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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‘Black-ish’ celebrates Prince in epic 100th episode: Watch the clips

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For its 100th episode, which aired Tuesday night, hit ABC sitcom black-ish paid tribute to none other than Prince. The episode was highly anticipated by black-ish fans, who appreciate the show’s incisive takes on African-American history and culture. The episode kicked off with twins Jack and Diane talking about a girl Jack liked, when they…

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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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Giveaway: Bob Dylan 'More Blood, More Tracks' deluxe box set

Bob Dylan, 'More Blood, More Tracks' deluxe box set

Enter for your chance to win a complete deluxe box set of Bob Dylan, 'More Blood, More Tracks - The Bootleg Series Vol. 14' from Columbia Records, Legacy Recordings and The Current. It's your chance to own a piece of Dylan's music history that's firmly rooted in Minneapolis.

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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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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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