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  • Pizza Guy Details Daft Punk Collaboration

    Pizza Guy Details Daft Punk Collaboration | VIDEO

    Great art is fueled by passion, perspective and, of course, pizza – at least, according to Andrew the Pizza Guy, who details his extensive collaboration with Daft Punk in a new video from...

    May 2, 2013 1:05 PM ET
  • Emmett Till's Family: Lil Wayne's Apology Falls Short

    Emmett Till's Family: Lil Wayne's Apology Falls Short | ARTICLE

    A representative from Emmett Till's family said that Lil Wayne's apology for an "innapropriate" lyric in a remix of Future's "Karate Chop" did not suffice, TMZ reports. "While it's commendable that he has vowed to respect the...

    May 2, 2013 12:45 PM ET
  • Deftones Cover Kris Kross' 'Jump'

    Deftones Cover Kris Kross' 'Jump' | VIDEO

    During a concert at the Pageant in St. Louis last night, rockers the Deftones paid tribute to Kris Kross' Chris Kelly – who died yesterday afternoon – by mashing up their track "Engine No. 9" with the hip-hop...

    May 2, 2013 11:32 AM ET
  • Jermaine Dupri: Kris Kross' Chris Kelly 'Was a Son I Never Had'

    Jermaine Dupri: Kris Kross' Chris Kelly 'Was a Son I Never Had' | ARTICLE

    Jermaine Dupri was just 19 when he discovered pint-sized hip-hop duo Kris Kross in Atlanta – not all that much older than Chris "Mac Daddy" Kelly and Chris "Daddy Mac" Smith were. Word yesterday of...

    May 2, 2013 10:55 AM ET
  • The Black Lips Hit Full Velocity in 'Cruising' - Song Premiere

    The Black Lips Hit Full Velocity in 'Cruising' - Song Premiere | ARTICLE

    Adult Swim's Williams Street Records will release a garage-rock compilation on May 6th, aptly titled Garage Swim. The digital release will be available for free and features brand-new cuts from a slew of jangle-rock experts...

    April 30, 2013 9:00 AM ET
  • Neutral Milk Hotel Set First Live Dates Since 1999

    Neutral Milk Hotel Set First Live Dates Since 1999 | ARTICLE

    Neutral Milk Hotel are reuniting for their first live shows since 1999, with a handful of dates announced and a note that promises "more to come." So far, they are set to play two...

    April 29, 2013 5:10 PM ET
  • 'Pacific Rim' Trailer Packs Alien Mayhem

    'Pacific Rim' Trailer Packs Alien Mayhem | VIDEO

    Fans at last month's WonderCon were treated to an exclusive screening of the trailer for Pacific Rim, the new sci-fi action flick from director Guillermo Del Toro, and that sneak peek has now been released in full....

    April 29, 2013 3:40 PM ET
  • Willie Nelson Auditions for 'The Hobbit'

    Willie Nelson Auditions for 'The Hobbit' | VIDEO

    During a recent trip to Conan, Willie Nelson took some time to put together a sizzling audition reel for Peter Jackson, in the hope that he might be able to steal the role of Gandalf away...

    April 29, 2013 2:30 PM ET
  • Amanda Palmer Suggests Morrissey Try Kickstarter

    Amanda Palmer Suggests Morrissey Try Kickstarter | ARTICLE

    Amanda Palmer has penned an open letter to Morrissey on Salon, urging the singer to try crowdfunding as a way to fund and release new music after the former Smiths frontman has said he was...

    April 29, 2013 2:15 PM ET
  • Tom Morello to Perform at 'A Tribute to Tomas Young'

    Tom Morello to Perform at 'A Tribute to Tomas Young' | ARTICLE

    Tom Morello will headline the concert portion of "A Tribute to Tomas Young," an event celebrating the life of the paralyzed Iraq veteran and anti-war activist at the Alamo Drafthouse Mainstreet in Young's hometown of Kansas City,...

    April 29, 2013 1:15 PM ET
  • NBA Center Jason Collins: 'I'm Black. And I'm Gay'

    NBA Center Jason Collins: 'I'm Black. And I'm Gay' | ARTICLE

    NBA center Jason Collins became the first current athlete in a major American sports league to come out as gay, writing in Sports Illustrated, "I'm black. And I'm gay." In a new piece...

    April 29, 2013 12:45 PM ET
  • Vampire Weekend Debut Two New Songs

    Vampire Weekend Debut Two New Songs | VIDEO

    Vampire Weekend premiered two new songs, "Everlasting Arms" and "Obvious Bicycle," from their upcoming third LP Modern Vampires of the City during a homecoming concert at New York City's Roseland Ballroom last night. The show was live streamed online...

    April 29, 2013 10:00 AM ET
  • Atoms for Peace Release 'Magic Beanz'

    Atoms for Peace Release 'Magic Beanz' | VIDEO

    Thom Yorke has pointed to a new Atoms for Peace song titled "Magic Beanz" floating around the Internet: "The Z is v important," the frontman wrote on Twitter. "I'd find u a link but I'm...

    April 29, 2013 9:35 AM ET
  • Daughter Build Laments to Catharses on 'If You Leave' – Album Premiere

    Daughter Build Laments to Catharses on 'If You Leave' – Album Premiere | ARTICLE

    Click to listen to Daughter's 'If You Leave' Daughter's debut album If You Leave begins with "Winter," whose chilling first lines finds singer and guitarist...

    April 26, 2013 9:00 AM ET
  • Black Sabbath Announce Full North American Tour

    Black Sabbath Announce Full North American Tour | ARTICLE

    Black Sabbath have expanded their four 2013 tour dates into a full, 20-date North American trek that kicks off July 25th in Houston, Texas. The heavy metal overlords are currently performing in Australia and New Zealand,...

    April 25, 2013 4:15 PM ET
  • Record Store Day Sales Reach New High

    Record Store Day Sales Reach New High | ARTICLE

    Record Store Day sales reached new heights last weekend, with total album sales increasing by three percent over last year, and by 60 percent over the previous week, according to new numbers from Nielsen SoundScan. All of...

    April 25, 2013 3:45 PM ET
  • 'True Blood' Sneak Peek: Jason vs. Sookie

    'True Blood' Sneak Peek: Jason vs. Sookie | VIDEO

    There are still a few months left 'til True Blood makes its bloody, sexy return on June 16th – and as its apt promotional hashtag goes, "Waiting Sucks." However, now you can check out a...

    April 25, 2013 3:20 PM ET
  • Zach Braff Raises $1.5 Million in One Day on Kickstarter

    Zach Braff Raises $1.5 Million in One Day on Kickstarter | ARTICLE

    Zach Braff raised over $1.5 million on Kickstarter in one day to fund his new movie, Wish I Was Here. As of this afternoon, the film has over 21,700 backers and is less than $500,000 away...

    April 25, 2013 3:00 PM ET
  • Bruce Springsteen, Pete Seeger Elected to Academy of Arts and Scienes

    Bruce Springsteen, Pete Seeger Elected to Academy of Arts and Scienes | ARTICLE

    Bruce Springsteen and Pete Seeger are among 198 new members elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences' class of 2013. Each year the Academy inducts the most accomplished individuals from a wide...

    April 25, 2013 2:25 PM ET
  • Justin Timberlake, 'Mirrors' on 'Ellen'

    Justin Timberlake, 'Mirrors' on 'Ellen' | VIDEO

    Justin Timberlake stopped by The Ellen Show today where he performed two cuts off his latest album The 20/20 Experience, after making his entrance as the grand prize of a game called "What's In the...

    April 25, 2013 1:50 PM ET
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