Hip-hop mogul Suge Knight shot in Los Angeles

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(Reuters) Hip-hop music mogul Suge Knight was shot and injured early on Sunday morning at a nightclub in West Hollywood in an incident involving several victims, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said. "We can confirm that the person known as Suge Knight has been identified as one of … [Read more...]

Guardians Of The Galaxy’s ‘Awesome Mix’ of 1970s hits holds top spot on Billboard chart

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By Piya Sinha-Roy - LOS ANGELES (Reuters) The "Awesome Mix" of retro 1970s songs featured in hit superhero film "Guardians of the Galaxy" topped the weekly U.S. Billboard 200 album chart for a second consecutive week on Wednesday. "Awesome Mix Vol. 1," which includes classic hits such as Blue … [Read more...]

Author’s dive into Beatles story still has depths to explore

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By Matthew Lewis - CHICAGO (Reuters) For British author Mark Lewisohn, telling the story of the world's greatest rock band (The Beatles) the way it deserves to be told will take time - a quarter-century, to be exact. The noted Beatles scholar, 56, fell in love with the Fab Four as a child, and … [Read more...]

Friday’s Funny Feature – The Muppets Take On Beastie Boys!

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By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) I think we can all agree that The Muppets being back is a great thing, and I know we all love their cover songs, including Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody. Well, this isn't a cover song, but three Muppets (Swedish Chef, Animal, and Beaker, basically the three Muppets who … [Read more...]

Spotify re-posts job ad for position that sparked IPO talk

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STOCKHOLM (Reuters) Online music streaming service Spotify has re-advertised a job for a regulatory filings expert this week, half a year after the position was originally posted in February when it sparked speculation the firm could be preparing to go public. The advertisement for an external … [Read more...]

Elusive Van Morrison headlines 50th Cambridge Folk Festival

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By Claire Milhench - CAMBRIDGE (Reuters) When Cambridge City Council decided to hold a music festival in the historic English university town back in 1964, few expected it to be going strong 50 years later. But this year the Cambridge Folk Festival is celebrating its golden anniversary in style … [Read more...]

James Brown biopic ‘Get On Up’ revels in drama and dance moves


By Patricia Reaney - NEW YORK (Reuters) At first Oscar-winning actress Octavia Spencer thought she was seeing early concert footage of James Brown but then was told it was a screen test by Chadwick Boseman to play the "Godfather of Soul" in the new biopic "Get On Up." From the gliding, intricate … [Read more...]

Bose sues Beats over headphone noise-cancellation patents

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By Andrew Chung (Reuters) High-end sound system and headphone maker Bose Corp is going after the newer kid on the block, Beats Electronics, with a lawsuit accusing Beats of infringing several patents related to noise-cancellation technology. In a lawsuit filed Friday in federal court in … [Read more...]

Seven arrested internationally in $1.6 million StubHub fraud

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By Karen Freifeld - NEW YORK (Reuters) Police arrested seven people tied to a $1.6 million (939,578 pounds) international fraud that used stolen credit cards to buy tickets through the StubHub online market to thousands of events, including Yankees baseball games, Broadway shows, and Jay-Z … [Read more...]

Singer Billy Joel to be honored with U.S. Gershwin Prize

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NEW YORK (Reuters) Grammy-award winning singer-songwriter Billy Joel, who penned hit tunes such as "Piano Man" and "New York State of Mind," will receive the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, the U.S. national library said on Tuesday. Joel, 65, is the sixth recipient of the … [Read more...]

Stage actress Elaine Stritch dies at age 89: spokesman

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By Bill Trott and Eric Kelsey (Reuters) Elaine Stritch, whose husky voice and brassy demeanor dominated stages from New York's Broadway to London's West End in a career of more than 60 years, died at age 89 on Thursday, her spokesman said. Stritch, who also had Emmy-winning roles on the … [Read more...]

Part of Cleveland comic book icon Harvey Pekar’s CD collection up for auction

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By Kim Palmer - CLEVELAND (Reuters) The widow of underground comic book writer Harvey Pekar, whose life story was told in the movie "American Splendor," is auctioning part of his extensive jazz CD collection to raise money for the family of a restaurant owner killed in June. Joyce Brabner, … [Read more...]

Blues legend Johnny Winter found dead in Swiss hotel room

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ZÚRICH (Reuters) Johnny Winter, an American blues rock guitarist, vocalist and band leader known for his virtuoso slide-guitar solos and raspy vocals, was found dead in a hotel room outside Zurich, Swiss police said on Thursday. He was 70. Along with his brother, Edgar Winter, also a well known … [Read more...]

Ron Howard to direct documentary about the Beatles

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NEW YORK (Reuters) Oscar winning director Ron Howard said on Wednesday he will produce and direct an authorized feature-length documentary about The Beatles, covering the Fab Four years touring from 1960 to 1966. The as yet untitled film will be made with the cooperation of Paul McCartney, Ringo … [Read more...]

Weird Al Yankovic Goes Out With a Bang with A Week of Music Video Premieres


Eight Days, Eight Videos, Mandatory Fun By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) When a musician has produced a hit song over the last 30 years, there was always a good chance that Weird Al Yankovic wouldn't be far behind with a parody music video that would skewer it. Not out of malace, mind you, but … [Read more...]

SoundCloud close to deal with major record labels: Bloomberg


(Reuters) Online music sharing service SoundCloud Ltd is close to a deal with Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment, and Warner Music Group for licenses to continue playing their songs and avoid potential legal disputes, Bloomberg reported citing people with knowledge of the … [Read more...]

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