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Stream: Guillermo Sexo’s new album, Eclipse + MORE

Over the course of a dozen years, a lot can change a person, let alone a group of people in a band. Guillermo Sexo have released five albums in that time, each evolving from the last. Their sound has progressed, their lineup has changed, but they’ve always remained a mainstay of Boston’.... More »
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Bus crash victim remembered: 'My mother was legendary' + MORE

As the day wore on at the Koreatown memorial, the palm tree decked with roses and candles became a place of storytelling Monday as people gathered to remember the 13 people killed a day earlier when a tour bus crashed into a big rig truck near Palm Springs. Passengers who once traveled with bus....... More »
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Grimes Teases “Happy And Angry” Album Full Of Diss Tracks, Guitar + MORE

Grimes has been working on the highly anticipated follow-up to her 2012 breakthrough Visions for a while now, but she's kept things pretty mysterious. As she's repeated multiple times, last summer's divisive dubstep-pop anthem "Go" was never intended to be on the album, and the one other song we hav.... More »
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Video: Post Malone – ‘Go Flex’ + MORE

It’s lit. In between opening for Justin Bieber on the “Purpose World Tour,” Post Malone hits the desert in the video for “Go Flex,” the follow-up to his breakout smash “White Iverson.” In the fiery clip, the Dallas singer-rapper smokes a cigarette while st.... More »
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Freddy Parker becomes the second act to be booted off X Factor... as 'confused' Sharon Osbourne forgets her act Saara Aalto's name ahead of tense sing-off + MORE

The singer was booted off the second week of Live X Factor Shows,following a tense sing-off with Saara Aalto, after receiving the least votes on Sunday night's show..... More »
At the Basilica Soundscape festival, a growing event, the atmosphere competed with the music.

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Frank Ocean's father to sue Def Jam co-founderCalvin Cooksey claims he was called a deadbeat dad by Russell Simmons website, affecting his future earningsFrank Oceans father is reportedly suing hip-hop impresario Russell Simmons, who co-founded the Def Jam label, for $142m (£87m). Calvin Cooksey has allegedly accused Simmons website Global Grind of inaccurately describing him as a deadbeat dad…

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Watch Death Cab For Cutie’s Last Performance With Chris WallaLast month, Chris Walla announced that he would be leaving Death Cab For Cutie after over fifteen years with the band. He played his last live show with the group at Rifflandia Festival in Canada. Walla will still appear on Death Cab’s upcoming eighth studio album, but after that he’ll be gone from the band for good…

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Foo Fighters, Kaiser Chiefs and Ellie Goulding all entertain at the Invictus Games closing concert

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The Road to 'Grace': How Jeff Buckley's Debut Album Remains Timeless 20 Years Later (Feature)Drawing from 20 years worth of reviews and books, in addition to new interviews with those involved in Jeff Buckley’s music, David Chiu looks back on Grace, which two decades later remains just as impactful.

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WATCH: Barbra Streisand and Josh Groban in amazing duet of West Side Story's SomewherePREPARE for goosebumps when two of the greatest voices in the world take on West Side Story’s epic Somewhere for Streisand’s new album Partners

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Foo Fighters explain 'Sonic Highways' projectEvery song on the new Foo Fighters album ‘Sonic Highways’ was made in a different studio from all over America.

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News: Chris Cheney, Fred Armisen, Duff McKagan form “a supergroup unlike any other”Could they be set to announce an Australian tour this week?

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Listen to Mi-Cy’s version of the band’s track right here…

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If you’re awake reading this, chances are you battle insomnia — or just live in Europe. Fortunately, Grimes has stepped in as our own personal Sandman. On Sunday, the unconventional singer called into Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 to debut her “Bedtime Mix.”
So, just how does Grimes whisk herself off to a dream world full of kitty cats and post-apocalyptic deserts? With a seven-song mix comprised of Aphex Twin, Patsy Cline, Majical Cloudz, Portishead, and Eliot Sumner, among others…

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Jake Bugg admits receiving advice from Don McLean over the phoneJake Bugg has revealed that he spoke to his hero Don McLean following leaving a fan message on his website five years ago.
The singer-songwriter appeared on MTV’s Soundchain, during which Bugg admitted to Zane Lowe that he had spoken to the ‘American Pie’ tunesmith after the musician’s website owner had got in contact to give him Don’s number after discovering Bugg’s message…

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U2 got a head start on Taylor Swift, Garth Brooks, Mary J. Blige and One Direction.

        

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Melbourne MC Illy abandoned a gig last night after being bottled on-stage in regional Victoria.

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