Beyoncé New Album On Course For #1; Over 400,000 Copies Sold Already + MORE Dec 16th

 

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dance

178 Years Late, a Briton Replenishes the Alamo + MORE

Phil Collins, the London-born singer and drummer, arrived in Texas to talk about his donation of more than 200 pieces of Alamo memorabilia and artifacts to the state..... More »
rock

Cheo Feliciano, Debonair Salsa Singer, Dies at 78 + MORE

The Puerto Rican-born musician helped introduce Latin music to mainstream America..... More »
pop

Exhibitionism: The Rolling Stones at London’s Saatchi Gallery - Review + MORE

FOR diehard Rolling Stones fans and curious newcomers alike, there is a lot to be gleaned from Exhibitionism, the new show about the band at the Saatchi Gallery in London’s King’s Road..... More »
indie

Download Kool A.D. Not O.K. + MORE Dec 22nd

Kool A.D. blessed us with a bounty of free music back in February, and he’s rounding out 2013 by blessing us with more free music. The ex-Das Racist MC just unveiled an album called Not O.K. available via Bandcamp for a price of your choosing. The 15-track collection features guest spots from .... More »
Beyonce Performs “XO” For The First Time: WatchWhatever Beyonce wants, she gets. During her Dec. 13 stop of her Mrs. Carter Show tour, she decided to perform “XO” for the first time live. The only condition: she wanted a call-and-response from the Chicago crowd. Not only did fans happily agree (“I got you, baby!” I got you, B!”), but as footage shows, they cheered her on as if at church (“YES, B! YES!”)…

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Bon Jovi's world tour named highest-grossing of 2013According to Billboard’s 2013 rankings, the New Jersey rockers hold the title as biggest international touring act of the yearBon Jovi’s world tour was the highest-grossing tour of 2013. According to Billboard, the New Jersey rockers brought in $205,158,370: $60m (£37m) more than the next-biggest touring musician, P!nk, and a total that amounts to almost $2…

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Pretty Lights – A Color Map of the Sun Remixes

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What’s this?
Pretty Lights is the stage name of Derek Vincent Smith, an electronic music artist from Colorado. A Color Map of the Sun was the fourth (and first completely original) album to be released by Smith. This eclectic re-imagination of the release contains songs remixed by other well known artists…

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Hot 100
It’s all about Guy Sebastian this week as he’s hit the top of out Hot 100 for the first time in 2013 with Like A Drum. The last time he saw the top was with Battle Scars late last year. It’s well deserved, it’s been a long road for the single, which this week enjoys its seventh week in the chart…

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Album Review: Beyoncé – Beyoncé

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What does it mean to be a woman, especially a woman of color, in America in the year 2013? We’re writing about that difficult, important, and rewarding question in myriad articles, discussing it across a multitude of social platforms, and seeing it debated in political forums both mainstream and microcosmic…

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Beyoncé New Album On Course For #1; Over 400,000 Copies Sold AlreadyBeyonce’s new self-titled surprise album, which dropped via iTunes on Thursday evening (December 12th at 9pm PST) has now sold over 430,000 copies, and is on course for landing the number one spot on the Billboard 200 chart next week.The singer’s latest full-length sold over 80,000 units in the first three hours of it’s release and an additional 350,000 the following day (Friday, December 13th), according to industry sources putting the total at 430,000…

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Live Review: Muse, Sydney

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Devon genre-blenders Muse usually fill openair basins three times the size of Sydney’s Allphones Arena; six albums in and the trio are now just as lauded for the LED imagery, lasers and state of the art histrionics featured in their live show than the rock operatics that have landed multiple synch deals and topped international charts…

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Actor takes MTV News inside hi CGI showdown with Benedict Cumberbatch.

By Sophie Schillaci

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Knocking Ghost- Soul Aspiration

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Knocking Ghost- Soul Aspiration

3/5

What’s this?
Knocking Ghost is a West London electronic-pop trio. ‘Soul Aspiration’, the first song since their five track EP Distractions and they have since uploaded a tune called ‘Fools’ that will be the double a-side on the single. They are currently working on more music to please their increasing fandom…

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Vanessa Paradis has reportedly moved on after her split from longtime love Johnny Depp and was spotted bonding with French singer Benjamin Biolay. Paradis, who recently ended her 14-year relationship with the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ star, spent a romantic break with Biolay in Corsica, the New York Post reported…

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Celine Dion’s first all-new English-language album in six years, “Loved Me Back to Life,” entered the Billboard 200 at No. 2. But just five weeks later, it’s plummeted to No. 35.

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Grouper celebrate 20 years of Kranky at Chicago’s Constellation Gallery (12/13)When Chicago record label Kranky opened their doors in the early ’90s, their propensity for deep, slow, fragile records was highlighted by now veteran acts like Labradford, Stars of the Lid, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, and Low. While bands like Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, and Superchunk were delivering guitar-heavy smashes, Kranky bands enveloped and mesmerized the listener, often with mellow, expressive electronics and strings…

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