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Charli XCX Slams the Gas on Hyperkinetic ‘Vroom Vroom’

October 21st, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

Charli XCX speeds into the sunset on her hyperkinetic new track, “Vroom Vroom,” which she debuted on Beats 1 radio while filling in for DJ Julie Adenuga. Sidebar 20 Best Pop Albums of 2014: Charli XCX, ‘Sucker’ » Produced by hotshot PC Music associate Sophie, “Vroom Vroom” offers an array of ear candy: Bounding synths reminiscent of Giorgio [...]

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Hear Arcade Fire’s Eclectic ‘Reflektor’ Deluxe Bonus Tracks

September 27th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

Arcade Fire‘s newly released deluxe digital edition of 2013′s Reflektor includes six eclectic bonus tracks, all of which are streaming on Spotify. The previously unheard songs – which span laid-back reggae (“Women of a Certain Age”), bluesy symphonic-rock (“Get Right”) and jerky folk-rock (“Apocrypha”) – are included on a limited edition cassette, out October 16th, which accompanies the band’s [...]

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Scorpions’ ‘Wind of Change’: The Oral History of 1990′s Epic Power Ballad

September 6th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

In the 1980s and very early Nineties, every hard-rock and metal act worth their leathers scored big with a power ballad or two. But only Germany’s the Scorpions can say that one of theirs — in this case, 1990′s “Wind of Change” — also served as a soundtrack of sorts to a political and cultural revolution. [...]

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Shania Twain Plots Another Tour Extension and Las Vegas Residency

September 1st, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

“Right now I feel as if I’ll be satisfied after the tour to not perform anymore,” Shania Twain told Rolling Stone Country back in June before kicking off her Rock This Country trek — the superstar’s first tour in 11 years and what is pegged as her last. But now that she’s in the middle [...]

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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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Weekend Rock: What is the Best Elton John Deep Cut?

August 30th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

Forty-five years ago this week, Elton John played his first U.S. concert at the Troubadour in West Hollywood, California. “Tuesday night at the Troubadour was just the beginning,” Los Angeles Times pop critic Robert Hilburn wrote. “He’s going to be one of rock’s biggest and most important stars.” Sidebar Elton John: Sir Bitch Is Back » Now [...]

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Bruce Dickinson Outlines Massive Iron Maiden 2016 Tour

August 26th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

Iron Maiden‘s Bruce Dickinson will take the helm onstage and in the air next year when the metal outfit embarks on a six-continent world tour, flying in a Boeing 747-400 Jumbo Jet piloted by the singer himself. Sidebar Iron Maiden Singer Given ‘All Clear’ on Cancer » Dates and venues are still being finalized for the [...]

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Charli XCX, Bleachers’ ‘Do America’ Tour Canceled for ‘Personal Reasons’

August 22nd, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

The second leg of Charli XCX and Bleachers‘ joint U.S. tour has been canceled after the Sucker singer withdrew from the trek due to “personal reasons.” “These personal reasons include the fact that I need to be creative,” XCX wrote to fans on Facebook. “Artists tour for a really really long time and I have been on the [...]

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Hear Waka Flocka Flame’s Hard-Hitting, New ‘Workin’

August 19th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

Waka Flocka Flame has returned with another enthusiastic trap song, “Workin,” which serves as the official first single off his upcoming album Flockaveli 2. Tarentino produced the hard-hitting tune, which follows up many of the hard-style EDM tracks Waka Flocka has appeared on recently. Previously, the rapper had dropped a single produced by Mike Will Made [...]

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Stephen Colbert, Hugh Jackman to Host 2015 Global Citizen Festival

August 17th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

Stephen Colbert and Hugh Jackman have announced that they will co-host the 2015 Global Citizen Festival, to take place on the Great Lawn of New York City’s Central Park on September 26th. Joining Colbert and Jackman will be Jackman’s wife, Deborra-Lee Furness, Salma Hayek Pinault, Kerry Washington and Olivia Wilde. Sidebar Pearl Jam, Beyonce, Coldplay [...]

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