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Andre Ward, Olympic Medalist and Boxing Champion, Announces Retirement

An athlete walking away from competition while at the top of their game is a rare occurrence. Undefeated boxing champion and Olympic gold medalist Andre Ward, however, has made the decision to do just that.

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Inside the New Wave of Rock Musicals

Christine Russell, one of the producers of the hit Carole King Broadway musical Beautiful, remembers her first reaction when she was pitched on a new pop-oriented production. The show is based on The Countess of Pembroke’s Arcadia, a 16th-century tale of mistaken identity and jealous lovers that was later turned into a play, The Arcadia. The twist of the show, starting […]

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Hear Paul McCartney, Jimmy Fallon, the Roots’ ‘Wonderful Christmastime’

Paul McCartney, Jimmy Fallon and the Roots kick off the holiday season with a giddy remake of the former Beatle’s 1980 track, “Wonderful Christmastime.” The song will appear on Holidays Rule, Vol. 2, a new compilation out October 13th via Capitol Records.

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‘Ninjago’ Review: Latest Lego Movie Is a ‘Full House of Crass Commercialism’

It started as The Lego Ninjago Movie, now it’s just Ninjago. Anyway you slice this animated free-for-all, it doesn’t measure up to The Lego Movie and The Lego Batman Movie. The story, based on a line of building sets that debuted in 2011, concerns high school students who have secret lives as ninjas. Why? They need to protect their hometown […]

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‘Victoria and Abdul’ Review: Judi Dench Is ‘a Pleasure’ in Shallow Royal Film

Since Dame Judi Dench is acting royalty she has no trouble playing the hell out of Queen Victoria in her last years on the throne of England. Even better, she lets her ingrained mischief remove any hints of sanctimony from the old girl. Sadly, Victoria Abdul, directed by the usually scrappy Stephen Frears from a dutiful script by Lee […]

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See Tim Heidecker, Andrew Bird Perform ‘Trump Talkin’ Nukes’ as Ballad

Tim Heidecker, the comedian turned musician, joined violinist Andrew Bird for a Facebook Live broadcast of the latter’s Live From the Great Room series, where they discussed the relationship between music and comedy. They also discussed Heidecker’s history in music, since he released his debut album, In Glendale, last year. 

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Aaron Hernandez’s Fiancee Sues Patriots Over CTE Claims

Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez, the fiancée of Aaron Hernandez, is filing a lawsuit against the NFL and the New England Patriots, claiming that the former pro football player’s newly-discovered CTE diagnosis caused his suicide, according to TMZ.

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Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry Reworks Dub Classic ‘Super Ape’ for New Album

Reggae and dub legend Lee “Scratch” Perry gives his track “Zion’s Blood” a spaced-out update in the latest offering from Super Ape Returns to Conquer. The new record is a complete reworking of the Upsetters’ 1976 classic Super Ape and arrives September 22nd via Subatomic Sound.

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See Gene Simmons, Ace Frehley Play Together for First Time in 16 Years

For the first time in over 16 years, founding Kiss members Gene Simmons and Ace Frehley performed together onstage in St. Paul, Minnesota. The concert was a Hurricane Harvey benefit for The Children Matter, an initiative Simmons co-founded with in collaboration with the nonprofit, Matter, Blabbermouth reports. The musicians performed four Seventies-era Kiss songs. The last time they played together was at the […]

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See Miguel’s Breezy ‘Sky Walker’ Performance on ‘Colbert’

Miguel performed a lighthearted version of his new single “Sky Walker” on The Late Show on Monday. The song will appear on a forthcoming album titled War Leisure.

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Hear Miley Cyrus’ Country Breakup Song ‘Week Without You’

Miley Cyrus imagines leaving a lover behind in her latest retro ballad, “Week Without You.” The song will appear on the singer’s Younger Now album, due out September 29th.

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‘Stronger’ Review: Jake Gyllenhaal Does ‘Boston Strong’ the Right Way, Warts and All

Based on a True Story: That phrase – Hollywood-speak for bullshit – can put audiences on guard for fact-fudging and bogus uplift. Not so with Stronger, a powerhouse biopic that sidesteps the pitfalls of the genre in favor of keeping it real, warts and all. Kudos to a brilliant, hilariously unexpected performance from Jake Gyllenhaal as Jeff Bauman, a […]

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See Billy Corgan’s Dreamlike Trailer for New Silent Film ‘Pillbox’

As Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan readies the release of his upcoming solo LP, Ogilala (billed to William Patrick Corgan), he’s also putting out a silent film, Pillbox, to accompany it. Next month, movie theaters in London, Los Angeles, Chicago and New York will screen the movie, which bears the slogan “No Hero Dies but Twice” on its poster. Corgan […]

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Foo Fighters ‘Frustrated’ After Fans Turned Away From London Show

After hundreds of Foo Fighters fans were denied entry to the band’s Tuesday show at London’s O2 Arena, Dave Grohl and company issued a statement blaming “unscrupulous secondary ticket agencies” for the widespread pre-gig confusion.

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Watch Bootsy Collins’ Colorful, Animated ‘Ladies’ Nite’ Video

Bootsy Collins toasts to “Ladies’ Nite” on the latest sample of his upcoming 14th LP, World Wide Funk. The synth-fueled track blends hip-hop swagger and funky rhythms, with cameo spots from BlvckSeeds, DJ-Quik and MC-Eiht.

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See Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller Spar in New ‘Meyerowitz Stories’ Trailer

Sibling rivalry culminates in a knockdown brawl between Adam Sandler and Ben Stiller‘s characters in the new trailer for Noah Baumbach‘s film The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected), but the volatility doesn’t stop there.

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Bernie Casey, ‘Revenge of the Nerds’ Actor, Dead at 78

Bernie Casey, noted for his memorable roles in I’m Gonna Git You Sucka and Revenge of the Nerds, has died, The Hollywood Reporter reports. He was 78. A rep told THR that the athlete-turned-actor died following a brief illness on Tuesday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

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Yoko Ono Forces Polish Beverage Company to Rebrand ‘John Lemon’ Soda

Yoko Ono pressured a Polish beverage company into changing the name of its new drink, “John Lemon,” with the singer-artist’s legal team alleging that the product infringed upon her late husband, John Lennon‘s, trademark. Mr Lemonade Alternative Drinks agreed to change the name to “On Lemon” after Ono wrote to the company and its distributors across Europe, warning that continued […]

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Meet Muna, the Queer L.A. Pop Trio Now on Tour With Harry Styles

“I really care that our music is a story of growth,” Muna singer Katie Gavin tells Rolling Stone in an August phone chat. Fittingly, the thoughtful L.A. pop outfit, also including guitarist Josette Maskin and keyboardist-guitarist Naomi McPherson, is in the midst of a major real-world growth spurt. Currently opening for Harry Styles on his first solo world tour, the band […]

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Taylor Swift Feels Trippy on ‘Look What You Made Me Do’ Set: Behind-the-Scenes

Taylor Swift gave it her all during the filming of her record-breaking music video for “Look What You Made Me Do,” and in newly released behind-the-scenes footage, the singer seems to delight in seeing her former selves at each other’s throats.

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Magic Johnson Subpoenaed to Testify in Lawsuit Involving Draymond Green

Magic Johnson has been subpoenaed to testify as a witness in a civil lawsuit against Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green, according to The Detroit Free Press. A court filing quoting Johnson’s attorney reportedly says he will comply.

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Downtown Boys’ Victoria Ruiz on Writing Chicana Protest-Punk Anthems

At the moment, it can seem nearly impossible to avoid talking about Trump, especially when discussing America’s most exciting punk band, Downtown Boys. But since well before 45’s reign, this Providence outfit has been merging social activism with a riveting bilingual sound. 

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New Order, Peter Hook Settle Lawsuit Over Band Names

Less than two years after former New Order bassist Peter Hook sued ex-bandmates Bernard Sumner, Stephen Morris and Gillian Gilbert over their business practices, both sides have reached an agreement.

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Harry Styles Bridges Past and Present at Stirring Tour Kickoff Show

Outside San Francisco’s Masonic, a modest but modern venue nestled in the city’s upscale Nob Hill neighborhood, thousands of Harry Styles fans had spent hours – some, even days – waiting on the steep sidewalks. The mob would feel smaller inside the venue, during a show that was the most intimate many of them had ever seen the boy-band heartthrob […]

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Watch Tom Morello, Nancy Wilson Lead All-Star John Lennon Cover

Tom Morello, Heart‘s Nancy Wilson, Brandi Carlile and more delivered a rousing cover of John Lennon‘s “Power to the People” to close out the Global Citizen Live concert in New York City Monday. The performance also featured M. Ward, Valerie Simpson, Liv Warfield and Paul Shaffer.

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Hundred Waters Talk Finding Strength in Isolation on New LP

Given recent world events, you’d be forgiven for wanting to unplug from the news completely. Which is what Hundred Waters frontwoman Nicole Miglis did for months as she wrote the songs heard on her band’s new third album, Communicating, released on Skrillex’s OWSLA imprint.

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See John Cena, Brock Lesnar in New ‘WWE 2K18’ Trailer

WWE 2K18 released its gameplay trailer on Tuesday, and fans got a glimpse of the new features added to the most recent version of the game. Prior, there had only been promos of the game made available to players.

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Hear Howard Stern Read Marilyn Manson’s Biting Texts to Justin Bieber

Marilyn Manson played coy about his reported feud with Justin Bieber while letting Howard Stern read a text message exchange between the two on The Howard Stern Show Tuesday.

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See Melissa McCarthy’s Slapstick Genius Shine in ‘Cook Off!’ Trailer

Melissa McCarthy bumbles through a cooking competition in the wild new trailer for the long-gestating mockumentary, Cook Off! The film premiered at the Comedy Arts Festival in 2007 – long before McCarthy’s breakout turn in Bridesmaids – and will finally receive an on-demand and limited theatrical release November 17th.

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‘Fiscal Conservatives’ Make Their Priorities Clear With Defense Bill

On Monday night, the Senate overwhelmingly passed the 2018 defense policy bill, a package worth nearly $700 billion. The bill sailed through the chamber with broad bipartisan support, as Republican senators were simultaneously weighing a last-ditch effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act before the window to do so with a simple majority closes next week.

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Congressional Republicans Are Desperate to Repeal Obamacare

A bipartisan effort to stabilize the nation’s health care system has been effectively killed by the White House and House Speaker Paul Ryan as they try once again to pressure Senate Republicans into passing a partisan bill that was swiftly cobbled together in the last few weeks. But the last-minute Graham-Cassidy bill – which would dismantle Obamacare’s federal mandates and […]

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Hear Macklemore, Kesha Reminisce on Evocative New Song ‘Good Old Days’

Macklemore and Kesha reminisce on their powerful new hip-hop ballad, “Good Old Days.” The track will appear on Macklemore’s upcoming solo album, Gemini.

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Patti Smith Named 2017 John Lennon Real Love Award Honoree

Patti Smith will receive the John Lennon Real Love Award at the Theatre Within’s 37th Annual John Lennon Tribute, taking place December 1st at Symphony Space in New York City.

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Watch Zedd, Liam Payne Dance in Carefree New ‘Get Low’ Video

Zedd and Liam Payne parade their hit single, “Get Low,” through the streets of London in the song’s carefree new video.

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See Pharrell Denounce White Nationalists in Urgent Hip-Hop Honors Speech

Pharrell Williams condemned white nationalism and urged viewers to take action against racism during a rousing speech at VH1’s Hip-Hop Honors: The 90’s Game Changers, which paid tribute to artists like Master P, Jermaine Dupri and Mariah Carey on Sunday night. 

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Bill Skarsgard on ‘Really, Really Disturbing’ Flashback Scene Cut from ‘It’

Bill Skarsgård revealed in a new interview that the recently released remake of Stephen King‘s It, for all its box-office success and nostalgic terror, originally included a scene that even he considered “disturbing.”

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How Fela Kuti Drummer Tony Allen Rediscovered His Jazz Roots

As Fela Kuti’s drummer during the 1970s, Tony Allen was at the center of one of the era’s greatest groups. “There was no band like the Africa ’70,” asserts Fela’s son Femi Kuti, a respected Afrobeat musician in his own right. “And there is no drummer like Tony Allen.”

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Andrew W.K. Plots First New LP in Nine Years

Andrew W.K. will release his first studio album in nine years on March 2nd, 2018 via Sony.

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How Mija’s ‘Fk a Genre’ Ethos is Bringing Pop and EDM Kids Together

In 2014, Amber Giles, who DJ’s as Mija, was performing at Bonnaroo when Skrillex joined her onstage for a back-to-back 6 a.m. set. The gig went viral and her audience nearly doubled overnight.

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See First Trailer for ‘George Michael: Freedom’ Documentary

Showtime has shared the first trailer for their upcoming documentary George Michael: Freedom. The late singer himself provided narration for the film, which serves as his final work.

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Kevin Durant Criticizes Former Coach, Teammates on Twitter in Apparent Snafu

Kevin Durant came to his own defense via Twitter Sunday after critics called him out for his decision to leave the Oklahoma City Thunder for the Golden State Warriors – tweeting in the third person.

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Tom Brady Hopes Colin Kaepernick Gets Another Shot in the NFL

The longer Colin Kaepernick is a free agent, the more NFL stars jump to his support. After Aaron Rodgers and Von Miller told reporters earlier this month that Kaepernick is more than worthy of a roster spot in the NFL, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady praised him in an interview with CBS This Morning‘s Norah O’Donnell over the weekend […]

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Bobby ‘The Brain’ Heenan: Remembering the Powerful Voice, Presence of Wrestling Legend

Two days prior to Bobby “The Brain” Heenan’s death, I’d searched for some vintage Shawn Michaels via the WWE Network at my youngest son’s request. I settled on HBK’s Intercontinental Championship defense against Tatanka at the notorious outdoor boondoggle that was WrestleMania IX in Paradise, Nevada. My boy, who’s not yet five but has seen his share of Raw, Ring […]

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Wyclef Jean Talks ‘Carnival III,’ Young Thug, DACA

It’s not hard to see Wyclef Jean’s influence in contemporary music. DJ Khaled, Rihanna and Bryson Tiller’s “Wild Thoughts,” which samples heavily from Santana, Jean and the Product GB’s 2000 hit “Maria Maria,” sits near the top of the Billboard charts. Last year, Young Thug dedicated a song from his acclaimed Jeffery to “Wyclef Jean.” More subtly, hip-hop is filled […]

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Linkin Park to Perform at Chester Bennington Tribute Concert

Linkin Park will pay tribute to their late singer Chester Bennington with a tribute concert in Los Angeles, a “one-night-only” event that will feature the five surviving members performing together for the first time since Bennington’s July 20th death.

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Watch Bjork Explore Trippy Dreamscape in ‘The Gate’ Video

A digital doppelgänger shadows Björk in her trippy video for new single “The Gate.” Longtime visual collaborator Andrew Thomas Huang and Gucci designer Alessandro Michele helped create the kaleidoscopic clip, which opens with the singer playing flute in a field before shifting to a dreamscape where Björk controls a magical sphere.

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Lana Del Rey, Elvis Costello, Sting to Lead Leonard Cohen Tribute in Montreal

Lana Del Rey, Elvis Costello, Sting, Philip Glass and Feist are among the artists that will perform at a Leonard Cohen tribute concert scheduled for the anniversary of the music legend’s death.

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Hear Jack Johnson Unearth Minor Threat Cover on Mike D’s Beats 1 Show

Jack Johnson unearthed a song from his high school-era Minor Threat cover band during a visit to Mike D’s Beats 1 radio show The Echo Chamber.

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Before singer-songwriter recorded upcoming LP, ‘All the Light […]

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Anticipated Alvarez Vs. Golovkin Boxing Match Ends in Stunning Draw

The sport of boxing is having one of its biggest and best years in recent memory. However, the result of Saturday’s anticipated showdown between Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Gennady “GGG” Golovkin proved the sport still has all kinds of problems.

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10 Best Movies We Saw at 2017 Toronto Film Festival

From Louis C.K.’s cringe-comedy to a female coming-of-age movie, a tennis-coach doc to ‘The Disaster Artist’ – our picks for the best of the fest

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