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  • Cat's Got Their Tongues: Grumpy Cat Rocks the 'American Idol' Top 6

    Wednesday's top six theme on "American Idol" was "A Little Bit Country and a Little Bit Rock 'n' Roll" — because, you know, nothing ropes in those all-important younger viewers like a Donny & Marie reference! The bigger draw was no doubt Internet sensation Grumpy Cat, scowling in a way that could…

    Reality Rocks
  • What One Mom Found In Her Son’s Backpack. Funny or Not So Much?

    I was perusing Facebook the other day and up popped this photo with the caption “Look what I just found in Orion's backpack. I have no words.” It was posted by a friend whose five-year-old son is in kindergarten

    Parenting
  • Pyongyang's pop queens stage comeback

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Step aside, Sea of Blood Opera. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's favorite guitar-slinging, miniskirt-sporting girl group, the Moranbong Band, is back. And these ladies know how to shimmy.

    Associated Press
  • Watch Young the Giant Perform Live at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

    For their latest album Mind Over Matter, Young the Giant told us they were demonstrating "democracy at work." "Sometimes you can think about higher things and the social implications of what you're do[...]

    Rolling Stone
  • Soon-To-Be National Hero Snaps 'Super Mario' Theme Song

    Keeping with the tradition of obtaining talents that have no use besides being awesome, YouTube user Emil Axelsson appears to have learned to "play" the Super Mario theme song using only fingersnaps. We have no idea how he does it, how long it took him to learn or if it's even real (to be honest),…

    Huffington Post
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    The 5 Most Self-Indulgent Albums EVER! (5 photos)

    Self-indulgence is a rock rite of passage for many musicians. Every generation has a bunch of artists who decide to make an album (or two or three) that's nearly indecipherable to anyone except the band and their followers. These records have one or more of the following hallmarks: 1) Lyrics with…

    Yahoo Music
  • Country Hall of Fame Taps Ronnie Milsap, Mac Wiseman, Hank Cochran

    Ronnie Milsap, Mac Wiseman and the late Hank Cochran will receive country music's highest honor later this year: induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame. The 2014 honorees were announced Tuesday[...]

    Rolling Stone
  • Preview 'Red Rain' From Peter Gabriel's Theatrical Concert Event

    Peter Gabriel has never been an artist that's spent much time looking backwards, but in 2012 he decided to hit the road and play his 1986 landmark album SO in its entirety, even reforming the original[...]

    Rolling Stone
  • ‘Thinking’ music speaker changes mood with a twist and learns users’ tastes

    The Aether Cone is a next-generation conical speaker that instantly offers a different vibe when it is twisted, and uses algorithms to detect users' music taste at particular times and locations.

    Springwise
  • 'Wicked' composer, others fight sheet music piracy

    NEW YORK (AP) — By now, some young musical theater fans have received an email from Stephen Schwartz asking them to stop illegally downloading sheet music from any of his shows. Or anyone's show, for that matter.

    Associated Press
  • Kass: Money Doesn't Talk, It Swears

    How Bob Dylan's message in 'It's Alright, Ma' applies to the investment business.

    TheStreet.com
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    Shakira Performance Upsets 'Voice' Fans

    Tuesday night on “The Voice,” Team Usher’s TJ Wilkins and Team Shakira’s Dani Moz were cut from the competition, but the biggest elimination of the night was that of Shakira’s live vocals during a performance of her hit song “Empire.” The Twitterverse took exception to Shakira’s obvious…

    Prime Time In No Time Videos
  • Chance the Rapper Explains Illness, Cancels More Shows

    Two days after being hospitalized and missing last weekend's Coachella set, Chance the Rapper's team has posted an update on his condition and revealed the cause of his illness to be "a combination of[...]

    Rolling Stone
  • MTV Video Music Awards to return to Los Angeles

    The annual MTV Video Music Awards, one of the music industry's top televised showcases, will return to Los Angeles this summer from New York City, the U.S. cable channel said on Wednesday. The show, popular among MTV's young viewers prized by advertisers, will take place on Aug. 24, the day before…

    Reuters
  • Music Review: Spidey enhanced by Zimmer soundtrack

    Various Artists, "The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Soundtrack" (Columbia Records/Madison Gate Records)

    Associated Press
  • Malians who sang out against conflict get Songlines honors

    By Angus MacSwan LONDON (Reuters) - Malian ngoni player Bassekou Kouyate, whose album "Jama Ko" urged his countrymen to stand together just as Mali erupted in conflict, has won the Best Artist accolade in the annual awards for world music magazine Songlines. "Given what happened in Mali in the past…

    Reuters
  • Lana Del Rey's 'West' Coasts Onto Hot 100 At No. 17

    Her new song storms the chart, thanks to high sales and streaming following her well-received Coachella set.

    Billboard
  • John Lennon and Yoko Ono Explain Their Love in Animated Clip

    "When I was singing about 'all you need is love,' I was singing about something I hadn't experienced," John Lennon said in a revealing interview animated by PBS' Blank on Blank series. "I'd exper[...]

    Rolling Stone
  • St. Vincent Tapped as Musical Guest For 'Saturday Night Live' Season Finale

    St. Vincent will make her "Saturday Night Live" debut during the show's season finale on May 17, which will be hosted by comedian Andy Samberg.

    Billboard
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    Best Ways To Stay Hydrated At A Festival

    Staying hydrated is always important, but it`s especially critical if you`ll be spending the day under the sun at a music festival like Jazz Fest, so today we`re Getting the Skinny with Molly on the best and worst options when it comes to beverages at a festival.

    Tribune