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Vin Diesel Confirms 'Furious 8' Without Paul Walker; 'Furious 7' Breaks Records and Soundtrack Soars

Mixed feelings at Music Times as Universal has indicated that it's planning another sequel for the Fast and Furious franchise, despite the death of star Paul Walker. Vin Diesel, Walker's friend and costar throughout the franchise, discussed the ...

The Brutality of The Bard: 2Pac, Dethklok and More Celebrate 'Talk Like Shakespeare Day'

Happy "Talk Like Shakespeare Day" to all of our favorite readers and theatre geeks. We at Music Times tend to write more about Broadway musicals, or the occasional opera based on one of William Shakespeare's works, versus the stage plays themselves ...

Social Media's Biggest Stars: Justin Bieber, Shawn Mendes, Lana Del Rey and Others Who Broke It Big

Shawn Mendes in on top of the world (and the Billboard 200 and Album Sales Chart) as his debut LP, Handwritten, sold more than 100,000 copies and confirmed his status as a star. He's the first performer to use the video-sharing service Vine to find ...

CRSSD Electronic Music Festival Damages to San Diego Park Worth $64K; Nothing on Lollapalooza

Waterfront Park, the host of the CRSSD Electronic Music Festival in San Diego, is looking at more than $64,000 in repairs following the March event. The county says that promoter FNGRS CRSSD will foot the bill .

Better Deal Than Mayweather-Pacquiao: Grateful Dead Last Concerts Available for Pay-Per-View

The pay-per-view event of the year will be Floyd Mayweather versus Manny Pacquiao next weekend...but music fans will have even better options now that the Grateful Dead has announced its "Fare Thee Well" concert series at Soldier Field in Chicago ...

U2 Fans Got a Surprise Tool Record When Buying 'Songs of Innocence' Vinyl; Elaborate Promo Stunt?

There's simply no way to get U2's 'Songs of Innocence' without a bit of trouble: The band drew the ire of iTunes users everywhere when listeners found the album forced upon them via the Apple program during September. Now the group has gotten around ...

Shawn Mendes, Reba McEntire and Tyler, The Creator Lead Albums Chart with New Drops

If you're a fan of music, there's something soothing about waking up to the Billboard Album charts and seeing four brand new titles at the top: Shawn Mendes and 'Handwritten' topped the sales charts this week, and he was followed in the nos. 2-4 ...

Neil Young, Jerry Garcia, Ozzy Osbourne and Other Sing to Mother Earth on Her Birthday

METoday is Earth Day and another big day is approaching as well—Mother's Day on May 10 (don't forget to call mom guys) so Music Times decided to bring both together and look up the music acts that have paid tribute to the most important mother of ...

Bryan Price: Lil Jon, Eminem, Dr. Dre and 5 Other Rappers Try to Outcurse Cincinnati Reds Manager

Cincinnati Reds manager Bryan Price was having a bad week and he let the world know it by dropping the f-bomb 77 times during an epic rant on Monday afternoon. The rant was around 5:30 long, which comes out to about 14 f*cks a minute. Compare that ...

'Handwritten' and Shawn Mendes Youngest Performer Since Justin Bieber to Top Billboard 200

We may be witnessing the emergence of the next big young superstar as Shawn Mendes topped the Billboard 200 this week with his debut LP Handwritten. He becomes the youngest performer to top the chart since 2010, when Justin Bieber also did it at the ...

Mac DeMarco Announces Tour Dates, New "Mini-LP" 'Another One' for August Release

Mac DeMarco is following last year's acclaimed Salad Days with a new "mini-LP" and a "mega tour" (the latter quote was our words. The former, his). Another One will become available during August while the performer will take off on his next tour ...

Spotify Worth More Than Entire Music Industry? Only If You Compare Apples and Oranges

A new report has come forward claiming that streaming service Spotify is worth more than the music industry as a whole. Understanding that Spotify is itself part of the music industry, take ease in knowing that the statistics presented as part of the ...

Coachella Tweets Drop 83 Percent During Weekend Two (Because of Nicki Minaj and DMX?)

Coachella's second weekend featured a massive drop off in social media mentions, despite being an easy sell-out, like the first weekend. Billboard reports that while 3.5 million tweets mentioned Coachella directly during the event's first rendition ...

Jack White Makes 'Six-Figure' Donation to National Blues Museum for Interactive Exhibit

Jack White caught flack when hacked e-mails revealed his distaste for the Black Keys allegedly ripping him off...so at least he's generous in acknowledging the musical acts from which he pieced to gather his signature style. The guitarist made a ...

Charli XCX and Jack Antonoff Declare Mutual Love; Bleachers and 'Boom Clap' Vocalist Touring

Charli XCX and Bleachers have announced a three-week tour for the summer, titled "Charli and Jack Do America" (with "Jack" referencing the latter's frontman, Jack Antonoff). The vocalist mentioned his platonic adoration for the British pop star.

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