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    Dreezygate: Everything You Need to Know About Drake and Chris Brown's Club Scuffle

    Early Thursday morning, a brief, violent brawl went down at a downtown New York City club where Chris Brown and Drake were both partying. Depending on which reports you believe, the two young stars (who both have ties to Rihanna) and/or their entourages scuffled for a few frantic seconds, hurling bottles and doing major damage. The implications could be serious for Brown, who was convicted of assaulting Rihanna and was sentenced to anger-management classes, community labor, and probation in 2009.

  • Azealia Get Your Gun: Banks Goes West in 'Liquorice' Clip

    Azealia Get Your Gun: Banks Goes West in 'Liquorice' Clip

    Rising hip-hop superstar Azealia Banks just dropped her new Rankin-directed, color-treated clip for "Liquorice," perhaps the strongest track on her recent 1991 EP (via Karen Civil). Aesthetically, the video is as delicious as her video for "212", perhaps moreso considering that now Banks has both a technicolor palate and a costume chest to play with. Here, Banks is a black-leather-clad cowgirl gallivanting around the Wild West — a Gagacentric update of the circa 1988 rap video staple employed in Kool Moe Dee's "Wild Wild West" and Marley Marl's "The Symphony." (Banks does work with Gaga's stylist, Nicola Formichetti, who provided some similarly patriotic get-ups for the "Telephone" epic). Incidentally, Banks performed "Liquorice," as well as practically every other song in her repertoire, at her Mermaid Ball recently in NYC.

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    Green Day's Secret Life as Franz (Ferdinand): Watch 'Uno' Album Trailer

    When Green Day promised fans that their new album (or now three new albums, as it turns out) would be "filthy," who knew they were referring to how smeared with recent influences it would be? In a new trailer the band just posted on their steadily updated YouTube account, fans can hear 33 seconds of a track that sounds a lot like Franz Ferdinand's "Take Me Out." They've done well with (intentional or not) homages in the past, though — "Holiday" and Iggy Pop's "The Passenger," anyone? — so we're not complaining. The clip also reveals the album's cover art, which demonstrates they might have outgrown (finally) their black-and-red-only phase! ¡Uno! will drop September 25, a month before the band headlines Voodoo Fest October 26-28. ¡Dos! arrives two months later on November 13, and ¡Tré! comes two months after that, January 15.

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    Pearl Jam Attempt to Make Fans Pay Attention to Montana Election

    While most stories involving musicians and politicians these days consist of the former telling the latter to go f—ind an attorney, with the campaign season revving up artists are declaring their loyalties. If you're a Pearl Jam fan in Montana, you may want to start paying attention to the upcoming elections immediately: As Rolling Stone reports, the band will be giving out a pair of "onstage reclining seats" at their September 30 Missoula, Montana, show (as well as VIP passes, round-trip airfare, and a hotel room) to one fan who donates to the campaign fund of the band's longtime friend and junior U.S. senator Jon Tester. "Jon is the real deal. He's a hardworking Montana farmer who has never forgotten who he works for or where he comes from," said PJ bassist Jeff Ament, who grew up in Montana. "He's one of us, a rare gem who truly represents Montanans in D.C.

  • Watch 50 Cent Get Richer on QVC

    Watch 50 Cent Get Richer on QVC

    Sometimes a rapper's gotta do what a rapper's gotta do to maintain his Forbes list status. Days after he made a concerted effort to patch things up with Oprah, 50 Cent paused his boxing career and continued to make nice with the daytime television crowd Tuesday on QVC, where he hawked his SYNC and STREET lines of (very expensive) headphones (on the same broadcast as Jimmy Fallon, no less, who paraded out his new book, Thank You Notes 2, and album, Blow Your Pants Off, with a performance).

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    Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen's 10 Best Music Videos

    On this day in 1986, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen were born. And though the fashion mavens probably would prefer not to be reminded of it, they have, mostly through their ridiculously successful VHS series, contributed many musical numbers to the world. Their greatest hits have already been cataloged on not one but two compilations, but seeing as they were released on CD and cassette only, we took the honors of compiling a fresh best-of list. Happy birthday, ladies! May your next 26 years be equally prosperous. Don't mind our exclusion of the well-intentioned yet kinda racist "Piñata Party"! Note: Though the Olsen Twins obviously had a prosperous movie career past age 11, the soundtracks were entirely comprised of non-twin songs. They peaked early, musically speaking. 10.

  • Please Do Touch Luke Fischbeck's Interactive Music Installation

    Please Do Touch Luke Fischbeck's Interactive Music Installation

    The technology on which you're reading this article was created to connect you to the world. More often than not, though, it does the exact opposite, taking us further away from each other physically and toward a false, digital sense of togetherness. Installation artist Luke Fischbeck wonders, is there a way technology can actually force us back together? That's how, in conjunction with Sonos, he came up with the concept for "Center of Attention," an audio-tactile installation that recently debuted (with ?uestlove and Bleached's help) at the company's Sonos Studios in Los Angeles.

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    Who Charted? Neil Young and Beach Boys' Collective Nostalgia Can't Beat Adele

    First! As is the natural order of things, Adele is back at the top of Billboard 200 for the 24th week overall, after her NBC special "Adele Live in London" aired last Sunday and boosted sales of 21 by 30 percent. The album sold 72,000 copies, presumably all to one super-fan because there can't possibly be anyone in the country who hasn't bought this record yet. That puts her at 9.3 million copies sold worldwide and ties 21 with Prince & the Revolution's Purple Rain for the record for most weeks at No. 1. 2 Through 10: Besides Adele, this week's top slots are largely dominated by legendary gentlemen. No. 2 belongs to country legend Alan Jackson, who sold 73,000 copies of his 12th top 10 record and his first since leaving Arista Nashville for EMI Nashville, Thirty Miles West. The Beach Boys take No.

  • Justin Vernon / Photo by Ian Witlen

    Justin Vernon's Label Pays Homage to 'Northern Exposure'

    When Bon Iver captain Justin Vernon first announced Chigliak Records, his very own Jagjaguwar imprint, in September, he didn't reveal too many details about the label, citing only the aim to "release extraordinary albums that were never commercially released… deeply special [records that] deserve to be in the homes of listeners who may not subscribe to the notion that life-changing music is both popular and current." The first Chigliak artists he tapped were former Bon Iver tourmate Sarah Siskind, Ohio/Minnesota-native '90s indie outfit 12 Rods, and Amateur Love, Vernon's pre-Megafaun bandmates whose 2003 LP got a 1,000-pressing rerelease last month. Now, speaking to the Hollywood Reporter, Vernon has laid out some more details about his new enterprise.

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    Usher Has a Lady Aquarium in New 'Scream' Video

    For a song all about getting a woman to have sex with you, Usher's "Scream" video is fairly tame. Though (rather disappointing) lyrics like "get on your back if you wanna scream" pulse over the song's Eurodance-y backbone, the new clip, helmed by rap vid maestros BBGun, not only has Usher fully clothed throughout, but also plays up the unattainability of the women featured beside him. Filmed during his quick stint at New York's Cirque du Soleil-esque Fuerza Bruta show, where the pop star debuted much of Looking 4 Myself, the video's first third features nothing but Usher himself, tuxed up and on the move. The second half is where things get interesting — the bikini-clad, water-and-glass-bound women of Fuerza's stage show, as well as the dancer who comes to tango with Ush, immediately become the objects of "Scream" 's primal demands.

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