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Soul Coughing Frontman Mike Doughty Goes Hip-Hop...Sorta! 

Former Soul Coughing frontman Mike Doughty took a sharp turn into alt hip-hop on the fan-funded Stellar Motel, his first all-original studio album in three years. Produced by DJ Good Goose, the guest list is impressive and includes rappers MC Frontalot, Miss Eaves, Big Dipper, Jay Boogie, Kim from

Sexy Selfie of the Day: Cody Simpson Brooding! 

Aussie singer and the very blond Cody Simpson posts tons and tons of selfies, so if you are a Cody Simpsonite, then you need to follow him on Instagram. That is... if you don't already! You will be treated to plenty of Sexy Selfies, like the one posted below. It's very brooding and handsome. And

Phillip Phillips Touring Through Fall 

Platinum-selling singer-songwriter and onetime American Idol winner Phillip Phillips has announced dates for his North American headline tour. The tour launches on September 12 and he is on tour through December. Tour Dates: 9/12/14 West Point, NY US Military Academy at West Point 9/13/14 Boston, MA

Amy Lee Is Back Doing Music in a New Way 

Amy Lee may be done with Evanescence for now, but the new mom, who just gave birth to her son Jack Lion, this summer, is back making music. Aftermath, music from and inspired by the independent film War Story, represents a bunch of "firsts" for Amy Lee, founder/ vocalist/songwriter for the

Phish's Trey Anastasio to Premiere "Petrichor" in September 

Composer/guitarist/vocalist Trey Anastasio is expanding musically, yet again, as he will premiere Petrichor, an ambitious new piece for guitar and orchestra, on a three-city West Coast run this fall. Anastasio has long incorporated classical elements in his group's compositions and his solo work.