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Three Generations of the Pointer Sisters

These 4 Families Have Kept the Music Running for Three Generations

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Some musicians we now know have been creating songs as their parents did before them. Now their children, or nephews, create music after them. Here are some examples of three generations of musicians still thriving in the massive music industry.READ MORE

Randy Newman on his new song

Randy Newman Performs His New Song "Stay Away" On Colbert's "The Late Show"

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Songwriting legend Randy Newman performs his new song, titled "Stay Away," on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert," Wednesday evening, May 6.READ MORE

Bill de Blasio and his touring band/family.

8 Big City Mayors Sing Lorde, LL Cool J, Idina Menzel and More [VIDEO]

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Philadelphia citizens and hip-hops fans got a gift over the weekend when Mayor Michael Nutter joined The Roots onstage at the Philly Fourth of July Jam to perform the Sugarhill Gang's "Rapper's Delight." His performance was flawless and he ended the performance by dropping the microphone and exiting the stage. It was, truly, one of the best musical performances from a politician that we've ever seen, but mayors-on-the-mic is all the rage recently, perhaps inspired by Barack Obama and his many soulful appearances. Here's seven other city heads that have stood in the spotlight...willingly or otherwise.READ MORE

Damon Albarn

Damon Albarn Carried Offstage by Roskilde Security after How Long A Set?

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Damon Albarn, like Steve Martin, is a wild and crazy guy, and the Blur frontman needed to be carried offstage by security after performing for nearly five hours at the Roskilde Festival over the weekend.READ MORE

Leonard Nimoy, rock star. RIP.

5 Albums by Leonard Nimoy: Remembering The Often Forgotten Side of Mr. Spock's Illustrious Career

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The television world mourns the death of Leonard Nimoy, an actor best known for his iconic role as Mr. Spock on 'Star Trek.' Fewer realize that the actor had a brief career as a recording artist, delivering spoken word, folk and country recordings. Take a look at his discography with Music Times.READ MORE

A.R. Rahman gets Oscar, if not Golden Globe, love.

7 Best Original Song Oscar Winners, Not Even Nominated at Golden Globes: Three 6 Mafia, Melissa Etheridge and More

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Perhaps the most common complaint about Awards Season, especially The Oscars, is that we often have some idea who's going to win. All of the nominees are the same and many of the winners are the same as well. Someone forgot to tell those at the Academy Awards and the Golden Globes when it comes to original songs however: Seven of the fifteen Grammys for Best Original Song have gone to acts not even nominated for a Golden Globe for the same category. Here's a rundown of what won the Grammy in those respective years and what took home the Golden Globe.READ MORE

Adele at The Oscars in 2013

Oscars 2015: How Winning Best Original Song Trophy Boosted Sales of 'Let It Go,' 'Skyfall' and More Past Victors

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The Oscars 2015 has a decent list of tracks up for Best Original Song—"Glory" by Common and John Legend, Glen Campbell's "I'm Not Gonna Miss You," Adam Levine's "Lost Stars," Rita Ora's "Grateful," and the "Everything Is Awesome" collaboration between Tegan and Sara and The Lonely Island—but how does a win affect sales of the song?READ MORE

Idina Menzel sings Oscar winner

Oscars 2015: 5 Best Original Song Performances Ranked: Adele, Idina Menzel and The Swell Season Sing for Their Trophies

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Academy Award viewers are in for a treat this weekend as every nominee for Best Original Song is set to be played during the festivities: Tegan and Sara will team with The Lonely Island for "Everything is Awesome," John Legend and Common will rehash their spectacular Grammy performance of "Glory," Rita Ora will sing "Grateful," Adam Levine will be there for "Lost Stars," and Tim McGraw will step in for the ailing Glen Campbell on "I'm Not Gonna Miss You." We rank the last five live performances of songs that won Best Original Song at the Oscars.READ MORE

Stephen Colbert

WATCH: 'The Colbert Report' Finale Song "We'll Meet Again" with Willie Nelson, Cyndi Lauper, Michael Stipe & More [VIDEO]

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Last night, the world bid adieu to Stephen Colbert, The Colbert Report and the faux-conservative pundit we've all grown to know and love on Comedy Central over the last eight years. In one of the funny news show's final segments, celebrities of all sorts, including Michael Stipe, Willie Nelson, Cyndi Lauper and Randy Newman sang goodbye to Colbert with an emotional performance of "We'll Meet Again."READ MORE

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7 Artists Who Recorded Tribute Albums To Other Artists: The Supremes, Scarlett Johansson, And More

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Countless artists have recorded cover albums over the years, from Rod Stewart to Yo La Tengo to Rage Against the Machine, but those albums typically feature an assortment of songs by many different artists. These seven artists, however, recorded cover albums featuring songs by just one artist.READ MORE

Bruce Springsteen

8 Songs About Working (Or Hating Your Job): Bruce Springsteen, Oasis, And More

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If there's one thing that most rock fans can relate to, it's despising your job (or in some cases, not even having a job). In celebration of Labor Day tomorrow, here are eight songs about how tough and irritating most jobs can be.READ MORE

Stephen Malkmus

Eight Artists Who Write Hilarious Lyrics: Pavement, Devendra Banhart, and more

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Most people don't really listen to music when they're looking for a laugh, but sometimes an artist will throw a line in there that will, at the very least, get you smiling. Here are eight artists who like to mix up their lyrics with humor every once in a while.READ MORE

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