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  • Madonna 'Rebel Heart' Hacker Indicted on Four Counts
    Madonna 'Rebel Heart' Hacker … Rolling Stone - 1 hour 9 minutes ago

    The Israeli man accused of hacking into Madonna and her associates' computers and leaking songs destined for the singer's March 6th-bound Rebel Heart has been … More »Madonna 'Rebel Heart' Hacker …

    Madonna 'Rebel Heart' Hacker Indicted on Four Counts

    The Israeli man accused of hacking into Madonna and her associates' computers and leaking songs destined for the singer's March 6th-bound Rebel Heart has been indicted on four counts. Ari Lederman, who three years ago tried out for Israel's then-top-rated TV singing competition Kochav Nolad (A Star Is Born), …

  • Tool Album Progressing 'Nicely, Slowly,' Singer Maynard Keenan Says
    Tool Album Progressing 'Nicely, … Rolling Stone - 1 hour 34 minutes ago

    Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan has issued an encouraging update on the status of the band's next record (via Facebook), saying the group will enter the studio … More »Tool Album Progressing 'Nicely, …

    Tool Album Progressing 'Nicely, Slowly,' Singer Maynard Keenan Says

    Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan has issued an encouraging update on the status of the band's next record (via Facebook), saying the group will enter the studio "soon." In addition to sharing the singer's news that the LP's songs are congealing into shape, the band also shared a photo of the...

  • French singer Jean-Jacques Goldman jokes about an electrical failure during his performance at the N..
    Aging French rockers criticized for … Reuters - 3 hours ago

    A music video by a group of mostly middle-aged French stars telling the young they can succeed only if they "do something" triggered a bitter generational row on Friday, … More »Aging French rockers criticized for …

    French singer Jean-Jacques Goldman jokes about an electrical failure during his performance at the N..

    A music video by a group of mostly middle-aged French stars telling the young they can succeed only if they "do something" triggered a bitter generational row on Friday, with critics accusing the rich singers of hypocrisy. The row underlined the anger felt by France's young, facing unemployment rates upwards of 25 percent …

  • Calgary to host the 2016 Juno Awards … The Canadian Press - 5 hours ago

    Calgary has lassoed the Juno Awards. Next year's instalment of the annual awards bash will be held at the Scotiabank Saddledome on April 3, 2016. The Junos were last … More »Calgary to host the 2016 Juno Awards …

    Calgary has lassoed the Juno Awards. Next year's instalment of the annual awards bash will be held at the Scotiabank Saddledome on April 3, 2016. The Junos were last held in Calgary in 2008, when Russell Peters was host and Feist swept all five of her nominated categories, including album and artist of the year. The …

  • Andy Kim, Kevin Drew's unlikely … The Canadian Press - 8 hours ago

    Andy Kim's last album was called "Happen Again" and for a while it seemed that it might not. The Broken Social Scene singer had become friendly with Kim after playing … More »Andy Kim, Kevin Drew's unlikely …

    Andy Kim's last album was called "Happen Again" and for a while it seemed that it might not. The Broken Social Scene singer had become friendly with Kim after playing his annual for-charity Christmas show in Toronto.

  • FILE - In this Feb. 8, 2015 file photo, Rihanna, left, and Kanye West perform at the 57th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. West is saying he’s sorry to Beck on Twitter. The 37-year-old incendiary hip-hop artist took to Twitter on Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, to publicly apologize to the 44-year-old musician who won four trophies at the 57th annual Grammy Awards earlier this month. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP, File)
    Kanye West tweets apology to Beck for … The Canadian Press - 8 hours ago

    Kanye West is saying he's sorry to Beck on Twitter. It appeared West was attempting to steal the moment from Beck when he briefly jumped on stage after Beck won album … More »Kanye West tweets apology to Beck for …

    FILE - In this Feb. 8, 2015 file photo, Rihanna, left, and Kanye West perform at the 57th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. West is saying he’s sorry to Beck on Twitter. The 37-year-old incendiary hip-hop artist took to Twitter on Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, to publicly apologize to the 44-year-old musician who won four trophies at the 57th annual Grammy Awards earlier this month. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP, File)

    Kanye West is saying he's sorry to Beck on Twitter. It appeared West was attempting to steal the moment from Beck when he briefly jumped on stage after Beck won album of the year at the 57th annual Grammy Awards.

  • Music Industry Sets Friday as New Global Release Day
    Music Industry Sets Friday as New Global … Rolling Stone - 22 hours ago

    Friday will be the new Tuesday beginning this summer, when the worldwide music industry begins putting out new releases on most music buyers' paydays. The International … More »Music Industry Sets Friday as New Global …

    Music Industry Sets Friday as New Global Release Day

    Friday will be the new Tuesday beginning this summer, when the worldwide music industry begins putting out new releases on most music buyers' paydays. The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), the British-based organization that acts as a music-biz United Nations, announced on Thursday that the …

  • Ghostface Killah is photographed ahead of playing with Toronto based band BadBadNotGood in Toronto on Thursday February 19 2015, ahead of the release of the their collaboration album "Sour Soul." THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
    Toronto trio BadBadNotGood wows Wu-Tang's … The Canadian Press - Thu, 26 Feb, 2015 10:45 AM EST

    The first time Ghostface Killah heard BadBadNotGood's beats, he figured they were ancient soul samples likely performed by now-dusty musicians — audio relics of some … More »Toronto trio BadBadNotGood wows Wu-Tang's …

    Ghostface Killah is photographed ahead of playing with Toronto based band BadBadNotGood in Toronto on Thursday February 19 2015, ahead of the release of the their collaboration album "Sour Soul." THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

    The first time Ghostface Killah heard BadBadNotGood's beats, he figured they were ancient soul samples likely performed by now-dusty musicians — audio relics of some recently bygone era. He certainly didn't expect the music was the organically instrumented work of three Canadian rap aficionados, so fresh-faced they were …

  • 'Glory' Leads Oscar Music Sales Surge
    'Glory' Leads Oscar Music Sales … Rolling Stone - Thu, 26 Feb, 2015 9:45 AM EST

    John Legend and Common's Oscar-winning song "Glory" from the film Selma garnered 28,000 downloads to notch its best sales week to date. The spike anchored … More »'Glory' Leads Oscar Music Sales …

    'Glory' Leads Oscar Music Sales Surge

    John Legend and Common's Oscar-winning song "Glory" from the film Selma garnered 28,000 downloads to notch its best sales week to date. The spike anchored a massive 184 percent sales gain for all music featured on the 87th Academy Awards for the week ending the day of the awards (February 22nd), according …

  • Musician Geddy Lee of Rush, left, speaks with radio host Alan Cross at the Massey Hall revitalization Phase 1 Celebration in Toronto, Monday, February 23, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Galit Rodan
    Geddy Lee reflects on Toronto's … The Canadian Press - Thu, 26 Feb, 2015 6:53 AM EST

    Rush frontman Geddy Lee's memory of attending his first show at Toronto's Massey Hall remains spring-water clear — and what stands out is the sound quality that was swamp-water … More »Geddy Lee reflects on Toronto's …

    Musician Geddy Lee of Rush, left, speaks with radio host Alan Cross at the Massey Hall revitalization Phase 1 Celebration in Toronto, Monday, February 23, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Galit Rodan

    Rush frontman Geddy Lee's memory of attending his first show at Toronto's Massey Hall remains spring-water clear — and what stands out is the sound quality that was swamp-water muddled. It was June 5, 1968, and a then 15-year-old Lee was desperate to see British rock royalty Cream, even though his friends weren't. "I …

  • Singer Madonna performs at the BRIT music awards at the O2 Arena in Greenwich, London
    Madonna in unscripted plunge steals … Reuters - Thu, 26 Feb, 2015 5:08 AM EST

    By Liisa Tuhkanen LONDON (Reuters) - Pop diva Madonna's gasp-inducing "wardrobe malfunction" at a star-studded London awards ceremony grabbed British headlines on Thursday … More »Madonna in unscripted plunge steals …

    Singer Madonna performs at the BRIT music awards at the O2 Arena in Greenwich, London

    By Liisa Tuhkanen LONDON (Reuters) - Pop diva Madonna's gasp-inducing "wardrobe malfunction" at a star-studded London awards ceremony grabbed British headlines on Thursday along with photos of her falling backwards downstairs tangled in a swirling cape. From the up-market daily Guardian to the mass circulation Sun, Madonna's …

  • Madonna stumbles whilst performing on stage during the Brit Awards 2015 at the 02 Arena in London, Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015. (AP Photo/PA, Yui Mok) UNITED KINGDOM OUT NO SALES NO ARCHIVE
    Madonna tumbles down stairs but carries … The Canadian Press - Thu, 26 Feb, 2015 4:59 AM EST

    Madonna has given music fans a shock when she tumbled down several stairs at the Brit Awards. Madonna entered with a troupe of male dancers and appeared to fumble with … More »Madonna tumbles down stairs but carries …

    Madonna stumbles whilst performing on stage during the Brit Awards 2015 at the 02 Arena in London, Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015. (AP Photo/PA, Yui Mok) UNITED KINGDOM OUT NO SALES NO ARCHIVE

    Madonna has given music fans a shock when she tumbled down several stairs at the Brit Awards. Madonna entered with a troupe of male dancers and appeared to fumble with a long, flowing cloak she was wearing. A member of the troupe yanked on the garment, which was tied at the neck, but rather than come off it pulled Madonna …

  • Ed Sheeran celebrates after receiving the British Album of the Year award at the O2 Arena in London
    Ed Sheeran wins best British record … Reuters - Wed, 25 Feb, 2015 8:22 PM EST

    By Liisa Tuhkanen LONDON (Reuters) - The top British music awards went to young men on Wednesday as Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith bagged the most important trophies in a … More »Ed Sheeran wins best British record …

    Ed Sheeran celebrates after receiving the British Album of the Year award at the O2 Arena in London

    By Liisa Tuhkanen LONDON (Reuters) - The top British music awards went to young men on Wednesday as Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith bagged the most important trophies in a star-studded Brit Awards show in London. English singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran was the biggest winner of the night, walking away with two of the four Brit …

  • BRIT Awards 2015: 5 Essential Moments From a Night of Flamethrowers and Falls
    BRIT Awards 2015: 5 Essential Moments … Rolling Stone - Wed, 25 Feb, 2015 7:38 PM EST

    It was a night of a few thrills and one show-stealing spill at the BRIT Awards in London. Ed Sheeran (British Male Solo Artist, Mastercard British Album of the Year) … More »BRIT Awards 2015: 5 Essential Moments …

    BRIT Awards 2015: 5 Essential Moments From a Night of Flamethrowers and Falls

    It was a night of a few thrills and one show-stealing spill at the BRIT Awards in London. Ed Sheeran (British Male Solo Artist, Mastercard British Album of the Year) and Sam Smith (BRITs Global Success Award, British Breakthrough Act) confirmed their rising-star status, picking up two trophies each at...

  • Scarlett Johansson's New Band Faces Cease-and-Desist
    Scarlett Johansson's New Band Faces … Rolling Stone - Wed, 25 Feb, 2015 4:54 PM EST

    News of Scarlett Johansson's new group, the Singles, is less than a week old, but the band is already facing legal issues. When the actress revealed her new band – … More »Scarlett Johansson's New Band Faces …

    Scarlett Johansson's New Band Faces Cease-and-Desist

    News of Scarlett Johansson's new group, the Singles, is less than a week old, but the band is already facing legal issues. When the actress revealed her new band – which also features Este Haim, Holly Miranda, Kendra Morris and Julia Haltigan – the group's radio-friendly moniker described their candy-coated pop …

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