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In the spirit of the season, of love and friendship and in coming together in brotherly (and sisterly) love, the ARTISTdirect team has assembled five outstanding new partnerships to celebrate our final 2017 weekly selection of the best in new singles and songs. Some are multi-generational, like Seal [...]
Thu, Dec 14, 2017
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Here, in the final moments of the music industry's release schedule for 2017, a couple of album of the year contenders have left it late to pull out the win, but are making strong and notable marks of their own nevertheless. Whether this is a bridge too far or perfect timing depends on the ears, [...]
Thu, Dec 14, 2017
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In the final week of full releases for 2017, a surprisingly generous number of established and emerging artists saved their best for last when it came to new music videos. Across the hip hop, pop, indie rock and electronic music worlds new clips have come dashing through the snow (or fires, [...]
Thu, Dec 14, 2017
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Whether you believe in The Force, your very own version of Santa Claus or just the power of art, the past week has been good to the musical contributors and fans of Instagram. While the final batch of 2017 releases are being promoted and/or celebrated, some artists have already called it a year and [...]
Thu, Dec 14, 2017
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In 1977, when NASA's twin spacecraft Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 were launched to explore the far reaches of our solar system, each spacecraft held a gold-plated copper phonograph record containing music, language, sounds of Earth, and 120 encoded images. This content was curated by a team led by noted [...]
Thu, Dec 14, 2017
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Pat DiNizio, lead singer of The Smithereens has died, as confirmed by the other members of his band via social media. No other details of the situation surrounding his death have been released so far. First formed in the 1980's, New Jersey-based The Smithereens were best known for radio hits like "A [...]
Thu, Dec 14, 2017
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Bon Jovi, The Cars, Dire Straits, The Moody Blues, and Nina Simone are the 2018 performer inductees into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, the organization announced Wednesday. Bon Jovi also won the Rock Hall fan poll, logging more than a million votes and gaining them a full vote with the official [...]
Thu, Dec 14, 2017
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In a clash of true music world titans, Irish rock stars U2 managed to dislodge pop queen Taylor Swift from her three week perch atop the Billboard Album Chart. Bono and co's 14th studio album Songs of Experience sold 180,000 copies and added 6.5 million streams to total an impressive 186,000 [...]
Wed, Dec 13, 2017
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It is safe to say that Killer Mike and El-P, aka Run The Jewels like puzzles. And surprises. If you head over to https://1215.runthejewels.com right now, you will see a map, and emergency tip line number and a countdown clock set to expire at 12:15pm EST (9:15am PST) on Friday, December 15. Calling [...]
Wed, Dec 13, 2017
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British rock duo Royal Blood are on the road in support of their new album How Did We Get So Dark?, and have been working on a special event at the House of Vans location in London for quite some time. 10,000 fans already won the chance to attend the show in person, but now it has been revealed that [...]
Wed, Dec 13, 2017
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Further proof of the importance of music services in the eyes of Silicon Valley and the ears of consumers alike can be found in a couple of major business moves over recent days, one officially confirmed and one privately discussed. On one side of the music world, Apple has confirmed its purchase of [...]
Tue, Dec 12, 2017
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A new single and video from Moby "Like A Motherless Child" — featuring LA-based soul singer Raquel Rodriguez — has been released this week in advance of the electronic pioneer's new studio album. Like some of Moby's biggest hits, the track is a new take on a classic southern spiritual. [...]
Tue, Dec 12, 2017
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The Cure will play a special show next July to mark the band's 40th year together as part of the British Summer Time Festival in London's Hyde Park. Robert Smith (voice and guitars), Simon Gallup (bass), Jason Cooper (drums), Roger O'Donnell (Keyboards) and Reeves Gabrels (guitars) are all confirmed [...]
Tue, Dec 12, 2017
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Lady Gaga is being rumored to appear at the 51st annual Super Bowl Halftime show which will happen on February 5th 2017 at the NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. Speculation about her involvement follows stories last month in which Adele claimed that she had declined an offer to perform at the NFL's [...]
Wed, Sep 14, 2016
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Keith Richards and Robert Plant have joined "We Are Not Afraid", a global campaign aimed at raising funds for the ongoing refugee crisis and victims of religious and political violence. The two icons join Ringo Starr, Elvis Costello, Peter Gabriel and over 175 other artists who have already joined. [...]
Wed, Sep 14, 2016
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Lil Wayne opened up recently in an interview on FS1's Undisputed. The conversation turned to Weezy's tweet from a little over a week ago where he said, "I AM NOW DEFENSELESS AND mentally DEFEATED & I leave gracefully and thankful I luh my fanz but I'm dun." He said in response to questions about the [...]
Wed, Sep 14, 2016
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Aphex Twin has confirmed his first US show in eight years. He will be appearing at the second edition of Houston's Day For Night Festival - which takes place on December 17th and 18th. The festival will mark Aphex Twin's first live appearance in the United States since performing at Coachella in [...]
Wed, Sep 14, 2016
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Highasakite are preparing to hit the road on a tour to bring their latest album Camp Echo to audiences of the USA. The Norwegian pop outfit have built a name for themselves as purveyors of highly infectious indie-flavored tunes with a distinctly European tone, whilst keeping their songwriting craft [...]
Wed, Sep 14, 2016
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Red Bull Sound Select Presents: 30 Days in LA has announced its headline artists for the event that will take place throughout Los Angeles this November. Pusha T, Charli XCX, and Haim are among the listed artists. The month-long event will feature an array of special showcases, beginning November [...]
Tue, Sep 13, 2016
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Chet Faker announced via Facebook last week that he will now be going by his given name Nick Murphy. The electronic artist has gone by the stage name Chet Faker for about half a decade, but believes "theres an evolution happening". Read his statement below: "its been half a decade since I started [...]
Tue, Sep 13, 2016
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