Music News: Unfinished Prince memoir gets publication date

Prince and 3RDEYEGIRL perform at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards.

A memoir that Prince started writing prior to his 2016 death will be published Oct. 29, with supplemental commentary by his editor. Also in the news today: M.I.A. responds to Sri Lanka bombings, Woodstock 50 delays ticket sale, one musician marriage ends and another begins. Plus, a roundup of Coachella weekend two news, and Florence Welch's 'Game of Thrones' song.

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Rock the Garden tickets on sale!

Rock the Garden Tickets Now on sale

Tickets to this year's Rock the Garden featuring The National, Courtney Barnett, X, Heart Bones, deM atlaS, Bad Bad Hats, Adia Victoria and The Beths are now on sale to everyone!

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Prince Year by Year

Prince Year by Year

Sunday, April 21, marks the third anniversary of Prince's passing, and The Current will honor the memory of the Minneapolis sound legend with a series of programs: "Prince Year by Year."

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Music on TV this week: Lizzo; Maggie Rogers; Toro Y Moi; Wu-Tang Clan

Lizzo on the set of 'Busy Tonight'

Artists heard on The Current are frequently featured on TV programs, and we've gathered the listings in one convenient place for you. See the complete listings and find performance videos as the week progresses. You can also subscribe to receive the week's schedule in your inbox to plan your TV viewing around music.

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Australian fans remember Prince, ‘our beautiful one’

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Although about 9,500 miles separate Minneapolis and Melbourne, the mutual love shared by some Australian Prince fans binds us together. Sofie Antoniou, a policy analyst in Melbourne, has been a fan since she first discovered Prince’s Controversy as a teenager. Antoniou discovered Purple Rain soon after, and admits she skipped school five times to see…

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Music News: Unfinished Prince memoir gets publication date

Prince and 3RDEYEGIRL perform at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards.

A memoir that Prince started writing prior to his 2016 death will be published Oct. 29, with supplemental commentary by his editor. Also in the news today: M.I.A. responds to Sri Lanka bombings, Woodstock 50 delays ticket sale, one musician marriage ends and another begins. Plus, a roundup of Coachella weekend two news, and Florence Welch's 'Game of Thrones' song.

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Hayes Carll plays songs from 'What It Is' live in the studio

Hayes Carll performs in the Radio Heartland studio

Hayes Carll says his personal Mount Rushmore of songwriters has always been Bob Dylan, Townes Van Zandt, Kris Kristofferson and John Prine, but having the sound advice of co-producers Allison Moorer and Brad Jones has given his latest release, 'What It Is,' a fresh sound.

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Coffee Break: Earth Day

Planet Earth

Today is Earth Day - a day to demonstrate and promote environmental awareness and calls for the protection of our planet. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear for Earth Day?

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Daniel Johns

Today in Music History: Happy Birthday, Daniel Johns


Daniel Johns was born; John Lennon took a new middle name; the Who performed 'Tommy' at the Bolton Institute of Technology; the Blues Brothers made their debut; Peter Frampton comes alive at age 65; and the Troggs released a 'wild' tune that left its mark on garage and punk rock, Today in Music History.

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