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  • Artist to Watch: Kacey Musgraves

    Artist to Watch: Kacey Musgraves | VIDEO

    Hometown: Golden, Texas Backstory: Musgraves started performing in public when she was just eight years old, and was writing her own songs by age nine. She hasn't slowed down since, appearing on the singing competition Nashville Star, touring...

    April 8, 2013 9:00 AM ET
  • Phoenix Hit Williamsburg with New Album and Explosive Energy

    Phoenix Hit Williamsburg with New Album and Explosive Energy | ARTICLE

    The first sound the audience heard off Phoenix's Bankrupt! was a deep, disquieting synth pulse that grew flecked with fairy dust, only to fade out just as it revved up. Last night at...

    April 6, 2013 12:15 PM ET
  • RJD2 Remixes Illogic and Blockhead's 'Live From the Horizon' – Song Premiere

    RJD2 Remixes Illogic and Blockhead's 'Live From the Horizon' – Song Premiere | ARTICLE

    Illogic and Blockhead – two hip-hop mainstays from Columbus, Ohio, and New York City, respectively – will release their first collaborative LP, Capture the Sun, April 16th on Man Bites Dog Records. Now you can take an exclusive first...

    April 5, 2013 9:00 AM ET
  • Roger Ebert Dead at 70

    Roger Ebert Dead at 70 | ARTICLE

    Roger Ebert, the longtime film critic at the Chicago-Sun Times died today after a long battle with cancer. He was 70. Ebert spent 46 years reviewing movies for the Sun-Times, and 31 years talking about them on TV....

    April 4, 2013 3:55 PM ET
  • Coachella and Stagecoach Festivals May Expand to Five Events

    Coachella and Stagecoach Festivals May Expand to Five Events | ARTICLE

    Coachella and the Stagecoach country music festival will remain in Indio, California through at least 2030 – and they may develop from three weekends into five. Yesterday, Indio's city council approved the promotion company Goldenvoice's proposal to stage...

    April 4, 2013 3:00 PM ET
  • Rick Ross Apologizes Again for 'Rape' Lyric as Criticism Mounts

    Rick Ross Apologizes Again for 'Rape' Lyric as Criticism Mounts | ARTICLE

    Rick Ross has apologized again for a controversial lyric that has been interpreted as condoning rape on Rocko's track "U.O.E.N.O.," tweeting, "I dont condone rape. Apologies for the lyric interpreted as rape." Last week, the rapper appeared...

    April 4, 2013 1:55 PM ET
  • See Foo Fighter Taylor Hawkins as Iggy Pop in 'CBGB' Movie

    See Foo Fighter Taylor Hawkins as Iggy Pop in 'CBGB' Movie | ARTICLE

    Last year a slew of actors flew down to Georgia with director Randall Miller to film CBGB, the upcoming movie about the New York City club that launched the careers of seminal punk acts including Patti Smith,...

    April 4, 2013 12:50 PM ET
  • Amazon's 'AutoRip' Gives Free MP3s to Vinyl Buyers

    Amazon's 'AutoRip' Gives Free MP3s to Vinyl Buyers | ARTICLE

    Amazon has extended their AutoRip service, which provides music buyers with a digital copy of their music immediately after they purchase a CD, to include thousands of vinyl records, including all from major-label artists. Amazon to...

    April 4, 2013 11:25 AM ET
  • 'Girls' Heartthrob Christopher Abbott Quits Show

    'Girls' Heartthrob Christopher Abbott Quits Show | ARTICLE

    Christopher Abbott, who plays Charlie Dattolo, the love interest of Allison Williams' character Marnie Michaels on HBO's Girls, has left the show as it begins production on its third season, the New York Post...

    April 4, 2013 11:05 AM ET
  • 'Great Gatsby' Soundtrack Features Jay-Z, Andre 3000, Beyonce

    'Great Gatsby' Soundtrack Features Jay-Z, Andre 3000, Beyonce | ARTICLE

    Beyoncé and Andre 3000 will partner up on a cover of Amy Winehouse's "Back to Black" for the soundtrack to Baz Luhrmann's remake of The Great Gatsby, which will also features music from Jay-Z

    April 4, 2013 10:40 AM ET
  • Snoop Lion's 'Ashtrays and Heartbreaks' Features Miley Cyrus

    Snoop Lion's 'Ashtrays and Heartbreaks' Features Miley Cyrus | ARTICLE

    It's got rhymes from Snoop Lion, production from Major Lazer and a hook from Miley Cyrus: No it's not some belated April Fools joke, but "Ashtrays and Heartbreaks," the latest track to surface from Snoop's upcoming reggae-inspired...

    April 4, 2013 10:20 AM ET
  • Beyonce Faces Self in 'Grown Woman' Ad

    Beyonce Faces Self in 'Grown Woman' Ad | VIDEO

    A new Beyoncé track, "Grown Woman," is at the center of a new advertising campaign for Pepsi, whose first spot finds the pop star rehearsing dance moves in front of a row of mirrors populated by...

    April 4, 2013 9:45 AM ET
  • Jim Morrison Says 'Fat Is Beautiful'

    Jim Morrison Says 'Fat Is Beautiful' | VIDEO

    Jim Morrison was a fan of flab, as a newly unearthed 1969 interview with the Doors frontman reveals. In it, he explains why "fat is beautiful" to director/journalist Howard Smith and relays how he made the...

    April 2, 2013 4:00 PM ET
  • HBO Renews 'Game of Thrones' for Fourth Season

    HBO Renews 'Game of Thrones' for Fourth Season | ARTICLE

    Just two days after Game of Thrones kicked off its third season, HBO announced that the fantasy epic will return for a fourth. Inside the New Season of 'Game of Thrones,' TV's Sexiest Blood-Soaked Epic This past Sunday's...

    April 2, 2013 3:10 PM ET
  • Prince Serves Twitter's Vine App With Copyright Complaint

    Prince Serves Twitter's Vine App With Copyright Complaint | ARTICLE

    Prince's NPG Records has issued Twitter's Vine video app with a copyright complaint under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, The Next Web reports. The takedown request was sent on March 22nd by an unnamed label representative,...

    April 2, 2013 2:55 PM ET
  • Michelle Shocked: 'I'm Not Homophobic'

    Michelle Shocked: 'I'm Not Homophobic' | VIDEO

    Folk singer Michelle Shocked insisted she's not homophobic during an appearance last night on Piers Morgan Live. The singer, who drew criticism last month for disparaging comments she made about gay marriage while performing in San...

    April 2, 2013 2:20 PM ET
  • Flaming Lips Toss Weird 'Ashes in the Air'

    Flaming Lips Toss Weird 'Ashes in the Air' | VIDEO

    Blood, nudity and totally bonkers special effects: It's the essential combination for every weird Flaming Lips video, and their new clip for "Ashes in the Air" has all of that – and some cannibalism, too. The...

    April 2, 2013 1:25 PM ET
  • Jay-Z Launches Roc Nation Sports Agency, Signs Robinson Cano

    Jay-Z Launches Roc Nation Sports Agency, Signs Robinson Cano | ARTICLE

    Jay-Z's Roc Nation has launched a new sports management company, Roc Nation Sports, and signed New York Yankees all-star second baseman Robinson Canó as their first client. "Because of my love of sports, it was a natural progression...

    April 2, 2013 1:05 PM ET
  • Usher Welcomes Teen Singer on 'The Voice'

    Usher Welcomes Teen Singer on 'The Voice' | VIDEO

    "Let me be the first to welcome you to The Voice," are the words every Voice contestant wants to hear from Usher, and high schooler Savannah Berry certainly earned them after her rousing rendition of Taylor...

    April 2, 2013 12:55 PM ET
  • Michael Jackson Wrongful Death Trial Begins in Los Angeles

    Michael Jackson Wrongful Death Trial Begins in Los Angeles | ARTICLE

    A wrongful death lawsuit Michael Jackson's family filed against concert promoter AEG Live over the pop singer's death in 2009 goes to trial today in Los Angeles, where AEG will argue that Jackson was to blame for...

    April 2, 2013 12:45 PM ET
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