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  • DJ Ashba Leaving Guns N' Roses After Six Years

    After a six-year stint with Guns N' Roses, guitarist DJ Ashba has parted ways with Axl Rose's band. "It is with a very heavy heart and yet great pride that I announce that I've decided to close this chapter of my life and encapsulate the wonderful times that I've shared...

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  • Watch Florence and the Machine's Brooding, Melodramatic Short Film

    Florence Welch ramps up the melodrama in "Queen of Peace/Long & Lost," a 10-minute short film paired to two tracks from her recent LP, How Big How Blue How Beautiful. The latest installment of Welch's "Odyssey" saga, created with director Vincent Haycock, finds the singer exploring weighty themes…

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  • Little Big Town Cancel More Tour Dates

    Since May 9th, Little Big Town's "Girl Crush" has reigned as the biggest country song in America, sitting atop the Billboard charts for nearly three months straight. It couldn't be a better time for the band to hit the road. Unfortunately, the bulk of Little Big Town's summer tour...

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  • Brandon Jennings' Drake Tweets Have Meek Mill's Manager 'Charged Up'

    Brandon Jennings knows how to shut 'em down on Twitter. The Detroit Pistons' guard, currently recovering from surgery to repair his ruptured Achilles, has steadily upped his Twitter game in the months since he suffered the injury, tweeting out a gruesome shot of his battle wound, enjoying...

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  • Bobbi Kristina Brown, Daughter of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, Dead at 22

    Bobbi Kristina Brown, the daughter of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, died on July 26 at age 22 after she was found unresponsive in her bathtub and placed in a medically induced coma. Brown passed away in a hospice center outside Atlanta. "Bobbi Kristina Brown passed away July, 26 2015, surrounded…

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  • On the Charts: Future Scores First Number One With 'DS2'

    Future didn't need much promotion to get his new album DS2 atop the Billboard 200 as, after giving fans just a week's notice regarding his third studio LP, the album cruised to Number One on the charts. DS2 sold 147,000 total albums in its debut week, giving Future his first...

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  • Kanye West and Steve McQueen Debut Short Film at L.A. Museum Pop-Up

    "Put your phones away, please. Put your phones away!" warned the large security guard wandering a crowded Los Angeles museum space, where screenings began Saturday for the weekend premiere of "All Day/I Feel Like That," a short film by Kanye West and Academy Award-winning artist-director Steve…

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  • Chief Keef Hologram Concert Shut Down By Police

    Chief Keef's Stop the Violence benefit concert in Hammond, Indiana – where the rapper was scheduled to perform live via hologram from Los Angeles – was cut short Saturday night after police pulled the plug on the performance after one song. Chief Keef's hologram managed to deliver "I Don't Like"…

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  • Drake Responds to Meek Mill With 'Charged Up' Diss Track

    Drake has responded to Meek Mill's accusations that the Toronto rapper employs a ghostwriter with "Charged Up," a new diss track that Drake premiered Saturday on his Beats 1's show OVO Sound Radio. "I stay silent 'cause we're at war and I'm very patient / 6 God is watching...

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  • Bob Dylan's Electric Guitar Back at Newport Fest for 50th Anniversary

    An unannounced set by My Morning Jacket wasn't the only surprise on tap for this year's Newport Folk Festival: Exactly 50 years to the day that Bob Dylan famously "went electric" at the long-running fest, the electric guitar involved in that controversial performance – Dylan's 1964 Sunburst Fender…

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  • 'Daptone Gold II' Comp Boasts Sharon Jones, Charles Bradley, Budos Band

    Daptone Records will release Daptone Gold II, the soul label's second greatest hits compilation featuring Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, Charles Bradley, the Budos Band, Antibalas and more. The follow-up to the label's acclaimed Daptone Gold collection in 2009 will arrive on September 18th, and…

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  • How Dillon Francis Recaptured the Golden Age of Moombahton

    If there's one thing Dillon Francis knows for sure, on a recent morning before his first cup of coffee, it's this: the early days of his career, sleeping on friends of friends' couches and working on music whenever he felt like it, are so totally long gone. Just a blurry day or...

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  • Hear Meghan Linsey's Enlivening 'Sunshine in My Soul'

    Meghan Linsey transports listeners to New Orleans within the first 10 seconds of her new song, "Sunshine in My Soul," making good on her promise to reflect more of her Louisiana roots with her career rebirth. After a booming horn section and snare drums caffeinate the tune's short intro, the...

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  • Weekend Rock Question: What Is the Best Eagles Song?

    The Eagles are a few days away from wrapping up their "History of the Eagles" tour. It's kept them on the road for more than two years, during which time they've played over 140 shows and made almost enough money to bail Greece out of its economic crisis. It also saw them...

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  • Ed Sheeran Announces 'Live at Wembley Stadium' TV Special

    Ed Sheeran's three sold-out nights at the historic Wembley Stadium in July were documented for an hour-long special to air on NBC this August. Ed Sheeran – Live at Wembley Stadium will take viewers behind the scenes and show footage from the massive run. "I can't say that performing at...

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  • How the Yardbirds Revolutionized Rock Live on the BBC

    If you wish to launch a humdinger of an argument – and one you might win – sidle up to just about any 1960s rock fan and offer the opinion that it was not the Beatles, the Stones, Pink Floyd, Hendrix, the Velvet Underground or the Byrds who were the...

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  • Monsanto Fires Back at Neil Young Over New Documentary

    Monsanto, a company that manufactures genetically engineered seeds for agriculture that has sparked the ire of Neil Young, has issued a statement to Rolling Stone responding to the singer-songwriter's mini-documentary Seeding Fear. Young co-executive-produced the film, which examines the…

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  • Michael Jackson Wanted to Play Jar Jar Binks in 'Star Wars'

    Michael Jackson was the "King of Pop." But he nearly became the King of Acting Flops. The singer reportedly told Star Wars mastermind George Lucas that he wanted to play goofy Gungan Jar Jar Binks, one of the most despised characters in film history, in the franchise's 1999 blockbuster, Episode...

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  • Frank Zappa Documentary by Alex Winter Starts Production

    The Zappa Family Trust has given its approval to a new documentary about the original Mother of Invention, Frank Zappa. The film is in the early stages of development and will likely come out in 2017, according to Variety. Director Alex Winter, whose early acting roles in the Bill...

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  • Eminem Jabs Trump, Cosby, Caitlyn Jenner in Six-Minute Freestyle

    Eminem spiraled into the demented depths of his brain and returned with an outrageous six-minute freestyle on Sway in the Morning, scorching Bill Cosby, Donald Trump, Caitlyn Jenner and more with characteristically grotesque grandeur. Despite working without a beat, Em dropped a barrage of stanzas…

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