Hear DJ Khaled Read Open Letter to Son: ‘Love Can Change Everything’
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DJ Khaled expounds on why he’s calling his eleventh studio album Father of Asahd in an open letter. In an accompanying video montage of home footage, the hip-hop producer spoke about how Asahd, his son (and recent executive producer), changed his outlook on life – and therefore, his career.  “Love turns bad to good, dark to light, losing to wining,” the producer says over shots of the father-son pair vacationing, playing at home, swimming and chatting on the red carpet with Ryan Seacrest....

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Beyonce and Jay-Z’s First ‘On the Run’ Tour, Song by Song
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Rumors are swirling that Beyoncé and Jay-Z will hit the road together this summer for a sequel to their On the Run Tour. The pair’s only joint trek thus far arrived in 2014, immediately following two successful solo runs – the Mrs. Carter Show World Tour and Magna Carter World Tour, respectively – as well as two splashy albums, Beyoncé’s surprise self-titled release in December 2013 and Jay-Z’s Magna Carta Holy Grail a few months prior. The Bonnie and Clyde–themed...

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Cranberries Will Release New Album, 25th Anniversary Reissue
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The Cranberries will move forward with a new album and a 25th anniversary reissue of their debut album, Everybody Else Is Doing It So Why Can’t We. The group put the reissue project on hold after their singer, Dolores O’Riordan, died in January.  The band’s surviving members said it had already been working on a new album when O’Riordan died. The singer recorded her vocals for the release last year. “All going well we hope to have this new album finished...

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Hear James Bay’s New Rock Song ‘Pink Lemonade’ Ahead of ‘SNL’ Debut
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Grammy nominated singer-songwriter James Bay is gearing up for his Saturday Night Live debut with a second new song from his forthcoming album, Electric Light. The uptempo, rock-oriented “Pink Lemonade” follows previously released single “Wild Love.” Electric Light comes out May 18th. While “Wild Love” was more contemplative, “Pink Lemonade” has a brisk, urgent sound. The track harkens back to the sound of early 2000s indie rock, bearing the same clubby, dance-rock production of...

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Wilco’s Nels Cline Debuts Jazz Band on Upcoming Record
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Wilco guitarist Nels Cline is introducing a new jazz band, the Nels Cline 4. The group’s upcoming debut LP, Currents, Constellations, is out April 13th. The quartet includes guitarist Julian Lage, bassist Scott Colley and drummer Tom Rainey. The band previewed the album with lead single “Imperfect 10,” a funk strut filled with harmonized electric guitar leads, double-bass thumps and cymbals.  The Nels Cline 4 will mark the LP release with a show at New York City’s (le) poisson rouge...

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Eric B & Rakim Reuniting for U.S. Tour
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Eric B & Rakim announced a U.S. spring reunion tour, marking the hip-hop duo’s first full-scale trek in two decades. The group posted a since-deleted tweet with the dates on Monday; however, a rep for Rakim told Rolling Stone that the shows are “100 percent confirmed.” The 18-date tour launches April 8th in Boston and concludes May 3rd in San Francisco. The upcoming run follows the group’s one-off reunion show at Harlem’s Apollo Theater in July 2017, which celebrated the 30th anniversary of...

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Beach House Preview Forthcoming Album ‘7’ With New Song, ‘Dive’
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Beach House released a second new single off their forthcoming album 7 with “Dive.” 7 is the band’s first album of new material since 2015. The song begins in dreamy repose, but at the midpoint, turns into a messy, dance-driven stomp that’s unusual for the synth-pop duo. Similar to the other new single, “Lemon Glow,” this song’s uptempo gives the band’s sound a new kind of urgency.   Last year, Beach House released B-Sides and Rarities, a compilation album featuring previously...

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As Spotify Prepares to Go Public, Music Industry Divided on Royalties
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Spotify’s plan to go public, filed last week, could generate $23 billion and make the world’s biggest record labels hundreds of millions of dollars richer — but the Swedish streaming giant has yet to soothe grumbling and litigious artists and songwriters who say its royalty payments are unfairly low. “They rigged it so they don’t pay the artist,” David Crosby tells Rolling Stone. “I’ve lost half of my income because of these clever fellas. I used to make money off...

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John Fogerty, ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons Talk Upcoming Co-Headlining Tour
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Just a couple of weeks ago, ZZ Top frontman Billy Gibbons visited John Fogerty at his Los Angeles home studio to discuss their upcoming co-headlining tour and jam a little. They started out by rocking out on familiar songs like “Fortunate Son,” “Tush” and “Bad Moon Rising,” but before the meeting wrapped up Fogerty played a brand-new riff and asked Gibbons to join in. “We went straight to work,” says Gibbons. “It was an exercise in just absolute joy.” The...

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Van Morrison Preps New LP ‘You’re Driving Me Crazy’
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Van Morrison reinvents jazz, blues standards and deep cuts from his catalog on the new LP, You’re Driving Me Crazy, out April 27th via Sony Legacy Recordings. The soul singer collaborated with Hammond organ/trumpet virtuoso Joey DeFrancesco on the album, which is his 39th studio project. You’re Driving Me Crazy will be available in single-CD and two-LP formats. The vocalist will issue a limited-edition seven-inch single featuring “Close Enough for Jazz” backed with a cover of Guitar Slim’s “The Things...

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