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ILoveMakonnen Attacked On Stage in New York: Watch

Billboard.com - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 3:26am
ILoveMakonnen has been assaulted on stage while performing his breakout hit “Tuesday.” The Atlanta rapper was performing the track in New York’s SOBs...
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'Back to The Future' 30th Anniversary Reissue to Include Live Orchestra Accompaniment

Billboard.com - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 2:26am
Where they’re going, they don’t need roads — but, as it turns out, full orchestral accompaniment is a whole other story. To celebrate the 30th...
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Wilko Johnson Says He’s ‘Cured’ of Cancer

Billboard.com - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 1:26am
Wilko Johnson, an alumnus of Dr. Feelgood and Ian Dury's Blockheads, has announced he’s “cured” of terminal pancreatic cancer.  The British...
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Neil Diamond on His Walk Down 'Melody Road': 'I Was...Under the Spell Of Love'

Billboard.com - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 12:25am
Neil Diamond wrote and recorded his first studio album of new material in six years floating in the heady glow of new love. The 73-year-old...
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Moonstruck Management Signs The HogSlop String Band

CyberGrass.com - Internet Blue Grass News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 12:14am

The HogSlop String BandNashville, TN -- A multi-award-winning old-time band, The HogSlop String Band has signed with Moonstruck Management for management and booking. Headed by Josh Trivett, Moonstruck has an impressive client roster that includes notable and award-winning acts such as: Dr. Ralph Stanley, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, Lonesome River Band, The Roys, Adkins & Loudermilk and former clients like Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Bobby Osborne and more. The Moonstruck team is focused on a deep appreciation for Bluegrass, folk and old-time string music.

The HogSlop String Band is a Nashville based old time string band comprised of six energetic young musicians hailing from Georgia, Tennessee, California and North Carolina. Featuring Casy Meikle and Kevin Martin on fiddles, Graham Sherrill on banjo, Gabe Kelley on guitar, Daniel Allen Frazier Jr. on washboard and Casey McBride on the washtub bass, these boys surely raise a ruckus as they tip a hat to some great, historic sounds.

With their intentionally unkempt appearance and undeniable charm, the gifted fellas of HogSlop follow in the footsteps of such country music luminaries as Uncle Dave Macon and Gid Tanner. Their high energy, fast-pickin’ performances are appreciated by both young and old alike.

"I am so excited about adding The HogSlop String band to the Moonstruck family of artists,” Trivett says. “I have such a love for the old-time string band style of music. When I first saw HogSlop perform, I was blown away at the authenticity of the music they presented mixed with the energy and uniqueness in which they conduct and deliver their show. I am excited about the immediate impact these guys are going to have on the industry."

Formed as a pickup square dance band in the summer of 2009, The HogSlop String Band has since become one of the most sought after old time string bands playing today. Known for their outrageous facial hair and a rollicking repertoire heavily based on Georgia and Middle Tennessee fiddle tunes, these boys have provided entertainment for fashion shows, political conventions and whiskey distilleries as well as countless weddings, festivals and other soirees.

Moonstruck Management focuses on country and bluegrass music and incorporates artist development, management, growth and booking into one controlled business. Josh Trivett brings to the music industry a unique sensibility with a background that includes 13 years in professional golf as a tour player, National Spokesperson and Senior Vice President of Tour Operations at two successful golf club companies. After his departure from the golf industry, Trivett stepped into the music business by managing and increasing the worldwide visibility of bluegrass legend Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver.

For more on the band visit www.hogslopstringband.com

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Leftover Salmon Tour and New Album Announced

CyberGrass.com - Internet Blue Grass News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 12:12am

High CountryLeftover Salmon’s 2015 Winter Tour will visit the Mountain West region, in the heart of the winter months. Highlights include: Big Sky Big Grass in beautiful Big Sky, MT, with a two night run in Victor, ID in between. Performances in Missoula (with guests Hot Buttered Rum), Boise, and Park City (with guests Hot Buttered Rum) precede another pair of two night runs in Colorado in Durango, Telluride. The tour closes out with an appearance at WinterWonderGrass in Avon, CO. Visit Leftover Salmon for ticketing and more information.

LoS Fan Club Ticketing is on sale now! The 2015 dates are being announced and you can get started on your Salmon Planning with this list of appearances:

  • Feb 05 Big Sky, MT – Big Sky Big Grass
  • Feb 06 Victor, ID – Knotty Pine
  • Feb 07 Victor, ID – Knotty Pine
  • Feb 08 Big Sky, MT – Big Sky Big Grass
  • Feb 11 Missoula, MT – The Top Hat *
  • Feb 13 Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
  • Feb 14 Park City, UT – Park City Live *
  • Feb 17 Durango, CO – Animas City Theatre
  • Feb 18 Durango, CO – Animas City Theatre
  • Feb 19 Telluride, CO – Sheridan Opera House
  • Feb 20 Telluride, CO – Sheridan Opera House
  • Feb 21 Avon, CO – WinterWonderGrass
  • Feb 22 Avon, CO – WinterWonderGrass

* = with special guests: Hot Buttered Rum

We are looking forward to the release of our new album, High Country. The album is a Black Friday Release and will be available on November 28th, exclusively at participating Record Store Day retailers.

High Country features 10 orginal LoS tracks, including Thorn’s rollicking title track complete with requisite blistering banjo solo, Herman’s Cajun-flavored kick off, “Get Up And Go,” but also sporting 2 covers - a Payne/Robert Hunter tune called, “Bluegrass Pines” and a Lowell George/Keith Godchaux classic, “Six Feet Of Snow,” immortalized on Little Feat’s, Down On The Farm.

All in all, High Country slips seamlessly in and out of character, disposition and style offering the full palette of Leftover Salmon’s aesthetic, from lightening-powered pick n’ grin to thoughtful blues balladry and all in between...

To find a list of participating Record Store Day Retailers, click here.

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Steve Wariner Joins Phil Leadbetter on “Hole in the Earth” Debut

CyberGrass.com - Internet Blue Grass News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 12:10am

Steve WarinerNashville, TN -- Country music legend Steve Wariner made his debut on the weekly airplay charts last week (Oct. 17) when dobro virtuoso Phil Leadbetter’s new single, “Hole in the Earth” (featuring Wariner on lead vocals) entered chart at No. 10. The song, written by Wariner and Shane Keister, is featured on Leadbetter’s new album The Next Move, which was released last week. Leadbetter is the 2014 International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA)’s Dobro Player of the Year.

Meanwhile down under, Wariner can be found on The Music Network’s “Official Australian Airplay Country Top 20 Chart,” where he joins Australian duo O’Shea on the song “Bad Day Good” which is at No. 11 and rising (as of the Oct. 9-15 chart). Wariner co-wrote the song with Mark and Jay O’Shea, and also appears in the music video, which is currently at No. 4 on Australia’s Country Music Channel (CMC)’s “Top 50 Chart.”

Back home in Nashville, Wariner will perform two unique shows at Acme Feed & Seed’s third floor concert venue, The Hatchery, on Monday, Oct. 27 and Monday, Nov. 10. The shows will give fans a behind-the-scenes look into his musical world, spot-lighting songs and musical styles that influenced his career in addition to his beloved hits. Wariner will perform solo and in smaller musical collaborations with other musicians, surprise guest artists and songwriters, making each show unique. Acme Feed & Seed is located at 101 Broadway (corner of 1st and Broadway). For tickets and more information, visit www.theacmenashville.com/calendar or http://warineracme.eventbrite.com.

Wariner will spend Halloween (Oct. 31) in Goliad, Texas, performing at Schroeder Dance Hall. For tickets and more information, click here. (http://outhousetickets.com/Event/Event6145/). A few weeks later, he will travel to London to perform as a special guest on the British Country Music Awards 2014 on Nov. 23.

Wariner’s most recent album is It Ain’t All Bad, featuring 12 songs written or co-written by the Grand Ole Opry member. His classic instrumental album, My Tribute to Chet Atkins, featuring the GRAMMY Award-winning track “Producer’s Medley,” was recently re-released in all 633 Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® locations.

Steve Wariner is a four-time GRAMMY and CMA Award- winning artist who dominated country music radio in the ‘80s and ‘90s with 14 No. 1 songs and more than 30 Top Ten hits, including such classics as “Holes in the Floor of Heaven,” “Life’s Highway,” “The Weekend,” “I’m Already Taken,” “I Got Dreams,” “Small Town Girl,” “Two Teardrops,” “Some Fools Never Learn,” “Lynda,” and more.

A native of Noblesville, IN, Wariner was discovered at age 17 by Dottie West who hired him on the spot as her bass player. He performed with West, Bob Luman, and Chet Atkins for several years before embarking on his legendary solo career. An award-winning songwriter, Wariner has also composed songs for Clint Black (“Nothin’ But the Taillights”), Garth Brooks (“Longneck Bottle”), Bryan White (“One Small Miracle”), and Keith Urban (“Where the Blacktop Ends”), as well as artists such as Country Music Hall of Fame members Alabama, Kenny Rogers, The Statler Brothers, Conway Twitty, and Don Williams; pop music icon Peter Tork (of The Monkees); R&B singer Ruben Studdard; bluegrass music’s legendary Del McCoury Band, and many more. Revered for his guitar talent, he was given the rare status of C.G. P. (Certified Guitar Player) by his mentor Chet Atkins.

For more information, visit www.SteveWariner.com.

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Director of Met Opera's 'Death of Klinghoffer' on Protests: 'It Invites an Audience to Think'

Billboard.com - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 11:25pm
When director Peter Sellars and composer John Adams’ The Death of Klinghoffer had its initial runs in Brussels and New York in 1991, it caused a...
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Let Super Junior Color Your World With 'This Is Love' Video

Billboard.com - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 10:25pm
Last month, Super Junior's Mamacita album sold enough copies to top Billboard's World Albums chart with just three days of sales. With the excitement...
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Slipknot Heading for Second No. 1 Album

Billboard.com - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 9:25pm
Rock band Slipknot is on course for its second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart. Industry forecasters say the act’s new album, .5: The Gray...
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Watch Crayon Pop's K-Pop Hit 'Bar Bar Bar' Get the ABC Sitcom 'Selfie' Dancing

Billboard.com - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 9:25pm
While hearing new K-pop on U.S. radio might be sending fans into a tizzy, there's another area the infectious music genre has invaded: sitcoms. On...
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Jackie Lee Scores a Touchdown With First Single, 'She Does,' Prepping Debut Album

Billboard.com - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 9:25pm
The Alcoa Tornadoes are one of America's most successful high school football programs. Located in East Tennessee, the team has won 13 state titles...
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Justin Timberlake's Final Tour Dates to be Filmed by Jonathan Demme

Billboard.com - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 8:25pm
Justin Timberlake is winding down his 20/20 Experience world tour, announcing that the final two shows will take place on Jan. 1 and Jan. 2 at Las...
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George Harrison's Childhood Home Fetches $250,000 at Auction

Billboard.com - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 8:25pm
George Harrison's childhood home in Liverpool has sold for just over $250,000 at an auction held at the legendary Cavern Club in the English city....
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Katy Perry Cancelled 30th Birthday Party in Egypt Due to 'Safety Concerns'

Billboard.com - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 7:25pm
This story first appeared in the Oct. 31 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. Katy Perry has pressed delete on her extravagant plans to...
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Taylor Swift Tops Canadian iTunes Chart With Eight Seconds of White Noise

Billboard.com - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 7:25pm
It is time for Taylor Swift to drop the mic and take a bow because she has just accomplished the unthinkable. Swift hit number one on the Canadian...
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Taylor Swift Releases Official '1989' Track List

Billboard.com - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 6:25pm
It's here! Well, not 1989. But the next best thing: Taylor Swift has published the official tracklist for the 13-song album, which drops Oct. 27....
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Tyga: I Don't Really Get Along With Drake or Nicki Minaj

Billboard.com - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 6:25pm
Tyga isn't biting his tongue. The rapper opened up about his relationship with fellow Young Money artists, Drake and Nicki Minaj in a recent...
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Big Ten Mascots Dance Around to Taylor Swift's 'Shake It Off'

Billboard.com - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 6:25pm
The mascots for various Big 10 teams were able to put aside their bitter rivalries to work together -- such is the power of Taylor Swift. The Mascots...
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Burger Records Launches Publishing Company With Mothership Music

Billboard.com - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 6:25pm
Garage-punk/psych-rock/skuzz-funk label Burger Records has launched a publishing company with Mothership Music, which will administer and provide all...
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