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Full Current Kiss Lineup to Attend Hall of Fame Induction

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 09:00
Current Kiss guitarist Tommy Thayer and drummer Eric Singer aren't going to be inducted with the band at this year's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony and they won't perform either – but they're showing up nevertheless Kiss Forever read our full Kiss cover story now Gene Simmons confirmed to Rolling...

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Kanye West Postpones Australian Tour to Record New Album for 2014

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 08:13
Australian Kanye West fans will have to excuse the rapper's absence this autumn as he has an album to finish He was due to visit the land Down Under for a quick run of Yeezus tour dates but he has rescheduled them for September – Australia's springtime – so he...

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Frankie Knuckles, 'Godfather of House Music,' Dead at 59

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 03:15
Nobody can agree on who invented the blues or birthed rock & roll but there is no question that house music came from Frankie Knuckles who died Monday afternoon of as-yet-undisclosed causes at age 59 One of the Eighties and Nineties' most prolific house music producers and remixers Knuckles is hands...

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Bruce Springsteen, Michael Stipe Will Appear at Rock Hall Induction

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 00:00
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced further details of the April 10th induction ceremony at Brooklyn's Barclays Center Michael Stipe is inducting Nirvana though there's no word on whether or not the surviving members will perform together Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello will induct Kiss...

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Diplo, Skrillex Unite as Jack U at Ultra Music Festival

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 18:30
Diplo and Rolling Stone cover subject Skrillex brought their collaborative project Jack U to Ultra Music Festival in Miami Sunday debuting new tracks amidst a raucous tag-team set 25 DJs That Rule the Earth Diplo The duo took turns manning the turntables and hyping the crowd during their hour-long appearance which spanned...

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Inaugural ACL Hall of Fame to Induct Willie Nelson, Stevie Ray Vaughan

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 18:10
In celebration of its 40th anniversary the PBS concert TV series Austin City Limits has launched the Austin City Limits Hall of Fame It is holding its inaugural induction ceremony on April 26th when it recognizes Willie Nelson and Steve Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble as its first members alongside...

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How Kiss' Reunion Almost Fell Apart: Preview Paul Stanley's Memoir

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 16:05
Paul Stanley is the last member of the original Kiss lineup to pen a memoir but his upcoming book Face The Music A Life Exposed is still an essential read for all fans of the pioneering hard rock band For the first time ever the Starchild reveals that he was...

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Torche Putting Finishing Touches on 'Heavier Than Ever' New Album

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 15:45
Torche bassist Jonathan Nuñez is holed up at Pinecrust his Miami home studio putting the finishing touches on the Florida alt-metal band's as-yet-untitled fourth full-length album "Pretty much all the tracks are done" Nuñez tells Rolling Stone before adding some overdubs to a new track "We did [2012's] Harmonicraft here as well" Nuñez says "We feel comfortable and...

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Puff Daddy Enlists Your Favorite Rapper for 'Big Homie' Video

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 15:40
"You could go to any hood / Bet they know me" Sean Combs boasts on his stark new single "Big Homie" The rapper/mogul backs up that claim in the track's star-studded music video which features cameos from an array of hip-hop titans Watch Sean Combs Spoof 'Downton Diddy' In the clip above...

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Who Is Sam Smith? A Quick Primer on the U.K. Soul Singer

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 15:30
Sam Smith started performing as a child and scored his first hit contributing vocals to Disclosure's 2012 "Latch" but his first press coverage came in 2009 when his mother a banker making over £500000 a year at Tullett Prebon sued her employer after being fired for in part promoting her...

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Album Launch: John Frusciante Sends New LP Into Space on Rocket

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 14:05
Some artists launch their new album with a quirky viral campaign or music video Former Chili Pepper John Frusciante has taken a more literal approach – by legitimately launching his new LP ENCLOSURE into space On Saturday March 29th at a "remote High Desert location in California" the album was...

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Big Ears 2014 Celebrates Steve Reich Via Punk, Drone, Jazz, Radiohead

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 13:00
The 2014 edition of Knoxville Tennessee's Big Ears Festival began with a performance of a piece for handclaps and ended with the kind of applause usually reserved for famous rock bands A passion project of Bonnaroo founder Ashley Capps Big Ears 2014 is the most ambitious avant-garde festival to emerge...

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Julian Casablancas Reveals Second Daft Punk Collab

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 13:00
Last year Strokes frontman Julian Casablancas made a vocoder-driven cameo on Daft Punk's "Instant Crush" a New Wave stunner from the band's acclaimed LP Random Access Memories Now the singer has said that there's another collaboration from the two parties lingering in the vaults "There is another Daft Punk song that...

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Hear Koan Sound's Skrillex-Approved 'Dynasty' EP - Premiere

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 12:25
Of the four songs on Koan Sound's new Dynasty EP (premiered below and scheduled to be released by Skrillex's OWSLA label) only the first pair suggest the duo's dubstep origins On "7th Dimension" blasts of distorted bass shake the track from its tight electro funk while on the second "Dynasty"...

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Avenged Sevenfold to Headline Rockstar Mayhem Festival

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 12:15
It's official Avenged Sevenfold are set to headline the seventh annual Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival tour The roving hard rock and metal fest will also feature Korn alongside metalcore groups Asking Alexandria and Trivium on its main stage The festival will also feature Cannibal Corpse Miss May I and rapper Ice-T's metal group...

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'Frozen' Becomes Highest-Grossing Animated Film Ever

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 11:30
Disney's 3D musical-comedy Frozen is officially the highest grossing animated film of all-time climbing over the billion-dollar mark after a strong opening weekend in Japan The Oscar-winning flick has now grossed $1072 billion worldwide which breaks down to $398 million domestically and $674 million internationally To reach that jaw-dropping top spot Frozen had to...

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Do the Evolution: 5 Insights From Ovation's Pearl Jam Doc

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 11:20
One year shy of their 25th anniversary together Pearl Jam is still a fondly and ferociously debated topic among rock fans Some still consider them to be Seattle-scene sellouts (a faction that famously included Kurt Cobain until he reversed that stance later in life) while others pledge to their enduring nonconformity...

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New Michael Jackson Album 'Xscape' to Come Out in May

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 10:55
The wait is over The first posthumous album of new music from Michael Jackson Xscape will come out on May 13th It contains eight previously unreleased songs that a variety of producers have to quote Epic Records chairman and CEO and the record's executive producer LA Reid "contemporized" A deluxe edition...

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Ultra Fest Releases Statement on Security Guard Trampling

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 10:35
Three days after a security guard at Miami's Ultra Music Festival was trampled by a mob of fans and hospitalized with severe brain hemorrhaging festival organizers have released a statement attempting to explain the incident and noting that the gatecrashers were "individuals not in possession of event tickets and who were...

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No Sanctuary: 5 Things We Learned From 'The Walking Dead' Season 4.5

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 10:30
Oh man zombiefans This was some back half of a season eh? As we followed our survivor friends from the destruction of the prison all the way down the railroad tracks to Terminus we learned quite a bit about these characters as well as the ongoing evolution of the post-Zombpocalypse...

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