Keith Richards Apologizes to Mick Jagger for Vasectomy Joke
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Keith Richards apologized to Mick Jagger for joking in a recent Wall Street Journal interview that his 73-year-old bandmate should get a vasectomy. Jagger and girlfriend Melanie Hamrick welcomed their first child (and Jagger’s eighth child) Deveraux in December 2016. “Mick’s a randy old bastard,” the Rolling Stones guitarist said in the profile that published Wednesday. “It’s time for the snip—you can’t be a father at that age. Those poor kids!” After the...

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Wednesday, 28 February 2018
Steven Van Zandt Plots Tour for Music Curriculum Initiative
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Steven Van Zandt and the Disciples of Soul will benefit rock education on their upcoming tour. The trek – which kicks off April 29th in New Brunswick, New Jersey – will aid the TeachRock initiative of the E Street Band guitarist’s Rock and Roll Forever Foundation, which provides multimedia lesson plans and resources to middle and high schools.  “Music will forever be humanity’s most effective and consistent source of inspiration and motivation,” Van Zandt said in a statement. “And, we...

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Wednesday, 28 February 2018
Hear Chvrches’ New Song With National Singer Matt Berninger, ‘My Enemy’
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Chvrches recruited the National‘s Matt Berninger for the bittersweet new single “My Enemy.” The indie rocker lends his distinctive baritone to the electro-pop track, trading heartbroken lines with Chvrches vocalist Lauren Mayberry. “I got no more time to hear who you think we should blame/ Because all your words are so vile, so vicious, so vain,” he sings over airy synths. “In the end, we did all the damage that you could want, want/ But the emptiness will go on...

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Wednesday, 28 February 2018
Hear Dinosaur Jr.’s Electrifying New Song ‘Hold Unknown’
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Dinosaur Jr. unveiled the electrifying new song “Hold Unknown,” the latest installment in the ongoing Adult Swim Singles program. The fast-paced rocker boasts J.Mascis’ trademark guitar heroics and a big, anthemic chorus from the alt-rock Massachusetts trio. “Hold Unknown” marks Dinosaur Jr.’s first new song since the release of the alt-rock giants’ 2016 album Give a Glimpse of What Yer Not. It’s unclear whether “Hold Unknown” is a leftover from that studio LP or a preview of...

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Wednesday, 28 February 2018
Artists to Fans: Put Your Phone Away!
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The last thing Jack White wants to see, when he’s standing onstage, is a sea of fans more involved with their phones than the music. So after pleading with fans not to use smartphones at earlier shows, he’s going hardcore for his sold-out spring tour – hiring Yondr, a tech company, to force attendees to lock their phones in pouches. “The way they react tells me what to do next,” White tells Rolling Stone. “And if they’re not really there,...

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Wednesday, 28 February 2018
Bobby Brown: I Don’t Think Whitney Houston Died From Drugs
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One day before his 49th birthday earlier this month, Bobby Brown was relaxing at home watching his New England Patriots lose to the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LII. “I’m waiting to do the big one when I turn 50,” he says with a smile two weeks later at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. Later that night, he’ll headline the Ladies Night R&B Super Jam, a one-off show featuring his former New Edition bandmates Bell Biv DeVoe alongside Faith Evans and Xscape. But...

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Wednesday, 28 February 2018
See Kelela Channel ‘The Sims’ in Animated ‘Frontline’ Video
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An animated version of Kelela dumps a former flame and drives away in a silver Mercedes convertible in the new clip for “Frontline.” The song originally appeared last year on the singer’s Take Me Apart album. Kelela delivers the news to her new ex at the start of the clip and sheds a single tear. She spends most of the rest of the video on the road, taking a break to smoke a joint and dance with two friends before...

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Wednesday, 28 February 2018
Ride-Hailing Is Now So Much Bigger Than Uber and Lyft
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Anyone need a ride? It’s the question on the lips of just about everybody involved in the transportation business—and a few who aren’t. The ranks of those offering ride-sharing services have swelled far beyond the likes of Uber and Lyft, past the self-driving gurus like Google sister company Waymo, past even the established automakers. Now they include companies like Bosch, the German company best known as an automotive parts supplier, which last week acquired American ride-sharing startup SPLT. And Sony,...

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Wednesday, 28 February 2018
David Bowie Exhibit Details Exclusive Vinyl Releases, Rare Recordings
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A selection of new, limited edition David Bowie vinyl records will be available at the Brooklyn Museum to mark the arrival of the exhibition, David Bowie Is, set to run March 2nd through July 15th.  The limited edition releases include a seven-inch single of “Time,” “The Prettiest Star” and Live in Berlin (1978), an eight-track mini-LP featuring four previously unreleased recordings. The Brooklyn Museum will also stock a red vinyl version of iSelect, a compilation Bowie curated that has been...

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Tuesday, 27 February 2018
Andrew W.K. on the Evolution of Partying, How Fear of Failure Inspired His New LP
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“I’m partying harder than ever,” Andrew W.K. assures Rolling Stone during a recent phone chat. “It’s synonymous with living.” On Friday, the perpetually amped artist will release You’re Not Alone, his first new album since 2009, but the record isn’t exactly a comeback. Since his prior LP, 55 Cadillac, he’s kept busy penning countless advice columns, launching his own “Party Party” political platform, hitting all 50 states on his “Power of Partying” motivational...

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Tuesday, 27 February 2018
Led Zeppelin to Issue Rare Mixes of ‘Rock and Roll,’ ‘Friends’
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In anticipation of their 50th anniversary, Led Zeppelin will issue a seven-inch containing previously unreleased mixes of “Rock and Roll” and “Friends” on Record Store Day, April 21st. The vinyl, a limited-edition pressing produced by Jimmy Page will be available only at independent music retailers. For the release, Page selected two rarities that didn’t make it onto the band’s comprehensive reissues four years ago. The first is the so-called “Sunset Sound Mix” of Led Zeppelin IV‘s...

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Tuesday, 27 February 2018
David Crosby Plots North American Solo Tour
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David Crosby announced a new run of U.S. concerts for summer and spring 2018. In April, the legendary singer-songwriter will begin recording his next solo LP. Last year, he released Sky Trails, his third album in four years. Crosby’s 21-date trek launches May 19th in Tulsa, Oklahoma and concludes June 29th with a show at Morrison, Colorado’s iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre alongside the Avett Brothers. The jaunt also includes one-off gigs with Alison Krauss (June 6th in Vienna, Virginia) and Mary...

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Tuesday, 27 February 2018
Prince Estate Strikes Merchandise Deal With Minnesota Twins
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The Minnesota Twins will offer Prince-branded merchandise year-round after the baseball team secured a deal with the singer’s estate. The agreement also ensures that the Twins will once again celebrate the Minnesota icon’s legacy with a second annual Prince Night at Minneapolis’ Target Field. According to the Minnesota Star-Tribune (via Pitchfork), the Twins will sell items like purple hats featuring both Prince’s “Love Symbol” and the team’s “TC” Twin Cities logo, as well as Prince-branded...

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Tuesday, 27 February 2018
John Fogerty, ZZ Top Plot Joint ‘Blues and Bayous’ Tour
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John Fogerty and ZZ Top will unite this spring for a joint “Blues and Bayous” tour in the United States. The 24-date trek kicks off May 25th in Atlantic City, New Jersey and concludes June 29th in Welch, Minnesota. Tickets go on sale Friday, March 2nd at 10 a.m. local time. Pre-sale tickets will be available on Tuesday, February 27th at 10 a.m. local time. Willie Nelson will join the artists for their June 26th show in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan....

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Monday, 26 February 2018
Hear Chris Cornell’s Cover of Johnny Cash’s ‘You Never Knew My Mind’
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Chris Cornell transformed a pair of Johnny Cash poems into a heart-wrenching acoustic ballad, “You Never Knew My Mind.” The ballad is the late Soundgarden singer’s contribution to a collection of Cash’s unrecorded poetry, lyrics and letters put to music called Forever Words.  “You Never Knew My Mind,” premiered on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 show and arrives on what would have been Cash’s 86th birthday. The song is also the first posthumous track to feature Cornell’s vocals...

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Monday, 26 February 2018
Over 45 Music Festivals Band Together to Fight Gender Inequality
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Over 45 music festivals from around the world have banded together to tackle gender inequality by pledging to achieve and maintain “a 50/50 gender balance across their festivals by 2022,” including live line-ups and conference participants. The PRS Foundation’s Keychange has recruited festivals like Liverpool Sound City, NYC Winter Jazzfest, Norway’s Borealis, Canada’s North by North East, U.K.’s BBC Proms and dozens more to take part in the initiative. Additionally, Garbage’s Shirley Manson, David...

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Monday, 26 February 2018
Joan Baez Plots Final North American Tour
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Joan Baez announced a new run of concerts in the U.S. and Canada, part of her final round of “formal touring.” The North American trek, which follows a stretch of U.K. and European dates in 2017, launches September 11th in Ithaca, New York and concludes November 17th in Oakland, California. The live dates will promote Baez’s upcoming studio album, Whistle Down the Wind, out March 2nd via Bobolink/Razor & Tie Records. A digital or CD copy of the record is...

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Monday, 26 February 2018
Rolling Stones Extend ‘No Filter’ Tour With New U.K., European Shows
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The Rolling Stones have extended their “No Filter” tour with 11 new dates in the U.K., Ireland, Germany, France, the Czech Republic and Poland. The upcoming leg, which includes a pair of London dates at London Stadium and Twickenham Stadium, launches May 17th in Dublin and concludes July 8th in Warsaw. The London shows will mark the band’s first British concerts since 2013. “It’s such a joy to play with this band,” Keith Richards said in a statement. “There’s no stopping us....

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Monday, 26 February 2018
Metallica Set North American Arena Leg of WorldWired Tour
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Metallica‘s WorldWired Tour will return to North America in September for a fall/winter arena jaunt in support of the heavy metal legends’ latest LP Hardwired… to Self-Destruct. The 34-date trek finds Metallica heading to cities the band didn’t visit during their 25-date North American stadium tour in 2017, including some markets they haven’t visited in decades: Grand Forks, North Dakota will host its first Metallica gig in 30 years on September 8th, while Metallica will also visit El Paso, Birmingham,...

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Monday, 26 February 2018
On the Charts: ‘Black Panther: The Album’ Reigns Again at Number One
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Black Panther continues to dominate at both the box office and on the Billboard 200 as the Kendrick Lamar-curated companion album finished at Number One for a second straight week. After the Marvel blockbuster raked in another $108 million in its second weekend of release – a second-week box office record for a Marvel movie and second all-time behind Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Black Panther: The Album sold a total of 131,000 copies to remain at Number One....

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Sunday, 25 February 2018
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