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Creation Records founder Alan McGee talks Oasis, attitude and why X Factor is like karaoke + MORE Nov 4th

Twenty years ago he signed one of Britpop's biggest bands, now indie music legend Alan McGee hopes to repeat that mid-Nineties success with a new label and a slew of promising artists.... More »
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Courtney Barnett milks own success + MORE

COURTNEY Barnett’s song Avant Gardener got her on the world stage – and even on Jimmy Fallon. But the talented Australian musician is still doing it her way..... More »

Surviving Beatles members reunite for historic concert + MORE

They got by with a little help from their friends. The two surviving Beatles -- Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr -- rocked out at a concert to mark the 50th anniversary of their British Invasion of America Monday night     .... More »

The Media Column: The Brit awards reflect the state of a music industry in flux + MORE

If there is a “conspiracy” to keep rock music out of this week’s Brit awards – a theory advanced by the overlooked band Kasabian – then it has certainly bypassed the executive charged with overseeing this year’s UK record industry showcase event..... More »

Iconic tracks comprise 'A Very Special Christmas: ICON' + MORE Oct 13th

Sheryl Crow, John Lennon, Aretha Franklin, Sting and Elvis on are the set.... More »
R. Kelly Sets ‘Black Panties’ Release Date
Black Panties are flying onto shelves this November. R. Kelly has set a release date for his upcoming album.

The R&B veteran’s 12th album will arrive on Nov. 11, he announced during a listening session in Atlanta over the weekend (via Billboard).
“If you can take tragedy and turn it into triumph, that’s when you’ve reached the zenith of a true champion,” said Kellz…

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Future Music and Goodlife Festival still going ahead for 2014 Future Music and Goodlife Festival still going ahead for 2014

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Crow releases ‘Feels Like Home,’ her first country album, this week.

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Album Review: Arctic Monkeys – AM


Album Review: Arctic Monkeys – AMFor a time, Arctic Monkeys were the most popular band in Britain. On the heels of hit single “I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor” and massive blog hype, the band’s first album, 2006′s Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not, went on to become the fastest-selling British debut in history, an overnight success…

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BBC decision to axe Radio 2 show Big Band Special is a crass mistake, says Martin Chilton.    

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Elvis Costello & the Roots – Wise Up Ghost: Exclusive album streamHave a listen to this unique collaboration between Elvis and ?uestlove’s gang – then let us know your thoughtsFans of pop trivia will know that Elvis Costello’s first-ever claim to fame was that he contributed backing vocals to Secret Lemonade Drinker, the song his dad, Ross MacManus, performed for an R White’s Lemonade TV advert in the 70s…

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Arcade Fire and David Bowie team up on ReflektorMontreal band releases new single and video by Anton Corbijn ahead of not-so-secret Sept. 9 show at Montreal’s Club Salsathèque.

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Vijay Iyer’s and Mike Ladd’s ‘Holding It Down’ focuses on the enduring effect of the U.S. war effort and is inspired by interviews with Iraq and Afghanistan veterans about their dreams.If there’s any one thread running through today’s pop music, it’s the amazing ability for most songs to be about absolutely nothing.

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The band gets black and white and weird all over in the video for their new single.

By Brenna Ehrlich

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Interview: Arsenio Hall Speaks On His Return To TV, Farrakhan & TupacBETTER LATE THAN NEVER
The Arsenio Hall Show shook up ’90s nighttime TV with hip-hop generation guests, culture-defining gags and iconic interviews. As Hall prepares for the legendary show’s reboot, the actor/host drops gems on his grand closing and reopening

-If you’re doing anything new, you’re going to be met by opposition…

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