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Taylor Swift Buys TaylorSwift.porn and TaylorSwift.adult Domain Names Just in Case...You Know.

Reports suggest that Taylor Swift has preemptively bought the domain names TaylorSwift.porn and TaylorSwift.adult, to prevent more salacious web users from grabbing them first and doing God-knows-what with them. One of the prices of being the world's ...

Twisted Sister Drummer A.J. Pero Dies, Adrenaline Mob Grabs Mike Portnoy and Chad Szeliga for Memorial Show

Twisted Sister fans are pouring one out for the band's longtime drummer A.J. Pero as the percussionist was found dead of an apparent heart attack last week at the age of 55.

Kesha's Rape Charges Supercede Dr. Luke's Contractual Breach Claims in Lawsuit, According to New York Court

The lawsuit between Kesha and Dr. Luke started out ugly—with the performer accusing the producer of rape and forced drug use and a countersuit alleging defamation—and things haven't gotten much better since. Multiple motions have been filed in ...

Marvin Gaye Record Sales, "Got To Give It Up (Pt. 1)" Downloads Up Post-Robin Thicke Lawsuit Verdict

Music Times pointed out late last week, as part of our Back of The Billboards segment, that Marvin Gaye's greatest hits compilation Number 1s had probably received a healthy boost in sales thanks to the soul singer's prominence in music headlines in ...

4 Other Acts That Glastonbury Fans Have Hated, Besides Kanye West: Jay Z, Metallica and...The Smiths?

Glastonbury attendees...and people who have never been to a music festival in their lives...are irate that Kanye West is headlining at this year's event. It's not the first time an act has inspired controversy at the festival. Here are four other ...

5 Highest Priced Records on eBay Right Now: Joy Division, Iron Maiden, and More Obscure Rarities

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 ...

N.W.A., Green Day and Stevie Ray Vaughn: Vote in Music Times' Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Tournament Bracket

Music Times combines March Madness and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony into a bracket-style tournament, where only your vote can decide who gets enshrined: Nine Inch Nails, Green Day, N.W.A.? Vote and check back next week for the ...

Marvin Gaye Wins on Billboards as Well after 'Blurred Lines' Suit, as 2007 Greatest Hits Album Charts for First Time

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 ...

Southport Weekender Dance, Soul and Hip-Hop Festival Ending after 28-Year Run in UK

Promoters have announced that the popular Southport Weekender will end its run following the 2015 event, 28 years after its initial performance. UpNorth Promotions said in a statement that rising costs and higher festival expectations were the cause ...

RIAA Reports Streaming Service Revenues Brng in More Cash than CD Sales for First Time Ever; Digital Downloads Still Dominant

Music trends are often not as dramatic as we make them out to be. For example, the resurgence in vinyl still only accounts for 2 percent of all album sales...not exactly as earthshaking as coverage might suggest. Up until this point, streaming has ...

Sam Cooke's Family Denies Support for Proposed 'Murder-Mystery' Biopic on Iconic Soul Singer

Music Times reported earlier this week that an authorized biopic of R&B icon Sam Cooke, focusing on his murder at the age of 33, would be entering production soon. Turns out that project might not be as "authorized" as initial reports suggested. The ...

Inflight Coutersues Universal Music over Airline Music, Alleging Label Responsible for Messy Licensing Battle

Inflight, a company purposed with providing music for airline travelers to enjoy while flying, has filed a countersuit against Universal Music during allegations that the company used music illegally and without proper licensing

Queens of The Stone Age on Break, No New Album Soon; What Is Josh Homme's Next Project?

Queens of The Stone Age are going on a break of some sort, at least if you take bassist Michael Shuman's word for it. Nothing permanent of course...but fans of the rock band shouldn't be expecting any new music in the near future.

5 Acts Who Have Landed Three Hot 100 Hits at One Time: The Beatles, Ariana Grande and A Disco Icon

Rapper 50 Cent set a new high during 2005 when he became the first rapper to have three songs in the Top 5 of the Hot 100 at one time. We're not going to hold everybody to that standard, as only one band in history has ever landed three songs of its ...

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

Music Times combines March Madness and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony into a bracket-style tournament, where only your vote can decide who gets enshrined: Nine Inch Nails, Green Day, N.W.A.? Vote and check back next week for the ...

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