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Oliver Sacks & music: On brainworms, hallucinations and sonic overload

Writer and neurologist Oliver Sacks, who died on Sunday at age 82, spent his life wondering on the myriad connections among biology, thought, emotion and perception.

Black Sabbath announces final tour, 'The End,' with creepy video

The seminal heavy metal band Black Sabbath has announced its final tour, fittingly titled "The End." Embarking on one last go after decades together, Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler will set the group's own gravestone with a series of concerts in North America, New Zealand and Australia.

Janet Jackson releases track listing and details of 'Unbreakable'

Janet Jackson has released more details of her upcoming studio album, "Unbreakable."

Technics, which aided hip-hop culture's rise, shows turntable prototype

One of the iconic brands of turntable culture, Technics, will start making turntables again, the company's corporate parent, Panasonic, announced  Wednesday. During an official unveiling of products at the Berlin consumer electronics show IFA, the company presented a prototype of a sleek, minimalist...

D'Angelo talks to Tavis Smiley in first TV interview in over a decade

The mercurial soul singer D'Angelo has long eluded the TV spotlight. He's never confessed to Oprah, danced on Ellen's couch or jousted with Jon Stewart about race and politics. In fact, until last year's surprise release of his searing, politically charged album "Black Messiah," the Virginia-born...

T-Pain soars through 'The Star Spangled Banner' at Dodger Stadium

Like a waylaid runner who suddenly drops his crutches and sprints to victory, on Monday night, pop singer T-Pain sang "The Star Spangled Banner" without help from AutoTune, shocking a skeptical Dodger Stadium with a rendition that echoed through the air with soaring dexterity. The scene? Dusk in...

'Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz': A wrecking ball in need of a target

Here, in a nutshell, is the implicit marketing push behind "Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz": With 23 songs full of F-bombs, strange sounds and enthusiastic references to weed, this album is totally crazy - and what makes it even crazier is that it's by Miley Cyrus, the former Disney Channel star.

Tyler, the Creator denied entry into Britain after 'unacceptable behaviours'

Los Angeles rapper Tyler, the Creator was denied entry into Britain last week while traveling to perform at a series of music festivals.

What's good? For MTV VMAs it's messy moments like the Minaj-Cyrus face-off

Anyone who's watched MTV's Video Music Awards knows by now that provocation and spectacle are to the VMAs what gold statues and Hollywood glamour are to the Oscars, Emmys and Grammys.

MTV VMAs: Justin Bieber and Tori Kelly earn boosts on Spotify and social media

In the social media era, awards are in the eye of the beholder, meaning that the ultimate winners from shows such as Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards aren't limited to the ones who left the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles toting statuettes.

MTV VMAs: The highlights of the night, told in tweets

On Sunday night the annual MTV Video Music Awards let loose with a chaotic hallucination of a ceremony that starred, among others, Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj and Kanye West. Chances are you'll be seeing highlights for the rest of the week. Do you need to? Perhaps not. Below, the best...

Video premiere: Gardens & Villa talks 'Everybody' and life in Frogtown

The Los Angeles-based experimental rock band Gardens & Villa recorded much of its new album, "Music for Dogs," in a live-in artists' collective in Glassell Park. Then its two primary members, Chris Lynch and Adam Rasmussen, and everyone else got evicted because they weren't actually supposed to...

MTV VMAs 2015: Five reasons it was all a mess

The 2015 Video Music Awards will, rightfully, be best remembered as a fiery trainwreck where causalities, chest-clutching awkwardness and "oh no they didn't" absurdity were in abundance.

Miley Cyrus drops surprise new album, "... and her Dead Petz"

Following her hosting gig at the MTV VMAs on Sunday night, Miley Cyrus took full advantage of the spotlight by releasing a new album for free through her website. Called "Miley Cyrus and Her Dead Petz," she unveiled it via the Soundcloud platform soon after the annual awards show closed.

MTV VMAs 2015: Five things you probably missed on the red carpet

Though everyone tunes in for the main show, the red carpet is where all the action truly takes place. This year's MTV Video Music Awards were no different, attracting a grab bag of celebrities including songstresses Jojo and Ciara, rappers E-40 and T-Pain and Youtubers Tyler Oakley and Todrick...

VMA exclusive: MTV hosts mini-festival on streets of L.A. during Video Music Awards

When the MTV Video Music Awards are broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater on Sunday, a handful of the shows will be taking place off campus, blocks away from the awards show's L.A. Live location.

Watch the VMAs with us

The show that gave us twerktastic Miley Cyrus and the Madonna-Britney kiss that broke the interwebs is back! The MTV Video Music Awards air Sunday and we'll be live-tweeting all the action at the red carpet arrivals and during the show. If previous years are any indication, expect enough drama,...

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