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October 27, 2015

Today’s Music News: Record Store Day shares star-studded Black Friday vinyl release list

Black Friday isn’t just for buying flat-screen TVs anymore, thanks to Record Store Day coordinating a flood of special vinyl releases to hit stores on the day after Thanksgiving. This year’s crop includes discs from Paul McCartney (a new “Say Say Say” 12″ featuring, of course, Michael Jackson); David Bowie (a release of Earthling on translucent green vinyl); Spoon (a […]

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Listen to Beyoncé sing Prince’s ‘Darling Nikki’ in honor of Nicki Minaj

It was probably inevitable that someone would rewrite Prince’s infamously dirty Purple Rain track “Darling Nikki” in honor of Nicki Minaj—and it turns out that someone is Beyoncé. Queen Bey sings an a capella verse of “Darling Nikki Nicki” in a new promotional video for a live performance of Minaj’s song “Feeling Myself,” a collaboration that the pair […]

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The Jayhawks announce new album for 2016

In three decades as a band, the Jayhawks have written a multitude of original songs, released eight studio albums, and toured internationally. Now, they’ve announced the release of a new album, created with a pair of star producers, early next year. The Jayhawks were established in Minneapolis in 1985 and became one of the core bands […]

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