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Watch Aretha Franklin, Miranda Lambert, James Taylor, and More Perform at Last Night’s Kennedy Center Honors

During last night's PBS airing of the Kennedy Center Honors, Aretha Franklin strode onstage in a head-to-toe fur coat, sat down at a piano in…
Brennan Carley / December 30, 2015

Meek Mill Forced to Cancel New Year’s Eve Performance

Life's been a collection of sad emojis and malicious memes since Meek Mill dissed Drake's use of ghostwriters through Twitter this past summer.
Max Cea / December 29, 2015

Aphex Twin May Have Drunk-Uploaded a New Track, ‘T17 Phase Out’

Aphex Twin is back to his usual tricks, it would seem. Richard D. James has resurrected his "user[insert numerical assortment here]" alias to upload a new,…
Harley Brown / December 29, 2015

Titus Andronicus’ Patrick Stickles Talks Donald Trump, Aliens, and Kanye West

Patrick Stickles, the frontman for punk-rock rabble-rousers Titus Andronicus, doesn't want to give a s**t about being in the papers. "I’d still be in bed now,…
Max Cea / December 29, 2015

New Details Revealed About Lemmy of Motörhead’s Last Days

Though Lemmy of Motörhead celebrated his 70th birthday party in style — a host of musical heavyweights including Billy Idol and Lars Ulrich paid him…
Harley Brown / December 29, 2015

Lady Leshurr’s Brilliant ‘Queen’s Speech 5′ Is 2015’s Crowning Freestyle

British rapper Lady Leshurr turned the U.S. upside-down last summer when she realized her barb-laden freestyle "Queen's Speech 4," a tongue-twisting hip-hop scorcher that quickly…
Brennan Carley / December 29, 2015

Kanye West Is GQ’s ‘Most Stylish Man’ of 2015

Not entirely sure what counts as "stylish" in Kanye West's universe, but if his Yeezy attire indicates anything, it's a lot of nude-colored, tapered sweatpants that…
Rachel Brodsky / December 29, 2015

Travi$ Scott Slams Rumors That He’s Delaying Rihanna’s ‘Anti’

If you'll recall, a songwriter named Glass John spent much of the weekend (and continues to do so today) ranting on Twitter about his involvement with…
Brennan Carley / December 29, 2015

Former ‘Glee’ Star Mark Salling Arrested for Possession of Child Pornography

Update: Per TMZ, police say they found more than a thousand images containing "child sexual exploitation" on Salling's computer. Former Glee star and musician…
Brennan Carley / December 29, 2015

Metallica’s Kirk Hammett Wrote a Touching Tribute to Motörhead’s Lemmy

Shortly after the news of Lemmy Kilmister's death broke, Metallica released a joint statement praising the late Motörhead singer, who died on Monday "after a short battle…
Rachel Brodsky / December 29, 2015

Foo Fighters’ ‘Greatest Hits’ Is the Band’s Sixth Million-Selling Album

Foo Fighters are no stranger to selling millions of albums. According to Billboard, the post-grunge heroes' 1997 effort, The Colour and the Shape, has sold 1.9 million copies, while…
Rachel Brodsky / December 29, 2015

Original Guns N’ Roses Lineup Reportedly Set to Reunite

The internet is indicating that perhaps a GNR reunion is imminent.
Max Cea / December 29, 2015

John Bradbury, Drummer for the Specials, Dead at 62

John Bradbury, drummer for U.K. ska-punk pioneers the Specials and the Specials AKA, has died, Brooklyn Vegan reports. He was 62. An official statement…
Harley Brown / December 29, 2015

Drew Hardwick, Who Taylor Swift Sang About on ‘Teardrops On My Guitar,’ Arrested for Child Abuse

Drew Hardwick is the subject of one of Taylor Swift's most famous songs — "Teardrops On My Guitar," an anthem about being ignored by a…
Brennan Carley / December 29, 2015

Listen to an Amazing Mixtape That Mashes Up Classic Emo and Modern Pop

The heyday of the mega-mashup might be a few years behind us, but every once in a while some great combination of tracks and genres…
James Grebey / December 29, 2015

‘The Devil’s Working Overtime in Chicago’ — King Louie on the City’s Gun Violence Epidemic

Last Wednesday, December 23, King Louie, the 27 year old Chicago rapper credited with coining the term "Chiraq" back in '09, was shot in the…
Max Cea / December 29, 2015

DJ Paypal Shares Sublime New ‘No One Else’

Who says advent calendars are just for Christmas? LuckyMe certainly doesn't: For seven years now, the Glaswegian underground electronic-leaning record label has released one song a…
Harley Brown / December 29, 2015

Motörhead ‘Is Over, Of Course’ Without Lemmy, Says Drummer

Following metal legend Lemmy's death on Monday, Motörhead drummer Mikkey Dee has said the band is finished. In an interview with Swedish publication Expressen, he said,…
Harley Brown / December 29, 2015

Kendrick Lamar Recalls Seeing His First Murder When He Was Only Five

Now that Kendrick Lamar's seminal album To Pimp a Butterfly has dominated year-end list season (including topping SPIN's ranking of the 50 Best Albums of 2015), the Compton…
James Grebey / December 29, 2015

Puddle of Mudd’s Wes Scantlin Arrested for Fourth Time This Year

Puddle of Mudd's singer, Wes Scantlin, has been arrested for the fourth time this year following a routine traffic stop that turned up "an unspecified…
Brennan Carley / December 29, 2015
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