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Meet YouTube Singing Sensation Leroy Sanchez

January 28th, 2015 3:20pm EST
Leroy Sanchez
Leroy Sanchez began to sing and play guitar at his home in Spain and has since emerged as one of YouTube's brightest stars, racking up over 48 million YouTube views to date. The singer-songwriter uses the video-sharing website to share his covers of hit songs from artists like Sam Smith, Beyoncé, Usher and Paramore, but also showcases original songs, like his debut single, "By My Side," which was released Tuesday, Jan. 27.

The 23-year-old artist grew up in the countryside of Vitoria, Spain where he self-taught himself to play guitar and sing. His mother used to sing in church and also play...
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Sly Stone Awarded 5 Million In Lawsuit

January 28th, 2015 2:43pm EST
Sly Stone
Sly Stone was awarded $5 million in a breach-of-contract suit that claimed his business partners and his own company cheated him out of royalties.

A Los Angeles Superior Court jury ruled in favor of the performer in a lawsuit against his ex-manager, attorney and production company.

"It's a good day for Sly, it's a good day for entertainers in general," said Stone's attorney Nicholas Hornberger.

Stone's lawyers stated in the lawsuit that the funk legend's career was over and he was destitute when Goldstein and Glenn Stone convinced him to become an employee of and co-owner of Even St. Pro...
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5 Takeaways From Marilyn Manson’s 'The Pale Emperor'

January 28th, 2015 1:00pm EST
5 Takeaways From Marilyn Manson’s 'The Pale Emperor'
What comes to mind when you hear the name Marilyn Manson? Crazy, satanic, atheistic, odd, left of center? All those adjectives are fair game for one of music’s most shocking musicians/bands, period. Manson had parents shivering back in the 1990s, and the controversies surrounding him during the period of the ’99 Columbine High School shootings will never be forgotten.

But that was then and this is now, and Manson’s shocking peak has been far behind him and his collective. That said there’s still that sense of fear, rebelliousness, and hellishness when one partakes of a Marilyn Manson...
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Ne-Yo Leads Albums To Check Out

January 27th, 2015 9:48am EST
Ne-Yo Leads Albums To Check Out: This Week in Music
January 2015 has been a ‘louder’ musical month than anticipated. Music listeners have been bestowed more audio gifts than an usually available, so give a slow music industry credit. Hey, what would January 2K15 be without the “No Flex Zone” of hip-hop duo Rae Sremmurd (Sremmlife), the “Uptown Funk” of Mark Ronson (Uptown Special), or “Lips Are Movin” courtesy of Meghan Trainor? Think about it!

This week isn’t nearly as dynamic as last week, but that doesn’t mean there are no interesting or notable albums to partake of. In a ‘slower’ week than last, R&B singer/songwriter Ne-Yo is definit...
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Review: Fall Out Boy ‘American Beauty/American Psycho’

January 25th, 2015 3:30pm EST
Review: Fall Out Boy Keep The Hits Coming On ‘American Beauty/Am
Every new Fall Out Boy album is “kind of a big deal” – yep. Face it – the boys who are now men have hit it big with hits like “Sugar We’re Going Down,” “This Ain’t A Scene,” and “My Songs Know What You Did In the Dark” just to name a few. And why shouldn’t their sixth studio album be highly anticipated? Led by surefire hit “Centuries” and sporting some of their fiercest artwork yet, American Beauty/American Psycho just screams, “listen to me!” Well maybe not literally, but those who partake of album ‘numero seis’ won’t be disappointed.

American Beauty/American Psycho opens with an “I...
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10 'All Time Low' Songs In Musician’s Careers

January 25th, 2015 2:00pm EST
Britney Spears
“I’ve fallen and I can’t get up!” Yep, that’s the sentiment of these songs that mark the ‘all time lows’ – the bottom of artist’s career as far as the objectionable, horrific song. No, it doesn’t mean that the album wasn’t successful (though in some instances, that’s the case), but these songs could be described as detritus (fun word) aka GARBAGE! Why couldn’t these musicians have avoided such a mess? Here are 10 head shakable moments for your listening pleasure worth scrutinizing.

1) Chris Brown, “Don’t Judge Me” (Fortune, 2012)

Let’s just keep it all the way real. There were plen...
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Rihanna Gets Kanye & Sir Paul For Latest Single (Listen!)

January 25th, 2015 10:47am EST
Paul McCartney, Kanye West & Rihanna Shock Music Industry With '
Just three weeks after Kanye West and Paul McCartney released a track titled "Only One," the surprising music duo team has released a new tune.

The twosome have teamed up with Rihanna for the track "FourFiveSeconds."

The song is available on RihannaNow.com.

The rapper previewed a snipped of "FourFiveSeconds" at the IHeartRadio Summit music industry event in Los Angeles, where the long-winded rapper ranted onstage for a full 45-minute, stream-of-consciousness speech about his "responsibility to innovate."

West then played "FourFiveSeconds" straight off his computer, slammed his laptop sh...
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See Why The Black Keys Axed Their European Tour

January 24th, 2015 3:19pm EST
The Black Keys
The Black Keys have canceled their entire European tour. Their drummer, Patrick Carney, dislocated his shoulder while on vacation earlier this month and needs to recover.

The rocker was hospitalized in St. Barths after a strong wave made him hit the ocean floor while he was swimming. He joked about the incident at the time, writing on Instagram: "Tune into my new lifetime (network) movie. 'Dislocated shoulder' airing right now."

However, Carney is still not healed, forcing the band to axe their tour. The Black Keys said in a statement: "We are very sorry to have to cancel our upcoming pe...
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Which Celebrity Nephew Blew The Judges Away On 'Idol'?

January 24th, 2015 8:44am EST
American Idol
Carlos Santana's nephew wowed judges on the latest episode of "American Idol." Adam Lasher, 27, appeared at the audition with a broken hand after a skateboarding accident, but that didn't prevent him from impressing judges Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick, Jr.

Lasher played the guitar and performed an original song called "These Shoes."

He told host Ryan Seacrest that his uncle taught him how to play the instrument, and labeled him "a Jedi with a guitar."

It appeared that the judges were unaware that Lasher's uncle was Santana even though Seacrest had discussed his family ...
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'Fifty Shades': Dakota Johnson Gets Tied Up For The Weeknd (NSFW)

January 22nd, 2015 8:04pm EST
Dakota Johnson Is All Tied Up In The Weeknd's Scorching 'Earned
Dakota Johnson is all tied up in the first official video from the soundtrack to "Fifty Shades of Grey," which hits theaters next month.

The actress, who plays the lead role of Anastasia Steele in the flick, is bound in ropes while wearing just a fleshtone bra and undies, and she's suspended over a stage as Canadian R&B singer Abel Tesfaye, aka The Weeknd, performs his sure-to-be hit single "Earned It."

Johnson isn't the the only one steaming up the video as dancers wearing just pasties over their nipples and black "X's" on their bare buttocks move erotically in the background.

The video...
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