Republican Pundit Mike Huckabee Named to CMA Foundation Board
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The CMA Foundation, the Country Music Association’s philanthropic organization, has announced the election of former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee to its board of directors. Huckabee, a Republican political pundit and host on the Christian channel Trinity Broadcast Network, will serve on the 12-member board of the group, whose stated mission is in “improving and sustaining music education programs” across the country and ensuring “every child has the opportunity to participate in music education.” As a...

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Thursday, 01 March 2018
ESA Rebukes World Health Organization’s Video Game Addiction Classification
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A few months after the World Health Organization (WHO) announced plans to officially recognize “gaming disorder” as a mental health issue in the beta draft of its upcoming 11th International Classification of Diseases, 36 mental health professionals and academics have announced their opposition, the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) announced today in a press release.  Gaming disorders will be in the upcoming International Classification of Diseases, and, according to WHO spokesperson Gregory Hartl,...

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Thursday, 01 March 2018
Iceage Recruit Sky Ferreira for ‘Pain Killer,’ Detail New Album ‘Beyondless’
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Iceage recruited Sky Ferreira for a guest spot on “Pain Killer,” the lead single from the post-punk band’s upcoming fourth LP, Beyondless, out May 4th via Matador Records. The track opens with a rush of horns and searing guitars, and from there, the brash, breathless rocker does not let up. Over this scorching mix, singer Elias Bender Rønnenfelt unleashes his resonant Danish drawl, which pairs perfectly with Ferreira’s tranquil croon. “Pain Killer” is the Copenhagen quartet’s second sample of...

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Chris Stapleton, Thomas Rhett Lead 2018 ACM Awards Nominations
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Chris Stapleton leads his peers in nominations for the 53rd annual Academy of Country Music Awards, which were revealed Thursday morning. Among his eight total nods, he picked up his first nomination for Entertainer of the Year as well as one for Male Vocalist of the Year, then scored double nominations (as artist and producer) in Album of the Year for From A Room: Volume 1 and Single Record of the Year for “Broken Halos.” Trailing closely behind is Thomas...

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Barry Crimmins, Comedian and Activist, Dead at 64
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Barry Crimmins, the beloved cult comic and advocate for victims of childhood sexual abuse, died Wednesday of cancer at the age of 64. Crimmins’ wife, Helen, confirmed her husband’s death on Twitter early Thursday morning, writing, “Barry passed peacefully yesterday with Bobcat and I. He would want everyone to know that he cared deeply about mankind and wants you to carry on the good fight. Peace.” Goldthwait, who chronicled Crimmins’ career and activism in his 2015 documentary, Call Me Lucky,...

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See ‘Mozart in the Jungle’ Star Lola Kirke Explore Japan in New Music Video
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Actress-turned-singer Lola Kirke goes out for a night on the town in Japan alone in the video for her new song “Monster,” which will appear on her upcoming debut album. In the clip, the Mozart in the Jungle star gets out of bed, takes a walk, chugs a bottle of “fish juice” with the requisite heaving that follows, gobbles some sushi, goes to the aquarium and stands still as blood drips down her body – all leading up to a...

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Watch Miguel Talk Frustration, Celebration of ‘Sky Walker’ Creative Process
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Miguel details how festival energy, a warbled bassline and rapper Travis Scott’s lyrical punchlines fueled the development of his playful song “Sky Walker” in the latest installment of Rolling Stone‘s behind-the-scenes video series, Levels. The R&B singer opens by explaining how youthful “frustration” led him to a hands-on approach to beat-making and production. “Writing songs for myself, I was frustrated with waiting on other people to show up or … to actually engineer and record me,”...

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Thursday, 01 March 2018
Pink Floyd’s ‘Dark Side of the Moon’: 10 Things You Didn’t Know
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There are hit albums, and then there’s Dark Side of the Moon. Pink Floyd‘s eternally popular song cycle has sold more than 15 million copies in the U.S. since its release on March 1st, 1973, and more than 45 million units worldwide. A true colossus of classic rock, the album made its creators – bassist/vocalist Roger Waters, guitarist/vocalist David Gilmour, keyboardist/vocalist Rick Write and drummer Nick Mason – incredibly wealthy, and ultimately spent a mind-boggling 937 weeks on the Billboard...

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Ry Cooder Previews New LP ‘The Prodigal Son’ With ‘Shrinking Man’ Song
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Ry Cooder detailed his new album The Prodigal Son, his first LP in six years. It features a mix of Cooder originals and interpretations of songs by Blind Willie Johnson, Blind Roosevelt Graves, the Stanley Brothers and other traditional recordings. According to Cooder, the album’s 11 tracks, set for release May 11th, offer “a deft commentary on our ailing moral state.” “I do connect the political/economic dimensions with the inner life of people, since people are at risk and oppressed on all...

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Watch Judd Apatow Discuss Gritty Details of Comedy Process
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Judd Apatow defines comedy as “speaking your truth and revealing your darkest, deepest stuff that for most people they would keep hidden.” Three decades and change into his career, the writer, producer and director will be sharing his insights in online courses for This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Watch Judd Apatow Discuss Gritty Details of Comedy...

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Thursday, 01 March 2018
Brad Pitt Joins Leonardo DiCaprio in Quentin Tarantino’s Charles Manson Film
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Quentin Tarantino has tapped Brad Pitt to star in his forthcoming film about Charles Manson alongside the previously announced Leonardo DiCaprio, This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Brad Pitt Joins Leonardo DiCaprio in Quentin Tarantino’s Charles Manson...

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Thursday, 01 March 2018
See Kevin Costner in Gritty New ‘Yellowstone’ Trailer
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Survival is top of mind for Kevin Costner’s rancher character in the new trailer for Paramount Network’s Yellowstone series. Written and directed by Taylor Sheridan (Wind River,  This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: See Kevin Costner in Gritty New ‘Yellowstone’...

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