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Enter soundman: Mics fixed, Metallica heads out on tour

The good news: 26 million people were glued to their TV sets Sunday night as heavy metal heroes Metallica gave their genre a rare appearance on …

On this day in black history: Aretha Franklin records ‘Respect,’ Morehouse College established, and more

Black History Month The Undefeated Edition Feb. 14<p><b>1760 — Richard Allen, founder of first national black church, is born</b><br>Richard Allen was born into …

Bad And Boujee: Indie Rock's Terminal Decline?

Ah, it’s been a while since this cropped up. Remember 2011, The Year When Rock Just Spun Its Wheels?. Or how 2014 ushered in The New Solipsism? This …

11 Songs That Sample Sex The Right Way

This Valentine's Day, dive into the seedy bliss of a few ecstatic tracks that aren't "French Kiss."<p>While both dancing and the music that fuels it can be inherently sexual, some artists choose to cut out the middleman and go straight to the source. There is a long tradition of producers building …

5 Great Hip Hop Albums You Have Never Heard (II)

In part two of our <i>5 Great Hip Hop Albums You Have Never Heard</i> series, we highlight another 5 Hip Hop gems that for some reason failed to get …

Why happy music makes you do bad things

There may be a surprising dark side to easy-listening and feel-good tracks.<p>From the distinctive opening “Whooah” to the recurring funky brass riff that follows each line of lyrics, James Brown’s hit song I Got You (I Feel Good) is a recipe for happiness.<p>The iconic track is arguably one of the most …

The Rap Pact: How Jay Z and Hot 97 Combined Forces to Take Over Hip-Hop

Funkmaster Flex is a gifted storyteller. When asked about meeting Jay Z in the mid 1990s, the legendary Hot 97 DJ must first set the scene. “I want you to imagine Puff and Big and Bad Boy shining bright as hell, like nothing else moving,” Flex’s tale begins. “Roc-A-Fella, Dame Dash, and Jay Z were …

AnaOno Casts Breast Cancer Survivors and Patients for NYFW Show

There is no greater time in the fashion world to raise awareness than New York fashion week, when all eyes are on the runway. Designer Dana Donofree, took full advantage of this by placing breast cancer survivors and patients at the forefront of the AnaOno Intimates X #Cancerland show at New York …

Underwater photographer of the year 2017 winners – in pictures

French photographer Gabriel Barathieu has been named this year’s winner for his ‘balletic, malevolent’ dancing octopus, while British winner Nick Blake captured a lone diver among the otherworldly sunbeams of a Mexican cave

Strangely Beautiful Photography by Stephanie Pearl

Stephanie Pearl est une photographe Londonienne qui lors de ses échappées en pleine forêt, son lieu de prédilection pour exercer son art, elle met en …

Beautiful Fine Art Portraits by Ginebra Siddal

<b>Ginebra Siddal</b> is the artistic name of Guiomar Sánchez Ramírez, a talented 26-year-old photographer and artist from Granada, Spain. Ginebra shoots a …

Pink Floyd Prep Vinyl Reissues of Early Seventies Albums

Pink Floyd will reissue <i>Atom Heart Mother</i>, <i>Meddle</i> and <i>Obscured By Clouds</i> on vinyl September 23th.<p>The LPs mark the latest batch in the British group’s …

James Jean’s phantasmagorical world of technicolour fever dreams

Looking at the work of LA-based, Taipei-born James Jean is like stepping in a hallucinatory world with its own internal logic, dimensions and flow of …

500px’s Splash Tool Lets You Search for Photos by Sketching a Picture

500px today announced a new tool called Splash. Instead of searching for photos using titles, keywords, EXIF details, or colors, Splash lets you hunt …

Male Models Photos Poses Tips for Portrait Photography

For anyone who is used to photographing females, shooting male models photos poses can be an intimidating task. The entire atmosphere on the …

Photographer Raúl Cabrera on How to See the Paris of Parisians

Raúl Cabrera’s advice: Find you own unique style of photographing Paris. (Photos and cinemagraphs: Raúl Cabrera)<p>Raúl Cabrera is a photographer …

Self-Taught Artist Creates Mind-Blowingly Realistic Portraits of Wildlife

Looking at the detailed leopard portrait below, you’d be inclined to think Franziska Treptow is a photographer. Every detail, from the tiny hairs of …

Met terror warning as report reveals 'commuter cops' live as far away as Cornwall and the South of France

The Metropolitan Police could struggle to mobilise officers during a terrorist incident because so many live outside the capital – with some based as far afield as Cornwall and the South of France, a new report has warned.<p>Less than half of the Met’s 18,000 borough officers now live in London, with …

Just Beyond The Breakwater - South Africa’s latest surf discovery wasn’t made during an off-the-grid expedition. It happened in the middle of one of the country’s biggest urban centers

Shipping lanes aren’t meant for surfing. <i>The Pacific Hero</i> serves as reminder of this as its massive red hull slices through the busiest channel in …

School of Rock Guitar Prodigy Jams on Jimi Hendrix's Groundbreaking “Star Spangled Banner”

Brandon Niederauer took the stage at the August 17 matinee curtain call to display his chops.<p>Brandon Niederauer plays Zack in <i>School of Rock – The</i> …

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Artist Thijme Termaat Spent 2.5 Years Painting And Creating This Timelapse

Dutch artist Thijme Termaat is a great painter but sometimes being great is not enough. The competition in today’s art world is fierce so Thijme …

The Eight Most Overplayed Guitar Store Songs

There is a 100 percent chance you’ve heard at least one of these songs during any of your visits to your local guitar store. Apparently, the best way …

Seeing Paris From a Different Vantage Point

Port des Invalides, rive gauche<br>Luca Sallusti<p>1 of 12<p>As a documentary photographer focusing on urban landscape, Luca Sallusti aims at controlling – and …

The 82-Year-Old ‘America’s Got Talent’ Contestant That Crushed ‘Bodies’ Joined Drowning Pool Onstage

When John Hetlinger took the stage on <i>America’s Got Talent</i>, the unassuming 82-year-old kicked the world in the teeth with a gutsy rendition of Drowning Pool’s ‘Bodies.’ Sure, Hetlinger’s growls weren’t the most impressive thing in the world, but damn it, the dude was metal. He lived a life as a Navy …

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Ozzy Osbourne and Jeff Beck Weigh in on Led Zeppelin Lawsuit

Last month, a jury ruled that Led Zeppelin were not guilty of stealing “Stairway to Heaven” from Spirit’s “Taurus.” Now, two of their contemporaries, …

Best national parks for spectacular sights but modest crowds

We’d never throw shade at Yosemite or Grand Canyon. But they are, well, kind of popular —Yosemite got 4 million visitors last year, Grand Canyon 5.5 million.<p>Want to strike out on your own? These five national parks will amaze you with their scenic grandeur and surprise you with their lack of crowds.

Splendid and Melancholic Pictures of Women

Constantin Gretsoff présente cette jolie série de photographies, intitulée <i>Melancoly</i>. Des portraits de femmes d’une délicatesse et d’une pureté …

Check out the roster of guitar heroes honoring Jimi Hendrix at Verizon Theatre

Forty-five years after he died, Jimi Hendrix remains rock's most influential guitarist. For proof, look no further than Experience Hendrix, the …

Artist Luke O’Sullivan Combines Drawings and Sculptures to Create Extraordinary Cities – BOOOOOOOM! – CREATE * INSPIRE * COMMUNITY * ART * DESIGN * MUSIC * FILM * PHOTO * PROJECTS

Thousands of Oil Paintings Animate Vincent van Gogh's Story

At 12 paintings a second, to make 'Loving Vincent' requires an army of classically-trained painters working 10 hour days.<p>Vincent van Gogh's timeless style breathes life anew in the trailer for an upcoming film about the painter's life composed entirely from actual oil paintings. <i>Loving Vincent</i>, soon …