Hear Justin Townes Earle, Chris Shiflett Talk Addiction, Nirvana’s ‘Unplugged’
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“He was a junkie; I’m a gangster.” So says Justin Townes Earle, summarizing the differences between his own substance abuse issues and those that once haunted the career of his father Steve Earle during the 1980s and early 1990s. As the guest on this week’s episode of Walking the Floor, the younger Earle – whose new album Kids in the Street was released in May – talks honestly and humorously about his unique career, painting the picture of a pre-growth spurt...

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Tuesday, 13 June 2017
Gregg Allman: The Wild Times, Lost Years and Rebirth of a Southern-Rock Legend
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When I met Gregg Allman, he seemed like a ghost on guard. It was 1990, in Miami. The Allman Brothers Band had recently reunited for a second time. In the early Seventies, they single-handedly invented Southern rock, but their hallmark was live shows that mixed bedrock aggression and high-flown invention in ways no other group did. Their first breakup, in 1976, had been ugly; a reunion a few years later hadn’t taken. But here they were, nearly a decade later,...

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Tuesday, 13 June 2017
Watch Green Day Relive Punk Glory Days in New ‘Revolution Radio’ Video
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Green Day return to their roots in the new video for “Revolution Radio,” bashing out the title track from their 2016 album at 924 Gilman Street, the famed Berkeley punk venue where they started the band. The video mixes Green Day’s performance of the electrifying “Revolution Radio” with archival footage of them performing at 924 Gilman decades ago. Despite the vast differences in age, video quality and hairstyles, the clip shows little in Green Day’s world has changed including Billy...

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Tuesday, 13 June 2017
Cole Bennett, SoundCloud’s Favorite Video Director, Squiggles to Success
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The colorful animations of Chicago-based music video director Cole Bennett are providing rap’s post-internet generation with its squiggly, bursting, lively aesthetic. His clips for artists like Smokepurpp, Lil Pump and Famous Dex bring the SoundCloud class of 2017 to YouTube, using the quickly shot style of Chicago drill videos and blasting them with kinetic cartoon scribbles. Raised in Plano, Illinois, Bennett and friends his would drive an hour into Chicago to check out the emerging rap scene lead...

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Tuesday, 13 June 2017
7 Things To Know About Taylor Swift’s Mysterious New Beau
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We have all been itching to know more about pop star princess, Taylor Swift’s new relationship since she’s made it public only a few weeks ago. Being low-key about her romantic ventures is definitely something new for the star but we encourage her attempt to not write an album about him just yet. That said, you can’t keep this hottie from the public for too long! Here are a few facts about Swift’s new boy....

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Tuesday, 13 June 2017
Yoko Ono Announces Second Batch of Album Reissues
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Yoko Ono‘s massive reissue project continues this July with the arrival of three more LPs from the avant-rock icon: 1971’s Fly and a pair of 1973 albums, Approximately Infinite Universe and Feeling The Space. Secretly Canadian launched the Ono reissue project last November with 1968’s Unfinished Music No. 1: Two Virgins, 1969’s Unfinished Music No. 2: Life With Lions and 1970’s Plastic Ono Band. Like the initial wave of reissues, each album reconstructs the original vinyl packaging alongside remastered audio....

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Tuesday, 13 June 2017
The Weeknd Expands Starboy: Legend of the Fall Tour
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The Weeknd released the dates for the second phase of his extensive Starboy: Legend of the Fall tour on Monday night.  After headlining the Firefly Festival in Dover, Delaware next Saturday, the Weeknd heads to Europe for a series of gigs in June and July. He returns to North America for another loop in September and October. At the end of November, he heads to New Zealand and Australia for six more dates. The “Starboy” singer has been on tour...

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Tuesday, 13 June 2017
Watch Lonzo and LaVar Ball Talk College Star’s NBA Future on ‘Jimmy Kimmel’
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UCLA standout Lonzo Ball showed up on Jimmy Kimmel Live! just after the Golden State Warriors wrapped up defeating the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Finals to talk about his own NBA future. And, of course, the projected second pick in the Draft was followed by his father, the controversial LaVar Ball, who came out sporting a tie the the logo of his Big Baller Brand, which don’t seem to be available yet on the website alongside the $495 sneakers and $220 slides. ...

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Tuesday, 13 June 2017
Scenes From D.C. Pride Weekend 2017
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Who doesn’t love a good rainbow? This past weekend, thousands hit the capital for the Gay Pride Parade. Amongst the hoards of participants showing up to prove Love Trumps Hate, was our forever favorite guy about town, Joey Zauzig, who flew his New York tush down to DC to take his spot on The Points Guy float, which supported the amazing charity, Rainbow Railroad. Their mission? Helping persecuted LGBTQ individuals from around the world find their way to safer...

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Tuesday, 13 June 2017
Van Morrison Joins Willie Nelson’s Outlaw Music Fest
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Van Morrison will join Willie Nelson‘s traveling Outlaw Music Festival when the all-star trek stops at Pennsylvania’s Hersheypark Stadium on September 10th. The Astral Weeks singer fills out a lineup that also includes Nelson, the Avett Brothers, Sheryl Crow, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real and Particle Kid. The concert will be Morrison’s lone East Coast date in 2017 and marks the first time the singer and Nelson have shared the stage. “I’ve been a huge fan of Van’s...

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Tuesday, 13 June 2017
See Nas, Jack White Perform Breathless 1920s Version of ‘One Mic’
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Nas revisited his “One Mic” single with a scrappy unplugged trio, including Jack White on piano, for the recently aired PBS documentary The American Epic Sessions.  Nas stood in front of the microphone with his hands clasped calmly behind his back as he delivered lines from “One Mic,” a fierce, tongue-twisting ode to the power of rapping. The emcee barreled through triple-time verses before returning to the single’s defiant comforting refrain: “All I need is one mic.” White, seated behind...

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Tuesday, 13 June 2017
Farm Aid: Willie Nelson, Neil Young, Dave Matthews Plot All-Star Concert
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Farm Aid, the annual charity concert that has raised over $50 million since its 1985 inaugural show, is set to take place September 16th at Burgettstown, Pennsylvania’s KeyBank Pavilion. Farm Aid board members Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews will perform in addition to Jack Johnson, the Avett Brothers, Sheryl Crow, Jamey Johnson, Blackberry Smoke, Valerie June, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real and Insects vs. Robots.  “Family farm agriculture is the heart of...

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Tuesday, 13 June 2017
Golden State Warriors Defeat Cleveland Cavaliers to Win 2017 NBA Championship
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The Golden State Warriors losing the 2016 NBA title to the Cleveland Cavaliers after taking a 3-1 series lead haunted Steph Curry, Draymond Green, Klay Thompson, coach Steve Kerr and the rest of the team from the front office down. The decision was made that they had to do something drastic, that they wouldn’t lose again. The Warriors couldn’t take any risks trying to win another Larry O’Brien trophy. One massive extra push in the form of superstar Kevin Durant...

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Tuesday, 13 June 2017
See Jack White Cameo in Trailer for Netflix Stand-Up Special
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Jack White cameos in the trailer for the upcoming Netflix stand-up special Rory Scovel Tries Stand-Up For The First Time, with the rocker and the comedian offering a faux-pitch for the special. “What about a guy who doesn’t know what he’s doing, is completely out of his element, unattractive, probably not that funny… what would that be like?” White asks in the trailer. After Scovel showcases his talents in a few clips, White reappears in the trailer to ask producers...

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Tuesday, 13 June 2017
Alice Cooper Announces New Album ‘Paranormal’
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Alice Cooper has announced his new album Paranormal, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame singer’s first studio album since 2011’s Welcome 2 My Nightmare. The 10-track Paranormal, produced by Cooper’s longtime collaborator Bob Ezrin, features guest musicians like ZZ Top guitarist Billy This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Alice Cooper Announces New Album...

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