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  • Concert review: Dave Matthews Band and Lovely Ladies rock Chicago

    Concert review: Dave Matthews Band and Lovely Ladies rock Chicago

    The Dave Matthews Band delivered two solid sets of material across more than three hours at Chicago's First MeritBank Pavilion on Friday night (July 4), but this concert's most noteworthy event was the return of the "Lovely Ladies" - the trio of soulful backup singers that toured regularly with DMB...
  • World Cup reporters criticized for unprofessional behavior

    World Cup reporters criticized for unprofessional behavior

    Several journalists covering the 2014 World Cup have been spotted asking athletes for autographs and taking fan photos with them, according to a July 4 report from Yahoo! Sports. Besides the autograph and photo-seeking media members at the World Cup, Chilean reporter Jhendelyn Nunez took bizarre...
  • On the rise: Tinashe turns up in Billboard's Hot 100 top 40 with '2 On'

    On the rise: Tinashe turns up in Billboard's Hot 100 top 40 with '2 On'

    R&B singer Tinashe hits the top 40 for the first time with her single “2 On.” The club banger hit no. 40 on the Hot 100 chart this week, Billboard reported on Thursday (July 3). Tinashe first made her mark in the music industry as a member of The Stunners in 2007 but the group disbanded four...
  • Jessie Malakouti is reborn as Eden XO on 'Too Cool to Dance'

    Jessie Malakouti is reborn as Eden XO on 'Too Cool to Dance'

    Pop singer-songwriter Jessie Malakouti released her new single "Too Cool to Dance" on Wednesday (July 2) as Eden XO. Previously known for her music as Jessie and the Toy Boys, she is ready to step out once again under a new name and sound. Malakouti garnered fans worldwide as Jessie and the Toy Boys...
  • Jim Breuer delivers controversial bit on America's World Cup loss

    Jim Breuer delivers controversial bit on America's World Cup loss

    Admit it, you got caught up in the excitement of the World Cup, didn't you? And with good reason, it was a monumental series as rousing as the "Rocky" movies... well, the better ones, at least. This year's World Cup captivated the nation and made soccer fans out of every single red-blooded American...
  • Styx’s Rock to the Rescue makes donation to Philadelphia fire department

    Styx’s Rock to the Rescue makes donation to Philadelphia fire department

    On behalf of Styx, Foreigner, and Rock to the Rescue, as a thank you for putting a halt to the fire that broke out in the back lounge of Styx’s crew bus on Wednesday, July 2, proceeds from the sale of The Soundtrack of Summer CDs from the July 3 show in Camden, New Jersey at the Susquehanna Bank...
  • Midyear in review: The top six songs of 2014 (so far)

    Midyear in review: The top six songs of 2014 (so far)

    Now that July is here, it means half of the year is already gone. The first six months of 2014 brought about some great music from singers who returned to the scene to artists who are finally getting the attention they deserve. Some kept their sound consistent and others completely flipped the...
  • Top-secret Jack White gig is just 'sick'

    Top-secret Jack White gig is just 'sick'

    A stealthy performance from a particular high-energy guitarist was just what the doctor ordered for a handful of lucky London music enthusiasts. The rock and rollers had gotten a summer fever it seems and the only cure was more Jack White. The frenetic bluesman’s July 3 mystery novella – make that...
  • Five ways New York Yankees could bolster their roster before MLB Trade Deadline

    Five ways New York Yankees could bolster their roster before MLB Trade Deadline

    Masahiro Tanaka (12-3) helped the New York Yankees snap a season-high five-game losing streak by turning in seven innings of quality work on Thursday night at Target Field in a 7-4 victory over the Minnesota Twins, according to a July 4 report from MLB.com. The Yankees are now 42-42, three and a...
  • Mexican composer America Sierra ready for new music

    Mexican composer America Sierra ready for new music

    America Sierra within two years has maintained her success as an outstanding female composer and to continue the pattern, she released another single that promises to be just as successful. "Eres mi Todo" adds to America's growing song list also of her own penmanship. A song where love and romance...
  • California rockers Sugar Ray still partying their way through music

    California rockers Sugar Ray still partying their way through music

    Whenever California rock band Sugar Ray took the stage in their heyday, one thing was always clear: they were having a great time. The guys behind summer hits like "Fly," "Every Morning," "Someday," and "When It's Over" loved to perform for audiences, and nearly two decades after "Fly" made them...
  • Parmalee captures small-town life in 'Close Your Eyes' music video: Watch

    Parmalee captures small-town life in 'Close Your Eyes' music video: Watch

    Following the chart-topping gold-certified success of their first single "Carolina," Parmalee are back to capture imaginations with their new music video for "Close Your Eyes." Featuring the band performing in the country, the three-minute clips highlights small-town sensibilities and a free...
  • Death Grips break up, cancel tour dates

    Death Grips break up, cancel tour dates

    After four years of making music, the hip-hop trio Death Grips is no longer together. The group posted a picture of a handwritten note to its Facebook page, with the text of it posted below. The note opens with a to the point statement: “We are now at our best and so Death Grips is over. we have...
  • In This Moment evolution continues with upcoming studio album

    In This Moment evolution continues with upcoming studio album

    Southern, California’s In This Moment has been a band in transition, slowing discovering and defining its identity over the course of its first four albums. Throughout the process, which began in 2005, there have been two constants forming the connective tissue of the heart which drives the band...
  • Crowbar announces fall tour with Revocation, Havok, and Fit For An Autopsy

    Crowbar announces fall tour with Revocation, Havok, and Fit For An Autopsy

    Formed in 1989, it's been one hell of a journey thus far for New Orleans, LA. sludge metallers Crowbar. Considered one of the most influential metal bands to come out of the NOLA metal scene, for more than two decades now, Crowbar has provided their magical and nefarious blend of sludge and doom...
  • Corrosion of Conformity announces North American tour

    Corrosion of Conformity announces North American tour

    Now that their new studio album, IX, is finding its way into metal-head's warm, moist hands, the next question for North Carolina's Corrosion of Conformity was, "Is there going to be a tour?" The answer to that question is a bone-crushing, horn-throwing, adrenalin-pumping "Yes!" Having been around...
  • George Thorogood Live From Red Rocks on AXS TV

    George Thorogood Live From Red Rocks on AXS TV

    Late last summer, iconic blues-rocker George Thorogood wowed the Red Rocks Amphitheatre with a dynamic live show celebrating his 40 years in music. If you missed being there that evening—or if you were there and want to re-live the moment—AXS TV is giving you the chance this 4th-of-July weekend...
  • Time for New York Mets to take Daisuke Matsuzaka out of starting rotation

    Time for New York Mets to take Daisuke Matsuzaka out of starting rotation

    New York Mets starting pitcher, Daisuke Matsuzaka, is at risk of being demoted to the bullpen after giving up 10 runs in his last two appearances, according to a July 2 report from the New York Daily News. Matsuzaka, 33, provided the Mets with some solid innings during the first two months of the...
  • Jerrod Niemann & Pitbull team up for 'Drink To That All Night' remix video

    Jerrod Niemann & Pitbull team up for 'Drink To That All Night' remix video

    Jerrod Niemann is raising his glass high these days--thanks in huge part to his most recent No. 1 single "Drink To That All Night." After rising to the summit on Billboard Country Airplay, the singer has teamed up with rapper Pitbull for a remix of the hit; the original version served as the lead-in...
  • Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood's 'Somethin Bad' hits #1 on Hot Country Songs

    Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood's 'Somethin Bad' hits #1 on Hot Country Songs

    Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood prove that double the girl power is just what was needed, as "Somethin' Bad" blazes its way to the top of Billboard's Hot Country Songs this week (powering its way from the No. 18th spot on last week's tally). Moving 60,000 digital downloads, the rock-fused track...
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