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Korn remixed Rihanna track and it's amazing

Rihanna's "Bitch Better Have My Money" is already in the running for song of summer.

How Harry Styles accidentally saved a One Direction concert

"R.I.P. Zayn," read the sign in black and red ink, an appropriately dramatic send-off for a teen idol known for triggering life-or-death emotions.

Rolling Stones lead a record midyear concert revenue report for 2015

Halfway into 2015, the picture couldn't be brighter in the concert industry, as midyear box office results point to a possible record year in the live music business.

Disclosure looks beyond EDM for 'Caracal': 'We've got a lot more to give'

Squeezed into the back seat of an eight-passenger helicopter with several of their mates, Guy and Howard Lawrence of the British dance duo Disclosure took in the sights several thousand feet below them.

Leon Russell joins release of Les Blank's 'A Poem Is a Naked Person' documentary

It's been decades since filmmaker Les Blank made the documentary about musician Leon Russell, "A Poem is a Naked Person." But it's only now, two years after Blank's death, that the film is finally enjoying its first theatrical run.

The Bird and the Bee is here to play with 'Recreational Love'

When Inara George took the stage recently at the Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, it wasn't merely the first big show in a few years with her Los Angeles-based electro-pop outfit, the Bird and the Bee.

The Weeknd announces new album, 'Beauty Behind the Madness'

The Weeknd's move into mainstream pop stardom now has an official release date.

Around the clubs this weekend: Gallant, Cut Copy, Morris Day and many more

These are busy years for spacey, sad electronic soul music. But 23-year-old L.A. transplant Gallant still stands out in a crowded pack. Positive early looks at his indie EP "Zebra" helped the Valley dweller's single "Weight in Gold" break through via Beats 1 upon the station's launch. Though he's...

Fox to launch singing contest tied to hit series 'Empire'

The end of "American Idol" isn't stopping Fox from searching for the next singing star.

Willie Nelson becomes first country musician to score Gershwin Prize

The Library of Congress has selected Willie Nelson as the 2015 recipient of its Gershwin Prize for Popular Music, making the Texas singer and songwriter the first country musician to receive the honor.

Keith Richards announces first solo album in more than 20 years

With just a few days left on the Rolling Stones' 2015 Zip Code Tour, guitarist and songwriter Keith Richards has announced he'll release his first solo album in more than 20 years in September.

WEtv looks to cash in on 'Empire' with 'Growing Up Hip Hop'

Fox's hit soap "Empire" followed the highs and lows of a fictional family navigating the music industry and trying not to kill one another. And now WEtv is looking to cash in on audiences' interest in rap empires with its latest docu-series.

Ringo Starr turns 75, with help from musician friends and fans

"The world is a mess," the Eagles' usually jocular guitarist and singer Joe Walsh said? during his unusually serious moment at the microphone to wish his rock star pal and brother-in-law Ringo Starr a happy 75th birthday on Tuesday.

Local music fixture Sammy Winston dies while saving roommates in Echo Park fire

The Echo Park house fire that injured five and killed one on Saturday took the life of a familiar face in the Los Angeles music scene. 

Rare Leon Russell documentary to screen Wednesday in L.A.

Filmmaker Les Blank created some of the most engaging music documentaries ever during his four decades traveling off the beaten path, capturing Cajun music, zydeco, Tex-Mex and other cross-cultural regional music of the Americas. Yet his first feature-length documentary has remained unreleased...

From local podcast to a Beat 1 audience of millions, L.A.'s Soulection breaks big

When Joe Kay, co-founder of the Los Angeles DJ and production team Soulection, delivered his weekly radio show to his online listeners last week, he used the three-hour set of electronic beat music to make an announcement.

Guitar signed by Grateful Dead sold for $526,000

A commemorative guitar signed by the Grateful Dead sold for more than half a million dollars at the band's final 50th anniversary show Sunday at Chicago's Soldier Field.

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