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  • 'Blame Chance': Kanye West Explains 'Life of Pablo' Album Delay

    Kanye West 's The Life of Pablo didn't arrive as promised Friday, but the rapper said it was for a good reason: Chance the Rapper  was in the studio doing some last-minute work on a song called "Waves," which was left off the final  and then reconfigured   Pablo ...

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  • Arcade Fire's Win Butler Named MVP at NBA Celebrity All-Star Game

    Arcade Fire 's Win Butler helped guide the Drake -coached Team Canada to victory at Friday night's NBA Celebrity All-Star Game at Toronto's Ricoh Coliseum, with the singer posting a double-double with 15 points and 14 rebounds. Following the game, Butler accepted the game's MVP Award with a…

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  • Weekend Rock Question: What Is Beyonce's Best Song?

    Beyoncé just made the world stop once again by dropping her surprise single " Formation " just one day ahead of her Super Bowl 50  appearance. Rumors are circulating that an album is set to follow the politically charged anthem and hat tip to her Southern upbringing, and her...

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  • Watch How Drugs Fueled and Ravaged Seventies Music in New RS Mini-Doc

    The adage "sex, drugs and rock & roll" can best be used describe the music scene in the Seventies, an era where all genres were fueled by everything from alcohol and marijuana to cocaine and Quaaludes. The third installment of 1973: Shaping the Culture , a new video series from Rolling...

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  • Grammys 2016 Country Categories: Who Will Win, Who Should Win

    There's a lot at stake for country music at this year's Grammy Awards — strong contenders like Chris Stapleton, Little Big Town and Sam Hunt all have a fair shot at some of the major categories, proving just how much the genre has permeated the mainstream (and how diverse it...

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  • Dr. Dre Secretly Working on Scripted Apple Music Show 'Vital Signs'

    Dr. Dre  will reportedly help Apple Music expand into the world of original video programming with a new series titled Vital Signs , with the Compton rapper serving as executive producer and star of the six-episode series. According to The Hollywood Reporter , each episode of the dark,…

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  • 'Three Wooden Crosses' Songwriter Kim Williams Dead at 68

    Songwriter Kim Williams, whose credits include "Ain't Goin' Down 'Til the Sun Comes Up," for Garth Brooks and "Three Wooden Crosses" for Randy Travis, died Thursday, February 11th, according to MusicRow . He was 68. Williams, who was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2012,…

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  • Wynonna Judd on Making Her New 'Tantrum Record'

    Wynonna Judd is currently in the middle of a tantrum that even a whirling dervish of a 2-year-old badly in need of a nap might find exhausting. But the source — and also the outlet —for her unhinged, yet wholly healthy abandon is the spotlight in which she finds herself...

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  • Kanye West Drops Non-'Pablo' Song '30 Hours,' Adds to Album Track List

    With Kanye West  fans anxiously awaiting the official arrival of the rapper's new album The Life of Pablo following Thursday's Madison Square Garden debut, West instead threw another curveball: A new track titled "30 Hours," the latest installment in the rapper's series of Friday drops. "Now that…

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  • Kanye West Defends Controversial Taylor Swift 'Famous' Lyric

    The battle over Kanye West 's controversial "Famous" lyric wages on: After Taylor Swift 's rep issued a statement  denying that the singer approved of West's "misogynistic" line, "I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex / I made that bitch famous," the rapper unleashed a...

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  • What Are Kendrick Lamar's Chances for a Grammy Victory?

    Kendrick Lamar 's sprawling, incisive, virtuosic To Pimp a Butterfly is the best album of 2015. Rolling Stone   said it .  Entertainment Weekly   agrees . So did the  Guardian , so does Pitchfork and so did a whole bunch of other places too. But will the Grammy voters agree?  Hip-hop's…

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  • Taylor Swift: Kanye West's 'Pablo' Lyric About Me Is 'Misogynistic'

    One of the more explosive lyrics from Kanye West 's The Life of Pablo finds the rapper saying of Taylor Swift  on "Famous," "I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex / I made that bitch famous." Soon after the Yeezy Season Three livestream , TMZ...

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  • Kanye West Blends Sacred and Profane on Startling, Gospel-Inflected New LP

    The last era-atomizing, margin-stalking, race-commentating auteur to commandeer local movie theaters with an unprecedented event ended up falling flat. That was Quentin Tarantino during the 2015 Christmas holidays, with his 70mm Panavision Roadshow engagement of the slight genre exercise The…

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  • Kanye West's Surreal Album Launch: Fashion and Music Collide

    A common complaint among fashion insiders is that Fashion Week has grown into too much of a spectacle – more about Instagram clout and celebrity appearances and street style photographers than the art of the clothes. Many of those same tony insiders have mixed feelings about Kanye West, the rapper...

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  • Gerard Way Unveils Reflective Carpenters' 'Superstar' Cover

    On Wednesday, former My Chemical Romance  singer Gerard Way  unveiled an old recording of a song for fans. His reflective cover of the Carpenters' "Superstar" was recorded while the band was working on 2006's Black Parade , Way said in a series of tweets  explaining his rendition. "This…

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  • Kanye West to Release Video Game About Mom Going to Heaven

    On Thursday, Kanye West  debuted his seventh album, The Life of Pablo , during his premiere of the "Yeezy Season 3" fashion line  at Madison Square Garden, but he also unveiled a surprise bonus preview. Towards the end of the show, he took to the mic and announced a new video game called...

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  • AFI Singer, No Doubt Members to Form Supergroup

    AFI  singer Davey Havok and No Doubt 's Tom Dumont, Tony Kanal and Adrian Young are forming a supergroup, as Billboard  reports. The band doesn't have a name or a record label yet, but it has already completed an album. AFI released their latest album, Burials , in October 2013....

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  • Katy Perry in 'Research and Development Phase' of New Album

    Katy Perry  is loosening up her typical schedule when it comes to how she approaches album-making. "I do my records in a more traditional way, where the cycle is three years, so that once I start writing them, I know exactly where I'll be in spring of 2018. That can be...

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  • Chris Janson Thrills at New Faces of Country Music Show

    For the few artists chosen to participate, playing the New Faces of Country Music show to close out Country Radio Seminar is one of the toughest gigs they'll ever experience. Removed from their typical club setting, performers in those coveted spots are subjected to a ballroom full of…

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