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Jodeci Releasing New Album on March 31 

Huzzah! '90s nostalgia continues to slay our lives. R&B icons Jodeci are BACK! Actually, they will be back, officially, on March 31, when this beloved '90s R&B band releases The Past, The Present, The Future. The digital pre-order for the group's fourth full-length LP, and first for Epic Records, is

Country Star Jimmy Fortune Touring in 2015 

It's Fortune time. Country star Jimmy Fortune is touring in 2015. He is covering a lot of ground. Tour Dates: Mar 07 Yuma, AZ - Westwind Resort* Mar 13 Abilene, TX - Abilene Civic Center* Mar 14 Midland, TX - Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center* Mar 15 Amarillo, TX - Amarillo Civic Center* Mar 20

Mikky Ekko Is Touring 

Mikky Ekko, known as Rihanna's duet partner on her power ballad "Stay," is touring. With Broods. And with Kimbra. Separately. Tour Dates: 03/04 San Diego, CA - Irenic * 03/05 Los Angeles, CA - The Fonda * 03/06 Santa Ana, CA - The Observatory * 03/07 San Francisco, CA - Regency * 03/09 Seattle, WA -

Robben Ford Releasing New Album on March 31 

Guitar virtuoso Robben Ford's forthcoming new album Into the Sun [iTunes link] (Mascot Label Group) shines a bright light on his artful, contemporary songwriting and the stunning playing that's made him a favorite foil of Miles Davis, Joni Mitchell, George Harrison and other legends. Into

Locash Are Touring 

Country act Locash are touring. Tour Dates: Mar 10 Franklin, TN | The Franklin Theatre with Jeffrey Steele Mar 20 Melbourne, FL | Runaway Country Mar 21 Melbourne, FL | Runaway Country Mar 28 Macon, GA | The Crazy Bull Apr 10 Santa Ynez, CA |Chumash Casino Resort with Dallas Smith May 23

Sexy Selfie of the Day: Rihanna for "W" 

Rihanna's hazel eyes are flawless. This shot from one of her W spreads is the Sexy Selfie of the Day, even though it is not technically a selfie. @WKorea x @dennisleupold A photo posted by badgalriri (@badgalriri) on Feb 15, 2015 at 5:11pm PST What is your fave RiRi song? —Amy Sciarretto03.02.15

Eric Church Hosting Show on SiriusXM 

Eric Church will host Outsiders Radio, a monthly radio show on SiriusXM's The Highway. Outsiders Radio will explore the country music singer/songwriter's personal music influences and play his current favorites. Church will also play exclusive, never-before-heard music from his own archives. Sounds

Azealia Banks Is Touring 

That firecracker and future Playboy cover star Azealia Banks is touring. The music issue of the men's mag lands on stands in March and she hits the road in April. Tour Dates: 04/10 – Coachella Festival – Indio, CA 04/16 – Club Nokia – Los Angeles, CA 04/17- Coachella Festival – Indio, CA 05/11 –

Big Sean Can't Yawn 

Rapper Big Sean, the supremely talented boyfriend of Ariana Grande, can't yawn. Really! Check out his Funny or Die clip! Big Sean Can't Yawn from Funny Or Die Did you dig this Big Sean x Funny or Die clip? —Amy Sciarretto03.02.15