Taking Child to Pink Concert Not Bad Parenting, Says Judge

April 25, 2015 Music

Pink's recent The Truth About Love tour somehow became embroiled in a parental custody battle after a New Jersey woman was accused by her ex-husband of bad parenting for bringing their 11-year-old daughter to the "So What" singer's December 2013 concert. However, in an expansive 37-page decision, New Jersey Superior Court Judge Lawrence R. Jones wrote that the mother "in no way, shape or form exceeded the boundaries of reasonable parental judgment" by attending the Pink concert at Newark's Prudential Center, NJ.com reports.


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" decision did not subject the child to any unreasonable risk of harm, or compromise health, safety or welfare," Jones wrote. "To the contrary, when all the smoke from the custody litigation

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Tiësto Headlines DJ Competition Series ‘Your Shot’

April 25, 2015 Music

Tiësto will search for the next wave of great DJs with a new reality competition called Your Shot. In the 10-part Vevo web series, 30 aspiring DJs will undergo extensive training and face off in various competitions before one DJ is ultimately crowned champ. The winner will perform alongside Tiësto at a Las Vegas gig as well as earn a slot at the 2016 Ultra Music Festival in Miami. Registration for Your Shot is open now at the competition's official site.



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Tiësto, voted Number One on Rolling Stone's list of 25 DJs That Rule the Earth, will be among the judges on the six-week-long competition. As opposed to other DJ competitions, no previous experience is required to try out as the competitors

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Lee Brice to Perform ‘Drinking Class’ on ‘The Voice’

April 24, 2015 Music


As the latest season of NBC's The Voice heads toward the finish line, country music continues to be an integral part of each week's competition, and not just because of coach/country superstar Blake Shelton (or current Nashville cast member Christina Aguilera). On Tuesday, April 28th, hot country hitmaker Lee Brice is slated to hit the stage to perform his current single, "Drinking Class."



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"I'm a big fan of The Voice and tune in any time I can," Brice tells Rolling Stone Country. "I'm excited to perform 'Drinking Class' on Tuesday, and it'll be a blast getting to see my buddy, Blake."


The tune, which pays tribute to America's working class, was recently certified gold with digital

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Paul McCartney Plans First U.S. Arena Date of 2015

April 24, 2015 Music

Even after nearly 60 years as an active musician, Paul McCartney is still one of the most prolific touring artists. The former Beatle just announced his first U.S. arena date of 2015: Philadelphia's Wells Fargo Center on June 21st. It will be his first show in the city since 2010.



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McCartney, who is currently touring Japan and South Korea, played 32 dates on the Out There tour across South, Central and North America last year. Though the Philly spot is his first arena date of 2015, the artist has confirmed two festival appearances: Firefly on June 19th and Lollapalooza on July 31st.


McCartney has kept busy since the release of his 2013 album New. The music veteran

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Paul McCartney Announces First U.S. Arena Date of 2015

April 24, 2015 Music

Even after nearly 60 years as an active musician, Paul McCartney is still one of the most prolific touring artists. The former Beatle just announced his first U.S. arena date of 2015: Philadelphia's Wells Fargo Center on June 21st. It will be his first show in the city since 2010.



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McCartney, who is currently touring Japan and South Korea, played 32 dates on the Out There tour across South, Central and North America last year. Though the Philly spot is his first arena date of 2015, the artist has confirmed two festival appearances: Firefly on June 19th and Lollapalooza on July 31st.


McCartney has kept busy since the release of his 2013 album New. The music veteran

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Weekend Rock Question: Who Should Enter the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Next?

April 24, 2015 Music

The annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony was held this past weekend at Cleveland's Public Hall. Green Day, Ringo Starr, Bill Withers, Lou Reed, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, The "5" Royales and the Paul Butterfield Blues Band all entered the institution, and every living inductee was on hand to perform.



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Now we have a question for you: Who should enter the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2016? Anyone that released their first album or single in 1990 or earlier is fair game. Newly eligible acts include Smashing Pumpkins, Blur, A Tribe Called Quest, Alice in Chains and the Black Crowes. There's obviously also a huge list of previously eligible acts,

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Hear Britney Spears Take ‘Tom’s Diner’ to the Club

April 24, 2015 Music

As fans await Britney Spears' recently announced new single "Pretty Girls," the pop star's throwback collaboration with Italian disco pioneer Giorgio Moroder has leaked. For Déjà Vu, the producer's first album in 30 years, Spears covers Suzanne Vega's 1987 a cappella hit "Tom's Diner." Listen to it here.



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The reenergized cover of the Eighties classic makes the song even more sonically dynamic, with Spears evoking Vega's subdued, almost deadpan, delivery. Spears joins a number of Top 40 staples who contribute to Moroder's return to music, including Kylie Minogue, Charli XCX and Sia, who sings on the LP's title track "Déjà Vu."


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Billy Joel Closing Out Nassau Coliseum Before Major Renovations

April 24, 2015 Music

Billy Joel will give the legendary Nassau Coliseum its temporary curtain call on August 4th, playing the final concert at the Uniondale, New York arena, according to the singer-songwriter's website. The event will mark the Long Island resident's 32nd appearance at the venue, which opened in 1972 and has served as the home base for numerous professional sports teams (including, currently, the NHL's New York Islanders). 



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Tickets  – ranging from $49.50 to $119.50 – go on sale Friday, May 1st through Ticketmaster, and American Express cardholders can purchase limited quantities of pre-sale tickets starting Monday, April 27th at 10 a.m. Following Joel's concert, the venue will

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Dan Auerbach Talks ‘Extra Weird’ New Solo Album

April 24, 2015 Music


"I just finished up," says Dan Auerbach, on the phone from California, where he's playing his new solo album for Warner Brothers Records. "I'm really excited about it."


Auerbach's solo project, called the Arcs, will first release two "boxing-related" songs: "Stay in My Corner" and "Tomato Can," on a 7-inch vinyl at independent retailers on May 2nd, the day of the Floyd Mayweather/Manny Pacquiao fight in Vegas. "I can’t wait," Auerbach tells Rolling Stone. Auerbach, a boxer himself who regularly spars in his garage and backstage before shows, has already set up an official site for the new project.



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The singer – whose last solo album was 2009's Keep it Hid – recorded

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DJ Z-Trip Revives Silent Film Classic at Tribeca Film Festival

April 23, 2015 Music

There should be little, if any, link between Pete Rock and CL Smooth's iconic 1992 hip-hop track "They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.)" and silent film star Harold Lloyd's 1928 action-comedy classic Speedy. But DJ Z-Trip, the genre-bending Los Angeles musician who provided a live DJ score for the film Wednesday night at the Tribeca Film Festival, has carved a 15-year career unearthing unorthodox throughlines.



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In this case, it was Pete Rock's instantly recognizable looped horns of Tom Scott's "Today" laced over one character's call-to-arms bugle blast, just one of hundreds of synced cue points the DJ employed for an invigorating, unpredictable revitalization of the silent film score.


The film

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