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Elle King Hit Rock Bottom, But She’s on Her Way Back Up

By Tom Lanham for Paste – It’s a moral conundrum particular to our media-savvy era—what happens when your public, online-enhanced persona begins to outshine, even commandeer your private life? What happens when your avatar takes over, becoming a self-fulfilling prophecy in the process? Grammy-nominated old-school rocker Elle King can clearly describe that surreal transition, which overtook her last year, at the
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Women of Mountain Man Release Powerful New Album titled Magic Ship

By Ellen Johnson for Paste – Mountain Man’s manager had a dream. Martin Anderson saw in this sleep-induced sequence the folk trio’s members—Amelia Meath, Alexandra Sauser-Monnig and Molly Sarlé—in a bar packed with, not blubbering beer-drinkers, but alpacas, the South American camelid baring a close resemblance to its cousin the llama. You only have to look at the album art for Magic Ship, their second LP and f
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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees Include Janet Jackson, Stevie Nicks and Chaka Khan

Nominees for 2019 induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame have been revealed. The list includes Janet Jackson, Stevie Nicks and Chaka Khan, along with Def Leppard, Devo, John Prine, Kraftwerk, LL Cool J, MC5, Radiohead, Rage Against the Machine, Roxy Music, the Cure, Todd Rundgren, Rufus and the Zombies. Artists become eligible for selection 25 years after the release of their first record. An international votin
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Brandi Carlile Interviews Amy Ray About Her New Solo Album, Holler

By Josh Jackson Brandi Carlile joined her childhood idols The Indigo Girls on tour the first time back in 2007. That marked the beginning of a friendship and a series of collaborations over the years, so it was no surprise that Amy Ray asked Carlile to sing on her brand new album, Holler, due out this Friday. Ray’s first solo albums explored her love of rock and even punk, but her latest digs into her Southern roots,
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Lady Gaga Unveils “A Star is Born” Trailer featuring the song “Shallow”

By Stephan Cho for Paste If you’ve gone to the theater to see a movie—any movie—at any point during the summer, you probably also caught the trailer for A Star Is Born, and may have even caught yourself singing along to the bits we hear of Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga’s singing in it. Gaga’s “haaaaaaahaaah” vocalizing in that ubiquitous trailer might already be a meme amongst hardcore moviegoers, but until now, we ha
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Country Icon Roseanne Cash Announces New Album

By Ellen Johnson for Paste On Nov. 2, she’ll return with She Remembers Everything, a 10-track effort featuring appearances from the likes of Elvis Costello, Kris Kristofferson and Sam Phillips. The announcement arrives with two new tracks, “She Remembers Everything” and “Everyone But Me,” which you can listen to below. She Remembers Everything is the follow-up to the 2014 album that won Cash three Grammys, The River
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Carrie Underwood: Cry Pretty Review

By Ben Salmon On her new album Cry Pretty, Carrie Underwood belts out rafters-reaching country anthems, incorporates dance and hip-hop beats into her radio-ready twang-pop and even dips her toe into politically charged waters on a couple of songs. Those first two are no surprise. Underwood and her huge voice have been amplifying and arena-readying modern country music since she won “American Idol” in 2005 and quickly
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‘Girls Just Want to Have Fun’ Still a Call to Solidarity, Says Cyndi Lauper

On song’s 35th anniversary, Cyndi Lauper says ‘Girls Just Want to Have Fun’ remains ‘a call to solidarity’ by WITW Staff – Singer Cyndi Lauper has given an interview to mark the 35th anniversary of her hit song Girls Just Want to Have Fun on Thursday, which has been undergoing a sudden resurgence in popularity after women’s rights activists began carrying signs reading, “Girls Just Want to Have Fundamental Righ
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Love Them or Hate Them, Pale Waves Are Unstoppable

Manchester pop quartet Pale Waves are aiming for world domination with their debut LP, My Mind Makes Noises, and with their current trajectory, they might just get there. By Lizzie Manno for Paste British pop quartet Pale Waves are one of very few bands to achieve a certain feat nowadays—they’ve managed to polarize listeners into either dedicated, passionate disciples or harsh, cynical critics. “I like it,” says Heat
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