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  • '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
  • Drugs Found on Justin Bieber Tour Bus

    Drugs Found on Justin Bieber Tour Bus | ARTICLE

    Drugs and a stun gun were found on Justin Bieber's tour bus used after Swedish police raided the vehicle, which was parked beneath the concert venue Globen in Stockholm where the pop star was performing, the

    April 25, 2013 11:55 AM ET
  • Guillermo Del Toro Plans 'Monster' Manga Series for HBO

    Guillermo Del Toro Plans 'Monster' Manga Series for HBO | ARTICLE

    Guillermo del Toro has teamed up with HBO to develop a potential new series, Monster, a TV adaptation of a Japanese manga by Naoki Urasawa, Deadline Hollywood reports. Tarantino, Spielberg, Del Toro Deflect 'Star Wars' Director...

    April 25, 2013 10:05 AM ET
  • Beyonce Ad Teases 'Standing on the Sun'

    Beyonce Ad Teases 'Standing on the Sun' | VIDEO

    A healthy snippet of a new Beyoncé song, "Standing on the Sun," is featured in an ad for clothing retailer H&M as part of their recently announced "Beyoncé as Mrs. Carter" summer campaign. Over light synths...

    April 25, 2013 9:50 AM ET
  • Punk Lives in 'A Band Called Death'

    Punk Lives in 'A Band Called Death' | VIDEO

    Back in 1971, brothers Bobby, David and Dannis Hackney formed a band called Death and began cutting the kind of loud, fast, ragged rock tunes that the Ramones would become famous for six years later. In...

    April 24, 2013 9:00 AM ET
  • Will.i.am Admits to Borrowing 'Let's Go' Beat Without Permission

    Will.i.am Admits to Borrowing 'Let's Go' Beat Without Permission | ARTICLE

    Will.i.am admitted to borrowing a beat from the Arty and Mat Zo song "Rebound" during an interview with KIIS-FM today. He sampled it for his own track "Let's Go" featuring Chris Brown. A few days ago

    April 23, 2013 4:10 PM ET
  • Madonna Accused of Violating Russian Visa Laws

    Madonna Accused of Violating Russian Visa Laws | ARTICLE

    Madonna has been accused by a Russian legislator of violating tax and migration laws after allegedly performing a commercial concert in St. Petersburg with the wrong visa, and then failing to pay proper taxes on the...

    April 23, 2013 3:45 PM ET
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