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Big Mama Thornton

5 Great Songs from Big Mama Thornton: Remembering The Blues Legend 30 Years after Her Death

Jul 2014 16:29PM EDT

Today marks the thirtieth anniversary of blues legend Big Mama Thornton's death. Music Times gives a brief guide to the under-appreciated discography of the vocalist.READ MORE

Paul's Boutique

Beastie Boys, ‘Paul’s Boutique’: Album Cover Location Gets Commemorative Mural To Celebrate Anniversary

Jul 2014 15:22PM EDT

It’s hard to believe the Beastie Boys released their second album, Paul’s Boutique, 25 years ago. Over the two decades, the New York City location has become historic, bringing Beastie fans from all over the world there to the very spot. And tomorrow, July 26, the location that stood as the album’s cover art will receive a mural paying tribute to the rap / rock / hip-hop group.READ MORE

St. Vincent

Beyoncé's Producer Is Wrong: 8 Artists That Prove Guitar Music Isn't Dead

Jul 2014 13:20PM EDT

This past week, pop producer Greg Kurstin, who has worked with the likes of Beyoncé and Kelly Clarkson, declared that guitar music is at an "all time low," especially in the United States. Anyone who follows music that goes even slightly off the mainstream knows that this claim is absolutely false, and here are 8 current artists (all American, by the way) to prove it.READ MORE

'Phantom' by Betraying The Martyrs

Back of The Billboards: 'Phantom' by Betraying The Martyrs

Jul 2014 12:07PM EDT

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 previous week. We hope to give a fighting chance to the bands you haven't heard of.READ MORE

Weezer

5 Ways Weezer Could Actually Get 'Back To The Shack'

Jul 2014 11:44AM EDT

On Monday, Weezer shared its new single "Back To The Shack," a riffy power pop tune that seemed to promise a return to the band's mid-90's glory days. Though the song isn't the worst thing Weezer's done in the last ten years, it still isn't anywhere close to the band's best material, and its desperate nostalgia is largely to blame. If Weezer truly wanted to find its groove again, it shouldn't be writing a stupid song about it. Instead, the band should be taking these steps...READ MORE

Banks, 2014's most blogged about performer thus far.

Hype Machine's Bands to Watch: Zella Day, Broods, Marika Hackman and More

Jul 2014 11:23AM EDT

Hype Machine has released a list of 20 acts that are poised to start grabbing big-time attention during 2014.READ MORE

Jack White

Jack White Covered Jimi Hendrix, Performed Longest Show Of Career Last Night [LISTEN]

Jul 2014 17:54PM EDT

Just like the vinyl edition of his most recent album Lazaretto was gimmicky in an astonishing number of ways, Jack White's recent shows seem to be newsworthy for a number of reasons as well. In addition to pulling a fan on stage to play guitar with him on the White Stripes classic "Seven Nation Army," White's show at the Chicago Theatre last night was also the longest of his career, clocking in at a foot-blistering three hours with a 33-song set list, which you can read below. Among these songs were covers by Muddy Waters, Bob Dylan, and Jimi Hendrix, and as Consequence of Sound points out, the show also marked White's first performance of the White Stripes' "Blue Orchid" in seven years.READ MORE

Sasha Grey, formerly of aTelenine.

5 Musicians Who Made It in Porn

Jul 2014 14:56PM EDT

Coolio set the record straight with Rolling Stone this week—he only released one promo song for Pornhub, not an entire album!—but he wouldn't be the first musician to find money in the sex video industry. And we're not talking about recording soundtracks. Check out the list of performers who have made the jump from one platform to the other.READ MORE

Stevie Nicks in May 2014

Stevie Nicks New Album 2014: Fleetwood Mac Singer to Release '24 Karat Gold -- Songs From the Vault' This Fall

Jul 2014 14:29PM EDT

Break out those jewelry boxes and record players, Stevie Nicks has announced a lush new solo album. Today (July 24), the Fleetwood Mac frontwoman announced that she will be dropping a new LP this fall.READ MORE

Tomorrowland: One, big happy place.

Forbes and Viagogo Reveal Tomorrowland, Stereosonic and Coachella Top Ticket Demand List

Jul 2014 12:46PM EDT

Forbes and viagogo, the world's larger ticket marketplace, have released a Top 10 of the music festivals worldwide that have the biggest demand for admission. Tomorrowland, the Belgian electronic music festival that just wrapped up its tenth edition, came out on top after selling out both of its weekends.READ MORE

Courtney Love of Hole

Courtney Love Says Hole Reunion Isn't Happening, Band Isn't 'Relevant'

Jul 2014 12:09PM EDT

Although a few months ago it seemed as if Hole would be joining Pavement, Pixies, Soundgarden, and plenty of others on the '90s alt-rock reunion bandwagon, those plans have been definitively scrapped. In a recent interview with The Philippine Inquirer, singer Courtney Love said that though she is currently working with Hole guitarist Eric Erlandson, the previously rumored full-band reunion tour would in fact not be happening.READ MORE

Weezer on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Weezer Performs 'Back To The Shack' On 'Jimmy Fallon' [WATCH]

Jul 2014 11:29AM EDT

On last night's episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, alternative rock veterans Weezer stopped by to perform their new single "Back to the Shack" from their upcoming, much-hyped album Everything Will Be Alright In The End. You can check out the performance below. "Back to the Shack" was shared on Monday, July 21, and as for what Music Times thinks of the song itself, you can read our review of it right here.READ MORE

Beyonce

Beyoncé, Lily Allen Producer: Guitar Music Is At 'All Time Low'

Jul 2014 10:54AM EDT

In a recent interview with NME, pop producer Greg Kurstin lamented the current state of guitar music. Kurstin, who is best known for his work with Beyoncé, Kelly Clarkson, and Lily Allen, said that rock music is at an "all time low," particularly in the United States.READ MORE

He may not be signed to a porn site, but Coolio's still living it up.

Coolio/Pornhub Record Deal A Hoax; Rapper Only Did A Promotional Track for Porn Site

Jul 2014 10:33AM EDT

A report from the masters of honesty TMZ this week got the world back on the Coolio train, with attention that the rapper had no interest in: by declaring that the "Gangsta's Paradise" emcee had signed a deal to release music through porn marketplace Pornhub. That story, no matter how juicy it may be, is totally false accordiong to an interview the rapper did with Rolling Stone in the wake of his headlines.READ MORE

John Payne

Asia Vocalist John Payne Suing Vegas Musical 'Raiding The Rock Vault' for Performance Dues, More

Jul 2014 10:06AM EDT

Musician and co-director John Payne was fired from the set of the Las Vegas musical performance Raiding the Rock Vault and he isn't happy about it.READ MORE

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