1. Justin Bieber's Deportation Petition Receives No Comment from White House

    April 19, 2014 7:11 PM EDT The White House has refused to comment on  a petition started in January to deport Justin Bieber following his Miami arrest for DUI, resisting arrest, and driving with an expired license, reports Us Magazine .  "Deport Justin Bieber and Revoke His Green Card" received almost 275…

  2. 5 Things We Learned About Sia From Her NY Times Magazine Story

    April 18, 2014 12:39 PM EDT Read on to find out the shy artist's new album title and what Britney Spears has to say about her. On Friday (Apr. 18), the New York Times Magazine published "Sia Furler, the Socially Phobic Pop Star," a revealing profile of the ultra-shy pop singer-songwriter by Steve Knopper.…

  3. John Mellencamp Unhappy With Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker Over Song Use

    April 16, 2014 11:44 PM EDT Liberal rocker John Mellencamp wants conservative Republican Gov. Scott Walker to know he supports union rights and says Walker should think about that before using his songs on the campaign trail. Politicians for years have been using rock songs at campaign events, and Mellencamp has found…

  4. Bob Dylan Off the Hook in French Anti-Discrimination Case

    April 16, 2014 4:21 PM EDT French prosecutors have dropped the charges leveled at Bob Dylan last year after the singer made comments about Croatians that were alleged to violate the country's anti-discrimination laws, the Wall Street Journal reports . Instead, law officials are looking to looking to indict Rolling…

  5. Coachella 2014: Muse Stays Epic, Covers Nirvana During Headlining Set

    April 13, 2014 7:42 AM EDT Playing at the same time as Skrillex , Nas, Pet Shop Boys and the Dismemberment Plan, Muse was the Coachella headliner that had the misfortune of playing against numerous other palatable options on Saturday night (Apr. 12). Those who committed to the main stage were treated to a typically…

  6. Summer Festival Safety: The Perennial Issues & New Challenges In 2014

    April 11, 2014 12:46 PM EDT The unofficial start of the North American festivals season begins this weekend with the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif., amid the usual concerns about the overall safety of live music festivals. Recent events at the Ultra Music Festival in Miami and SXSW in Austin…

  7. Notorious B.I.G. Estate Files Pre-Emptive Lawsuit Over Song Sample

    April 01, 2014 1:30 PM EDT With various musicians being sued left and right over decades-old sampling sins, one could hardly expect a recording artist who has been dead for 17 years to be given a pass. Now, the estate of Notorious B.I.G., the late rapper born Christopher Wallace, has filed a lawsuit seeking declaratory…

  8. Fourth Person Dies From Injuries in SXSW Crash

    March 27, 2014 4:25 PM EDT The tragic car crash which occurred in Austin on March 18 during SXSW has claimed another victim. DeAndre Tatum, 18 years old, passed away from injuries sustained in the violence which occurred on the evening of March 13. The news was verified by the Austin Police Department. DeAndre Tatum,…

  9. Record Store Day Unveils 2014 Releases: David Bowie, Jay Z, Coldplay, Haim + More

    March 20, 2014 3:56 PM EDT Record Store Day has just announced a complete list of its 2014 exclusive releases (below) for its seventh annual celebration on April 19. The list of exclusive vinyl, which includes everything from a 7" David Bowie picture disc, a 12" of Sam Cooke's "Ain't That Good…

  10. Tyler, The Creator Didn't 'Incite Riotous Activity' at SXSW, Says Attorney

    March 20, 2014 9:41 AM EDT An attorney for Tyler, The Creator, says the Odd Future rapper did not incite a riot at a show during South By Southwest last week and would not deliberately put fans at risk. Perry Q. Minton says in the statement released Thursday morning to The Associated Press that the events that occurred…

  11. Macy Gray Boards Lee Daniels' Hip-Hop Drama 'Empire'

    March 18, 2014 6:03 PM EDT She'll recur in the Fox project starring Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson. Grammy winner Macy Gray is joining Fox's "Empire." The singer-actress has boarded the network's hip-hop drama pilot "Empire," The Hollywood Reporter has learned. From "The…

  12. NFL Now Wants $16.6 Million for M.I.A.'s Super Bowl Bird

    March 18, 2014 9:45 AM EDT As The Hollywood Reporter revealed last September, the NFL has been secretly pursuing M.I.A. in arbitration in the aftermath of Super Bowl XLVI on Feb. 5, 2012. During the event, watched by nearly 167 million TV households, the Sri Lankan singer-rapper extended her middle finger during a…

  13. Beastie Boy, GoldieBlox Settle Lawsuit Over ‘Girls’ Ad

    March 18, 2014 12:39 AM EDT A contentious legal battle over the use of the Beastie Boys' 1987 song "Girls" has come to a close with a settlement.  Toy company GoldieBlox, in a preemptive attempt to declare "fair use" of the track in a viral video, took the Beasties to court in Nov. 2013 to which…

  14. Chris Brown to Remain in Jail for a Month

    March 17, 2014 7:36 PM EDT Chris Brown will spend another month in jail after a judge said Monday he was told the singer made troubling comments in rehab about being good at using guns and knives. Brown, 24, was arrested on Friday after he was dismissed from a Malibu facility where he was receiving treatment for anger…

  15. Third Person Dies of Injuries From SXSW Crash

    March 17, 2014 1:06 PM EDT A woman who was critically injured during last week's car crash in Austin during South By Southwest has died, police and hospital officials confirmed Monday morning. It is the third fatality stemming from the crash. Sandy Thuy Le, 26, died at University Medical Center Brackenridge,…

  16. L'Wren Scott, Mick Jagger's Girlfriend & Fashion Designer, Found Dead of Apparent Suicide

    March 17, 2014 12:45 PM EDT Rolling Stones frontman is "completely shocked and devastated by the news" L'Wren Scott, a fashion designer and the longtime girlfriend of Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger, was found dead Monday of an apparent suicide in her Manhattan apartment, police said, according to…

  17. Tyler, The Creator Arrested After SXSW Riot Incident: Watch

    March 15, 2014 5:58 PM EDT Austin police say the rapper incited a riot at the fest last Thursday Rapper Tyler, The Creator, was arrested Saturday for allegedly inciting a riot during his show at the Scoot Inn at South By Southwest music festival. Travis County Sheriff's spokesman Roger Wade said the Odd Future…

  18. Bottoms Up! The 15 Biggest Drinking Songs

    March 15, 2014 12:30 PM EDT There are four songs charting on the Hot 100 this week (May 15) that allude to either being tipsy from love or just flat out tossing back a brew for the heck of it. Beyonce's Cognac-soaked "Drunk in Love" collab with husband Jay Z rests no. 7, Brantley Gilbert says "…

  19. The 'Blackfish' Effect: With California's Proposed Orca Ban, Will More Artists Cancel Theme Park Concerts?

    March 14, 2014 4:46 PM EDT Proposed legislation that would ban the use of orcas as amusement-park acts in California could turn up the heat on musical groups that can earn a 25 percent to 50 percent premium playing such venues. On March 7, California assemblyman Richard Bloom, a Democrat whose district includes Malibu,…

  20. Accused Ashanti Stalker Demands to 'Switch Judges' Before Leaving Courtroom

    March 11, 2014 7:30 PM EDT A man accused of stalking Ashanti unleashed a rant in court today (March 11), demanding that his case "switch judges" before he was hurried out of a New York courtroom. According to the New York Daily News, Devar Hurd, 35, had a court date today for allegedly sending emails and…

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