Jesse Jo Stark Seduces Skeleton Man in Racy ‘Fire of Love’ Video
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Jesse Jo Stark, the brooding singer-songwriter who was one of Guns N’ Roses opening acts last year, released a seductive new video for “Fire of Love.” Directed by Chuck Grant, Lana Del Rey‘s sister, the clip shows the singer writhing around skulls and rocking out in an empty theater.  Stark called This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Jesse Jo Stark Seduces Skeleton Man in Racy ‘Fire of Love’...

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Watch T.I. Talk Confronting Kanye West: ‘We Cannot Afford to Lose [Him]’
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T.I. talked about the events that precipitated the Kanye West collaboration “Ye Vs. the People” during a visit to The This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Watch T.I. Talk Confronting Kanye West: ‘We Cannot Afford to Lose...

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How American R&B Songwriters Found a New Home in K-Pop
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Claude Kelly, who has helped craft Grammy-nominated singles for Bruno Mars, Tamia and Ledisi, earned his first publishing deal as a songwriter in 2007. Around the same time, he started to notice dispiriting new constraints in R&B writing sessions. The genre was paring down rapidly to keep pace with hip-hop, deemphasizing melodic complexity and embracing the austere loops and rhythmic This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: How American R&B Songwriters Found a New Home in...

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7 Pop Music Remakes that Never Should’ve Happened
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It’s easy to guess what might motivate an artist to create an entirely new version of a hit song, often many years later. Maybe they didn’t feel like they got it right the first time. Maybe, like Def Leppard, it’s about sticking it to your publishing company. But nine times out of 10, these re-creations smell like desperate grabs at past glory. It’s a seemingly surefire plan, right? Just take This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: 7 Pop Music Remakes...

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Watch Lauryn Hill Rework ‘Ex-Factor’ With Drake’s ‘Nice for What’
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Lauryn Hill remixed her “Ex-Factor” with Drake‘s “Nice for What,” the hit single that samples The Miseducation This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Watch Lauryn Hill Rework ‘Ex-Factor’ With Drake’s ‘Nice for...

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Buddy Guy Recruits Mick Jagger, Keith Richards for New Album
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Buddy Guy recruited the Rolling Stones’ Mick Jagger and Keith Richards as well as guitarist Jeff Beck for guest appearances on the blues legend’s upcoming album The Blues Is Alive and Well. Jagger lent his vocals to “You Did the Crime” on the new album, Guy’s first since 2015’s Born to Play This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Buddy Guy Recruits Mick Jagger, Keith Richards for New...

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Joseph Arthur, Peter Buck Wander Through Oregon in ‘Are You Electrified?’
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Arthur Buck, the new rock duo made of Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Joseph Arthur and R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck, unveiled their first music This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Joseph Arthur, Peter Buck Wander Through Oregon in ‘Are You...

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Ray Davies Announces New Album ‘Our Country: Americana II’
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Ray Davies has announced his new album Our Country: Americana II, the follow-up to the Kinks frontman’s 2017 LP This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Ray Davies Announces New Album ‘Our Country: Americana...

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Wall Street Is Betting on Music for the First Time in Decades
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The music industry isn’t where investors typically go to get rich quick. The business, despite its sheen of lucrative glamour, took a painful nosedive two decades ago when cheap digital downloads and piracy edged out physical CD sales; its pitiful revenues and unpredictability have caused Wall Street to slap a semi-permanent caution sticker onto it. The mood, though, is changing. This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Wall Street Is Betting on Music for the First Time in...

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See Ariana Grande Channel Goth-Rock Kendrick Lamar on ‘Fallon’
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Ariana Grande and Jimmy Fallon squared off in a “Musical Genre Challenge” on Tuesday’s Tonight Show, attempting to perform pop and rap songs in seemingly incompatible styles. Grande, a This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: See Ariana Grande Channel Goth-Rock Kendrick Lamar on...

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Neil Young Reunites With Crazy Horse at Intimate Fresno Gig
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Even by Neil Young‘s fearless standards, his show at Fresno, California’s Warnors Theater was a bold move. Not only did it mark his first performance with Crazy Horse in four years, but he claims they didn’t rehearse prior to the gig even though this is a new lineup of the band with guitarist Frank “Poncho” This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Neil Young Reunites With Crazy Horse at Intimate Fresno...

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Grateful Dead Members to Reunite With Branford Marsalis at Lockn’ Fest 2018
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A Grateful Dead late-career highlight will be celebrated during on August 26th, when Lockn’ Festival headliners Dead & Company – featuring John Mayer with former Dead members Bob Weir, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann – will reunite with jazz veteran Branford Marsalis, whose collaboration with the band at Long This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Grateful Dead Members to Reunite With Branford Marsalis at Lockn’ Fest...

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Hear Beach House Hypnotize on New Song ‘Black Car’
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Baltimore duo Beach House unveiled a hypnotizing new song, “Black Car,” from their upcoming album, 7, out May 11th. The slow-burning tune boasts a mesmerizing mix of plucky synths twinkling over a woozy drone as dusty drums march underneath. Singer/keyboardist Victoria Legrand’s vocals hover This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Hear Beach House Hypnotize on New Song ‘Black...

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James Brown Drummer John ‘Jabo’ Starks: 5 Classic Tracks
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Speaking to NPR in 2015, the late John “Jabo” Starks explained the origin of James Brown‘s famous dual-drummer lineup, which produced some of the Godfather’s funkiest tracks from the mid-Sixties through the early Seventies. “The saying was, when Clayton Fillyau was the drummer with James, he had just one drummer, one guitar This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: James Brown Drummer John ‘Jabo’ Starks: 5 Classic...

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Raphael Saadiq Plots Headlining Tour
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Soul singer Raphael Saadiq will embark on his first headlining tour in several years this July. The seven-date trek kicks off July 20th at First Avenue in Minneapolis and includes stops in Chicago, Detroit, Philadelphia, New York and Boston. The run wraps July 27th at the Kennedy Center in This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Raphael Saadiq Plots Headlining...

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James Brown Drummer, John ‘Jabo’ Starks, Dead at 79
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John “Jabo” Starks, the drummer who helped anchor some of James Brown‘s biggest hits, died Tuesday, The New York Times reports. He was 79. Starks’ manager This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: James Brown Drummer, John ‘Jabo’ Starks, Dead at...

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