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Conchita Wurst pledges to promote tolerance after jubilant welcome home + MORE

Austria's first Eurovision song contest winner since 1966 vows to continue fight against discriminationBearded drag act Conchita Wurst, who secured Austria's first Eurovision win in 48 years, received a jubilant welcome home to Vienna on Sunday as she pledged to promote tolerance.The singer, whose r.... More »
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Dr. Dre Opens Up About ‘Detox,’ Abuse Allegations, & Social Anxiety in Rolling Stone + MORE

Twenty-six years after N.W.A’s debut Straight Outta Compton, Dr. Dre and Ice Cube grace the cover of Rolling Stone. The legendary rappers, along with MC Ren and DJ Yella, open up to the magazine about the rise of the world’s most dangerous group, their triumphs and controversies, and th.... More »
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T.I. concert shooting: One killed in green room in Manhattan's Irving Plaza + MORE

NEW YORK (AP) -- Shots rang out inside a concert venue in New York City where hip-hop artist T.I. was getting ready to perform, leaving one person dead, three others wounded and concertgoers scrambling for the nearest exits, police said..... More »
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BB King family fight to remove longtime aide as estate executor + MORE

Attorneys for King’s court-designated executor have filed documents in Nevada to counter the allegations that family members were kept from the singer in the days before his deathDays after BB King was buried near his birthplace in Mississippi, a battle over the blues legend’s estate is moving t.... More »
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Josh Ritter: 7 March 2014 - Town Hall, New York (Photos) (Notes from the Road) + MORE

Josh Ritter wrapped up the Winter leg of his acoustic tour with two shows in New York City..... More »
Why Bieber can afford to take a breakAt 19, the pop fop is retiring with the $58m he earned last year, leaving tears and cheers.    

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Hoquiam, WA names April 10th ‘Nirvana Day’

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Hoquiam, WA names April 10th ‘Nirvana Day’
In Hoquiam, WA it has been announced that April 10th will be a town holiday: ‘Nirvana Day’.
For a brief period, the small town in Washington State played home to Kurt Cobain, and is only four miles from Cobain’s hometown of Aberdeen. With Nirvana’s induction into the Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame slated for April 10, 2014, the Washington town has pre-empted the celebrations by declaring the day a town holiday…

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Bruce Springsteen, High Hopes, review

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Bruce Springsteen’s new album, High Hopes, is a collection of revamped and re-recorded lost songs – but it doesn’t quite fit together    

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How Miley Cyrus became the most talked about pop star this year.    

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Ebay post-Christmas auction shines spotlight on unloved giftsSought-after iPad Airs appear immediately on auction site alongside DIY tools and unloved women’s clothes but Lady Gaga album dominates rival resale site MusicMagpie• What to do with those unwanted Christmas giftsListings for tablet computers shot up 25% on auction site eBay on Christmas Day, compared with the day before, as Brits moved quickly to offload unwanted presents…

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Hustle Gang Rapper Doe B Shot and Killed
The hip-hop community is mourning the loss of one of its rising stars. Hustle Gang rapper Doe B was shot and killed in Alabama on Saturday.

The Montgomery, Alabama native, born Glenn Thomas, was reportedly killed in a fatal shooting that occurred at Centennial Hill Bar and Grill (formerly Rose Supper Club) in his hometown in the early hours of December 28, according to various tweets…

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Toad The Wet Sprocket’s rise to stardom in the early 90s was sudden and according to the band themselves, unlikely. “It was a strange time to do the music that we did,” recalls lead singer Glen Phillips, who attributes the band’s early success to their ability to be “authentically awkward” in an increasingly edgy era of music or as Phillip puts it, “pre nerds being cool…

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ArtsBeat: Tune In, and Turn On the Reading LightMark Lewisohn discusses the first installment of his planned three-volume biography of the Beatles.    

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Selena Gomez Reportedly Suffering From LupusSelena Gomez canceled the Australian leg of her Stars Dance world tour two weeks ago in order to, according to a statement she released, “spend some time on myself in order to be the best person I can be.” But Pop Dust reports the possibility that the move is a consequence of Sel’s struggle with lupus, an autoimmune disease that can affect many different parts of the body, including the lungs…

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Rap Songs of the Week: Beyonce Does Her Best Kendrick Lamar Impression on 'Haunted'Beyoncé, “Haunted”Put this in the same baffling category as other recent hot-mess No Trivia favorites like Eminem’s “So Far…” and Childish Gambino’s “Zealots of Stockholm (Free Information)…

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Nirvana Day to celebrate band on April 10

– www.dailytelegraph.com.au

A US town where Kurt Cobain lived during his short life is honoring the band with the first-ever Nirvana Day to be celebrated on April 10 next year.

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New Music: Drake f/ Soulja Boy – ‘We Made It (Freestyle)’
From the release of his third album to his five Grammy nominations, Drake caps off another successful year with his remix to Soulja Boy’s “We Made It” off the latter’s mixtape The King. The Toronto MC reflects on his rise from the bottom to the top before Soulja stunts on his haters…

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Google Play Offering Yeezus As Free DownloadStereogum’s favorite album is 2013 was Kanye West’s apocalyptic noise-rap attack Yeezus, and if you’ve spent enough time reading the site, you’ve probably noticed that we won’t shut up about the thing. If our enthusiasm hasn’t been enough to convince you to check it out, though, consider this: At least for now, Google Play, Google’s online music store, is now offering Yeezus as a no-frills free download…

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