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  • Girl Talk and Freeway Explain 'Broken Ankles' and Being Brutal
    Girl Talk and Freeway Explain 'Broken … Rolling Stone - 2 hours 37 minutes ago

    When Gregg Gillis, better known as the mash-up artist Girl Talk, stepped into Philadelphia's famous Sigma Sound Studios last year, he was already nervous to begin … More »Girl Talk and Freeway Explain 'Broken …

    Girl Talk and Freeway Explain 'Broken Ankles' and Being Brutal

    When Gregg Gillis, better known as the mash-up artist Girl Talk, stepped into Philadelphia's famous Sigma Sound Studios last year, he was already nervous to begin his first collaborative album –[...]

  • Prince Promises New Album and Remasters After Label Partnership
    Prince Promises New Album and Remasters … Rolling Stone - 3 hours ago

    More than two decades after Prince wrote "slave" on his face to protest his contract with Warner Bros. Records, the artist has come to an agreement with the … More »Prince Promises New Album and Remasters …

    Prince Promises New Album and Remasters After Label Partnership

    More than two decades after Prince wrote "slave" on his face to protest his contract with Warner Bros. Records, the artist has come to an agreement with the company. Under the new partnership, Warners[...]

  • Robert De Niro waves upon arriving for the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival opening night screening of 'Time Is Illmatic' in New York
    Music films hit distinct note at annual … Reuters - 3 hours ago

    By Chris Michaud NEW YORK (Reuters) - Music and movies played together even before sound revolutionized film during its infancy, and so it is at the Tribeca Film Festival … More »Music films hit distinct note at annual …

    Robert De Niro waves upon arriving for the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival opening night screening of 'Time Is Illmatic' in New York

    By Chris Michaud NEW YORK (Reuters) - Music and movies played together even before sound revolutionized film during its infancy, and so it is at the Tribeca Film Festival where the documentary lineup is heavy on musical subjects, from hip hop star Nas to shock rocker Alice Cooper. And while documentaries have traditionally …

  • Future and Kanye West Romance Beachside … Rolling Stone - 4 hours ago

    In the music video for their collaborative single "I Won," Future and Kanye West serenade a slew of curvaceous models striking sexy poses on a private beach. … More »Future and Kanye West Romance Beachside …

    In the music video for their collaborative single "I Won," Future and Kanye West serenade a slew of curvaceous models striking sexy poses on a private beach. The black-and-white clip, directed by long[...]

  • FILE - This April 7, 2014 file photo shows guitarist and frontman of the band "Kiss," Paul Stanley in New York. Stanley released a memoir, "Face The Music: a Life Exposed," this month. (Photo by Scott Gries/Invision/AP, File)
    Kiss' Paul Stanley on his autobiography, … The Canadian Press - 4 hours ago

    NEW YORK, N.Y. - Kiss frontman Paul Stanley feels a strong connection to the title character of "The Phantom of the Opera," and not just because he's spent nearly 40 … More »Kiss' Paul Stanley on his autobiography, …

    FILE - This April 7, 2014 file photo shows guitarist and frontman of the band "Kiss," Paul Stanley in New York. Stanley released a memoir, "Face The Music: a Life Exposed," this month. (Photo by Scott Gries/Invision/AP, File)

    NEW YORK, N.Y. - Kiss frontman Paul Stanley feels a strong connection to the title character of "The Phantom of the Opera," and not just because he's spent nearly 40 years onstage with his face covered in paint. Only I wasn't living in a dungeon under an opera house," Stanley said.

  • U.S. music labels sue Pandora over royalties … Reuters - 19 hours ago

    By Joseph Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) - Several major U.S. music companies sued Pandora Media Inc on Thursday, accusing the online streaming service of cheating them out of … More »U.S. music labels sue Pandora over royalties …

    By Joseph Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) - Several major U.S. music companies sued Pandora Media Inc on Thursday, accusing the online streaming service of cheating them out of royalties by playing thousands of pre-1972 recordings without paying royalties. The music in question, from musicians such as the Beatles, Louis Armstrong, …

  • Just in Time for Easter: De La Soul Hide Records Around the World
    Just in Time for Easter: De La Soul … Rolling Stone - 20 hours ago

    Just in time for Easter, De La Soul have concocted their own brand of egg hunt. Two months after the hip-hop trio gave away its entire discography for free, it has placed … More »Just in Time for Easter: De La Soul …

    Just in Time for Easter: De La Soul Hide Records Around the World

    Just in time for Easter, De La Soul have concocted their own brand of egg hunt. Two months after the hip-hop trio gave away its entire discography for free, it has placed 100 vinyl copies of instrumen[...]

  • Campaign to Save Soundgarden, Pearl Jam Recording Console Launched
    Campaign to Save Soundgarden, Pearl … Rolling Stone - 20 hours ago

    The mixing console used to record albums like Pearl Jam's Ten and Soundgarden's Louder Than Love is reportedly in desperate need of repairs, so its owners at … More »Campaign to Save Soundgarden, Pearl …

    Campaign to Save Soundgarden, Pearl Jam Recording Console Launched

    The mixing console used to record albums like Pearl Jam's Ten and Soundgarden's Louder Than Love is reportedly in desperate need of repairs, so its owners at Seattle's London Bridge Studio have launch[...]

  • Foo Fighters' New Album 'Halfway Done,' Says Butch Vig
    Foo Fighters' New Album 'Halfway … Rolling Stone - 21 hours ago

    The new Foo Fighters album is "almost halfway done," producer Butch Vig said in a new interview with Kerrang (via NME). Vig said the group is experimenting … More »Foo Fighters' New Album 'Halfway …

    Foo Fighters' New Album 'Halfway Done,' Says Butch Vig

    The new Foo Fighters album is "almost halfway done," producer Butch Vig said in a new interview with Kerrang (via NME). Vig said the group is experimenting with a variety of recording techni[...]

  • Robert De Niro waves upon arriving for the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival opening night screening of 'Time Is Illmatic' in New York
    Tribeca Festival films go behind the … Reuters - 22 hours ago

    By Patricia Reaney NEW YORK (Reuters) - From final fittings at a famous Parisian fashion house to rehearsals for a young choreographer's new work for the New York City … More »Tribeca Festival films go behind the …

    Robert De Niro waves upon arriving for the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival opening night screening of 'Time Is Illmatic' in New York

    By Patricia Reaney NEW YORK (Reuters) - From final fittings at a famous Parisian fashion house to rehearsals for a young choreographer's new work for the New York City Ballet and a global tour of "Richard III," documentaries at the Tribeca Film Festival give viewers the film equivalent of a backstage pass. "Dior and I," …

  • File picture shows Puerto Rican salsa singer Jose "Cheo" Feliciano embracing Panamanian singer Ruben Blades in San Juan
    Salsa music great José 'Cheo' … Reuters - Thu, 17 Apr, 2014 1:28 PM EDT

    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. …

  • An original 1954 Fender Stratocaster, left, is shown next to a 2014 model at a studio in Scottsdale, Ariz. on Friday, Jan. 10, 2014. Leo Fender developed the instrument in a small workshop in Fullerton, Calif. six decades ago. (AP Photo/Matt York)
    Iconic Stratocaster has helped guitarists … The Canadian Press - Thu, 17 Apr, 2014 1:24 PM EDT

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Jimi Hendrix made it shriek. Buddy Holly made it swing. Stevie Ray Vaughn made it snarl. More »Iconic Stratocaster has helped guitarists …

    An original 1954 Fender Stratocaster, left, is shown next to a 2014 model at a studio in Scottsdale, Ariz. on Friday, Jan. 10, 2014. Leo Fender developed the instrument in a small workshop in Fullerton, Calif. six decades ago. (AP Photo/Matt York)

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Jimi Hendrix made it shriek. Buddy Holly made it swing. Stevie Ray Vaughn made it snarl.

  • Chromeo and Ezra Koenig Break Out the Kleenex on 'Ezra's Interlude'
    Chromeo and Ezra Koenig Break Out the … Rolling Stone - Thu, 17 Apr, 2014 1:20 PM EDT

    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[...]

  • 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 - Thu, 17 Apr, 2014 1:13 PM EDT

    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 …

  • Q&A: Alice Cooper Looks Back – 'Nothing Has Ever Been Too Dangerous'
    Q&A: Alice Cooper Looks Back – 'Nothing … Rolling Stone - Thu, 17 Apr, 2014 11:25 AM EDT

    "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[...]

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