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Seven years after releasing their last studio album, Metallica are raging back with a gut-punching new song, “Lux Æterna,” which is Latin for “eternal light” and part of the Catholic requiem mass. Amid slashing guitar riffs and battering-ram bass drumming, frontman James Hetfield sings about casting out “demons that strangle your life” and nods to
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Lauren Christy has had a hand in some of the biggest hits of the past 20 years. As a songwriter and producer, she’s made a living co-writing hits like Avril Lavigne’s “Sk8ter Boi,” “Complicated” and “I’m With You” alongside Jason Mraz’s breakout single “The Remedy (I Won’t Worry),” and tracks for Liz Phair and Britney
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Johnny Cash‘s live album, At San Quentin, is one of the most iconic live albums of all time. Recorded at California’s San Quentin State Prison on Feb. 24, 1969, and released in June of year, At San Quentin chronicles the second of Cash’s series of prison concerts: His show at San Quentin followed his set at Folsom
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Tim McGraw has claimed a unique space in country music history. Alongside contemporaries like Kenny Chesney and Keith Urban, he’s part of a rare class of country singers that have bridged the gap between 80s and 90s hitmakers — folks like George Strait, Garth Brooks and Alan Jackson — to today’s roster of country radio
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What would “Whiskey Lullaby” have sounded like if Dierks Bentley was the one to record it instead of Brad Paisley and Alison Krauss? Or what if Blake Shelton had been the one who made “The House That Built Me” famous instead of Miranda Lambert? Neither scenario is a far-fetched idea — both almost happened! Sometimes, a
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Bruce Springsteen appeared to The Tonight Show on Thursday night to perform Aretha Franklin’s “Don’t Play That Song” from Only the Strong Survive, his new LP of cover songs. Springsteen performed Franklin’s 1970 classic with the bombastic backing of a 20-piece “mini-orchestra,” as Springsteen described in an interview with Rolling Stone last week. The track
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Christmas Szn Carey’s holiday domination is just getting started Consider Thanksgiving over — because Mariah Carey has arrived to officially kick off the Christmas season. Carey closed out the 96th Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday with a cheerful performance of “All I Want for Christmas Is You.” Standing in front of the giant Turkey-themed entrance, Carey wore a magenta
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Born April 9, 1953, in Greenwich, New York, acclaimed country singer-songwriter Hal Michael Ketchum spent his early years performing and honing his skills as an artist and songwriter. Although his early years were heavily focused on music Ketchum’s career didn’t fully blossom until the mid-1980s, following a move to Texas.  After winning Kerrville Folk Festival’s
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