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  • Mixtape Monday - CHRISTMAS EDITION: 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 Modest Mouse, Emily Haines, Spooky Black, Pink Mountaintops and more right here! Plus, we have some great Christmas songs this week!Read this

  • 1D Perform 'Night Changes,' 'Ready to Run' from 'Four' on 'SNL' [WATCH]

    One Direction was the musical guest on "Saturday Night Live" Dec. 20, and the boys brought their A-games. Despite being on a holiday-filled show, 1D opted to give fans a double serving of their new album "Four." They performed "Night Changes" and "Ready to Run." The fellas melted a lot of hearts in the process.

    As "Rolling Stone" notes, "Night Changes" worked well on the dimly lit stage inside Studio 8H. The harmonies soared and each member got to shine at different times. Check out the performance below.

    The boys also got involved elsewhere in the show, joining Aidy Bryant and Cecily Strong on "Girlfriends Talk Show." They portrayed a high-school dance team. Hilarity ensured.

    "SNL" just announced that Kevin Hart will be the first host after the holiday break, on Jan. 17. No musical acts have been announced yet.Read this

  • Grimes Explains Story of Stage Name: Claire Boucher Used MySpace for Help

    Grimes, aka Claire Boucher, took to Twitter recently to give fans the lowdown on how she got her name. Previously, the singer told journalists that the name was inspired by artist Ken Grimes and cartoon character Frank Grimes from "The Simpsons." Turns out the name actually originated as a misunderstanding on MySpace, "Consequence of Sound" notes.

    Here is how Grimes explains Grimes:

    "On myspace ur genre could be grime and u could have 3 genres so i was plural grime, b4 knowing what grime was," she tweeted. "I was originally too embarased of this story so i told journalists i was named after frank grimes, who is also very cool. Or wait, no i said i was named after someone else named grimes argh, -- see this is why you shouldnt lie to journalists."

    i was originally too embarased of this story so i told journalists i was named after frank grimes, who is also very cool — Clear Butcher (@Grimezsz) December 20, 2014

    i was very please to discover that i actually loved grime music — Clear Butcher (@Grimezsz) December 20, 2014Read this

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  • Mixtape Monday - CHRISTMAS EDITION: 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 Modest Mouse, Emily Haines, Spooky Black, Pink Mountaintops and more right here! Plus, we have some great Christmas songs this week!Read this

  • Ultra Japan Announces 2015 Festival Dates

    Ultra Music Festival's Japanese outpost, Ultra Japan, has announced the dates for the 2015 edition of the festival. The festival will take place from Sept. 19 to Sept. 21, 2015.

    Heading into its second year, Ultra Japan is the second festival to be hosted on Asian soil. Alongside Ultra Korea, Ultra Japan has become one of the largest dance music festivals in Asia to satisfy a massive audience with an increasing appetite for dance music.Read this

  • Stereosonic Releases 2014 Aftermovie [WATCH]

    Many festivals wait months to release their festival video recap as it takes some time to cut the footage and edit it together. Plus, event companies usually wait until they can use the footage as a promotional tool to announce the following festival or help sell tickets for the next year. Stereosonic just threw that model out the window by releasing their aftermovie two weeks after the festival wrapped up, putting together a 6 minute movie filled with crowd shots, interviews with some of the acts who graced the stages around Australia and plenty of clips showing off the massive crowd and production.Read this

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  • Mixtape Monday - CHRISTMAS EDITION: 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 Modest Mouse, Emily Haines, Spooky Black, Pink Mountaintops and more right here! Plus, we have some great Christmas songs this week!Read this

  • John Lennon or Paul McCartney? Metallica, Arctic Monkeys, Fall Out Boy and More Choose in Mini Documentary [WATCH]

    On paper, it's a simple question -- John Lennon or Paul McCartney? For "Lennon or McCartney: A Beatles Documentary," Scared Goose Productions compiled answers from actors and musicians and it's actually much more complex. Aaron Bruno of AWOLNATION may have put it best when he said, "Well, that's like saying, 'Who do you like more, your mom or your dad?'" The video is jam-packed with celebrities and members of Metallica, Arctic Monkeys and Fall Out Boy, and they all weigh in on the question.Read this

  • The Grateful Dead's Bob Weir Pays Tribute to Manager Rock Scully Who Passed Away at 73

    The man who helped get the Grateful Dead's career kickstarted, Rock Scully, died last week at the age of 73. His brother, Dicken Scully, who also worked for the Dead, told The New York Times that the former manager succumbed to his battle with lung cancer. Dead leader Bob Weir wrote a lengthy tribute to his first manager, calling Scully a "big part" of the band's historyRead this

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  • Mixtape Monday - CHRISTMAS EDITION: 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 Modest Mouse, Emily Haines, Spooky Black, Pink Mountaintops and more right here! Plus, we have some great Christmas songs this week!Read this

  • Riff Raff Shares Punk-Inspired "Kokayne" Music Video [WATCH]

    Texas rapper Riff Raff has shared the music video for his Diplo-produced track, "Kokayne," which you can check out here. The Paul John-directed clip features Riff Raff performing with a rock band in a musky, heavily graffitied punk club, which is the direction he'll apparently be taking on his upcoming 'Purple Panther' album. No cocaine is snorted in the video, though there is an animated Riff Raff made out of coke lines, which is much, much better.Read this

  • Brooklyn Police Shooting: The Game Writes Controversial Post

    While thousands took to social media to express condolences to the families of the two NYPD officers killed Saturday, Dec. 20, the incident also made tempers flare across the Internet. The politics of the situation were unavoidable, as the shooter, who also died in the incident, had previously cited Eric Garner's controversial death as a motive for his actions.

    Perhaps the hottest celebrity take came from rapper The Game, who set off a firestorm after the following Instagram statement, via "VIBE":

    "I guess y'all "can't breathe" either. #RIPEricGarner#AllLivesMatter #ShitHasToChange #Now"

    The Compton hip-hop artist rushed to defend his statement as the negative comments flew in. Game said his words were in direct response to the recent viral picture of a New York policeman wearing custom "I CAN BREATHE" T-shirts.Read this

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  • Steve Wariner: Dottie West Should Be a Country Hall of Famer

    2015 will mark the 24th year since Dottie West passed away, but she hasn't been forgotten. There's a movement to get her inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, fronted by Billboard and Steve Wariner.Read this

  • Does Garth Brooks Still Get Nervous Before Shows? 'Friends In Low Places' Singer Says Yes

    It's tough to believe, but Garth Brooks -- the man who's played more sold-out shows than God -- still gets nervous before he performs. He revealed as much to Indiana radio station WKDQ this week.Read this

  • Garth Brooks Joins Justin Timberlake in Nashville for 'Friends in Low Places' Show [WATCH]

    The bromance continues. On Friday night, Dec. 19, in Nashville, Tennessee, Garth Brooks joined superfan Justin Timberlake onstage for the former's classic "Friends in Low Places." Needless to say, the Bridgestone Arena went crazy. It was pure bliss.

    Timberlake starts the song but has to stop, Taste of Country notes. Something's missing.

    "Hold on, now something don't feel right, something don't feel right, Nashville," he said before introducing Brooks.

    In the video below, you can hear one fan exclaim, "Oh, my God!"

    There was probably a lot of that. It's mostly a crowd sing-along, but Brooks and Timberlake sounded great together. The best part? Brooks filming the end of it on his iPhone.Read this

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Latest Folk/Americana Stories

  • Mixtape Monday - CHRISTMAS EDITION: 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 Modest Mouse, Emily Haines, Spooky Black, Pink Mountaintops and more right here! Plus, we have some great Christmas songs this week!Read this

  • 40 Years of Harry Chapin's "Cat's In The Cradle": Music Times Ranks Covers by Johnny Cash, Tori Amos, Ugly Kid Joe and More

    Another day, another big anniversary for a song that's become part of the American rock canon. On this day during 1974, Harry Chapin released what would easily become his biggest song of all time: "Cat's In The Cradle," a folk music tale of a father too busy with his work to watch his son grow up, and the impact that has on the child's life. It's a narrative that made thousands of fathers swear that they wouldn't make the same mistake as the single's narrator. As usual with songs as moving and memorable as "Cat's In The Cradle," a number of covers have appeared over the years. Music Times ranks some of the versions from well-known performers:Read this

  • 8 Best Musical Comebacks of '14: Garth Brooks, D'Angelo, More

    For whatever reason, 2014 was the year where a ton of musicians decided to get their acts together and reunite, come out of retirement or finally release that album we have been desperately craving for more than 10 years. Here are 2014's eight best comebacks:Read this

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Latest Christian/Gospel Stories

  • Cloverton Turned Leonard Cohen's 'Hallelujah' Into an Epic Christmas Story [LISTEN]

    Christian rockers Cloverton gave Leonard Cohen's timeless classic "Hallelujah" a Christmas makeover last year and the result is a truly moving cover. The boys take Cohen's iconic melody and infuse it with lyrics chronicling the birth of Jesus Christ. Regardless of your religious orientation, this song hits an emotional chord as vocalist Lance Stafford gives it his all.Read this

  • 8 Christmas Songs By Unexpected Artists

    Christmas music is typically the territory of Christian artists, country singers, or pop singers looking for a quick cash-in between proper studio albums (though that doesn't mean these cash-ins can't be great). However, there have been some strange cases where artists in other genres, such as rap, metal, and indie rock, have tried their hand at Christmas music as well. Here are eight Christmas songs or albums from unexpected artists.Read this

  • Creed Singer Scott Stapp Reveals He's Homeless, Broke [WATCH]

    In a shocking, 16-minute video posted to his Facebook page, Creed frontman Scott Stapp debunked some rumors about him that have been circulating in the press and over the Internet, while also revealing that he has been homeless for the last few months and is currently living at a Holiday Inn. According to Stapp, his current financial situation is the result of unpaid royalties, an IRS audit and unnamed people who are stealing his money from his bank accounts.

    "I'm sure you've heard the many rumors and slanderous, libelous accusations over the last few weeks," Stapp says at the beginning of the video. "First, I was dead ... Then there were rumors that I'm on drugs and drinking and relapsed and in rehab, all these other things. That's also a lie ... I'm sober as can be."

    After addressing these rumors about his sobriety, Stapp then reveals that he is "penniless" and that "there are people who have taken advantage and stolen money" from him. "They're trying to discredit me, slander me," he says. "Someone had used my information and changed my online passwords to my bank accounts and transferred all the money out of my bank accounts so I had nothing."

    To make matters worse, Stapp reveals that the IRS has frozen his bank accounts due to a "clerical error" and will be returning his money in "nine to 10 months," which he plans to battle in court.

    "I'm gonna fight every single individual that is responsible for this," he says. "Right now I'm looking for an honest, good attorney that's ready to fight and take it all the way to the top."Read this

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