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  • Q&A: Raekwon 'On Strike' From Wu-Tang, Blasts RZA for 'Mediocre' Music

    Q&A: Raekwon 'On Strike' From Wu-Tang, Blasts RZA for 'Mediocre' Music | ARTICLE

    On the surface, this should be a great time for Wu-Tang Clan. The group is prepping the release of their comeback album A Better Tomorrow, their first since 2007's 8 Diagrams, while simultaneously upending...

    April 17, 2014 11:35 AM ET
  • New 'Illmatic' Doc Details Hip-Hop Classic's Humble Beginnings

    New 'Illmatic' Doc Details Hip-Hop Classic's Humble Beginnings | ARTICLE

    It may have been the most New York moment in years. Robert De Niro, onstage Wednesday night at the Beacon Theatre, introduced Time Is Illmatic, the new documentary on Nas' 1994 landmark...

    April 17, 2014 8:30 AM ET
  • AC/DC Not Breaking Up Amid Retirement Rumors

    AC/DC Not Breaking Up Amid Retirement Rumors | ARTICLE

    After two days of massive speculation, Australian hard-rock pioneers AC/DC have shot down rumors that they are retiring. Frontman Brian Johnson has instead revealed that the band is going ahead with plans to record a new...

    April 16, 2014 8:20 AM ET
  • Watch Josh Homme in New 'Portlandia' Clip

    Watch Josh Homme in New 'Portlandia' Clip | VIDEO

    Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme drops by Portlandia this week, playing the, to quote Portlandia's blog, "disappointing gay man" and slobbish brother of Carrie Brownstein in the new clip above. The Best Musical...

    April 15, 2014 6:00 PM ET
  • Q&A: Hall & Oates Finally Earn a Spot in Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

    Q&A: Hall & Oates Finally Earn a Spot in Rock and Roll Hall of Fame | ARTICLE

    Philly Blue-eyed soul duo Hall & Oates have been eligible for Hall of Fame induction for more than 15 years, but on Thursday night at Barclays Center, the group that blended pop, Philly soul, jazz and...

    April 11, 2014 12:15 PM ET
  • Tom Morello Salutes Kiss Army in Rock Hall Induction Speech

    Tom Morello Salutes Kiss Army in Rock Hall Induction Speech | ARTICLE

    Tom Morello may be currently touring with new Hall of Fame inductees the E Street Band, but on Thursday night at Brooklyn's Barclays Center, the former Rage Against the Machine guitarist saluted the Kiss Army...

    April 10, 2014 8:35 PM ET
  • Nirvana Share War Stories on 'Fallon'

    Nirvana Share War Stories on 'Fallon' | VIDEO

    Ahead of their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Thursday night, Nirvana members Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic stopped by The Tonight Show to share stories with Jimmy Fallon...

    April 10, 2014 9:00 AM ET
  • Drake Hosting 2014 ESPY Awards

    Drake Hosting 2014 ESPY Awards | ARTICLE

    ESPN announced Wednesday that Drake will host the 2014 ESPYs live on July 16th in Los Angeles. Drake: High Times at the YOLO Estate The rapper revealed his new gig via Twitter with an altered...

    April 9, 2014 4:40 PM ET
  • Billy Corgan Releasing Limited Edition 'Experimental' Album 'AEGEA'

    Billy Corgan Releasing Limited Edition 'Experimental' Album 'AEGEA' | ARTICLE

    Two weeks after announcing the release of two albums in 2015, Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan revealed a separate, more experimental album called AEGEA has been recorded and will be released in six to eight weeks.

    April 9, 2014 8:34 AM ET
  • Pixies, Julian Casablancas Added to Coachella 2014

    Pixies, Julian Casablancas Added to Coachella 2014 | ARTICLE

    Organizers of this weekend's Coachella festival released set times for the upcoming three-day concert and gave attendees two extra reasons to celebrate the lineup. Find Out Where Pixies' 'Bossanova' Rank on Our 100...

    April 8, 2014 10:59 PM ET
  • 'Game of Thrones' Premiere Nets HBO Highest Ratings Since 2007

    'Game of Thrones' Premiere Nets HBO Highest Ratings Since 2007 | ARTICLE

    As if anyone needed more proof that 'Game of Thrones' is a cultural juggernaut, Sunday night's Season Four premiere earned HBO its highest ratings since 'The Sopranos' aired its last episode in 2007, according to...

    April 7, 2014 6:10 PM ET
  • Bob Geldof's Daughter Peaches Dead at 25

    Bob Geldof's Daughter Peaches Dead at 25 | ARTICLE

    Peaches Geldof, daughter of musician Bob Geldof and a television presenter, writer and model, died Monday afternoon at age 25, according to BBC News. "At this stage, the death is being treated as unexplained and sudden,"...

    April 7, 2014 1:12 PM ET
  • 2 Chainz Charged With Felony Drug Possession

    2 Chainz Charged With Felony Drug Possession | ARTICLE

    UPDATE (4/9): 2 Chainz pleaded not guilty in a Los Angeles court Tuesday. According to TMZ, the rapper only appeared for two minutes to enter his plea before leaving. Ten months after 2 Chainz was

    April 3, 2014 2:30 PM ET
  • Drake Hungers for Jennifer Lawrence on New Song 'Draft Day'

    Drake Hungers for Jennifer Lawrence on New Song 'Draft Day' | ARTICLE

    Drake released a new song Tuesday night ostensibly about next month's NFL Draft, but found time to name-check Chicago MC Chance the Rapper, throw possible insults at certain A-list married rappers and express his desire for Hunger Games...

    April 2, 2014 10:05 AM ET
  • Janelle Monae Updates David Bowie's 'Heroes' in New Cover - Premiere

    Janelle Monae Updates David Bowie's 'Heroes' in New Cover - Premiere | ARTICLE

    Ask Janelle Monae if she was scared or nervous to cover David Bowie's iconic "Heroes" as part of Pepsi's 2014 "Now Is What You Make It" campaign and the answer is blunt and resolute.

    April 2, 2014 7:00 AM ET
  • Watch Nine Inch Nails Bring Soul to ACL

    Watch Nine Inch Nails Bring Soul to ACL | VIDEO

    Earlier this year, concert TV series Austin City Limits announced that a rare, hour-long Nine Inch Nails concert filmed last November would act as a prelude to the series' 40th anniversary. Now,

    April 1, 2014 9:20 AM ET
  • Fourth Person Dies in SXSW Hit-and-Run

    Fourth Person Dies in SXSW Hit-and-Run | ARTICLE

    A fourth person has died as a result of injuries sustained from the hit-and-run at South by Southwest earlier this month, an Austin Police Department spokesperson confirmed to Rolling Stone. Fort Worth resident...

    March 27, 2014 5:55 PM ET
  • The Best NIN Spoof Video Ever

    The Best NIN Spoof Video Ever | VIDEO

    It takes a certain talent to spoof a band's style without coming off as corny or idiotic. It takes a master to build on that spoof with the perfect accompanying video. Pranksters Behind Chili Peppers...

    March 26, 2014 12:55 PM ET
  • Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow Are Separating

    Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow Are Separating | ARTICLE

    Coldplay frontman Chris Martin and wife Gwyneth Paltrow announced their separation on Paltrow's GOOP newsletter.  Song Stories: 'Fix You' "It is with hearts full of sadness that we have decided to separate," the couple...

    March 25, 2014 5:49 PM ET
  • Pharrell: 'Let Me Tell You Why Hillary's Going to Win'

    Pharrell: 'Let Me Tell You Why Hillary's Going to Win' | ARTICLE

    In a new interview with GQ, Pharrell has endorsed Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential run, stating in no uncertain terms why the former First Lady, New York senator and Secretary of State would make the...

    March 25, 2014 10:15 AM ET
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