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  • Ailing Pussy Riot Member Ends Hunger Strike

    Ailing Pussy Riot Member Ends Hunger Strike | ARTICLE

    Jailed Pussy Riot member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova has ended her hunger strike after nine days, according to the Russian Federal Penitentiary Service, as reported by The Associated Press. On Sunday, Tolokonnikova was moved to...

    October 1, 2013 12:15 PM ET
  • Bilbo Faces Smaug in 'Hobbit' Trailer

    Bilbo Faces Smaug in 'Hobbit' Trailer | VIDEO

    If you thought Benedict Cumberbatch was terrifying as the nefarious Khan in Star Trek Into Darkness, now he's lending his menacing voice to a dragon. The second trailer for Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: The Desolation of...

    October 1, 2013 11:05 AM ET
  • Lady Antebellum Avoid Preaching on New Single 'Compass'

    Lady Antebellum Avoid Preaching on New Single 'Compass' | ARTICLE

    Back in May, Lady Antebellum notched another number one record with their fourth LP, Golden. The album's first single, "Downtown" had already topped the Country airplay charts and a smart, saucy jam like that doesn't...

    September 30, 2013 3:15 PM ET
  • Pearl Jam Doc Delves Into 'Lightning Bolt'

    Pearl Jam Doc Delves Into 'Lightning Bolt' | VIDEO

    Pearl Jam's new record Lightning Bolt is set for release on October 15th, and now the band is offering a peek inside the record with a new short documentary directed by Danny Clinch. (He helmed...

    September 26, 2013 5:15 PM ET
  • The Killers Tease 'Shot at the Night' Clip

    The Killers Tease 'Shot at the Night' Clip | VIDEO

    The Killers have just four records to their name, but enough monster jams to compile a new greatest-hits collection, Direct Hits, which will also feature two brand new tracks. The band has already released the...

    September 26, 2013 2:00 PM ET
  • Watch Justin Bieber Get Spanked

    Watch Justin Bieber Get Spanked | VIDEO

    Zach Galifianakis certainly had his work cut out for him on the latest installment of Funny or Die's Between Two Ferns: His guest was Justin Bieber, and Galifianakis quickly admitted that and he'd "never interviewed a...

    September 26, 2013 12:30 PM ET
  • Fleetwood Mac Reunite with Christine McVie

    Fleetwood Mac Reunite with Christine McVie | VIDEO

    Fleetwood Mac's sprawling 2013 tour just touched down in Europe, and the band marked the occasion with a very special guest during their gig at London's O2 Arena last night: Christine McVie. The keyboardist walked on...

    September 26, 2013 10:10 AM ET
  • Premiere: Ghost B.C., 'Secular Haze' Live

    Premiere: Ghost B.C., 'Secular Haze' Live | VIDEO

    Enigmatic Swedish metal act Ghost B.C. released their second LP, Infestissumam, back in April (you can pick it up on Amazon now) and are currently in the midst of a massive world tour...

    September 25, 2013 8:30 AM ET
  • Drake Confronts a Kidnapper

    Drake Confronts a Kidnapper | VIDEO

    If you thought Drake's "Hold On We're Going Home" was nothing more than a sweet send off for high school seniors leaving prom, hip-hop's favorite feelings dispenser has decided to flip the hook's meaning in the...

    September 24, 2013 3:00 PM ET
  • Bob Dylan Readies Iron Sculptures for Exhibit

    Bob Dylan Readies Iron Sculptures for Exhibit | ARTICLE

    Bob Dylan's latest project, an art exhibit showcasing his recent iron sculptures, will open this November at the Halcyon Gallery in London, the BBC reports. "I've been around iron all my life, ever since I...

    September 24, 2013 1:40 PM ET
  • Jack White's Third Man Records to Co-Release Paramount Records Set

    Jack White's Third Man Records to Co-Release Paramount Records Set | ARTICLE

    In 1917, the Wisconsin Chair Company opened a record label called Paramount Records. Their approach to the record business was the kitchen-sink kind: In the name of selling as much as possible, while spending as little as...

    September 24, 2013 11:05 AM ET
  • Arcade Fire Share 'Reflektor' Tracklist

    Arcade Fire Share 'Reflektor' Tracklist | ARTICLE

    Arcade Fire have shared the  tracklist for their upcoming album, Reflektor, tweeting a photo of a chalkboard bearing the names of the double record's 15 songs. So far, the band has only released one cut,...

    September 24, 2013 10:45 AM ET
  • The Horrible Crowes Add Edge to 'Teenage Dream' - Song Premiere

    The Horrible Crowes Add Edge to 'Teenage Dream' - Song Premiere | ARTICLE

    Click to listen to the Horrible Crowes' "Teenage Dream" The Horrible Crowes, the side project of Gaslight Anthem frontman Brian Fallon, will follow up their 2011 debut

    September 20, 2013 9:00 AM ET
  • M.I.A. Pushes Back Against NFL Over Super Bowl Bird

    M.I.A. Pushes Back Against NFL Over Super Bowl Bird | ARTICLE

    For the past 18 months, the NFL has been demanding that M.I.A. pay $1.5 million and issue a public apology after she gave the middle finger and mouthed "I don't give a shit" during her performance...

    September 20, 2013 8:55 AM ET
  • Carole King Named MusiCares Person of the Year

    Carole King Named MusiCares Person of the Year | ARTICLE

    Carole King will receive the MusiCares 2014 Person of the Year award at a ceremony during next year's Grammy week. King will accept the award at the Recording Academy's charity fundraiser on January 24th (two days before...

    September 19, 2013 4:15 PM ET
  • 'Breaking Bad' Stars Raise Over $1 Million for Charity

    'Breaking Bad' Stars Raise Over $1 Million for Charity | ARTICLE

    To mark the end of Breaking Bad, stars Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul have helped raise over $1 million for charity through show-themed contests. The actors have used the donation site Omaze to offer the chance to...

    September 19, 2013 3:55 PM ET
  • Aaron Paul Shows Off His Hidden Talent

    Aaron Paul Shows Off His Hidden Talent | VIDEO

    Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live last night, where he got the chance to show off his non-acting, non-meth cooking talents on the "Celebrity Hidden Talent Show." Paul explained that since he was...

    September 19, 2013 11:45 AM ET
  • My Morning Jacket Abandon Limits for Next Album

    My Morning Jacket Abandon Limits for Next Album | ARTICLE

    My Morning Jacket have reconvened to begin work on their seventh studio record, and first since 2011's Circuital, Billboard reports. Frontman Jim James broke the news during a small show at Apogee Studios in...

    September 19, 2013 10:35 AM ET
  • Body Language Channel Garage Rock in 'Well Absolutely' (Dubka Remix)

    Body Language Channel Garage Rock in 'Well Absolutely' (Dubka Remix) | ARTICLE

    Brooklyn alt-pop quartet Body Language specialize in danceable, disco-fied hooks and just released their second LP, Grammar, on Lavish Habits and Om Records. Now you can take an exclusive listen to a remix of the album cut...

    September 19, 2013 9:00 AM ET
  • Madonna Is Spilling a 'Secret' With New Short Film

    Madonna Is Spilling a 'Secret' With New Short Film | ARTICLE

    Madonna's spilling a secret: after hinting yesterday about a "secret project," the singer today said she will release her new 17-minute film secretprojectrevolution as a free download through Bittorrent on September 24th at...

    September 17, 2013 2:05 PM ET
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