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Iggy Azalea's "Fancy" May Have Been Written by Skeme, Based on 'Sway In The Morning' Interview

Everyone knows that Iggy Azalea fakes her accent when she raps—but that's far more acceptable than pretending to have written songs that she didn't. Rumors have persisted for months that the Australian emcee doesn't actually write all of her own ...

Van Halen Announces 2015 North American Tour, First Television Appearance with David Lee Roth

Van Halen has announced a new tour, much longer than its last trek around North America and yes, it includes David Lee Roth behind the microphone. The tour will kick off on July 5 in Seattle and continue until early October. The Kenny Wayne Shepherd ...

Kendrick Lamar Plays Surprise Hollywood Concert on Back of Moving Truck for Reebok Campaign

Kendrick Lamar tweeted a mysterious message last night, and followers who listened to his instructions were treated to a free concert in Hollywood. All over Hollywood.

Lollapalooza 2015: Paul McCartney, Metallica, Florence + The Machine Headlining in Chicago

Lollapalooza 2015 has announced its lineup, with Paul McCartney, Metallica, and Florence + The Machine filling the headliner positions. Among the other names at the top of the billing include Sam Smith, The Weeknd, Bassnectar, alt-J, Kaskade and A$AP ...

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 ...

Nike Sues over Michael Jackson-Inspired 'Moonwalkers' Series Allegedly Stolen by Former Employees at Adidas

Michael Jackson has been involved in a significant number of lawsuits following his death during 2009, but the most recent might be one of the more curious: Nike is suing three of its former employees over their attempts to launch a shoe and athletic ...

Black Sabbath Announce Last Show Ever, at a Location You Might Not Guess; New Album Coming in 2015

Black Sabbath had previously announced that it would release one last album during 2015 but now the heavy metal icons have one-upped itself by declaring that the band's headlining gig at Ozzfest in Tokyo during November will be its last show ever.

Kenny Chesney Once Paid to Keep Taylor Swift Off His Tour: The Not-So-Shocking Details

Here's a piece of juicy news if we've ever heard it, coming out of the country music world: Kenny Chesney and Taylor Swift have confirmed rumors that the former performer once paid just to keep the latter off of his tour. SCANDAL?

Kendrick Lamar Meets Jerry Seinfeld in 'King Kunta' / 'Seinfeld' Theme Mashup [LISTEN]

Kendrick Lamar's "King Kunta" is as strongly black as anything else on his smash new album, To Pimp A Butterfly: The title itself is a reference to a character from the classic television series Roots, and it features samples from James Brown's "The ...

Jimi Hendrix Park to Begin Work in Seattle During April After Developer Bid Approved

Work on a park dedicated to the legacy of guitarist and frontman Jimi Hendrix is set to get underway in Seattle after four years of planning and fundraising. The city announced that ERRG, Inc. had won a bid to develop the simply-titled "Jimi Hendrix ...

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 ...

7 Hip-Hop vs. Athlete Beefs: 50 Cent vs Floyd Mayweather, Kanye West vs Kris Humphries and More

Lil B claims to have been responsible for Kevin Durant's season-ending foot injury. Unfortunately, most rapper/athlete beefs have nothing to do with witchcraft. Check out the barbs traded by characters such as Fliyd Mayweather, 50 Cent, Jay Z, ...

Killer Mike Injured During Assault on Run The Jewels at South by Southwest; Won't Stop Tour

Earlier this week Music Times reported that Run The Jewels was attacked onstage while it played the pair's first performance at South by Southwest. Now news has come out that emcee Killer Mike was indeed injured during the assault, which didn't ...

Timbaland Says Aaliyah Spoke to Him in A Dream at SXSW, Declared Tink to Be 'The One'

The "next Aaliyah" has been in discussion for more than 13 years following the R&B star during 2001. Timbaland believes that 19 year-old Chicago performer Tink is the final answer, and he's got other backers telling him the same thing: Aaliyah ...

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