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Ja Rule on Fyre Festival: ‘I’m Heartbroken at This Moment’

Ja Rule is “heartbroken” following the disastrous first day of the Fyre Festival, a Bahamas-based luxury music festival that he co-created. The rapper promised to issue refunds to festival-goers. He reiterated that Fyre “was not a scam.”

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15 Songs That Predicted the L.A. Riots

From N.W.A to Body Count’s “Cop Killer,’ we look back at the songs and groups that called for resistance or spelled out bigoted currents in the U.S.

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Seth Rogen, Lonely Island Making Fyre Festival-Like Film

Following the Fyre Festival fiasco, Seth Rogen revealed that he and the comedy troupe the Lonely Island were secretly working on a movie that shared a similar plot with the canceled fest.

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Chuck Schumer Marks Trump’s First 100 Days With Scathing Playlist

New York senator Chuck Schumer marked Donald Trump‘s 100th day as president with a scathing, tongue-in-cheek Spotify playlist.

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100 WTF Moments From Trump’s First 100 Days

From “American carnage” to the “Bowling Green Massacre” to the tweets – oh God, the tweets […]

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5 Questions for Samantha Bee on Staying Sane in Trump’s America

Even in what could more reasonably be called “normal” years, the White House Correspondents’ Dinner is an odd affair – the D.C. press corps yucking it up and sipping cocktails with the very president they’re tasked with covering. But this year, with Trump skipping the event in favor of throwing a rally, and journalists grappling with reporting on a man […]

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L.A. 1992: How Race Riots Have Shaped America

The smoke and billowing flames from South-Central Los Angeles crept as
far north as Hollywood during the Rodney King riots, dubbed by
street-corner pundits the “L.A. slave rebellion of 1992.” An all-white jury in Simi Valley, California, had exonerated four white cops for the brutal beat-down of Rodney King, an unarmed African-American motorist. It had been filmed and seen around the world […]

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How America Survived Trump’s First 100 Days

There’s no sugar coating the first 100 days of the Trump administration. A merciless deportation regime, respecting no difference between hard-working strivers and “bad hombres,” has struck fear into the hearts of millions of immigrants and broken up families, exiling undocumented mothers away from their U.S. citizen children. A new associate justice – healthy, 49 years old, conservative as hell – […]

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Bruce Springsteen, Tom Hanks’ Tribeca Film Fest Talk: 9 Things We Learned

“God, this is ridiculous!” exclaimed a harried-looking woman outside the Beacon Theater on Friday, frustrated with the brouhaha on Manhattan’s typically staid Upper West Side. Long lines stretched in both directions from the theater’s entrance, wrapping around either side of the building. Unlucky but still hopeful fans took advantage of the slow-moving procession to politely request extra tickets, and one […]

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Culture Index: Trevor Noah, ‘Handmaid’s Tale,’ Tom Scharpling and More

Six things you should check out this week

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After 100 Days of Trump, America’s Gotten Corruption Fatigue

The use of public office for private gain is the textbook definition of corruption. In very recent memory, it was generally accepted in America that corruption – even the mere appearance of – was a very bad thing. That’s why the U.S. has constitutional prohibitions, laws and norms aimed at eliminating the possibility of government officials using their positions to line […]

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Watch Sean Paul, Migos Head to Carnival in Wild ‘Body’ Video

Sean Paul takes rap group Migos to a Carnival celebration in Miami for the beach-set video for “Body.” The track is the lead single off Paul’s forthcoming, as-yet-untitled new album.

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Migos: ‘We Have No Problem With Anyone’s Sexual Preference’

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Jack White, Third Man Records Detail ‘American Epic’ Soundtracks

Jack White and Third Man Records have detailed their soundtracks for American Epic, a documentary co-produced by the rocker that focuses on music of the 1920s, the “Big Bang” of popular music.

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Jack White, Avett Brothers Premiere ‘American Epic’ Doc

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DMX Checks Into Rehab After Canceling Tour Dates

DMX entered a rehab facility Thursday night, just days after he postponed a string of concerts due to a “medical emergency.”

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Inside Bad Boy Family Reunion, 2016’s Most Hit-Packed Tour

“For the amount of dates we doin’, I’m losing a lot of […]

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Ozzy Osbourne to Reunite With Zakk Wylde for Summer Tour

Ozzy Osbourne will reunite with longtime guitarist Zakk Wylde for a summer tour that marks the 30th anniversary of when the two first collaborated together.

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Ozzy Osbourne Talks New Solo Album, Legalizing Marijuana

Black Sabbath rocker also urges Americans to vote […]

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Fyre Fest Attendee Describes Chaotic Scene: ‘It Was Just a Nightmare’

In retrospect, Gunnar Wilmot, who works in New York commercial real estate, should have known something was wrong with the Fyre Festival when organizers in the Bahamas immediately served tequila and rosé. “I think they wanted us to be drunk enough to not complain,” says Wilmot, 28, who arrived at rapper Ja Rule and entrepreneur Billy McFarland’s festival on a […]

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Fyre Festival Head Billy McFarland: ‘We Were a Little Naive’

Fyre Festival, the music fest that was supposed to take place over two weekends on a private island in the Bahamas with headliners such as Blink-182, Migos and Major Lazer, collapsed Thursday night in a quagmire of broken sewer pipes and delayed international flights. Guests who paid thousands of dollars for chartered yachts and planes found themselves stranded with no […]

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Alex Jones’ Custody Trial: 10 WTF Moments

InfoWars host Alex Jones lost primary custody of his children just before midnight Thursday after a nine-day trial in Texas. For the past two weeks, the 43-year-old, Austin-based talk-radio host was battling his ex-wife, Kelly Jones, for parental rights of their three kids, ages nine, 12 and 14. But this was no ordinary custody case. Instead, it was an on-the-record […]

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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Calls Marijuana ‘Addictive,’ Won’t Reverse Ban

Even though a number of states across America have legalized or are in the process of legalizing marijuana for medical or recreational use, it doesn’t appear as though the NFL will change its stance on the drug anytime soon. While speaking on ESPN’s “Mike and Mike” on Friday morning, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said marijuana has an “addictive nature” and […]

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Trump’s Cruel Silence on Turkey

On April 16th, Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan assumed near-dictatorial control in a narrowly won national referendum. Just over a week later, Erdogan ordered a wave of airstrikes on American-backed Kurdish militia in Iraq and Syria, killing as many as seventy people. 
One of the airstrikes hit a small hilltop base in northeastern Syria that I had visited about five months […]

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DJ Khaled Enlists Justin Bieber, Lil Wayne for Jubilant ‘I’m the One’ Video

DJ Khaled has gotten another all-star team together for his latest single, “I’m the One.” Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper and Lil Wayne all appear on the song and in the video for the bubbly track.

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Hear Buckingham McVie’s Bubbly New Song ‘Feel About You’

Fleetwood Mac‘s Christine McVie and Lindsey Buckingham show off their still-potent songwriting chemistry on “Feel About You,” the latest track to be unveiled from their forthcoming debut album as a duo. Lindsey Buckingham/Christine McVie will be released on June 9th.
“Feel About You” is a bubbly pop-rock song similar to much of McVie’s solo work and the material she wrote and […]

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‘Casting JonBenet’: Inside Unconventional Doc About Unsolved Child Murder

There’s not much left to say about the 1996 murder of JonBenét Ramsey – but that hasn’t stopped people from talking about it. Though the brutal, unsolved murder of the six-year-old pageant queen has been a cultural fixation for more than 20 years, the anniversary last December saw a surge of books, movies, and TV series rehashing theories about who was […]

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Watch Dan Auerbach’s Solitary New ‘King of a One Horse Town’ Video

Dan Auerbach previewed his upcoming solo album Waiting on a Song with the scenic video for new song “King of a One Horse Town.” Auerbach’s album will be released on June 2nd.

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Life of Agony’s Mina Caputo: From Metal Alpha Male to Trans Role Model

As long-running band readies first album since singer’s transition, its members explain how years of anguish led to a brighter future
“I was going to commit suicide. It got really, really, really, really bad. I couldn’t live another day.”
Nearly a decade has passed since Mina Caputo last seriously contemplated killing herself, but remembering the pain she felt before she came out […]

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The 1975 Announce New Album ‘Music for Cars’

The 1975 have announced the follow-up to 2016’s I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It. Singer Matt Healy revealed the less wordy name of their forthcoming album, Music for Cars, during an interview with Zane Lowe on Beats 1 Radio on Thursday.

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Little Dragon’s ‘Celebrate’ Video Is a Surreal Acid Trip

Swedish synth-pop outfit Little Dragon unveiled a bizarre and engrossing new video for “Celebrate,” off their new album, Season High.

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Little Dragon Talk Staying Weird While Learning From the Mainstream

Singer Yukimi Nagano on how the Swedish synth-pop quartet broadened their “dreamy” signature sound […]

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Hear Ariana Grande, Cashmere Cat’s Tropical House Ballad ‘Quit’

Ariana Grande joins Norwegian producer/DJ Cashmere Cat for an effervescent new ballad, “Quit.” The track will appear on Cashmere Cat’s debut album, 9, which arrives April 28th.

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Hear Ariana Grande, Pharrell, Young Thug on Motown-Inspired Calvin Harris Song

“Heatstroke” continues DJ-producer’s move […]

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How Video Games Inspired ‘Free Fire’ Director Ben Wheatley

Read the full interview with Ben Wheatley on Glixel.
Free Fire, out in theaters now, is the latest movie from director Ben Wheatley, whose previous cult hits include Down Terrace, Kill List and the J.G. Ballard adaptation High-Rise. Wheatley is a big fan of video games, and Free Fire was directly influenced by sandbox building game Minecraft and hardcore shooter Counter-Strike.

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HBO to Air Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Saturday

The 2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony will air on HBO this Saturday, April 29th. The ceremony took place in Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on April 7th.

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Fall Out Boy Preview New LP ‘Mania’ With Sinister ‘Young and Menace’ Video

Fall Out Boy have released a cinematic clip for lead single “Young and Menace,” the first single from their seventh studio album Mania set for release on September 15th.

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Trumpcare Has a Pulse But Remains on Life Support

Just weeks ago, the White House and Republican leaders in Congress suffered the embarrassment of having to pull Trumpcare from the House floor after both the far-right wing of the party and moderates bolted. But the bill now has a second life.

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The Shocking Verdict on Trumpcare

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Black Crowes’ Rich Robinson on ‘Limitless’ New Band the Magpie Salute

Around the time Rich Robinson released his last solo album, 2016’s Flux, the former Black Crowes guitarist journeyed to Applehead Studios in Woodstock, New York, to perform and record with his band in front of a live audience as part of the ongoing Woodstock Sessions. Robinson had taken part in the series once before, in 2014, and so this time […]

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Snoop Dogg, Rae Sremmurd, DJ Snake Headline Hard Summer Music Fest

Snoop Dogg will perform his iconic debut LP, 1993’s Doggystyle, at the 2017 Hard Summer Music Festival. The event’s 10-year anniversary edition – scheduled for Saturday August 5th and Sunday, August 6th – will also feature Rae Sremmurd, DJ Snake, Justice, Zeds Dead, Bassnectar, Migos, Ty Dolla $ign, Skepta and Charli XCX.

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Peter Travers on Jonathan Demme: The Movies’ Great Humanist

Jonathan Demme, dead of cancer at 73. It’s hard to take in those words.
Or to stop feeling the gut punch of his loss. High praise will flow, deservedly, about Demme’s virtuosity as a filmmaker; about the Oscars he won for The Silence of the Lambs; about his concert films, from […]

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David Byrne Remembers ‘Incredibly Generous’ Jonathan Demme

David Byrne, who collaborated with director Jonathan Demme multiple times, most notably on the famous Talking Heads concert film Stop Making Sense, remembered the director on Wednesday with a post on his website. Demme died early this morning at age 73 from esophageal cancer. 

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See Replacements Fan Tim Kaine Jam With Tommy Stinson

Virginia Senator and Hillary Clinton’s former VP running mate Tim Kaine jammed with a co-founding member of one of his favorite bands over the weekend, as Consequence of Sound notes, via Pitchfork. The Replacements‘ original bassist Tommy Stinson and Senator Kaine’s private gathering took place in Richmond, VA, where they performed bluegrass staple “My Dear Old Southern Home.”

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Peter Murphy Postpones Residency Due to Vocal Cords Issue

Peter Murphy‘s residency at The Chapel in San Francisco has been postponed due to “a serious issue to his vocal cords,” according to a statement. Originally scheduled for June and July, the rescheduled run will take place next year in January and February.

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Bruce Springsteen on Jonathan Demme: ‘He Was an Inspiration for Me’

Bruce Springsteen has penned a touching tribute to filmmaker Jonathan Demme, who died on Wednesday of complications from esophageal cancer.

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20 Most Essential Jonathan Demme Movies

From serial-killer thrillers to ‘Stop Making Sense,’ mob comedies to a feature-length monologue – the […]

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Why ‘The Outsiders’ Still Matters 50 Years Later

When S.E. Hinton published The Outsiders in 1967, a novel she began writing at age 15 and sold at 17, the idea of a teenager writing fiction for her peers was a novelty. Most of the literature handed down for high school students to read had, in Hinton’s estimation, nothing to do with the lived experiences of teenagers in her […]

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20 Most Essential Jonathan Demme Movies

From serial-killer thrillers to ‘Stop Making Sense,’ mob comedies to a feature-length monologue – the Demme films you need to see ASAP

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Haim, Katy Perry Plot ‘SNL’ Musical Performances

Haim and Katy Perry will serve as musical guests on Saturday Night Live‘s ongoing 42nd season. The Haim sisters will perform on the May 13th episode hosted by Melissa McCarthy, and Perry will follow on the May 20th episode with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.

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Inside the Podcast That’s Giving Pop Songwriters Their Due

By most metrics, the songwriter Ross Golan is riding high right now: Tracks he co-wrote became Top 10 hits for Ariana Grande, Selena Gomez and Flo Rida last year. But Golan is concerned about the future of his profession, which shapes the music that’s heard by hundreds of million listeners every week.

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Hear Ike Reilly’s Scathing Travel-Ban Blues ‘Bolt Cutter’

Chicago rocker Ike Reilly sings the travel-ban blues in a scathing new anti-Trump song, “Bolt Cutter,” that will see release via Tom Morello’s Firebrand Records on April 28th.

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Future Islands Expand North American Tour

Baltimore synth-pop outfit Future Islands added another 20 North American tour dates to an already packed 2017 itinerary in support of their new album, The Far Field. The new dates kick off September 5th in Richmond, Virginia, right on the heels of a summer international run.

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Tee Grizzley: Detroit MC Finds Success Through Redemptive Jailhouse Rap

Detroit’s Tee Grizzley is 2017’s brightest rap upstart, thanks to his breakout hit “First Day Out.” His hard-bitten, snapping rap style reflects years of pain as well as eventual redemption: Between 2015 and 2016, the man born Terry Wallace – who apparently earned his nickname for having a ferocious, brawling “grizzly” attitude while locked up – served an 18-month sentence […]

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Watch Aquilo’s Intimate Live Performance of ‘Sorry’

British indie duo Aquilo stopped by the Rolling Stone offices to deliver a powerful performance of “Sorry” from their debut studio album, Silhouettes.

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George Ezra, Tanya Tagaq, Marmozets and more artists shaping your tomorrow
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Disney Schedules Release Dates for ‘Star Wars’ Films, ‘Frozen 2’

Disney and Lucasfilm will release Star Wars: Episode IX May 24th, 2019, Variety reports. Disney announced the premiere date along with a slew of other upcoming films including the Han Solo standalone film, Frozen 2 and a live-action remake of The Lion King.

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Watch Adam Levine Perform Poignant ‘Hey Jude’ for Christina Grimmie

Adam Levine led a moving tribute to late singer Christina Grimmie with a performance of the Beatles‘ “Hey Jude” on The Voice Tuesday. Levine coached Grimmie during Season Six of The Voice and guided her to the final round. She was shot and killed last June by a fan while signing autographs after a show in Orlando, Florida.

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Hear Blondie’s Roaring New Song ‘Fragments’

Blondie unveiled a sprawling and exhilarating rendition of “Fragments,” the closing track from their upcoming LP, Pollinator, out May 5th. Vancouver indie artist an Unkindness – the musical project of Adam Johnston – released “Fragments” in 2010, though it was first heard at the end of his YouTube movie reviews. 

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Chris Rock, Adam Sandler to Star in Netflix Wedding Comedy ‘The Week Of’

Adam Sandler has tapped Chris Rock for an upcoming Netflix film, The Week Of. Sandler recently expanded his Netflix streaming deal with four more new movies.

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