV Video Music Awards to return to … Reuters - 14 hours ago

    The annual MTV Video Music Awards, one of the music industry's top televised showcases, will return to Los Angeles this summer from New York City, the U.S. cable channel … More »MTV Video Music Awards to return to …

    Justin Timberlake poses with his multiple Moonman awards during the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards in New York

    The annual MTV Video Music Awards, one of the music industry's top televised showcases, will return to Los Angeles this summer from New York City, the U.S. cable channel said on Wednesday. The show, popular among MTV's young viewers prized by advertisers, will take place on August 24, the day before TV's Emmy Awards, at …

  • Kanye Asks Franco and Rogen to Recreate 'Bound 2' Parody at Wedding
    Kanye Asks Franco and Rogen to Recreate … Rolling Stone - 15 hours ago

    Last November, James Franco and Seth Rogen turned their bromance into a viral sensation with "Bound 3," a hilarious shot-for-shot parody of Kanye West's … More »Kanye Asks Franco and Rogen to Recreate …

    Kanye Asks Franco and Rogen to Recreate 'Bound 2' Parody at Wedding

    Last November, James Franco and Seth Rogen turned their bromance into a viral sensation with "Bound 3," a hilarious shot-for-shot parody of Kanye West's "Bound 2" video (which featured the rapper maki[...]

  • Vince Gill Remembers Ray Price, Talks Singing on His Final Album
    Vince Gill Remembers Ray Price, Talks … Rolling Stone - 15 hours ago

    Vince Gill may be pushing 50, but these days the Oklahoma-born singer remains as busy as ever: In the past year, Gill has not only released Bakersfield, a faithful tribute … More »Vince Gill Remembers Ray Price, Talks …

    Vince Gill Remembers Ray Price, Talks Singing on His Final Album

    Vince Gill may be pushing 50, but these days the Oklahoma-born singer remains as busy as ever: In the past year, Gill has not only released Bakersfield, a faithful tribute to California country music,[...]

  • Watch Bruce Springsteen's Impromptu … Rolling Stone - 15 hours ago

    On the release day for Bruce Springsteen's Record Store Day EP American Beauty, he and the E Street Band shot an impromptu video for the song "American Beauty" … More »Watch Bruce Springsteen's Impromptu …

    On the release day for Bruce Springsteen's Record Store Day EP American Beauty, he and the E Street Band shot an impromptu video for the song "American Beauty" before their Charlotte gig. But even on [...]

  • Coldplay Mourn a Dying Relationship … Rolling Stone - 16 hours ago

    Coldplay continue to tease their forthcoming record Ghost Stories, due next month, revealing its nine tracks slowly. The latest is the easygoing, downtempo "Oceans," … More »Coldplay Mourn a Dying Relationship …

    Coldplay continue to tease their forthcoming record Ghost Stories, due next month, revealing its nine tracks slowly. The latest is the easygoing, downtempo "Oceans," which the group recently played in[...]

  • Ovation guitar factory in Connecticut … The Canadian Press - 18 hours ago

    HARTFORD, Conn. - An Ovation guitar factory in the western Connecticut hills that produced instruments for music legends from Paul Simon to Cat Stevens to Glen Campbell … More »Ovation guitar factory in Connecticut …

    HARTFORD, Conn. - An Ovation guitar factory in the western Connecticut hills that produced instruments for music legends from Paul Simon to Cat Stevens to Glen Campbell will be closing in June after 47 years and production of the Ovation line in the United States will stop, the manufacturer's parent company told the shop's …

  • Avril Lavigne video for 'Hello Kitty' … The Canadian Press - 19 hours ago

    TORONTO - Avril Lavigne's brightly coloured music video for "Hello Kitty" has been removed from YouTube after being broadly criticized as insipid and, in some cases, … More »Avril Lavigne video for 'Hello Kitty' …

    TORONTO - Avril Lavigne's brightly coloured music video for "Hello Kitty" has been removed from YouTube after being broadly criticized as insipid and, in some cases, offensive. The video, still viewable on Lavigne's website as of Wednesday afternoon, features the Canuck pop-punk princess prancing about in front of four …

  • Music Review: Hans Zimmer, Pharrell … The Canadian Press - 19 hours ago

    So it makes sense that Hans Zimmer created his own band of superhero hitmakers, including white-hot Pharrell, to work on "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" soundtrack. The so-called … More »Music Review: Hans Zimmer, Pharrell …

    So it makes sense that Hans Zimmer created his own band of superhero hitmakers, including white-hot Pharrell, to work on "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" soundtrack. The so-called Magnificent Six — which besides Pharrell includes Johnny Marr, Michael Einziger, Junkie XL, Andrew Kawczynski and Steve Mazzaro — works magic with …

  • Latin Music Label Fania Celebrates 50 Years With New Compilations
    Latin Music Label Fania Celebrates 50 … Rolling Stone - 19 hours ago

    Iconic Latin music label Fania will celebrate its 50th anniversary this year with decade-specific digital compilations of its greatest hits and the first Latin music … More »Latin Music Label Fania Celebrates 50 …

    Latin Music Label Fania Celebrates 50 Years With New Compilations

    Iconic Latin music label Fania will celebrate its 50th anniversary this year with decade-specific digital compilations of its greatest hits and the first Latin music app for Spotify. It has also teame[...]

  • Chance the Rapper Explains Illness, Cancels More Shows
    Chance the Rapper Explains Illness, … Rolling Stone - 20 hours ago

    Two days after being hospitalized and missing last weekend's Coachella set, Chance the Rapper's team has posted an update on his condition and revealed the cause … More »Chance the Rapper Explains Illness, …

    Chance the Rapper Explains Illness, Cancels More Shows

    Two days after being hospitalized and missing last weekend's Coachella set, Chance the Rapper's team has posted an update on his condition and revealed the cause of his illness to be "a combination of[...]

  • Music Review: Raw final installment … The Canadian Press - 21 hours ago

    Feverish and socially conscious, the final set of Death's 1970s recordings affirms why they rose from the ashes and gained an audience after debuting in 2009. It comes … More »Music Review: Raw final installment …

    Feverish and socially conscious, the final set of Death's 1970s recordings affirms why they rose from the ashes and gained an audience after debuting in 2009. It comes after the label Drag City released the group's stylistic hard rock album recorded in 1974, "...For the Whole World to See," in 2009.

  • Led Zeppelin singer Plant, guitarist Page and bassist/keyboardist Paul Jones pose for photographers as they arrive for the U.K. premiere of "Celebration Day" at the Hammersmith Apollo in London
    Led Zeppelin is back with 'Whole … Reuters - 21 hours ago

    By Michael Roddy LONDON (Reuters) - Legendary rockers Led Zeppelin said on Wednesday they will include previously unreleased songs in the first batch of reissues of … More »Led Zeppelin is back with 'Whole …

    Led Zeppelin singer Plant, guitarist Page and bassist/keyboardist Paul Jones pose for photographers as they arrive for the U.K. premiere of "Celebration Day" at the Hammersmith Apollo in London

    By Michael Roddy LONDON (Reuters) - Legendary rockers Led Zeppelin said on Wednesday they will include previously unreleased songs in the first batch of reissues of their nine studio albums, including a version of their pulsating "Whole Lotta Love" The reissues, remastered by guitarist Jimmy Page, will be launched on …

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