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Begin Again Soundtrack music from the motion picture
Adam Levine "Lost Stars" Life of a Rock Star Song of the Week
"God, tell us the reason youth is wasted on the young…" A common question posed in "Lost Stars" by Adam Levine in an uncommonly poignant search for sense weaved into a pleading acoustic blend of prayerful pop. The summer movie that is winning hearts "Begin Again" soundtrack features this weeks Song of the Week by Adam Levine "Lost Stars."

Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga
Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga "Anything Goes" Kicks Off "Cheek To Cheek" Jazz Classics
Tony Bennett's iconic voice that defines an era of class and refined taste in music pairs up sweetly with Lady Gaga's whimsical side in "Anything Goes." The two are a perfect pairing of current meets industry gold standard. "Anything Goes" is available now and the first listen off the new jazz collaboration album that will be sure to make a splash this fall and fill stockings with velvet hits.

Rixton Wait On Me newm usic release
Rixton "Wait On Me" New Music Release and Summer Tour Dates
Rixton release new single "Wait On Me" is offers up a heart for free so long as you "say what you mean and mean what you say." This hot new single from this British band we are in love with packs the swagger of summer in a tight love track that delivers a full punch.

Mary Poppins Quits with Kristen Bell funny music video
Mary Poppins Quits with Kristen Bell
Funny or Die has a Monday morning muse for Kristen Bell and Mary Poppins fans. Mary Poppins gripes about the lack of living wage stating, "I don't get these birds for free." Kristen Bell brings back a classic with Mary Poppins spoof that addresses modern day issues.

Jana Kramer at Universal CityWalk July 24, 2014
Jana Kramer Chats Love and
Jana Kramer played Universal CityWalk 5 Towers free summer concert series Thursday, July 24 and Life of a Rock Star™ Nicole Hanratty spent some time chatting with the country music star known best as Alex Dupre on the CW's One Tree Hill. She asked Jana Kramer about the transition from songs "Why You Wanna" and "Whiskey" to "Love" and her work with charity

Lecrae New Album "Anomaly" Available for Pre-Order Now
Lecrae, the critically-acclaimed Grammy-award winning hip-hop artist has launched the pre-order for his seventh studio album, Anomaly. Featuring guest artists Andy Mineo, Kari Jobe, for King and Country and Crystal Nicole, the album is available now as a pre-order at the iTunes store, on Amazon and at Merchline. Fans will receive two new songs from Anomaly, "Fear" and the first single, "Nuthin," as a free MP3 download with the pre-order through iTunes and Merchline. Anomaly has already impressively landed at #1 on the iTunes Hip-Hop chart and #2 on the Overall iTunes Top Album chart.

La Roux
La Roux "Uptight Downtown" Gets Summer Grooving
When a song pops up on our playlist here at LOAR and someone stops the flow of work to shout out, "Who's this" you know something special is brewing. La Roux created that buzz yesterday eliciting a "start it over" and "turn it up!" Go ahead, throw La Roux "Uptight Downtown" on your office speaker and see what happens…we guarantee someone will bust a move.

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Down With Webster are Fun Magnets with No Shortage of Magic
Toronto’s Down With Webster “Party For Your Life” tour opening for Hoodie Allen earlier this year took the U.S. by storm and this talented group are shaking things up in the electro pop fused hip hop world. Down With Webster plays New York City tonight (7/22) The Studio at Webster Hall and Chicago at Subterranean on July 24. Bassist and one of the founding members Tyler Armes spends some time talking about what they learned on tour with Hoodie Allen, their music video "Chills," connecting with fans, and magic.

Jessie Ware Announces Headline Tour Dates in October
UK soul chanteuse and two-time Brit Award nominee JESSIE WARE has announced that she will follow her European tour dates with a strings of shows in North America, visiting San Francisco, Los Angeles, Toronto, and New York City in October. Please see below for all upcoming dates. Tickets are available via lottery. Register at for the chance to get first priority tickets.

Young Rising Sons
Young Rising Sons Still "High" Release "King of the World"
Want to know what's bopping around inside my head this morning? Never a dull moment and always loads of new music in my mailbox here at Life of a Rock Star™, today's hot song is by Young Rising Sons. And, "if I was king of the world" I would be telling everyone about Young Rising Sons.

Vance Joy
Top 5 Songs of the Summer (So Far) 2014
Indie music fans will love this new music list comprised by contributor Jake Castillo with his favorite five tracks to sing along to this summer. Hot songs from Priory, Cloud Nothings, Vance Joy, Breach The Summit, and Skizzy Mars all make his list. Have a listen to the Top 5 Songs of the Summer (So Far) of 2014 and let us know what your favorite songs and new music releases are this summer!

Macy Gray North American Tour Dates with New Album
Macy Gray North American Tour Dates with New Album "The Way"
News that Macy Gray is set to tour this fall is giving LOAR "the giggles." The voice that can inspire anyone to open up their heart and soar, Macy Gray streams her newest song "Stoned" in advance of the October release her new album "The Way." A welcome comforting addition to our Life of a Rock Star editor Nicole Hanratty's "Music to Rock Your Playlist in 2014", Macy Gray makes everyone feel "Stoned."

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Jessie J Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj Collaborate to Create "Bang Bang" Anthem
Talk about triple threat… Hot new music release "
Bang Bang" from Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj is sure to set off some major explosions! The collaboration is set to be the first single off of Jessie J’s upcoming new LAVA/Republic Records album expected out this fall.

Photo above:  B.o.B. performing live at Wango Tango 2014, photo credit LOAR
Music is a Muse Like No Other
"I've got the magic in me…" [B.o.B] Lyrics like this have the power to transpose a mood, lift a moment, and define an outlook on any situation. What I love most about music is the way it creates feelings, alters behavior and entices the listener to engage in life whether that means closing a door or opening a new one.

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