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June 9, 2011
Eminem and Royce da 5'9" are teaming up for the first time in ten years for the new Bad Meets Evil album Hell: The Sequel, out June 13. The duo have dropped an insane video for single "Fast Lane," which gets beefed up with all sorts of crazy animated effects. Check it out.
Ja Rule has been sentenced to two years in jail after pleading guilty to attempted criminal possession of a weapon. …
May 9, 2011 Dr. Dre found the perfect home for the world premiere of "Die Hard," a ferocious fight anthem from his upcoming album Detox featuring Eminem: the boxing ring.
The song — the third single from the rapper-producer's decade-in-the-making LP, expected to drop in 2011, though it's still without an official release — debuted Friday night during the Showtime series Fight Camp 360°. …
April 29, 2011
Eminem and Royce Da 5'9" will release their collaborative EP Bad Meets Evil in June, but the first single has hit the web. Head over to Rap Radar to hear the heavy, thudding banger "Fast Lane."
Foo Fighters will release their revealing documentary Back and Forth on DVD and Blu-ray on June 14 and via iTunes on June 7. …
April 26, 2011
After this weekend's Big Four spectacle in Indio, CA, Metallica's Lars Ulrich says more concerts with thrash icons Slayer, Megadeth, and Anthrax are in the works. The bands are looking into booking dates across the country, although there are no plans to turn it into a touring festival. "I like the fact that there's an element of chaos to the whole thing, " Ulrich said. …
April 26, 2011 Three of the biggest acts of the past 20 years will headline Lollapalooza's 20th anniversary festival August 5-7 in Chicago: Eminem, Foo Fighters, and Coldplay top the bill, along with Muse, My Morning Jacket, deadmau5, A Perfect Circle, and over 120 more.
See the full list of performers at lollapalooza.com.
Other heavy hitters in the lineup include Cee Lo Green, Lykke Li, Arctic Monkeys, Bright Eyes, Explosions in the Sky, Death From …
March 25, 2011 Nearly 40 A-list artists have contributed tracks to a new compilation meant to benefit victims of Japan's tsunami. Available now for $9.99 via iTunes, Songs for Japan features top hits from artists like U2, Eminem, Lady Gaga, John Lennon, and literally dozens more. …
February 24, 2011 Who does Dr. Dre call when he needs a doctor? Eminem, that's who.
In the just-released music video for "I Need a Doctor" -- which Dre, Em, and hip-hop singer-songwriter Skylar Grey performed at the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards ceremony -- the man born Andre Young is critically injured and needs help reviving his health -- and his career. So his protégé Slim Shady comes to the rescue. …
February 24, 2011
After music executive Steve Stoute took out a full-page advertisement in The New York Times, in which he slammed the Academy for giving Arcade Fire's Suburbs Album of Year, the band's manager Scott Rodger responded to those claims, which cast suspicion on the group's show-closing performance after their "surprise" win, suggesting the Awards was rigged. …
February 18, 2011 Country music, and yes, indie rock, were the big winners at this past Sunday's 53rd Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. But you know what lost? Black music. The slight wasn't much of a surprise, really; the Grammys are notoriously out of touch. But this year's ceremony felt actively dismissive, with hip-hop and R&B, inarguably African-American strains of music, getting pointedly whitewashed.
The subtle digs at hip-hop started early. …
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