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Taylor Swift Performs ‘As Tears Go By’ with The Rolling Stones

By Pauline France Taylor Swift was invited on stage by The Rolling Stones to perform "As Tears Go By" during the band's final night of a three-night stand in Chicago's United Center on June 3. The Rolling Stones are currently celebrating...

Watch Beyoncé’s Live Performance at Chime For Change Concert

By Pauline France On June 1, Beyoncé headlined a concert at the Twickenham rugby stadium in London in support of Chime for Change, a campaign co-founded by Beyoncé, actress Salma Hayek-Pinault and Gucci creative director Frida Giannini, designed to help empower females...

Vela Eyes Drops EP, Launches Indiegogo Fundraising Campaign

By Pauline France Vela Eyes, a S.F.-based female-fronted, indie pop-rock quintet, is prepping for the release of their new EP The Pleasure Sunrise - but they need your help. The band is approximately $1000 short from their $3500 Indigogo fundraising campaign,...

Arab-Italian Musician Uses Music to Change Perceptions on Muslims

Omnia Hegazy, a N.Y.C.-based Egyptian-Italian singer, producer, guitarist, songwriter and violinist, is on a mission to change the views on Muslims through her music. Her powerful songwriting has a focus on political freedom and women's rights, particularly from an...

Carnegie Hall, Rock School Scholarship Fund and Casterbridge Music Development Academy Launch Nationwide Search...

By Pauline France Historic music venue Carnegie Hall recently partnered with California-based Rock School Scholarship Fund, and the Casterbridge Music Development Academy in White River, South Africa, to launch a nationwide search across the United States for talented young songwriters,...

Premier Guitar Interviews Bex Marshall

By Pauline France Premier Guitar magazine's June issue features an interview with U.K.-based blues songwriter and guitarist Bex Marshall. Marshall talks about her latest album House of Mercy, (her follow-up release to her 2008 record Kitchen Table), her gear of choice, and...

LeAnn Rimes’ New Album to Feature Jeff Beck

By Pauline France Guitar World magazine recently announced that guitar virtuoso Jeff Beck will be featured on a track on LeAnn Rimes' new album Spitfire, due June 4. The song is a cover of Buddy and Julie Miller's "Gasoline and Matches,"...

How to Get and Keep Your Children Interested in Music

By Pauline France We recently posted an article teaching parents how to choose the right instrument for their kids once they want to learn how to play. But what if they don't want to play? Pennsylvania-based newspaper The Patriot-News recently wrote an...

Random Stars United Arab Emirates’ First All-Girl Rock Band

Random Stars, a quintet of female musicians, is the first all-female band to hail from the United Arab Emirates. The band is made up of Bushra Hassan Al Hashimi on rhythm guitar, Hamda Al Gaithi on lead guitar, Ayesha Salem...

“The Girls in the Band” Shines Light on Female Jazz Players, Sexism in the...

By Pauline France After receiving great praise from moviegoers and a raving review from the New York Times, “The Girls in the Band,” a documentary about racism and sexism in the 1930s and ’40s, is extending its run on the...