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Rockstar Mayhem Festival 2015 Rumors: Leaked Poster Suggests Slayer, King Diamond, More on Lineup

The official lineup of the annual Rockstar Mayhem Festival is set to be officially released during April but it seems a fairly realistic looking tour poster has been leaked onto the internet. If it's to be believed, Slayer will be the headlining act, ...

Steven Spielberg's 'Bridge of Spies' First Film from Director in 30 Years Not to Be Scored by John Williams

Tabloids everywhere are suggesting a scandalous Hollywood breakup as DreamWorks Pictures announced this week that composer John Williams would not be handling Steven Spielberg's 'Bridge of Spies,' the first time since 1985 that he wouldn't be scoring ...

TIME Ranks Best Headphone Brands on The Market...Both Beats and Bose Deemed Overrated

TIME isn't the publication we usually go to for music news, but a recent study piqued our interest: What headphone lines are the best and what brands can't live up to the hype? You may be surprised...unless you're a hardcore audiophile...in which ...

Madonna and 'Rebel Heart' Trump 'Empire' Soundtrack on Albums Chart, Luke Bryan Debuts New 'Spring Break' Chapter

Yesterday we reported that the Empire Season One Soundtrack had topped Madonna's Rebel Heart on the Billboard 200, thanks to the number of additional downloads and streams that it got, allowing it to take advantage of Billboard's new metrics and top ...

The Beastie Boys' 'Licensed to Ill' Reaches Diamond Status, Having Sold 10 Million Copies over 30 Years

One of the early smashes of hip-hop history, The Beastie Boys' 'Licensed to Ill,' has reached another epic sales plateau, receiving diamond status from the RIAA after it passed 10 million in sales as of March 4.

NME Ranks Best Beatles Songs with Panel of Stars; Dave Grohl, Pete Townshend and More Voted...What Won?

"The Best Beatles Songs" is a poll that you won't see Music Times touching with a ten-foot pole. One factor is laziness: There are just so many hits from the band...sorting them would be a nightmare. However, the major reason would be our cowardice: ...

5 Musicians That 'Borrowed' Fashion Personas: Lady Gaga, Liberace, and, yeah, Natalia Kills

This week's most viral, and most infuriating video from the music world comes from X Factor New Zealand, where judge Natalia Kills simply eviscerates contestant Joe Irvine for allegedly stealing his look from her husband, fellow judge Willy Moon. ...

'Empire' Edges Madonna for Billboard 200 Top Spot, but Did New Metrics Steal a Landmark Accomplishment from Pop Star?

This week's Billboard 200 was topped by the Empire Soundtrack: Season 1, but it touches off an interesting battle between it and Madonna's Rebel Heart, which finished no. 2. The current Billboard metrics place Empire at no. 1 with 130,000 ...

Firefly Music Festival Dropping Single-Day Ticket Option; Announces Day-by-Day Lineups (Paul McCartney, The Killers, More)

The Firefly Music Festival has assembled one of the best lineups in the United States at this point in the season, and organizers are capitalizing on it by getting rid of single-day ticket options. Billboard revealed that the four-day event will only ...

AP Mistakes Robert Durst and Limp Bizkit Frontman Fred Durst after Murderer Arrested in New Orleans, Hometown of Band's Cash Money Label

The Associated Press, in an attempt to get out a story on the confession of Robert Durst, a California real estate magnate, for several murders, claimed that Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst had been arrested for the crime.

Bloc Party Working on New Album After Short, 'Indefinite' Hiatus, According to Vocalist Kele Okereke

Bloc Party is not the most surprising act to come off of an "indefinite hiatus" in recent months but alt rock fans are still glad to hear the British act is working on a fifth studio album at the moment. The band had previously declared a vacation of ...

Amy Winehouse Documentary 'Amy' Receives July Release Date in UK, One Month Prior to Anniversary of Death

The documentary on the life of vocal sensation Amy Winehouse, Amy, has gotten an official release date in the UK. The film will begin showing across the pond on July 3, which as The Hollywood Reporter notes, is a month before the fourth anniversary ...

Sinead O'Connor Done Performing 'Nothing Compares 2 U' in Concert, Citing Emotional Detachment from No. 1 Hit

Sinead O'Connor fans might be disappointed to hear that the vocalist will no longer be performing "Nothing Compares 2 U," her biggest hit. The track, which was written by Prince, was the standout on her acclaimed 1990 album I Do Not Want What U ...

5 Musician's Graves That Have Fallen Victim to Vandalism: Jim Morrison, Duane Allman, Dimebag Darrell and More

Unfortunately, for all the respect we have for celebrities in life, many simply can't leave them alone after death. Jim Morrison, Duane Allman and members of Lynyrd Skynyrd are among the musicians who simple can't rest in peace.

5 Songs of Rum & Coke, from The Andrews Sisters to R. Kelly, but Not Really Gloria Estefan

Pitbull and Kesha topped the Billboard Hot 100 during 2013 with "Timber," a single dedicated to drinking and carrying on accordingly. They were obviously not the first act to top the charts with a song about alcohol. In fact, 70 years ago on this day ...

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