The 5 Best Rolling Stones Songs Of 2018

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The-Rolling-StonesThe Rolling Stones did not release any music in 2018. Their last album of original material, A Bigger Bang, came out way back in 2005. More recently, they released an album of blues covers called Blue & Lonesome, just over two years ago. They are coming back Stateside for a tour next year, and between … More »

The 10 Best Country Albums Of 2018

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The Best Country Albums Of 2018A 32-year-old Delaware native who moved to Nashville more than a decade ago, Jimmie Allen hustled to land a record contract, lived in his car for a while, finally released his debut album in October, and became country music’s story of the year. Mercury Lane, which follows up last year’s self-titled EP, reveals a singer … More »

Bruce Springsteen Duets With Eric Church & Tells Dirty Jokes At Veterans Fundraiser

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Bruce-Springsteen-and-Eric-ChurchEvery year, Bruce Springsteen throws his Stand Up For Heroes benefit, a big show that raises money from injured veterans, in New York. And every year, he gets up on that stage and tells dirty jokes. The show is part of the New York Comedy Festival, and it always features comedians performing alongside … More »

Jessie Reyez Is Really Great And You Should Listen To Her

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Jessie ReyezJessie Reyez has so much to say, and hearing her say it is so much fun. More »

Stream Eric Church’s New Album Desperate Man

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Eric-ChurchFour years ago, I wrote that the Nashville-country superstar Eric Church was our greatest working rock star. That was hyperbole, of course. (And it’s now outdated in an era when our greatest working rock star is Lil Uzi Vert.) But I’d just watched Church play a ridiculously entertaining high-energy arena show, and that … More »

Eric Church – “Heart Like A Wheel”

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Eric-ChurchOne of the dumbest controversies in recent months came after the country star Eric Church, in a Rolling Stone cover profile, made some extremely mild criticisms of the NRA and said that he might’ve voted for Bernie Sanders over Donald Trump. (Church had played at the Las Vegas country festival where scores of … More »

Eric Church – “Desperate Man” Video

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Eric ChurchEric Church’s new single “Desperate Man,” the title track from his upcoming album, is basically a “Sympathy For The Devil” rewrite. That’s disappointing from a creative perspective, but it does make “Desperate Man” an ideal song for soundtracking a ’70s-style crime movie. So for the song’s official music video, that’s exactly what Church has … More »

Eric Church – “Desperate Man”

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Desperate ManEric Church, the Nashville country star who may or may not be our greatest working rock star, is coming back. Back in 2015, he surprise-released the album Mr. Misunderstood directly to his Church Choir fan club, and yesterday, he announced a follow-up called Desperate Man and shared its title track to … More »

Grammys 2018: Performances From Worst To Best

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Before this year’s Grammys, news broke that Lorde would not be performing at the ceremony, since the producers wouldn’t let her sing one of her own songs — an invitation extended to all four other Album Of The Year nominees, all of whom were men. So in looking at this year’s performances, of which … More »

Your Guide To The 2018 Grammys: Will They Leave Kendrick Out In The Cold Again?

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The Grammys are this weekend — Sunday at 7:30PM EST on your local CBS affiliate, to be exact — and as always, we’re (almost certainly naïvely) hoping they won’t suck this time. They probably will; they always do. Yet thanks to a somewhat promising slate of nominees in the major categories, a similarly half-decent … More »