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    Meek Mill Could Get Serious Time for Latest in String of Parole Violations

    Meek Mill may have overstepped his probation on drugs and weapons charges one too many times and could be facing a prolonged stint in the slammer. Maybe he’s hoping he’ll get a little Justin Bieber justice, again, but shouldn’t count on it. Bieber has repeatedly dodged jail sentences, despite a string of arrests and convictions, although he’s small-time compared to Meek.... Read More...
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    Just When Kesha Restores Credibility, She Goes Off Deep End, Again (video!)

    Kesha, the pop singer who was dragged through the mud by former producer Dr. Luke over sex assault allegations, successfully launched a comeback with a new song and album. But she’s losing it again with fantastic claims about the inspiration for her new music. Those spaceships on the cover of her album aren’t for nothing. She claims that real-life space aliens inspired her work. ... Read More...
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    Drake Strikes Out With Rihanna, But Female Intruder Ready, Willing

    Drake, the Canadian rapper, infamously struck out with Rihanna, but he’s still apparently a chick magnet. A female intruder allegedly broke into his house and was discovered wearing one of his hooded sweatshirts. The woman, who was not identified, was discovered in the rapper’s bedroom by a member of his entourage. The 24-year-old woman was arrested and charged with felony burglary, ... Read More...
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    The Day the Music Died: How Greed Is Killing the Cover Band Scene

    If you want proof that music is dying, just watch the Super Bowl halftime show. Or, God forbid, turn on your radio. Aside from paying $100 or more to see a huge arena show, there’s very few places to go these days to hear live music. Especially for free, or close to it. That’s because ASCAP and BMI, the performing rights organizations that pay performance royalties to artists, have been actively targeting the local bars and restaurants that still feature cover bands playing live music.... Read More...
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    Rita Ora Wants Out of Stalled Jay Z Record Deal; Is Rihanna to Blame?

    Rita Ora, the UK singing sensation, is suing to break her contract with record mogul Jay Z, claiming she’s been “abandoned” by his Roc Nation record label. Is Rihanna the real reason her singing career has been sidetracked? Jay Z personally signed Rihanna to a record contract while he was president of Def Jam Recordings. Her debut album, Music of the Sun in 2005 and sophomore effort A Girl Like Me the following year both reached the top ten on the US album charts. ... Read More...
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    Will Dana Leaves Rolling Stone With Lawsuits, Scandal in His Wake

    Will Dana, the long-time managing editor of Rolling Stone magazine, is leaving the iconic music publication amid continuing fallout since he was forced to retract a story about an alleged gang rape at the prestigious University of Virginia. Although Dana technically wasn’t fired, he’ll leave next month without another job lined up. Rolling Stone was launched in the 1960s by Jann Wenner, 69. He continues to be listed on the masthead as Editor.... Read More...
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    Pharrell Williams May Get Relief From $7.4M ‘Blurred Lines’ Jury Verdict

    Pharrell Williams may get half a loaf in his bid for a new trial in the “Blurred Lines” copyright case that stunned the music industry after a jury awarded $7.4 million to the family of late-singer Marvin Gaye. In a hearing on motions in the case yesterday (June 29), federal district court Judge John Kronstadt said he was leaning against Williams’ request for a new trial. But he called the $1.6 million jury award against the singer and producer “excessive.”... Read More...
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    Iggy Azalea Clears the Air on Delayed Tour, Social Media Retreat (audio)

    Iggy Azalea’s new tour, her first ever in major arenas, isn’t disintegrating and she hasn’t quit social media in disgust, although she is sometimes disgusted by it, she revealed in a new interview today (Mar. 12) in Los Angeles. The Australian rapper, real name Amethyst Amelia Kelly, touched off a lot of wild rumors when the tour delay was announced two days ago. Speculation centered on disputes between the 24-year-old rapper and Def Jam Recordings on issues ranging from poor promotion to difficulty working with her. ... Read More...
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    Jimi Hendrix ‘Black Widow’ Guitar at Center of Ownership Fight

    One of Jimi Hendrix’s lesser known musical instruments, a storied “Black Widow” acoustic guitar, is a the heart of a bitter legal fight between his estate and the former bassist for Earth, Wind and Fire, who was once married to Hendrix’s step-sister. Hendrix owned dozens of guitars during his brief career. Today, most are worth tens of thousands of dollars and are housed in museums. After Hendrix died, the guitar ended up in the hands of step-sister Janie Hendrix’s ex-husband Sheldon Reynolds, who is being sued by Hendrix’s estate, Experience Hendrix.... Read More...