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Sweet Dreams Come True With Patsy Cline Museum Opening In Nashville

Even in her all too brief singing career, Patsy Cline’s legacy still lingers over country music, inspiring generations of singers for over 50 years. …

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The Amazons Primed To Release Self-Titled Debut Album

British rock four-piece The Amazons may be based in Reading but they’ll be thrust onto the world stage when they release their <b>self-titled debut album</b> …

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Elvis Costello Gets Soulful With ‘Get Happy’

<i>Get Happy!!</i> was the album on which <b>Elvis Costello</b> got soul. The old-school, time-honoured rhythm and blues variety of soul music had been an important …

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Cream Bloodline Continues With New Tour

<i>The Music of Cream 50th Anniversary Tour,</i> featuring members of the blues-rock band's dynasty with special guests, will tour in Australia and New …

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Thurston Moore Thinks Big On New Album, ‘Rock N Roll Consciousness’

Earlier this year, alt.rock icon and co-founder of <b>Sonic Youth</b>, Thurston Moore, promised more new music – and he has now delivered. Following the …

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reDiscover Slayer’s ‘South Of Heaven’

Since the band's formation in 1981, <b>Slayer</b> have arguably become one of (if not the) most widely influential metal bands of all time, due in no small …

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Chuck Berry’s ‘CHUCK’ Album Release Confirmed, Listen To ‘Big Boys’

<b>Chuck Berry</b>'s final album <i>CHUCK</i> will be released by Dualtone/Decca on 16 June. It includes guest appearances by modern-day blues-rock guitar hero Gary …

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Record Store Day 2017 Releases To Pine Over

As confused onlookers pass by endless queues that snake around the block, it can only mean one thing: Record Store Day is upon us.<p>Hard to believe …

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Louis Armstrong Session Musician For the Blues Divas

New research has shown that being a session musician was of vital importance to Louis Armstrong. In the summer of 1924 Louis Armstrong quit King …

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6 Samples You Didn’t Realize Were On Drake’s ‘More Life’

On 18 March 2017, <b>Drake</b> finally dropped his latest musical project in the form of a playlist. <b>More Life</b> is a 22-track playlist feeling more uniquely …

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Strings Attached: How Symphonic Soul Scored Big In The 70s

<i>“We was thinking about Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Tchaikovsky, Brahms… but maybe we should have had a little bit more Brown.” James Brown, ‘Dead On</i> …

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Eric Clapton’s “Lyrical” Return To Madison Square Garden

<b>Eric Clapton</b> has started his 2017 live schedule with two warmly-received shows at New York's Madison Square Garden, on Sunday and Monday (19/20 …

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This Gentle But Powerful Film Shows Domestic Abuse Victims They’re Not Alone | Fast Company

<b>WHO:</b> Refuge, Universal Music U.K., BBH London<p><b>WHY WE CARE:</b> The best thing about this music video, aimed at supporting victims of domestic violence, is not that it features rising music star Frances, one of BBC Music’s “Sounds of 2016,” to coincide with the release of her debut album–although that is …

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Chuck Berry: New Album Update

The family of <b>Chuck Berry</b>, the rock 'n' roll frontiersman who passed away on Saturday (18) at the age of 90, have issued a statement about the …

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Queens Of The Stone Age Say It Loud With ‘Lullabies To Paralyze’

Some reviewers compared it to early Black Sabbath, another called it “the first legitimate ‘album of the year’ candidate for 2005." On 21 March that …

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Just Who Was Gil Evans?

Born in 1912 in Toronto, Canada, Gil Evans’ mother married a miner named John A. Evans following the death of her son’s father. The family travelled …

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James Cotton, Blues Harmonica Great And Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf Collaborator, Dies At 81

James Cotton, one of the most respected of blues harmonica players, who toured from his early years with <b>Howlin' Wolf</b> and <b>Muddy Waters</b>, died yesterday …

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Bellboys, Bedrooms And Bombshells: Jarvis Cocker Discusses New Album, ‘Room 29’

Five years in the making, the new project by latter-day Renaissance man <b>Jarvis Cocker</b> and musical polymath, pianist/rapper/producer/songwriter Chilly …

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The Last Time is The First Time For The Stones

In late January 1965, The <b>Rolling Stones</b> began a tour of Australasia. On their way down under they flew via Los Angeles to do some recording with …

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Mark Knopfler Replies To One Of Pieta Brown’s ‘Postcards’

<b>Mark Knopfler</b> is among the contributors to acoustic singer-songwriter Pieta Brown's <i>Postcards</i> album, just released on Lustre Records. Brown had …

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Marc Bolan Gives His Fans ‘Hot Love’

It was ‘Ride A White Swan’ that lit the fire, and ‘Hot Love’ that set <b>T. Rex</b> ablaze. On the UK chart for the week of 20 March, 1971, the band’s second …

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Pokey LaFarge Ready For ‘Manic Revelations’

Roots/Americana favourite Pokey LaFarge will release his second studio album for Rounder, <i>Manic Revelations</i>, on 19 May. The lead track 'Riot In The …

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Chasing Trane : The John Coltrane Documentary To Get US Theatrical Release

The acclaimed film, <i>Chasing Trane : The John Coltrane Documentary</i> will have its theatrical premiere at the IFC Center in New York on 14 April 2017 …

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Revered Jazz Drummer Louis Hayes Signs With Blue Note

Revered jazz drummer Louis Hayes has signed with Blue Note Records, and will open his account for the famous label with a tribute album to the late …

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One Last Variety For Heinz

In pop chart history, the name of Heinz is closely associated with being one of the artists to benefit from the extraordinary production prowess of …

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Amy Winehouse Exhibit Returns To London With Street Art Trail

Following a critically acclaimed international tour, the <i>Amy Winehouse: A Family Portrait</i> exhibit is returning to the late singer’s old stomping …

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Rare Frank Zappa Recordings Set For Physical Release And Streaming

With such a prolific body of work, the <b>Frank Zappa</b> catalogue spans styles and decades and as a meticulous archivist of his own output, Zappa’s vault …

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The 25 Best Metal Albums Of All Time

Heavy metal <b>inspires serious devotion</b>, tapping into a tribal instinct that sees fans pledge unwavering allegiance to their favourite bands, ready to …

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The Top 11 Songs By Irish Musicians

A proud, passionate country steeped in folklore, Ireland has lived through a turbulent history and frequently felt the hot breath of oppression. Yet …

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Report: Spotify considers restricting biggest releases to paid users as it renegotiates royalties w/ labels

Spotify is considering a move that would mean some of its biggest new releases will be restricted to paid users, according to a new report from Financial Times. The decision would come as part of a negotiation with record labels that would reduce the amount of royalties Spotify pays for songs and …

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