Pearl Jam, Mastodon Members to Participate in Art Auction

Pearl Jam's Jeff Ament, Mastodon's Troy Sanders and the Kills' Alison Mosshart are among the musicians that will auction off their artwork to raise money for a Los Angeles children's learning center.

No Doubt's Tony Kanal, Queens of the Stone Age guitarist Troy Van Leeuwen, artist Shepard Fairey and tattoo artist Kat Von D will also provide pieces to the charity at auction, taking place

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Watch Lily Allen Reflect on Wild Youth in ‘Trigger Bang’ Video

Lily Allen confronts teenage wildness and adult maturity in her nostalgic video for "Trigger Bang," the lead single from the singer's upcoming fourth LP, No Shame.

The clip opens with the vignette of a young man hanging out on a street corner – which appears to be a flashback of sorts for guest rapper Giggs. The

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Grammy Predictions 2018: Who Will Win, Who Should Win

This time every year, as the Grammys loom on the horizon, we all try to second-guess the Recording Academy, hoping against hope that the best artists (or at least our favorites) will get to take something home from the big ceremony.

Once again, we've weighed the evidence and predicted who will be victorious, while also suggesting who should win and who should be angry they weren't

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Rhymes From the Backwoods: The Rise of Country Rap

Just south of Blackshear, Georgia, down a bumpy dirt road, the Moccasin Creek Off-Road Park spreads across 500 acres of wooded countryside. On a Thursday in late September, RVs, pickup trucks and trailers loaded with all manner of all-terrain vehicles wait to enter the park for the sixth annual Lactember Fest, quite possibly the world's biggest celebration of country rap.

Nearly 7,000

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Rap’s Odd Grammy Past: Hip-Hop at the Show from Run-D.M.C. to Lauryn Hill

The big story of the 2018 Grammys? The ceremony is finally getting serious about hip-hop. The awards have always had a strange history with rap, going back to the Eighties, when the voters were convinced (along with most of the music industry) that all this rap stuff the kids were into was a fad. For years, hip-hop artists were allowed to play but not to take home trophies. But this year, all

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