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Gwar Frontman Dave Brockie Dead at 50

David Murray Brockie, known by his stage name Oderus Urungus as the frontman of fantasy thrash-metal band Gwar, was found dead in his Richmond, Virginia apartment Saturday night. The cause of the death is currently unknown, though no foul play …

Twitter Music Is Dead: App Removed, Service Goes Dark on April 18th Twitter Music Is Dead: App Removed, Service Goes Dark on April 18th

In news that is unlikely to affect most of you, Twitter has decided to give up on Twitter Music, the company’s trending music app that they launched last April. It’s been nearly a year since Twitter Music went live to …

Tammy Wynette’s Name to be Restored to Her Grave

Tammy Wynette, one of country music’s best-known artists and biggest-selling female singers just had her stage name restored to her grave, after the name on the crypt was changed to Virginia W. Richardson in 2012, 14 years after the icon’s …

William Shatner Turns 83, Launching New Series

Cultural icon William Shatner turned 83 yesterday, and has yet to show any sign of slowing down – He’s set to star in his own home renovation series on the DIY network, entitled The Shatner Project. Best known for his …

Kate Bush Announces First Full Shows in 35 Years

English singer-songwriter, musician and record producer Kate Bush announced on Friday that she will be playing at least 15 full, live sets at the Hammersmith Apollo in London, beginning on August 26th. The Hammersmith Apollo is the same venue where …

Kurt Cobain’s Case Won’t Be Reopened by Seattle PD Kurt Cobain’s Case Won’t Be Reopened by Seattle PD

Seattle police have stated that they won’t be reopening the case regarding the death of iconic Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain, just days before the 20-year anniversary of his suicide in 1994. He was 27. Over the years there has been …

Sons Unite to Create New Roy Orbison Song Sons Unite to Create New Roy Orbison Song

The three sons of singer/songwriter Roy Orbison have united to create a new track featuring the late artist, using samples from an old boombox recording of a song entitled “The Way is Love.” Wesley, Roy Jr. and Alex Orbison were …

Kylie Minogue Gets Even Sexier With New Album Kylie Minogue Gets Even Sexier With New Album

Justin TImberlake may have brought sexy back, but Kylie Minogue is making sure it sticks around. Minogue is getting even sexier with her newest album, “Kiss Me Once.” The album, which Cristina Jaleru of the Associated Press calls a “narcotic …

Pandora Hikes Price, Cites Rising Royalty Rates Pandora Hikes Price, Cites Rising Royalty Rates

Like most music streaming services, Pandora’s users are mostly the non-paying kind–the ones who are perfectly content to deal with some ads in order to avoid paying a monthly subscription fee. If you’re one of those 200 million+ people, you …

Lady Gaga’s ‘Brooklyn Nights’ Track Leaks Online Lady Gaga’s ‘Brooklyn Nights’ Track Leaks Online

A song that was supposed to be included in Lady Gaga’s 2013 album ARTPOP made its way online over the weekend. The track with the title “Brooklyn Nights” was said to be recorded almost four years ago when the singer …

Cody Simpson Dances The Cha Cha Cha On Dancing With The Stars Cody Simpson Dances The Cha Cha Cha On Dancing With The Stars

Australian pop singer Cody Simpson graced the stage of Dancing with the Stars on its 2-hour premiere episode for season 18. Other celebrities joining this season are Drew Carey, Amy Purdy, Billy Dee Williams, Sean Avery, NeNe Leakes, Candace Cameron …

Def Leppard Announces 2014 North American Tour With Kiss Def Leppard Announces 2014 North American Tour With Kiss

Fans of hard rock and heavy metal can rejoice because an epic team-up is about to happen this year. Legendary bands Kiss and Def Leppard are headlining a 2014 summer tour of the United States and Canada. Both groups made …

SXSW Hipsters Pretend to Know Bands So Obscure They Don’t Even Exist SXSW Hipsters Pretend to Know Bands So Obscure They Don’t Even Exist

If you ask the crowd at SXSW about some hot new bands like “DJ Heavy Flow” and “What the Fuck Bruce Jenner,” they’ll probably tell you that they not only know of their music, but are pretty into it too. …

Vybz Kartel: Jamaican Dancehall Artist Found Guilty In The Murder Of Clive “Lizard” Williams Vybz Kartel: Jamaican Dancehall Artist Found Guilty In The Murder Of Clive “Lizard” Williams

Vybz Kartel, born Adidja Azim Palmer, was convicted of murder in the Caribbean Supreme Court. 10 of the 11-person jury found the Jamaican dancehall artist guilty, along with three others – Andre St. John, Kahira Jones, and Shawn Campbell. Shane …

Google Knowledge Graph Takes Tour Dates From Artists’ Official Sites Google Knowledge Graph Takes Tour Dates From Artists’ Official Sites

Google announced today that it will now populate its Knowledge Graph results for musicians with tour dates from the artists’ official websites when they add structured data markup. Google has shown upcoming events for artists for quite some time (and …

Neil Young Set to Unveil Pono, a New Music Player Neil Young Set to Unveil Pono, a New Music Player

With the advent of the smartphone, the world was introduced to another way to degrade the quality of music by attempting to stuff all media into one, singular device with extremely limited storage and processing capabilities. Unfortunately, this trend of …

Samsung Rolls Out Milk, A Streaming Radio Service Samsung Rolls Out Milk, A Streaming Radio Service

Now that even Beats has its own streaming music service, Samsung is bringing its own streaming audio app to the world. The Korean company, which dominates the Android smartphone landscape, has announced Milk, a streaming radio app. Milk will provide …

Rapper Lil’ Boosie Released From Prison Rapper Lil’ Boosie Released From Prison

Torrance Hatch, more commonly known as Lil Boosie, was released from Louisiana State Penitentiary on Wednesday night. A press conference is scheduled on March 10. The schedule for the Baton Rouge rapper’s release was slated for May, but Lil Boose …

Da Brat Ordered To Pay $6.4 Million For Assaulting Cheerleader Da Brat Ordered To Pay $6.4 Million For Assaulting Cheerleader

A Cobb County court jury has ordered Grammy-nominated rapper Da Brat to pay $6.4 million in damages to the Atlanta cheerleader she assaulted in 2007. The punishment was meted out on Thursday afternoon. Da Brat, whose real name is Shawntae …

Amazon Wants to Add Streaming Music to Your Prime Perks Amazon Wants to Add Streaming Music to Your Prime Perks

Could future Amazon Prime subscriptions come with a Spotify-style streaming music service? It’s definitely a possiblity, and something that Amazon is already considering. In fact, according to Re/code’s Peter Kafka, Amazon is “engaged in serious talks with big music labels” …

Allah Pendant Scrubbed from Katy Perry’s Dark Horse Video Allah Pendant Scrubbed from Katy Perry’s Dark Horse Video

Earlier this week, we told you that the new Katy Perry video had really infuriated some in the Muslim community. So much so, that an online petition on change.org to force YouTube to remove the video garnered over 60,000 signatures. …