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  • Hear Kurt Cobain's Chilling, Unreleased Beatles Cover
    Hear Kurt Cobain's Chilling, Unreleased … Rolling Stone - 3 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 …

  • Charles Lloyd, Carla Bley and George … The Canadian Press - 4 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 …

  • Mourners in Louisiana to honour R&B … The Canadian Press - 6 hours ago

    Sledge died last week at age 74 after a battle with liver cancer. Tuesday's funeral at Bethany Church in Baker, near Baton Rouge, is being billed as a celebration of … More »Mourners in Louisiana to honour R&B …

    Sledge died last week at age 74 after a battle with liver cancer. Tuesday's funeral at Bethany Church in Baker, near Baton Rouge, is being billed as a celebration of Sledge's life.

  • 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 - 9 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 - 9 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 - 9 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 - 19 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 - 21 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 - 22 hours ago

    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 …

  • Stream Dave Grohl's Raw, Early Foo Fighters Demos
    Stream Dave Grohl's Raw, Early Foo … Rolling Stone - Mon, 20 Apr, 2015 12:34 PM EDT

    Dave Grohl rose to the occasion of being this year's official Record Store Day Ambassador by putting out a special vinyl release: Songs From the Laundry Room, which … More »Stream Dave Grohl's Raw, Early Foo …

    Stream Dave Grohl's Raw, Early Foo Fighters Demos

    Dave Grohl rose to the occasion of being this year's official Record Store Day Ambassador by putting out a special vinyl release: Songs From the Laundry Room, which collects four solo recordings he made while still a member of Nirvana. The tracks are raw-sounding, early versions of...

  • Neil Young Readies New Album, Tour With Willie Nelson's Sons
    Neil Young Readies New Album, Tour With … Rolling Stone - Mon, 20 Apr, 2015 11:54 AM EDT

    Neil Young and Promise of the Real, a band featuring Willie Nelson's sons Lukas and Micah, will hit the road this summer in support of their upcoming album together, … More »Neil Young Readies New Album, Tour With …

    Neil Young Readies New Album, Tour With Willie Nelson's Sons

    Neil Young and Promise of the Real, a band featuring Willie Nelson's sons Lukas and Micah, will hit the road this summer in support of their upcoming album together, The Monsanto Years. Young's new LP will reportedly arrive on June 16th according to a press release sent to promoters, while...

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