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Beach House share new track + MORE

Beach House are pleased to announce two new interactive features, a “Single Finder” & “Setlist Generator,” via their website, BeachHouseBaltimore.com..... More »
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David Bowie’s longtime artist releases beautiful posthumous video for “I Can’t Give Everything Away” — watch + MORE

David Bowie the person may have left this world, but his music lives on for eternity. Jonathan Barnbrook reminds us of this in his new video for “I Can’t Give Everything Away”, the latest single off Bowie’s final album, ★ (Blackstar). Barnbrook, who also designed the album̵.... More »
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Morrissey Cancels Athens, Istanbul Shows + MORE

Well, that fell apart fast: Morrissey’s European tour has been plagued with cancellations already (and even cancellations of previously rescheduled shows), and now two more have been nixed. Shows that were scheduled to take place in Athens and Istanbul have been postponed. The Times Of Change,.... More »
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Tidal’s Artist Bios Are Unforgiving, But So Are iTunes’ + MORE

Earlier today someone tweeted a Reddit link into my timeline that seized upon the idea that Tidal bios were shady. Perusing the few they'd collected (that focus specifically on female pop stars) I quickly realized they weren't shady at all, but merely factual about the artists' failings. More ».... More »
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DJ Khaled’s Fiancée Demands He ‘Shut the F*ck Up’ on Snapchat + MORE

DJ Khaled’s Snapchat shenanigans have earned him millions of followers, but a recent antic might have also earned him a night in the dog house. Recently, the multifaceted mogul started yelling his now signature catchphrase in his home. “Honey, did the Drake vocals come in yet?” It.... More »
Kellie Pickler spent Christmas Day a long way from home. Clad in camouflage leggings and rhinestone boots the country singer was in Kandahar, Afghanistan singing for the troops.

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Pharrell Williams will be celebrating a triumphant 2013 with his new single 'Happy' topping the Official UK Singles Chart. The US singer/producer's latest track, which is taken from the Despicable Me 2 soundtrack, has knocked X Factor winner Sam Bailey's 'Skyscraper' (2), which was the Christmas Number One, off the top spot after just one week, reports …

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16,000 roll into Lorne for Falls

– www.dailytelegraph.com.au

THE Falls Festival – arguably the state’s biggest New Year’s event outside city limits – has kicked into gear near Lorne.

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Pharrell Williams ends 2013 at No 1 with HappyHit makes it three chart-toppers in 2013 for singer/songwriter including Daft Punk’s Get Lucky and Robin Thicke and TI’s Blurred LinesPharrell Williams saw out 2013 with a third UK No 1 single. The American singer/songwriter and producer knocked X Factor winner Sam Bailey’s cover of Demi Lovato’s Skyscraper down to No 2 with the track Happy…

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U2 returns to Island Records for release of new album
U2 have reunited with their longtime label Island Records for the release of their next studio album, which is expected in Spring 2014.
As The Guardian notes, the band was discovered by Island in the late 1970s and remained a member of its roster up until seven years ago when change in management caused them to sign with Mercury…

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Justin Bieber’s ‘Believe’ Tanks At Box OfficeJustin Bieber‘s second concert doc, Believe, chronicles a new era for the pop star, where media criticism threatens to drown out fan support. Unfortunately, Believe‘s first-week box office sales will do little to change that narrative.
Believe earned just $3.1 million in its first three days, or a fraction of what Never Say Never earned in 2011 to become the best-selling concert doc of all time, domestically…

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People to Watch: A drum roll, please, for hip-hop producer WondaGurlEbony Oshunrinde is up for a Grammy next year — and that’s just the start.

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The U.K. band’s genre-straddling sound (think Maroon 5) has generated lots of chatter.

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The drummer and his band, on their first outing as a unit for 15 years, showed their strengths as an ensemble and as soloists

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Vanessa Carlton married Deer Tick guitarist John McCauley on Friday, the singer announced on Twitter.

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Snoop Dogg and Family Visit the White House
The Dogg is in the House. Following the Grammy nomination for his reggae album Reincarnated, Snoop and his family were invited to the White House for the 36th Annual Kennedy Center Honors earlier this month.
A tuxedo-clad Snoop, along with his wife Shante Broadus and daughter Cori B., met President Obama off-camera and shared a laugh and a fist bump with Secretary of State John Kerry…

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Pharrell Williams scores the last UK No 1 of 2013X Factor winner Sam Bailey lasts just one week at the top, with Pharrell hitting No 1 for the third time this yearPharrell Williams has topped the final UK singles chart of 2013, with Happy, taken from the soundtrack to Despicable Me 2. The Official Charts Company announced that Happy had sold 107,000 copies in the last seven days, to displace X Factor winner Sam Bailey’s Skyscraper after a solitary week at No 1…

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With elaborate sets and showy choreography, the pop star’s Vegas kickoff electrified.

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