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  • Dimmu Borgir to release 'Forces Of The Northern Night' double-DVD 

    Dimmu Borgir to release 'Forces Of The Northern Night' double-DVD

    Things have been far too quiet in the Dimmu Borgir camp for too long now, but 2017 is about to change all that, and change it in a big way.  Norway's own symphonic black metal masters, Dimmu Borgir, will be making a triumphant return this year - first with the release of their highly anticipated DVD...
  • Frankie Ballard performs live in London.

    Review: Frankie Ballard channels Elvis Presley at NYC's Bowery Ballroom

    There are few country newcomers as capable at crafting a riveting and high-energy show as the whiskey-smooth Frankie Ballard. A talented guitarist and rather progressive in his recordings, the performer has collected three No. 1 hit singles, including "Helluva Life" and "Young & Crazy"--standout...
  • Memoriam releases first single from debut album, 'For The Fallen'

    Memoriam releases first single from debut album, 'For The Fallen'

    Sometimes in metal music, the best of both worlds is achieved when old-school metal comes from a brand spanking new source. That's exactly the case with death metal's Memoriam who you'll be hearing a lot about in the new year. Made up of former Bolt Thrower members Karl Willetts  the vocalist and...
  • Ed Sheeran sees health benefits of singing ballads sans beer

    Ed Sheeran sees health benefits of singing ballads sans beer

    Ed Sheeran has millions of faithful fans who couldn't care less about the look of their singer-songwriter crush, as long as he can stand, sing, and create those longing and lilting opines to love that sing into hearts of all genders. When sweatpants became his only suitable attire, however, even the...
  • April Martin's 'In the Blink of a Life' is a well meaning, yet generic album

    April Martin's 'In the Blink of a Life' is a well meaning, yet generic album

    Folk singer/songwriter April Martin isn't shy about her emotions and proudly shares her feelings on her sophomore effort In the Blink of a Life. The album explores basic human emotions from the joy of love to the confusion and uncertainty death brings. There's a gentle nature to her songs due to...
  • Miranda Lambert launches Highway Vagabond Tour.

    Exclusive: Miranda Lambert, Kelsea Ballerini and more tease upcoming tours

    Ask any artist, and they'll tell you the same: touring is the bread and butter of their careers. Across the board, album and single sales are down, so hitting the open road is as important as ever to not only put food on the table but to meet their loyal fans face-to-face. There's nothing quite like...
  • Check out the trailer for Gad Elmaleh's new special 'Gad Gone Wild'

    Check out the trailer for Gad Elmaleh's new special 'Gad Gone Wild'

    Late last year, Netflix announced that it was teaming-up with multi-lingual comedian Gad Elmaleh for a pair of new comedy specials. Now, comedy fans are getting a sneak preview of the first show, “ Gad Gone Wild,” with a new trailer which is almost entirely in French. The 90-second clip finds the...
  • Rodrigo y Gabriela celebrates 10th anniversary of debut album with deluxe reissue

    Rodrigo y Gabriela celebrates 10th anniversary of debut album with deluxe reissue

    It’s been a decade since Rodrigo Sánchez and Gabriela Quintero released their self-titled debut album, ushering in their highly original instrumental sound to the world music stage. Now, the Mexican-born duo known as Rodrigo y Gabriela is celebrating that album’s release with a deluxe reissue...
  • Ed Sheeran talks weight loss, taking 'gap year' with his girlfriend

    Ed Sheeran talks weight loss, taking 'gap year' with his girlfriend

    Superstar Ed Sheeran has been making the radio show rounds to promote the release of two new singles, “Castle On The Hill” and “Shape of You” from his upcoming album ÷, which is slated to drop on March 3. He stopped by “The Breakfast Club” on Jan. 12 and chatted with co-hosts DJ Envy and Angela Yee...
  • Watch: Ed Sheeran covers 'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air' theme and nails it

    Watch: Ed Sheeran covers 'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air' theme and nails it

    Did Ed Sheeran get his rap stylings from being a closet fan of NBC’s ‘90s hit sitcom, “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air?” Maybe. A Sheeran fan called in during his recent live radio spot on Capital FM and asked if he could “marry” two of her loves, him and “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” by performing the...
  • Beloved Seattle jazzman Bill Anschell’s new jazz album Rumbler relies on unconventional rhythms to get his thoughtful points across.

    Bill Anschell’s new ‘Rumbler’ lives for unexpected

    At times, the natural rhythm of pianist Bill Anschell’s upcoming album, Rumbler, recalls the calm of a gently falling rainy day in transition from winter to spring, afternoon to dusk. The feeling of rain — quiet, unpredictable, and revealing — permeates tunes like “Dark Wind,” “Captive Light...
  • Bonobo and Nick Murphy release new single 'No Reason'

    Bonobo and Nick Murphy release new single 'No Reason'

    On Jan. 10, British producer and DJ Bonobo released a new single, “No Reason” from his upcoming sixth studio album Migration, and it’s one of the most arresting new songs of 2017. In addition to a lush trip-hop soundscape, the track features a gorgeous vocal from Australian singer-songwriter Nick...
  • Okeechobee Music Festival adds Sturgill Simpson, Logic and more to 2017 lineup

    Okeechobee Music Festival adds Sturgill Simpson, Logic and more to 2017 lineup

    On March 5-9, a host of talented recording artists will travel to Okeechobee, Florida’s Sunshine Grove to play the Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival. Although the event already has a stacked bill, the festival’s organizers recently sweetened the pot by announcing the participation of several high...
  • Lauren Alaina releases "Same Day Different Bottle" from her new album, Road Less Traveled.

    Lauren Alaina finally releases a recording of 'Same Day Different Bottle' (listen)

    When "American Idol" season 10 runner-up Lauren Alaina took the stage at the 2013 CMT Next Women of Country showcase, she was determined to prove her worth. She had yet to achieve notable chart success, armed with only one studio album, 2011's Wildflower--a sun-bleached pop-country record of mostly...
  • The Weeknd becomes a 'Party Monster' in trippy music video

    The Weeknd becomes a 'Party Monster' in trippy music video

    Canadian singer-songwriter The Weeknd premiered the music video for "Party Monster" on Jan. 12. He takes partying to another level in the trippy clip. "Party Monster" is one of the songs on The Weeknd's Starboy album. It's the third to receive a music video following the title track and "False Alarm...
  • A scene from "Give Me Future," a documentary about Major Lazer's March 2016 trip to Cuba.

    Major Lazer documentary 'Give Me Future' to premiere at Sundance Film Festival 2017

    "Give Me Future," a documentary about Major Lazer's trip to Cuba in March 2016, will have its world premiere at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival on Jan. 27 at the Municipal Athletic & Recreation Center (also known as the MARC) in Park City, Utah. The movie was directed by Austin Peters. Major...
  • A$AP Mob to celebrate second annual Yams Day at Madison Square Garden

    A$AP Mob to celebrate second annual Yams Day at Madison Square Garden

    In 2015, music executive and A$AP Mob founder Steven “A$AP Yams” Rodriguez tragically passed away at the age of 26. A year later, the A$AP Mob honored the life of their fallen member with a sold-out concert at New York City’s Terminal 5 that was dubbed Yams Day. Later this month, A$AP Rocky, A$AP...
  • Watch: Neal Brennan drops trailer for his new comedy special '3 Mics'

    Watch: Neal Brennan drops trailer for his new comedy special '3 Mics'

    On the heels of the early January premieres of “Jen Kirkman: Just Keep Livin'?” and “Jim Gaffigan: Cinco,” Netflix has shared the trailer for its next comedy special, Neal Brennan's “3 Mics,” which is set to debut on Tuesday, Jan. 17. As the title suggests, the comedian uses not one, not two, but...
  • Watch: Kansas release video for new single 'Rhythm in the Spirit'

    Watch: Kansas release video for new single 'Rhythm in the Spirit'

    Kansas fans gearing up to catch the veteran prog-rockers on their extended Leftoverture 40th Anniversary Tour in 2017 can check out a newly released video for their single “Rhythm in the Spirit.” The track is from their  latest studio album The Prelude Implicit, which dropped Sept. 23, 2016 via...
  • Kathy Griffin announces Celebrity Run-In Tour

    Kathy Griffin announces Celebrity Run-In Tour

    Kathy Griffin has spent endless hours bumping elbows with – and poking fun at – A-list celebrities from the world of television, film, music and beyond. The comedian is finding hilarious inspiration in these encounters on her new Celebrity Run-In Comedy Tour. The Tour is set to kick-off on Jan. 1...
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