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Apple’s U2 Album Giveaway Turned Kids Gay, Say Russian Wingnuts

According to some right-wing Russians, this is probably going to turn your kid gay: #u2 #Gift #u2songsofinnocence Thanks Barclays @U2Kouklitsa @vanycf @U2ThreeChords pic.twitter.com/hgXJ7aLloS — Dewood (@nirvana0898) November 3, 2014 That’s the cover of U2’s most recent album, Songs of Innocence. You might remember it as “that album my iPhone kept playing whenever I accidentally opened up iTunes.” The Guardian reports …

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Spotify Lets Brands Tailor Ads Based on Your Mood with New Playlist Targeting

Spotify’s ad offerings for brands have included audience targeting for some time – based on age, gender, location, platform, and genre preferences. Now, Spotify’s turning to playlists to unlock users’ current moods, so advertisers can know if users are in chill mode or turn-up mode. The company has just announced playlist targeting for brands, set to kick off May 1. …

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Spotify Launches ‘Tweet the Beat’ Ads, Even for Premium Users

If you pay $10 a month for Spotify premium, one of the major reasons you do that is to avoid ads. But Spotify’s new in-app ads, which act more like suggestions for you to tweet out an ad on Spotify’s behalf, are being served to all users – premium subscribers included. The new pop-up ads are appearing on both desktop …

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Kendall Jenner Gets A Big ‘F–k You’ From Tyler The Creator At Coachella 2015

The 19-year-old daughter of Kris and Bruce Jenner was called out by rapper Tyler the Creator in front of thousands on day 2 of Coachella 2015. The Odd Future rapper played a 50 minute set where he performed his hits “Yonkers,” “Tron Cat” and “Jamba.” But in a weird move, he also took the time to diss some of the …

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Van Halen Brings Back David Lee Roth, US Tour Kicks Off This Summer

Loyal Van Halen fans are finally getting their wish. Van Halen will go on an extensive US tour this summer with David Lee Roth back in the saddle. The mighty rock band kicked off their announcement with an exclusive performance last Monday on Hollywood Boulevard, just outside ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live. According to Kimmel, his show never had more ticket …

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Tidal for All? Jay Z Enlists Celebs to Promote New $20 Streaming Service

Jay Z has enlisted a cavalcade of high-profile musicians to help him convince music lovers that they want to spent $240 per year on a streaming service. You might have noticed that some of your favorite artists’ social media profiles have gone light blue, and the reason for that is a new music streaming service called Tidal. It’s not exactly …

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Kanye West Is an ‘Insult to Music Fans,’ Says Online Petition Wanting Him Booted from Festival

Apparently under the odd impression that Kanye West is not entertaining, a UK man has started a Change.org petition in the hopes of convincing the Glastonbury music festival to cancel his show. This week, Glastonbury announced that Kanye would headline the festival’s Saturday night lineup, and Neil Lonsdale immediately created a petition. “Kanye West is an insult to music fans …

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Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly Destroyed Drake’s Spotify Record

Christmas came early to Kendrick Lamar fans late Sunday night when his new album To Pimp a Butterfly landed on Spotify a week early. The hype is real. It’s something else. If you felt like you and everyone in the world was streaming it Monday, that’s because they were. According to Spotify, the album was streamed an incredible 9.6+ million …

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Angie Stone Arrested: Knocks Out Daughter’s Teeth, Allegedly Tries To Flee Crime Scene

Grammy-nominated RnB singer Angie Stone made headlines for something not related to her music. She was arrested after an altercation with her daughter, Diamond, and is now being charged with aggravated assault after allegedly using a metal stand to knock out her daughter’s teeth. According to reports, the altercation began when Angie told Diamond to “clean up and get her …

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Pandora Will Sell Day Passes for Ad-Free Music

Pandora is looking for ways to increase revenue, and it’s come up with a way to get users to pay for music, without actually forcing them to commit to a full-on subscription to the premium service. Pandora confirmed to GigaOm that it will soon unveil a “day pass” option, which will allow users to buy a small period of ad-free …

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Charmayne Maxwell Of 90s R&B Group ‘Brownstone’ Dies In Freak Accident

Charmayne Maxwell, known for her work with the ‘90s girl group Brownstone, has passed away on February 28. She was 46 years old. The cause of her death has yet to be confirmed, but her brother Brandon took to social media to share the horrible news. “R.I.P my beautiful sister Charmayne ‘Maxee’ Maxwell,” Brandon Maxwell tweeted. “I can’t even believe …

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Kanye West Tweets Apology to Beck, Thank God

While everyone was losing their damn minds over that dress Thursday evening, Kanye finally apologized to Beck on Twitter. I, for one, finally had a good night of sleep – my first since the Grammys. “I would like to publicly apologize to Beck, I’m sorry Beck,” said Kanye. I would like to publicly apologize to Beck, I’m sorry Beck. — …

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