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  • Insane Clown Posse Sue FBI Over Juggalos' Gang Classification

    Insane Clown Posse Sue FBI Over Juggalos' Gang Classification | ARTICLE

    Horrorcore-rap duo Insane Clown Posse, along with four fans, are suing the Department of Justice and the FBI, demanding that the agencies purge the fan name "Juggalos" from their list of gang members. "Organized crime is by no...

    January 8, 2014 10:30 AM ET
  • Revamped Television Have a New Album in the Can

    Revamped Television Have a New Album in the Can | ARTICLE

    An Australian audience will witness a first in October, when Television perform Marquee Moon, their classic 1977 debut, in full at a festival in Melbourne. Meanwhile, 16 songs frontman Tom Verlaine and the band...

    September 20, 2013 12:20 PM ET
  • Elvis Costello and the Roots Celebrate 'Crazy Experiment'

    Elvis Costello and the Roots Celebrate 'Crazy Experiment' | ARTICLE

    "Good morning," Questlove of the Roots announced with a grin just after 10 p.m. last night, taking the throne behind a white Ludwig drum kit. "Welcome to what we call the manifestation of a dream."

    September 17, 2013 12:40 PM ET
  • Dinosaur Jr. Prep Coffee Table Book, Plan Year Off After November

    Dinosaur Jr. Prep Coffee Table Book, Plan Year Off After November | ARTICLE

    "Day 1, hour 3: Broken down already, but no surprises. At least we’re somewhere else," one scrawled line reads in Dinosaur Jr.’s 1988 tour diary, a gem included with the signature edition of the band's forthcoming...

    September 16, 2013 1:25 PM ET
  • Blink-182 Revisit Heyday With Intimate Brooklyn Show for Charity

    Blink-182 Revisit Heyday With Intimate Brooklyn Show for Charity | ARTICLE

    What's their age again? Blink-182 revived their heyday for a sweaty crowd of 500 in Brooklyn last night, their command of punk melodies and babyfaced aggression still intact after all these years. And they had...

    September 12, 2013 12:45 PM ET
  • Violent Femmes to Play Debut Album in Central Park

    Violent Femmes to Play Debut Album in Central Park | ARTICLE

    This week in New York and Chicago, Violent Femmes will perform their 1983 debut album without drummer Victor DeLorenzo, who quit two months after the trio reformed in April to play the Coachella Festival. In June,...

    September 11, 2013 11:55 AM ET
  • Tears for Fears' Arcade Fire Cover 'Kick-Started' New Recording

    Tears for Fears' Arcade Fire Cover 'Kick-Started' New Recording | ARTICLE

    Tears for Fears surprised fans this week with their first song in almost a decade — a cover of Arcade Fire's "Ready to Start" — to tease the British band's reissue of its 1983 debut,...

    August 22, 2013 7:00 AM ET
  • New York Show Closes Week-Long Tribute Series to Elliott Smith

    New York Show Closes Week-Long Tribute Series to Elliott Smith | ARTICLE

    Elliott Smith opened his own tribute show Saturday night at Bowery Ballroom in New York and proved to be, even in his absence, an impossible act to follow. A short film preceding a lineup of artists...

    August 11, 2013 9:27 AM ET
  • Maxwell’s Honors Hoboken Guests Before Last Call

    Maxwell’s Honors Hoboken Guests Before Last Call | ARTICLE

    "Last call everrrr!" a bartender hollered minutes before Maxwell’s, the Hoboken club that booked and nurtured bands including R.E.M. and Nirvana, closed its doors for the last time early Thursday morning. A block party raged...

    August 1, 2013 2:35 PM ET
  • Pussy Riot Condemn Putin's Oil Ties

    Pussy Riot Condemn Putin's Oil Ties | VIDEO

    Masked members of the Russian punk act Pussy Riot storm an oil field, climb an operating rig and smear crude oil on portraits of Vladimir Putin's petroleum allies in the video for a new song titled "Like...

    July 16, 2013 2:10 PM ET
  • Checking In With Daniel Lanois

    Checking In With Daniel Lanois | ARTICLE

    Over the span of three days last week, Pharrell Williams and Robert Plant both paid visits to Daniel Lanois at his Los Angeles studio, the producer, known for his work on landmark...

    July 6, 2013 11:04 AM ET
  • Cher Charms in New York With Early Stop During Pride Week

    Cher Charms in New York With Early Stop During Pride Week | ARTICLE

    When Cher rolled up to the Marquee club in Manhattan in a stretch limo at 1:48 this morning, a throng of costumed fans were ready: From the sidewalk, iPhones captured the singer's entrance to the Chelsea...

    June 28, 2013 11:30 AM ET
  • Jailed Drummer Jim Gordon Denied Parole

    Jailed Drummer Jim Gordon Denied Parole | ARTICLE

    Rock drummer Jim Gordon, who killed his mother in June 1983 after claiming her voice had tormented him for years, was denied parole until at least 2018 at a hearing this April. A California board panel...

    May 17, 2013 11:00 AM ET
  • 'The Office' Finale: The Top Three 'That's What She Said' Moments

    'The Office' Finale: The Top Three 'That's What She Said' Moments | ARTICLE

    "Best prank ever," indeed. Jim Halpert's final scam on Dwight Schrute was also the series' biggest payoff, a climax that arrived 43 minutes into the series finale of The Office last night....

    May 17, 2013 8:05 AM ET
  • De La Soul Blast 'Redundant' Hip-Hop With First Single Since 2004

    De La Soul Blast 'Redundant' Hip-Hop With First Single Since 2004 | ARTICLE

    Next week De La Soul will independently issue their first song and video in nine years, "Get Away (feat. the spirit of Wu-Tang)," in the first of the hip-hop group's planned series of monthly single...

    April 4, 2013 12:45 PM ET
  • Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett Set to Record Jazz Album in June

    Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett Set to Record Jazz Album in June | ARTICLE

    The hip injury that led to Lady Gaga's canceled world tour last month will not prevent her from recording a jazz album with Tony Bennett as scheduled, Bennett told Rolling Stone in an interview...

    March 22, 2013 1:00 PM ET
  • Amy Winehouse Gala Honors Tony Bennett and Nas in New York

    Amy Winehouse Gala Honors Tony Bennett and Nas in New York | ARTICLE

    The Amy Winehouse Foundation's Gala and Inspiration Awards on Thursday at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York featured honoree Tony Bennett, performer Jennifer Hudson and a guest list including Sean Lennon, Mark Ronson and Harry Belafonte....

    March 22, 2013 11:45 AM ET
  • Q-Tip Plans Studio Time With A Tribe Called Quest Members

    Q-Tip Plans Studio Time With A Tribe Called Quest Members | ARTICLE

    After a 15-year break from recording together, can A Tribe Called Quest kick it again? Fresh from playing a gig with Prince at SXSW, the group's members may be crossing paths in the studio; Q-Tip...

    March 19, 2013 3:45 PM ET
  • Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith Lobbies for Music Education in Washington

    Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith Lobbies for Music Education in Washington | ARTICLE

    Long before Condoleezza Rice, Bill Clinton, Mike Huckabee or John Kerry took up politics, they picked up a musical instrument. As a senator, Trent Lott formed a barbershop quartet, and the late senator Robert Byrd played a...

    March 19, 2013 10:25 AM ET
  • Three Cuban Bands Cleared to Make Live U.S. Debut at SXSW

    Three Cuban Bands Cleared to Make Live U.S. Debut at SXSW | ARTICLE

    On Friday night, when Escape take the stage at South by Southwest, their 40-minute set will end a two-year wrangle between activists and government officials over whether the Cuban heavy metal band would be the first...

    March 12, 2013 11:45 AM ET
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