Monthly Archives February 2015

Elvis Presley Graceland Exhibit Coming to Las Vegas

February 28, 2015 Music

2015 marks what would have been Elvis Presley's 80th birthday, with the singer's estate announcing they would commemorate the King with classic albums reissues and a new website. Now, the Westgate Resort & Casino in Las Vegas is making plans to open their own Graceland nearly four decades after Presley performed over 600 shows in Sin City.



Readers' Poll: The 10 Best Elvis Presley Songs


On April 23, 2015, the hotel will unveil Graceland Presents ELVIS: The Exhibition - The Show - The Experience, a multimedia and memorabilia-based retrospective that will feature hundreds of items from the Graceland Archives. The exhibit's arrival will coincide with the opening of the newly renamed Elvis Presley International Showroom, where a

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Vince Gill, Eric Church, Keith Urban Lead Star-Studded Universal Music Group Bash

February 27, 2015 Music

Country Radio Seminar (CRS), the gathering of radio industry professionals from all over the world, is in full swing this week in downtown Nashville. One of the highlights of the annual convention, which features country artists performing in a wide array of settings both intimate and expansive, is the Universal Music Group's lunchtime show on stage at the venerable Ryman Auditorium.



Watch Eric Church Play Rare Solo Arena Show


For a little over two hours on Thursday, CRS attendees packed the Ryman and were treated to 16 UMG artists, from Hall of Famers to young country hopefuls just getting their first taste of airplay. The idea, of course, is to entice radio programmers, DJs and other industry professionals in attendance to play the artists' new singles, many of

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Korn Sued by Former Drummer

February 27, 2015 Music

Former Korn drummer David Silveria is suing his old band mates for money owed after the band declined to allow the drummer back in the group following a lengthy break. According to TMZ, Silveria sued Jonathan Davis, James "Munky" Shaffer, Brian "Head" Welch, and Reggie "Fieldy" Arvizu in an effort to reclaim the money owed to him and his "ownership interest" in the band since his departure. If Silveria is repaid what he believe he is owed from the past nine years, he will dissolve his partnership with the group.



Korn's 1994 Debut LP: The Oral History


Silveria left Korn in 2006 in order to go on what was labeled as a "hiatus." Ray Luzier was recruited to fill in for Silveria and remains the band's drummer after being named a full-time

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Eric Church to Host ‘Outsiders’ Radio Show on SiriusXM

February 27, 2015 Music


Eric Church is the latest country artist to program his own radio show exclusively on SiriusXM satellite radio. The CMA- and ACM-winning singer-songwriter will host the monthly "Outsiders Radio" show on the subscription-based service's country channel the Highway.


In addition to delving into Church's musical influences and playing some of his current favorite songs and artists, the show will feature the country star offering exclusive, never-before-heard music from his career archives.



How Satellite Radio Is Breaking Country's Next Big Stars


The debut episode of "Outsiders Radio" will air Friday, February 27th, at 10 p.m. ET, and celebrates the one-year anniversary of Church's Grammy-nominated album The Outsiders. The premiere will feature

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See Keith Urban’s Unexpected Take on ‘Somebody Like You’ at Intimate Nashville Show

February 27, 2015 Music

For years, Keith Urban has been writing most of his songs on a six-string banjo, pushing the tunes forward with the electronic bleeps and bloops of an old, Eighties-era drum machine. 



Keith Urban Talks Eric Church Duet, Sturgill Love


That may seem like an odd launching pad for some of the most guitar-driven country songs of the 21st century, but Urban made a pretty convincing argument during yesterday's midnight show at the Ryman Auditorium. There, accompanied by some of the best acoustics in Nashville — as well as several hundred loud, half-lit radio programmers who'd come to town to attend the annual Country Radio Seminar — he kicked off his set alone, playing solo versions of songs like "Long Hot Summer" and "Better Life" on his acoustic

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Florida Georgia Line, Tim McGraw, Keith Urban to Headline Las Vegas Festival

February 27, 2015 Music

After rolling sevens with last year's Route 91 Harvest Festival, the event organizers are bringing the three-day country music blowout back to Las Vegas. Slated for October 2nd through 4th, the festival features two stages and some of the genre's most bankable stars — Florida Georgia Line, Tim McGraw and Keith Urban have all been confirmed as headliners.



Tim McGraw Talks 'Shotgun' Hit, Next Single and Hozier


The supporting lineup, led by Jake Owen and Lady Antebellum, is heavy on new talent, with Route 91's "Next From Nashville" stage devoted to spotlighting up-and-coming acts. Skynyrd-meets-country-radio outfit A Thousand Horses, guitar ace Frankie Ballard, tent revivalist Drake White and meteoric hitmaker Thomas Rhett are all on the bill,

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Beyonce Fans Attack Kid Rock Online After Derogatory Comments

February 27, 2015 Music

Kid Rock has incurred the wrath of Beyoncé fans following comments he made about the pop star during his Rolling Stone interview.


Related: The Killer Inside Kid Rock


In the latest issue of Rolling Stone, the singer detailed why he's "flabbergasted" by the intense Beyoncé fandom. "Beyoncé, to me, doesn't have a fucking 'Purple Rain,' but she's the biggest thing on Earth," he said. "How can you be that big without at least one 'Sweet Home Alabama' or 'Old Time Rock & Roll'?"


His criticism quickly turned to not understanding the physical attraction to the singer. "People are like, 'Beyoncé's hot. Got a nice fucking ass.' I'm like 'Cool, I like skinny white chicks with big tits.' Doesn't really fucking do much for

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Hear Kacey Musgraves Serve ‘Biscuits’ as First Taste of New Album

February 27, 2015 Music

The songwriting trio of Kacey Musgraves, Brandy Clark and Shane McAnally have worked their magic again. The masterminds of Musgraves' CMA award-winning, boundary-breaking "Follow Your Arrow" have penned another song about living your own life without worrying about how others live theirs, but this new one is a bit more of a lecture: "Mind your own biscuits, and life will be gravy," the Texas spitfire sings in the chorus of "Biscuits," the first single from her upcoming album. (Hear her perform it at last year's Key West Songwriting Festival in the video above, with the tune starting at the 1:12 mark.)



Watch Kacey Musgraves 'Burn One' With John Prine


"I think it's the perfect preview to the record we had so much fun making," Musgraves says of the

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Madonna ‘Rebel Heart’ Hacker Indicted on Four Counts

February 27, 2015 Music

The Israeli man accused of hacking into Madonna and her associates' computers and leaking songs destined for the singer's March 6th-bound Rebel Heart has been indicted on four counts. Ari Lederman, who three years ago tried out for Israel's then-top-rated TV singing competition Kochav Nolad (A Star Is Born), was charged with computer trespassing, prohibited secret monitoring, copyright infringement and obstructing investigation, The Hollywood Reporter writes.



Madonna Fights Back: Inside Rolling Stone's New Issue


According to court documents, Lederman was able to steal the demo versions of Madonna's Rebel Heart tracks by infiltrating the private cloud accounts of Madonna associates Sara Zambreno, engineer Angie Teo and musical director

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Tool Album Progressing ‘Nicely, Slowly,’ Singer Maynard Keenan Says

February 27, 2015 Music

Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan has issued an encouraging update on the status of the band's next record (via Facebook), saying the group will enter the studio "soon." In addition to sharing the singer's news that the LP's songs are congealing into shape, the band also shared a photo of the group "playing" instruments that are not their own (Keenan is behind the drum kit).



Why Tool Haven't Put Out a New LP


"I've been making regular trips to to check on the writing progress of my Tool brethren," the singer said. "Things are progressing nicely. Slowly, but definitely progressing. Nothing is recorded yet, but the guys are confident that the pieces are coming together swimmingly and will be ready for me to begin writing melodies and content

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