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Niall Horan is the next member of One Direction to go solo with release of 'This Town'

And the next member of One Direction to go solo is Niall Horan. 

Horan surprised fans Thursday morning by releasing his debut single, “This Town,” to streaming platforms and confirming a solo deal with Capitol Records.

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Steve Gunn brings a wandering, cosmic spirit to guitar-based rock

In this always-on, phone-obsessed era, Steve Gunn’s “Eyes On the Lines” is a rarity. It’s a plugged-in guitar-focused rock record about unplugging and tuning out. It sounds relaxed.

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Solange's surprising and intimate release of her new album 'A Seat at the Table'

In a time of flashy album drops and steaming music exclusives, Solange Knowles, who performs simply as Solange, opted for intimacy when it came to rolling out her highly anticipated third full-length effort, “A Seat at the Table.”

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Mary J. Blige serenades Hillary Clinton in clip released of upcoming interview

What happens when one of the most powerful women in music sits down with one of the most powerful women in the world? Singing, apparently.

Apple Music released two clips Monday night of an interview featuring Mary J. Blige questioning Hillary Clinton that will be released on Blige’s Beats 1 radio show “The 411” on Friday.

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Runnin' down a dream: Tom Petty to be celebrated as 2017 MusiCares Person of the Year

Whether moving west down Ventura Boulevard, gliding down over Mulholland or living in Reseda with a freeway running through the yard, Tom Petty has soundtracked Southern California life for more than 40 years.

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A 'galaxy' of sound: L.A.'s King makes R&B on its own terms

No one rules the members of King.

Based in Los Angeles, this crafty R&B trio writes, performs and produces its own music, a rare instance of artistic autonomy in a world defined by behind-the-scenes direction.

What’s more, twin sisters Paris and Amber Strother and their friend Anita Bias handle the business side of their band as well.

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