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    A$AP Rocky Arrested After Fight in New York

    A$AP Rocky was reportedly arrested in downtown Manhattan last night after he and a friend got into a fight with two people trying to photograph the pair having an argument. TMZ reports that the MC has been booked on an attempted robbery charge, though exactly what he's accused of attempting to steal is as yet unreported. (Our best guess: the camera in question?) TMZ and Karen Civil report that the two photographers sustained cuts and bruises in the altercation, and one of them received treatment at a nearby hospital. A$AP was in his hometown to film a commercial spot for EA Sports, and he was still wearing that outfit at the time of his arrest according to Instagram photos taken at the scene. He also filmed an appearance for Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, which airs tonight. He's also slated to play Catalpa Festival, on Randall's Island, next Sunday, July 29.

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    Sony's Walkman Lives! Sort Of

    The Walkman lives! Well, sort of. Sony announced yesterday that it would be Frankensteining reviving its iconic music player once again — no, not the cassette one; that was sent out to pasture in 2010 (though that might need to be reconsidered sooner or later). The electronics manufacturer launched another pair of digital successors, the F800 and the E470, as the line's latest models, rivaling, of course, the catchier-named Apple competitor products, the iPod and iPod Touch, AllThingsD reports via the Daily Swarm. The F800 features a touch screen, naturally, as well as Web access and Bluetooth capabilities (for wireless headphone usage), and runs for $269.99 (16GB) or $299.99 (32GB).

  • Ed Kowalczyk / Photo by George Henze/WireImage

    Live Sue Ex-Frontman for Making Fans Think He's Still in the Band

    Based on recent events, it seems that if you were a successful band in the 1990s, you have two options in 2012: reunite and make a comeback record, or fight each other relentlessly for the use of whatever's left of your legacy. Apparently Live has decided on both. While four of the original members reunited last year, they're now suing the band's ex-frontman, Ed Kowalczyk, who they all but kicked out of the group three years ago, for attempting to associate the band's un-Googlable name with his current solo project.

  • Emmys 2012: Watch Jimmy Fallon's 10 Best Musical Moments of the Year

    Emmys 2012: Watch Jimmy Fallon's 10 Best Musical Moments of the Year

    The 64th Primetime Emmy nominations came out this morning, and Best Variety Series yielded not one but two nods for sketch comedian-turned-late night host Jimmy Fallon. Late Night With Jimmy Fallon and Saturday Night Live, which he hosted in December, will be competing against The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, Real Time with Bill Maher and Jimmy Kimmel Live!.

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    Bob Dylan and The Who Are Heading to an Arena Near You (Separately)

    Bob Dylan may never stop touring, but he hasn't announced an arena-level trek in six years — until now. His fresh dates starting next month will be in support of his 35th studio effort, Tempest, which arrives September 11 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of his debut self-titled record. In somewhat more unexpected news, the Who have also announced an arena tour, which marks their first dates since 2008 (though they did a pretty hilarious job of playing the Super Bowl in 2010). The band will will be playing the entirety of their 1973 rock opera Quadrophenia on their two-legged 2012-2013 jaunt, in addition to the hits they probably wouldn't be able to get away forgetting.

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    Pink Notches More Top 10 Hits Than Lady Gaga, Katy Perry

    Clown Pink all you want, Internet, but she's been owning the charts since having a Geocities page was your greatest achievement. This week the singer notched her 12th Top 10 Hot 100 hit in as many years, seating her in third place for female artists with the most Top 10 singles since 2000. That means she now has more Top 10s since 2000 than Lady Gaga and Katy Perry, who are both tied with 11 each (via Idolator). Billboard reports that Pink's new hook-happy single "Blow Me (One Last Kiss)," which comes ahead of her sixth studio effort The Truth About Love (out September 18), rocketed up this week's chart, which measures singles through a combination of weekly radio play and sales — it went from No. 58 last week to No. 9.

  • Dave Grohl Provides New Peek at 'Sound City' Documentary

    Dave Grohl Provides New Peek at 'Sound City' Documentary

    Dave Grohl may continue to hold the Nicest Dude in Rock title, but right now he's up there with Green Day and No Doubt when it comes to teasing fans about his upcoming releases. He just dropped the third trailer for his forthcoming documentary about legendary L.A. recording studio Sound City, and it's both under a minute long and still doesn't offer a release date for the flick (via Rolling Stone). "Sound City, mannn," Tom Petty coos about the legendary studio, which turns 40 this year and has been the birthplace of Fleetwood Mac's Rumors and Nirvana's Nevermind. The space, owned by Rainy Day Records CEO Tom Skeeter and his family since the '70s, went fully private in May 2011.

  • Ms. Melodie of Boogie Down Productions, Feminist Hip-Hop Pioneer, Reportedly Dead

    Ms. Melodie of Boogie Down Productions, Feminist Hip-Hop Pioneer, Reportedly Dead

    Ms. Melodie, the Boogie Down Productions rapper whose music helped usher in generations of pro-feminist hip-hop, has reportedly died, as the Urban Daily reports. Her cause of death is as yet unknown. R&B singer Monifah tweeted the news earlier today, indicating that the rapper passed sometime last night. BDP DJ D-Nice, in addition to hip-hop figures like Russell Simmons and Jadakiss have tweeted their sympathies to her family. Born Ramona Scott in Brooklyn's Flatbush neighborhood, Melodie was best known for her four-year marriage to KRS-One, from 1988 to 1992, during which time she contributed a verse to the iconic anti-violence posse cut "Self-Destruction" — a who's who of east coast hip-hop in '89, hers was one of just two verses performed by women.

  • Bikini Kill / Photo by Pat Graham

    Bikini Kill Plan 25th Anniversary Reissues on Own Record Label

    Bikini Kill, the riot grrrl quartet notorious for saying "fuck you" to major labels, will celebrate their 25th anniversary by launching their own label, Bikini Kill Records, to reissue the entire BK discography. A message on the band's website this morning reads:As our 25th anniversary approaches, Bikini Kill has decided to start our own record label called Bikini Kill Records. The Bikini Kill back catalog is currently available digitally via bikinikill.com, eMusic & iTunes. The Frumpies and Casual Dots are also up for sale now. We are working towards reissuing the physical Bikini Kill records one at a time. There are brand new Bikini Kill T Shirts available from bikinikill.com at this time with more merch to come in the near future.Bikini Kill's Self-Titled EP will come out in the fall of 2012 to commemorate the 20 year anniversary of its original release.

  • Tyler, the Creator

    Hear Tyler, the Creator's Toro y Moi-Produced 'Hey You'

    Tyler, the Creator and Chazwick Bundick of Toro y Moi have publicly documenting their bro-love for one another for a while (see here, here, and here). In March of last year, Bundick even remixed Tyler's Bastard cut "French." It would seem now, though, that their particularly specific tweets back and forth last summer actually produced a formal collaboration or two. One "leaked" recently (or leaked "a couple months ago," according to Bundick) and was furiously passed around by the Internet today when Tyler Tumbl'd a link to the song, a Toro-produced smooth jam called "Hey You." The original version apparently used to feature a verse from Danny!, but the version Tyler shared had the South Carolina rapper's verse wiped clean off. Coincidentally (or not?), the song drops the same day Odd Future announced an as-yet-venueless fall U.S.

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