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Gregg Allman dies at 69; Southern rock trailblazer co-founded band marked by tragedy

It began like a blues lyric: Gregg Allman hustled up a paper route and used the money to buy a $21.95 Silvertone guitar from Sears. He and his brother, Duane, fought over it until their mother quieted them with a second one. Duane could play like lightning, which meant Gregg, despite a voice of …

Gregg Allman

Remembering Gregg Allman (1947-2017)

None<p>Gregg Allman, the Allman Brothers Band singer and songwriter, died at age 69 at his home in Savannah, Ga., on May 27 after suffering multiple health problems in recent years. He sat for a photo shoot with USA TODAY in 2011 when he released his first solo album in 14 years. Robert Deutsch, USA …

Festivals

Nicki Minaj & Nas ‘Dig Each Other’ & Talk Every Day — They Have A ‘Strong Connection’

Nicki Minaj may have confirmed that she and Nas aren’t ‘doing the nasty,’ but that doesn’t mean their bond doesn’t run deep. HollywoodLife.com has …

Nicki Minaj

Jaco Pastorius: Truth, Liberty & Soul - Live in NYC: The Complete 1982 NPR Jazz Alive! Recording Album Review | Pitchfork

There have been many guitar gods, but there’s never been an electric bassist as deified as Jaco Pastorius. And with good reason. A member of Weather Report from 1976–1981, Pastorius once commenced a concert in Montreal by jumping off a balcony and then onto the stage; in Toronto, he did a back-flip …

Jazz

Director John Scheinfeld On The Spiritual Journey Of Jazz Icon John Coltrane

In this week’s episode of “Scheer Intelligence” Robert Scheer speaks with documentarian John Scheinfeld about his latest film, “Chasing Trane” about jazz icon John Coltrane. The two also discuss Scheinfeld’s earlier film, “The U.S. vs. John Lennon,” and Lennon’s political activism during the …

Jazz

See Guns N' Roses Cover 'Black Hole Sun' for Chris Cornell in Ireland

Axl Rose and company pay tribute to Soundgarden singer as Not in This Lifetime Tour restarts in Ireland<p>Guns N' Roses kicked off the latest leg of …

Guns N' Roses

Nicki Minaj flashes a lot of skin in red sheer gown with plunging neckline

Nicki Minaj's latest Instagram post has many comparing her to Morticia Addams, the fictional matriarch of The Addams Family.<p>The latest photograph shows Minaj in a sheer red gown with a plunging neckline that highlights her cleavage. Minaj's long hair is let loose around her, and quite a number of …

Nicki Minaj

In A Lost Concert, Jaco Pastorius Sounded The Rhythm Of The City

Known for his work with Weather Report, Joni Mitchell and Pat Metheny, Jaco Pastorius was one of the most inventive bass players in music history. He is the only electric bassist in <i>DownBeat</i> magazine's Jazz Hall of Fame. But like with many musical geniuses, alcohol and drugs took a toll — as did his …

Jazz

Amazing Grace: How Jeff Buckley’s Divine Energy Captured the World

<i>This article was originally published in 2016. We’re republishing it today in remembrance of Jeff Buckley, who passed away 20 years ago this upcoming</i> …

Norah Jones Plays Your Song: Covers Collection Spotify Playlist

Stream a Spotify Playlist featuring the multitalented Norah Jones performing a diverse collection of cover songs.

Entertainment

Watch Jamie Foxx Master Different Music Genres On Fallon

Foxx takes a stab at performing “Bitch Better Have My Money” as an opera.<p>Actor and singer Jamie Foxx was a guest on the <i>Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon</i> …

The 5 Most Miserable Hardcore Music Videos of All Time

Nobody can seriously watch these videos and say, “This is so hardcore!” Can you?<p><b>This article originally appeared on Noisey Germany.</b><p>It's really not that difficult or creatively taxing to make a good hardcore music video with old school flair. You only need the following shots: a crowd full of …

Music Videos

The Chainsmokers aren’t trying to be good. They just want you to think they are.

The Chainsmokers allegedly make dance music, but the illusion evaporates in 3-D when you find out that these guys can’t dance. Maybe dancing is no longer the point. Early in the duo’s concert Friday night at a sold-out Merriweather Post Pavilion, Drew Taggart, the group’s lead singer and main …

Lifestyle

Meek Mill Says He Gets Motivation From Listening To Drake’s “Back To Back”

The Philly rapper apparently likes the diss record.

Rap & Hip-Hop

Classical CD Of The Week: Brahms From Dresden With Thielemann, Pollini, Batiashvili

Amazon mp3: $33 | Amazon CD: $27| ArkivMusic: $40 | Qobuz download: NA | iTunes mp3: $35<p>Maurizio Pollini has recorded the Brahms Piano Concertos before; first around 1980 with the Vienna Philharmonic (Karl Böhm conducting the First and Claudio Abbado the Second), then in the late 90s with the …

Violin

Watch Pixies Perform “Tenement Song” on “Colbert”

Pixies made an appearance on last night’s episode of “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.” The band performed the song “Tenement Song,” which appears on their most recent album <i>Head Carrier</i>. Watch it go down below. Having just wrapped up a string of dates with Cymbals Eat Guitars, Pixies are set to …

Entertainment

Watch Snoop Dogg recall hanging up on Dr. Dre in clip from HBO doc The Defiant Ones

<b>Snoop thought Dre was a prank caller.</b><b>Dr. Dre</b> and <b>Snoop Dogg</b> have candidly recalled the first time they met in a forthcoming documentary for <i>HBO</i>.In a …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Nick Cave Talks About Living and Writing Through Grief

"I've gotta say, when we were in the studio trying to work on 'Skeleton Tree,' I had no idea what was going on," the legendary artist told Noisey.<p>Towards the end of the recording sessions for what would become his sixteenth studio album, <i>Skeleton Tree</i>, in July 2015, Nick Cave learned that his …

Boston Calling: See Chance the Rapper Dance With Francis & The Lights on Day 1

Boston Calling has always been a treat for native Bostonians, and as the festival continues to grow, this spring's edition tried out a larger venue …

Chance the Rapper

Charlotte Church: ‘Anger is important – and often it’s seen as unbecoming’

Famous since she was 11, the singer has endured constant condescension and press intrusion. But, she says, it has only strengthened her, her music, and her increasingly outspoken politics<p>The band members trip out of the studio, one by one, in a jumble of facial hair and hugs and bicycles. “There’s …

Piers Morgan

Oregon man selling record collection of 260,000 albums

Charlie Rice started buying records when he was 16 years old and never stopped.<p>The 68-year-old Medford resident has 260,000 albums in storage, but he …

Bo Diddley

Kondi Band's Debut Fuses Techno and African Roots Music to Mesmerize You

The collaboration between Sierra Leonean thumb piano player Sorie Kondi and Midwest-born DJ and Producer Chief Boima is now fully realized.<p>When American-Sierra Leonean DJ and producer Boima Tucker first came across thumb piano player Sorie Kondi via a YouTube link in 2007, he was transfixed. "I was …

Folk Music

7 songs for the ultimate Memorial Day weekend barbecue playlist

Summer doesn't officially kick off until June 21. But Memorial Day weekend, a time of remembrance for those who died in the armed forces, is also …

Snoop Dogg

Frank Ocean Cancels Primavera Sound Set

Frank Ocean has canceled his performance at Primavera Sound next weekend. The stated reason for the cancellation, once again, is due to “production delays beyond his control,” the festival said in a statement. “The artist has apologised and has reiterated his wish to come to Barcelona soon.” …

Entertainment

Gregg Allman dead at 69

<b>The Allman Brothers</b> cofounder <b>Gregg Allman</b> has died at the age of 69, as his publicist confirms via The Associated Press. The blues rock legend, who …

Gregg Allman

WATCH: Ayesha Curry wraps up cooking show with freestyle rap, drops the mic

Curry was cookin' on the pan and stole the show when she took over the mic<p>The NBA Finals don't start until June 1 and Golden State, which swept the Spurs in the Western Conference finals, is enjoying rest and relaxation in the meantime.<p>For Stephen Curry and his wife, Ayesha, that included a trip to …

Freestyle Rap

Keith Urban will perform in one of the least 'urban' places in Iowa

Raise 'em up — country music artist Keith Urban is coming to Iowa.<p>In one year, he'll be celebrating Memorial Day weekend in Forest City for the 2018 …

Keith Urban

BottleRock act Foo Fighters play secret show in Napa

The Foo Fighters are set to perform before tens of thousands on May 28 at BottleRock Napa Valley.<p>Two nights earlier, however, the group warmed up for …

Festivals

Gregg Allman of The Allman Brothers Band dies at age 69

SAVANNAH, Ga. — Music legend Gregg Allman, whose bluesy vocals and soulful touch on the Hammond B-3 organ helped propel the Allman Brothers Band to …

Gregg Allman

Steve Aoki shows off his $100k sneaker collection

From Yeezy’s to special edition DJ AM Jordan’s<p>Steve Aoki gives a tour of his home in Las Vegas, dubbed ‘Aoki’s Playhouse’, where he shows off his …

DJs