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AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd: I want my job back and I want my reputation back

AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd wants his job back.<p>Rudd, 60, is before the New Zealand courts on charges of threatening to kill and possession of methamphetamine and cannabis.<p>The drummer played on recording sessions for AC/DC’s latest album, Rock Or Bust – which topped the Australian charts on its release …

How A Youtube Channel of Covers Hacked The Music Industry

Postmodern Jukebox has chiselled away at the walls the music industry has put up for traditional musicians; now they're touring the world and racking up 100 million + views. But is it any good?<p>Two smoky-eyed backing singers stare deadpan at the camera as they finger-click a beat in what looks like …

Watch the Trailer for ‘Jennifer Lopez: Dance Again’ Documentary

Jennifer Lopez’ first worldwide tour left a lasting impression on the Hollywood superstar. The 79-concert <i>Dance Again World</i> was a 6-month experience …

Yusuf/Cat Stevens On World Cafe

Yusuf Islam, a.k.a. Cat Stevens, just completed his first U.S. tour in 36 years, in which he performed music from his just-released album <i>Tell 'Em I'm Gone</i> alongside favorites from his long career. He'd stopped playing the latter for nearly three decades after changing his name and embracing Islam …

RIP Joe Cocker, Dead at Age 70

The singer has passed away from an undisclosed illness. He will be missed.<p>Yesterday, Joe Cocker passed away from an undisclosed illness. He was 70. Widely considered one of the greatest vocalists to ever step behind a microphone, it’s an understatement to say that he will be missed.<p>Cocker was …

Clint Eastwood's divorce from Dina Eastwood is final

Clint Eastwood's divorce from Dina Eastwood is final, ending a union that was entered into in 1996.<p>A judge signed off on the split Monday in Monterey, Radar Online reported Tuesday.<p>The couple, whose in-progress separation was confirmed in late August 2013, had squabbled over some details since she …

Take a Look at the World's Most Delusional Music Writer

"I do have a proven track record, and, hey, I'm a Music Editor for a major pop culture Web site. So I must be doin' something right!"<p>Are you a struggling musician who's looking for that one big break? Have you been unable to find it, in spite of your hours of dedication to your craft? Do you have …

Ghostface Killah Rocks an Australian Sandwich Shop Named After Him

In Australia there lies a restaurant named Toastface Grillah. Yes, this cafe was absolutely named after the one and only Ghostface Killah. Aside from …

Film Review: Unbroken

C+<p>Angelina Jolie’s <i>Unbroken</i> was a true labor of love for the relatively new filmmaker. The story of Louis “Louie” Zamperini is one of extraordinary …

Film Review: American Sniper

C+<p>The horrors of war have been well-documented in popular fiction for years, but few war stories feel as punishing as Clint Eastwood’s <i>American …

This Is Why Bill Murray Is Your Favourite Person

As "The Murricane" announces a Christmas musical with Sofia Coppola, we look through his most legendary musical performances.<p>Heads up: Bill Murray has just saved Christmas. He will be singing carols in a film by Sofia Coppola that will have, according to an official release, “texture”. In a gross …

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Here Are the Shitty Interview Questions You Should Never Ask Bands

How did you get your band name???<p>Hello, aspiring journalist! Congratulations on making the terrible life choice to venture into the soul-crushing and thoroughly unprofitable world of music writing. You’ll no doubt have to do your fair share of interviews. Any good interview with a musician requires …

Adapt, Improvise, and Overcome: The Early Days of Manilla Road

An interview with Mark “The Shark” Shelton, a true heavy metal lifer<p>Fresh off a weeklong tour that took him from Detroit to Brooklyn’s own Saint Vitus Bar, Mark “The Shark” Shelton’s voice is totally fucking trashed. “I’m still a little hoarse right now, but give it another week or two and the …

They May Be the New Kids on the Block But 100% Are All Class

The Brisbane trio are already making waves with their brooding synth music.<p>Though they’ve only been together a short time, Brisbane three piece 100% are already batting at eighty-per-cent with their nudging electronica.<p>Chloe, Grace and Lena take a synth, a good amount of fun and some quality vodka …

L.A. Phil's Mirga Gražinyte-Tyla conducts herself with aplomb

Though she isn't yet 30 and has made only a limited number of professional forays outside of Europe, conductor Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla is already creating a stir in the classical music world for her buoyant podium style and intense approach to demanding symphonic works.<p>The Lithuanian conductor will …

A beautiful L.A. kiss-off from the departing Laura Marling

Laura Marling is much better known in London than in Highland Park, where until early December she'd been living for some of the last few years spent in Los Angeles. In England, the folk singer, 24, gets stopped a few times a day by fans who've connected with her earlier albums, each more …

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Character actors take center stage on TV in 2014

As we approach a new year, television is a tangle of trends: Networks began "unbundling" their streaming services from their television channels. New (and old) platforms broke ground with scripted series — "Transparent" put Amazon in the Emmy's race and "Outlander" gave Starz a big hit.<p>Comedies …

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Passenger tossed after flipping out over staff’s 'Merry Christmas'

A passenger was tossed off a plane at La Guardia Airport on Tuesday after flipping out — because airline workers wished him a merry Christmas.<p>The man was waiting to board American Airlines Flight 1140 to Dallas when a cheerful gate agent began welcoming everyone with the Yuletide greeting while …

Your biggest online security mistakes (and how to avoid them)

“A strong password is one that contains enough separate information to confuse a hacker and any software he might be using to spoof your information.”<br>–Adam Levin

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Mastermind of Peshawar school attack killed

Pakistan says it has killed the alleged mastermind of a school attack in Peshawar that claimed the lives of 132 children<p>Pakistani troops have killed the Taliban leader who planned the massacre of 132 children at a Peshawar school earlier this month, a senior government official claimed.<p>Saddam Jan, …

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10 things you should never buy again

<b>1. Cable TV</b><p>Though cable providers still have plenty of subscribers — roughly 101.7 million Americans, in 2014, according to research firm IBISWorld — …

Russia's Putin signs new military doctrine

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a new military doctrine, naming NATO expansion among key external risks, the Kremlin said on Friday, days after Ukraine made fresh steps to join the Atlantic military alliance.<p>Russia's President Vladimir Putin speaks during a meeting of …