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Jack White to Bob Dylan: 'You Guys Had it so Lucky'

Jack White is often credited with keeping the rock & roll spirit alive in the new millennium, but if you ask him, he’d rather be making music in any other decade besides this one. That’s what the Lazaretto rocker tells veteran newsman Dan Rather in The Big Interview, a wide-ranging conversation that covers everything from White’s move to Nashville to how he envies the musicians of the Sixties.

In the Big Interview, White recounts a conversation that he had with Bob Dylan where the two discussed the difference …read more

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Tim Dog, Rapper Accused of Faking Death, Confirmed Dead

Contrary to rumors that Tim Dog faked his own death in February 2013, Dateline NBC has concluded that the “Fuck Compton” rapper is dead. Speculation arose when a prosecutor representing a Mississippi woman he defrauded issued an arrest warrant for the rapper and reports that he had been living with his wife and daughter in a new home came up. NBC confirmed the rapper’s death by locating his death certificate, which was difficult to find because it was filed in the county where he had died, not where he was allegedly living. The document is viewable on the network’s website.

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Hear French Montana and Ty Dolla $ign Remix Jeremih's 'Don't Tell 'Em'

Produced by ascendent beat-maker DJ Mustard and featuring lyrics from Snap!’s 1992 club hit “Rhythm Is a Dancer,” Jeremih’s “Don’t Tell ‘Em” has spent the last three months rising up the charts. Now, the tune is the biggest R&B song in the country and approaching the pop Top 10, and the Chicago singer is celebrating with a bi-coastal remix featuring a pair of guest verses.

Ty Dolla $ign, a West Coast R&B affiliate of original featured artist YG, opens the new version, singing about L.A. and the World Cup. …read more

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Rihanna Blasts CBS for Pulling Song from 'Thursday Night Football'

Less than a week after CBS elected not to air a performance by Rihanna during Thursday Night Football, the singer has fired back at the network on Twitter. The network chose to postpone the pop star’s musical opening last week – a performance of “Run This Town,” TMZ reports – in light of the Ray Rice domestic-abuse scandal, as it would have played during a game by Rice’s old team, the Baltimore Ravens, and Rihanna was the victim of Chris Brown’s assault in 2009. Now the singer is speaking out.

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Watch Yes Perform 'I've Seen All Good People' on 35th Anniversary Tour

In the spring of 2004, prog legends Yes hit the road in America to celebrate their 35th anniversary, playing marathon sets that mixed hits (“Roundabout,” “Owner of a Lonely Heart”Smilie: ;) with fan favorites from the Seventies (“Yours Is No Disgrace,” “Going for the One”Smilie: ;) and Eighties (“Rhythm of Love.”Smilie: ;) Nobody knew it at the time, but this would be the last chance to see the band with keyboardist Rick Wakeman and frontman Jon Anderson, as both left the band not long after the tour ended.

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Sturgill Simpson Takes Down Zealots in Blistering Online Post

After turning in a growling performance of “Living the Dream” on Conan O’Brien’s TBS talk show last week, Sturgill Simpson took to his Facebook page today to respond to online critics who were offended by his singing the word “goddamn.”

“Living the Dream,” an introspective slow-burner from Simpson’s acclaimed second solo album Metamodern Sounds in Country Music, features the line “I don’t have to do a goddamn thing except sit around and wait to die.”

“Been some folks coming to my page to chastise (judge) me for taking the Lord’s name in …read more

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CMA Awards 2014 Performers Announced

Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton and Keith Urban are the first performers announced for the 48th Annual Country Music Association Awards on November 5th. All four artists are in contention with George Strait for the top prize of the night, Entertainer of the Year, and are among the evening’s most honored nominees.

Bryan has three nominations going into the show and is hoping for his first-ever CMA win. The husband-wife team of Lambert and Shelton are the reigning Female and Male Vocalists of the Year and have nine and …read more

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Watch Macklemore, Fences Deliver Emphatic Version of 'Arrows' for 'GMA'

Macklemore joined Seattle pop group Fences onstage to kick off Good Morning America‘s Fall Concert Series on Monday, performing a stirring version of the Ryan Lewis-produced single “Arrows.” The track will appear on Fences’ Elektra Records debut, Lesser Oceans, due out in January.

“It’s pop, but it’s also vulnerable,” Fences frontman Christopher Mansfield told GMA‘s George Stephanopoulos of the track. “Which is something I like to do: be vulnerable but also honest with yourself.”

Mansfield had first asked Macklemore, an old friend from the Seattle music scene, …read more

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New York Bands Celebrate 40 Years of the Ramones With a Bowery Tribute

On August 16th, 1974, the Ramones – the founding lineup of Johnny (guitar), Joey (voice), Tommy (drums) and Dee Dee (bass and song count-off) – performed at CBGB, a year-old club on a war-zone stretch of New York’s Bowery, for the first time. By the end of the year, the most important new band in the city since the Velvet Underground was firmly in residence there, pulling the trigger on a revolution in brevity, velocity and distortion that still exhilarates and inspires.

On September 14th of this year, four decades …read more

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The Doors' Self-Made 'Feast of Friends' Doc to Finally Come Out This Fall

Feast of Friends, a Doors documentary that the band members produced themselves on their 1968 summer tour, is finally getting a proper release. The feature, which was never completed, was screened to generally negative reviews at film festivals during frontman Jim Morrison’s lifetime, but the reason it has taken nearly half a century to come out on home video is because of the singer’s legal issues at the time. The new release, due out November 11th, will feature remastered audio and video.

“It’s a fictional documentary,” Jim Morrison says in …read more

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Darius Rucker to Release Christmas Album

Darius Rucker is releasing a Christmas album — and Sheryl Crow opened the present early. The singer posted a photo of herself with Rucker on her Facebook page last week with the caption “Merry Christmas Baby! (I sang on his upcoming Christmas record).” Rucker followed with a tweet a few days later, writing “We’ve got something special coming from us to y’all very soon!”

Today comes official news of the album title, release date and track list: Rucker’s Home for the Holidays will hit stores October 27th and features …read more

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George Harrison Week Planned for 'Conan,' Beck and Norah Jones to Perform

During the week of September 22nd, Conan will feature daily performances by artists including Beck, Norah Jones and Dhani Harrison to celebrate the music of George Harrison by singing one of his songs. “George Harrison Week” coincides with the release of the box set, The Apple Years: 1968-75 – also due out September 22nd – which compiles the Beatle’s first six solo albums. More artists to perform on Conan have yet to be announced.

In other celebratory Harrison news, the Beatle’s legacy will also be celebrated the week …read more

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Robin Thicke Had Very Little to Do With 'Blurred Lines'

Robin Thicke claims he was “high on Vicodin and alcohol” when he recorded the funky 2013 summer anthem “Blurred Lines.” That revelatory nugget comes courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter, who obtained court transcripts of Thicke’s and Pharrell Williams’ April depositions from their ongoing battle with the estate of late soul singer Marvin Gaye. In the lawsuit, the latter group claims that writers Thicke, Williams and rapper T.I. borrowed elements of Gaye’s 1977 classic “Got to Give It Up” to craft the controversial track – but, as these insane documents show, there’s a lot more to the saga than meets the …read more

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Angaleena Presley Checks Out Sad Souls at the 'Grocery Store' — Song Premiere

It doesn’t take more than a few seconds to figure out what inspired “Grocery Store,” one of the standout tracks on American Middle Class, the exceptionally personal solo debut of Pistol Annies member Angaleena Presley. Co-written with Lori McKenna, the song’s first line describes exactly where the idea was born: “Standing in line at the grocery store, it’s February as cold as it gets.”

The tune is a tender meditation about a brief interaction with a little girl who’s wearing no coat as her mother stands in line buying tampons …read more

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