NBA Player Iman Shumpert Releases New Song After Cameo in Kanye’s ‘Fade’

August 30, 2016 Music

Cleveland Cavaliers shooting guard Iman Shumpert has released a new song, "Glory," following his cameo appearance at the end of Kanye West's "Fade" video.

The track features spitfire trap percussion, swirling ominous synths as well as a vocal hook culled from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs' "Heads Will Roll." 

Shumpert sounds at ease on the track, offering up a variety of flows and dropping primarily defiant lines ("But people want you to suffer/ Cause they ain't ever been in your glory"), but also a few clever punch lines like the sing-songy, "I'm obnoxious and I know it/ I go King Joffrey and they know it/ Watch these people head roll."

"Glory" isn't Shumpert's first foray

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Rivers Cuomo, R. Kelly, Danger Mouse Support ‘Blurred Lines’ Appeal

August 30, 2016 Music

Rivers Cuomo, R. Kelly, Danger Mouse and members of Earth, Wind & Fire have signed an amicus brief supporting Pharrell and Robin Thicke's appeal in the "Blurred Lines" copyright case, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

In total, 212 musicians attached their names to the brief, including John Oates, Linkin Park, Fall Out Boy's Patrick Stump, Tool, film composer Hans Zimmer, Tears for Fears' Curt Smith, Juicy J, the Go-Go's, Frank Ocean collaborator Malay, Jennifer Hudson, Train's Patrick Monahan, the production duo Stargate, Aloe Blacc, Jean Baptiste and Kiesza.

The brief lays out the concerns many artists have voiced since a Los Angeles jury determined that "Blurred Lines" essentially ripped off Marvin

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Tool, R. Kelly, Danger Mouse Support ‘Blurred Lines’ Appeal

August 30, 2016 Music

Tool, Rivers Cuomo, R. Kelly, Danger Mouse and members of Earth, Wind & Fire have signed an amicus brief supporting Pharrell and Robin Thicke's appeal in the "Blurred Lines" copyright case, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

In total, 212 musicians attached their names to the brief, including John Oates, Linkin Park, Fall Out Boy's Patrick Stump, film composer Hans Zimmer, Tears for Fears' Curt Smith, Juicy J, the Go-Go's, Frank Ocean collaborator Malay, Jennifer Hudson, Train's Patrick Monahan, the production duo Stargate, Aloe Blacc, Jean Baptiste and Kiesza.

The brief lays out the concerns many artists have voiced since a Los Angeles jury determined that "Blurred Lines" essentially ripped off Marvin

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Selena Gomez Taking Career Hiatus After Lupus Diagnosis

August 30, 2016 Music

A year after revealing her lupus diagnosis, Selena Gomez has decided to take some time off to deal with side effects of the illness, including "anxiety, panic attacks and depression." The singer and actress recently wrapped up her Revival World Tour in support of her 2015 album Revival.

"I want to be proactive and focus on maintaining my health and happiness and have decided that the best way forward is to take some time off," she told People about her decision. "I need to face this head on to ensure I am doing everything possible to be my best. I know I am not alone by sharing this, I hope others will be encouraged to address their own issues."

Gomez revealed that she was diagnosed with the autoimmune disease before

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Your Chance to Win a Trip to Austin City Limits Music Festival

August 30, 2016 Music

Renowned as the "live music capital of the world" — and a place where cosmic cowboys like Willie Nelson and Doug Sahm could happily hang their hats — the Texas capital also plays host to the annual Austin City Limits Festival, and we want you to have a chance to get in on the action by signing up for our sweepstakes here. Radiohead headlines this year's 15th anniversary event alongside Mumford & Sons, Kendrick Lamar and LCD Soundsystem.

It takes place over two weekends – September 30th through October 2nd and October 7th through 9th at Austin's Zilker Park – and this year's ACL lineup also boasts Major Lazer, Kygo, Willie Nelson (weekend two), Chris Stapleton (weekend one), Kacey Musgraves (weekend one), M83, Haim,

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Hear Patti Smith Sing Ambient Nico Song ‘I Will Be Seven’

August 30, 2016 Music

At a tribute to Nico two years ago, Patti Smith sang "I Will Be Seven," one of the last songs that the Velvet Underground associate wrote. The performance, streaming below, also featured Smith's daughter, Jesse Paris Smith, and the ambient-music trio Soundwalk Collective and it will be coming out officially on September 2nd on an album titled Killer Road. Rolling Stone premiered the title track from that show in June.

"I Will Be Seven" opens with the sound of birds chirping outdoors and eventually the musicians begin playing ambient sounds. "I will be seven when I meet you in Heaven," Smith chants before reciting poetry about sounds of nature. The outdoorsy sounds were culled from field recordings Soundwalk made in

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LAPD Seek Search Warrant in Chris Brown’s Home

August 30, 2016 Music

Los Angeles police are trying to obtain a search warrant for Chris Brown's home to look for a gun the musician reportedly pulled on a woman Tuesday morning, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Officers responded to a call for help at Brown's home in the Tarzana neighborhood around 3 a.m. PT. The woman accused Brown of pointing a gun at her in a rage before she ran outside to phone the police. Officers attempted to enter the home, but were told to get a search warrant.

Per TMZ, the incident allegedly occurred after a man and two "uninvited guests" showed up at Brown's house and were asked to leave. One of the women, who was not invited, phoned the police and filed the report, while someone inside the house insisted that Brown was

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Metallica’s Lars Ulrich: ‘Mentally We Could Do This for Another 100 Years’

August 30, 2016 Music

Metallica will launch an extensive tour next year in support of their new LP Hardwired ... To Self Destruct, and if drummer Lars Ulrich has any say, the metal band will carry on long after it wraps up. "The only unknown is the physical element of it," he tells Rolling Stone. "If the arms and legs and knees and shoulders and throats and all that stuff, the backs, the necks, if all that stays intact, there's no reason we shouldn't be able to do this for a significant amount of time longer."

The four members of the group are in their early 50s, a good two decades younger than the Rolling Stones. "I love the Rolling Stones more than anybody else on this planet," says Ulrich. "Obviously what we do, I'd like to

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John Lennon’s Killer Mark David Chapman Denied Parole for Ninth Time

August 29, 2016 Music

Mark David Chapman, the man who murdered John Lennon in New York City on December 8th, 1980, was denied parole for the ninth time Monday. The 61-year-old Chapman will remain behind bars at upstate New York's maximum security Wende Correctional Facility after a three-person state parole board panel rejected Chapman's latest parole attempt, Reuters reports.

In August, the New York Daily News reported that five people had penned letters to the parole board pleading for Chapman's release. At Monday's hearing, the panel acknowledged Chapman's "network of support" and his strong "institutional records and rehabilitative efforts."

However, "In spite of many favorable factors, we find all to be outweighed by the

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MTV VMAs Endure Significant Ratings Drop

August 29, 2016 Music

An audience of 6.5 million people tuned into the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards, a drop of 34 percent compared to the 2015 event's 9.8 million viewer total, the New York Times reports.

This year's VMAs at New York's Madison Square Garden were broadcast simultaneously across 11 Viacom properties –including VH1, BET, Comedy Central, CMT and Spike – and although the event promised the presence of Beyoncé, four minutes of unscripted Kanye West, an entire Rihanna showcase and the grand VMAs return of Britney Spears, ratings still plummeted for the fourth consecutive year.

Despite the drop in television audience, MTV revealed that the decrease was offset in part by a massive surge in online streams, with the network claiming that the

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