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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 …

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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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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

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 …

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 …

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 …

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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's New Album: The Magic Whip

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 …

'Kurt & Courtney': Nick Broomfield on His Controversial Cobain Doc

Filmmaker talks about the infamous movie on the rock star couple: "Courtney started defining the film"

When Nick Broomfield started out to make a documentary about the late Kurt Cobain, he planned to trace the Nirvana frontman's musical roots – interviewing Portland-area bands like Napalm Beach and …

Movies

The Smashing Pumpkins Perform "Drum and Fife" on "Fallon"

The Smashing Pumpkins were musical guests on last night's episode of "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon". Watch their performance of "Drum and Fife" (taken from last year's Monuments to an Elegy) below.

The Smashing Pumpkins will embark on a tour with Marilyn Manson this summer. Check out the …

Smashing Pumpkins

John Lennon's Ex-Wife Cynthia Dead at 75

Julian Lennon posts touching video tribute to his mother, who passed away from cancer

UPDATE: Yoko Ono released a statement on the death of Cynthia Lennon, writing on her website: "I'm very saddened by Cynthia’s death. She was a great person and a wonderful mother to Julian. She had such a strong …

John Lennon

See all the names Kurt Cobain considered for Nirvana

Apparently, Nirvana could have called themselves Fecal Matter.

A new clip from Montage of Heck, the forthcoming Kurt Cobain documentary directed by Brett Morgen and produced by Courtney Love and daughter Francis Bean Cobain, reveals some of the names the troubled singer and bandmates considered …

Kurt Cobain

How Scott Weiland Found His Third Act

The singer on his new band, Stone Temple Pilots touring without him and why he's like Keith Richards

Two years ago, Scott Weiland was at a low point. He had been down before — a fact of life for one of rock's most notorious junkies — but now he was a man without a band. Though he had been clean for …

Scott Weiland

Watch George Ezra Bring the Folk to 'SNL'

Chart-topping British folk singer performs "Budapest" and "Blame It On Me" in biggest U.S. performance to date

British singer George Ezra made his biggest U.S. television appearance to date as the rising folk star performed a pair of his hit singles during the Rock-hosted episode of Saturday Night

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Smashing Pumpkins Create PTSD Metaphor With 'Drum + Fife' Video

"I couldn't be more proud of the message we're sending that we care what happens to those that are out there hurting," Billy Corgan says

A group of boys play in a rocky desert and bang a drum in the video for Smashing Pumpkins' "Drum + Fife" – a cut off their recent Monuments to an Elegy – but the …

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Weekend Rock Question: What's the Best Van Halen Album?

Cast your vote in our weekly poll

Van Halen announced details of a 40-date summer tour this week with special guest Kenny Wayne Shepherd. Unlike their recent arena tours, this one will concentrate on outdoor amphitheaters. They're slated to perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live next week to promote the tour …

Behind 'Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck' - An Interview with the Director of the Cobain Documentary

It’s been sixteen years since filmmaker Brett Morgen was last at SXSW. Back then he was touting his boxing documentary, On The Ropes. While there, he also happened to attend the screening of his friend’s film in the 320-capacity Austin theater known as The Paramount. Morgen was one of nine audience …

Movies

Scott Weiland 'Embarrassed' by Bad Behavior at Boston Meet and Greet

"I acted like a total asshole," says rocker

Scott Weiland apologized on Facebook for a disastrous VIP meet and greet following a concert in Boston with his band the Wildabouts earlier this month. "I'm embarrassed by my behavior and some of the things that I said," Weiland wrote. "Fans don’t deserve …

Scott Weiland

Dr. Dre Talks N.W.A Biopic, Eazy-E's Death, New Music

13 things we learned from the producer's interview with Big Boy

Dr. Dre recently sat down with L.A. radio DJ Big Boy for a wide-ranging chat, discussing everything from his beginnings in N.W.A to producing Eminem. He spoke at length his involvement in the upcoming N.W.A biopic Straight Outta Compton. …

Dr. Dre