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Jamie xx Reportedly Doesn't Clear Persuasions Sample...Except He Totally Did

In an age where similarities between songs can be the cause of multimillion-dollar lawsuits, you better make damn sure you get your samples cleared. The most recent case of alleged, or at least suggested, foul play was Jamie xx's "I Know There's ...

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 ...

Amsterdam Adding Three 24-Hour Nightclubs to City's Rich EDM Background

Three Amsterdam nightclubs have been granted 24-hour permits, only adding to the Dutch city's reputation as a party town. It also begs the question as to whether they can truly be considered "nightclubs" anymore. The permits have apparently already ...

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 ...

Metallica, Nicki Minaj, More Headlining 2015 X Games in Austin, TX

Metallica has been announced as the headliner for the 2015 X Games Super Stage, playing on a bill that features Nicki Minaj, Talib Kweli, Kid Ink, the Glitch Mob, Pennywise, Deltron 3030 and Joywave. The news was revealed during an interview between ...

Waka Flocka Flame Cancels Australian Tour After Visa Denied for Drugs and Guns Charges

Rapper Waka Flocka Flame has been forced to cancel his forthcoming Australian tour after being denied a visa due to previous drug and firearms charges.

B.B. King's Family Clashes with Manager Over Control of Legend's Affairs

B.B. King's continued health issues have opened the door to a more uncomfortable series of event's in the blues legend's life regarding his family's struggles with longtime manager Laverne Toney over control of the guitarist's care and property. ...

George Carlin, Richard Pryor and More May Reappear as Holograms

George Carlin, Richard Pryor and Bob Hope may be coming back for a slew of live performances exclusively at the National Comedy Center in Jamestown, NY, according to Rolling Stone. You are no doubt uncomfortable with this idea, understand that all of ...

Mariah Carey Kicked Off '#1' Residency in Las Vegas Last Night

Mariah Carey kicked off the first night of her Las Vegas residency at Caesar's Palace on Wednesday, performing all 18 of her no. 1 hits and ending with her newest single, "Infinity."

Zac Brown Band Tops Billboard 200 Third Time with 'Jekyll + Hyde'; Josh Groban, Tyler Farr Debut as Well

The Zac Brown Band found itself on top of the Billboard 200 for the third time with its new album 'Jekyll + Hyde.' Although it wasn't the group's biggest sales week (that goes to its last record, 'Uncaged') but it still managed to move 228,000 ...

Kraftwerk Announces North American Tour with 10 American Dates

Kraftwerk has announced a new tour, giving audiences in North America and elsewhere the chance to catch Ralf Hütter and company and their iconic tour visuals.

Music Times Floyd Mayweather Playlist: Lil Wayne, Phil Collins and More

Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao will face off this weekend for what many boxing fans are calling the "fight of the century." Regardless of how great the sparring actually is, it will certainly feature the highest payout in the sport's history, ...

Back of The Billboards: 'On The Other Hand: All The Number Ones' by Randy Travis

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 ...

You Won't Listen to New Music After You Turn 33, According to Study

This obviously doesn't apply to Music Times readers, but a new study has estimated that the average music listener stops seeking out new music past the age of 33. Ajay Kalia, representing the website Skynet & Ebert, tapped into the data available via ...

Vance Joy Wins International Songwriting Award for 'Riptide'

Vance Joy (nee James Keogh) has won the 2014 International Songwriting Competition with his alt-pop hit "Riptide," and he did so in a historic way. It's the first time in the contest's 14-year history to merit perfect scores from every judge. Those ...

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