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Paul McCartney wrote music for Destiny for 'the creativity,' not cash

Yahoo! Music News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 02:01

Paul McCartney wrote music for Destiny for 'the creativity,' not cashThere was "no check involved, big or otherwise" when it came to recruiting iconic singer and songwriter Paul McCartney for the soundtrack of Bungie's open-world shooter, Destiny, community manager Eric Osbourne told Vulture.


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EaterWire: Two Sisters' Cocktail Classes; Pop's Gets Live Music

Yahoo! Music News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 23:16

 Two Sisters' Cocktail Classes; Pop's Gets Live MusicHAYES VALLEY—Want to learn to shake a cocktail like the pros at Two Sisters Bar and Books? Bartender Michael Cecconi, a Chron Bar Star and industry vet, will be teaching seminars on whiskey cocktails and cocktails for entertaining throughout the...


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Come to Zelda's Kokiri Forest for the fairies, stay for the violin music

Yahoo! Music News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 01:00

Come to Zelda's Kokiri Forest for the fairies, stay for the violin musicViolinist Taylor Davis took to the woods of Kokiri Forest recently to play her violin arrangement of the fairy's theme from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. Press play above to watch the video, which is inspired by the 1998 Nintendo 64 Game. If you like what you hear, you can purchase Davis' cover of the Kokiri Forest theme from Amazon, Bandcamp, Google Play, iTunes or Loudr, which is available on her album "Melodies of Hyrule: Music from 'The Legend of Zelda'." You can also see her take on Gerudo Valley, Song of Time" and "Song of Storms, and music from Journey.


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U2's free iTunes album surprises at Apple launch gala

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 10:02

Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks with U2 during an Apple event announcing the iPhone 6 and the Apple Watch at the Flint Center in CupertinoVeteran Irish rockers U2 pulled off the largest album release in history at Tuesday's Apple Inc event to launch new products, after making its latest record available for free on Apple's iTunes online stores to half a billion iTunes users. The Grammy Award-winning band performed its latest single "The Miracle (of Joey Ramone)" at the Cupertino, California event, at which Apple unveiled two new iPhones, a smart watch and a mobile payments system. U2 released its new 11-track "Songs of Innocence" live on stage with Apple Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook.


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U2 Is Giving Its New Album Away For Free on iTunes

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 07:30

 SplashWhere the streets have no name? More like where the album has no price! Apologies for that bad intro, but it comes with good news. Irish rockers U2 are giving their new album  Songs of Innocence away for free. Yes, for free! Read More > Other Links From TVGuide.com U2


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U2 surprise Apple event with new album released for free on iTunes

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 05:19

Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks with U2 during an Apple event announcing the iPhone 6 and the Apple Watch at the Flint Center in CupertinoVeteran Irish rockers U2 pulled off a surprise at Apple Inc's event to launch new products on Tuesday, making its latest album available for free on Apple's iTunes online store. The Grammy Award-winning band performed at the Cupertino, California event, at which Apple unveiled two new iPhones, a smart watch and a mobile payments system. U2 released its new 11-track "Songs of Innocence" live on stage with Apple Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook. The album immediately appeared in iTunes users' music libraries.


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Bowie out with new music for hits collection

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 04:56

British rock legend David Bowie (C) performs on stage on October 20, 2003 at the Bercy stadium in ParisRock icon David Bowie, who broke a decade of silence with an album last year, will release more new music in November as part of a greatest-hits collection. The 67-year-old pioneer of glam rock will release a nearly eight-minute song entitled "Sue (or In a Season of Crime)" recorded with his long-time producer Tony Visconti, his label said Tuesday. The track will appear on "Nothing Has Changed," a career-spanning compilation in editions of two or three CDs or a double-vinyl set. The compilation comes ahead of the release of the movie "David Bowie Is," which is based on an exhibition on the influential artist at London's Victoria and Albert Museum.


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U2 releases new album free on Apple iTunes 

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 04:39

Apple CEO Tim Cook (L) greets the crowd with U2 singer Bono (R) during an Apple special event at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts on September 9, 2014 in Cupertino, CaliforniaIrish superstars U2 on Tuesday released their first album in five years free on Apple's iTunes as the tech giant unveiled its latest smartphones. At a launch event near San Francisco, U2 played a single from the new album, "Songs of Innocence," which Apple announced it had sent out for free to half a billion iTunes customers around the world. Frontman Bono described the album, the band's first since "No Line on the Horizon" in 2009, as deeply personal and called the release "instant gratification." "From the very beginning U2 have always wanted our music to reach as many people as possible, the clue is in our name I suppose -- so today is kind of mind-blowing to us," Bono said.


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U2 releases new album free on Apple iTunes

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 03:44

U2 releases new album free on Apple iTunesIrish superstars U2 on Tuesday released their first album in five years free on Apples iTunes as the tech giant unveiled its latest smartphones.


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Bowie out with new music for hits collection

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 02:27

British singer David BowieRock icon David Bowie, who broke a decade of silence with an album last year, will release more new music in November as part of a greatest-hits collection. The 67-year-old pioneer of glam rock will release a nearly eight-minute song entitled "Sue (or In a Season of Crime)" recorded with his long-time producer Tony Visconti, his label said Tuesday. The track will appear on "Nothing Has Changed," a career-spanning compilation in editions of two or three CDs or a double-vinyl set. The compilation comes ahead of the release of the movie "David Bowie Is," which is based on an exhibition on the influential artist at London's Victoria and Albert Museum.


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The top 10 songs and albums on the iTunes Store

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 01:56

FILE - This Sept. 15, 2012 file photo released by Point Foundation shows Robin Thicke performing at "Voices On Point" Concert & Gala in Los Angeles. Thisck's “Blurred Lines," featuring T.I. & Pharrell was the top selling song on iTunes for the week ending June 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Point Foundation, Colin Young-Wolff)iTunes' Official Music Charts for the week ending September 8, 2014:


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Alabama music festival cancels CeeLo Green show

Yahoo! Music News - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 21:26
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — A music festival in Mobile, Alabama, is canceling an appearance by singer CeeLo Green following his online comments about sexual assault.
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Q&A: Richards on new book, Stones tour, solo music

Yahoo! Music News - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 04:03

 The Story of My Granddad and My First Guitar," by Keith Richards and art by Theodora Richards. The book will be released on Sept. 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Mindless Records, Brian Rasic)NEW YORK (AP) — There's one person who knew Keith Richards would become Keith Richards: his grandfather.


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Music Monday (9/8): This Week's New Albums + Videos

Yahoo! Music News - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 02:59

Music Monday (9/22): This Week's New Albums + VideosOur guide to this week's album releases also features streams of upcoming tracks and albums from Aphex Twin, My Brightest Diamond, TV on the Radio, and more. Plus, catch up on the week's music news, and watch new music videos from artists like Ty Segall, Parquet Courts, and Alt-J. Read and Post Comments | Get the full article at Metacritic


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Music Monday (9/8): This Week's New Albums + Videos

Yahoo! Music News - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 02:59

Music Monday (9/8): This Week's New Albums + VideosOur guide to this week's album releases also features streams of upcoming tracks and albums from Aphex Twin, My Brightest Diamond, TV on the Radio, and more. Plus, catch up on the week's music news, and watch new music videos from artists like Ty Segall, Parquet Courts, and Alt-J. Read and Post Comments | Get the full article at Metacritic


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Music Review: Maroon 5 choose 'V' for victorious

Yahoo! Music News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 20:59

This CD cover image released by Interscope shows "V" by Maroon 5. (AP Photo/Interscope)Maroon 5, "V'' (Interscope Records)


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Lilly Wood retains top spot in British music singles chart

Yahoo! Music News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 02:04

Wood and the Prick hold award during 26th Victoires de la Musique French music awards ceremony in LilleLONDON (Reuters) - French-Israeli duo Lilly Wood and German producer Robin Schulz topped the British singles chart for a second week running on Sunday with "Prayer in C", the Official Charts Company said. The track, re-mixed by Schulz after having been first released four years ago, fought a close battle during the course of the week with Duke Dumont's "Won't Look Back", succeeding in pushing it into second place at the last minute. The Script were a new entry at number three with "Superheroes", the lead track from the band's latest album "No Sound Without Silence". ...


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Prestigious Enescu music competition opens in Bucharest

Yahoo! Music News - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 01:35

The Romanian Atheneum during rehearsals two days ahead of the opening ceremony of Enescu Contest in Bucharest on September 4, 2014The George Enescu International Competition, a classical music contest which has served as a springboard for musicians such as pianists Radu Lupu and Elisabeth Leonskaja, opens on Saturday night in Bucharest. While many classical music competitions are dedicated to just one or two instruments, Enescu has four sections: violin, cello, piano and composition.


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Eater Inside: Doc Ricketts and Doc's Lab, Serving Up Dinner, Comedy, and Music in North Beach

Yahoo! Music News - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 01:05

 Doc Ricketts and Doc's Lab, Serving Up Dinner, Comedy, and Music in North BeachNorth Beach is getting two new spots for the price of one with the debuts of Doc Ricketts and Doc's Lab. The restaurant and music/comedy venue are taking over the former Purple...


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Music acts look to Groupon, LivingSocial for help

Yahoo! Music News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 23:02

FILE - This screenshot courtesy of LivingSocial.com shows the LivingSocial.com site. LivingSocial has sold concert tickets in ways ranging from a one show-deal with Bruce Springsteen to a six-week exclusive to sell tickets for Oprah Winfrey’s upcoming tour. (AP Photo/LivingSocial.com)NEW YORK (AP) — Websites like Groupon have become the go-to place for folks looking for that half-off deal on a manicure, a two-for-one offer for a fancy dinner or that all-inclusive trip that won't break the bank. But increasingly, it's also becoming the place for music fans to scoop up deep discounts on concert tickets, CDs and more for top-name acts.


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