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Listen to Josh Homme sing The Monkees for “Echo in the Canyon” soundtrack

ABC/Randy HolmesQueens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme lends his vocals to a new cover of The Monkees’ “She.” Recorded in collaboration with singer/songwriter Jakob Dylan, the cover is included on the soundtrack for Echo in the Canyon, a new documentary about the influential music scene that began in Los Angeles’ Laurel Canyon in…read more »

Blake Shelton is having trouble imagining “The Voice” without Adam Levine

NBCUniversal Media Blake Shelton’s getting ready for some big changes on The Voice.  Host Carson Daly announced Friday on NBC’s Today show that longtime judge Adam Levine won’t return next season. Both Blake and Adam have been mainstays on the singing competition since its start in 2011. Along the way, they’ve become friendly rivals who love to throw jabs at each other,…read more »

Chester Bennington’s son Jaime to perform at Los Angeles charity concert

ABC/Randy HolmesJaime Bennington, son of late Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington, has joined the lineup for the Strange 80s 3D benefit concert, held June 1 in Los Angeles. The show will raise money for 320 Changes Direction, the mental health initiative spearheaded by Talinda Bennington, Chester’s widow and Jaime’s mother. Other artists performing including Bush’s…read more »

Mariah Carey receives special honor at UK’s Ivor Novello Awards

ABC/Heidi GutmanMariah Carey was presented with a special honor at the U.K.’s 2019 Ivor Novello Awards, held Thursday in London. The singer received the PRS for Music Special International Award, which acknowledges her as “an extraordinary global talent, an impactful songwriter and one of the biggest-selling artists of all time.” PRS stands for Performing Right…read more »

The 1975 among winners for 2019 Ivor Novello Awards

Credit: Magdalena WosinskaThe 1975 was a double winner at the U.K.’s 2019 Ivor Novello Awards, held Thursday. Matty Healy and company earned the Best Contemporary Song prize for their A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships single “Love It If We Made It,” as well as the prestigious Songwriters of the Year award. “All at once…read more »

Watch Perry Farrell’s political video for new solo song, “Pirate Punk Politician”

Credit: Gabe L’HeureuxPerry Farrell has premiered the video for “Pirate Punk Politician,” the lead single off the Jane’s Addiction frontman’s forthcoming solo album, Kind Heaven. The cartoon-animated clip reflects the political message of the track, which Farrell describes as a “good old fashioned protest song about today’s strongmen and their tactics of oppression.” You can…read more »

Country star trivia

Comstock/Thinkstock Twenty-five years ago this week, John Berry scored his sole #1 so far on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart. Can you name it? ANSWER: “Your Love Amazes Me.” Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.read more »