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Music News: Father John Misty co-stars in new Lana Del Rey video

Lana Del Rey has released an 11-minute video for her song “Freak.” Though Father John Misty does not perform on the song itself, he co-stars in the video, which features the pair going on a surreal odyssey together. (Paper) More new videos Mark Ronson and Tame Impala‘s Kevin Smith have also released a new video — for “Summer […]

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Music News: Listen to complete Eaux Claires preview mixtape

Thanks to Kyle Matteson, one of the most assiduous local music fans, you can now stream the mixtape that was mailed to early-bird ticket buyers for this year’s Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival. The tape, which is presumed to serve as at least a partial preview of this year’s yet-to-be-announced lineup, includes a new collaboration between Justin Vernon […]

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Music News: Rick Rubin announces Star Wars remix album

Producer Rick Rubin has announced that he’s putting together a Star Wars remix album — featuring sound effects and dialogue from the Star Wars movies, melded with original music. The album will feature electronic music artists including Flying Lotus, Röyskopp, Kaskade, and more. Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams, who’s also a musician, collaborates with Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda and A-Trak to cut a track called “Jabba Flow.” Star […]

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Music News: Eaux Claires Festival teases lineup with cassette featuring Bon Iver, James Blake, more

Early-bird ticket holders for this year’s Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival received a cassette that seems to tease the yet-to-be-announced lineup. The tape includes a new song by Fall Creek Boys Choir (Justin Vernon and James Blake), as well as music by members of The National; Bruce Hornsby (!); the recently-reactivated Fog; Taggart and Rosewood; Tickle Torture; Nathaniel Rateliff; and more. […]

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Music News: Earth, Wind & Fire founder Maurice White dies at 74

Maurice White, the founder and leader of Earth, Wind & Fire, has died at age 74. The genre-busting Earth, Wind & Fire won six Grammys and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. (Seattle Times) Prince Down Under Prince has shared news that he’ll take his Piano & a Microphone tour to Australia […]

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Music News: See Don Cheadle as Miles Davis in new biopic trailer

Miles Ahead, a new biopic about Miles Davis, is slated to hit theaters on April 1. The film marks the directorial debut of Don Cheadle, who also stars as the jazz legend. Below, watch a new trailer for the movie — which has already sparked controversy for some of the “poetic license” that Cheadle admits taking with the […]

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Music News: Zach Sobiech story headed to Hollywood

Warner Bros. has acquired the rights to make a movie based on the story of Zach Sobiech — the Lakeland teenager who died of osteosarcoma in 2013, just after his 18th birthday, leaving a musical legacy including the unforgettable song “Clouds.” His mother Laura Sobiech told the family’s story in her 2014 memoir Fly a Little Higher, which is to […]

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Music News: David Bowie requested his ashes be scattered in Bali

The Associated Press reports that in his will, David Bowie requested that his remains be cremated and his ashes scattered in Bali. Bowie left the majority of his estate to his widow Iman and his two children. With Bowie’s music proving wildly popular in the wake of the icon’s death, Bowie has tied a record set by Elvis […]

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