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Funk and soul legend George Clinton has announced a 2018 tour with his band Parliament/Funkadelic. The Mardi Gras Madness Tour kicks off January 31 in Chicago and will be stopping in New York’s B.B. King Blues Club on Mardi Gras Day. Check out their full itinerary on Clinton’s site, where tickets go on sale this […]

Houston Texans owner Bob McNair is still getting backlash for his “inmates running the prison” comment, in reference to ongoing player demonstrations during the national anthem. Though he expressed regret and issued a public apology over the weekend, some Texans players considered staging a walkout. And now Jay Z, who has been a vocal supporter of […]

Image copyright Getty Images Fats Domino, one of the most influential rock and roll performers of the 1950s and 60s, has died aged 89. The American rock and roll artist was best known for his songs Ain’t That A Shame and Blueberry Hill. The New Orleans singer sold more than 65 million records, outselling every […]

Clean Bandit have squeezed the intros in their hits Great song intros, where a tune builds up before the vocal kicks in, are becoming an endangered species as fickle music fans skip tracks if they don’t get immediate gratification. That’s the view of the man who co-produced two Clean Bandit number ones this year, and […]

Image copyright Arista Image caption Clive Davis’s discoveries include Alicia Keys (pictured), Aerosmith and Billy Joel If it wasn’t for Clive Davis, you might never have heard of Bruce Springsteen. The singer was still a rookie when he stood in Davis’s office in 1972 and played his heart out. “This was like the biggest days […]

Image copyright Getty Images Beyonce has added her voice to a new version of Mi Gente, the global hit single by J Balvin and Willy William. The star sings in Spanish, French and English on the song – which is being released for charity. “I am donating my proceeds from this song to hurricane relief […]

Image copyright PA Image caption Former JLS singer Aston Merrygold impressed the judges in the first live episode of this year’s Strictly Come Dancing The first live episode of this year’s Strictly Come Dancing beat ITV rival The X Factor in the TV ratings battle. An average audience of 9.3m watched on BBC One on […]

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Adele’s tour was one of the biggest draws in 2016 Live music now accounts for almost 25% of UK music industry revenues, new figures reveal. Concerts brought in £1 billion in 2016, over £300 million more than recorded music – which includes sales of CDs, vinyl, downloads and streaming. […]

Image copyright Getty Images The publisher of Rolling Stone has announced it has put its controlling stake in the magazine up for sale. The 50 year-old magazine is best known for covering music and popular culture, but also features political journalism and commentary. Founder Jan Wenner started the magazine in San Francisco in 1967 with […]

Ed Sheeran canceled his sold-out Sunday night concert at St. Louis’ Scottrade Center due to safety concerns stemming from the protests in the city. Like U2, who canceled their Saturday night performance at St. Louis’ the Dome at America’s Center, the promoters of Sheeran’s tour were concerned that security would be understaffed at the concert […]


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