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Puddle of Mudd Singer Wes Scantlin Arrested for DWI + MORE

  Today's News & Buzz   How to put on a mega-gig: the production manager's story - touring means more productions and a lot more work – especially now the pop acts put on shows as lavish as the monsters of rockThe most amazing tour I’ve been i.... More »

Two Inch Astronaut – “Dead White Boy” + MORE

Two Inch Astronaut follow up “Foulbrood” and “Part Of Your Scene” with a sprawling 8-minute slow-burn called “Dead White Boy.” Even with its extended length, the song goes through an insanely impressive array of moods and styles and demonstrates everything that th.... More »

Wilco Joins Pilgrimage Festival Line-up (Exclusive) + MORE

As a member of Better Than Ezra, Kevin Griffin is well aware of both how crowded the festival market is and the long odds of success for new events....... More »

What we learned: Kid Rock likes to rile and McCartney is a Twitter mystery + MORE

Our roundup of music news from around the internet, featuring Kid ‘I don’t FaceTweet’ Rock, rapper Danny Brown’s literary turn and moreA few Photoshopped Instagram images of the likes of Martin Luther King Jr and Bob Marley was all it took for social media users to beg the pop icon to recons.... More »

Live Nation to enter Australian festival market? + MORE

Promoter juggernaut Live Nation Entertainment is reportedly in talks to purchase a 51% stake in C3 Presents, the independent promoter who own Australia’s Big Day Out and US’ Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits. The prospective deal, which has allegedly been in the works for ‘months’, would v.... More »
R. Kelly Sets ‘Black Panties’ Release Date
Black Panties are flying onto shelves this November. R. Kelly has set a release date for his upcoming album.

The R&B veteran’s 12th album will arrive on Nov. 11, he announced during a listening session in Atlanta over the weekend (via Billboard).
“If you can take tragedy and turn it into triumph, that’s when you’ve reached the zenith of a true champion,” said Kellz…

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Future Music and Goodlife Festival still going ahead for 2014 Future Music and Goodlife Festival still going ahead for 2014

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Crow releases ‘Feels Like Home,’ her first country album, this week.

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Album Review: Arctic Monkeys – AM


Album Review: Arctic Monkeys – AMFor a time, Arctic Monkeys were the most popular band in Britain. On the heels of hit single “I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor” and massive blog hype, the band’s first album, 2006′s Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not, went on to become the fastest-selling British debut in history, an overnight success…

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BBC decision to axe Radio 2 show Big Band Special is a crass mistake, says Martin Chilton.    

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Elvis Costello & the Roots – Wise Up Ghost: Exclusive album streamHave a listen to this unique collaboration between Elvis and ?uestlove’s gang – then let us know your thoughtsFans of pop trivia will know that Elvis Costello’s first-ever claim to fame was that he contributed backing vocals to Secret Lemonade Drinker, the song his dad, Ross MacManus, performed for an R White’s Lemonade TV advert in the 70s…

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Arcade Fire and David Bowie team up on ReflektorMontreal band releases new single and video by Anton Corbijn ahead of not-so-secret Sept. 9 show at Montreal’s Club Salsathèque.

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Vijay Iyer’s and Mike Ladd’s ‘Holding It Down’ focuses on the enduring effect of the U.S. war effort and is inspired by interviews with Iraq and Afghanistan veterans about their dreams.If there’s any one thread running through today’s pop music, it’s the amazing ability for most songs to be about absolutely nothing.

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The band gets black and white and weird all over in the video for their new single.

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Interview: Arsenio Hall Speaks On His Return To TV, Farrakhan & TupacBETTER LATE THAN NEVER
The Arsenio Hall Show shook up ’90s nighttime TV with hip-hop generation guests, culture-defining gags and iconic interviews. As Hall prepares for the legendary show’s reboot, the actor/host drops gems on his grand closing and reopening

-If you’re doing anything new, you’re going to be met by opposition…

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