Damon Albarn Eyes 2016 for New Gorillaz Album

Damon Albarn spent much of 2014 touring in support of his first proper solo album Everyday Robots. Next up for the prolific singer: Reigniting two of his most well-known side projects. In a new interview with the Sydney Morning Herald, Albarn revealed that he has his sights set on 2016 to release a new Gorillaz album, the animated band’s first disc since their 2011 iPad-recorded LP The Fall.

In addition to the continued adventures of Murdoc and 2D, Albarn is eager to get back into the studio with the …read more

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Aerosmith's Joey Kramer Opens Up About Heart Procedure

Back in August, Aerosmith were forced to cancel a California concert, simply blaming “an illness” for the nixed show. However, TMZ reported drummer Joey Kramer was dealing with “heart complications” that required immediate surgery, adding that he “had heart issues in the past.” In a new interview, Kramer reveals that TMZ had the story half right: While the drummer did admit to having an angioplasty, he never had reoccurring heart problems, Ultimate Classic Rock reports.

“The likes of TMZ and some other [media outlets] out there said that I …read more

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Watch Arcade Fire Talk Family, Early Gigs on 'CBS Sunday Morning'

Arcade Fire recently wrapped up their long, cover song-heavy Reflektor world tour, but before they said goodbye to the road, the group’s Régine Chassagne and brothers Win and Will Butler chatted with CBS Sunday Morning for an introductory profile on the Grammy Album of the Year-winning band that still has people asking “Who is Arcade Fire?” While CBS Sunday Morning hasn’t posted the complete Arcade Fire segment, the show did share three web extras that feature the Butler brothers talking about performing together growing up, the emphasis they put on the connection with their live audience and Chassagne’s unlikely singing …read more

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Little Big Town Join the Grand Ole Opry

Little Big Town’s journey to the Grand Ole Opry came full circle Friday night, October 17th. A sold-out crowd was on hand to watch the platinum-selling group become the Opry’s newest members a full 15 years after the “Day Drinking” singers first appeared together on the esteemed Opry stage. The official induction followed the group’s surprise invitation earlier this month from fellow Opry cast member Reba McEntire.

In 1999, as young hopefuls in country music, the quartet of Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman, Phillip Sweet and Jimi Westbrook made their …read more

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Foo Fighters End 'Letterman' Week With Top Ten List, 'Something From Nothing'

The Foo Fighters’ weeklong Late Show With David Letterman residency came to a close Friday night with the band participating in a Letterman staple: The reading of the Top Ten list. The subject: “Top Ten Things Foo Fighters Would Like To Say After Spending a Week at the Late Show.” “All in all, not a bad place to be quarantined,” guitarist Pat Smear joked, to which Letterman replied, “When you were a kid, did you get teased about ‘Pat Smear’?” But the real highlight comes when Smear admits what he’ll most about the Late Show is announcer Alan Kalter.

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Pearl Jam Play Entire 'No Code,' Debut New Song at Moline Concert

Pearl Jam had a pair of major surprises in store for fans at their Friday night concert at Moline, Illinois’ iWireless Center. Not only did Eddie Vedder debut a new song dedicated to the Quad Cities town, Pearl Jam performed their 1996 album No Code straight through in its entirety, from “Hail Hail” to closer “Around the Bend,” Jambase reports. “No Code. Front to back. #PJMoline #PJFall2014,” the band tweeted before sharing a photo of the Moline setlist, which confirmed that the new song Vedder debuted onstage was also called “Moline.”

South Korean Safety Official Commits Suicide Following K-Pop Concert Tragedy

The tragedy that claimed the lives of 16 K-pop fans at a 4Minute concert in Seongman, South Korea has resulted in another death: According to the Telegraph, a 37-year-old government official who was in charge of safety measures for the event was found dead around 7 a.m. local time in an apparent suicide after being questioned by police regarding the incident. A police inspector revealed that the man jumped from a 10-story building after writing a short note, “I am sorry for the dead victims… Please take a good care of my children”

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Primus Hide Lifetime Tickets in Five Golden Records

Primus’ Willy Wonka-inspired Primus and the Chocolate Factory With the Fungi Ensemble is out on October 21st, and mixed in with all the chocolate-colored records are five golden vinyl. Like the golden tickets in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, stumbling upon the golden vinyl comes with a great reward: Free Primus concert tickets for life. In this video that pays homage to the film’s opening credits, we watch as the records are formed, trimmed and printed while Les Claypool and company’s rendition of “Golden Ticket” bounces along.

Foo Fighters Rock Chicago in 'Sonic Highways' Premiere

The Foo Fighters’ much-anticipated HBO musical travelogue Sonic Highways premiered Friday night with Dave Grohl and company visiting Chicago to pen a musical love letter to the Windy City. Grohl’s journey as he crafts the Foo Fighters’ new album city by city is at the heart of the series, and in the first episode we get to witness how the band goes from unloading their equipment to “Something From Nothing” in just a week. Sonic Highways also provides a remarkably comprehensive look at a city’s music history through insightful interviews with native rockers and well-mined archival footage.

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Dustin Lynch Goes With the Country Flow for Third Album

Just over a month removed from the release of his second album, Where It’s At, Dustin Lynch is already back at it, writing songs for his next release.

“I’m already dialed back in for chapter three. I like to have a couple years of writing and listening to songs before we go in an record them,” he tells Rolling Stone Country. “Country music is changing so quickly right now, so I’m just gonna do what I do and try to predict where it goes.”

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Hear Jerry Garcia Band Soar Through 'I'm a (Roadrunner)' on New Year's 1975

With the Grateful Dead, Jerry Garcia was know for his thrilling New Year’s Eve performances, but on December 31st, 1975, he played his only such gig without them, doing three sets at the small Keystone Berkeley club. Of course, Garcia wasn’t exactly alone: That night, his band included John Kahn on bass, Sly and the Family Stone’s Greg Errico on drums and famed rock pianist Nicky Hopkins on keys, and Bob Weir, Mickey Hart and Kingfish’s Matthew Kelly all made surprise cameos.

Next week, the show will be released as the fifth …read more

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Miranda Lambert, LeAnn Rimes Join 'The Great American Dog-a-Thon'

Miranda Lambert may shoot her own turkey this Thanksgiving, but she’ll also be doing a little animal advocacy. The avid hunter also happens to be an animal lover and puts her passion to work through several pet rescue programs, including her own MuttNation Foundation. And on Thanksgiving night, November 27th, the country star will join a host of other celebrities to promote dog adoption on the Great American Dog-a-Thon on Fox.

Hosted and executive produced by Oscar-winning actress Hilary Swank, the two-hour show will feature homeless dogs, with information …read more

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G-Eazy Lights Up, Premieres Song, Moves Fans During Yahoo Concert

It’s evident why Oakland rapper G-Eazy was able to establish millions of YouTube plays years before he secured a major label recording deal. When he played the Yahoo On the Road series’ stop at the Lifestyle Communities Pavilion in Columbus, Ohio on Monday, he connected with his fans via his performance, music and personal interaction.

[Photos: G-Eazy in Concert for Yahoo On the Road]

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Watch Def Jam History Unfold in 5 Videos From Brooklyn Anniversary Show

Three decades ago, Def Jam Records was born in Rick Rubin’s tiny NYU dorm room. “I can’t believe it’s 30 years,” he recently told Rolling Stone, paying a visit to his old Weinstein Residence Hall for a special documentary titled Rick Was Here. “It’s really trippy.” By 2014, the label has gone national, scooping up artists like Young Jeezy and Ludacris when they expanded with Def Jam South, and global – who remembers Def Jamaica? – but last night, they brought it back home with an anniversary Autumn Jam at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.

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