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Maxwell plans for tour, new music & possible baby

NEW YORK – Maxwell is looking to produce something this year that has nothing to do with music. In a recent interview with The Associated Press, the 41-year-old crooner – who plans to release a new...

DATE: June 6, 2014 | CATEGORY: Music

The Week in Music: Fred Schneider, a Journey cover, more

If this week’s new music is any indication, it’s gonna be one glorious summer. I hope you find your new favorite song or artist here; you’ll notice they’re all on the upbeat side, because who wants...

DATE: June 6, 2014 | CATEGORY: Music

Lorde teams up with MAC for makeup collaboration

NEW YORK — Lorde, the singer who posted un-retouched photos of herself in concert back in March and loudly spotlighted her own imperfections, might not be the logical choice to front a mini makeup...

DATE: June 5, 2014 | CATEGORY: Music

Jimmy Page riffs on remastered Led Zeppelin catalog

NEW YORK — When Jimmy Page set about to fine-tune and expand Led Zeppelin’s hammer-of-the-gods recording legacy, he employed a producer’s technical expertise and a historian’s diligence. “I knew...

DATE: June 3, 2014 | CATEGORY: Music

Barbers aren’t all about your haircut

In the lexicon of barbershop singers, there’s a term for what happens when the four parts of harmony come together so perfectly that they result in a soaring expansion of the sound. “Chordbusting”...

DATE: June 2, 2014 | CATEGORY: Music

Hip-hop musicians are climbing up Vine

If you have six seconds, you may have a hit. The mobile video app Vine and its 40 million users are changing the way people discover hip-hop online, one six-second clip at a time. Just ask Glasses...

DATE: April 17, 2014 | CATEGORY: Music

These 3 do more than strum 6 strings

Classifying the California Guitar Trio may be a futile effort. Unless you use a phrase like “plays what excites them.” The group of Paul Richards, Hidey Moriya and Bert Lams are a trio of acoustic...

DATE: April 14, 2014 | CATEGORY: Music

Kiss not the first to tell Rock Hall to kiss off

Graciousness is not always high on the list of attributes you find in successful rock ’n’ roll stars. Because of this, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductions have sometimes brought out the worst...

DATE: April 10, 2014 | CATEGORY: Music

Erratic B.B. King performance makes fans blue

ST. LOUIS – At 88, blues guitarist B.B. King is a living legend, a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer with his own satellite radio channel and a string of blues-themed restaurants in New York, Las Vegas...

DATE: April 7, 2014 | CATEGORY: Music

Pharrell Williams, Zimmer create ‘Spidey’ opera

LOS ANGELES – Director Marc Webb and famed composer Hans Zimmer assembled a supergroup of influential recording artists, including the “Happy” chart topper Pharrell Williams, for “The Amazing...

DATE: April 3, 2014 | CATEGORY: Music

First Stratocaster sells for $250K

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The first production model Fender Stratocaster has been sold for $250,000. George Gruhn of Nashville sold the 1954 guitar on consignment for owner and guitar historian Richard...

DATE: March 26, 2014 | CATEGORY: Music

GWAR frontman Brockie found dead in Virginia home

RICHMOND, Va. – Dave Brockie, who as “Oderus Urungus” fronted the alien-costumed heavy metal band GWAR during graphic and fake-blood-soaked stage shows for more than three decades, has died. He was...

DATE: March 24, 2014 | CATEGORY: Music

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