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Tue, 31 May 2016 10:34:00 -0400

Surfer Blood guitarist Thomas Fekete died Monday after battling a rare, aggressive form of cancer, his wife, Jess, wrote on the musician's GoFundMe page to cover medical expenses. He was 27.

"Even as his body failed him, his mind and spirit soldiered on," Fekete wrote. "Never was there a day that...


Tue, 31 May 2016 10:23:00 -0400

If Sam Hunt appears in the "Single for the Summer" video, he's very hard to find — a blurry shape who occasionally darkens the edge of the frame, perhaps, but never visible in the foreground. 

Unlike the brooding figures from "Take Your Time" and "Break Up in a Small Town" or the...


Tue, 31 May 2016 09:47:00 -0400

Germany's highest court has ruled against Kraftwerk in a 19-year copyright case involving a two-second sample used in a song by rapper Sabrina Setlur, Agence France-Presse reports.

The ruling favors the use of sampling and concludes that if a sample does not significantly impact the usage rights of the original artist, "then artistic...


Mon, 30 May 2016 15:13:00 -0400

Snoop Dogg slammed the new Roots miniseries, which premieres Monday night on The History Channel, and called upon his fans to boycott the four-part series based on Alex Haley's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel.

"I'm sick of this shit. How the fuck are they going to put Roots on, on Memorial Day?"...


Mon, 30 May 2016 12:03:00 -0400

Questlove has penned another tribute to Prince, this time a humorous Instagram post that lists 40 reasons why the legendary artist was a "hip-hop pioneer." Inspired by the Prince-dedicated issue of The Source, the Roots drummer broke down what made Prince such an influential artist and cutting edge...


Mon, 30 May 2016 09:00:00 -0400

In the annals of Beatles singles, we have what we might think of as a game-starter in "Please Please Me," a game-ender in something like "Let It Be," and a host of game-changers, the most important of which is rarely discussed as one of the band's top efforts.

And yet, "Paperback...


Sun, 29 May 2016 10:09:00 -0400

"When we broke up, the group was Number One on the Billboard chart," N.W.A's DJ Yella, says. "I mean, groups don't break up at Number One. They break up at Number 1,000."

"It was, like, shit – all good things come to an end," says bandmate MC Ren.

N.W.A issued their...


Sun, 29 May 2016 09:12:00 -0400

Saturday marked the one-year anniversary of the release of Donnie Trumpet and the Social Experiment's Surf, the collective's acclaimed LP that heavily featured Chance the Rapper. To celebrate the occasion, Trumpet unveiled "The First Time," a seamless, 10-minute mix of unreleased material from the Surf sessions.

"This is a collection...


Sat, 28 May 2016 16:13:00 -0400

At Billy Joel's concerts over the past year, the singer has often dedicated the performance of his 1974 single "The Entertainer" to Donald Trump, with one such shout-out occurring Friday night at Joel's monthly gig at New York's Madison Square Garden. While there is debate whether the dedication is...


Fri, 27 May 2016 20:11:00 -0400

Skrillex, who was named in the lawsuit filed against Justin Bieber over the hit "Sorry," has responded to the copyright infringement allegations. "SORRY but we didn't steal this," the producer tweeted alongside a video of how the songwriters crafted, and not sampled, the "Sorry" vocal hook at the center...


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