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Rapper Drake releases surprise album on iTunes

Yahoo! Music News - Fri, 02/13/2015 - 18:01

FILE - Rapper Drake performs in concert on the last date of his "Would You Like A Tour? 2013" at the Wells Fargo Center in this Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013 file photo taken in Philadelphia. The Grammy-winning rapper released a new album called "If You're Reading This It's Too Late" early Friday morning Feb. 13, 2015 on iTunes. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP, FILE)NEW YORK (AP) — Drake was featured on Beyonce's surprise album — and now he's taking a page from her book.


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Watch Taylor Swift's "Style" Music Video: Smoke, Waves and Shifting Faces

Yahoo! Music News - Fri, 02/13/2015 - 13:00
I got that red lip, classic thing that you like.
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Will Smith says he's got the music 'bug'

Yahoo! Music News - Fri, 02/13/2015 - 03:19

Actor Will Smith poses for photographers at the screening of Focus, at a central London cinema, Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015. (Photo by Jonathan Short/Invision/AP)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Will Smith may be "Gettin' "Jiggy Wit It" again. He says he's hoping to return to hip-hop and never stopped recording privately.


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Eddie Van Halen talks immigrant roots, innovation in music

Yahoo! Music News - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 00:54

FILE - In this June 1, 2012 file photo, guitarist Eddie Van Halen of the band Van Halen performs in Los Angeles. For Eddie Van Halen, making music is all about having good ears and a talent for experimenting with guitars and amps to create just the right sound. Now 60, Van Halen says he’s ready to get back on the road. His famous rock band has a new live album recorded in 2013 that’s waiting a release date _ its first live album with founding singer David Lee Roth. But first, Van Halen the guitarist is visiting the Smithsonian for a sold-out event Thursday to donate some instruments to the National Museum of American History. He will discuss his life as a Dutch immigrant who went on to innovate in music to create new guitar designs. He even holds patents on some inventions. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, file)WASHINGTON (AP) — For Eddie Van Halen, making music is all about having good ears and a talent for experimenting with guitars and amps to create just the right sound.


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Pearl Tavern, Barn & Co. Owners Planning Pizza and Music Bar For Flaco's Wrigleyville Space

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 23:03

Pearl Tavern, Barn & Co. Owners Planning Pizza and Music Bar For Flaco's Wrigleyville SpaceHeating & Cooling is slated to open in time for Cubs opening day. The people behind Pearl Tavern and Barn & Company will take a stab at the Wrigleyville scene this spring. After speculation just hours ago, Adolfo Garcia and Carmen Rossi are the new tenants of the Flaco's Tacos Wrigleyville space, who plan to add more pizza, beer and ampersands to the neighborhood when they hope to open Heating & Cooling in time for Cubs opening day on April 5.


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5 Times Rappers Proved They Could Do More Than Rap: See who made the crossover from music to TV

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 22:15
Read how these hip-hop stars rapped their way from the music world onto the CBS lot. 
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5 Times Rappers Proved They Could Do More Than Rap: See who made the crossover from music to TV

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 22:15

 See who made the crossover from music to TVRead how these hip-hop stars rapped their way from the music world onto the CBS lot. 


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YouTube Networks Sue Music Service For "Copyright Trolling"

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 13:00
Machinima and Collective Digital Studio claim Freeplay charged video producers for music advertised as free.
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Judge Allows SiriusXM to Appeal Big Ruling Over Pre-1972 Music

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 13:00
The issue of whether copyrights to older sound recordings like ones owned by The Turtles protect against unauthorized public performance is now headed to a high-stakes showdown at the 2nd Circuit.
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The top 10 songs and albums on the iTunes Store

Yahoo! Music News - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 03:04
iTunes' Official Music Charts for the week ending February 9, 2015:
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Roof at music store with Liberace piano collapses under snow

Yahoo! Music News - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 23:38

In this Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015 photo, Tim Howard, of Boston, plays a piano once owned by Liberace at the Piano Mill in Rockland, Mass. A section of roof collapsed into the music store's showroom under the weight of snow Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015, after Rockland received 29 inches of new snow the previous day. Store owner Rob Norris said it is unclear if the Liberace piano was damaged. No one was in the building at the time of the collapse, nor is anyone being allowed inside until a structural engineer assesses damage. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)ROCKLAND, Mass. (AP) — A section of roof at a Massachusetts music store that's home to a rhinestone-covered grand piano once owned by Liberace has collapsed under the weight of snow.


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Florence and the Machine reveal new music, video

Yahoo! Music News - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 23:32

Florence Welch from British indie band Florence and the MachineOn Monday, NME reported that Florence and the Machine had hosted a private listening party in London, where the group reportedly performed their upcoming third studio album in full. A day later they've posted "How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful" on Facebook and Twitter, revealing only that the video for the lush orchestral track was directed by Vincent Haycock and Tabitha Denholm.


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Watch Taylor Swift's "Style" Music Video Teaser

Yahoo! Music News - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 13:00
It's a steamy one.
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Music Monday (2/9): This Week's New Albums + Videos

Yahoo! Music News - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 02:51

Music Monday (2/9): This Week's New Albums + VideosOur guide to this week's album releases also features the week's top new music videos from artists like Tinashe, Madonna, Gang of Four, Sam Smith, and more. Read and Post Comments | Get the full article at Metacritic


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GRAMMY Shockers; Taylor Swift, Beyoncé, Kanye and Some Guy Named Beck: Snubs, a big upset and weird business as usual at “music’s biggest night”

Yahoo! Music News - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 09:00
Taylor Swift isn’t perfect. Beyoncé (still) can’t win Album of the Year. Kanye West (still) can’t stay in his seat. 
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GRAMMY Shockers; Taylor Swift, Beyoncé, Kanye and Some Guy Named Beck: Snubs, a big upset and weird business as usual at “music’s biggest night”

Yahoo! Music News - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 09:00

 Snubs, a big upset and weird business as usual at “music’s biggest night”Taylor Swift isn’t perfect. Beyoncé (still) can’t win Album of the Year. Kanye West (still) can’t stay in his seat. 


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Bob Dylan chronicles roots of his music at gala in his honor

Yahoo! Music News - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 19:53

Musician Bob Dylan speaks at the 2015 MusiCares Person of the Year tribute honoring Bob Dylan in Los AngelesBy Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Bob Dylan, known for playing concerts with barely a word spoken to his audience, gave a lengthy speech on Friday at a gala in his honor where he chronicled the roots of his music while also praising and ribbing famous figures. The 73-year-old Dylan, considered by many musicians and critics to be the best singer-songwriter of his time, spoke for 40 minutes at the Los Angeles event tied to this weekend's Grammy Awards, as he was named "person of the year" by the MusiCares charity. Former U.S. president Jimmy Carter handed Dylan the award after a night of performances of his songs, including "Knocking on Heaven's Door" and "Standing in the Doorway", by a cast of superstars. Beck and Sheryl Crow played harmonica, Jack White flew through a guitar solo, Bruce Springsteen jammed with Tom Morello, Norah Jones gave a bluesy piano performance and Los Lobos sang in Spanish.


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New York Philharmonic music director Gilbert to step down

Yahoo! Music News - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 04:34
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Philharmonic says music director Alan Gilbert will step down in late 2017.
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