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Paul Kantner, Jefferson Airplane Co-Founder, Dies at 74

Paul Kantner, the co-founder and guitarist for the influential band Jefferson Airplane, has died. He was 74. According to his publicist, Kantner died of multiple organ failure. He had a heart attack earlier this week. Kantner helped found the psychedelic rock band Jefferson Airplane in 1965 alongside friend Marty Balin. Kantner wrote many of the band’s earlier hits, including “The …

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Peter Gabriel, Sting Announce Rock Paper Scissors Tour

Peter Gabriel and Sting have announced a joint North American Tour, which they are calling the Rock Paper Scissors tour. The tour will only last about a month, spanning from June 21st to July 24th. The tour kicks off at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio, and ends at Rexall Place in Edmonton. There will be 19 shows in all. “What …

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Pearl Jam Announces 22-Date North American Tour

Pearl Jam has announced a 22-date, 18-city tour that will kick off in April and run through August. The first show is April 8th at the BB&T Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The tour will wrap up at August 22nd at Wrigley Field in Chicago. The tour will include a couple of festival stops – the New Orleans Jazz & …

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Ice Cube Hints at Possible N.W.A. Reunion

According to rapper Ice Cube, there could be a little N.W.A. reunion brewing – at least he hopes so. Speaking on The Talk, the actor talked about his upcoming set ot the Coachella music festival, and how he might have some surprises in store? Could Ice Cube get N.W.A. to reunite on stage? “I’m trying to bring the members of …

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Don Henley: Glenn Frey ‘Like a Brother to Me’

Don Henley, founding member, drummer, and vocalist for the Eagles, has released a warm statement on Glenn Frey, who passed away on Monday. ““He was like a brother to me; we were family, and like most families, there was some dysfunction. But, the bond we forged 45 years ago was never broken, even during the 14 years that the Eagles …

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Bob Seger Reveals Details About Glenn Frey’s Illness

The music world is mourning yet another loss of a heavyweight. Glenn Frey, founding member, guitarist, and songwriter for The Eagles passed away on Monday at the age of 67. According to the official word, Frey died from complications of multiple illnesses. “It is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce the passing of our comrade, Eagles founder, Glenn …

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Celine Dion Cancels Vegas Shows Following Death of Husband

Celine Dion has cancelled her weekend shows at Caesars Palace. The singer is mourning the death of her husband and manager, Rene Angelil. Angelil died on Thursday morning after a lengthy fight with cancer. “Rene Angelil, 73, passed away this morning at his home in Las Vegas after a long and courageous battle against cancer,” his rep said in a …

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Joan Jett Joins Heart, Cheap Trick for US Tour

Rock icon Joan Jett is teaming up with fellow Hall of Famers Heart and Cheap Trick for a lengthy United States tour. The tour will have 30 stops and will begin on July 14th in Clarkston, Michigan at the DTE Energy Music Theatre. Joan Jett will play some shows with just Heart before Cheap Trick joins and completes the Rock …

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Courtney Barnett Drops New Song About Ramen

Australian rocker Courtney Barnett has just released a new track, and it’s an ode to everyone’s favorite cheap meal. Her Melbourne-based Milk Records has dropped “Three Packs A Day”, a wonderful little song about instant ramen. No, not cigarettes. Ramen. Barnett is known for her clever song titles, so this shouldn’t come as a surprise. “Boil it up, water in …

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Mick Jagger: David Bowie Was “A True Original”

Mick Jagger has paid tribute to his friend and collaborator, David Bowie. Bowie passed away on January 10th after an 18-month fight with cancer. “January 10 2016 – David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18 month battle with cancer. While many of you will share in this loss, we ask that you respect the …

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Elvis Presley: Aloha From Hawaii Guitar Sells for $270K

Elvis Presley’s guitar from his famous Aloha from Hawaii concert has sold at auction for a sizable sum. The guitar, a 1969 Gibson, sold for $270,000 at an auction held at Graceland. Though $270,000 is quite a bit of money, it’s less than what auction organizers expected the guitar to get. According to the IB Times, the guitar was expected …

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Carrie Underwood Is No Longer Top ‘American Idol’ Moneymaker

For the past two years, Carrie Underwood has been the top attraction when it comes to American Idol alums, raking in the most cash of all the former contestants. But for 2015, that changed. There’s a new top dawg when it comes to American Idol alums. According to Forbes, season eight runner-up Adam Lambert is the highest-earning Idol star, raking …

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Natalie Cole: Cause of Death Revealed by Family

The cause of death of singer Natalie Cole has been revealed. According to her family, Cole died of complications from idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension (IPAH). In a statement, Cole’s family said that she was diagnosed with IPAH shortly after her successful kidney transplant in 2009. “This is a very serious and progressive disorder in which the small blood vessels of …

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Barry Gibb Remembers ‘Dear Friend’ and Manager Robert Stigwood

Longtime Bee Gees manager and producer Robert Stigwood died on January 4th at the age of 81, and Bee Gees member Barry Gibb has paid tribute to his “dear friend”. “Robert Stigwood was an enigma. A victorian figure cast into the sixties to work with Brian Epstein and The Beatles. He hitch hiked from Adelaide to London with a powerful …

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Lemmy Kilmister: Memorial Service Will Be Livestreamed on YouTube

You probably can’t attend Motorhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister’s memorial services. In fact, the band asks that you not. But they do want you to be able to experience them from the comfort of your own home or maybe a bar. Motorhead has announced that Lemmy’s services will be livestreamed on its YouTube channel at 3pm ET this Saturday. “On SATURDAY …

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Guns N’ Roses Original Band Line Up To Come Together for Coachella 2016

After almost two decades of waiting, fans will surely be delighted to hear that their beloved rock band Guns N’ Roses will be reuniting for Coachella in April 2016. It seems Axl Rose and Slash are ready to set aside any ill feelings they have for each other and move forward with the rest of the Guns N’ Roses gang …

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Coldplay Reportedly Set to Play Super Bowl Halftime Show

This year’s Super Bowl halftime show will be fly by at the speed of sound. Coldplay are your headliners, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal. It’s the band’s first appearance as the Super Bowl halftime leading act. The Super Bowl will take place on February 7th, 2016, at Levi’s Stadium, home of the San Francisco 49ers. The …

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Lil Wayne Announces New North American Tour

On the heels of the release of his new No Ceilings 2 mixtape, rapper Lil Wayne has announced a 19-stop North American tour. He’s calling it “The Dedication Tour”. The tour kicks off in El Paso, Texas on January 21st and closes in Lincoln, Nebraska on March 6th. Man f'n thx 4 f'n with NC2 how ya do!! I kall …

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Lady Gaga Goes Diamond Again with Poker Face

Add another prestigious honor to the incredible career of Lady Gaga. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has announced that Lady Gaga’s 2008 smash hit “Poker Face” has gone diamond, meaning it’s surpassed 10 million in sales and streams. It’s official! @ladygaga earns prestigious and rare @RIAA #Diamond for #PokerFace! pic.twitter.com/WKGkT9XiBh — RIAA (@RIAA) November 30, 2015 This is …

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Dee Snider: Twisted Sister Singer Gives Donald Trump the OK to Use Song

Not everyone is pleased about Donald Trump using their music at his campaign events. Just ask R.E.M. Or Neil Young. But one famous frontman is OK with The Donald rallying support with his mega-hit. Dee Snider, lead singer of the band Twisted Sister, says he gave Trump permission to use his classic song “We’re Not Gonna Take It” at his …

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Demi Lovato Kills It at AMAs with Alanis Morissette Classic

It was a pretty fun night at the American Music Awards, and there wasn’t a moment more fun that Demi Lovato crushing a 90s classic. The singer joined Alanis Morissette onstage for a spirited rendition of Morissette’s classic alt-rock anthem “You Oughta Know”. Is this real life? Last night performing You Oughta Know w ALANIS MORRISETTE at the #AMAs!! Thank …

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Warren Beatty Is So Vain, Apparently

Carly Simon’s 1972 hit “You’re So Vain” has been sung about plenty of exes. But who was Carly actually talking about in the song? There’s been speculation for years, as Simon had her string of famous exes. Now, one piece of the puzzle has fallen into place. Simon has divulged that the song is at least in part about actor …

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Gloria Estefan Is Getting Honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom

On November 24th, Gloria Estefan, alongside her husband Emilio, will receive the nation’s highest civilian honor. Estefan was just revealed to be a recipient of this year’s round of Presidential Medals of Freedom. The award is “presented to individuals who have made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to …

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Dixie Chicks Announce 2016 World Tour

Dixie Chicks fans, rejoice! The band has just announced a 50+-city tour, which they’re calling the “DCX MMXVI World Tour”. The tour kicks off next year on Saturday, April 16th in Antwerp, Belgium. After a dozen European dates, the Dixie Chicks will head to the States. First stop is Cincinnati Ohio, on Jun 1st. The tour will conclude on October …

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Microsoft’s Zune Completely Dead Now

Microsoft’s Zune Completely Dead Now

Microsoft first released the Zune as its competitor to Apple’s iPod in 2006. While the device looked promising at the time, it just didn’t work out. It was discontinued in 2011, but the brand and some associated capabilities have lingered around in the meantime. That ends now. A couple months ago, Microsoft announced the official retirement of the Zune brand. …

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YouTube Music App Arrives For On-The-Go Streaming

YouTube Music App Arrives For On-The-Go Streaming

Last month, Google unveiled YouTube Red and announced that a new standalone YouTube Music app was on the way. YouTube Red is a new paid subscription-based tier that allows YouTube users to watch videos without ads, save videos to watch them offline, and play videos in the background while using other apps. That costs $9.99 and it also enables you …

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Passion Pit Frontman Michael Angelakos Comes Out

Passion Pit frontman Michael Angelakos announced his split with wife Kristy Mucci a couple of months ago. Now, Angelakos has come out as gay. “I lived in such a group of straight people …not that anybody was going to be not understanding .. it was just not the time,” he said about the last few years, in an interview with …

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Idris Elba Is Opening for Madonna in Berlin

Idris Elba has a new gig. No, it’s not James Bond or a The Wire prequel. You might not know that apart from his acting chops, Elba moonlights as a DJ – and he’s putting that talent to work for a pretty huge act. Madonna has announced that Idris Elba will be opening for her at her Berlin show Tuesday …

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Allen Toussaint: Influential New Orleans Musician Dies at 77

Allen Toussaint, the influential New Orleans R&B musician, has died. He was 77. Toussaint reportedly collapsed at his hotel after a concert performance in Madrid. His daughter told the New York Times in an email that her father suffered a heart attack. Allen Toussaint Dies at 77 After Suffering Heart Attack https://t.co/0t1kMNRFgb pic.twitter.com/olvTKP0mMn — Hollywood Reporter (@THR) November 10, 2015 …

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Facebook Is Turning Spotify, Apple Music Links Into 30-Sec Previews That Anyone Can Listen To

Facebook Is Turning Spotify, Apple Music Links Into 30-Sec Previews That Anyone Can Listen To

Since the dawn of the status update, Facebook users have been posting about what music they’re listening to. A lot of the time, users post links to YouTube videos. For a while, Spotify shares have gone in and then out of favor. Nobody really liked linking their entire Spotify activity to Facebook. That was just overkill. Now, Facebook has thought …

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