Hear Nelly’s Cover of Thomas Rhett’s ‘Die a Happy Man’

February 5, 2016 Music

In 2004, rapper Nelly released the song "Over and Over" from his album Suit (a companion to his collection Sweat that was released the same day). Singing the hook on that song — a Number Three hit in the United States — was Tim McGraw, marking an early cross-genre collaboration between country music and the hip-hop community. 

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The "Hot in Herre" rapper also turned up on a 2013 remix of Florida Georgia Line's "Cruise," helping to make it one of the largest country chart hits of the last decade. He's hinted at doing a more country-themed release at some point, but has insisted it won't be a full-on country album. 

In the meantime, Nelly has released a pretty

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Meek Mill Sentenced for Probation Violation

February 5, 2016 Music

Meek Mill has been sentenced following a probation-violating trip to Los Angeles with girlfriend Nicki Minaj for the American Music Awards last November. The Philly rapper was found guilty of traveling without adhering to the guidelines stipulated in terms of his probation.

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Mill will serve 90 days under house arrest and six months parole beginning March 1st. He will be unable to work during the time he is on house arrest. In 2014, Mill was found guilty of a similar violation and was put in jail until December, just before Minaj released The Pinkprint with a pair of guest features from him.

Mill's legal troubles began in 2008 when he was booked on drug and gun charges. He spent 18 months

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Phish Announce Summer Tour, Wrigley Park Shows

February 5, 2016 Music

Fresh off Phish's sold-out four-night New Year's stand at Madison Square Garden, the jam band have mapped out their 2016 summer tour. The trek kicks off June 22nd in St. Paul, Minnesota and concludes – like Phish's 2015 summer tour, and five previous summers – with a three-night Labor Day weekend residency at Colorado's Dick's Sporting Goods Park.

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Along the way, Phish have also scheduled two concerts at Chicago's Wrigley Field and three-night stands in Saratoga Springs, New York for July 1st through 3rd as well as July 18th through 20th at San Francisco's Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. The band's online ticket request is open now, with a general on-sale scheduled to begin February

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Stream Young Thug’s New Mixtape ‘I’m Up’

February 5, 2016 Music

Young Thug has unveiled his latest mixtape, I'm Up. Originally titled Slime Season 3, I'm Up was intended to be the third in a series of Slime Season mixtapes that debuted last fall following the release of his debut commercial release Barter 6. Stream Thug's new music below and on Apple Music.

I'm Up begins with the previously released "F Cancer" featuring Migos' Quavo and produced by Mike WiLL Made-It. The song pays tribute to rapper Lil Boosie, who was diagnosed with kidney cancer last fall. Migos' Offset also makes an appearance on the album as well as two guest spots from Lil Durk.

Watch Jamie xx, Young Thug Celebrate 'Good Times' in New Vid

Earlier this week, before officially changing the mixtape's title, Thug and Future got into

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Metallica’s Lars Ulrich Promises ‘Vivid’ Pre–Super Bowl Show

February 5, 2016 Music

Ever since Metallica signed up to play a stadium gig the day before the Super Bowl in their hometown of San Francisco, Lars Ulrich has been relentlessly checking the forecast. "The Weather Underground app has taken up a lot of my iPhone time," he tells Rolling Stone. "About a month ago, it was wet, then it was wetter, then it was the wettest. The good news is, as I look out the window, it's sunny and dry outside." He laughs.

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Ulrich's good spirits are starting to show. "There's a lot of excitement in the air, both from people that live here in the Bay Area and from all corners of the world," he says. "It's an awesome thing to be a part of and to have in our backyard."

Things are looking good for what is

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Watch Slipknot Discuss Meaning Behind Wearing Masks

February 5, 2016 Music

Slipknot's frontman Corey Taylor and percussionist Shawn "Clown" Crahan will appear on BBC2's program Artsnight Friday where the metal musicians will discuss why the band wears masks and what the appeal is for artists.

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The program interviewed fans of the band about what they love about Slipknot's masks, with one fan comparing it to "religion." With their own masks off, the singer and drummer answered questions about what the headwear means to them.

"I had gotten a version of this mask when I was 14," Crahan begins while holding his legendary scary clown mask. "I just never knew why it was in my world but it was always around me. Then one day, it just so happened, it was that moment of clarity to

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The Monkees Plot 50th Anniversary Tour, New LP ‘Good Times!’

February 5, 2016 Music

This summer marks the 50th anniversary of the Monkees' television series and the release of their debut single "Last Train To Clarksville," and the group will celebrate by releasing their new album Good Times! and embarking on an extensive North American tour. The album is the Monkees' first collection of original material since 1997's JustUs, and it will feature new songs by Noel Gallagher, Rivers Cuomo, Ben Gibbard and many more. Adam Schlesinger of Fountains of Wayne serves as producer on the new LP. 

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Good Times! also features a handful of songs written for the Monkees back in the 1960s that they never got around to releasing, including Neil Diamond's "Love to

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Sam Outlaw, Whitney Rose Plan Country and Western Nights Tour

February 5, 2016 Music

Sam Outlaw and Whitney Rose are hitting the hillbilly highway this month, kicking off a shared tour that finds the two songwriters — one, a literal country Outlaw who spikes his twang with mariachi horns and other Tex-Mex influences; the other, a Canadian crooner rooted in the vintage charm of the genre's golden years — cutting a circle across America. Along the way, the Country & Western Nights Tour will also make a three-date stopover at this year's South by Southwest Festival.

Hear Sam Outlaw and Ry Cooder Revive Mariachi Country

The first American artist signed to Toronto's Six Shooter Records, Outlaw released his debut album Angeleno last summer, teaming up with producer (and fellow Southern California resident) Ry Cooder

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Josh Brolin to Play George Jones in New Biopic

February 5, 2016 Music

A big-screen film about the life and career of George Jones appears closer to fruition, with an Oscar-nominated actor in the role of the Possum.

George Jones Movie Preview: Widow Nancy on 'Honest' Biopic

Josh Brolin, whose film credits include No Country for Old Men and Milk, for which he scored an Academy Award nomination, revealed he will star as Jones during an interview with Conan O'Brien. Brolin also said that Jessica Chastain (The Help, Zero Dark Thirty) will play Tammy Wynette, Jones's former wife and duet partner.

No Show Jones, the film's working title, stems from the singer's epic battle with alcohol and cocaine addiction, which led to his regularly missing concert dates in the late Seventies and early Eighties. Brolin quipped

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Lumineers Announce New LP ‘Cleopatra,’ Debut Song ‘Ophelia’

February 5, 2016 Music

Colorado folk-rock band the Lumineers have announced their second album, Cleopatra. The LP, the follow-up to their Grammy-nominated 2013 self-titled album, will be released on April 8th. The Lumineers also previewed the forthcoming Cleopatra with their first new song in four years, "Ophelia."

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"It's a heavier record," frontman Wesley Schultz told Entertainment Weekly about Cleopatra. "A lot of the records that I grew up on were about being transitory; never being stuck. This lifestyle can make you crazy."

On "Ophelia," the darker tone of the Lumineers' new music can be heard within the familiar stomps, claps and harmonies that made their more whimsical "Ho Hey" a hit. "'Ophelia' is a vague reference to people

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