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Hey!: Expanded version of James Brown’s 1988 “Motherlode” compilation being released as a two-LP set in March

Polydor/UMeHere’s some news that should make James Brown fans feel good: The Godfather of Soul’s 1988 rarities compilation Motherlode will be reissued as a two-LP vinyl set on March 8. The expanded collection will include three extra tracks that were featured on a 2003 CD re-release of the album but have never appeared on vinyl…read more »

Green Day selling guitars, drums kits, amps & more from personal collection

ABC/Heidi GutmanThe members of Green Day are parting ways with a few things in their collection. The punk trio is selling more than 100 pieces of gear through the online gear marketplace Reverb.com. Among the 44 guitars frontman Billie Joe Armstrong is putting up for sale include the Harmony Stella Parlor Acoustic Guitar he used…read more »

Muse to headline intimate Los Angeles show during Grammy week

Credit: Danny ClinchMuse has announced a special show in Los Angeles leading up to the 2019 Grammys. The British rock trio will headline the Hollywood Palladium on Saturday, February 9, one night before the Grammys are handed out at Staples Center on February 10. The show is part of the Citi Sound Vault concert series,…read more »

Ryan Leslie returns with new EP “Fleurier Flows”

Black Phoenix EnterprisesRyan Leslie has returned from his musical hiatus to gift fans with his newest effort, Fleurier Flows. Just four tracks long, the EP finds the seasoned songwriter and producer once again showcasing his unique talents behind the mic. Throughout the course of the project, Leslie’s range and effortless appeal is still very much intact as…read more »

Courtney Love calls Bikini Kill “biggest hoax in history of rock and roll”

Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagicLast week, riot grrrl pioneers Bikini Kill announced a group of reunion shows in New York City and Los Angeles. All four dates immediately sold out, and fans were upset by the amount of tickets that showed up on the secondary market. One person who was unsympathetic, however, was Courtney Love. Responding in the comments…read more »

Future takes flight in new “Rocket Ship” video

ABC/Randy HolmesOn the heels of the release of his seventh studio album, The WIZRD, Future has unleashed a new video for one of the LP’s standout tracks, “Rocket Ship.”  The Uncle Leff-directed clip finds the Atlanta lyricist hazily reflecting on his past life as a recreational drug abuser, as he stalks back and forth in an enclosed shipping container. Throughout the video, Future…read more »

Watch now: Dierks Bentley lights the flame on the Burning Man Tour

ABC/Image Group LAHow much fun can you have in thirty seconds? Well, a whole lot, apparently, if you’re Dierks Bentley. Dierks recaps the first weekend of his Burning Man Tour — with stops in Hamilton, Ottawa, and Oshawa, Ontario — in a new 35-second video. In a couple of the shots, you can check out Dierks’…read more »

Listen now: Dido releases new break up track, “Give You Up”

BMGDido is giving us another taste of her upcoming album. The singer has released a new single, called “Give You Up.” On the mellow track, Dido sings about getting over an ex. “It’s just so perfect,” she says of the track. “It’s a good break up song, where you’ve been hurt but feel strong. It’s…read more »

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