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  • Captain Beefheart Dead at Age 69

    Captain Beefheart Dead at Age 69 | ARTICLE

    Don Van Vliet, who became a rock legend as Captain Beefheart, died today from complications from multiple sclerosis in California. His passing was announced by the New York-based Michael Werner Gallery, which represented his work...

    December 17, 2010 4:57 PM ET
  • Daily Digest: Garth Brooks in Nashville; Lennon's Suit Auctioned

    Daily Digest: Garth Brooks in Nashville; Lennon's Suit Auctioned | ARTICLE

    Garth Brooks Opens Run Of Shows In Nashville Country megastar Garth Brooks took the stage at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena for his first show in the city since 1998. The concert was the...

    December 17, 2010 11:50 AM ET
  • Video: Lady Gaga Bites Head Off Santa Doll at Concert

    Video: Lady Gaga Bites Head Off Santa Doll at Concert | ARTICLE

    Lady Gaga opened her two-night run of shows at London's O2 Arena Thursday evening — and she  brandished her own twisted brand of Christmas cheer. While greeting fans in the front row, Gaga found a Santa doll...

    December 17, 2010 10:15 AM ET
  • Video: Paul Simon Performs 'Getting Ready For Christmas Day' On 'Colbert Report'

    Video: Paul Simon Performs 'Getting Ready For Christmas Day' On 'Colbert Report' | ARTICLE

    Paul Simon stopped by The Colbert Report last night to perform "Getting...

    December 17, 2010 9:50 AM ET
  • 'Spider-Man' Musical Delayed Until February

    'Spider-Man' Musical Delayed Until February | ARTICLE

    This story has been updated. Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark — the ambitious musical about the web-slinging superhero with direction by The Lion King director and music by Bono and the Edge — has had its official opening...

    December 16, 2010 4:25 PM ET
  • Dave Grohl to Appear in 'Muppets Movie'

    Dave Grohl to Appear in 'Muppets Movie' | ARTICLE

    Dave Grohl is reportedly making a cameo in The Muppets Movie, the Jason Segel-penned flick about the beloved puppetry troupe's adventures. According to the British magazine Kerrang!, the Foo Fighters drummer will pick up the sticks for the...

    December 16, 2010 3:40 PM ET
  • Eddie Vedder, Justin Bieber, Chris Martin Shortlisted for Oscars' Best Songs

    Eddie Vedder, Justin Bieber, Chris Martin Shortlisted for Oscars' Best Songs | ARTICLE

    Songs performed by Metric, Randy Newman, Justin Bieber and Eddie Vedder have made the 41-track shortlist for the Best Original Song award at the 83rd Academy Awards, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced...

    December 16, 2010 11:50 AM ET
  • Watch: McCartney, Fallon Duet on 'Yesterday' Parody

    Watch: McCartney, Fallon Duet on 'Yesterday' Parody | ARTICLE

    Paul McCartney visited Late Night With...

    December 10, 2010 5:35 PM ET
  • Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj Winners On Google In 2010

    Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj Winners On Google In 2010 | BLOG ENTRY

    Google has released its annual Zeitgeist lists, a series of top 10 lists that rank the popular searches of the year. The Fastest Rising (worldwide) list, which charts search terms that experienced dramatic upticks during...

    December 10, 2010 5:35 PM ET
  • Federal Judge Finds Website Guilty Of Infringing Beatles' Copyright

    Federal Judge Finds Website Guilty Of Infringing Beatles' Copyright | BLOG ENTRY

    A federal judge ruled on Wednesday that the website BlueBeat.com violated the Beatles' copyrights in 2009, when it briefly sold digital files of the band's music for 25 cents a copy. The Beatles' catalog finally

    December 10, 2010 5:20 PM ET
  • Armenian Authorities Cracking Down On Emo Music

    Armenian Authorities Cracking Down On Emo Music | ARTICLE

    Authorities in the Armenian capital of Yerevan are reportedly putting pressure on young fans of the punk subculture emo, claiming that the music undermines social stability and that its emotionally wrenching content is causing...

    December 10, 2010 5:00 PM ET
  • Lauryn Hill Schedules Rare Shows

    Lauryn Hill Schedules Rare Shows | ARTICLE

    The comeback of reclusive R&B singer Lauryn Hill will continue later this month with a string of shows along the East Coast that begins with a show in South Burlington, Vermont on December...

    December 10, 2010 4:57 PM ET
  • Eminem, Taylor Swift Top Year-End Online Retailers' Sales Charts

    Eminem, Taylor Swift Top Year-End Online Retailers' Sales Charts | ARTICLE

    The two most prominent online music retailers, iTunes and Amazon, released their rundowns of 2010's top-selling albums and singles Thursday. Eminem's Recovery was the best-selling album on iTunes during 2010, while Taylor Swift's Speak Now rang up...

    December 9, 2010 7:25 PM ET
  • Jim Morrison Pardoned By Florida Clemency Board

    Jim Morrison Pardoned By Florida Clemency Board | ARTICLE

    On Thursday, Florida's Clemency Board pardoned the late Doors frontman Jim Morrison for two misdemeanor convictions stemming from a 1969 incident in which he allegedly exposed himself. The pardon was requested by outgoing Florida Gov. Charlie...

    December 9, 2010 4:10 PM ET
  • Tour News: Bamboozle, Willow Smith, Lady Gaga, Cheap Trick

    Tour News: Bamboozle, Willow Smith, Lady Gaga, Cheap Trick | ARTICLE

    The Bamboozle: New Found Glory, Waka Flocka Flame The New Jersey parking-lot festival The Bamboozle, which last year featured Paramore and Weezer as headliners, has announced part...

    December 8, 2010 6:25 PM ET
  • Preview Kanye West's 'Monster' Video

    Preview Kanye West's 'Monster' Video | ARTICLE

    The video...

    December 8, 2010 4:55 PM ET
  • Yoko Ono Writes Moving Tribute to John Lennon

    Yoko Ono Writes Moving Tribute to John Lennon | ARTICLE

    John Lennon's widow Yoko Ono has written an elegant eulogy for her late husband on her blog. The post, called "The Teamaker," opens with a memory of the former Beatle teaching his wife how to...

    December 8, 2010 1:56 PM ET
  • Spotify's U.S. Launch Delayed Again

    Spotify's U.S. Launch Delayed Again | ARTICLE

    The Sweden-based streaming-music service Spotify will not launch in the United States in 2010, despite earlier promises that it would arrive here before 2011. At a conference in San Francisco Tuesday, CEO Daniel Ek

    December 8, 2010 12:23 PM ET
  • New Chart Based on Social Networking Data Debuts

    New Chart Based on Social Networking Data Debuts | ARTICLE

    Billboard has launched a new chart tracking musicians' popularity across social-networking sites. The chart, dubbed the Social 50, rounds out the data supplied by the magazine's rundowns of the most popular albums and songs...

    December 2, 2010 2:30 PM ET
  • Nicki Minaj: 'Beyond Grateful' for Her Number 2 Debut

    Nicki Minaj: 'Beyond Grateful' for Her Number 2 Debut | ARTICLE

    After Nicki Minaj sold 375,000 copies of her debut album Pink Friday last week — which was enough for the album to enter the Billboard 200 chart at Number 2 — the shape-shifting MC offered...

    December 2, 2010 12:50 PM ET
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