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2015

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Hear Rihanna's New Song for Dreamworks' 'Home'

February 24, 2015

Prior to the release of DreamWorks' Home, the animated film's star Rihanna has released the first song off the soundtrack. Titled "Towards the Sun," the track showcases the singer's falsetto on the epic, empowering pop tune. Listen below.  Home,...

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Kanye West, Rihanna Set First Joint Show

February 23, 2015

Through a fluke, a joint concert between Kanye West and Rihanna seems to have been confirmed. Live Nation in Finland recently posted a show billed to "Kanye & Rihanna," set to take place on July 25th in Tallinn, Estonia; the on-sale date was...

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Kanye West, Rihanna and Paul McCartney Perform at Grammys

February 8, 2015

The powerhouse ensemble of Rihanna, Kanye West and Paul McCartney dazzled with their pop collaboration "FourFiveSeconds" in a relatively stripped-back performance at the Grammys. The former Beatle passionately strummed the tune's propulsive...

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McCartney, Rihanna, Kanye Shine in 'FourFiveSeconds' Video

February 3, 2015

The super-trio of Rihanna, Kanye West and Paul McCartney have premiered the video for "FourFiveSeconds," the first single off Rihanna's upcoming, as-yet-untitled LP. With that much star power on one song, plus the campfire feel of the melody, they...

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Watch Rihanna, Kanye, McCartney in 'FourFiveSeconds' Preview

January 31, 2015

A week after Rihanna dropped her surprise "FourFiveSeconds" collaboration with Kanye West and Paul McCartney, the Unapologetic singer unveiled a two-minute, behind-the-scenes look at the track's music video shoot. In the sneak peek, Rihanna...

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Ty Dolla $ign Hints at Next Kanye/McCartney Collaboration

January 3, 2015

After Kanye West unveiled his Paul McCartney-featuring ballad "Only One" on New Year's Day, a spokesperson for the rapper said the track was the first of "what has become a prolific musical collaboration between these two legendary artists."...

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DJ Mustard Drops Club-Ready 'FourFiveSeconds' Remix

February 4, 2015

When super-producer DJ Mustard isn't working on new beats for artists like YG, Big Sean, Jeremih and Fergie – and that represents just a small fraction of what he's currently into – the 24-year-old Los Angeles hitmaker spends his free time...

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Rihanna, Kanye West Perform Together at Pre-Super Bowl Party

February 1, 2015

A night before Super Bowl XLIX, Rihanna and Kanye West delivered a performance worthy of its own halftime show. Two-thirds of the "FourFiveSeconds" super-trio hit the stage together at a pre-Super Bowl party in Glendale, Arizona Saturday...

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Hear Paul McCartney, Kanye West, Rihanna New Song

January 24, 2015

UPDATE: Contrary to reports, Paul McCartney did not co-produce all of Kanye West's new album, reps for McCartney and West tell Rolling Stone. UPDATE 2: A rep for Rihanna confirmed that the song will be on both Rihanna and Kanye West's upcoming...

2014

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Jay Z's 'Run This Town' Sampling Lawsuit Dismissed

December 10, 2014

The copyright lawsuit that alleged Jay Z's "Run This Town" sampled Eddie Bo's "Hook & Sling Part 1" without permission has been dismissed. The lawsuit, brought forth by  TufAmerica, boiled down to how a sampled "Oh!" was utilized in...

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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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The Everything Index: America Elects Taylor Swift

November 5, 2014

Welcome to another installment of Rolling Stone's "Everything Index," where we ignore facts and logic and instead pick the week's pop-culture power players based on our own biases and phobias. You know, just like the midterm elections. And while most...

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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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The Everything Index: The Rihanna Navy Attacks!

September 16, 2014

Welcome back to the Rolling Stone "Everything Index," where we rank the week's pop-culture power players, based solely on their proximity to unlimited breadsticks. Yes, there's plenty happening in the pop-o-sphere this week – the NFL is falling...

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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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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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Rihanna Details Diamond Ball Charity Event

November 7, 2014

UPDATE: Jimmy Kimmel has signed on to host the ball, with Brad Pitt joining the event to introduce Rihanna's performance. Rihanna has revealed details of the first annual Diamond Ball, a black-tie fundraiser benefitting The Clara Lionel Foundation....

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Badgalriri Lives: Rihanna Rejoins Instagram

November 2, 2014

Rihanna has returned to Instagram after six months away from Toaster filters and her 12 million followers. The singer hadn't shared any photos on her badgalriri Instagram account since May 3rd, but Sunday she reactivated her account with a bleary-eyed,...

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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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Rihanna Blasts CBS for Postponing Football Song

September 16, 2014

UPDATE: CBS has decided to abandon its plan to use "Run This Town," according to Hollywood Reporter. "Beginning this Thursday, we will be moving in a different direction with some elements of our Thursday Night Football open," the network's sports...

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