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  • Kanye, Rick Rubin Send Bizarre Video … Rolling Stone - 1 hour 17 minutes ago

    Kanye West and Rick Rubin were slated to accept a special award at this year's Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards at the Tribeca Film Festival on behalf of the … More »Kanye, Rick Rubin Send Bizarre Video …

    Kanye West and Rick Rubin were slated to accept a special award at this year's Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards at the Tribeca Film Festival on behalf of the Roland TR-808 drum machine — con[...]

  • Avril Lavigne Scoffs at Video Controversy: … Rolling Stone - 1 hour 42 minutes ago

    Following accusations that her latest video "Hello Kitty" objectifies Japanese culture, Avril Lavigne has responded on Twitter: "RACIST??? LOLOLOL!!! I … More »Avril Lavigne Scoffs at Video Controversy: …

    Following accusations that her latest video "Hello Kitty" objectifies Japanese culture, Avril Lavigne has responded on Twitter: "RACIST??? LOLOLOL!!! I love Japanese culture and I spend half of my tim[...]

  • Queen of Bounce Big Freedia 'Explodes' on New Song - Premiere
    Queen of Bounce Big Freedia 'Explodes' … Rolling Stone - 2 hours 7 minutes ago

    New Orleans musician and "Queen of Bounce" Big Freedia has been the ambassador for bounce music — an uptempo strain of hip hop popularized in New Orleans in … More »Queen of Bounce Big Freedia 'Explodes' …

    Queen of Bounce Big Freedia 'Explodes' on New Song - Premiere

    New Orleans musician and "Queen of Bounce" Big Freedia has been the ambassador for bounce music — an uptempo strain of hip hop popularized in New Orleans in the early 1990s designed to[...]

  • Natalie Merchant Premieres 'Ladybird' … Rolling Stone - 2 hours 27 minutes ago

    In the thirteen years since her last album of original songs, Natalie Merchant got married, had a daughter and got divorced. So maybe it's not surprising that the … More »Natalie Merchant Premieres 'Ladybird' …

    In the thirteen years since her last album of original songs, Natalie Merchant got married, had a daughter and got divorced. So maybe it's not surprising that the lead single from Natalie Merchant, "L[...]

  • Shaw chases listeners in partnership … The Canadian Press - 4 hours ago

    CALGARY - Shaw Communications Inc. (TSX:SJR.B) is getting into the streaming music business through a partnership with digital service Rdio. The Calgary-based telecommunications … More »Shaw chases listeners in partnership …

    CALGARY - Shaw Communications Inc. (TSX:SJR.B) is getting into the streaming music business through a partnership with digital service Rdio. The Calgary-based telecommunications company said Thursday it has launched a marketing, content and promotion partnership designed to boost the presence of Rdio in Canada. Financial …

  • 45 years after humble beginnings, Jazz … The Canadian Press - 4 hours ago

    NEW ORLEANS - Jazz clarinetist Orange Kellin remembers playing the first New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival in 1970, when small crowds turned out to see a handful of … More »45 years after humble beginnings, Jazz …

    NEW ORLEANS - Jazz clarinetist Orange Kellin remembers playing the first New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival in 1970, when small crowds turned out to see a handful of performances. Kellin was with the New Orleans Ragtime Orchestra for the initial festival at Congo Square, a grassy park in the city's Treme neighbourhood. …

  • FILE - In a Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013 file photo, a Lollapalooza balloon floats between stages at the Lollapalooza Festival in Chicago. The 2014 season of music festivals is upon us. It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement and spend a bundle, on everything from tickets to accommodations to bottles of water. But with a little foresight, it’s easy to cut down on excess spending and enjoy the music and excitement without breaking the bank. (AP Photo/Scott Eisen, File)
    How to hit spring and summer music festivals … The Canadian Press - 5 hours ago

    NEW YORK, N.Y. - As the air gets warmer and spring blossoms, the season of music festivals is upon us. From Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Tennessee in June to Lollapalooza … More »How to hit spring and summer music festivals …

    FILE - In a Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013 file photo, a Lollapalooza balloon floats between stages at the Lollapalooza Festival in Chicago. The 2014 season of music festivals is upon us. It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement and spend a bundle, on everything from tickets to accommodations to bottles of water. But with a little foresight, it’s easy to cut down on excess spending and enjoy the music and excitement without breaking the bank. (AP Photo/Scott Eisen, File)

    NEW YORK, N.Y. - As the air gets warmer and spring blossoms, the season of music festivals is upon us. From Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Tennessee in June to Lollapalooza in Chicago in August, music lovers across the country will soon begin to flocking to festivals, which can draw hundreds of thousands of fans. But …

  • In 'Honest,' Future delivers personal … The Canadian Press - 7 hours ago

    It's a pretty impressive list: Pharrell, Drake, Kanye West, Andre 3000, among others, as well as the Atlanta auto-crooner and producer himself, who's got the Midas touch … More »In 'Honest,' Future delivers personal …

    It's a pretty impressive list: Pharrell, Drake, Kanye West, Andre 3000, among others, as well as the Atlanta auto-crooner and producer himself, who's got the Midas touch — if everything Midas touched turned to platinum. He chose lead single "Move That Dope," a Mike Will Made It track featuring Pharrell, Pusha T and Casino, …

  • In this Friday, March 28, 2014 photo, singers of the Moranbong Band hold bouquets of flowers during their performance in Pyongyang, North Korea. Step aside, Sea of Blood Opera. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s favorite guitar-slinging, miniskirt-sporting girl group, the Moranbong Band, is back. And these ladies know how to shimmy. (AP Photo/Kim Kwang Hyon)
    The old guard in sequins? With miniskirts … The Canadian Press - 12 hours ago

    PYONGYANG, North Korea - Step aside, Sea of Blood Opera. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's favourite guitar-slinging, miniskirt-sporting girl group, the Moranbong Band, … More »The old guard in sequins? With miniskirts …

    In this Friday, March 28, 2014 photo, singers of the Moranbong Band hold bouquets of flowers during their performance in Pyongyang, North Korea. Step aside, Sea of Blood Opera. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s favorite guitar-slinging, miniskirt-sporting girl group, the Moranbong Band, is back. And these ladies know how to shimmy. (AP Photo/Kim Kwang Hyon)

    PYONGYANG, North Korea - Step aside, Sea of Blood Opera. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's favourite guitar-slinging, miniskirt-sporting girl group, the Moranbong Band, is back. After a six-month hiatus, the queens of North Korea's pop scene are once again playing to standing-room-only crowds and rave reviews in the state …

  • File photo of members of the Touareg desert blues band Tamikrest posing at Barbican Hall before the Sahara Soul concert in London
    Malians who sang out against conflict … Reuters - 16 hours ago

    By Angus MacSwan LONDON (Reuters) - Malian ngoni player Bassekou Kouyate, whose album "Jama Ko" urged his countrymen to stand together just as Mali erupted in conflict, … More »Malians who sang out against conflict …

    File photo of members of the Touareg desert blues band Tamikrest posing at Barbican Hall before the Sahara Soul concert in London

    By Angus MacSwan LONDON (Reuters) - Malian ngoni player Bassekou Kouyate, whose album "Jama Ko" urged his countrymen to stand together just as Mali erupted in conflict, has won the Best Artist accolade in the annual awards for world music magazine Songlines. "Given what happened in Mali in the past year and a half, it's …

  • RZA Gives Raekwon 30-Day Ultimatum to Agree to Terms for Wu-Tang Album
    RZA Gives Raekwon 30-Day Ultimatum to … Rolling Stone - 19 hours ago

    The Wu-Tang verbal sparring between RZA and Raekwon continued on Wednesday, with RZA telling Sports Illustrated (via Stereogum) that the rapper has 30 days to come to … More »RZA Gives Raekwon 30-Day Ultimatum to …

    RZA Gives Raekwon 30-Day Ultimatum to Agree to Terms for Wu-Tang Album

    The Wu-Tang verbal sparring between RZA and Raekwon continued on Wednesday, with RZA telling Sports Illustrated (via Stereogum) that the rapper has 30 days to come to an agreement or risk not being on[...]

  • Justin Timberlake poses with his multiple Moonman awards during the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards in New York
    MTV Video Music Awards to return to … Reuters - 22 hours ago

    The annual MTV Video Music Awards, one of the music industry's top televised showcases, will return to Los Angeles this summer from New York City, the U.S. cable channel … More »MTV Video Music Awards to return to …

    Justin Timberlake poses with his multiple Moonman awards during the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards in New York

    The annual MTV Video Music Awards, one of the music industry's top televised showcases, will return to Los Angeles this summer from New York City, the U.S. cable channel said on Wednesday. The show, popular among MTV's young viewers prized by advertisers, will take place on August 24, the day before TV's Emmy Awards, at …

  • Kanye Asks Franco and Rogen to Recreate 'Bound 2' Parody at Wedding
    Kanye Asks Franco and Rogen to Recreate … Rolling Stone - 23 hours ago

    Last November, James Franco and Seth Rogen turned their bromance into a viral sensation with "Bound 3," a hilarious shot-for-shot parody of Kanye West's … More »Kanye Asks Franco and Rogen to Recreate …

    Kanye Asks Franco and Rogen to Recreate 'Bound 2' Parody at Wedding

    Last November, James Franco and Seth Rogen turned their bromance into a viral sensation with "Bound 3," a hilarious shot-for-shot parody of Kanye West's "Bound 2" video (which featured the rapper maki[...]

  • Vince Gill Remembers Ray Price, Talks Singing on His Final Album
    Vince Gill Remembers Ray Price, Talks … Rolling Stone - 23 hours ago

    Vince Gill may be pushing 50, but these days the Oklahoma-born singer remains as busy as ever: In the past year, Gill has not only released Bakersfield, a faithful tribute … More »Vince Gill Remembers Ray Price, Talks …

    Vince Gill Remembers Ray Price, Talks Singing on His Final Album

    Vince Gill may be pushing 50, but these days the Oklahoma-born singer remains as busy as ever: In the past year, Gill has not only released Bakersfield, a faithful tribute to California country music,[...]

  • Watch Bruce Springsteen's Impromptu … Rolling Stone - 23 hours ago

    On the release day for Bruce Springsteen's Record Store Day EP American Beauty, he and the E Street Band shot an impromptu video for the song "American Beauty" … More »Watch Bruce Springsteen's Impromptu …

    On the release day for Bruce Springsteen's Record Store Day EP American Beauty, he and the E Street Band shot an impromptu video for the song "American Beauty" before their Charlotte gig. But even on [...]

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