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At last. Dan Auerbach confirms a new solo record coming this spring. According to Rolling Stone he calls it “a whole history of everything I love about music.” He wrote and recorded about 60 songs last summer with John Prine, Dave Roe, Duane Eddy, Mark Knopfler and others.

Yet to see a full tracklist but the three titles reported include: “Shine On Me,” “Waiting On A Song” and “Malibu Man.” And he’ll be going on tour. More details as they emerge.

p.s. Dan also confirmed The Keys are still just “on a break.” “It’s hard to turn away money, but you have to recharge.” More here

James Cotton Dead at 81

Harmonica player James Cotton has died at age 81.

“RIP James Cotton,” Buddy Guy posted on Facebook. “Here’s to you, and here’s to the blues.”

Cotton died March 16 in Austin of pneumonia, according to Rolling Stone magazine.

Warren Haynes called Cotton “a giant indeed” and recalled performing with him over the years, an experience he called “enlightening and intimidating.”

“He was a kind soul and contributed an enormous amount to the music world,” Haynes said on Facebook.

Cotton played with Sonny Boy Williamson and Howlin’ Wolf before joining up with Muddy Waters. Over his decades-long career, “Mr. Superharp” recorded and shared stages with the likes of Todd Rundgren, Steve Miller, the Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, Hubert Sumlin and many others.

He fronted the James Cotton Band and released his most recent album, Cotton Mouth Man, in 2013.

“May blues legend James Cotton rest in eternal love and peace,” Rundgren’s Spirit of Harmony Foundation tweeted. “Thanks for a lifetime filled with great music.”



Stiles Stilinski is a Junior at NYU. When he’s not working on his undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice or hanging out with his friends, he enjoys hitting the underground music scene. His favorite band, The Alpha Beats - “The Next Big Rock Group” according to The Rolling Stone - consists of the Hale siblings: Laura, lead vocalist and bassist, Cora, drummer and vocals, and Derek, lead guitar and lyricist. Stiles may or may not be a tiny bit infatuated with Derek, with the way his fingers fly across the frets when he plays, with the way his muscular forearms flex when he moves, with the tattoos that litter his exposed skin, with his propensity for wearing deep v-neck shirts, with the way he tends to glare at the crowd but tries to hide a smile when they finish a set, with the meaningful words he string together. Yeah, Stiles has it bad. And he can’t believe his luck when he wins a contest that lands him in the front row of The Alpha Beats’ very first concert, and the backstage pass that comes with it.

Derek Hale lives for music, for the lyrics he writes and the songs he and his sisters play together. When they first started The Alpha Beats, Derek never imagined they’d gain a fan following, or that people would love his lyrics and their music so much. And when they start making it big, he doesn’t quit know how he feels about it, until a radio station does a giveaway to their first concert and everything changes. Before the concert starts, Laura points out the contest winner in the front row and Derek is immediately enraptured. The guy’s face is dotted with moles and the smile he’s directing at the person next to him is the most infectious thing Derek’s ever seen. Derek finds his gaze drawn to the guy more times than he’d like to count during the concert. But each time Derek glances at the guy, he’s singing along to the song and staring at Derek with something like awe on his face. And Derek’s suddenly glad the contest included a backstage pass for the winner.

Tupac Shakur to be inducted into Rock Hall Of Fame by Snoop Dogg

Snoop Dogg has been given the honour of inducting his late friend and one-time Death Row labelmate Tupac Shakur into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. According to Rolling Stone, the hip hop star will helm the ceremony in Brooklyn on 7 April.

Shakur, whose hits included Hail Mary and Brenda’s Got A Baby, was fatally in Las Vegas, Nevada, on 7 September 1996. He was travelling in a car with Death Row Records founder Suge Knight after attending a Mike Tyson fight at the MGM Grand when he was fatally wounded in a drive-by attack.

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He will be inducted alongside Pearl Jam, Yes, the Electric Light Orchestra and Journey.

Snoop Dogg previously revealed that he is the reason Tupac signed to Death Row. After taking the troubled rapper under his wing, the pair forged a strong friendship.

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“Pac brought a spirit to the studio that was different than anybody we ever worked with,” he said during an appearance on Drink Champs Podcast last year. “He had a spirit – like this n*gga could be in three different rooms at one time making music. He would never listen to it.”

In November 2015, the Drop It Like It’s Hot star slammed the lack of Tupac on Billboard magazine’s 10 greatest rappers of all time list as “disrespectful”. The list, featuring other mic heavyweights like Lil Wayne and Jay Z, was topped by The Notorious BIG.

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Despite reports that Dr. Dre could join Snoop on stage for a musical tribute to Shakur, Rolling Stone states that the tribute line-up is yet to be confirmed.

The third annual awards ceremony is scheduled to be held at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

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Found in my record shopping today: a 1967 Taiwanese bootleg of Rolling Stones’ Between the Buttons. According to Discogs, the Hua Sheng label catered to American servicemen overseas. Floppy record sleeve, like an inner sleeve covered in plastic. Super cheapo print job, looks like a three-color screen print (see comparison shot with my beat-up American sleeve blow). Sound quality isn’t bad, not much worse than American Stones records, but the vinyl quality is pretty low. Also, pretty sure it’s got the mono mix, even though it says stereo. It’s a cool curio, especially with the Taiwanese (I assume) transliterations.

So according to Rolling Stone magazine, 2,500 wrestling fans signed a petition to have Roman’s vest considered illegal gear.


Y'all know Pro Wrestling is part acting, part sport which means it’s scripted. Joe Anoa'i is playing a character Roman Reigns and what he wears is basically his costume or wrestling gear. How is it illegal?

These fans are acting like this is a team sport like football or basketball where everyone has to wear the same uniform.

He’s an athlete and performer. Everyone wears different gear according to their character.

So they say the vest is illegal and Roman is cheating by wearing it. Really? Cheating?

Isn’t cheating and deception a part of  pro wrestling?

Wrestlers cheat to win matches by distracting the opponent or the ref, use props, use chairs or have their allies to help them cheat. Do these “fans” even watch wrestling? Have they ever watched wrestling?

This crap is just another example of people disliking Roman for the dumbest reasons. But like PWI who ranked Roman # 1 stated, people don’t boo nobodies. Roman is talked about constantly more than any of their favorites yet they claim they don’t like him.

Why don’t these 2,500 fans be honest? They don’t want Roman to wear the vest because they want to stare at his thick muscular chest.

Just admit it…

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Maybe this no vest thing isn’t such a bad idea after all…

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Right so I totally forgot about this! I was creeping on Arzaylea (no surprise there) and I saw that she posted this picture twice. Apparently it’s a picture of her with a friend who had passed away (RIP). What caught my attention was the caption (I remember when we were 19 and 20…) as well as the posting dates (87 weeks ago and 112 weeks ago) so, considering that Arzaylea is “21” now according to Rolling Stone..well, lets see. 1 year is 52 weeks. So one of these was posted 1 year and 8 mos ago, while the older one was posted 2 years and 2 mos ago. Lets reduce 4 mos to get back to October, Arzaylea’s birth month. One year and 4-10 months. This means she claims to have been 20 between October 2014 to October 2015. Meaning she was 19 from oct 2013 to 2014 and these pictures had to have been posted between February and July of 2014, when she still would have been 19. So what would be the sense in posting “I remember when we were 19 and 20…” If you would have been that age at the time of posting that picture.

Please correct my math if I’m wrong but I mean, still kinda weird right?

Also there are plenty of pics before she turned “21” where she’s got alcohol but 🐸☕.

This wasn’t made in order to hate or offend, but I’m bored and thought it was interesting.

Taylor Swift's '1989' is 2015's highest grossing concert tour by far

In the concert business, 2015 was a banner year for 1989, as Taylor Swift and her blockbuster “1989” tour topped Pollstar’s annual ranking of the most popular concert attractions globally.

Swift’s tour, featuring a bevy of different guest stars in nearly every city she visited, grossed just over $250 million worldwide. Equally significant, almost $200 million of that came from North American dates, trampling the all-time North American record of $162 million posted by the Rolling Stones in 2005, according to the concert industry tracking magazine’s preliminary top 20 tour report.

The 26-year-old pop star performed 83 shows in 53 cities and sold almost 2.3 million tickets during the year, Pollstar reported.