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- Taylor Swift to debut new video before MTV VMAs, Yonder Mountain String Band to tour
- 2015-08-26T19:00:21-08:00 - Taylor Swift will debut her latest video, "Wildest Dreams," just before the MTV Video Music Awards Sunday (8/30).
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- Trey Anastasio plans fall outing, Bon Jovi parts ways with label
- 2015-08-26T18:55:57-08:00 - Trey Anastasio has routed a short fall tour with his backing around his 10th solo album, "Paper Wheels," which hits retailers Oct. 30.
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- Rob Thomas adds more shows, The Judds reunite in Vegas
- 2015-08-26T18:52:39-08:00 - Rob Thomas will venture through parts of the U.S. this fall as he continues "The Great Unknown" tour.
More news: Rob Thomas, Matchbox Twenty, The Judds, Wynonna
- One Direction set to go on hiatus, Voodoo Experience confirms more acts
- 2015-08-24T19:44:28-08:00 - Much to the dismay of teenage girls everywhere, One Direction is reportedly going on an "extended hiatus" in March to focus on solo projects.
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- Morrissey to drop debut novel this fall, Dr. Dre apologizes for past assaults on women
- 2015-08-24T19:42:21-08:00 - Morrissey is getting into the novel business. The former Smiths singer, who unveiled the aptly named "Autobiography" in 2013, will release his debut novel in September.
More news: Morrissey, Dr. Dre, N.W.A.
- Paul McCartney announces Toronto show, Kelis reveals baby bump at AfroPunk
- 2015-08-24T19:41:01-08:00 - Paul McCartney has added a performance in Toronto to his current "Out There" world tour. The former Beatle will take the stage at Toronto's Air Canada Centre Oct. 17.
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- Stevie Wonder to hit the road, Kelly Clarkson reveals pregnancy during show
- 2015-08-22T11:01:18-08:00 - Legendary Motown musician Stevie Wonder will set out next month to perform "Songs in the Key of Life" in its entirety at each stop.
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- Carrie Underwood to drop new album this fall, The Weeknd plots "The Madness" tour
- 2015-08-22T10:59:52-08:00 - Carrie Underwood surprised fans via Facebook Thursday (8/20), announcing her new album, "Storyteller."
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- Neil Young adds West Coast dates, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass confirms 10 acts
- 2015-08-22T10:58:33-08:00 - Neil Young has added a West Coast leg to his "Rebel Content Tour." The late fall road trip, which supports his recently released album entitled "The Monsanto Years," gets underway Oct. 1 in Missoula, MT, and visits 11 North American cities through an Oct. 17 concert in Berkeley, CA.
More news: Leftover Salmon, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, Neil Young
- Hunter Hayes plots tour, Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood in Hall of Fame
- 2015-08-22T10:42:38-08:00 - Hunter Hayes will follow up a support run with Lady Antebellum with his own limited tour of college campuses.
More news: Hunter Hayes, Lady Antebellum, Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood
- Randy Houser announces fall tour, Steven Tyler guests with Zac Brown Band at Fenway
- 2015-08-22T10:40:55-08:00 - After his support trek alongside Luke Bryan ends, Randy Houser has been will be headlining his own jaunt this winter.
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- Live Review: Gathering of the Vibes
- 2015-08-19T15:50:56-08:00 - This summer marked the 20th anniversary of Gathering of the Vibes music festival, and it fell on the weekend of what would have been The Grateful Dead founder Jerry Garcia's 73rd birthday.
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More news: Gathering of the Vibes, Wilco, The Grateful Dead, Weezer, String Cheese Incident, Doyle Bramhall II, Gregg Allman, Bill Kreutzmann, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Ben Harper
- Q&A: David Pulkingham
- 2015-08-19T13:37:59-08:00 - Some may recognize David Pulkingham from his days as the lead guitarist for Texas troubadour Alejandro Escovedo or as the current sidepiece for Patty Griffin. He's got a way with the guitar -- whether his fingers are flying through a flamenco tune, picking out a rock ballad or hitting the intricate notes of an instrumental arrangement.
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