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Morly – “If Only Chords” + MORE

Katy Morly, the Minneapolis-born, Los Angeles-based producer professionally known as Morly, premiered her new song "If Only Chords" at KCRW today. It's the first single off her upcoming EP Something More Holy. Produced in collaboration with Stint, "If Only Chords" is a beautifully minimalistic track.... More »
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The Killers’ Brandon Flowers compares Morrissey to Elvis Presley + MORE

Brandon Flowers has compared Morrissey to Elvis Presley. The Killers frontman has (again) admitted his love of The Smiths and revealed that he is a fan of the “humour” in the lyrics as well as the musicianship of the iconic 1980s indie band. Speaking to the NME, Flowers said: “The .... More »
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Metal rockers Motley Crue find welcome embrace in Nashville for country tribute album + MORE

Vince Neil and Nikki Sixx have spent so much time hanging out with country artists for a Motley Crue tribute album that they know how to write the classic country song..... More »
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Iggy Pop Has Made Five New Recordings Since Supposed Farewell Album + MORE

Although Iggy Pop never explicitly billed Post Pop Depression, his recent album with Josh Homme, as a farewell album, he pretty heavily implied that it would be his last. But that doesn't mean that there won't be any new Iggy Pop music in the world, apparently. When Pop and director Jim Jarmusch cau.... More »
Kellie Pickler spent Christmas Day a long way from home. Clad in camouflage leggings and rhinestone boots the country singer was in Kandahar, Afghanistan singing for the troops.

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Pharrell Williams will be celebrating a triumphant 2013 with his new single 'Happy' topping the Official UK Singles Chart. The US singer/producer's latest track, which is taken from the Despicable Me 2 soundtrack, has knocked X Factor winner Sam Bailey's 'Skyscraper' (2), which was the Christmas Number One, off the top spot after just one week, reports …

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16,000 roll into Lorne for Falls

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THE Falls Festival – arguably the state’s biggest New Year’s event outside city limits – has kicked into gear near Lorne.

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Pharrell Williams ends 2013 at No 1 with HappyHit makes it three chart-toppers in 2013 for singer/songwriter including Daft Punk’s Get Lucky and Robin Thicke and TI’s Blurred LinesPharrell Williams saw out 2013 with a third UK No 1 single. The American singer/songwriter and producer knocked X Factor winner Sam Bailey’s cover of Demi Lovato’s Skyscraper down to No 2 with the track Happy…

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U2 returns to Island Records for release of new album
U2 have reunited with their longtime label Island Records for the release of their next studio album, which is expected in Spring 2014.
As The Guardian notes, the band was discovered by Island in the late 1970s and remained a member of its roster up until seven years ago when change in management caused them to sign with Mercury…

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Justin Bieber’s ‘Believe’ Tanks At Box OfficeJustin Bieber‘s second concert doc, Believe, chronicles a new era for the pop star, where media criticism threatens to drown out fan support. Unfortunately, Believe‘s first-week box office sales will do little to change that narrative.
Believe earned just $3.1 million in its first three days, or a fraction of what Never Say Never earned in 2011 to become the best-selling concert doc of all time, domestically…

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People to Watch: A drum roll, please, for hip-hop producer WondaGurlEbony Oshunrinde is up for a Grammy next year — and that’s just the start.

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With elaborate sets and showy choreography, the pop star’s Vegas kickoff electrified.

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The drummer and his band, on their first outing as a unit for 15 years, showed their strengths as an ensemble and as soloists

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Vanessa Carlton married Deer Tick guitarist John McCauley on Friday, the singer announced on Twitter.

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Snoop Dogg and Family Visit the White House
The Dogg is in the House. Following the Grammy nomination for his reggae album Reincarnated, Snoop and his family were invited to the White House for the 36th Annual Kennedy Center Honors earlier this month.
A tuxedo-clad Snoop, along with his wife Shante Broadus and daughter Cori B., met President Obama off-camera and shared a laugh and a fist bump with Secretary of State John Kerry…

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Pharrell Williams scores the last UK No 1 of 2013X Factor winner Sam Bailey lasts just one week at the top, with Pharrell hitting No 1 for the third time this yearPharrell Williams has topped the final UK singles chart of 2013, with Happy, taken from the soundtrack to Despicable Me 2. The Official Charts Company announced that Happy had sold 107,000 copies in the last seven days, to displace X Factor winner Sam Bailey’s Skyscraper after a solitary week at No 1…

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The U.K. band’s genre-straddling sound (think Maroon 5) has generated lots of chatter.

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