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Shooter Jennings Readies 'Black Ribbons' for Election Day Re-Release

July 13, 2016 - 11:39
In 2010, Shooter Jennings veered away from the country and Southern-rock sound that defined his first three albums and released Black Ribbons, a sprawling hard-edged concept record depicting a totalitarian government where free speech — and even music — is outlawed. In between the tracks, Stephen King plays a freedom-fighting...

Readers' Poll: The 10 Best Aerosmith Deep Cuts

July 13, 2016 - 11:33
While nothing is definite at the moment, it seems quite likely that Aerosmith will be launching a farewell tour next year. They're one of the few bands from their generation still touring with the complete classic lineup, and they want to end it all while everyone is still standing. Joe Perry's health...

See Charles Kelley's Smoldering 'Lonely Girl' Video

July 13, 2016 - 11:32
Charles Kelley's song "Lonely Girl" deals with the relationship between heartbreak and listening to music, promising himself as a healing balm for someone in the middle of it. Appropriately, the first scene of the "Lonely Girl" is a hand dropping the needle on a spinning turntable with his record. Directed by...

See Gucci Mane, Young Thug Throw Pool Party to Celebrate 'Guwop Home'

July 13, 2016 - 11:11
Following a two-year prison stint, Gucci Mane returns July 22nd with his post-incarceration LP Everybody Looking, his first non-mixtape in five years. Featured on the "homecoming" album is "Guwop Home," Gucci's collaboration with Young Thug, the most high profile rapper to emerge out of Atlanta while Gucci was behind bars. The two...

Jon Pardi Shares Ultimate Road Trip Playlist

July 13, 2016 - 10:44
Road tripping is one of summer's grand traditions, and every sunny journey requires the proper soundtrack. Singer-songwriter Jon Pardi spends a large chunk of his time every year on the road, so he's had a little time to work on perfecting the road trip playlist, which he shares with us...

AlunaGeorge Do Not Mince Words on 'Mean What I Mean'

July 12, 2016 - 21:16
British dance-pop duo AlunaGeorge debuted their latest sultry summer single, "Mean What I Mean," on Annie Mac's BBC Radio 1 show Tuesday. The track finds the pair partnering with budding MCs Dreezy and Leikeli47, both of whom deliver quick, vicious verses over George Reid's rapturous pop house production. Singer Aluna Francis, meanwhile, offers another engrossing...

Nick Cave, Warren Ellis Score Upcoming Jeff Bridges Western

July 12, 2016 - 20:09
Nick Cave and his Bad Seeds and Grinderman bandmate, Warren Ellis, have scored the upcoming contemporary western, Hell or High Water, starring Jeff Bridges and Chris Pine. Directed by David Mackenzie, Hell or High Water tells the story of Toby (Pine), a divorced father who plots a series of bank heists with his...

'American Idol' Winner Trent Harmon Defends Country Cred

July 12, 2016 - 17:33
Trent Harmon rewrites the ending to a real-life heartbreak story with his first country single, "There's a Girl." The American Idol winner once did just what the song says, going to great lengths – including driving hundreds of miles – to impress a woman, only to be rejected. But when...

10 Great Music Movies That Rock

July 12, 2016 - 17:06
When The Blackboard Jungle hit movie theaters in 1955, teenagers reportedly showed up in droves just to dance in the aisles to the opening credits, which were set to Bill Haley’s "Rock Around the Clock." Some cinemas cut out the song, terrified that these hordes of gyrating adolescents were going...

See Scotty McCreery Cover Haggard, Cash and Alabama in Surprise Medley

July 12, 2016 - 17:01
During Scotty McCreery's career-breaking run on American Idol, the country singer kept things contemporary, singing songs by 21st century artists like Josh Turner, Thompson Square and John Michael Montgomery. He's been turning back the clock this summer, though, crooning a medley of country classics during a string of headlining shows. Above,...

Flashback: See Jason Aldean's Stunning Stage Entrance at Fenway Park

July 12, 2016 - 15:48
On July 12th, 2013, Jason Aldean earned himself a little piece of history by becoming the first country artist to perform at Boston's famed Fenway Park, normally the home of the Red Sox. The singer's Night Train tour, named for his third full-length album, also included shows at Chicago's Wrigley...

Kaskade Remembers Fan Who Fell to Death at Grand Canyon

July 12, 2016 - 14:39
Colleen Burns, the 35-year-old Orlando, Florida tourist who fell to her death at Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona on Friday July 8th, was mourned by her musical hero Kaskade. The DJ-producer posted an Instagram photo of him and Burns with a lengthy caption about what her early support meant to him. "Colleen showed up...

Watch Banks' Defiant 'F--k With Myself' Video

July 12, 2016 - 14:37
Banks is back with a titillating performance in the new video for "Fuck With Myself," the first offering from her new, as-yet-untitled album. The video finds the pop singer taking the theme of the song to surreal extremes, exploring both self-love and self-hate as she sings to a life-like bust of her head. She caresses, hits, smears...

Eli Young Band on New Album's Wide-Open Doors

July 12, 2016 - 13:25
Eli Young Band members faced a welcomed dilemma when making their upcoming album: "We were writing some of the best stuff we've ever written and were being sent some of the best stuff we've ever been sent," lead singer Mike Eli tells Rolling Stone Country. "It really felt good because...

Time Jumpers Honor Late Dawn Sears on New Album 'Kid Sister'

July 12, 2016 - 13:05
When Dawn Sears lost her fight with lung cancer in December 2014, her death left a major void in the Nashville live music scene. The vocalist was a key member of the Time Jumpers, the Western swing and old-school country group that performs every Monday at club 3rd and Lindsley. Still,...

New Marvin Gaye Doc Features Unseen Footage

July 12, 2016 - 12:20
A new documentary will explore the making of Marvin Gaye's seminal 1971 album, What's Going On, Variety reports. Marvin, What's Going On? goes into production this year and will include contributions from Gaye's three children and former wife, Janis. The film marks the first time the late singer's family has lent their support to...

Fat Joe, Remy Ma on Their Surprise Throwback Hit

July 12, 2016 - 12:19
The favored contender for New York City's 2016 summer anthem is "Panda," the first hit by 19-year-old Brooklyn rapper Desiigner. Surprisingly, his principal competition comes from Fat Joe and Remy Ma, veterans who joined forces on "All the Way Up." Though their song is conscious of NYC's rap history, it's...

Garth Brooks Previews Unprecedented New Video Series

July 12, 2016 - 11:57
"The cool thing about social media is getting to share the life you've given me right back with you," Garth Brooks told hundreds of thousands of fans Monday night via a Facebook Live chat. The country superstar, who joined Facebook, Twitter and Instagram less than two years ago, is making up...

Jamie Lidell Previews New Album With Stirring Song 'Walk Right Back'

July 12, 2016 - 11:55
Jamie Lidell has released a sparse, soulful new song, "Walk Right Back," the first from his upcoming album, Building a Beginning, out October 14th via the British musician's own Jajulin Records. "Walk Right Back" is available on Spotify and iTunes, and finds Lidell deftly guiding a song that seems moments from stumbling away...

Erykah Badu Donates Detroit Concert Proceeds to Rape Kit Project

July 12, 2016 - 11:08
Erykah Badu is lending a hand to help a Detroit organization identify rape victims and criminals. Partnering with event management company The Right Productions, Badu is donating some of the proceeds from her August 12th concert at Detroit's Chene Park Amphitheater to the African American 490 Challenge.  The initiative takes its name from the cost of completing a...