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Madame Tussauds Appoint A Tissue Attendant For One Direction Fans After Zayn Malik's Departure

Adele's '25' Recording Studio to Beatles' Abbey Road: London Walking Tour of Musical History

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The London music scene has been a large component in music industry discussion following the recent surge in popularity from British singer/songwriter Adele, who will hit the road in the U.K. this February. From Handel to Hendrix, London is a goldmine of musical history.READ MORE

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Chris Young and Brad Paisley Cover Eric Clapton's 'Change The World' [WATCH]

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Chris Young kicked off his I'm Comin' Over tour in Nashville with a special guest performance from Brad Paisley as the two tackled a laid-back version of Eric Clapton's "Change The World."READ MORE

D'Angelo

D'Angelo Sits Down With Tavis Smily For First TV Interview in a Decade

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D'Angelo is a mysterious figure having changed modern R&B with his first two hit records, 'Brown Sugar' and 'Voodoo,' followed by a 12-year silence and 14-year break in albums before a surprise release of the highly acclaimed, 'Black Messiah' last December. Now, we're getting a peak inside the mind of his genius through his first TV interview in a decade with Tavis Smiley on PBS.READ MORE

Mac DeMarco

Mac DeMarco Covers Eric Clapton's 'Change the World'

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Rising slacker rock icon Mac DeMarco added to the buzz surrounding the release of his mini-LP Another One by sharing a cover of Eric Clapton's "Change The World" from 1996. Originally featured on the soundtrack for Phenomenon, which featured John Travolta, the track's tempo seamlessly fits the NYC songwriter's aesthetic despite its slightly sentimental lyricism.READ MORE

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Queen Elizabeth and Concerts: The Beatles, Stevie Wonder, One Direction and More

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Fifty years ago on this date, The Beatles debuted its new film, Help!, in London and there was a very big name in the crowd at the debut: Queen Elizabeth II. This constituted arguably the greatest gathering of famous British-folk in the last century, while also demonstrating that the monarch was more than happy to take in popular entertainment along with her constituents (a fan site for the Royal Family notes that she has considerably more "lowbrow" taste than her husband, Prince Philip). If you need more proof of the Queen's enjoyment of popular music, here are some more instances from recent (and not so recent) years.READ MORE

Rod Stewart

Rod Stewart Lawsuit Focuses on "Copying" Blues Standard "Corrine, Corrina"

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Rod Stewart is facing a lawsuit for a song more than a century old, as the estate of Bo Carter (legal name: Armenter Chatmon) is suing over a version of the song "Corrine, Corrina" that the former Faces vocalist included on his 2013 album Time. The song, a blues standard, has been covered numerous times over the years—from artists including Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton and Willie Nelson—so why is Stewart the one in legal limbo?READ MORE

What Performers Have Played Historic Venues Most? Carnegie Hall, Red Rocks, More

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Billy Joel made history at one of the most acclaimed music venues in the world this week when he played his 65th concert at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The total helped him to surpass that of friend Elton John, giving him the most appearances at the historic Manhattan venue. There are many music venues the world over that are adored by performers and fans alike, but unfortunately not many have done much work in attempting to figure out what performers have played there the most. Of course, many—such as The Troubadour in Los Angeles—probably didn't foresee themselves lasting as long as they have. Music Times has done our best to figure out what musicians have played the most gigs at some of the world's most vaunted performance spaces.READ MORE

Debbie Harry

Debbie Harry by Decade: Celebrating the Blondie Frontwoman's 70th Birthday

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The year 1945 was an astounding one for music history, giving us Eric Clapton, Bob Seger, John Fogerty and Carly Simon. Add another big 70th birthday to the year, as July 1 marks the near-diamond anniversary of Blondie frontwoman Debbie Harry. Music Times is celebrating the big day by looking back over her four decades in music and choosing our favorite track from each of the ten-year spans she's spent in business.READ MORE

The Gibson Les Paul

5 Les Paul Gifts to Modern Music: Solid-Body Guitars, Multitrack Recording, More

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Today marks what would have been the 100th birthday of Les Paul, one of the greatest innovators in music history, both for his work with instruments and with recording technology (and he wasn't half bad as a guitar player either). Music Times has assembled five of Paul's greatest contributions to the music world, in order of when he was most involved in its development. Understand that none of these technologies were solely his creation, but none of them would be the way we know them today if it weren't for his contributions, from the solid-body guitar to multitrack recording.READ MORE

B.B. King

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

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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. Three of his children—Patty King, Rita Washington and Karen Williams—filed for control of their father's care, alleging elder abuse and theft on the part of Toney, although a Las Vegas court ruled that there was no proof of abuse to justify handing over control of his affairs.READ MORE

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The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Amy Winehouse: Documentaries Disapproved by Band and Family

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Amy: The Girl Behind The Name is one of the most anticipated documentaries of the year thus far, set to shed light on the light and mindset of Amy Winehouse, one of the millennium's brightest rising stars before dying of alcohol poisoning during 2011. One party has decided that it doesn't support the content of the film on the eve of its release at the Cannes Film Festival: her family. Father Mitch Winehouse alleges that the film places an undue amount of blame for her lifestyle upon the family, based on interviews with her then-boyfriend Blake Fielder-Civil (who himself was notorious for supplying her habits). Lawsuits for slander may be pending. In the meantime, check out five other music documentaries that the starring performers—such as The Rolling Stones, The Beatles and Eric Clapton—don't want you to see.READ MORE

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Eric Church, Amy Grant and...Richard Nixon? Nashville's Famous Venues and First Performers

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Nashville didn't become known as "Music City" for no good reason: Apart from its role in the history of country, bluegrass and rock 'n' roll, the city hosts a number of iconic venues for traveling performers and tourists to swing by when in town. Eric Church will christen the newest, Ascend Amphitheater, when he plays a solo set to open the new 6,800-capacity venue in July. That got us thinking: Who were the other performers that played the first gigs at some of Nashville's other historic venues, such as Ryman Auditorium, the Grand Ole Opry House and The Blue Bird Cafe?READ MORE

Muddy Waters

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

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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

Eric Clapton

70 Years of Eric Clapton: Ranking Slowhand's Best Songs by Decade, Including 'Layla' and More

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Eric Clapton has been one of the most renowned guitarists of all time (ranked no. 2 all time by Rolling Stone, behind only Jimi Hendrix), spreading his six-string and vocal work across bands such as The Yardbirds, John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers, Cream, Derek and The Dominoes, and of course as a solo performer. Music Times is celebrating the 70th birthday of Slowhand by selecting his best piece from every decade of his performing career. It's obviously a contentious contest, so feel free to chip in your personal favorites if we chose something else.READ MORE

Brad Paisley

Brad Paisley Covers Eric Clapton's "Layla" on 'The Bobby Bones Show' [LISTEN]

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Brad Paisley has never been shy about his classic rock influences. The country superstar stopped by 'The Bobby Bones Show' earlier this month to play a cover of Eric Clapton's hit "Layla." Paisley opted for a version closer to the acoustic cut from 1992's 'MTV Unplugged' performance rather than the 1970 original, 'Taste of Country' noted.READ MORE

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