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  • Willis Earl Beal Explores an Uncertain Voice on 'Nobody Knows'

    Willis Earl Beal Explores an Uncertain Voice on 'Nobody Knows' | ARTICLE

    In June 2010, Willis Earl Beal left Albuquerque without any of his belongings. He'd drifted there after a stint in the Army, spent some time sleeping in the train station or outside a pizza shop, working security...

    September 4, 2013 11:25 AM ET
  • 'The Newsroom' Will Return for Third Season

    'The Newsroom' Will Return for Third Season | ARTICLE

    The Newsroom will return to HBO next year, show star Jeff Daniels confirmed in a tweet last night: "It's official. #Newsroom coming back for a season three." Is 'The Newsroom' the Best Bad...

    September 4, 2013 10:00 AM ET
  • Touche Amore Celebrate Sea Changes in 'Harbor' – Song Premiere

    Touche Amore Celebrate Sea Changes in 'Harbor' – Song Premiere | ARTICLE

    Click to listen to Touche Amore's "Harbor" Southern California post-hardcore outfit Touche Amore will follow up their 2011 LP, Parting the Sea Between Brightness and Me, with the...

    September 4, 2013 9:00 AM ET
  • Loretta Lynn Eyes Another Album With Jack White

    Loretta Lynn Eyes Another Album With Jack White | ARTICLE

    Loretta Lynn has a slew of projects ready for release, but she also hopes to start one with a familiar former collaborator. "I think I'm going to go after Jack White and give him another call to...

    September 3, 2013 3:55 PM ET
  • Electric Zoo Issues Refunds for Canceled Day

    Electric Zoo Issues Refunds for Canceled Day | ARTICLE

    Electric Zoo will offer full refunds to festival-goers after yesterday's events were canceled following the deaths of two attendees, the New York City festival announced on its website. Those who bought three-day passes will receive a...

    September 3, 2013 1:35 PM ET
  • 'Something' Arcade Fire-Related Happening on Sept. 9

    'Something' Arcade Fire-Related Happening on Sept. 9 | ARTICLE

    A radio DJ in Australia, Richard Kingsmill, tweeted that a new Arcade Fire single will be available on September 9th at 9 p.m. EST, while the band's label, Merge Records, confirmed to Rolling Stone...

    September 3, 2013 12:30 PM ET
  • Kanye West Performed for Kazakh Strongman's Family

    Kanye West Performed for Kazakh Strongman's Family | ARTICLE

    Kanye West gave a private performance last weekend at the wedding of the grandson of Kazakhstan's longtime authoritarian president, Nursultan Nazarbayev, The New York Times reports. Saturday night, photographs appeared showing West stepping out of...

    September 3, 2013 11:30 AM ET
  • Beatles' 'Sgt. Pepper' LP Finally Goes Platinum in Britain

    Beatles' 'Sgt. Pepper' LP Finally Goes Platinum in Britain | ARTICLE

    The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band — along with 12 other Fab Four albums, plus records by a slew of artists from Bob Dylan to Marvin Gaye — will finally be...

    September 3, 2013 9:50 AM ET
  •  J. Roddy Walston Rocks on 'Essential Tremors' – Album Premiere

    J. Roddy Walston Rocks on 'Essential Tremors' – Album Premiere | ARTICLE

    It's been a few years since we last heard from J. Roddy Walston and the Business, but the Cleveland, Tennessee, rockers have a new album, Essential Tremors, coming September 10th on ATO Records. The title is a reference to...

    September 3, 2013 9:00 AM ET
  • 'Glee' Meets the Beatles on Album Cover

    'Glee' Meets the Beatles on Album Cover | ARTICLE

    Glee returns for its fifth season with a special two-part tribute to the Beatles that airs September 26th at 9 p.m. on Fox. Two days before the episode, though, you'll be able to hear the New Directions...

    September 3, 2013 8:30 AM ET
  • Rod Stewart Delivers Blistering 'Maggie May' Live – Song Premiere

    Rod Stewart Delivers Blistering 'Maggie May' Live – Song Premiere | ARTICLE

    On September 3rd, Universal Music will release a brand new Rod Stewart collection, Rarities, a two-disc set packed with alternative versions of hit songs, non-LP singles, b-sides, studio outtakes, covers (including his takes on the Who's...

    September 2, 2013 10:00 AM ET
  • 'Made in America' Doc Headed to Showtime

    'Made in America' Doc Headed to Showtime | VIDEO

    With the second year of the Jay Z-curated Budweiser Made in America festival set to take place this weekend on Philadelphia's Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Showtime announced it will show a new documentary about the festival...

    August 30, 2013 2:50 PM ET
  • M.I.A. Teases New Single 'Come Walk With Me'

    M.I.A. Teases New Single 'Come Walk With Me' | ARTICLE

    M.I.A.'s new album Matangi has been expected for quite some time now, and with its November 5th release date approaching, the musician is offering up a snippet of the album's first single "Come Walk With...

    August 30, 2013 11:20 AM ET
  • Bill Murray Takes Over 'Letterman'

    Bill Murray Takes Over 'Letterman' | VIDEO

    Bill Murray is the king. He's proved it a thousand times already, and last night he proved it again when he appeared on The Late Show With David Letterman, making his grand entrance dressed as Liberace, complete...

    August 30, 2013 10:15 AM ET
  • Moby and Wayne Coyne Tease New Single

    Moby and Wayne Coyne Tease New Single | VIDEO

    Moby and Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne have offered up a teaser video for "The Perfect Life," a collaborative effort that will appear on the electronic musician's upcoming LP, Innocents, out September...

    August 29, 2013 4:45 PM ET
  • Go Inside Nine Inch Nails' Latest Tour

    Go Inside Nine Inch Nails' Latest Tour | VIDEO

    Earlier this summer, Nine Inch Nails kicked off their humongous comeback tour in advance of releasing the band's first record since 2008, Hesitation Marks, out September 3rd (and streaming now). They've already hit a...

    August 29, 2013 3:20 PM ET
  • Jay Z Ponders Fame in 'Holy Grail'

    Jay Z Ponders Fame in 'Holy Grail' | VIDEO

    Jay Z goes with characteristically grandiose visuals in his new video for "Holy Grail," the song featuring Justin Timberlake that opens Hov's latest LP, Magna Carta Holy Grail. Where Does Jay Z...

    August 29, 2013 1:45 PM ET
  • Kendrick Lamar Explains Cage-Rattling Verse on 'Control'

    Kendrick Lamar Explains Cage-Rattling Verse on 'Control' | ARTICLE

    Kendrick Lamar addressed his bonkers, controversy-igniting guest feature on Big Sean's "Control" in a clip from an upcoming interview with Los Angeles radio station Power 106, saying he just wanted to rap and that the verse was...

    August 29, 2013 12:30 PM ET
  • Miguel Covers Pink's 'Just Like a Pill'

    Miguel Covers Pink's 'Just Like a Pill' | VIDEO

    R&B crooner Miguel turned over his sweet, sad voice for an acoustic cover of Pink's "Like a Pill" during a recent appearance on the Australian radio show "Fifi and Jules." Although Miguel needed his...

    August 29, 2013 11:15 AM ET
  • Lady Gaga Teases New ‘ARTPOP’ Track

    Lady Gaga Teases New ‘ARTPOP’ Track | VIDEO

    Lady Gaga previewed a somber piano ballad in a clip of her rehearsing for her upcoming performance at the iTunes Festival — though it doesn't stay soft and twinkly for long. The track starts with Gaga...

    August 29, 2013 10:35 AM ET
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