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Rage Against the Machine Supergroup Prophets of Rage Will 'Bring the Noise' to the Republican National Convention

Prophets of Rage -- the new band from Rage Against the Machine, Public Enemy and Cypress Hill members -- plan to shake things up at the Republican National Convention this July. Guitarist Tom Morello recently alluded to the band's civic plan.

Jack White Biography in the Works, White Stripes Singer Denies Involvement With Book via His Third Man Record Label

A new biography on singer Jack White is reportedly in the works from author Nick Hasted. Recently announced by the Overlook Press, the publisher's declaration has led the White Stripes frontman to deny any involvement in the book's creation.

Twitter Hackathon 2016 Continues: Jack Black Death Hoax; Bon Iver, Keith Richards and Tame Impala's Feeds Finagled

A few high profile recording artists fell victim to yet another Twitter hack yesterday. Tame Impala and actor Jack Black's duo Tenacious D had their official feeds compromised along with Bon Iver and Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards.

Muhammad Ali, 'The People’s Champion' and Heavyweight Legend, Dies at 74

Muhammad Ali, the legendary boxer, Vietnam War objector and Islamic proponent known as "The Greatest of All Time" and "The People's Champion," died yesterday at 74. The historic fighter succumbed following a 32-year battle with Parkinson's disease.

President Obama Announces June 2016 as 'African-American Music Appreciation Month' in Presidential Proclamation

United States President Barack Obama has officially declared this month of June 2016 as “African-American Music Appreciation Month.” The announcement was made yesterday by the president in a Presidential Proclamation.

Beck Unleashes New Single 'Wow' Following Last Year's One-Off 'Dreams,' Details Plans for Upcoming Tenth Studio Album [LISTEN]

Mr. Beck Hansen, otherwise known to pop music fans as just Beck, dropped a brand new single yesterday called "Wow." Following last year's one-off single from the artist, "Dreams," the track offeres a brief glimpse as to what Beck fans can expect in ...

Ba Da Ba Ba Bah: Rapper Pusha T Allegedly Penned the Famous McDonald’s Jingle in Addition to Pharrell and Justin Timberlake

Everyone knows the infamously ubiquitous refrain of "Ba-Da-Ba-Ba-Bah, I'm Lovin' It!" from inescapable McDonald's television and radio advertisements. Reportedly, that little ditty was penned by none other than GOOD Music rapper Pusha T.

Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon Wasn't Actually Bitten by a Coyote at a Silver Lake, Los Angeles, Whole Foods Market

Last week, Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth was reportedly bitten by a coyote at a Los Angeles-area Whole Foods Market. Alas, the information turned out to be completely false, posted by a spoof Instagram account disguised as the health food grocery chain.

MUSICOLOGY: Prince Owns the 'Billboard' Charts Even in Death, Sales of the Artist’s Back Catalog Now Surging

Venerable artist Prince is still making waves in the music world, even in death. Upon the artist's unexpected demise last month, sales and radio plays of the revered musician's catalog soared to formerly unseen heights.

Curren$y Drops New Mixtape 'The Legend of Harvard Blue,' Invokes '70s Blaxploitation Film 'Truck Turner' [LISTEN]

Yesterday, rapper Curren$y dropped a new mixtape, 'The Legend of Harvard Blue.' The eight-song release is Spitta's sixth mixtape this year, its title deriving from a character's name in the 1974 Isaac Hayes blaxploitation film, 'Truck Turner.'

Death Grips Share Brand New Song 'More Than the Fairy' Featuring Primus' Les Claypool on Bass [LISTEN]

Yesterday evening, enigmatic experimental hip-hop trio Death Grips unexpectedly shared a new song online. The cut, “More Than the Fairy,” features Les Claypool of Primus on bass. The new tune follows their just-released fifth album, 'Bottomless ...

Bon Iver Teams Up with The National's Bryce Dessner for 'Invisible Bridge' Concert This Fall at Philharmonie de Paris

Justin Vernon of indie-folk fixture Bon Iver will join forces this fall with The National's Bryce Dessner for a special concert engagement called 'Invisible Bridge.' Dessner is curating the affair to take place September 25 at Philharmonie de Paris.

The Strokes Release New EP 'Future Present Past,' First Fresh Material in Three Years, Share Lead Single "OBLIVIUS"

Legendary New York rock band The Strokes announced last week the release of a brand new EP called 'Future Present Past' and shared lead track, "OBLIVIUS." It is the band's first new material since their 2013 fifth album, Comedown Machine.

Bruce Springsteen Joined by Bono at Dublin Concert for a Duet of Patti Smith's Classic 'Because the Night' [WATCH]

At last night's Bruce Springsteen concert in Dublin, "The Boss" was joined on stage by legendary U2 singer, Bono, for a stirring rendition of Patti Smith's classic ballad, "Because the Night." The performance was captured on video -- watch it here!

RETRO: 'Young, Rich & Dangerous,' the Best Kris Kross Album That No One Ever Heard

Issued unseen in 1996, Kris Kross' third and final album is their swan song and a practically unheard hip hop jewel. 'Young, Rich & Dangerous' found the duo matured by fame, their emcee skills (and Jermaine Dupri's production) decidedly heightened.

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