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Lynn Anderson, Neal McCoy, and Sara Evans

The Ladies of Country and the American Music Awards

Oct 2014 20:40PM EDT

Since 1974, the American Music Awards have been naming the Favorite Female Artist of the Year in Country Music. This year, they will crown the 42nd Favorite Female Artist - Country on November 23rd. Let's take a walk down memory lane and look back at the history of the category and the 12 women who have won the award ...READ MORE

Paul McCartney - "McCartney II" (1980)

Paul Is NOT Dead: The Beatles, Frank Sinatra, Jon Bon Jovi and a History of Musical Death Hoaxes

Oct 2014 15:47PM EDT

The Beatles formally released a press statement on October 21 during 1969 to deny claims that Paul McCartney had died. He wasn't the first celebrity to undergo a death hoax nor would he be the last. One would think that with a news cycle that constantly updates during the new digital age, people would panic less about these things. Alas, it's almost gotten worse. Check out five of the most famous death hoaxes in the history of musicians and how they got started:READ MORE

Jean-Paul Sartre

Jean-Paul Sartre, Existentialism and Music That Lives It: The Doors, Pink Floyd and...Drake?

Oct 2014 14:49PM EDT

Jean-Paul Sartre was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature 50 years ago, which he immediately turned down, citing that no author "should allow himself to be turned into an institution." A somewhat ironic argument considering the institution that his arguments have become in the world of philosophy. Although not the inventor of existentialism, Sartre was at the apex of the doctrine during its rise in popularity following World War II. Music Times gathered a few songs that can be seen as representing Sartre's thought process and we hope that all you philosophy majors will lay off if we blur some lines. This is dense stuff.READ MORE

Led Zeppelin - "Led Zeppelin II" (1969)

'Led Zeppelin II': 9 Songs Ranked For Its 45th Anniversary

Oct 2014 10:16AM EDT

Today, Oct. 22, marks the 45th anniversary of Led Zeppelin's classic second album Led Zeppelin II. Released just nine months after their debut, Led Zeppelin II refined the band's soaring, metallic take on blues, delivering some of rock's greatest guitar riffs in the process. In celebration of this incredible album, here are its nine songs ranked.READ MORE

Twin Peaks - "Wild Onion"

CMJ 2014: 12 Annoying Band Name Trends

Oct 2014 17:32PM EDT

An eye-catching name is one way to get people to remember and pay attention to your band, especially in a festival as massive as the CMJ Music Marathon. But when there are six other bands that have a similar name as you, it is probably time to rethink it. Here are 12 annoying band name trends in the CMJ 2014 lineup.READ MORE

Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor

7 "Head Like A Hole" Covers for Nine Inch Nails' 'Pretty Hate Machine's 25th Anniversary: Devo, AFI and More

Oct 2014 16:30PM EDT

If your friend insists on arguing that 'Pretty Hate Machine' is a better record (everyone's got one of this friend) than 'The Downward Spiral,' smile and nod before suggesting that perhaps "Head Like A Hole" is better than any one track on 'Downward Spiral.' This is still a contentious argument, but far closer to reality than the previous one. The track's been a live staple for every one of those 25 years and many other groups have tried their hand at it. We decided to rank a few.READ MORE

Chimes

8 Bands To Definitely Check Out At CMJ 2014

Oct 2014 12:30PM EDT

CMJ 2014 begins tomorrow, Oct. 21, in dozens of venues across New York City, and with more than 1,300 artists performing, it can be pretty tough to decide which ones are worth your time and money. Though it is tempting to see some of the bigger, tried-and-true artists who are performing, such as Slowdive, Low and Foster the People, CMJ is more about catching up-and-coming talent you may have never heard before. Here are eight relatively unknown bands you should check out at CMJ 2014.READ MORE

James Blake

Mixtape Monday: This Week's Newest Tracks For Sharing

Oct 2014 10:46AM EDT

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 James Blake, Beach House, LUH., Wilder Maker and more right here!READ MORE

Modest Mouse - "The Moon & Antarctica" (2000)

7 Indie Bands Who Had Incredible Major Label Debuts

Oct 2014 08:40AM EDT

A major label deal may seem like a dream come true for any musician, but for many independently minded artists, major labels have often suppressed their true creative voices, resulting in sub-par work. These seven artists, however, still managed to deliver incredibly strong albums for their major label debuts.READ MORE

Armin van Buuren: Not as flashy, but perhaps the best.

DJMag's Top 10 DJ's of The Past Five Years: Music Times Calculates for Dutch Domination (and Hardwell Doesn't Even Appear!)

Oct 2014 15:07PM EDT

Just to further up the controversy, Music Times asks not who was the best DJ in the last year, but who was was the best DJ of the last five years? Our formula wasn't too complicated...we just averaged the rankings of everyone featured on the DJMag Top 100 list in the last five years. That does cause some major issues for some contestants however. Hardwell has been no. 1 for the last two years but he didn't place during 2010, suggesting a rank of at leads 101, and thereby making his mean ranking skyrocket. The name of our game is consistency.READ MORE

Al Green

Food "Incidents" and Music: Al Green, Led Zeppelin, Guns N' Roses and More

Oct 2014 13:26PM EDT

Today marks the 40th anniversary of Al Green's "The Grits Incident." Check out a few more food-based "incidents" in the careers of major bands.READ MORE

Jake Owen

Country Music Calendar - Upcoming Events for the Week of October 20 to October 26, 2014

Oct 2014 21:05PM EDT

A snapshot of what's coming up in Country music next week...READ MORE

Jason Crabb Opening Night

Christian Music Calendar - Upcoming Events for the Week of October 20 to October 26, 2014

Oct 2014 20:09PM EDT

A snapshot of what's coming up in Christian music next week...READ MORE

Eric Paslay - Eric Paslay

The Most Popular New Country Song of the Week Comes From Eric Paslay

Oct 2014 18:52PM EDT

This week, the most popular new country song that went for adds at radio was the new single from Eric Paslay, "She Don't Love You." Fifty-one stations now have the tune in rotation.READ MORE

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