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One hundred years after the mass killings of Armenians, US band System of a Down is taking the fight for remembrance beyond politicians to the world's music fans. The Los Angeles-area hard rockers, who have sold more than 40 million albums since the mid-1990s, are of Armenian descent and are preparing a European tour to culminate in a public concert on April 23 in Yerevan, the band's first performance in Armenia. System of a Down's goal is one for which Armenians have campaigned for decades -- with limited success -- for the world to recognize the killings of some 1.5 million people in 1915 in the waning days of the Ottoman Empire as a genocide. Turkey, born of the ashes of the Ottoman Empire, has vehemently denied a systematic effort to wipe out Armenians.
One of the best parts of Nintendo's Animal Crossing series is Kazumi Totaka's serene, beautiful background music, which changes based on the time of day you play. Animal Crossing Music, a fan-made extension for Google Chrome, duplicates that functionality right in your web browser. Once installed, the extension adds a small icon of K.K. Slider to the upper-right corner of Chrome. Best of all, the extension includes the soundtrack for every Animal Crossing title released so far, so you can pick the one you're most nostalgic for. By default, it'll even play random songs by K.K. Slider on Saturday nights, mimicking the charming dog's in-game concerts.
David Duchovny is taking on double duty. "That's always hard because I sound like I'm bragging because I'm gonna tell you like great sounds," he told Access Hollywood on Thursday during NBC's summer press day. David also said that he hasn't been involved in music for very long and is blown away by the opportunity to write and record his album, titled "Hell or Highwater," which will be available on May 12. The two-hour season premiere of "Aquarius" will air Thursday, May 28 at 9/8c on NBC.
Thousands of music lovers will be putting the final touches on their show schedule, camping gear and no doubt outfits before the first weekend of the Coachella Festival, which starts April 10 and has performances by AC/DC, Jack White and Drake among its highlights. The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival has become increasingly genre-bending over the years, starting out with mainly indie fare and growing to encompass rock, hip-hop and dance music. Other top acts due to play include Tame Impala, Steely Dan, Belle and Sebastian, Hozier, Florence and the Machine and David Guetta. Indio, California will host the first round of visitors from April 10-12, with a second weekend running the 17-19.
This week's all-star launch of US rapper Jay Z's streaming music service may not have caused Spotify's management to lose sleep -- but analysts predict tough days ahead as tech giant Apple prepares to enter the fray. After a day's silence the news was welcomed by the world leader Spotify, despite the barely veiled criticism of streaming companies like it from US superstars including Madonna and Alicia Keys at the launch in New York. Jonathan Forster, Spotify's vice president for Europe, told AFP in Stockholm that his company welcomed the artists' initiative. Spotify has come under fire from artists like British band Radiohead and US pop star Taylor Swift -- who has shifted her catalogue to Tidal -- protesting that Spotify does not pay artists their fair share.
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Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler has announced plans to release a country album. The album is not a huge surprise, as Tyler's collaborated with Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley, among other country stars, in the past. It follows on from talk last month that UK singer Adele may be taking cues from country on her next album. Speaking with the Wall Street Journal, US singer Kelly Clarkson said, "Adele I heard is doing something more country influenced with this next record," and Clarkson said in that interview that she herself had a country album in the works as well.