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Beastie Boys' 'Paul's Boutique' Location to Host Commemorative Mural

July 25, 2014 - 13:20
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Beastie Boys' celebrated second record Paul's Boutique the current owner of the New York City storefront on the album cover will sport a mural paying tribute to the group Beginning at 11 am on July 26th artist Danielle Mastrion will be painting the...

The Secret Sisters Serve Deluxe Edition of 'Needle'

July 25, 2014 - 13:00
Chicken and dumplings and the Secret Sisters please The Secret Sisters Bob Dylan Conspire on 'Dirty Lie' — Song Premiere The singing siblings will release a deluxe edition of their acclaimed new album Put Your Needle Down in all Cracker Barrel Old Country Store locations and online on August 4th The disc...

'Purple Rain' at 30: Preview the Definitive Book on Prince's Hit Film

July 25, 2014 - 12:50
July 27th marks the 30th anniversary of Prince's Academy Award-winning rock musical Purple Rain Celebrate with this exclusive excerpt from Chapter 5 of Alan Light's upcoming Let's Go Crazy Prince and the Making of Purple Rain out December 2014 Pre-order the book here "The shooting was mostly frantic" recalls Prince tour...

Metallica's Kirk Hammett on Recording With Exodus: 'It Was Huge'

July 25, 2014 - 11:20
Today marks the 31st anniversary of Metallica's debut album Kill 'Em All but guitarist Kirk Hammett will be celebrating his pre-Kill 'Em All life by jamming with his first band Exodus at his "Fear FestEvil After Party" tonight at the San Diego Comic-Con International The gig is an extension of...

16 Things We Learned After a Day at 'Weird Al' Yankovic's House

July 25, 2014 - 11:15
The massive "Weird Al" Yankovic cult knew it was only a matter of time until the rest of the world joined their ranks but few people could have foreseen what happened this past week when his new album Mandatory Fun became the first Number One comedy album on the Billboard...

Florida Georgia Line Find Inspiration for New Album Via 'Reminiscing'

July 25, 2014 - 10:41
As Florida Georgia Line hunker down in Nashville to finish the follow-up to their double platinum debut Here's to the Good Times Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley have finally found some time to look back on their meteoric rise as country music's hottest duo In the process they've found inspiration...

Zac Brown Band, Dave Grohl Take Fans Inside the Studio in New Video

July 25, 2014 - 10:00
With lyrical metaphors of churning weather cycles Zac Brown Band allude to the evolution of heartbreak in an unfolding relationship that was "all right but now all wrong" in the single "All Alright" from The Grohl Sessions Vol 1 Readers' Poll Best Songs of 2014 So Far In the song's new video...

Dierks Bentley and Friends Bring Country 'Front and Center'

July 24, 2014 - 16:00
It was a night of jokes red Solo cups and Number One hits when Dierks Bentley sat down with a group of songwriters for an informal concert filmed by PBS for its superlative concert program Front and Center The performance also helped mark the 10th year of the Country Music...

Watch Maddie & Tae Turn the Tables on Bros in New Video

July 24, 2014 - 15:05
New duo Maddie & Tae all but cut purveyors of bro country off at the knees with their debut single "Girl in a Country Song" The tongue-in-cheek hip-shaker transparently references decidedly non-feminist lyrics from artists like Florida Georgia Line Jason Aldean Billy Currington and Blake Shelton When Rolling Stone Country...

How the Newport Folk Festival Got Its Groove Back

July 24, 2014 - 14:05
In 2008 ticket sales at the Newport Folk Festival had become so slow that founder George Wein was considering selling the 50-year-old event where Dylan went electric in 1965 That's when Jay Sweet – a journalist and music supervisor for filmmakers the Farrelly Brothers – wrote an 18-page proposal asking for...

The Inevitable, Unfortunate Porn Parody of 'Weird Al''s 'UHF' Arrives

July 24, 2014 - 13:44
Thirty years into his career "Weird Al" Yankovic has finally received two of the biggest honors a proprietor of pop parody can receive His first ever number one record and a parody of his own work Unfortunately the latter comes in the form of new porn gallery that spoofs "Weird Al"'s 1989...

Sturgill Simpson, Bobby Bare Among New Crop of AmericanaFest Acts

July 24, 2014 - 13:32
The Americana Music Association has announced more performers for its 15th Annual AmericanaFest set for September 17-20 Taking place at venues throughout Nashville AmericanaFest will feature Sturgill Simpson Robert Ellis Bobby Bare Jr Elizabeth Cook Steep Canyon Rangers and Angaleena Presley They join an eclectic list of previously-announced artists including...

Why Are MTV and Spotify Joining Forces?

July 24, 2014 - 13:30
As streaming takes over from downloading services from Spotify to Beats Music to Google are scrambling to answer a key question What do listeners want to hear next? Spotify's new move in that direction involves a marketing partnership with Viacom-owned cable channels such as MTV VH1 and Country Music Television The...

Elvis Presley's Guitar, Library Card for Sale at Graceland Auction

July 24, 2014 - 13:20
Elvis Presley's Martin D-28 guitar 1976 Cadillac Seville and a personal copy of the original script for his first movie Love Me Tender are among a slew of items up for auction at the first "Auction at Graceland" Bidders will be able to participate online and at Presley's famed Memphis home...

Ryan Adams' Road to Recovery

July 24, 2014 - 12:45
A few years ago after multiple canceled tours and the breakup of his band the Cardinals Ryan Adams sought a hypnotherapist for help with Ménière's disease an inner ear disorder "I said 'I'm not playing music anymore and I'm scared to play live and I feel jaded All I ever...

Flashback: Johnny Cash's 'Hurt' Feels MTV Love

July 24, 2014 - 12:30
With its vulnerable unflinching depiction of Johnny Cash's deteriorating health the video for Cash's stark interpretation of Nine Inch Nails' "Hurt" captured the attention of not only the country community but the entire music industry Even MTV then still in the throes of Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera recognized the...

Stevie Nicks Details Release Plan for New Solo Album '24 Karat Gold'

July 24, 2014 - 12:00
Stevie Nicks may have spent much of 2013 touring with Fleetwood Mac and celebrating the 35th anniversary of the group's landmark LP Rumours but the frontwoman still found time to record a solo LP 24 Karat Gold — Songs from the Vault will see release on October 7th via Warner Bros though...

Dolly Parton Welcomes Families 'Home' to Tennessee — Exclusive Video

July 24, 2014 - 11:10
In 1973 Dolly Parton wrote and first recorded "My Tennessee Mountain Home" painting an indelible picture of her rural birthplace Since that time the song has become not only a signature tune for the singer-songwriter but also the perfect musical accompaniment to the scenic natural wonder that is the Great...

Miranda Lambert, Kiss, the Band Perry, Usher to Rock Brooklyn in Style

July 24, 2014 - 10:42
Miranda Lambert and the Band Perry will be in good company at Brooklyn's Barclays Center on September 9th as the annual Fashion Rocks TV special welcomes a who's who list of stars from the worlds of music and fashion The two country artists will perform alongside Afrojack Duran Duran Jennifer...

Weezer Bring 'Back to the Shack' and the Lightning Strap to 'Fallon'

July 24, 2014 - 10:00
Weezer brought a whole lot of 1994 — complete with crunchy riffs "woo-ooh-ooh"'s and of course the lightning strap — to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday where they christened their new track "Back to the Shack" with its television debut The 40 Best Records from Mainstream Alternative's Greatest Year While an Ace Frehley bobblehead...