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This photo provided by Interscope Records shows rapper Eminem new album, "Revival." On “Revival,” his ninth studio album, Eminem makes himself relevant with his smart rhymes, which is refreshing in the age of “mumble rap.” The album artwork is of the American flag, with race and President Donald Trump being recurring topics throughout the 19 tracks. (Interscope Records via AP)
December 15, 2017 - 5:38 pm
Eminem, "Revival" (Interscope) The A-List collaborators on Eminem's new album scream "I want a radio hit," with Beyonce, Ed Sheeran, Pink and Alicia Keys co-starring on the songs. It wouldn't be hard to believe, especially since Eminem's last major hits have relied heavily on Rihanna, from "Love...
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Rapper Jeezy is photographed at his recording studio in Atlanta, Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017. Jeezy is using his testimony of overcoming life's daunting obstacles to inspire listeners to "trust the process" through his new album, "Pressure, which releases Friday. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
December 15, 2017 - 2:25 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Rapper Jeezy was so poor growing up as a child that he and his mother sometimes knocked cockroaches off their meals so they could eat. It's a moment Jeezy will never forget. The four-time Grammy-nominated rapper is now far removed from those poverty-stricken conditions, but those...
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December 15, 2017 - 2:21 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Vincent Nguini, a guitarist from Cameroon who worked with Paul Simon since the late 1980s, died last week in Brazil. He was 65. Simon's publicist, Elizabeth Freund, confirmed the news to The Associated Press on Friday. Freund said Nguini died on Dec. 8 with his wife, Florence...
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December 15, 2017 - 1:57 pm
iTunes Official Music Charts for the week ending December 14, 2017: Top Songs 1. Perfect, Ed Sheeran 2. rockstar (feat. 21 Savage), Post Malone 3. Havana (feat. Young Thug), Camila Cabello 4. Perfect Duet (with Beyoncé), Ed Sheeran 5. Never Be the Same, Camila Cabello 6. Thunder, Imagine Dragons 7...
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This cover image shows "...And Then," the latest release by Speed The Plough. (Speed The Plough via AP)
December 15, 2017 - 1:45 pm
Speed The Plough, "...And Then" (Speed The Plough) Part of New Jersey's rich indie scene, Speed The Plough has a family tree deserving its own entry in any rock genealogy, with crisscrossing branches including The Feelies, The Trypes and Wild Carnation. The band's ninth album sees them revisiting a...
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FILE - In this March 25, 2017 file photo, Elton John arrives at Elton John's 70th Birthday and 50-Year Songwriting Partnership with Bernie Taupin celebration in Los Angeles. Sam Smith, Miley Cyrus and Coldplay’s Chris Martin are set to honor Elton John at a tribute concert. The Recording Academy announced Friday that it will tape "Elton John: I'm Still Standing A GRAMMY Salute” at The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York on Jan. 30, 2018, two days after the 2018 Grammy Awards. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
December 15, 2017 - 1:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Sam Smith, Miley Cyrus and Coldplay's Chris Martin are set to honor Elton John at a tribute concert next month. The Recording Academy announced Friday that it will tape "Elton John: I'm Still Standing — A GRAMMY Salute" at The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York on Jan. 30...
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FILE - In this July 18, 2015 file photo, Russell Simmons speaks appears at the RUSH Philanthropic Arts Foundation's Art for Life Benefit in Water Mill, N.Y. Three women have told the New York Times that music mogul Russell Simmons raped them. Simmons, in a statement to the paper, vehemently denied what he called “these horrific accusations,” saying all his relations have been consensual. (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP, File)
December 14, 2017 - 10:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Music mogul Russell Simmons said on Instagram that he plans to defend himself a day after a New York Times story published claims by three women saying he raped them. The allegations in the Times' Wednesday report stem from the 1980s and 1990s. Simmons denied the allegations...
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FILE - In this July 18, 2015 file photo, Russell Simmons speaks appears at the RUSH Philanthropic Arts Foundation's Art for Life Benefit in Water Mill, N.Y. Three women have told the New York Times that music mogul Russell Simmons raped them. Simmons, in a statement to the paper, vehemently denied what he called “these horrific accusations,” saying all his relations have been consensual. (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP, File)
December 14, 2017 - 8:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on sexual misconduct allegations against music mogul Russell Simmons (all times local): 8:45 p.m. The New York Police Department has launched an investigation into allegations made by three women who say that music mogul Russell Simmons raped them. Deputy Chief Timothy...
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FILE - In this June 12, 2015, file photo, Zac Brown of the Zac Brown Band performs at LP Field at the CMA Music Festival in Nashville, Tenn. Three-time Grammy winners Zac Brown Band will perform the national anthem before the college football national championship game in Atlanta on Jan. 8, 2018, the College Football Playoff announced on Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017. (Photo by Al Wagner/Invision/AP, File)
December 14, 2017 - 6:16 pm
IRVING, Texas (AP) — Three-time Grammy winners Zac Brown Band will perform the national anthem before the college football national championship game in Atlanta on Jan. 8. The College Football Playoff on Thursday announced the participants for its pregame festivities. Atlanta gospel choir David...
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FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2017, file photo, Pink performs at the 2017 iHeartRadio Music Festival Day 1 held at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Pink is joining the list of stars performing in Minneapolis during Super Bowl week. The singer will perform Friday, Feb. 2, 2018, at Nomadic Live! in the refurbished Minneapolis Armory building.(Photo by John Salangsang/Invision/AP, File)
December 14, 2017 - 5:26 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Pink is joining the list of stars performing in Minneapolis during Super Bowl week. The singer will perform Friday, Feb. 2, at Nomadic Live! in the refurbished Minneapolis Armory building. Imagine Dragons will headline the EA Sports Bowl on Thursday, Feb. 1, at the Armory...
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