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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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The Rolling Stones in Cardiff: Icons Still Perform Like the Glory Days

This time, we got what we want.

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The Beatles' Greatest Hits Album '1' Is Back In Top 40

On the latest Billboard 200 albums chart, The Beatles' greatest hits set "1" is back in the top 40 for the first time in over two years, Imagine Dragons' "Night Visions" spends its 300th week on the chart, Bebe Rexha and Nine Inch Nail

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Tupac murder 'solved' as suspect confesses to playing part in shooting - NME

The murder of Tupac has reportedly been “solved”, with rapper Keefe D coming forward to confess playing a part in his shooting. The rap icon died 22 years ago after a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas with Death Row Records’ Suge Knight. The assailant

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Paul McCartney’s Many Surprise Appearances: A Brief History – Rolling Stone

Imagine you’re out having a beer with some friends when Sir Paul McCartney suddenly starts playing a mere coaster’s throw away.

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

This week's best new albums includes Drake's highly-anticipated double album, Scorpion, Florence and the Machine's High as Hope, previously unheard music from jazz legend John Coltrane and much more.

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The Kinks are getting back together to record a new album - NME

The Kinks are reuniting for a new album. Frontman Ray Davies confirmed the news, saying that the band may even play some live shows.

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Paul McCartney's Carpool Karaoke Leaves James Corden In Tears | HuffPost

The host of "The Late Late Show" gets emotional after singing "Let It Be" with the former Beatle.

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Robert Plant Revisits Led Zeppelin And Examines The Blues Tradition On Father's Day In Chicago

On-stage in Chicago, former Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant performed a 90 minute set that put a unique spin on the Zeppelin canon thanks to his band The Sensational Space Shifters. In looking back on his own terms, Plant continues to push the music fo

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DJ Fontana dead at 87 - Elvis Presley's legendary drummer and last surviving band member passes away, his son reveals

ELVIS Presley’s drummer and last remaining member of The King’s original band has died. DJ Fontana passed away in his sleep last night aged, 87, according to an emotional Facebook post …

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Elvis Presley's '68 Comeback Special to Hit Movie Theaters This Summer

Release marks concert film's 50th annivesary

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Beatles' Esher Demos: Tapes That Became the White Album - Rolling Stone

The group's jovial May 1968 home recordings mark the last time they sounded like true friends

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Two new reissues of the Cars' landmark albums capture a band for whom precision was everything.

An anomic interzone at the nexus of disco and new wave, 1981 needed the Cars more than ever.

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Jeff Beck Talks Eric Clapton Rivalry and What Motown Taught Him

Ahead of a new doc telling his life story, the guitar legend reflects on more than 50 years of work with everyone from Jimmy Page to Tina Turner

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With ticket sales in the tank, Taylor Swift makes unprecedented move

With the curtain rising on her “Reputation” tour, Taylor Swift blinked. She buckled by having Ticketmaster turn off resale ticket listings on its interactive venue charts for the first leg of her N…

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Why Does Willie Nelson Still Do It? – Texas Monthly

Willie Nelson talks to us about how he’s able to continuing writing—and touring—well into his eighties.

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From Beach House to Courtney Barnett, our 23 most-anticipated albums of May

In addition to highly anticipated releases from Courtney Barnett, Tee Grizzley, and The Body, May holds some of our early favorites for 2018: Jon Hopkins’ follow-up to 2013 breakthrough Immunity, DJ Koze’s extremely fun Knock Knock, Beach House’s en

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Watch Stray Cats Perform "Runaway Boys" and "Built for Speed" at Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend -

If you're a big fan of the Kardashians, American Idol and Ed Sheeran's "Shape of You" ("I'm in love with your body..."), you probably would've had a lousy time

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Album Review: Mouse on Mars' Dimensional People | Pitchfork

Mouse on Mars’ latest is a 43-minute suite broken up by short movements featuring a wide array of guests. The duo’s try-anything spirit remains embedded in every note.

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This is the full list of Record Store Day 2018 releases - NME

The best day of shopping for audiophiles and music-lovers, Record Store Day is back for 2018. Check out this year’s full list of releases below. Hundreds of record labels have come forward with exclusive releases of new and classic singles, albums and s

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The haters' guide to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame | EW

Insults, long-standing feuds, calls for its destruction. Hating on the Rock & Roll Hall of fame is as old as the organization itself. So, just in time for this year’s ceremony — which will see Nina Simone, Bon Jovi, The Cars, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Dire Straits, and the Moody Blues inducted into the Hall — we collect the dirt and disses thrown over the years at music’s most venerable institution.

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Why leaving Fleetwood Mac may be a smart move for Lindsey Buckingham

Anyone paying attention over the last few years could tell Lindsey Buckingham didn't seem to be having much fun.

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Lindsey Buckingham has been fired from Fleetwood Mac

Lindsey Buckingham, guitarist, singer, and one of the principal creative forces behind ‘70s supergroup-turned-21st century hipster favorite Fleetwood Mac, has been fired from the band, according to Rolling Stone. Buckingham’s departure was reportedly

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Everything You Need to Know About Coachella 2018

Who's performing and what to expect at this year's Coachella music festival

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Inside Jimi Hendrix’s blood-spattered record collection

Jimi Hendrix's record collection is viewable at Handel & Hendrix in London, on Mayfair's Brook Street. Here's what's in it

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Nirvana Pays Loving Tribute to Kurt Cobain on 24th Anniversary of His Death

"We miss you," the band wrote in a touching tribute to their late singer.

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Congress Is Making Headway on a Bill to Modernize How Musicians Are Paid

But they should slow down so musicians can point out the many flaws in fine print

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Back to the ’80s | My Rick Springfield crush

Oh, how I wish I was in Florida preparing to embark on a trip back to that totally tubular time of the 1980s. Yes, the '80s cruise that we heard about last year starts this weekend, with none other than Rick Springfield as its captain. Or host. Let's go w

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Nokie Edwards, the Ventures' Lead Guitarist, Dead at 82

Prolific, influential surf rock musician dies of complications from hip surgery

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Jack White Says The White Stripes Was… ‘Jack White Solo’

’There’s only two people in the band... The melodies are coming from one person, the rhythm is coming from Meg,’ White told ’Rolling Stone.’

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HBO's Definitive Documentary "Elvis Presley: The Searcher" Debuts at SXSW

New archival footage of the king, the musician, and the man behind the music

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Rolling Stones in “the early stages” of new studio album

Keith Richards says work on their new studio album has begun - as Rolling Stones add extra London date in May

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Listen To Jack White’s Frenetic New Single ’Over And Over And Over’

Jack White’s ’Over and Over and Over’ feels like a resurgence of the explosive wildness he’s said has gone missing in rock music.

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Music Industry Revolutionary Richard Russell Breaks Down Every Song on His Star-Studded New Album | Pitchfork

The producer talks about working with Sampha, Peter Gabriel, Syd, Damon Albarn, and many more on his LP, Everything Is Recorded.

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Charlie Watts: it wouldn't bother me if Rolling Stones split

Seventy-six-year-old drummer says he would be fine if the band called it a day tomorrow

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Led Zeppelin Is Issuing An Unreleased Version Of ‘Rock And Roll’ For Record Store Day

The band is also putting out an alternate rendition of the ’Led Zeppelin III’ track ’Friends’ as well.

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Quincy Jones Is Sorry for Calling The Beatles "No-Playing Motherf---ers"

The legendary music producer and executive is walking back many comments he made in a recent interview. | iHeartRadio

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David Bowie's Aladdin Sane reissued on silver vinyl for 45th anniversary

David Bowie's 1973 album Aladdin Sane is being released on limited silver LP, to celebrate its 45th anniversary this year.

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D’Arcy Wretzky Fires Back at Smashing Pumpkins, Slams Billy Corgan in Rare Interview

“He says that he’s invited me to come out and play for all of these things, which is a complete lie.”

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Vic Damone, Who Crooned His Way to Postwar Popularity, Dies at 89 - The New York Times

In an era dominated by Sinatra, Como and Bennett, Mr. Damone built his own following on records and television and in nightclubs.

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Paul Simon announces 'Homeward Bound – The Farewell Tour'

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Best Buy is pulling CDs from its stores — and people are freaking out

Best Buy will no longer sell CDs in its stores starting on July 1, and some people are not happy about it.

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Inside the Stunning Resurrection of Michael Nesmith's First National Band

Ex-Monkee Michael Nesmith discusses why the recent reunion of his Seventies country-rock group the First National Band was a career highlight.

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After The Vinyl Revival, The Vinyl-Playing Jukebox Is Back

Retro turntables anticipated the resurgence of vinyl records. Now, jukeboxes that play vinyl are returning to the market for the first time in more than two decades.

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Review: First impression of ‘The Snake King’ | My Rick Springfield crush

Wow, I wasn't expecting to be able to hear the whole  CD today so it was a nice surprise that it premiered on Billboard.com today. I had to get through my list of things to do for work before I could sit down with this. I didn't want to just stick it on

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Is Vinyl’s Comeback Here to Stay? | Pitchfork

It was extinct. It was a fad. It was a bubble about to burst. Vinyl has been consigned to the garbage heap of history more than once. Yet it’s still here—and still growing. In 2018, the once-forgotten format feels closer to the mainstream than it has in decades.

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The list of 2017’s top-selling vinyl albums shows the format isn’t just for trendy fans

The Beatles, Ed Sheeran, and “Guardians of the Galaxy” soundtrack were on the list.

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Medical examiner: Rocker Tom Petty died of accidental overdose - Story | KTTV

BREAKING: Family: Tom Petty died of an accidental overdose, according to medical examiner.

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The Three Members Of The Smiths Not Named Morrissey Or Marr Teased A New Collaboration

Drummer Mike Joyce took to social media to share an image of his name aligned with bassist Andy Rourke and guitarist Craig Gannon.

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Rick Springfield: Under a magnifying glass

There’s been a lot of Rick Springfield headlines this past week as we get closer to the Jan. 26 release date of “The Snake King.” Unfortunately the headlines are not about how thi…

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Your essential guide to the new year’s best new music.

Your essential guide to the new year's best new music, from big names like David Byrne and Ryuichi Sakamoto to independent labels Hyperdub and On The Corner.

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Greta Van Fleet’s Misty Mountain Revival

How four Michigan kids are reclaiming the sounds of the Seventies.

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Music fans bought a lot of cassettes last year

Cassette sales rose last year, with music fans seemingly lapping up the old school format.

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32 Albums We’re Excited About in 2018

A list of the 32 most anticipated albums that are confirmed or rumored to come out in 2018 — from Frank Ocean to Kanye West to Jack White, Cardi B, Beyonce, and more.

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Rick Hall, Music Producer Known for Muscle Shoals Sound, Dies at 85

Mr. Hall turned small-town Alabama into a crucible of music, recording the likes of Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, Etta James, the Osmonds and Mac Davis.

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Sir Ringo Starr to perform in Israel - The Jewish Chronicle

Former Beatles drummer to play Tel Aviv - 52 years after the Fab Four were forced to cancel their planned Israeli gig

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Stray Cats will officially reunite at Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend in April

The rockabilly trio will headline the four-day festival on Saturday, April 21.

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Looking forward to 2018 | My Rick Springfield Crush

Besides next month's release of Rick Springfield's new CD "The Snake King," it sounds like there might be some other cool RS offerings in 2018, too. In an article on oaklandpress.com, "Rick Springfield at Sound Board: 5 Things to Know,"

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Losing their edge, again: The year of indie rock’s inevitable midlife crisis

Back in February, Dirty Projectors’ David Longstreth took to his Instagram to pose an existential question: “Is it me or is the condition of indie rock in the 24½th century both bad and boujee?” “Bad,” he meant, in the sense that it was now lar

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Keith Richards reflects on the Rolling Stones’ BBC recordings, complete with threats of decapitation

For all the outward swagger the Rolling Stones projected, there were certain situations that could intimidate even England’s bad boys of rock ‘n’ roll. Near the top of the list: p…

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The Rolling Stones Are Making $10 Million a Night

The Rolling Stones are making more money on tour per night than any other live music act right now.

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Otis Redding: Remembering His Life 50 Years After His Death

Looking back on the life of a soul legend who left far too early.

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7 Musicians Nominated For A Grammy This Year (Whom You Might Have Missed)

Did you know that The Rolling Stones, Pharrell and even famous composer John Williams have a chance at glory in January?

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Wu-Tang Clan’s ‘The Saga Continues’ Is a Return to Form

Wu-Tang Clan’s ‘The Saga Continues’ Is a Return to Form

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What Jack White's New Album Will Sound Like :: Indie Shuffle

Detailing what has gone into the making of Jack White's forthcoming solo album.

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Fats Domino, Architect Of Rock 'N' Roll, Dead At 89

The rhythm-and-blues legend who became one of the progenitors of rock 'n' roll — and reportedly sold more than 65 million records along the way — died Tuesday.

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Arcade Fire’s “Creature Comfort” Censored for Canada Radio | Pitchfork

The words “suicide,” “dying,” “pills,” and “cut” are allegedly omitted on Canada’s airwaves

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Rolling Stones Collect Rare BBC Recordings for 'On Air'

The Rolling Stones will collect 18 recordings the band performed on the BBC from 1963 to 1965 for the upcoming compilation 'On Air.'

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Tom Petty's 'American Girl' was a standout of abstract beauty - The Washington Post

Tom Petty's first major hit remains the prototypical example of his brand of excellent songwriting.

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Tom Petty, legendary rocker, is dead at 66

The musician reportedly suffered cardiac arrest

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Lana Del Rey Announces Tour | Pitchfork

Lana Del Rey has announced a tour behind her latest album Lust for Life. The “LA to the Moon” tour begins on January 5 in Minneapolis, Minn.; it extends through February.

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Husker Du - Data Control LIVE 1980

Longhorn Bar 5-7-80...There used to be a company called Control Data on Highway 100... Photo from the excellent Husker Du Database http://www.thirdav.com/hdd...

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Husker Du Drummer Grant Hart Dies at 56: Report

The underground rock legends posted a photograph of their founding singer-drummer without comment.

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The Yardbirds Prep Jimmy Page-Produced Double-LP Compilation

Jimmy Page produced a double-LP Yardbirds compilation, 'Yardbirds '68,' featuring rare studio and live recordings.

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Vinyl’s boom is over as purists complain about low quality and high prices

“What people do nowadays is take a digital file and just run vinyl off that,” says Rawlings, a lanky musician who plays a 1935 Epiphone Olympic guitar. “In my mind, if we were going to do it, I wanted to do it the way the records I love were made—from analog tapes.”

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The Rolling Stones want this guy in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame | New York Post

The next time you hear a debate on who should be inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame, be sure to bring up the name of Hubert Sumlin. As pointed out in...

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Elvis Presley Set To Top Music Charts On 40th Anniversary Of His Death

Elvis Presley died 40 years ago, on Aug. 16, 1977, but his music lives on. Now, Presley is set to top today’s biggest artists on music charts as the 40th anniversary of his death approaches. ...

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Experience Vinyl is the online record store trying to save vinyl

The former subscription service now offers a store full of limited edition vinyls and artists' top ten lists​

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Glen Campbell dies at 81 after battle with Alzheimer's

Glen Campbell dies at 81 after battle with Alzheimer's

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David Bowie’s ‘Heroes’ announced as latest, limited-edition 7” picture disc single series release

David Bowie’s Heroes has been announced as the 17th release in his 40th anniversary 7” picture disc series, which he launched on Record Store Day in 2012.

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Radiohead album hides a 1980’s computer app with secret messages [Video]

Vinyl releases have become all the rage the last few years with a plethora of new turntables hitting the market and a seemingly endless stream of special edition album/soundtrack releases. Whether …

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The Beatles Are On Top Of The Bestselling Vinyl List Of 2017 With A 50-Year-Old Album

Vinyl is cool again, but it's legacy acts that are still selling the most.

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Vinyl, the salvation of the music industry in the digital age—in charts, audio and some cats

Companies that connect consumers to their music have been struggling to find a business model since the internet made freemium a thing, so two bits of news this week are curious: SoundCloud is laying off 40% of it's staff. And Sony Music is going to pres

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Inside Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers' Last Big Tour

Behind the scenes as Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers battle the elements, remember old times and celebrate a 40-year bond during their "last big one."

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Haim Announce Screening for New Short Film Valentine | Pitchfork

Paul Thomas Anderson directed the video, which premieres in New York City

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The vinyl jukebox is coming back into production after 25 years!

Crosley is creating the first vinyl jukebox in 25 years.

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Sony is bringing vinyl back, but the truth is it never went away

Sony is restarting production of vinyl records, which reminds us why the format will never die.

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Start the Presses: The Exciting Rebirth of Vinyl Production | Digital Trends

After decades of struggling with ancient equipment and ten years of insane annual increases in demand, the vinyl manufacturing industry is taking its first new strides in decades, and that means prettier, better-sounding, and more diverse records than eve

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The 10 best vinyl releases this week (26th June)

This week's best new vinyl releases features new music from On The Corner, Analog Africa, Static Shock and La Vida Es Un Mus.

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Third Man Records to release deluxe reissue box set of The White Stripes' 'Icky Thump' - NME

It's been ten years since the record was originally released

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Taylor Swift’s Return To Spotify Is Outperforming Katy Perry’s New Album ‘Witness’

Katy Perry's new album just dropped, but it's Taylor Swift's back catalogue that's making more noise on Spotify.

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How The Beatles’ “Sgt. Pepper” Was Retooled To Sound Fresh 50 Years Later

Giles Martin remixed The Beatles’ most ambitious album with a blend of vintage technique and modern tools. It’s out May 26.

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Vinyl gets its groove back: Hunger for vinyl means a chronic shortage of pressing machines | The Economist

FOR young hipsters and middle-aged sentimentalists alike, the resurgence of vinyl is cause for celebration. Since 2010 sales of vinyl records in America have tripled. Britain’s vinyl industry saw its biggest gains for 25 years in 2016.

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Lana Del Rey Teases New “Lust for Life” Video With the Weeknd: Watch | Pitchfork

Lana Del Rey has teased the music video for “Lust for Life,” her new track with the Weeknd. The song plays in the short clip, which begins in darkness before zooming out to reveal it was a close-up of Lana’s eye, as she sits in front of a microphone.

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Listen to Slowdive’s New Self-Titled Album

The shoegaze group’s first LP in 22 years has arrived

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Listen to a New Chuck Berry Song

After all those years of duck-walking, crisscrossing the United States on tour, and giving his disciples and imitators hell, the man still had it.

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The Man Behind Coachella Just Spilled All The Festival's Secrets

Over the course of its 18-year history, Coachella Music & Arts Festival has been elevated to a near-mythical status. It’s not just a music festival, it is the festival — the one every music fan needs to attend at least once, and the one that every band wants to play.

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Music News LIVE: 6 April

Rolling coverage of the biggest music news stories from around the world.

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Jeff Buckley’s Handwritten Journals Shared in New Book | Pitchfork

Jeff Buckley: His Own Voice will feature unseen photographs, lyrics, and letters.

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Bowie and Prince Releases for Record Store Day | Gigwise

Special releases from late music legends David Bowie and Prince highlight the special offering from this year's Record Store Day which will be taking place on April 22nd.

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Chuck Berry, Fiery and Flinty Rock ’n’ Roll Innovator - The New York Times

With songs like “Roll Over Beethoven” and “Johnny B. Goode,” Mr. Berry, who died on Saturday, created a sound and style that made him the genre’s first true superstar.

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Fleet Foxes' First Song In Nearly 6 Years Is Grand | Pitchfork

The 3rd of May is an important date in Fleet Foxes history. Six years ago, on that day, they released their last album, Helplessness Blues. In the time since, the band’s members have released solo music, started side projects, or departed the group altogether.

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David Bowie's Birthplace May Soon Be Home to a Giant Lightning Bolt Sculpture

The sculpture would resemble the one painted across Bowie's face on the cover of 1973's 'Aladdin Sane.'

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Hear Little Big Town's Mournful New Song - Rolling Stone

Little Big Town release "When Someone Stops Loving You" from their new album 'The Breaker,' out February 24th.

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Three more classic David Bowie albums set for vinyl reissue

Diamond Dogs, Young Americans and Station To Station are the next three classic David Bowie albums set to be reissued on vinyl.

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8 Addictive Songs from Emerging Artists You Need to Hear Now

As temperatures drop, it’s time to warm up your winter with new music from some of the most exciting emerging artists on the market. Bruno Mars, The Weekend, Lady Gaga, and Ariana Grande migh…

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The 20 Best Albums Of 2016

From the folk album you've barely heard to your most-played pop record, here's our ranking of the 2016's best albums.

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Why Lady Gaga's Album Joanne Will Make You Put Down Your Phone

The truth is I want nothing more for both myself and for other people than human connection and love.

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Kiss: Scooby-Doo movie was better bet than new album - News - Classic Rock

Kiss guitarist Tommy Thayer says the band’s 2015 Scooby-Doo cartoon movie did more for them than a new album might achieve

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Keith Richards Shares MAJOR News About The Future Of The Rolling Stones

Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards has answered a question that fans of the rock legends have been questioning forever. In a recent interview with NME, Richards revealed that...

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Watch Slash Cover Jimi Hendrix at Whitford/St. Holmes Surprise Spot | Rolling Stone

Slash made a surprise appearance at a Whitford/St. Holmes concert in Nashville for a Jimi Hendrix cover.

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Could This Be the End of Paul Simon’s Rhymin’? - The New York Times

Mr. Simon, 74, said in an interview that he was ready to give up music, despite the popularity of his latest album, “Stranger to Stranger,” and his current tour.

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Watch Bob Dylan Finally Cover Free Bird at a California Concert!

Bob Dylan cover's Lynyrd Skynyrd's 'Free Bird' for the first time during a California show.

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Are The Rolling Stones headed to the Las Vegas Strip? - Las Vegas Sun Mobile

Is Britain’s longest-reigning rock group headed to the Las Vegas Strip? I can reliably confirm that initial discussions have been held for The Rolling Stones to play the new T-Mobile Arena before year’s end.

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Duke Ellington: National Jazz Museum in Harlem to Auction Late Musician's Personal Belongings

From Yahoo Finance: Invaluable, the world’s leading online marketplace for fine art, antiques and collectibles, today announced that is partnering with Guernsey’s, the New York City-based auction house, to offer online bidding on the Forever Ellington

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Stones, Dylan, McCartney play Coachella site in October

Goldenvoice announced Tuesday that the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, Neil Young, Roger Waters and the Who will perform during a three-day concert in the Southern California desert where the annual Coachella music festival is held.

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10 Surprising Facts About Prince | Mental Floss

While most people know about the singer’s infamous name change, here are 10 things you might not have known about the artist formerly known as The Artist Formerly Known as Prince.

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‘Dearly Inebriated’: The Story Behind One of Prince’s Last Great Performances at the ‘SNL40’ After-Party

The night Prince blew Hollywood’s—and New York City’s—mind. RIP.

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Vinyl sales earned more money than combined ads on free streams in 2015

In 2015 U.S. vinyl sales earned more money than the recording industry made from advertisements on all free streaming services like YouTube and Spotify combined, according to the RIAA. Vinyl LP and EP sales are currently at their highest level since 1988, with a recent increase of 32% last year alone to $416 million.

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11 Pieces of Tough Love Hidden in Adele's '25'

One of the best things about music and lyrics is that they can be subjective, ambiguous, and relatable all at once. We, as listeners, get to take in some...

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Steve Miller Rips the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame | News | Pitchfork

Last night, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducted its class of 2015: N.W.A., Deep Purple, Cheap Trick, Chicago, and Steve Miller. Kendrick Lamar inducted N.W.A. and there was an opening tribute to David Bowie from David Byrne, the Roots, and Kimbra. After the Black Keys gave a speech inducting Miller, the rocker took the stage to give an acceptance speech that was, in part, critical of the Rock Hall.

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The Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds Celebrates its 50th Anniversary: Artists Pay Tribute to the Eternal Teenage Symphony

If ever there was an artist so perfectly able to tap into the creativity of his inner child, it was Brian Wilson. In the time leading up to the May 16, 1966 release of the Beach Boys' grand masterpiece Pet Sounds, Wilson—who was only in his early twenties—erupted with a manic wellspring of ideas, visions, and fleeting thoughts.

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Merle Haggard, Country Legend, Dead at 79

Music legend died at his home in California

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The revival and hidden treasure of Aretha Franklin

The ascent and influence of the greatest singer in the history of postwar popular music.

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Guns N' Roses Confirm North American Tour

Reunited group reveal 21 cities, yet full lineup and tour dates remain a mystery

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Brian Johnson's hearing issues force AC/DC to reschedule tour dates - Johnson Out

AC/DC lead singer Brian Johnson has been advised by doctors to stop touring or risk total hearing loss, the band said.

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Earth, Wind & Fire Founder Maurice White Dead at 74 - ABC News

Earth, Wind & Fire founder Maurice White, whose horn-driven band sold more than 90 million albums and made hits like "September," ''Shining Star" and "Boogie Wonderland," died Wednesday at his home in Los Angeles, his brother Verdine said.