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Obama's iPod: Stones, Coltrane And Stevie Wonder

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Obama's iPod: Stones, Coltrane And Stevie Wonder
With the Democratic party lining up for what is most likely going to be a colossal ass-kicking in November, Jann Wenner's left-leaning Rolling Stone decided the time was right to drag out a cover story on President Obama. The interview covers the usual political/social issues, but, lucky for us, we are treated to yet another breakdown of what the President listens...

Watch: Jack White Performs Mother Nature's Son At White House

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Watch: Jack White Perform Mother Nature's Son At White House
Last month, we gave you a little snippet of how it all went down at the White House as Paul McCartney was honored with the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. We saw the joyous event that got President Obama, his wife, Jack White, Dave Grohl, Stevie Wonder and more up on their feet as they all sung along to the classic tune, "Hey Jude." Now, we've got another clip for you courtesy of PBS (via...

Bob Dylan, Jennifer Hudson Booked For White House Civil Rights Music...

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Bob Dylan, Jennifer Hudson Booked For White House Civil Rights Music Celebration
Michelle Obama is doing all she can to promote the arts from the White House and we applaud her efforts. Earlier in the year, she emphasized how important music education was with her night of classical music held in the White House. However, with February coming up and having Black History Month hitting more at home with her family, next month will feature musical artists...

Obama Musical To Premiere In Germany

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Obama Musical To Premiere In Germany
We all had hope when President Obama when he was up against John McCain and he's been trying his best to continue giving us hope. Just when you think he's got all the praise he could ever get by winning the Nobel Peace Prize, get this: A musical centered on Obama and his hopeful dreams is set to take the stage and it's not even happening in the States! You just know you've...

Listen To An All-Obama Radio Station

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Listen To An All Obama Radio Station
There are some radio stations that make us completely heartbroken, such as the loss of Indie 103.1 and Denver dedicating themselves to stripper hits, and then there are radio stations which can change for the better. An Athens, Georgia radio station has changed their college radio station to an all Obama, all the time station. If you've ever had the fantasy of...

EU Rejects Three Strikes Law, Obama Wants To Stop BitTorrent Sites

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The European Parliament has, for the fifth time this year, voted against the "three strikes" law, and this time it's for good. Earlier today, members of Parliament voted to retain amendment (138/46), which states that restrictions to the fundamental rights and freedoms of Internet users can only be put in place after a decision by judicial authorities. The vote was a...

Obama Nominates New FCC Chief For Net Neutrality

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It's not clear whether President Barack Obama is a file sharing Internet user himself, but he's at least showing some sympathy. The President nominated on Tuesday Julius Genachowski (above) - "a lawyer, techie and former venture capitalist" - as the new chief of the Federal Communications Commission. As a supporter of...

Obama to Honor Stevie Wonder at White House Concert

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It's a huge plus to have a president that shares our passions, and thank goodness Obama shares our passion for groovin' tunes. As part of PBS's "Performance at the White House" series, the network will broadcast a Stevie Wonder concert live from the White House on Feb. 26. The show follows a Feb. 25 award ceremony where the...

Etta James Rips Beyonce and Obama a New One

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Recently during a performance in Seattle, Etta James was caught on tape insulting Beyonce and Obama, for Beyonce performing instead of her at Obama's inauguration. Etta told the audience: "You know, your president, the one with the big ears -- he ain’t my president -- had that woman singing for him at his inauguration. She’s going to get her ass whooped ... Beyonce … I can’t stand...

Round Up: Warp Webshop Closes, Warner Music's YouTube Demands, New FCC...

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The Warp Records online store has closed, Warner Music forces its own artist’s videos offline and Obama is ready to nominate a new FCC Chairman, all in today’s round up! WarpMart, the Warp Records webshop, is finished. Users have been notified that all purchases, digital and physical, will now be made...

Video: Arcade Fire Cover Springsteen For Obama

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Arcade Fire was tapped by Obama to play at the Staff Ball on Wednesday, and they gladly accepted it for this was not the first time the band as performed in support of our new president. To honor Obama, they played a few appropriate Springsteen tunes such as "Born in the U.S.A"and "Intervention." Watch the performances after the jump!

Round Up: Top Ten Obama Songs

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Earlier this morning, I was reading the New York Times and decided it would be interesting to count exactly how many times the word 'Obama' was printed on the front page... I got dizzy before the fold. True, our new commander-in-chief is receiving massive amounts of exposure from media that's saturated with Obama-this and Obama-that, but countless musicians across the globe are working even...