Country Radio Executive: ‘We Do Not Tolerate’ Sexual Misconduct of Any Kind
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In January, Rolling Stone Country published an in-depth report about an endemic culture of sexual harassment and misconduct in the world of country radio, including incidents at events and annual conventions such as Country Radio Seminar, known as CRS. The organizers of CRS, which is happening in Nashville this week, have not responded to Rolling Stone Country‘s multiple requests for comment about the allegations. However, this afternoon, CRS executive director Bill Mayne told Nashville’s News Channel 5 reporter Jesse Knutson...

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Quincy Jones on Michael Jackson, the Beatles, President Trump
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On the eve of his 85th birthday, legendary record producer Quincy Jones covered a lot of controversial ground in a wide-ranging interview with New York magazine.  The frank interview touched on lighter fare, like astrology (he’s a Pisces) and dating Ivanka Trump, to why race relations and feminism are imperative movements right now. Jones gave many opinions about the music industry (namely, that it no longer exists), but is optimistic about artists like Bruno Mars, Chance the Rapper, Kendrick Lamar, Sam...

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Former ‘Baywatch’ Star Reported Scott Baio for Sexual Abuse
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Former Baywatch actress Nicole Eggert filed a police report against her former Charles in Charge costar, Scott Baio. Eggert claims he “molested” her when she was 17 years old, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The specific allegation being made against Baio has not been released publicly. Eggert’s attorney Lisa Bloom said her client is complying with Los Angeles authorities who are currently investigating her filing and corroborating with her witness, Alexander Polinsky. “Yesterday, Nicole Eggert and I met...

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Google May Soon Release A Game Streaming Service
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Google is working on a video game streaming service that may be accessible via a “Made by Google gaming console,” The Information reports.  According to the report, Google’s new servnice is code named “Yeti,” and will operate similar to Sony’s video game streaming service PlayStation Now. Users, The Information says, will be able to stream games from cloud servers via a Google console that comes with its own proprietary controller.  The project is reportedly headed up by vice president of...

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Wednesday, 07 February 2018
Big Sean Announces ‘Unfriendly Reminder’ Tour
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Big Sean will embark on a headlining tour this April and May with special guests Playboi Carti, Shy Glizzy and GASHI. The rapper released two albums last year: the solo effort I Decided and the Metro Boomin collaboration Double or Nothing. According to a release, the tour will be a tribute to Sean’s decade with Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music label. Fans will be able to vote on their Top 20 songs for each date of the tour, and will therefore...

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Ozzy Osbourne’s Live Releases: The Definitive Ranking
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After nearly four decades of defining and redefining heavy metal and terrorizing small winged animals as a solo artist, Ozzy Osbourne will launch his final tour this spring. The two-year trek, which bears the impish title “No More Tours 2,” as a throwback to his early-Nineties retirement tour, will kick off in Mexico in May before making its way to the States in August. “I’m not retiring,” the singer told Rolling Stone on Tuesday. “It’s ‘No More Tours,’ so I’m...

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Hear Young Thug, A-Trak’s Rowdy New Song ‘Ride For Me’
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Fool’s Gold founder and producer A-Trak debuted a new Young Thug collaboration, the visceral and catchy “Ride for Me.” The track also features production from Falcons This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Hear Young Thug, A-Trak’s Rowdy New Song ‘Ride For...

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Jamey Johnson Plots 2018 North American Tour
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It’s been more than five years since Jamey Johnson released his last full-length album, but that hasn’t stopped the outspoken outlaw from hitting the road on an annual basis. He kicks off another year’s worth of cross-country touring next week, with a schedule of theater dates, amphitheater gigs and festival performances that currently stretches into the mid-summer months. Everything begins on February 11th at the Seminole Hard Rock Casino in Hollywood, Florida. From there, Johnson’s tour zigzags across the Bible...

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Wednesday, 07 February 2018
See Bully’s Elegant, Animated New Video for ‘Focused’
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Bully released a graceful animated clip for their new single, “Focused,” on Wednesday. The song is from their galvanic second album, Losing. The video is the work of Rozalina Burkova, who presents spare, delicate animations in front of a dark backdrop: A pair of blue pants running across the screen, a bassist leaning casually against an imaginary wall, a dripping faucet. In a This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: See Bully’s Elegant, Animated New Video for...

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Hear Russell Dickerson’s Cover of Michael Jackson’s ‘Man in the Mirror’
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When an artist visits Spotify to record a Spotify Session, there’s a pretty good chance an unorthodox cover song will get thrown in the mix alongside the requisite hits and singles. Case in point: country up-and-comer Russell Dickerson recently recorded a session of his own and tried his hand at Michael Jackson’s “Man in the Mirror.” The performance starts with gently plucked acoustic guitar and finger snaps before adding percussion and keys, with Dickerson’s baritone vocals adding a somber, smoky...

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Game Developer Quantic Dream Refutes Allegations of Toxic Workplace
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Developer Quantic Dream is reportedly looking into legal ways to fight back against allegations from last month that it fostered a toxic workplace environment. According to the developer, these accusations are “unfounded attacks,” and the studio is looking into legal actions in order to “defend the reputation of our studio,” Polygon reports. Taking to its Facebook page, Quantic Dream said its been part of a “smear campaign by some , based on slanderous statements, the truthfulness and origin of which are...

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Lana Del Rey Talks Janis Joplin Influence With Courtney Love, Grimes
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Lana Del Rey discussed her musical influences with a variety of other artists – including Courtney Love, Stevie Nicks and This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Lana Del Rey Talks Janis Joplin Influence With Courtney Love,...

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New ‘Jessica Jones’ Trailer Explores Tormented Hero’s Origin Story
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Kristen Ritter tries to determine the origins of her superpowers in the tense new trailer for the Netflix series Marvel’s Jessica Jones. The show’s second season will be available on Netflix on International Women’s Day, March 8th, 2018. At the start of the show’s second season, Ritter’s character is pounding whiskey shots while mulling over gruesome memories of her family dying in a car accident. After the crash, she believes she was carted away and used for medical experiments, which resulted...

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‘Octogeddon’: The Next Big Thing From the Creator of ‘Plants vs. Zombies’
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It was never meant to be Plants vs. Zombies. That was just a placeholder for the game that went on to launch a popular, lucrative franchise, game designer George Fan tells Glixel. As Fan and his small team worked on the game, the marketing people and others at publisher Pop Cap Games, came out with a long list of munch better names. There was Residential Evil, Zombotany and Bloom and Doom. But when Fan heard someone say Lawn of the...

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See Chris Stapleton Perform Dark, Dramatic ‘There Ain’t No Easy Way’
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On Tuesday, Chris Stapleton paid tribute to two of his bluegrass heroes, Darrell Scott and Tim O’Brien, with a scorching cover of their song “There Ain’t No Easy Way.” Performing at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium for the Universal Music Group luncheon during Country Radio Seminar, Stapleton refers to Scott and O’Brien as “two of my favorite songwriters.” The pair released the original “There Ain’t No Easy Way” on their 2000 LP Real Time. “I like to do things in here that...

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Watch Stephen Colbert Relinquish ‘King Nerd’ Crown to Elon Musk
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When the SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida on Tuesday afternoon, one thing was resoundingly clear to Stephen Colbert. Elon Musk: The Architect of Tomorrow Inside the inventor’s world-changing plans to inhabit outer space, revolutionize high-speed transportation, reinvent cars – and hopefully find love along the way “That’s right, this is absolutely true: A giant phallus crankin’ rock ‘n’ roll, releasing a red convertible into the dark void,” Colbert joked....

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Hear Big Star’s Alex Chilton Sing Lost Reggae Cover
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In the late Seventies, after Big Star and Box Tops frontman Alex Chilton returned to his hometown of Memphis, he performed a passionate rock cover of reggae group the Slickers’ contribution to the Harder They Come soundtrack, “Johnny Too Bad.” Now, nearly 40 years later, the song is coming out for the This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Hear Big Star’s Alex Chilton Sing Lost Reggae...

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Pearl Jam’s Jeff Ament: My Favorite Songs of 2017
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Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament – who is releasing his new solo album Heaven/Hell in mid-March and gearing up for the band’s upcoming world tour – had a difficult time narrowing down his favorite songs of 2017 to a mere five. “The last few months of 2017 was filled with so many great records by St. Vincent, This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Pearl Jam’s Jeff Ament: My Favorite Songs of...

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Watch ‘Deadpool’ Introduce Time-Traveling Villain Cable in New Trailer
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The sequel to Deadpool unveiled its new trailer Wednesday and gave fans their first (nearly finished) look at the film’s time-traveling villain, Cable. 50 Most Anticipated Movies of 2018 From a solo Black Panther to a young Han Solo, Spielberg going retro to Barry Jenkins doing James Baldwin – the films we can’t wait to see this year The preview opens on a serious note with Josh Brolin’s half-man, half-machine Cable talking tough and blowing things up. However, Ryan Reynolds’...

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Hear Shovels & Rope’s Stark Commentary on the U.S. in ‘Great, America’
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As 2017 came to a close – a year of political tumult, tragedy and protest – Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent of Shovels & Rope decided that they needed a bit of a rallying cry to cope with what was to come next. “We felt like we needed to give ourselves and our fans a national pep talk,” Hearst and Trent tell Rolling Stone Country about “Great, America (2017),” written in a Denver hotel this fall after the duo...

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