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Capcom is Re-releasing All of the Classic NES DISNEY AFTERNOON Games

In the early ’90s, the Disney Afternoon gave us a full two-hour-+ block of shows featuring beloved characters, including the giant among them,</i> …

Retrogaming

'Zelda: Breath of the Wild' Lon Lon Ranch Location: Timeline placement clues revealed

<i>The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild</i> is home to several familiar locations that you'll no doubt remember from previous <i>Zelda</i> games. While there's …

Breath of the Wild

Trouble Sleeping? A Composer Wants To Help

British composer Max Richter spent about two years writing and recording a piece of music which, if it's successful, few people will hear in full. It's a composition called <i>Sleep</i> and it runs eight hours long — the perfect length for a good night's rest. The full version of the piece will be released …

Sleep

Viking's Choice: PWR BTTM, '1994'

PWR BTTM's vowel-less moniker boldly announces its intentions, with the power out front and the silliness below. The name's striking, Google-able, and helps Liv Bruce (drums/vocals) and Ben Hopkins (guitar/vocals) take control of their personal narrative. "As queer people, a lot of our lives are …

Indie Music

VMAs Video of the Year winners quiz: Can you name every winner?

When we think of the MTV Video Music Awards, the thrilling performances (Who could ever forget Madonna’s “Like a Virgin” or Britney’s “I’m a Slave 4 …

Shirley Manson Reflects on 20 Years of 'Garbage'

As she prepares to revisit the game-changing record on tour, the singer looks back on the making of hits like "Queer" and "Stupid Girl"<p>"I've always …

Watch Marina and the Diamonds Talk State of Pop, Slay Acoustic Set

Watch the 'Froot' mastermind tour the Art Institute of Chicago and prepare for a very special performance<p>What's the biggest misconception about …

Rachel Platten's 'Fight Song' is now an actual fight song for Girl Scouts

Rachel Platten’s “Fight Song” has already garnered her a guest appearance on Taylor Swift’s tour, become a song of the summer contender and …

Style Rider: VÉRITÉ Is Pro-Mascara, Anti-Heels

The synth-pop up-and-comer is always at home in jeans and a t-shirt.<p><i>Photos courtesy of VÉRITÉ</i><p>Last fall, a mysterious girl who called herself VÉRITÉ (which translates to “truth” in French) blew up Hype Machine with a haunting, euphoric piece of electro-pop titled “Strange Enough.” At the time, …

Lana Del Rey

Stop Doing Real Things, This Webpage Let's You Turn Boring Words into Kinda Cool Beats

You're about to discover that your name sounds like an Evian Christ remix of the Seinfeld theme tune.<p>Stop everything you were pretending to do: someone has made a fun thing on the internet that you need to play with immediately. It’s called Typedrummer and it’s a simple webpage that turns your …

Unions

Poison - Rita Ora

The Musician Behind Some of Your Favorite Hit Songs Is Finally Becoming Famous

Thirty-eight years old isn't typically when a pop star hits it big. Then again, most pop stars haven't scored tons of hits before anyone knows their …

Mary J. Blige

100 Best Debut Albums of All Time

From the Beatles to Nas and beyond<p>Matador, 1993<p>It was pretty much impossible to hang around a cool girl's dorm room in the mid 1990s and not see this …

Lana Del Rey's Ultraviolence enters album charts at No 1

Singer outsells Linkin Park by two to one to take her second album to the top of the charts<p>• Lana Del Rey has a problem with our interview … but why?<p>Lana Del Rey's Ultraviolence has gone straight in the album charts at the top, giving her consecutive No 1 albums with her first two releases. Her …

Katy Perry Launches New Label Metamorphosis Music, Signs Ferras

"Ferras is a man with a message and a unique, lyrical way of communicating his perspective on life," Perry says of her signing<p>Katy Perry has launched …

Revolutionary Music Videos That Now Look Daft

In the wake of a youtube clip that revealed Noel Gallagher's disdain for all Oasis' music videos, I've decided to go back and reappraise the promos …

Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor Isn't Leaving Beats Music

<i>Photo by Rob Sheridan</i><p><b>UPDATE</b>: Reznor himself has confirmed that he isn't going anywhere on Twitter: "...YES I am still CCO of Beats Music and looking forward to what lies ahead with Apple."<p>Following Apple's $3 billion acquisition of Beats Music, some reports speculated that Nine Inch Nails' Trent …

Nine Inch Nails

Charli XCX Shares "Boom Clap" Video

Charli XCX has shared the video for "Boom Clap", her contribution to the <i>Fault In Our Stars</i> soundtrack (which will also feature music from Lykke Li). The clip follows the singer as she wanders around Amsterdam, interspersed with cartoonish scenes and snippets from the film. Check it out below, via …

Charli XCX

La Roux Shares Video For "Let Me Down Gently"

La Roux has shared the video for her new single "Let Me Down Gently", from the forthcoming <i>Trouble in Paradise</i> (out July 8 in the U.S. via Cherrytree/Interscope and July 7 in the UK via Polydor). Directed by Oliver Hadlee Pearch, the clip mirrors the song's claustrophobic-to-widescreen feel. Watch …

Music Festivals

Avicii’s “Wake Me Up” is the most streamed song of all time on Spotify

Spotify sent the world a reminder this morning: It is the dominant force worldwide in paid-subscription-based streaming music.<p>The Swedish company announced that it has reached 10 million users who pay around $10 a month for unlimited access to music, up from 6 million last March. The most-streamed …

Avicii

How Ariana Grande and Max Martin Made 'Problem' the Song of the Summer

"Acting is fun," says Grande. "But music has always been first and foremost with me."<p>There’s still another month of spring left, but it seems as …

You & Me (feat. W. Darling)

It's Not Just Frozen: Most Disney Movies Are Pro-Gay

By preaching acceptance and questioning gender, the company's kids films offer a queer-studies crash course.<p>The culture warriors have decided: Disney’s <i>Frozen</i> is queer. Elsa hiding her ice-powers could be read as a metaphor for the closet, the Oscar-winning “Let it Go” plays like a coming-out …

Lily Allen Makes Bid for 'Sheezus' Title, Praises Pop Divas in New Vid

The singer name-checks Rihanna, Katy Perry, Beyoncé, Lorde and Lady Gaga in the song<p>"The game is changing," a yellow-eyed Lily Allen declares early …

Mondo Offers Posters for 'Frozen,' 'American Hustle,' and 'The Hidden Fortress' – /Film

There’s no more unrelated group of films than Disney’s <b>Frozen</b>, David O. Russell’s <b>American Hustle</b>, and Akira Kurosawa’s <b>The Hidden Fortress</b>. But all …

Brittany Murphy's final film to be released

Something Wicked, which was completed just before the star's death in 2009, is to have a belated premiere<p>• Brittany Murphy: obituary<p>The late Brittany Murphy's final movie is to debut on the big screen more than four years after filming was completed, according to the New York Daily News.<p>Something …

Confirmed: Scarlett Johansson Picked Up Random Dudes In Her Van To Film 'Under the Skin'

<i>This van looks legit.</i><p>Scarlett Johansson is a sexy manhunting alien, and she also plays one in <i>Under The Skin</i>. Director Jonathan Glazer (<i>Birth</i>, <i>Sexy Beast</i>) took a unique approach to the film, shooting guerrilla style in the highlands of Scotland using up to eight cameras at the same time. We’ve …

NFL in bid to sue MIA for $16.6m for Super Bowl middle finger

New figure calculated by treating MIA’s 2012 performance with Madonna as an advertisement rather than a show<p>The NFL are ramping up their legal battle against MIA, demanding an additional $15.1m (£9.1m) in restitution for her middle-finger performance at the 2012 Super Bowl. “[This] is transparently …

Lily Allen Admits Her New Singles Are "Rubbish"

Another plot twist in the return of Lily Allen: She admits that she thinks the singles she's been putting out lately aren't very good, and labels and radio stations are to blame. As <i>NME</i> points out, she said as much in a Twitter response to a fan who called her latest work "docile pop rubbish."<p>The …

Lily Allen

Lily Allen Skewers Britney, Makes Out With Self In Messy New Video

Lily Allen has been crazy, crazy busy. In the last couple of weeks, she's announced that the name of her new album is <i>Sheezus</i>, claimed feminism is a …