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Inside New York’s Music Festival Turf Battle

October 20th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

Is New York big enough for two summertime music festivals? The creators of Governors Ball, the area’s dominant event, think not – and they’re getting City Hall involved. Sidebar Summer Concert Boom Marks Industry Turnaround » Last month, The New York Daily News reported that AEG Live – the mega-promoters behind the Coachella and Firefly [...]

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Maynard James Keenan on New Book, Tool LP: ‘Do I Seem Like a Lazy Person?’

October 3rd, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

Maynard James Keenan is an industry unto himself. Once known primarily as Tool‘s enigmatic, vocally astonishing frontman, Keenan has evolved into an ever-prolific creative force. As fans continue to wait patiently, or not so, for news of Tool’s long-rumored fifth LP, Keenan continues to busy himself with all sorts of other endeavors — art-pop collective Puscifer; his winemaking [...]

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Watch Eddie Vedder, Beyonce Duet on Bob Marley’s ‘Redemption Song’

September 27th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

The Global Citizen Festival in New York on Saturday was brimming with surprise duets – Coldplay and Ariana Grande, Beyoncé and Ed Sheeran, Sting and Common, Sheeran and festival curator Chris Martin – but perhaps none were more unexpected than when Eddie Vedder welcomed Beyoncé to the stage during Pearl Jam‘s headlining set. Vedder, with an acoustic guitar on his [...]

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Vladimir Putin Offers Elton John Meeting on LGBT Rights

September 24th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

After two Russian comedians tricked Elton John into thinking he was on the phone with Russian President Vladimir Putin, the real Putin has given John a ring to schedule a meeting on LGBT rights. Sidebar After Viral Putin Prank, Elton John Asks for LGBT Rights » Reuters reports that a spokesman for Putin, Dmitry Peskov, revealed [...]

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Brian Wilson Partners With Mental Health Organization, Books Benefit

September 21st, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

Brian Wilson’s lifelong struggle with mental health issues is at the centerpiece of his acclaimed new biopic Love and Mercy. On Thursday, the Beach Boys co-founder announced a partnership with The Campaign To Change Direction to help others people facing similar issues. Wilson appeared at a press conference in New York alongside Love and Mercy actor Paul [...]

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Waka Flocka Flame: Caitlyn Jenner Is ‘Rebuking God’

September 19th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

Before Kanye West also announced his 2020 presidential bid, Waka Flocka Flame first revealed that he’d make a run at the Oval Office with his own 2016 campaign. While the rapper’s road to the White House stalled – he was conspicuously absent from Wednesday night’s GOP debate – Waka Flocka is building a platform of close-mindedness and intolerance after [...]

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Whitney Houston Hologram Maker Promises ‘Absolute Authenticity’

September 14th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

The CEO of Hologram USA, the company that will bring Whitney Houston to digital life for a 2016 tour, has spoken about the “interactive” performances Kevin Winter/Getty Whitney Houston will come to digital life as a hologram in 2016 as part of a new deal between the singer’s estate and Hologram USA. The company’s CEO Alki David talked [...]

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Dr. John Talks New Orleans Music 10 Years After Katrina

September 5th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

“The whole Lower Ninth Ward hasn’t really recovered, but I feel a good spirit in my heart that something is going on — music is coming back slowly,” Dr. John declares in his trademark growl, reflecting on the state of his hometown, New Orleans, on the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. The 74-year-old singer-pianist, who was [...]

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What T-Pain, Ja Rule and More Really Think of Donald Trump

September 1st, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

All across these United States, the same unlikely word echoes from one town to the next: Trump! Could the MTV Music Video Awards in Los Angeles be so different? Did the billionaire presidential candidate’s name come up again and again on the red carpet this weekend? Sidebar Donald Trump Just Stopped Being Funny » No. [...]

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Meet the Republican Who Launched the ‘Ready for Kanye’ PAC

September 1st, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

Following Kanye West’s VMAs declaration that he wants to run for president in 2020, 24-year-old Baltimore-native Eugene Craig on Monday registered ReadyForKanye.net and filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission to register the Ready for Kanye political action committee. Sidebar How President Kanye Saved the Video Music Awards » Craig, whose favorite Kanye album is My Beautiful Dark [...]

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