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Tue, 01 Sep 2015 15:54:00 -0400

A two-time Grammy winner whose songs have been recorded by George Strait, Patty Loveless, the Dixie Chicks and many others, Jim Lauderdale's own recorded input spans nearly 20 years and has encompassed country, bluegrass, folk, gospel and other genres. Now, the musician who has also become one of the most...


Tue, 01 Sep 2015 14:40:00 -0400

More than four decades after his first Top Ten country hit, singer Don Williams continues to be a popular concert draw throughout the world, thanks to his warm vocal style and easygoing nature both on and off stage. The influential Texas native, nicknamed the "Gentle Giant," has just announced his...


Tue, 01 Sep 2015 14:05:00 -0400

Neil Young's annual Bridge School Benefit always has a stellar lineup, but in 1996 it was particularly strong with David Bowie, Pearl Jam, Pete Townshend, Patti Smith, Neil Young and Crazy Horse, Billy Idol, Bonnie Raitt and Cowboy Junkies all on the bill. Bowie had just wrapped up...


Tue, 01 Sep 2015 13:08:00 -0400

Odd Future's Tyler, the Creator recalled being stopped at the U.K. border and learning he had been banned from Britain in a new interview with The Guardian, saying, "I was in a detention room; I felt like a criminal."

Tyler broke news of the ban last week and was forced...


Tue, 01 Sep 2015 13:01:00 -0400

When Maddie & Tae made their first visit to NBC's Today show in August 2014, "Girl in a Country Song" was just one month old. Things were decidedly different this morning, when the girls returned to the show after a year's absence to play their kickoff single — which has...


Tue, 01 Sep 2015 12:30:00 -0400

"Right now I feel as if I'll be satisfied after the tour to not perform anymore," Shania Twain told Rolling Stone Country back in June before kicking off her Rock This Country trek — the superstar's first tour in 11 years and what is pegged as her last. But...


Tue, 01 Sep 2015 11:41:00 -0400

Janet Jackson launched her world tour in Vancouver Monday night, and though her set was reportedly a hit-heavy 32 songs long, the show opened with a new Unbreakable track featuring Missy Elliott.

A fan-shot video captured the opening moments of the show, which featured a Hitchcockian intro video filled with swarming birds as...


Tue, 01 Sep 2015 09:03:00 -0400

Two years ago, Dave Davies told Rolling Stone there was a "50/50 chance" of a Kinks reunion in the near future, but the singer-guitarist now says those odds have been downgraded. "I'd say there's an outside shot," he tells Rolling Stone. "But where there's life, there's hope. I know Ray has a...


Mon, 31 Aug 2015 22:06:00 -0400

Following Kanye West's VMAs declaration that he wants to run for president in 2020, 24-year-old Baltimore-native Eugene Craig on Monday registered ReadyForKanye.net and filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission to register the Ready for Kanye political action committee.

Craig, whose favorite Kanye album is My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy,...


Mon, 31 Aug 2015 17:17:00 -0400

A surprising collection of musicians will write songs for an upcoming theatrical production of SpongeBob SquarePants, dubbed The SpongeBob Musical. David Bowie, Aerosmith's Steven Tyler and Joe Perry, Cyndi Lauper, Flaming Lips, John Legend and T.I. will all contribute original songs to the show. Bowie's tune will feature additional lyrics...


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