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Jesse Smith, Ex-Zao Drummer and Founder, Returns to the Rock and Roll Fold Under a New, Spectral Visage

Jesse Smith, ex-drummer and founder of metalcore band Zao, returns this summer with the debut album from his new rock outfit, Jesse Smith & the Holy Ghost. The group's self-titled effort drops July 8 via Standby Records. ...

Hear 'Slow,' the New Album From Starflyer 59, Now Streaming in Full; Don't Miss Our Exclusive Interview With Starflyer Frontman Jason Martin

Starflyer 59's new album 'Slow' is now streaming in its entirety over at NPR's 'All Songs Considered' -- the album drops next Friday, June 17. Don't forget to read our exclusive interview with Starflyer frontman Jason Martin for more info on the LP. ...

The ‘Slow’ Triumph of Starflyer 59: Frontman Jason Martin on New Album, Tooth & Nail Reunion and 23-Year Career [Exclusive Interview]

Seasoned shoegazers Starflyer 59 return with new album 'Slow,' the band's first on Tooth & Nail Records in nearly six years. Here the group's frontman, Jason Martin, talks exclusively to Music Times about the new record and his lasting music career. ...

'Voice' Winner Jordan Smith Talks 'Something Beautiful,' Rihanna & Confidence [Exclusive]

At times, it may seem as though The Voice contestants come and go with the wind, but season 9 winner Jordan Smith refuses to be forgotten. Fresh off his win as a member of Team Adam in December 2015, the young man with a magical voice released his ...

Andy Mineo on SXSW Experience, Uncomfortable Tour, Dreams of Working With Adele & More [Q&A]

Before Andy Mineo kicks off the second leg of his 'Uncomfortable' tour on Thursday (March 31) in Pennsylvania, the 27-year-old New York native spoke candidly with MusicTimes about his experience at SXSW, how he prepares for a two-month adventure on ...

BET Honors 2016: Fantasia Delivers Sensational Patti LaBelle Tribute Performance

On Monday (March 14) night, the 2016 BET Honors aired their ninth annual ceremony celebrating the lives of five resilient luminaries in the black community who have helped make a significant impact in the areas of art, technology, music, business and ...

Bob Dylan Announces Tour With Mavis Staples, New Album ‘Fallen Angels’

Bob Dylan announced that his 37th studio album, Fallen Angels, is due out sometime this year. Following a brief tour in Japan this April, the 74-year-old folk icon will hit the road with legendary R&B and gospel singer Mavis Staples for a 27-date ...

Fun., Pat Benatar & Rob Thomas to Speak at ASCAP 'I Create Music' 2016 EXPO in Los Angeles

The ASCAP "I Create Music" EXPO, a music networking event for songwriters and musicians, will launch for its 11th year on April 28-30 at the Loews Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles. ...

Adele, Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift See Major Gains in Album Sales on Chart After the Grammys

She may have taken a two-week reprieve from the top of the charts, but now Adele is back home. For the ninth non-consecutive week, the "When We Were Young" singer's new album 25 is the No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart, beating out a field of ...

Rickey Smiley and Sherri Shepherd to Co-Host 'Stellar Gospel Music Awards', Nominees Revealed

Once again, gospel music stars will be recognized in the 31st Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards which will be co-hosted by Rickey Smiley and Sherri Shepherd, to be held at the at the Las Vegas Orleans Arena on Saturday, February 20, 2016. ...

Kirk Franklin Defends Kanye West Following 'SNL' Performance

Following their performance on SNL, gospel musician Kirk Franklin took to social media to defend his relationship with rapper Kanye West. ...

Watch Mavis Staples HBO Documentary TV Movie Trailer [VIDEO]

Last year, HBO purchased the distribution rights at SXSW to Mavis!, a new documentary about the life, career and struggles of Civil-Rights activists and Soul/R&B singer Mavis Staples. This week, we got to watch the first trailer for the TV movie, ...

Proposed Bill for Registry of Philly Bands Threatens Music Scene

Something pretty scary is happening in the music world, and we're not talking about Kanye West's Twitter rant. Philadelphia City Councilman Mark Squilla has this week proposed a bill that would require local and touring bands, rappers, DJs, et. ...

Apple Music Reaches 10 Million Subscribers in 7 Months, Still Trails Spotify

Critics and supporters of Apple Music were unsure how many users would actually stay on board with the service after the three-month trial expired for early adopters, but now the company is reporting an impressive 10 million subscribers paying for ...

Vinyl Records Get Their Own Stock Market, Thanks to Discogs and RBMA

Discogs and Red Bull Music Academy (RBMA) have teamed up for Vinyl Marketwatch, a new site that tracks vinyl record prices. Described on the new project's website as "an collaborative ongoing experiment" between the two companies, the Vinyl ...

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