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Elton John condemns homophobia during Russian concert + MORE

Speaking during his show in St Petersburg, Elton John said that if people are punished for being gay then the world will lose its humanity Elton John has spoken out against Russian homophobia during a concert in St Petersburg. The singer criticised the fact that the citys statue of Apple founder Ste.... More »
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‘Ganges’ is the theme at music fest + MORE

The music and dance festival organised by the Swami Dayananda Saraswati Educational Trust at Manjakudi near here on Wednesday featured vedic chanting, a lecture on the greatness of the Ganges, ....... More »
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Anderson .Paak Reveals “Malibu” World Tour w/The Free Nationals + MORE

In case you missed Anderson .Paak live at Coachella, you will get your chance as he hits some major cities across the United States for his newly announced Malibu Tour. AP will be going on the road with The Free Nationals and has plotted out stops in spots like Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Boston, Toron.... More »
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Elton John Performed a Piano Medley at a London Train Station + MORE

Elton John played an instrumental piano medley of some of his greatest hits whilst in public at London's St Pancras railway station. Why did he do this, you ask? Because he's a knight, absurdly wealthy, and generally pretty jovial, so he can do whatever the hell he pleases — plus he has a new alb.... More »

Shirley Collins: The ’60s Folk Scene Could Be Pretty Nasty + MORE

Celebrating her 80th year and working on her first album since 1978, the singer and folk historian recalls ruffling the traditionalists feathers in the new issue of MOJO. The post Shirley Collins: The ’60s Folk Scene Could Be Pretty Nasty appeared first on MOJO..... More »
Why counting music streams in the UK charts is a welcome changeThe UK’s Official Charts Company is to include streams from next month and it’s overdue recognition of the way people consume music nowThe inclusion from July of streaming data into the UK charts is the biggest change to how the record business understands and measures its own success since Percy Dickins at the NME started calling up a handful of record shops in 1952 to compile the countrys very first chart…

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Here’s a rundown of recent Canadian releases, many of which I picked up at the Folk Alliance conference back in February.
Read more: Folklore, Quebec, Musique, Maja & David, Folk Music, De Temps Antan, Music, Laura Smith, Canada, Stan Rogers, Bombadils, Arts News

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New Music: Jhené Aiko Feat. Cocaine 80s “To Live and Die”
After giving fans a preview earlier on Monday, Jhené Aiko’s “To Live and Die” has surfaced online. Featuring Cocaine 80s, the song serves as the first single off Aiko’s Souled Out debut album releasing via Def Jam Records. Already available on iTunes in various international countries, fans in the U…

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No tartan, no shortbread  King Creosote portrays a different ScotlandWhen King Creosote Kenny Anderson wrote the music for a film about Scotland for the Commonwealth Games, the challenge was to reflect a side of the country tourists don’t seeWith the Commonwealth Games in July and the independence referendum in September, 2014 is a big year for Scotland. What better time to make a poetic film exploring the history of the country, compiled entirely from archive footage and set to the music of one the country’s most respected contemporary folk musicians? And what bigger responsibility for that musician?This was the challenge facing film-maker Virginia Heath and singer-songwriter Kenny Anderson, aka King Creosote…

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Blink-182 Announce Reading and Leeds Festival Warm Up ShowBlink-182 have announced they will play a special Reading and Leeds Festival warm up show at the O2 Brixton Academy in London, England on August 6th.Tickets for the show go on sale this Friday (June 27th) at 9am local time.

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Hip hop is top choice for exercise music, Spotify findsHip hop isn’t just fun to listen to. It also helps keep us in shape. According to a new survey from the streaming service Spotify, rap and hip-hop out-muscles any other genres in terms of the music people choose to play when they engage in sporting activities.

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Blue Monday: Verre Vs. Bloom Twins (A Steamy Summer Song Death Match)Summer is officially here, so things are about to get hot. This past week, two spicy songs with azure nomenclature landed in my inbox. Which one best gets your knickers in a twist? Let’s see which way you swing…
Verre • Blu
Verre, the Southern California quintet that scored my best single of 2013 award with the lush and sensual, ‘Mad’, return this week with an uptempo number called ‘Blu’…

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The Disco Biscuits headlined three nights at New York’s Irving Plaza as the band returns to the road for a touring schedule that runs through December. Next up for the band is a two night run at Washington, DC’s 9:30 Club before they play a trio of festival gigs in Gathering of the Vibes, Summer Set Music Festival and Dominican Holidaze in December…

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Liv Tyler uses dads beauty products

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Actress Liv Tyler says she raids her father and singer Steven Tyler’s cupboards for his luxury face creams whenever she visits him. The “Lord of the Rings” actress loves that the Aerosmith frontman …

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Glastonbury 2014: Prince pulled out due to 'social media chit-chat' says Michael Eavis Prince pulled out of playing Glastonbury this year because of “social media chit-chat”.

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Aussie Band Removed From YouTube For Fish MurderThe music world is up-in-arms over YouTube threatening to block music videos by indie bands and their labels that refuse to sign to allegedly unfair royalty schemes, but one local Aussie band has already found their new clip ripped from the popular music site. Though the New South Wales duo’s video wasn’t removed as part of […]

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Prince Announces Another New Album, Feat. A Song Named After A MemeIn addition to a previously announced album with his band 3rd Eye Girl, Plectrum Electrum (release date TBA), Prince has a new solo album in the works, too. There’s still no official release date or title, but Prince shared a few details today in an interview with the Minnesota Star Tribune: “I’ve finally got something that is a cohesive statement,” he says…

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Singer responds to criticism from daughter of late Nirvana star Kurt Cobain…

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