• Coachella Celebrities Paid Aaron Paul Lea Michele Vanessa Hudgens

    Celebrities Reportedly Paid Thousands to Attend Coachella

    If you broke the bank to buy Coachella passes, you're about to get really angry. While fans paid at least $375 for a three-day pass, celebrities are apparently getting paid up to $20,000 just to attend the Indio, California festival, New York Daily News reports.According to their gossip division Confidenti@l, Glee star Lea Michele will earn $20,000 from Lacoste just for being there (and wearing their clothes), while McDonald's is paying Vanessa Hudgens $15,000 for an unknown promotion. Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul, who once played in a celebrity kickball game with Guy Fieri at Lollapalooza, is supposedly asking for $15,000 and a few VIP passes, with Kate Bosworth looking for double that amount.

  • SXSWCares Auction Benefit Car Crash Victims

    SXSWCares Auction and Concert Series Will Benefit Crash Victims

    Following the tragic car crash that left four people dead and many more injured during SXSW, a group of local residents formed the SXSWCares Fund in order to collect money for the victims and their families. So far, they've raised nearly $200,000, and they're not giving up on the push.The SXSWCares Big Benefit fundrasier is a combination of shows held all around Austin and an online silent auction. Acts as diverse as Ume, Umphrey's McGee, and Authority Zero are all taking part, as are the venues the Mohawk and Cheer Up Charlie's, which are located where the accident took place.The auction will start on April 12 and end April 20. Prizes haven't been announced yet, as people can still donate items up until midnight tonight, but organizers promise great stuff from a number of labels.

  • SZA Kendrick Lamar 'Babylon' Z album TDE top dawg

    SZA and Kendrick Lamar Are at Home in 'Babylon'

    With her debut album Z out tomorrow, SZA now shares one of the most anticipated tracks — the Kendrick Lamar-assisted "Babylon." It's a reworking of the entrancing, DJ Dahi-produced song she released last month, with Lamar adding a verse that begins pensively, then picks up speed and strange effects as he merges with the aural shadows: "I ain't have nothing to lose / My dark side been running tuned." The Black Hippy MC brings a chilly depth to the already spaced-out track, which you can enjoy below. Z, which also features SZA's Chance the Rapper collaboration "Child's Play," is out on Top Dawg Entertainment beginning tonight at midnight.

  • 'Soaked in Bleach' Trailer Rehashes Kurt Cobain Death Conspiracies

    'Soaked in Bleach' Trailer Rehashes Kurt Cobain Death Conspiracies

    If you stomach churned upon seeing those recently released photos from the scene of Kurt Cobain's suicide, the trailer for Soaked in Bleach isn't going to go down much more easily. The feature-length film combines a dramatic retelling of Cobain's final days with documentary footage of people associated with the case discussing the various conspiracy theories that abounded following the Nirvana frontman's death. Unsurprisingly, the trailer looks primed to drum up controversy.The main narrative is about private investigator Tom Grant, whom Courtney Love hired to find Cobain after he disappeared from rehab. In 1994, Grant claimed that Cobain was murdered and pointed a finger at Love, and it seems his opinion hasn't wavered in the two decades since. He appears in the trailer and also in the dramatic interpretations, played by veteran actor Daniel Roebuck.

  • Saul Williams Tupac musical 'Holler if ya hear me'

    Saul Williams Starring in Tupac Musical

    The Tupac Shakur musical has founds its lead actor in Saul Williams. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the 42-year-old Renaissance man will star in Holler if Ya Hear Me opposite Tonya Pinkins, who won a featured-actress Tony Award for Jelly's Last Jam (about ragtime pianist Jelly Roll Morton).

  • RZA Tony Jaa 'The Protector 2' Fight Scene

    Watch RZA Kick Tony Jaa Through a Wall

    It's no secret that the RZA loves him some kung fu. Outside of the Wu-Tang Clan, he directed The Man With the Iron Fists, worked on the Kill Bill soundtrack, and played the Blind Master in G.I. Joe Retaliation. His latest filmic pursuit is as a bad guy in The Protector 2, playing "Mr. LC" opposite star Tony Jaa. Fans can get a taste of the action via the fight scene above, which finds RZA kicking Jaa through a few concrete walls and otherwise wielding wooden pallets as weapons."You may be number one but you have no fucking idea who you're dealing with, boy!" he snarls at Jaa. The movie, in which Jaa's character has to retrieve a stolen elephant, is out now via iTunes and On Demand, and will be in theaters May 2. It's good to know that RZA has his fighting chops up to par, just in case anyone tries to steal the Wu's very expensive, one-of-a-kind new album.

  • Warpaint 'Disco//very' 'Keep It Healthy' Videos

    Warpaint Shred With Pro Skaters in Double-Feature Video

    If Warpaint have one thing down, it's crafting hypnotic songs that simultaneously engross and scare you. Their bewitching ways are on full display in their new video double-feature for "Disco//very" and "Keep It Healthy," off their excellent self-titled album, directed by Laban Pheidias. For the first song, they walk down a street in the Hollywood Hills, playfully bouncing along while mouthing sickly sweet lyrics like, "We'll rip you up and tear you in two," as skateboarder Justin Eldridge rides by.

  • Bill Clinton Linkin Park Haiti Video Mike Shinoda

    Bill Clinton Is Really Stoked About This Linkin Park Shirt

    First, they worked with Jay Z on Collision Course. (Then Steve Aoki, then Pusha T, and also there's that whole Stone Temple Pilots thing.) Now Linkin Park's latest unexpected collaboration is with none other than President Bill Clinton — sort of. For better or for worse, the 42nd president isn't adding his saxophone stylings to the nü-metal band's next LP. Instead, he's helping fund and promote co-frontman Mike Shinoda's recycling business in Haiti.The Linkin Park MC is one of the leaders of Sustainable Recycling Solutions, which employs Haitians to collect recyclable goods and turn them into new products such as clothing, toys, and furniture.

  • Weezer 'Susanne' Third Man Records

    Watch Weezer Redo 'Susanne' at Third Man Records

    Weezer are hard at work on their ninth studio album, but the band has enough time to get out and play some gigs. And while the alt-pop vets were in Nashville for some shows, they decided to hit the studio — only this time it was Jack White's Third Man Records, and the tune the group tracked wasn't new. Instead, they crammed into White's recording booth and performed an acoustic version of their song "Susanne," which was originally released as a B-side to "Undone — The Sweater Song" in certain countries, and can be heard over the closing credits in Mallrats. In the videos below, you can see snippets of Weezer recording the new rendition in front of a crowd of fans, and then Rivers Cuomo smiling as he enjoys a vinyl copy of the session.The band is currently working on new material with Cars frontman Ric Ocasek, who previously produced their Blue and Green albums.

  • Dappy Hashtag Face Tattoo

    Rapper Tattoos Hashtag on Face So He's 'Trending 4 Ever'

    In a truly misguided method of getting attention, London rapper Dappy got a hashtag symbol tattooed on his face. Why? "The reason I got a # Tatted on my FACE was simply 2 make sure IT stays trending 4 ever," he said on Twitter. He followed that with a crying-laughing emoji.Apparently the N-Dubz member didn't do much research before getting inked. As Buzzfeed reported in March, Twitter may do away with hashtags for good, with one top employee calling them "arcane." But hey, at least Dappy didn't go for an AOL Keyword search term.

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