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Facebook Suggests Democrats Prefer Beatles, Republicans George Strait

Oct 2014 09:12AM EDT

Social media has led to a new era, one where all of our personal information can be gathered and quantified to tell us things we already know or to create theories about listeners that are totally misguided (as was the case in the study done estimating how intelligent a listener was based on the music they enjoyed). We admit it's still a tad interesting to look at Facebook's chart demonstrating what performers are preferred on the left versus those on the right.READ MORE

Young Fathers

Young Fathers Pulls Off Mercury Prize Upset over Favorites FKA Twigs, Damon Albarn and Kate Tempest

Oct 2014 08:43AM EDT

The Mercury Prize was awarded on October 29 and Music Times has to admit we were way off in our predictions. Although we were pulling for the debut album from FKA Twigs, the prize for the best album from the UK in the last year went to Scottish hip-hop trio Young Fathers for its own debut album, Dead, as reported by NME.READ MORE

The Dead Weather

The Dead Weather Premiere Riff-Heavy "Buzzkill(er)" With Vocals From Alison Mosshart [LISTEN]

Oct 2014 17:53PM EDT

As previously reported, The Dead Weather are releasing a series of two-song singles leading up to a 2015 album release. The first installment was released in January with "Open Up (That's Enough)" and "Rough Detective." White announced the follow-up singles, "Buzzkill(er)" and "It's Just Too Bad," back in July and has now premiered the former online.READ MORE

Gregg Allman plays at The Allman Brothers' last show on October 28.

The Allman Brothers Close Out Career at Beacon Theatre: 5 Other Huge Performances from The Classic Live Band

Oct 2014 16:22PM EDT

To celebrate the career of The Allman Brothers (it played its last show on October 28 in New York City) and the group's acclaimed live performances, Music Times points out five concerts of special note.READ MORE

Billy Corgan in the "Today" music video.

Bleachers Wasn't The First Band to Feature Ice Cream Trucks: Videos from Smashing Pumpkin, Skrillex, ILOVEMAKONNEN and More

Oct 2014 14:55PM EDT

Music Times celebrates Bleachers' new video with five other clips based around ice cream trucks.READ MORE


Metallica to Perform on 'Craig Ferguson' for Weeklong Residency

Oct 2014 13:35PM EDT

Seeing as how the Foo Fighters’s recent weeklong residency on "The Late Show with David Letterman" was a success, heavy metal legends Metallica will be following suit on another CBS talk show. Starting Nov. 17, Metallica will be performing for five nights straight on "The Late Late Show" with Craig Ferguson in support of the 10th anniversary reissue of their documentary "Some Kind of Monster."READ MORE

Liam Gallagher performing with Oasis in 2000

A Portrait of Oasis Was Stolen in Manchester, Police Quote Song Titles in Statement Urging Its Return

Oct 2014 13:19PM EDT

After a black-and-white portrait of British band Oasis was stolen from a museum in Manchester, law officials released a statement, quoting two song titles from the band's catalog to urge the piece's return.READ MORE

Meghan Trainor

Meghan Trainor and "All About That Bass" Once Again Top Downloads Charts as Taylor Swift Drops Off in Advance of '1989'

Oct 2014 13:09PM EDT

Your correspondent was perhaps as wrong as he's ever been during last week's summary of the Digital Downloads charts. Taylor Swift had taken the top two spots on the chart and we predicted that this week might find her with the top three spots, thanks to new release "Welcome To New York." So what happened?READ MORE

Phil Collins is soon-to-be an "Honorary Texan"

Phil Collins to Become Honorary Texan after Donating His Collection of Alamo Artifacts

Oct 2014 12:56PM EDT

Englishman and former drummer/vocalist for Genesis, Phil Collins donated more than 200 items from his personal collection of memorabilia from the Battle of the Alamo to a museum commemorating the epic scuffle recently. He will therefore become an "honorary Texan."READ MORE

The War on Drugs

Sun Kil Moon Shares 'Adam Granofsky Blues, Continues Feud with War on Drugs

Oct 2014 12:49PM EDT

The saga continues. Just one day after War on Drugs frontman Adam Granduciel finally addressed his bizarre feud with Mark Kozelek of Sun Kil Moon in an interview with "Songs for Whoever," calling him an "idiot," a "prick" and a "douche," among other things, Kozelek shared a new song titled "Adam Granofsky Blues" — Granofsky being Granduciel's actual last name. In this new song, Kozelek reads Granduciel's quotes about the situation over some blues guitar licks, laughing hysterically between each line.READ MORE

Slipknot, circa a while ago.

Slipknot Tops Billboard 200 Full of New Albums, Including T.I., Neil Diamond and Logic

Oct 2014 12:11PM EDT

As we get later and later into the year, more and more new albums will be released to attract the growing demand for the Christmas season. Things are getting near to full swing this week as seven of the Top 10 spots, including the first four, are taken by new albums.READ MORE

David Gilmour of Pink Floyd

Pink Floyd's David Gilmour to Release New Solo Album, Tour in 2015

Oct 2014 11:13AM EDT

Pink Floyd may be coming to an end — for good this time — after the release of their upcoming album "The Endless River," but that does not mean its members are done making music. In a recent interview with "Rolling Stone," guitarist David Gilmour revealed he is currently working on a new solo album, which he expects to be released at some point in 2015, and that he will tour next year.READ MORE


Calvin Harris Hires Haim to Add Vocals on New Track Release "Pray to God"

Oct 2014 09:02AM EDT

The line between critical claim and alternative disdain is thing when it comes to electronic dance music, so hip kids were forced to debate the merits of music and their own conservative values (more conservative than you'd think) when Haim performed with Calvin Harris for the newly released track "Pray To God."READ MORE

Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn

'Guardians of the Galaxy' Director James Gunn Explains How 'Footloose' Inspired His Movie

Oct 2014 21:11PM EDT

Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn liked the 1984 film Footloose more because of Kevin Bacon than the movie's extremely popular soundtrack.READ MORE

Jimmy Page in 2012

Jimmy Page Discusses Why Led Zeppelin Didn't Reform After John Bonham's Death

Oct 2014 20:36PM EDT

When Led Zeppelin's iconic, heavy-handed drummer John Bonham passed away in 1980, the band decided to call it quits. No auditions were held to replace Bonham. In a recent interview, guitarist Jimmy Page opened up about why the band never considered to keep going with another person behind the kit.READ MORE

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