Eric Church Exhibit Coming to Country Music Hall of Fame

July 28, 2015 Music

Visitors to Nashville's Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum will soon be able to walk through the life and career of Eric Church. The "Like a Wrecking Ball" singer has been tapped as the subject of the venue's next cameo exhibition, opening September 18th.



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Dubbed "Eric Church: Inside the Outsider," the exhibit will span the musician's childhood in North Carolina to his platinum-selling, boundary-pushing present. Artifacts hand-picked by Church will include guitars, handwritten lyrics, stage attire and personal photos, among other memorabilia.


Also sure to be on hand are at least a few awards from the singer-songwriter's burgeoning trophy case, which started accumulating hardware in 2011 on the strength of his

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Macklemore Discusses Drug Relapse, New Album

July 28, 2015 Music

Seattle rapper Macklemore, real name Ben Haggerty, admitted in a new cover story for Complex that he relapsed into taking pills and smoking weed following the monumental success of his 2013 LP with Ryan Lewis, The Heist. His recovery, however, was crucial in inspiring the duo's new album, slated to arrive later this year.



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"I was burnt out," Haggerty said. "I was super-stressed. We weren't sleeping — doing a show every day, zigzagging all over the country. In terms of the media, I was getting put into a box that I never saw for myself. The pressure and the fame — everything. All the clichés, man — like not being able to walk around, having no privacy, and from

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Years and Years on Crafting Dance-Pop With Indie-Rock Edge

July 28, 2015 Music

U.K. electronic band Years and Years jumbles together an unlikely mix of sounds, including some that don't seem particularly fashionable — think Hot Chip and the Wanted covering Savage Garden, with a dash of Jamie Woon. They have several major hits overseas, the biggest being anthemic summer jam "King," but their next stop is the United States: The single recently charted in the lower reaches of the Mainstream Top 40 and earlier this month, the group released their strong full-length debut Foundation.



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Rolling Stone met with the band's Olly Alexander, Emre Turkmen and Mikey Goldsworthy at their room in the Standard Hotel on Manhattan's West Side. Black leather covered every piece of furniture,

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Ashley Monroe: ‘It’s Hard for Me to Write a Happy Song’

July 28, 2015 Music

Two days before the official release of her critically-acclaimed new album, The Blade, singer-songwriter Ashley Monroe launched her third solo LP with a glittering performance at an East Nashville club. Throughout the evening, the Tennessee-born chanteuse invited several of her Music City friends and collaborators to share the stage. Among them were Jessi Alexander, co-writer of four cuts on The Blade, Justin Davis and Sarah Zimmerman, better known as duo Striking Matches, who penned two tracks on the LP, and Vince Gill, who (as he had with Monroe's brilliant 2013 album, Like a Rose) co-produced the disc with Justin Niebank and also wrote a cut with Monroe.



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But what quickly had the room, and the Internet,

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Birdman Breaks Silence on Lil Wayne Drama

July 28, 2015 Music

Birdman expressed sadness over his ongoing feud with Lil Wayne in a preview for an upcoming tell-all interview with Power 105.1's Angie Martinez. The Cash Money honcho said Wayne's screed against him and the label "was shocking to everybody. I never thought Mula would be saying nothing negative about me, ever.



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"So that man open his mouth and say something negative about me, that was a lot — that shit fucked my day up," Birdman continued. "I love my son. He mean the world to me. For that man to say something negative about me, that affected my life."


Birdman and Lil Wayne have been going at each other since the latter took to Twitter last December to blast his mentor and label, Cash Money,

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Keith Richards Doc ‘Under the Influence’ Headed to Netflix

July 28, 2015 Music

Keith Richards: Under the Influence, a new documentary about the Rolling Stones guitarist, will premiere via Netflix on September 18th. Filmmaker Morgan Neville, who recently won a "Best Documentary" Oscar for a documentary about backup singers called 20 Feet From Stardom and who directed Richards' recent "Trouble" music video, directed the film.



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Producers are promising an "unprecedented look" at Richards' influences, songwriting process and guitar playing in the documentary. The film, which was made as Richards prepared his first solo record in over two decades – Crosseyed Heart, due out the same day as the movie – culls from interviews, archival material and footage of him recording

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Mastodon, Judas Priest Plot Co-Headlining Fall Tour

July 28, 2015 Music

Two monsters of metal will hit the road together this fall as Judas Priest and Mastodon have announced an 11-date co-headlining tour. The trek will kick off October 16th in Paso Robles, California. Tickets go on sale to the general public on July 31st.



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In addition to their joint headlining tour, both Judas Priest and Mastodon have plotted their own fall tour plans. Judas Priest will branch off on their own North American tours this autumn before heading to Europe for a month's worth of dates. Check out the metal act's itinerary for full dates. Meanwhile, Mastodon will mix their solo headlining gigs with the Missing Link Tour, a trek co-starring Clutch and Corrosion of Conformity. Check

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Run the Jewels, Al Green Reissue LPs on Pink Vinyl for Cancer Charity

July 28, 2015 Music

Run the Jewels, Al Green, Primus and Sturgill Simpson are among the artists who will issue pink vinyl versions of their albums on September 29th as part of Ten Bands One Cause, a RED-led effort to raise cancer aid and awareness. Joey Bada$$, Ingrid Michaelson, Clutch, Chet Faker, Between the Buried & Me and Pierce the Veil will also reissue their LPs on limited edition vinyl, with all proceeds benefitting Gilda's Club NYC. The organization, which provides communities for those diagnosed with cancer, is named after comedian Gilda Radner, who passed away from the disease at the age of 43 in 1989.



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Run the Jewels' Run the Jewels 2, Primus' 1990 debut Frizzle Fry and Green's 1977 LP The

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Help Fund Intimate DJ AM Doc With Indiegogo Campaign

July 28, 2015 Music

Adam "DJ AM" Goldstein helped revolutionize DJing before his tragic 2009 death, but his life was also filled with tragedy and depression. Kevin Kerslake examined Goldstein's rise and fall in the 2014 documentary As I AM: The Life and Times of DJ AM – and now fans can help fund the project's wide release through an Indiegogo campaign featuring numerous donator rewards from the DJ's personal collection.



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Rewards include a signed Banksy art piece, titled "Jack And Jill (Police Kids)"; Goldstein's own Daft Punk full leather jacket and replica of Thomas Bangalter's helmet (worn in 2008 at HARD Haunted Mansion on Halloween); a dog tag-style USB drive filled with 25 DJ AM mixes (two of which are

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Farm Aid 30: Willie Nelson, Neil Young Headline 30th Anniversary Show

July 27, 2015 Music

Farm Aid is coming to Chicago. The annual event, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary, will be held on September 19th at FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island near downtown Chicago. In addition to board members Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews, the show will feature Jack Johnson, Imagine Dragons, Kacey Musgraves, Old Crow Medicine Show, Mavis Staples, Holly Williams, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Insects vs. Robots and Blackwood Quartet.



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"We organized the first Farm Aid concert in Illinois in 1985 to respond to the people suffering during the Farm Crisis," Farm Aid President and Founder Willie Nelson said in a statement. "Thirty years later, in Chicago, we'll bring

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