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By Melinda Newman 11/12/2020 Wednesday’s (Nov. 11) 54th annual CMA Awards had the distinction of being one of the few major award shows after the pandemic broke that hasn’t been pushed back or cancelled. It was also the first to push the boundaries of how live an awards show could be now, complete with co-hosts Reba McEntire and Darius […]

Inspired by Guns N’ Roses and co-produced by Ariel Rechtshaid By Eric Torres November 11, 2020 HAIM have shared a new song, “Feel the Thunder,” from the soundtrack to the new animated film The Croods: A New Age, as Rolling Stone notes. The song was co-written and produced by Ariel Rechtshaid and was apparently inspired by Guns N’ Roses. Check it […]

“Home” is the lead single from the beloved Scottish band’s first record since 2016 By Noah YooNovember 11, 2020 Teenage Fanclub have announced their next record: The Scottish rock band will issue Endless Arcade on March 5 via Merge. The album follows 2016’s Here and also marks Fanclub’s first album without founding member Gerard Love, who departed the band in 2018. Below, listen to […]

By Glenn Peoples 11/9/2020 Stock prices for live music companies skyrocketed Monday morning on news that a COVID-19 vaccine was found to be 90% effective. At 9:15 am ET, just 30 minutes after Pfizer’s press release with its vaccine trial results, Live Nation was +20.8% to $67.73, Madison Square Garden Entertainment was +21.4% to $84.44 and […]

RJ Holland· Former Professional Drummer Session/studio and Bands: I’m not sure who the first one was but one of the earliest was the drummer for The Honeycombs who had the hit song Have I the Right in 1964. I had just started drumming and was used to seeing Ringo Starr, Charlie Watts, Dave Clark and so […]

The Oral History of Black Artists Touring in the Segregated South By Steve Knopper 11/10/2020 Billboard spoke with Smokey Robinson, Dionne Warwick, Booker T. Jones and other legendary acts who faced extreme racism to bring their music to the American South in the 1950s and ’60s. One day in the early ’50s, three jazz legends were […]

The new commercial, which premiered during an NFL game, follows a time traveling cowboy who becomes Santa Claus By Evan MinskerNovember 9, 2020 Lil Nas X has announced the release of a new song called “Holiday”—out this Friday (November 13)—in an absurd and spectacular way. During tonight’s game between the New Orleans Saints and the Tampa Bay […]

By Kevin Rutherford 11/8/2020 Kool & the Gang’s “Celebration,” Mary J. Blige’s “Work That” and many more were up by double-digit percentages on Nov. 7. YG’s “FDT,” featuring Nipsey Hussle, leads a variety of songs that saw major digital sales gains in the U.S. on Nov. 7, the day Joe Biden was projected as the president-elect of […]

By Gab Ginsberg and Jason Lipshutz 11/9/2020 Looking for some Monday motivation to help power you through the start of another week? We’re right there with you, and with some stellar new pop tunes, we’ve got you covered. These 10 tracks from artists like Tierra Whack, Jade Bird, K/DA and more will get you energized to take on […]

Joe Smerdon My jaw literally dropped reading this question. It even took me a minute to figure out who Meg White was. You can’t lump these two together. People consider Meg White to be a bad drummer because she is completely basic. It adds a certain feel to the music, which personally I like, but […]

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