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British Indie Band Viola Beach Killed in Car Accident

Warrington, England group's four members and manager pass away Saturday following crash outside Stockholm

All four members of British indie rock band Viola Beach and their manager were killed in a car crash Saturday outside Stockholm, Sweden. The band was driving from Sweden's Where's the Music? …


Watch Flaming Lips' Eight-Song Tribute to David Bowie

"It still seems unbelievable that he was actually a real man," Wayne Coyne says of Bowie in Aspen

Prior to the Flaming Lips' pair of concerts this weekend at Aspen, Colorado's Belly Up, the band announced that both shows would feature an "extended David Bowie" set dedicated to the rock legend. Wayne …

David Bowie

Watch Eagles of Death Metal Return to Stage at Stockholm Concert

Band performs their first concert since Paris terror attacks

Exactly three months after the Paris terror attacks that killed 130 people including 89 people at the city's Bataclan venue, Eagles of Death Metal returned to the stage Saturday for their first official concert since the November 13th …


Dave Grohl, Stevie Wonder Sing Lionel Richie Hits at Joyous MusiCares Show

Chris Stapleton, Rihanna, Pharrell also took stage at Person of the Year dinner

Lionel Richie heard a lot of different versions of himself on Saturday night in Los Angeles. He was honoree at the annual MusiCares Person of the Year dinner, where generations of artists — from Rihanna and Usher to …

Lionel Richie

Republican Hopefuls Utterly Implode in Most Entertaining Debate Yet

The candidates did real damage to the GOP on that stage

I've been in a roomful of six-year-old girls trying to organize themselves into an unrehearsed singing and dance performance, so I consider myself something of an expert on total and complete chaos. Saturday night's Republican presidential …

Donald Trump

Author Jane Mayer on How the Koch Brothers Have Changed America

"The super-rich have become... possibly the most powerful private interest group in America," says Mayer

New Yorker staff writer Jane Mayer spent some five years researching the Koch brothers and the vast network of right-wing, ultra-wealthy donors of which they're a part. In her new book, Dark

Citizens United

Melissa McCarthy on 'SNL': 3 Sketches You Have to See

"The Day Beyoncé Turned Black," a movie night and a Kanye West rap battle highlight comedian's fourth time hosting 'SNL'

Melissa McCarthy returned for her fourth time as host at Saturday Night Live, and deservedly so: She's one of a handful of people that essentially has an open invite to come on …

Melissa McCarthy

Watch Kanye West Debut 'Pablo' Tracks, Rap Battle on 'SNL'

Rapper joined by Chance the Rapper, The-Dream, Young Thug, Kirk Franklin and more

Kanye West capped off a feverishly busy week in New York – a week that also featured the premiere of both his LP The Life of Pablo and his latest Adidas collection at a Madison Square Garden event – by debuting a pair …

Rap Music

'Silence of the Lambs' at 25: The Complete Buffalo Bill Story

From the glitter rocker who inspired killer character Jame Gumb to the original song he was supposed to dance naked to, actors Ted Levine and Brooke Smith tell how they made a murderer

You never know what's going to happen with an audition," actor Ted Levine remembers of the first time he portrayed …


Zach LaVine, Aaron Gordon and the NBA Slam Dunk Contest of Our Dreams

Was the back-and-forth, foul-line-leaping, mascot-clearing battle between the game's two young talents the greatest dunk contest ever?

History will not long remember that Andre Drummond and Will Barton – two players capable of truly impressive dunks – even competed in the 2016 Verizon Slam Dunk …

Shaquille O'Neal

35 WTF Moments From the Craziest GOP Debate Yet

The rowdy ninth Republican debate was all about booing, mooning, insults and yelling

Just a few hours before the remaining six GOP candidates were set to take the debate stage for the ninth time in South Carolina, there was breaking news out of West Texas: Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin …

Ted Cruz

What Antonin Scalia's Death Means for the Supreme Court and the Country

Among the significant implications of Scalia's death: For this term, 'Roe v. Wade' is safe

Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia died Saturday at age 79. Appointed in 1986 by President Ronald Reagan, Justice Scalia served on the Court for 29 years. He will long be remembered for his staunch …

Constitutional Law

Donald Trump on Impersonations: 'I'm Not Offended'

Mogul names Jimmy Fallon and Darrell Hammond as favorite "Trumps"

Earlier this week, Johnny Depp became the latest to impersonate Donald Trump when the actor starred as the mogul in Funny or Die's faux Eighties biopic The Art of the Deal: The Movie. When Trump was asked during a Friday conference …

Donald Trump

Watch Killer Mike Defend Beyonce's 'Formation' on 'Real Time'

"White people: It's not always about you," Run the Jewels rapper says of "Formation" controversy

Run the Jewels' Killer Mike, a frequent guest of Real Time With Bill Maher, appeared on the show Friday to explain to viewers Beyoncé's "Formation" video and subsequent Super Bowl 50 halftime show …


'Blame Chance': Kanye West Explains 'Life of Pablo' Album Delay

"I fought everyone to keep 'Waves' on the album. I spent all night finishing it. The world is better because of it," Chance the Rapper promises

Kanye West's The Life of Pablo didn't arrive as promised Friday, but the rapper said it was for a good reason: Chance the Rapper was in the studio doing some …

Kanye West

Surviving Doors, Alt-Rock Royalty Light Up L.A. Celebration for Ray Manzarek

Late keyboardist honored by members of Foo Fighters, Jane's Addiction, more

"Is everybody in?" John Densmore of the Doors asked the crowd gathered Friday night at the Fonda Theatre in Hollywood. Standing beside him was his old friend and musical partner, guitarist Robby Krieger, who added, "Let the

Los Angeles

The Best and Worst of Ben Stiller, A to Z

From Alex the Lion to Zipper, an alphabetical breakdown of 'Zoolander 2' star's career

Ben Stiller's professional onscreen career is officially turning 30 this year — that's roughly 412 in comedian years. In a business where funny people tend to quickly exhaust their limited charm and sink from …

Ben Stiller

Arcade Fire's Win Butler Named MVP at NBA Celebrity All-Star Game

"If you guys want to fast track my Canadian citizenship, hopefully, this'll help my permanent residence," Montreal-based singer says after guiding Team Canada to victory

Arcade Fire's Win Butler helped guide the Drake-coached Team Canada to victory at Friday night's NBA Celebrity All-Star Game at …


NBA All-Star 2016: Zach LaVine and the Rising Stars Run and Gun

All-Star Weekend gets underway in Toronto and the stars of tomorrow put on a high-scoring show – that got serious at the end

It's funny that they put the world "challenge" right in the name of the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge because it doesn't look like what's happening is very difficult for anyone …

Russell Westbrook

Watch Adele Debut '25' Songs at Intimate Pre-Grammy Concert

Singer performs "I Miss You" for first time, gets "Hello" serenade from audience at Los Angeles' Wiltern

With Adele set to perform on the Grammys on February 15th – and with her 25 tour beginning in just over two weeks – the singer staged a warm-up show Friday for 2,000 lucky fans at Los Angeles' …


Weekend Rock Question: What Is Beyonce's Best Song?

Cast your vote in our weekly poll

Beyoncé just made the world stop once again by dropping her surprise single "Formation" just one day ahead of her Super Bowl 50 appearance. Rumors are circulating that an album is set to follow the politically charged anthem and hat tip to her Southern upbringing, …


Watch How Drugs Fueled and Ravaged Seventies Music in New RS Mini-Doc

See the third installment of our new video series presented by 'Vinyl'

The adage "sex, drugs and rock & roll" can best be used describe the music scene in the Seventies, an era where all genres were fueled by everything from alcohol and marijuana to cocaine and Quaaludes. The third installment of …

20th Century

Watch Kevin Gates Talk Writing Process: 'Why Are You Trying to Dissect It?'

'Islah' MC discusses thrifty approach, intuitive methods in new video interview

Kevin Gates spoke candidly with Rolling Stone about his major-label debut Islah in a recent visit to the office. Between discussions of his unorthodox parenting style and business philosophy, Gates also revealed how much …


Watch First Trailer for Cameron Crowe's 'Roadies' Series

Showtime comedy focuses on unsung heroes behind the concerts

Filmmaker Cameron Crowe and producer J.J. Abrams explore the lives of the behind-the-scenes people who make concerts happen in the upcoming Showtime comedy series Roadies, which unveiled its first extended look Friday. The trailer opens up …

Cameron Crowe

Flashback: See Emmylou Harris Sing for Willie Nelson

Harris performs "Always on My Mind" for Nelson's Grammy Living Legend award in 1989

Since 1958, the organization now known as the Recording Academy has presented the annual Grammy Awards in recognition of excellence in musical genres from country to classical, from traditional pop to hip-hop. In …

Emmylou Harris

Meshach's Vest: The Strange Journey of a Heavy Metal Treasure

An Oregon's metalhead's prized garment went missing and ended up in an NYC Macy's display. Now he's fighting to get it back

"My vest was the pioneer of the heavy-metal vests in Oregon City. It's one of a kind," says Meshach "Attack" Babcock, 23, a union carpenter with Local 146, and bass player for …

Heavy Metal

Grammys 2016 Country Categories: Who Will Win, Who Should Win

Will Chris Stapleton run the table? Will Cam's "Burning House" catch fire? We preview the country races of the 2016 awards

There's a lot at stake for country music at this year's Grammy Awards — strong contenders like Chris Stapleton, Little Big Town and Sam Hunt all have a fair shot at some of the …

Country Music

Dr. Dre Secretly Working on Scripted Apple Music Show 'Vital Signs'

Rapper will executive produce and star in six-episode, semi-autobiographical series

Dr. Dre will reportedly help Apple Music expand into the world of original video programming with a new series titled Vital Signs, with the Compton rapper serving as executive producer and star of the six-episode …

Dr. Dre

How to Be Single

Rebel Wilson, Dakota Johnson star in chick flick that relies on stale stereotypes and warmed-over plot points

Will someone please get busy and put Rebel Wilson in a movie worthy of her cheeky talents? How to Be Single is so not it. It’s chickbait for Valentine’s weekend filmgoing when dudes will …

Rebel Wilson

Cam Newton Is Out of F--ks to Give, Vows to 'Win My Way'

Days after his infamous Super Bowl 50 press conference, Panthers QB thanks fans, takes aim at his critics in Instagram post

After making headlines for all the wrong reasons at Super Bowl 50, Cam Newton broke his silence earlier this week by addressing the critics who castigated him for abruptly …

Cam Newton