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Lana Del Rey and Dave Navarro embrace on stage while performing at the Camp Freddy holiday residency at The Roxy Theater in West Hollywood, California on December 22nd, 2012.


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Morrisey vs The Crown

Morrissey performs between band members wearing shirts that state "We Hate William and Kate" during a recent concert in Buenos Aires, Argentina.  The display was a reference to the sovereignity dispute over the Falklands Islands (Islas Malvinas) between the United Kingdom and Argentina.

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State of Hip Hop

Lupe Fiasco speaks as Gregory Reed looks on at the Town Hall Meeting on the current state of hip hop at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit on July 29th, 2012.

Patti Smith

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Patti Smith

Patti Smith visits the tomb of St. Francis in Assisi, Italy and helps restore a fresco on July 25th, 2012. The saint helped inspire Smith's latest album, Banga.

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Jammin’ With The Allmans

Carlos Santana joins Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks of the Allman Brothers on stage during co-headlining tour at Jones Beach Amphitheatre in Wantagh, New York on July 24th, 2012.

Gary Lightbody


Snow Patrol frontman Gary Lightbody

Snow Patrol frontman Gary Lightbody recently donned medieval gear to film a cameo for HBO's Game of Thrones. "Can't say much," Lighbody said of his guest appearance, which he revealed on the band's Facebook page. "Just it's no pivotal role. Fun!"

Taylor Swift

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The 2012 Teen Choice Awards

Taylor Swift poses with Rosie McClelland and Sophia Grace Brownlee in the audience during the 2012 Teen Choice Awards at Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, California on July 22nd, 2012.

Kristen Schaal and John Hamm

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Schaal’s Big Apple Pledge

Kristen Schaal makes a pledge to the Big Apple, played by Jon Hamm, before moving to Los Angeles, during the 2012 Lacoste L!ve Concert Series the Williamsburg Waterfront in New York City on July 19th, 2012.

The Art of Rap

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The Art Of Rap

Melle Mel, Raekwon, Chuck D and Ice-T perform to celebrate the premiere of Ice-T's new documentary film Something From Nothing: The Art Of Rap at HMV Hammersmith Apollo in London on July 19th, 2012.

zakk wylde

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Wylde About Fantasy Football

Zakk Wylde and his fantasy football partner Ken Thomson attend the 3rd Annual Sirius XM Annual Celebrity Fantasy Football Draft at the Hard Rock Cafe New York on July 19th, 2012.

Alicia Keys

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We Can Do It!

Alicia Keys speaks at the Women Vote 2012 Summit at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on July 16th, 2012.

Gene Simmons

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“Simmons Comics Anthology”

Gene Simmons debuts "Simmons Comics Anthology" at Comic-Con International 2012 in San Diego, California on July 13th, 2012.

Chris Daughtry

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“Darkness & Light” Party

Chris Daughtry performs at DC Entertainment hosts "Darkness & Light" Party at San Diego Comic-Con International benefitting We Can Be Heroes in San Diego, California on July 12th, 2012.

Jennifer Hudson

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Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson performs during the 2012 Taste Of Chicago at the Petrillo Music Shell in Chicago, Illinois on July 11th, 2012.

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Nasty Nas and Nash

Nas and Steve Nash hang out at the 2012 ESPY Awards at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on July 11th, 2012.

Slash's Star

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Slash’s Star

Slash is honored with the 2,473rd star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame outside the Hard Rock Cafe in Hollywood on July 10th, 2012.

An Evening With California Saga

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An Evening With California Saga

Carnie Wilson, Rob Bonfiglio, Ambha Love, Wendy Wilson, Matt Jardine, and Christian Love of California Saga perform with Mike Love of the Beach Boys at An Evening With California Saga at The GRAMMY Museum in Los Angeles on July 10th, 2012.

Zac Brown Band

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The State Farm Home Run Derby

Zac Brown Band performs at the State Farm Home Run Derby in Kansas City, Missouri on July 9th, 2012.

Aretha Franklin

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The Essence Power Award

Aretha Franklin with her Essence Power Award and Essence Magazine Editor-in-Chief Constance White during the 2012 Essence Music Festival at Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans on July 8th, 2012.

Krist Novoselic

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Novoselic’s Keynote Speech

Krist Novoselic during his keynote speech at the 2012 CBGB Festival at Landmark Sunshine Cinema in New York City on July 5th, 2012.

Bruce Springsteen

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Bruce Spooked

Bruce Springsteen and Patti Scialfa perform at Palais Omnisports de Bercy in Paris on July 4th, 2012.


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Tongue Picked

Paul Stanley of KISS performs during a show in support of Help For Heroes at HMV Forum in London on July 4th, 2012.

Queen Latifah and Daryl Hall

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The Philly Fourth Of July Jam

Queen Latifah and Daryl Hall perform at the Philly Fourth Of July Jam at Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on July 4th, 2012.

Al Green

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Kisses from Al

Al Green kisses a fan during his performance at Hard Rock Live! in the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida on July 2nd, 2012.

The Wanted

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Torch Bearers

The Wanted pose backstage at the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay Special City Celebration in Birmingham, England on June 30th, 2012.


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‘Apocalyptic Nightmare Journey’

Corey Taylor and M. Shawn Crahan a.k.a. "Clown" of Slipknot attend the book signing of M. Shawn Crahan's book Apocalyptic Nightmare Journey at Book Soup in West Hollywood, California on June 29th, 2012.

The Flaming Lips

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Record Breaker

Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips with the Guiness World Record certificate for the most live concerts performed in 24 hours in multiple cities in New Orleans, Louisiana on June 28th, 2012.

The Flaming Lips

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The Flaming Lips

Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips during the MTV, VH1, CMT & LOGO O Music awards at Bennys Boom Boom Room in Hattiesburg, Mississippi on June 28, 2012.