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Eminem "Detroit Vs. Everybody" Song Review

November 18, 2014

As the closing track on ShadyXV, a compilation marking the 15th anniversary of Eminem's record label, "Detroit Vs. Everybody" is an appropriately reflective coda. Several generations of the Motor City's most vital rhymers revisit the struggle they...

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Kim Kardashian's Bottom Tops The Everything Index

November 12, 2014

Welcome to another installment of Rolling Stone's "Everything Index," where we rank the week's pop-culture power players, some of whom even managed to remain fully clothed. Let's just get this out of the way: Kim Kardashian's butt-baring stunt for...

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A Night of Valor: On the Scene at D.C.'s Veterans Day Show

November 12, 2014

At Tuesday night's Concert for Valor on the Mall in Washington, D.C., Bruce Springsteen played a stripped-down blues version of "Born in the U.S.A." and Metallica rocked out with a stage full of head-banging military service members. The...

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Iggy Azalea Scores Six American Music Awards Nominations

October 13, 2014

Iggy Azalea leads the charge at this year's 42nd Annual American Music Awards as the Australian rapper chalked up with six nominations, including nods in the Artist of the Year and Single of the Year categories. Pharrell Williams, John...

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Bruce Springsteen, Eminem Headline HBO Veterans Day Concert

October 2, 2014

This Veterans Day, Bruce Springsteen, Eminem, Rihanna, Dave Grohl, Metallica will be among numerous artists who will head to the National Mall in Washington D.C. on November 11th for "The Concert of Valor," an all-star event that will pay tribute...

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Eminem Sues New Zealand Political Party Over Song Use

September 16, 2014

Eminem doesn't usually involve himself with New Zealand politics, but the rapper and his publishing company have filed a copyright infringement suit against the National Party after current prime minister John Key used the rapper's "Lose Yourself"...

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Hear Eminem and Sia's Triumphant New Duet 'Guts Over Fear'

August 25, 2014

Eminem has put out a new song, "Guts Over Fear," featuring Sia, which will appear on the soundtrack to Denzel Washington's upcoming movie, The Equalizer. The song, which has leaked online, is a synth-heavy duet showcasing Sia's forceful voice singing...

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31 Most Outrageous VMAs Moments Ever

August 20, 2014

Since their 1984 debut, the Video Music Awards have thrived on being the unpredictable younger sibling of America's awards-show family — and the fact that they're 31 years old this year hasn't slowed down their penchant for causing headlines and...

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Chris Pratt Raps Eminem's 'Forgot About Dre' Verse

August 5, 2014

Thanks to Parks and Recreation, we already know Chris Pratt's got a knack for belting impassioned Dave Matthews-esque ballads about falling into pits and deceased mini-horses (RIP Li'l Sebastian), but the actor proved he's no one-trick pony...

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Eminem Brings Out Dr. Dre in London Return

July 12, 2014

Eminem played his first show in London since 2001 on Friday night, and he made his return to the U.K. capital a momentous one. First off, he staged his comeback at Wembley Stadium, becoming the first rapper to ever headline at the 90,000-capacity venue....

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Busta Rhymes and Eminem Jump Around on 'Calm Down'

June 30, 2014

Last week, Busta Rhymes hopped on Twitter to tease a collaboration with Eminem. "It's official! Busta Rhymes ft. Eminem 'Calm Down' is coming July 1st," Busta tweeted, accompanied by the pair standing cross-armed in the studio. One day earlier than promised,...

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Hear Eminem's Motor City Love Letter

November 11, 2014

Eminem gathered together a handful of the Motor City's most notable rappers for the final track of his label Shady Records' upcoming ShadyXV comp, "Detroit Vs. Everybody." Singer Dej Loaf takes the hook on the track before Royce Da 5'9", Big Sean, Danny...

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10 Best Things We Saw at Austin City Limits Fest 2014

October 6, 2014

Austin City Limits Festival — a Texas institution almost on par with South by Southwest — kicked off its second year as a two-week music bonanza with three days of almost cloudless skies at picturesque Zilker Park. Onstage, veteran rockers...

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After Sluggish Start, Summer Concert Season Finishes Strong

September 17, 2014

At the beginning of the summer, the megastar concert business looked grim — Paul McCartney was sick and had to cancel shows, the Rolling Stones weren't touring in the U.S., none of the biggest superstar acts from U2 to Madonna were...

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On the Charts: Ariana Grande Earns Second Number One Album

September 3, 2014

I remember when a huge pop event like MTV’s Video Music Awards could enhance stars’ record sales by millions, and such a boost could last through Christmas. Good times. Instead, sales remain dismal. Ariana Grande is Number One,...

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Watch Eminem and Rihanna Take the Ice Bucket Challenge

August 24, 2014

Eminem and Rihanna wrapped up their joint Monster Tour on Saturday night by submitting to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in front of a live audience of 45,000 in Eminem's hometown. The pair were walking off the stage at the end of their final...

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Eminem & Rihanna Launch Rebellious, Unpredictable Tour

August 8, 2014

Bey and Jay, and now Eminem and Rihanna: The package tours ruling summer 2014 definitely have a superstar Sonny and Cher vibe, pairing hip-hop testosterone with a female vocalist of equal power. That dichotomy was clear from the kickoff of the...

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Beyonce, Eminem, Iggy Azalea Lead MTV Video Music Award Noms

July 17, 2014

Major, established pop stars dominate the nominations for the MTV Video Music Awards this year, with a few artists who broke out in the past year, like Iggy Azalea, Miley Cyrus and Sam Smith, getting recognized in major categories. The awards ceremony...

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Busta Rhymes Talks Eminem's Influence

July 2, 2014

"Calm Down," Busta Rhymes' frenetic, breakneck new track from his forthcoming album Extinction Level Event 2, finds the veteran rapper trading 60-bar verses with Eminem, whose rhymes range from the sublime to the sophomoric. It's not the duo's first collaboration...

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Eminem Releases 'Headlights' Clip

May 11, 2014

Eminem served up a pretty raw reckoning of his relationship with his mother on his Marshall Mathers LP2 track "Headlights," apologizing to Debbie Mathers for his role in the rockiness and describing his feelings of "overwhelming sadness" as he watched...

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