• Adele / Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic

    Adele Is Pregnant and 'Over the Moon'

    As if she hasn't given the world over 9.3 million gifts already, Adele has shared via her official blog that she and boyfriend Simon Konecki are expecting their first child. "Im [sic] delighted to announce that Simon and I are expecting our first child together," she writes, conveniently right around the time the news day ends in the U.K. "I wanted you to hear the news direct from me, obviously we’re over the moon and very excited but please respect our privacy at this precious time. Yours always, Adele xx." The singer's comment about hearing the news "direct from her" probably stems from all the leakage that has happened from sources around her in the past year and a half since 21 blew up. Konecki is the 36-year-old CEO of clean-water charity Drop4Drop, so we're guessing the baby will either be ridiculously talented or ridiculously philanthropic — or both.

  • 11 Million People Discovered Gotye's 'Somebody' on Shazam

    11 Million People Discovered Gotye's 'Somebody' on Shazam

    One of these days, the world is going to stop being forced to hear about Gotye's ridiculously popular (and inexhaustibly parodied) "Somebody That I Used to Know." Today, however is not that day, due to news that the ubiquitous song is still somehow unrecognizable to a lot of people: Since being uploaded almost a year ago (July 5, 2011, to be exact), it has become the most Shazam'ed song of all time, having been "tagged," or identified, over 11 million times on the musical-recognition mobile app. According to the Hollywood Reporter, that's not all, either. "Somebody" also is the first song to rack up one million tags in one week and has been purchased by a whopping 8 percent of Shazam users — that's overall, not just people who have tagged the Kimbra-assisted song.

  • Lamb of God's Randy Blythe / Photo by Travis Shinn

    Lamb of God's Randy Blythe Arrested for Manslaughter in Prague

    Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe was arrested yesterday in Prague on charges of manslaughter stemming from a 2010 altercation with a Czech fan who came onstage during one of the band's shows and later died from injuries he sustained in the scuffle. Czech news outlet Novinky reports (via Blabbermouth and MetalSucks) that the as-yet-unnamed fan jumped on the relatively low stage during the May 24, 2010 show at a venue called Abaton, and that he and Blythe got into a physical fight. Though there is still seemingly no video evidence of the altercation online (you can watch Lamb of God performing "In Your Words" at the show in question below), it is rumored by "those who know the band" that the fan might have been hit in the head with a microphone before being forcibly removed from the stage by security. "Randy Blythe was falsely accused," reads a statement from Lamb of God's reps.

  • Rihanna / Photo by Neil Lupin/Redferns via Getty

    Rihanna Assault Photo Leakers Won't Be Charged With Crime

    The LAPD officers suspected of leaking photos showing the injuries Rihanna sustained at the hands of her then-boyfriend Chris Brown the day before the 2009 Grammy Awards have been let off the hook — officials say prosecutors failed to provide enough evidence to pursue a trial, so the two will face no criminal action. The L.A. Times reports that the prosecution's extensive searches of computer hard drives, phones, and e-mail accounts couldn't prove that TMZ bought the photos from rookie officer Bianca Lopez and "award-winning" patrol officer Rebecca Reyes, the latter of whom admitted to having snapped a photo of the police photos lying on a desk and e-mailing it to her personal account, but denies ever selling it.

  • M83's Anthony Gonzalez and Joseph Kosinski, a.k.a. a Man Who is Not Tom Cruise / Photo Courtesy David James/Universal Pictures

    M83 Will Score Tom Cruise's 'Avatar'-Sounding Sci-Fi Thriller

    If the fact that he is very interested in sci-fi thrillers hasn't been made abundantly clear by his band's last two X-Men-esque music videos, M83's Anthony Gonzalez just drove the point home with his most recent announcement.

  • Rivers Cuomo / Photo by Jeff Fusco/Getty

    Weezer Announce 'Blue Album' and 'Pinkerton' Nostalgia Shows

    Love early Weezer albums and hate the high seas? You're in luck: fans who were skint (or sea-squirmish) around the time Weezer cruise tickets went on sale last year may now enjoy the emo-Caribbean jaunt's musical accoutrements, which revived the band's 2010 Blue Album-and-Pinkerton tour in a double performance of the albums, beyond these YouTube fan videos.

  • Bruce Springsteen / Photo by Getty Images

    Good Boss: Bruce Springsteen Is MusiCares' 2013 Person of the Year

    As if to solidify what SPIN's Brandon Soderberg just said about Bruce Springsteen's worldwide universality, the Recording Academy's MusiCares Foundation announced this morning that the Boss will be honored as its 2013 Person of the Year. "Bruce Springsteen is a truly gifted and Renaissance artist of our time, a national treasure, and an exemplary humanitarian," said Academy president and CEO Neil Portnow of the Boss' philanthropy, which have been largely dedicated to homelessness- and hunger-fighting organizations (particularly the New Jersey Food Bank), but has also included contributions to workers' unions internationally and an appearance at that star-studded Haiti earthquake benefit in 2010.

  • Matt Bellamy / Photo by Kyle Dean Reinford

    Muse Admit There's Dubstep and a 'Jazzy Brass Number' on '2nd Law' LP

    A few weeks after dropping a dubstep bomb on an album teaser, alerting fans they'd sort of be following in the footsteps of Korn on their forthcoming sixth studio LP The 2nd Law, Muse have confirmed there will be wub on the record — but analog wub. "We've basically tried to do what Rage Against the Machine did with hip-hop in the 1990s and take a bit of the electronic world and dubstep and play it with real instruments," frontman Matt Bellamy explained in an interview with BBC Radio 1 (via NME), adding that "the album's got lots of different faces," but assuring fans that "there's only one track like that." Whether or not that's a good thing has to do with whether you've ever said "I like all kinds of music," because Bellamy also shared that there will be a "jazzy brass number" and a few tracks that are "quite minimal." Muse? Minimal?

  • Zola Jesus and El-P

    Watch EL-P, Linkin Park, Gaslight Anthem, and the Jacksons Shake Up Late Night

    Yesterday was the kind of day you could find veteran MC El-P collaborating with a Jedi-hooded Zola Jesus on one late-night show, and LMFAO spitting a ridiculous tune about spin class on another.

  • Muse

    Hear Muse's Appropriately Epic Olympics Theme 'Survival'

    Muse's official 2012 Olympic Games theme "Survival" arrived today via BBC Radio. Shockingly (or not, given the Queen will probably be in attendance at some point), the five-minute song boasts none of the dubstep gewgaws we heard in the trailer for their forthcoming sixth record, The 2nd Law. It is, however, as grand and spectral as you'd expect a Muse song accompanying a massive international athletic competition might be. After two minutes of orchestral throat-clearing — featuring allusions to British musical theatre overtures and a Ben Foldsy a cappella bit — Muse move into a sweeping verse featuring lots of victory terminology ("I'm gonna win / yes, I'm gonna win!" "I won't give in!" "Vengeance is mine!").

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