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  • Plus: U.K. Parliament vs. Smiths; New Order Reunion?

    Plus: U.K. Parliament vs. Smiths; New Order Reunion? | ARTICLE

    New Order 'Could' Reunite, Drummer Says Despite New Order's acrimonious split in 2007, drummer Stephen Morris hasn't ruled out the group reuniting for one gig, at least. "New Order ...

    December 8, 2010 4:55 PM ET
  • Rare Tape of 1967 Pink Floyd Concert Found

    Rare Tape of 1967 Pink Floyd Concert Found | ARTICLE

    A rare audio recording of a 1967 concert in Stockholm by Syd Barrett-era Pink Floyd has been unearthed in Sweden. It will be broadcast in May at the Golden Circle, the famed jazz...

    December 8, 2010 4:40 PM ET
  • Hear Michael Jackson's Controversial New Album

    Hear Michael Jackson's Controversial New Album | ARTICLE

    Michael, the new album featuring previously unreleased studio recordings by Michael Jackson, doesn't come out until Monday — but the entire LP is currently streaming on MichaelJackson.com. Check Out All of Rolling Stone's...

    December 8, 2010 2:15 PM ET
  •  Susan Boyle Knocks Kanye Out of Top Spot

    Susan Boyle Knocks Kanye Out of Top Spot | ARTICLE

    Susan Boyle's The Gift was the Number 1 album in the country last week, displacing Kanye West's My Beautiful Twisted Fantasty , which dropped to Number 7. Photos: ...

    December 8, 2010 11:05 AM ET
  • Plus: Swift Tour Sells Fast; Gorillaz Ponder Split

    Plus: Swift Tour Sells Fast; Gorillaz Ponder Split | ARTICLE

    Taylor Swift's First Speak Now Gigs Sell Out in Minutes The first dates of Taylor Swift's Speak Now tour sold at lightning speed on Monday: two Los Angeles shows sold out in...

    December 7, 2010 4:07 PM ET
  • Q-Tip: Tribe Called Quest Documentary 'Just Not Done'

    Q-Tip: Tribe Called Quest Documentary 'Just Not Done' | ARTICLE

    Late last week on Twitter, Q-Tip vented about the forthcoming Michael Rapaport-directed Tribe Called Quest documentary, Beats, Rhymes & Life, saying that Rapaport hadn't "honored" the group's "requests." It seemed like he was probably concerned with...

    December 7, 2010 3:13 PM ET
  • Alicia Keys' 'Digital Death' Campaign Hits $1 Million

    Alicia Keys' 'Digital Death' Campaign Hits $1 Million | ARTICLE

    Thanks to a big donation from philanthropist Stewart Rahr, Keep a Child Alive — the charity run by Alicia Keys — passed the $1 million mark. Last week, several celebrities, including...

    December 7, 2010 10:30 AM ET
  • Dismemberment Plan to Perform on 'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon'

    Dismemberment Plan to Perform on 'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon' | ARTICLE

    Late Night With Jimmy Fallon has booked post-punk titans The Dismemberment Plan to perform on the show on January 20 — their first performance as a reunited band, and the day before the group's tour...

    December 6, 2010 10:56 PM ET
  • VH1 Divas Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj, Paramore 'Salute the Troops'

    VH1 Divas Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj, Paramore 'Salute the Troops' | ARTICLE

    Sunday night's "VH1 Divas Salute the Troops" show featured performances from Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj, Paramore, Keri Hilson, Sugarland, Heart and Grace Potter & the Nocturnals — and a surprise tribute to Aretha Franklin,...

    December 6, 2010 8:18 PM ET
  • Aretha Franklin Calls Surgery 'Highly Successful'

    Aretha Franklin Calls Surgery 'Highly Successful' | ARTICLE

    Aretha Franklin — who has been in and out of the hospital since the summer — had surgery Thursday that was "highly successful," according to a statement released Thursday. The singer, 68, has...

    December 6, 2010 7:48 PM ET
  • AC/DC Drummer Phil Rudd Convicted of Pot Possession

    AC/DC Drummer Phil Rudd Convicted of Pot Possession | ARTICLE

    Longtime AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd was convicted of possessing 25 grams of marijuana in New Zealand last week, and was fined $250 (NZ) plus $133 in court costs. Police searched his boat on October 7 and discovered...

    December 6, 2010 4:20 PM ET
  • Aretha Franklin Gets Hospital Visit From Jesse Jackson

    Aretha Franklin Gets Hospital Visit From Jesse Jackson | ARTICLE

    The Reverend Jesse Jackson visited Aretha Franklin in Detroit on Friday, the day after her successful surgery. Jackson described Franklin, 68, as "recovering, and her spirits are high. She's doing very well. She's very...

    December 6, 2010 2:45 PM ET
  • Single Michael Jackson Glove Sold for Over $300K

    Single Michael Jackson Glove Sold for Over $300K | ARTICLE

    A single glove worn by Michael Jackson on his Bad tour sold for $330,000 on Saturday. The glove drew the highest price at the "Icons and Idols" auction, held at Julien's Auctions in Beverly Hills. Other...

    December 6, 2010 1:50 PM ET
  • Jay-Z Supports Kanye West in Wake of Bush Comments

    Jay-Z Supports Kanye West in Wake of Bush Comments | ARTICLE

    Even though Kanye West has retreated from his 2005 statement that "George Bush doesn't care about black people" in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, Jay-Z continues to support him. "I 100 percent agreed with the comments that...

    December 6, 2010 1:30 PM ET
  • Video: Cee Lo Gets Suave in 'It's OK' Clip

    Video: Cee Lo Gets Suave in 'It's OK' Clip | ARTICLE

    Cee Lo has released a new video for his song "It's OK," from his recent...

    December 3, 2010 5:10 PM ET
  • Indie Artists Score Majority of Grammy Nominations

    Indie Artists Score Majority of Grammy Nominations | ARTICLE

    Independent labels and artists received slightly more than half of the nominations for the 2011 Grammy Awards, according to an analysis by indie trade group A2IM: Out of 542 total nominations, 273 were for...

    December 3, 2010 2:20 PM ET
  • Jack White's Label Head Fires Back at Fans Upset About Album Auction

    Jack White's Label Head Fires Back at Fans Upset About Album Auction | ARTICLE

    Ben Swank — head of Jack White's Third Man Records — fired back Thursday at fans angry over the label's decision to sell rarities on eBay. In a blog post in British newspaper...

    December 3, 2010 12:40 PM ET
  • Two More Michael Jackson Songs Leak Online

    Two More Michael Jackson Songs Leak Online | ARTICLE

    Two unreleased Michael Jackson songs have leaked online, apparently from the batch that Radar Online reported last month were being offered for sale by an unidentified person to online outlets. Neither of the songs —...

    December 2, 2010 5:05 PM ET
  • Q-Tip Slams A Tribe Called Quest Documentary

    Q-Tip Slams A Tribe Called Quest Documentary | ARTICLE

    Not long after a trailer of Michael Rapaport's A Tribe Called Quest documentary, Beats,...

    December 2, 2010 5:00 PM ET
  • Kurtis Blow Caught With Pot at LAX

    Kurtis Blow Caught With Pot at LAX | ARTICLE

    Rapper Kurtis Blow was busted for possessing a small amount of marijuana at Los Angeles International Airport early Thursday. A TSA body scanner detected an "anomaly" in his pants, and when officials searched him, they discovered...

    December 2, 2010 2:25 PM ET
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