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House of Representatives Unanimously Passes Music Modernization Act

Bill that streamlines how music creators are paid now passes to the Senate, which will hear it on May 15th<p>All 415 present members of the U.S. House …

Senate Judiciary Committee

Crazy Horse: Nils Lofgren In, 'Poncho' Sampedro Out as Neil Young Plots New Gigs

Guitarist Frank "Poncho" Sampedro sits out shows for first time since joining the band in 1975<p>Neil Young and Crazy Horse are returning after a …

Neil Young

Kim Gordon Joins Stephen Malkmus on Nashville-Inspired New Song 'Refute'

Two indie rock titans go country in the Jicks' latest offering<p>Stephen Malkmus returns to range life in the Jicks' wry new Western ballad, "Refute." …

Stephen Malkmus

Kali Uchis Dances Through Afterlife in 'Get Up' Video

R&B singer self-directed clip, which incorporates her 'Isolation' songs "Gotta Get Up," "Body Language"<p>Kali Uchis celebrates the afterlife in her …

Body Language

The Dreamer: Shamir Is Carving Out His Own Musical Independence

After his grungy fall album 'Revelations,' the singer-songwriter is at the beginning of a second act<p>Shamir Bailey has come far from where he was both …

Electropop

The Last Poets, Rap Forefathers, Talk Black Lives Matter, Playing Basketball With Wu-Tang

Their first album since 1997, the reggae-tinged 'Understand What Black Is,' pays tribute to Prince, Biggie, and victims of gun violence<p>Emerging from …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Russell Simmons: $5 Million Sexual Assault Lawsuit Dismissed

Aspiring filmmaker's lawsuit, which accused Def Jam mogul of 2016 rape, dismissed and cannot be refiled<p>A $5 million lawsuit that accused Russell …

Sexual Harassment

Dave Matthews Band Prep First LP in Six Years, 'Come Tomorrow'

Jam band worked with multiple previous producers, including Rob Cavallo, on what will be their ninth studio album<p>Dave Matthews Band will release …

Dave Matthews

Eddie Money: Rock's Rodney Dangerfield Endures

The 69-year-old singer-saxophonist and star of new reality show 'Real Money' just wants to play his hits and crack dad jokes. Is that so …

Reality TV

Watch Chvrches Wander Through Riots in New 'Miracle' Video

Slow-motion clip is from track from synth-pop trio's upcoming 'Love Is Dead' LP<p>Chvrches navigate turbulent streets filled with rioting, fist fights …

San Diego

'The Shining' Meets 'Hotel California' in Father John Misty's 'Mr. Tillman' Video

Singer-songwriter meets doppelgangers in visual for 'God's Favorite Customer' single<p>Father John Misty has shared his disorienting new video for "Mr. …

Indie Music

Review: J. Cole's 'K.O.D' Is a Tough, Rewarding Meditation on Addiction

The ambitious hip-hop outsider's substance-over-style approach makes for a challenging, powerful listen<p>It's ironic that social media jerks tease …

J. Cole

'Human Shazam' Questlove Identifies Prince Songs From Second-Long Clips

Roots drummer spoke about a critical encounter DJing for Barack Obama, how failure is crucial in developing genius<p><i>Tonight Show</i> host Jimmy Fallon …

Questlove

Fleetwood Mac Detail New Tour and Talk Life After Lindsey Buckingham

In their first interview since firing their longtime guitarist, the group discusses balancing lingering tensions with an expanded live palette<p>A …

American Airlines

She & Him Unveil His, Hers Love Songs for 'Universal Love' Comp

"He Gives HIs Love to Me"/"She Gives Her Love to Me" marks first original tune for project that remakes classic tracks with flipped genders<p>She & Him, …

Love Songs

Janelle Monae Taps Brian Wilson, Pharrell for 'Dirty Computer'

R&B star unveils LP track list through interactive website<p>Janelle Monáe unveiled the track list for her upcoming album, <i>Dirty Computer</i>, which will …

New Albums

Jay-Z: 'Meek Mill Is a Free Man'

Roc Nation chief celebrates rapper's release from prison<p>Jay-Z celebrated Meek Mill's release from prison Tuesday, writing on Facebook, "Today, Meek …

Jay Z

Meek Mill to Be Released From Prison on Bail

"I plan to work closely with my legal team to overturn this unwarranted conviction," rapper writes<p>Meek Mill will be released from prison following an …

Race & Ethnicity

'NSync, Backstreet Boys Tapped for Lou Pearlman Documentary

Film expected to premiere on YouTube Red this year<p>Members of 'NSync and the Backstreet Boys will participate in a new documentary about the notorious …

YouTube Red

The Innovator: Jlin is Altering Dance Music's DNA

The Indiana electronic musician on how she's engineering the sound of the future<p>If you're ever feeling bored with new music, like you've heard it all …

Innovation

Spotify Is Giving Away Even More Music for Free

Free users will be happy with the music-streaming service's new offering, though the music industry will likely disagree<p>Spotify, despite the critics, …

Wall Street

See Kevin Hart Struggle With Scandal in J. Cole's 'Kevin's Heart' Video

Comedian gamely portrays himself in clip for track that alludes to his past infidelities<p>Kevin Hart plays himself in J. Cole's new video for "Kevin's …

J. Cole

Shawn Mendes Braves Storm in Aching New 'In My Blood' Video

Singer unveils clip from first single off upcoming third album<p>Shawn Mendes endures literal and figurative storms in the new video for his anguished …

Shawn Mendes

The Last Word: Spinal Tap's Derek Smalls on Avoiding Impotence and What Napoleon Taught Him

With his first solo album, 'Smalls Change,' out now, the fictional bassist reflects on his life journey so far<p>When former Spinal Tap bassist Derek …

New Albums

Eric B. & Rakim Talk Reunion, the Birth of Cool and Being the Greatest

The game-changing hip-hop duo's first in-person joint interview in years<p>Eric B. and Rakim – architects of some the funkiest, smoothest, …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Bebe Buell Talks Carrying Steven Tyler Home and Her Secret Bet With Hugh Hefner

With the release of 'Baring It All: Greetings From Nashbury Park,' the model-singer recalls her wild life in rock<p>When NYC singer-model Bebe Buell …

New Albums

Moby Selling Over 100 Pieces of Equipment for Charity

Inventory includes instruments musician used on hit records "Go," "We Are All Made of Stars"<p>Moby is selling a variety of musical equipment and gear …

Selling

A Perfect Circle Plot North American Tour

Fall trek in support of group's first album in 14 years, 'Eat the Elephant'<p>A Perfect Circle will embark on a North American tour this fall in support …

New Albums

My Bloody Valentine Plot First U.S. Tour in Five Years

Shoegaze band will play seven American dates this summer<p>My Bloody Valentine will stage their first U.S. shows in five years with a seven-date summer …

Sonic Mania