Bruno Mars Sets ’24K Magic’ Tour’s ‘Finale’ With Cardi B
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Bruno Mars will take one last victory lap for his Grammy-sweeping 24K Magic when the singer hits the road for the “finale” leg of his 24K Magic World Tour, with Mars’ “Finesse (Remix)” partner Cardi B along as special guest. While dates and venues are still tentative, Mars revealed Friday that the North American leg would hit the cities of Boston, Brooklyn, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Los Angeles, Nashville, Newark, Philadelphia, St. Paul, Toronto and Tulsa. Tickets for the tour go...

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Snoop Dogg Readies Gospel Double Album ‘Bible of Love’
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Snoop Dogg delivered on his promise to record a gospel album, Bible of Love. The 32-track double album, which features artists like Tye Tribbet, the Clark Sisters, Faith Evans and Rance Allen, is due out March 16th according to the record’s iTunes preorder page. Snoop Dogg also unveiled the new video for the album’s seven-minute closing track, “Words Are Few,” featuring B Slade and Snoop performing the song in church. The rapper originally released the inspirational single in September. Snoop Dogg...

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Temptations Lead Singer Dennis Edwards Dead at 74
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Dennis Edwards, who joined the Temptations in 1968 and sang on a string of the group’s hits including “I Can’t Get Next to You,” “Ball of Confusion” and “Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone” in an initial tenure that stretched to 1977, has died. His family confirmed the news to CBS News, saying he was in Chicago at the time of his death, though did not disclose a cause of death. He was 74. Edwards, who was born February 3rd, 1932...

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Strokes’ Albert Hammond Jr. Announces New Album ‘Francis Trouble’
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Albert Hammond Jr. announced his new album Francis Trouble, an LP inspired in part by the stillborn death of the Strokes guitarist’s twin. According to Hammond Jr., the album is about “the lingering effects that event has had in his life and music. In November of 1979, Hammond Jr.’s mother, Claudia, miscarried. Although they rushed to the hospital, Claudia and Albert Hammond Sr. were told that the baby was far too premature to live. Albert continued to grow inside of...

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10 New Albums to Stream Now: Justin Timberlake, Rhye, John Oates and More Rolling Stone Editors’ Picks
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Justin Timberlake, Man of the Woods“Justin Timberlake continues to stay dedicated to Timbaland/Neptunes futuresex beats and his familiar lovesound come-ons that have made him the biggest male pop star of his generation,” Christopher R. Weingarten writes about the Super Bowl halftime show headliner’s fifth album. “But, as its title implies, much of Man of the Woods also comes with the moonshine-and-mason-jar glisten of country, blues and folk. … To Timberlake, ‘rustic’ means...

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Review: Rhye Gently Returns Years After the Alt-R&B Buzz
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The widespread acclaim for Rhye’s 2012 debut album Woman was a bit of a fluke. Much of the viral fascination surrounding the project concerned Mike Milosh’s incandescently fragile and feminine voice. Cannily, Polydor initially withheld biographical details of the two men behind the project – Milosh and producer Robin Hannibal, who apparently recorded the songs during a few fruitful bedroom sessions – resulting in fevered speculation over the gender of the singer. (Indie fans might have recognized Milosh from his...

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Watch LCD Soundsystem Play ‘Someone Great’ on ‘Austin City Limits’
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LCD Soundsystem perform their lavish synth-pop epic “Someone Great” in a web exclusive clip promoting their upcoming, debut Austin City Limits episode. 50 Best Albums of 2017 Taylor Swift clapped back, Kendrick Lamar got personal, Lorde threw a high-concept party and more Throughout the track, a highlight from 2007’s Sound of Silver, frontman James Murphy remains stationary at center-stage – tightly gripping the microphone, eyes often closed, as he sings poignant lyrics about death and grief. Behind him, his band...

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Royce Da 5’9″, DJ Premier Preview New PRhyme LP With Menacing ‘Era’
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PRhyme, the project of DJ Premier and Detroit rapper Royce Da 5’9″, unveiled a shrewd new song, “Era,” featuring New York MC Dave East. The track marks first single off the duo’s new album, PRhyme 2, out March 16th via PRhyme Records. 40 Best Rap Albums of 2014 From Young Thugs to Old Droogs, Rich Gangs to broke MCs with expensive taste — the year’s best in rhymes On PRhyme’s first album, DJ Premier pulled samples exclusively from the music of...

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Hear Judas Priest’s Ripping New Song ‘Firepower’
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Rob Halford sings about fighting evil in the name of freedom in “Firepower,” the charging title track of Judas Priest‘s upcoming 18th studio album. The rest of the band, led by guitarists Glenn Tipton and Richie Faulkner, commands the sort of chugging riffs that made the group metal avatars in the early Eighties, all leading up to emotive, dueling six-string solos as drummer Scott Travis kicks up the tempo. The album, due March 9th, marks the second album since Faulkner...

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Kylie Minogue on Discovering Country, Taking on Kylie Jenner and Her Vulnerable New LP
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Kylie Minogue has toured the world many times, but before starting work on her upcoming album Golden last summer, the veteran Australian pop superstar had never been to Nashville. “I put on a few pounds, that’s for sure,” she says of her time there, adding that she felt “so inspired” by the city’s musical legacy and vibrant community of working artists. “Just going down Music Mile and the billboards celebrating songwriters and artists with hits. We went to the Bluebird Cafe...

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Hear Kendrick Lamar, the Weeknd’s Dark New Song ‘Pray for Me’
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Kendrick Lamar and the Weeknd collaborated on “Pray for Me,” a new song from the Black Panther soundtrack.  Over dark, rhythmic synth beats, the Weeknd sings,”Who gon’ pray for me?/ Take my pain for me?/ Save my soul for  me?/ ‘Cause I’m alone, you see.” Lamar answers with an empowering verse: “Who need a hero?/ You need a hero, look in the mirror, there go your hero,” he raps. “Who on the front lines at Ground Zero?/ My heart skip...

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Hear Thom Yorke’s Dizzying New Song ‘Why Can’t We Get Along’
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Radiohead‘s Thom Yorke contributed a new song titled “Why Can’t We Get Along” to a short film highlighting fashion label Rag & Bone’s upcoming line. The six-minute track features hallmarks of the singer’s solo work – twitchy beats, hypnotic synths and Yorke’s siren-esque voice – as he coolly repeats “Why can’t we get along?” throughout the song. Yorke frequently contributes new music to the fashion label, including “Coloured Candy” for a 2017...

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Watch Justin Timberlake Become ‘Man of the Woods’ in New Video
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Justin Timberlake celebrated the release of his new album Man of the Woods with the comedic new video for the album’s title track. The video fully indulges the outdoorsman undertones of Timberlake’s new album by having the singer and an unseen woman go on a Buster Keaton-esque journey through the forest to get to the local tavern, where the woman is revealed to be Timberlake’s real-life wife (and frequent Man of the Woods guest) Jessica Biel. Later, four Timberlakes –...

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Hear Busta Rhymes’ Pulsating New Song ‘Get It’ With Missy Elliott
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Busta Rhymes has released new song “Get It,” which features Missy Elliott and Kelly Rowland. The track’s beats are propelled by Kelly Rowland’s sampled rhythmic hook, which buoys Busta Rhymes and Elliott’s verses. Rowland’s “Get it, get it, flip it, tip it, dip it” chant appears to hail from an unreleased track of hers called “Smooches,” which leaked a few years back. Over the melodic Rowland hook and building claps, Busta Rhymes fires off speedy, club-ready lines. “Get on your...

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Review: Justin Timberlake Heads for the Country (Sort of) on ‘Man of the Woods’
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On his fifth album, Justin Timberlake continues to stay dedicated to Timbaland/Neptunes futuresex beats and his familiar lovesound come-ons that have made him the biggest male pop star of his generation. But, as its title implies, much of Man of the Woods also comes with the moonshine-and-mason-jar glisten of country, blues and folk. You might expect a smooth guy like JT to use this backdrop for a pickup-truck cruise across the Florida-Georgia line. Instead, he has something more timely in...

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Grammys Announce Task Force for ‘Female Advancement’
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Recording Academy president Neil Portnow has announced the formation of a task force following criticism of comments he made as well as accusations of sexism during the Grammy awards ceremony, Variety reports. A call for Portnow’s resignation from female industry executives closely followed his announcement. This year’s Grammys have been under scrutiny for the apparent lack of female nominees and winners during the awards ceremony, from Lorde not performing (she was the only female nominee in the Album of the...

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