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1955 and 'The Ballad of Davy Crockett'...All 5 Versions that Charted

On this date 60 years ago, a strange incident occurred on the popular songs chart: Four different versions of the same exact song, "The Ballad of Davy Crockett," came in the Hot 100. Thanks to the internet, it's easier for a wider variety of ...

Of Monsters and Men Releases a Lyric Video for 'Hunger'

The Icelandic indie-folk group known as Of Monsters and Men has officially announced tour dates for their North American headline tour, hitting the road to support their sophomore album, 'Beneath the Skin' with a new lyric video for "Hunger" paving ...

"Some people are upset to see you doing ordinary things," Mitchell Explains of her Laidback Lifestyle

In an archival interview from the eighties, Joni Mitchell nonchalantly discusses her fame, writer's block and her inability to record a "commercial record." The interview has since been turned into one of many PBS digital studios Blank on Blank ...

Tinashe Sings 'The Times They Are A Changin'' to Bob Dylan in 2003 [VIDEO]

Tinashe has figured out her way into the entertainment industry at this point—appearing on songs that may be part of Drake's next album and all—but she was trying to impress the best way before that. New video has emerged from 2003 that shows a ...

Willie Nelson's Sons Join Young to Combat GMOs

Neil Young has decided to embark on a political music journey with his new protest LP, 'The Monsanto Years,' with the help of Willie Nelson's sons Lukas and Micah in Promise of the Real. The LP is due out on June 16 but a video for "Rock Starbucks" ...

60 Years of 'Maybellene': Chuck Berry's Hit in All Its Live Glory

Chuck Berry took to the studio in Chicago on this date 60 years ago to record his first single for Chess Records...a little number called "Maybellene." It was a hit, reaching no. 5 on the singles charts, but more importantly, it's often cited as the ...

Roger Waters, Decemberists, First Aid Kit Among Newport Folk Headliners

The Newport Folk Festival has probably reached the peak of its lineup announcements as it revealed this week that former Pink Floyd leader and solo standout Roger Waters will be headlining the event. This marks the first performance for the bassist ...

Sawyer Fredericks 'Please' Music Video: 'The Voice' Season 8 Finalist Gets Intimate in Debut Clip

Last year, The Voice introduced a new twist into the competition: the final four would release an original single and music video as they perform in the finale. And last night (May 18), the NBC show kept with that tradition, dropping new videos for ...

Hangout Festival 2015: Day 3 Highlights From Beck, Phantogram, My Morning Jacket, Tove Lo & More [PHOTOS]

The 2015 Hangout Music Festival kicked off Friday in Gulf Shores, Alabama, and today we bring you the Day 3 highlights. We saw Beck, Foster the People, Vance Joy and Frank Turner on the Hangout Stage; Phantogram, Lake Street Drive and Rubblebucket on ...

Mixtape Monday: This Week's Newest Tracks For Sharing

Each and every week we put together our favorite tracks that had premiered a few days prior into one magnificent mixtape to share with you and your friends. This time around we've decided to share new songs from Miley Cyrus, D'Angelo, Tom Waits, ...

Hangout Festival 2015: Day 2 Hightlights From Zac Brown Band, Skrillex, Father John Misty & More [PHOTOS]

The 2015 Hangout Music Festival kicked off Friday in Gulf Shores, Alabama, and today we bring you the highlights. We saw Zac Brown Band, Future Islands, and Sylvan Esso on the Hangout Stage; Skrillex and The Mowgli's on the Surf Stage; Father John ...

Loufest Lineup 2015 Revealed: Avett Brothers, Hozier, Ludacris, Billy Idol, Brandon Flowers & More To Perform

As a St. Louis native, it has been exciting to see how Loufest has grown from a local event to one of the big dogs. Now in its sixth year, the two-day festival boasts a lineup that includes The Avett Brothers, Hozier, Ludacris, Billy Idol, Brandon ...

Interview: Heather Maloney on Meditating to Write Music & Her New Album 'Making Me Break'

When you think of a singer-songwriter, one of the last keywords that come across would be silence. But, for Heather Maloney, going silent for weeks on end is what inspired her to become a songwriter. After retreating to a Buddhist meditation center ...

Remembering Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys with No. 1 Hits: 'Spanish Two Step,' 'Sugar Moon' and More

Few modern country music fans remember the genre of country-western, and few are still familiar with the work of Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys. Wills, the "King of Western Swing," died 40 years ago on May 13, and Music Times is hoping to maintain ...

The FBI and Musicians: John Lennon, N.W.A., Nine Inch Nails and More Acts with Reports

John Lennon appeared on The Dick Cavett Show on this date more than forty years ago and made a bold prediction: The FBI were keeping a close eye on him. This might sound like a typical conspiracy theory of the early '70s, except that it was totally ...

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