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D.C. funk master Brown readies 1st album in decade


The untimely death in 1996 of 33-year-old pop/jazz singer Eva Cassidy struck a deep chord with Chuck Brown. Washington, D.C.’s godfather of go-go had teamed with Cassidy on the 1995 release “The Other Side.” “After we lost her, I didn’t want to do anymore studio work,” Brown said. But cajoling from songwriter/producer Chucky Thompson and business manager Tom Goldfogle changed Brown’s tune. “We’re About the Business” (due April 24 from Raw Venture) is the musician’s first set of primarily original material since Cassidy’s death. That’s not all. Rapper Eve samples his No. 31 1974 R&B hit “Blow Your Whistle” on… Read more »

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A Decade Later, Xzibit Makes 'A' List


Los Angeles – Nearly 10 years into his career, Xzibit is on a roll. Now in the second season of hosting the popular MTV series “Pimp My Ride,” the West Coast rapper is busy promoting his fifth album, “Weapons of Mass Destruction,” which Columbia will release Dec. 14. His acting chops are also getting a workout. His cameo in Eminem’s “8 Mile” has segued into a role alongside Ice Cube in the upcoming “XXX” sequel, “XXX State of the Union.” Xzibit also has a part in the forthcoming Jennifer Aniston/Clive Owen suspense thriller, “Derailed.” While he enjoys the wider audience… Read more »

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Guns N' Roses Announce First U.S. Tour In A Decade


W. Axl Rose will exhibit his appetite for reconstruction when Guns N’ Roses re-emerge for their first U.S. tour in nine years with many new band members and a batch of new material. The first date of the group’s trek will be November 7 in Vancouver at General Motors Place. An additional 25 dates have been announced, the last of which will be December 21 in Dallas at the American Airlines Center. More shows will be booked in the coming weeks. Guns N’ Roses, who have been out of the U.S. spotlight for the past decade, performed on television for… Read more »

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Noel Looks Back Without Anger on a Decade of Oasis


Bust-ups, divorce and family feuds have kept British rock band Oasis and the battling Gallagher brothers in the news as much as their music. But as Oasis nears its 10th anniversary, guitarist Noel Gallagher told Thursday’s Evening Standard newspaper that despite their well-publicized rows, his relationship with Liam was one of the few constants in his life. “Slowly but surely, my personal life started falling apart and all I had left was my brother and my band,” Gallagher told the paper. “And I thought, ‘well I’m not giving that up because that’s Our Kid and that’s my band. Why should… Read more »

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Goldfinger and Less Than Jake Reimagine “I Had Some Help”


After years of being besties on the road and in the scene, ska kings Less Than Jake and Goldfinger have finally released their first official collab. The two acts put their horns together to add a new spin on Post Malone and Morgan Wallen‘s chart-topping, country-tinged 2024 hit, “I Had Some Help.” Less Than Jake frontman Chris DeMakes says, “It’s no secret that Less Than Jake and Goldfinger have known each other and been friends forever. It’s also no secret that [Goldfinger vocalist] John Feldmann is a world-renowned record producer. So, when your friend hits you up and asks if… Read more »

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The Used & Taking Back Sunday Reunite For Co-Headline Tour


Emo legends The Used and Taking Back Sunday have announced that they will co-headline a tour for the first time in over a decade this fall.  The news comes as the cherry on top of the exciting second leg of Taking Back Sunday’s North American Headline tour, set to hit the road next week on July 24. The band will be playing songs from their latest album 152, an album that delivers renewed ambition from the group.  Speaking of new tracks, The Used recently released a vibrant and heart-pounding new deluxe B-sides album. MEDZ was released on June 21 via… Read more »

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Mayday Parade Releases New Single “Pretty Good To Feel Something”


As if the summer wasn’t hot enough, Mayday Parade and more of your favorites are turning up the heat as they kick off Sad Summer Fest today, July 11. The fifth annual festival will be touring nearly 20 cities across America in July and August. Mayday Parade and The Maine are set to headline, joined by The Wonder Years, We The Kings, Real Friends, Knuckle Puck, and more. Read more: The Maine Releases New Single “Touch” Ahead Of Sad Summer Fest With the tour comes Mayday Parade’s new single “Pretty Good To Feel Something.” A feel-good song with that instantly… Read more »

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twenty one pilots Releases Action-Packed “Paladin Strait” Music Video


The wait is over for twenty one pilots fans. Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun have finally revealed their theatrical, action-packed music video for “Paladin Strait” from their recently released record, Clancy. The ending of the video shows “Nico” strangling “Clancy.” The red-hooded figure says, “So few. So proud. So emotional. Hello, Clancy.” Some Reddit users and Instagram users believe there is more music on the way based on the music video’s sudden ending and brief flourish before fading to black. Check out the Hollywood production-level video below, directed by Jensen Noen, who is also known for working with Bring Me… Read more »

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