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Chris Cornell

Soundgarden's Chris Cornell Performs New Single 'Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart' on 'Fallon'

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Chris Cornell's highly anticipated solo album is out today (September 18), titled Higher Truth filled with mostly acoustic rock tunes. Last night, the Soundgarden frontman took the Tonight Show stage to promote the release with a performance of "Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart."READ MORE

Carly Simon

70 Years of Carly Simon: Her Biggest Charting Singles, 'You're So Vain' and More

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This year has been full of iconic musicians celebrating seven decades on Earth: Eric Clapton, John Fogerty, Bob Seger and more. Today marks the 70th birthday of one more classic performer, as Carole King celebrates the big day on June 25. Music Times is reflecting back on 70 years of King by looking at her seven highest-charting singles, from "You're So Vain" to "Nobody Does It Better." Check them out below.READ MORE

Ringo Starr

Ringo Starr, Green Day, Lou Reed to Join Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April

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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class of 2015 includes a bluesman, a Beatle and a chick who loves rock 'n' roll. Lou Reed, Green Day, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Double Trouble, Joan Jett and The Blackhearts and Bill Withers and the Paul Butterfield Blues Band will be inducted in April. Ringo Starr will receive the special honor of the Award for Musical Excellence as well, "Rolling Stone" reports. The ceremony will be held April 18 in Cleveland, and HBO will air the festivities some time in May. Tickets will be available to the general public Thursday, Dec. 18.READ MORE

Lorde at BBC Radio 1

10 Best Cover Songs Of 2014: Lorde, Sam Smith, Miley Cyrus, And More [LISTEN]

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Because cover songs don't garner nearly as much traction on the radio or the charts as they once did, artists these days treat them more like fun little experiments, where they can try out things they normally wouldn't on one of their albums or original singles. This has resulted in plenty of inventive and fascinating covers, especially this past year. Here are the year's 10 best cover songs (in no particular order).READ MORE

Yusuf Cat Stevens in 2011

Stream Yusuf Cat Stevens's New Album 'Tell 'Em I'm Gone' Now [LISTEN]

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Yusuf Cat Stevens's new album "Tell 'Em I'm Gone" will be released Oct. 27, but NPR is currently streaming the record in its entirety.READ MORE

Tom Petty is just one of the many big names to get a nod from the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Tom Petty, Cyndi Lauper, Elvis Costello Get Nods For Songwriters Hall Of Fame

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Some big names including Tom Petty, Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds and Steve Miller were nominated for the Songwriters Hall of Fame recently.READ MORE

Yusuf Islam

'The Simpsons' Use Cat Stevens Song in Latest Couch Intro [WATCH]

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The running couch gag on "The Simpsons" may be the show's oldest joke, and last night — Sunday, Oct. 12 — the yellow family was graced with music by Cat Stevens, pre-Yusuf Islam.READ MORE

Cat Stevens

Yusuf Cat Stevens Scraps New York City Tour Date Due to Ticket Scalpers: 'Wild World' Singer to Play Philadelphia Dec. 4

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Yusuf Cat Stevens' planned U.S. return tour date in New York City has been cancelled and re-routed. Today (Sept. 24), the "Wild World" singer announced that due to scalpers and exorbitant ticket prices, he will be rerouting his tour to Philadelphia.READ MORE

Jerry Lee Lewis

Seven Performers with Troubles Traveling: The Beatles, Madonna, Amy Winehouse and More

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Ten years ago on this day the United States was still feeling super paranoid after 9/11, so much so that noted pro-peace activist and folk singer Yusaf Islam (formerly known as Cat Stevens) was kept from entering the country. The nation cited the presence of his name on its "No Fly List." Check out some other performers who've had issues traveling abroad.READ MORE

Yusuf Islam/Cat Stevens

Yusuf/Cat Stevens Announces New Album 'Tell 'Em I'm Gone,' Tour Dates, Tracklist [LISTEN]

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Yusuf, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer formerly known as Cat Stevens, has announced the release of his first music in five years. Titled, Tell 'Em I'm Gone, the effort is due out October 27 via Sony's Legacy Recordings. The release is part of a deal that covers future releases of new recordings, exisiting catalog titles, previously unreleased live material, and new videos. Yusuf will also perform six North American shows in support of the album during the early winter.READ MORE

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9 Great Albums That Open With Very Brief Songs: Foo Fighters, Cat Stevens, And More

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Earlier this week I wrote an article about albums that open with their longest song, such as David Bowie's Station to Station. These nine albums, however, pulled a completely different trick by easing listeners in with songs that are under two minutes long.READ MORE

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8 Albums Whose Closing Tracks Were Big Singles: Adele, Kanye West, And More

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As a general rule in pop music, an album's big single is usually placed towards the beginning, if not at the very top, of the tracklisting, with the album's last track reserved for something less pop friendly. However, these eight artists broke this trend by sticking huge singles at the very end of the album.READ MORE

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13 Album Covers That Literally Represent The Title: Led Zeppelin, Rush, And More

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Though an album's title and artwork should usually complement one another, it's not often that you see an album title that is pretty much describing the cover itself. Here are thirteen album covers that literally represent the title.READ MORE

Kim Gordon & Krist Novoselic

8 Things I Learned From Watching The 2014 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

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Even though the 2014 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony took place over a month ago, most people couldn't see the ceremony until it aired on HBO last night. Here are 8 things I learned from watching the ceremony.READ MORE

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10 Artists Whose Most Famous Song Isn't Their Best: Radiohead, Nirvana, and more

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Success in the music business is unpredictable. Some untalented artists inexplicably stay at the top of the charts, just like some songs inexplicably become an artist's signature, even though they have more qualified songs for the position. Here are ten artists whose most famous song isn't their best.READ MORE

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