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Hear Alabama, Alison Krauss Duet on Romantic ‘Come Find Me’

August 28th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

Alabama’s repertoire has always been a solid blend of foot-stomping anthems and tender ballads, and the tradition continues on Southern Drawl, the first album of original songs from the trio of Randy Owen, Teddy Gentry and Jeff Cook since 2001. One of the many highlights on the collection is “Come Find Me,” a road weary [...]

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Kanye West Responds to Fashion Week Creator’s Harsh Criticism

February 21st, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

Kanye West debuted his Adidas Originals collection last week in Manhattan, and the reviews have been decidedly mixed. But the rapper-designer’s harshest critic could be New York Fashion Week creator Fern Mallis. “I’m kind of over Kanye,” she recently told Page Six. “I mean, I’m not a fan of his music, and the attitude and the agenda is [...]

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Hear Corey Smith’s Biting Commentary on Nashville ‘Shortcuts’

January 17th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

With next to no radio support, Jefferson, Georgia, singer-songwriter Corey Smith has amassed for himself country’s most dedicated cult following. His concerts are consistently well-sold, from the southeast to the northeast, with a steady stream of passionate college-aged fans singing along to coming-of-age anthems like “Twenty-One” and “Carolina.” But such success didn’t come quickly — Smith [...]

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Born to Live: Lana Del Rey Attacks ‘I Wish I Was Dead’ Interviewer

June 21st, 2014 · No Comments · Guitar

<!– –> <!– –> Last week, Lana Del Rey proved she was truly Born to Die in a morbid interview with The Guardian, telling the publication, “I wish I was dead already.” But the singer retracted her death wish on Thursday night through a trio of now-deleted tweets, claiming the author of the story, Guardian editor Tim [...]

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David Bowie, Ellie Goulding, Disclosure Nominated for BRIT Awards

January 10th, 2014 · No Comments · Guitar

<!– –> <!– –> The BRIT Awards nominations are out, and it’s a good year for newcomers. Disclosure and Bastille lead the pack with four nods each, and the dance-pop groups will face off against each other in all of their categories: British Breakthrough Act, British Group, British Single and MasterCard British Album of the [...]

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Go Easy on Justin Bieber, Usher Says

December 22nd, 2013 · No Comments · Guitar

<!– –> <!– –> RB singer Usher – who was 15 when he released his debut, Usher, in 1994 –defended Justin Bieber‘s erratic behavior of late in an interview with The Associated Press Wednesday. Speaking to the news service at the L.A. premiere of the movie Justin Bieber’s Believe, he said that it’s all just [...]

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Elvis Costello Named Honorary Doctor of Music

October 26th, 2013 · No Comments · Guitar

<!– –> <!– –> As if he hadn’t already proved it countless times with his surgically precise songwriting and the healing power of his gift for melody, Elvis Costello can now call himself a doctor of music. On Friday, the ever-restless musician was on hand in Boston to receive an honorary degree from the New [...]

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Lady Gaga: Perez Hilton Is a Stalker

August 19th, 2013 · No Comments · Guitar

<!– –> <!– –> Lady Gaga and Perez Hilton are in the middle of a heated feud, as the former friends have been airing out grievances on Twitter. The root of their disagreements are murky, but Hilton has been gleefully tweeting about the disappointing chart performance of Gaga’s new single, “Applause” – particularly in comparison [...]

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The xx Learn to ‘Coexist’ With Stardom

August 22nd, 2012 · No Comments · Guitar

<!– –> <!– –> The last time the xx gathered at their small rehearsal room – behind garage doors on a side street in south London – they were teenagers living with their parents, writing songs between shifts in coffee shops and clothing stores. They were figuring out how to record their debut album, playing [...]

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@Discographies SXSW Diary, Day Four

March 18th, 2012 · No Comments · Guitar

<!– –> <!– –> Anonymous music critic @Discographies (even we don’t know who he/she is) has earned tens of thousands of Twitter followers by distilling artists’ entire discographies to 140 characters (example: Bruce Springsteen: 1-5 “You ride the road…” 7-8 “…until you arrive…” 9-10 “…or run out of gas…” 6,11-17 “…or your country does.”). So for the [...]

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