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B.B. King Defined the Electric Blues on His Own Terms | 1925-2015 + MORE

B.B. King, the guitarist who rose from Mississippi’s cotton fields to become one of the leading lights of the electric blues, died Thursday in Las Vegas. He was 89. News of King’s death was reported t...... More »
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Sinead O'Connor is 'safe,' police say + MORE

Police are searching for Sinead O’Connor after they were told the singer left the area for a bike ride yesterday at 6 a.m. and has not returned..... More »
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Afro rhythms hold sway + MORE

Outstanding Afro-Cuban and Afro-Peruvian acts were among the standout performances at this year’s Wangaratta festival..... More »
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Watch Tame Impala perform “Let It Happen” for Deezer session + MORE

Tame Impala have recorded a Deezer Session video for “Let It Happen” that was filmed in Paris. The Australian band’s new vid features a barefooted Kevin Parker (and his bandmates) performing at Le Geode (in the French capital) in front of a giant mirror ball-esque monument. The vi.... More »
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Elvis' granddaughter Riley Keough on stepfather Michael Jackson: 'I loved him' + MORE

The actress and daughter of Lisa Marie Presley recalled her relationship with the King of Pop..... More »

Leonard Cohen sings his Popular Problems

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If the blues are done right, there are hints of hope with those heavy bits of worry

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Saturday’s rock star moment at the Monterey Jazz Festival happened when Roots drummer Ahmir ‘Questlove’ Thompson walked onstage to perform with bassist Christian McBride and keyboardist Uri Caine. The trio is known as the Philadelphia Experiment, and the place was packed, with a line out the door and halfway to Seaside, the next town over.

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Sting: I’m not complacent about climateSting has spoken about why he chose to take part in the historic People’s Climate March on Sunday.

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USA TODAY's airplay charts

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Which artists are on the rise this week?

        

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Iggy Pop to bring raw power to John Peel lecture | Media MonkeyStooges frontman and BBC 6 Music presenter to give speech on Free Music in a Capitalist Society at Octobers Radio FestivalCould the Radio Festival be about to see its first topless lecture? Iggy Pop will deliver the 4th John Peel lecture at the annual radio industry shindig, in Salford on Monday 13 October…

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Mary J. Blige – “Therapy” (Co-Written By Sam Smith) & “Whole Damn Year”We’ve already heard Mary J. Blige’s Disclosure collaboration from her new album, The London Sessions, and now two new songs have surfaced. “Therapy” is a slow-rolling but classic soul track, co-written by fellow Disclosure collaborator Sam Smith, a star in his own right, and “Whole Damn Year” is an emotional ballad, built around interlocking vocals and the line, “It took a whole damn year to repair my body…

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Introducing: Sway Clarke II

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Toronto via Berlin singer songwriter gets philosophical with MTV

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Doppelgängers Will Ferrell and Chad Smith met face-to-face once again the other night at Ferrell’s charity event, Cancer for College, held in Seattle. Smith said he was there to “settle the score once and for all.” Thankfully there was no feud like what occurred on The Tonight Show back in May, as both played (relatively) nice…

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Features: Does religion have a place in rock music?"To yell about Jesus from the mountaintops then perform terribly isn’t doing us any favours.”

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Lincoln Mitchell: Leonard Cohen at 80

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Anybody familiar with Leonard Cohen knows the haunting often depressing beauty of his lyrics. In his early years performing, Mr. Cohen’s unrelenting g…
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Livestream The 2014 Polaris Prize CeremonyFor the past eight years, the Polaris Music Prize has honored the best Canadian album of the year. It’s accompanied by a gala to announce the winner, and this year the whole event is being livestreamed. Tonight’s performances include short list nominees Mac DeMarco, Owen Pallett, Jessy Lanza, Basia Bulat, Shad, and Tanya Tagaq…

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Just a few days ago, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart released “Poison Touch”, a Taylor Swift-inspired B-Side from their latest album, Days of Abandon. That song is one of the bonus tracks found on the forthcoming deluxe edition of Abandon, due out digitally tomorrow (September 23rd) from Yebo Music…

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Since severing ties with Interscope, Azealia Banks has wasted little time in letting loose new music from her long delayed debut album, Broke With Expensive Taste. Already we’ve heard the rigid banger “Heavy Metal and Reflective”, and now, Banks offers a glimpse at her soulful side with “Chasing Time”…

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