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  • Snoop Lion Explains Anti-Violence Song ‘No Guns Allowed’

    March 25, 2013 10:35 AM ET | Yahoo Hip Hop
     |  Billy Johnson, Jr.

    In many ways, Snoop Lion is the antithesis to Snoop Dogg. The Reincarnated rapper’s new song “No Guns Allowed” featuring his daughter Cori B and Drake counters his 1992 debut on Dr. Dre’s “Deep Cover” where he boasts, “I got the gauge, a uzi and the motherf—king 22.” The release from his forthcoming reggae album offers a message of non violence. Snoop Lion raps, “We don’t want to see no more innocent blood shed. Me don’...  | More »

  • Carly Rae Jepsen Talks ‘Perfect Harmony’ Songwriting Contest, ‘Canadian Idol’ Origins

    March 22, 2013 11:08 AM ET | Yahoo Reality Rocks
     |  Lyndsey Parker

    additional reporting by Tiffany Lee "American Idol" has held songwriting competitions before--the Season 6 and 7 coronation singles were penned by contest winners, and two years ago, the show launched the "Coca-Cola Perfect Harmony" program, which enlists fans to help pen a new, original tune to be performed by a pop star on each "Idol" finale. Taio Cruz participated in the program in Season 10; last year's "Perfect Harmony" pop star was Jason Derulo; and this season's just-announc...  | More »

  • Shooter Jennings Talks Why ‘Outlaw’ Is ‘Worn Out’, New Album, New Film

    March 22, 2013 11:04 AM ET | Yahoo Our Country
     |  Wendy Geller

    Shooter Jennings may be known for his status spearheading all things outsider in the music world--the son of outlaw legends Waylon Jennings and Jessi Colter, he champions artists that don't fit in traditional molds, shuns the Nashville machine in favor of Los Angeles, and generally operates on his own wavelength without variation. It could be forgiven that one might assume he's somewhat prickly--or at least unpredictable--in person. However, nothing could be further than the truth....  | More »

  • Exclusive Performance: Crystal Bowersox Rocks At Yahoo!

    March 20, 2013 9:18 AM ET | Yahoo Reality Rocks
     |  Lyndsey Parker

    It has been a while since Season 9 "American Idol" runner-up Crystal Bowersox was on the scene, but 2013 is sure to be a massive comeback year for the rootsy Portland-based songstress. With a new label deal with Shanachie Entertainment; a new album, All That For This, featuring a duet with the Wallflowers' Jakob Dylan; and a titular starring role in Broadway's Always...Patsy Cline, Crystal's career is sure to soon be hotter than ever. Right before Crystal began her U.S. tour t...  | More »

  • The Man Who Fell In Worth!

    March 19, 2013 5:20 PM ET | Yahoo New This Week
     |  Dave DiMartino

    Apologies for skipping last week’s blog: A busy week vacationing in Miami, then another in Austin, Texas for the recent South By Southwest confab, kept me away from my computer and thus any means whatsoever for expressing rational thought! Major regrets? That I could not give the wonderful new David Bowie album the timely welcome it deserves, nor discuss the very notion of a new album by Bon Jovi, nor—worst of all—use Twitter to alert the masses that any particular artist w...  | More »

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