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Pink Goes Purple As David Gilmour Pays Tribute To Late Prince (Watch!)

4/28/2016 3:31pm EDT
David Gilmour
One music legend paid tribute to another on Sunday, April 24, when former Pink Floyd singer/guitarist David Gilmour paid his respects to Prince, who passed away a week ago.

Gilmour was performing for the Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall on Sunday and shared an audience recording of Floyd's megahit "Comfortably Numb", into which he worked Prince's guitar solo from his iconic hit, "Purple Rain".

"This is an audience recording of David Gilmour performing Comfortably Numb, with the inclusion of Purple Rain as a tribute to Prince," reads the video's description.

Following the sec...
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Beyoncé Sounds Fearless And Unapologetic On 'Lemonade'

4/28/2016 1:30pm EDT
Beyoncé Sounds Fearless And Unapologetic On 'Lemonade'
The surprise unannounced album has become unsurprising in 2016. Yes, it’s technically still surprising when any superstar releases a new album, but not nearly as unexpected as it once was. After shocking the world with Beyoncé back in December 2013, another surprise album from Beyoncé was inevitable. This time, it comes in the form of Lemonade, initially streaming only via Tidal. One thing about Lemonade is for sure – it’s not sour in the least!

Lemonade is clearly Beyoncé at her most experimental – call this her ‘Anti’ album to say the least (shout out to Rihanna). “Pray You Catch Me” is ...
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Remembering Prince: A Provocative Playlist

4/27/2016 5:40pm EDT
Remembering Prince: A Provocative Playlist
On April 21, 2016, the world lost a true musical genius – the iconic Prince Rogers Nelson, better known simply as Prince. Prince was the total musician, playing multiple instruments, composing his own songs, and stylistically restless, incorporating rock, pop, R&B, hip-hop, and jazz into his music. Into the 00s, Prince’s music remained cutting edge, even though the explicit language and overtly sexual nature of his music were tempered down compared to his heyday in the 80s and 90s. Here’s a provocative list of some of Prince’s more risqué, sensual songs. Some are hits while others are overs...
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Your Brain Interprets Music In A Very Unique Way, This Video Explains How

4/27/2016 8:52am EDT
Science Explains Why Music Can Make You Feel As Good As Sex And
There are a few things in the world that really get our energy up and our hearts pumping. Food, sex, and music are among the first that come to mind. The former two are hardwired into our bodies genetically through innate survival techniques and years of evolution.

But music doesn't quite fit those other two. So what is it about music that gets the pleasure chemicals going and makes us jump up and down?

The answer is still physiological but isn't quite as obvious as those other two pleasures, food and sex.

Fortunately, the Life Noggin channel has created a short animated video that br...
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New Music Releases This Week To Check Out

4/26/2016 1:25pm EDT
Martina McBride's 'Reckless' Leads Albums To Check Out
Ah, the final music release week in April 2016. As iterated previously, April 2016 has been quiet on the music front with a lack of gargantuan hits for the most part. This week is stronger than previous weeks, with a number of worthwhile releases, even if none are incredibly highly anticipated per se. In the new release mix, this week is a county vet, the soundtrack to one crazy hip-hop drama series, and the physical CD release of a musical icon lost too soon. Here are eight albums to check out this week!

1) Martina McBride, Reckless (Big Machine)

After covering soul classics on her p...
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Prince Tops Music Charts

4/26/2016 11:22am EDT
Prince Posthumously Tops The Billboard 200
The person may be gone, but the music lives on. That is definitely the case as Prince posthumously tops the Billboard 200, with three albums gracing the top 10 this week. At No. 1, The Very Best of Prince has the biggest impact, moving a robust 179,000 units. Of that total, only 56% is pure album sales. Why? Likely, people purchased their favorite tracks as opposed to the entire album. Also, Prince’s music is unavailable for streaming, save for Tidal.

But enough technicality, what about more Prince? The Purple One’s ‘ace in the hole’ Purple Rain landed at no. 2, moving 69,000 units, with ...
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A$AP Ferg Delivers Eclectic Sophomore Album With 'Always Strive and Prosper'

4/25/2016 3:05pm EDT
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On his 2013 debut album Trap Lord, East coast rapper A$AP Ferg showed himself to be quite interesting. Ferg’s flow, coupled with an interesting personality, made the album intriguing. Three years after Trap Lord, Ferg drops Always Strive and Prosper, picking up and building upon where he left off. On this second go round Ferg flexes his versatile music muscles.

“Rebirth” initiates Always Strive And Prosper enigmatically, setting the tone. Once it settles in, Ferg kills it with his agile rhymes. “Hungry Ham” featuring Skrillex and Crystal Caines is quirky, yet undeniably infectious. Ferg m...
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98 Degrees Is Going On Tour!

4/25/2016 11:36am EDT
98 Degrees Headlining Throwback Tour With Dream, O-Town, Ryan Ca
Popular 00's band 98 Degrees is headlining a 35-city tour that will take fans back... way back! O-Town, Dream, and Ryan Cabrera will be joining the four members of 98 Degrees on their "My2K Tour" which kicks off July 8 and runs through August 28, according to People Magazine.

"The band's fellow touring acts have also been working on new music. After finding major success with 'He Loves U Not' in 2000, Dream took a hiatus in 2003 but last year announced they're working on a new album and released a cover of the "O Holy Night" for the holidays."

"As for O-Town, who were assembled on the f...
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Dear Tatiana Dream Big, Show Potential On '95407' EP

4/22/2016 1:20pm EDT
Dear Tatiana Dream Big, Show Potential On '95407' EP
Jumping right into the fray, how does one categorize Dear Tatiana stylistically? Who? The best way to characterize the Floridian band’s sound is as eclectic, incorporating various styles to create their own, distinct sound. Arguably, hip-hop influences may jump out prominently, particularly throughout the course of five-track EP, 95407. This effort is no ‘one trick pony,’ which makes Dear Tatiana captivating. An introduction to the enthusiastic collective, 95407 showcases immense potential and confirms why Dear Tatiana should be gracing your playlist. Get on that folks!

“Don’t Know Everyth...
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Sturgill Simpson’s 'A Sailor’s Guide To Earth' Among Year’s Best Albums

4/21/2016 10:00am EDT
Sturgill Simpson’s 'A Sailor’s Guide To Earth' Among Year’s Best
Country music in some cases, like many musical styles lately, has become predictable and trendy. Expected topics covered via country music are tales sexy trucks, sexy girls, and even sexier beer, often over a good, if predictable production. In the case of Kentuckian Sturgill Simpson, he clearly eschews country’s grab bag of tricks, instead embracing ambitiousness and eclecticism, something that any and every genre of music needs to get on board with.

On A Sailor’s Guide To Earth, the highly anticipated follow-up to the critically acclaimed Metamodern Sounds in Country Music, Simpson show...
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