CeeLo Green Pleads No Contest to Felony Drug Charge, No Jail Time

August 29, 2014 Music

CeeLo Green has pleaded no contest to one felony count of furnishing a controlled substance, stemming from a July 2012 incident where the singer was accused of slipping ecstasy to an unknowing 33-year-old female. The Los Angeles District Attorney's Office said in a statement that the singer was "immediately sentenced by Superior...

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Weekend Rock Question: What Is the Best Ramones Album?

August 29, 2014 Music

After the recent death of Tommy Ramone, there no longer any surviving members of the original Ramones. Still, the punk pioneers remain as popular as ever: In 2003, they were the subject of the stellar documentary End of the Century: The Story of the Ramones, but this week there's news...

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Aphex Twin Plots ‘Syro’ Listening Parties

August 29, 2014 Music

A select few Aphex Twin fans who are eager to hear Syro – electronic-music icon Richard D. James' first LP under the Aphex moniker in 13 years – will be able to check out the record in its entirety weeks before its September 23rd release. The IDM artist and his...

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Post-Hardcore Icons Drive Live Jehu Talk Reunion: ‘This Is Going to Slay’

August 29, 2014 Music

Released in 1991, Drive Like Jehu's self-titled debut album helped kickstart the then-burgeoning post-hardcore movement. Whereas Fugazi broke free from the hardcore template with dub-inspired basslines, Drive Like Jehu embraced the noisier aspects of Stooges songs such as "Fun House" and "L.A. Blues," playing spastic guitar lines over unusual time signatures. Four...

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David Lynch Explains How He Disappointed Kanye West

August 29, 2014 Music

David Lynch and Kanye West share an affinity for the surreal and shocking – and the two nearly combined their talents on a music video for "Blood on the Leaves," the eerie epic from West's latest LP, Yeezus. "We almost worked together, but I never got the ideas," Lynch told The Daily Beast in a recent interview....

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Flashback: Kellie Pickler Breaks Down During Song About Mom

August 29, 2014 Music

When American Idol contestant Kellie Pickler began her way to a sixth place finish during the show's fifth season in 2006, her Southern sweetness — and occasionally comical remarks — quickly helped make her a fan favorite. But there was also an undercurrent of drama and sadness to the young...

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Album Sales Hit Historic Low, Falling Below Four Million Total Units Sold

August 29, 2014 Music

The record industry has just had its worst week in decades. For the first time since Nielsen SoundScan began keeping track in 1991, album sales failed to reach the four-million-sold mark this week, totaling just 3.97 million. The week's top seller, Wiz Khalifa's Blacc Hollywood contributed just over 90,000, but after that,...

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DJ Mustard’s Unstoppable Journey From Club Rocker to Pop Super-Producer

August 29, 2014 Music

It's Friday night and the corner of Rivington and Ludlow Streets in New York's Lower East Side is teeming with post-college kids in button-downs, micro-miniskirts and Greek life enthusiasm. The line to get into the lounge at the trendy Hotel on Rivington increases by the minute, but unbeknownst to...

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Weezer Recruit Best Coast’s Bethany Cosentino for ‘Go Away’

August 29, 2014 Music

Over the past month, Weezer's YouTube page has been pumping out some weird viral videos leading up to the release of the band's October 7th LP, Everything Will Be Alright in the End. Some clips have been more forthcoming than others, but in yesterday's video, dubbed "ewbaite 18 'Go Away'," we learn that...

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Led Zeppelin Preview ‘IV’ Reissue With Teaser of Unreleased ‘Black Dog’

August 29, 2014 Music

Led Zeppelin have previewed their upcoming reissues with a teaser of a previously unreleased version of Led Zeppelin IV's lead track, "Black Dog." It will appear on deluxe editions of the release. Billed as the basic track with guitar overdubs, the song remains mostly the same, save for some noticeably different...

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