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Disturbed Tops Billboard 200

9/1/2015 11:10am EDT
Disturbed Return To a Familiar Place – No. 1 On The Billboard 20
Disturbed shocked the world this week – NOT! The popular rock band debuted at #1 for a fifth straight time with Immortalized, their first new album in five years. The numbers weren’t sexy per se, but the 98,000 units were enough to seal the deal atop the Billboard 200. Still, isn’t it a shame that no album was able to move 100,000 units for a second straight week? It’s not 42,000 units level of tepidness that Descendants endured, but still.

Disturbed weren’t the only debuts to land within the top 10 of the Billboard 200. Country singer Kip Moore quietly bows fourth with Wild Ones to th...
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Six Albums To Check Out This Week

9/1/2015 11:08am EDT
Five Finger Death Punch Leads Albums To Check Out
Ah, The first week of September and you know what that means? Besides Fall looming, it’s the highly anticipated fourth quarter of the year where albums actually sell! That said this first week of the beloved fourth quarter isn’t the most triumphant – no gauntlets to overcome here. None of the releases are blockbusters, but hey, as they say “the best is yet to come.” Still, here are six albums to check out this week, led by Five Finger Death Punch.

1) Five Finger Death Punch, Got Your Six (Prospect Park)

Five Finger Death Punch return with their latest album, Got Your Six. Six is the...
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Does The Weeknd's 'Beauty Behind The Madness' Live Up To The Hype?

8/31/2015 9:12am EDT
The Weeknd Steps Up His Game On 'Beauty Behind the Madness'
Talk about a dude with hella hype behind him in 2015! Many musicians would kill to be in the position that Canadian R&B singer Abel Tesfaye – better known as The Weeknd – finds himself in. With three top-five hits, including one chart topper on the Billboard Hit 100, it seemed pretty clear that there was no way that his highly anticipated album Beauty Behind The Madness could miss. Now the question is does the album live up to the gargantuan hype and meet expectations? Sometimes it does, while at others times it’s a smidgen less enthralling than the hype.

With a few notable exceptions, i...
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These Songs Were About Musicians

8/30/2015 10:00am EDT
14 Songs About Or Named After Musicians
Is there anything better than when musicians compose songs about other musicians and/or name the song after the said musician? Wait don’t answer that! There indeed many be more stimulating, revolutionary things in the world as well as the music world but admittedly does it pique curiosity when musician A sings about musician B? Just nod your head So to satisfy curiosities running rampant, here are 14 Songs About Or Named After Musicians. Just let the sweet sounds of these songs permeate – or something like that!

1) Taylor Swift, “Tim McGraw” (Taylor Swift, 2006)

This song needs little...
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These Songs Were Made With The Cemetery In Mind

8/28/2015 3:24pm EDT
10 Songs About Death And Burial
Death is an eerie thing – understatement to the nth degree. Still, it’s real-life and as uncomfortable a topic it may be, it must be discussed. In the context of this article, death is approached from the postmortem practice of burial. There are no references to embalming, mummification or cremation. Who in their right mind would write a song about those things anyways? Well maybe somebody, but it doesn’t happen here! Still, these joints have the cemetery in mind.

1) Rick Ross featuring T.I., “Bury Me A G” (Self Made Volume 2, 2012)

On “Bury Me A G,” Rick Ross doesn’t seem to care a...
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Why Are The Five Seconds Of Summer Members Shaving Their Heads?

8/28/2015 2:06pm EDT
Five Seconds Of Summer Shaving Their Heads As New Song Drops?
Five Seconds of Summer just might shave their heads upon the release of their latest single "Jet Black Heart."

During an interview with We Love Pop Magazine, both Luke Hemmings and Calum Hood seemed open to the idea of shaving their heads after the reporter asked them if they would ever rock that extreme type of hairdo.

The "She's Kinda Hot" hitmakers response was pretty surprising.

Hemmings seemed that he would be up for a change, which would stun fans who adore his blonde locks.

“Yeah I think I might….just for a change!”

Without missing a beat, bandmate Calum Hood also remarked, "I ...
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Simon Cowell Weighs In On One Direction Break

8/28/2015 11:10am EDT
One Direction Break Is 'Necessary' Says Simon Cowell
Simon Cowell thinks that One Direction's year-long break is "necessary" and will have a positive outcome for the boy band.

"I've known for a while that they were going to take this year off. They had to because of their workload," Cowell revealed at the "X-Factor" launch in England, according to E! News.

"I did what I've always done with the guys and said you make your own decisions and I hope you stay together, but you've got to want to do it yourself so they're smart guys, they'll work it out," he remarked.

Although fans are unhappy with One Direction's decision, as many boy bands wh...
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Taylor Swift Said These Three Words In Public

8/26/2015 9:49am EDT
Taylor Swift Says 'I Love You' To Calvin Harris During LA Show F
Taylor Swift just told her boyfriend Calvin Harris 'I Love You' on stage at the Staples Center and the world stopped!

Swift has been rocking the California arena for several days, ushering in some of the highest profile guests to ever grace her stage including Ellen DeGeneres, Mariska Hargitay, Cara Delevingne, Fifty Harmony, Julia Roberts and Alanis Morissette to name a few.

But it was a rather personal exchange in the public arena that had fans talking.

Some loyal fans couldn't help but notice Calvin Harris at the end of the runway supporting his girlfriend from the audience, according...
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Does Rob Thomas Deliver The Goods On His Third Album?

8/25/2015 12:15pm EDT
Review: Rob Thomas Delivers On Third Album ‘The Great Unknown’
It has been six years since the last Rob Thomas album – shocking right? In 2009, Thomas issued Cradlesong, his sophomore album following a successful first outing with Something To Be. Cradlesong couldn’t match the success of Thomas’ debut, no matter how good “Her Diamonds” was. Now a half-decade plus later, Thomas must find his niche in ever-changing pop circles. Somehow, Thomas manages to accomplish this feat on his third effort The Great Unknown, keeping things contemporary by pop standards in 2015. At the same time, Thomas doesn’t drift away from what makes him, well, Rob Thomas fo...
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Luke Bryan Stays At No. 1

8/25/2015 9:14am EDT
Luke Bryan Makes It Two Weeks Atop Billboard 200
It’s hard to topple a king, and that’s exactly what country singer Luke Bryan is this week. After dropping Kill The Lights with robust numbers last week, Bryan manages to keep the top spot warm for a second consecutive week. No, he couldn’t score another 345,000 units, but he was good enough for another 99,000. Sophomore week blues happen to everybody, even when you’re a “Country Man” like Bryan.

So with Luke at the top once more, were there any newbies that debuted in the top 10? Yes. Melanie Martinez entered at #6 with her unique debut effort Cry Baby moving 40,000 units. The numbe...
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