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  • Prince Removes Himself From The Internet, Deletes Twitter, Facebook Accounts

    Among Prince's exceedingly long list of quirks is his aversion to the Internet, which makes it very difficult to find any of his music online. Although it appeared as if he was changing his stance on the Internet over the past year, creating a Twitter account and sharing some of his new songs online, that's all come crashing down today, Nov. 25, as The Star Tribune reports that the Purple One has deleted his Twitter account, Facebook page, and pulled many of his recent videos off of Youtube without warning. No reason has yet been given for this Internet blackout, but we probably shouldn't be holding our breath for one.Read this

  • Justin Bieber Named Highest Earning Entertainer Under 30, Beating 1D, Taylor Swift

    Even though the last year or so has been a PR nightmare for Justin Bieber, that does not mean his career is in the tubes. According to "Forbes," Bieber is the highest earning entertainer under 30 for 2014, bringing in $80 million "thanks mostly to cash from the tail end of his last world tour."

    At 20, Bieber is also the youngest person on the list.

    Coming in at second place is One Direction, who have collectively brought in $75 million, while the queen of New York City Taylor Swift comes in third with $64 million — it helps that she released the only platinum album of 2014.

    Of the 10 entries on the list, nine are musicians, with the sole exception being Academy Award-winner Jennifer Lawrence, who comes in at seventh place with $34 million.Read this

  • Sleigh Bells Share Video for Tink Collab 'That Did It' [WATCH]

    Brooklyn noise pop duo Sleigh Bells have shared the music video for their Tink collaboration "That Did It," which you can check out below. The Grant Singer-directed clip features Sleigh Bells singer Alexis Krauss grooving along to the track with Tink in what looks like a mansion with a bunch of motionless people just hanging around. Sleigh Bells guitarist Derek E. Miller does not make an appearance, though he does get a brief shout-out during one of his guitar fills.

    You can check out the music video for Sleigh Bells and Tink's "That Did It" here:Read this

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  • Justin Bieber Named Highest Earning Entertainer Under 30, Beating 1D, Taylor Swift

    Even though the last year or so has been a PR nightmare for Justin Bieber, that does not mean his career is in the tubes. According to "Forbes," Bieber is the highest earning entertainer under 30 for 2014, bringing in $80 million "thanks mostly to cash from the tail end of his last world tour."

    At 20, Bieber is also the youngest person on the list.

    Coming in at second place is One Direction, who have collectively brought in $75 million, while the queen of New York City Taylor Swift comes in third with $64 million — it helps that she released the only platinum album of 2014.

    Of the 10 entries on the list, nine are musicians, with the sole exception being Academy Award-winner Jennifer Lawrence, who comes in at seventh place with $34 million.Read this

  • Jack U Release 'Take U There' Featuring Kiesza Music Video [WATCH]

    As they announced on Power 106's "Big Boy's Neighborhood," Skrillex and Diplo have released the music video for their super duo Jack U's debut single "Take U There" alongside must-watch Canadian singer Kiesza. The video is not a big-budget music video you may find from a major-label-signed pop star, but is more of a well-produced do-it-yourself video.

    It features footage of Jack U performing across the Mad Decent Block Party tour this summer in Los Angeles and Dallas, with clips of the New York show at MCU Park, where "Take U There" was performed with live vocals from Kiesza for the first time. The music video takes a trippy turn with wacky Disclosure — like drawings over their faces and cartoonish animations overlaying the two DJs and singer dancing. You can tell it was pretty DIY when the police stop them for filming the video in the street. It shows the carefree and fun-loving attitude from these three, via "Spin."Read this

  • David Guetta to Remix 'Do They Know It's Christmas?'

    After losing Disclosure's potential contribution to the project because of a miscommunication, Band Aid 30's chart-topping rework of "Do They Know It's Christmas?" will get an EDM-friendly remix from French superstar David Guetta. As has become the trend lately, your song is not entirely relevant unless dance music producers are remixing it. Disclosure was wrongly placed on the artist list, so now they must get a DJ involved, and David Guetta was the choice.

    Sir Bob Geldof, the man leading Band Aid 30, told Vodaphone Big Top 40 how the collaboration came together, via "Mixmag": "I was in France, I made contact with David Guetta, and he texted back after I asked if he was interested in the mix, and he said, 'Ye, why not.' So we'll have the whole dance scene covered."

    The ensemble of singers for Band Aid 30 includes mega-pop acts like One Direction, Ed Sheeran, Ellie Goulding, Bastille, Chris Martin, Sam Smith and a third appearance from U2 frontman Bono. Bono appeared on two previous "Do The Know It's Christmas?" versions: the original in 1984 and again in 2004. The track recently stormed to the top of the charts in the U.K. and has caused much of the same backlash as previous editions for the smugness and patronizing tone of some of its lyrics.Read this

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Latest Rock Stories

  • Prince Removes Himself From The Internet, Deletes Twitter, Facebook Accounts

    Among Prince's exceedingly long list of quirks is his aversion to the Internet, which makes it very difficult to find any of his music online. Although it appeared as if he was changing his stance on the Internet over the past year, creating a Twitter account and sharing some of his new songs online, that's all come crashing down today, Nov. 25, as The Star Tribune reports that the Purple One has deleted his Twitter account, Facebook page, and pulled many of his recent videos off of Youtube without warning. No reason has yet been given for this Internet blackout, but we probably shouldn't be holding our breath for one.Read this

  • AC/DC SiriusXM Channel Goes Live Nov. 26 Before 'Rock or Bust' Release

    AC/DC will be the next act to get its own, temporary SiriusXM channel. AC/DC Radio will air tomorrow, Nov. 26, through Sunday, Dec. 7, on Channel 25. Midway through the exclusive run, the band's new album, "Rock or Bust," will be released Dec. 2, and the station will be playing cuts from it, the band's back catalog and tunes usually heard on the Classic Rewind rock channel, Blabbermouth noted.

    A conversation with frontman Brian Johnson and legendary axeman Angus Young will air Thursday, Nov. 27, at 12 p.m. The Town Hall installment will have the boys answering questions about their career from a SiriusXM audience of die-hard fans. It will be moderated by producer Brendan O'Brien, who worked on "Rock or Bust" and 2008's "Black Ice." Visit the Town Hall website for more information.

    AC/DC dropped music videos for "Play Ball" and the title track recently, and fans can stream the new album over at iTunes in advance of its release.Read this

  • Sleigh Bells Share Video for Tink Collab 'That Did It' [WATCH]

    Brooklyn noise pop duo Sleigh Bells have shared the music video for their Tink collaboration "That Did It," which you can check out below. The Grant Singer-directed clip features Sleigh Bells singer Alexis Krauss grooving along to the track with Tink in what looks like a mansion with a bunch of motionless people just hanging around. Sleigh Bells guitarist Derek E. Miller does not make an appearance, though he does get a brief shout-out during one of his guitar fills.

    You can check out the music video for Sleigh Bells and Tink's "That Did It" here:Read this

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Latest Jazz/Blues/Classical Stories

  • New 'Jurassic World' Trailer Features John Williams 'Jurassic Park' Theme, Other Similarities to Original [WATCH]

    Millennials rejoice: The new trailer for "Jurassic World" is here and it gives a few shout-outs to the original "Jurassic Park," which came out in 1993. The trailer features the career-hot Chris Pratt in the leading role, a futuristic park and a genetically modified dinosaur because the regular ones were getting boring. Thankfully, the original movie's presence is undeniable in the trailer, "Billboard" notes.

    OK, so the plot is technically different in that the "Park" is now a "World" and things seem to be peaceful. That all changes when Bryce Dallas Howard's ("The Help" and "50/50") character reveals that scientists have been messing around with dinosaur genetics in order to create a super monster — silly scientists! Pratt is reminiscent of Sam Neill in the original, if only because of his nerdy vest and unfortunate predicament.

    Other similarities from the trailer include two children heading to the amusement park sans parents, the mosquito with dino DNA that started the whole franchise and the epic John Williams theme music. Head to the 1:50 mark to here the spine-tingling piano version of the theme. There is no sign of any villainous Wayne Knight character, though.Read this

  • Anna Netrebko and Yusif Eyvazov Announce St. Petersburg as Wedding Destination but 'Not in Winter'

    It was announced that Anna Netrebko and Yusif Eyvazov had made plans to tie the knot earlier this year. And now, the couple announced St. Petersburg as their destination with Yusif chiming in "next summer," probably in August.Read this

  • Time for Three Leaves Tarmac at U.S. Airways, Jams with Valentin Chmerkovskiy from 'Dancing with the Stars'

    Classicalite favorites Time for Three haven't just been hacking away at the tarmac--they have, finally, gotten off the ground and made it backstage to Dancing with the Stars.Read this

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Latest Hip-Hop/Rap Stories

  • Stream Eminem's 'Shady XV' Right Now, 'Lose Yourself' Rapper's New Compilation Celebrates 15 Years of Shady Records [LISTEN]

    Eminem's new compilation that celebrates 15 years of Shady Records, Shady XV, is out now. The two-disc release, which features 12 new tracks and some greatest hits, is available to stream below via Spotify.Read this

  • Hudson Mohawke Releases Interactive Video For 'Chimes RMX' [WATCH]

    Hudson Mohawke's Chimes was the biggest track to come from his September EP Chimes. It acquired such a level of notoriety that it received a remix from noted rappers French Montana, Future, Travi$ Scott and Pusha T. Now to add to the fanfare around the track, Hud Mo (Hudson Mohawke) has decided to release an interactive video around the song that gives fans a chance to be a part of the experience.Read this

  • Rick Ross Shares Video for 'Hood Billionaire' Track [WATCH]

    Rick Ross's most recent studio album, "Hood Billionaire," was released yesterday, Nov. 24, and today the Florida rapper has shared the music video for the album's title track, which you can check out below. Not that much happens in the video: Ross raps at the camera, flaunts some cash in a dark room and is occasionally interrupted by a few quick shots of the streets — it is not clear what streets exactly — as well as some real-life footage of Ross sitting courtside at a Miami Heat game.

    But what makes the video unusual is that is it peculiarly bookended by short promos for "Hood Billionaire" and the upcoming fourth installment of Maybach Records's Self Made compilation series, as well as some shout-outs to rappers Stalley, Meek Mill and even some advertisements for Wing Stop and Luc Belaire wine.

    It feels like you are watching the video in a movie theater — a crappy movie theater, but still. Since this is not a particularly hooky track — or even a star-studded one, since Ross appears on his own — it seems as if this video was made as more of an advertisement for the album as a whole rather than just for this one song.

    You can check out Rick Ross's music video for "Hood Billionaire" here:Read this

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Latest R&B/Soul Stories

  • Prince Removes Himself From The Internet, Deletes Twitter, Facebook Accounts

    Among Prince's exceedingly long list of quirks is his aversion to the Internet, which makes it very difficult to find any of his music online. Although it appeared as if he was changing his stance on the Internet over the past year, creating a Twitter account and sharing some of his new songs online, that's all come crashing down today, Nov. 25, as The Star Tribune reports that the Purple One has deleted his Twitter account, Facebook page, and pulled many of his recent videos off of Youtube without warning. No reason has yet been given for this Internet blackout, but we probably shouldn't be holding our breath for one.Read this

  • Is Rihanna's New Album Coming Out on Black Friday? Brother Rajad Fenty Posts Mysterious Countdown on Twitter

    A mysterious countdown to Black Friday on Twitter has Rihanna fans buzzing that her new record may be on the way - with a surprise debut not unlike the rollout of Beyoncé's self-titled 2013 effort. In recent days, RiRi's brother, Rajad Fenty, had been posting mysterious tweets, counting down the days to Nov. 28, and it may all mean a new Rihanna album.Read this

  • Beyoncé Posts Visual Album To VEVO Including Music Video For "Haunted" [WATCH]

    It has been almost a year since Beyoncé released her surprise self-titled audio-visual album. The effort has finally made its way to Spotify, and music videos have now been uploaded to VEVO — the latest being the track "Haunted," which soundtracks the trailer for Fifty Shades of Grey. Todd Tourso served as the creative director for the visual, which was directed by Swedish film and music director Jonas Åkerlend.Read this

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Latest Country Stories

  • Jake Owen Shares 'What We Ain't Got' Music Video [WATCH]

    Country star Jake Owen has shared the music video for his latest single "What We Ain't Got," which you can check out below. The highly emotional video is pretty bare bones and features Owen singing the song while the camera focuses on several people who have overcome or are overcoming some sort of adversity, including a cancer patient, a prisoner and a paraplegic.

    According to "The Boot," most of the people who appear in the video are not actors and are actually suffering from the afflictions they are portraying.

    "I think it was just important to have real people and real scenarios in this song to help with the message of it," Owen says of the video.

    One of the people who appears in the video — the first person to appear after Owen — is the song's writer Travis Meadows, who wrote the song about his own troubled life.Read this

  • Joni Mitchell Halts Biopic Starring Taylor Swift

    If you were looking forward to that Joni Mitchell/Carole King/Carly Simon biopic "Girls Like Us," then today, Nov. 25, you are out of luck. In an interview with "The Sunday Times," via "NME," Joni Mitchell revealed that she has pulled the plug on the project, citing the casting of Taylor Swift as one of the primary reasons.

    "I squelched that!" Mitchell admitted. "I said to the producer, 'All you've got is a girl with high cheekbones.' It's just a lot of gossip, you don't have the great scenes."

    "There's a lot of nonsense about me in books," Mitchell went on to say, "assumptions, assumptions, assumptions."

    The now-halted film was based on the book "Girls Like Us" by Sheila Weller, which followed the rise of Mitchell and her singer-songwriter contemporaries Carly Simon and Carole King during the 1970s. Swift was cast as Mitchell back in 2012, with "Mad Men's" Jessica Pare cast as Simon and "The Newsroom's" Alison Pill cast as King.Read this

  • Miley Cyrus Gets Kim Kardashian-Themed Birthday Card from Dad Billy Ray

    Miley Cyrus has been busy stopping traffic, dating famous offspring and playing with The Flaming Lips. One of pop's darkest divas, the former Disney Channel star turned 22 Sunday, Nov. 23, and promptly received an ... odd social media card from her father, Billy Ray.

    Did you see the Kim Kardashian "Paper" cover? Yeah, Mr. Cyrus saw it, too.

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY @mileycyrus! #keepoffcrack pic.twitter.com/Ba7FG8r5kn — Billy Ray Cyrus (@billyraycyrus) November 24, 2014

    Later in the day, Billy Ray provided a more traditional birthday card for his daughter:

    Happy birthday @MileyCyrus! Congratulations on such a successful year and I can't wait to celebrate with you! pic.twitter.com/t4RSRi6XwT — Billy Ray Cyrus (@billyraycyrus) November 23, 2014Read this

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Latest Folk/Americana Stories

  • Joni Mitchell Halts Biopic Starring Taylor Swift

    If you were looking forward to that Joni Mitchell/Carole King/Carly Simon biopic "Girls Like Us," then today, Nov. 25, you are out of luck. In an interview with "The Sunday Times," via "NME," Joni Mitchell revealed that she has pulled the plug on the project, citing the casting of Taylor Swift as one of the primary reasons.

    "I squelched that!" Mitchell admitted. "I said to the producer, 'All you've got is a girl with high cheekbones.' It's just a lot of gossip, you don't have the great scenes."

    "There's a lot of nonsense about me in books," Mitchell went on to say, "assumptions, assumptions, assumptions."

    The now-halted film was based on the book "Girls Like Us" by Sheila Weller, which followed the rise of Mitchell and her singer-songwriter contemporaries Carly Simon and Carole King during the 1970s. Swift was cast as Mitchell back in 2012, with "Mad Men's" Jessica Pare cast as Simon and "The Newsroom's" Alison Pill cast as King.Read this

  • Bob Dylan Played a Show for One Fan at the Philadelphia Academy of Music as Part of a Documentary Series [WATCH]

    One extremely lucky fan saw the show of a lifetime Sunday (Nov. 23) when Bob Dylan played a special gig for the sole audience member.Read this

  • 6 Album Covers With Text That Isn't The Title: Prince, Sonic Youth And More

    The classic, most basic function of an album cover is to let you know what the album's title is, and who recorded it. Though there are plenty of classic album covers that don't use any text at all, these six album covers feature text that don't actually include the album title anywhere.Read this

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