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NME to close print edition after 66 years

Publisher of music magazine consulting about redundancies, while title will continue online<p>Tell us about your favourite edition of NME<p>The NME is to cease publication in print after 66 years, the weekly music title joining a growing list of once mighty magazine brands that now only exist online.<p>The …

Journalism

Dylan Farrow: Why has the #MeToo revolution spared Woody Allen?

E<i>ditor's Note:</i><p>Woody Allen, who declined to comment prior to publication, has long denied the allegations described in this Op-Ed. Dylan Farrow's allegations against Allen were investigated by sex-abuse experts atYale-New Haven Hospital, who found no evidence of abuse.<i>Some questioned their</i> …

Brothers Ron and Clint Howard Reflect on Their Late Father's Legacy in Heartfelt Obituary

<i>Rance Howard died Nov. 25 at the age of 89. In a statement posted on Twitter, his son, director Ron Howard, announced his father’s death: “Clint & I</i> …

Filmmaker Kevin Smith To Donate Money From Harvey Weinstein Films To Women's Initiative

From ELLE UK<p>Since news broke of Harvey Weinstein's alleged sexual assault and harassment of countless women in Hollywood, the film industry's …

Harvey Weinstein

Favorites Mashup Station

Enjoying this station? A fellow slacker worked hard to create it. Have you created a custom station to call your own yet?<p>My Station Ratings<p>The more …

Los Angeles jury finds man guilty of killing movie executive

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A jury found Monday that a drug dealer crushed the skull of a movie studio executive who had been having an affair with his wife, …

Crime

Sony Will Start Pressing Vinyl Records After 28-Year Hiatus

Sony said this week it will begin pressing vinyl records again, ending an almost three-decade hiatus. A dramatic increase in demand for vinyl music …

Roger Waters Brings Powerful Anti-Trump Message On New Tour, Offending Some Fans

Roger Waters kicked off his “Us and Them” tour last night in Kansas City, Missouri, and at least a few fans were not happy with the legendary Pink …

The MP3 Is Officially Dead, According To Its Creators

<i>"The death of the MP3 was announced in a conference room in Erlangen, Germany, in the spring of 1995."</i><p>So opens Stephen Witt's How Music Got Free, an investigation into the forced digitization and subsequent decimation of the music business, from which it has only very recently started to recover. …

Market Capitalization

Offspring's Dexter Holland Finishes Ph.D, Thesis on HIV Research

Singer-guitarist completes molecular biology degree after putting it on hold to focus on rock & roll<p>The Offspring's Dexter Holland has finally …

Johnny Depp: A Star in Crisis and the Insane Story of His "Missing" Millions

What happened to $650 million? An explosive legal battle between one of Hollywood's best-paid actors and the business managers he fired has laid bare …

Johnny Depp

Frank Zappa Family War Dweezil vs. Ahmet and Diva

<b>Dweezil Zappa</b>'s brother and sister are going after him, claiming he's ruining the Zappa name by spreading lies that tarnish their father's</b> …

Guitar

‘Last Tango in Paris’ Rape Scene Was Not Consensual, Director Bernardo Bertolucci Admits

“Last Tango in Paris” director Bernardo Bertolucci confessed that he and Marlon Brando conspired against actress Maria Schneider during a rape scene …

Marlon Brando

Multi-million pound Sex Pistols collection to go up in flames

By Georgina Cooper<p>LONDON (Reuters) - The son of Sex Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren said he would set fire to millions of dollars of punk memorabilia …

Die Hard

South Bay DJ R.A.W. Has Ruled L.A.'s Warehouse Parties for Three Decades

Some might argue that R.A.W. has been L.A.’s greatest DJ for three decades running. No one has spun music to L.A.’s underground more consistently, …

David Bowie's Ashes Scattered at Burning Man

"Warcraft" director Duncan Jones reveals the special meaning behind the necklace from the late musician--and how the family spent Bowie's last</b> …

Scott Weiland's Widow I'm Cashing in On Our Engagement Ring

<b>Scott Weiland</b>'s widow is unloading her engagement rock on eBay, and the starting bid is a steal for any die-hard fans looking to pop the</b> …

Moby on His New Memoir and His Wild '90s Years: "I Was a Debauched Drunk"

Before starting to write it, however, Moby wasn’t sure his story was going to be of interest to anyone besides himself.<p>Now, puttering around the airy …

Los Angeles

Miley Cyrus hires 85-year-old drag queen to perform with her at the MTV VMAs

"She gets to kiss me quite a few times."<p>Miley Cyrus has hired an 85-year-old drag queen to perform with her at tomorrow’s MTV VMAs.<p>James ‘Gypsy’ …

Axl Rose Doesn't Want You To See These Unflattering Photos Of Him

Axl Rose isn't happy with the internet right now.<p>The frontman for Guns N' Roses recently filed multiple Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) complaints asking Google to take down unflattering photos of him <b></b>that are online. According to the Associated Press, Rose used a company called Web …

Flashback: Will Smith and Freddy Krueger Battle In Court

"A Nightmare on My Street" led to a legal battle and MTV was forced to take video out of rotation<p>The <i>Nightmare on Elm Street</i> franchise reached the …

When Rona Barrett Was the Pioneering Queen of Hollywood Gossip

It sometimes feels like TMZ and Kris Jenner invented our 24/7 infotainment world all by themselves. But the gossip business is nothing new, and in …

*Captain America: Civil War’*s Most Impressive Digital Effect Is Being Used to Subtly Beautify Hollywood

The uncanny valley grows ever wider.<p>The most jaw-dropping special effect in Marvel’s <i>Captain America: Civil War</i> had nothing to do with Spider-Man’s web-slinging prowess or Scarlet Witch’s reality-bending skills. No, it was the sight of a digitally de-aged <b>Robert Downey Jr.</b> playing a very young Tony …

Comics

The Monkees to Release New Album and Head Out on Tour

‘Good Times’ includes songs written for the Monkees by Paul Weller, Rivers Cuomo, Ben Gibbard and Noel Gallagher<p>The Monkees turn 50 this summer as a fake and then not-so-fake rock band, and the album they’re releasing to mark the occasion brings together some surprising old material with some even …

New Albums

Is There Really an EDM Bubble — and If So, Who's to Blame?

It is a fascinating discussion between the EDM deniers, who want to delegitimize all digitally produced music as inauthentic, and career dance-music …

Sinead O'Connor Says Arsenio Hall Can 'Suck Her D*ck' In Response To His 'Laughable Threat' Of A Defamation Lawsuit!

<b>Sinead O'Connor</b> isn't worried about <b>Arsenio Hall</b>'s lawsuit even in the slightest.<p>Earlier this week, the Irish songstress pointed fingers at the</i> …

Billy Corgan on D'arcy Wretzky: 'Encouraged to Hear That She Is Playing Music'

"It's crazy to think that it was nearly 30 years ago that I began this wild and wooly journey, and that meeting James, then D'arcy, then Jimmy would …

A Personal History Of L.A. Punk: 'It Was A Free-For-All For Outcasts'

As a co-founder of the band X, John Doe helped define the punk scene that emerged in Los Angeles in the late 1970s. Doe tells <i>Fresh Air's</i> Terry Gross that punk was about breaking rules and challenging the norms of the existing music scene.<p>John Doe's new album, <i>The Westerner</i>, is out now.<p>"One of the …

Indie Music

Radiohead Has Erased Itself From the Internet

Radiohead has left the internet. The band seems to have removed its online presence, replacing its home page with a plain white screen, deleting its …

As the Demand for Visual Effects Grows, a Shortage of Artists Looms Ahead

“There needs to be an understanding of how long things take," warned Lionsgate's Kathy Chasen-Hay at the FMX conference.<p>There may not be enough …

Animation