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Ultra Festival Reviewing Policies Following Security Guard Trampling

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 16:50
The organizers of the Miami-based EDM festival Ultra will carry out a comprehensive review of its security measures following the trampling incident that put one of its security guards in the hospital this past weekend Erica Mack a 28-year-old private guard suffered severe brain hemorrhaging this past weekend when a mob of fans...

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Wu-Tang Clan Gets $5 Million Bid for Single-Pressing Album, RZA Claims

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 16:25
Although Wu-Tang Clan are releasing a new album A Better Tomorrow this year they're getting more attention for another LP of theirs The Wu – Once Upon a Time in Shaolin a record only being pressed as a single copy The album contains 31 Wu wonders that have never seen...

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Adam Carolla on Porn, Patent Trolls and Lena Dunham

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 15:05
“I’ve always wanted to do a home improvement show” says Adam Carolla while driving to a racetrack in Northern California He got his wish with Spike TV’s Catch a Contractor where Carolla a licensed contractor named Skip Bedell and his detective wife lure deadbeat contractors to a house and confront...

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18 Things You Learn Hanging Out With Kiss

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 15:05
Reporting Kiss' belated first Rolling Stone cover story was an adventure of sorts Senior Writer Brian Hiatt went to Starbucks with the Starchild had the Demon ask if he wanted a "nosh" hung out in the Catman's finished basement and after weeks of trying finally got the elusive Spaceman to sit...

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Guns N' Roses to Reunite with Original Bassist Duff McKagan for Tour

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 13:50
Founding Guns N' Roses bassist Duff McKagan will reunite with the band for a run of South American gigs this month while the group's current four-stringer Tommy Stinson plays his own reunion shows with the Replacements Stinson called McKagan "a good buddy" to Billboard and offered up his thanks for...

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Flea to Chronicle Drugs, Rebellion and 'Bohemian Life' in New Memoir

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 13:20
Michael "Flea" Balzary one of the music's preeminent bassists is ready to tell his self-described "epic" tale of hard drugs bohemia and funk-rock glory Grand Central Publishing a division of the Hachette Book Group has acquired the rights to the Red Hot Chili Pepper's as-yet-untitled memoir written by Balzary himself  Readers'...

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Samuel L. Jackson Delivers Epic 'Boy Meets World' Slam Poem

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 12:10
The saga of Cory Topanga and Mr Feeny is a classic in the Nineties TV time capsule but it's always been missing an element of darkness – of mystery Enter Samuel L Jackson a modern master of dramatic monologue On Tuesday night's episode of The Tonight Show the actor delivered a...

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Courtney Love to Reunite Hole's 'Celebrity Skin' Lineup Again

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 11:44
The rumors were apparently true Courtney Love is once again reuniting the Celebrity Skin lineup of Hole Shortly before New Year's Love posted a photo of her embracing guitarist Eric Erlandson on Facebook and tagged bassist Mellissa Auf Der Maur The photo's caption read "2014 is going to be a...

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U2, Jeff Buckley, Everly Brothers Enter Library of Congress

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 11:15
The Library of Congress' National Recording Registry has unveiled its latest crop of inductions Among the 25 eclectic recordings deemed "culturally historically or aesthetically significant" are U2's landmark LP The Joshua Tree the Everly Brothers' "Cathy's Clown" Isaac Hayes' iconic Shaft theme Jeff Buckley's masterful version of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" Linda Ronstadt's Heart...

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Tom Petty's Maximum Rock & Roll: The Heartbreakers Hit the Studio

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 11:00
"Do you know any other band that can do that?" Tom Petty asks grinning over a fast taut crossfire of guitars blues harp and ivory-lightning piano "I don't" he answers himself proudly See our readers' picks for the 10 best Tom Petty songs Petty is in the control room of his home...

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Watch Gregg Allman Scorch 'Midnight Rider' With Vince Gill, Zac Brown

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 10:25
Just over three months after Derek Trucks and Warren Haynes announced that they would be leaving the Allman Brothers Band at the end of the year Gregg Allman will be releasing a one-DVD two-CD live set at the beginning of May Recorded this past January at Atlanta's Fox Theatre All My...

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Annet Mahendru: 'The Americans' International Woman of Mystery

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 10:20
With all due respect to Keri Russell and her portrayal of the ruthless undercover KGB agent Elizabeth Jennings on FX's hit Cold War-era drama The Americans she's got some stiff competition in the spying department these days Annet Mahendru who plays Nina the stunning Soviet-embassy-employee-turned-FBI-informant elicits plenty of government secrets...

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Drake Hungers for Jennifer Lawrence on New Song 'Draft Day'

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 10:05
Drake released a new song Tuesday night ostensibly about next month's NFL Draft but found time to name-check Chicago MC Chance the Rapper throw possible insults at certain A-list married rappers and express his desire for Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence Drake High Times at the YOLO Estate Sampling Lauryn Hill's 1998 hit...

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Gene Ween No More: Aaron Freeman's New Life as a Solo Artist

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 10:00
Aaron Freeman is no longer who he once was On his upcoming as-yet-untitled solo album due this summer the singer-guitarist has opted not to go by the moniker of Gene Ween under which he performed as part of cult rock act Ween for nearly 30 years before leaving the band...

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Daniel Bryan's House of Yes!

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 09:55
Backstage at Brooklyn's Barclays Center five hours before a late March taping of WWE's Monday Night Raw Daniel Bryan the unlikeliest of wrestling heroes settles into a chair in guest host Arnold Schwarzenegger's dressing room The hulking ex-Governator who has yet to arrive possesses the physique one expects to see...

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'Game of Thrones' Season Four Cheat Sheet

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 09:55
All men must die but there's no need for you to have "trying to figure out what the hell is going on in Game of Thrones" listed as your cause of death When Season Four debuts this Sunday the cast somehow manages to get even bigger despite a mortality rate...

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Julian Casablancas Crashes Arcade Fire Show Wearing Win Butler Mask

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 09:50
The first rule of rock & roll Never mess with another man's bobblehead mask Last night during their performance at Lollapolooza Argentina Arcade Fire strode onstage wearing their usual papier-mâché get-ups but an imposter – Strokes frontman Julian Casablancas – was hiding underneath the visage of Win Butler "What the fuck...

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Why Metallica and Judas Priest's Rob Halford Bow Before Dio

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 09:40
"When I hear Ronnie's voice I just get excited" Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford tells Rolling Stone "As a singer he really makes me want to pick up the mic and start screaming He's just got that kind of electric effect" Watch Slash Pay His Respects to Ronnie James Dio Nearly four...

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Posthumous Gil Scott-Heron LP 'Nothing New' Set for Record Store Day

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 08:35
An album of previously unreleased Gil Scott-Heron songs recorded during the 2008 sessions for his album I'm New Here will come out as a limited-edition Record Store Day release on April 19th Nothing New contains new versions of songs from past decades that find Scott-Heron accompanying himself on piano Available only on vinyl the...

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Janelle Monae Updates David Bowie's 'Heroes' in New Cover - Premiere

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 07:00
Ask Janelle Monae if she was scared or nervous to cover David Bowie's iconic "Heroes" as part of Pepsi's 2014 "Now Is What You Make It" campaign and the answer is blunt and resolute 'Heroes' Makes Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time "Hellll no" she tells Rolling Stone from a "cave in Mexico City"...

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