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Tech N9ne Annoucnes Tour Promoting New Album 'Special Effects'; Murs and Chris Webby Opening

Tech N9ne will be releasing Special Effects during the first week of May, and although we haven't seen a tracklist yet, the Kansas City emcee has already booked a full list of tour dates. The rapper—joined by Murs, Chris Webby, King 810 (notable ...

Megadeth Names Lamb of God's Chris Adler as New Drummer for Forthcoming Release; Is A Guitarist Next?

Megadeth has confirmed at least one new member for the recording of its new album, declaring this week that Lamb of God's Chris Adler would step behind the kit. There's no word on whether he'll be able to continue on tour with the group, as his ...

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 ...

Nick Jonas Jokes about Zayn Malik, Gets Slimed by Jennifer Lopez at Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards

The Nickelodean Kids' Choice Awards—otherwise known as the most relevant of all Awards Season events—went down on Saturday night, with host Nick Jonas serving as the biggest winner.

Kendrick Lamar Lands "King Kunta," Five Other Tracks Hot 100...But None in Top 50. Why Not?

Mark Ronson, Bruno Mars and "Uptown Funk" have had an iron grip on the Billboard Hot 100 for the last few months, but Kendrick Lamar made the biggest splash perhaps last week, by landing six tracks into the top 100 songs in the country, to go along ...

O.T. Genasis and Immortal Technique Arrested in Los Angeles. No, 'CoCo' Was Not Involved

Rapper O.T. Genasis was arrested in Los Angeles on Friday night but the charges are much more mundane than you might think/hope. The emcee, best known for his hit "CoCo" and for openly professing his love of cocaine, was taken in for running a red ...

Pearl Jam 'Singles' Offshoot Citizen Dick Getting Record Store Day Release of Original Track 'Touch Me I'm Dick'

A lost grunge classic will finally get an official release on Record Store Day, as the essentially-Pearl-Jam band Citizen Dick, one of the focal points of the Cameron Crowe film Singles, will drop its single "Touch Me I'm Dick" as an exclusive 7" ...

'The Voice' Contestant Judith Hill and Prince Sued for Debut Album, Countersuit Cites Kim Jong Un(?)

Former 'The Voice' contestant and '20 Feet From Stardom' star Judith Glory Hill is the subject of two lawsuits filed this week, and the names listed in the filings range from James Franco to Prince to Kim Jung Un. In other words, they're a couple of ...

Freddie Mercury Movie: Sacha Baron Cohen WON'T Be Playing Queen Frontman, According to Brian May

Queen guitarist Brian May revealed Sunday night to crestfallen film fans that Sacha Baron Cohen would not be playing frontman Freddie Mercury in a biopic after all, despite earlier reports that he had returned to the project. Multiple media outlets, ...

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 ...

'Liv and Maddie' Soundtrack Flies on Dove Cameron's Voice, if Not Disney's Understanding of Hip-Hop and EDM

Society always celebrates the records that top the Billboard 200 album chart. Back of The Billboards is a Music Times weekly segment that looks at the opposite end: the new record that finished closest to the back of the Billboard 200 for the ...

Duran Duran Taps Mark Ronson, Janelle Monae, Kiesza, Nile Rodgers and More for 2015 Release

Duran Duran has confirmed its new album is completed, declaring that the yet untitled album will drop during September, if all goes according to schedule. The new set will come with loads of additional talent, including Janelle Monáe, Mark Ronson, ...

Ozzy Osbourne Cancels Mexican Ozzfiesta Due to Unspecified Surgery; Will Still Play Monsters of Rock Dates

Ozzy Osbourne fans and early vacationers were disappointed to learn that the vocalist had cancelled his Ozzfiesta event at Riviera Maya in Mexico due to an unspecified surgery. Cool Breeze, promoters for the event, posted an announcement on the gig's ...

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