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  • The xx's Romy Madley Croft announces engagement to girlfriend Hannah Marshall

    The xx's Romy Madley Croft announces engagement to girlfriend Hannah Marshall

    Wedding bells are ringing for one of The xx’s co-lead singers. Romy Madley Croft, one-third of the British indie rock band with Oliver Sim and Jamie Smith, announced her engagement to designer Hannah Marshall on Instagram on Monday. “Last night, a very special person asked me a very beautiful...
  • Mel C. and Victoria Beckham

    Mel C. and Victoria Beckham perform the Spice Girls' '2 Become 1' on New Year's Eve

    Victoria Beckham's New Year's Eve bash in the Maldives on Dec. 31 included a surprise performance. She hit the stage to sing "2 Become 1" with fellow Spice Girl Mel C. Beckham and Mel C. rose to prominence in the late '90s as members of the Spice Girls. The ladies conquered music charts around the...
  • Steps at G-A-Y

    Steps kicks off 20th anniversary on New Year's Eve at London's G-A-Y club

    U.K. pop group Steps reunited at London's G-A-Y club on Dec. 31. In honor of their 20th anniversary this year, the members helped ring in 2017 with some classics. Steps is comprised of members Claire Richards, Faye Tozer, Lisa Scott-Lee, Ian "H" Watkins and Lee Latchford-Evans. The group formed in...
  • Ed Sheeran stirs 'new music Friday' pot with division symbol Twitter post

    Ed Sheeran stirs 'new music Friday' pot with division symbol Twitter post

    Ed Sheeran stirred his “new music Friday” announcement pot this morning, Jan. 2, by posting a new video on Twitter as a pinned Tweet in which a division symbol is drawn inside the cryptic blue square he recently used to break his social media silence. The video is captioned “6th January 5am GMT...
  • Coach of Ronda Rousey's first UFC opponent defends Edmond Tarverdyan

    Coach of Ronda Rousey's first UFC opponent defends Edmond Tarverdyan

    Several notable fighters and media outlets ripped Edmond Tarverdyan this week, blaming him for ruining "Rowdy" Ronda Rousey's career. Amanda "Lioness" Nunes, immediately after clobbering the former champ at UFC 207, publicly said what plenty of others were thinking: That Tarverdyan convinced Rousey...
  • Live reunites with Ed Kowalczyk for first show in more than seven years

    Live reunites with Ed Kowalczyk for first show in more than seven years

    When Ed Kowalczyk left the band Live in 2009, tensions were high between the singer and founding members Patrick Dahlheimer, Chad Gracey and Chad Taylor. Once those tensions spilled over into the legal system—especially after the band restarted with former Unified Theory frontman Chris Shinn taking...
  • Music of Mozart works magic touch with wine

    Music of Mozart works magic touch with wine

    The ageless works of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart have prompted and inspired every manner of creative expression, and artists from a burgeoning 11-year-old opera composer, to painters on canvas. Only a handful of years ago, the impact of the master composer’s music drenching the synapses of young minds...
  • Sleater-Kinney rings in 2017 with George Michael, David Bowie covers in San Francisco

    Sleater-Kinney rings in 2017 with George Michael, David Bowie covers in San Francisco

    As the calendar turned, many artists found themselves looking back upon those we lost in 2016 — a particularly cruel year that robbed us of heroes across the musical spectrum. December alone brought the passings of George Michael, Emerson Lake & Palmer’s Greg Lake and Debbie Reynolds, an icon of...
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    In photos: WWE sizzles at Brooklyn's Barclays Center

    Some of the biggest superstars in pro wrestling -- Sasha Banks, Charlotte and Rusev -- were in action last week in Brooklyn, as the WWE capped off 2016 with a star-studded house show at the Barclays Center. The event, which featured athletes from the "Raw" roster, wasn't televised. However, no one...
  • Mr. Stee's 'Searching' is a mellow fusion of hip hop, jazz, and funk

    Mr. Stee's 'Searching' is a mellow fusion of hip hop, jazz, and funk

    Mr. Stee is an instrumental hip hop artist whose music is lush and relaxing. His latest album, Searching, finds Mr. Stee blending intricate hip hop beats with smooth jazz and even some elements of funk for a chill, yet groovy ride. The opening track "Solstice" starts off on an odd note with jarring...
  • 5 best No Doubt music videos

    5 best No Doubt music videos

    In retrospect, it’s easy to think of the mid-90s rock scene is being dominated by dour grunge rock groups fronted by incredibly dour lead singers. However, it’s also the era in which the vibrant alt-rock band No Doubt and its vibrant lead singer Gwen Stefani rose to prominence. Even at their most...
  • 5 best OutKast music videos

    5 best OutKast music videos

    During their 16 year career, Atlanta-hailing rap group OutKast established themselves as one best duos in the history of the genre. The group not only played a seminal role in establishing the South is one of the hip-hop’s great wellsprings, they also pushed the genre boundaries in bold new ways by...
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    In photos: Kayla Harrison and Justin Gaethje greet New York City fight fans

    Two-time Olympic gold medalist Kayla Harrison, World Series of Fighting lightweight champ Justin Gaethje and combat sports legend Ray Sefo were on hand at Modell's Sporting Goods in Times Square, greeting New York City fight fans to build hype for World Series of Fighting 34 -- the promotion's long...
  • UFC: Examining the historic collapse of Ronda Rousey and the Four Horsewomen

    UFC: Examining the historic collapse of Ronda Rousey and the Four Horsewomen

    Oh, how the mighty have fallen. The Four Horsewomen, just two years removed from their historic reign as the most dominant, intimidating faction in women's MMA, have now lost 12 in a row -- dating all the way back to the summer of 2015. Remember when group members "Rowdy" Ronda Rousey, Shayna "The...
  • UFC should have given Mike Goldberg a better send-off

    UFC should have given Mike Goldberg a better send-off

    After 19 years of service as UFC play-by-play commentator, Mike Goldberg rode off into the sunset following UFC 207 -- with no real explanation and barely any fanfare. The 52-year-old went out with a whimper, quietly hanging up the mic and walking away while the lights were still shining bright on...
  • UFC has no plans to open a fourth female division in 2017

    UFC has no plans to open a fourth female division in 2017

    During the UFC 207 pre-fight media scrum, Dana White dropped a juicy tidbit of information, revealing that the UFC has no plans to add a fourth women's division. Is this a good business decision for the UFC? White's comments left fight fans scratching their heads. With strawweight champ Joanna...
  • 5 best The White Stripes music videos

    5 best The White Stripes music videos

    Although they only toured and released music for a decade, The White Stripes established themselves as one of the music indelible music acts of the 21st century. The band’s scraggy and soulful blues and garage punk influenced music connected with listeners who had grown tired of the stale state of...
  • 5 best Eminem music videos

    5 best Eminem music videos

    Emerging in the late ‘90s, rapper Eminem shook up a moribund music scene with his stellar verbal dexterity, lyrical fearlessness and total disregard for common decency. His stunning body of work helped birth a new painfully confessional strain of hip-hop that is still bearing fruit today. Over the...
  •  5 best Yeah Yeah Yeah music videos

    5 best Yeah Yeah Yeah music videos

    One of the best bands to come out of the post-punk revival of the early 2000s, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs shook up what had become a moribund music US scene. The group’s music had an aggressive élan, an emotional resonance and grimy undertone that connected with listeners who had become bored with post...
  • Less Than Jake share details for upcoming EP

    Less Than Jake share details for upcoming EP

    As ska-punk mainstays Less Than Jake roll on into their 25th year of existence, they've shown no signs of slowing down. Anchored by founding members Chris Demakes (vocals/guitar) and Roger Lima (vocals/bass), the band has released eight full-length albums and several EPs since their 1995 debut...
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