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Barack and Michelle Obama Remember Frankie Knuckles

April 22, 2014 - 17:50
President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama have shared a letter offering their thoughts and prayers to the friends and family of Chicago house pioneer Frankie Knuckles who died earlier this month FACT reports Check Out these 5 Defining Tracks from Frankie Knuckles "Frankie's work helped open minds and bring people together blending...

Country Hall of Fame Taps Ronnie Milsap, Mac Wiseman, Hank Cochran

April 22, 2014 - 17:35
Ronnie Milsap Mac Wiseman and the late Hank Cochran will receive country music's highest honor later this year induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame The 2014 honorees were announced Tuesday at a press conference inside the downtown Nashville landmark's rotunda which houses the bronze plaques of its 121...

Courtney Love Knows 'You Know My Name' on New Song

April 22, 2014 - 17:10
Courtney Love won't release her double A-side single "You Know My Name"/"Wedding Day" until May 4th but the vicious chugging "You Know My Name" has already premiered on Steve Lamacq's BBC Radio 6 show You can check out the track above which finds Love in full beast mode wracking up...

Watch Young the Giant Perform Live at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

April 22, 2014 - 17:10
  // Please enable Javascript to watch this video For their latest album Mind Over Matter Young the Giant told us they were demonstrating "democracy at work" "Sometimes you can think about higher things and the social implications of what you're doing but at the end of the day just being and...

Electric Zoo Returns with Increased Security, Health Measures

April 22, 2014 - 16:30
EDM festival Electric Zoo will return to New York City's Randall's Island this summer with increased security and health measures following the drug-related deaths of two attendees last year The 50 Most Important People in EDM A press release outlined the new security measures which include drug-sniffing dogs stationed at all entrances...

'Quadrophenia' Hits the Quad

April 22, 2014 - 16:10
This year marks not only the 50th anniversary of the Who but also the 50th anniversary of the Brighton Beach battle between mods and rockers immortalized in Quadrophenia To mark the occasion England's University of Sussex is holding a weekend-long symposium on both the album and the film from July...

Flashback: U2 Cover Neil Young's 'Southern Man' In 1987

April 22, 2014 - 15:10
When the four members of U2 first began gigging around Dublin as Feedback in 1976 they barely knew how to play their instruments let alone write original songs That meant their show was devoted entirely to the hits of the day which meant covering Peter Frampton the Bay City Rollers...

Lorde Cancels Eight Tour Dates Due to Health

April 22, 2014 - 13:50
Lorde has canceled an eight-date Australian tour after coming down with "a nasty chest infection" and "general ill health" the budding pop star wrote on Twitter Find Out Where Lorde's 'Pure Heroine' Ranked on Our List of 2013's 50 Best Albums "[I] am so gutted to have to do this but my...

Jay Z Allegedly Extorted by Former Producer for Master Recordings

April 22, 2014 - 13:30
Police recently took producer Chauncey Mahan into custody for allegedly attempting to extort $100000 from Jay Z in exchange for master recordings containing some of the rapper's biggest hits Mahan has been holding onto the tapes – which were made between 1998 and 2002 and provided the foundations for the...

Boy George Unveils New 'Feel the Vibration' Remixes - Premiere

April 22, 2014 - 12:30
For the past 25 years former Culture Club frontman Boy George has embraced dance culture and embarked on a second career as an in-demand DJ So it's fitting that for his latest album 2013's This Is What I Do the UK singer has commissioned five official remixes for album closer...

Run the Jewels in the Studio with Zack de la Rocha, Travis Barker

April 22, 2014 - 12:05
Rappers and best bros El-P and Killer Mike are already at work on the follow-up to their 2013 collaborative album Run the Jewels and based on a few new Instagram photos the guest list may include Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker and Rage Against the Machine's Zack de la Rocha Find Out Where...

Damon Albarn Shares the Stories Behind His Revealing Solo LP

April 22, 2014 - 11:15
Next week Damon Albarn will release Everyday Robots – his first-ever solo album after more than 20 years as the leader of Blur Gorillaz and too many one-off supergroups to list concisely It's an excellent album (now streaming on iTunes) full of melancholy melodies that only Albarn could have written and...

John Lennon and Yoko Ono Explain Their Love in Animated Clip

April 22, 2014 - 11:10
"When I was singing about 'all you need is love' I was singing about something I hadn't experienced" John Lennon said in a revealing interview animated by PBS' Blank on Blank series "I'd experienced love for people in gusts and love for things trees things like that but I hadn't experienced...

Watch Brian Williams Serve Up Snoop Dogg's 'Gin and Juice'

April 22, 2014 - 10:10
Serious props to the team at The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon who must spend hours on end compiling and stringing together millisecond-long clips of Brian Williams on the NBC Nightly News so that we might be graced with the simple joy of watching the anchor bemoan all the drama in...

Hear Eli 'Paperboy' Reed's 'Nights Like This' - Album Premiere

April 22, 2014 - 10:00
Boston-born Brooklyn-based soul singer Eli "Paperboy" Reed cut his chops in Southern juke joints and Chicago gospel choirs waiting side-stage in Mississippi clubs for a chance to sing between acts He released his first LP of original songs Roll With You in 2008 a major-label debut followed in 2010 and four...

Portugal. The Man Create 'Endangered Song' for Earth Day

April 22, 2014 - 09:40
Just in time for Earth Day Portugal The Man have partnered with Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute to release a limited-edition run of 400 records to raise awareness for critically endangered Sumatran tigers Photo Gallery Portugal The Man Unwind Back in Hometown "[The song is] a metaphor for endangered species...

The Kinks' Dave Davies to AC/DC's Malcolm Young: 'Never Give Up'

April 22, 2014 - 09:35
Former Kinks guitarist and vocalist Dave Davies has offered support for AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young following news that the latter was taking a break from the band due to ill health "Never give up" Davies wrote in a Facebook post He recommended that Young remember all the "important 'tricks'" he'd...

Purple Reign: Prince's Biggest Eighties Hits

April 22, 2014 - 09:15
It came from Minneapolis A short-statured dirty-minded monstrously talented funk-rocker named Prince Throughout the 1980s he'd wink and strut his way to worldwide fame thanks to a string of outrageous party anthems and searing slow-jams Here are the most memorable early tunes from Prince's controversy-prone early years

ACL Fest 2014: Eminem, Pearl Jam, Outkast and More to Headline

April 22, 2014 - 07:00
The annual Austin City Limits Music Festival has lined up a diverse set of headliners for its 13th installment Eminem Pearl Jam Outkast Skrillex Beck Calvin Harris Lana Del Rey Foster the People the Replacements and Zedd are all set to headline the multi-day fest which will take place from...

RZA on Raekwon: Wu-Tang Clan 'Need Him' on Next Album

April 21, 2014 - 15:55
RZA has responded to some of the allegations lobbied by Raekwon in a recent interview with Rolling Stone clarifying certain statements and reiterating that Wu-Tang Clan "need him" on the upcoming album A Better Tomorrow  50 Greatest Hip-Hop Songs of All Time Wu-Tang Clan's "CREAM" "We can call it arguing or we...