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  • 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 - 4 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 - 4 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 - 4 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 - 15 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 - 19 hours ago

    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 - 23 hours ago

    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 …

  • Scott Weiland says fans didn't connect … The Canadian Press - Sun, 29 Mar, 2015 4:00 AM EDT

    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 …

  • 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...

  • Boonstock festival announces it's … The Canadian Press - Fri, 27 Mar, 2015 10:51 AM EDT

    The troubled Boonstock Music and Arts Festival will not be returning to Penticton, B.C., in 2015. Boonstock Productions Inc. made the announcement on social media, but … More »Boonstock festival announces it's …

    The troubled Boonstock Music and Arts Festival will not be returning to Penticton, B.C., in 2015. Boonstock Productions Inc. made the announcement on social media, but organizers haven't said whether it will be moved elsewhere. The four-day festival was held on the Penticton Indian Reserve last year and featured the performances …

  • Electronica Titans Leftfield Return With First Music in 16 Years
    Electronica Titans Leftfield Return … Rolling Stone - Thu, 26 Mar, 2015 4:24 PM EDT

    Leftfield are finally ready to release a follow-up to 1999's Rhythm and Stealth. The British electro project, which notched a couple of minor U.S. dance hits with … More »Electronica Titans Leftfield Return …

    Electronica Titans Leftfield Return With First Music in 16 Years

    Leftfield are finally ready to release a follow-up to 1999's Rhythm and Stealth. The British electro project, which notched a couple of minor U.S. dance hits with cinematic "Song of Life" and "Afro-Left" in the mid-Nineties, will put out a new, 10-track record – Alternative Light Source – on Jun …

  • This CD cover image released by Mack Avenue Records shows "Duets," a release by Kevin Eubanks and Stanley Jordan. (AP Photo/Mack Avenue Records)
    Music review: Kevin Eubanks, Stanley … The Canadian Press - Thu, 26 Mar, 2015 1:11 PM EDT

    Kevin Eubanks has gotten his jazz groove back since stepping down as "Tonight Show" band leader in 2010. On "Duets," he teams with fellow guitar virtuoso Stanley Jordan … More »Music review: Kevin Eubanks, Stanley …

    This CD cover image released by Mack Avenue Records shows "Duets," a release by Kevin Eubanks and Stanley Jordan. (AP Photo/Mack Avenue Records)

    Kevin Eubanks has gotten his jazz groove back since stepping down as "Tonight Show" band leader in 2010. On "Duets," he teams with fellow guitar virtuoso Stanley Jordan for an intimate, relaxed session that's more spontaneous than over-produced, mixing jazz standards, contemporary pop tunes and original compositions.  …

  • Grammy Gallery coming to Nashville's … The Canadian Press - Thu, 26 Mar, 2015 1:08 PM EDT

    The Grammy Museum is opening up a gallery in Nashville this summer, promising to give visitors an immersive experience on the art and technology of making music. The … More »Grammy Gallery coming to Nashville's …

    The Grammy Museum is opening up a gallery in Nashville this summer, promising to give visitors an immersive experience on the art and technology of making music. The Grammy Museum at L.A. Live, which pays tribute to music's cultural history and the Grammy Award itself, is bringing the gallery to Nashville. In making Thursday's …

  • Rihanna Asserts Her Dominance on New Song 'Bitch Better Have My Money'
    Rihanna Asserts Her Dominance on New … Rolling Stone - Thu, 26 Mar, 2015 12:24 PM EDT

    UPDATE: "Bitch Better Have My Money" is now available on iTunes and Google Play. Rihanna has released "Bitch Better Have My Money," the second single … More »Rihanna Asserts Her Dominance on New …

    Rihanna Asserts Her Dominance on New Song 'Bitch Better Have My Money'

    UPDATE: "Bitch Better Have My Money" is now available on iTunes and Google Play. Rihanna has released "Bitch Better Have My Money," the second single off her forthcoming, as-yet-untitled eighth album. After teasing the song's cover art on Instagram, the singer released sneak peeks of the track's …

  • One Direction Members Respond to Zayn Malik's Exit
    One Direction Members Respond to Zayn … Rolling Stone - Thu, 26 Mar, 2015 10:58 AM EDT

    Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Niall Horan and Louis Tomlinson have broken their silence following Zayn Malik's exit from the group. One Direction's remaining members … More »One Direction Members Respond to Zayn …

    One Direction Members Respond to Zayn Malik's Exit

    Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Niall Horan and Louis Tomlinson have broken their silence following Zayn Malik's exit from the group. One Direction's remaining members have tweeted separately and have shared some words of comfort for their fans. "So glad to be in bed after a long and strange 24 hours," pos …

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