Music News: 40,000 sign petition begging Maroon 5 not to play Super Bowl halftime show

Adam Levine performs with Maroon 5 in 2017.

Even before Maroon 5 have officially confirmed their booking to play the Super Bowl halftime show, tens of thousands are asking them not to. In other news today: Roy Clark dies at 85, Kacey Musgraves wins big at CMAs, Beyonce takes control of her own clothing line, Billy Idol becomes an American citizen, and Elton John stars in a tear-jerking new holiday ad.

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The Chart Show: Women Rule.


Women have out numbered the men on our chart for the past couple of weeks, and gender parity was achieved for the first time at a major music festival last week at Iceland Airwaves this year!

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Music News: U2 fans having 'mass panic' at Bono's ominous tour-closing comments

U2 perform at U.S. Bank Stadium

Is this the end of U2? Bono's comments at the end of the band's latest tour have fans nervous. Also in the news today: Snoop Dogg is getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the President is passing (again) on the Kennedy Center Honors, Mercury Rev are remaking a country-rock opera, 'black-ish' paid tribute to Prince, and updates on this fall's big music movies.

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Stella Donnelly performs at Iceland Airwaves

Stella Donnelly at Iceland Airwaves

Australian singer-songwriter Stella Donnelly joins host Mark Wheat at the Skuli Craft Bar in Reykjavik during Iceland Airwaves to play a couple songs from her forthcoming album, expected in March 2019 on the Secretly Canadian label.

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The Chart Show Ballot

The Chart Show

Vote every week for your top five tracks (and enter our weekly ticket giveaway while you're at it), then tune in Wednesday nights at 8 p.m. CT to see if your favorites make the Chart Show, hosted by Mark Wheat!

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Iceland Airwaves

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Iceland Airwaves Festival

Join host Mark Wheat as he broadcasts from Reykjavik, Iceland, for the Iceland Airwaves Music Festival. Mark will have interviews, live performances and a few cultural insights as well.

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Music News: 40,000 sign petition begging Maroon 5 not to play Super Bowl halftime show

Adam Levine performs with Maroon 5 in 2017.

Even before Maroon 5 have officially confirmed their booking to play the Super Bowl halftime show, tens of thousands are asking them not to. In other news today: Roy Clark dies at 85, Kacey Musgraves wins big at CMAs, Beyonce takes control of her own clothing line, Billy Idol becomes an American citizen, and Elton John stars in a tear-jerking new holiday ad.

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The Current Sessions®

Stella Donnelly performs at Iceland Airwaves

Stella Donnelly at Iceland Airwaves

Australian singer-songwriter Stella Donnelly joins host Mark Wheat at the Skuli Craft Bar in Reykjavik during Iceland Airwaves to play a couple songs from her forthcoming album, expected in March 2019 on the Secretly Canadian label.

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Hildur performs at Iceland Airwaves

Mark Wheat with Hildur (Hildur Kristin Stefansdottir)

Although she hasn't yet released a full-length studio album, Hildur's singles have been instant hits, including 2016's 'I'll Walk With You' and her newest single, 'Picture Perfect.' Hildur plays both of these songs and more, and she converses with Mark Wheat as part of The Current's sessions at the Iceland Airwaves Music Festival.

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Soccer Mommy performs at Iceland Airwaves

Mark Wheat with Soccer Mommy

Nashville-based indie-pop artist Soccer Mommy (aka Sophie Allison) joins Mark Wheat at Iceland Airwaves to play a live set and to talk about her budding career, including what it was like to meet and tour with one of her heroes, Liz Phair.

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Coffee Break: Give it away, give it away, give it away now

Pepsi Super Bowl XLVIII Halftime Show

It's Give to the Max day! It's your chance to donate to your favorite nonprofits and schools and share your generosity to support the community around you. So for today's Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that mention giving, or the spirit of generosity?

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