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The Beatles track that is indebted to Motown bassist James Jamerson

During the mid-1960s, The Beatles became obsessed with replicating the sounds of Motown, leading to some of their funkiest and most beloved songs.

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The guitar fluke that saw The Beatles revolutionise pop

The Beatles' 1964 hit 'I Feel Fine' is, on the whole, a pretty straightforward piece of pop. But listen closely and you'll hear a quietly revolutionary sound.

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Nirvana's horrified reactions to 1993 ticket prices are a sweet reminder of more innocent days

Watch Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain's brain melt when he learns what other musical artists in 1993 charge for gig tickets

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The Beatles song that was rejected for the ‘A Hard Day’s Night’ film

For the "break out" sequence in 'A Hard Day's Night', The Beatles submitted a song that wound up being rejected by director Dick Lester.

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Songwriter U: Tips on Playing Guitar and Singing

Written by Katie Sanakai for Guitar Tricks and 30 Day Singer. Strumming guitar and singing along brings up images of campfires or social gatherings with everyone nestled around the living room, calling out song titles. But you don’t want to be surprised b

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Bob Dylan announces new 2022 North American tour dates

Bob Dylan has announced a number of new West Coast tour dates in North America this summer – see the full list here.

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Disappointing Photos Show What Coachella Is Like in Real Life

Coachella is the most famous music festival in the world, but the event in Indio, California isn't exactly how it appears on social media.

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Mick Jagger climbs aboard a quad bike on a scenic getaway

The Rolling Stones hitmaker, 78, posted a gallery of snaps documenting his rural break, which included climbing aboard a quad bike for a ride through the wilderness.

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    6 Songs You Didn’t Know John Lennon and Paul McCartney Wrote for Other Artists - American Songwriter

    The songwriting partnership of John Lennon and Paul McCartney stretched well beyond their songs for The Beatles. Throughout their careers, the duo wrote songs for other artists, together and individually, spreading hits out to the likes of The Rolling Sto

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    Watch Joni Mitchell sing in public for the first time since 2013

    Joni Mitchell has delivered her first public performance in nine years, taking to the stage at MusiCares’ 2022 Person Of The Year gala.

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    Every song by The Beatles to feature Paul McCartney on drums

    The Beatles were a rare group of multi-talented individuals. When Ringo Starr temporarily left the group in 1968, Paul McCartney took over the drumming duties.

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    Paul McCartney pens a touching tribute to Taylor Hawkins

    The former Beatle got to play drums on the Foo Fighters' "Sunday Rain," a song Taylor Hawkins sang lead vocals on

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    Taylor Hawkins: farewell to a modern rock drumming hero

    As the news of Taylor Hawkins' untimely passing hits, we pay tribute to the man who repositioned drummers as rock stars

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    Why The Beatles didn't cameo in Disney film ‘The Jungle Book’

    In 1967, Disney released 'The Jungle Book', in one of the scenes, four vultures appear strikingly similar to The Beatles but they weren't voiced by the band.

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    Watch Jack White show he's the biggest Beatles fan around

    With an instant recognition of songs like 'Boys' and 'Eight Days a Week', Jack White proved that he was a massive Beatle-maniac in a recent video.

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    Sir Paul McCartney will headline this year’s Glastonbury Festival just a week after his 80th birthday

    SIR Paul McCartney is one of the greatest musicians of all time and now he is returning to one of the most famous stages in the world - by headlining

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    I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You): The Story Behind The Aretha Franklin Song

    The first song to capture the real Aretha Franklin, I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You) began one of the most important eras in music.

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    20 music documentaries you need to watch this weekend, from ‘Summer of Soul’ to ‘Get Back’

    From Questlove's 'Summer of Soul' to the story of the Beatles in 'Get Back,' these are the 20 best music documentaries to watch this weekend.

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    Meat Loaf: Bat Out of Hell singer dead at 74

    The musician died at home with his family by his side, his agent confirmed

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    The essential Stevie Nicks playlist

    Looking to build the essential Stevie Nicks playlist? Flip through the gallery for 20 Nicks classics, ranging from Fleetwood Mac favorites to deep cuts from the '90s and '00s. 

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    Bob Dylan once explained the secret to his songwriting

    One of the finest songwriters of all time, the work of Bob Dylan will outlive us all. Here he explains the secret to becoming such a vital wordsmith.

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    Ronnie Spector, Girl Group Icon and Leader of the Ronettes, Dies at 78

    Ronnie Spector, whose hard-edged yet tremulous voice soared on the Ronettes’ girl-group hits of the early ‘60s, has died. She was 78.

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    Vinyl turns tables as UK sales take highest market share since 1990

    BPI estimates more than 5m vinyl albums already sold in 2021, the 14th consecutive year of growth

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    The five greatest demos by The Beatles

    The Beatles left us with a wealth of demos and early versions of released and unreleased tracks to trawl through. Here, we've collected five of the best.

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    The Beatles Get Back documentary: How to watch it and what people are saying about it

    How to see and why to watch the most talked about music doc of the year: Peter Jackson's Beatles opus, Get Back

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    Monkees Say Farewell: Set List, Videos

    The Monkees played the final stop of their farewell tour on Nov. 14, 2021 in Los Angeles.

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    Charlie Watts: Jazz man who became rock superstar - BBC News

    The drummer kept his feet firmly on the ground despite the success of the Rolling Stones.

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    10 best music documentaries on Netflix right now

    Here are the 10 best music documentaries on Netflix right now on the lives of musicians such as Bob Dylan, Beyonce, Keith Richards, John Lennon etc.

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    Tom Jones Covers Talking Heads "Burning Down the House"--and Burns Down the House (1999)

    It was supposedly “the album that finally obliterates the thin line separating arty white pop music and deep black funk,” as David Fricke wrote on the release of Talking Heads’ Speaking in Tongues.

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    Record Store Day 2021 (Drop Day 1): The best releases you can buy

    As this year's first Record Store Day drop appears on the imminent horizon (it's tomorrow, June 12, in case you haven't been paying attention), we've once again elected to comb through the various pdfs and Word documents on offer to fi

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    The art of Bob Dylan: 60 years of relentless reinvention

    On Bob Dylan's 80th birthday, Halcyon Gallery in London opens a double show honouring 60 years of the legendary singer-songwriter's art and music

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    Why did the BBC ban The Beatles song 'A Day in the Life'?

    BBC wrote a letter to EMI expressing their regret and disbelief that the day came when the BBC had to ban an EMI record. What happened exactly?

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    "Jolene" and other records that sound great when played at the wrong speed

    https://youtu.be/doz1QJ7LwjA Back when most everyone listened to music on vinyl, frequently switching between 45 RPM 7" platters and 33 1/3 RPM 12" albums would mean that eventually, you'd forget to flip the speed selector switch on your record player and

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    Pretenders Chrissie Hynde Set To Release Bob Dylan Covers Album

    Pretenders' Chrissie Hynde is set to release a new Bob Dylan covers album, Standing In The Doorway, three days before Dylan's birthday.

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    The Story of the Rolling Stones: A Selection of Documentaries on the Quintessential Rock-and-Roll Band

    The Rolling Stones define the rock-and-roll band, as they have for nearly six decades now. Open Culture, openculture.com

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    Ramones' Self-Titled Debut Sparked a Punk Movement That Would Span Decades

    Four twentysomethings in jeans and leather jackets from Queens, New York, proved anyone could be rock stars.

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    Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, Celeb Pals, Will Screen Peter Jackson’s “Let it Be” Documentary Tonight in L.A.

    Paul McCartney just finished basically interviewing himself on Instagram Live with singer St. Vincent aka Annie Clark. This was to promote “McCartney III Imagined” which releases tonigh…

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    Record Store Day 2021 releases: See the full list of vinyl and more

    See the full list of releases coming on Record Store Day 2021 – featuring St Vincent, Rolling Stones, The Cure, Lady Gaga and more

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    How a Stint in Hamburg Helped Catapult the Beatles to Super Stardom

    A trove of letters and photographs associated with the band's time in Germany is set to go up for auction next month

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    Why Is Tower Records Coming Back Now, of All Times?

    It’s trying to offer something Amazon and Spotify can’t.

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    Songwriting basics: how to turn a 4-bar loop into a complete track | MusicRadar

    Sick of being stuck in the same old cycle? Here’s how to break out of it...

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    How The Clash’s ‘London Calling’ Album Got Its Artwork

    Music essayist Noah Lefevre of Polyphonic explains the circumstances that caused The Clash to use a photo of bassist Paul Simonon smashing his favorite

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    The 13 most underrated songs from 1968

    In our 'Unlucky for Some' feature, we're looking at the 13 most underrated songs from 1968. From Randy Newman to Scott Walker, Harumi and Bobbie Gentry.

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    Amazing Photos of The Beatles Filming the Promotional Clip for “Strawberry Fields Forever” at Knole Park in Kent, 1967

    The Beatles produced a promotional film clip for "Strawberry Fields Forever", which served as an early example of what became known as a mus...

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    Coachella has been canceled for the third time due to the coronavirus pandemic

    Health officials said the Coachella music festival scheduled for April has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. It’s the third time the pandemic has forced the annual outdoor festival to be postponed or canceled.

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    How Music Persisted During the Pandemic | Pitchfork

    From Bandcamp Fridays to Verzuz battles, these were our silver linings from a strange, stuck year in music.

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    Paul McCartney Has A Good Reason For Calling An Obscure Beatles Song His Favorite

    'The Beatles remain one of the world’s most popular bands despite breaking up 50 years ago, and most of their fans have one song from the group they can point to as their favorite.

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    The 9 best online guitar lessons sites and apps 2020: improve with Fender Play, Truefire, JustinGuitar, JamPlay and more

    From beginner guitarists to seasoned pros, and everything in between, improve at home with these remote guitar lesson services

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    DoLA's Top Albums of 2020

    2020 has been quite a year. With so much happening around us, we have still been given the gift of great music. No matter what happens in the world, we can always count on our favorite artists (and unexpected ones) to drop some of the best records of the

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    How Elektra Records ushered in the alternative music revolution—and then helped kill it

    For this oral history, The A.V. Club spoke to Pete Rock, Metallica, Spoon, They Might Be Giants, and more about Robert “Bob” Krasnow's time at Elektra Records.

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    Paul McCartney: "Sometimes I wish I was a bit more like Bob Dylan" | NME

    Paul McCartney has shared his admiration for fellow legendary rock veteran Bob Dylan, claiming that he 'wishes he could be a bit more like him'. 

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    The story of grunge in 15 classic albums

    From Neil Young to Nirvana and their juggernaut anthem 'Smells Like Teen Spirit', along with the post-grunge that followed...

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    Colourisation artist brings to life snaps of the Beatles playing small gigs in early 1960s

    The stunning images feature drummer Pete Best, who would later be replaced by Ringo Starr, as well as original bass guitarist Stuart Sutcliffe, who left the band to pursue his career as a painter.

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    Happy first day of fall! Here's a new Fleet Foxes album

    Fleet Foxes' Robin Pecknold dropped a new album, Shore, today. Listen to it now.

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    Vinyl outsells CDs for the first time since the 1980s

    Music fans in the US purchased more vinyl records than CDs in the first half of 2020, marking the first time since the 1980s that CDs were not the top selling physical format.

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    Soul singer Bill Coday had two careers 20 years apart | The Secret History of Chicago Music

    His early releases, especially on Denise LaSalle’s Crajon label, have been widely reissued—and his later soul-blues recordings are beloved too.

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    Dylan is impossible to pin down—But these documentaries reveal plenty

    Including Martin Scorsese’s Rolling Thunder Revue, out this week on Netflix

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    The Best Music Podcasts You Should Be Listening To Right Now

    A roundup of the best podcasts out there for fans of new music, old music, rock, hip-hop, pop, and just about everything else.

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    The Pretenders Direct & Unadorned: Hate for Sale Album Review | Pitchfork

    Chrissie Hynde brings back some old bandmates for a brisk record that acknowledges The Pretenders are best when they’re direct and unadorned.

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    The White Stripes play the shortest ever live show

    When The White Stripes played the shortest ever live show in 2007 and led to a bizarre dispute between Jack White and Guinness World Records.

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    Dave Grohl says he worried about getting fired from Nirvana

    In a new interview, Dave Grohl said that he was insecure about his skills and was afraid of being fired from Nirvana.

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    Suzi Quatro: I'm tough because I walked through the fire and survived

    As the new documentary about her life and career goes on general release, Suzi Quatro says the film is “everything I wanted it to be” as she reveals she's also planning a biopic

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    ‘Rough and Rowdy Ways’: Bob Dylan Sounds Like He Could Go on Forever - The Ringer

    On his first album of new material in eight years, Dylan sounds as alive as ever, even if he delivers it with a hint of orneriness

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    Jazz Musician Reggie Workman, 82, Played With John Coltrane, Can’t Wait to Play Again, And Is Tired Of Zoom

    Jazz musician Reggie Workman played with John Coltrane, won a Guggenheim at 82, and can’t wait to get back to rehearsal after the coronavirus pandemic.

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    Harrison Ford reflects on his time as roadie for The Doors

    There's little most Hollywood aficionados won't know about the legendary actor Harrison Ford. But his confession of being a roadie for The Doors blew our minds

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    Forgotten 60s Rock Bands: Some 60s rock bands deserve more love than we've given them

    The 1960s has brought about some of the best music in human history. It was this era that brought famous acts like the Beatles, The Who, The Rolling Stones, and even The Supremes.

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    Bob Dylan Announces New Album Rough and Rowdy Ways, Shares New Song: Listen | Pitchfork

    “False Prophet” follows a string of recent singles, including the 17-minute JFK assassination epic “Murder Most Foul”

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    Marianne Faithfull, 74, is in hospital being treated for coronavirus | Daily Mail Online

    The 74-year-old singer's ex-husband John Dunbar has claimed that she is struggling to speak as she battles the deadly virus at a London hospital.

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    Coronavirus: Songs and Albums to Ease Self-Isolation | Pitchfork

    The songs and albums that are helping our staff through this uncertain time

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    6 Albums Out This Week You Should Listen to Now

    Stream new releases from Waxahatchee, Half Waif, Nicolás Jaar, Hailu Mergia, Daniel Avery and Alessandro Cortini, and Nap Eyes

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    Album Sales Hit New Weekly Low in U.S. -- But There Is a Bright Spot | Billboard

    As record stores were forced to close up shop last week due to coronavirus concerns, and music fans became preoccupied with social distancing and quarantine, U.S. album sales hit a new weekly low.

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    Amazon Halts CD and Vinyl Orders Amid Coronavirus Outbreak | Pitchfork

    To meet demand for essentials, the retail giant will not restock CDs and LPs until further notice

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    Justin Bieber beats Elvis Presley's US chart record - BBC News

    He's now the youngest artist in chart history to score seven number one albums.

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    Eight band reunions we really don’t want to see happen

    Here are the acts we would rather not bury the hatchet any time soon, from The Smiths and One Direction to OutKast and Oasis.

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    New Music Friday: 5 New Albums From Destroyer, Kesha, and More | Pitchfork

    Also stream new releases from Hop Along’s Frances Quinlan, TORRES, and Memphis rapper Key Glock

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    Radiohead Add Rarities to Streaming Services in Online Archive Launch | Pitchfork

    The Radiohead Public Library corrals band trivia, visuals, HD performances, rare songs and merchandise, and more

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    Devastation in Australia | My Rick Springfield crush

    The recent news in Australia is so horrifying, it's incomprehensible that a country is experiencing so much devastation. According to recent reports, since September 2019, this season's fire season have burned 24 million acres, killed at least 28 people,

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    Beatles' Abbey Road tops US bestselling vinyl LPs of the 2010s

    Lana Del Rey’s Born to Die is the only album made in the 2010s to feature in the US Top 10 vinyl sales of the decade

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    Carol Kaye, bass player, blasts 'Mrs. Maisel' as 'slander'

    Carol Kaye, the 84-year-old "First Lady of Bass" shuns the spotlight and, for most of the decade, interview requests. But she's speaking out now to “set the record straight" about Season 3 of Amazon Prime’s "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel," which features a gu

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    Third Man Launches New Print Magazine Maggot Brain | Pitchfork

    The quarterly will be edited by Detroit music journalist Mike McGonigal

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    Your Guide To Record Store Day Black Friday 2019 - NYLON

    All the best vinyl that will hit your local record shop on Black Friday 2019. Including limited edition Jenny Lewis, Cardi B, and more.

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    Rage Against The Machine Will Reunite In 2020 to Headline Coachella

    The band has also announced a run of show dates along the Southwest border.

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    Tame Impala Announce New Album The Slow Rush

    The highly-anticipated follow-up to Currents is due in 2020

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    JUNGLE CRUISE Trailer Brings Another Disney Ride To Adventurous Life - Nerdist

    Emily Blunt and Dwayne Johnson star in the upcoming adventure film Jungle Cruise, based on the Disney parks ride of the same name.

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      The 200 Best Albums of the 2010s! | Pitchfork

      The records that made the decade, starring Kendrick Lamar, Grimes, Bon Iver, Solange, Lana Del Rey, and many more

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      Marvin Gaye What’s Going On Live Reissue Announced

      The 1972 set, coming to vinyl for the first time, was the only time Gaye’s classic album was performed in full

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      All Of The Elements That Made You First Fall In Love With Sleater-Kinney Are Still Here | Pitchfork

      St. Vincent’s sleek, streamlined production stands out from the rest of the band’s catalog, but all of the elements you first fell in love with are still here.

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      Miley Cyrus and the Raconteurs Pull Out of Woodstock 50

      Santana, the Lumineers, and more acts have opted out of the fest, which will reportedly be free to attend

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      Woodstock 50 Tickets Will Be Free, Venue Operator Says | Pitchfork

      Merriweather Post Pavilion operator also says he doesn’t know who’s playing the festival amid lineup concerns

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      Top 50 Best-Selling Artists of All Time | Mental Floss

      Who are America’s all-time favorite musicians and bands? When it comes to the best-selling artists of all time, The Beatles still rule—yes, even a half-century after their breakup.

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      How Stevie Wonder Lost His Sight

      Despite being blind since infancy, the “My Cherie Amour” and “Superstition” singer paved a career filled with 25 Grammy awards and social justice work.

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      The Best Rolling Stones Songs That Don’t Really Sound Like the Rolling Stones | Pitchfork

      Ten times they transcended their blues-rock traditions

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      Nina Simone: Her Art and Life in 33 Songs | Pitchfork

      In conversations with artists including Chan Marshall, Maxwell, and Esperanza Spalding, and through examination of her most iconic songs, we look at the life of a true spellbinder

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      “At the Party” by Black Belt Eagle Scout Review | Pitchfork

      As Black Belt Eagle Scout, Katherine Paul often draws on her childhood growing up in the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community—roots that hold deep meaning in the now Portland-based singer-songwriter’s music.

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      What Was Your First iTunes Download?

      As we prepare for iTunes’s ascent to the great trash bin in the sky, let us remember it for what it truly was: a documented library of our most embarrassing music choices.

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      'Bitter Sweet Symphony' Credits And Royalties Given Back To The Verve By Jagger, Richards : NPR

      A songwriting dispute left the Britpop band bereft of royalties from its biggest hit, "Bitter Sweet Symphony." More than 20 years later, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards have signed over their rights.

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      Nipsey Hussle Murder Suspect Indicted on New Charges | Pitchfork

      Eric Holder’s case was revisited with a grand jury who added two additional counts of assault with a firearm

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      Joni Mitchell: Her Art and Life in 33 Songs | Pitchfork

      Since releasing her first album in 1968, Joni Mitchell has been a singularly influential force in popular music, offering a blueprint for both enlightenment and rebellion. Here, we take a chronological look at the songs that define her legacy so far—but first, here is an essay about her many gifts by cultural critic Ann Powers.

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      Prince's estate to release 'Originals' album of unreleased demos

      Prince 's estate has confirmed the release of a new 15 track album, featuring the original versions of the iconic hits that he penned for other artists

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      The Wild Story Behind Aretha Franklin’s Long-Delayed Documentary

      “It’s all crazy. It’s the craziest story that I know of in show business. I think we’ve lapped the field on crazy.”

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      The 13 Coolest Record Stores In America

      What makes a record store cool? Is its obscure collection of vinyl, a storied history, a coffee shop within the store that brews third wave coffee, or the fact Prince shopped there?

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      New Music Friday: Our Top 7 Albums Out On March 29

      The sinister pop of Billie Eilish, lyrical rap from Quelle Chris and a long-shelved album from Marvin Gaye are just some of the albums on our short list of the week's best new releases.

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      The English Beat's Ranking Roger Dies At 56 | Billboard

      The English Beat and General Public vocalist Ranking Roger --real name Roger Charlery-- has passed away at the age of 56 after a battle with cancer.

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      Ready or not, the 2019 Woodstock lineup is here | Music News | Consequence of Sound

      The 2019 Woodstock lineup lineup pairs contemporary stars including JAY-Z, Miley Cyrus, Chance the Rapper, The Black Keys, and Imagine Dragons alongside veteran artists like Robert Plant, Santana, David Crosby, John Fogerty, and Grateful Dead offshoot Dea

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      The Lush, Vivid World Of The Karen O & Danger Mouse Collaboration | Pitchfork

      Karen O and Danger Mouse have concocted a lush, vivid world on their dreamy and poignant collaboration.

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      Steven Wilson Says 'Boy Band Led Zeppelin' Greta Van Fleet Won't Last

      "Maybe they'll prove me wrong and develop into a good band and make a good record." | iHeartRadio

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      10 Undeniable Facts About the Michael Jackson Sexual-Abuse Allegations | Vanity Fair

      The author, who spent more than a decade covering the scandal for V.F., shares the key revelations and insights that viewers of the new HBO documentary Leaving Neverland need to know.

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      The 200 Best Albums of the 1980s | Pitchfork

      Kate Bush, N.W.A., Brian Eno, Madonna, Prince, and the other icons who defined a decade

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      Record Store Day 2019 Full List: Robyn, “Twin Peaks,” Death Grips, Weezer, and More

      Bob Dylan, Soccer Mommy, Sigur Rós, Broken Social Scene, Moses Sumney among this year’s huge list of vinyl releases

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      Listen to Jessie Ware’s New Song “Adore You” | Pitchfork

      Ware’s first track of 2019 was co-written and produced by Metronomy’s Joseph Mount

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      A Brief History of Rock Musicians Who Went Electronic

      Pavement’s Stephen Malkmus recently announced that he’d be going electronic on his next solo record. It’s a weird move, but from Neil Young to Eric Clapton, it’s not without precedent.

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      The 15 concerts we can't wait to see during 2019

      It's natural, at the beginning of any new year, to look ahead. And if you're a live music fan, you'll certainly like what you see for 2019.

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      New Music Friday For Jan. 18: 7 Albums You Should Hear Now

      It's a brand-new season of New Music Friday and our 2019 debut includes the sparkling, smart pop of Maggie Rogers, swooning love songs from James Blake, new Pedro The Lion, Deerhunter and more.

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      How to play vinyl with AirPlay or Bluetooth to HomePod, headphones, and more

      In the age of digital media, users may sometimes forget what it was like with physical media formats, specifically with audio. Through the years we’ve had CD, cassette, digital, and vinyl. Wouldn’t…

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      6 Takeaways from the 2019 Coachella Lineup | Pitchfork

      All in all, a pretty good year—but what's up with the EDM throwback?

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      How the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame Is All Wrong, Even When It Gets It Right

      Applauding the Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame for getting something right to me is like praising Mr. Trump for doing something “presidential.” Sure, sometimes the president can read a teleprompter without an inappropriate adlib or sit through a public c

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      The Cure Hint at New Album, Share 2019 Tour Dates

      In addition to announcing new tour dates, The Cure also said that they're finishing up work on their first new album in over a decade.

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      How vinyl records are made - INSIDER

      Brooklyn Phono is a vinyl record pressing plant in NY. They have 5 printing presses and make 3,000 vinyl per day.

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      The Best Hip-Hop Producer Alive, Every Year Since 1979 | Complex

      Hip-hop has evolved each year since its birth, not only lyrically, but sonically. Here are the best hip-hop producers, from the genre's beginnings to today.

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      SXSW 2019 Initial Lineup Announced! | Pitchfork

      Swervedriver, Laura Jane Grace, Viagra Boys, the Chills, Oh Sees, Otoboke Beaver, and many more

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      Lindsey Buckingham’s Fleetwood Mac Attack: 21 Things We Learned From His Lawsuit

      If you’re headed to the Fleetwood Mac tour that began just over a week ago, “don’t stop” thinking about the bad vibes that exist between the four long-standing members on stage and exiled Lindsey B…

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      Happy Birthday John Lennon: The Beatles Legend In His Own Words

      Celebrate what would have been John Lennon’s birthday today by listening to a compilation of interviews by The Beatles legend.

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      Can You Find the 30 Album Covers Referenced in This Picture? | Mental Floss

      Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com.

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      Screw nostalgia—the Avengers and Blondie made punk as relevant as ever at Riot Fest | Bleader

      On the final day of Riot Fest 2018, the Avengers and Blondie bridged the four decades since their first releases with vital, inspiring sets.

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      This is the moment Aretha Franklin became the ‘Queen of Soul'

      “Who wouldn’t want to be called ‘Queen’?” Franklin once said.

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      Aretha Franklin Is Home And Her Family Remains Hopeful | PEOPLE.com

      Aretha Franklin is home and her family remains hopeful on her condition amid news that she's 'gravely ill'

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      This Is Your Brain On Music | News & Opinion | PCMag.com

      USC's Dr. Assal Habibi has been studying the brains of 80 kids for five years in the hopes of answering the question: does studying music enhance brain function? We'll soon find out.

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      David Bowie's First Recorded Song Found in Bread Box, Heading to Auction | Mental Floss

      Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com.

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      40 Essential Albums You Probably Missed So Far in 2018 - Noisey

      The first half of 2018 delivered some incredible music. Check out what might've slipped under your radar.

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      Best Hip Hop Albums Of 2018... So Far - Hip Hop Golden Age

      What’s happening folks! We are seven months into 2018, and BOY what a year it’s been thus far. It can be argued that this has been one of the strongest first-half years in… well… years. There have been very few missteps so far, and

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      The Best Music Documentaries On Netflix Right Now

      From pop stars, to back-up singers, to classic rock legends, here are the best stories you can get on the most popular streaming platform.

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      The 10 Best French Yé-Yé Pop Albums To Own On Vinyl — Vinyl Me, Please

      This bundle of albums cover a majority of essential music to come out of France, both old and new that any novice listener should hear and ultimately own.

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      5 Famous Songs That Mean The Opposite Of What You Think

      Most songs are reasonably straightforward...But sometimes it's a little trickier to figure out the meanings behind your favorite tunes.

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      New Music Friday For June 29: Seven Albums You Should Hear Now : All Songs Considered : NPR

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