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Picking The Final Four and NCAA Championship by Music Alumni: Will Kentucky, Duke, Wisconsin or Michigan State Win Out?

Music Times attempts to predict this weekend's Final Four basketball games and ultimately who will take the NCAA Championship game—Kentucky, Wisconsin, Duke or Michigan State—by checking out what famous musicians attended the respective colleges. ...

Mixtape Monday: This Week's Newest Tracks For Sharing

Each and every week we put together our favorite tracks that had premiered a few days prior into one magnificent mixtape to share with you and your friends. This time around we've decided to share new songs from FKA twigs, Major Lazer, Rihanna, Hop ...

LaBelle's 'Lady Marmalade': 40 Years of Covers, from All Saints to Leona Lewis to Christina Aguilera, Pink and Lil Kim

LaBelle and its one smash hit, "Lady Marmalade," went to no. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 40 years ago, the last time that the group would reach that peak, and indeed, de facto frontwoman Patti LaBelle would only hit the spot once more, with "On My ...

'High Minded' and Low Bass: Tim Storms, Saint-Saëns and Enya Get Lower Than Hip-Hop and Dubstep Ever Could

Bass gets a bad rap in music, usually seen as a destroyer of stereos or a noise complaint to the police waiting to happen. Two clever engineering students at George Mason University used the power of sub-bass to their advantage however, channeling ...

7 Highest Priced Records on eBay Right Now: The Beatles, Elvis Presley and...Minor Threat?

Jack White made headlines last week when he announced that he was the bidder who spent $300,000 for the acetate of Elvis Presley's original single, a 7" pressing from Sun Records featuring "My Happiness" and "That's When Your Heartaches Begin," and ...

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Bracket Challenge Round 2: Vote Who Moves On...Nine Inch Nails, Green Day, N.W.A. and More

Heavy hitters such as Nine Inch Nails, Green Day and N.W.A. have all moved on to the second round of Music Times' annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame tournament. By combining the obsessive bracketology of March Madness with the annual naming of ...

Stevie Wonder and 5 Other Artists Banned in Apartheid South Africa: The Beatles, Pink Floyd and More

Stevie Wonder was a political lighting rod during 1985, and most of it was tied to politics in another nation: The pianist was arrested during a South African Apartheid protest outside of Congress and later would dedicate his Best Original Song Oscar ...

'The Fast and The Furious': Ranking The 7 Soundtracks...Featuring Ludacris, Pitbull, Iggy Azalea and Plenty More

Last week featured the release of the soundtrack for 'Furious 7,' the final installment in the 'Fast and Furious' film franchise. Your correspondent admits that he wasn't a huge fan of the first edition when it debuted during 2001. He's since warmed ...

Zayn Malik's 6 Best One Direction Musical Moments: From 'X Factor' to Insane Solos

The world of tween fandom and pop music is in mourning today (March 23), after One Direction member Zayn Malik announced that he has officially quit the band to "be a normal 22-year-old who is able to relax and have some private time." As a founding ...

5 Surprising Hip-Hop Ghostwriters: Will Smith, Dr. Dre and Jim Jones Had Curious Helpers with These Hits

The hot news in hip-hop today is the rumor that Compton rapper Skeme may have ghostwritten songs for Iggy Azalea, including "Fancy," the no. 4 song of 2014. This news probably surprises no one, despite denials from the performer herself and mentor ...

Justin Timberlake, Bobby Brown, Zayn Malik and More: 5 Boy Bands After The First Member Left

Zayn Malik has announced that he's leaving One Direction, a declaration that Directioners have been fearing for weeks, following in the rumors of his infidelity and general dissatisfaction. We're not suggesting that the group is officially done, but ...

7 Musicians and Shoulder Injuries: Mariah Carey, Steven Tyler, Pink and More, Onstage and Offstage Incidents

Between the announcement that Killer Mike has suffered a torn rotator cuff during the onstage attack upon Run The Jewels at South by Southwest to the Black Keys canceling another wave of tour dates so that Patrick Carney could recover from a ...

5 Cases of Ted Cruz in Music: 'The Shining,' Miley Cyrus and Criticism in The Country Genre

Ted Cruz became the first of many Republican believed to be in pursuit of the White House during 2016, as he formally announced his name as a runner for the GOP nomination for the presidency. Scott Walker, Jeb Bush, Chris Christie and several more ...

Mixtape Monday: This Week's Newest Tracks For Sharing

Each and every week we put together our favorite tracks that had premiered a few days prior into one magnificent mixtape to share with you and your friends. This time around we've decided to share new songs from Rihanna, James Murphy, Blur, Sufjan ...

Led Zepplin's No. 1 Albums Ranked by Weeks on Billboard 200: 'Houses of The Holy,' 'Physical Graffiti' and More

Led Zeppelin released its excellent album 'Physical Graffiti' 40 years ago today, an album that climbed to no. 1 for six weeks, which would be the band's fourth no. 1 on the Billboard 200. The band would end up going on to release a total of seven ...

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