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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

Lemmy of Motörhead’s Death: Musicians React on Twitter

After leading a life so badass many thought he would never die (or at least play Glastonbury for another ten years), Motörhead's Lemmy, a.k.a. bassist…
Harley Brown / December 28, 2015

Motörhead’s Lemmy Dead at Age 70

Update: Motörhead have confirmed Lemmy's death in a Facebook post. "There is no easy way to say this…our mighty, noble friend Lemmy passed away today after…
Brennan Carley / December 28, 2015

Baauer Raves Up Shlohmo’s ‘Ten Days of Falling’

Henry Laufer, aka Shlohmo, released his album Dark Red last April, and now the Los Angeles native is streaming an EP of remixes featuring work from the experimental LP.
Rachel Brodsky / December 28, 2015

Justin Bieber and Def Jam Warned About ‘Guerrilla Marketing’ Graffiti By San Francisco Officials

Justin Bieber's Purpose campaign has hit the streets of San Francisco, literally: City officials have warned those responsible for spray-painting sidewalks with the names of the repentant pop…
Harley Brown / December 28, 2015

Father John Misty Hates Encores, Loves Being an Outsider

Father John Misty continued to revel in his outsider status on Sunday, releasing a very on-brand 16 minute compilation of his post-show Q&As, because, ya…
Max Cea / December 28, 2015

Read Courtney Love’s Touching Christmas Letter to Kurt Cobain

Much like she did on daughter Frances Bean Cobain's 23rd birthday last August, Courtney Love recently penned a tearful letter to her late husband and…
Rachel Brodsky / December 28, 2015

Wiz Khalifa Says That He’s ‘King of Everything’

Wiz Khalifa wants you to know that he's "King of Everything," dropping a new music video for his loosie of the same name earlier this…
Brennan Carley / December 28, 2015

2 Chainz Has a Very Merry Christmas With the Success of His ‘Dabbin Santa’ Sweater

Back in 2013, on "Forks" — the opener to 2 Chainz's B.O.A.T.S. II: Me Time album — the Georgia MC considered that he might make more money…
Max Cea / December 28, 2015

El-P Releases New Clip of ‘Run the Jewels 3′ on Instagram

El-P took to Instagram on Sunday to remind the world that the bombastic duo's third act is underway.
Max Cea / December 28, 2015

Meek Mill Takes Aim at Drake on New ‘Dreamchasers 4′ Bars

Though 2015 is winding to a slow, sputtering close, Philly rapper Meek Mill seems to still be charged up about his summertime squabble with Drake…
Brennan Carley / December 28, 2015

Iggy Azalea Tries to Rap on Snippet of Her New Single, ‘Team’

Despite being told — and proving herself — that rapping doesn't come easily to her, Iggy Azalea will persevere into 2016, apparently: The artist once called "Igloo…
Harley Brown / December 28, 2015

Alleged Rihanna Cowriter Glass John Leaked an ‘Anti’ Snippet

Over the weekend, a man claiming to have written a track on Rihanna's forthcoming eighth album Anti — which still seems very much a work in progress…
Brennan Carley / December 28, 2015
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