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Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:16:00 -0400

When Patti Everly, the widow of Phil Everly, decided to stage a musical tribute to her late husband, there was one artist she knew needed to be involved: Paul Simon. Last night in Nashville, Patti got her wish, and the 73-year-old singer-songwriter performed in honor of the younger Everly Brother at...


Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:11:00 -0400

Sammy Hagar called into Rolling Stone the other week to chat about his contribution to The Art of McCartney, a 42-track collection of Paul McCartney covers by Bob Dylan, Brian Wilson, the Cure, Kiss and many other huge names. Hagar sings "Birthday," and is still a little shocked he was...


Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:53:00 -0400

Scottish alternative hip-hop trio Young Fathers were the surprise winners of the 2014 Barclaycard Mercury Prize, triumphing over a host of better-known names including FKA Twigs, Royal Blood and Blur's Damon Albarn.

The band's album Dead – while critically acclaimed for its mix of De La Soul-style grooves and sonic experimentation...


Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:49:00 -0400

By 7 a.m., Times Square was already packed: Young girls in their plaid school skirts and cheerleader uniforms were huddled across the Midtown hub, waiting to see Taylor Swift perform on Good Morning America and hoping that their first period teachers were also fans of the 24-year-old pop star.

Swift's latest...


Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:02:00 -0400

For serious fans of Garth Brooks, Halloween just became the new Christmas. 

Man Against Machine, Brooks' first collection of new material in 13 years, won't hit retailers until November 11th. That hasn't stopped Brooks from offering up a sneak peak at the album's 14 tracks — nearly half of which were...


Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:37:00 -0400

Tomorrow night, Daryl's House, the new bar and venue owned by Hall and Oates songwriter Daryl Hall, opens in Pawling, New York. To celebrate, Hall is joining his bandmate John for a show cheekily billed "Hall-oween and Oates." "I've played many Halloween shows over the years," he says over the phone....


Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:08:00 -0400

Of Montreal, Foxygen's Jonathan Rado and Blikk Fang — the collaboration between Of Montreal's Kevin Barnes and MGMT's Andrew VanWyngarden — are among the 12 artists set to partake in the second installment of Polyvinyl's 4-track singles series, which will deliver a new two-song 7-inch on colored vinyl to subscribers every month...


Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:05:00 -0400

"We're the most rock & roll band in the universe right now," proclaimed Lady Antebellum's Charles Kelley sarcastically as he, dressed as a human beer barrel complete with beer stein headpiece, performed an acoustic version of the band's chart-topping single "Bartender" at the song's Halloween-themed Number One party Wednesday. At...


Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:49:00 -0400

Dave Sitek has produced everyone from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs to Beady Eye, but his best work has come with Tunde Adebimpe, Kyp Malone and Jaleel Bunton: the other members of TV on the Radio (bassist Gerard Smith died in 2011). The 42-year-old Sitek produces the band in his home studio,...


Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:28:00 -0400

Twenty-fourteen, it seems, is the year of the Basement Tapes. Recorded in 1967 and first reported in a 1968 Rolling Stone cover story, the legendary collaborations between Bob Dylan and the Band were partially released in 1975 and have been bootlegged for nearly 50 years.

Now, the full 138-track collection is coming out on November 4th. One...


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