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  1. Warner Bros. Records Signs Duran Duran to Global Recording ContractRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | Sys-Con Media

    Records announced today that it has signed a global recording contract with international superstars Duran Duran . Singer Simon Le Bon , keyboardist Nick Rhodes , bassist John Taylor , and drummer Roger Taylor have just completed work in London on a new studio album, their 14th.


  2. 25 Best South Florida Rappers of All Time: From 5 to 1Read the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Broward-Palm Beach

    We've named every SoFla emcee hailed from the golf courses of Coral Springs to the thong bikinis of South Beach.


  3. Prince wants us all to listen to Judith HillRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | The Star Online

    ... like to work with him. He met her last year in Los Angeles and agreed to produce her when she cited the pioneering funk band Sly & The Family Stone as a musical influence, according to the daily. The City Pages alternative weekly said that Prince ...


  4. Review: 'To Pimp a Butterfly' by Kendrick Lamar: EW reviewRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | Entertainment Weekly's PopWatch

    ... black American music in the process-not just chest-pounding rap but throwback soul, churning jazz, Sly Stone-style riot funk, front-porch blues, and highly politicized spoken word. With its heated social commentary and shape-shifting song ...


  5. Interview: Talking Cars with AC/DC's Brian JohnsonFrom the Return of...Read the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | Motor Trend

    In our May 2015 magazine, we kicked off our special issue devoted to the resurgent British motoring industry with a wonderful interview with Brian Johnson , lead singer of AC/DC, which performs at the Coachella music festival on April 10 and 17. As car guys go, you'd be hard-pressed to find one more passionate than Johnson, and that's not just among a small pool of rock stars or celebrities, either. As you will learn in our fun and wide-ranging conversation, Johnson is not only a student of automotive history and a serious car collector, but he also has strong opinions on the direction of the industry and an unquenchable thirst for speed.


  6. George Clinton Funks Up WMC's 30th AnniversaryRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | Miami New Times

    George Clinton is one of the God particles of hip-hop. Like James Brown before him, his crucial contributions to the world of funk form the basis of rap as we know it.


  7. Lauryn Hill's "The Miseducation" Album To Be Archived At The Library Of CongressRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago |

    Lauryn Hill's groundbreaking debut solo album The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill already holds the honor of being the first Hip Hop album to ever win the Grammy award for "Album Of The Year." The classic 1998 LP is also receiving recognition by the Library Of Congress for being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant."


  8. March new music: a horse of a different color editionRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | HeraldNet

    ... two: Various Performers - The One-derful! Collection (Secret Stash Records). An outstanding collection of soul and funk classics recorded at One-derful! in Chicago between 1962 and 1971. I can't recommend this compilation enough. It's the first of ...


  9. The Motet Mixtape 1975 & Zigaboo Modeliste In New OrleansRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | JamBase

    ... tribute set in New Orleans. The Meters' drummer Zigaboo Modeliste will start the night with The 17th Annual Zigaboo's Funk Revue featuring Renard Poche, Chris Severin, Kurt Brunus, Roderick Paulin and Tracy Griffen . Tickets are on sale now via ...


  10. New Tech Could Protect Astronauts' Eyes on Mars MissionRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago |

    The National Space Biomedical Research Institute Industry Forum earlier this month funded three companies as part of its "Vision for Mars " challenge, which seeks to encourage the development of tech that can mitigate the visual problems astronauts experience during long-term spaceflight. The Vision for Mars winners are Annidis Inc. and its retina-imaging ophthalmoscope; Equinox, which is developing a pair of pressure-regulating goggles; and Web Vision Centers Group, which aims to manufacture glasses with lenses that can be swapped out easily to accommodate a changing prescription.


  11. Drawing from Classic Rock and Funk, a Valley Teen Gus Campbell is Ready to RockRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Phoenix New Times

    ... base for me. Whenever I need someone to listen to, I go back to him. As far as now, I've been listening to a lot of old funk bands, and they are really inspiring me. Isley Brothers, Bar Kays, Prince, D'Angelo, The Time, Zapp, Parliament Funkadelic, ...


  12. Soul and jazz at heart of adventurous line-upRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Argus

    ... off the back of writing the score for Oscar-winning Martin Luther King film Selma, blues-rock quartet Vintage Trouble, funk-inflected African-electronic outfit Ibibio Sound Machine, Irish drummer and composer David Lyttle, and singer and ...


  13. Let them all play Candy Crush: All 650 MPs to be given A 499 iPads after the electionRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Independent

    ... politicians caught playing with technology Is Nick Clegg looking for a new job already? Lib Dem leader stars in Uptown Funk remake Among those who like a game of Angry Birds and Fruit Ninja is the Prime Minister. "It's quite good, to get your ...


  14. Stevie Wonder enjoyed a night out at Sweet Lorraine's, watching his...Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Times-Picayune

    After his "Songs in the Key of Life" tour stop at New Orleans' Smoothie King Center Tuesday night Stevie Wonder had a couple of days off before he was due in Louisville, Ky., for the next scheduled date. He did what most of us would do with some time to kill in New Orleans - he caught some live music.


  15. Listen to This: Miles Davis and "Bitches Brew"Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | All About Jazz

    ... cut him from the piece: I'll give you a true story. Of all the guys that were on that session, I probably played more funk music than anybody else. "Miles Runs the Voodoo Down" was the only track I didn't play drums on. The reason why I didn't play ...


  16. Paloma Faith thanks her old mate live on stageRead the original story

    Yesterday | Yorkshire Evening Post

    Congratulations, you're now registered! Let us know what news and updates you want to hear about and we'll send them straight to your inbox. BRIT AWARD winner Paloma Faith thanked her old mate Edward Lynch for teh part he played in her rise to stardom, when she appeared at the First Direct Arena in Leeds.


  17. Beastie Boys Win 'Paul's Boutique' LawsuitRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | 92.5 KGB-FM

    The trio were sued by TufAmerica in May 2012, one day before Beasties member Adam Yauch died, claiming that they owed money for sampling the Washington, D.C. band Trouble Funk on two Paul's Boutique tracks. But U.S. District Judge Alison Nathan has granted the Beasties a summary judgment because TufAmerica never acquired an exclusive license to the copyrighted material.


  18. Mayer Hawthorne & Jake One Already at Work on 'Tuxedo 2'Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | WWWM-FM Toledo

    ... already a well-known hip-hop producer. They bonded musically after exchanging mixtapes that "were both, like, boogie funk mixtapes," says Hawthorne. "I just knew him as a hip-hop dude and that's how he knew me, too. So we both listened to these ...


  19. Grace Jones Documentary Added to BBC Films SlateRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | WWWM-FM Toledo

    The film arm of the British Broadcasting Co., which announced its 25th anniversary projects on March 25, has commissioned Sophie Fiennes to direct Grace Jones -- The Musical Of My Life. Fiennes' film, being co-financed by BFI Film Fund and the Irish Film Board, has been in the works for seven years.


  20. Doors, Radiohead, Joan Baez, Lauryn Hill, Ben E. King preserved by Library of CongressRead the original story

    Yesterday | Art Daily

    ... a statement and a cautionary tale for the digital age." The Library of Congress also honored the 1969 album "Stand!" by funk giants Sly and the Family Stone, calling it "one of the most heavily sampled records of all time," as well as the single of ...