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  • Bob Dylan's 'The Hurricane' Inspiration Boxer Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter Dies at 76

    Boxer Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the boxer whose wrongful murder conviction inspired Bob Dylan's hit song "The Hurricane," died Sunday at his home in Toronto.

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  • Pharrell Rules Coachella '14 Yet Again, As Jay Z, Usher, T.I., and More Join In

    There's just no stopping Pharrell. For his encore Weekend 2 performance, the "Get Lucky" singer proved once again that he could bring out the biggest talent that he's worked with over the years to put on one heck of a show, bringing out none other than Jay Z, Usher, T.I., Pusha T, Busta Rhymes,…

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  • Billie Joe to the Rescue! Green Day Frontman Rocks Coachella on First Night of Weekend 2

    If Friday night was any indication, Weekend 2 Coachella-goers don't have anything to worry about — they're in for just as much of a treat with regards to special guests. Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day was the surprise hit on the first night of the music festival's second weekend, showing up for…

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  • Nas's 'Illmatic' Turns 20: 5 Little-Known Facts

    Saturday, April 19 is the 20th anniversary of the release of Nas's debut album, "Illmatic." Though the set was not immediately a commercial success – it took seven years before it would reach platinum status – it was critically acclaimed, considered by many to be one of the best hip-hop albums, and…

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  • Reports: Gwen Stefani in Talks to Join 'The Voice'

    Gwen Stefani recently joined Pharrell onstage at Coachella, and it looks like she'll be joining him again soon, this time for much longer, when she sits next to him in one of "The Voice's" big red chairs.

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  • Glen Campbell Moved Into Care Facility, Unable to Attend His Documentary Debut

    The premiere of Glen Campbell's farewell concert documentary at the Nashville Film Festival on Friday will be a bittersweet affair. The 77-year-old country crooner will not be able to attend the screening because he was recently moved into a care facility for Alzheimer's disease.

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  • First Listen! Jedward Grow Up on New Single 'Free Spirit'

    At age 22, the "double divas of Dublin" are ready to be taken seriously. And Yahoo Music is thrilled to present the online premiere of their mature new electropop track!

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  • American Idol, The Day After: Top 7 Results Dish with Lee DeWyze

    Thursday night, Dexter Roberts went home on "American Idol," leaving us with a top six featuring quite a few rockers and singer-songwriters. So who better give his thoughts on this season than the winner of perhaps the most guitar-troubadour-centric "Idol" season ever, Lee DeWyze?

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  • Watch One Direction Members Morph Into Each Other in 'You & I' Video

    Even One Direction haters will think their Ben Winston-directed video for "You & I" is cool. The pop quintet premiered Friday the video for the fourth single from their "Midnight Memories" album. The ballad Harry Styles describes as "a love song" uses special effects to present the group's…

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  • Dolly Parton Reunites With Kenny Rogers on 'You Can't Make Old Friends'

    We're very excited for the upcoming release of Dolly Parton's 42nd — that's right, forty-second — studio album, "Blue Smoke." Not only does it feature a song with Willie Nelson and covers of classics by Bob Dylan and Bon Jovi, but it also reunites Dolly with her dear pal Kenny Rogers on a duet…

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  • Your Record Store Day Shopping List: 20 Essentials, From the Grateful Dead to One Direction

    Since "support your local independent record store" could always use a bigger boost than a 99-cent sale, Record Store Day is back with another flurry of exclusive releases from humble indie-rockers and pop superstars alike. From the hundreds of releases that will be available for the first time…

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  • 'American Idol' Top 7 Results: Not A-Meused

    This week on "American Idol," Jessica Meuse, one of the few contestants this season who'd never been in the bottom two or three, received such a blatant busing, the show might as well have been sponsored by Greyhound.

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  • A ‘Beverly Hills 90210′ Flashback With Jimmer from the Rave-Ups

    Jimmer Podrasky wrapped up his residency Wednesday night at Lucy's 51 in Toluca Lake, Calif. to promote his excellent return effort "The Would-Be Plans" by performing with the Rave-Ups. That's the same band he led back in the '80s when they landed a spot in "Pretty in Pink" and were inexplicably…

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  • Kreayshawn On Tumblr Culture, EDM and What's Really 'Basic' on the Web

    Ever since her breakout single "Gucci Gucci" went viral back in 2011, rapper/designer/blogger/DJ/tastemaker Kreayshawn has remained an undeniable It-Girl on dashboards across the Tumblr-sphere. The Oakland-born creative (real name: Natassia Zolot) shares content on the daily to her personal Tumblr…

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  • Losing to Win: Remembering the Real Stars of 'Star Search'

    Thanks to the magic of the old-school VHS technology and advances in new-school digitization, the Internet is awesomely awash in grainy, incriminating "Star Search" footage. Here are the best clips from the series' most notable loser and/or future stars.

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  • Ice Cube, August Alsina, Drake: When Celebrity Rants Backfire

    Brutal honesty makes for great songwriting, but it can be a recipe for disaster when it comes to the media. This week, hip-hop legend Ice Cube and Def Jam Recording artist August Alsina experienced a backlash after making questionable – though honest – comments during interviews.

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  • American Idol, The Day After: Top 7 Performances Dish

    This Wednesday, the "American Idol" top seven contestants performed each other's song picks, and surprisingly, no one threw anyone under the bus. Actually, the judges totally threw Jessica Meuse under the bus. But the contestants all played nice with each other.

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  • KCRW Stages 'Mini-Coachella' With Beck

    When Southern California's Coachella festival expanded to two identical consecutive weekends a couple years ago, the fest's participating artists were faced with a conundrum: What to do with themselves during their days off in Cali between weekends one and two? But Los Angeles tastemaker radio…

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  • Lorde Comes Face to Face With Real-Life Inspiration for 'Royals'

    With its lyrics about "Cristal, Maybach, diamonds on your timepiece, jet planes, islands and tigers on a gold leash," it may surprise you to learn that Lorde's monster hit "Royals" wasn't inspired by P. Diddy or some other bling-loving rapper, but a legendary baseball player named George Brett.

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  • 'Idol' Top 7 Recap: Competitors' Picks and Picking on Jessica

    This Wednesday on "American Idol," the unprecedented theme was "Competitors' Picks," meaning the top seven contestants chose songs for each other. The potential for sabotage was great, but everyone played nice. No one picked "Let's Get It On" for reluctant heartthrob Sam Woolf, or "My Humps" for…

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