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Billy Corgan on Donald Trump: He's 'Running Chaos Theory'

Friday, 12:19 PM

Smashing Pumpkins' Billy Corgan may not agree with Donald Trump's political agenda, but he does credit the Republican frontrunner with bringing a level of entertainment and uncertainty to what's usually a monotonous road to Election Day.

During a Q&A with fans before a Cincinnati concert earlier this month, Corgan...

Weekend Rock Question: What Is the Best Billy Joel Deep Cut?

Friday, 11:53 AM

Billy Joel has been touring pretty heavily ever since he returned to the road in 2013, and since he hasn't released a new pop album in 22 years he's taken the opportunity to break out some super deep cuts like "Running on Ice," "Sleeping With the Television On" and...

See Brad Paisley Crack a Smile After Flubbing 'Country Nation'

Friday, 11:18 AM

A little over three minutes into an otherwise flawless performance of his latest single "Country Nation" last night on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Brad Paisley added a little comedy himself — albeit unintentionally. The singer-guitarist flubbed a line in the song's chorus, singing what sounded like "we drink all that...

Merle Haggard Laments New Country Music About 'Screwing on a Tailgate'

Friday, 9:38 AM

Merle Haggard is one of the most name-checked singers in modern country music, honored by a string of songs — including Eric Church's "Pledge Allegiance to the Hag" and Mo Pitney's "I Met Merle Haggard Today" — that tip their hats to the pioneering outlaw. As it turns out, the...

Jay Z, Solange Dedicate Songs to Beyonce in Poignant Birthday Post

Friday, 8:48 AM

Jay Z, Solange, Kelly Rowland, Michelle Williams and other loved ones celebrated Beyoncé's 34th birthday Friday with a playlist of songs representing their "most cherished moments" with the singer. The post, which also includes reflections from Beyoncé's parents and daughter, Blue Ivy, was posted Friday at her website

"This...

Watch Tidal's Made in America Festival Livestream

Friday, 8:31 AM

Jay Z's annual Made in America Festival will swoop into Philadelphia this Labor Day weekend, and the rapper has offered up a livestream of the two-day fest featuring sets by Beyoncé, the Weeknd, Modest Mouse, J. Cole, Bassnectar and more. Tidal will host the "pre-paywall" livestream, which means...

Polyphonic Spree Plot 'Beginning Stages' 15th Anniversary Tour

Friday, 8:10 AM

Fifteen years after the Polyphonic Spree recorded their breakthrough album The Beginning Stages of…, the robed ensemble will perform that 2000 debut LP in its entirety for the first time during an extensive 15th anniversary trek this fall. Spree singer/leader Tim DeLaughter and his merry band of musicians are currently touring...

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