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Rocki, A Small Adapter That Turns Standard Speakers Into a Wireless Sound System

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Rocki ($49) is a small adapter that turns old speakers into a wireless sound system that you can control with a smartphone, tablet or computer.

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Plug the device into the speaker auxiliary input via 3.5mm or RCA, connect the Rocki and smart device to your home WiFi network and you can start streaming your music. The device, which was created thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign, is available for purchase now through the Rocki site.

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Prince Signs Deal With Warner Bros., New Album Due This Year Plus A Digitally Remastered Deluxe Version of Purple Rain

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Prince announced Friday he has signed a new deal with his first record label, Warner Bros., that will see his most-famous work remastered, reissued and augmented by unheard material from his vaults.

Warner Bros. will give Prince the rights to the masters of his back catalog with the label, which stretches from his 1978 debut album “For You” through 1996′s “Chaos and Disorder” and includes all of his best-known works, including “1999,” “Purple Rain,” “Sign ‘o’ the Times” and “Diamonds and Pearls.” Warner Bros. will continue to manufacture and distribute the albums worldwide.

The new partnership “will open a veritable goldmine” and that it will start with a “digitally remastered, deluxe version” of Prince’s “Purple Rain” soundtrack to coincide with its 30th anniversary this year.

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Warner Bros. signed Prince when he was still a teenager and helped usher him into worldwide stardom. But by the beginning of the ’90s, Prince had grown unhappy with the label and kicked off a very public campaign that included changing his name to an unpronounceable symbol, scrawling the word “slave” across his cheek and claiming Warner Bros. was limiting his artistic freedom.

The deal ended in 1996, but because Warner Bros. retained control of Prince’s masters — and stood to make money from their use — the Purple One has played hardball with the label. Not only did Prince not allow Warner Bros. to remaster or reissue his classic albums, he refused to allow his old music videos to air online. As a result, Prince’s most famous work has been difficult to access in the digital era of YouTube and streaming services.

There are hundreds of unheard songs from the Warner Bros. era that may now see the light of day, including everything from entire albums that were never released (“Dream Factory,” “Camille”) to dozens of professionally recorded concerts (including a March 1982 performance at the old Met Center in Bloomington).

Warner Bros. will also release new music from Prince. ”A brand-new studio album is on the way,” Prince said in the statement, “and both Warner Bros. Records and (I) are quite pleased with the results of the negotiations and look forward to a fruitful working relationship.”

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Jersey Boys Trailer

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Warner Bros. Pictures has released the trailer for Jersey Boys, director Clint Eastwood’s adaptation of the Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons Broadway musical.

The film serves as a biopic of Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi and their hit singing group, telling the meteoric tale of how a group of blue-collar boys from the wrong side of the tracks became one of the biggest American pop music sensations of all time. They wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds and sold 175 million records worldwide – all before they were thirty.

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MONDO To Release Coraline & ParaNorman Soundtracks On April 22, 2014

This month MONDO is celebrating the works of LAIKA Animation Studios with the premiere release of the soundtracks to both Coraline and ParaNorman on deluxe limited edition vinyl. LAIKA has created two of the greatest animated films of the last decade, and MONDO is honored to be paying tribute to both. The scores to Coraline and ParaNorman couldn’t be any more different. But they are both equally as incredible. Both records will be available for sale on MONDO’s website on April 22, 2014. A special edition of ParaNorman will be available at select Independent retailers as part of Record Store Day on April 19, 2014.

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Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Music by Bruno Coulais
Original Song by They Might Be Giants
Artwork by Michael DePippo
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First time ever available on vinyl
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The soundtrack to Coraline is haunting, and beautiful. With the help Budapest Orchestra and Choir behind him, Coulais captures the dark child-like imagination of the titular protagonist with a menace and aplomb. Without seeing the film you can follow the musical journey of the story from Coraline’s angsty reality, to her dreamy uneasiness, to the ultimate unravelling.

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ParaNorman
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Music by Jon Brion
Artwork by DKNG
2XLP Pressed on 180 Gram Black vinyl with randomly-inserted “Aggie Fights” Highlighter Yellow Vinyl, with Bone Haze
First time ever available on vinyl
$30

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For those familiar with the works of Jon Brion (Magnolia, Punch Drunk Love) you’ll immediately recognize the melancholy, ear-worm melodies in his score to ParaNorman. Mixed with 80′s slasher throwback motifs and a whimsical family sensibility it is a terrific score front-to-back.

ParaNorman – Record Store Day Exclusive
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Music by Jon Brion
Artwork by DKNG
2XLP Limited to 500 Copies – Available only at Independent Record Stores April 19th
Pressed on 180 Gram randomly inserted Glow In The Dark Splatter vinyl

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The record store day version of ParaNorman features Variant Glow in the Dark artwork, as well as mystery colored Glow in the Dark vinyl. This edition is Limited to 500 copies, and each copy comes with a randomly inserted clear splatter disc that glows one of three colors (Red, Blue or Green)

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SiriusXM Announces A Special Town Hall Event With Billy Joel Hosted By Howard Stern On April 28, 2014

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SiriusXM has announced a special invitation-only “Town Hall” event with Billy Joel, hosted by Howard Stern. This exclusive event will take place on Monday, April 28, 2014 at a secret location in New York City. The Town Hall will be part of a live broadcast of the Howard Stern show and feature Billy Joel answering questions from an intimate studio audience of SiriusXM listeners.

This is what Howard Stern had to say about the event:

“What we’re going be doing is we’re going to have special guests to celebrate Billy Joel’s amazing 50-year career,” Howard said. “Some of these are going to be great musicians … We’ve contacted very famous people in music.”

To qualify for tickets SiriusXM is asking subscribers to submit their most creative questions for Billy Joel for a chance to ask their question in person at the Town Hall! The winners and their guests will receive tickets to this special live broadcast. You can get more information about this special event HERE

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Billy Joel Launches Exclusive Sirius XM Channel

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SiriusXM recently launched The Billy Joel Channel, an exclusive channel featuring the works of iconic artist, Billy Joel.

The limited-run channel launched on Wednesday, March 26 at 6:00 pm ET and will run through June 25, via satellite on channel 4. The Billy Joel Channel will also be available online and through the SiriusXM Internet Radio App.

The Billy Joel Channel features music spanning the Rock & Roll Hall of Famer’s 50-year career: from his earliest work with The Echoes in 1964, to his solo debut Cold Spring Harbor from 1971, through his upcoming release, A Matter of Trust: The Bridge to Russia. The Billy Joel Channel will also feature 40 years of archival interviews, including excerpts from his “Masters Class” sessions that he conducts periodically to music students around the world, as well as rarities from the vaults, previously unavailable studio tracks and live performances captured in his earliest days as a performer.

SiriusXM listeners will hear Billy Joel discuss his legendary career and share commentary about his music, as well as becoming the new Franchise at Madison Square Garden.

The exclusive channel will also feature long-time members of Billy Joel’s touring band revealing experiences about their time on the road together on the special Guest DJ sessions.

Additionally, SiriusXM listeners will hear A Matter of Trust: The Bridge to Russia, the complete concert recorded in Russia in 1987, including 12 unreleased tracks and bonus material, in its entirety on Tuesday, May 20, the day of its release.

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Kiss Finally Get The Cover of Rolling Stone

Forty years after the release of their debut album, Kiss have finally made the cover of Rolling Stone. Marking the band’s upcoming introduction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the cover image is a classic 1975 photo of the band’s original lineup: Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons, plus Ace Frehley and Peter Criss, who were both gone from the band by the early Eighties.

The cover story, by Rolling Stone senior writer Brian Hiatt, tells the sad, hilarious and triumphant story of one of the biggest rock bands ever, taking an in-depth look at the founding members’ lives and careers.
The issue will go on sale Friday, March 28, 2014 and online tomorrow, March 26, 2014.

Read more HERE.

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Ghostbusters Theme Song By Ray Parker Jr. Gets Glowing Vinyl Reissue For Record Store Day On April 19, 2014

Record Store Day on April 19, 2014 just got even better thanks to an exclusive, glow-in-the-dark 10-inch vinyl edition of Ray Parker Jr.’s iconic Ghostbusters theme. One thousand copies will be released for the event, in honor of the film’s 30th anniversary.

Along with the groovy original track, the vinyl will feature an instrumental version, a dance remix and a dub version. You can take a look at the many other releases on the Record Store Day website.

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Billy Joel & Jimmy Fallon Form 2-Man Doo-Wop Group

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Jimmy Fallon and Billy Joel loop their voices on an iPad app to form a 2-man doo-wop group — singing “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” by The Tokens in 4-part harmony.

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Columbia Records & Legacy Recordings Set To Release A Matter of Trust – The Bridge To Russia, Billy Joel’s Historic 1987 Russian Tour Revisited on DVD/Blu-ray Concert Film, 2CD Live Album & Deluxe Box Set On May 20, 2014

Columbia Records and Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, will release Billy Joel’s A Matter of Trust – The Bridge To Russia, the artist’s historic 1987 Russian concert tour revisited on DVD/Blu-ray and CD, on Tuesday, May 20, 2014.

A Matter of Trust – The Bridge To Russia will be available in a Deluxe Edition boxed set containing a full-length concert film (The Concert) on DVD or Blu-ray; a 2CD album (The Music) featuring previously unreleased tracks and bonus material; and, as an exclusive, the Showtime documentary film chronicling Billy’s 1987 Soviet Tour, directed by four-time Emmy-winner Jim Brown (“Pete Seeger: The Power of Song,” “American Roots Music,” “An Evening with Henry Belafonte”).

In addition, the Deluxe Edition comes with a book containing rare photos and new liner notes including first-hand accounts from writers and journalists who were there, among them Gary Graff, Michael Jensen, Neal Preston, Rona Elliot and Wayne Robins.

A Matter of Trust – The Bridge To Russia: The Concert (DVD/Blu-ray) and The Music (2CDs) will be available individually, or inside the Deluxe Edition.

A Matter of Trust – The Bridge To Russia: The Concert (DVD or Blu-ray) contains newly restored and remastered material from Live In Leningrad, 1987, a full-length concert film that has been unseen since its VHS release. For its DVD and Blu-ray debut, The Concert has been remastered from the original 35millimeter negative and expanded to include 12 previously unreleased performances, more than doubling the running time of the original release.

A Matter of Trust – The Bridge To Russia: The Concert (DVD or Blu-ray)

1. Prelude/Angry Young Man
2. Allentown
3. Goodnight Saigon
4. Big Man On Mulberry Street
5. Baby Grand
6. An Innocent Man – previously unreleased
7. Honesty – previously unreleased
8. The Longest Time – previously unreleased
9. A Matter Of Trust
10. Only The Good Die Young
11. It’s Still Rock And Roll To Me – previously unreleased
12. Sometimes A Fantasy – previously unreleased
13. You May Be Right – previously unreleased
14. Uptown Girl
15. Big Shot
16. Back In The U.S.S.R.

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A Matter of Trust – The Bridge To Russia: The Music (2 CDs) expands on 1987′s original live Концерт release, with 12 previously unreleased performances.

A Matter of Trust – The Bridge To Russia: The Music (2CD)

Disc One:

1. Odoya
2. Prelude/Angry Young Man
3. Honesty
4. The Ballad of Billy the Kid – previously unreleased
5. She’s Always A Woman – previously unreleased
6. Scenes From An Italian Restaurant – previously unreleased
7. Goodnight Saigon
8. Stiletto
9. Big Man On Mulberry Street
10. Baby Grand
11. What’s Your Name – previously unreleased
12. The Longest Time – previously unreleased
13. An Innocent Man

Disc Two:

1. Pressure – previously unreleased
2. Allentown
3. A Matter Of Trust
4. Only The Good Die Young
5. It’s Still Rock And Roll To Me – previously unreleased
6. Sometimes A Fantasy
7. You May Be Right – previously unreleased
8. Uptown Girl
9. Big Shot
10. Back In The U.S.S.R.
11. The Times They Are A Changin’
12. She Loves You – previously unreleased Russian concerts rehearsal recording
13. New York State Of Mind – previously unreleased
14. Piano Man – previously unreleased

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Apple Announces iTunes Festival Coming To SXSW

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Apple today announced the first iTunes Festival to be held in the US, featuring an amazing lineup of global superstars, running from March 11-15. Taking place at ACL Live at the Moody Theater, home of Austin City Limits, the iTunes Festival at SXSW will feature iTunes chart toppers including Coldplay, Imagine Dragons, Pitbull, Keith Urban, ZEDD and more to come. 

All five nights of the iTunes Festival will be available to enjoy for free as a live and on-demand stream via the iTunes Store on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac or PC. Performances can also be seen in the iTunes Festival app on your iOS device or with Apple TV in stunning HD.

Performances will be available for purchase and download on the iTunes Store. For additional details on the lineup for the iTunes Festival check out www.itunes.com/festival.

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Dark Hall Mansion To Release Jimi Hendrix Print By Tyler Stout On February 14, 2014

Dark Hall Mansion is thrilled to announce its newest officially licensed Limited Edition print release: “Jimi Hendrix” by leading contemporary artist, Tyler Stout.

Dark Hall Mansion, working with Authentic Hendrix, will release their new officially licensed Jimi Hendrix limited edition screen prints Friday, February 14, 2014.

Tyler Stout, rendering striking, multiple images of Jimi Hendrix, has captured the many moods of one of rock’s greatest artists and we couldn’t be prouder to bring this release to collectors.

With bold colors and a rich 24″ x 36″ layout, Tyler’s vision of Jimi yielded evocative portraits amongst a swirl of era tinged graphics and Jimi’s beloved axes. And for Jimi purists, know those images are spot on portraits as Tyler worked from four hand-picked images he chose from Authentic Hendrix’s vast estate owned and Hendrix family controlled photographs. Oh, and also for our Jimi purists, Yes, the guitars are indeed correct, Jimi rocked more than his beloved Strats.

Each screen print will be strictly numbered, measure 24″ x 36,″ and is professionally screen printed. There will be 600 Standard and 200 Variant edition prints available for all Jimi Hendrix and Tyler Stout fans worldwide, so not a piece for any fan to miss. Some portion of this edition’s run will be offered by Tyler at a future date.

Collectors who purchased and took delivery of Dark Hall Mansion’s SHAG or Whalen Universal Monsters folios from DHM and eMovieposter have a special reserve on a select number of Jimi-Stout prints and will be contacted directly by email to complete their purchases this Friday evening, Feb 14, 2014 and have only until 11:59 PM Saturday evening, Feb 15th, 2014 to complete their purchase. All details on completing their purchases will be enclosed in this Friday evening email.

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Variant: $110

Any remaining Jimi-Stout prints they will be offered randomly by waiting list at a date TBD and collectors are free to sign up by sending an email at: info@darkhallmansion.com with either Jimi-Stout:Std or Jimi-Stout:Variant in the subject line. If you are already entitled to, and purchasing, a Jimi print by reserve, please, do not send in an additional waiting list request so others have a chance at purchasing.

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Complete List of The 56th Grammy Awards Winners

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View a complete list of the 56th Grammy Awards winners HERE. Viewers watched performances from Lorde, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Jay Z, Beyonce and more.

Daft Punk took home album of the year at the 56th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday night.

The duo beat out the likes of Sara Bareilles, Daft Punk, Kendrick Lamar, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Taylor Swift with their album Random Access Memories. Daft Punk and Pharrell Williams’ also won Record of the Year for “Get Lucky.”

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Aimee Mann & Ted Leo Join Forces As The Both; Listen To The First Single “Milwaukee” Here

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The Both, a new duo consisting of Aimee Mann and Ted Leo, will release their debut album The Both on April 15, 2014 through Mann’s own SuperEgo Records. 

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In advance, Rolling Stone is premiering the outstanding “Milwaukee,” a hook-injected rocker with great soloing and an unwavering beat and you can listen to the song HERE.

 Leo’s roots are in the punk and indie movements, having fronted Ted Leo and the Pharmacists for 15 years. His most recent set, The Brutalist Bricks, was released on Matador in 2010. Mann’s eighth album Charmer was released in September 2012. In support of their new disc, the Both will launch a U.S. tour at Pearl Street in Northampton, MA on April 24th. Tour dates are available HERE.

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33 Fascinating Songwriting Stories

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The talented Gregory Brothers are featured on Mental Floss to discuss 33 fascinating songwriting stories.

 

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Vibrate: The Best of Rufus Wainwright To Be Released On March 4, 2014

On March 4, 2014, Universal Music will release Vibrate: The Best of Rufus Wainwright, an 18-track compilation that encompasses Rufus’ entire career, spanning his 1998 self-titled debut through last year’s Mark Ronson produced effort, Out of The Game.

In addition to Rufus’ much loved rendition of “Hallelujah” from the soundtrack to the animated smash Shrek, the collection also includes a brand new song, “Me & Liza”, co-written by Guy Chambers. Vibrate will also be available in a deluxe two-disc edition containing 16 additional rare and unreleased live and studio recordings. The second disc is highlighted by “Chic And Pointless” (another new song) and “WWIII”, which receives its first physical release here.

Standard Edition track list:

1. Going To A Town
2. Out of The Game
3. Me & Liza (New Song)
4. Hallelujah
5. Oh What A World
6. April Fools
7. Poses
8. Cigarettes and Chocolate Milk
9. Vibrate
10. The One You Love
11. I Don’t Know What It Is
12. The Art Teacher
13. Go or Go Ahead
14. Dinner at Eight
15. Foolish Love
16. Sometimes You Need
17. Grey Gardens
18. Tiergarten

Deluxe Edition Bonus Disc track list:

1. Bitter Tears
2. The Maker Makes
3. Across The Universe
4. La Complainte de la Butte
5. Chelsea Hotel No.2
6. Chic and Pointless (New Song)
7. WW111 (First CD Release)
8. Jericho (Live from the Artist’s Den)
9. Montauk (Live from the Artist’s Den)
10. If Love Were All (Live at Kenwood House 2010)
11. Do It Again (Live at Kenwood House 2010)
12. Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart (Live at Kenwood House 2010)
13. Memphis Skyline (Live at Kenwood House 2010)
14. Martha (Live at Kenwood House 2011)
15. One Man Guy (Live at KCRW 2001)
16. BBC Interview with Jo Whiley (Royal Opera House 2011)

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Murfie, The Place Where Music Collections Belong

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Launched in May 2011, Murfie is an online marketplace that has a huge selection of used and new albums for as low as $1 each. Every CD you buy is stored at Murfie HQ, and the album is added to your online collection where you can stream, download, or request physical delivery.

Stream your collection in any browser with the Murfie Web Player, at home with any Sonos device, and on the go with their Murfie app for iOS and Android. Download your albums in mp3 and aac, and lossless formats FLAC and Apple Lossless.

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Add to your Murfie collection by sending your CDs from home to be ripped and stored, giving you the freedom to access them however, whenever, and wherever you want. Murfie will send you a box to ship your CDs, rip your collection and securely store your compact discs at only $1 per disc! (minimum requests start at $25 to burn and store 25 CD’s)

There’s a ton of other awesome features that make Murfie the best place to buy music.

For starters, you can:

- Unpurchase any album you buy within 24 hours for full credit back to your account
- Sell your CDs in a personal shop
- Trade albums with other members
- Add albums to your Wishlist, choose a price, and select Autobuy to have us automatically buy it for you when it becomes available

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Rolling Stone Lists 61 Reasons To Love 2014

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Beginning early in January, there are can’t-miss concerts, new and returning watercooler TV shows and specials, albums from rock legends, and the release of big-budget popcorn flicks that’ll have everyone talking. 

HERE are Rolling Stone’s top picks for the music, movies and TV to watch out for in 2014.

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Hear Music/Concord Music and Starbucks To Release Sweetheart 2014 Compilation CD Featuring Vampire Weekend, Beck, Ben Harper, Fiona Apple & Brandi Carlile

On February 4, 2014, Hear Music/Concord Music and Starbucks will once again partner to release Sweetheart 2014, their fifth compilation of romantic cover songs. The new collection will feature 13 tracks by artists such as Beck, Jim James, Vampire Weekend, Sharon Jones and Fiona Apple. 

Tracklist: (and original popular performer)

1. Jim James – Turn Your Lights Down Low (Bob Marley)
2. Vampire Weekend – Con Te Partir (Andrea Bocelli)
3. Beck – Love (John Lennon)
4. Phosphorescent – Tomorrow Is A Long Time (Bob Dylan)
5. The Head and the Heart – Don’t Forget Me (Harry Nilsson)
6. Valerie June – Happy or Lonesome (The Carter Family)
7. Bahamas – Always on My Mind (Willie Nelson)
8. Thao & the Get Down Stay Down – If You Were Mine (Ray Charles)
9. Ben Harper – Fade Into You (Mazzy Star)
10. Fiona Apple – I’m In The Middle of a Riddle (Anton Karas)
11. Brandi Carlile – The Chain (Fleetwood Mac)
12. Blake Mills – I Hope (Bobby Charles)
13. Sharon Jones – Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours (Stevie Wonder)

The physical version of the album will be sold only at Starbucks, while a digital copy will be available via Concord Music Group.

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Watch Billy Joel’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve Performance

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After the ball dropped last night, New Year’s Rockin’ Eve gave viewers a special treat, showing a live performance from Billy Joel as he played from the Barclays Center in New York. Check out this awesome performance of Joel’s classic hit “You May Be Right.”

 

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How The Beatles Took America: The New Issue of Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone’s new issue, on stands tomorrow, tells the story of how The Beatles took America and the biggest explosion in rock history.

Fifty years ago, the Beatles landed in the U.S., generating the biggest explosion rock & roll has ever seen. In the new issue of Rolling Stone, contributing editor Mikal Gilmore examines just how the Fab Four arrived in the States facing media disdain and a clueless record label in the wake of the devastating assassination of John F. Kennedy — and still managed to conquer America.

Look for the issue on stands and in the iTunes App Store this Friday, January 3rd.

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Legendary Musician Billy Joel Joins Biggest Celebration of The Year With Special Live Performance From Brooklyn On Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest 2014

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Billy Joel will appear in a special live performance from Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn on “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest,” performing one of his classic hits as the first song of the New Year.

Show host Ryan Seacrest will lead the traditional countdown at midnight, and co-host Jenny McCarthy (“The View”) will join him throughout the broadcast, live from Times Square.

Personally, I could care less about Capital Cities, Miley Cyrus, Daughtry, Jason Derulo, Fall Out Boy, Florida Georgia Line, Ariana Grande, Icona Pop, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Robin Thicke but I will watch the show for Billy Joel and Blondie; I guess I’m old school!

“Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2014,” is a bi-coastal celebration with a West Coast celebration hosted by Fergie of the Black Eyed Peas. Coverage of “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2014,” will feature hours of special performances and reports on New Year’s celebrations from around the globe, beginning at 8:00 PM ET/PT on ABC.

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Chicago’s Magical Piano

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Rob Bliss Creative recently installed a remotely operated grand piano in Chicago Union Station and filmed as the piano playfully interacted with confused commuters. While some of the interactions appear spontaneous, others feel staged—according to Rob Bliss Creative the event was publicized beforehand so some people were in on the joke. The video was produced in partnership with Amtrak.

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Apple Giving Away A Holiday Playlist Album Full of Holiday Hits

To get you in the spirit of the holidays, Apple is giving away a free Holiday Playlist album to anyone who uses the Apple Store app for iPhone. Recently Apple has started giving away a weekly app inside its Apple Store app, but this marks the first time the company is giving away an album. The album will be available until December 31.

Holiday Playlist features eight tracks of contemporary and classic holiday tunes from artists such as Nick Lowe, Mary J. Blige, Marvin Sapp, Kelly Clarkson and more.

To get the album, open the Apple Store app on your iPhone, scroll down to where it says “Holiday Cheer” and then tap the “Download now for free button.” You’ll be taken to the iTunes Store app, where a download code will be generated in the Redeem field. Tap “Redeem” and the songs will begin downloading.

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THE FIRE WIRE 2013 Holiday Gift Guide: Soundfreaq Sound Spot SFQ-07 Bluetooth Speaker

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The Soundfreaq Sound Spot SFQ-07 bluetooth speaker ($69.99) is simple to set up and establish wireless audio streaming. The custom, full-range driver offers rich, clear sound in a small attractive package!

It compact design provides high-quality sound with a wireless range up to 33’. The touch-button controls allow you to play, pause and skip tracks directly from the speaker. The rechargeable lithium battery offers up to 7 hours of playback on a full charge.

With a wide variety of color choices you are bound to find a Sound Spot that matches your decor.

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A handy USB port lets you easily connect and charge a compatible USB-enabled device. A 3.5mm auxiliary input offers simple wired connection of compatible devices.

The net result is great sound in a small handsome package!

What’s Included

- Soundfreaq Sound Spot Bluetooth Speaker
- Line-in cable
- Charging cable
- Owner’s manual

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