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In new releases:
Michael Buble released new single “It’s a Beautiful Day” off of his upcoming album To Be Loved coming out on April 23rd. The single is the happiest break up song you have ever heard:
Country rock band The Mavericks have reunited after ten years. They released album In Time full of upbeat songs.
Country artists Emmylou Harris and Rodney Cromwell joined forces to create album Old Yellow Moon. They capture “old country” with slow ballads.
Christian artist Plumb released her new album Need You Now. This “Need You Now” is not to be confused with the romantic love nature of Lady Antebellum’s “Need You Now” but this is instead a need from a religious perspective.
Atoms for Peace is a collaborative band of Radiohead’s Thom Yorke and their producer Nigel Godrich, Flea of Red Hot Chili Peppers and Joey Waronker of Beck and R.E.M. This week they released their debut album Amok with experimental sounding songs.
In other news:
Madonna proves she is still on top in the music business. She was listed as one of the top earner for 2012 with over $34 Million in revenue.
The music industry overall is doing well, showing the first revenue in over 13 years thanks to digital music.
At the end of March, Green Day will be back on tour. Billie Joe Armstrong is back on his feet after rehab and is ready to tour again.
Starting in May, The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will feature a 50th anniversary exhibit for the Rolling Stones. If you are interested in checking it out, you will need to visit Cleveland before the end of March 2014.
The Stone Temple Pilots would apparently do anything for publicity including lie about firing their lead singer and founder. Scott Weiland said that STP lied to boost ticket sales.
Singer Anastacia was unfortunately forced to cancel her tour due to her second battle with breast cancer.
Katy Perry’s showed her younger brother Hudson some love by attending a party for the release of his single.
Here is the video from his song “Chained”
And finally, always the do gooder, Bono attending a TED talk with the hope and plan of eliminated poverty in our world.