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  • Watch Madonna, Taylor Swift Perform 'Ghosttown' at iHeartRadio Awards
    Watch Madonna, Taylor Swift Perform … Rolling Stone - 3 hours ago

    The 2015 iHeartRadio Music Awards promised there would be "unexpected collaborations" between the marquee artists attending the Los Angeles event, and the ceremony … More »Watch Madonna, Taylor Swift Perform …

    Watch Madonna, Taylor Swift Perform 'Ghosttown' at iHeartRadio Awards

    The 2015 iHeartRadio Music Awards promised there would be "unexpected collaborations" between the marquee artists attending the Los Angeles event, and the ceremony didn't disappoint as Taylor Swift joined Madonna for an acoustic rendition of the Rebel Heart singer's new single "Ghosttown." After …

  • Music Review: Darius Rucker shines on … The Canadian Press - 4 hours ago

    The lead singer of the rock band Hootie & the Blowfish, Rucker has scored three chart-topping solo country albums, spawning six No.1 hits, including the Grammy-winning … More »Music Review: Darius Rucker shines on …

    The lead singer of the rock band Hootie & the Blowfish, Rucker has scored three chart-topping solo country albums, spawning six No.1 hits, including the Grammy-winning "Wagon Wheel," one of the most popular country hits of recent years. "Southern Style" continues to emphasize upbeat, pop-influenced country heavy on catchy …

  • 5 artists who put Toronto singer/songwriter … The Canadian Press - 4 hours ago

    So Sexsmith's latest album is instead called "Carousel One" — a reference to the baggage claim area at the main airport in Los Angeles, where he's recorded his last few … More »5 artists who put Toronto singer/songwriter …

    So Sexsmith's latest album is instead called "Carousel One" — a reference to the baggage claim area at the main airport in Los Angeles, where he's recorded his last few albums. Perhaps that's why the Toronto pop craftsman is suddenly so sunny?

  • Arcade Fire, Deadmau5 inspire backlash … The Canadian Press - 4 hours ago

    Arcade Fire and Deadmau5 are among the artists publicly throwing their support behind Jay Z's new streaming service Tidal — and both received decidedly mixed reactions … More »Arcade Fire, Deadmau5 inspire backlash …

    Arcade Fire and Deadmau5 are among the artists publicly throwing their support behind Jay Z's new streaming service Tidal — and both received decidedly mixed reactions from fans. Many high-profile artists have changed their social media profile images to a shade of turquoise and are posting in support of the premium streaming …

  • Music Review: Ringo Starr's latest, … The Canadian Press - 4 hours ago

    "We were sleeping on the floor, eating bread and jam," Ringo Starr sings, retelling the story of the early days of his band. The mystery is solved toward the end of … More »Music Review: Ringo Starr's latest, …

    "We were sleeping on the floor, eating bread and jam," Ringo Starr sings, retelling the story of the early days of his band. The mystery is solved toward the end of "Rory and the Hurricanes" when he sings that by the next tour, "I was with you-know-who — I play the drums like I always do." Indeed, the Fab order of the …

  • Scott Weiland says fans didn't connect … The Canadian Press - 4 hours ago

    It's clear from the opening moments of the blistering new record "Blaster" that Scott Weiland has rediscovered his passion for loud rock music. The former Stone Temple … More »Scott Weiland says fans didn't connect …

    It's clear from the opening moments of the blistering new record "Blaster" that Scott Weiland has rediscovered his passion for loud rock music. The former Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver frontman is now heading up an outfit called Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts, and although this marks their debut record (out …

  • FILE - In this Saturday, March 14, 2015, file photo, Ludacris speaks at the Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber at Sony Pictures Studios, in Culver City, Calif. Dick Clark Productions announced Monday, March 30, 2015, that Ludacris and Chrissy Teigen will host the 2015 Billboard Music Awards on May 17, from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
    Rapper Ludacris, model Chrissy Teigen … The Canadian Press - 5 hours ago

    NEW YORK, N.Y. - Ludacris and Chrissy Teigen will host the 2015 Billboard Music Awards in May. More »Rapper Ludacris, model Chrissy Teigen …

    FILE - In this Saturday, March 14, 2015, file photo, Ludacris speaks at the Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber at Sony Pictures Studios, in Culver City, Calif. Dick Clark Productions announced Monday, March 30, 2015, that Ludacris and Chrissy Teigen will host the 2015 Billboard Music Awards on May 17, from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

    NEW YORK, N.Y. - Ludacris and Chrissy Teigen will host the 2015 Billboard Music Awards in May.

  • In this Feb. 17, 2015 photo, Joe Elliott poses during an interview in New York. Elliott said it was important to tweak to the mantra of sex, drugs and roll ‘n’ roll in order to sustain the band’s longevity, which has covered four decades. “At the end of the day, the first thing that needs to go out of that phrase is the drugs. The rest can stay, but let’s make rock and roll the important thing,” said Elliot, who will go on a tour of North America with Styx and Tesla this year. (AP Photo/John Carucci)
    Def Leppard frontman Joe Elliott on … The Canadian Press - 8 hours ago

    Def Leppard frontman Joe Elliott understands that the working life of a rock band no longer comes with an expiration date. Def Leppard was formed in 1977. The English … More »Def Leppard frontman Joe Elliott on …

    In this Feb. 17, 2015 photo, Joe Elliott poses during an interview in New York. Elliott said it was important to tweak to the mantra of sex, drugs and roll ‘n’ roll in order to sustain the band’s longevity, which has covered four decades. “At the end of the day, the first thing that needs to go out of that phrase is the drugs. The rest can stay, but let’s make rock and roll the important thing,” said Elliot, who will go on a tour of North America with Styx and Tesla this year. (AP Photo/John Carucci)

    Def Leppard frontman Joe Elliott understands that the working life of a rock band no longer comes with an expiration date. Def Leppard was formed in 1977. The English rock band achieved superstardom in 1983 with "Pyromania," followed by "Hysteria" a few years later. In a recent interview with The Associated Press, Elliott …

  • This undated image provided by Sony Computer Entertainment America shows a screen grab of tiles of Spotify on Playstation 4. Sony announced that it was ditching its own Music Unlimited service in favor of Spotify. Spotify arrives on the PlayStation 3 and 4 on Monday, March 30, 2015, with a new Spotify app adapted for large television screens. (AP Photo/Sony Computer Entertainment America)
    Sony replaces its own Music Unlimited … The Canadian Press - 8 hours ago

    Spotify is coming to the PlayStation, replacing Sony's own Music Unlimited service, as the company continues to expand the game console into an entertainment hub beyond … More »Sony replaces its own Music Unlimited …

    This undated image provided by Sony Computer Entertainment America shows a screen grab of tiles of Spotify on Playstation 4. Sony announced that it was ditching its own Music Unlimited service in favor of Spotify. Spotify arrives on the PlayStation 3 and 4 on Monday, March 30, 2015, with a new Spotify app adapted for large television screens. (AP Photo/Sony Computer Entertainment America)

    Spotify is coming to the PlayStation, replacing Sony's own Music Unlimited service, as the company continues to expand the game console into an entertainment hub beyond video games. Spotify hits the PlayStation 3 and 4 on Monday, with a new app adapted for large television screens. Sony says partnering with Spotify expands …

  • Taylor Swift poses in the press room with the awards for best lyrics for “Blank Space”, song of the year for “Shake It Off” and artist of the year at the iHeartRadio Music Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on Sunday, March 29, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Salangsang/Invision/AP)
    Taylor Swift big winner at iHeartRadio … The Canadian Press - 8 hours ago

    The iHeartRadio Music Awards should be called the iHeartTaylorSwift Awards. The pop singer cleaned house at the show Sunday, winning artist of the year and song of the … More »Taylor Swift big winner at iHeartRadio …

    Taylor Swift poses in the press room with the awards for best lyrics for “Blank Space”, song of the year for “Shake It Off” and artist of the year at the iHeartRadio Music Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on Sunday, March 29, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Salangsang/Invision/AP)

    The iHeartRadio Music Awards should be called the iHeartTaylorSwift Awards. The pop singer cleaned house at the show Sunday, winning artist of the year and song of the year for "Shake It Off," and even assisted Madonna by strumming her guitar onstage while the pop icon sang a new song. "More than anything in the world, …

  • Killer Mike: Rap Lyrics Being Manipulated in Court to Land Convictions
    Killer Mike: Rap Lyrics Being Manipulated … Rolling Stone - 20 hours ago

    Last December, Killer Mike and author Erik Nielson teamed to pen an op-ed examining how the criminal justice system often employs rap lyrics as a means to convict suspects. … More »Killer Mike: Rap Lyrics Being Manipulated …

    Killer Mike: Rap Lyrics Being Manipulated in Court to Land Convictions

    Last December, Killer Mike and author Erik Nielson teamed to pen an op-ed examining how the criminal justice system often employs rap lyrics as a means to convict suspects. The Run the Jewels rapper's first column focused on the case of Anthony Elonis, and now in their latest op-ed for Vox that examines hip-hop's "poetic …

  • Coachella, Lollapalooza Festivals Ban Selfie Sticks
    Coachella, Lollapalooza Festivals Ban … Rolling Stone - Sun, 29 Mar, 2015 1:11 PM EDT

    Coachella and Lollapalooza are among the growing number of music festivals to ban selfie sticks from the concert grounds. On a list of prohibited items on the Lollapalooza … More »Coachella, Lollapalooza Festivals Ban …

    Coachella, Lollapalooza Festivals Ban Selfie Sticks

    Coachella and Lollapalooza are among the growing number of music festivals to ban selfie sticks from the concert grounds. On a list of prohibited items on the Lollapalooza site, the fest states they've outlawed "GoPro attachments like sticks, selfie sticks & monopods," while Coachella similarly frowns upon …

  • Destiny's Child Stage Surprise Reunion at Stellar Awards
    Destiny's Child Stage Surprise Reunion … Rolling Stone - Sun, 29 Mar, 2015 9:03 AM EDT

    Destiny's Child staged a surprise reunion at the 30th annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards Saturday night as Beyoncé, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams appeared together at … More »Destiny's Child Stage Surprise Reunion …

    Destiny's Child Stage Surprise Reunion at Stellar Awards

    Destiny's Child staged a surprise reunion at the 30th annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards Saturday night as Beyoncé, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams appeared together at Las Vegas' Orleans Arena to perform Williams' "Say Yes." Beyoncé and Rowland previously collaborated on the studio version of …

  • Iqaluit students learn to remix throat … The Canadian Press - Sun, 29 Mar, 2015 6:00 AM EDT

    Nine-year-old Alexis Vincent-Wolfe learned the ancient Inuit art of throat-singing from her grandmother, but there's no telling what grandma would make of what Alexis … More »Iqaluit students learn to remix throat …

    Nine-year-old Alexis Vincent-Wolfe learned the ancient Inuit art of throat-singing from her grandmother, but there's no telling what grandma would make of what Alexis is doing now. "I never told her yet," said the student at Iqaluit's Nakasuk School, adding a mischievous giggle. Students at Nakasuk's throat-singing club …

  • Ben Stiller's High School Garage Band Sets Album Release
    Ben Stiller's High School Garage … Rolling Stone - Fri, 27 Mar, 2015 4:26 PM EDT

    Before Ben Stiller was Derek Zoolander or Greg Focker, he was just another high school student messing around in a garage band. In the late Seventies, Stiller and a … More »Ben Stiller's High School Garage …

    Ben Stiller's High School Garage Band Sets Album Release

    Before Ben Stiller was Derek Zoolander or Greg Focker, he was just another high school student messing around in a garage band. In the late Seventies, Stiller and a few of his New York City friends, including frontman Kriss Roebling, formed the band Capital Punishment, with the future Tropic Thunder actor...

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