Kris Kristofferson, Lady Antebellum, Jason Isbell Team for ‘Skyville Live’

March 4, 2015 Music

Kris Kristofferson, Lady Antebellum and Jason Isbell are set to perform April 7th on the next edition of Skyville Live, which will stream exclusively online at SkyvilleLive.com. The innovative concert series debuted in January with a special show featuring Martina McBride, Gladys Knight and British R&B songstress Estelle.



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Lady A’s Hillary Scott, Dave Haywood and Charles Kelley are currently overseas on their Wheels Up Tour, performing March 5th at Glasgow, Scotland's Clyde Auditorium and continuing with dates in the U.K. and Australia. Before beginning their U.S. leg of the trek in May, the seven-time Grammy winners will come home to Nashville for this innovative new webcast.

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Method Man on Secret Wu-Tang Release: ‘F–k That Album’

March 4, 2015 Music

Method Man is not amused with producer Cilvaringz's claim that the copyright for Wu-Tang Clan's single-copy album, The Wu: Once Upon a Time in Shaolin, would prevent its buyer from sharing and profiting on its content for 88 years.



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"I'm tired of this shit and I know everybody else is tired of it, too," the Wu rapper, who was unaware of the legal stipulation, recently told XXL. "Fuck that album, if that's what they are doing...Give it to the people, if they want to hear the shit, let them have it. Give it away free. I don't give a fuck; that ain't making nobody rich or poor. Give the fucking music out. Stop playing with the public, man."


Other than the record's legal limitations, Method Man said he was fully on board with the

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On the Charts: Big Sean ‘Blessed’ to Be Number One

March 4, 2015 Music

On the strength of smash singles "I Don't Fuck With You" and "Blessings," Big Sean's Dark Sky Paradise soared to the top of the Billboard 200, giving the Detroit rapper his first Number One album. "Thank u guys for an amazing week and giving me my 1st #1 album," the rapper tweeted. "The support means everything. truly Blessed!" Dark Sky Paradise, which was executive produced and features multiple cameos by Kanye West, sold 173,000 copies in its debut week, Billboard reports.



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Kid Rock's hook-filled new disc First Kiss entered the charts at Number Two with 146,000 copies sold. Every Kid Rock album has debuted in the Top 10 since his first major label album Devil Without a Cause in 1998, but First Kiss marks Rock's

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Travis Barker to Tom DeLonge: ‘Just Man Up and Quit’ Blink-182

March 4, 2015 Music

In just over two weeks, Blink-182 will perform their first show without longtime guitarist Tom DeLonge at drummer Travis Barker's Musink festival in Orange County, California. The gig, which will instead feature Alkaline Trio's Matt Skiba on guitar, will be the culmination of an acrimonious and public rift between DeLonge and his possibly former bandmates Barker and Mark Hoppus. As opposed to Hoppus' claims that DeLonge was "ungrateful" and "disingenuous," Barker says there's no "bad blood" between him and the Blink co-founder, but the guitarist's "indefinite" departure from Blink-182 should just be definite.



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"I think the right thing for him to do would just man up and quit the

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David Gilmour Plans New Solo Album for Fall

March 4, 2015 Music

Pink Floyd frontman David Gilmour will put out his first solo album in nine years later this year. Although he revealed no other details about the as-yet-untitled LP on his website, he has scheduled a number of tour dates in the U.K. and Europe for this September that will coincide with the LP, suggesting a fall release. Gilmour will kick things off with a three-night engagement at London's Royal Albert Hall, beginning September 23rd.



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Last October, Gilmour told Rolling Stone the record was, at that point, still coming together. "It's coming along very well," he said. "There are some sketches that aren't finished, and some of them will be started again. There's a few months' work in it

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Jay Z Blocked in Bid for Swedish Hi-Fi Streaming Company

March 4, 2015 Music

Jay Z's plan to revolutionize the streaming industry has hit a snag. In January, the rapper put in a $56 million offer to buy Aspiro, the Swedish company which controls high-quality streaming services WiMP and TIDAL. But that bid has been blocked by Aspiro's minority shareholders, according to Swedish newspaper Dagens Industri (via Fact), despite having received a unanimous preliminary approval from the company's board of directors.



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The shareholders were reportedly displeased with the original terms, questioning Jay Z's ability to help finance Aspiro's expansion into international markets. But there's still hope for the deal to be revamped, as the offer's acceptance period ends March 11th.


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Blake Shelton Continues Chart-Topping Hot Streak

March 4, 2015 Music

Blake Shelton keeps piling up the Billboard bragging rights. The Voice coach hasn't released a song in more than five years that has not topped the magazine's Country Airplay chart. As of this week, his Number One streak is at 14 songs in a row, as his "Lonely Tonight' duet with Ashley Monroe hits the top — breaking his own record for consecutive trips to the radio-based chart's pinnacle.



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The sultry single is the Oklahoma native's 19th career Number One. His first was 2001's "Austin," and the first to start his chart-topping roll was 2009's raucous, ACM award-winning "Hillbilly Bone" duet with Trace Adkins. Gwen Sebastian has also accompanied the hitmaker to the top with their swooning

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Watch GZA, Tom Morello Bring Hip-Hop Anthem to ‘Fallon’

March 4, 2015 Music

GZA and Tom Morello hit up The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Tuesday night for the live debut of their one-off collaboration "The Mexican," the Wu-Tang Clan rapper's cover of Babe Ruth's 1972 single (the British rock band, not the New York Yankee). For this rendition of the flamenco-flavored, Morricone-inspired cut, Tonight Show house band the Roots fill in for Unknown Mortal Orchestra, who appear on the studio version that was released last month.



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It's a routine performance until the three-minute mark, when the Rage Against the Machine guitarist unleashes one of his trademark, acrobatic solos while a pair of break dancers – the original "The Mexican" was interpolated by

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CMA Music Festival 2015 Announces Headliners

March 4, 2015 Music

Every summer, the CMA Music Festival takes over the clubs, conference halls and NFL football stadiums of downtown Nashville. It's like country music's own version of South by Southwest, with less BBQ buffets and more pedal steel guitar rigs. 



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Some of the best moments occur during the off-hours, like the time Charlie Worsham brought Krispy Kreme donuts to his 10 a.m. fan club gig, or Marty Stuart's late-night duet with Travis Tritt at the Ryman Auditorium. Even so, the nightly concerts at LP Field have always been CMA Fest's bread and butter, drawing crowds as big as 50,000. Attending those stadium gigs is like getting the ultimate education in country music's past and present, with a handful of rock & roll

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Shania Twain Announces Final Tour

March 4, 2015 Music

Shania Twain is returning to the road. This morning, the woman behind the bestselling country album of all time, 1997's Come on Over, announced a 48-city summer tour. But the Rock This Country Tour, her first in more than 10 years, will also be her last. The singer told Good Morning America's Robin Roberts that it'll be like one big afterparty. "This is my last tour, so I'm going to make the most of it," Twain said. "I want to go out with a bang."



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Kicking off June 5th with a single U.S. show in Seattle, the tour will immediately head north to Twain's native Canada for a string of homecoming concerts across the country before returning to America for a date at New York City's Madison Square Garden. Stops in Boston, Miami, Washington,

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