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Drake's Next Album Will Be Called...

Views From the 6, according to Billboard. Even though the Canadian rapper hasn’t begun recording his fourth album, he’s already got the titular framework to work within. The announcement comes in the midst of a whole bunch of other stuff...Show More Summary

L.A. Is the New Hotbed of House/Techno Talent...

From XLR8R: The Los Angeles dance scene is at once effortlessly cosmopolitan, and confoundingly insular. Home to superstars like Daft Punk, certifiable legends like Todd Edwards, underground icons like Flying Lotus, and scores of anonymous ghost producers crafting EDM hits, Southern California hosts a rather diverse swath of the electronic landscape. Show More Summary

Conor Oberst Cleared; Rape Accuser Admits She Made It Up...

Bright Eyes guy Conor Oberst has been cleared of all charges after being accused of rape by Joanie Faircloth in the comments section on xoJane. Read the official statement, including an apology from Faircloth, below via Spin: North Carolina...Show More Summary

Watch the Trailer for Nick Cave's '20,000 Days on Earth'...

There’s a fair amount of chills going on here. Via The Guardian: Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard’s impressionistic take on the character of “Nick Cave” uses elements of documentary and drama to bring us a day in the life of the Bad Seeds frontman. Show More Summary

The Site Formerly Known As Rap Genius Raises $40M Investment, Changes Name...

From henceforth, the website formerly known as Rap Genius will now be referred to as simply Genius. The popular lyric-annotating website raised a $40 million investment and announced plans that it will be expanding its scope to literature, poetry, business documents, and a bunch of other stuff. Show More Summary

Oh No, 'Weird Al' Is Back; Watch His 'Happy' Parody Called 'Tacky'...

“Weird Al” Yankovic rises again. This time, the master of musical parody takes on Pharrell’s “Happy” with “Tacky.” We’re having a flashback to 8th grade when we listened to our “Weird Al” CD in the car and thought it was hilarious. Via...Show More Summary

Action Bronson Raps From Inside a Port-a-Potty...

It’s a pretty amazing feat to continue performing during a bathroom break, but Action Bronson achieved just that with relative ease at the Ottawa Bluesfest. However, we now find ourselves wondering how much dude practices this specific...Show More Summary

Tommy Ramone, Last Living Member of the Ramones, Passes Away...

From Vanyaland: There is word late Friday night that Tommy Ramone, the last living original member of punk legends the Ramones, has died. Born Erdélyi Tamás and also known as Thomas Erdelyi, he was 62 years old. We’re still waiting on...Show More Summary

Taylor Swift Missed a Few Things in Her Op-Ed...

From Billboard Biz: It’s not every day a music superstar pens an op-ed for the Wall Street Journal and covers a variety of topics in nearly 1,200 words. At a time many artists fret the industry is crumbling, Swift’s piece brims with optimism. Show More Summary

South Korean Law Will Prevent Overworking, Sexualization of Pop Stars...

From The Hollywood Reporter: A new law introduced in South Korea will forbid underage singers and actors from taking part in overnight performances and productions and from being coerced into sexualized portrayals. A bill passed by the...Show More Summary

Here's What Weezer Is Doing; Here's What They Should Be Doing...

From Consequence of Sound: I remember the last time I could say Weezer was my favorite band without being called an idiot. A little over 10 years ago, shortly after Maladroit confused fans of Weezer (The Green Album) and impressed the guitarists previously charmed by the understated six-string wizardry within Pinkerton and their blue-glazed debut. Show More Summary

New Order's Bernard Sumner Announces Autobiography 'Chapter and Verses'...

New Order’s Bernard Sumner has just announced his new autobiography titled Chapters and Verses. It will cover his time spent in Joy Division as well as New Order. Additionally, the cover is pretty awesome. It’s out September 25th through Bantam Press (h/t Pitchfork) Read and comment. From thedailyswarm.com.

The Wikipedia That Soulja Boy Wrote About Himself at 15 Explains a Lot...

From Noisey: On the low, one of the best things about Wikipedia is you can go back and see earlier versions of wiki pages. For example, this is the first ever Wikipedia page for Soulja Boy, which was created by a pre-fame, then-15-year-old Soulja Boy. Show More Summary

For $6K, You Can Be Buried Next to Miles Davis...

For all you jazz diehards out there, the Woodlawn Cemetary in the Bronx is expanding to meet the increasingly high demand of people who want to be buried next to the likes of Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, and Celia Cruz. Via Billboard...Show More Summary

How Independent Artists Are Leveraging Streams to Their Advantage...

A new brand of marketing-savvy independent artists are taking the bleak conversation of streaming to new horizons by doing it their own way. If you’re an artist, payouts from streaming are the usually the ill-paying thorn in your side, but take it from Nicolas Jaar, Ryan Hemsworth and others – streaming can be your friend. Show More Summary

Ryuichi Sakamoto Was Diagnosed With Cancer, Taking Hiatus for Treatment...

The former Yellow Magic Orchestra member and accomplished solo artist announced on his website that he was diagnosed with throat cancer in June. Via Brooklyn Vegan: Dear All, In the end of June, I was diagnosed with throat cancer. After much though and consideration, I have decided to take time off of work in order to concentrate on treating it. Show More Summary

Not Surprising, but Azealia Banks and Interscope Have Split...

Though unconfirmed by Banks’ management and representatives for Interscope, the candid MC announced that she is getting out of her deal on Twitter. Via SPIN: In a series of tweets, Banks wrote, “IM ABOUT TO GET OUT OF MY DEAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THATS THE BIG SURPRISE!!!!!... Show More Summary

More Hilariously Bad Robin Thicke Stats: Australia Sales Total 54...

We told you that Robin Thicke’s awkward opus to his ex-wife Paula sold only 530 units in the U.K. Well, sales in Australia are even worse. The “Blurred Lines” singer moved under one hundred units. Via Consequence of Sound: As News.com.au reports, Thicke’s Paula sold no more than 54 copies in Australia during its first week of release. Show More Summary

How to Rock a Band Tee Without Looking Like an Ass...

The more you know… Via Consequence of Sound: Read and comment. From thedailyswarm.com.

Britney Spears Without Auto-Tune Sends Chills Down Our Spine...

Seriously, it so incredibly horrifying. On the other hand, that little wannabe Mickey Mouse Club-member that died inside of us long ago now has new hope for the future. If she can do it, so can we. We always thought that Britney was one of the most inspiring pop stars of all time. Show More Summary

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