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Sisqó lives in Maple Grove: ‘No thongs out here!’

Northwest Community Television has brought to light a little-known local music fact: Sisqó, the Dru Hill singer whose 1999 “Thong Song” hit number three on the U.S. pop charts, currently lives in Maple Grove. “No thongs out here!” laughs the Baltimore native in a televised interview—which doesn’t quite seem right, but there are certainly no undergarments in […]

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Today’s Music News: Jack White writes a poem

Jack White is a poet, the world discovered over the weekend when the rocker published a 19-line poem titled “Music is Sacred” on his Third Man Books site. “The melody of the human race,” writes White, “is a song that never ends.” (Rolling Stone) Art Garfunkel has lashed out at Paul Simon in a new interview with […]

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Today’s Music News: Now you can ride a Daft Punk skateboard

Daft Punk have released limited-edition blue-and-orange skateboards, available for just $280. (Pitchfork) That reported “gentlemen’s agreement” to reunite Oasis turns out to have been not so much of an agreement after all; according to Noel Gallagher in an interview with TMZ, a reunion simply isn’t in the cards. (Billboard) B.B. King‘s daughter Shirley King will host a free […]

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Today’s Music News: El-P previews ‘Meow the Jewels’ remix album

Run the Jewels are keeping their promise to release Meow the Jewels, a Kickstarter-backed remix of their Run the Jewels 2 album incorporating cat sounds. El-P has shared a short snippet of “Angelmeowster,” a remix of “Angel Duster.” (Pitchfork) ANGELMEOWSTER (by Dan The Automater) #MeowTheJewels #heyyouaskedforit https://t.co/MjnelRZ4UX — el-p (@therealelp) May 18, 2015 Who booed Kanye West at […]

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Today’s Music News: The Edge fell off the edge (of the stage), and U2 had a sense of humor about it

The Edge is fortunately unharmed after falling off (groan) the edge of the stage during U2‘s Vancouver tour opener on Thursday night, and Bono has a sense of humor about the mishap—as well as about the band’s controversial free-album stunt last year. “Somebody said that the Edge had downloaded himself into the audience without asking permission,” cracked Bono […]

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Bob Dylan will perform on penultimate Letterman show

Bob Dylan will appear on Tuesday night’s episode of The Late Show with David Letterman—Letterman’s second-to-last show before retiring. The May 19 show will mark Dylan’s first Letterman appearance since 1993. As Jim Walsh notes in his comprehensive chronology of Minnesota musicians on Letterman, Dylan performed “Don’t Start Me Talkin’” on Letterman in 1983, followed by “Jokerman” […]

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Blues great B.B. King dies at 89

B.B. King, one of the greatest bluesmen to ever live, has died at age 89. King had been suffering from health issues related to diabetes, and was in hospice care at his home in Las Vegas. King, wielding his signature instrument “Lucille,” was widely regarded as one of the most influential guitarists of all time. The distinctive style […]

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