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Cyndi Lauper Plots Country Album

September 17th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

Cyndi Lauper has a bucket list item to check off, and she’s coming to Nashville to do it. The Grammy-winning pop icon is planning on recording a country album, for release in 2016. Sidebar Cyndi Lauper Talks ‘Women Who Rock’ » ”I want to work with Tony Brown down in Nashville and do a country [...]

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Nile Rodgers Enlists Pharrell, Keith Urban for Diverse FOLD Festival

August 7th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

Of all the impassioned encomiums delivered to Nile Rodgers during Chic‘s set at Rodgers’ inaugural FOLD Festival Tuesday night in Riverhead, NY, Pharrell Williams‘ words were the most precise. Sidebar Nile Rodgers: New Chic LP ‘Was Like I Had Gone Back in Time’ » “This man has been on fire since before I was born. The [...]

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Janelle Monae to Join Belgian Star Stromae at Madison Square Garden

August 5th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

Janelle Monáe will join Belgian dance-pop star Stromae at his headlining gig at Madison Square Garden in New York City on October 1st. Sidebar 40 Best Things We Saw at Coachella 2015: Best Pop Theatricality, Stromae » Stromae is the first French-language artist to headline the hallowed arena. The concert will conclude Stromae’s North American tour, which kicks [...]

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Rare John Lennon, Jim Morrison Letters Up for Auction

July 24th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

A hand-written letter from Doors singer Jim Morrison during his stint in Paris – postmarked May 18th, 1971, less than three months before his death – is currently bringing over $23,000 at RR’s Marvels of Modern Music auction. The event, which ends today, also features autographed and rare memorabilia from John Lennon, Ringo Starr, the Ramones and [...]

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Madonna Phone Hacker Sentenced to 14 Months in Jail

July 13th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

The Israeli man who was indicted on four charges of cyber crimes in association with hacking into Madonna‘s songs and leaking Rebel Heart tracks before the record’s release has been sentenced to 14 months in jail. Adi Lederman accepted a plea bargain with a Tel Aviv Magistrate’s Court in forming his sentence on Thursday, according [...]

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Taylor Swift’s Epic ’1989′ Tour: Every Night With Us Is Like a Dream

July 12th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

Welcome to New York! Ish! Taylor Swift brought it all back home last night, or at least to New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium, for her 1989 Tour. Never one to do things halfway, Swift has made this a pop show — or rather the pop show, as far as 2015 is concerned. The whole night was a [...]

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Apple Denies Allegations of Thuggish Treatment of Musicians

June 19th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

Despite reports to the contrary, an Apple representative tells Rolling Stone that the company is not threatening to remove music from its iTunes Store by artists who do not sign up for its new streaming service Apple Music. “It will not be taken off,” a spokesperson for the company says. Sidebar The 5 Most Powerful People [...]

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Carly Rae Jepsen Shares ‘Emotion’ Release Date, Preps New Single

June 11th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

Carly Rae Jepsen will release her new album Emotion on August 21st via Schoolboy Records/Interscope, and has plans to drop a new single and video for “Run Away With Me” in July. Sidebar Carly Rae Jepsen Returns With New Single ‘I Really Like You’ » The LP will be be available for pre-order starting June 23rd and will [...]

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Apple Taps Drake for iTunes Radio DJ Spot

June 1st, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

UPDATE: Pharrell Williams has been added to Apple’s upcoming music streaming service, according to Billboard, thought it’s unclear as to his official capacity. Apple has signed up Drake to serve as a guest DJ on its imminent iTunes Radio venture, a source close to the situation confirms to Rolling Stone.  Sidebar The 5 Most Powerful People in [...]

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Jay Z Defends Tidal: ‘We Are Here for the Long Haul’

April 27th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

“Stream of consciousness coming in 5, 4, 3, 2…,” Jay Z‘s rarely used Twitter warned before the rapper unloaded a 15-minute, 14-tweet defense of his oft-criticized Tidal, the high-quality audio streaming service the rapper recently acquired and relaunched. Amid the recent departure of the company’s CEO, a significant drop in Tidal app downloads and disapproval from some [...]

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