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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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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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Kid Rock Under Fire Over Photo With Dead Cougar

January 22nd, 2015 11:58am EST
Kid Rock Dead Cougar Photo Angers Fans (Photo)
Kid Rock is getting some serious backlash over a photo posted on pal Ted Nugent's Facebook page of the singer holding a dead cougar.

“HAIL my MotorCity boy KidRock for saving all those muledeer elk & livestock by whacking this magnificent mountain lion,” Nugent wrote Jan 3. on Facebook, along with photos from their hunting expedition.

“I can hear the braindead squawkers already with their obscene denial that killing lions is wrong,” he added. “It's legal, it's necessary, it's good, it's beneficial, it's a damn riot!”

Animal-rights group PETA expressed their displeasure with the rock star...
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Fall Out Boy Leads Albums To Check Out

January 20th, 2015 8:15am EST
Fall Out Boy Leads Albums To Check Out: This Week in Music
The first week in January was so-so as far as album releases. The second week was enthralling thanks to sensational efforts courtesy of Meghan Trainor, Jazmine Sullivan, and Mark Ronson. Now the third week in January has some more captivating efforts to partake of. None may be bigger than the new Fall Out Boy album. Still, there are six others worth checking out as well.

1) Fall Out Boy, American Beauty / American Psycho (Island)

Fall Out Boy return with the highly anticipated follow up to their 2013 album, Save Rock and Roll. Save Rock and Roll gave Fall Out Boy their second nu...
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Oh No They Didn't! 10 Songs That Raise Eyebrows

January 17th, 2015 6:00pm EST
10 Songs That Raise Eyebrows
“Oh No They Didn’t – what in the world were they thinking?” Sometimes that’s the reaction everyone has about various politicians, actors, and maybe most commonly musicians. Musicians being artists, they often reinvent themselves, or deliver their art in a way that is shocking and solicits the attention of both fans and hardcore skeptics. This list of 10 songs features some songs that definitely raise eyebrows given their controversial nature.

1) Lana Del Rey, “F**ked My Way Up To The Top” (Ultraviolence, 2014)

The rumors quickly swirled about just ‘whom’ Lana Del Rey was referring...
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Which Classic Rock Group Just Broke Up?

January 16th, 2015 9:19am EST
Internal Drama Forces Black Crowes To Call It Quits After 24 Yea
It's a sad day for anyone who's ever had "She Talks to Angels" stuck in their head.

Here's why: The Black Crowes have broken up.

In an official statement, guitarist Rich Robinson revealed the reason for the Georgia rock band's split after 24 years and a string of hit albums like "Shake Your Money Maker," "The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion," and "War Paint."

Robinson claims his brother Chris Robinson, singer for the band, may have been jockeying for control of the group- which may have led to its downfall.

"“I love my brother and respect his talent but his present demand that I...
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12 Songs Using The D-Word

January 10th, 2015 4:00pm EST
12 Songs Using The D-Word
No folks, we’re not talking about the closing track off of Toni Braxton & Babyface’s collaborative album Love, Marriage & Divorce. Nope, we’re referring to that earth shattering, intensifying baby curse word. Justin Bieber used it on his Believe album – albeit subtly on “Die In Your Arms” – to exercise his burgeoning manliness. Other artists use it for emphasis – a pronounced, less harsh variant on the f-bomb. Some truly terrific songs have embraced being ‘damnable’, so here’s a list that’ll have you “Feelin’ Way Too Damn Good” as you read it, Nickelback.

1) Mary J. Blige, “Whole D...
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Taylor Swift Makes It An Eight-Peat Atop Billboard 200

January 8th, 2015 11:33am EST
Taylor Swift Makes It An Eight In A Row Atop Billboard 200
Maybe DJ Khaled and Drake said it best: “No New Friends.” Applied to the current Billboard 200, the phrase is best attributed, “no new releases” of note. That said no one is shocked to hear that the invincible Taylor Swift rules the charts for an eighth non-consecutive week. Even with units and sales alike down from the previous week, 1989 still stood tall, selling 172,000 copies.

Swift was unopposed at the top spot, with the next closest album in sales (Guardians of the Galaxy Soundtrack) and impact (Nicki Minaj’s The Pinkprint) not coming anywhere close. 172,000 versus 70,000 copies ...
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Why Was President Obama Hanging Out With Eddie Vedder?

January 5th, 2015 10:57am EST
Why Was President Obama Hanging Out With Eddie Vedder?
President Barack Obama closed out his Hawaii vacation by hanging out with Pearl Jam rocker Eddie Vedder.

The President took daughters Sasha and Malia to visit with Vedder and his family in Kailua.

The Obamas rented a vacation home for their holiday trip. The family spent less than half an hour with Vedder.

Reportedly the singer is a longtime friend of the Obama family.

In 2012, Vedder performed at a fundraiser for Obama's re-election campaign in Florida.

While in Hawaii, Obama's native state, the President visited the cemetery where his mother's father is buried. Obama also visited his...
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Some Musical Inspiration For Accomplishing New Years Goals

January 3rd, 2015 4:00pm EST
Musical Inspiration For Accomplishing New Years Goals
Everyone has goals they wish to achieve in the new-year – a desire to “Restart,” Sam Smith. For a number of people, trying to get “Out Of The Woods” and “Shake It Off” isn’t far-fetched in the least Taylor Swift. Whether it’s beginning a new relationship, committing to your soul mate, weight loss endeavors, growing spiritually, or getting a new job, we view each new year as “Tomorrow” The Roots, and we’re all “Ready To Run” One Direction. So get prepared to be “Man Of The Year” and make all 365 days of the new-year one “Hell Of A Night” – or something like that Schoolboy Q!

1) Beg...
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