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The Crystal Method Rocks LA

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Last night I made my way to the El Rey Theater to see my first concert of 2014. Earlier in the week, I heard that Filter frontman (and former founding member of Nine Inch Nails) Richard Patrick would be performing on stage with The Crystal Method at their LA show this week so I picked up a ticket so that I could see the performance in person. I’m not a huge fan of electronic music anymore but back in the day, when I was a bit of a club kid, I was really into The Crystal Method. The show was close to my house and was relatively cheap so I decided to make a night of it. While the live show wasn’t really the most perfect concert I’ve ever seen, I had a great time of live music nonetheless. More »

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First Listen: Danity Kane Releases A Comeback Single Titled ‘Bye Baby’

"It might look insane / But it’s hard to walk in my shoes"

Back in August of last year we first heard that former Making The Band girl group Danity Kane were officially back together and planning a return to the music scene (er, sans one member … D. Woods unceremoniously got the axe). Since that time, the ladies performed a reunion/comeback concert at the House of Blues here in Los Angeles, CA and were met with an audience full of appreciative fans. Today we get our FIRST LISTEN of the group’s just released comeback single titled Bye Baby. As you can hear below, the song has a bit of a 70s/Disco sound that works well with their collective voices. Have a listen, won’t you? More »

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Britney Spears’s Song ‘It Should Be Easy’ Is Gettin’ Remixed For Da Club

BUT, it won't be her next official single

Our dear Britney Spears is ready to infuse the danceclubs with a few new remixes of one of the songs off her new album Britney Jean and I, for one, couldn’t be more thrilled. When Britney dropped her single Work Bitch! she didn’t need any stinkin’ remixed for the song to overtake danceclubs around the world but this time around, she is letting a few remixers work their magic on her song with will.i.am It Should Be Easy in order to transform the track into a club banger. BUT, altho It Should Be Easy is getting released as a remix package, it has not been selected as Britney‘s third single. Click below to learn more about these exciting new Britney remixes. More »

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Morrissey Lands A Record Deal, Will Tour In 2014

The Drought Has Ended

In the wake of the stunning sales success of Morrissey‘s Autobiography and the news that he is planning to write a debut novel, we learn today that Moz has FINALLY secured himself a record deal! It’s been almost 5 years since Morrissey released his last album because he has been without a record label all that time. It would seem that Moz‘s success outside of the music world has made him more attractive to the music world again. Not only do we learn that Morrissey has a record deal that will result in a new album but we also learn that he is planning to go on tour later this year! Woot! Click below to read excerpts from the just-issued press release announcement regarding Morrissey‘s new record deal and forthcoming concert tour. More »

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Listen: Britney Spears Duets With Sia On An Acoustic Version Of ‘Perfume’

Raw. Power.
Stripped Bare

A new version of Britney Spears‘s single Perfume has made its way to the Internets and it may be the most definitive version of the track yet. Previously we’ve heard the album version and a “more stripped down” version of the song included on Britney‘s album as a bonus track. Right now, we get to hear an acoustic version of the song that features Britney and the song’s writer Sia sharing vocals on the track. Britney‘s voice sounds most powerful in this version. Her vocal strength is highlighted as it is contrasted with Sia‘s vocals near the end of the song. I really love this version of the song, I think you may like it, too. Click the embed above to give it a listen and see what you think.

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Trent Reznor & Dr. Dre’s New Music Streaming Service Beats Music Will Launch On January 21

“What song comes next is as important as what song is playing now.”

Early last month we learned that a new streaming music service called Beats Music — headed by Jimmy Iovine, Dr. Dre, Trent Reznor and others — would be coming our way this month and today we learn that the new music service is set to launch on January 21. In a feature story for The New York Times, the Beats Music honchos talk about the future of music enjoyment and explain how they hope to change the world with Beats Music. While Beats won’t be the first music streaming service, it will offer functionality that other services like Spotify and Pandora do not offer. Additionally, Billboard magazine got to play with the new service and they provide us with a preview tutorial of what to expect when Beats Music launches next week. Read on to learn more. More »

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After Coachella, Outkast Will Perform At 39 More Concert Festivals

Back in a BIG WAY

Last week we learned that Outkast has OFFICIALLY signed on to reunite and headline at the 2014 Coachella Valley Arts and Music Festival in Indio, CA this spring and today we learn that André 3000 and Big Boi ain’t stopping there. I assumed that Outkast would be going on tour after their pair of performances at Coachella in April but I didn’t think they’d go festival crazy. Outkast has lined up a string of 40 festival dates total for 2014 … so not only are they making a comeback but they are coming back in the biggest way possible! Click below for details about Outkast‘s upcoming string of concert festival dates from the just-issued press release announcement. More »

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First Listen: Shakira & Rihanna Release Their New Single ‘Can’t Remember To Forget You’

Behold, Shakhanna
"I keep forgetting I should let you go"

Early last week Shakira announced that she would be releasing a new single that features guest vocals by none other than Rihanna. A few days later, she hit us with the sexy cover art for the single Can’t Remember to Forget You. Today we get to hear the song in full. Honestly, I wasn’t sure what to expect from this collaboration but the song sounds pretty much what you think a pop song from Shakira and Rihanna would sound like. It’s an upbeat and poppy number with a little Caribbean flare. Click the embed above to give it a listen then let me know what you think in the comments below. Does this sound like a hit song to you?

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First Listen: Lea Michele Releases The Audio Of Her Album Title Track ‘Louder’

'Louder' the album drops March 4

On Friday we got to see the music video for Lea Michele‘s debut solo single Cannonball, the first from her forthcoming debut solo album Louder. Today we get to hear in full the title track of her new album in full. Lea sat down to chat with Billboard magazine and has allowed them to debut her song with the world first. Click below to hear Louder and read excerpts from her interview with Billboard mag. More »

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Watch: Lea Michele Releases A Music Video For Her Debut Solo Single ‘Cannonball’

Coming Out of the Dark
"And I will fly like a cannonball!"

Last month we got our first listen of Glee star Lea Michele‘s debut solo single Cannonball, the first from her debut solo album Louder, and today we get to check out the just-released music video for the track. As you can see in the embed above, Lea is having her Coming Out of the Dark moment with the powerful imagery featured in the clip. As we saw in that cheeky photo she shared on Instagram earlier this month, she is ready to put the pain and sadness of 2013 behind her and move forward into a brighter and happier 2014 … a fact that is further emphasized in this music video for Cannonball. Check out the video in full in the embed above and see what you think of Lea‘s debut solo music video.

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