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Pussy Riot Member Denied Appeal
The plight of Pussy Riot rages on, and the ripple effect is now being felt, as Maria Alekhina, one of the imprisoned members of the Russian punk collective, saw her recent appeal denied by a Russian court. Alekhina, 24, had asked for a deferral of her two-year prison sentence due to the fact that sh…
Dave Grohl’s Sound City Players Include Nirvana and Cheap Trick Members + Stevie Nicks
Dave Grohl has assembled Sound City Players, an all-star group that will perform in support of his self-financed directorial debut, 'Sound City,' a documentary about the famed recording complex in California. The lineup of Sound City Players musicians is diverse, eclectic and impressive, and it incl…
Black Keys, Flaming Lips Touring This Spring
The Black Keys and the Flaming Lips will join forces for a brief but all-powerful spate of dates this spring. Both bands are already touring separately, and their paths will converge on April 28 and remain as such through May 3. It's not enough to label it an actual "tour," bu…
Courtney Love Exchanges Holiday Tweets With Frances Bean Cobain, Slams Nirvana Members
Although their relationship has been rocky and very much in the public eye, Courtney Love and her estranged daughter Frances Bean Cobain are communicating again. Of course, most of the dialogue is coming courtesy of Love, but hey, at least it's a start.
Bono Says U2 Recording New Album, Reveals Working Title
Bono has revealed the working title of the next U2 album, which will be the band's 13th studio effort. Are you ready? Drumroll please … It may be called '10 Reasons to Exist.'
Beck Releasing Two Albums in 2013?
Beck hasn't released a new studio album since 2008's 'Modern Guilt,' but he may make up for lost time -- and his lack of conventional releases -- by dropping two brand new albums in 2013.
Billie Joe Armstrong’s Deleted ‘This Is 40′ Scene Surfaces Online
Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day played himself in a super fun cameo in 'This Is 40,' the latest Judd Apatow coming-of-middle-age film starring Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann. Sadly, the hilarious scene landed on the cutting-room floor. You can still watch it, though, as it's turned up on…
Foo Fighters Cover Led Zeppelin’s ‘Rock and Roll’ at Kennedy Center Honors
Foo Fighters got the "Led" out at the 2012 Kennedy Center honors. The band performed a cover of Led Zeppelin's 'Rock and Roll,' and it did so with plenty of venom and vigor. Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and co. should be proud.
Kings of Leon’s Nathan Followill Welcomes Daughter
The Kings of Leon extended family keeps on expanding. Drummer Nathan Followill and wife Jessie Baylin welcomed a daughter, Violet Marlowe Followill, as a belated Christmas present. Little Violet was born in Nashville on Dec. 26.
Bono, Sinead O’Connor Sing on Dublin Streets for Charity
U2 frontman Bono and oft-controversial singer Sinead O'Connor did their part for charity this Christmas, performing outdoors in Dublin, Ireland, for last-minute shoppers on Christmas Eve, all for a good cause.
Freed Pussy Riot Member Vows to Continue Fighting for Jailed Friends
Yekaterina Samutsevich is the only member of Pussy Riot to have been released from prison after being charged with "hooliganism motivated by religious hatred" for performing an anti-Vladimir Putin song in a Moscow cathedral this summer. Despite having gained her freedom, she is not backing…
Foster the People Respond to ‘Pumped Up Kicks’ Being Pulled From Radio After Sandy Hook Sh…
Foster the People's breakthrough smash 'Pumped Up Kicks' was pulled from many radio stations in the wake of the Sandy Hook school shooting in Newtown, Conn., which left 26 people dead, most of them young children. The song was a point of contention, due to the lyrics "You better run, better run…