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Kenny Rogers to Retire After World Tour

September 28th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

“It’s sadly happy,” Kenny Rogers said on NBC’s Today show Friday morning upon announcing his retirement from the road. Sidebar Kenny Rogers Reflects on Dolly Duets Michael Jackson Talks » The Gambler will begin his annual Christmas tour November 11th, hitting 26 cities mainly on the eastern coast of the U.S. and Canada before wrapping [...]

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The Playlist: Deafheaven, the Weeknd and a Tender Macklemore Ballad

August 21st, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

1. Macklemore and Ryan Lewis featuring Ed Sheeran, “Growing Up” Seattle’s finest rap duo have been laying low for a year — just long enough for you to stop humming “Thrift Shop” in your head. Get ready to do it all over again with their new single, a hella-sweet ballad dedicated to Macklemore’s baby daughter. Awww! [...]

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Pharrell Premieres Funky, Unreleased N.E.R.D. Song, ‘Locked Away’

August 17th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

Pharrell premiered an unreleased N.E.R.D. track during his Sunday appearance on the ”OTHERtone” Beats 1 Radio show, joined by rapper-producer/mega Pharrell fan Tyler, the Creator. The archival cut, “Locked Away,” finds Pharrell crooning about romance over a funky bassline, acoustic guitar and psychedelic blasts of synthesizer. ”You make life worth living / You make love worth giving,” he sings [...]

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Michael Jackson Wanted to Play Jar Jar Binks in ‘Star Wars’

July 24th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

Michael Jackson was the “King of Pop.” But he nearly became the King of Acting Flops. The singer reportedly told Star Wars mastermind George Lucas that he wanted to play goofy Gungan Jar Jar Binks, one of the most despised characters in film history, in the franchise’s 1999 blockbuster, Episode I: The Phantom Menace. Ahmed Best, [...]

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Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch Lists for $100 Million

May 30th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

Michael Jackson‘s opulent Santa Barbara County, California estate Neverland Ranch has been put on the market for $100 million. Named after the fictional world in Peter Pan where children never grow up, the King of Pop resided on the estate, which contained its own amusement park and petting zoo to entertain visiting kids, for 15 years. Sidebar Michael [...]

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Leaked Sony-Spotify Contract Reveals Inner Workings of Streaming Music

May 22nd, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

Somehow, Verge managed to get a copy of the top-secret contract between music-streaming service Spotify and Sony, the major record label that owns music by Michael Jackson, Bruce Springsteen, Mariah Carey and One Direction. The terms may have changed since both companies signed this 42-page deal on January 18th, 2011, but the big news is the big [...]

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New Tupac Biopic ‘On Hold,’ Says Director John Singleton

April 3rd, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

John Singleton says his planned Tupac Shakur documentary is “on hold.” Araya Diaz/WireImage/Getty Filmmaker John Singleton has put his long-in-the-works Tupac Shakur biopic “on hold,” at least on his end. “I’m putting my involvement on hold right now because we’re trying to figure out some things,” he recently told XXL. “I got a script and [...]

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Spotify Re-Ranks Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Songs List

March 28th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

Spotify has given their own update on Rolling Stone‘s list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. Sidebar 500 Greatest Songs » With the help of Spotify Insights, the streaming service tallied up play counts for every track to see what songs are favored by audiences today, with Beyonce and Jay Z’s “Crazy in [...]

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Spotify Re-Ranks Rolling Stones 500 Greatest Songs List

March 24th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

Spotify has given their own update on Rolling Stone‘s list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. Sidebar 500 Greatest Songs » With the help of Spotify Insights, the streaming service tallied up play counts for every track to see what songs are favored by audiences today, with Beyonce and Jay Z’s “Crazy in [...]

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Hear Kendrick Lamar’s Funky New Album Track ‘King Kunta’

March 15th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

With less than two weeks to go before Rolling Stone cover star Kendrick Lamar drops his much-anticipated To Pimp a Butterfly, a new track from his upcoming LP has surfaced. The funky blaxploitation-fueled “King Kunta” finds Lamar casting himself as a modern day version of the Roots protagonist. “It’s just [Lamar] expressing how he’s feeling at the [...]

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