Dolly Parton & Dionne Warwick collaboration “Peace Like A River” coming February 24

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We won’t have to wait much longer to hear Dolly Parton and Dionne Warwick sing together. The pair’s previously announced gospel collaboration, “Peace Like A River,” is set to drop February 24, along with a video the singing icons are shooting in Nashville on Tuesday.

“I was honored to get to sing with one of my idols, Dionne Warwick,” Dolly, who wrote the song, shares. “I have loved her since we were younger and getting to sing with her was one of the highlights of my career. I loved that she loved my song, and I loved singing it with her.” 

Dionne adds, “I so admire Dolly Parton’s talent and work ethic. I am thrilled to have this opportunity for us to work together.”

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The Beach Boys, Sheryl Crow & more set for New Jersey’s Sea.Hear.Now festival

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The Beach Boys and Sheryl Crow are just a few of the artists set to play the Sea.Hear.Now festival in Asbury Park, New Jersey. 

The two-day fest, which takes place September 16 and 17 at North Beach and Bradley Park, will be headlined by The Killers on Saturday and Foo Fighters on Sunday, with Crow booked for Saturday and The Beach Boys on Sunday’s bill. 

Other artists confirmed for this year’s festival include Living Colour, Greta Van Fleet, Weezer, The Breeders, and Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats.

The festival will once again incorporate surf and art into the experience. The North Beach Rumble surf contest will return, featuring the best surfers from the East Coast. The art portion will go down at Stoke Henge, located just off the boardwalk, and feature returning artist Pork Chop with his jellyfish and surfboard arch. Transparent Gallery in Bradley Park will also display artwork from participating festival musicians.

Presale tickets go on sale Thursday at 10 a.m. ET, with a general sale date to follow if there are tickets left. Ticket info and the full lineup can be found at seahearnowfestival.com.

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The Beatles, David Bowie & more included on playlist for King Charles’ coronation

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King Charles III’s coronation is happening May 6, and now the government is offering up some suggestions for songs to play at street parties celebrating the occasion.

The United Kingdom’s Department for Culture, Media and Sport has released a coronation playlist of 27 songs, including tracks from The Beatles, David Bowie, Queen and Kate Bush. According to a spokesperson, the playlist had been chosen to “celebrate British and Commonwealth artists ahead of the upcoming Coronation.”

Songs making the playlist include The Beatles’ “Come Together,” Bush’s “Running Up That Hill,” Bowie’s “Last Dance,” Madness’ “Our House,” Queen’s “We Are The Champions,” Tom Jones’ “Green Green Grass of Home,” ELO’s “Mr. Blue Sky,” Jeff Beck and Rod Stewart’s “People Get Ready” and The Who’s “Love Reign O’er Me.” The complete list can be found at Spotify.com.

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Yeah Yeah Yeahs announce US tour supporting ‘Cool It Down’ album

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Yeah Yeah Yeahs have announced a U.S. tour in support of the band’s new album, Cool It Down.

The headlining outing begins May 3 in Washington, D.C., and will wrap up June 10 in Berkeley, California. Perfume Genius, who’s featured on the Cool It Down single “Spitting Off the Edge of the World,” will open select dates.

Tickets go on sale Friday, February 10, at 10 a.m. local time. For the full list of dates and all ticket info, visit YeahYeahYeahs.com.

Along with the tour news, Karen O and company have premiered the video for the Cool It Down song “Blacktop,” which you can watch now streaming on YouTube.

Cool It Down, the first YYYs album in nine years, was released last September. It was nominated for Best Alternative Music Album at this year’s Grammys, while “Spitting Off the Edge of the World” was nominated for Best Alternative Music Performance.

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Nate Smith will have another “Whiskey on You” as his debut sticks around at #1

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Newcomer Nate Smith is setting a bit of a record as he spends his second week at #1 with “Whiskey on You.” It’s the first time a debut single has stuck around at the top of the chart since Jimmie Allen did so in 2018 with “Best Shot.” 

Smith isn’t taking it too seriously, though. “Been a rough couple weeks,” he posted on Instagram with the news. “SOOOOOOO thankful.” 

His self-titled debut album was set to come out February 17, but it’s been pushed back to April 28 so Nate will be on the road when the new music arrives. His first major tour appearance comes May 4 when he hits the road on Thomas Rhett‘s Home Team 23 Tour. 

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Foo Fighters, The Beach Boys & more set for New Jersey’s Sea.Hear.Now festival

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Foo Fighters, Living ColourThe Beach Boys and Sheryl Crow are just a few of the artists set to play  Sea.Hear.Now festival in Asbury Park, New Jersey.

The two-day fest, which takes place September 16 and 17 at North Beach and Bradley Park, will be headlined by The Killers on Saturday and Foo Fighters Sunday, with Crow and Living Colour both booked for Saturday, and The Beach Boys on Sunday’s bill.

Other artists confirmed for this year’s festival include Greta Van Fleet, Weezer, The Breeders and Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats.

The festival will once again incorporate surf and art into the experience. The North Beach Rumble surf contest will return, featuring the best surfers from the East Coast. The art portion will go down at Stoke Henge, located just off the boardwalk, and feature returning artist Pork Chop with his jellyfish and surfboard arch. Transparent Gallery in Bradley Park will also display artwork from participating festival musicians.

Presale tickets go on sale Thursday at 10 a.m. ET, with a general sale date to follow if there are tickets left. Ticket info and the full lineup can be found at seahearnowfestival.com.

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Foo Fighters, The Killers, Greta Van Fleet playing 2023 Sea.Hear.Now festival

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Foo Fighters, The Killers and Greta Van Fleet are playing the 2023 Sea.Hear.Now festival, taking place September 16-17 in Asbury Park, New Jersey.

The bill also includes Weezer, Royal Blood, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, The Breeders, Sheryl Crow, Mt. Joy, Bob Moses, Tegan & Sara and Living Colour.

Tickets go on presale Thursday, February 9, at 10 a.m. ET. For the full lineup and all ticket info, visit SeaHearNowFestival.com.

Sea.Hear.Now joins the list of festivals Foo Fighters are playing this year as part of their live comeback following the death of drummer Taylor Hawkins last March. They’re also headlining Bonnaroo, Boston Calling and Sonic Temple, among others.

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Pregnant Meghan Trainor thinks baby’s good luck led to Super Bowl commercial cameo

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Meghan Trainor thinks babies bring good luck — case in point, after finding out she was expecting baby #2, Pringles called her up and asked if she wanted to be in their Super Bowl commercial.

“[Pringles] asked me to be in their big game commercial, and I was like, ‘Me? Are they sure?’ I was crying,” she told People

The invitation turned into an emotional moment, with Meghan explaining, “I teared up and called my family. My brothers are big sports guys, so they were like, ‘Oh my God!’ It was like I won a Grammy all over again. It was the best call of my life.”

Meghan makes a brief cameo in Pringles’ upcoming commercial, which will air February 12 during the big game. The spot makes fun of people getting their hands stuck in the Pringles tube when trying to extract the last chip at the bottom.

The theme of the spot is, “It happens to the best of us.”

Meghan, of course, appears with a Pringles tube stuck on her hand — but she doesn’t seem to mind the inconvenience. Instead, she’s seen laughing and petting her dog.

“That’s my dog, Roo. She’s a star. She got extra treats that day, and she ate the Pringles so it was great,” Meghan recalled of her shoot. “And my older brother was there; he was the dog wrangler.”

So, which team will Meghan be rooting for at the upcoming game? “I’m not the best at following sports, but I’m in it for the commercials when I’m watching the Super Bowl,” she answered.

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The Drifters’ Charlie Thomas dies at age 85

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Charlie Thomas, a member of the legendary group The Drifters, passed away January 31 at the age of 85. His friend Peter Lemongello Jr. tells The New York Times Thomas passed away from liver cancer at his home in Maryland.

“He was aging, but he was active almost every weekend,” Lemongello said. “Unfortunately, he went from being active to being at home and he started going downhill.” 

Thomas’ tenor voice can be heard on such Drifters tunes as “Under the Boardwalk,” “Up On The Roof,” “There Goes My Baby,” “Sweets for My Sweet” and “When My Little Girl Is Smiling,” as well their only number one hit, “Save The Last Dance for Me.” 

Thomas was a Drifter for more than 60 years and was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1988. He also received the Pioneer Award from the Rhythm and Blues Foundation in 1999.

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Paramore premieres new ’This Is Why’ track during hometown album release show

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Paramore played a hometown concert in Nashville Monday to celebrate the upcoming release of their new album, This Is Why. The show featured the live debut of the previously unheard This Is Why tune “Running Out of Time.”

Speaking to the crowd while introducing the song, Hayley Williams revealed that “Running Out of Time” is about how she’s “always late to everything.”

“It’s really not that deep,” she said. “Unless you wanna think about the planet dying, and then it can be that deep.”

Fan-filmed footage of the performance was posted to YouTube by user Brianna Fallon.

This Is Why, the long-waited follow-up to 2017’s After Laughter, arrives this Friday. It also includes the previously released songs “This Is Why,” “The News” and “C’est Comme Ça.”

Paramore will launch a U.S. tour in support of This Is Why in May. They’re playing two shows opening for Taylor Swift in March.

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