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10 Songs That Influenced Kendrick Lamar's 'DAMN.' + MORE

With DAMN., Kendrick Lamar pulls back from the epic scope that defined To Pimp a Butterfly to deliver a rawer, more personal album. The lyrics....... More »
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Watch Lady Gaga Dance To Rammstein In The New ‘American Horror Story’ Trailer + MORE

No pop star is more metal than Lady Gaga. And if Mother Monster’s prior jams with The Rolling Stones and passionate love for Iron Maiden aren’t proof enough, then try this on for size.... Bringing You The Latest Aussie & International News - Reviews And Interviews .... More »
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Call for Music Writers... Rock, Indie, Hip-hop, R&B, Electronic, Americana, Metal, World and More (Announcements) + MORE

PopMatters is looking for talented music writers. We're looking for talented writers with deep genre knowledge of music and its present and past alongside a cultural generalist perspective....... More »
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Brad Paisley Appeals for Funds Following 'Crazy' West Virginia Flood + MORE

Brad Paisley said he's shocked and heartbroken by the destruction from deadly flooding in his home state of West Virginia. On Thursday the singer....... More »
Are tomorrow’s R&B singers doomed to chase after yesterday? Nowadays, it sure feels like it. Every genre endures spasms of revivalism, but ever since the rise and fall of Amy Winehouse, R&B has proven a particularly nifty field to restage the past. Adele ponders a Dusty Springfield biopic…

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divorce from ex-husband and Fall Out Boy frontman Pete Wentz, the "Pieces of Me" singer confirmed on Monday (January 13) that she and boyfriend and "baby love" Evan Ross are tying the knot."My baby love and I are ENGAGED!!! Hallelujah Hawaii !!!!!" Simpson wrote, sharing a photo of the two of them and what looks to be a very heavy ring on her left …

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The ‘Frozen’ Soundtrack Blocks Beyonce’s Return To Number OneIndustry projections saw Beyonce‘s self-titled fifth album returning to number one on the Billboard Hot 200 for a fourth non-consecutive week after being toppled by Disney’s Frozen soundtrack but they appear to have miscalculated. After a bumper weekend, the soundtrack is predicted to cling to the top spot by a tiny margin…

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Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’90s, Vol. 93With Bottom Feeders we take a look at the songs on the Billboard Hot 100 that only got a little love. It’s an A-Z look at songs that charted no higher than #41 in the decade. Take a listen, enjoy and comment. And don’t forget, information on the top 40, airplay and bubbling under charts are on pages 2-3…

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Foster The People have given us the first taste of their upcoming second album.

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Band performs in public for the first time in four years

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Christine McVie has returned to Fleetwood Mac following a 16-year absence from the band. Mick Fleetwood reported made the announcement during Uncle Willie K’s BBQ Blues Fest in Maui, Hawaii over the weekend, telling the audience, “This is the worst kept secret there is, but Christine McVie will be rejoining Fleetwood Mac…

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If there’s anything that can bring ladies together, it’s sharing in the splendor of a damn good manicure. On Friday, ”Girl Code“ star Nicole Byer posted a collage of her latest nail art to Instagram, featuring impressively detailed decals of none other than Beyoncé. Each finger’s tiny Bey is from a different era in her career (note the Destiny’s Child crop top!), and sits on a layer of shimmering gold lacquer — a background perfectly befitting Queen Bey…

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Welcome to Break Time! Here are the amazing stories from around the web that deserve a Golden Globe… ok maybe just a gold star. 

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Yoko Ono in Sydney

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On show through Feb. 23, a Yoko Ono retrospective at Sydney’s Museum of Contemporary Art highlights five decades of the artist’s practice.

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Marc Ruxin: The Bestest: Tunage 2013

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I’ll focus on the handful of albums (yes I still tend to listen to albums — albeit in a digital form) that stood out and made 2013 another great year.
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Zooey: Prince is mortal

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Zooey: Prince is mortalZooey Deschanel is blown away by superstar musician Prince’s “funny and normal” demeanour.

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