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Victoria Monet, Ariana Grande Respond to Recent Tragedies With 'Better Days'

July 10, 2016 - 11:02
Victoria Monét and Ariana Grande have teamed for a new song titled "Better Days," the singers' optimistic response to the recent police-involved shootings of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge and Philando Castile outside the Twin Cities, Minnesota, as well as the death of five police officers at a Dallas protest. The track...

Watch Lin-Manuel Miranda's Emotional Final 'Hamilton' Curtain Call

July 10, 2016 - 09:03
Lin-Manuel Miranda ended his Tony-winning run as Alexander Hamilton in the history-making Broadway show he wrote and starred in Saturday night with an emotional curtain call. The July 9th performance also marked the final Hamilton appearances of Leslie Odom Jr., who played Aaron Burr in the hip-hop-inspired historical musical, and Phillipa...

Public Enemy's Professor Griff Denies Ties to Dallas Shooter

July 9, 2016 - 16:53
In the aftermath of the tragic Dallas shooting that killed five people officers, a photo on the shooter Micah Johnson's social media accounts featured Johnson standing alongside and shaking hands with Public Enemy's Professor Griff. However, in a series of tweets Friday, both the rapper born Richard Griffin and Chuck D denied...

Garth Brooks Proves Magnetic & Empathetic at Yankee Stadium

July 9, 2016 - 16:05
"I'm nervous as hell," Garth Brooks announced during a press conference Friday afternoon at Yankee Stadium in New York City. The country music legend was preparing to play the first of two shows at the venue. "If I don't land on my hat at some point during the night," he...

See Spice Girls Partially Reunite to Celebrate 20th Anniversary

July 9, 2016 - 14:03
July 8th marked the 20th anniversary of the release of Spice Girls' breakout single "Wannabe," and three-fifths of the iconic girl group reunited for a video Friday where they thanked fans for the decades of support. The minute-long video also hinted at a potential side project that would feature Emma "Baby...

Beyonce Pens Tribute to Officers Killed in Dallas Shooting

July 9, 2016 - 11:03
Beyoncé has penned a tribute to the five Dallas police officers that were killed by a gunman while patrolling a protest Thursday. In the Instagram post, the singer also revealed she was praying for those officers injured in the shooting and reiterated that violence isn't the answer. "Rest in peace to the officers...

Watch Demi Lovato, Jamie Foxx Cover Ray Charles in Brooklyn

July 9, 2016 - 09:13
Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas' Future Now tour swooped into Brooklyn's Barclays Center Friday night, where Lovato had a pair of surprise special guests planned during her set. At the tail end of the singer's performance, Lovato welcomed Jamie Foxx to the stage for a cover of Ray Charles' rendition of "Georgia...

See Michael Stipe, Debbie Harry Remember David Bowie in Tribute Video

July 8, 2016 - 21:41
In April, a pair of all-star concerts paid tribute to David Bowie's legacy, with artists like Michael Stipe, Debbie Harry, Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne, Cyndi Lauper, Perry Farrell and Bowie's longtime producer Tony Visconti participating in the Music of David Bowie events. Those artists and more also contributed to "David Bowie Was The Gateway...

Led Zeppelin's Publishers Seeking $613,000 in Legal Fees After Lawsuit Win

July 8, 2016 - 20:55
Led Zeppelin's publishing company Warner/Chappell Music is seeking over $613,000 to offset legal fees incurred in the band's "Stairway to Heaven" copyright infringement lawsuit in June. A Los Angeles jury ruled unanimously in favor of Robert Plant and Jimmy Page in the lawsuit brought forth by the estate of Spirit's Randy (California)...

Hear Maren Morris' Poignant Unreleased Song 'Dear Hate'

July 8, 2016 - 17:34
In the wake of the senseless, terrifying violence that killed five and wounded seven police officers in Dallas last night, July 7th, social media users from all walks of life have stood up to say "enough is enough," including country singer-songwriter and Texas native Maren Morris. The "My Church" singer first...

Weekend Rock Question: What Is the Best Aerosmith Deep Cut?

July 8, 2016 - 17:21
If Steven Tyler and Joe Perry are to be believed, Aerosmith are seriously considering launching a farewell tour next year. "It will probably be called the final tour," Perry told Rolling Stone. "But I play every night like it's the last show anyway. Calling it that will definitely give a different...

Kenny Chesney Switches Gears for 'Cosmic Hallelujah' Album

July 8, 2016 - 16:56
Kenny Chesney's Some Town Somewhere album was originally scheduled to hit stores today (July 8th), with release day celebrations kicking off on ABC's Good Morning America. Instead, he announced to the show's packed Central Park audience a new set of plans: The LP is now called Cosmic Hallelujah, and will...

Florida Georgia Line Respond to Dallas Shootings With 'Music Is Healing'

July 8, 2016 - 16:50
Florida Georgia Line have released a snippet of a new song in response to the shooting deaths of five police officers by a gunman in Dallas last night, July 7th. FGL member Tyler Hubbard posted a photo of what appears to show two police officers — one black, one white...

Killer Mike on Police Shootings: 'I'm Angry, I'm Hurt, I'm Disgusted'

July 8, 2016 - 16:45
Run the Jewels' Killer Mike delivered a compelling speech during his visit to Atlanta radio station Hot 107.9. The Atlanta native spoke with sadness and anger about the most recent murders of black men at the hands of police officers and encouraged people to boycott businesses that do not support...

Nice As Fuck

July 8, 2016 - 15:26
The Jenny Lewis-helmed, superbly-named Nice As Fuck arrives with its own theme song and an arsenal of chill breakup tunes. Au Revoir Simone’s Erika Forster and the Like’s Tennessee Thomas round out the trio with New Wave drum-and-bass syncopation. Meanwhile, Lewis pulls off subtly nuanced vocals. She coos like a...

Snoop Dogg: 'Not Here to Bash Police, But to Communicate'

July 8, 2016 - 14:22
After a peaceful march led by Snoop Dogg, the Game and fellow protestors outside LAPD headquarters, the rappers addressed the media and new police officers at an LAPD graduation ceremony.  The Game spoke about the universal goal of the police forces in the U.S. and the Black Lives Matter movement, to better communities "from...

Watch Keith Urban Pluck Front-Row Fan for Guitar Jam

July 8, 2016 - 13:33
Keith Urban is renowned as being one of country music's finest guitar players, equal parts nimble and melodic. But at a recent tour stop in Gilford, New Hampshire, it was the six string talents of a fan named Rob Joyce that ended up stealing the show. Joyce, of Berlin, Massachusetts, was...

Blake Shelton Shoots Sunny Nascar Opening Video: The Ram Report

July 8, 2016 - 13:19
Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood and Dierks Bentley are lending their voices to the sports world this year. For a second season, Shelton provides the opening clip to all NASCAR races broadcast on NBC. He's rewritten the lyrics to his 2014 tune, "Bringing Back the Sunshine" for the series, and co-stars with...

Schoolboy Q: Why the Reluctant Rap Star Almost Quit

July 8, 2016 - 12:51
Schoolboy Q has a fraught relationship with his fame. "I thought rap was just, you make this album, you do the shows here and there, and then that's it," he tells Rolling Stone. "But it's a lot of press, it's a lot of shows, it's a lot of pressure. When...

See Brandy Clark's Gorgeous, Piano-Driven 'You Can Come Over'

July 8, 2016 - 12:49
Brandy Clark extends a cautious invitation in a chilling solo version of "You Can Come Over," from her recently released Big Day in a Small Town. While her previous performance clips of tracks from one of the best albums of 2016 have spotlighted the singer-songwriter and her guitar, "You Can Come...