Watch Lana Del Rey Talk Potential Radiohead Lawsuit at Denver Concert
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Lana Del Rey warned fans that her potential lawsuit with Radiohead could result in the singer removing “Get Free” – the song accused of resembling the band’s “Creep” – from future editions of her latest LP Lust for Life. On Sunday night, hours after Del Rey confirmed that she might end up in court after failing to reach a compromise with Radiohead over the song’s publishing, the singer talked about the legal situation during her Denver concert (via Pitchfork). Prior...

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Tuesday, 09 January 2018
The Weeknd Cuts Ties With H&M Over ‘Deeply Offensive’ Photo
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The Weeknd has severed ties with clothing retailer H&M after a controversial photo of a black child modeling a hoodie reading “Coolest Monkey in the Jungle” appeared on the Swedish company’s website. The singer tweeted on Monday, “Woke up this morning shocked and embarrassed by this photo. I’m deeply offended and will not be working with H&M anymore.” woke up this morning shocked and embarrassed by this photo. i’m deeply offended and will not be working with @hm anymore…...

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Monday, 08 January 2018
Hear Eminem Blast Critics on Volatile ‘Chloraseptic’ Remix With 2 Chainz
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Eminem fires back at his critics in a remix of Revival track “Chloraseptic,” featuring 2 Chainz and Phresher. “Not as raw as I was; ‘Walk on Water’ sucks; Bitch, suck my dick/ Y’all saw the track list and had a fit ‘fore you heard it,” he rhymes. “So you formed your verdict while you sat with your arms crossed/ Did your little reaction videos and talked over songs/ Nah, dog, y’all saying I lost it, your fucking marbles are gone.” Throughout,...

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Monday, 08 January 2018
David Byrne Preps New Album ‘American Utopia,’ First Solo LP in 14 Years
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David Byrne announced his new album American Utopia, the former Talking Heads singer’s first solo LP in 14 years. Byrne also unveiled the animated video for the album’s first single “Everybody’s Coming to My House,” co-written by longtime collaborator Brian Eno and feautirng contributions from Sampha, TTY and Onyx Collectiv’s Happa Isaiah Barr. The track glides along on a polyrhythmic groove that has become a stalwart of Byrne’s work, with the singer delivering lines like “I welcome you to...

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Monday, 08 January 2018
Steely Dan, Doobie Brothers Plot Co-Headlining North American Tour
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Steely Dan and the Doobie Brothers announced a co-headlining North American summer tour, with the 37-date trek kicking off May 10th in Charlotte, North Carolina and wrapping July 14th in Bethel, New York. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, January 12th at 10 a.m. local time in most cities via the Live Nation website. Citi cardmembers can access a pre-sale for U.S. dates from Wednesday, January 10th at 10 a.m. local time through Thursday, January 11th...

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Monday, 08 January 2018
Rod Stewart Sets 2018 Summer Tour With Cyndi Lauper
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Rod Stewart is set to spend another summer on the road as the two-time Rock Hall singer announced a 22-date North American tour. Like Stewart’s 2017 trek, Cyndi Lauper will once again serve as special guest on the tour, which begins June 25th at Los Angeles’ Hollywood Bowl.  A month later, the tour picks up again on July 24th in Hollywood, Florida and weaves its away across the nation’s arenas and amphitheaters before concluding September 1st at Seattle’s White River...

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Monday, 08 January 2018
Pink to Sing National Anthem at Super Bowl LII
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Pink will sing the National Anthem at this year’s Super Bowl LII, which hits Minneapolis’ U.S. Bank Stadium on February 4th. The Beautiful Trauma singer joins artists like Lady Gaga, Luke Bryan, Billy Joel, Alicia Keys, Garth Brooks, Beyonce, Christina Aguilera, Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey as performers of the “Star-Spangled Banner” prior to the Super Bowl. “I’m really looking forward to 2018. I’m really excited about the Grammy’s. Tour. Some other stuff that’s a secret still and I...

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Monday, 08 January 2018
Hear David Bowie’s Unreleased, Stripped-Down ‘Let’s Dance’ Demo
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An unreleased demo of David Bowie‘s “Let’s Dance” has been unearthed to celebrate what would have been the rock icon’s 71st birthday Monday. Bowie and Chic’s Nile Rodgers, who produced 1983’s Let’s Dance, recorded this stripped-down version of the hit single on December 19th and 20th, 1982 at Montreux, Switzerland’s Mountain Studios. Compared to the bombast of the final version, the demo presents “Let’s Dance” in its bare bones form, with Bowie’s singing thrust...

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Monday, 08 January 2018
Justin Timberlake Announces Man of the Woods Tour
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Justin Timberlake announced his Man of the Woods Tour, the singer’s 27-date North American trek in support of his upcoming new LP. “The outdoors is the inspiration for a lot of these songs. That’s the main idea. The tour will be able to bring the outside in. How can we bring that to life?” Timberlake says in the tour’s trailer. “I want people to see the inspiration for how it ended up sounding. I’ve never seen that done before: Bring the...

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Monday, 08 January 2018
Joan Baez Talks ‘New Way of Expressing Myself’ on First LP in a Decade
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Joan Baez discusses the end of her touring career and how her “pretty fucking gloomy” worldview informed her first album in a decade. Dana Tynan When Joan Baez, who recently announced that she’d be retiring from the road at the end of the year, began choosing music for her new album, she slowly found herself connecting to songs with a very specific set of emotions. “The direction this album went is that is going to be my last year...

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Monday, 08 January 2018
On the Charts: ‘Greatest Showman’ Soundtrack Ascends to Number One
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The Greatest Showman finished atop the first Billboard 200 of 2018 as the soundtrack for the circus musical climbed to Number One in its fourth week of availability. 50 Best Albums of 2017 Taylor Swift clapped back, Kendrick Lamar got personal, Lorde threw a high-concept party and more The soundtrack – featuring songs performed by Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams, Zac Efron and Zendaya – sold 106,000 total copies as the album completed its four-week ascension from Number 71 to Number 63...

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Sunday, 07 January 2018
Lana Del Rey Faces Radiohead Lawsuit Over Song’s ‘Creep’ Similarities
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Lana Del Rey revealed Sunday that she is facing a potential lawsuit from Radiohead over similarities between her song “Get Free” and the band’s hit “Creep.” On Sunday, numerous British tabloids reported on the pending legal action over songwriting credits on the Lust for Life track, with the Sun citing a source that said “both are trying to thrash it out behind the scenes to prevent it from going to court.” While representatives for Radiohead wouldn’t...

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Sunday, 07 January 2018
Roger Waters, Peter Gabriel Sign Letter Supporting Lorde’s Israel Decision
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Roger Waters, Peter Gabriel, Tom Morello and Brian Eno were among the musicians, actors and artists to sign an open letter supporting Lorde after the Melodrama singer canceled her Israel concert. The open letter, published in the Guardian, came to the defense of Lorde after a prominent rabbi called the singer a “bigot” for canceling the Tel Aviv show amid pressure from the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, which opposes Israel’s treatment of Palestinians. “We write in support of...

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Sunday, 07 January 2018
Ray Thomas, Moody Blues Flautist and Founding Member, Dead at 76
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Ray Thomas, flautist and founding member of the Moody Blues, died Thursday at the age of 76. Thomas’ label Esoteric Recordings/Cherry Red Records confirmed the multi-instrumentalist’s death on Facebook, adding that Thomas died suddenly at his home in Surrey, England. No cause of death was announced. “We are deeply shocked by his passing and will miss his warmth, humour and kindness,” the label wrote. “It was a privilege to have known and worked with him and our thoughts are with...

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Sunday, 07 January 2018
Watch Judas Priest’s Ferocious ‘Lightning Strike’ Video
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Judas Priest have unveiled their video for “Lightning Strike,” the heavy metal legend’s first single off their upcoming new album Firepower. The video, which first premiered at Revolver, combines live footage of Judas Priest onstage while singer Rob Halford delivers his verses separately in a darkened room. “You’re sowing the seeds fof a nightmare from hell / Your friends and your demons are tolling the bell,” Halford sings on the track. “Walking through fire, fate’s in my hands / Waiting...

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Friday, 05 January 2018
Watch First Aid Kit Go to Prom in Mysterious ‘Fireworks’ Video
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First Aid Kit add a dash of the supernatural to their new “Fireworks” video, which stars sisters Klara and Johanna Söderberg at an Eighties-style high school prom. The musicians look like rivals from a coming-of-age movie: Klara plays the classic nerd, wearing oversized glasses; Johanna, with her frizzy hair and heavy make-up, is the token prom queen. Director Mats Udd follows the characters as they pose for pictures and slow dance with their dates. An eerie white light descends onto...

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Friday, 05 January 2018
See Father John Misty’s ‘So I’m Growing Old on Magic Mountain’ on ‘ACL’
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Father John Misty utilized a 16-piece orchestra for his grand Austin City Limits version of “So I’m Growing Old on Magic Mountain.” The web exclusive clip previews singer-songwriter Josh Tillman’s debut performance on the music series, which premieres January 6th. Tillman opens the track somberly crooning over a swirl of hushed organ and acoustic guitar. The orchestra enters the arrangement midway through, with strings and brass slowly urging the piece toward a towering crescendo. “So I’m Growing Old on...

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Friday, 05 January 2018
Watch Lena Hall’s Stirring Rendition of ‘Hedwig’ Classic ‘Origin of Love’
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Lena Hall received a Tony Award for her powerful performance as Titzhak in Hedwig and the Angry Inch, and the singer and actress is revisiting that musical and several of her influences in the forthcoming year-long Obsessed project. She kicks off Obsessed with an EP of Hedwig covers, released today, and a new video of her covering pivotal power ballad “Origin of Love.” According to the Grammy-nominated Hall, the project began last year and was inspired by a show she...

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Friday, 05 January 2018
Hear Liam Payne, Rita Ora’s Sexy New Song ‘For You’
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Liam Payne and Rita Ora trade desirous lines over the electro-pop single, “For You” – a highlight on the newly issued Fifty Shades Freed soundtrack. “In your eyes, I’m alive,” Ora croons over whirring synths in her solo verse. “Inside you’re beautiful, something so unusual.” Payne rams up the intensity in his verse, countering, “Skin to skin, breathe me in/ Feeling your kiss on me; lips are made of ecstasy.” “For You” is Payne’s fourth post-One...

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Friday, 05 January 2018
Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J.’: 10 Things You Didn’t Know
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“Bruce Springsteen is a bold new talent with more than a mouthful to say,” raved Lester Bangs in his Rolling Stone review of Springsteen’s 1973 debut, Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J. “He’s been influenced a lot by the Band, his arrangements tend to take on a Van Morrison tinge every now and then, and he sort of catarrh-mumbles his ditties in a disgruntled mushmouth sorta like Robbie Robertson on Quaaludes with Dylan barfing down the back of his neck. It’s a...

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Friday, 05 January 2018
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