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  • In this Monday, March 30, 2015 photo, Ringo Starr poses for a portrait at The London Hotel, in West Hollywood, Calif. Already a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a Beatle, Starr will be inducted in April 2015, as an individual, joining John, Paul and George with that distinction. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)
    Solo Starr: Ringo to be induced into … The Canadian Press - 10 hours ago

    Ringo Starr was always behind the other Beatles. Bobbing his head as he sat at his drum kit, Starr kept the steady backbeat for Paul McCartney, John Lennon and George … More »Solo Starr: Ringo to be induced into …

    In this Monday, March 30, 2015 photo, Ringo Starr poses for a portrait at The London Hotel, in West Hollywood, Calif. Already a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a Beatle, Starr will be inducted in April 2015, as an individual, joining John, Paul and George with that distinction. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

    Ringo Starr was always behind the other Beatles. Bobbing his head as he sat at his drum kit, Starr kept the steady backbeat for Paul McCartney, John Lennon and George Harrison, a once-in-a-century group that conquered the music world. Forever a Beatle, Starr will enter the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a solo artist on …

  • Major Lazer, Skrillex, T-Pain Set for Mad Decent Block Party 2015
    Major Lazer, Skrillex, T-Pain Set for … Rolling Stone - 15 hours ago

    Mad Decent Block Party has released a 2015 lineup that includes some of the most popular artists in rap and EDM. When the "block party" began, the now-annual … More »Major Lazer, Skrillex, T-Pain Set for …

    Major Lazer, Skrillex, T-Pain Set for Mad Decent Block Party 2015

    Mad Decent Block Party has released a 2015 lineup that includes some of the most popular artists in rap and EDM. When the "block party" began, the now-annual festival was exactly that: a small, neighborhood event held outside the label's old Philadelphia headquarters. Seven years later, it's become a …

  • Major Lazer Recruit 2 Chainz, Pusha T for Explosive 'Night Riders'
    Major Lazer Recruit 2 Chainz, Pusha … Rolling Stone - 16 hours ago

    Major Lazer promise to "set the streets on fire" in the cameo-filled "Night Riders," an explosive track from the dancehall-EDM trio's upcoming … More »Major Lazer Recruit 2 Chainz, Pusha …

    Major Lazer Recruit 2 Chainz, Pusha T for Explosive 'Night Riders'

    Major Lazer promise to "set the streets on fire" in the cameo-filled "Night Riders," an explosive track from the dancehall-EDM trio's upcoming LP, Peace Is the Mission. Rappers 2 Chainz, Pusha T and Travi$ Scott contribute to the track, while Mad Decent reggae artist Mad Cobra throws in frenetic …

  • Flashback: Crystal Gayle Leads Group of Female Country History Makers
    Flashback: Crystal Gayle Leads Group … Rolling Stone - 17 hours ago

    Since 1944, Billboard's Country Songs chart has served as something of a microcosm of country trends, in addition to reflecting the ever-changing musical tastes of … More »Flashback: Crystal Gayle Leads Group …

    Flashback: Crystal Gayle Leads Group of Female Country History Makers

    Since 1944, Billboard's Country Songs chart has served as something of a microcosm of country trends, in addition to reflecting the ever-changing musical tastes of country fans across the nation. When it comes to women and country music, although feminism certainly impacted the charts throughout the Seventies, thanks …

  • Jay Z, Jack White Calling Tidal Subscribers to Thank Them
    Jay Z, Jack White Calling Tidal Subscribers … Rolling Stone - 19 hours ago

    Jay Z, Jack White and other Tidal superstars have been thanking their streaming service subscribers for their patronage in a unique way. In addition to offering high-quality … More »Jay Z, Jack White Calling Tidal Subscribers …

    Jay Z, Jack White Calling Tidal Subscribers to Thank Them

    Jay Z, Jack White and other Tidal superstars have been thanking their streaming service subscribers for their patronage in a unique way. In addition to offering high-quality audio and exclusive content, the rapper and the Lazaretto rocker have personally called subscribers to express their gratitude for signing up for the …

  • This evidence photo by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office, released by Los Angeles Superior Court, is one of a series of photos showing Marion "Suge" Knight after his arrest after an altercation in which his vehicle struck two men in Compton, Calif., on Jan. 29, 2015. One man was killed, the other injured. Officials took these photos to show Knight's physical condition after the incident. The photos have been entered into evidence in the court proceedings. (Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office/Los Angeles Superior Court via AP)
    Court releases video of 'Suge' … The Canadian Press - 20 hours ago

    Video of Marion "Suge" Knight plowing into two men with his pickup truck and other key evidence in the former rap music mogul's murder case was released Friday by a Los … More »Court releases video of 'Suge' …

    This evidence photo by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office, released by Los Angeles Superior Court, is one of a series of photos showing Marion "Suge" Knight after his arrest after an altercation in which his vehicle struck two men in Compton, Calif., on Jan. 29, 2015. One man was killed, the other injured. Officials took these photos to show Knight's physical condition after the incident. The photos have been entered into evidence in the court proceedings. (Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office/Los Angeles Superior Court via AP)

    Video of Marion "Suge" Knight plowing into two men with his pickup truck and other key evidence in the former rap music mogul's murder case was released Friday by a Los Angeles court. Superior Court Judge Ronald Coen reviewed the items before determining Knight should stand trial on murder, attempted murder and hit-and-run …

  • R.A. Clark, right, executive producer of Sunday's 50th Academy of Country Music Awards, takes part in a news conference on the event with co-host Blake Shelton at AT&T Stadium on Friday, April 17, 2015, in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
    Blake Shelton, Luke Bryan work as comedic … The Canadian Press - 20 hours ago

    Hosts Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan held a press conference Friday at the AT&T Stadium and offered a preview of what's to come when the ACMs celebrate their 50th anniversary … More »Blake Shelton, Luke Bryan work as comedic …

    R.A. Clark, right, executive producer of Sunday's 50th Academy of Country Music Awards, takes part in a news conference on the event with co-host Blake Shelton at AT&T Stadium on Friday, April 17, 2015, in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

    Hosts Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan held a press conference Friday at the AT&T Stadium and offered a preview of what's to come when the ACMs celebrate their 50th anniversary in Arlington, Texas. The show, where Miranda Lambert is the lead nominee with eight nominations, will feature 23 performances, including a kickoff …

  • Miranda Lambert says women in country … The Canadian Press - 21 hours ago

    Miranda Lambert is one of the few women nominated at the Academy of Country Music Awards this year, so she says the ladies of country music need to help one another. … More »Miranda Lambert says women in country …

    Miranda Lambert is one of the few women nominated at the Academy of Country Music Awards this year, so she says the ladies of country music need to help one another. "I really support female artists in any genre, especially country music right now," Lambert said in an interview Friday. Lambert is the only women nominated …

  • Enter for a Chance to Win a Trip to New York City's FarmBorough Festival
    Enter for a Chance to Win a Trip to … Rolling Stone - 23 hours ago

    Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan and Brad Paisley will help New York City make history when they headline FarmBorough this summer, marking the Big Apple's first-ever country … More »Enter for a Chance to Win a Trip to …

    Enter for a Chance to Win a Trip to New York City's FarmBorough Festival

    Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan and Brad Paisley will help New York City make history when they headline FarmBorough this summer, marking the Big Apple's first-ever country music festival. Set for Randall's Island June 26-28, FarmBorough will also feature performances by Dwight Yoakam, Sturgill Simpson, Wade Bowen, Brandy …

  • Miranda Lambert Writes and Records Song for Reese Witherspoon Movie
    Miranda Lambert Writes and Records Song … Rolling Stone - 23 hours ago

    After pulling off a heist with Carrie Underwood in the music video for "Somethin' Bad," Miranda Lambert is returning to her law-breaking ways with a new … More »Miranda Lambert Writes and Records Song …

    Miranda Lambert Writes and Records Song for Reese Witherspoon Movie

    After pulling off a heist with Carrie Underwood in the music video for "Somethin' Bad," Miranda Lambert is returning to her law-breaking ways with a new song, "Two of a Crime." The "Little Red Wagon" singer wrote the tune especially for the upcoming Reese Witherspoon and Sofía Vergara …

  • FILE - In this March 9, 2015 file photo, Marion "Suge" Knight, center, arrives in court for a hearing about evidence in his murder case, in Los Angeles. Knight will stand trial on murder and attempted-murder charges after the former rap music mogul struck two men with his pickup truck in January, killing one and seriously injuring the other. Superior Court Judge Ronald Coen made the ruling Thursday after concluding a hearing that focused heavily on testimony from Cle "Bone" Sloan, who was hit outside a Compton burger stand. The judge also reduced bail from $25 million to $10 million. (Kevork Djansezian/Pool Photo via AP, File)
    Prosecutors in 'Suge' Knight … The Canadian Press - Fri, 17 Apr, 2015 7:01 AM EDT

    On paper, the evidence in the murder case against Marion "Suge" Knight looks strong: Prosecutors have a surviving witness, video of the former rap music mogul running … More »Prosecutors in 'Suge' Knight …

    FILE - In this March 9, 2015 file photo, Marion "Suge" Knight, center, arrives in court for a hearing about evidence in his murder case, in Los Angeles. Knight will stand trial on murder and attempted-murder charges after the former rap music mogul struck two men with his pickup truck in January, killing one and seriously injuring the other. Superior Court Judge Ronald Coen made the ruling Thursday after concluding a hearing that focused heavily on testimony from Cle "Bone" Sloan, who was hit outside a Compton burger stand. The judge also reduced bail from $25 million to $10 million. (Kevork Djansezian/Pool Photo via AP, File)

    On paper, the evidence in the murder case against Marion "Suge" Knight looks strong: Prosecutors have a surviving witness, video of the former rap music mogul running over two men and Knight's history of violence and intimidation. The witness says he doesn't want to testify and be labeled a "snitch" and won't even identify …

  • Night lights illuminate the early evening near the Danube river in Budapest
    Surprise Hungarian combo creates world … Reuters - Fri, 17 Apr, 2015 4:26 AM EDT

    By Michael Roddy BUDAPEST (Reuters) - It sounds like the musical equivalent of Hungarian goulash: take the gypsy fiddles of a leading folk band, blend them with the … More »Surprise Hungarian combo creates world …

    Night lights illuminate the early evening near the Danube river in Budapest

    By Michael Roddy BUDAPEST (Reuters) - It sounds like the musical equivalent of Hungarian goulash: take the gypsy fiddles of a leading folk band, blend them with the drums, bells and xylophones of the country's top percussion ensemble, then stir and season to taste. No one knew quite what to expect from the first joint …

  • Crystal Hill, a Cleveland regional Transit Authority Trolley driver poses outside her trolley as Tina Turner as part of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction week in Cleveland
    For rockin' ride, Cleveland puts … Reuters - Thu, 16 Apr, 2015 2:57 PM EDT

    By Kim Palmer CLEVELAND (Reuters) - Tina Turner has gone from private dancer to public bus driver while a purple-jacketed Prince is driving something larger than a little … More »For rockin' ride, Cleveland puts …

    Crystal Hill, a Cleveland regional Transit Authority Trolley driver poses outside her trolley as Tina Turner as part of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction week in Cleveland

    By Kim Palmer CLEVELAND (Reuters) - Tina Turner has gone from private dancer to public bus driver while a purple-jacketed Prince is driving something larger than a little red Corvette. The city of Cleveland has kindly asked its downtown trolley-bus drivers to get in the spirit of this week's 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of …

  • Ghomeshi, a former celebrity radio host who has been charged with multiple counts of sexual assault, leaves court alongside his lawyer Henein in Toronto
    Canadian broadcaster slammed for failing … Reuters - Thu, 16 Apr, 2015 2:57 PM EDT

    The Canadian Broadcasting Corp was slammed on Thursday for failing to halt the abusive conduct of star radio host Jian Ghomeshi, who is facing criminal charges for sexual … More »Canadian broadcaster slammed for failing …

    Ghomeshi, a former celebrity radio host who has been charged with multiple counts of sexual assault, leaves court alongside his lawyer Henein in Toronto

    The Canadian Broadcasting Corp was slammed on Thursday for failing to halt the abusive conduct of star radio host Jian Ghomeshi, who is facing criminal charges for sexual assault and choking. An independent report investigating whether senior managers at the national public broadcaster ignored Ghomeshi's behavior because …

  • 'Suge' Knight is ordered to … The Canadian Press - Thu, 16 Apr, 2015 1:43 PM EDT

    The latest trip came after Superior Court Judge Ronald Coen rejected Knight's argument that he acted in self-defence when he was viciously attacked by men outside a Compton … More »'Suge' Knight is ordered to …

    The latest trip came after Superior Court Judge Ronald Coen rejected Knight's argument that he acted in self-defence when he was viciously attacked by men outside a Compton burger stand. He has known Knight for decades.

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