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Jack White Pens Poem 'Music Is Sacred'

Saturday, 6:12 AM

Just days after Jack White defended the value of music in a Q&A, the rocker has expanded on those thoughts in a new poem titled "Music Is Sacred." In the poem posted to his Third Man Books site, White pleads to "those of you who stand for the...

Neil Young Previews Cheeky 'Rock Starbucks' Video

Friday, 1:28 PM

Neil Young and Promise of the Real, a band featuring Willie Nelson's sons Lukas and Micah, will release their protest LP The Monsanto Years on June 16th, and today Young premiered a first look and listen for the album's "Rock Starbucks" music video at Democracy Now. Young, once...

Brothers Johnson's Louis Johnson, Michael Jackson Bassist, Dead at 60

Friday, 11:26 AM

Louis Johnson, founding member of funk band the Brothers Johnson and an in-demand bassist who appeared on Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean" and "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough," died on Thursday, May 21st. He was 60. Johnson's nephew Troy confirmed his death to Rolling Stone, though a cause of death has yet...

Hear Kendrick Lamar and Lady Gaga's Scrapped 'Partynauseous'

Thursday, 2:37 PM

Lady Gaga and Kendrick Lamar's lost collaboration "Partynauseous," which was reportedly set to be on Lamar's major label debut good kid, m.A.A.d cityhas leaked.

"Partynauseous" sees more subdued pop fare from Gaga, who sings the hook alongside two new verses from Lamar. The beat and the rapper's flow are...

Leaked Sony-Spotify Contract Reveals Inner Workings of Streaming Music

Thursday, 2:25 PM

Somehow, Verge managed to get a copy of the top-secret contract between music-streaming service Spotify and Sony, the major record label that owns music by Michael Jackson, Bruce Springsteen, Mariah Carey and One Direction. The terms may have changed since both companies signed this 42-page deal on January 18th,...

Hear Drake and Beyonce Ask 'Can I' on Leaked Song

Thursday, 1:39 PM

Drake and Beyonce have teamed up once more on the leaked track "Can I." The seductive, sparse song sees Drake taking the lead with Beyonce repeating "Can I?" and "baby" throughout. Listen to the track (via Okayplayer) below.

OVO artist Sal Houdini handles the hook on the pair's first...

Joy Division Fan to Turn Ian Curtis' Home Into Museum

Thursday, 11:47 AM

The Macclesfield, England home where Joy Division's Ian Curtis lived and committed suicide in will be turned into a museum after being bought by a fan, The Guardian reports.

Hadar Goldman, a musician and entrepreneur, forked over the asking price of £115,000 (approximately $180,200), plus £75,000 ($117,525) to cover the legal...

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