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Savannah Lynx

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO PREMIERE: Savannah Lynx 'Colors'

10:59AM EDT

Savannah Lynx is not your average pop star. As her name reveals, her feline-like, femme fatale persona is the core of her artistic approach to music, but it isn't the only thing she has going for her. This 20-year-old Fordham University student has both brains and beauty.READ MORE

Beyonce and President Barack Obama

Beyonce's Rep Denies Affair Rumors with President Barack Obama

17:06PM EDT

The rumor mill has been working at full speed when it comes to the alleged affair between Beyonce and President Barack Obama. Yes, they have been friends for many years, but these claims forced Beyonce's reps to speak out.READ MORE

Will Ferrell

Will Ferrell Is Down for Drum Battle with Red Hot Chili Peppers' Chad Smith

16:16PM EDT

Last week it was pretty hilarious when the similarity in looks between Will Ferrell and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith was brought to light in a Reddit Ask Me Anything session. As a result, Smith decided to challenge Ferrell to a drum battle, and now Ferrell has responded, in the condition that it's for charity.READ MORE

Frank Ocean

Frank Ocean's 'Super Rich Kids' in Copyright Lawsuit with TufAmerica

15:18PM EDT

TufAmerica has filed a lawsuit involving Frank Ocean's Channel Orange track "Super Rich Kids" and its sample of Mary J. Blige's "Real Love," according to The Hollywood Reporter. The trouble isn't concerning the actual song in its entirety for copyright infringement, it's the fact that Mary J. Blige's sample was allegedly taken from The Honeydrippers 1973 song "Impeach the President." So it was an illegal sample of a sample.READ MORE

Morrissey

Morrissey Writes Another Critical Letter About the Royal Family's Hunting Practices

12:10PM EDT

At this point, it's never really a surprise when Morrissey speaks out about his beliefs, especially concerning animal cruelty, and he's directed another letter toward Britain's Royal Family to condemn their hunting practices.READ MORE

Pussy Riot members Masha Alyokhina and Nadya Tolokonnikova

Pussy Riot Members Recieving Hollywood Film Offers

11:02AM EDT

Pussy Riot members Nadezhda Tolonnikova and Maria Alyoshina have since headed to Berlin after spending time in New York promoting their new prison rights foundation both on The Colbert Report and at the Amnesty International's ''Bringing Human Rights Home'' concert in the Brooklyn.READ MORE

The Beatles appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show

EXCLUSIVE Q&A: Publicist Bernie Ilson Talks About The Beatles on 'The Ed Sullivan Show'

16:32PM EDT

It was 50 years ago today when The Beatles made their first appearance in the U.S. on The Ed Sullivan Show. The Fab Four went on to become one of the most iconic bands in music history. It was 1964 and not everyone was convinced that the British group would be a hit, but Bernie Ilson, author of Sundays with Sullivan: How the Ed Sullivan Show Brought Elvis, the Beatles, and Culture to America and one of the original publicists for The Ed Sullivan Show saw the potential, and as a result more than 73 million viewers tuned in.READ MORE

Florence Welch

Freaky Friday: Florence and the Machine Covers The Beatles' 'Oh! Darling'

19:17PM EDT

At Music Times, we love a good cover song. There's something wonderful about repurposing music and essentially bringing life to another creation. Music is not a rigid and inflexible product but rather a malleable one that allows songs to take on a new life as others reimagine it. Nothing gets a crowd more excited than seeing one of their favorite bands cover one of their favorite songs. The cover song makes music accessible to new audiences, and spreading music is what we are all about. Welcome to Freak Friday. Each week we highlight a new cover song that we're crazy about. Have suggestions? Send them our way! This week, we give you...READ MORE

Red Hot Chili Peppers Super Bowl

Red Hot Chili Peppers Drummer Chad Smith's Super Bowl Kit Up For Auction

19:24PM EDT

Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith is auctioning off his drum kit used at the band's Super Bowl performance, available in two separate pieces and three sets of sticks, on NFL.com. The band performed "Give It Away" with Bruno Mars, and the proceeds from the auction go to Make-a-Wish America.READ MORE

The National

The National Covers Perfume Genius' "Learning" [LISTEN]

18:28PM EDT

The National recently announced a Valentine's Day-oriented covers contest in which fans can submit their own version of "I Need My Girl" in hopes of winning a $500 prize. In honor of that endeavor, they have now released a cover of their own with a version of Perfume Genius' (Mike Hadreas) song "Learning."READ MORE

Blank on Blank with Jimi Hendrix

The Last Interview With Jimi Hendrix Set to Animation

18:02PM EDT

Jimi Hendrix sat down with British journalist Keith Altham just a week before his death in 1970 for what would end up being his last known interview. PBS' animated web series Blank on Blank has taken the six-minute audiotape and set it to an animated video.READ MORE

The Men

The Men Continue to Reinvent Their Sound with 'Another Night' [LISTEN]

19:32PM EDT

Brooklyn natives The Men have made a name for themselves by continuing to reinvent their sound, whether it was true punk rock in the beginning when they formed in 2008 or the more country and folk inspired Open Your Heart released in 2012. Then they went in a truly different direction when they released the folky acoustic album Campfire Songs in 2013.READ MORE

Pharrell Williams: "I can afford a lot of these things."

Franz Ferdinand's Alex Kapranos Apologizes to Pharrell for Confrontational Tweet

17:56PM EDT

Alex Kapranos, frontman for Franz Ferdinand, has now apologized on Twitter for accusing Pharell of stealing a riff from one of his songs. Apparently he did not expect the backlash that came from his original tweet.READ MORE

Jenny Lewis

Women We Love Wednesdays: Jenny Lewis

14:55PM EDT

It's no secret that women can rock just as hard, if not harder, than men. But there seems to be a disparity when it comes to their representation in the music industry. They are topping the charts but barely getting any slots at big name festivals (this years Coachella lineup is 90 percent male). To do what we can to celebrate these women and give them the positive recognition they deserve, each week Music Times will introduce you to a female in the music industry whom we love.READ MORE

Bob Marley

Bob Marley Children's Musical 'Three Little Birds' Opening Off-Broadway

20:01PM EDT

Bob Marley's Three Little Birds, the children's play featuring the music of the famed reggae musician will take the stage at New York City's New Victory Theater in Times Square this Feb. 7. READ MORE

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