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  • Sergio Mendes
    In The Pop Sep 14, 2014 EDT

    Sergio Mendes Brings Brazil to Fore on 'Magic' with Guest Appearances from Seu Jorge, Carlinhos Brow…

    Sérgio Mendes has an enormous discography after more than 55 years in the music business. Forward-thinking at the time, the Brazilian icon timestamped his albums to help future fans keep things straight: Brasil '65, Vintage 74, Sergio Mendes and The New Brasil '77 and Brasil '86 serve as handy bookmarks for reference. So what does Brasil '14 sound like? The pianist spoke to Music Times about his new album 'Magic' and its showcase of Brazilian names you should know.

  • Nalani & Sarina at band rehersal
    In The Pop Sep 10, 2014 EDT

    Nalani & Sarina Have Some 'Lessons Learned' And Demand Your Attention

    Sometimes in music, the idea of a twin sister musical act may seem a bit like a gimmick - two young New Yorkers trying to maneuver their way through the world of pop and folk armed with an arsenal of ukuleles and cymbals on their shoes may feel like a novelty. But, that could not be further from the truth, because duo Nalani & Sarina are here and demanding to be taken seriously.

  • 'Lost in Alphaville' by The Rentals
    In The Pop Sep 19, 2014 EDT

    Back of The Billboards: 'Lost in Alphaville' by The Rentals

    Society always celebrates the records that top the Billboard 200 album chart. Back of The Billboards is a Music Times weekly segment that looks at the opposite end: the new record that finished closest to the back of the Billboard 200 for the previous week. We hope to give a fighting chance to the bands you haven't heard of.

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  • Chris Brown Opens Up About Time In Jail

  • 25 Years Later: Music Times Remembers Irving Berlin's Most Influential Compositions from 'White Christmas' to 'God Bless America'

  • Taylor Swift Hosts Secret ‘1989’ Listening Session For Lucky Fans [PHOTOS]

  • 5 Album Covers That Use Famous Photos

  • Willie Nelson Gives 'New York Times' Columnist Advice On How To Get Properly Stoned

  • Noel Gallagher Of Oasis Talks '(What's The Story) Morning Glory' In Rare 1996 Clip [WATCH]

  • Miley Cyrus Will Design Your Tattoo For $10,000 [PHOTO]

  • Philip Selway Talks New Radiohead Album, Announces Solo Tour [FULL SCHEDULE]

  • Listen To The New Bush Song 'Man On The Run'

  • Charli XCX Changes 'Sucker' Release Date

  • Even Slash Doesn't Know What Was Going On In Guns N' Roses 'November Rain' Video

  • Gavin Rossdale Admits He Wouldn’t Get Far On ‘The Voice’: Bush Frontman Talks Wife Gwen Stefani’s New NBC Gig [VIDEO]

  • Liverpool Artist Creates “Eleanor Rigby” Sculpture Using £1 Million Of Old Bank Notes To Honor Beatles Song [PHOTO]

  • Jay Electronica Talks New Album, Act II: 'I Try To Have Impact With My Presence Alone'

  • Billy Joel Gets Hands Dirty, Cleans Up Trash On New York Beach

  • 50 Cent Not Caught Up In G-Unit Sales: 'If The Chart Mattered Now, I'd Quit'

  • Neil Young Gives New Song “Who’s Gonna Stand Up” To People’s Climate Change Protesters

  • Thom Yorke's Mysterious White Record: 7 Guesses About What It Might Be

  • VIDEO: Jay-Z & Beyoncé Perform 'Young Forever / Halo' During 'On The Run Tour' [WATCH]

  • Fergie Announces New Single 'L.A. Love (La La)' Release Date on Instagram Ahead of Second Solo Album

  • Dungeon Family Pyramid To Be Displayed In Atlanta's Art on the BeltLine Exhibit

  • Nirvana's Krist Novoselic and Original-Original Drummer Aaron Burckhard Meet Up at Mural Unveiling in Aberdeen

  • REVIEW: Jessie J & 2 Chainz's "Burnin' Up" Brings the Fire, Sex Appeal in New 'Sweet Talker' Single [LISTEN]

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    In The Rock Sep 22, 2014 EDT

    Iggy Pop to Give John Peel Lecture in October, on 'Free Music in a Capitalist Society'

    The BBC has announced the speaker for the annual John Peel lecture, which will be held on October 16 and broadcast via BBC Four on October 19. Iggy Pop will be giving this year's address. The theme of his talk will be "Free Music in a Capitalist Society."Read more »

    In The Hip Hop/R&B Sep 22, 2014 EDT

    Mannie Fresh Breaks Down The Development of Cash Money Records

    More than 20 years ago Cash Money Records was founded. The label's former in-house producer Mannie Fresh recently broke down the development of Cash Money and his experiences with artists like Juvenile and B.G.Read more »

    In The Hip Hop/R&B Sep 22, 2014 EDT

    Rich Homie Quan Explains Young Thug's 'Lover' References To Men

    If you've been following Young Thug on social media, you've noticed him using terms like "lover" and "baby" when referencing other men but Rich Homie Quan says things have been misconstrued on social media and its just slang. He also explained the fight that broke out at a recent Adrien Broner match.Read more »

    In The Hip Hop/R&B Sep 22, 2014 EDT

    Shad Moss aka Bow Wow And 'Love And Hip-Hop' Star Erica Mena Announce Engagement

    Bow Wow, oops, Shad Moss, is really falling into grown man status as of late. First, the name change and now he's engaged to Love And Hip-Hop star Erica Mena. She made the announcement on the red carpet for the BET Hip-Hop Awards.Read more »

    In The Hip Hop/R&B Sep 22, 2014 EDT

    Bone Thugs-N-Harmony Want $10 Million For Next Album

    Back in July, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony announced the title of their million dollar album but despite the already hefty price tag, the group has upped the ante. They now want $10 million for the album.Read more »

    In The Hip Hop/R&B Sep 22, 2014 EDT

    Mike WiLL Made It Says He's Working On New Music With Jay Z

    Producer Mike WiLL Made It and Jay Z made gold with last year's "Beach Is Better," but the under a minute long cut left fans wanting more from the two. Well, wish granted. Mike WiLL says the two are making new music.Read more »

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