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CD Review: Let It Happen - 'Cause + Effect'

October 20th, 2014 7:13pm EDT
CD Review: Let It Happen - 'Cause + Effect'
Let It Happen’s Cause + Effect will make you remember why you fell in love with the powerpop/pop-punk genre in the first place – The Starting Line, Something Corporate, Further Seems Forever – their lasting influence can be felt throughout Cause + Effect, an album that offers a gorgeous combination of saccharine hooks, endearing melodies and heart-on-sleeve songwriting (“Burst and Bloom,” “Spent”). Cause + Effect is mature for a debut – believe it or not this is the band’s debut – with introspective lyricism rife with memorable lines (“Sinner/Saint’ - ‘We’re all waging war/But I’m a raging ...
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CD Review: Artifex Pereo - "Time In Place" (Tooth & Nail)

October 20th, 2014 7:10pm EDT
CD Review: Artifex Pereo - "Time In Place" (Tooth & Nail)
Artifex Pereo’s, culled from a quote from Roman Emperor Nero, Time In Place is avant-garde, dynamic and truly unique. This album is a veritable aural melting pot, evidenced by album opener “No Stranger To Worry,” combining evolving, unpredictable time signatures, progressive vocals, a fondness of theatrics, and layered, fluid guitars. Chances are the end product is something totally different from everything else you’re currently listening to. “Hands of Penance,” which presents what the rest of the album doesn’t – discernable song structures, stands as a straight forward beacon, a buoy, amo...
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Gwen Stefani Debuts New Solo Single 'Baby Don't Lie'

October 20th, 2014 6:36pm EDT
Gwen Stefani
With Christina Aguilera waiting in the wings after giving birth to her second child, Gwen Stefani won't be returning as a mentor on "The Voice" for its ninth season -- but that doesn't mean she won't be keeping busy.

The 45-year-old No Doubt frontwoman has a pair of new albums in the works -- a solo album and one with her band.

Last month during New York Fashion Week the singer confirmed that she was working on the solo disc and added that "The Voice" co-star Pharrell Williams is producing it.

Stefani released the first single off the new disc, "Baby Don't Lie," on October 20. The new CD...
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Nicki Minaj Is Trying To 'Shock The World' By Toning Down Her Image

October 20th, 2014 4:09pm EDT
Nicki Minaj
Nicki Minaj says that despite all the booty-saking and near nudity in the video for her latest single, "Anaconda," there's nothing special about it.

The singer, who appears in a sexy spread for the November GQ, says that she doesn't "know what there is to really talk about," when asked to discuss it.

"I'm being serious," she says of the racy promo. "I just see the video as being a normal video."

The rapper exlained that her video is simply about girls doing what they do, which, to her, is dancing around in skimpy outfits and twerking.

"I think the video is about what girls do," she says...
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'The Affair' Season 1 Episode 2 Review

October 20th, 2014 3:52pm EDT
The Affair
The Affair is back with its second episode complete with a brand new title sequence and song courtesy of Fiona Apple. The new intro is a nice antecedent to the drama with its evocative beach-themed visuals and dramatic musical style; it certainly sets the stage for what is to come.

If the pilot for the series introduces us to the main characters and its compelling narrative structure, then the second episode begins to weave the intricate web of circumstances/events that bring these people to where they are in the present day. The narrative unfolds like a Rube Goldberg machine, little bits ...
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Taylor Swift Teases New Single 'Welcome To New York,' Calls Critics Of Her Songwriting 'Sexist'

October 20th, 2014 1:33pm EDT
Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift has another new single on the way from her upcoming album "1989." A teaser for "Welcome to New York" arrived on Monday morning, the third single from the new disc, which drops Oct.27.

The singer, who has made a full-blown crossover to pop music with her latest record, is currently in Australia promoting the album and its first two singles, "Shake it Off" and "Out of the Woods."

The singer sat down with Sydney's 2DayFM to discuss her new music with hosts Merrick Watts and Sophie Monk, and she tore into critics who constantly chide her for writing music about her exes, calling ...
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The Duke & Duchess Of Cambridge's Second Baby Will Arrive In April

October 20th, 2014 10:47am EDT
The Duke & Duchess Of Cambridge's Second Baby Will Arrive In Apr
Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge have revealed that their unborn baby will arrive in April. The birth will coincide with the couple's fourth wedding annivesary.

The Duchess, also known as Kate Middleton, is expecting the couple's second child.

Kensington Palace said in a statement, "Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to confirm they are expecting a baby in April 2015."

The statement also confirmed the Duchess is feeling better following a case of severe morning sickness -- the same condition she battled during her first pregnancy.

I...
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David Letterman Cue-Card Employee Fired For Brawl With Writer

October 20th, 2014 8:21am EDT
David Letterman Cue-Card Employee Fired For Brawl With Writer
The "Late Show With David Letterman" is one crew member short after an employee reportedly attacked one of the show's writers earlier this month.

Tony Mendez, who held cue cards, was fired after brawling with Emmy-nominated writer Bill Scheft on set on Oct. 9.

Mendez explained his side of the situation to the New York Post, saying: "We (Letterman and Mendez) tell each other 'F**k you' and 'Hey a**hole.' He (Letterman) doesn't do that with anybody - but he feels comfortable with me... I realized that this is what Bill was doing.

"He was trying to create a wedge between us so Dave would th...
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Brad Pitt's 'Fury' Tops Box Office, Actor Says 'War Is Hell' At London Film Festival

October 20th, 2014 8:18am EDT
Fury
Brad Pitt's war movie "Fury" debuted at number one over the weekend, making $23.5 million in ticket sales.

The film bumped the Ben Affleck thriller "Gone Girl" ($17.8 million) to number two, while animated movie "The Book Of Life" ($17 million) took home the third spot.

"Fury" closed out the London Film Festival, and Pitt explained that the film gave him a new insight into what soldiers faced during World War II.

"Our wish is the soldiers themselves feel they were respectfully recognized. War is hell. It is an amazing fact of human nature that one year we can be chopping each other up (a...
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Iconic 'Easy Rider' Chopper Sells For $1.35 Million

October 19th, 2014 11:00am EDT
Iconic 'Easy Rider' Chopper Sells For $1.35 Million
The chopper from the iconic 1969 film "Easy Rider" was sold for $1.35 million in the Profiles in History Auction House Saturday night.

More than one Harley-Davidson "Captain America" style chopper was built for the famous counter culture film, starring Dennis Hopper and Peter Fonda. According to the auction catalog, the bike was used for the ending crash sequence and was restored by Dan Haggerty, who had a small part in the movie.

Haggerty also claims that this bike is the only surviving bike from the film, despite the fact another bike exists. Collector Gordon Granger of Texas claims to ...
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