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February 10, 2015

Today’s Music News: What’s Bob Dylan’s beef with Merle Haggard?

Rolling Stone digs into Bob Dylan‘s long speech accepting his MusiCares Person of the Year award, but even they can’t understand why, after thanking many artists, Dylan chose to dis Merle Haggard by saying “Merle Haggard didn’t think much of my songs…I love Merle but he’s no Buck [Owens].” The remark seems inexplicable, since Dylan and Haggard […]

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Charlie Parr, Toki Wright and Big Cats among 2015 Mid West Music Fest headliners

Going into its sixth year as a music festival in Winona, Mid West Music Fest (MWMF) promises three days of live performances, along with educational presentations and family friendly activities from April 23-25. This year’s festival will feature headliner Charlie Parr—who has performed every year at MWMF since 2011—as well as DJ Abilities, Chastity Brown, Communist Daughter, […]

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Today’s Music News: Kanye says the Best Album Grammy should’ve gone to Beyoncé, Beck says he thought it would’ve

Although Kanye West stopped short of actually yanking the Best Album Grammy out of Beck‘s hands, he still thinks it should have gone to Beyoncé—and what’s more, he thinks Beck should hand the statuette over. “When you keep on diminishing art and not respecting the craft and smacking people in their face after they deliver monumental feats of […]

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Watch Morris Day and the Haim perform ‘Jungle Love’

When creating his musical mash-up series, late-night host Jimmy Kimmel knew he had to find someone stupendously talented and devilishly good-looking to perform with the sisters of Haim. Obviously, it had to be the legendary Morris Day, who joined the California trio on Kimmel’s show last night with the Time to perform the classic “Jungle Love.” […]

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