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  • Velvet Revolutionary Václav Havel Dies

    Velvet Revolutionary Václav Havel Dies | ARTICLE

    Václav Havel, the Czech dissident playwright and human rights advocate who helped peacefully lead his nation out of communist control, died today at 75. Over more than a decade in office as president of Czechoslovakia and the Czech...

    December 18, 2011 4:41 PM ET
  • 'Barefoot Diva' Cesaria Evora Dead at 70

    'Barefoot Diva' Cesaria Evora Dead at 70 | ARTICLE

    Cesaria Evora, the Grammy-winning singer from Cape Verde who brought that nation’s morna music to a wide international audience, died today, her label Lusafrica reported. She was 70 years old. Evora, who was known as the "Barefoot...

    December 17, 2011 3:05 PM ET
  • Slim Dunkin Killed In Atlanta Music Studio

    Slim Dunkin Killed In Atlanta Music Studio | ARTICLE

    The rapper Slim Dunkin was fatally shot at an Atlanta recording studio on Friday evening. According to Atlanta police, Slim Dunkin was shot once in the chest with a handgun last night around 5:30 p.m. The rapper, whose...

    December 17, 2011 12:05 PM ET
  • Week in Review: Mumford & Sons Plan 'Doom Folk' Album

    Week in Review: Mumford & Sons Plan 'Doom Folk' Album | ARTICLE

    Rolling Stone caught up with Grammy-nominated folk rockers Mumford & Sons this week, who told us all about their next album, which is due out sometime in 2012. "[It's] certainly more mature, I’d...

    December 16, 2011 6:00 PM ET
  • Paris Jackson Gives First Solo Interview

    Paris Jackson Gives First Solo Interview | ARTICLE

    Michael Jackson's daughter, Paris Jackson, gave her first solo interview to The Ellen DeGeneres Show in an episode that aired today. The 13-year-old talked with DeGeneres about her new acting project and the...

    December 16, 2011 5:25 PM ET
  • Weekend Rock Question: What Is the Best Song of 2011?

    Weekend Rock Question: What Is the Best Song of 2011? | ARTICLE

    Our critics have had their say about their year-end favorites, including the 50 Best Singles of 2011, and now it's your turn. Our Weekend Rock question for you is: What is the best song of 2011? You...

    December 16, 2011 5:15 PM ET
  • Courtney Love Fighting Townhouse Eviction

    Courtney Love Fighting Townhouse Eviction | ARTICLE

    Courtney Love may be battling eviction from her New York townhouse, but she remains proud of the feminine decorating she brought to it. This week the rocker took the women's lifestyle website xoJane (for which she...

    December 16, 2011 3:55 PM ET
  • Doctor: Etta James 'Terminally Ill'

    Doctor: Etta James 'Terminally Ill' | ARTICLE

    Etta James, best known for her rendition of the ballad "At Last," is terminally ill, her doctor told TMZ today. He asked fans to pray for the 73-year-old singer, who has been suffering from leukemia...

    December 16, 2011 2:45 PM ET
  • Exclusive Download: Pond's Glam Boogaloo, 'Fantastic Explosion of Time'

    Exclusive Download: Pond's Glam Boogaloo, 'Fantastic Explosion of Time' | ARTICLE

    Click to listen to Pond's 'Fantastic Explosion of Time' It may be winter in America, but it's summer in Pond's native Australia, where their hard-rocking...

    December 16, 2011 2:00 PM ET
  • Airport Security Returns Freddie Gibbs' Weed With Note: 'C'mon Son'

    Airport Security Returns Freddie Gibbs' Weed With Note: 'C'mon Son' | ARTICLE

    Someone in the Transportation Security Administration was feeling charitable this week. When rapper Freddie Gibbs attempted to pass through airport security with two sizeable bags of weed in his luggage, instead of confiscating the drugs, an unidentified...

    December 16, 2011 12:00 PM ET
  • Country Singer Billie Jo Spears Dies

    Country Singer Billie Jo Spears Dies | ARTICLE

    Billie Jo Spears, who had a Number One country hit in 1975 with "Blanket on the Ground," died Wednesday in her native Texas after a battle with cancer. She was 74. The singer, whose popularity in the...

    December 16, 2011 10:10 AM ET
  • Foo Fighters Cause 'Volcanic Tremor' in New Zealand

    Foo Fighters Cause 'Volcanic Tremor' in New Zealand | ARTICLE

    A Foo Fighters concert Tuesday in New Zealand caused geological vibrations on par with "volcanic tremors," according to scientists.   The vibrations emitted "a strong low signal," geologists at Auckland GeoNet reported. "The ground...

    December 15, 2011 12:50 PM ET
  • Live Nation Buys Consumer Data Analysts BigChampagne

    Live Nation Buys Consumer Data Analysts BigChampagne | ARTICLE

    Live Nation, the concert promotions giant that owns Ticketmaster and more than 100 venues around the country, has purchased the entertainment analytics company BigChampagne, creators of the Ultimate Chart. The chart uses a...

    December 15, 2011 10:05 AM ET
  • R. Kelly to Host Musical Cruise

    R. Kelly to Host Musical Cruise | ARTICLE

    For his next career move, R. Kelly is taking to the sea. The R&B singer will host the "Love Letter Cruise," a six-day trip from Miami to several Caribbean ports, in October 2012. Prices for...

    December 14, 2011 3:45 PM ET
  • Gucci Mane Released Early from Jail

    Gucci Mane Released Early from Jail | ARTICLE

    Rapper Gucci Mane has been on his best behavior lately – in more ways than one. On Sunday, Mane (real name Radric Davis) was released early from Fulton County jail in Atlanta for good conduct. He...

    December 13, 2011 5:15 PM ET
  • Amy Winehouse's Father Opposes Biopic

    Amy Winehouse's Father Opposes Biopic | ARTICLE

    Amy Winehouse’s father has vowed to keep his daughter’s life off the big screen. Today, Mitch Winehouse told Britain’s Daily Mail that he will oppose a tentative biopic about his troubled daughter, one that may...

    December 12, 2011 6:30 PM ET
  • Tony Bennett's Nude Sketch of Lady Gaga Up for Auction

    Tony Bennett's Nude Sketch of Lady Gaga Up for Auction | ARTICLE

    Tony Bennett's nude sketch of Lady Gaga, made during an Annie Leibovitz photo shoot for Vanity Fair, is up for auction. Bennett, who is a painter as well as a singer, made...

    December 12, 2011 6:00 PM ET
  • Sinead O'Connor Releasing New Album

    Sinead O'Connor Releasing New Album | ARTICLE

    It’s a banner week for Sinead O’Connor. Four days after marrying boyfriend Barry Herridge in her "absolute dream wedding ceremony" on her 45th birthday, the singer-songwriter has released two songs from her forthcoming album, How...

    December 12, 2011 12:00 PM ET
  • Free Download: Guided By Voices' Sweet Ballad 'Doughnut for a Snowman'

    Free Download: Guided By Voices' Sweet Ballad 'Doughnut for a Snowman' | ARTICLE

    Click to listen to Guided By Voices' 'Doughnut for a Snowman' "Doughnut for a Snowman," the latest single from the recently reunited Guided by Voices, is a...

    December 12, 2011 11:45 AM ET
  • Bruce Springsteen Joins the Gaslight Anthem Onstage in Asbury Park

    Bruce Springsteen Joins the Gaslight Anthem Onstage in Asbury Park | ARTICLE

    Bruce Springsteen was the surprise guest at the Gaslight Anthem's show at the Convention Hall in Asbury Park, N.J., Friday night. According to NJ.com, Springsteen joined the band onstage midway through its set to sing...

    December 10, 2011 9:31 AM ET
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