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Ariana Grande Teams With Nicki Minaj, Jessie J for 'Bang Bang' Remix

July 28, 2014 - 17:50
A little over halfway into 2014 Ariana Grande already has two big hits Her My Everything lead single "Problem" rose all the way to Number Two on the Hot 100 then the Zedd-featuring follow-up "Break Free" peaked at 15 After a few listens it seems possible that the new "Bang Bang"...

Jenny Lewis Shares Nashville Inspiration for New Album

July 28, 2014 - 16:36
Last summer when Jenny Lewis left her Laurel Canyon home and hit the road for the Postal Service's 10-year anniversary tour she'd already been working on her third solo album for nearly half a decade Her father had died in 2010 and Rilo Kiley — the band that saved Lewis...

Stream Spoon's Adventurous New Album 'They Want My Soul'

July 28, 2014 - 16:35
Spoon have begun streaming their eighth record They Want My Soul which spans the group's signature indie rock and excursions into electro-pop in advance of its August 5th release date via iTunes Radio The group recorded the album with producers Joe Chiccarelli (My Morning Jacket Counting Crows) and Dave Fridmann...

15 Best Things We Saw at Merge 25

July 28, 2014 - 16:10
Amid the exquisite domed acoustics of Duke University's Baldwin Auditorium in Durham North Carolina a small voice haltingly emanated from the stage "I am delighted (and nervous) to welcome you all to the first evening of our celebration of ourselves" The voice belonged to Merge Records co-founder and Superchunk bassist...

Toby Keith Rakes in the Bucks as Country's Highest Paid Star

July 28, 2014 - 15:52
How do you like him now? For the second year in a row Toby Keith has topped Forbes magazine's list of the highest paid country artists Keith's bounty this year? A cool $65 million The hefty sum is derived from profits from Keith's own record label Show Dog - Universal his...

Horror Classic 'The Evil Dead' Coming to TV With Star Bruce Campbell

July 28, 2014 - 15:20
More than three decades after the horror classic The Evil Dead sprang forth from The Book of the Dead to spawn two sequels and a 2013 reboot the franchise will return as a TV series The original movie's writer and director Sam Raimi has teamed with his brother Ivan and the...

Timbaland Talks New Solo Album 'Opera Noir': 'This Is My Purple Rain'

July 28, 2014 - 14:45
At the turn of the decade it seemed as though Timbaland — the producer behind many of the biggest beats of the previous 15 years — had finally quieted down Now at age 42 he's back on top In the past year and a half he has co-produced nearly all of Justin...

Paul McCartney to Reissue More Wings Albums With Unreleased Material

July 28, 2014 - 13:30
Paul McCartney will continue to add to his Archive reissue series with two Wings albums this fall The group's 1975 LP Venus and Mars which contains the single "Listen to What the Man Said" and the following year's Wings at the Speed of Sound home to "Silly Love Songs" and...

Tim McGraw's New Album to Feature Wife and 'Kid'

July 28, 2014 - 13:07
Tim McGraw's highly anticipated Sundown Heaven Town album will make its debut September 16th but the wait is over for the cover art and track listing for the set which will be available to pre-order at iTunes Amazon and the singer's website starting Tuesday July 29th Co-produced by McGraw with...

Courtney Love, Yoko Ono and More Support Girls' Online High School

July 28, 2014 - 12:40
A number of notable female musicians actresses and artists have banded together to support a Kickstarter to launch the School of Doodle a free online high school for imagination for teenage girls Courtney Love Kim Gordon Cat Power Pussy Riot Sia and Yoko Ono are among those backing the project who have contributed...

Brad Paisley Leaks Songs to Label's Dismay

July 28, 2014 - 11:31
'Troublemaker' is certainly not a word used to describe Brad Paisley very often But the country superstar's rebellious new "Moonshine in the Trunk" song — the title track of his upcoming album — is rubbing off on him  See Where Brad Paisley Falls on Our 100 Greatest Songs List   Over...

Photo Bomb: Police 'Breached Protocol' With Lily Allen Handcuff Pic

July 28, 2014 - 11:25
On Sunday Lily Allen convinced police escorts to place her in handcuffs for a staged photo at the Gold Coast airport in Australia prior to her performance at the Splendour in the Grass festival Now authorities are investigating the incident claiming the officers breached standard protocol according to Billboard Top 50 Tweeters...

Dave Harrington Turns Jazz Know-How Into Space-Rock Techno

July 28, 2014 - 10:55
Welcome to Young Guns our series exploring the most notable guitarists from the next generation of legends For more interviews with the guitarists inspiring us right now click here WHO A 28-year-old guitarist who grew up in Morningside Heights on New York's Upper West Side Dave Harrington is dance-music wunderkind Nicolas Jaar's partner in...

Fighting Fire With Fire: Metallica Look Back on 'Ride the Lightning'

July 28, 2014 - 10:45
"We were really broke" drummer Lars Ulrich says reflecting the state of Metallica as they were making their second album Ride the Lightning "We had to live day to day A friend literally gave us his apartment to stay in while we recording James and I slept in the bedroom...

Damon Albarn Performs 'Everyday Robots' for Everyday Robots

July 28, 2014 - 10:40
When Damon Albarn released his debut solo LP Everyday Robots he probably didn't expect to play the tunes for actual robots But as The Creators Project reports that's exactly what happened last week at Japan's National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation in Tokyo where the Blur/Gorillaz frontman performed a mini-set in front...

Exclusive: David Nail Announces I'm a Fire Tour

July 28, 2014 - 10:00
After supporting Darius Rucker and Lady Antebellum on their respective tours David Nail is readying his own fall headlining trek The powerhouse vocalist whose latest single "Kiss You Tonight" is currently climbing the charts announced his I'm a Fire Tour to Rolling Stone Country this morning Hitting 22 cities with...

Chris Young: 10 Artists Who Made Me Who I Am

July 28, 2014 - 09:59
Chris Young's latest single "Who I Am With You" recently became his sixth Number One To celebrate the chart topper (and play off the title a little bit) we asked Chris to take a quick scroll through his music library and reveal the singers and songwriters who shaped him as...

Portland Musician Sentenced to Four Years After West Memphis Three Con

July 28, 2014 - 09:50
Portland alt-country musician Kasey Anderson has been sentenced to four years in prison for defrauding over 30 investors out of $586000 by vowing to hold a concert and release a compilation album benefitting the West Memphis Three (who were infamously convicted of killing three boys in 1994 before being released from...

See Karen O's Murky Video for Lo-Fi Solo Song 'Rapt'

July 28, 2014 - 09:20
Less than a year after Karen O received an Oscar nomination for her solo recording "The Moon Song" from the Her soundtrack the Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman has returned with the lead single to her first solo album Crush Songs due out September 8th on Julian Casablancas' Cult label In...

Neil Young Teams With New Kickstarter Campaign to Save the Rainforest

July 28, 2014 - 08:30
Just four months after fully funding his Pono Music campaign via KickStarter Neil Young has turned his attention to an even more worthwhile cause saving the rainforest He's teamed up with Rainforest Connection to help them raise much-needed funds "[This] is a technology that's a connection between the rainforest and...