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Joint Israeli-UAE song:Israeli singer Elkana Marziano and Emirati artist Walid Aljasim

Joint Israeli-UAE song:Israeli singer Elkana Marziano and Emirati artist Walid Aljasim H/T Times of Israel “This is a historic moment,” said Israeli singer Elkana Marziano, whose duet with Emirati artist Walid Aljasim has clocked more than 1.1 million

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John Lennon Urged Frank Sinatra to Sing 1 of His 'Walls and Bridges' Songs to No Avail

John Lennon thought he had the perfect song for Frank Sinatra on his 5th solo album. Frank didn't take him up on the offer.

Science & Technology | Tech

Apple Music TV is a new take on the 24-hour music video channel

If you miss the halcyon days of MTV in its prime, check out Apple Music TV, a free, 24-hour a day curated music video livestream with premieres and exclusives.

Psychology | Psychology

We Find Some Word Sounds More Emotionally Arousing Than Others – Research Digest

By Emma Young. Finding helps explain the bouba-kiki effect — and may even have implications for the evolution of language.

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Eddie Van Halen endured a 'horrifying racist environment' before becoming a rock legend

In an interview with Marc Maron, former bandmate David Lee Roth revealed just how painful the experience was for the late artist, who was of Indonesian and Dutch descent.

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The Beatles: John Lennon on Paul McCartney HOURS before death – ‘I’d do anything for him’

JOHN LENNON had some touching things to say about Paul McCartney in the hours before his untimely death.

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John Lennon at 80: His life in pictures

Friday would have marked the 80th birthday of the late Beatles star John Lennon.

Music | Vinyl Records!

Bang & Olufsen revives iconic Beogram 4000c turntable

Bang & Olufsen is resurrecting its iconic Beogram 4000c turntable – Beogram 4000c Recreated Limited Edition  – this October.

Music | Music News

Sammy Hagar and Mike Anthony Salute Eddie Van Halen in New Video

“I’ll tell you, a Van Halen song never felt so hard to sing and play in my life,” singer says following news of guitarist’s death

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Charlie Brown And The Peanuts Soundtrack: The Music of Vince Guaraldi

The iconic music of Charlie Brown and Peanuts was created by jazz composer Vince Guaraldi. This is the story of how it came to be.

Music | Bands

How Eddie Van Halen 'scared the hell out of a million guitarists' - BBC News

How Eddie Van Halen changed the sound of rock music forever, one riff at a time.

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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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Johnny Nash, 'I Can See Clearly Now' singer, dead at 80

Nash passed away on Tuesday of natural causes in his home in Houston, Texas.

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Valerie Bertinelli Posts Moving Tribute to Eddie Van Halen - Variety

Valerie Bertinelli posted a moving tribute to her ex-husband, guitarist Eddie Van Halen, who died Tuesday at the age of 65.

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Metallica, Pete Townshend, Brian May, Tony Iommi, More Remember Eddie Van Halen | Pitchfork

Sammy Hagar on the passing of his iconic bandmate: “Heartbroken and speechless.”

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Eddie Van Halen Dies at 65

Eddie Van Halen, whose innovative and explosive guitar playing kept the hard rock band that bore his family name cemented to the top of the album charts for two decades, died on Tuesday morning after a long battle with cancer. He was 65. Van Halen's son W

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Independent music venues fear they'll soon be forced to close forever

Nearly 3,000 venues have formed a new group, the National Independent Venue Association, to lobby for federal assistance to weather the pandemic.

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Hear Paul McCartney’s remarkable isolated drums on The Beatles song ‘Back in the U.S.S.R.’

We are taking a look back at one of The Beatles more curious moments and concentrating on Paul McCartney's remarkable isolated drums on 'Back in the U.S.S.R.'

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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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Did AC/DC send out the signal there's a new album coming?

In a flash of lightning AC/DC has sent the internet into a frenzy with rumours of a new album.

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William Shatner sings ‘The Blues’ backed by Rock & Roll Hall of Famers and other stars

Actor William Shatner, best known for playing Capt. James T. Kirk on “Star Trek,” has a new album out Friday, Oct. 2. "The Blues" finds Shatner singing iconic fare such as "Crossroads," "The Thrill is Gone," "Route 66," "Sweet Home Chicago" and more, join

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Mac Davis, Country Singer and Elvis Presley Songwriter, Dead at 78 - Rolling Stone

Along with solo hits like “Baby Don’t Get Hooked on Me,” Davis wrote Presley’s indelible “In the Ghetto”

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Fleet Foxes: Sun Giant EP Album Review | Pitchfork

The first official release from Seattle-based Fleet Foxes may be largely influenced by vintage folk and rock LPs, but this pastoral psych-pop band does something special with these elements. Fusing classic rock, church music, old-timey folk, and epic, rev

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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.

Entertainment | Humor

Blues Traveler Inducted Into “Band You’re Probably Gonna Hear at Walgreens” Hall of Fame

Blues Traveler were inducted into the “Band You’re Probably Gonna Hear at Walgreens” Hall of Fame for being the most played at the pharmacy chain.

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From the sharp-edged genre's founding members to the later artists bringing new wave into the present here's a look at new wave

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Vanilla Fudge Adds a Little Led to the Mixture on Upcoming Record

Singer/keyboardist Mark Stein reflects on 50+ years of Vanilla Fudge, Led Zeppelin, Quentin Tarantino, and...Michael Jackson??

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iOS 14.2 beta adds new Control Center toggle for built-in Shazam music recognition

Apple released the surprise first beta of iOS 14.2 to developers, just one day after iOS 14 was released to the general public. One of the new changes in iOS 14.2 is a brand new Shazam toggle that can be added to Control Center. To add the new Shazam musi

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Watch the power of The Kinks with rare footage of their 1965 Paris performance

We dip into the Far Out Magazine Vault to bring you this brilliant footage of The Kinks performing some of their best tracks in Paris, 1965.

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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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Musings On Music: Seven Insights From Psychology – Research Digest

By Emma Young. New research is revealing all manner of psychological and neurological effects of music.

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How Keith Richards is Spending His Quarantine

The guitarist talks about new Stones music, his ‘Goats Head Soup’ memories, and how he hopes they’ll celebrate their 60th anniversary

Entertainment | Entertainment

What Songs Are You Enjoying The Most On Yellowstone? - Kevin Costner

Yellowstone lead Actor Kevin Costner has shared a photo and asked a question What Songs are you enjoying the most on Yellowstone? he wrote on Twitter:

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Bad Religion's Greg Graffin On "Faith Alone," Cautious Optimism for Shows in 2021 and the Election

#BadReligion #GregGraffin #FaithAlone In 2020, no band would be spared the wrath of the COVID-19 pandemic. Punk icons Bad Religion weren’t going to mope abou...

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Jimmy Page recalls meeting The Rolling Stones for the first time

Jimmy Page has spoken about his earliest experiences meeting and recording with Rolling Stones duo Mick Jagger and Keith Richards.

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The making of The Beatles: Watch the earliest known footage of John Lennon and Paul McCartney, recorded in 1958

We're stepping back in time with Far Out Magazine's vault to dig out a moment of history after The Beatles were filmed by the Liverpool police force.

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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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All of David Bowie's albums ranked in order of greatness

As we're such big David Bowie fans here at Far Out we thought we'd give ourselves the unenviable task of ranking all 27 of his album in order of greatness

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Keith Moon: isolated drum track on The Who's Pinball Wizard

Take a look back at The Who's iconic drummer Keith Moon and marvel at his unique style on the 1969 classic, 'Pinball Wizard'

Entertainment | Entertainment

VMAs Iconic Awards 2020 Airs On August 30

The iconic awards show, which this year will pay homage to New York City and its resilience, will also air across 11 ViacomCBS brands, in addition to The CW,

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Six Decades Into His Career, Bob Dylan Delivers A Gorgeous And Meticulous Record

Six decades into his career, Bob Dylan delivers a gorgeous and meticulous record. It is the rare Dylan album that asks to be understood and comes down to meet its audience.

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Paul McCartney still uses the guitar amp he bought when was 14

Paul McCartney has shared a unique glimpse into his recording process, revealing that he still uses an amplifier he bought when he was 14

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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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Trini Lopez Dead: Singer and Guitarist Died of COVID-19 - Variety

Trini Lopez, the pop singer and guitarist who also acted in Robert Aldrich's "The Dirty Dozen," died Monday of complications from COVID-19.

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Teenage Twins Are Blown Away by the Phil Collins Song 'In the Air Tonight' While Listening to It For the First Time

The teenage Williams twins, aka TwinsthenewTrend, of Gary, Indiana amusingly review classic rock songs after hearing them for the first time. One such

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The Beatles: Paul McCartney gives explanation on WHY he sued the band

THE BEATLES struggled towards the end of their career, as all four members of the band decided to go their separate ways. While their discrepancies with one another have become well-known, a few issues have not completely been aired out since their split,

Music | Audio Equipment: SO Cool!

Retro cassette players for people who like it old-school

Cassette tapes are making a comeback, probably because you can’t beat them for making a mixtape or recording the weird things you hear on the radio.

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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.

Science & Technology | Science & Technology

Spotify’s new party mode feature, ‘Group Session,’ goes remote | TechCrunch

Spotify announced today it’s updating its recently launched shared-queue feature, Group Session, to support remote usage.  Essentially a “party mode,” the feature first debuted in May, offering a way for participants contribute to a collaborative playlist

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Rebel Rebel - Rockin'1000 That's Live Official

In 2015 1000 Rockers performed simultaneously "Learn to Fly" by the Foo Fighters in Cesena - Italy. The video got more than 32 million views and the Foos act...

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

4 Israeli Startups Using Tech To Amplify The Music Scene - One Note At A Time

From haptic tech that lets you feel sounds to a music learning app that teaches you piano through mobile, these four tech companies are transforming the global music scene. | NoCamels

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Mick Jagger gives fresh update on new Rolling Stones material

Mick Jagger has given an update on the progress of new music by The Rolling Stones, revealing that he's been working on the material during lockdown

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A note which hilariously details The Rolling Stones’ complex hotel requirements

Keith Richards, Mick Jagger, Ronnie Wood, and Charlie Watts and their touring life was that of rock 'n' roll legend.

Music | Audio Equipment: SO Cool!

This is what Samsung’s bean-shaped Galaxy Buds Live will look like in your ears - The Verge

A new leak shows more angles of Samsung’s next wireless earbuds and their very unique style. The Galaxy Buds Live might also feature active noise cancellation.

Music | Music

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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New Music Is Better Than Old Music. This Is Why!

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Science & Technology | Social Media

Facebook to launch officially licensed music videos in the U.S. next month | TechCrunch

Facebook is preparing to launch officially licensed music videos on its social network in the U.S. next month, in a direct challenge to YouTube. In materials reviewed by TechCrunch, Facebook informed Page owners linked to artists they’ll need to toggle on

Entertainment | Entertainment

Happy Birthday "Jessica Simpson" Turns 40

An American singer, actress, and fashion designer Jessica Simpson is celebrating her 40th birthday on Friday, July 10.  Simpson posted a photograph on

Music | Music News

Lost Rolling Stones song with Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page to be released

Scarlet is joined by two other unreleased songs, Criss Cross and All the Rage, on a deluxe version of Goat’s Head Soup

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The Maestro: 10 Facts About Ennio Morricone

When famed composer Ennio Morricone passed away on July 6, 2020, he left behind a body of work that eclipses the idea of “productivity” itself. In addition to composing thousands of hours of music for hundreds of movies, he created several indelible momen

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Ringo Starr on His 80th Birthday: “We’re sort of saying I’m still 79, because we’re hopefully celebrating properly next year”

Ringo Starr was hoping to have a big party for his 80th birthday on July 7th, but the pandemic is keeping him away from his friends and loved one

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Remember When Charlie Daniels Put on a Clinic at the ACM Awards?

Charlie Daniels 2010 performance with Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley and John Fogerty is simply electric, ending with a mic-drop kind of line.

Entertainment | Entertainment News!

Oscar-winning composer Ennio Morricone dead at 91

Ennio Morricone, one of the world's best-known and most prolific composers of film scores notably for spaghetti westerns, died in Rome on Monday at the age of 91. Tributes poured in for the man who composed the music for about 500 films, including hi

Music | Music News

The All-American Glory of Yacht Rock

America’s truly sublime musical innovation is Yacht Rock. Savor the wit of that oxymoron: How hard can you rock if you’re on a yacht? The boat itself rocks like a baby, not like Led Zeppelin.

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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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Summer Soundtrack: 20 Great Songs From the Ultimate '80s Movies

As familiar—even iconic—as many 1980s movies have become in audiences’ minds, there are always a handful that get overlooked, or thankfully rediscovered, thanks to re-releases and anniversaries.

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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

Science & Technology | Tech

Spotify could be working to add music videos to its app | TechRadar

Code hidden in the current Spotify app suggests a music video feature could be on the way – but it might never see the light of day.

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The Beatles: John Lennon estate celebrates Paul McCartney’s 78th Birthday in the BEST way

THE BEATLES star Sir Paul McCartney turned 78-years-old today as the John Lennon estate celebrated his birthday in the best way possible.

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The moment Chuck Berry punched Keith Richards in the face

We dip into our Far Out Magazine vault to bring one of the most brilliant stories we've ever come across as Chuck Berry punches Keith Richards

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Who Was ‘She’ In The Zombies Hit, ‘She’s Not There?’

Th Zombies first hit was "She's Not There" in 1964. Keyboardist Rod Argent wrote the song as a teenager in just two weeks.

Entertainment | HBO

25 music movies & series to stream on HBO Max

New streaming service HBO Max just launched and there's A LOT on it, including many music-related titles. We've picked a few things that are worth seeking out.

Music | Guitar: Gear & Tips

Do vintage electric guitars really sound better with age?

In this opinion piece, vintage-guitar expert Huw Price goes head-to-head with the myth that, like a fine wine, vintage guitars improve with age.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Gradual Hearing Loss “Reorganises” Brain’s Sensory Areas And Impairs Memory (In Mice) – Research Digest

By Emma Young. If processes are mirrored in humans, finding could help explain why hearing loss raises risk of Alzheimer's.

Music | Music

Revisit the moment Keith Richards was nearly electrocuted on stage with The Rolling Stones

We take a look back at the moment Keith Richards was nearly electrocuted to death when performing with The Rolling Stones in 1965

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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.

Music | Music

Get Lost In This Vintage Live Music Goldmine | Pitchfork

Watch trippy, early ’70s performances from Stevie Wonder, Johnny Cash, the Kinks, and more

Music | Audio Equipment: SO Cool!

Sony’s WH-1000XM4 headphones may let you pair more than one device - The Verge

New leaks have surfaced on the internet strongly hinting that Sony’s WH-1000XM4 wireless headphones may include some new features on an otherwise fantastic product.

Music | Vinyl Records!

How the Coronavirus Is Affecting America’s Vinyl Record Industry | Pitchfork

Pressing plant shutdowns and a drop in demand are putting the format’s long-running comeback in jeopardy.

Sports | Surfing/SUPing

PENTACOASTAL: A Surf Film Directed by Wade Goodall & Shane Fletcher | Surf | VANS

“PENTACOASTAL” was inspired by the tonalities of Australian cult cinema. Directors Wade Goodall & Shane Fletcher have merged these filmic elements within the...

Music | Music

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

Music | Music

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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Beatles photographer Astrid Kirchherr dies aged 81

Beatles photographer Astrid Kirchherr dies aged 81 | Music | The Guardian

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You Can Stream Prince and the Revolution’s ‘Live 1985’ Concert to Support Coronavirus Relief Efforts

Prince’s legendary concert will be available to watch through Sunday, May 17, and Google is matching all donations.

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Is There a Safe Way to Throw Socially Distanced Shows? | Pitchfork

As one Arkansas theater and small clubs in Seoul move forward with concerts, we talked to doctors, venue owners, and booking agents about the safety of such events.

Entertainment | Entertainment

Best Concert Movies and Music Comedies to Stream | Vanity Fair

Most summer concerts and festivals are postponed, which might have left a music-shaped hole in your heart. Thankfully, there is plenty of content available to stream to bring some live-music magic back into your life.

Music | Music

Mick Jagger Pays Tribute to 'Biggest Inspiration' Little Richard

“His music still has the same raw electric energy when you play it now as it did when it first shot through the music scene in the mid 50’s,” Rolling Stones singer writes of late icon

Music | Music

Take A First Look "Taylor Swift City Of Lover" Will Air May 17

Taylor Swift's 2019 Lover Fest tour was canceled last month due to coronavirus pandemic but now Swifties will have a chance to watch the superstar perform in...

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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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"SAVING LIVES SUNDAY" BENEFIT RELEASES STUNNING RENDITION OF "HALLELUJAH"

“SAVING LIVES SUNDAY” BENEFIT RELEASES STUNNING RENDITION OF “HALLELUJAH” SAVING LIVES SUNDAY” BENEFIT RELEASES STUNNING RENDITION OF “HALLELUJAH” IN ENGLISH, HEBREW AND ARABICFEATURING INTERNATIONAL CELEBS & FIRST RESPONDERS Jerusalem, (May

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Drive-In Concerts Are Now a Thing in Denmark

Denmark hosted a drive-in concert last week, where audience members watched Mads Langer perform live from their cars and tuned in on FM radio.

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Mick Jagger is doing just Mick Jagger Is Doing Just Fine With His Quarantine Sheep Pals— And He's Wearing A Jaunty Hat

Mick Jagger, of the Rolling Stones, filmed a cute video for The Tonight Show that showed what he was getting up to in quarantine. It includes sheep herding!

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80s MTV VHS Recordings 1981 to 1989 Collection : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming : Internet Archive

'80s MTV VHS Recordings 1981 to 1989 CollectionThis is my personal collection of 80's MTV VHS recordings. I've been collecting recordings of full, unedited,...

Music | Music News

The Rolling Stones Hit Number 1 on iTunes (First Time Ever) with Spectacular Quarantine Anthem “Living in a Ghost Town”

The Rolling Stones haven’t had a number 1 hit probably since 1981’s “Start Me Up.” They’ve had scattershot singles since then– they were never a great singles ch…

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Mick Jagger responds to Paul McCartney's claims that The Beatles were "better" than The Rolling Stones | NME

Mick Jagger has responded to Paul McCartney's recent comments that The Beatles were a superior band to The Rolling Stones.

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The Rolling Stones Release Timely New Song ‘Living In A Ghost Town’ – Watch The Video

The Rolling Stones, who had planned a major tour before the COVID-19 pandemic shut down the world, have done the next best thing: Released a new song and video that, as Mick Jagger says, "would resonate through the times that we’re living in right now." I

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The Beatles to host sing-a-long version of 'Yellow Submarine' film online this weekend

The Beatles are set to host a one time only sing-a-long version of their 'Yellow Submarine' film on YouTube this weekend (April 25).

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Paul McCartney Talks Lennon Rivalry and Beatles vs. Stones with Howard Stern - Popdust

Earlier this week 77-year-old rock legend <b>Paul McCartney</b> called into <b>The Howard Stern Show</b> to discuss everything from <b>John Lennon</b> and the new <b>Peter Jackson</b> documentary to <b>Chinese wet markets</b> and the old <b>Beatles vs. St

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Best Archival Los Angeles Concerts You Can Stream

One of the biggest things we’re missing right now is live music. While we’re all at home, we thought now would be a great time to revisit some of the best concerts Los Angeles has ever seen, from David Bowie at the Universal Amphitheatre (RIP) to Daft

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Beatles To Unveil Unheard Treasure Trove, 50 Years After ‘Let It Be’

The vintage money-making machine of the most successful band in history continues to rake in millions, even 50 years after Paul McCartney left for a solo career in April 1970.

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Listen back to a bootleg of Led Zeppelin’s first recorded concert, 1968

We're dipping into the Far Out Magazine vault to bring you the first ever live recording of Led Zeppelin form a 1968 performance in Spokane, Washington

Music | Music

A new photo of the Beatles lets us see them with fresh eyes

The youthful carefree musicians captured in a way we had forgotten

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Israel Seen Favorite Passover Music Videos

Israel Seen Favorite Passover Music Videos Happy Passover! A musical greeting from the Israel Philharmonic This Pessach, because each of us is celebrating separately, we prepared a special musical greeting, which we hope you’ll enjoy. On behalf of t

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Video: The Shalva Band / together@home

Video: The Shalva Band / together@home     After touching the hearts of millions around the world at their Eurovision performance and being named one of Israel’s most influential personalities in 2019, the Shalva Band was invited to perform at

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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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Bill Withers: 10 Essential Songs

From “Lean on Me” to “Just the Two of Us,” we look back at the R&B legend’s most memorable tracks

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Bill Wyman: Why Bill Withers Was the Definition of Timeless

Withers, who died earlier this week on March 30 at 81 of heart complications, had talent and an air of imperturbable gravity. That combination made his deceptively simple songs sound genuinely real — and somehow necessary.

Music | Music

Remembering Bill Withers With 5 Great Live Performances | Pitchfork

These concert clips show the late singer-songwriter’s complete mastery

Music | Music

That Thing You Do! Is a Testament to the Power of One Great Song | Pitchfork

Revisiting Tom Hanks’ directorial debut, whose main songwriter, Adam Schlesinger, passed away this week.

Entertainment | Entertainment

Ellis Marsalis Dead: Legendary New Orleans’ Pianist Dies at 85

Famous New Orleans' pianist Ellis Marsalis passed away at age 85 on April 1, 2020.

Music | Music

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

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

Music | Music News

'I Love Rock 'n' Roll' songwriter Alan Merrill dies from coronavirus

Singer, guitarist, and songwriter Alan Merrill has died in New York as a result of the coronavirus at the age of 69.

Entertainment | Humor

José Feliciano The Comedy Bit

Provided to YouTube by Sony Music Entertainment The Comedy Bit · José Feliciano Alive Alive - O! ℗ Recorded prior to 1972. All rights reserved by BMG Music P...

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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.

Music | Music

Bob Dylan Shares First New Original Song in 8 Years: Listen | Pitchfork

“Murder Most Foul” is a 17-minute song about the JFK assassination

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Neil Diamond remade Sweet Caroline and it's what this coronavirus world needs

Musician Neil Diamond reached out -- well not exactly -- on Twitter Sunday to give folks a little hope during these tense times.

Music | Music

Coronavirus tips: The lost art of deep listening: Choose an album. Lose the phone. Close your eyes.

The experience of listening in solitude, without interruption or distraction, to albums from start to finish. With album recommendations, but it’s more about the closed-eyes experience.

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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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Classic Rock on Amazon Prime: Documentaries and Concerts

We searched through Amazon Prime and rounded up some of our favorite classic rock documentaries, concert films and miniseries.

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Coronavirus Updates: The Rolling Stones Postpone ‘No Filter Tour’

The Rolling Stones have postponed their upcoming "No Filter Tour" dates because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. See the schedule now.

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Israeli Eden Alene's Eurovision 2020 Song "Feker Libi"

Israeli Eden Alene’s Eurovision 2020 Song “Feker Libi” H/T Åri Agam is an Israeli translator and Wiwiblogger “Feker Libi” means My Love in Amharic. The other languages she sings in are Hebrew, Arabic, and English.   This is the Eng

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IsraelSeen Presents: Inspiring Musical Relief For these Difficult Days As We Move into Shabbat

IsraelSeen Presents: Inspiring Musical Relief For these Difficult Days As We Move into Shabbat A global pandemic is upon us all and in Israel, we struggle to contain the virus as everyone else is doing. We thought it appropriate as we move into Shabbat-Th

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It’s Official! Coachella 2020 Postponed Due to Coronavirus Concerns | Pitchfork

The Indio festival is pushing the festival to October in response to public health concerns

Science & Technology | Tech News

Check out Spotify’s totally redesigned home screen

Spotify's massive redesign of its mobile app is rolling right along. On Monday, the music streamer announced an update to the app's home screen As part of Spotify's redesign, users will be greeted with an easier-to-use and more personalized mix of content

Entertainment | Podcasts

The Impact Of Podcasting On The Music Industry: A Double-Edged Sword?

The impact of podcasting on the music industry is still unclear at this early stage in the game.

Entertainment | Humor

M-M-M-My Corona

Provided to YouTube by TuneCore M-M-M-My Corona · J.R. Shrum M-M-M-My Corona ℗ 2020 J.R. Shrum Released on: 2020-02-26 Auto-generated by YouTube.

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Do Yourself A Favor And Watch David Byrne's Two Stunning SNL Performances

David Byrne performed Talking Heads’ Once in a Lifetime and Toe Jam during Saturday Night Live, hosted by John Mulaney.

Music | Music News

Rod Stewart and Ronnie Wood urged to re-form The Faces by their wives

Penny Lancaster and Sally Wood are pestering their husbands to make a full-time comeback.

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The Violent Shootout That Led to Daryl Hall and John Oates Joining Forces

One of the biggest duos in pop music history, Daryl Hall and John Oates first encountered one another during a dance hall riot in 1967 Philadelphia.

Music | Music

'Paul McCartney's right in front of me': Beatles fans spot the singer in New Jersey

It’s not Abbey Road, but Main Street will do. Beatles fans spotted Paul McCartney in New Jersey over the weekend.

Music | Music

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.

Music | Music

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.

Health & Fitness | Sleep

What does science tell us about music and insomnia? | Sleep Research | Sleep Junkies

Research shows that music can be a non-addictive and cost-effective way to reduce the time it takes you to fall asleep and lessen sleep disturbances.

Entertainment | Entertainment

When “Weird Al” Yankovic Asked Kurt Cobain for Permission to Parody "Smells Like Teen Spirit"

“Weird Al” Yankovic was used to rejection by the time he parodied "Smells Like Teen Spirit," but he was still nervous about asking for Kurt Cobain's blessing.

Science & Technology | Tech

Apple Music now groups different versions of the same albums - The Verge

Apple Music has tweaked the way it organizes different versions of the same album. Now, if you tap on an album in Apple Music, any alternate versions will appear below the tracklist in a section called "Other Versions."

Music | Vinyl Records!

“Devastating” Manufacturing Plant Fire Threatens Worldwide Vinyl Record Supply | Pitchfork

Third Man Records’ Ben Blackwell says the destruction of Apollo Masters’ California facility “will present a problem for the vinyl industry worldwide”