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Tue, 25 Nov 2014 17:35:00 -0500

Something to be thankful for this (and every) Thanksgiving: that country music gave us musicians like Dolly Parton and Willie Nelson. A bonus? The time those two icons performed together for a 1983 TV special that also featured Kris Kristofferson and Brenda Lee, both of whom had appeared alongside Parton and Nelson on a 1982...


Tue, 25 Nov 2014 13:54:00 -0500

In April 2012, it was reported that Taylor Swift was in talks to portray folk legend and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Joni Mitchell in the big-screen adaptation of Girls Like Us, a book that focuses on the impact of Mitchell, Carol King and Carly Simon. As recently as October 2012, Swift...


Tue, 25 Nov 2014 13:08:00 -0500

By now, Jake Owen has explained many times why he felt compelled to record Travis Meadows' moving ballad, "What We Ain't Got": The tune, warning about a grass-is-greener mentality, connected with Owen on a personal, visceral level. But when it came time to film a video for his current single, the singer...


Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:24:00 -0500

It's been four months since the Civil Wars came to a close — not with a peaceful truce, but with a sad ceasefire prompted by problems that the duo wouldn't announce (and couldn't resolve) — and bandmate Joy Williams has a found a new duet partner… even if it's just...


Tue, 25 Nov 2014 11:56:00 -0500

Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the first fully authorized documentary about the late Nirvana frontman, will see release on HBO in 2015. The film is the first to be made with the cooperation of Cobain's family, and was written, directed and produced by Oscar-nominee Brett Morgen (On the Ropes, Crossfire Hurricane).

Morgen and...


Tue, 25 Nov 2014 09:29:00 -0500

As protestors took to the streets in Ferguson, Missouri, after a grand jury revealed they would not pursue charges against police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown, many artists reacted to the news via Twitter, and some musicians took part in the protests.

Rapper Killer Mike, who was scheduled...


Mon, 24 Nov 2014 17:56:00 -0500

Monty Python's "Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life," the jaunty singalong that first appeared in the comedy troupe's 1979 film The Life of Brian, has long been a staple at funerals for its optimistic tone, bubbly melody and lyrics about one's own demise. But in a new survey of funeral directors, the...


Mon, 24 Nov 2014 14:47:00 -0500

Waylon Jennings once famously said he "couldn't go pop with a mouthful of firecrackers," yet with an album of previously released material, he did help country music reach a milestone heretofore reserved for pop and rock albums. On this day in 1976, Wanted! The Outlaws, an LP on which Jennings...


Mon, 24 Nov 2014 14:36:00 -0500

Black Friday just got a little brighter. 

On November 28th, Jenny Lewis will release Pax-Am Sessions, a seven-inch vinyl single featuring two alternate performances of songs from her newest solo record, The Voyager. The single is one of several releases hitting the racks this week in celebration of Record Store Day,...


Mon, 24 Nov 2014 14:24:00 -0500

The collaboration defied musical logic. But in 1977, art-rock icon David Bowie and smooth crooner Bing Crosby came together for a now-infamous duet of the holiday staple "Little Drummer Boy" for Crosby's TV special Bing Crosby's A Merrie Olde Christmas. It's a fascinating moment in pop history – one examined in detail...


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Falcone steps down as CEO from Harbinger
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 19:20:24 GMT
BOSTON (Reuters) - Philip Falcone, once one of the world's most closely watched investors, is stepping down as chairman and chief executive of Harbing...