Blur frontman Damon Albarn calls Adele’s upcoming record “very middle of the road”

Albarn, who worked with the British pop star on five songs, wasn't impressed with the material he heard on her upcoming album. And the Blur frontman isn't even sure any of the tracks he contributed will make the cut for the record.
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The Fusion Guitar is all your jamming equipment rolled into one instrument

If HAL 9000 made a guitar, it would probably look a lot like the Fusion, considering it's one of the smartest guitars on the market. A built in amp, speakers, and an iPhone dock that charges your phone and takes direct recording are molded…

Infinite loops: The electro-tunes of Battles never stop repeating, or evolving

Experimental electronic artists Battles carve winding, labyrinthine loops that evolve through the song and even from performance to performance, even if audiences only see them “pushing a button.”

Michael Stipe lashes out at Trump and Cruz for using R.E.M. tune

R.E.M. front man Michael Stipe had some harsh words for Donald Trump and Ted Cruz after the GOP candidates used the band's popular song "It's the End of the World As We Know It" to attack Obama's Iran nuclear deal.

Listen to Black Hippy’s latest track Vice City and more in our 5 songs to stream

Not sure what new music to listen to? We'll let you know what new tracks and albums dropping this week are worthy of your attention. Up this week: Jay Rock and the Black Hippy Collective, Angel Haze, the Japanese House, and more.

Artists are getting paid more for their music, but is it enough?

The company that gets artists paid each time their music is played says that digital music royalty payouts were at a record high. 0ver $1.013 billion was generated for songwriters, composers, and music publishers.

Billie Holiday returns to NYC’s Apollo theater as a hologram

Definitely an interesting way to virtually resurrect musical icons of years past, a hologram of Billie Holiday will be used in a new show being developed by the Apollo theater in New York City.

Jack White to release retro-style album and record player bundle for kids

White's Third Man Records is releasing a kids' compilation record featuring classics from artists like Nina Simone, Jerry Garcia and Kermit the Frog. The project will also include a portable children's turntable featuring built-in speakers…

New Apple TV brings touch remote and tvOS, embraces games and Siri

Apple finally released a new Apple TV at its special event, and as expected, it is poised well to compete with Roku and Amazon Fire TV. Here's everything you need to know right now about the new streaming TV device.

The Jabra Sport line of training earbuds expands with the new Sport Pace Wireless

If you spend a lot of time running, a good pair of wireless in-ears is likely very important to you. The new Jabra Sport Pace Wireless earbuds not only offer music on the go, but a companion app to keep track of your exercise routine.

BBC’s new music discovery tool will offer roving playlists

BBC is in the process of developing a new music discovery service building on its Playlister platform to offer curated music from broadcasts, and BBC exclusive live performances with thousands of songs each month.