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Jarvis Cocker Writes Spoken-Word Tribute to Paris

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Jarvis Cocker, of the English rock band Pulp, wrote a 13-minute spoken-word poem regarding his experiences on the day Paris was attacked by terrorists.READ MORE

Jarvis Cocker, common person.

Mystery Woman in Pulp's 'Common People' Married to Greek Finance Minister?

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Pulp's alt-classic "Common People" has always left people wondering if frontman Jarvis Cocker was inspired by true events when he wrote the tale of a girl who came from money that asked him to teach her about life outside the bourgeois. A Greek newspaper says that the answer is yes, and that the woman is Danae Stratou, the wife of Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis.READ MORE

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10 Best Cover Songs Of 2014: Lorde, Sam Smith, Miley Cyrus, And More [LISTEN]

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Because cover songs don't garner nearly as much traction on the radio or the charts as they once did, artists these days treat them more like fun little experiments, where they can try out things they normally wouldn't on one of their albums or original singles. This has resulted in plenty of inventive and fascinating covers, especially this past year. Here are the year's 10 best cover songs (in no particular order).READ MORE

Jonah Hill

Jonah Hill Covers Drake at VICE Anniversary, Lil Wayne, Scarlett Johansson and Nicki Minaj Perform [WATCH]

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Celebrities and musicians alike helped VICE celebrate its 20th anniversary last night (December 5) at a music festival in Brooklyn. The house band was led by Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontman Nick Zinner. Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne and Andrew W.K. all performed, but the highlights came when two of Hollywood's finest busted out some karaoke. Scarlett Johansson performed New Order's "Bizarre Love Triangle" while Jonah Hill took on Drake's "Marvins Room,"READ MORE

Neil Young - British Summer Time 2014

Neil Young Gives New Song “Who’s Gonna Stand Up” To People’s Climate Change Protesters

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Yesterday marked an internationally talked about even that took the world by storm: the People’s Climate March. And today, NME reports that Neil Young has stepped up and released a new song to correspond with the march – “Who’s Gonna Stand Up (And Save the Earth).”READ MORE

Yes, that IS Bill Murray.

11 Soundtrack Originals Celebrating Bill Murray Day: Destiny's Child, Neil Young, Al Green and More

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Music Times feels its our duty to release some sort of tribute to Bill Murray on his Toronto Film Festival-assigned day, thus we hunted down every film that stars Murray with an original single and listed them chronologically below. Sure, none of them can touch the actual performance of the actor but that doesn't mean they don't deliver.READ MORE

David Bowie at the 11th Annual Webby Awards

‘David Bowie Is’ Documentary Will Open In 100 Theaters In September, Exhibit Heads To Chicago

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David Bowie Is, a documentary film directed by Hamish Hamilton about the “touring art exhibition” of the same name, will soon be released in over 100 theaters in the United States, Rolling Stone reports, beginning on September 23. The film premiered just last year at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and shows a number of items from the legendary musician’s archive.READ MORE

Beck

Beck To Release 'Song Reader' Album On July 29, Featuring Jack White, Norah Jones, Fun., And More

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Beck announced today that he is releasing an official studio version of his 2012 sheet music collection Song Reader. As reported by Stereogum, the album will feature a different artist performing each of its 20 songs, with Beck performing just one himself. Contributors to Song Reader, which will be released on July 29th through Capitol Records, include Jack White, Jeff Tweedy, Norah Jones, Fun., and Jack Black.READ MORE

RZA, GZA, and Bill Murray in Coffee & Cigarettes

Seven Hilarious Movie Cameos by Musicians: David Bowie, The Wu-Tang Clan, and more

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A well-placed cameo appearance in a film can be a lot of fun, but there’s nothing really surprising about seeing an actor appear as themselves, since you’ve already seen them in movies a hundred times. The most interesting cameos are by musicians, since they’re usually unexpected, and sometimes these cameos become highlights of the film. Here are seven films with hilarious cameo appearances from musicians.READ MORE

Beck will perform 'Song Reader' concert in Hollywood with all-star guest lineup

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Beck has announced plans to play his 2012 sheet-music album Song Reader live again with a star-studded lineup. He first performed the "album" live in San Francisco then in London over the summer and will try it out again on Nov. 24 at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, Rolling Stone reports.READ MORE

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