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Tinashe in Dodger blue.

The Best Choices for MLB Opening Day Anthems: Tinashe, Taylor Hicks, The Four Tops and More

Buzz 14:50PM EDT

The Major League Baseball Season is upon us and fans are flocking to their hometown stadiums to check out their respective squads begin the 162-game (more, if you're good) slog that is professional baseball. Part of the appeal of Opening Day is its emphasis on otherwise typical a facets of game day, including bringing in bigger names to perform "The Star-Spangled Banner," as is tradition. Here are seven teams that brought in professional musical talent for the season's first rendition of the national anthem, including Tinashe, The Four Tops and Taylor Hicks.READ MORE

Steve Lukather of Toto

Toto and Yes Touring Together; Original Bassist David Hungate Back Following Death of Mike Porcaro

Buzz 11:39AM EDT

Eighties icons Toto are taking to the road with another group of classic rockers, Yes, as part of a duel tour across the United States.READ MORE

Drink it in...just not literally.

Coachella and Stagecoach Music Festivals Get New, Glorious Bathroom Facilities

Buzz 11:03AM EDT

Coachella may have just made a major step in becoming the de facto king of American music festivals: Goldenvoice, the promoter for the event, has built a new restroom facility on the Empire Polo Club fields.READ MORE

'Reasonable Doubt' by Jay Z

Jay Z Pulls 'Reasonable Doubt' from Spotify, Leaves It on Tidal; Will More Owners Pull Out of Spotify Soon?

Buzz 10:36AM EDT

The first shots may have been fired in Tidal's quest to dominate the streaming world Jay Z's Reasonable Doubt has disappeared from competitor Spotify. However, those with a Tidal subscription see that they can still stream the debut album from the rapper and part owner in the service, suggesting that this is a symbolic shot from Hov to demonstrate how much power he (and the rest of Tidal's part owners) holds in this game.READ MORE

Plies

VIDEO: Plies Gets Slammed Offstage, Attacker Acknowledges 'I F*ck With You Bruh'

Buzz 10:00AM EDT

Rushing the stage has become an increasingly dangerous problem for the hip-hop genre as two prominent cases have made headlines in the last few weeks: First Run The Jewels member Killer Mike tore his rotator cuff after being attacked by a crazy at South by Southwest, and now video has emerged of Fort Myers emcee Plies getting body slammed onstage...and offstage.READ MORE

Pandora, Spotify and TuneIn icons

Expert Analysts Chart How Likely Beats Music, Spotify, Tidal and Others Are to Provide Minimum Wage to Performers

Buzz 09:29AM EDT

The debate over streaming and which services best reward artiest for their work rages on, and one of the major analysts in the argument has updated his numbers. David McCandless first brought attention to streaming and other format earning for musicians with his 2010 study "Selling Out: How Much Do Music Artists Earn Online," and now he's updated the numbers to deal with new offerings and new policies at preexisting companies.READ MORE

Zayn Malik

Zayn Malik Recording with The Vamps? New Photo Evidence Says 'Yes'...Ex-One Directioner Seen in Studio

Buzz 08:48AM EDT

New rumors have emerged in the future of Zayn Malik and they involve him recording with a certain boy band...and it's not One Direction. New photos suggest that the recently-solo vocalist was at a rehearsal with fellow Brit pop group The Vamps.READ MORE

E-40 knows how to get through drought season.

California Artists Sing About Drought: E-40, Vienna Tang and Honorary Citizen Jake Owen with Jimmy Kimmel

Buzz 17:46PM EDT

Things are pretty dry in the Golden State as the sun's rays are little brighter and golden than farmers and the governor might hope. Due to a lack of rain, Governor Jerry Brown has ordered mandatory water usage regulations for the first time, encouraging citizens of the state to be as conservative as possible when using H2O in the southern half of the state. Music Times came up with a few songs about drought sung by (and to) residents of California, including E-40, Jake Owen and Vienna Tang.READ MORE

Skeletonwitch Fires Chance Garnett for Alcohol Issues; Touring Again with What Established Vocalist?

Buzz 16:05PM EDT

Skeletonwitch fans might have been surprised to see earlier this week that the thrash band would be returning to the road with a new vocalist, and not Chance Garnette, the frontman of the last decade-plus. Garnette himself was himself surprised to find out that he had been fired from the group.READ MORE

Courtney Barnett on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, performing 'Avant Gardener'

Newport Folk Festival 2015 Reveals Part 1 of Lineup, Featuring Courtney Barnett, Sturgill Simpson, Laura Marling and More

Buzz 09:48AM EDT

The Newport Folk Festival has released the first half of its lineup—borrowing from the trend in EDM of releasing lists of performers in "phases"—announcing that Courtney Barnett, Sturgill Simpson and Dinosaur Jr's J Mascis will be among the performers. Granted, none of the performers named thus far will serve as headliners, but the list should tide over those waiting for information on the long-running Rhode Island music festival.READ MORE

The Osbournes are coming back to TV

'The Osbournes' MTV Reboot Under Legal Fire Tied to Surprising/Least Dramatic Member of Ozzy's Family

Buzz 09:15AM EDT

MTV's reboot of The Osbournes is facing some legal drama and it's coming from the least dramatic member of Ozzy Osbourne's curious brood: Several companies affiliated with son Jack Osbourne have brought lawsuits in the last week.READ MORE

...and justice for all.

SoundExchange Brings Second Lawsuit Ever, Alleging Streaming Services Abusing Grandfathered Royalty Rates

Buzz 08:46AM EDT

SoundExchange has brought the second lawsuit of its 12-year existence, alleging that the Mood Media Corporation—owner of streaming service Muzak and others—filed its royalties improperly.READ MORE

RIhanna

Rihanna Debuts BBHMM Follow-Up 'American Oxygen' at March Madness Festival in Indianapolis [WATCH]

Buzz 08:11AM EDT

Basketball wasn't the only madness happening in Indianapolis on Saturday night, as Rihanna debuted the new song "American Oxygen" as part of her set at the March Madness Music Festival. Her one-time beau Drake may have left Lucas Oil Stadium disappointed as his no. 1 ranked University of Kentucky Wildcats fell to Wisconsin, but pop music fans were pleased to get another sample of Rihanna's forthcoming album, produced by Kanye West.READ MORE

Gary Rossington (right) is the last remaining member of Lynyrd Skynyrd's original lineup.

Robert Burns Jr. Dead in Car Crash as Lynyrd Skynrd's Original Lineup Remains Jinxed

Buzz 07:43AM EDT

The original drummer for rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd, Robert Burns. Jr., has died in a car accident, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The Georgia State Patrol said that the musician's vehicle left the road and struck a mailbox and tree. It's believed he was killed instantly, although the event remains under investigation. He was 64.READ MORE

Muddy Waters

5 Ways Muddy Waters Changed Music: Amplified Blues, Chuck Berry and More (A 100th Birthday Tribute)

Buzz 11:38AM EDT

Today marks what would've been the 100th birthday of blues legend McKinley "Muddy Waters" Morganfeld. Kind of. Still waters run deep, but Muddy Waters runs deeper. Here are 5 ways modern music would be different without the legend, from the amplification of the blues to the discovery of Chuck Berry.READ MORE

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