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Wiz Khalifa: It's 'cool' being No. 1 'Again' + MORE

The rapper is at the top of the charts with his Paul Walker tribute song from 'Furious 7.'         .... More »
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Glastonbury 2016 will pay tribute to Prince and David Bowie in a big way + MORE

Glastonbury’s organizers are already thinking ahead about how to appropriately honor two of pop music’s all-time greats when their festival kicks off in June. As the BBC reports, this year’s festival will pay tribute to the late David Bowie with a massive metal lightning flash on the Pyram.... More »
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Burt Bacharach reveals UK summer concerts + MORE

Burt Bacharach needs little introduction. In a landmark 50+year run on the charts, Bacharach’s music continues to set industry records and creative standards..... More »
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One Direction members ordered to pay $5,000 drug bond in Philippines + MORE

Sum will be forfeited if Zayn Malik and Louis Tomlinson are caught using or promoting illegal drugs while in Manila for their forthcoming concertsThe Philippines Bureau of Immigration has requested Zayn Malik and Louis Tomlinson of One Direction post bonds worth roughly $5,000 (£3,300) each ah.... More »
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Chris Brown Blasts Karrueche for Cheating with Drake + MORE

Chris Brown and Karrueche’s breakup is playing out on social media. The former couple, who called it quits this week, has engaged in a nasty exchange and revealed some intimate details about their relationship. On Friday, Breezy announced that he was single during Power 106′s Cali Chr.... More »
Anyone who has followed Ryan Adams throughout his career should know to expect the unexpected. Well, here is an example of the unexpected. During a session with NPR, Adams and his band The Shining (even if it’s a joke, I will forever refer to them as The Shining) debuted a cover of Foreigner’s “I Want To Know What Love Is” in all of its glory…

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Jay Z fights lawsuit over his use of the word 'oh' in Run This TownIn a case that could have major significance for sampling, the rappers lawyers argue that the single syllable taken from Eddie Bos 1969 funk single Hook and Sling is insufficient cause for a copyright claimJay Z is said to be fighting a lawsuit over his use of the word oh. Court documents obtained by Techdirt suggest that the rapper is being sued for sampling a single syllable on his 2009 hit single Run This Town…

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An attorney for an ex-West Point cadet told jurors Tuesday that veteran R&B singer Patti LaBelle ordered her bodyguard to beat up the cadet as he waited for a ride home outside a Houston airport terminal, resulting in a brain injury that forced him to drop out of the military academy.

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“Red Band Society,” which premieres Wednesday on Fox, takes place in the teen ward of a shiny L.A. hospital — the “division of adolescent medicine,” with side trips to the eating disorders wing. Its lesson, to paraphrase the songwriter, is that despite all the amputation, or the pulmonary…

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News: UNIFY gathering acts pick their favourite heavy albumsUNIFY festival acts pick their favourite heavy albums

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The former The Wanted singer has been hard at work on his new solo material…

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George Harrison's 'Dark Horse' Demo Is a Homespun DelightAs part of the upcoming George Harrison box set — The Apple Years 1968-75 — the singer’s camp has released an “Early Take” version of his 1974 Top 20 single, “Dark Horse…

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Wild Beasts – “Palace (Foals Remix)”British art-poppers Wild Beasts are into remixes. They dropped their Present Tense LP earlier this year, and since then, they’ve recruited people like Factory Floor, the Field, Lone, and SOHN to rework its tracks. And on a forthcoming Present Tense special edition, they’ll include a full bonus disc of nothing but remixes…

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The War On Drugs confused by Sun Kil Moon frontman’s commentsThe War On Drugs have been left baffled after Mark Kozelek insulted them during a US festival at the weekend.
Sun Kil Moon frontman was performing at the Ottawa Folk Fest at the same time as the indie rockers, labelling the band as “beer-commercial lead-guitar shit,” then (playfully?) introduced his next song by saying: “This next song is called ‘The War On Drugs Can Suck My Fucking Dick…

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This Is How Much One Of The Biggest Musicians On Spotify MakesWe’ve already heard from a chorus of high-profile musicians talking down the benefits of ever-popular music streaming service Spotify, with David Byrne calling the streaming model broken while the likes of Grizzly Bear, Thom Yorke and Amanda Palmer have all criticised the Swedish music company’s comparatively low royalty payouts…

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The English indie-rockers stop by USA TODAY’s StudioA for a three-song set.

        

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'Red Band Society': Life is Full of Black Holes, Honey (Review)It’s hard to overstate the overstatement in Red Band Society.

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Beyoncé, Jay Z working on album together: reportTheir marital status might be uncertain, but Beyoncé and Jay Z’s money-making status is still as solid as ever.

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