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Jason Mraz signs new three-album deal; ‘Look for the Good’ due this summer

Jason Mraz signs new three-album deal; ‘Look for the Good’ due this summer

Jen RosensteinDuring this time of uncertainty, the world needs the uplifting kind of music that Jason Mraz loves to make. The “I’m Yours” star has just signed a new three-album deal with BMG, and the first release under that deal, called Look for the Good, will be out this summer.  The title track is available…

The Airborne Toxic Event premieres video for new single, “Come on Out”

The Airborne Toxic Event premieres video for new single, “Come on Out”

Rounder RecordsIt may not be the best time in history to be called The Airborne Toxic Event, but the band has a new video, anyway. The “Sometime Around Midnight” rockers have premiered the visual for “Come on Out,” the lead single from the upcoming new Airborne album, Hollywood Park. The clip stars Jacob Sandler, who played the child version…

Dolly Parton donates $1 million to Vanderbilt for COVID-19 research

Dolly Parton donates $1 million to Vanderbilt for COVID-19 research

ABC/Image Group LADolly Parton announced on Twitter that she’s donating $1 million to Nashville-based Vanderbilt University Medical Center to fund research that will help find a cure to COVID-19. The music icon’s donation also comes with a personal connection: she mentions that her longtime friend, Dr. Naji Abumrad, is one of the doctors spearheading the important research. He informed the…

Dave Mustaine working on new Megadeth record while in quarantine

Dave Mustaine working on new Megadeth record while in quarantine

Credit: Jeremy SafferDave Mustaine is using his time in quarantine to record new Megadeth music. In a video update from his home, Mustaine says he’s currently “working on the new Megadeth album,” the follow-up to 2016’s Dystopia. He adds that he’s also “putting the final touches” on an upcoming book. You can watch Mustaine’s video message…

Reba McEntire and family have private memorial service for mom Jacqueline

Reba McEntire and family have private memorial service for mom Jacqueline

ABC/Image Group LAReba McEntire and family gathered to honor her late mother, Jacqueline McEntire, at a private memorial service.  Reba posted a gallery of photos from the special occasion on Instagram. The first photo is a throwback of Reba and her mother standing back-to-back, both giving each other a thumbs up as Reba smiles proudly. The rest of the gallery shows…

Taylor Swift helps Nashville record store stay afloat during COVID-19 crisis

Taylor Swift helps Nashville record store stay afloat during COVID-19 crisis

ABC/Image Group LATaylor Swift may be a massive pop star, but she’s not above helping small businesses.According to Rolling Stone, the singer is giving financial support to a legendary Nashville record store called Grimey’s New & Preloved Music. She’s reportedly donating money to each employee and paying three months’ worth of their health care.“We were…

Watch SHAED perform on MTV’s #AloneTogether live stream series

Watch SHAED perform on MTV’s #AloneTogether live stream series

Credit: Andrew LeeIf you’ve been having dreams of seeing SHAED live in concert, then perhaps you might be interested in watching them live online. The “Trampoline” trio is playing MTV’s #AloneTogether live stream series, which features live performances from artists amid the COVID-19 pandemic. You can watch SHAED’s set via MTV’s Instagram tonight, April 1, starting at 7 p.m. ET.…

Old Dominion previews “Some People Do” video

Old Dominion previews “Some People Do” video

RCA RecordsOld Dominion has shared a preview of the music video for their current single, “Some People Do.”  The hitmaking group posted a 16-second clip on Twitter that shows a man at the beach at dusk, seemingly in distress as he walks alone. An orange haze amidst a dark blue sky is visible in the background as the sun…

Quibi releases series trailers for Skrrt with Offset and Punk’d, hosted by Chance the Rapper

Quibi releases series trailers for Skrrt with Offset and Punk’d, hosted by Chance the Rapper

Prince Williams/Wireimage”Let’s get to it” says Migos rapper Offset in the trailer for his new Quibi series, Skrrt with Offset.  Viewers will watch the Migos’ rapper and his celebrity family and friends including Cardi. B, Quavo, T-Pain, Lil Yatchy and Chance the Rapper go behind the scenes of the fastest, most tricked-out luxury cars.  Speaking of Chance, MTV’s Punk’d will be making a comeback with him as the new host. The series trailer features some…

Tank reveals the truth about TGT’s horrible 2013 performance of “I Need”

Tank reveals the truth about TGT’s horrible 2013 performance of “I Need”

Atlantic RecordsIn addition to the release of his new While You Wait EP, Tank is also whetting fans’ appetites on social media, with his “Tank’s Tales.” On the latest episode, the R&B General reflected on his short time in R&B supergroup TGT and their horrible 2013 performance.  “Alright, so I was part of this group called TGT. Y’all might have heard of us, we were together for…

Second season of The White Stripes’ ‘Striped’ podcast premiering next week

Second season of The White Stripes’ ‘Striped’ podcast premiering next week

Third Man RecordsStriped, the podcast detailing the history of The White Stripes, is coming back for more episodes. The second season of the series will premiere next Wednesday, April 8. Striped, hosted by music journalist Sean Cannon, first premiered last fall. Season one focused on the beginnings of The White Stripes and their self-titled 1999 debut album;…

Fountains of Wayne’s Adam Schlesinger dead at 52 from coronavirus complications

Fountains of Wayne’s Adam Schlesinger dead at 52 from coronavirus complications

Scott Gries/Getty ImagesFountains of Wayne bassist and songwriter Adam Schlesinger has died of complications from the COVID-19 coronavirus, ABC News has confirmed. He was 52. Earlier this week, Schlesinger’s attorney said that the musician had been hospitalized with the virus, and that he was on a ventilator. Schlesinger co-founded Fountains of Wayne with lead singer and guitarist Chris Collingwood in…