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  • Macklemore and Justin Timberlake Lead Midyear Sales Figures

    Macklemore and Justin Timberlake Lead Midyear Sales Figures | ARTICLE

    The returning Justin Timberlake and upstart rappers Macklemore and Ryan Lewis top the list of best-selling recording artists at the midyear point of 2013, according to Nielsen SoundScan. As of June 30th, Timberlake's

    July 5, 2013 9:55 AM ET
  • Lock of Mick Jagger's Hair Fetches $6,000 in Auction

    Lock of Mick Jagger's Hair Fetches $6,000 in Auction | ARTICLE

    Bidding for a lock of Mick Jagger's hair reached more than double the original estimate, bringing 4,000 pounds (roughly $6000) at an auction in London on Wednesday. The clump of hair was sold by...

    July 5, 2013 9:00 AM ET
  • Jay-Z's 'Magna Carta Holy Grail' to Benefit From Revised RIAA Policy

    Jay-Z's 'Magna Carta Holy Grail' to Benefit From Revised RIAA Policy | ARTICLE

    Jay-Z's upcoming album, Magna Carta Holy Grail, stands to benefit from a revised RIAA policy that will now allow giveaways to count toward gold and platinum certification. On Thursday, one million Samsung users will have first...

    July 3, 2013 9:10 AM ET
  • Five Sports Stars Accused of Killing Someone

    Five Sports Stars Accused of Killing Someone | ARTICLE

    Yesterday, the New England Patriots released Pro Bowl tight end Aaron Hernandez, following his arraignment in the shooting death of semi-pro player Odin Lloyd. In a statement, the club said the transaction was "simply the right...

    June 27, 2013 1:25 PM ET
  • 'Gimme Shelter' Singer Merry Clayton: Just a Shot Away

    'Gimme Shelter' Singer Merry Clayton: Just a Shot Away | ARTICLE

    "Stay cool, stay humble, stay beautiful, and just do the work." In the new documentary 20 Feet From Stardom, that's singer Merry Clayton's explanation for her positive attitude through decades of playing second fiddle with her...

    June 21, 2013 11:50 AM ET
  • James Gandolfini, 'Sopranos' Star, Dead at 51

    James Gandolfini, 'Sopranos' Star, Dead at 51 | ARTICLE

    James Gandolfini, the actor who made the ruthless mob boss Tony Soprano one of the great television characters of all time, is dead at age 51. The New Jersey-bred actor reportedly died of a massive...

    June 19, 2013 9:00 PM ET
  • Paul McCartney Goes Electro on Bloody Beetroots' 'Out of Sight' - Song Premiere

    Paul McCartney Goes Electro on Bloody Beetroots' 'Out of Sight' - Song Premiere | ARTICLE

    Way back in 1980, Paul McCartney was exploring his interest in electronic music on the solo album McCartney II. Being Paul McCartney, he managed to land a song from the oddball sessions ("Coming Up") atop the...

    June 14, 2013 10:00 AM ET
  • Paul McCartney on Bloody Beetroots Track

    Paul McCartney on Bloody Beetroots Track | VIDEO

    As if we needed more proof that Paul McCartney is the most genetically musical human being alive, the 70-year-old former Beatle is diving back into the world of electronic dance music, where he's dabbled on...

    June 10, 2013 12:00 PM ET
  • U2 Wrapping New Album in New York

    U2 Wrapping New Album in New York | ARTICLE

    U2 brought a flurry of activity to New York City over the past several days, stoking rumors about the band's next album. All four members – Bono, the Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr....

    June 3, 2013 2:50 PM ET
  • Boston Strong: Aerosmith, James Taylor, J. Geils Band Anchor All-Star Concert

    Boston Strong: Aerosmith, James Taylor, J. Geils Band Anchor All-Star Concert | ARTICLE

    The city of Boston is known for many things – its revolutionary history and higher education, its championship banners and ground balls between the legs, its provincial past and progressive future. After this year's Boston Marathon, the...

    May 31, 2013 11:15 AM ET
  • The National Close Inaugural Boston Calling in Style

    The National Close Inaugural Boston Calling in Style | ARTICLE

    Boston's City Hall and its surrounding plaza have taken plenty of grief over the years, dismissed as unfortunate relics of the aptly named "brutalist" architectural movement. A half-century after the original development of the space, it may...

    May 27, 2013 10:39 AM ET
  • Q&A: Kal Penn on Obama, Harold & Kumar and 'The Big Brain Theory'

    Q&A: Kal Penn on Obama, Harold & Kumar and 'The Big Brain Theory' | ARTICLE

    Kal Penn's Indian grandparents marched with Gandhi; their American grandson might be best known for starring in the Harold & Kumar stoner movies. The New Jersey native, also recognized for his recurring roles on House and...

    May 14, 2013 1:55 PM ET
  • Willie Nelson, the 'Hippest Octogenarian,' Honored at Berklee

    Willie Nelson, the 'Hippest Octogenarian,' Honored at Berklee | ARTICLE

    If Berklee College of Music President Roger H. Brown gets 100 percent cooler every year over the next two dozen years or so, he said Friday, he figures he'll be about half as cool as Willie...

    May 11, 2013 9:50 AM ET
  • Q&A: Marc Maron on Burning Bridges and Music as Therapy

    Q&A: Marc Maron on Burning Bridges and Music as Therapy | ARTICLE

    Marc Maron, who has made obsessive self-destruction his comic calling card since the late Eighties, may finally be ready for success. Pushing 50, he's busier than ever: His WTF With Marc Maron podcast –...

    May 6, 2013 1:05 PM ET
  • Justin Timberlake Sets Date for '20/20 Experience' Sequel

    Justin Timberlake Sets Date for '20/20 Experience' Sequel | ARTICLE

    Justin Timberlake has revealed the release date for the sequel to his current comeback album, The 20/20 Experience. The new album will hit the streets on September 30th, according to a handwritten note the singer...

    May 5, 2013 4:55 PM ET
  • Aerosmith Cancel Indonesia Concert Over Bomb Threat

    Aerosmith Cancel Indonesia Concert Over Bomb Threat | ARTICLE

    Aerosmith have canceled an upcoming concert in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta due to reports of a bomb threat at the Myanmar Embassy. The band canceled the show, set for May 11th, on Saturday after the...

    May 5, 2013 2:55 PM ET
  • 'Breaking Bad' Spinoff in the Works

    'Breaking Bad' Spinoff in the Works | ARTICLE

    "A TV show is ultimately judged by its spinoff," Bob Odenkirk joked at the wrap party for the fifth and final season of Breaking Bad. Turns out he wasn't kidding: Odenkirk's character, the comically overbearing lawyer Saul...

    April 10, 2013 2:25 PM ET
  • Richard Hell on New Memoir: 'I Never Really Thought of Anything I Did As 'Punk''

    Richard Hell on New Memoir: 'I Never Really Thought of Anything I Did As 'Punk'' | ARTICLE

    "I wanted to have a life of adventure," writes Richard Hell in his clear-eyed, surprisingly moving new autobiography, I Dreamed I Was a Very Clean Tramp. "I didn't want anybody telling me what to do." The...

    March 27, 2013 1:20 PM ET
  • Late Bloomer Charles Bradley Eager to Release Second Soul Album

    Late Bloomer Charles Bradley Eager to Release Second Soul Album | ARTICLE

    Charles Bradley waited more than 60 years to tell his story on his debut album, 2011's No Time for Dreaming. Even as he was touring relentlessly to support that album with his backing group, Brooklyn's Menahan Street...

    February 21, 2013 2:35 PM ET
  • Modern Lovers' 'Roadrunner' Proposed as Massachusetts' Official Rock Song

    Modern Lovers' 'Roadrunner' Proposed as Massachusetts' Official Rock Song | ARTICLE

    Jonathan Richman used to describe "Roadrunner," the best-known song by his band the Modern Lovers, as a "geographical love song." Now his affection for his home state is on the verge of being institutionalized: there is a...

    February 18, 2013 3:55 PM ET
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