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Coroner finds no evidence that B.B. King was poisoned

The Las Vegas medical examiners who performed B.B. King’s autopsy found no evidence that the singer was poisoned before his death.

The official cause of death for King, who died in May, is Alzheimer’s disease, Clark County Coroner John Fudenberg told Entertainment Weekly. Other significant physical …

B.B. King

Read Eminem's Sentimental Letter to Tupac's Mother

Unearthed letter also includes drawing of Shakur by Detroit rapper

In an undated letter after Eminem broke out, the rapper penned a heartfelt letter to Afeni Shakur, Tupac's mom, and enclosed a drawing he'd made of the "California Love" rapper. "When I was feeling at my 'worst' (before fame, before …

Tupac Shakur

Judge Rejects New "Blurred Lines" Trial, Holds T.I. Liable for Copyright Infringement

After a jury ruled that Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams, and T.I.'s hit song "Blurred Lines" had copied Marvin Gaye's "Got to Give It Up", Thicke and Williams' lawyer asked for a new trial. U.S. District Judge John Kronstadt has now denied their bid for another trial, THR reports.

The judge also …


Batman shooter James Holmes 'had mass murder in his heart'

Prosecution and defence lawyers deliver closing statements in the Colorado cinema shooting trial

A prosecutor broke down as he told a jury "Batman" cinema gunman James Holmes was sane at the time of the massacre.

In closing statements at the end of a three month trial, George Brauchler said: "They …


How “Scream” became the craziest video of the 90s

Michael and Janet’s track turns 20 this week – here's the inside track on the most expensive video of all time

By the release of 1995's HIStory album, Michael Jackson's music – often imbued with something close to pure joy – had become polluted by solipsism. Released two years after Jackson was …

Michael Jackson

Beatles' 1960 Bathroom Tapes: The 5 Best Tracks

Hear the Silver Beetles, featuring John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison, in their first sessions

Beatles bootleg buffs tend to be pretty particular in what they go for and return to, generally orbiting around a brace of accepted classics. These include the material that first came out on …

John Lennon

Dave Grohl Injures Leg After Falling Off Stage in Sweden

The latest in a series of artists injuring themselves after falling off stage, Dave Grohl has injured his leg after falling off stage at a Foo Fighters concert in Gothenburg, Sweden, the BBC reports. The band was reportedly performing the second song in their set at Ullevi stadium when Grohl …


PSN Down: Sony Confirms Both PS4 And PS3 Still Having Problems

Update: Sony lists all services as up and running. It seemed like we were in the clear after Sony's PSN suffered a several-hours-long outage Friday night, but the service is apparently still having intermittent problems. Thecompany currently lists problems with sign-in and account management, …


Dana White calls out fighter who criticized UFC's controversial Reebok deal

UFC partnered with Reebok last December, and starting at UFC 189, fighters will be required to wear Reebok apparel in the ring and will be prohibited from displaying the logos of other personal sponsors. Many fighters who stand to lose money have blasted the new policy, but UFC president Dana White …

Dana White

Cool new ways to order your coffee this summer

Ah, the first cup of ice-cold coffee of the summer. It's funny how those dripping plastic cups have come to signify the change of seasons, just as pumpkin or gingerbread lattes do come fall.

But if you're getting a little bored with your standard-issue, plain-old coffee on ice, you're not alone. …


Nashville to Reopen Music City Walk of Fame by Inducting Jack White and Loretta Lynn

Nashville's Music Mile contains the Music City Walk of Fame Park, where artists such as Roy Orbison and Emmylou Harris have been honored with permanently installed plaques. Last year, the park temporarily closed for a multi-million dollar renovation. Today, it was announced that the park will …

Jack White

Billy Corgan and Marilyn Manson to Hold Joint Press Conference

This summer, the Smashing Pumpkins and Marilyn Manson will head out on The End Times tour, a joint headlining trek. But why are they touring together? You'll be able to find out at The End Times Takeover: A Conversation With Billy Corgan and Marilyn Manson, a press conference that Corgan and Manson …

Marilyn Manson

Janet Jackson Promises 'New Album, New World Tour' in 2015

Singer will release her first studio LP since 2008's 'Discipline' this year

Janet Jackson celebrated her 49th birthday Saturday by revealing to fans that she would end their seven-year wait for music by releasing a new album and embarking on a world tour in 2015. Jackson made the new album …

Janet Jackson

George Harrison's 1963 Guitar Sells for $485,000 at Auction

Elvis Presley's marriage license and tour bus also score high bids at Julien's Auctions' music showcase

George Harrison's Maton Mastersound guitar, used during the Beatles' live performances in the summer of 1963, sold for $485,000 at Julien's Auctions Friday. The auction, which focused entirely on …


Marilyn Manson released his latest album on early PlayStation CDs

The '90s are back in style, in more ways than one. Kill Screen has revealed that Marilyn Manson released his latest album (The Pale Emperor) on the black CDs used for original PlayStation games, made in the same Sony plant. No, they're not meant to rekindle two of your fondest teenage memories. …

Marilyn Manson

Big PS4/PS3/Vita Sale Discounts Metal Gear Solid, Resident Evil, Dead Rising

Golden Week sale offers $8 Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, $5 Catherine, $3 Resident Evil: Revelations 2, and more.

A major new sale to celebrate Golden Week in Japan has kicked off on the North American PlayStation Store, discounting dozens of games for PS4, PS3, Vita, and PSP.

More than 100 …


James Holmes comes face to face with brain damaged Colorado cinema shooting victim

Caleb Medley, who was left severely brain damaged after being shot in the head, and his wife Katie, who was nine months pregnant, are first victims to give evidence against James Holmes at his trial

A woman who was nine-months pregnant at the time of the Colorado cinema massacre told how she fled …

The Brain

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Confirmed For Dedicated Servers on PC

Treyarch also confirms ranked matches for multiplayer mode; game will ship with adjustable FOV slider.

The PC version of Call of Duty: Black Ops III will get dedicated servers, developer Treyarch has confirmed. Posting on Twitter, Treyarch director of development Cesar ‘pcdev' Stastny said that the …

Call of Duty

Baltimore hit by clashes for second night

Tear gas and pepper spray used as police try to quell riots sparked by the death of a black man in custody.

Demonstrators and police clashed briefly in a second night of protests in the US city of Baltimore, where a curfew has been imposed to quell rioting triggered by the death of a black man in …


Ozzy Osbourne talks plans for Black Sabbath's final tour, album in 2016

Black Sabbath lead singer Ozzy Osbourne told press at Brazil’s Monsters of Rock festival that the band plans to record its final album and embark on a farewell tour in 2016.

The group reunited in 2012 for their first album in over 30 years. Osbourne, however, doesn’t have plans to stop performing …

Ozzy Osbourne

Axl Rose Releases Letter to Indonesian President Regarding Bali Nine

Guns N' Roses singer pleads for clemency for men accused of smuggling drugs who have since been executed

Axl Rose sent a letter to Indonesian President Joko Widodo yesterday, pleading for clemency for two members of the so-called "Bali Nine" – nine people arrested in 2005 for allegedly planning to …

Axl Rose

Baltimore Riots Force Orioles to Play in an Empty Stadium

Camden Yards will be closed to the public for Wednesday's game against the Chicago White Sox

With Baltimore still smoldering following an outbreak of violent protests, and the National Guard patrolling the streets of the city, Major League Baseball's Orioles have already postponed two straight home …

Baltimore Ravens

Bumble Bee Foods, two employees face charges after worker burned alive in oven

LOS ANGLES, CA (April 26, 2015) — Bumble Bee Foods and two of its employees face felony criminal charges related to the 2012 death of an employee in …

Latest on police-custody death: Nearly 200 Baltimore arrests

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The Baltimore mayor's office says there were 144 vehicle fires, 15 structures fires and nearly 200 arrests in the unrest that broke out in the city.

Spokesman Howard Libit gave the updated numbers Tuesday morning. Rioting erupted around the city Monday, hours after the funeral for Freddie …


33 Of Your Favorite Bands Recreated With LEGOS

From One Direction to the Beastie Boys

Former Malaysian music critic Adly Syairi Ramly, 38, decided to pay tribute to some of his favorite bands in an untraditional way. He “Legolised” them.

While Ramly was particularly excited to turn members from The Beatles, Daft Punk and The Clash into LEGO …


Mariah Carey's new single 'Infinity' is the '90s throwback we've been waiting for

Mariah Carey released “Infinity” on Sunday, the new single off her forthcoming greatest hits compilation, Mariah Carey #1 To Infinity.

“Close the door, lose the key, leave my heart on the mat for me,” Carey belts on the track, which is also available through iTunes and Spotify. “I was yours …

Mariah Carey

Amy Winehouse's family unhappy with 'misleading' documentary about the singer

Amy Winehouse’s family has publicly criticized Asif Kapadia’s forthcoming documentary about the late singer. In a statement to People, the family said the film is “both misleading and contains some basic untruths.” Though the Winehouse family initially supported the film, they now seek to …


Billy Corgan Signs On as Senior Producer for TNA Wrestling

"As cultures currently evolve at great speed, so must pro wrestling meet and supersede such expectations to thrive," Smashing Pumpkins singer says of new job

Billy Corgan has recently hinted at the demise of the Smashing Pumpkins, and if the Siamese Dream really is winding down, the frontman has …

Billy Corgan

Blur The Magic Whip Album Review

The band's first album in more than a decade is a dark, seductive set that cements a legacy

In the Nineties, Oasis won the major Brit-pop battles: worldwide album sales, U.K. Number One singles and gossip-column yardage. But their archrivals, Blur, soundly beat them in exploration and legacy. Oasis …