News Roundup: Mumford & Sons, Amanda Palmer, Americana Fest

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Our latest Lyric Of The Week essay shines a spotlight on  Bruce Springsteen’s  somber Tunnel of Love era hit “Brilliant Disguise.” More

We e-mailed with Ian Hunter, legendary frontman for Mott The Hoople, for our Writer of the Week interview. More

To bide the time until Mumford & Sons’ new album comes out, check out their new video for “I Will Wait.” Their new album, Babel, will be released stateside September 25. More

Record reviews: Steve Forbert, ZZ Top, Band of Horses, Django Django, Dwight Yoakam, Grizzly Bear, Owl City and Patterson Hood. More

Mark Mallman premiered his song “Double Silhouette” from the album of the same name, out on October 9. To listen to a lot more from Mallman, also check out his 78 hour song. More

Neil Young announces the lineup for his annual Bridge School Benefit. This year it includes names like Jack White, Guns & Roses and Foster the PeopleMore

July/August “On My Deathbed” contest winner Brian Blackman reveals his picks and reasoning behind the albums he can’t live without. More

Bob Dylan unloads on his critics in the upcoming issue of Rolling Stone. More

Jimmy Fallon channels James Taylor for this Election spoof. More

8MM premiered their song “Between The Devil and Two Black Hearts” from their new album of the same name. This marks the husband and wife duo’s fifth album. More

Nashville Singer-songwriter Andrew Combs will release his debut album Worried Man, on October 30 via Coin Records. Listen to the title track and download it for free. More

We talked with Amanda Palmer about her new album, Theater is Evil, and her upcoming tour. From her record-breaking Kickstarter campaign to her “social media queen” status, Amanda shares the story behind her album. More

The Black Swans premiered their mournful video of “Mask From Memory” off their album Occasion For Song. The song and the album itself are a tribute to the recent passing of founding member Noel Sayre. More

Check out our coverage of The Americana Music Festival, including a full wrap up of the Awards ceremony, red carpet shots, concert reviews and more. More

Read our review of the Orange Amps Micro Terror 20 Watt Guitar Amplifier Head, includes sound clips of what this impressive piece of gear can do for guitarists. More

Led Zeppelin’s famed reunion concert in London’s O2 arena will be released on November 19 on Swan Song/Atlantic Records as Celebration Day. More

We quizzed country singer Dustin Lynch about the writing process and the story behind his hit single “Cowboys and Angels” off his self titled album. More

Get a free download of “Don’t Lose Your Grip on Love” by The Parson Red Heads from the Lowe Country: The Song of Nick Lowe tribute album. More


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