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Today’s Music News: Surprise! Björk’s new album is out now.

Björk‘s new album Vulnicura is now being officially released via an ongoing 24-hour rollout around the world. The decision to release the album ahead of its planned March release follows the recent leak of a low-quality version of the album, making the decision reminiscent of Madonna‘s choice to release several tracks from her new album Rebel Heart […]

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Today’s Music News: Grateful Dead to reunite for ‘last shows,’ with Trey Anastasio of Phish

The four surviving members of the Grateful Dead have announced that they will reunite for three 50th anniversary shows this July, at Chicago’s Soldier Field—the venue where the band played their last show with Jerry Garcia before he died in 1995. Standing in for Garcia at the reunion shows will be Trey Anastasio of Phish, perhaps the most successful jam […]

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Prince and 3RDEYEGIRL go to “MARZ” in new video

After a busy 2014 that saw the release of two new studio albums, 2015 so far has seen Prince staying busy and in the public eye. He wowed the Golden Globes audience with a surprise appearance to present the award for Best Original Song, and now he’s released a video for “MARZ,” a song from […]

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Today’s Music News: Alt-J and Royal Blood lead Brit Awards nominations

Nominations have been announced for the 2015 Brit Awards, commonly called the British Grammys. Contending for the British Group award are Alt-J, Royal Blood, Coldplay, One Direction, and Clean Bandit; Alt-J and Royal Blood are also nominated for British Album of the Year, along with Sam Smith, George Ezra, and Ed Sheeran. The awards will be presented at the O2 Arena in London […]

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Stevie Wonder to play Target Center on March 29

Returning to the Twin Cities for the first time in nearly three decades, music legend Stevie Wonder will play Target Center on March 29. Wonder will play his classic 1976 album Songs in the Key of Life in its entirety, as he’s been doing on tour this year. As the Star Tribune points out, Wonder hasn’t played […]

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Oscar nominees for Best Original Song: Tegan and Sara, the Lonely Island, Glen Campbell, and more

Like a boss, the Lonely Island (Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, and Jorma Taccone) are now Oscar nominees, along with Tegan and Sara, for “Everything Is Awesome” from The Lego Movie. The song was written by Shawn Patterson. Other songs in the running for this year’s Oscar are Golden Globe winner “Glory” from Selma (John Legend and Common), “Grateful” by Rita Ora (a friend […]

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