Tom Petty’s Cause of Death: Accidental Overdose

After months of speculation, a medical examiner has ruled that Tom Petty died of an accidental overdose, according to a statement from the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner. The Hall of Fame musician had taken several pain medications, including Fentanyl, oxycodone and generic Xanax. Other medications included

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Flashback: The Killers Original ‘Mr. Brightside’ Demo

Brandon Flowers was a bellman at the Gold Coast Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas in late 2001 when he picked up a copy of the Las Vegas Weekly and saw an ad that caught his eye: "Seeking musicians for all original band. Influences: Oasis, Smashing Pumpkins, Bowie, Radiohead." It was placed by guitarist Dave Keuning, who was paying his bills at the time by working at Banana Republic. "I

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Def Leppard Explain Why They Finally Embraced Streaming

For years, Def Leppard were well situated among the ranks of Garth Brooks and Tool as holdouts on streaming services – artists with large, multiplatinum catalogues that still didn't feel comfortable with the pros and cons of subscription-based music schemes. The hard rockers had long been at war with their

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Lucius Ready New Acoustic LP ‘Nudes,’ Features Roger Waters

Lucius will release Nudes, a collection of acoustic recordings, on March 2nd. The band's Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig currently sing backup for Roger Waters on the Pink Floyd bassist's still-ongoing Us + Them Tour. They recorded the 10-track album during gaps in Waters' tour. 

Lucius' new album features covers of Tame Impala's "Eventually," Gerry Rafferty's "Right

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Review: Jazz Standouts the Bad Plus Weather a Lineup Change With Grace on ‘Never Stop II’

Since forming in 2000, the Bad Plus have grown from upstart into institution, one of the few contemporary jazz acts to show up on the mainstream radar in the years before the To Pimp a Butterfly watershed. The trio's early buzz centered on their sometimes radically reworked covers of rock and pop standards (from "Smells Like Teen Spirit" to "Heart of Glass" and "Iron Man"), but from the

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10 New Albums to Stream Now: Fall Out Boy, Lanco, First Aid Kit and More Rolling Stone Editors’ Picks

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The shape-shifting quartet's seventh album is "a re-affirmation of their ability to fuse over-the-top oversharing and Queen-ly operatic stomp with an elastic vision of pop," writes Jon Dolan. "It's more proof of why they're masters at turning meltdowns into jock jams."
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Femi Kuti Promotes Peace in Exuberant ‘One People One World’ Video

Femi Kuti protests war and promotes worldwide peace with his new video for "One People One World," the title track from his upcoming 10th LP out February 23rd. In the vibrant clip, the Afrobeat bandleader performs onstage at Nigeria venue The Shrine, which he built as a memorial to his father, musician Fela Kuti.

The video blends raw stage footage with brief animation and visual

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