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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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Kelly and a Koala

Kelly Rowland gets up close and personal with a Koala in Sydney, Australia on April 16th, 2012.

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The Black Keys Eat BBQ with Bourdain

Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney of The Black Keys joined Anthony Bourdain on his television show No Reservations to talk eating on the road and share a meal in Kansas City.

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Rihanna and Katy Perry at Coachella

Rihanna performs during Calvin Harris' set while Katy Perry climbs into the audience on day 3 of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio, California on April 15th, 2012.

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Azealia and the Machine

Florence Welch and Azealia banks hang out backstage during day 3 of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio, California on April 15th, 2012.

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New York City in The 70s

Lou Reed and Cartier Director of Style, Image and Heritage Pierre Rainero attend the Cartier and Aido Cipullo, New York City in the 70s Exhibition Preview and Cocktail Reception at Cartier Mansion in New York on April 12th, 2012.

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Truth or Dare

Madonna launches her first signature fragrance Truth or Dare by Madonna at Macy's Herald Square in New York on April 12th, 2012.

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The Golden God Awards

Johnny Depp and Marilyn Manson perform during the 4th Annual Golden Gods Awards presented by Epiphone in Los Angeles on April 11th, 2012.

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50th Anniversary Twins

The Beach Boys sing the National Anthem during opening day at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on April 10th, 2012.  The group and the stadium both celebrate their 50th anniversaries this year.

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‘Waiting For Lightning’

Tommy Lee and DJ Aero pose with professional skateboarder Danny Way while DJing an after party presented by DC Shoes for the screening for Waiting for Lightning, a documentary about Danny Way, in Hollywood on April 10th, 2012.


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Unidentified Flying Nickelback

Nickelback performs from a floating platform at the I Wireless Center in Moline, Illinois on April 10th, 2012.

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We’re On A Boat

Zayn Malik, Louis Tomlinson and Harry Styles of One Direction take a cruise in a small boat on Sydney Harbor in Australia.

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Thumbs Up For Jake

Bruce Springsteen flashes a thumbs up to Jake Clemons during Bruce and the E Street Band's performance at Madison Square Garden in New York on April 9th, 2012.

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Faces, Time and Places

Ronnie Wood and former The Faces bandmate Kenney Jones pose at Wood's "Faces, Time and Places" art exhibit featuring his paintings and photographs of himself and bandmates throughout his career at 498 Broome Street in New York on April 9th, 2012.

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Costner’s Modern Family

Kevin Costner and his daughter Lily perform with Modern West at City Winery in New York on April 9th, 2012.


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No Foreigner to Charity

Jeff Pilson, Kelly Hansen and Tom Gimbel of Foreigner perform at Sundance Square in Fort Worth, Texas on April 9th, 2012.  Proceeds from the performance benefitted Speedway Children's Charities and kicked off the Samsung Mobile 500 NASCAR race week.

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Backstage with Johnny Depp and Todd Snider

Bill Carter and the Blames (featuring Johnny Depp on drums) opened for Todd Snider in Los Angeles. Depp and Snider grabbed a drink while hanging together backstage. 

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Nicki Meets The Easter Bunny

Nicki Minaj is visited by the Easter Bunny during her album signing for Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded at Best Buy in Culver City, California on April 7th, 2012.

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Ice-T After Dark

Ice-T performs while hosting the Pool After Dark at Harrah's Resort in Atlantic City, New Jersey on April 7th, 2012.

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Wilson Phillips In-Store

Carnie Wilson, Chynna Phillips, and Wendy Wilson of Wilson Phillips perform at Loehmann's department store in New York on April 5th, 2012.

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Avril’s Joins Safeway For Annual April Campaign

Avril Lavignes helps a person with disabilities bag groceries at a Safeway grocery store to kick off Safeway's Annual April Campaign to raise money for Easter Seals and the Special Olympics.  The Avril Lavigne Foundation has joined Safeway to help raise money by allowing those who donate to view exclusive behind the scenes videos of Avril on tour.

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Honorary Sheriff

Nicki Minaj takes a break from signing CDs of her new release "Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded"  and poses for the cameras with an honorary sheriff's badge at the F.Y.E. music store in Philadelphia on April 4th, 2012

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Elton and Channing’s Dance Party

Elton John and Channing Tatum get close on stage at the Revlon concert for the Rainforest Fund at Carnegie Hall in New York City on April 3rd, 2012.

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The Wizard of What?

Elton John, Meryl Streep, Sting and James Taylor perform dressed as characters from The Wizard of Oz during the 2012 Concert for the Rainforest Fund at Carnegie Hall in New York on April 3rd, 2012.

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An Evening of Music and Memories for Davy Jones

Deana Martin, Peter Tork, Talia Jones, Micky Dolenz and Annabel Jones perform at The Davy Jones Memorial "An Evening of Music and Memories" at B.B. King Blues Club and Grill in New York on April 3rd, 2012.

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Jo McCaughey

Experimental Release of Jack White’s debut album, ‘Blunderbuss’

'Envisioned as an experiment exploring non-traditional forms of record distribution and a way to get records in the hands of people who don't visit record shops, the label was sure to use biodegradable latex balloons and all-natural twine in the process.'

'Accompanying the balloons were custom postcards with instructions for the finders to submit photos, discovery location and the date on which the record was found, all of which will be incorporated into a website where fans can access the information at thirdmanrecords.com.'


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KISS Crusher

Gene Simmons, Eric Singer, Tommy Thayer and Paul Stanley of KISS arrive on a monster truck to the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas on April 1st, 2012.

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Fly Away Zac Brown

Zac Brown is hoisted into the air during his bands performance at the ACM Fan Jam after party at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas on April 1st, 2012.

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Twist and Shout

Justin Bieber joins Lil' Twist on stage as he opens up for TYGA at Club Nokia in Los Angeles on April 1st, 2012.

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An Intimate Evening with Brian Fallon

Brian Fallon of The Gaslight Anthem gives a solo acoustic performance during Red Bull's Intimate Evening with Brian Fallon at the Press Room in Asbury Park, NJ on March 31st, 2012. Prior to the performance Fallon was interviewed by Jon Coen and spoke about a range of topics from the Mayan calendar to trying to sound fresh when recording a new record.

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Earl Scruggs Hollywood Memorial

A memorial for Earl Scruggs is set up on top of his Hollywood Walk of Fame star.  A wreath was set up and fans stopped by to pay respects and leave flowers in Hollywood on March 29th, 2012.