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50th anniversary of Elvis Presley’s “’68 Comeback Special” to be celebrated with seven-disc box set

50th anniversary of Elvis Presley’s “’68 Comeback Special” to be celebrated with seven-disc box set

RCA/Legacy RecordingsFifty years ago this December 3, the historic television special known as Elvis Presley’s “’68 Comeback Special” aired on NBC. In honor of the event’s 50th anniversary, an expansive box set featuring five CDs and two Blu-ray discs will be released on Friday, November 30. The deluxe collection, titled Elvis Presley — ’68 Comeback…

Tool schedules European tour for 2019

Tool schedules European tour for 2019

Credit: Tim CadienteWhether or not Tool will actually release their new album in 2019 remains to be seen, but here’s something they’ll definitely be doing next year: touring Europe. Maynard James Keenan and company have announced a summer European outing, marking their first scheduled tour dates in 2019. The run kicks off June 2 in…

Report: Tracy Chapman suing Nicki Minaj for illegal sampling

Report: Tracy Chapman suing Nicki Minaj for illegal sampling

Republic ecordsTracy Chapman is reportedly suing Nicki Minaj for sampling one of her songs without permission. TMZ reports that Chapman has filed a lawsuit charging that Nicki illegally sampled “Baby Can I Hold You” from Chapman’s 1988 self-titled debut album for the song “Sorry” featuring Nas. The four-time Grammy award winning singer says that Nicki made multiple requests to license…

Ellie Goulding releasing new single “Close to Me” on Wednesday

Ellie Goulding releasing new single “Close to Me” on Wednesday

ABC/Image Group LAIt’s been awhile since we had any new music from Ellie Goulding, but it looks like tomorrow’s the big day. Ellie posted on her social media that a song called “Close to Me,” featuring Diplo and Swae Lee of Rae Sremmurd, will be out at 7:30pm on Wednesday, British Standard Time. That works…

She’s a “knockout”: Mariah Carey to serve as key advisor on “The Voice”

She’s a “knockout”: Mariah Carey to serve as key advisor on “The Voice”

Trae Patton/NBCMariah Carey is joining The Voice starting next week. The diva will serve as a key advisor for Season 15’s Knockout Rounds on October 29. She’ll work with and mentor the remaining 32 contestants, along with coaches Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Hudson, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton. In the Knockout Rounds, the contestants will have…

Listen now: Cardi B releases new single, “Money”

Listen now: Cardi B releases new single, “Money”

Atlantic RecordsAfter announcing on Instagram that she would release her new single, “Money,” on Thursday, Cardi B couldn’t wait and dropped the track today. Cardi appears nude in the cover photo, wearing only a gold lampshade, with her arms covered with jewels. “Money” is the follow-up to “Ring” featuring Kehlani, which is certified platinum. The “I Like It” rapper also bragged that she…

Aaron Watson to prove “A Night of Texas” is not “Outta Style” at the Ryman

Aaron Watson to prove “A Night of Texas” is not “Outta Style” at the Ryman

ABC/Image Group LAFor the second year in a row, Aaron Watson is bringing a taste of the Lone Star State to Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. The “Outta Style” hitmaker will headline A Night of Texas January 24 at the historic Music City venue. “It is such an honor to headline the iconic Ryman stage again,” the staple of the Texas…

Tool schedules European tour for 2019

Tool schedules European tour for 2019

Credit: Tim CadienteWhether or not Tool will actually release their new album in 2019 remains to be seen, but here’s something they’ll definitely be doing next year: touring Europe. Maynard James Keenan and company have announced a summer European outing, marking their first scheduled tour dates in 2019. The run kicks off June 2 in…

Report: Tracy Chapman suing Nicki Minaj for illegal sampling

Report: Tracy Chapman suing Nicki Minaj for illegal sampling

Republic ecordsTracy Chapman is reportedly suing Nicki Minaj for sampling one of her songs without permission. TMZ reports that Chapman has filed a lawsuit charging that Nicki illegally sampled “Baby Can I Hold You” from Chapman’s 1988 self-titled debut album for the song “Sorry” featuring Nas. The four-time Grammy award winning singer says that Nicki made multiple requests to license…

Ellie Goulding releasing new single “Close to Me” on Wednesday

Ellie Goulding releasing new single “Close to Me” on Wednesday

ABC/Image Group LAIt’s been awhile since we had any new music from Ellie Goulding, but it looks like tomorrow’s the big day. Ellie posted on her social media that a song called “Close to Me,” featuring Diplo and Swae Lee of Rae Sremmurd, will be out at 7:30pm on Wednesday, British Standard Time. That works…