Imagine Dragons Release New Song ‘Next to Me,’ Plot Summer Tour
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Imagine Dragons blend the experimental and accessible on their grandiose new single, “Next to Me.” Singer Dan Reynolds belts about love and loyalty, while the arrangement weaves in a fingerpicked acoustic guitar figure in 4/4 and a shuffling 3/4 drum pattern. “Something ’bout the way that you walk into my living This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Imagine Dragons Release New Song ‘Next to Me,’ Plot Summer...

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Wednesday, 21 February 2018
Soft Cell to Reunite for ‘Last Ever Final Show’ Farewell Concert
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Soft Cell, the synth-pop duo best known for their 1981 hit “Tainted Love,” will reunite this fall for their farewell concert. Vocalist Marc Almond and producer/multi-instrumentalist Dave Ball will perform their first show in 15 years at London’s O2 Arena on September 30th, The Guardian reports. In a statement, Almond said the reunion will mark “unfinished” business with Soft Cell. “This last ever final show will be the best ever ending,” he said. “It will be a real statement and...

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Wednesday, 21 February 2018
Chris Cornell’s Widow Talks Singer’s Addiction Battle in First TV Interview
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Chris Cornell‘s widow Vicky Cornell opened up about the Soundgarden singer’s battle with addiction and his relapse prior to his suicide in a new interview with Good Morning America. The segment was Vicky’s first television interview since Cornell’s death in May 2017. “He loved his life. He would never have ever left this world,” Vicky Cornell told Robin Roberts. “Our family was his everything. As soon as he got offstage, he was a dad, he was a regular dad.” However, Vicky...

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Wednesday, 21 February 2018
Watch Portugal. The Man Bring Upbeat ‘Live in the Moment’ to ‘Colbert’
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Portugal. The Man teamed with an elementary school chorus and youth drumline to perform their new single “Live in the Moment” on Tuesday’s Late Show With Stephen Colbert. For the unique take on the Woodstock track, the group recruited with BK Steppers and the PS 22 Chorus, who provide a youthful exuberance to the otherwise downbeat track. “Let’s live in the moment / Come back Sunday morning,” they sang together. “Got soul to sell / When you’re gone, goodbye, so...

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Wednesday, 21 February 2018
Frank Ocean Sues ‘Blonde’ Producer Over Songwriting Credits
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Frank Ocean is suing producer Om’Mas Keith over songwriting credits on the singer’s 2016 album, Blonde. The suit also names Keith’s Analog Genius Corporation and several unnamed John Does as defendants, arguing none of them “own any portion of the copyright rights” to Ocean’s music. The suit claims that Ocean’s lawyers tried several times between 2014 and 2016 to get Keith to sign a written agreement stating that he did not write any of the songs on Blonde. However, the...

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Wednesday, 21 February 2018
Watch Vic Mensa Perform Tender ‘We Could Be Free’
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Vic Mensa recently stopped by Rolling Stone’s headquarters for a stirring performance of “We Could Be Free,” as part of our Take One series. Accompanied by a pianist and a guitarist, Mensa taps into the emotion of the tune – which featured samples, beats and an cameo by Ty Dolla This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Watch Vic Mensa Perform Tender ‘We Could Be...

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Tuesday, 20 February 2018
Flashback: Pink Floyd, Genesis, Queen, Clapton Unite For Charity
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On September 18th, 1993, a crowd of about 1,000 lucky rock fans dressed in their finest black tie evening wear gathered on the charred ruins of Cowdray Castle at West Sussex, England to witness a once-in-a-lifetime superstar concert featuring Pink Floyd, This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Flashback: Pink Floyd, Genesis, Queen, Clapton Unite For...

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Tuesday, 20 February 2018
Patty Griffin Plots Acoustic U.S. Tour
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Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Patty Griffin will embark on a headlining acoustic tour this May. The trek starts May 1st at the Blue Door in Oklahoma City and will feature Griffin performing with longtime guitarist, David Pulkingham. Canadian soul musician Ahi will serve as support throughout the This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Patty Griffin Plots Acoustic U.S....

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Tuesday, 20 February 2018
Pete Townshend Details Massive ‘Who Came First’ Reissue
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The Who‘s Pete Townshend will mark the 45th anniversary of his debut solo album, Who Came First, with an expansive reissue featuring eight unreleased tracks. The two-CD set arrives April 20th via UME. Among the This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Pete Townshend Details Massive ‘Who Came First’...

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Tuesday, 20 February 2018
Rihanna’s 30 Greatest Songs, Ranked
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Rihanna’s tossed-off vibe and DGAF openness disguise both her musical gifts and remarkable work ethic, borne out in a cascade of hits. Who knew that the young Barbadian singer behind 2005’s “Pon de Replay” would eventually sell more digital singles than any other artist (100 million–plus)? Or that she trails only Elvis, the Beatles and Madonna in Top 10s? Here, in honor of the star’s 30th This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Rihanna’s 30 Greatest Songs,...

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Tuesday, 20 February 2018
Watch Tinashe Dance Alone in New ‘Faded Love’ Video
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In Tinashe‘s alluring new video for “Faded Love,” the singer dances inside an empty warehouse decorated with gauzy curtains and broken mirrors. While the choreography and costume are plenty sultry alone, the tightly-composed vertical frame adds another level of intensity to the clip. “Faded Love” follows Tinashe’s previously released single, “No Drama,” which arrived in January and features Migos’ Offset. At the time, Tinashe teased “No Drama,” “Faded...

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Tuesday, 20 February 2018
Hear Father John Misty Battle a Hotel Clerk in New Song ‘Mr. Tillman’
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Father John Misty runs afoul of hotel policies in his new song “Mr. Tillman.” The singer released the track on Tuesday along with a brief, lighthearted music video.  Father John Misty narrates the verses of his latest song from the perspective of a flustered hotel employee trying to keep the singer in line. “Is there someone we can call/ Perhaps you shouldn’t drink alone,” he sings. But despite the narrator’s alarm, “Mr. Tillman” is unerringly smooth, full of soothing multi-part...

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Tuesday, 20 February 2018
See Doors’ Epic ‘When the Music’s Over’ at Last Filmed Show
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When the Doors flew to England for their appearance at the Isle of Wight Festival in the summer of 1970, the band was at one of its lowest points. In the spring of the previous year, Jim Morrison had been arrested at a Miami concert and charged with “lewd and lascivious behavior” when he allegedly exposed himself to an audience; the group canceled its touring plans and the courtroom drama never seemed to end. So when he and his bandmates took...

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Tuesday, 20 February 2018
Watch Paul Oakenfold Party on Mount Everest in New Doc Trailer
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British DJ Paul Oakenfold grabs his decks and treks up Mount Everest for the most unique show of his career in the new trailer for the documentary, Soundtrek Everest. The film chronicles Oakenfold’s 2017 trip to Nepal and eight-day hike to base camp – situated at 17,600 feet above ground – where he hosted the “highest party on Earth.” The trailer also teases the other component of Oakenfold’s journey as he ventures around Nepal, records an array of sounds and...

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Tuesday, 20 February 2018
The Who Prep ‘Live at the Fillmore East 1968’ Album
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The Who will commemorate the 50th anniversary of a two-night stint at Bill Graham’s famous New York venue with the double CD Live at the Fillmore East 1968, due out April 20th. The album includes a previously unreleased cover of Eddie Cochran’s “C’Mon Everybody” and a rare version of “Fortune Teller,” which was penned by the New Orleans legend Allen Toussaint. The band also plays extended versions of “Relax” and “A Quick One,” which came out months before the April...

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Tuesday, 20 February 2018
Radiohead Plot U.S. Summer Tour
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Radiohead will return to the United States for additional arena shows promoting their latest album, A Moon Shaped Pool. The short tour takes place mostly in the northeast, kicking off July 7th in Chicago and wrapping up August 1st in Philadelphia.  Radiohead will make multiple appearances in New York City, Toronto, Montreal, Boston and Philadelphia. Tickets go on sale February 23rd.  A Moon Shaped Pool, Radiohead’s 9th studio LP, came out in 2016. The record reached Number One on the...

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Tuesday, 20 February 2018
Monkees’ Micky Dolenz, Mike Nesmith Announce First Tour as Duo
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The Monkees‘ Michael Nesmith and Micky Dolenz are hitting the road in June for their first-ever tour as a duo. They’re calling the tour The Monkees Present: The Mike and Micky Show (as opposed to simply “The Monkees”) because their fellow surviving bandmate Peter Tork is not participating. Though the set centers around the classic group’s vast catalog, Nesmith and Dolenz plan to roll out deep cuts and rarities.  “It will be very different than a Monkees show,” Nesmith told Rolling...

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Tuesday, 20 February 2018
Inside the Life of Brenda Lee, the Pop Heroine Next Door
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Brenda Lee is sitting inside her spacious Nashville home, sipping a glass of sweet tea and staring at dead friends. She shows off an autographed portrait of the Beatles from when the group opened for her at the Star Club in Hamburg, Germany, in 1962, then points to a wall, where a photo of a 12-year-old Lee dancing with Elvis hangs next to a framed gold necklace he gave her. Next, she This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Inside the...

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Tuesday, 20 February 2018
Jake Shears Shares Bono’s Advice, David Bowie’s Cryptic Note of Support
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It’s been almost six years since Scissor Sisters released their fourth album, Magic Hour, and now lead singer Jake Shears has gone solo. “Creep City, the first single from his forthcoming album, hews close to his glam-rock roots. But that’s not enough for Shears, who is currently starring as Charlie Prince in Kinky Boots on Broadway and releasing Boys Keep Swinging, his memoir about how he went from being a shy Arizona teenager to performing in gay nightclubs in New...

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Monday, 19 February 2018
Watch Fergie’s Disastrous National Anthem at NBA All-Star Game
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Fergie‘s rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner” at the NBA All-Star Game was met with criticism and derision Sunday night after the Black Eyed Peas singer opted to turn the National Anthem into a bluesy torch song. Throughout Fergie’s sultry two-and-a-half-minute version, a “low chuckle rumbled through the sold-out” Staples Center, the Associated Press reported, with some basketball players, including Draymond Green, unable to suppress their laughter during the performance. During halftime, after Shaquille...

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