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Paul McCartney Worked on a Song About Police Killings: "I'm Not Giving Up on It"

Paul McCartney Worked on a Song About Police Killings: "I'm Not Giving Up on It"

Sir Paul McCartney is 72, and only the wrinkles give his years away.

Interviewed recently at his midtown Manhattan office suite, he seems as boyish and light-footed as he was on stage decades ago for The Ed Sullivan Show, his manner informal, his build slender and well suited for jeans and a form-fitting sweater. He's so young in his thoughts that he will dismiss the idea of a memoir as a project for his 70s, catch himself, and dismiss a book again as if time were still a distant bother.

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Hear the Dance Remix of Jennifer Lawrence's 'Hunger Games' Song 'The Hanging Tree'

Hear the Dance Remix of Jennifer Lawrence's 'Hunger Games' Song 'The Hanging Tree'

Jennifer Lawrence made her Billboard Hot 100 debut three weeks ago, via her feature spot on James Newton Howard's Hunger Games song "The Hanging Tree."

Because the Internet, that minimal folk sing-a-long has gotten its dance remix, via Mike Gazzo.

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DEC
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Queen's Brian May on Adam Lambert: "He Can Sing Higher Than Freddie"

Queen's Brian May on Adam Lambert: "He Can Sing Higher Than Freddie"

Adam Lambert always maintained that in his role as touring frontman for Queen, he wasn't emulating the late Freddie Mercury. But when it comes to vocal skills, the American Idol season-eight star can more than hold his own, said Queen guitarist Brian May in a recent interview, noting that there are some things Lambert brings that even Mercury couldn’t do live.

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DEC
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Incubus Signs to Island Records, Two EPs Coming in 2015

Incubus Signs to Island Records, Two EPs Coming in 2015

When Incubus appeared at night-one of KROQ’s Almost Acoustic Xmas this past Saturday, it marked the band’s first proper public show in a year.

The reason for the band’s absence from the live circuit is they’ve been heavily immersed in recording, which has gone well. Very well. “The recording has been fantastic, guitarist Mike Einziger told Billboard. "It’s been amazing,” 

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DEC
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'New Year's Rockin' Eve' Adds Nick Jonas, Brantley Gilbert (Exclusive)

'New Year's Rockin' Eve' Adds Nick Jonas, Brantley Gilbert (Exclusive)

Brantley Gilbert, Ella Henderson, Nick Jonas, Nico & Vinz and Train are set to perform at the Billboard Hollywood Party on Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve 2015.

Fergie hosts the Billboard Hollywood Party and also performs along with previously announced performers Iggy Azalea, Bastille, Charli XCX, Jason Derulo, One Direction, Pentatonix, Rixton and Meghan Trainor.

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DEC
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3 DAYS

Watch Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon Sing Third Eye Blind at Summer Camp

If you miss the band Third Eye Blind, you can rest assured that you're not alone. 

Justin Timberlake joined Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday's Tonight Show, where the two frequent collaborators played orthodontia-wearing youngsters at summer camp.

Watch more Emma Stone and David Letterman Keep Taking Selfies Together

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Watch Amy Adams Freak Out About One Direction in 'SNL' Promos

Watch Amy Adams Freak Out About One Direction in 'SNL' Promos

Amy Adams just might be the only five-time Oscar nominee who is completely obsessed with One Direction. 

The Big Eyes star is hosting Saturday Night Live on Dec. 20, with 1D as the musical guest. In her promos for the episode, she completely loses her cool for the British boy band. 

"Is it One Direction? Because I want to take them in, like, four directions," Adams exclaims. 

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DEC
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4 DAYS

Green Day, Joan Jett, Stevie Ray Vaughan and More to Join Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Green Day, Joan Jett, Stevie Ray Vaughan and More to Join Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

The punk trio Green Day is the 48th act to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in their first year of eligibility, joining acts such as Nirvana, R.E.M. and the Clash as first-ballot honorees. Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, Bill Withers, the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts and Lou Reed will join them in the class of 2015 being inducted April 18 at Cleveland's Public Hall.

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DEC
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4 DAYS

Luke Bryan Hits ACCA Stage After Brother-in-Law's Death: "It's Nice to Feel Loved"

Luke Bryan Hits ACCA Stage After Brother-in-Law's Death: "It's Nice to Feel Loved"

It's been a roller-coaster month for Luke Bryan. At last month's American Music Awards, he was named favorite male country artist, but only a week later his brother-in-law, Ben Lee Cheshire, died. Cheshire was married to Bryan's sister Kelly, who died in 2007 at age 39.

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Tears for Fears Covers Radiohead, Billy Corgan Asks, "Can You Fake It?" at KROQ Acoustic Christmas

Tears for Fears Covers Radiohead, Billy Corgan Asks, "Can You Fake It?" at KROQ Acoustic Christmas

Usually, a year-end radio station concert is only as good as that year's playlists. Current-leaning stations want to highlight the latest and greatest, not necessarily last year's or worse yet, the pervious decade's stars for fearing of appearing dated.

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DEC
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Cat Stevens Wraps First U.S. Tour in 35 Years

Cat Stevens Wraps First U.S. Tour in 35 Years

The word "journey" was said multiple times during the final concert of Yusuf/Cat Stevens' brief U.S. tour, his first in 35 years. It was used as a metaphor and literally, with the artist speaking both about his life, the lyrics of songs from the early 1970s and his two most recent albums. Without question, this tour indicates that Stevens' interrupted journey with his fans is back on track and his power as a musician, singer and charmer undiminished.

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DEC
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D'Angelo's 'Black Messiah' Album Finally Drops: First Listen

D'Angelo's 'Black Messiah' Album Finally Drops: First Listen

After 14 years without a full-length album, D’Angelo’s Black Messiah was released Sunday just before midnight. The 12-track set is available on iTunes.

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DEC
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6 DAYS

Conor Oberst References Police, Ryan Adams Tussles with Crowd at KCSN Benefit Concert

Conor Oberst References Police, Ryan Adams Tussles with Crowd at KCSN Benefit Concert

Unlike most radio station-sponsored multi-artist concerts, Los Angeles’ KCSN’s annual benefit show is not about singles or which artists topped the charts in 2014. The public radio station, which broadcasts from the campus of California State University, Northridge, prides itself on offering “smart rock,” the sort of fare Friday evening’s artists offered in spades.

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DEC
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Coldplay, Lorde and Sia Among Oscars' Best Original Song Contenders

Coldplay, Lorde and Sia Among Oscars' Best Original Song Contenders

Songs by Coldplay, Lorde, SiaGlen Campbell and Patti Smith are among the 79 songs deemed eligible for the best original song honor at the 87th Academy Awards.

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