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  • Artist and inspiration Maya Angelou dead at 86

    Artist and inspiration Maya Angelou dead at 86

    Three-time Grammy award winner, poet, actress, dancer, director, and one-time Calypso singer, Maya Angelou has died at the age of 86. Throughout her long career, she found success in virtually every creative medium and can only be described as an artist in the purest sense of the word. During her...
  • The Rolling Stones play first show since the death of Mick Jagger's girlfriend

    The Rolling Stones play first show since the death of Mick Jagger's girlfriend

    The Rolling Stones resumed their world tour Monday night in Oslo, Norway, the legendary band’s first show since the death of Mick Jagger’s girlfriend L’Wren Scott on March 17. The Stones were touring Australia in March as part of their #StonesOnFire tour when news broke that Scott had committed...
  • Synth-pop pioneers Erasure announce new album, lengthy tour

    Synth-pop pioneers Erasure announce new album, lengthy tour

    Synth-pop trailblazers Erasure announced details about their new album on Tuesday. The duo of Vince Clarke and Andy Bell will release their 16th studio album, The Violet Flame, on Sept. 23. Erasure also announced an extensive world tour this fall in support of the new album. According to a news...
  • Soulful Sam Smith's 2014 North American Tour

    Soulful Sam Smith's 2014 North American Tour

    After doing a few club and small theatre gigs around the US earlier this year, Sam Smith has announced a world tour in support of his upcoming album that features a North American leg in larger venues. Smith has rapidly risen to music stardom in the states after his appearance on Disclosure's...
  • Pharrell, Spike Lee announce 'Unstaged' performance at Apollo Theater

    Pharrell, Spike Lee announce 'Unstaged' performance at Apollo Theater

    Pharrell Williams will continue his world-conquering year by staging a June 3 performance at the legendary Apollo Theater in Harlem as part of the American Express “Unstaged” series, the multi-talented entertainer announced today. The concert will be directed by award-winning filmmaker Spike Lee and...
  • Slash announces new album, UK arena dates this fall

    Slash announces new album, UK arena dates this fall

    Guitar legend and top hat enthusiast Slash announced details about his new album featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators on Tuesday. The former Guns N’ Roses axeman also revealed a new batch of UK arena dates scheduled for later this fall. According to a post on the guitarist’s website, Slash...
  • Lana Del Rey debuts new songs, performs at Kim and Kanye wedding festivities

    Lana Del Rey debuts new songs, performs at Kim and Kanye wedding festivities

    While the rest of us are grilling burgers, soaking up sun, and lollygagging about on Memorial Day, Lana Del Rey is getting her grind on. The “Summertime Sadness” singer debuted two new songs on Sunday, just two days after performing for rapper Kanye West and Kim Kardashian prior to their nuptials in...
  • New reports claims Tupac hated the cops until his dying breath

    New reports claims Tupac hated the cops until his dying breath

    A new study released last month claimed that there were exactly 1,800 curse words between the Tupac albums “All Eyez On Me” and “Until the End of Time.” Truly, Tupac Shakur was a man who loved his profanity. It’s fitting, then, that according to a new report published earlier this week, Tupac’s last...
  • Celebrity doppelgangers Will Farrell and Chad Smith have drum-off on 'Fallon'

    Celebrity doppelgangers Will Farrell and Chad Smith have drum-off on 'Fallon'

    As Will Ferrell fans noted during his Feb. 4 Reddit Ask Me Anything, the "Anchorman" comedian looks a lot like Chad Smith, the longtime drummer for the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Like, A LOT, alike. Since the world of entertainment operates on the Highlander theorem -- “There can only be one” -- the duo...
  • Prince's UK arena tour signifies his return as music royalty

    Prince's UK arena tour signifies his return as music royalty

    Princes, as you may have heard, are kind of a big deal in England, and so is Prince. The ‘80s funk icon is in the midst of an arena tour through the UK, a far cry from the more intimate and modest-sized venues he played on his last tour in England. It’s part of a resurgent interest in the famously...
  • Lupe Fiasco named Music Director for Team USA's World Cup campaign

    Lupe Fiasco named Music Director for Team USA's World Cup campaign

    Lupe Fiasco may be better known for his skateboarding abilities than soccer skills, but that could soon change. The Chicago-based rapper has been named Music Director for Team USA as they head to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, U.S. Soccer announced yesterday. In his newly announced role, Fiasco will...
  • Seattle mayor declares May 23 as 'Sasquatch Day' in honor of music festival

    Seattle mayor declares May 23 as 'Sasquatch Day' in honor of music festival

    Seattle visitors and natives alike will have an opportunity to celebrate on Friday, thanks to a citywide proclamation celebrating this weekend’s Sasquatch! Music Festival. Mayor Ed Murray signed a declaration, multiple uses of “whereas” and all, on Monday, officially proclaiming May 23 as Sasquatch...
  • Pharrell announces 20-date 'Dear GIRL' tour across Europe

    Pharrell announces 20-date 'Dear GIRL' tour across Europe

    In news that should make his many European fans Happy, Pharrell Williams announced a 20-date tour all across the continent on Wednesday. The “Dear GIRL” tour will get underway on Sept. 9 in Manchester, England and finish up a month later on Oct. 9 at The O2 in London. In a video accompanying the...
  • Betty Who ‘The Hopeless Romantic Tour’ announced

    Betty Who ‘The Hopeless Romantic Tour’ announced

    Today the pop music rising star Jessica Newham, an Australian born singer-songwriter and musician known as Betty Who, just announced her summer “The Hopeless Romantic Tour”. Although she just finished 22 spring concerts under “The Slow Dancing Tour”, she is jumping right back to work. Concerts...
  • Queen + Adam Lambert announce Australian tour dates

    Queen + Adam Lambert announce Australian tour dates

    After nearly 30 years, the iconic rock band Queen are journeying back to Australia for a brief tour and are bringing “American Idol” favorite Adam Lambert with them. Known collectively as Queen + Adam Lambert, the ‘Idol’ alum will appear with Brian May and Roger Taylor (bassist John Deacon has since...
  • Pearl Jam hitting the road with U.S. tour in October

    Pearl Jam hitting the road with U.S. tour in October

    Iconic alternative rock band Pearl Jam announced a series of fall tour dates throughout the U.S. on Wednesday. The 12-city tour will kick off on Oct. 1 at the U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati and wrap up with a concert at the Pepsi Center in Denver on Oct. 22. The newly revealed tour is buttressed...
  • Today in who’s cancelling shows due to illness: Paul McCartney, Janelle Monae

    Today in who’s cancelling shows due to illness: Paul McCartney, Janelle Monae

    Much like Martian invaders, the only thing that can stop our rock stars from conquering the world is illness. Such is the case with Sir Paul McCartney, as the former Beatles legend was forced to postpone a series of shows in Japan this week due to an undisclosed but probably sushi-related illness...
  • Odd Future has been announced as openers for Eminem's landmark show at London's Wembley Stadium

    Odd Future announced as opener for Eminem shows at Wembley

    Eminem is bringing some of his rowdy friends for the first headlining hip-hop show in the (short) history of London's Wembley Stadium. Odd Future has been announced as the opener for Eminem’s performances at Wembley on July 11 and 12. The announcement first came via a video posted to Eminem’s...
  • Coldplay's 'Ghost Stories' is a breakup album from pop's most romantic band

    Coldplay's 'Ghost Stories' is a breakup album from pop's most romantic band

    Coldplay doesn’t wear their hearts on their sleeves; they hold it in their hands, offering it as a gift with the deepest of sincerity. They’ve long been pop music’s most romantic group, trafficking almost exclusively in love songs that are musically delicate and lyrically blunt. This has made them...
  • Michael Jackson hologram amazes, unsettles at Billboard Music Awards

    Michael Jackson hologram amazes, unsettles at Billboard Music Awards

    Even in death, Michael Jackson is larger than life. A hologram of the late pop star performed “Slave to the Rhythm,” a song from his new album "XSCAPE," “live” at the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday night. It was a spectacle that, in keeping with Jackson’s persona, was both awkward and compelling...
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