South African trumpeter and jazz musician Hugh Ramopolo Masekela, who had a Number One hit with his version of "Grazing In the Grass," died Tuesday in Johannesburg after a battle with prostate cancer. He was 78.
In a post on
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After nearly 40 years of having their logo spray-painted walls and, in one instance, carved into human flesh, thrash-metal firebrands Slayer will call it quits. The group will embark on a final tour this summer with support from numerous
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Car Seat Headrest (Will Toledo) released a revamped version of his 2011 song "Cute Thing." The original had the shoddy charm of a bedroom recording; the new rendition adds clarity and punch to the drums and piercing guitar.
The sound isn't the only thing Toledo updated. He tweaks some lyrics, trading in mentions of indie rock star Dan Bejar and the Who's John Entwistle for
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The War on Drugs demonstrated their trademark mix of weary vocals and highly polished rock during a performance of "Pain" on The Tonight Show on Monday. The single became the band's first Number One hit last week when it climbed to the top spot on Billboard's Adult Alternative Songs Airplay
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Britney Spears will take her hit Las Vegas show, Britney: Piece of Me, on the road for a short North American tour this summer.
The trek kicks off with
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UPDATE: The planned "Classically Smiths" shows have been canceled. "In response to recent comments in the press, the planned Classically Smiths events will now no longer be taking place," Bad Productions' Joel Perry said in a statement.
Former Smiths drummer Mike Joyce has dropped out
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Erick Sermon, the rapper and producer best known as one-half of the seminal hip-hop outfit EPMD, unveiled a biting new song, "Come Thru," featuring Craig Mack, Mr. Cheeks and Method Man. The track is set to appear on Sermon's forthcoming album, Go, which he's funding through a
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