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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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Usher and Sway

Usher and Sway Calloway attend SiriusXM's Town Hall With Usher at SiriusXM Studios in New York City on May 16th, 2012.

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The Dictator

The Dictator A.K.A. Sacha Baron Cohen arrives by camel at the Carlton Hotel during the 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France on May 16th, 2012.

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Rock The Bells

Supernatural, RZA, Chang Weisberg, Wi$h Bone, Krayzie Bone, DJ Quik, Dan The Automator, Layzie Bone, Bizzy Bone, DJ Lance Rock, Watsky, Dom Kennedy, Fashawn and Murs attend the Rock The Bells press conference & launch party at the House of Blues Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, California on May 15th, 2012.

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Sam & Ronnie

Sam Moore and Ronnie Wood perform during the Marie Curie Cancer Fundraiser at Claridge's Hotel in London on May 15th, 2012.

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Pop Icon

Carole King poses with her BMI Pop Icon Award at the 60th annual BMI Pop Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills, California on May 15th, 2012.


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They Will Rock You

Brian May and Roger Taylor of Queen perform during the We Will Rock You 10 Year Anniversary Celebration performance at The Dominion Theatre in London on May 14th, 2012.


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Oh, Crystal Ball

Sammy Hagar of Chickenfoot rubs bandmate Joe Satriani's head at The Fillmore in Detroit, Michigan on May 14th, 2012.

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Santigold and Samberg

Santigold and Andy Samberg perform at Samsung Mobile USA's 5MM Fans Appreciation Performance in New York City on May 14th, 2012.

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Kid Rock and The Symphony

Kid Rock performs with The Detroit Symphony Orchestra at the Fox Theatre in Detroit, Michigan on May 12th, 2012.

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Go Team!

Cyndi Lauper attends the New York Rangers versus Washington Capitals playoff game at Madison Square Garden in New York City on May 12th, 2012.

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Katy Goes Goth

Katy Perry arrives at the NARM Music Biz 2012 awards dinner party at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Century City, California on May 10th, 2012.  Perry's revealing goth-styled dress, accessorized with a rosary, has caused a stir among some bloggers in the Christian community.

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Tenacious D for VEVO

Tenacious D perform during the filming for a VEVO GO Show presented by Starburst at Ribs USA in Burbank, California on May 10th, 2012.

Barack Obama and Burt Bacharach

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Congrats Burt

Barack Obama awards legendary composer and performer Burt Bacharach with a Gershwin Prize at the White House in Washington, DC on May 9th, 2012.

Jon Cryer and Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros

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All In

Jon Cryer jumps in a photo with Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros in front of the Ed Sullivan Theater before appearing on the Late Show with David Letterman in New York City on May 10th, 2012.

Iggy Pop and Bernard Arcadio

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Iggy and Bernard

Iggy Pop shakes hands with Bernard Arcadio, former pianist of French singer Henri Salvador, during a press conference to present his new album AprËs in Paris on May 9th, 2012.

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Library of Congress Gershwin Prize

Sheryl Crow and Lyle Lovett perform during the 2012 Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song presentation at The Library of Congress in Washington, DC on May 8th, 2012.

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Avett Sweat Brothers

Seth and Scott Avett help eachother keep sweat out of their eyes as they perform at the MLB Fan Cave in New York on May 8th, 2012.

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Hanging With The Champ

Justin Bieber, Lil Wayne and 50 Cent pose with Floyd Mayweather, Jr. after his win over Miguel Cotto in their WBA title fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on May 5th, 2012.

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MSG’s Tribute to MCA

The New York Knicks pay tribute to Adam "MCA" Yauch of The Beastie Boys during their playoff game against the Miami Heat at Madison Square Garden on May 6th, 2012.

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Rock and Roll Fantasy

Steven Tyler poses with Playboy Bunnies Shera Bischoff, Heather Rae Young, Jaclyn Swedberg and Ciara Price during the 15th anniversary of Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy Camp at the Playboy Mansion in Beverly Hills on May 5th, 2012.

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It’s Raining Men

Martha Wash and photographer Mike Ruiz appear at Sony Music's 30th Anniversary re-release of the Weather Girls' "It's Raining Men" at the Eagle's Nest in New York on May 6th, 2012.

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Santana’s Special Mud Ceremony

Woodstock Festival co-founder Michael Lang, House of Blues co-founder Dan Aykroyd and Carlos Santana combine mud from the original Woodstock site, the Mississippi Delta and Carlos Santana's birthplace in Mexico as a new spin on a House of Blues tradition to ensure that each artist that performs has the roots and spirit of the South planted beneath their feet.  The ceremony took place as Santana begins a residency at the Las Vegas location on May 4th, 2012.

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XXL Foos

Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins of the Foo Fighters present the Monster Tube Award at the Billabong XXL Big Wave Awards at The Grove Theater in Anaheim, California on May 4th, 2012.

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Cee-Lo’s Meow Mix

Cee-Lo Green takes a break from remixing the Meow Mix cat food jingle with his cat, Purrfect.  The remix will be available as a download and jingle and each download will donate one pound of cat food to Pets Are Wonderful Support (PAWS) in Los Angeles.

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Kanye and Stiller

Christine Taylor, Ben Stiller and Kanye West sit courtside at the New York Knicks host the Miami Heat in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals in the 2012 NBA Playoffs at Madison Square Garden in New York City on May 3rd, 2012.

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Donovan and Deepak

Donovan performs at the Donovan: Intimate Concert and Conversation with Deepak Chopra event at ABC Carpet in New York City on May 1st, 2012.

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J. Lo’s Fake Snake

Jennifer Lopez wears a dress adorned with a crystal snake during a press conference announcing her upcoming tour with Enrique Iglesias in Hollywood on April 30th, 2012.

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International Jazz Day

Susan Tedeschi, Robert Cray and Derek Trucks perform durnig the United Nations Sunset Concert at the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz to commerate International Jazz Day in New York on April 30th, 2012.

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Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers

Steve Martin performs with the Steep Canyon Rangers at the Stagecoach Country Music Festival in Indio, California on April 28th, 2012.

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SiriusXM Barbershop

B.o.B. gets a haircut in the greenroom at the SiriusXM studio in New York before performing on Hip Hop Nation on April 29th, 2012.

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Bobby’s Big Undies

Bobby Rush holds up a pair of oversized underwear while performing at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans on April 28th, 2012.

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Rock ‘n’ Roll Book Party

Tommy Ramone attends the Commando: The Autobiography Of Johnny Ramone Book Party at Amoeba Music in Hollywood on April 26th, 2012.

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Buddy’s Buddy

Buddy Guy performs with John Mayer at GRAMMYs on the Hill Awards at The Liaison Hotel in Washington, DC on April 25th, 2012.

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Welcome Zach Cooper

Zach Cooper, the new bassist for Coheed and Cambria practices with Claudio Sanchez in their rehearsal space in Orange County, New York on April 25th, 2012.


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Latin Music Conference

Pitbull attends the Billboard Latin Music Conference at JW Marriott Marquis in Miami on April 25th, 2012.

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Jay-Z’s Nets’ Last Game in New Jersey

Jay-Z shakes the hand of philanthropist Lewis Katz at the New Jersey Nets' last game at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey on April 23rd, 2012.  Jay-Z is part owner of the team that will move to a new arena in Brooklyn, New York at the beginning of next season.

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The TIME 100 Gala

Rihanna performs at the TIME 100 Gala to celebrate TIME's 100 Most Influential People at Lincoln Center in New York on April 24th, 2012.

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St. Vincent Crowd Surfs

Annie Clark of St. Vincent crowd surfs during her performance at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California on April 21st, 2012.


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Beach Season

Ne-Yo surprises guests at the season grand opening of Encore Beach Club at Wynn Las Vegas on April 21st, 2012.

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Willie Nelson Statue

Willie Nelson shakes the hand of sculptor Clete Shields at the unveiling of the bronze Willie Nelson statue in Austin, Texas on April 20th, 2012.

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The Beach Boys at SiriusXM

The Beach Boys perform as part of SiriusXM's Artist Confidential series in Los Angeles on April 19th, 2012.  The performance will air over Memorial day weekend.  


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A Present for Nickelback

Chad Kroeger of Nickelback holds up a bra thrown onstage at the Madison Square Garden in New York on April 19th, 2012.

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Adrian and his Other Entourage

Adrian Grenier of the Honey Brothers performs at The Bowery Ballroom in New York City on April 19th, 2012.

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The 2012 ASCAP Pop Awards

Katy Perry and her producer, Max Martin, onstage at 2012 ASCAP Pop Awards held at Hollywood Renaissance Hotel in Hollywood, California on April 18th, 2012.

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Carole King in the House

Carole King greets Representatives Carolyn Maloney and Gwen Moore in between House votes to advocate for the Northern Rockies Ecosystem Protection Act, which would protect ecosystems in western states by designating them as wilderness on April 18th, 2012.

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