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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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Justin Bieber Booed at Canada's Juno Awards

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 08:01
Canadian pop star Justin Bieber's fans may have helped him win the Juno Fan Choice Award at his home country's Juno Awards Sunday night but only a few were in attendance at Winnipeg's MTS Center When the 20-year-old singer's name was called cheers and audible boos filled the stadium according...

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Watch Bill Murray's Karaoke Cover of 'House of the Rising Sun'

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 19:43
Bill Murray is a man of many talents and we all know that sweet vocal stylings are among them The actor was down in St Augustine Florida recently for the annual Caddyshack Charity Golf Game when he took the stage at his Murray Bros Caddyshack Restaurant to deliver a masterful...

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Flaming Lips Releasing Companion to 'Dark Side of the Moon'

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 18:29
For those who can't wait until Record Store Day for new Flaming Lips experiments the band has an early surprise Wayne Coyne and company just announced that they're putting out a companion piece to Pink Floyd's classic psych-rock album Dark Side of the Moon on Monday March 31st Titled Flaming...

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Sam Smith Dazzles in 'SNL' Debut

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 14:45
Sam Smith brought out a gospel choir to support him in his Saturday Night Live debut last night in an episode hosted by Louis CK The British R&B crooner opened his set with "Stay With Me" backed by the choir along with a full band and string section through the...

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Rapper Benzino Shot During Mother's Funeral Procession

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 12:09
Rapper and Love & Hip Hop Atlanta star Benzino was shot on Saturday while riding in a procession for his mother's funeral outside Boston The Associated Press reports that Benzino's nephew fired the shots hitting the rapper in the arm and grazing his back The 10 Wildest Rap Beefs of All...

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Obama Kisses Justin Bieber to Save Obamacare on 'SNL'

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 08:58
Saturday Night Live opened this week with a shot at President Obama's recent pop culture overtures launching from the president's recent appearance on Between Two Ferns and his public NCAA brackets Setting Jay Pharoah's president up with a social media expert (Noel Wells) arranging viral-friendly content to lure more Healthcaregov signees the...

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'American Horror Story: Freak Show' Casts Michael Chiklis

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 20:08
American Horror Story has been ramping up the suspense for its fourth season and the cast and producers revealed more details Friday during a panel at PaleyFest As Variety reports series creator Ryan Murphy took the opportunity to announce that he has cast Michael Chiklis of The Shield in a...

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'Magic Mike' Sequel in the Works With Impressive Title

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 18:44
Rumors of a sequel to Steven Soderbergh's Magic Mike have been bubbling for some time now bringing fans of the original into a tizzy when star Channing Tatum posted to his Facebook page a photo of himself supposedly at work on the script under the gaze of a bust of...

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Ultra Festival Guard in Extremely Critical Condition After Gate Crash

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 15:59
A security guard for Ultra Music Festival was hospitalized with severe brain hemorrhaging after being trampled by fans crashing the fences around the Miami event on Friday night The Miami Herald reports that the 28-year-old private guard is in "extremely critical" condition "A mob of people came and started rushing the...

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