Fyre Festival Organizer Pleads Guilty to Misleading Investors
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Billy McFarland, the entrepreneur who co-organized the disastrous Fyre Festival in 2017, pleaded guilty to misleading investors and wire fraud, This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Fyre Festival Organizer Pleads Guilty to Misleading...

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Herbie Hancock Taps Kendrick Lamar, Thundercat for New Album
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Herbie Hancock‘s next album will feature an array of guests including Kendrick Lamar, Thundercat, This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Herbie Hancock Taps Kendrick Lamar, Thundercat for New...

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U2, Taylor Swift, Bruce Springsteen Prep Record Store Day Releases
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U2, Taylor Swift and Bruce Springsteen are among the myriad artists prepping special releases for This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: U2, Taylor Swift, Bruce Springsteen Prep Record Store Day...

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Smart Speakers: The Ultimate 2018 Guide
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The hottest category in tech right now is smart speakers: wireless speakers that have a brain (either Apple’s Siri, Google Assistant or Amazon’s Alexa) and respond to voice control. Now that Apple’s long-awaited HomePod is finally here, we rounded up the latest and greatest smart speakers and tested them to find out which is the best for you – whether you’re an audiophile or just someone who This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Smart Speakers: The Ultimate 2018...

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Watch Niall Horan Scour the Desert for Love in ‘On the Loose’ Video
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Niall Horan tries to find love in an arid place in the sun-soaked video for “On the Loose.” The track appears on the former One Direction singer’s debut solo album, This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Watch Niall Horan Scour the Desert for Love in ‘On the Loose’...

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Time’s Up Co-Founder to Lead Grammys’ Gender Bias Task Force
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Tina Tchen, a co-founder of Time’s Up and chief of staff to former First Lady Michelle Obama, will helm the Recording Academy’s task force on gender bias in the music industry, Billboard reports. Tchen will lead a 15- to 20-person team focused on identifying “the various barriers and unconscious biases faced by underrepresented communities throughout the music industry and, specifically, across Recording Academy operations and policies.” Among the issues the task force will examine are hiring and promotion practices,...

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Migos Sued for Allegedly Inciting Concert Brawl in 2015
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The owner of the Washington Avenue Armory, a performance venue in Albany, NY, filed a lawsuit against Migos on Monday, local alt-weekly The Alt reports. A separate suit was also filed by Sharome Ross, who alleges that he was attacked while attending Migos’ show at the Armory. The Armory owners allege that during a concert in March 2015, Migos “caused a riot” and “caused patrons to be stabbed, robbed, beaten, severely harmed, and injured as the defendants continued to incite a...

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Flashback: ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic’s First Polka Medley
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“Weird Al” Yankovic not only kicked off his Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour last week, but he also released “Hamilton Polka,” which somehow manages to cram all of Hamilton into a five-minute polka extravaganza. The incredible song was commissioned by “Weird Al” super fan Lin-Manuel Miranda as the newest chapter in his ongoing Hamildrop series. “There’s only been two other cases where he’s devoted an entire polka medley to a particular artist,” Miranda told Rolling...

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MC5’s Wayne Kramer Announces 50th Anniversary Tour, New Memoir
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Wayne Kramer, original guitarist and songwriter for MC5, will mark the 50th anniversary of the band’s Kick Out the Jams album with a tour and new memoir. Kick Out the Jams was originally recorded live over two nights in the fall of 1968 before its 1969 release. In a statement, Kramer This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: MC5’s Wayne Kramer Announces 50th Anniversary Tour, New...

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Evanescence, Lindsey Stirling Plot Co-Headlining Summer Tour
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Rock outfit Evanescence and electric violinist Lindsey Stirling will unite for a co-headlining North American tour this summer. The trek starts July 6th at the Starlight Theatre in Kansas City, Missouri and includes stops in Detroit, Chicago, Toronto, Atlanta, Dallas, Phoenix and more. The tour wraps September 8th at the Sunlight Supply Amphitheater in Ridgefield, Washington. Tickets for most shows go on sale March 9th at 10 a.m. local time via Live Nation (on-sale dates for concerts in Chicago and Atlanta...

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Watch Declan McKenna’s Intimate Acoustic Set for ‘Rolling Stone’
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Declan McKenna performed a stripped-down, acoustic mini-set for the latest installment of Rolling Stone‘s “Take One” performance series. The 19-year-old Brit showcased his soulful voice and simple, hooky song structures during the segment, featuring material from his debut album, 2017’s What Do You Think About the Car? 50 Best Albums of 2017 Taylor Swift clapped back, Kendrick Lamar got personal, Lorde threw a high-concept party and more After teasing the signature guitar riff from Heart hit “Barracuda,”...

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Hear Neko Case Preview New LP ‘Hell-On’ With Smoldering Title Song
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Singer-songwriter Neko Case unveiled a new song, “Hell-On,” the deceptively sinister title-track from her upcoming album, out June 1st via Anti. “Hell-On” boasts a smoldering mix of guitar plucks, muted drums and swelling strings, over which Case sings in a sweetened voice, “You cannot time its table, it sets no glass or gables/ God is a lusty tire fire.” But just as this ominous section reaches its apex, Case deftly turns “Hell-On” into a breezy country tune, offering a brief...

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David Lynch’s Festival of Disruption Announces Brooklyn Lineup
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Jim James, Animal Collective, Angel Olson and Flying Lotus are among the artists slated to perform at the David Lynch Foundation’s Festival of Disruption, which comes to New York’s Brooklyn Steel on May 19th and 20th. The director himself will also host talks at the two-day festival, including a Blue Velvet screening with actress Isabella Rossellini. An art exhibit showcasing works by Lynch, William Eggleston and Sandro Miller’s Psychogenic Fugue featuring John Malkovich photographed as iconic David Lynch characters is...

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David Byrne: ‘I Regret Not Hiring Women’ for New Album
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David Byrne apologized on Monday for failing to incorporate female artists into his upcoming American Utopia album – a project that includes collaborations with some two dozen musicians and producers.  Byrne posted a contrite note on Instagram, acknowledging his mistake and how it contributed to gender inequity in popular music. “This lack of representation is something that is problematic and widespread in our industry,” he wrote. He added, “I regret not hiring and collaborating with women for this album –...

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Hear Sade’s First New Song in Seven Years From ‘Wrinkle in Time’ Soundtrack
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Sade released a beatific acoustic ballad titled “Flower of the Universe” on Monday night. They recorded the track for the forthcoming soundtrack to A Wrinkle in Time, marking the group’s first new release since 2011.  Anyone familiar with Sade’s work, especially the Lover’s Rock album, will recognize the ingredients in “Flower of the Universe”: A scratchy beat, elegant, melancholy guitar and singer Sade Adu’s polished, imposing vocals. At the end of each verse, a pretty tangle of strings and...

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Tower Records Founder Russ Solomon Dead at 92
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Russ Solomon, founder and overseer of the Tower Records empire, died Sunday at his home in Sacramento, California. He was 92. Solomon’s family told the Sacramento Bee that he likely suffered a heart attack. “Ironically, he was giving his opinion of what someone was wearing that he thought was ugly, then asked (his wife) Patti to refill his whisky,” at which point he died, Solomon’s son Michael Solomon told the newspaper. Solomon started Tower Records – named after the local...

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