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Donald Trump’s Dad Was Woody Guthrie’s Racist Landlord, Subject of Unrecorded Songs

By the time Woody Guthrie signed his name to lease an apartment in one of Fred Trump's Brooklyn buildings in December 1950, he had already written and recorded many of his most famous condemnations of inequality and racism as well as his alternative ...

Jean Ritchie, 'Mother of Folk,' Dead at 92; Kentucky Roots Shined in Music

Jean Ritchie, a musician that many have dubbed the "mother of folk" thanks to her huge impact on popularizing the form, has died at the age of 92.

The FBI and Musicians: John Lennon, N.W.A., NIN and More Acts with Reports

John Lennon appeared on The Dick Cavett Show on this date more than forty years ago and made a bold prediction: The FBI were keeping a close eye on him. This might sound like a typical conspiracy theory of the early '70s, except that it was totally ...

5 Musicians That 'Borrowed' Fashion Personas: Lady Gaga, Liberace, and, yeah, Natalia Kills

This week's most viral, and most infuriating video from the music world comes from X Factor New Zealand, where judge Natalia Kills simply eviscerates contestant Joe Irvine for allegedly stealing his look from her husband, fellow judge Willy Moon. ...

Village Vanguard, New York's Most Cherished Jazz Club, Turns a Mighty 80 Years Old

In a nation full of monuments, of which President Barack Obama has been on a crusade to protect, there may be no city in the U.S. more historically rooted in Americana than New York City. But on a smaller scale, through a more narrow scope, it is the ...

'Weird Al' Yankovic Talks Life After RCA Contract: "Mandatory Fun" Singer Performs Folk Tune on 'The Late Late Show' [WATCH]

Most artists would be worried about reaching the end of a lengthy recording contract, but not "Weird Al" Yankovic. The parody singer's last album, Mandatory Fun, marked the end of his 32-year agreement with RCA. Yankovic sees it as an opportunity to ...

Super Bowl's Most Shazamed Songs: What Commercial Soundtracks Got Most Interest? Car Commercials Do Best

Advertisers paid more than $4.5 million per 30 seconds of airtime during the Super Bowl last night so they like to know that their wares get people's attention. One way to do this is to examine what soundtracks get Shazamed, or searched using music ...

Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings Bring the Funk on 'White Christmas' Cover [LISTEN]

Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings have been known to bring some serious funk to their cover songs. They almost made Woody Guthrie's 1944 tune "This Land is Your Land" unrecognizable, and now they're bringing some signature soul licks to "White Christmas." ...

12 Famous Musicians and Their Ashes: Find Out The Final Resting Places of Kurt Cobain, Marvin Gaye, Freddie Mercury(?) and More

The spat over Alan Freed's remains is just another example where the keeping of ashes can only lead to bad things. Having the remains of loved ones in the house leads to experiences ranging from traumatic (theft) to horrifying (a la Keith Richards ...

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