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Sinead O’Connor Returns to Facebook Following Suicide Note, Thanks Her Fans + MORE

Sinead O’Connor’s official Facebook page was deactivated last week after the Irish singer-songwriter posted what appeared to be a troubling suicide note last Sunday. Since then, Dublin police reported that she had been found “safe and sound” and was receiving medical treat.... More »
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The Strokes’ New Album “Hopefully Coming Next Year” + MORE

The Strokes recently confirmed they’re back in the studio and working on a follow-up to 2013’s Comedown Machine. Guitarist Nick Valensi, who’s currently busying himself with side-project CRX, confirmed the news via DIY. “We are slowly but surely working on an album,” he sai.... More »
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Frenzal Rhomb, The Smith Street Band To Play Australia Day Weekend Fundraisers + MORE

The 2015 lineup has been announced for the Australia Day Weekend Fundraiser Shows, and it is a cracker. The Reverence Hotel and The Corner Hotel in Melbourne will feature the likes of punk veterans... Bringing You The Latest Aussie & International News - Reviews And Interviews .... More »
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Rumor Report: A Childish Gambino Album In December? + MORE

A slick fan recently caught a pretty interesting photo at a FYE music store that has Childish Gambino fans in a frenzy. With Atlanta still receiving rave reviews, there’s now rumors about Donald releasing a new project on Dec 2nd. Apparently, retailers are already advertising an album from C.... More »
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The 5 Best Songs Of The Week + MORE

It's pretty hard to get mad at a week that kicks off with a new Radiohead album and closes out with a new Chance album. It's not hard to envision both of those albums in our top 10 at year's end. But these days, it feels like we get one or two contenders … More » .... More »
Jack White Just Invented The World’s First “Ultra LP” Vinyl, And It Looks InsaneJack White is a gift that keeps on giving and he’s just announced the arrival of the world’s first ever “Ultra LP”. The garage-blues extraordinaire is a busy man, last month receiving the honour of creating the ‘World’s Fastest Record’ as part of Record Store Day 2014, and now, as Consequence of Sound point out, White has revealed some […]

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Jack White creates Ultra vinyl, featuring hidden tracks and hologramsThe blues-rocker has yet again innovated with vinyl, by loading the wax for his forthcoming album Lazaretto with secret tricksJack White recently broke a record for the fastest ever creation of a vinyl cut, by recording the title track to his new album Lazaretto, then pressing it to wax and packaging it all in less than four hours…

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Trent Reznor Blames “Cowardly Bands” For Ruining Rock MusicNine Inch Nails figurehead Trent Reznor has got quite the mouth on him (just ask The Grammys, Soundwave, or even his fans) but his bark is backed up by the rather intelligent bite of a man who’s been a mainstay of popular music for more than 25 years. So when he’s got beef with the […]

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John Legend Earns First No. 1 on Hot 100, Ariana Grande Debuts at No. 3A decade after making his debut, John Legend has earned the first No. 1 hit of his career with “All of Me.”The R&B crooner dethrones Pharrell’s “Happy” after 10 weeks to take the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100. The piano ballad appears on his album Love in the Future, which was released in August…

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Behind The Scenes: Dipset Unites For Avian's 'Billboard Bitch' Video

Cam’ron. Juelz Santana. Jim Jones. Together. In the same video. No, it’s not 2004.

We’re in Brooklyn at the set for singer Avian’s upcoming video “Billboard Bitch,” which features Dipset. Dame Dash is in the cut getting a fresh shave. Killa juuust left. And the blunt hanging from Jim Jones’ lips is defying gravity…

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Avril Lavigne showed up meet-and-greets for the sham they areEveryone laughed at the awkward photos of the Canadian singer and her fans but the bigger sin is that so many acts chisel money out of their loyal followers for the briefest access Share your photographs of meetings with music starsIt seems peculiar that the greatest online wailing and gnashing of teeth over Avril Lavigne’s meet-and-greet with her Brazilian fans who’d paid a reported £215 for the privilege seemed to concern the fact that the resulting photos were the model of discomfort…

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Critic’s Notebook: Albums by Natalie Merchant, Tori Amos and Sarah McLachlanThe singer-songwriters Natalie Merchant, Tori Amos and Sarah McLachlan have new albums.

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On June 10th, dream-pop troubadour Justin Paul Vallesteros, a.k.a. Craft Spells, returns with his new album, Nausea, through Captured Tracks. The 10-track effort follows 2012′s Gallery EP and marks his first full-length since 2011′s Idle Labor.
Picking up right where March’s lovely “Breaking the Angle Against the Tide” left off, “Komorebi” is a sweet listen, laced with charming synths and honeyed strings…

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We talk to the world’s greatest singer — at least that’s what Bob Dylan and T Bone Burnett have called Cassandra Wilson — who next week brings her ‘Blue Light ‘Til Dawn’ tour to Santa Cruz, Oakland and San Francisco.

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CeeLo Green: Pharrell’s chivalrous

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CeeLo Green: Pharrell’s chivalrousOriginal Happy singer CeeLo Green doesn’t fault Pharrell Williams for releasing the smash hit first.

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 Veteran record producer and label founder Martin Erdman passed on Monday May 5 in Sydney, after a brief illness. He was 77. Erdman was best known as in-house producer for Festival Records from the ‘70s. He produced the first Australian single to sell a million copies in the U.S., with Sister Janet Mead’s rocked-up The Lord’s Prayer reaching #1 there…

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Highly melodic rock act Surfer Blood and Malaysian R&B artist Yuna will anchor this summer’s edition of the free Make Music Pasadena festival. Returning for its seventh year, the day-long June 7 event will once again feature more than 150 largely independent artists throughout Old Town…

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The 8 Musicians Who’d Be Better With A Beard, According To The BeardsAfter an already impressive three full-length albums about beards, the world’s premier beard- related rock act The Beards are returning with a brand new album, fittingly titled The Beard Album (out May 9th via MGM). The upcoming record is the band’s fourth studio album in a career that now spans 8 years, boasts sold-out national and international tours, multiple […]

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